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Date set for ‘Doctor Who’ series 5 album

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 17, 2010 by Geek Tv

The soundtrack to Doctor Who series five will be released on November 8. The 2-CD set includes 63 tracks from Matt Smith’s full series outing as The Doctor, including a mammoth 22 tracks from the two-part series finale. The release date matches that for the complete series five DVD boxset.

The CW anounces autumn premiere dates

Posted in Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , on July 1, 2010 by Geek Tv

On Thursday, September 9, the network’s #1 show, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) returns for a second season and leads into new action-drama series NIKITA (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). NIKITA stars international action-film star and martial arts expert Maggie Q (“Mission Impossible III”) in the title role as a spy and assassin for a top secret U.S. government agency, who rebels against the system that created her and will stop at nothing to bring their powerful operation to an end.

On Friday, September 24, SMALLVILLE (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) kicks-off its tenth and final season with the non-stop action and classic DC Comics characters viewers love, followed by the sixth season of SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

Supernatural – The Complete 5th Season DVD and Blu-ray Announced: Extras, 3D Box Art, More!

Posted in Supernatural with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2010 by Geek Tv
    Two brothers and one fallen angel – against all the might of Satan and his army! As the Apocalypse grows closer, threatening to turn Earth into a battlefield soaked with human blood, Sam, Dean and Castiel struggle against daunting odds. New foes arise, including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Old friends depart, consumed by the fearsome wrath of Hell. Through it all, the Winchesters are targeted by demons and angels alike, who warn that each brother has a special and terrible role to play in the coming devastation. Season Five follows Sam and Dean on their most terrifying journey yet, one that may lead them to the only ally strong enough to defeat the Devil: God.

Last week we posted a story that Warner Home Video’s releases for Supernatural – The Complete 5th Season on DVD ($59.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc ($69.98 SRP) would be available starting September 7th. Today Warner confirmed that info with their official announcement of the title. It will be 6 discs on the DVD version, and 4 discs on the Blu-ray set, with Bonus Material that consists of a Gag Reel, an Unaired Scene from Episode 9 (“The Real Ghostbusters”), a Producer/Writer Commentary Track on Episode 4 (“The End”), the “Supernatural: Apocalypse Survival Guides – Bobby’s Exclusive Video Collection” and “Ghostfacers: The Web Series“. Video is widescreen, with high-def 1080p resolution on the BD version. Audio on both versions is English Dolby Surround 5.1, with an option on the DVD for Portuguese Stereo and an option on the Blu-ray for French Stereo. Subtitles are in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Thai on the DVD and are in Dutch, Spanish, French, and Portuguese on the Blu-ray. Running time is 924 minutes. Here’s the finalized package art for both versions, now in a nice 3D view:

Moffat: ‘Who treatment was shameful’

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , on June 18, 2010 by Geek Tv

Steven Moffat has suggested that Doctor Who was badly treated before its relaunch in 2005.

The showrunner made the comments at the BAFTA screening of ‘The Pandorica Opens’, which airs tomorrow night on BBC One at 6.40pm.

When it was noted that the show would not have had such a prestigious airing in the past, Moffat said: “And that’s shameful actually. It should have had that attention. There’s absolutely brilliant stuff.

“I hate this orthodoxy that Doctor Who suddenly became good in 2005 – that’s not true. I didn’t fall in love with that show because it was rubbish – it was because it was brilliant.”

He then drew the audience’s attention to Waris Hussein, the director of the first ever Doctor Who episode ‘An Unearthly Child’, which aired on November 23, 1963.

Moffat added: “A lot of people here will have seen that, but if you haven’t and you entertain the idea that Doctor Who was ever anything but brilliant, go and watch it. It’s absolutely astonishing – 25 minutes of magical television.”

Asked what had changed to alter the perception of the show, he quipped: “All of us who grew up watching nothing but Doctor Who all day long took over television!

“Those of us who grew up venerating it and loving and not regarding it as a silly thing, we became middle-aged and we put our love into this show.”

Doctor Who: Cold Blood 5×09 Recap

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2010 by Geek Tv

The second part of the episode starts with the Doctor and Nasreen walking in the Silurian civilisation and they find themselves in a corridor covered with plants long thought extinct, and find an entrance. As soon as they walk through it, an alarm goes off and the pair are captured by the Silurian soldiers where they are taken to the same lab Amy and Mo are in. Amy is about to be dissected by the Silurian doctor Malohkeh, but he is called off moments before doing so by the alarm triggered by the Doctor and Nasreen. Amy pickpockets the Silurian doctor and steals the device to unlock her bonds. Amy escapes and frees Mo. As they walk around trying to find a way out, they stumble upon a chamber where the Silurians are keeping Elliot wired up. Mo is enraged and determines they need to find weapons to protect themselves and get his son out. They then find two cryo-chambers, each with a Silurian warrior inside, although they appear to be immobile. Amy deduces that they are hibernation pods, with each warrior standing on a transport disc that can take them to the surface. Since they don’t know how to work the transport discs, they take the hibernating Silurians’ weapons instead to have something to fight with while looking for another exit.

In the church, while the group are awaiting the Doctor’s and Nasreen’s return, Ambrose notices her father’s injury from Alaya’s sting, so she goes to Alaya’s room and implores her to give her the cure. Alaya responds that she has no desire nor need to tell her. Angered, Ambrose picks up a stun gun to pretend to threaten Alaya. However, Alaya begins taunting her by asking her where her son is, and how she is too much of a coward to use the stun gun even to protect her family. Angered and worried about her family, Ambrose does stun her, at first lightly to get the information, but when Alaya still refuses, she shoves the stun gun into her stomach with greater strength, killing her. The others run in, shocked, for keeping Alaya alive was probably the only way to achieve a peaceful resolution.

Meanwhile, the Silurians attempt to ‘decontaminate’  the Doctor for analysis. The Doctor, however, is unusually finding the decontamination painful, and yells out in between cringing at Malohkeh that he is not human. After Malohkeh checks and notices the Doctor’s two hearts, he turns the machine off and uses a rod similar to the Doctor’s sonic Screwdriver to wake up Nasreen. Another Silurian, Restac, Alaya’s sister and the Silurians’ military commander, enters, however, and is adamant that they be destroyed. She takes the Doctor and Nasreen to a conference room, which turns out to be the Silurian court, and informs them they will be executed. On the way, the Doctor explains some of the Silurians’ history: that they went into hibernation when their astronomers predicted a solar catastrophe approaching Earth. When the Silurians ask how he knows so much about them, the Doctor explains he has encountered their kind before. Initially delighted that others of their species survived, the Doctor angers them by explaining humans wiped out those who woke before. Restac views such an act as justification to destroy humanity.

Just as Restac is about to fire, Amy and Mo arrive, armed with the Silurian guns. They are soon overwhelmed by the dozens of Silurian guards, however, and are about to be executed as well. Back at the church, Rory and the gang have wrapped Alaya’s body in an orange afghan, when a screen on an unplugged computer turns on, revealing Restac who shows them the others as hostages. The Doctor reminds Rory that if they bring Alaya back, the Silurians will leave them alone, but Restac refuses and announces that the first to be executed will be Amy, aiming her gun as the screen switches off completely, leaving Rory in shock. Malohkeh attempts to reason with Restac as he believes that the Silurians and humans are compatible with each other and so war is unnecessary; however, she simply orders him to leave. Nevertheless, Amy manages to survive because Eldane, a Silurian above Restac in rank, arrives after being fetched by Malohkeh and orders for them to be untied.

The Doctor proposes that the Silurians hold talks, with Amy and Nasreen as the human race’s representatives, to try to figure out a peaceful way for the Earth to be shared between the species. They are making progress, as Amy suggests that certain areas of the planet that are inhospitable to humans could work for the Silurians. In exchange, Eldane proposes that all Silurian technology can be used to both species’ benefit. As they have found common ground, Eldane is open to the idea of exchanging them for Alaya, so they open another communication link to Rory and the others in the church. They agree to bring them down to the Silurians’ habitat for the exchange, and it appears as if it will all work out. Meanwhile, Restac and a number of troops storm into Malohkeh’s lab and execute him for betraying her cause.

After the communications link is closed, Ambrose, still distrustful of the Silurians and worried because Alaya is in fact dead, decides that before going down, they should set the drill to go off in 15 minutes and destroy all oxygen in the Silurians’ habitat. That Ambrose is 3v0l D: As the group arrive with Alaya’s corpse, Restac returns with many more warriors, who she has woken up from hibernation, intending to stage a coup. When she sees that Alaya, her sister, is dead, Restac loses control and orders her warriors to kill all the humans, starting with Ambrose. As the Silurians open fire, the Doctor deters them by breaking down their weapons with the sonic screwdriver, as all the humans and Eldane lock themselves in the lab. There, they realise that they have very little time before the drill impacts the surface of the Silurians’ habitat and they all die. The Doctor decides that they should use the Silurian technology to send an energy pulse through the tunnel network to destroy the drill before it demolishes the Silurian civilisation. However, doing so would cause an underground collapse, so they will need to escape before the drill is destroyed. They need to get from the lab to where the Doctor and Nasreen left the TARDIS, but the Silurian army is blocking the way. Eldane tells them that he can stall the army by activating ‘toxic fumigation’; a safety system that warns everyone to return to hibernation before a toxic gas is released, for only those stubborn and violent enough to follow Restac will die. The Doctor approaches Eldane and promises that in a thousand years, the Silurians and humans should attempt living together once again, for he will ensure that the humans are the best they can be by then. He approaches Elliot and asks him to create a myth, story or religion that can inform all coming human generations of the Silurians and how they can cohabitate peacefully one day in order to promote this plan.

As the safety system is triggered, Tony yells out in pain. Alaya had previously suggested that he should have been dead soon after she attacked him, but the Doctor finds that instead of killing him, the spit from Alaya has triggered a mutation. The Ambassador tells them that Tony can be put in a chamber to stop the infection, but the process takes much longer than the 15 minutes they have before the drill impacts. To this, Tony responds that he will stay behind, and everybody else clamors to get to the TARDIS. The Doctor realises Nasreen is not moving, as she informs him she will stay behind with Tony, to study the Earth and help the Silurians co-operate with mankind when the time comes. As the Doctor is taking so long, Amy returns to get him, prompting Rory to wait for Amy and the Doctor as well.

Ambrose, Mo and Elliot quickly get onto the TARDIS, but before Amy, Rory and the Doctor go in, they all notice a crack in the wall, just like that in Amy’s bedroom as a child. The Doctor surmised that the cracks in the universe must have been formed by an explosion and insists on reaching into the other side to see what it holds, because explosions often leave shrapnel. He takes something out and looks wraps it in a towel. Just as Rory, Amy and the Doctor are about to finally go into the TARDIS and take off to safety, Restac, dying due to exposure to the toxic gas, appears and shoots at the Doctor. Rory pushes him out of the way and takes the blast AND THEN DIES WTF! I was sure Rory was staying as a companion T_T I liked Rory, I loved the character. And THAT’s why it took me so long for a recap. I was in denial :s And he dies in Amy’s arms too 😦 confused because they had seen a future version of themselves across the hill from where they ‘parked’ the TARDIS in the beginning. The energy from the crack in the wall soon begins to absorb Rory, and the Doctor recalls what he said to Amy in the forest at the ‘Byzantium’: that if the time energy catches up to you, all evidence of your life is erased, as if you had never been born.

Since the drill is moments away from killing them, the Doctor forces a sobbing Amy away from Rory’s lifeless body, locks her in the TARDIS and takes off, watching Rory’s body dissipate into the crack. However, Amy implores the Doctor not to let her forget Rory, so he prompts her to clutch onto all the memories of him so that he can live on in her mind. Unlike with the Byzantium and the Weeping Angels, Amy will not remember Rory just because she is a time traveller, as he is part of her own personal history. For a moment, it looks as if Amy remembers. However, the TARDIS jolts, causing Amy to lose her focus, and she is not able to hold onto memories of Rory. The Doctor finds Amy’s engagement ring on the floor of the TARDIS.

They arrive at the surface just as the drill explodes. Ambrose thanks the Doctor, since he could have let the Silurians kill her for killing Alaya. The Doctor responds that an eye for an eye is no way to live, and that she should seek some sort of repentance by making sure that her son really is the best humanity can be, in preparation for when the Silurians end their hibernation in a thousand years. Amy and the Doctor return to the TARDIS to leave, and they spot someone across the hill again, except this time, it is only ‘future Amy’, and no Rory. Amy does remark that for a second she thought she saw someone else as well, but lets go of the thought. On her way back into the TARDIS, Amy makes a remark to the Doctor and uses the term “you boys”.

The Doctor lags behind to examine what he pulled from the other side of the crack and it turns out it’s debris from the TARDIS. OMG :S:S:S:S

And tonight…. Vincent Van Gogh! ❤ Omg I think I’m going to have cute little artgeekgasms all through the episode, being the history of art freak that I am 😀

Screens of “Cold Blood”

Karen Gillan promises emotional DW season finale

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , , , , on June 4, 2010 by Geek Tv

Karen Gillan has warned fans that the upcoming finale of Doctor Who is emotional and that viewers will need “tissues”. She refused to reveal too many details about the episode but teased: “I’m going to say the word ‘horses’ and that’s it.” Gillan also admitted that the episode had been one of the hardest to film.
“The second part of the finale was the most difficult because it’s a big climax for Amy and her story that’s been building through the series,” she said. “And it just required a lot of kind of concentration and emotion.”

Karen Gillan has also revealed that a fan once proposed to her and explained that she is still getting used to her fame.

“It’s kind of a bit of a shock to the system, actually. It’s kind of instant in that way, when you sort of get involved in Doctor Who. It kind of changes your life as soon as you’re announced as playing the part, before anyone’s even seen you. So you’re kind of walking into an already famous part, if you know what I mean. It’s not you that’s made it famous. So what you’ve got to do is put your own sort of mark on it I guess. It’s been really positive. Everyone’s been really nice and they feel so passionately about it that it makes me really excited to be involved in it.”

However, she admitted that she has been surprised by fans in the past.

“I got proposed to in America by a girl,” she said. “I was quite taken aback by that. She was very nice and all, but I’m not really ready for marriage.”

Doctor Who 5×08 The Hungry Earth recap

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Geek Tv

The Doctor, Amy and Rory land in the small Welsh village of Cwmtaff in 2020, instead of Rio de Janeiro which irks Amy who is “dressed for Rio” and feels cold. The Doctor notices a major mining operation nearthe village and proceeds to investigate with Amy. Before they set off Rory asks Amy to leave her engagement ring back so she won’t lose it and she gives it to him. Rory goes to leave the ring in the TARDIS while Amy follows the Doctor.
Amy and the Doctor discover that the mining operation is a project by Doctor Nasreen Chaudry and her assistant, Tony Mack, investigating the appearance of minerals that have not been seen for over 20 million years (which the Doctor had also noticed in the form of patches of blue grass). Meanwhile, Rory is mistaken for a police officer by local resident Ambrose Northover (Tony’s daughter), and her son Elliot, who explains that the dead are being removed from their graves, but there is no sign of disturbance on the surface, which could only mean the bodies are being taken from below. Creepy.

An earthquake hits the mining facility, causing parts of the ground to open. Tony falls into the cracks and Amy goes to help him but falls in as well. Nasreen is able to pull Tony free but something beneath the ground drags Amy under. In the aftermath, the Doctor explains that the minerals were a warning to keep away and that when they started drilling, the ground ‘fought back’. The Doctor realises that the ground has been bio-programmed to attack whenever it perceives a threat, which should be impossible as he remarks humans will not develop such technology for millenia. At that moment, an alarm goes off; the drill, having gone down 21 kilometres has breached into a network of underground catacombs, and three unknown entities are heading up. With only twelve minutes until the unknown attackers reach the surface, the Doctor orders the pair to take safety in the local church, where they meet up with Rory, Ambrose and Elliot. The Doctor (using a slingshot!!!!) discovers that the attackers have erected an energy barricade to prevent escape and turned day into night for their own benefit. In private, the Doctor tells Rory what has happened and promises to get Amy back.

The Doctor has the group barricade themselves in the church and sets up a network of cameras to let him know when the attackers arrive, but problems arise when Elliot leaves to collect headphones from his house, as the attackers- strange reptilian humanoids- have arrived and take him. Ambrose and Tony run out to try and rescue him, but another one of the creatures attacks, lashing Tony with a venomous forked tongue before being subdued and captured by the Doctor and Rory with a fire extinguisher. The Doctor deduces that these attackers are a new species of an old enemy; the Silurians. At that point, the energy barricade dissipates and daylight returns; the Doctor explains that the Silurians have retreated, as now both sides have hostages to bargain with.

The group imprison the captured Silurian in the church’s cellar and the Doctor goes to interrogate it. The prisoner, a female member of the warrior caste called Alaya, reluctantly explains that her tribe had hibernated beneath Cwmtaff for eons, but the drill was perceived as a threat to them and the warrior caste were reawakened to deal with the threat. The Doctor explains that the humans didn’t mean any harm, but Alaya aggressively snarls that the Silurians will not tolerate mankind (whom she derogatively refers to as “apes”) on what they still view as their planet. The Doctor tries to warn her that mankind will fight back if threatened, but she is confident of the Silurians’ victory over humanity.

The Doctor explains the Silurians’ history to the group and that he intends to go underground and negotiate with the Silurians, and tells them that Alaya must be kept safe if they are to bargain with them. Tony (who has a really nasty and icky situation going on on his neck because of Alaya’s venom) comments that they should be studying the creature by dissecting it, but the Doctor refuses, saying that if Alaya is harmed, the Silurians could view it as an act of war. The Doctor and Nasreen, who having studied the earth all her life wants to see it for herself, descend in the TARDIS, while the others speak to Alaya. They try to assure her they don’t mean any harm and that she will be kept safe, but she replies that they will kill her, triggering an unwinnable war between humans and Silurians. She also remarks that she knows who will kill her, even if they don’t.

Deep underground, Amy awakens strapped to an examining table. Next to her is Ambrose’s husband, Mo, who was taken earlier by the Silurians. He apologises, explaining that the Silurians intend to vivisect them, as a Silurian in scrubs advances on them with a scalpel. The Doctor and Nasreen arrive in the catacombs, the Doctor explaining that they are unlikely to find more than a dozen Silurians, but falls silent as they enter a cave and find an immense Silurian civilisation, stretching for miles underground before them…

And… we’ll see what happens this Saturday!

Trailer for next time and Screencaps

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