Blightyvision Extra: Doctor Who: “A Christmas Carol”

Written by Steven Moffat Directed by Toby Haynes Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Michael Gambon NOTE: As this episode has not aired on American TV at the time of this writing, I have done my best to make my review as spoiler-free as possible.  Read without fear. ~KD I want to say, first and […]

Eddie Izzard to play Long John Silver

In a rare TV drama appearance, comedian and executive transvestite Eddie Izzard has signed on to play Long John Silver in Sky1’s new adaptation of Treasure Island. Set to air in December 2012, this marks the first live-action adaptation of the novel for British television since the 1977 production featuring Alfred Burke. The drama, which […]

Trailer Watch: Doctor Who – “A Christmas Carol”

Courtesy of today’s Children in Need extravaganza — where the Beeb launches all its best and brightest stuff of the year — we now have the first full trailer for next month’s Doctor Who special, simply titled “A Christmas Carol.” And here it is: This year is proving to be fantastic for State-side Who fans […]

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 15:55 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Michael Gambon in “Doctor Who” Christmas Special

It’s not as though there’s ever been any point to playing “Six Degrees” with British actors — the sheer amount of national nepotism makes it utterly pointless.  But if you weren’t convinced yet, this newest bit of casting news should do it: seems the Second Dumbledore will be appearing with the Eleventh Doctor in this […]

Posted on July 18, 2010 at 21:27 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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