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Hugo Awards announced

This year’s Hugo Awards were presented at MidAmeriConII in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 20th. Winners are in bold. Best Novel (Works 40,000 words and above) The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Orbit) The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Roc) Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow) Uprooted … Continue reading

Suchet heads to Doctor Who

Poirot’s David Suchet will be appearing alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in the new series of Doctor Who. Suchet will play “the Landlord” in the episode written by Mike Bartlett, currently filming in Cardiff. Series 10, which will be Capaldi’s third as the Doctor, also stars Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas, and will be transmitted in … Continue reading

Doctor Who series 10 heads to Spain

Episode two of the new series of Doctor Who will be filmed in Valencia, Spain. Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie are shooting at the City of Arts and Science Museum. The building is one of the 12 Treasures of Spain and was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. Producer Brian Minchin has confirmed to … Continue reading

Saturn Awards feel the Force

The Force Awakens was the big winner at the 42nd Saturn Awards held on June 22nd. The seventh Star Wars movie won eight awards including Best SF Film and Best Actor (Harrison Ford). Outlander, Supergirl and Hannibal all received recognition in the TV categories. FILM AWARDS Best Science Fiction Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best … Continue reading

Matt Lucas regular on Doctor Who series 10

Following his appearance in The Husbands of River Song, Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who from the opening episode of series 10 which starts filming on Monday 20 June. Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, Lucas said: “I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved … Continue reading

Ness confirms gay lead character in Class

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, Class showrunner Patrick Ness was repeatedly asked if the teen drama would feature a gay character. “Will a lead character with a boyfriend who he kisses & sleeps with & loves do?” he tweeted on June 13.  “We were keeping that secret, but today that secret doesn’t seem … Continue reading

Third Doctor miniseries coming from Titan

Titan Comics are stretching even further back in the Doctor’s timeline with the announcement that Paul Cornell will be writing a five-part miniseries featuring the Third Doctor for release from August. Cornell teams up with artist Christopher Jones (Young Justice, Marvel’s Avengers) to bring unexpected twists and turns to the lives of the Third Doctor … Continue reading

Big Finish to produce Doctor Who/Torchwood till 2025

The BBC has extended Big Finish’s licence to produce Doctor Who and Torchwood audios until 30 June 2025. “We very much look forward to continuing to work with Big Finish over the coming years,” says Jan Paterson, Head of Audio Publishing at BBC Worldwide. “The high standards of their productions — quality scripts, impeccable sound … Continue reading

Doctor Who challenges Jessica Jones for Hugo Award

Doctor Who’s Heaven Sent – the penultimate episode of series 9 – is in competition with Marvel’s Jessica Jones for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form). This pits Peter Capaldi’s tour de force solo performance against his predecessor David Tennant, who played Kilgrave on the Netflix show. The other nominees in the … Continue reading

Pearl Mackie is the new Doctor Who companion

It’s all change in the TARDIS with the announcement that Pearl Mackie  will be joining Peter Capaldi for Series 10. The BBC made a big fuss about the release, with videos of the Doctor and his new companion running (shot feet only), and then a picture outside the TARDIS of their shoes in the hours leading … Continue reading

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