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RIP Star Trek’s Grace Lee Whitney

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s yeoman Janice Rand on the first season of the classic show, has died aged 85. Whitney was one of the most featured actors on the show in the pre-publicity for the series, but only featured in 8 of the first 13 before being let go. In her autobiography, she … Continue reading

Big Finish gain Torchwood licence (updated)

Big Finish announced on May 3rd that they are creating six new stories featuring the Torchwood team, as seen in the Doctor Who spin-off. The announcement was expected to be made by Torchwood star John Barrowman on his MAGIC FM show at 6 pm,  and Big Finish released the attached graphic around 7.15. According to the … Continue reading

Two new series of Red Dwarf confirmed

Series XI and XII of Red Dwarf have been given the green light. They will begin production in the autumn before airing on Dave in 2016 and 2017. Co-produced by Grant Naylor Productions and Baby Cow Productions, Red Dwarf XI and XII are written and directed by Doug Naylor. The series once more reunites Chris … Continue reading

Josh Trank steps down from Star Wars spin-off movie

Fantastic Four and Chronicle director Josh Trank won’t be heading to that galaxy far far away: Lucasfilm has confirmed that he is no longer helming one of the Star Wars Anthology movies. “After a year of having the incredible honour of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision … Continue reading

Angela Bassett latest addition to American Horror Story: Hotel

American Horror Story: Hotel continues to attract top names to its ranks, with the news that Angela Bassett will be joining the team once more. Bassett, who starred as Desiree Dupree in the third year, Freak Show and Marie Laveau last year in Coven – for which she was Emmy-nominated – will appear alongside other AHS veterans including Sarah … Continue reading

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular hits the USA

Following its successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, and the upcoming season around the UK, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is heading for America. It will be staged for the first time in the U.S. at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday October 7, 2015. The concert of Murray Gold’s music for … Continue reading

Syfy cancel Helix

Only two weeks after the season two finale aired in the US, Syfy has decided not to bring back Ronald D. Moore’s SF horror series Helix. The news, broken by the Hollywood Reporter, was confirmed by stars of the series on Twitter, with Mark Ghanime posting “My tweeps, saddened to hear about @helix‘s demise. Thx for all … Continue reading

Omen sequel Damien moves to A&E

Damien, Lifetime’s sequel to The Omen, has a new home – and an increased order. The series, which follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the boy bearing the 666 mark of the devil from the 1976 movie, will now appear on A&E, and will now comprise ten, rather than six, episodes. “A&E’s unwavering commitment … Continue reading

Chris Carter leaks X-Files reunion secrets

Talking to the Vancouver Sun about the new six-episode series of The X-Files that will be shooting in the city later this year, creator Chris Carter revealed various elements that will feature in the show, for which he has completed the first draft. The cold open – the teaser before the credits – will be … Continue reading

Wild Tales’ Szifron to pen Six Billion Dollar Man

Pete Berg and Mark Wahlberg’s update of The Six Million Dollar Man has attracted an Oscar-nominated writer to pen the screenplay. Damian Szifron, the writer and director of Wild Tales, will be creating the new version of Martin Caidin’s novel Cyborg, which was the basis for the long running TV series starring Lee Majors. In the 21st … Continue reading

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