What's an alien known as The Doctor doing in Star Trek? Deadpool and Riddick both speak up. Sam Raimi talks Spider-Man 4. Terminator poster! Plus Doctor Who, BSG, Moon, Avatar, Lost, Smallville and Heroes.

Star Trek:

Sonita Henry plays the doctor who delivers baby James T. Kirk — and her character is referred to only as The Doctor, she tells Starpulse. Sounds like she's not human, since she says she doesn't know what her character will look like when the special effects are added. She adds that during the scenes where the Kelvin is being destroyed and Kirk's dad takes command, "everything is being blown up, and Winona Kirk is trying to deliver [James Kirk]." [Starpulse]

Spider-Man 4:

Director Sam Raimi says right now, he's only thinking in terms of a story for the fourth installment of the web-slinger's series, not the fourth and fifth movies as one unit. And he says any villain (or villains, god forbid) will be straight from the comics. (He makes a point of saying "or villains.") And he's hoping Kirsten Dunst will be back as Mary Jane. [MTV]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine:

Ryan Reynolds seems to think a Deadpool spin-off movie is still a possibility after this film, and he explains that he does play both versions of the merc with a mouth:

I've had a couple of people approach for meetings about a 'Deadpool' movie, but I think it's absurd to even think that way until this movie comes out and I don't even look at it like I play Deadpool in that movie. I really think that I'm more or less playing Wade Wilson, obviously and then I'm playing the creature that will eventually become Deadpool. But in this movie it's sort of his newly formed version.

He also explains that Deadpool was just supposed to have a cameo in the film, but then they added more scenes, which he mostly shot after the movie was supposed to have wrapped, because of scheduling conflicts. [Movies Online]

Terminator Salvation:

Here's what appears to be a new poster for the film, complete with the slogan, "We Fight Back." Bigger version at the link. [Slashfilm]

Monsters Versus Aliens:

Here's a great behind-the-scenes featurette focusing on Rainn Wilson's villain, Gallaxhar. [Sci Fi Wire]

Chronicles Of Riddick II:

Star Vin Diesel clarified that although the second Chronicles film will start with Riddick struggling to survive against carnivorous monsters, it'll get much bigger and go to the Underverse. And then the third film will take us to Furya. Think of Pitch Black as Tolkien's The Hobbit, and the Chronicles films as the more epic Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Diesel suggests. [Sci Fi Wire]


Michelle Rodriguez says she plays a pilot on the movie's alien planet. [Sci Fi Wire]


Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), the miner stranded on the Moon, can only communicate with his wife, Tess, via recorded messages, never through live chat. Sam starts seeing things, such as a woman standing in the one of the station's bays, or glitches in recorded conversations that he's already watched... or conversations he doesn't remember having. He starts to wonder if he's really alone up there. [IGN]

Doctor Who:

Russell T. Davies talks us through the 2009 specials, starring David Tennant for the last time:

There's the Easter one and then a big gap, and then the other three are going to go out around Christmas time/end of the year. It ends in a two parter. There's a very strong link between the last three specials. It's not a three parter, but there's a strong connection - as we head towards the ending it gets thematically bigger and bigger. Everyone knows that David's going, so you start to write that into it. It's not like a giant spider suddenly turns up and kills him out of the blue! But even in Planet Of The Spiders his death was written into it quite properly. So there's a feel of that to it. Everyone knows where the story is heading, especially with Matt Smith being everywhere. It's nice actually - we play with that.

Davies also hints the Tenth Doctor's death will have something to do with that Ood prophecy that his song will end. And he says he's known how the Tenth Doctor will die for a long time, although some of the details have changed, such as the geography and who's where. [SFX via Sci Fi Pulse]

Battlestar Galactica:

A reader points out this eBay auction for a stripper costume as worn "in the 'Daybreak' flashback. When Saul Tigh and William Adama were at a strip club, Tigh tries to buy Adama a lap dance from the stripper wearing this outfit. This outfit features a blue pleated miniskirt with matching butterfly halter top. Miniskirt made by Serious, top's maker is unknown. Comes with assorted jewelry." And that's probably the same strip-club scene you can glimpse in these wrap-video images. [Thanks Max!]


An interview with costume designer Roland Sanchez reveals a couple of spoilers: First, he had to create robes for a scene showing Daniel Faraday's PhD graduation at Oxford. And second, a character he thought we'd never see again is coming back... but she's played by a new actress. [Honolulu Advertiser via The ODI]

A fan got this set pic showing Sawyer filming at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum... and Sawyer had traces of blood on his face. [SpoilersLost]


Actor Malcolm David Kelley hints we may see Walt in the season five finale. And he refuses to comment on rumors that he's already filmed a scene from the series finale (because he'll be too old to play present-day Walt when season six ends.) [Dutch Lost via SpoilersLost]

Here's the synopsis for the April 1 episode "Whatever Happened, Happened":

Kate goes to extreme measures to save Ben's life when Jack refuses to help. Meanwhile, Kate begins to tell the truth about the lie in order to protect Aaron.

And here are some pics. [Doc Arzt]


When this show finally returns from its endless hiatus, in April, we'll learn a massive revelation about the mysterious William Bell. And we'll find out more about how Walter, Olivia and Peter were all linked from the beginning. [E! Online]

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:

Here are a couple of photos from episode 2x21, "Adam Raised A Cain." [Sarah Connor Society]


Here's the official synopsis for episode 3x22, "Turn To Face The Strange":

RELATIONSHIPS ARE TESTED AS DANKO TAKES THE OPERATION TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL – EMMY AWARD-WINNER ZELJKO IVANEK GUEST STARS – As Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) spearheads the government operation, someone close to him is put in the line of fire. HRG's (Jack Coleman) life continues to spiral out of control and his marriage is dangerously close to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (James Kyson Lee) continue their road trip with a special delivery for Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg). Elsewhere, Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose) unearths the demons of her past.


The flashback episode, "1961," will feature a young version of Dr. Zimmerman, the scientist responsible for creating an army of superpowered Ali Larters. Larter, meanwhile, will be in the season finale after all. And it looks like Peter Petrelli gets pretty messed up in his D.C. Capitol battle with Sylar, in episode 3x25, judging from these set pics. [The ODI]


Here's the official synopsis for episode 2x19, "Chuck Vs. The Dream Job":

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR CHUCK WHEN HE FINDS HIS FATHER AND LANDS HIS DREAM JOB OR SO HE THINKS - CHEVY CHASE AND SCOTT BAKULA GUEST STAR - Chuck's (Zachary Levi) life seems to be coming together: his long-absent father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula) has returned and he's landed his dream job with his hero Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase). Unfortunately for Chuck, neither turns out to be quite what he expected.

[Chuck TV]

Also, in the following episode, Jordana Brewster says she returns to the show as Chuck's ex, Jill. She gets broken out of jail so she can work with Chuck and Sarah. [Sci Fi Wire]


Here's what happens in episode 8x18, "Eternal":

Tess (Cassidy Freeman) tries to kill Davis (Sam Witwer) by blowing up his truck. However, after he escapes, she realizes she needs help to destroy him and turns to Clark (Tom Welling). Tess reveals Davis' secret childhood with the Luthors and hints that she knows Clark's true identity. Meanwhile, Davis runs to Chloe (Allison Mack) for help.



Here's the Canadian trailer from episode 4x16, featuring lots of blood-drinking!

Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.