Tuesday, April 9, 2013

IN OTHER NEWS... 04/09/2013

And IN OTHER NEWS... an old enemy returns to Doctor Who, another classic Brit sci-fi show gets the go-ahead from SyFy, a new Iron Man 3 TV spot, plus Marvel's SHIELD TV show gets a new synopsis and new name!

No longer do we have to call Joss Whedon's upcoming ABC show, ''The SHIELD TV Show'' (or even ''Avengers Lite''), as Marvel has announces it's to officially be known as Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. I guess they added the ''Marvel's'' bit to avoid confusion with that other show called ''Agents of SHIELD.'' Anyway, here's the new synopsis, which gives us more insight into what to expect from the show in terms of characters and plot:

Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel’s The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organisation SHIELD. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet: the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of superheroes, aliens and the unusual; of action, spectacle and world-spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered SHIELD agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.

Executive produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Iron Man 3
A new TV Spot? Yes please!

Blake's 7 Reboot
SyFy has confirmed it's ordered 13 episodes of the reboot of seminal British sci-fi show Blake's 7. Set in a dystopian future ruled by a ruthless Federation, the show follows the exploits of the unjustly imprisoned Blake and his rag-tag group of criminals-turned-freedom fighters. Although its lofty concepts and action-driven storytelling where at times hampered by its budget and the fact that every planet looked like a rock quarry (well, it was also from the people who brought us Doctor Who) the show was very much aimed at an adult audience, with frequent deaths, adult theme and morally ambiguous characters, so it comes as no surprise to see SyFy pinning their hopes on it as the ''next Battlestar Galactica'' (although personally I think it'll also be pretty comfy viewing for fans looking for a new Firefly.)
Doctor Who
Here's a sneak peek at next week's episode, Cold War, featuring the return of the Ice Warriors - and Davos Seaworth! YAY!

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