More than just an impression-episode 2

Chris has released episode two of his brand new podcast, more than just an impression. Known for his renowned Patrick Troughton performance and more. He interviews other well-known talented individuals who continue the legacies of big stars no longer with us. Listen to how their opportunities began, how they craft their performance and much more.

In this episode, he’s joined by legendary actor and impressionist Jon Culshaw. The pair talk about Jon’s career, Dead Ringers and his recent work playing Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart for Big Finish, a role made famous by Nicholas Courtney.

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A new synopsis for The Batman released

Warner Bros. has released a new synopsis for director Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Over the past year, we’ve seen a couple of trailers. But this is the first full synopsis released by the studio.

“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City”.

It’s not mentioned in the synopsis, but DC is really leaning into the multiverse with the release of this. The Batman is confirmed to be taking place on Earth 2. That doesn’t mean we’ll get to see other versions of Batman pop up, but it is interesting that studios now view these as different universes. Instead of reboots.

The Abominable Snowmen to be Animated

The BBC has announced that an animated version of the 1967 story The Abominable Snowmen will be released next year. 

The story stars Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Jack Watling and Deborah Watling. The serial was the second story of Season 5 and features the Doctor’s first encounter with the Great Intelligence. It was originally broadcast between 30th September 1967 – Saturday 4th November 1967.

As videotape was really expensive back in the day, the BBC took to wiping them for re-use. A lot of early performances of The Beatles, episodes of Dad’s Army and, Doctor Who is now missing. Of this six-part story, only episode two still exists. 

All six episodes have been animated and will be released, with the existing episode two.

Russell Minton, the Executive Producer of The Abominable Snowmen, said:

“We’re delighted to announce Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen, something Doctor Who fans have been waiting patiently for over the years. We’re grateful for the surviving audio-only recordings, which we are very lucky to have, courtesy of several Doctor Who fans, which have allowed us to create another exciting and action-packed chapter in the Doctor’s story.”

Spider-Man Directors Sam Raimi and Marc Webb worked as Consultants on SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

According to The Cosmic Circus previous Spider-Man film directors, Sam Raimi and Marc Webb worked as consultants on Spider-Man: No way home. The pair helped the production team keep track of the backstories of the characters, from their respective films.

The film has been described by director Jon Watts as “Spider-Man: End Game”.

The film has villains from both previous franchises showing up to battle Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Although they’ve not been confirmed by either Disney or Sony, fans are fully expecting Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to show up as well. Personally, I think they’re in the film. It would be odd if they’re not. This would also be the perfect opportunity to wrap up their storylines.

Here is a synopsis for the film:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, “our friendly neighbourhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”

The movie stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Zendaya as MJ, Jacob Batalon as Ned, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Tony Revolori as Flash, and Hannibal Buress as Coach Wilson.

Episode 275: Doctor Who Flux-Chapter Four

In which Martyn, Sam and Chris, talk about the latest chapter of Doctor Who Flux, Village of the angels.

The podcast is available from all good podcast services, such as but not limited to Spotify, Amazon Music, PodchaserPlayer FM,Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts.

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Galaxy Quest TV series in development

Actor Justin Long has revealed that Simon Pegg is writing a Galaxy Quest TV series.


On the latest episode of his podcast ‘Life is short with Justin Long‘. He told his guest, Impractical Joker, Joe Gatto. “I don’t know if I should say this. But they’re doing a series, a Galaxy Quest limited series. Simon Pegg is writing it. He text me asking what my character’s last name is, so I hope I’m in it. I’m excited”.

Galaxy Quest was a 1999 sci-fi/comedy, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and, Sam Rockwell. In which, the alumni cast of a space opera television series has to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

The film is a cult classic and is often regarded amongst fans, as the best Star Trek movie of all time. The franchise has continued over the years in the form of comic books by IDW publishing. In 2019 there was a documentary made about the film called ‘Never surrender: A galaxy Quest documentary.’

There were talks of a TV series around 2015, but production stalled after the sad passing of Alan Rickman in 2016. Rickman played Alexander Dane, an old-school British thespian, bitter that his best-known role is on a low-budget sci-fi series.

The film went on to spawn the careers of actors who are now household names, including Justin Long, Rainn Wilson and, Sam Rockwell.

It’s currently unknown which of the original cast members will return, although they’ve all been open over the years about their desires to do a sequel.

Alan Rickman isn’t the only cast member to have since passed away, Sam Lloyd and Robin Sachs are sadly no longer with us. It will be interesting to see if they retire or re-cast those characters.

Listen to Justin Long’s podcast here.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo cast as Sabine Wren in Star Wars Ahsoka Series

According to Variety, Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Guns Akimbo) has been cast to play the live-action version of Sabine Wren in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series, Ahsoka. 

Ahsoka is a spin-off to the critically acclaimed Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. In which Rosario Dawson, reprises her role of Ahsoka Tano.

Sabine was introduced in the animated series Star Wars: Rebels, she’s a young Mandalorian and explosives expert. She also has a love for graffiti, questioning authority and, is a dropout from the Imperial Academy of Mandalore.

After the fall of the Empire, Wren and Tano teamed up on a mission to find their missing friend, Ezra Bridger. It was revealed in The Mandalorian that Ahsoka was on the hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn.

It has also been reported that Thrawn and Ezra will appear in the series, played by Lars Mikkelsen and Mena Massoud respectively.

Superman & Lois finally heads to the UK

After a seemingly-long wait for a UK broadcaster, fans were delighted to hear BBC One has announced that they’ve picked Superman & Lois.

Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch appear as the titular characters, in the critically acclaimed CW drama. Which will premiere on Saturday nights in December.

The series is a spin-off to the hit CW series Supergirl, Hoechlin has been a fan-favourite as Clark Kent, ever since he first appeared to help his super-powered cousin. Tulloch’s Lois Lane was introduced for the multi-show crossovers Elseworlds and Crisis on Infinite Earths, as part of Greg Berlanti’s ‘Arrowverse’.

The summary for the series, which aired in the United States this summer, is below:


After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the pair come face-to-face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.

Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their teenage sons Jonathan and Jordan could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Clark’s first love, Lana Lang-Cushing, a local loan officer, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing.

It’ll be interesting to see if the show follows the recent Jon Kent series of comics, where the character came out as bisexual.

Older readers may remember that Saturday nights on BBC One was the British home for another Superman series in the 90s ‘Lois & Clark: The new adventures of Superman’.

The series will debut on Saturday 4th of December.

More than just an impression-Episode one

Our very own Chris has launched a brand new podcast of his own. It’s called more than just an impression.

In each episode, Chris will be joined by well-known talented individuals who continue the legacies of big stars no longer with us.

Episode one features an in-depth chat with Big Finish’s new War Doctor, Jonathon Carley. Jonathon talks about his casting process and how he felt, being asked to step into the iconic role made famous by Sir John Hurt.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and, Anchor FM.

Episode 274: Doctor Who Flux-Chapter Three

With there still being absolutely no podcasts out there talking about Doctor Who, Chris and Martyn felt they had no choice but to cover the latest episode of Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who: Flux.

Doctor Who event in Epsom.

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