It's a spoiler: Patrick Stewart drops some X-Men hints. Doctor Who's next writer teases a historical epic. New pics show Smallville's Superman costume, Supernatural's cop-shop, and True Blood's finale. Plus 9, The Box, Dollhouse, Fringe New Moon, Stargate and Superman/Batman.
X-Men Origins: Magneto:
With rumors swirling around that this prequel could start filming in the next year or so, Patrick Stewart hints that he'll be back. Stewart told an audience at Dragon*Con that he's eager to revisit the role of Professor X. He was recently in a production of Waiting For Godot with Ian McKellen, and the two actors agreed they weren't done with the Xavier/Magneto relationship and would like to do more with it. Oh, and Stewart said he's left Jean-Luc Picard behind, but would be open to a cameo in a future film. [CNN]
The ragdolls in the movie aren't just moping around pathetically feeling bad that the human race has been wiped out — they're actually quite optimistic, seeing the post-apocalyptic world as full of raw materials for themselves. They're constantly building lots of weird gadgets and stuff. [L.A. Times]
This Richard Kelly-directed mindfrak of a film released a new trailer, but it looks pretty much identical to the trailer we featured back in June. Which could be why it's labeled as "Trailer 1B".
Some new pics from the most eagerly anticipated film starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart of the year. Possibly. [SpoilerTV-Movies]
A poster on the GallifreyBase forums claims that David Tennant's Doctor is alone when he dies/regenerates. It's heartbreaking and you won't see it coming. [GallifreyBase]
And this won't come as much of a shock to those of you who've been paying attention, but the Daleks are fighting for Winston Churchill in World War II, in a season five episode. The new bit is that the Daleks will supposedly be painted "battle green" and have the Union Jack painted on their top helmet thingies. [Digital Spy]
And The Sun, a British tabloid which is known for its pinpoint accuracy (if you have a large enough pin, that is) claims that Blackadder creator Richard Curtis will write an episode of season five, featuring Matt Smith. And Curtis reportedly says "There will be a monster. And a famous historical figure will battle the monster." [The Sun]
A new promo (sorry for the bad quality) spells out a bit more of the first episode's plot, and how Paul Ballard fits in now.
While the show's producers and actors were tweeting the other night, they answered your questions. Among other things, we learned we'll find out in season two whom the Observer was talking to at the beginning of "The Arrival." The Observer does not work for William Bell. And we'll learn much more, generally, about the Observer this year.
There will be a lot more clues embedded in the show this year. Peter will definitely have some romantic interest this year. Walter may or may not get to visit the other dimension — they're still working that one out. The books in the girl's apartment (including Childhood's End) offer a clue. And Emmanuel Grayson, the Trekkie seen in "The Road Not Taken," will turn up more in season two, and will be very helpful. And that "alternate reality" reveal is crucial to all of season two. [The ODI]
And here's an extended version of the "Paranoia" trailer, with more scenes from the season's first two episodes. [Fringe Television]
Robert Carlyle did a morning TV interview and talked about his character, plus they showed a new snippet from the first episode:
MediaPundit posted scans of the promo booklet that came with the screener DVDs of this series, and they include a few nice images of the cast, plus a few plot details. The crew will struggle with the most basic necessities of obtaining food, water and air on board the Ancient ship Destiny. Robert Carlyle's character, Nicholas Rush, has dedicated his life to exploring the "ninth chevron" since the death of his wife, and he's solely responsible for the situation that strands everybody on the other side of the universe. But he has no remorse.
Chloe Armstrong is the daughter of Senator Armstrong, but she's also his aide, and she's responsible for influencing the decision to continue funding to the Stargate program. She has a wild streak.
Col. Everett Young is at the end of his military career and has a hard time hanging up his wings — but when he's chosen for one last mission, it pushes his marriage to the breaking point. Camile Wray (Ming-Na) is a human resources executive, but finds herself the highest ranking member of the International Oversight Committee on the Destiny.
Alaina Huffman's character, 1st. Lt. Tamara Johnson, wanted to be a doctor but was unable to afford medical school. The strong-willed, self-taught medic was days away from leaving the program, then found herself the only one aboard the Destiny with any medical training. And 1st. Lt. Matthew Scott (Brian J. Smith) is a new member of the Stargate team with a troubled past, who's completely unprepared when he's thrust into a leadership role at a time of crisis. He struggles to maintain accord between people who have different agendas. Master Sgt. Ronald Greer has a troubled past, which has yet to be revealed. And he's got a short fuse, with no apologies. More images at the link. [Media Pundit]
A new promo for the season opener from the Canadian channel Space. [Oh No They Didn't]
It's a nice day for a white wedding, in some stills from the final episode of the season, "Beyond Here Lies Nothin." [BSC Review]
The evil-ish Darryl Van Horne makes his first appearance in this show stark naked, stepping out of an indoor pool in his playboy mansion. He hits on Roxie (Rebecca Romijn) who tells him he's "vain, charmless, creepy, pretentious, arrogant, your hair is from 1982. And you aren't nearly as handsome as you think you are." (And then I'm assuming they have sex.) [SpoilerTV]
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies:
Some more images from this direct to DVD movie, coming soon. [Warner Bros.]
Additional research by Alexis Brown.