By C S Hughes -

The classic line from 2001 A Space Odyssey, “My God, it’s full of stars,” resounds with awe and majesty at the mystery of space. It’s often been said that the vast ocean depths are also like space, a last frontier, largely unexplored by human kind, and filled with mystery.

Unfortunately the phrase, “It’s full of poo!” …

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Arya in “Two Swords”

The moment from the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 4, Two Swords, that everyone is talking about is Arya and the Hound. HBO did wait a couple of days before gloating. I think they were testing the waters before they felt comfortable exulting with us in our triumph. It …

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A glimpse of Frankenstein’s monster

Author Matthew Sweet is joined by Penny Dreadful’s Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray) to explore the darker side of Victorian London in the seventh production blog from the Penny Dreadful set. And there’s a new behind-the-scenes video featuring more of the cast, creator John Logan and producer Sam Mendes. Watch below.

Penny …

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Silly

The Ministry Of Silly Walks is a sketch from episode 14 of the first season of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, first broadcast in 1970. John Cleese’s figure as a gangling bowler hatted bureaucrat has become iconic. At the time the Python team undoubtedly thought they were doing a bit of silly comedy. …

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“I exist across all space and time, and you talk and run around and bring home strays”

Steven Moffat has hinted that there will be will further developments on why the TARDIS dislikes Clara, reports DoctorWhoTV.

In resposnse to a reader question, Moffat wrote in Doctor Who Magazine: “As the Type 40 bad girl made clear …

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“Life is not a song, sweetling. Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.” – Petyr Baelish to Sansa

The Princess in Waiting

Ned Stark was never very good at understanding women. The signs were clear when he brought his illegitimate son home to a resentful wife. And if indeed Jon Snow is not Ned’s son, …

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Spoiler Warning! Major spoiler for Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 2 The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

The last episode George R.R. Martin penned for Game of Thrones was the infamous Red Wedding episode “The Rains of Castamere“. Between A Song of Ice and Fire readers knowing what to …

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There is something particularly entrancing about silent films, not only as a reference to the origins of film, but also for the focus it creates on the artistry of the image, rather than the insistent demands of narrative drama.

The Seven Wonders Silent Film Festival is hosted by The National Wool Museum in Geelong, Australia, and …

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D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a deal with Fox to write, direct and produce an adaptation of Stephen Hunter’s novel Dirty White Boys, which follows three violent escaped convicts and the lawman who attempts to track them down.

“We’re sitting around bullsh*tting and we started talking about lines we …

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will both be taking on the role of Shakespeare’s greatest villain this year. It was announced over the weekend that Martin Freeman will play Richard III at Trafalgar Studios. The play will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, director of Trafalgar’s production of …

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