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Hello Gorgeous: Stana Katic

STANA KATIC

Stargate SG-1 [Theatrical Movie] Trailer

Stargate SG-1 was one of the longest-running shows ever, and I have a huge amount of fondness for it. Here it is, if it were a comedy film.

Shiny: BBC Drama, Iron Man 3, Neo-Noir Fiction

Set against the iconic backdrop of the War of the Roses, The White Queen is an adaptation of Philippa Gregory‘s bestselling historical novel series The Cousin’s War. This Summer on BBC One.

 

Iron Man 3 Review. “The problem that then presents itself is that post-Avengers, all of this has changed. The world has changed. Now there are gods and monsters and supermen out of time, not to mention aliens and Hulks and Cosmic Cubes and even death Himself made a brief appearance. The entire game has shifted, and as a result, we’re at a peculiar kind of crossroads with Tony Stark and his invention. Where does one go, in this brave and crazy new world? What will Iron Man’s new enemies look like in this bizarre new landscape, where literal worlds have been opened up to us?” (RT Pajiba)

“What is neo-noir fiction? It’s contemporary dark fiction. It was built on the backbone of classic noir and hardboiled fiction, but it’s evolved to be so much more than that. It is a genre-bending subgenre that includes edgy literary fiction, as well as fantasy, science fiction, and horror. It also touches on niche storytelling like magical realism, slipstream, transgressive, and the grotesque.” –10 Essential Neo-Noir Authors (RT Flavorwire)

Friday Five

1) Our 10 Favorite Performances of the SXSW Festival, via Pajiba

2)Why I Stopped Pirating and Started Paying for Media, via Lifehacker

3)Espresso Press plus George Howell Coffee, via Cool Hunting

4)The Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Campaign: Don’t You Dare Feel Bad About Chipping In, via TVLine  

“A lot of the time, the Internet is used to tear things down. To mock Smash, to snark about red carpet fashions, to hurt. All from the cozy, oft-anonymous comfort of everyone’s couches.

For 10 thrilling hours on Wednesday, though, 30,000 strangers banded together online to create something.”

5)TV’s New Wave of Women: Smart, Strong, Borderline Insane, via NYT

SFX Preview:Doctor Who Producer On Creepy Cybermen

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Doctor Who producer Caro Skinner talks exclusively to SFX in a major interview in the new issue, #233, in the shops on Wednesday. The feature covers a lot of ground, but here are a couple of highlights to whet your appetite, and she talks about Neil Gaiman’s take on the Cybermen and a designer‘s dream:

“One of the things that Neil was initially really excited about was being given one of the classicDoctor Who monsters and being able to bring a new twist and a new way of looking at them,” says Skinner. “Certainly when we watched them on set they felt very creepy and the redesign of the masks recalls to a certain extent some of the earlier ‘Moonbase’/‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’ designs. What Neil’s also done in that episode is actually used the notion of being able to write a story about the Doctor in conflict with the Cybermen in a new way, to really make it a huge episode for Matt. It’s a brilliant performance, that one. It’s interesting what Neil does – he always delivers such wonderful visual sequences, as he did with ‘The Doctor’s Wife’, but one of his real strengths is that he gets right to the heart of the characters as well. In many ways that episode is as much about Matt’s Doctor in conflict with one of the most classic and famous Doctor Who monsters as it is about what the Cybermen look like.”

-from the SFX233 Preview: Doctor Who Producer On Creepy Cybermen

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