You know how sometimes you lose track of a friend? And they start shacking up with a deranged post-apocalyptic dictator who tortures a couple of your other pals, and wants you dead, and dumps a van full of human flesh-hungry zombies on your doorstep? And then your friend comes round to visit and things get a little, well, aw-kward? Then you will have been unsurprised by the most recent episode of AMC’s undead show the Walking Dead.
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Reece Shearsmith cast as Patrick Troughton in 'Doctor Who' origins movie 'An Adventure in Space and Time'
Reece Shearsmith has been cast as actor Patrick Troughton in the TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which details the creation of Doctor Who. Troughton was the second actor to play the Time Lord in the long-running time travel show, taking over the role from William Hartnell in 1966. As previously announced, Harry Potter actor David Bradley has been cast as Hartnell.
'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome': Ben Cotton on playing Lt. Coker Fasjovik -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Last year Syfy took a brief return trip to the world of its deep-space (and deep-thinking) epic Battlestar Galactica with the prequel Blood and Chrome. Originally conceived as a two-hour pilot, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was ultimately released as an online series of ten 12-minute acts. Now the whole two-hour movie is set for an unrated, uncut edition on Blu-ray and DVD, which will be released this Tuesday.
Blood and Chrome takes place during the First Cylon War and features an origin story for BSG’s Admiral William Adama. In this prequel, young Adama, recently graduated from the Academy, is assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet – none other than Galactica itself. The eager young lieutenant soon finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, battle-weary Coker Fasjovik (Ben Cotton), who is eight weeks away from the end of his tour of duty.
Visual effects for Blood and Chrome were pulled off with digital reconstructions of Galactica, using scans made of the original sets before they were dismantled. Check out an EW exclusive featurette on the project’s effects below. Then read on for our chat with Cotton about how he crafted his character, his experience with Blood and Chrome’s visual effects and what advice he has for BSG actress Katee Sackoff as she enters the Chronicles of Riddick franchise, which he starred in eight years ago.
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The characters on The Walking Dead spent most of tonight’s show enjoying a nice, quiet day — if the word “nice” can be used to describe (in the case of Rick) searching for the ghost of your recently eaten-by-zombies wife and (in the case of Daryl) reminiscing about being physically abused by your father. But things turned very nasty in the final fifteen minutes as the Governor and his goons sent hirsute convict Axel to the great Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in the sky and unleashed a, literal, van-load of walkers onto our beleaguered heroes.
We haven’t quite known what to make of Axel. Possible pervert for hitting on Beth, or a quirky and gentle soul that makes a fine addition to the group? Well, in tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead, the last remaining inmate of the West Georgia Correctional Facility got his close-up, playing a pivotal role in the episode. Stop reading right now if you have yet to watch Sunday’s episode of the zombie drama and don’t want to know more. [SPOILER ALERT! Seriously, stop reading now if you have not already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY
War! Guns! Zombies! Weird Rick Grimes hair! Things heated up big time in the last 10 minutes of Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, and if you have yet to watch the episode, you really should stop reading right now. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman on tonight's midseason premiere and the unexpected return of [SPOILER]
There was an abundance of seemingly crazy decisions in this week’s episode of AMC’s back-from-winter-break zombie show, The Walking Dead. Daryl (Norman Reedus) opted to head off into the woods with his nutjob brother Merle (Michael Rooker) while Andrea (Laurie Holden) made an impassioned speech in support of life at Woodbury, despite its leader’s fondness for utilizing fish tank-dwelling decapitated zombie heads as decorative furnishings. But by the end of the episode it was clear that the man really going off his rocker was Andrew Lincoln’s increasingly troubled and hallucination-prone Rick.
'The Walking Dead': Sunday's surprise visitor speaks! And reveals how that last scene almost went down
Another Walking Dead episode, another shocker — this one coming in the final minutes of the show. If you’ve already watched Sunday’s episode, read on for more from the surprise visitor herself! [SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading immediately unless you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.]
Apparently, as hard as producers try to kill Sarah Wayne Callies off on dramas set in prisons, the woman keeps finding a way back! It stared on Prison Break, where her character of Sara Tancredi was offed, but then somehow turned up alive later anyway. And sure enough, now Lori Grimes is back from the dead as well! Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. But Callies did indeed return in the final moments of Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead as Rick’s hallucination of Lori, which is close enough. (Details, details.) Just as Rick appeared ready to allow Tyrese and his buddies to join the survivors in the prison, he looked up to see a haunting vision of Lori in her wedding dress — causing the group’s leader to completely lose it. I spoke to showrunner Glenn Mazzara who explained the significance behind the scene. But I also chatted with the actress herself. The always candid Callies revealed the joys and pains of going back on set, an early concept for the scene that we did not see, and what it was like to play Rick Grimes’ twisted subconscious. READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead': Glen Mazzara explains that shocking last scene, the return of [SPOILER] and all things Dixon
The Walking Dead returned Sunday night. It began with a firefight and ended with…well, if you haven’t seen it yet then you might want to consider checking back later after you have. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.]
After freeing both Daryl and Merle from the clutches of the Governor, Rick and Co. headed back for the prison. But when the group told Daryl that his brother was not welcome to join them, the two Dixon brothers took off on their own. And Rick’s problems were just beginning. While weighing a decision whether to let a new group led by Tyrese stay at the prison with them, Rick had another hallucination — this one of his deceased wife Lori. I chatted with showrunner Glen Mazzara about the meaning behind the vision, the surprise return of Sarah Wayne Callies (who also talked all about the scene with me right here), and whether we’ll be seeing less of the Dixon brothers for a while. READ FULL STORY
Things looked bleak for Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead’s midseason finale cliffhanger. The Governor had reunited Merle with his long lost brother Daryl and appeared ready to kill them both. But if one of these exclusive pictures from the show’s return episode on Sunday, Feb. 10 on AMC is to believed, it looks like Merle may make it out of the encounter alive, only to have an up close and personal encounter with another dangerous foe — an encounter that ends with said foe missing a face. But before we can get to that gnarly picture (seriously, don’t view after eating lunch) here are some other revealing shots from the next episode of The Walking Dead. READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead': Glen Mazzara teases what's next for the survivors and says a 'major character' from the comic to appear soon
The midseason Walking Dead finale left us with many questions: Are the Dixon brothers done for? Has Rick lost his marbles? And how will new addition Tyrese fit into the equation? So with the show returning Sunday, Feb. 10 on AMC, we sought out showrunner Glen Mazzara (who will be leaving the drama after this season) for answers as to what to expect in the season’s last eight episodes. In the following Q&A, Mazzara promises a “major personal crisis” for Rick, a conflicted Daryl, and a vengeful Glenn. He also sheds some light on what we can expect from Tyrese, reveals another character from the comic will soon be making the leap from page to screen, and hints that there may be more death on the horizon.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So when we last left off, Rick and company came into Woodbury and got Glenn and Maggie out. So I assume that’s it between them and the Governor. All water under the bridge, right?
GLEN MAZZARA: Yeah, I think they buy a house together. It’s very nice. And then they pick out curtains.
EW: What can you say about this brewing confrontation between the two sides?
MAZZARA: One of the things I’m excited about is we’re on the path for this showdown, and the Governor and Rick have still not seen each other as we went through those first eight episodes. They know about each other and each one realizes that the other guy can threaten everything that he has spent the past year building. And the Governor is certainly a big threat to Rick and can destroy his entire group, and the Governor sees Rick as a threat that can destroy all of his plans by showing that he was not the most powerful force in this world — that he was unable to protect Woodbury. Rick and Michonne and the group came in and sucker-punched him. So both guys now have a vendetta against each other. READ FULL STORY
'Harry Potter' actor cast as William Hartnell in 'Doctor Who' movie 'An Adventure in Space and Time'
Hogwarts will meet Who in the forthcoming TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which details the creation of the 50-year-old British science-fiction show Doctor Who. It has been announced that Harry Potter actor David Bradley, who played Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the beloved film series, will portray “First Doctor” William Hartnell in the TV movie.
Meanwhile, Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) is set to portray BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman and Jessica Raine has been cast as Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert. BBC America — which is co-producing the film with BBC Cymru Wales — will premiere the movie in the U.S. later this year.
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