Cuddle Up With a Comfy Kraken!

Do not release the Kraken!

That’s probably what you would say if you were wrapped up in these awesomely Lovecraftian kraken-theme bedding sets! I know I would…

Available from the Etsy shop Ink and Rags — which insists on calling it “octopus bedding” — these hand-made (hopefully not from octo-flesh) pillow case and duvet sets come in featherweight and fleece versions in sizes from twin to king and are listed for $119.

Thanks to Nerd Approved for the heads-up.

Teasers for ‘The Girl Who Died’

This week is the big “worlds collide” event, when Maisie Williams — Arya on GAME OF THRONES — guests on DOCTOR WHO as a mysterious new character, Ashildr, so naturally the BBC wants to drum up some interest. Thus we have this sneak peak at the opening of tonight’s episode, featuring the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) trying to find the time to save Clara (Jenna Coleman) from any number of gruesome fates including a “love sprite”!

 

 

 

 

“The Girl Who Died” is the first installment of a two-parter, so brace yourself for another stunning cliff-hanger ending, beginning at 9 o’clock on BBC America.

Introducing Tomorrow’s DOCTOR WHO Episode…

Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara) try to get you psyched for tomorrow night’s new episode of DOCTOR WHO, “The Girl Who Died.” (Yes, this is the one with Maisie Williams from GAME OF THRONES)

 

Is Clara, The Impossible Girl, also the Girl Who Died? Jenna is leaving the show sometime during this series…

DOCTOR WHO is on BBC America tomorrow night at 9 o’clock.

Netflix Photos Tease JESSICA JONES

All 13 episodes of Marvel’s JESSICA JONES  will debut on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 20, as Marvel’s second original series (after DAREDEVIL) in the studios’ co-production venture.

These photos are the first official images from the new series, and include Krysten Ritter (BREAKING BAD) as Jessica; Mike Colter (THE GOOD WIFE) as Luke Cage; David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO) as Killgrave, also known (in the comics) as the Purple Man; Rachael Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Patsy Walker, a.k.a. the superheroine Hellcat in the comics; and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Harper, a new character created for this series.


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New ‘Power Man and Iron Fist’ Title Planned for 2016

PMIF01In the best comic book news today, Marvel announced a revival of the iconic 1970s series Power Man and Iron Fist written by David Walker and drawn by Sanford Greene.

Known as the original “Heroes for Hire,” the teaming of Luke Cage and Danny Rand came about in 1977, because Marvel wanted to keep both heroes going monthly. Luke Cage’s run in his own solo series began with Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 in 1972 (the title changed to Power Man with issue #17). Iron Fist — whose solo series (Iron Fist) had come to an end — started appearing in Power Man and then was elevated to co-star status when what would have been Power Man #50 was renamed Power Man and Iron Fist. The series ran until #125.

I remember the book as a great buddy series, with Luke and Danny becoming the best of friends. Their supporting cast included Danny’s girlfriend Misty Knight and her roomie Colleen Wing.

Of course Luke is a big cheese in the Marvel universe now, what with being an Avenger and husband to Jessica Jones. Luke will even go live-action when he appears in the upcoming Netflix series JESSICA JONES, in which he will be played by Mike Colter. Word is Iron Fist will also appear, but has not been cast yet.

No official release date has been announced, but the title is expected to bow in early 2016.

New Adventures for the War Doctor in the Pipeline!

wardocaudioIf you thought you’d never hear from the War Doctor ever again, your fears can now be allayed: Big Finish Productions has just announced a four-title series of brand-new audio adventures starring John Hurt as that most mysterious incarnation of the Doctor!

The War Doctor’s further adventures will debut in December and take us inside his Time War battles against the Daleks!

The first title “The War Doctor 1: Only the Monstrous,” and stars the voices of Hurt and Jacqueline Pearce — BLAKES 7’s Servalan and Chessene in the Colin Baker Sixth Doctor story, “The Two Doctors.”

Next will be “The War Doctor 2: Infernal Devices,” with cast and release date TBA. The other two installments are just listed as “Coming Soon.”
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And Now… the Honest Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Utron’

Once again, those clever folks over at Screen Junkies have come up with a funny piece — however, similar to Mad Max: Fury Road, the writers were forced to reach for truly bad stuff.

 

Yeah, the jist of it is that the movie couldn’t possibly live up to the insane fan expectations — and it didn’t. That’s the criticism in a nutshell.

But I did like how the voice-over pointed out that in addition to being entertaining on its own, this movie had to set up  Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and who knows how many other follow-ups…