Episode 166: Strangeness in Space

In which Pete chats with Trev Neal, Simon Hickson and Sophie Aldred about their sci-fi comedy audio series Strangeness in Space.

Check out the Strangeness in Space website or visit Kickstarter to help them fund the second part of the season 1 finale.

This podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

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Sneak peek at the Doctor Who Christmas special

A teaser for the uimage004pcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special was shown on the annual charity telethon Children in Need, On BBC One.

 

 

The last time we saw Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor was in the new BBC Three spin-off show Class. But, this upcoming Christmas special will be the first time we’ve had a full episode of Doctor Who, since The Husbands of River Song.

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Here’s the press release:

 

 

The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi and Nardole, played by Matt Lucas, team up with an investigative reporter played by Charity Wakefield and a masked vigilante played by Justin Chatwin to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion..

Episode 134:MCM winter 2016

In which Martyn and Gerrod bring you coverage from inside the MCM expo.

The episode contains interviews with Howard Charles, Enver Gjokai, Violett Beane and Michael Rowe.

Check out the official Bad Wilf Vlog. Check out Gerrod’s Vlog. Check out Pete’s channel.

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

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Guy Ritchie to direct live-action Aladdin for Disney

It’s no secret that Disney has been remaking their animated classics in the form of live-action. The most recent, the Jungle Book was a masterpiece and left me open to the idea of more live actions remakes. However, the one I’ve always been apprehensive about is the one they announced last night.

Guy Ritchie is set to direct a live-action version of Aladdin. The news fills me with intrigue and dread. I don’t doubt Ritchie’s ability, the story is about a “Street Rat” and he cut his directing teeth, with films about London “street Rats”. My only concern is, who will follow the late great Robin Williams?

Reports also suggest that Disney wants this to kickstart a franchise, based in Aladdin’s world.

Doctor Who meets Mr.Men

Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s (DW’s global publisher) , will publish these stories in the UK.  Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House is master publisher and will release twelve titles, one for each Doctor.

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These storybook mash-ups, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, combine the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humor and design made famous by his father, Roger Hargreaves. The first four books will be available in Spring 2017.

Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Random House Children’s Books, said, “As the global publisher of Doctor Who and champions of books which push creative boundaries, we are delighted to be publishing such unique and fun stories. We’re confident and excited they will appeal to the thousands of Doctor Who and Mr Men fans around the world”

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Jan Paterson, Head of Book and Audio Publishing, BBC Worldwide commented, “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Sanrio on this fantastic project and think that fans will love these creative incarnations of the Doctor reimagined in the ‘Hargreaves’ style. We’re always looking for innovative ways to engage our fans so this is the perfect partnership for us.”

Alastair McHarrie, Licensing Director of Sanrio Global Ltd added, “There is a wealth of unofficial fan-created content online. We wanted to give something back to these supporters so we’ve created the first official Hargreaves mash-up. Who better to partner with than another classic British property, Doctor Who. We couldn’t be more excited.”

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Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, added, “It is such a special moment for us to unite these two great properties. Our books bring Hargreaves’ wonderful, fun style to the mysterious, magical world of Doctor Who. I know we’re going to delight fans of all ages!”