Beam me up!

Here is the event I have been waiting my entire life for. Destination Star Trek London is bringing all 5 Star Trek Captains (tv) together for the first time, for the biggest Star Trek convention in the UK

It will be a three day event celebrating all things Star Trek. So far the guests confirmed are Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and the legendary William Shatner.
Tickets are on sale from April 30. For more details visit the official Destination Star Trek London event web site at www.StarTrekLondon.com

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Hannibal:The series

The pilot for NBC’s “Hannibal,” featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ series of novels, has found a director and a lead actor.
David Slade, director of 30 Days of Night, has signed
on to direct  and British actor, Hugh Dancy has been cast as FBI agent, Will Graham. The role of Hannibal has yet to be cast.The series will be written by Pushing Daisies creator, Bryan Fuller. It will be set in present day and will consist of 13 60min episodes.

BAFTA Games Awards Nominations Announced

BAFTA have announced the nominations for the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards.  The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will take place on Friday 16 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be presented by the host of Mock the Week, Dara O’Briain.

My money is on Arkham City scooping up best action.For furthur information visit BAFTA’s site at www.bafta.org/awards/video-games.

Action

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

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The Borrowers DVD

The Borrowers are Arriety Clock (Aisling Loftus) Pod (Christopher Eccleston) and Homily (Sharon Horgon) they are a family that lives under the floorboards of James Millman’s house. James is boy is having a rough time. His mother has recently died and they’re in the middle of a recession, which has forced James and his father to move in with James’ Grandmother (Victoria Wood). The grandmother has contacted a Professor (Stephen Fry) and alerted him to the Borrowers presence, the family, are then forced to go on the run with a fellow Borrower and tour guide, Spiller (Robert Sheehan).

The great thing about this version of the Borrowers is that like Doctor Who, this is very much a family show. Adults will laugh at jokes that will go over the heads of kids, whilst the kids will laugh at the characters sliding down into the sewers. The casting is a masterstroke and it was great to see Stephen Fry in an acting role. He is a joy in this and for the most part, steals the show. Christopher Eccleston and Sharon Horgan also put in excellent performances. Eccleston is great as the over protective father. The only let down here is Robert Sheehan, now it isn’t’ his performance, that’s fine. As always he gives 110% but the character of Spiller is just a child friendly version of Misfits’ Nathan, I had hoped to see him in a more challenging role this soon after him leaving Misfits.

The one to look out for is Aisling Loftus her Wide-eyed naivety/ enthusiastic take on Arrierty is believable and sweet. I predict big things for her in the future.

TV Review-The Borrowers

The Borrowers are Arriety Clock (Aisling Loftus) Pod (Christopher Eccleston) and Homily (Sharon Horgon) they are a family that lives under the floorboards of James Millman’s house. James is boy is having a rough time. His mother has recently died and they’re in the middle of a recession, which has forced James and his father to move in with James’ Grandmother (Victoria Wood). The grandmother has contacted a Professor (Stephen Fry) and alerted him to the Borrowers presence, the family, are then forced to go on the run with a fellow Borrower and tour guide, Spiller (Robert Sheehan).
The great thing about this version of the Borrowers is that like Doctor Who, this is very much a family show. Adults will laugh at jokes that will go over the heads of kids, whilst the kids will laugh at the characters sliding down into the sewers. The casting is a masterstroke and it was great to see Stephen Fry in an acting role. He is a joy in this and for the most part, steals the show. Christopher Eccleston and Sharon Horgan also put in excellent performances. Eccleston is great as the over protective father. The only let down here is Robert Sheehan, now it isn’t’ his performance, that’s fine. As always he gives 110% but the character of Spiller is just a child friendly version of Misfits’ Nathan, I had hoped to see him in a more challenging role this soon after him leaving Misfits.
The one to look out for is Aisling Loftus her Wide-eyed naivety/ enthusiastic take on Arrierty is believable and sweet. I predict big things for her in the future.
This is essential Christmas TV and on at the perfect time, complex and exciting enough to keep the children interested and simple enough to keep the adults watching, after a taxing day of dinner and being woken up at 4am to open the presents.

The Borrowers airs on Boxing Day, 7:30pm on BBC1.

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Film Review-Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

I was curious to see this movie, as it’s the first live-action film from director Brad Bird. Bird has previously only worked on animated movies, so I approached this with intrigue. Visually the film is stunning and the locations are beautiful. The beauty is amplified by the fact that the movie was partially filmed with IMAX cameras, which gives it added ‘sex appeal’. You really need to see this on an IMAX screen to feel the full benefit. As with all the films in the franchise, the action scenes are completely breath taking, the stand out scene is undeniably the moment Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) scales the outside of the Burj Khalifa tower, in Dubai. Which just so happens to be the tallest building in the world. Tom Cruise performed this stunt himself, which just adds to the realism and completely engulfs you in the moment.

The performances all round are great. Tom Cruise is on top form and is leading a new team, which includes Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn). Pegg had a minor part in Mission Impossible 3, but has now been promoted to full on co-star. Unfortunately Ving Rhames only has a small cameo in this film, but it’s a nice nod to the fans as he and Cruise are the only cast members to have appeared in all of The Mission Impossible movies. The film has a few little industry in-jokes as well. Ethan Hunt’s code number is “A113”. A113 is a frequent Pixar in-joke based on one of the room numbers for the animation program at Cal Arts. The director has worked for Pixar, and he has worked an “A113” reference into every one of his films. Lost fans are in for a treat, as Josh Holloway (Sawyer) makes a small appearance.

The only thing letting this down is the story line, it could have been better there is a noticeable dip in certain parts and my attention wondered elsewhere. There were also some errors that I couldn’t over look, almost too many to list maybe I’m just being a bit too pedantic, but The Nuclear Launch Device used by Hendricks has a Russian keyboard, but the Interface Screen is in English.

All in all I would say the film is worth watching and will keep you mostly entertained throughout.

.Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol is out in the UK on Boxing Day

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Super 8 Review

Well as we all know that Super 8 has been out a little while, sooo I thought I go and check it out…

Well I do have to say that J.J. Abrams and Steven Speilberg do make a cute couple as the pair puts their heads together to come up with this awesome Film. The story line is brilliant and it does leave you feeling tired, waiting to flat line, but it also doesn’t leave you on the edge you seat waiting to see what happens next, but it is quite entertaining. but if you are in to sci-fi, then this is a film to see.

 

I wouldn’t mind waiting for it to come to DVD, to see the extras and see it on my HD screen to see how it plays, on the small screen, rather than the large screen.

 

What I do suggest is watch yourself and then let us know what you thought of it.

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Final ratings for The Doctor’s Wife

Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Wife,achieved a final rating of 7.97 million viewers. The final rating includes those who record the programme and watch it within seven days.

The figure doesn’t include the one million people who downloaded the episode, from iPlayer in the first seven days.