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November 28, 2009
One Can Only Hope…
By Steven L. Taylor

Via io9: 5 Lessons We Hope RTD’s Learned From His Past Doctor Who Epics.

Davies deserves plaudits aplenty for his revival of the series (and the Whoniverse in general), but as a writer for the series, he has been mediocre as best (and his end-of-series finales have all been flawed in various ways).

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November 24, 2009
US Doctor Who Schedule
By Steven L. Taylor

Airlock Alpha reports that the first part of the David Tennant’s last episode as the Doctor will show in the US on the 26th of December (a day after it airs in the UK). No word yet on when the second part will air.

The penultimate Tennant episode, The Waters of Mars airs in the US on the 19th of December.

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November 5, 2009
Shat in Wax
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC:

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November 3, 2009
Tennant Gets US Pilot
By Steven L. Taylor

Via Reuters: “Doctor Who” star lands NBC legal pilot

Popular British actor David Tennant, best known for playing the title role in the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series “Doctor Who,” is set to make his American television debut as the title character in NBC’s hour-long pilot “Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.”

The comedic legal drama centers on a top Chicago litigator (Tennant) who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court.

Hmm. I will be interested in seeing it, as I loved Tennant as the Doctor, but as far as premises go, this sounds more like a movie plot than the premise for a TV show, but one never knows, I suppose.

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November 1, 2009
Remakes on the Horizon
By Steven L. Taylor

Via  Sci-fi revival: ‘V’ and ‘The Prisoner’ are successful remakes of old TV shows.

Everyone is likely aware that V starts this week, but the story also has info on the premiere of The Prisoner, which starts on AMC this month as well.

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August 22, 2009
More Thrones News
By Steven L. Taylor

via Reuters: HBO appoints subjects to “Thrones”

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August 15, 2009
Happy Anniversary, Buckaroo
By Steven L. Taylor

io9 reminds us to say Happy 25th Birthday, Buckaroo Banzai.

Truly a fantastic, if clearly odd (in a good way) film. If you have never seen it, it is worth your while.

I (and many others) find it to be a shame that this never developed into a series of films or TV show, as it had a great deal of potential.

It always struck me as a character who was sort of an American version of the Doctor.

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August 8, 2009
Will we Get to Dance with Dragons this Year?
By Steven L. Taylor

Via: FREE! Magazine - The man who dances with dragons – Interview with fiction writer George R.R. Martin

The one dollar million question that most of the fans are wondering around the world: How is Dance of Dragons going (the awaited fifth book of The Song of Ice & Fire saga)?

It is going pretty well actually, I am hoping to finish it by September or October that is my goal.

May it be so! Of course, the predictions of writers are typically over-optimistic, but we can hope.

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More Game of Thrones Casting News
By Steven L. Taylor

Via Reuters: Sean Bean ascends to Game of Thrones

Bean will play Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark, known for his sense of honor and justice, who becomes closest adviser to King Robert (Mark Addy).

Kit Harrington will play Jon Snow, Bean’s bastard son, and Harry Lloyd will play Viserys, a powerless ruler who seeks to marry off his sister to a powerful king. Jack Gleeson will play Joffrey, King Robert’s son.

Bean is best known (to me, anyway) as Boromir from the Lord of the Rings films and strikes me as a good choice for the role.

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July 23, 2009
Stan Lee Going Strong at 86
By Steven L. Taylor

Via Reuters: Comics master Stan Lee, 86, a digital “Time Jumper”

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