Thorpe Park announces discounted tickets for 18-24 year olds who register to vote

We don’t really do political posts here at Bad Wilf, however, this one is just too cool not to share.

In a bid to encourage the younger generation to hit the polls on June 8th, Thorpe Park will be offering anyone aged 18-24 the chance to purchase entrance tickets for £20 if they can prove they have registered to vote.

 Dominic Jones, Divisional Director at Thorpe Park, said:

  We often hear young people are disengaged from politics, but a large number of our guests have shown an interest in politics, world events and social issues. However there are still a large number abstaining from voting in political elections.  Young people are just as concerned about the financial future as any other person.

The Park encourages their young audience to send in suggestions to the political leaders as part of their #YVC campaign, Your Vote Counts. They will be collating all videos submitted on social media by guests and sending them to political party leaders.

To find out more visit: https://www.thorpepark.com/election

 

The Tenth Doctor and Rose to return!

David Tennant and Billie Piper are reprising their roles of the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler, respectively. For three new Doctor Who audio dramas from Big Finish Productions.

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery said:

“Getting David and Billie back together was definitely on my bucket list – two wonderful actors who created an era of Doctor Who which is so fondly remembered and brought a different aspect of the relationship between the Doctor and his companion to the fore – love, both platonic and unrequited. It’s great to have the Tenth Doctor and Rose back again!”

Nicholas Briggs added:

“It was such a special time for me, working with Billie and David on the TV show and it is such an honour to revisit it with them on audio.”

The set opens with Attack of the Zaross by John Dorney, in which an alien invasion of Earth isn’t quite what it appears to be – Camille Coduri guest stars as Jackie Tyler.

In the second adventure, Sword of the Chevalier by Guy Adams, the Doctor and Rose arrive in Slough in 1791 and encounter Chevalier D’Eon, an enigmatic ex-spy who has lived his life as a woman. Together they must fend off alien slavers, who have come to Earth to abduct valuable humans.

Finally, in Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton, the TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast frozen food asteroid in deep space. But there is something sinister defrosting in the network of storage units… the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors! Nicholas Briggs plays Ice Lord Hasskor and Warrior Slaan.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Volume 2 is released in November 2017.

Series 5 of Torchwood announced

File this under excited, series 5 of Torchwood is happening. Sort of….

The audio production company, Big Finish announced today, they’re working on the official fifth series of Torchwood. Torchwood:Aliens among us, will follow the events of Miracle Day, the Torchwood team is reunited, and Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys are joined by new characters co-created and overseen by Russell T Davies.

In this series, Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three. But it’s in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible’s happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?


Starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Tom Price, Paul Clayton, Alexandria Riley and Sam Béart, Jonny Green. Torchwood: Aliens Among Us continues the TV series that fans love worldwide.

Producer of Torchwood Season 5, James Goss said:

“Russell’s been wonderfully involved in the continuation of Torchwood. We came up with some characters and ideas, he very kindly, very politely said ‘Marvellous, but no. Howabout…?’. And that’s what lead to Jack and Gwen being joined by Mr Colchester (Paul Clayton), Ng (Alexandria Riley), Tyler (Jonny Green) and the enigmatic Orr (Sam Béart). Who are they? What part do they have to play in the future of Torchwood? And can they save Cardiff from an invasion that’s already been lost?”

“This is an ambitious series for Big Finish – an entire season of Torchwood! There are some great scripts by some new writers, but there are also some familiar old faces – of course Rhys and Andy are in it, but there’ll be a few other surprises, including an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead…”

This new series of Torchwood will be released in three boxsets, the first being out in August. Torchwood Series 5.2 will follow in October and 5.3 will complete the season in the new year.

The episode titles for Series 5.1 (out in August) are:

EPISODE 1: Changes Everything
EPISODE 2: Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy
EPISODE 3: Orr by Juno Dawson
EPISODE 4: Superiority Complex by AK Benedict

All three sets can be pre-ordered via the Big Finish website.

The series 1-4 Torchwood box set can be purchased on Amazon

Nerd Block reveals an item from their first Doctor Who block

The Tenth Doctor has fiercely battled his way into the mini-TARDIS, to be delievered right to your door.

 

The first release will see a 6.5″ Tenth Doctor figure with battle-worn decor, inspired by The End Of Time Part 2, which can only be found in this exclusive block.


Nerd Block has partnered with Titan Merchandise and BBC Worldwide to bring you this Tenth Doctor figure, in his iconic last episode to subscribers in the US, Canada, and the UK.

The bi-monthly subscription box includes officially licensed items, exclusive and/or limited edition collectibles, wearables, utility items, and a custom pop culture T-shirt. None of these items will be found anywhere else!

To purchase the Doctor Who Official Block, of which there are three subscriptions types starting at $49.99 (including shipping) just visit Nerd Block Website.

 

Michelle Gomez reads Dr.Twelfth

Below is an animation of the Twelfth Doctor/Mr. Men cross-over, narrated by Missy actress Michelle Gomez.

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This new Doctor Who series was created by Adam Hargreaves son of Roger Hargreaves creator of the original Mr.Men books.

The first range of Mr Men/Doctor Who books include; Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth are available to buy now with – Dr. Second, Dr. Seventh, Dr. Eighth and Dr. Ninth due out on August 29th.

The books can be ordered via Amazon.

 

Thor:Ragnarok is nothing like Guardians of the galaxy

When the first trailer landed for Thor: Ragnarok, the internet was awash with comparisons to Guardians of the galaxy.

However, according to Marvel’s Kevin Feige, the films are nothing alike. Speaking to Heroic Hollywood, the head of Marvel Studios said:

“Well, I think I would say it’s, and as people see more of Ragnarok, it’s a Taika tone more than a Guardians tone. He’s really adding a very unique point of view to it, but the success of Guardians just boosted our confidence to continue to go in new, fun, weird directions.”

Personally, I’ve found both the previous Thor movies to the weakest films in the MCU, however Thor: Ragnarok has consistently defied my expectations since it was announced. Dare I say, it looks like Marvel Studios has finally made a decent Thor movie.

Rosario Dawson will not appear in The Punisher

Here’s some disappointing news Rosario Dawson will not appear in The Punisher, when it comes to Netflix later this year. 

In a recent interview, Rosario Dawson told Collider that her character, Claire Temple, will not be appearing in the series due to scheduling issues: 

At the end of the day, it’s really hard to get all of those casts together. For The Defenders, it was difficult to get everybody together. People are busy! There are so many times where I really want it to happen. I really wanted to do a cameo on The Punisher, but it doesn’t always work that way.

Pearl Mackie reveals Bill Potts will be gay

I take a look at the news that Pearl Mackie will be the first openly lesbian companion, in Doctor Who.

WB looking to reboot The Matrix

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers. is looking to develop another film in The Matrix franchise, which has so far spawned three films: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).

Each of the films were written by the Wachowski siblings, who as of yet are not on board with the reboot.

Whilst promoting John Wick 2, Keanu Reeves was asked what it would take to get him back for a Matrix sequel.

He said: “The Wachowskis would have to be involved. They ould have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?”.

It’s unknown at this point if the film would be a soft reboot, which would involve Neo, or a complete reboot following a new character. Either way, the studio is said to be eyeing up Micheal B Jordon for the lead role.

Personally, I don’t think The Matrix needs a reboot/remake. But, I can see why Warner Bros would want to. The original is now 18 years old, there’s an entire generation that hasn’t seen it.