Finally, a trailer that includes some actual variety of footage from the new season, Peter Capaldi’s first as the 12th Doctor. The season begins August 23rd in the U.K. and U.S.
Game of Thrones leads the Emmy nominations this morning with 19 nods, including best drama. Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Diana Rigg all got acting nominations.
Meanwhile, Episode VII’s Adam Driver is up for supporting actor in a comedy series for Girls.
American Horror Story: Coven also cleaned up in the miniseries category, with 17 nominations, including much of the cast.
UPDATE: Moffat’s wife and Sherlock co-producer Sue Vertue has denied the rumor, saying that it’s “news to him!” Original report below:
So. Jedi News reports of rumblings that Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat has been offered a Star Wars film. They’re not sure if this is an Episode or standalone, but I’d guess at the latter.
Moffat is… highly controversial to say the least, particularly among female fans. But I do love his early Who (his/Matt Smith’s first full season is what hooked me on the show) and fairy-tale focus. Conflict! Of course, it’s just a rumor.
With another vague teaser, the BBC and BBC America announced yesterday that the new season of Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi’s first as the Twelfth Doctor – will begin on August 23.
Her Universe rolls out new Transformers line. Four shirts, two dresses and a pair of leggings.
The argument against ‘canon.’ On The Mary Sue, April Daniels argues that the concept actually does fandom, properties and stories more harm than good.
I thought it was odd that Lucasfilm was collaborating with CBS’ The Big Bang Theory for a Star Wars Day episode instead of a show on Disney-owned ABC, but today we get word that The Goldbergs will have one as well – on May 6th:
The episode sees Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) encounter elaborately costumed Star Wars fans, including Reno 911′s Thomas Lennon, while waiting in line at the Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi opening.
Now I have to wonder… Will NBC (Community? Parks and Rec?) or Fox (Brooklyn Nine-Nine?) get in on the Star Wars action as well?
“I’m having a blast,” J.J. Abrams says about the new Star Wars in a lengthy new Daily Mail interview.
Television Without Pity, one of, if not the internet’s first television recap sites, is being shut down on April 4. Founded as Dawson’s Wrap in the late 90′s (and later Mighty Big TV) by Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, and David T. Cole, the site was sold to Bravo in 2007.
TWoP, along with since-shuttered sister sites Hissyfit and Fametracker and their respective forums, were hugely influential in creating the snarky tone that characterizes much pop culture coverage today. (Including, yeah, me.)
Often controversial, particularly in regards the forums, TWoP was nonetheless a huge force in various TV fandoms. (An infamous Sorkin incident actually inspired a b-plot on The West Wing.)