This Semester’s Schedule: English, Math, and Doctor Who

Make room in your class schedule for a little time travel.  Aquinas College, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK is offering a class this spring in our favorite Time Lord, Doctor Who. Part of the school’s Adult Education program, the class will run 11 weeks, meeting once a week.  The class will cover all 51 years of the program’s illustrious history, from the it’s conception by Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert right up though the present day series, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and produced by Steven Moffat. Here’s the class description from the school’s website: Have you ever thought … Continue reading

Has Batman v Superman Found Its Robin?

  Variety is reporting that an unnamed extra working on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in Michigan as told a local news outlet that Robin will be female. The film, shooting in Michigan, had filmed a scene involving Bruce Wayne (Ben Afleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) on the campus of Michigan State University where WILX-10 News reporter Kirk Montgomery spoke with one of the extras who spilled the beans. ““I’ve also learned that the character of Robin is now female,” Montgomery told his news audience.  His source, interviewed on camera, but with his or her face hidden, and … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Powers Panel, Trailer

Its been a long road, but the live action series based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s creator owned comic Powers will finally début this December.  The show will be the first original series on Sony’s PlayStation Network. The series trailer debuted earlier today at New York Comic Con, on the Empire Stage, and here it is for everyone (Warning, it is NSFW)     Powers is a superhero/police procedural centered on Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley, who was not at the panel) as a former superhero who has lost his powers, and has become a cop.  Alongside Walker … Continue reading

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

  Actor, comedian, producer, writer, and Academy Award winner, Robin Williams  died today in his home in northern California. What began with one-off performance as Richie Cunningham’s dream on Happy Days, would go on to become TV sensation.  In 1978, Robin Williams, took Mork from Ork, the egg obsessed alien, from the 1950’s Milwaukee to modern-day Colorado, USA to “learn all he can about primitive societies.”  With rapid fire delivery, and rainbow suspenders, Williams became overnight star.  Soon followed the jump to movies, where Williams showed off a broader range of characters, showcasing the entire spectrum of the human condition.  … Continue reading

Orphan Black Comes to Comic Shops Courtesy of IDW

This bit of new came across my desk today from San Diego.  Sort of a Comic Con kickoff announcement from IDW Publishing,   IDW will be publishing an Orphan Black comic series, based on the hit BBC America TV series. From IDW: San Diego, CA (July 23, 2014) – Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.   “Orphan … Continue reading