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Peter Capaldi Is The New Doctor Who

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Today in a special telecast announcement on the BBC, Pete Capaldi was introduced as the 12th Doctor. Capaldi is best known for his role as foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It. Brought up in Glasgow, Scotland the 55 year old revealed that he was happy that he final could tell everyone that he was the new Doctor.

“It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it’s been so fantastic,” Capaldi said after the news was revealed on a live BBC One show. The hardest part was keeping the secret from his daughter who was keeping a eye on the internet trying to find out who the next Doctor would be.

So is this the right choice or would you have picked someone else.

I personally will be waiting until the first regular season of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi to decide. But honestly it will still the Doctor.

New Doctor Who To Be Revealed Sunday, August 4

News from the BBC is that this Sunday, August 4th that a new Doctor will be revealed. Since the news that Matt Smith will not be returning to portray Doctor Who there has been numerous names rumored to portray the 12th Doctor. Actors that have been mentioned, Rory Kinnear, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ben Daniels, Rupert Grint, Zawe Ashton, Daniel Kaluuya are just some of the names rumored. Anyone who that takes over the role will have some big shows to fill. Since becoming the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith has helped to introduce the Doctor to new audiences and the help the BBC cornerstone capture more fans.

In a press release from the BBC:

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

In a special one-off live television evendoctor_who_newst on BBC One this Sunday 4th August at 7pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the nation.

Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.

The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans.

Excitement will reach fever pitch as they speculate and recall their favourites, plus feature clips and moments from across the show’s 50 year history.

Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor.

Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One says: “BBC One is the home of big live events and this special live show is the perfect way to reveal the identity of the next Doctor and share it with the nation. The Doctor is a truly iconic role and I’m more than excited about the booking.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says: “We can’t wait to unveil the next Doctor with everyone live on BBC1 on Sunday night.  Amongst all the speculation and betting, there has been lots of fun and intrigue at work as we’ve been using the codename Houdini as a decoy! It’s the biggest secret in showbiz, even those working with the new Doctor on other projects at the moment have no idea they are in the presence of the 12th incarnation.”

Keep up to date with all the latest news about the show and special guests as we build to the big climax over the next few days and follow http://www.facebook.com/BBCOne, @ BBCOne and @bbcdoctorwho and bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

The special live show is made by BBC Entertainment and Events for BBC One, Guy Freeman is Executive producer and Pinki Chambers is Executive Commissioning Editor. Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One.

The show will be simulcast live on BBC America.  Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

Good luck to the next Doctor.

Source: BBC

In The Flesh Renew For A 2nd Season

The BBC has announced that the three episode series In The Flesh has been picked up for a second season. The second season will also only three episodes. It seems that zombies are a big hit all over the world.

If you have not seen the series I highly recommend that you find it and give it a watch. Not like you typical zombie story. In The Flesh tells the story of Kieran Walker as a PDS survivor. PDS (Partially Dead Syndrome) is what the partially dead have. A treatment has been created to help the undead rehabilitate back into into the world of the living. This is not your typical zombie show/movie and throw a new twist into the old zombie eating the flesh show. So again spend sometime finding this show it is worth it.

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EW: The Walking Dead Covers

EWCOVER-1269-Carl EWCOVER-1269-Daryl EWCOVER-1269This week at San Diego Comic-Con Entertainment Weekly showed off three different cover versions for the upcoming The Walking Dead season. The three covers show Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon and Carl Grimes. Of all the three covers the one that makes me think is the one of young Carl Grimes. Actor Chandler Riggs face shows that the maturing of young Carl is one person you do not want to fuck with. The world of the Walking Dead has eaten away at any childhood that Carl may have had and produce someone cold and not to be messed with.

Source: i09,Entertainment Weekly

Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Trailer Season 4

At San Diego Comic-Con at “The Walking Dead” panel with stars   Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson, and Chad Coleman, plus creator/Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, new showrunner/Executive Producer Scott Gimple, Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Dave Alpert, and Special Effects Makeup Supervisor/Executive Producer Greg Nicotero with show moderator Chris Hardwick talked about the upcoming season and debut and new trailer. Things are getting harder and more crazy in the upcoming season.

Source: YouTube, The Nerdist,

Falling Skies Get Picked Up For A Fourth Season

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TNT has renewed the DreamWorks Television series for a fourth season. The the epic drama produced by executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Noah Wyle. The series follows the Mason family and their day to day struggle to survive after a alien invasion of earth. The show also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunninghamand Sarah Carter.

The show has a respectful viewing audience of around 5.8 million for TNT and has showed strong numbers since it debut in 2011. A season is only 10 episode long but that helps create strong stories with out having to have those fill in episodes that some show suffer from.

The plans is to launch the 10 episode season 4 in 2014.

Source: Deadline Hollywood