Monday, 12 March 2012

News & Rumors 12th March

Johhny Depp as Tonto:
Photos of Johny Depp as Tonto from the new Lone Ranger film have been released, along with Arnie Hammer who plays the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was always the main focus of the TV series (only fair its his name in the title), however I suspect that Tonto will be given a bigger roll in this film due to the fact that Johhny Depp is playing him. We will have to wait until 2013 to see, and to get the chance to shout ''who is that masked man''.

The Lone Ranger ran on TV from 1949 to 1957 and stared Layton Moore as the Lone Ranger, Jay Silverheels as Tonto and lets not forget Silver the horse.

Dark Shadows:

Continuing with Mr Depp more Dark Shadow photos have been released showing him as the vampire Barnabus Collins, Dark Shadows was originally a TV series that ran from 1966 to 1971. As well as Mr Depp the cast includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Gulliver McGrath and Ray Shirley. The film is directed by Tim Burton, which is a bit of a surprise for a film staring Johhny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Earth Station One is 100:
The Earth Station One podcast recently reached 100 episodes, the ESO podcast covers just about everything that's Si-fi and fantasy along with other topics as well. UK shows are regularly featured on the podcast with shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Red Dwarf and Sherlock all been discussed. The show has a revolving line up but regulars include Mike Faber, Mike Gordon and Bobby Nash, with other contributors regularly appearing on the show. If you haven't listened to the show I urge you to give it a go, you wont be disappointed.

DC has released artwork showing the Watchmen all together as the comics near their release dates, the artwork is by Lee Bermejo who will be on the Rorchach book. Expect more information in the coming weeks, you can also visit the Watchman page to get up to date info.

RORSCHACH (4 issues) Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo
MINUTEMEN (6 issues) Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke
COMEDIAN (6 issues)Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones
DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes
NITE OWL (4 issues) Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert
OZYMANDIAS (6 issues) Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee
SILK SPECTRE (4 issues) Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner

Doctor Who:
Filming of the new series of Doctor Who has moved to Spain, for what is rumoured to be the 3rd episode of the 7th series. The Spanish setting is been used as the back drop for the old west, as the Doctor gets involved with gunslingers and cyborg type creature who is terrorising a local town. The sets been used to film in were originally used for such films as A Fistful of Dollars & The Magnificent Seven, the episode will also star Adrian Scarborough, who is current appearing in the new Upstairs Downstairs, along with Ben Browder who played Colonel Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.


  1. That's quite the Dr Who cast. It sounds a bit Westworld, but I expect the episode will go its own way.

    All I realy want from the next series of Dr Who is no tortuous arc storyline.

    1. I must admit it did make me think of Yul Bryner as the gunslinger robot when I first heard about the episode, I also hope that this years Doctor Who is better than last years. I found it poor in places and the whole River Song thread went on too long for me, but in saying that I still watched it.