Episode 148:The Doctor Who Festival

In which Martyn is joined by Cameron K McEwen from Blogtor Who, the pair discuss their recent trip to The Doctor Who Festival, as well as the fun they’ve both had playing Lego Dimensions.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Tunein, Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

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New Deadpool poster

Fox have released a new poster for the upcoming Deadpool movie.
They posted it on Twitter along with this note:

“Finally, a hero with worthwhile assets.”

Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand and is directed by first timer-Tim Miller.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is set to be released on February 4th, 2016. 

Doctor Who Christmas special title revealed

The BBC have revealed a shiny new promo pic, as well as the title for the upcoming Christmas special, The husbands of River Song. I have to say now, I think it’s very clunky. Personally, I would have called it A Song for Christmas, or A Christmas Song.

But what’s very interesting about the below pic, is what Capaldi is holding in his hand-a new Sonic Screwdriver.


It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

The episode stars Peter Capaldi, Alex Kingston, Greg Davies and Matt Lucas and is written by Steven Moffat. It airs 5.15pm, December 25 on BBC One.

Help for Daniel

We have recently partnered with Geeksyndicate, in an attempt to give a 14-year old boy a truly great Christmas. 
Daniel is a massive Doctor Who fan and was due to attend the recent Doctor Who festival in London, unfortunately his ill health prevented him from attending and he is currently in hospital. As you can guess, he was devastated to miss the event. 

Daniel suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) he is totally bed bound in a London hospital, and is fed via IV. 

He would very much like to meet an actor from Doctor Who, especially an actor who has played The Doctor.

The Twitter hashtag #drwhodaniel has been set up to help spread the word. There is also a Facebook group

Supergirl/Flash crossover in development? 

Ever since Supergirl was announced, there have been rumours that she would crossover with The Flash and Arrow. 
But CBS (the network that produces Supergirl) said they weren’t interested in a crossover. Now Bleeding Cool have suggested that CBS might have reconsidered their stance and are moving forward with crossover plans. 

Supergirl was initially ordered for thirteen episodes with an option for nine more to complete a twenty-two episode first series. Bleeding cool say that if CBS orders those extra nine, the crossover could happen in one of those episodes. 

We already know that every DC TV project takes place in the same universe, regardless of Network. The recent appearance of Constantine in Arrow saw a ratings increase of 11% so CBS would be crazy to turn down the opportunity. 

Trailer:Captain America-Civil War

Marvel studios have finally allowed us mere mortals who were unable to attend comic con, to see the trailer for Captain America:Civil War. And, it’s pretty good.

The film is based on the excellent 2006 comic book story, Marvel:Civil War. Which saw Captain America pitted against Iron Man in a conflict over how much freedom superheroes should have.  This looks to be following a very similar path albeit with the Fox owned characters nowhere in sight.


Trailer-Barbershop:The Next Cut

Ice Cube is often over looked for his films, but it’s worth remembering that good or bad, he is directly responsible for five multi-film franchises including; Friday, Barbershop, Are we there yet?, Ride Along, and the Jump Street movies.

This time he’s back with the fourth movie set in the Barbershop universe.

It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop.  Calvin (Ice Cube) and his longtime crew, including Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes.  Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed.  The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn.  Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighbourhood.


Fox remove Fantastic Four from their 2017 schedule

Ever since Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot tanked at the box office this summer, there’s been a lot of speculation regarding Fox’s commitment to the franchise.

A sequel was still scheduled for release in 2017. Today, Fox announced that they were removing Fantastic Four 2 from their 2017 date. Now, just because the film has been removed from the schedule that doesn’t mean the project has been shelved, or that they plan to revert the rights back to Marvel. Fantastic Four 2 could still happen. One day.

Personally, I think Josh Trank’s take on Fantastic Four was incredibly flawed. But; it could have worked as a TV series. In fact I think that is the route Fox should actively pursue.

Check out the honest trailer from Screen Junkies.

Review-Jago&Litefoot and Strax

Earlier this year Big Finish obtained the rights to use Nu-Who characters. Which means we will soon see classic Doctors battle new monsters, the Fifth Doctor will meet the weeping Angels, the Eighth Doctor will have an adventure with River Song etc.

Fans have long speculated that Jago and Litefoot could conceivably run into the Paternoster Gang. And given the similar nature of their work, it is a lovely thought that the former associates of the Doctor would cross paths. I’m still waiting for a Torchwood/Unit cross over.

We join Jago and Litefoot as they investigate a spate of murders, where the victims brains have been removed. Meanwhile Strax is on the trail of an alien power source, which leads him to the Red Tavern.

The plot is fairly basic and echoes a lot of the Jago and Litefoot range. But what it lacks in plot, it makes up for with fun; a lot of comedy stems form  Strax’s misunderstanding of human gender and Victorian equate, which puts him at odds with gentleman investigators Jago and Litefoot.

The cast are strong and the direction is flawless. This is an enjoyable listen, that will please fans of the Paternoster gang as well as fans of Jago and Litefoot.

Hayemaker to return to the ring. 

David Haye, the former two-weight world champion, has today announced his return to professional boxing with a heavyweight bout against Australia’s Mark De Mori on Saturday January 16, 2016, at The O2 in London.

Haye’s long-awaited comeback was officially confirmed at a press conference at The O2 this morning after the Bermondsey-born fighter revealed last week that he was back in the gym under the tutelage of Shane McGuigan, who also trains the Irish world champion Carl Frampton.

The fight will be Haye’s first since defeating Dereck Chisora at Upton Park three and a half years ago and sees him take on a top 10 WBA ranked heavyweight in De Mori who boasts a record of 30 wins (26 KOs), 2 draws and 1 defeat, since turning pro in 2004. De Mori is undefeated since September 2004 and most recently claimed a first round knock-out of Germany’s Marcel Zeller in October.

The Hayemaker, who is widely recognised as one of the best British boxers of his generation, was the first British boxer to become a unified cruiserweight champion in 2008, winning three out of the four major world titles, as well as The Ring magazine title.

Haye then moved up to heavyweight and won the WBA title in 2009 after defeating Russian giant Nikolai Valuev and in the process became only second boxer in history to have unified the cruiserweight titles and won a heavyweight world championship.

Commenting on his return, Haye said: “I can’t wait to get back in the ring with my hometown crowd behind me. I’ve been away three and a half years and was unable to contemplate a return for much of that due to injury but I’m now fit and healthy and have the desire to reclaim the world title. In boxing terms, I’m a young 35 and still have my explosive speed and punching power. I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans on ‘Haye Day’ at The O2 on January 16.”

De Mori, who was present at today’s press conference at The O2, said: “I’m grateful to David for giving me the opportunity to fight in London for what will be a fantastic event. David has been a great champion but I fully believe this is a fight I will win which will be a major step in securing a world title shot in the future.”

‘Haye Day’ will be promoted by David’s own production company Hayemaker Boxing Ltd, together with entertainment, media and marketing company, Salter Brothers Entertainment and support from The O2.
Tickets for the fight go on pre-sale to O2 Priority customers at 9am on Wednesday November 25 and will be on general sale through axs.com from 9am on Friday November 27.