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Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who

Matt-SmithToday news that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the 2013 the BBC announced. After 4 years of playing everyone’s favorite time lord Matt Smith has decided it is time to move on.

The 30 year old actor said that working on the show had been “the most brilliant experience”

In a statement release by Matt Smith,

“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show.

“I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.

“Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven – he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.

The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before.

“Your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number 11, who I might add is not done yet – I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.

“It’s been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the Tardis for a spell with ‘the ginger, the nose and the impossible one’. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”

Smith toke over the role of the 11th Doctor in 2010 from David Tennant and was the youngest actor to play the Doctor. Let any new actor that takes the role there is a time of transition and created a new vision of the Doctor and Matt Smith did a great job of making the Doctor is own.

Show runner Steven Moffat said,

“Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me. The way he’d turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry – I just never knew what was coming next. “The Doctor can be clown and hero – often at the same time – and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of this extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him – sometimes literally – his behavior was always worthy of the Doctor.”

During his years on Doctor Who, Matt was the first to be nominated for a Bafta in the role.

So now my fellow Doctor Who fans the search begins for the next actor to step into the role. I am sure that Steven Moffat will find the right man for the job and a new exciting chapter will begin in the Doctor Who universe.

Source BBC News

Star Trek Continues

So I had the chance to final get to watch the premiere episode of the new fan base series  Star Trek Continues. The series created by Farragut Films and Dracogen Investments takes up the remaining of years of the Starship Enterprise. The series is being shot in the original 4:3 format to keep the authenticity so you get the feel of watching the series back in 1966-1969. The series stars Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk, Todd Haberkorn as Spock, Larry Nemecek as Dr. McCoy and Chris Doohan as Mr Scott. Yes if your are wondering Chris is the son of James Doohan.  Rounding out the cast is Grant Imahara as Sulu, Kim Singer as Uhaura and Whyatt Lenhart as Chekov.

I have to say seeing Vic Mignogan as Captain Kirk was different, not because of his acting but as a fan. Seeing someone else in that role except William Shanter takes some getting use to. Vic Mignogan did a great job and I have to say the rest of the actors did a great job also. Chris Doohan portraying Scotty was fun to see and I think he did a great job.  Pilgrim Of Eternity reintroduces us to Apollo. Michael Forest, original series actor who played Apollo, reprises his role. The other thing I notice while watching the episode was the music not sure why but hearing the original music from the series made me smile. The set work was also top notch and it shows. If they can find that grainy feel of film and mix it into post production then I have to say they have a real winner on there hands. I am looking forward to more episodes. If you pay attention you will find a couple of surprises here also. Pay attention to the computer voice and if you can look thru the helmet you may recognize the actor helping clean off the hull. So click on the link or watch on YouTube either way watch it. Star Trek Continues deserves a look.

‘Star Trek’ Phaser Rifle

phaserRemember that Phaser rifle that Captain Kirk used in the episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before” from the original Star Trek. The episode was the second pilot that Gene Roddenberry showed to NBC and later edited for the show. Well that sucker just sold for auction for 231,00o at auction. The Phaser rifle was only expected to fetch around 50,000 at Hollywood Legend’s two day auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

Also sold at the auction was the survey buggy from “Aliens” for 10,625.  Also Christopher Reeve’s Superman IV costume sold for 25,o00.

Via Deadline.com

Clone Wars Comes To A End.

ImageAccording to numerous sites Star Wars; The Clone Wars in now finished and the last episode was March 5. After Disney purchased Lucasfilm the thought was that Clone Wars would be moved a Disney-owned TV home but it has been cancelled.

But according to Starwars.com fans will not be left out in the cold and story arcs that have been written so far will be released later filling in the gaps that happen during the five seasons. The content will be released sometime in the future as bonus content.

Also Detours a show being developed by Lucasfilm and Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes will be released at a later date. A official statement from Dave Filoni, director of Clone Wars detailing what fans can expect in the future.

Go to Starwars.com to watch a video from Dave Filoni, supervising director of Clone Wars.