Another episode of Red Dwarf and another abandoned space station for the boys to explorer. While this has been a limit of the shows format at least this time it’s atmospherically realized and the big bad on the station, Professor Asciepius, is also a bit more gritty than the show normally conjurers up. The counter to this is the rather retro robot they find on the station which is so over the top it jars slightly.
At face value this sounds like a standard style Red Dwarf tale: an escape pod and message leads to a crashed ship, the eponymous Samsara, in which the crew get split up and find themselves in mortal danger. So far, so jolly fine.
Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead!
The latest installment in Big Finish’s Sherlock series finds an older Holmes facing revitalised foes from his past, enemies that have come back stronger, and who are focusing on his destruction. It’s not a promising start for the world’s greatest detective, although being reunited with Dr Watson provides perhaps a single strand of hope in the battle. But both men are old and adrift, Holmes now deprived of the help of his brother Mycroft whom he suspects has been murdered by the Society, and Watson alone due to marital difficulties.
Ahead of the launch of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR head mounted display (HMD) UK gamers are being given the chance to try the headset for themselves. Starting with EGX in Birmingham, SIE’s “Future of Play” tour will visit six locations around the UK between now and 30th October. (more…)
Coal Hill acts like a beacon across all of space and time to any being who might want to use it for mischief….you’ll have to be on your guard.
The wait is over! Today BBC Three confirm the new YA drama, Class, written by Patrick Ness, will drop its first two episodes on BBC Three on Saturday 22 October.
Peter Capaldi will join the cast of exciting new talent in the opening episode of the series, For Tonight We Might Die. Coal Hill School holds some very dark and deadly secrets in its shadows….but who will survive? (more…)
50 years ago, the Cybermen first marched onto our screens. We ask the costume designer who gave them life about their enduring appeal…
“People often come up to me and say, ‘I think your Cybermen were the most frightening,’ says costume designer Alexandra Tynan, who gave the original Cybermen their distinctive look for 1966’s The Tenth Planet. “I looked at them yesterday, when I re-watched The Tenth Planet, and I thought, ‘I suppose they are a bit scary.’ At the time, they got a lot of press, some of it very negative. Angry parents said that we were scaring the bejesus out of their kids. Am I personally responsible, with my Cybermen, for a whole generation of disturbed people? The number of adults who have come up to me and said, ‘Your Cybermen terrified me when I was a child,’ and I have apologised a thousand times…” (more…)
The cast of Class will appear in a global Class Live Stream on Friday 23 September, available on the Class official Facebook page and starts at 4:30pm BST.
Radio 1Xtra DJ A.Dot will host the Class Live Stream and will be joined by exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as Class producer Derek Ritchie. The Live Stream will also be available on the BBC Three YouTube channel.
To get involved you can post your questions for the cast and Derek on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by responding to the official Class social media channels or use the hashtag #AskClass.
Her are the official Class social media channels:
Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time traveling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.
Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.
As Class is a young adult show and will not be suitable for younger viewers. (But fear not as the Christmas special is less than 100 days away and series 10 is coming next Easter).
Class will premiere on BBC Three this Autumn and Outpost Skaro have lined up a special YA to review it here and on our youtube channel (stay tuned!).
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Timey Wimey. It’s five and a bit day’s mission, to explore strange new controls, to seek out new loot and new customisations, to boldly go where no console has gone before… cue the theme music!
As if that wasn’t enough of a clue, Perfect World and Cryptic Studios long running MMO, Star Trek Online has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Set in the Star Trek universe, STO places you firmly in the captain’s chair in charge of your own crew and your very own starship. (more…)
Once again the crew find themselves sent back in time to Nineteen Twenties America but in this past technology has been outlawed (not good news when half your crew depends on it). They’re only hope is to infiltrate a tech savvy, top secret, underground group and find a way to bring down the the authoritarian regime.
You’ve been a teacher as well as a wrestler, is that something you find more fulfilling or is it just different?
I’ve been a teacher for a lot of years now and I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always said that I think my legacy in wrestling is probably going to be more the people that I’ve trained. And, you know, it means just as much to me as my own success when I see all of them succeeding.
You did it with the WWE [on Tough Enough] and you’ve done it with TNA with the UK one [British Boot Camp] as well.
Yeah I’ve done it with the TNA, we had a developmental system that I created and turned out Jessy Godderz and Spud and some of the others. And then prior to WWE I had my own school for several years and now I’ve got another academy here, in London actually, that I’ve opened up and worked again in association with TNA.