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Matt Lucas Teases That He’s Not Done With Doctor Who

Doctor Who fans were surprised when it was announced that Matt Lucas had been bumped up from one-off Christmas guest star to full time companion for season 10. After all, in his first appearance, the character – the bumbling Nardole – didn’t seem to have enough substance to him to sustain a longterm role.

Well, how wrong we were. Lucas adjusted his performance accordingly and Nardole became a more textured figure and trusted ally to the Doctor. And, as it happens, Lucas might still have more travels in the Tardis ahead of him. In an interview with Den Of Geek, the actor spoke about how much he enjoyed being part of Doctor Who – and, in the process, hinted that he isn’t done with the sci-fi show yet.

“I’m really glad I did it. No regrets at all, only gratitude. I’m not sure my relationship with the show is over,
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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Teaser Trailer: Two Doctors Tackle a Twist in Time

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Teaser Trailer: Two Doctors Tackle a Twist in Time
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Season 10 finale of “Doctor Who” below.]

While everyone is in a tizzy over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new star of “Doctor Who,” let’s not forget that we’re not done with Peter Capaldi quiet yet.

The Comic-Con panel for “Doctor Who” on Sunday served as a farewell to Capaldi, who came on as the 12th Doctor in the long-running sci-fi series. Also bidding adieu to Twelve were his co-stars Pearl Mackie who plays companion Bill, Matt Lucas who plays assistant Nardole, Michelle Gomez who plays Missy, writer Mark Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat.

Read More‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker Casting Complaints Prompt BBC Response: ‘The Doctor Is an Alien’

Capaldi isn’t the only one who’s leaving. Moffat will be passing the mantle to “Broadchurch” showrunner Chris Chibnall, and judging by what happened in the finale, Gomez is hanging up her Time Lord duds as well. Update: Sadly, Mackie also
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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Teaser Trailer: Two Doctors Tackle a Twist in Time

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Teaser Trailer: Two Doctors Tackle a Twist in Time
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Season 10 finale of “Doctor Who” below.]

While everyone is in a tizzy over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new star of “Doctor Who,” let’s not forget that we’re not done with Peter Capaldi quiet yet.

The Comic-Con panel for “Doctor Who” on Sunday served as a farewell to Capaldi, who came on as the 12th Doctor in the long-running sci-fi series. Also bidding adieu to Twelve were his co-stars Pearl Mackie who plays companion Bill, Matt Lucas who plays assistant Nardole, Michelle Gomez who plays Missy, writer Mark Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat.

Read More‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker Casting Complaints Prompt BBC Response: ‘The Doctor Is an Alien’

Capaldi isn’t the only one who’s leaving. Moffat will be passing the mantle to “Broadchurch” showrunner Chris Chibnall, and judging by what happened in the finale, Gomez is hanging up her Time Lord duds as well. Update: Sadly, Mackie also
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Ioan Gruffudd’s Forever: The Complete Series Arrives Tuesday

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Once again, Warner Archive Collection rewards fan loyalty with the release of a much-beloved series – Forever: The Complete Series comes to DVD on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 via WBshop.com and popular online retailers.

Fresh off its single-season run on ABC in 2014-2015, Forever: The Complete Series includes all 22 episodes as well as additional never-before-seen deleted scenes from many of the episodes on a 5-disc DVD set. Creator and Executive Producer Matthew Miller (Chuck, Human Target, The 100) is thrilled the series will live on through its DVD release.

“We’re so proud of this series and the way it resonated with fans,” Miller says. “I’m excited for the fans that we’re not only able to release all 22 episodes on DVD, but include previously unseen footage. It’s another chance to breathe new life into the show for both devoted fans and new viewers.”

The series’ premise struck an
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Off The Shelf – Episode 74 – The Best DVDs & Blu-rays from 2015

In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the best DVD and Blu-ray 2015.

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Follow-Up Ryan buys the Ernest and Celestine Blu-ray from Plain Archive Ultra HD Blu-ray Pre-orders Live, March 1st release: Fox, Sony, WB, Shout! and now Lionsgate Curzon Tarkovsky Ryan’s Top 10 List of 2015 Classics from the Van Beuren Studio (Thunderbean Animation) Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (Timeless Media Group / Shout! Factory) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Arrow UK) Twice Upon A Time (Warner Archive Collection) Journey to the Center of the Earth (Twilight Time) Watership Down (The Criterion Collection) Walt Disney Animation Studios: Short Films Collection (Disney) 3-D Rarities (Flicker Alley) Spartacus: Restored Edition (Universal) The Apu Trilogy (The Criterion Collection)

Honorable mentions:

Arrow Video: Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism, The Train, The Criterion Collection: The Fisher King, Moonrise Kingdom
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Off The Shelf – Episode 65 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For September 29th 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of September 29th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Shirts Iron Giant Blu-ray Thunderbean’s Willie Whopper up for sale on Amazon News Agfa’s Something Weird Kickstarter Arrow Release Date Changes Hannibal Season 3 on December 8th Twilight Time October titles Up for Preorder Panic in the Year Zero (Kl Studio Classics) Dangerous Men (Drafthouse Films) X-Files Blu-ray Warner Archive’s October titles: Atom Ant, Wind Across The Everglades New Releases The Bear Black Coal, Thin Ice Christine The Connection Cinco De Mayo [Blu-ray] The Duke Of Burgundy Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Five Films by Patricio Guzman Forbidden Zone Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid The Honeymoon Killers
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Review: Twice Upon a Time

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People of a certain age (i.e. “Old”) will remember when in the early days of HBO, a weird ,wild animated film called Twice Upon a Time made the rounds. Many paid it heed because it was executive produced by George Lucas, currently in the process of imprinting our childhoods with a new mythology. But except for a laserdisc and VHS release, the film rather fell off the table, save for dedicated maniacs who remembered it fondly.

Warner Archives, print-on-demand masters of unearthing lost bits of cinema and making them available to the masses, have achieved the impossible and presented the world with a brand new release of the film, unearthing both audio tracks, and getting many of the animators together for a commentary track, including Henry Selick, who has gone on to great things like Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, and in that order.
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Watch A Clip From The Warner Archive’s Release Of Twice Upon A Time With The Commentary Track

This past summer, the folks from the Warner Archive brought some clips from their newly restored DVD release of John Korty’s Twice Upon A Time to Comic Con.

George Lucas executive produces the animated delight Twice Upon a Time from directors John Korty and Charles Swenson. In its once-upon-a-time world, our heroes are Ralph, the all-purpose animal, and his constant companion, Mumford, who only talks in sound effects. Their mission is nothing short of saving the cosmos from the dastardly plot of Synonamess Botch, who wants to unleash a barrage of nightmare bombs to ensure nonstop bad dreams. They cross paths with a colorful army of characters, including their Fgm (a fairy godmother from the Bronx), the musclebound – and pea-brained – Rod Rescueman and Scuzzbopper, Botch’s scheming court jester and screamwriter. The off-the-wall characters and story are portrayed with an innovative animation technique, lumage, which gives depth, texture and translucent color to every scene.
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Off The Shelf – Episode 64 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of September 22nd, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up December Criterion Announcements Thunderbean Update News Warner Archive: Twice Upon A Time on September 29th Arrow USA: What Have You Done To Solange? Masters Of Cinema: Day Of The Outlaw, December 7th Sony: Better Call Saul / You Can’t Take It With You Kino Lorber Studio Classics: The Black Sleep / Donovan’s Brain Vinegar Syndrome Dilemma Oscilloscope’s new web store New Releases The American Dreamer Arrow: Season 3 Beginning Or The End Black Caesar Breaker Morant Busting Destructors Deuces Wild Dirty Work Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven 3D Dog Day Afternoon 40th Anniversary Fatal Instinct Flash: Season 1 For Us the
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Off The Shelf – Episode 55 – New Releases For Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of June 23rd, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Den of Geek article News Arrow Video Sale Disney Movie Club Blu-rays: More Herbie on Blu-ray (Herbie Goes Bananas & Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo) Warner Archive – Showdown in Little Tokyo in July on Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics – Pitfall (1948) Warner Archive’s July Slate – Sam Fuller’s Run of the Arrow, The Snorks Season 2, Centurions Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbYbvaLNsKY

(They also tease Atom Ant coming to DVD – to be discussed at Comic Con, along with their upcoming release of Twice Upon a Time) Severin: Three Cult Horror Films heading to Blu-ray in August New Releases 3-D Rarities Bank Shot
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Short Starts: Watch ‘Playing For Keeps’ Screenwriter Robbie Fox’s ‘The Great O’Grady’

The upcoming romantic comedy Playing for Keeps may not look particularly enticing, but keep in mind that it’s written by Robbie Fox, who gave us the clever script for So I Married an Axe Murderer about 20 years ago. Of course, he followed that with a story credit on the Pauly Shore vehicle In the Army Now (which was rewritten) before disappearing for two decades — I’m only aware of one spec script he sold in 1999 for a time travel-based divorce comedy titled Twice Upon a Time, which has never been produced. He’s also done some uncredited work through his career, including rewrites on My Girl, but for the most part his output is unknown and inconsistent. Still, I thought it would be fun to go back to the beginning of his career and watch 25-year-old short film titled The Great O’Grady. Fox directed the 30-minute film in addition to scripting, and
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Best in Blogs: Green Bay Packers Stock, Pickled Kim Jong Il, and Updated Fairy Tales

Best in Blogs: Green Bay Packers Stock, Pickled Kim Jong Il, and Updated Fairy Tales
AP Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers seen on Dec. 25, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis.

Are the Green Bay Packers the worst stock in America? Will India’s $50 computer tablet be shelved? And what life-threatening medical condition is ex-presidential candidate John Edwards facing? A look at the most interesting stories from the Wall Street Journal blogs.

Are the Green Bay Packers the Worst Stock in America?: When the Green Bay Packers—last year’s Super Bowl champs—last sold stock in 1997, for $200 a share,
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Hot Rods & Droids: A George Lucas Profile (Part 3)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker George Lucas in the third of a six-part feature... read parts one and two.

“We both have a tradition that, when we have a film opening for which there are high expectations, we get out of town,” stated filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who vacationed with colleague George Lucas in Hawaii while Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Star Wars (1977) were being theatrically released. Lucas asked Spielberg what he would like to do as his follow-up effort. “I said I wanted to do a James Bond film. United Artists had approached me after Sugarland Express [1974] and asked me to do a film for them. I said, ‘Sure give me the next James Bond film.’ But they said they couldn’t do that. Then George said he had a film that was even better than a James Bond. It was called Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Titans: George Lucas v. Steven Spielberg (part 1)

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Three and a half decades after their breakout successes, they remain arguably two of the most potent brand names in American entertainment and understandably so. Probably more than any other two individuals, they have been – for good or for ill — responsible for a massive reconfiguration of media entertainment, expanding from film into TV, merchandising, and new media, constantly exploring the ability to cross-pollinate all these strains, and sparking a re-thinking of the kinds of movies Hollywood makes and the way they’re made.

Lucas and Spielberg are credited – and sometimes blamed – for launching, expanding, and perfecting the concept of the synergistic, merchandisable blockbuster franchise. After their commercial breakouts in the late 1970s, their movies regularly dominated the all-time best box office performers list for most of the following decades, and even today, after such recent additions as Avatar (2009), Titanic (1997), The Passion of the Christ (2004), the Spider-Man,
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Breaking: ABC orders Charlie's Angels Reboot

Breaking: ABC orders Charlie's Angels Reboot
Twice upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And now, ABC has decided, a new trio of cops should be turned into Charlie’s Angels — the network’s just ordered a pilot for an update of the ’70s hit.

This go-’round, TVLine has learned, the show will be set in Miami and Bosley will be hot. (No offense to David Doyle.) Also of note: Leonard Goldberg, a producer on the original series, is on board, as is (behind the scenes) Drew Barrymore, who brought the crimefighters to the big screen. Overseeing the
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Killer Talent: A David Fincher Profile (Part 1)

With his latest film The Social Network hitting cinemas this October, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director David Fincher in the first of a three part feature...

Watching a behind the scenes documentary on the making of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) was a life altering experience for the six year old son of a Life magazine bureau chief and a mental health nurse. “Prior to seeing that, I just assumed that movies took place in real time,” recalled Denver, Colorado born filmmaker David Fincher. “But they were filming train robberies and shoot-outs, and blowing up balsa-wood trains at locations across the West. It never occurred to me that you could infer this whole world, putting together the pieces. It was just revelatory. And that's pretty much when I made up my mind. If you want to be happy, you've got to direct movies.”

Transplanted to California and
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