Archive for May, 2009

New ALIEN Film Prequel/Reboot Not Remake!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , on May 31, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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The Internet was abuzz and aghast this week when news circulated about a remake of the Ridley Scott horror, sci-fi classic Alien.

The Collider, in an interview this Tony Scott, confirmed a new Alien film is in the pipeline but it will be a prequel/reboot and not a remake.  As reported earlier, the film will be directed by Carl Rinsch; a director who works for Scott Free, Ridley and Tony Scott’s company.  And Tony Scott suggested that film will go into production later this year.

This news may tamp down some of the fires that thoughts of a remake ignited within the sci-fi community, but we doubt it will put out.

Video: New TORCHWOOD – CHILDREN OF EARTH Trailer

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by ghostradioworld

New extended trailer for this year’s Torchwood miniseries.

Looks like a spooky good time!

For the unitiated, Torchwood is a spin-off of Doctor Who.  It has already had two seasons, and is returning this year for a five-part miniseries entitled “Children of Earth.”

New Compaion for DOCTOR WHO

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , on May 29, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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From the BBC:

Little-known actress Karen Gillan has been unveiled as the next assistant in Doctor Who.

The 21-year-old will star alongside new Time Lord Matt Smith in the new series, to be broadcast next year.

Gillan has already appeared in the drama, having played a Soothsayer in The Fires Of Pompeii in the last run.

“I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor’s new companion. – I just can’t wait to get started,” she said.

‘Incredible actor’

“The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can’t quite believe I am going to be a part of it.

“Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him,” she added.

Head of Drama, BBC Wales, Piers Wenger said she brings “energy and excitement” to the role.

“When she auditioned alongside Matt we knew we had something special,” he said.

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Lizo Mzimba, Entertainment correspondent

The 2010 series is a crucial one for the programme. David Tennant has been such a big part of the show’s success, that expectations for his successor are huge.

So the choice of a relative unknown to accompany the new Doctor in The Tardis is an unsurprising one.

If a well-known actress had been chosen, there would always be the danger that they would overshadow Matt Smith in his first series.

And The Doctor needs to be the main focus of the show, even though the companion role is much more significant now than it was in the classic series between 1963 and 1989.

Writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said they saw some “amazing actresses” but Gillan “walked through the door the game was up”.

He described her as “funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it”.

“A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too,” he added.

Gillan, from Inverness, developed a love for acting after attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in various school productions.

At the age of 16, she decided to pursue her career further and left school to study acting at Edinburgh’s Telford College.

She went on to secure a place at the Italia Conti drama school in London and landed her first role in the Scottish drama Rebus.

Parts in Channel 4’s Stacked, The Kevin Bishop Show and James Nesbitt’s forthcoming film Outcast followed, but the role in Doctor Who is her first high profile to date.

Video: 14 Seconds of NEW MOON

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , on May 29, 2009 by ghostradioworld

Twilight fans rejoice!  Here’s the first bit of New Moon for you to savior and analyze.

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David Tennant to Star in DOCTOR WHO Movie!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , on May 28, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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From My Park Magazine:

David Tennant is to star in a ‘Doctor Who’ movie.

The actor – who will be replaced by Matt Smith when he bows out of the sci-fi TV show later this year – has indicated he wants to reprise his role as the titular Time Lord on the big screen.

A source said: “The script is still in the early stages but he wants to be in the film. There have already been discussions and David needs to feel the story is right, but right now things are looking very positive.

“Potentially it’s a perfect scenario for him. He understandably wants to do different roles but still loves ‘Doctor Who’.

“If the film takes off and there’s demand for more, he can continue to play the Doctor occasionally without having the relentless pressure of the TV schedule.”

Despite the fact David’s incantation of the Doctor will be replaced by Matt’s, bosses insist his starring in the movie will still be believable.

The source added to Britain’s Daily Express newspaper: “It’s certainly feasible that David could be the Doctor on film while Matt does the series. As all fans know David’s story can easily be set in a different time to Matt’s. That’s one of the great things about the show – anything can happen.”

Meanwhile, show bosses have promised a “tear-jerker” when David bows out of the TV series at the end of this year.

The actor’s final storylines will take place across two one-hour specials during the festive period, where he is expected to die alone in the Tardis.

Before his death, the Doctor will be reunited with his old assistants, including Rose Tyler, played by Billie Piper – but she doesn’t recognise him as he lands in London in 2004 – months before they actually first met.

Arch enemy The Master, played by John Simm, will also return for the specials.

David will also make two guest appearances in spin-off show ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’, with executive producer Russell T. Davies promising more than a token appearance.

He said: “It’s not just a cameo from David – this is a full-on appearance for The Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever.”

Audio: SF Site Raves About GHOST RADIO Audio Book!

Posted in Audio, Ghosts, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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Brian Price of SF Site raves about the audio book version of Ghost Radio on his podcast review.  Listen to it below:

Photo: Ghost Photographed in Chicago Hotel

Posted in Ghosts, Photos with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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This photo was posted on Weird Chicago, and the poster notes that the picture was taken in the Florentine Ballroom in the Congress Hotel in downtown Chicago.  The site goes on to say:

No one was walking past at the time, and it showed up on the LCD screen, so I know it wasn’t photoshopped in. It COULD be something like a camera strap, or some other camera whatzit, I suppose. It’s worth noting that the Congress was being renovated – one of the few things ghost hunters DO agree on (every ghost hunter thinks most of the others are quacks) is that renovations tend to [lead] to more sightings.

Here’s a detailed blow-up of the anomoly in the photo:

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