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.

 

Trailer-The Defenders

Here’s something that came as a surprise today, Netflix released their first full trailer for The Defenders.

The trailer sets up the four solo heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – meeting up for the first time and teaming up with Stick, to take down Alexandra  (Sigourney Weaver and Elektra (Elodie Yung).

Check it out below:

Logan Blu Ray details announced 

20th Century Fox have announced a home-entertainment release date, for the critically acclaimed Logan, which is set to hit 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd in North America and July 10th in the UK. It will also include a black and white version of the film, in the bonus features. 

You can order Logan via Amazon.

Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, The Office), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line). 

Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

In addition to the version seen in cinemas, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray contain a slick monochrome version of the film, entitled Logan Noir, giving the acclaimed story an all-new look.  Special features also include nearly 90 minutes of original content, comprising deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary to immerse fans into the process of bringing Logan’s final ride to life.

Special features for the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include:

* Logan Noir – black and white version of the film

* Audio commentary by Director James Mangold

* Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (DVD and Blu-ray™ only)

* Making Logan – behind-the-scenes documentary
Watch our review of Logan here

Johnny’s surprise

Later this month, Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge”.

The latest installment finds a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

To celebrate the release of the film, Johnny Depp suprised fans on The Piartes of the Caribbean. Watch the video below.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge” drops anchor in UK cinemas on May 25, 2017.

You can get the previews films in the franchise from Amazon.

Michelle Gomez reads Dr.Twelfth

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

dr-first

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.