Monday, 23 April 2018
Saturday, 14 April 2018
The first poster has been released for Matt Smith's new film - "Mapplethorpe - a biopic about photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe.
An Indigogo crowdfunding campaign will also launch on Tuesday 17 April 2018:
We are extremely excited to announce that we will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in the coming weeks! We have been working on this film for over a decade and we have done it completely independently. We want to continue on that path which is why we are now coming to YOU, our fans, and inviting all of you to become a part our journey and the production. We will be offering a wide range of amazing experiences and perks like #MapplethorpeMovie memorabilia, props used in the film, items signed by #MattSmith and Eliza Dushku and much much more! Most of the perks on offer are extremely limited and won't be available anywhere else - EVER!Sounds good! You can sign up by email to gain access to the perks an hour early by visiting the Indigogo Mapplethorpe page.
Sunday, 8 April 2018
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
"Twice Upon A Time" has been nominated in the 2018 Hugo Awards in the "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" category.
It faces some stiff competition from the highly acclaimed "Black Mirror" episode, "USS Callister" plus the "Star Trek: Discovery" episode, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad".
The full list of nominations in the "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" category are:
- Black Mirror: “USS Callister,” written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, directed by Toby Haynes (House of Tomorrow)
- “The Deep” [song], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)
- Doctor Who: “Twice Upon a Time,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Cymru Wales)
- The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit,” written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
- The Good Place: “The Trolley Problem,” written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
- Star Trek: Discovery: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” written by Aron Eli Coleite & Jesse Alexander, directed by David M. Barrett (CBS Television Studios)
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Silva Screen have announced that the long-awaited Series 9 Soundtrack will be released on 27 April 2018 and is available for pre-order now priced £14.99.
Limited Edition includes additional booklet with Stuart Manning poster images and slipcase. This edition will be generally available on other sites but is limited in number. The Standard Edition is the same as the Limited Edition but does not include the slipcase or additional booklet.
Premiering in September 2015, the ninth series of Doctor Who featured Peter Capaldi in the title role in his sophomore season as television’s favourite time traveller. This all encompassing four part collection features general cues on discs one and two, the complete score from the episode Heaven Sent on disc three and on disc four the Christmas Special, The Husbands Of River Song. Five time BAFTA nominee Murray Gold recently confirmed that he is stepping down from composer duties on the show after 12 years of providing some of the finest music to be heard on contemporary television. This is also the 12th Silva Screen release of his music from the 2005 revival onwards and underlines the breadth of Gold’s composing skill across over two and a half hours of music.
"It’s one of the last great morality tales out there but it also celebrates life. For that reason I think it’s a great show for kids. I couldn’t write this much music for it if I didn’t feel that way.” – Murray Gold
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Big Finish have released the story details for "UNIT: Cyber-Reality" which is due to be released in May.
The Auctioneers. A secret global network, collecting and exploiting alien technology for maximum profit. After they threaten UNIT, the consequences are grave. Kate Stewart has vowed to take them down.
But another menace is close. The Cybermen are coming, and UNIT’s only hope could be its greatest enemy. The Master.
UNIT 6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton
Sam Bishop is missing. Lost at sea, imprisoned with a valuable hostage, UNIT’s troubleshooter will need all his skills to survive. To save their comrade, Kate Stewart and Osgood are offered a deadly challenge. But this game might be impossible to win…
UNIT 6.2 Tele-presence by Guy Adams
Testing salvaged equipment, Osgood leads Colonel Shindi and Josh Carter on a strange expedition into uncharted territory. A virtual world. When the team is attacked, Kate tries to assist. But it seems the technology itself is doing all it can to keep her apart from her people.
UNIT 6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams
The Cybermen are coming. Across the barriers between universes, conquering all before them. Conquering and converting. As her troops fight a relentless enemy, Kate battles to lock down the threat. But how long can UNIT resist?
UNIT 6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton
The Cybermen are close to victory. A world under Cyber-control. A new paradigm to expand the Cyber-race. Fresh from the Time War, the Master arrives at the hour of Earth’s greatest need. But he really doesn’t care…
Make sure you pre-order this ultimate showdown of the century! UNIT – Cyber-Reality will be released in May and is available for pre-order now at £23 on CD or £20 on download.
Or you can save money in a bundle and get UNIT – Cyber-Reality (series six) with UNIT – Encounters (series five), UNIT series seven and UNIT series eight at £90 on CD or £80 on download.
If you’ve not heard any of the UNIT releases before, you can download the first episode of the first series UNIT – Extinction for FREE here.
Friday, 9 March 2018
Sunday, 4 March 2018
Matt Smith was Kirsty Young's guest on today's "Desert Island Discs" - and if you missed it you can listen to it here: Desert Island Discs
"Doctor Who" was obviously discussed and Matt revealed that he'd never watched an episode of "Doctor Who" before he got the role - informing the casting team of this by saying that "Doctor Who's on at 7 o'clock on a Saturday night. I'm in a boozer then".
He speaks of the show in glowing terms: “It’s the greatest part of my life. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I loved every minute of it.”
Amongst other things discussed were his football ambitions, university, family and, of course, "The Crown".
Monday, 26 February 2018
Thursday, 8 February 2018
According to "The Hollywood Reporter", Matt Smith is to play notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson in a new independent film "Charlie Says".
"Charlie Says" will look at the three women (Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Gluten and Patricia Krenwinkle) who were sentenced to death (And later to life imprisonment) following the 1969 mass murder of Sharon Tate and others.
Matt will be reunited with his former "Womb" (or "Clone") co-star, Hannah Murray who has also been cast in "Charlie Says".
Thursday, 25 January 2018
Big Finish have released the cover art and a few more details of the next UNIT audio - "Cyber-Reality" - which is due for release in May 2018:
In this sixth series of UNIT, Kate Stewart will be forced to rely on the Master to defeat a new race of Cybermen.
The UNIT team face off against the Cybermen in four new adventures out for release in May.
Although a first for the new UNIT team at Big Finish, Kate Stewart battled against the Cybermen in Doctor Who TV episode Death in Heaven. And now it’s time for round two!
Joining Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Derek Jacobi as the War Master, are the whole UNIT team: Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi, James Joyce as Josh Carter and Warren Brown as Sam Bishop – with Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen.
The four new missions in UNIT – Cyber-Reality are:
6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton
6.2 Telepresence by Guy Adams
6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams
6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton
Make sure you pre-order the ultimate showdown of the century! UNIT – Cyber-Reality will be released in May and is available for pre-order now at £23 on CD or £20 on download.
Or you can save money in a bundle and get UNIT – Cyber-Reality with UNIT - Encounters, series seven and series eight of UNIT at £90 on CD or £80 on download.
If you’ve never heard any of the UNIT releases before, download the first episode of the first series UNIT – Extinction for free here.