INTRUDERS 1.03: “Time Has Come Today”

intrud31Finally, some exposition! Finally, we get to learn a little bit about what has been happening. And, finally, some of my suspicions have been confirmed. See, it really isn’t all that hard to explain to the audience what is happening, INTRUDERS; all your mystery is not gone. In fact, we have new ones.

As the show was hinting, Richard Shepherd has been working off the books on the Marcus/Madison case – we just had no idea how far off the books he’s been working! Marcus asked him to shepherd him and bring him back when the time is right – so “shepherding” appears to be a different step than merely bringing someone back.

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DOCTOR WHO 8.03 (Modern Era) 34.03 (Classic Series): “Robot of Sherwood”

robot1Funny thing about myths and legends: They have a way of taking on lives of their own. Look at the Doctor. He started out as a crotchety old man on a children’s show, and now look at him: a worldwide phenomenon beloved around the globe.

And Robin didn’t start out as a hero. He was a thief who grew into a folk hero, just like the Doctor. The Doctor will be the first to admit he’s not hero – he’s just the guy willing to step forward and make decisions when no one else will (See: “Voyage of the Damned). The 12th Doctor is still unsure if he’s even a good man, let alone a hero, so he resents meeting a man Clara regards as a hero – even if he never really existed. See the problem?
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Trailers for DOCTOR WHO’s ‘Listen’

The fourth episode in Peter Capaldi‘s debut season of DOCTOR WHO looks to be quite scary. Get ready to dive behind the sofa, kids!

Here is the BBC One “Next Time” Trailer:

And here is the BBC America version:

Finally, this is the BBC’s official synopsis of the story:

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

DOCTOR WHO airs tomorrow at 9 p.m. on BBC America.

Promo Photos for DOCTOR WHO’s ‘Listen’

This collection of promotional photos for the DOCTOR WHO episode “Listen” come courtesy of BBC America, which will be airing the episode Saturday at 9 p.m.

The images feature Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara and Samuel Anderson as Danny:

 

Director Pulls Tarp Off the Batmobile

batcarIt seems that a leak yesterday from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prompted director Zack Snyder to Tweet what he called “a real picture” of the newest version of the Batmobile.

You may recall that Snyder first revealed Batman’s new ride back in May (while simultaneously debuting Ben Affleck‘s version of the Batcostume). The rear end of the vehicle had been teased a bit earlier.

USA Today points out that this Batmobile combines elements from previous movie Batvehicles, such as the sleek cockpit and central chasis of the Michael Keaton/Tim Burton version and the combination tank/monster truck of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Tumbler incarnation.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently scheduled to hit theaters March 25, 2015.

But… Where Can I Look, Doctor?

So, my fellow DOCTOR WHO fans and I now have a big problem: Where are we allowed to look?

Ever since the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) warned us not to blink lest we be set upon by Weeping Angels, we have been keeping our eye wide open. But now the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is telling us, “Don’t. Look. ’round.” What terror awaits those who risk it…?

So I ask: precisely where are we to focus our optical receivers — straight ahead and nowhere else?

The next episode of DOCTOR WHO series 8, “Listen,” airs this Saturday at 9 o’clock on BBC America.