A 21st century ‘Worzel Gummidge’ adaptation up next for Detectorists’ MacKenzie Crook

While Worzel Gummidge isn’t a name that freely rolls off one’s tongue, the walking, talking scarecrow character with the interchangeable heads, each one giving him a unique special skill, has definitely been a fixture in British children’s fiction since the mid-1930s. The series of books by the English novelist Barbara Euphan Todd was later adapted numerous times […]

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Alan Cumming confirms role as a ‘nice baddie’ in Doctor Who XI

In what seems to be a bit of a departure from an unwritten policy that stretches back more years that anyone can remember against leaking any information regarding the new series, a brilliant tidbit has surfaced about the forthcoming Doctor Who series starring Jodie Whitaker. Appearing on the most recent edition of the Will Young and Chris […]

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New showrunner, new Doctor, new companions and, now, a new logo all ahead for ‘Doctor Who XI’

When current Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, made the decision to step down following the 2017 Christmas special, longtime fans of the series knew there was a good possibility this would mean some major changes were on the horizon for the longest running science fiction series in history. New showrunner, Broadchurch‘s Chris Chibnall, takes over the reins […]

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Going behind the scenes of Aardman Animations ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations latest stop-motion adventure comedy, Early Man, hit U.S. theaters last week. Directed by 4-time Academy Award and 5-time BAFTA award winner Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, Early Man follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley-dwellers who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in an association football match. The voice […]

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Blake’s 7 turns (gulp) 40!

While it may be difficult for some to come to grips with the fact that Doctor Who  premiered some 55 years ago in 1963, it’s a bit more difficult for me to grasp that Blake’s 7, the creation of Terry Nation (who had already wreaked havoc on The Doctor with his creation of the Daleks), has just turned […]

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Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

Don’t get me wrong, the Internets can be a wonderful place to mindlessly lose yourself tracking down little known or cared about facts that will amaze your friends at parties. It can, however, be a breeding ground for endless rumors when it comes to your favorite television series whether it’s possible storylines, suggested plots, casting […]

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Peter Capaldi to Jodie Whitaker — Regeneration and flying the TARDIS at the same time isn’t as easy as it looks

With the simple phrase, “Oh, brilliant“, the era of the 13th Doctor has officially begun following the Christmas Day Peter Capaldi to Jodie Whitaker regeneration. As the 12th Doctor’s concludes his dramatic farewell message, he explodes into fiery flames and begins the regeneration to Doctor #13, played by Broadchurch’s Jodie Whitaker. While regeneration from Doctor to […]

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‘Death in Paradise’ set for 2018 return with more death, more paradise and more guest stars than the laws of Saint Marie allow

Even though the principle actors charged with keeping the streets of the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie safe have turned over numerous times during the British comedy/mystery drama’s six series, one constant has remained throughout the popular BBC series. There has always been a steady stream of guest actors visiting the island paradise to […]

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38 years in the making, Doctor Who “Shada” is completed!

Too many early Doctor Who episodes have, sadly, been lost over the years. Some have been found in garages, some have never surfaced. One such serial, “Shada”, was technically not lost but rather never finished. The Tom Baker serial, which was designed to be the final serial of the 1979-80 season, was never finished due to a […]

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