Sunday, August 31, 2014

Arrow Season 3 Trailer

Doctor Who Criticized for Hair Ripping and Lesbian Kissing Scenes

I have not included the animated GIF so to not upset anyone
Mailonline has an article of interest concerning the recent episode "Deep Breath" has a scene that is upsetting to one particular fan who suffers from trichotillomania which is the compulsion of ripping one's hair out.  The scene in question sees the Doctor pulling one of his own hairs out and then pulling one of Clara's out.  The fan became upset at this action and like any other self mutilation act, feels the BBC was insensitive for showing this.  The obsessive compulsive infliction is rare and the woman in question realizes that most people have never even heard of it and that the BBC would have not even researched it.  I suppose there are many other fears and disorders that can be triggered by watching TV series of all types.

Later in the episode Lady Vastra has to blow air into Jenny's lungs (see episode).  This has obviously gained the attention of a few complainers despite the fact that it was not a kiss but more of a mouth to mouth air transfer.  The 'kiss' was part of the story and even if Vastra thought she had lost Jenny and kissed her then, it would have been all good.  The script telling us over and over again that they are married was what was obsessive! Still a lesbian inter-species kiss is shocking to some I guess.
I have included an animated GIF to upset someone

Doctor Who - Into The Dalek Review (Spoilers)

This episode has been one a lot of us have been eagerly anticipating. Watching the how a new actor interacts with one of his oldest foes is something incredibly special, and this episode doesn't disappoint. After watching an interview with Peter Capaldi explaining how sinister the atmosphere becomes when a they are shooting a scene with a dalek, this was something I was excited to see.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doctor Who - Into the Dalek Review - Spoilers

Review by Ken Parker

With a great kick-off for the 8th season under their belt, the producers of Doctor Who bring back the Daleks after a mere 1 episode break. This time there is a Dalek who does not want to destroy anything but Daleks. The soldiers fighting against the Daleks try to take advantage of this situation and send the Doctor into the Dalek to save it's life. How is this not going to end well?

The Story – the idea is a bit far-fetched and fairly surreal to say the least but by no means very original for Doctor Who. We have already experienced the TARDIS crew being 'shrunk down' on numerous occasions including “Planet of the Giants” and “The Invisible Enemy.” We have also dealt with the good in Daleks or at least the Dalek's potential of not being all evil in “Dalek” and “The Evil of the Daleks.” So with these familiar elements, was “Into the Dalek” any good?


Doctor Who - Into The Dalek Review (Spoilers)

Doctor Who:
Into The Dalek
By Phil Ford and Steven Moffat 

“I am not a good Dalek. You are a good Dalek.” 

The 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi has his first encounter with the Daleks.  Well it was inevitable that he would as every Doctor has faced the blobs encased in Dalekanium.  We didn’t have to wait long as in the second outing for the 12th Doctor we get to see that meeting in the little bit different type of story and I do mean little as Into the Dalek actually takes us inside a Dalek.

Doctor Who Extra - Into The Dalek

Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood Trailer

Doctor Who - Deep Breath DVD and Blu-ray Release

The individual episode release of Deep Breath is planned for September 8 & 9 in the UK and US.  Here is the BBC America info -

Take Home Peter Capaldi's
Debut Trip in the TARDIS


With Exclusive Bonus Content

September 9, 2014
DVD or Blu-ray

New York - It's the episode everyone has been waiting for... The Doctor makes his spectacular return inDeep Breath, the feature-length season premiere episode of the hit sci-fi seriesDoctor Who. A pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London, this standalone episode arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 9, 2014. Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Emmy-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor's era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax. The episode premiered on BBC AMERICA and SPACE on August 23, with special theatrical events on August 23 and 25.Doctor Who: Deep Breathis the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA.

Special Features:
  • Prequel Scene only seen in theaters
  • Behind the Scenes featurette only seen in theaters
  • Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor- the live announcement of the casting of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor
  • The Real History of Science Fiction, Episode 4: TIME- This documentary series delves into the real history of science fiction, with this episode focusing on time travel and featuring Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, and Neil Gaiman offering a unique perspective on the Doctor.

When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London, he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor, and will Clara's friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him.

Street Date: September 9, 2014
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 80 mins - bonus materials/ single disc

About BBC Worldwide North America:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates channels, a production arm, consumer products and a digital business, in addition to handling sales & co-productions. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. - digital cable channel BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars.

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ROCHE LIMIT explores the grim future for mankind‏

Early preview pages of the gritty new sci-fi series released

Michael Moreci (HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN, HOAX HUNTERS) teams up with Vic Malhotra (X-Files: Year Zero, Thumbprint) to explore the grim future in store for mankind in an all-new science fiction mystery series.

“Our destiny is the stars, and I will lead us there.” Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, has become a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a bleak future for humanity.


Written by JEN VAN METER
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN (JUL141476)
Blank Cover Variant also available (JUL141477)

Death was just the beginning…

ODDLY NORMAL—What if one wish turned into your worst nightmare?‏

An all-new fantasy adventure begins
with the snuff of a birthday candle

Cartoonist Otis Frampton brings to life the world of ODDLY NORMAL. Oddly’s life is an unhappy blend of the magic and mortal worlds, but just when she thought life couldn’t get anymore miserable, one innocent wish throws her life asunder. With her safety abruptly thrown into great peril Oddly must travel to the land of Fignation to try to save her family and get back the life she took for granted.

Summer break's over—get back to DEADLY CLASS‏

Early artwork for the new story arc revealed

Bestselling writer Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Wes Craig return with an all-new story arc of the bestselling ‘80s assassin school series in DEADLY CLASS #7. Jump in on the series that USA Today described as “a bit like The Breakfast Club but with really, really dangerous kids” and that C= omicVine called, “a crazy and intense series.”

Robert Venditti, Clay Mann, and Dave Johnson Enlist for X-O MANOWAR #0 – Coming in October!‏

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit)! In the wake of the sold-out success of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here as the world's most wanted hero returns to his roots for a never-before-revealed look into X-O Manowar's past!

Also joining this landmark exploration of Valiant's hardest-hitting hero is Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son), who will contribute FIVE interlocking shelf covers for X-O MANOWAR #0!