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April is my new favorite month.

April is going to be a brilliant month for television.  Fringe returns on April 1st,  two weeks earlier than planned due to the demise of Past Life, the brand new adventures of Doctor Who with Matt Smith begins on April 17th and Treme debuts on April 11th. I think that should hold me until True Blood returns in June, don’t you think? Here are some links for you to enjoy:

New York Magazine has the new trailer for Treme.

BSC has a few promo pics from the new Fringe episode “Peter”.

Check out Doctor Who’s newest companion, Karen Gillian, in this photo spread for Grazia. Interesting hair do she’s got going on.

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Doctor Who: The End of Time.

So that disturbing image is from last week’s Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars. Did you watch it? What did you think? Other than giving me nightmares about drinking water for the rest of my life, I finally got to see the darkest side of Doctor Who that we first saw at the end of  “The Family of Blood” episode:

Tonight’s episode begins the two part goodbye to David Tennant as Doctor Who. Still a little bitter about that. He’s gone on to greener pastures…or a sure to be cancelled in a couple of weeks series in America. I’m not being mean I swear, you just name me the last series Jerry O’Connell was on that lasted more than a month. Go ahead. Think about it. I’ll give you a minute…see? You know I’m right.

Here are a few links about tonight’s episode:

SciFi Wire talks about David Tennant’s exit…warning there are spoilers.

The Boston Herald talks to executive producer, Julie Gardner, who is also exiting the show.

The Star-Ledger talks to David Tennant about filming his last scene.


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Man builds Doctor Who Dalek from 480,000 matchsticks.

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Everyone’s got to have a hobby right?

“This full scale matchstick model of one of television’s scariest aliens is the work of Brian Croucher, 66, who spent more than two years on the task in the sitting room of his end of terrace house in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

He finished it last month by applying the last of three coats of clear varnish to the 480,000 matches which have been cut, shaped and sanded into the 5ft 3in extraterrestrial.”


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I’m totally over this whole Summer thing.

fanEveryone in Oregon enjoying the 100+ degree heat? I’m choosing to do the sensible thing and hide in my cave until the sun goes down. Here’s some goodies I found while wandering around the interwebs today:

Check out the True Blood clip that debuted at Comic Con, along with some character revelations from creator, Alan Ball.

NJ.com recaps the Doctor Who panel at this year’s Comic Con.

Highlights from the Torchwood/Being Human panel at CC via Zap2it. Warning: Contains spoilers if you haven’t finished watching Torchwood: Children of Earth yet.

Eureka is coming back for a fourth season. Yay! Airlock Alpha has details on upcoming episodes and talks to Neil Grayson(Fargo) about being the voice of SARAH.

If you are lucky enough to be in Baltimore on July 30th, you can attend the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s wrap up party for the close of  The Wire exhibit, which officially ends on August 1st.

Jon Stewart + Brian Williams = Best Daily Show Ever. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but it was really funny.

I think that’s enough to get you started, try to stay cool if you can…


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New Torchwood clip, Mistresses and more…

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Here’s some goodies for BBC America Fans:

Another clip from Torchwood: Children of Earth is up over at SciFi Wire. Click here to watch.

Mistresses will definitely be back for a final season which will wrap up all the loose ends. Unfortunately, the last season will consist of just 4 hour long episodes and won’t air until 2010.

Wired has a gallery of all the actors who have played Doctor Who here.

For those of you lucky bastards attending Comic Con, here’s when and where you’ll find David Tennant, Russell T. Davies and other BBC celebrities.


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Doctor Who returns tonight!

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I almost forgot that the the next Doctor Who special airs tonight on BBC America! This is the Christmas one, starring David Morrissey as a man claiming to be Doctor Who. From the picture it’s obvious that Cybermen play a role in the show, I wish the series would stop coming back to the same characters like the Cyberman and Daleks but I still think this episode will rock.

Speaking of time travel, I just spent the last few days reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I don’t know if you’ve read it, but the story is about a man who travels back and forth in time visiting his future wife at various stages in her life. I found so many things wrong with this book. For one thing, it was waaaaay too long, a little editing could have helped the pacing immensely. Another thing that really bothered me was that I was creeped out by the idea of a grown man visiting his future wife at age 6, age 15, etc. The writer tried to make it clear that he was separating his romantic feelings until she was 18, but does that make it any less creepy? Not really, especially when he comes to visit her at 43 and seduces his then 18 year old future wife! Ugh. I had so many problems with this book. I need to find something good to cleanse the ick factor from my brain. Any suggestions?

Here’s a clip from the film version of the book. It starts off with a much older Henry meeting his wife to be at age 6: