Every year I look forward to two things on Christmas. One of these thing is dinner with my family and the other is the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This year The Doctor travels back to 1941 to help some children deal with the tragedies of war in an adventure very much inspired by C.S. Lewis’ The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. With some of The Doctor’s biggest adventures having taken place on Christmas, including the final moments with David Tennant’s 10th Doctor, can this possibly stand up to previous specials? Yes and No. Read on to see how this Christmas stacks up.
Here’s just over a minute of Doctor Who goodness to last from now until Christmas Day, when the 2011 Christmas Special will debut. This special, along with Steven Moffat announcing that “any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot” on Twitter is pretty much the best Christmas present you could ask for.
Check out the prequel after the break.
Early last month there was a meeting with people at Warner Bros headed up by Sam Register who is the VP of Creative Affairs at Warner Bros. During this presentation he showed what the upcoming DC Nation block of programming would be like on Cartoon Network. DC Nation is a 2 hour block of shows with all DC characters and multiple genres including comedy, action, and “detective”. This block will feature the upcoming Green Lantern CGI show, the proposed Blue Beetle live action show and of course Young Justice. At the end of the presentation we get our first look at Beware The Batman, a new CGI show headed up by Glen Murakami, the man who worked on Teen Titans and then Ben 10 for the past four years. Read on for the details about Beware The Batman and why I think it could be bad.
As you can probably tell from the word “Doctor” in the title, this is the trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special titled: The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe. Last year’s special “A Christmas Carol” was an incredible Doctor Who take on the classic story (and also the best Christmas Special to date in my opinion). This year it seems like we may be getting a similar treatment on another classic. The episode looks pretty great from this trailer, which also contains the Children in Need special for this year, in which the Doctor auctions off all his clothes (thus, the tie-in).
I highly recommend checking this out, as the Christmas Special will most likely be the best piece of television to come out between now and the end of the year. Watch it after the break.
Fox has just purchased the tv rights to Marvel Comics hero The Punisher from ABC Studios and will be filming a series pilot. More after the break.
The Angry Video Game Nerd posted a video on his youtube channel today that is a prototype Street Fighter II clone featuring all the cast members from Full House. Yeah we know. It sounds ridiculous, and it is. Click for the full video.
I’m trying something new with this post, which we may or may not do with other things depending on its success. We’re not going to be reviewing any TV shows here, but talking about them is always entertaining, so what better way than to start out with one of the best shows out there: Doctor Who. If you want to talk about Episode 9 of Season 6: Night Terrors, leave a comment below. I’ll be posting my thoughts after I watch, which may be a little bit after it airs since I’ve got some catching up on Torchwood to do first. And if there are any other shows that you believe are worthy of Talkbacks here (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, etc.) let us know.
Luckily, this has nothing to do with the god-awful Shyamalan directed piece of shit, but rather the incredibly great cartoon from 2005. This new show will essentially use the same plot from The Last Airbender, which is that of an ‘Avatar’ trying to learn to bend all the elements, only this time said bender is a Water Bender named Korra, who has already mastered three of the elements, and has to learn Air-bending from Tenzin, who’s the son of the titular “Last Airbender” Aang from the original show. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you should really go watch the show (all three seasons are up on Netflix instant watch) and to tie in a bit of gaming, the Avatar game on 360 is a super easy 1000 gamer score. I thought Avatar: The Last Airbender was really great and definitely one of the best ‘American’ cartoons of recent times, so I’m obviously pretty excited for this sequel.
You can expect ‘Legend of Korra’ to air sometime in 2012 on Nickelodeon.
When a new Gundam series is announced or presented I get excited. I don’t know what it is about the recycled formula of a young teenager getting to pilot a giant robot in a battle to save the world that keeps me enthralled but it always seems to work for me. But even with my ongoing love for this series I have to admit that the last series, Gundam00 was a little stale for my taste, which is why I was so excited to hear the newest OVA was a part of the Universal Century Gundam universe. Read on for the full review.