The BBC reported on Monday that actor Paul Darrow, best known for his role as Avon on Blake’s 7 as well as his work on dozens of television series throughout his career, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 78. For many Science Fiction fans, Blake’s 7 is a classic show unique […]
If there was one major takeaway from this year’s BBC Doctor Who New Year’s Special ‘Resolution,’ it’s that there’s definitely a new Dalek in town. It’s broke and has no casing, broken off by a bunch of warriors hundreds of years ago. So what’s a poor Dalek in “The Big City” to do when it finally […]
You know Sean Bean– great actor, appeared in loads of British TV series and Hollywood movies, by all accounts a nice chap. His performances let you see the flawed human being in the men under the tough exterior, even when he’s playing the worst psychopathic baddie. And according to the internet, he is the most […]
We wrap up our Sexy Vampire Retrospective (for now) with Jim Jarmusch‘s 2013 film Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and tells the story of two vampires living out what may be their final days on […]
Before he passed away earlier this year, legendary actor John Hurt took another spin in the TARDIS as the War Doctor for Big Finish Productions. Hurt recorded the audio drama Casualties of War with Louise Jameson, Jacqueline Pearce and Nicolas Briggs. We may never get to see more of the Time War with Hurt in […]
The British thespian and recipient of a Golden Globe Award and four BAFTA Awards (along with two Academy Award nominations), John Hurt, has passed away from complications believed to have arisen from a multi-year battle with pancreatic cancer. His career has spanned more than than five decades, with immortalized performances as John Merrick in Elephant […]
Cinema Sins must have a little bit of free time as they’ve gone back and did the Everything Wrong With… treatment on Hellboy. The film by Guillermo del Toro stars Ron Perlman, John Hurt and Selma Blair came out back in 2004… which now makes me feel very old.
Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been through a number of setbacks over the decades the Brazil director has attempted to make it — including losing his original Don Quixote and the sets washing away during a flood. But Gilliam has never given up on the project, reacquiring the rights last year […]
Tread Perilously returns to Doctor Who! But to begin another set of episodes with the famous Time Lord, Erik presents Justin with the 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor.” Intended as an example of treading safely, the episode may not have been a complete success. The Doctor must face his past (literally) when […]
John Hurt is The Doctor, the War Doctor, sitting between the Eighth and the Ninth Doctors in Doctor Who lore. He has appeared twice in the TV show, but now returns to play the character in a new series of radio dramas from Big Finish from December in twelve new episodes. The audio adventures of The […]
In the documentary, The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys, director Terry Gilliam said his life often takes on the shape of the movie he is making. This is certainly true of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a film he’s been trying to make for nearly twenty years. Originally starring Johnny Depp […]
Yesterday, we ran the news that Titan’s Doctor Who summer event, rather than being a Three Doctor story as previously believed would be a Four Doctor story. With Twelve, Eleven and Ten – but who was the fourth? Not nine… but War. This will be the first leading role for the War Doctor, played by John Hurt, […]
Actor John Hurt received a knighthood during the annual New Years Honours. The 74-year old actor has appeared in 195 film and television titles in his 50-year career including I,Claudius, Alien, Frankenstein Unbound, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, and more recently Doctor Who. […]
By Christopher Helton Now that we are a couple of episodes into the new Doctor Who series, I think that it is time to talk about something of great social import: the licensed Doctor Who roleplaying game from Cubicle 7 Entertainment. If the weekly adventures of the Doctor just aren’t enough for you, you can […]
Adam Savage of the Mythbusters filmed himself going around this years San Diego Comic Con in his replica John Hurt / Kane Enviromental Suit from Alien for Tested, the youtube channel of he and Jaime Hyneman. He may not be the only celebrity to try walking the floor in disguise, but he is definitely the […]
Over on Collider.com has a story about director Guillermo del Toro’s next project. With Crimson Peak in post production and the announced Pacific Rim 2 starting Kaiju and Jaeger designs next month, you’d think he’d be pretty busy. But the filmmaker has said that he plans on making a small black and white film before he […]
Adi Tantimedh writes: Snowpiercer, Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s science fiction thriller, is as good as people say it is. Here’s a dystopian Science Fiction thriller that’s as fun as it is dark. It’s the most fun you’re going to have watching Class Warfare and humanity at its worse after the world has already ended. Adapted […]
Over on his tumblr account, Neil Gaiman was asked the following question by harryhadouken: Is the War Doctor now considered as the canonical Ninth Doctor? I’m not sure why Gaiman would be the one to ask this, yes he has written The Doctor’s Wife and A Nightmare In Silver, but does that make him the authority […]
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Eight seems appropriate don't you think? So, have you watched The Night Of The Doctor yet? Go on, off you pop.