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REVIEW: "Doctor Who: Deep Breath"

Peter Capaldi's premiere episode as the Doctor. Does it hold up?

Disney's "Star Wars: Rebels" Release Date Announced

The galaxy far, far, away may be closer than you think...

Test Footage for Deadpool Movie Hits the Internet

Finally, the "Merc with the mouth" gets his time in the spotlight"

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TRAILER: Doctor Who "Regenerations" DVD Box Set


By Dave Bouressa

Fans of Doctor Who know that whenever The Doctor regenerates, it is always a sad time. It is a time of replacing what we have come to know and love of The Doctor and the actor who has portrayed him, and replace him with someone new and very different.

The BBC is now releasing an entire box set of each story regarding The Doctor's regeneration from William Hartnel as the first Doctor, to Matt Smith as the Eleventh.



From BBCShop.com:

 This beautifully-packaged and limited edition coffee table book-styled collectors’ album is every Doctor Who fan’s dream possession. Individually numbered and boasting six DVDs with over 1000 minutes of Doctor Who footage, it brings together every Doctor’s regeneration episode: from the first Doctor, exhausted from battling the Cyberman, to Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor suffering from radiation unleashed by the Great One (a giant spider); and from the spectacular transformation of the Ninth Doctor to David Tennant’s emotional farewell as the Tenth.


The album is adorned with superb photography from across the era and features detailed and informative accounts of every regeneration. And if that wasn’t enough, new to DVD is The Tenth Planet featuring the Doctor’s first regeneration – beautifully restored with the missing fourth episode now brought to life with stunning animation. Utilising the original soundtrack, off-screen photographs and a short surviving sequence of the Doctor’s regeneration the episode has been now reconstructed in animated form, incorporating the restored version of the surviving sequence.
Stories included are:

• The Tenth Planet
• The War Games
• Planet of the Spiders
• Logopolis
• The Caves of Androzani
• Time and the Rani
• Doctor Who: The Movie
• Bad Wolf & The Parting of the Ways
• The End of Time




Unfortunately, this box set won't be able to ship to Australia or New Zealand, but for the rest of you,  you can Pre-Order the box set at BBCShop.com.


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Michael Bay's "Mutant Turtles" Are No Longer Aliens



By Dave Bouressa

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Notice how the word "Alien" doesn't show up? Apparently Michael Bay didn't. When it was announced that Bay had picked up the franchise for a new film adaptation, it was announced that the Turtles' origin was going to be changed to make them of alien origin-and the internet exploded in rage.

But now, according to Spill.com, the "alien" concept for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been scrapped.


Bay had this to say:

"There was that quote saying that we’re making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We're not, It’s the ooze! It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great."


Yes, there was a quote. Because it was a real thing. In fact, it was not only a quote that was based on your idea, but it was a quote that you stood by and told everyone to "take a chill pill", causing even more backlash. Perhaps someone at Paramount finally thought "Maybe the changing the backstory for beloved characters probably isn't the best for ticket sales...". You can backpedal all you want, Michael Bay, but people will still never forgive you for Transformers 2.

So what do you think about the new TMNT news? Are you glad that Michael Bay is finally going back to original source material, or were you looking forward to a planet of Ninja Turtles? Let us know!

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PREVIEW: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Still Lives


By Dave Bouressa

A report from USATODAY.com gives fans of Star Wars The Clone Wars some hope, after it's sudden and heartbreaking cancellation by sitting down with Supervising Director, Dave Filoni.

Filoni has this to say:

"There are questions that are pretty big as far as it comes with the Clone Wars and things that people have wanted to know," Filoni says. "They're just these concepts just hanging out there, and finally we're going to deal with them."

One of the stories mentioned is Jedi Master Plo Koon searching for a lost lightsaber in a sandstorm.

"The Jedi have been fighting a war with an army that was commissioned by one of their own, Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas," he says. "But who was Sifo-Dyas, and what happened to him? The dark lord of the Sith has woven an intricate web to ensnare the Jedi, but it is not full-proof and sometimes a small clue, and a bit of chance, can lead to the unraveling of the best-laid plans."

Be sure to check out the released clip here:



As someone who has watched this series from the beginning, I can agree with the statement that there are many questions still to be answered, and with the news of the cancellation, fear spread through Star Wars fandom that these questions would never be answered. It is good to see that we are getting the answers we have finally hoped for.

It has not been announced when or how these stories will make it to the public, but at least we now have confirmation that they will, in fact, be released.


Be sure to check out the first clip released from another story yet to be released, diving more into the Clone mindset and the soon-to-come Order 66.





Friday, April 26, 2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cathar Update 2.1:Customization


By: Bailey Casello



 Fight as the Cathar! SWTOR.com
There really isn't too much that the site gives besides the video, which I have posted here.

Just a little history on the species: The Cathar are a feline humanoid species from the planet Cathar (what a concept right?). We typically, in game, spend a lot of time fighting them on our missions on the planet Taris (a lower level planet). The Cathar were seen as loyal, passionate, and quick with temper. They are great warriors and efficient predators. They were led to near extinction by the Mandalorians during the Battle of Cathar, over 90% of their population was wiped out and the survivors were forced off planet.

In game, with this new update all the classes will be able to unlock the species Cathar. There will be different faces and patterns to choose from it looks like, and judging from the video, these toons are going to be quite badass looking.





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TRAILER: Thor 2: The Dark World

By: Bailey Casello

November 2013 the second installment of Thor will be released to theaters.

Thor 2: The Dark World picks up with Thor "fighting to protect the realms from an ancient race, being led by the vengeful Malekith, who is trying to plunge the universe back into darkness." -Marvel.com.  He will be reunited with Jane Foster, and from the looks of the trailer, it seems as if someone in this movie is going to die. But that is simply speculation.

In the trailer, we hear Thor tell Jane, "I gave you my word.. I would return." I thought that was a nice touch, just grazing on the love story between them.


This movie, compared to the first Thor, seems to be a tad less comedic or corny. I'm not sure which word best suits this. Don't get me wrong, I loved the first movie, but this one I believe will show us more of the action, and hopefully a fuller spectrum of lightning use from our Norse Lightning God. We also get a glimpse of Thor asking Loki for help. Loki looking a bit disheveled is slightly surprised at the request for help, but with his evil and yet somehow charming smile, he simply asks "When do we start?".

I have high expectations for the movie and I think it will be an intriguing watch. Jane (from the looks of the trailer) will get to see Asgard, Thor asks Loki for help, and the enemy is someone even Odin has a hard time handling. I get excited just thinking about it. I do have some issues with Thor's hair, and I would like to see the helmet brought back, but minor details.

Let us know what your thoughts are.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Joss Whedon Gives Look Into What To Expect In Avengers 2

By Bailey Casello

Scheduled to come out in May of 2015, the sequel to the Avengers is being talked about with great anticipation. What can we expect next from Whedon? Where is this plot going to go. Well Mr. Whedon has filled us in and has hinted at a path that is much darker.

According to Following The Nerd Whedon has promised us "Death, death... and lots of death." He continues to say that "The only pressure is the pressure that is there every time I do a new project. Is it going to be good? Is it going to be different? Is there even a reason to make another one?.... You don't want to get by doing something that is merely OK. If I'm going to do dedicate three years of my short life then I want to do something that I've never done before."

We can, as fans, be certain of two things: 1) being that there shall be death, and 2) that this director is not looking to disappoint. He genuinely seems to care about the product that he is giving the fans. To me, that speaks worlds about Whedon. He, unlike a certain J.J. Abrams who wants people to think of him when they watch his movies, wants the fans to think that each movie he does is worth it, different, and something that they are happy with.

But there are a few questions going through peoples minds, who is going to get killed off? Is it one of our beloved Avengers? What can we expect from this movie? There is one thing that I know got my gears turning, will Robert Downey Jr be returning as Ironman? There were articles going around of rumors about him backing out as Ironman for Avengers 2. But they were expecting filming to do be done for the movie in the next month or 2. So who knows where that will end up going. I'm hoping the rumors aren't true. They almost don't seem to make sense at this point, but we will have to see what comes from this and whether or not Robert Downey Jr. will be showing his face as Ironman in any other possible sequels. Unleash The Fanboy

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