BBC

Cult News Wrap: Tuesday 14th October

NBC has ordered four more scripts for its new series, Knight Rider. The new series has performed well so far in the ratings and especially amongst young men. Knight Rider is a modern day take on the classic 1980's series of the same title.

Several newspapers are claiming that they'll be Children in Need Doctor Who special that will feature the seven Doctor Who actors that are still alive. According to reports Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant are set to star alongside each other for a special episode that will be broadcast during the Children in Need telethon. Last year's Children in Need featured a short scene with the 5th Doctor [Peter Davison] encountering the current Doctor [David Tennant]. However, this has yet to be confirmed by the BBC so treat it as rumour for now.

[Written by James Ryder]


ATV

Cult News Flash:

Fans of the cancelled fantasy series Wonderfalls can look forward to a crossover episode in the second season of Pushing Daises! Wonderfalls aired on Fox in 2004 and while 13 episodes were produced the plug was pulled on the series, due to low ratings, after the fourth episode. All 13 episodes have since been released on DVD in America.

The man behind Wonderfalls is Bryan Fuller who is also the man behind Pushing Daisies and he told iFMagazine ‘I had to do a Wonderfalls crossover in this season of Pushing Daisies. That happens in episode eight of the second season, and I'm really excited about it."

As yet there are no more details as to what form the crossover will take. The second season of Pushing Daisies is currently airing stateside.

[Saturday 11th October 2008, 11.24am. Written by James Ryder]


BBC

More Torchwood Cast

Several more cast members for the forthcoming third season of Torchwood have been revealed.

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Cult News Flash:

The UK premier of Fringe, the new supernatural drama from JJ Abrams, got off to an okay start on Sky One last night.

The series, which is doing well stateside, managed to pull in 292,000 viewers according to overnight figures. An additional 80,000 watched the opening episode using Sky’s multistart option. JJ Abrams is the man behind hit series Lost which also airs on Sky One in the UK.

[Monday 6th October 2008, 1.38pm. Written by James Ryder]


FOX

Full Fringe

Fox has ordered a full season order of its new SF series Fringe. The show has performed well in the ratings so far and so the broadcaster had ordered an additional nine episodes of the series which will bring the total number of episodes of Fringe, for the season, two 22.

J.J Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are the creators of the new SF drama starring Joshua Jackson, Anna Troy and John Noble.

Fringe will air on Sky One in the UK from the 5th of October.

[Source: Sci Fi. Thursday 2nd October 2008, 9.40am. Written by James Ryder]


Cult Wrap Wednesday 1st October 2008

[Sources: Sci Fi Wire, Hollywood Reporter, Variety & Entertainment Weekly. Written by Dominic Knight & James Ryder]


BBC

Word on the Web: Merlin

Two episodes in and it’s time to see what you think of the BBC1’s new drama offering on a Saturday night, Merlin. Following in the footsteps of Robin Hood, it’s a thoroughly modern day take on an ancient and popular legend, but is it any good?

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BBC

Adventures Down on Last Year

The return of The Sarah Jane Adventures didn’t quite bring in the audience of last year but still drew an impressive figure.

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Forbes joins Blood

Michelle Forbes, known for her work on several SF series, will join the cast of HBO’S True Blood.

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Cult News Wrap: Wednesday 24th September

[Sources: Hollywood Reporter, Sci Fi Wire and BBC Press Office. Written by Dominic Knight & James Ryder]


BBC

Children in Need Opens Up Doctor Who Studio

A competition, which will help raise money for Children in Need, will give fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures the chance to explore the sets of the three SF series. Contains the BBC Press Release.

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ATV

Pushing Daises wins Award

The quirky ABC fantasy/drama series, took home an Emmy Award at last night’s award ceremony that was held in Los Angeles.

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BBC

Former Doctor for daytime Doctors

A former Doctor Who actor is to guest-star in BBC1’s daytime soap, Doctors.

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ABC

Flash drama for ABC

American network ABC is about to give the green light for a pilot for a possible new SF series from Brannon Braga and David S.Goyer.

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Cult Wrap: Thursday 18th September


BBC

Tennant Wasn’t Keen on Rowling Cameo

Doctor Who actor David Tennant wasn’t happy with the idea of JK Rowling cameo in the SF series, according to emails published in The Times. Also revealed in the emails is Russell T.Davies choice for the next Doctor.

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BBC

Torchwood’s London Bound

The shortened third season of Torchwood will feature scenes filmed in London as well as Cardiff.

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More Who Film Rumours

Yet more rumours concerning the much speculated over possible Doctor Who movie.

 

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Galactica Actress is Lost and Found

 

Battlestar Galactica actress Katie Sackhoff is amongst the cast for a new drama pilot for the American NBC network.

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Cult Wrap

  • Production of Joss Whedon’s new Fox’s SF series Dollhouse has temporarily shut down but Whedon fans have nothing to fear, the show’s still on course. The temporary shutdown in production was to allow Whedon to make alterations to the show’s fourth episode and commence work on following scripts. Whedon has directed two episodes of the new show, possibly including the new opening episode which was commissioned to explain the premise of the show better.

  • News of another Fox SF series this time, Fringe. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new series performed well when it premiered on the 9th September. The series opened with an extended 90 minute episode, limited commercial breaks, and picked up 9 million viewers.

  • The BBC has yet to decide the future of Spooks: Code 9. The BBC3 spin-off series, set several years in the future, debuted to good ratings but the series failed to maintain these figures across its run and was blasted by critics. The drama starred Georgia Moffett, amongst others, but the BBC hasn’t yet commissioned a second season. However, some of the cast are contracted for two seasons.


BBC

Former Doctor to return to Who?

Another story from British tabloid, The Sun, regarding next years’ feature-length specials of Doctor Who. This time the paper claims that one of the previous Doctors will feature in one of the specials. Contains unconfirmed spoilers.

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BBC

Who Wins Award

The ever popular BBC Sci Fi series Doctor Who was won several awards at the TV Quick & TV Choice awards last night.

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BBC

Sun Claims Zeta in Who Role

Another day, another story in The Sun about Doctor Who as the tabloid now claims that Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones could star in a film of the show. Warning: Take this with a pinch of salt.

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BBC

Sun Claims Companion Will Return to Who

Tabloid newspaper, The Sun, has claimed that a former companion and an old enemy will return for one of the Doctor Who specials next year. Contains unconfirmed spoilers.

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BBC

A Look Ahead To Merlin

ATV Cult takes a look at the new fantasy drama Merlin, which airs on BBC One later this month.

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ATV

Another Lost Character

According to Entertainment Weekly British actress Zuleikha Robinson is to appear in hit ABC series Lost.

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Sci Fi Channell

No Galactica Delay

Despite rumours circulating over the past week or so Battlestar Galactica will return in January 2009. There had been rumours, sparked by actor Aaron Douglas, that the second half of season four would be delayed and would not air in January. However, the Sci Fi Channel has said these rumours are 'inaccurate' and stated the series will return for its final episodes in the new year.


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