• Hartnell Passes Doctor Who to Troughton with Matt Smith

    Dec 10, 2016

    In this scene from An Adventure in Space and Time, the biographical film that explored Doctor Who's earliest years, the first Doctor William Hartnell, played by David Bradley, passes the role onto Patrick Troughton. The concept of regeneration was invented to keep the show alive, but Hartnell could have never forseen how immortal both the series and the character would become as a result. The power of the Doctor's legacy is demonstrated with a cameo by then-Doctor Matt Smith, pulling past and present together in a way that the Doctor would truly appreciate.

    Update April 18, 2017:

    David Bradley in An Adventure in Time and Space

    It seems that David Bradley's portrayal of the first Doctor was a hit! It has been reported that he will reprise the role in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special. He will join Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor in his last adventure as they save their home planet of Gallifrey by moving it into another dimension. If this sounds familiar, it's because it will tie into the 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, that gave us our first look at Peter Capaldi in the role ... or ... his eyebrows in the role.

    In the climax of that episode, all Doctors from William Hartnell to Matt Smith joined forces to complete the task, with Peter Capaldi's Doctor swooping in to lend a hand. It will be revealed that this magic moment happens just before his regeneration.

    Peter Capaldi's Eyebyows

    Here's lookin' at you, kid.

  • Binge This! Movie & TV for June 2017

    Jun 10, 2017

    It's going to be a Wonder-ful month for movie & TV fanatics! We'll kick things off with Wonder Woman in theaters, end it with Preacher on AMC, and fill the time in between with new episodes of Orange is the New Black and Fear the Walking Dead. Oh yeah, and plenty of 1990s classics are available on streaming services and premium cable this month, so let's revisit the good old days when Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Jim Carrey, and Kevin Costner could do no wrong.
    It's Binge This! Essential TV's recommendations to fill your screens and your free time in theaters, streaming, and on TV in June 2017.

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  • Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer 2

    Jun 21, 2017

    Winter isn't quite here ... but it's close, and the second trailer for Game of Thrones season 7 makes it feel closer than ever. This is our best glimpse yet at the story to come, and there's a lot that can be inferred.

    If this trailer is any indication, season 7 is going to keep up the insane pace that the season 6 finale ended on. There are just 7 episodes this season, so expect a lot to happen quickly and a bunch of characters to be quickly dispatched. Gotta thin the herd and wrap this up!

  • Agents of SHIELD Slingshot Digital Series

    Jul 15, 2017

    You can watch all six episodes of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off, digital series now, thanks to YouTube! It features Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez as an Inhuman with super speed, alongwith other Agents regulars, like Coulson, Daisy/Quake, May, Fitz, Simmons, Mac, and Jeffrey Mace. It takes place between seasons 3 and 4 of the ABC series.

    Episode 1: Vendetta

    Episode 2: John Hancock

    Episode 3: Progress

    Episode 4: Reunion

    Episode 5: Deal Breaker

    Episode 6: Justicia

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson vs Game of Thrones

    Jul 15, 2017

    Game of Thrones is, by its very genre, fantasy. Even so, some of the elements, even the more outrageous, are rooted in science. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to Isaac Hempstead Wright, the actor we know as Bran Stark, to tackle the facts behind the magic of this epic series.

    Dragons, violence, magic & more: Explore “Game of Thrones” through the lens of science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), comic co-host Michael Ian Black, author Helen Keen, and psychologist Travis Langley.

    NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at www.startalkradio.net/startalk-all-access/

  • Hodor Meet Mayim Bialik Sodastream Commercial

    Jul 16, 2017

    It's almost a Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones crossover. Sodastream gives Hodor new life as he is discovered by Mayim Bialik in the year 2136. Just go with it.

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