David Tennant Quits ‘Doctor Who’

The BBC has announced that Scottish actor Tennant will be leaving the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" in just over a year. Tennant has played the time and space traveling alien hero since 2005. He will appear in a Christmas special and four hour-long episodes to be aired in 2009 and early 2010. But he said Wednesday that when the series returns for a full season in 2010, "it won’t be with me."

"This show has been so special to me," Tennant said. "I don’t want to outstay my welcome."

"Doctor Who" was first broadcast in 1963 and is one of the longest-running Sci-Fi series in TV history and is one of the most popular programs on BBC. Tennant is the 10th actor to play the title character, who has the power to regenerate in a new body.

The classically trained Tennant, 37, is currently starring in Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

So whats your thoughts on Tennent quiting? And who do you think should be a good the 11th Doctor?

 

‘Legend of The Seeker’ Begins November 1st

From the talented team behind the long-running, successful series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” and the studio that produces primetime network hits including “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “Army Wives,” comes the next generation of action-adventure series. “Legend of the Seeker” follows the extraordinary travels of woodsman Richard Cypher (Craig Horner), who discovers his own magical powers. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan (Bridget Regan) and a wise old wizard named Zedd, Richard must stop a ruthless tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.

“Adapting Terry Goodkind’s brilliant work for television is a thrilling opportunity," said executive producer Sam Raimi. "The amazing characters and heartfelt story combined with the captivating backdrop of New Zealand will have viewers on the edge of their seats."
Rob Tapert, executive producer, added: “Everyone on the production team is committed to making a mini-feature film each and every week.  The combination of a talented cast, incredible special effects and stunning locations has given us all the tools we need to create a truly memorable television series.” “Legend of the Seeker” has been cleared by Disney-ABC Domestic Television in 95% of the country to date, including all of the top 50 markets. The one-hour series is based on Terry Goodkind’s best-selling book Wizard’s First Rule and epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth.

"Legend of the Seeker" is produced by ABC Studios, marking their first venture into broadcast syndication. Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Spider-Man 3" and "The Evil Dead"), Rob Tapert ("The Grudge," "Xena: Warrior Princess," "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Cleopatra 2525"), Joshua Donen ("The Quick and the Dead"), Ned Nalle (production executive for "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") and Kenneth Biller (“Star Trek: Voyager” and “Six Degrees”) serve as executive producers.

Get more info on ‘Legend of the Seeker’ here.

 

 

‘Lost’ Trailer for Season 5

"Lost" focuses on the survivors of a plane crash who are forced to live with each other on a remote island, a dangerous new world that poses unique threats of its own.

"Lost" has quickly become one of the most popular shows on television. At this point, it has won 8 Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Television Series.

Click here to check out the trailer.

 

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Final Season Begins January 16

“Galactica” will of course pick up from June’s dramatic cliffhanger that has kept us scratching our heads, due to the fact that the Colonial fleet and the Cylon allies finally discover Earth, only to find it a desolate nuclear wasteland.

 

The final 10 episodes will end with the ultimate finale on March 20, 2009.

Those wanting just a bit more “Battlestar” can also look forward to the previously announced “Battlestar Galactica” two-hour special next year starring Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell reprising their roles as Sam T. Anders, Chief Galen Tyrol and Cavil. And don’t forget that there is also a spin-off in the works called “Caprica”.

 


Smallville’s Allison Mack, Interview Part 2

TVGuide.com: Were you at all embarrassed by the drama surrounding your decision to re-sign for all 22 episodes this season?
Allison Mack: Embarrassed? I don’t think I would use that word. It’s a decision that I took a lot of time to really look into, and I was really happy with the decision that I came to.

TVGuide.com: Well, by "embarrassed" I meant, "Ack, all this attention is on little ol’ me!"
Mack: Ah – are you kidding? I’m an actress, I love the attention. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Chloe fans, of course, want to see her and Clark continue to "Scooby" and investigate things together. Is some of that ahead this season?
Mack: Yeah, but not as much. You see more of Clark and Lois taking off a bit more, which is great. But while you don’t see as much of Clark and Chloe doing that, you’ll see them doing other things together. Their relationship is really changing.

TVGuide.com: I was reading the script for Episode 9, "Abyss," where we flash back to Chloe and Clark’s first kiss, in the farmhouse hayloft. How was it watching your "young" selves film that scene?
Mack: I saw them shooting that scene just the other day…. It was adorable. Adorable. They even have the little girl playing Chloe in like a traditional old-school Chloe wig, with my funky haircut, the whole deal. It’s very cute.

TVGuide.com: She has a great line about kissing her new friend "just to get it out of the way."
Mack: Yeah, so it wouldn’t be awkward. It was very, very cute. It was these great little actors from Vancouver.

TVGuide.com: Is Chloe heading back to the "Daily Planet" anytime soon?
Mack: I miss the "Daily Planet"! I haven’t been on that set in ages…. Chloe’s working at [The] Isis [Foundation] pretty much full-time now, working for Lana.

TVGuide.com: What can you tease about the "fever letter" resurfacing in this week’s episode?
Mack: Oh, there’s definitely some drama that arises because of Jimmy and that letter….

TVGuide.com: Drama that brings about a shift in their relationship?
Mack: Potentially….

TVGuide.com: Episode 10, "Bride," is rumored to be chock full of interesting stuff. And you are the bride.
Mack: I haven’t read that script yet, so I don’t really know what’s in it. But I’m assuming that it’s going to be chock full of everything.

TVGuide.com: There are rumors that Chloe will die, that she’ll be brought back to life, that there won’t even be a wedding….
Mack: Oh really? [Laughs] I think that there is a wedding, because we’re doing a lot of fittings for dresses right now.

TVGuide.com: And how has that been?
Mack: Um, weird! Totally bizarre. It was strange, like the proposal scene where I was like, "Don’t get down on your knees! Stand up! I’m not dealing with this [sort of stuff in real life] yet!" [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Seeing yourself in a bridal gown, did the girl inside you go, "Awww…. I’m so pretty!"
Mack: No, that’s not really my thing. I’ve never really been interested or into that, weddings and the bridal concept. So really, it just feels a bit strange more than anything.

TVGuide.com: Did you ever get to see the comic-book rendition of Chloe? [DC Comics had planned to feature Chloe in a Superman story at some point, but later changed its mind.]
Mack: They had me sign off on the image, and it was cool! It’s kind of wacky to think that DC owns an image of me at this time in my life, and that any time Chloe might be used, it will be in my likeness. I’m flattered.

TVGuide.com: In what ways did comic-book Chloe differ from TV’s Chloe?
Mack: Oh…. Bigger boobs. [Laughs] That’s pretty much the main thing.

TVGuide.com: But not, like, ridiculously bigger….
Mack: Nooo, not ridiculously bigger. But bigger.

TVGuide.com: You don’t have a television, but if you did watch TV….
Mack: If I were to watch DVD sets, I really like Mad Men; that’s an amazing show. And I got really into The Sopranos there for a little while.

TVGuide.com: How else do you like to spend your free time?
Mack: Mmmm…. [Distracted] Sorry, I’m eating chocolate ─ how rude! So… one answer would be "eating chocolate"! [Laughs] I do a lot of traveling, and I’m very into the arts, so any time there’s a dance show or a gallery opening, I’m into all different sorts of things.

 

New ‘V’ in the Works!

Peters said even though this will not be like the original the new V will still focus on what happens when the masses have blind faith in their leaders.

Jace Hall, the former head of Warner Brothers’ video-gaming division, and who has worked on titles including F.E.A.R., will help expand V into other platforms, including gaming.

By what we hear the new V will center on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with a son who’s got major problems and issues. When the aliens arrive, her son attaches himself to them and helps them in their conquest, causing tension within the family. As with the original V, several storylines will unfold simultaneously. As in the ’80s version, the show will open with an enormous army of spaceships hovering over the world’s major cities. (For you younger guys and gals that no nothing of the original ‘V’ think ‘Independence Day’).

Just a note: Original V writer-producer-director Kenneth Johnson recently attempted to revive V as ‘V: The Second Generation’ but is not involved in the Peters version. IMBD has the Johnson version listed to be released in 2009.