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Exclusive First Look: Doctor Who Trailer for "A Town Called Mercy"

Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Matt Smith

Drop your guns! The Doctor has found his Stetson again.

On the next Doctor Who (Saturday, 9/8c, BBC America), the Time Lord and his companions head back to the Old West in "A Town Called Mercy." Despite its name, the townsfolk don't seem to take to The Doctor all too kindly.

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Amy Pond Gets Trigger-Happy in Doctor Who Teaser Trailer

Matt Smith

The Doctor has donned his Stetson once again.

In the new Doctor Who Season 7 teaser trailer, which debuted over the weekend at the show's official convention in Cardiff, Wales, we see the Doctor (Matt Smith) with companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) in what looks to be the Old West... with electricity?

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Farscape Stars Browder and Black Keeping Busy

Ben Browder and Claudia Black courtesy SciFi Channel

Whether or not Farscape stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black reprise their roles on the upcoming webisodes, the actors have plenty of other projects to keep them busy. Browder is writing and starring in Going Homer, Sci Fi Channel's just-announced six-hour miniseries. He’ll play the father of a 12-year-old boy who sees Greek and Roman gods walking among us. The actor/writer and his writing partner, Farscape’s Andrew Prowse, have also sold a movie script, Black Mountain, to MGM. In the flick, Browder will get his action hero on, playing a investigator trying to solve horrific murders in a small town. We hear shooting could start this fall. As for Black, she had to bow out of a role on the new NBC cop drama Life, in which she would have played star Damian Lewis’ former wife, because of a scheduling conflict. The Australian actress is due to give birth to her second baby in November. Life producer Rand Ravich says he hopes to find a role for her in the show late... read more

I don't know about you, but I ...

Question: I don't know about you, but I was quite excited to learn that there will be new Farscape episodes, even if they'll just be shown on the Web. What is your opinion of these "webisodes”? I know Battlestar Galactica has done them in the past. Are they novelty items that are around just to promote a website? Or are they a legitimate storytelling medium? Answer: For me, there's no downside in reviving the Farscape franchise, even if only for the webisphere in bite-size minisodes. It's not yet clear just how long each of these 10 installments will be, but they probably won't be more than a handful of minutes. They certainly won't be full-length episodes. The deal was brand-new when Sci Fi announced it over the weekend, and details are still scarce. I know Sci Fi hopes to use original core characters and actors, and you have to figure Ben Browder at the very least is a strong candidate to return, since he's still in business with Sci Fi, developing a future miniseries. The real issue ... read more

Farscape Lives, and Sci Fi's Other Awesomes Plans

Ben Browder by Bob Akester/Sci Fi Channel Photo

Sci Fi Channel announced at the summer TCA press tour that cult fave Farscape is returning in the form of a 10-part broadband-channel series. The cabler is also giving Battlestar Galactica fans an eight-part series of broadcast "minisodes" concerning the original Cylon war and leading up to the Nov. 24 premiere of the full-length "Razor." These shorts and the full episode will then be packaged together on a DVD, as well as offered on the channel's website. Sci Fi's new offerings in development include The Awesomes, an animated series from SNL's Seth Meyers; Going Homer, an Odyssey-inspired six-hour miniseries from Farscape star Ben Browder and producer Andrew Prowse; and God, Inc., a sitcom about His administrative staff. read more


Well, its all come down to this: 10 seasons. Over 200 episodes. Adventure. Laughter. Tears. And as this is the last episode of our journey together, I will make this my last TV Guide blog entry.Thanks be to all of you who have grown with us over the years. It has been a true pleasure, and one I’m sure I will not see the likes of again. The years have gone by so fast… so fast. So much has changed, in my life, and in the lives of those around me. And I’m sure of yours too.I was reminded as recently as yesterday how much can happen in 10 years. I shared a conversation on the plane with Katee Sackoff (of Battlestar Galactica fame — for those living under boulders) who enlightened me that she used to watch the early seasons of Stargate with her father… when she was 17. Holy crap. That aged me.I was a single boy of 26 years when we took our first steps through the gate, and now I speak to you as a father of three at 36 years old. It really does fly, doesn... read more


Wow. I have not gotten into so much trouble for not completing my homework assignment since grade 9. You have no idea how many people have been riding me like Zorro for not keeping up with this blog. Thanks for caring. "I'mmmmmm back!" Well, not to make any excuses, but we have been shooting the second SG-1 movie, Continuum, for the last three weeks and things have been a bit hectic. Not to mention the fact that the first shooting week overlapped with my wife's last week of filming her movie on Vancouver Island, so I was working during the day and being both mother and father at night. This wouldn't have been that much of a chore if my daughter Mia hadn't gotten a bad cold in Victoria, and happened to keep both her and I up through the entire first night before filming. Zero sleep is not the best way to kick off the work week. "Tough darts, Batman." Anywho, the filming for Continuum has been great: frozen sets, Air Force F-15s and Richard Dean Anderson's return all crammed inside tw... read more

Stargate Movies Deemed Ready for Takeoff

Stargate SG-1 by Eike Schroter/Sci Fi Channel Photo

Farscape, I got. Farscape, I liked. Farscape, I miss. But Stargate SG-1? Um, no. Nonetheless, MGM Television has given the green light to a pair of TV-movies based on its hit sci-fi series. The first, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, will wrap up the main story line from the show's last two seasons. The second, Stargate: Continuum, will kick off a new adventure. On board are leads Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks, and Farscape alumni Ben Browder and Claudia Black. I'll say it again: Farscape, I miss. read more

Do you know why Stargate SG-1 ...

Richard Dean Anderson, Stargate SG-1

Question: Do you know why Stargate SG-1 isn't being renewed for a new season? I was an original fan of the movie, but didn't get into the series until Ben Browder made the leap from the still-missed Farscape. The occasional episodes I saw before that were usually not that great, but lately, with Claudia Black as Vala and with the new story lines, they seem pretty entertaining. I know that its ratings are supposedly down, but I was under the impression SG-1 was still a solid performer. This move seems even more incredible given the fact that Stargate Atlantis has been renewed. Why couldn't Sci Fi just say, "No more bugs-chasing-the-team episodes" (always the worst) instead of canning the series? Also, I know the studio that produces Stargate SG-1 is shopping for a new home. Do you think there's a chance someone else could pick it up? Maybe G4 or Spike? Answer: You may be relatively new to Stargate, but that makes you the exception. From what I gather, the main contributor to Stargate's ... read more

I'm tired of all this hubbub ...

Question: I'm tired of all this hubbub about Everwood. It's done. Let it die. I would like to know if you have any news on Veronica Mars and/or Stargate SG1/Atlantis.

Answer: Spoken like a person who's never seen an episode of Everwood in his entire life. I actually feel sorry for you — so sorry, in fact, that I'm going to give you some SG1 scoop even though you just offended 90 percent of the AA audience. Mitchell (Ben Browder) is going to be attending his high-school reunion, where he'll bump into an old crush. Of course, their reunion-within-a-reunion will be interrupted by the arrival of a humanoid bounty hunter who intends on read more

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