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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES: Krysten Ritter On The Rollercoaster Relationship Of Jessica & Kilgrave

Krysten Ritter, star of the new Netflix series Marvel's Jessica Jones has admitted that she was overcome with emotion when she saw scenes from her new show for the first time. Krysten, who plays the eponymous former superhero, was talking to Marc Strom, editor of for their Weekly Podcast which was released yesterday.

Krysten explained that at the time of their chat she hadn't had an opportunity to see much of the series beyond what she had been shown during ADR and continuity pick ups.

"The stuff I did see was so rad!" she exclaimed. "It almost brought me to tears. I'm so excited to see this show and what it looks like after they sprinkle their Marvel fairy dust all over it."

Marvel's Jessica Jones is a thirteen part Netflix exclusive show based on the MarvelMAX MA-rated comic book series Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos and adapted by Melissa Rosenberg. Jessica was once the superhero Jewel, but an unfortunate encounter with the supervillain Kilgrave left her emotionally scarred and she hung up her cape to become a private detective in Hell's Kitchen instead. The result is a darkly wry psychological drama that is unlike anything Marvel have produced to date. 

It's understood that a lot of the plot will be driven by the dynamic between Jessica and Kilgrave, played by David Tennant, exploring their history in flashback and the ongoing legacy upon Jessica of his treatment of her. Krysten confirms that the relationship between Jessica and Kilgrave is much as it is in the comics.

"It's all twisted around and expanded upon and developed," she said. "We've definitely expanded on things. There are elements here that are different but their whole dynamic and relationship is just a rollercoaster - the sort that makes you throw up afterwards, that flips you upside down and blows fire at you, the really awful ones!"

"It follows that storyline," she continued, "And what Jessica goes through and what he means to her and how she comes out the other end."

To find out what Krysten had to say about David Tennant click here.

To hear the Marvel Weekly Podcast click here.

Marvel's Jessica Jones will be released on Netflix this autumn.

VIDEO: Watch Early ITV Clips Of David Tennant & Olivia Colman

Early clips of Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman were featured tonight in the ITV programme You Saw Them Here First: Hall Of Fame. The show, produced to celebrate ITV's 60th birthday, features archive footage of the first steps in television of some of the channel's biggest stars and featured clips of many of today's biggest household names, including Bruce Forsyth, Ant and Dec, Kevin Whately, Davina McCall and Fearne Cotton.

Olivia Colman appeared in an AA advert, while David Tennant's two clips showed his first TV appearance aged 17 in Dramarama (1988) and his role as river policeman Darwin in Duck Patrol (1998) opposite Richard Wilson.

Watch the clip here:

SEASON FINALE: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #15 From Titan Comics In Stores Today

The first year of brand new comic book adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor comes to an explosive conclusion today with the release of issue #15 of the ongoing series.

 • Gabby, Cindy and the Doctor face their greatest challenge yet! The whole year has been building to this – what state will the Doctor and his companions be left in when the smoke clears?! 
• Ancient evil from the heart of the universe! 
• An impossible decision!
• Shocks and surprises right down to the last page!

• PLUS! Celebrate the pulse-pounding end of Year One with our commemorative covers by series artist Elena Casagrande – and an amazing incentive by Eisner award-winning writer/artist Nick Abadzis!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Issue #15 is available now from your local comic store. Alternatively click here to buy a print or digital copy. 

Titan have already announced the second season of Tenth Doctor stories. The series will begin in September 2015, following on from this summer’s epic Doctor Who comic crossover event.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two will see alternating art team Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk) and Eleonora Carlini continue their stratospheric rise, while writer Nick Abadzis (LAIKA) plots an epic arc for the ages.

The Tenth Doctor: Year Two picks up from Year One and the 2015 Event with 'THE SINGER NOT THE SONG', Part 1!
Fresh from the Event, the Tenth Doctor and Gabriella Gonzalez are plunged into a harmonious alien world of musical life-forms...But the Doctor and Gabby are walking straight into a war!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #1 hits stores on Sept 16 and comes with five covers to collect.

PORTUGAL: What We Did On Our Holiday Released In Cinemas This Month

The heartwarming family comedy What We Did On Our Holiday will be released in cinemas in Portugal on Thursday 24th September. David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star as troubled couple who have a big secret to hide from the rest of their family.

What We Did On Our Holiday
Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) travel to Scotland with their three children, to celebrate the 75th birthday of Gordie (Billy Connolly), Doug's father. However, the two have a secret they would like to keep from the rest of the family, but it won't be easy to hide a divorce with the kids around...
What promised to be a harmonious family reunion inevitably brings past resentments to the surface when a day at the beach turns into tragedy and children take it upon themselves to resolve the matter.

What We Did On Our Holiday is written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton for BBC Films and Origin Pictures and also stars Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore. Distribution in Portugal is through Outsider Films.

Watch a trailer here:

O Nosso Último Verão na Escócia
Doug (David Tennant) e Abi (Rosamund Pike) decidem viajar até à Escócia com os três filhos pequenos, para comemorar o aniversário de Gordie (Billy Connolly), o pai de Doug, que celebra 75 anos. No entanto, os dois têm um segredo que gostariam de esconder do resto da família, mas não será nada fácil ocultar o divórcio com as crianças por perto…

E o que prometia ser uma harmoniosa reunião familiar acaba por trazer à superfície ressentimentos passados, quando um dia na praia se transforma em tragédia e as crianças põem mãos-à-obra para resolver o assunto.

UPDATED - COMIC BOOK RELEASE: Doctor Who: Four Doctors Issue #4 Released Today

Today sees the release of the fourth issue of Titan Comics' blockbuster summer event special series Doctor Who: Four Doctors. The thrilling miniseries brings together for the first time the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, as portrayed onscreen by David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, in an epic, time-twisting adventure. The comic is available in both print and digital formats.


Four Doctors, three companions, one action-packed mystery! The 5-part weekly series is penned by Paul Cornell (Wolverine) and illustrated by Neil Edwards (Assassin's Creed).

The weekly event, running through August and September 2015 features the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions. This epic event is the thrilling next chapter in Titan Comics’ bombastic Doctor Who publishing saga, marking the end of the first year of the three ongoing adventure series.

On Marinus, the Doctors were caught in the blast of a Continuity Bomb, whisking them through a series of alternate timelines, each worse than the last, and in which they could be trapped forever! Finally, they reached a world in which the Twelfth Doctor, old and near-mad from loneliness, had been betrayed by Clara. It was this timeline to which they committed, in order to escape. But this was the trap all along. The Old Twelfth Doctor took them to a tiny pocket universe, where the Voord have hidden since the Time War. Worse... the Old Twelfth Doctor is the leader of the Voord! 

There’s capture, hopelessness and shocking fatalities in the penultimate issue of Doctor Who: Four Doctors. The five episode story arc has put three incarnations of the Doctor and their companions in the worst possible jeopardy. Who is going to get out alive?

The Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their companions have been led via the machinations of a very intricate plan to the planet of Marinus and into the jaws of a trap. But what super-intelligent mind could have crafted such a complex scheme, to ensure that all three incarnations of the Time Lord were right there at the right time? Only the Doctor himself, of course! It’s to the horror of all of them that their captor is revealed to be an insane version of the Twelfth Doctor, who, betrayed by Clara, cast himself out of the Universe to wallow in his solitude and self-pity until he was welcomed by his old foe, the Voord. Since the catastrophe of the Time War the Time Lord has always harboured plenty of self-loathing, but this time it’s gone into overdrive. And what's more, how can you defeat an enemy who knows your every thought and every scheme already. 

It’s never going to be pleasant to be confronted with the less savoury aspects of one’s character, even if, as companion Gabby Gonzalez acknowledges, it’s something already known, deep down. Even so, the Doctors, the Twelfth most of all, are aghast at discovering where one of their possible futures has brought them. The Old Twelfth Doctor’s vision for the universe, is worse than the plans that the Time Lords themselves had for the end of the Time War. In making all species like themselves it’s more reminiscent of a plan by one of the Doctor’s classic foes - the Cybermen, perhaps. It’s not without significance then that the Voord city is powered by a Dalek weapon, shadowing what is to come.

Writer Paul Cornell has skilfully peppered his script with numerous hints and questions and timey-wimey twists and it’s here that we get to see the bigger picture. We understand now why the Doctors remembered neither Marinus nor the Voord, despite the War Doctor’s involvement during the Time War. We understand why these three post-War incarnations were selected (the Ninth Doctor’s absence is briefly explained in a comment not dissimilar to the explanations for Christopher Eccleston’s own non-appearance in the 50th Anniversary special). Neil Edward’s artwork is, as usual, epic, with the Voord as imposing figures, their armour as powerful and impenetrable as the plan in which the Doctors are caught.

In the end it’s down to the comic book companions Gabby Gonzalez and Alice Obiefune to save the day, but the battle looks lost before it even started. The Doctors are helpless and there are shocks and tragedy to come. The only hope seems to lie within the one item that Gabby has managed to snatch from the Eleventh Doctor before their forced separation, but even that doesn’t appear to hold the answer she was looking for.  As we head into the final instalment of this gripping special adventure, all hope seems to be lost and it might take a miracle to overcome the Doctor’s biggest enemy ever – himself.

Each issue comes with three covers to collect: an art cover (above), a photo cover and a companions art cover.

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #4 is available in stores and digital platforms from today.

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UK: David Tennant Features In 'You Saw Them Here First' On ITV Tonight

David Tennant is one of many stars to be featured on a new edition of the hit ITV archive show You Saw Them Here First: Hall Of Fame which airs tonight at 8pm.

ITV turns 60 this month and as part of the celebrations the network has been raiding the archives to put together a brand new collection of clips. Presenters, comedians, TV detectives, soap stars… they all had to start somewhere, and You Saw Them Here First showcases the first steps in television of some of ITV’s biggest names. 

As well as a young David, the programme features early appearances from Ant and Dec, Davina McCall, Holly Willoughby, Jonathan Ross, Judy Finnigan, Paul O’Grady, Richard Madeley, Robson Green, Sarah Lancashire, Sheridan Smith, Stephen Mulhern and many more. Look out too for David's Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman in a 2004 advert for the AA.

In a new feature, some very special guests will also find themselves inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’, with a personal screening of their earliest works in the show’s hilarious confessional video booth. A highlight of the show sees Sir Bruce Forsyth watching his presenting debut on Sunday Night at the London Palladium back in 1959. Lorraine Kelly cringes at her first reports for TV-am in 1984, Phillip Schofield relives his 1994 debut on ITV hosting Talking Telephone Numbers, TV detective Kevin Whately owns up about his previous job as Kevin the truck driver in Coronation Street in 1981, and Weatherfield’s duo Barbara Knox and Thelma Barlow are reunited as they look back at their respective careers before life in the Kabin.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

USA: Make Your Own Doctor Who Sunday With BBC America

BBC America are asking their viewers to help them celebrate the launch of season 9 of Doctor Who by choosing the schedule for a Doctor Who Marathon on Sunday 20th September. Vote for the Doctor's Most Heroic episodes and the top results will be shown in an all day on-air marathon starring David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. 

BBC America say:
‘Most Heroic’ can mean whatever you want it to mean: a time the Doctor showed his two hearts… a time he made a tremendous sacrifice for a greater good… a time he exposed his true feelings… just to name a few possible interpretations. 

Click here to cast your vote. The polls will stay open until 12pm ET on Friday 11th September. Then come back to BBC America on September 20th to find out which episodes made the cut!

Doctor Who Season 9 premieres on US TV exclusively on BBC America on Saturday 19th September.

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