Matt Smith Revealed as Doctor Who #11



The man who successfully revived one of the oldest
and longest running Sci-Fi series Russell T Davies said: “When I heard who
they cast as the eleventh Doctor my initial reaction was, I was just so jealous
that they would get to work with him.

Executive producer Stephen Moffatt
said: “He’s younger than any Doctor before and younger than any Doctor whose
been suggested in the Press.”

Fellow executive producer Piers Wenger
said: “He has the look of someone who lives before. Those are the sort of
qualities that got him the part and which make him the doctor.”

BBC
video interview with Matt Smith here.

Sci Fi Channel gets ‘Mutant Chronicles’ and ‘100 Feet’

"The Mutant Chronicles" is set in the 23rd Century when a group of corporations have destroyed the world’s resources. An underworld army of demonic Necromutants is warring with the last remaining humans.

In "100 Feet," Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, and as a result, she is condemned to house arrest for three years. What she quickly learns is that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.

"This is tragic, and the film deserved better," said the "100 Feet" director. "There were two domestic theatrical distribution offers on ‘100 Feet,’ including Magnolia. Ghost House also really wanted to take the picture. A Sci Fi Channel release down the line is great — it’s a fine network — but this film deserves a commercial shot in the theaters."

 

‘Smallville’ Star Coming to ‘Heroes’

"When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take," reveals an insider. "He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized."

Producer Bryan Fuller, who will be returning to the show explained that "Heroes" will now once again be character-driven. "It’s not necessarily a reboot as much as it is going back to the basic spirit of the show and pulling people back in," he explained. "We’re also going to tell fewer stories per episode. We’re going to limit it to three or four with one big one that you can wrap the stories around. We’re altering the structure of the show so that there’s a very clear A story that takes up a larger percentage of the show so that that story gets traction."

He also talked about what we can expect from the upcoming episodes. Fuller said: "People will die. And some will return. Matt’s wife [Janice] comes back. We’ll find out what happens when you have a superbaby."

But even with this news at this point I’m not sure the show can be salvaged and I don’t think any star can help get the ratings back, the fan base for the show has just lost all interest and are just tired of all the none followed through promises for the last two seasons. But we are glad to see Glover back in action and hopefully this time the son won’t kill him off.

What do you think?

‘Smallville’ Season 9? Could Be

But now EW.com’s Michael Ausiello says the TV version of the Man of Steel could be sticking around for at least another year. Most of us who are long time fans feel the series has improved greatly this season, and asked by one such excited fan if the show could return for Season 9, Ausiello replies, "I hear The CW will likely take the don’t-fix-if-not-broke approach and keep its Thursday line-up intact next season," implying both Smallville and Supernatural will be back for the 2009-2010 season.

Also the CW may be more keen on keeping "Smallville" now because "The Graysons" project they had in development has been scrapped and laid to rest. That potential series about a young Dick Grayson before he becomes Robin the Boy Wonder was perceived as a potential replacement for "Smallville". However, with "Smallville" still pulling in the ratings for the network and "The Graysons" no longer happening, The CW may be thinking it’s just best to stick with their proven series and Thursday night line up.

Ausiello also says that a recent rumor that The CW had already renewed "Supernatural" for a fifth season is not true. However, considering the very respectable numbers that show is pulling in this season, it would be a surprise if it didn’t come back next fall.

So are you looking forward to another new season of Smallville?

 

Chuck vs Tricia Helfer

In this role Helfer will be a CIA agent in charge of Chuck and thus work alongside Casey when General Beckman decides that Sarah might no longer be an effective handler, due to her increasingly apparent feelings for the "asset."

But fear not you Yvonne Strahovski fans, because Helfer’s CIA spook turns out to be just another one of those deep-cover FULCRUM agents, seeing as the BSG gal’s role is just for a single episode airing about two-thirds of the way into the season.

So do you like these spook roles that Trica has been doing?

 

Fox’s ‘Dollhouse’ Trailer

ECHO (Dushku) is an "Active," a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don’t just perform their hired roles, they wholly become – with mind, personality and physiology – whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time.

Confined between missions to a secret facility known as the "Dollhouse," Echo and the other Actives including SIERRA (Dichen Lachman) and VICTOR (Enver Gjokaj) are assigned engagements by ADELLE (Olivia Williams), one of the Dollhouse leaders. After each scenario, Echo, always under the watchful eye of her handler BOYD (Harry Lennix), returns to the mysterious Dollhouse where her thoughts, feelings, experiences and knowledge are erased by TOPHER (Fran Kranz), the Dollhouse’s genius programmer.

Echo enters the next scenario with no memory of before. Or does she?

As the series progresses, FBI Agent PAUL BALLARD (Tahmoh Penikett) pieces together clues that lead him closer to the Dollhouse, while Echo stops forgetting, her memories begin to return and she slowly pieces together her mysterious past.

Click here to view Dollhouse trailer.