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Your Most Antipicated Series 7 Part 2 Writer

In Doctor Who TV’s poll last week we asked you to vote for which writer from Series 7: Part 2 you were most anticipating. Thousands of you voted and the results are now in.

5. Stephen Thompson (2.16%)

No doubt due to the muted reception to <a title="603. The Curse of the Black Spot" href="http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/episod Read more …


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"Creature from the Black Lagoon" Finds Writer

The reboot of The Creatures from the Black Lagoon has found a writer.

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8/26/12 – Back in Black

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After 2 Weeks of Rest
Walkie and Mindwipe are Back and
Ready to Go another Round as they
Look into What is Going on in The News
in the World of Sci-Fi

Stories covered this week:

.The Dark Knight Rises’ Sold 12 Million Fewer Tickets
Than Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’
.Star Trek: Infinite Space Game Officially Cancelled
.Stan Lee’s not a fan of every Marvel movie
.”The Rocketeer” Reboot
.BBC Announces “Doctor Who” Premiere Date
.Also Walkie and Mindwipe Read a E-mail
From Admiral Q

You Can E-mail Walkie and Mindwipe at
[email protected]

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6/10/12 – Full Of Reviews

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Once Again is The Time of the Year That The
World of Video Gaming Enjoy The Big Event
of This Years E3 and On This Weekend Elite
Force Walkie and Mindwipe Returned as They
Breing u all sorts of Reviews from the Movies
and Video Games

Amongst This Episode Discussions
.Walkie and Mindwipe Talk about the Upcoming
Sci-Fi Video Games That Was Shown from E3 From
Nintendo Sony Microsoft and The The Others and
Talk about the Games that they Look Forward to
and even those that makes them go Meh
.The Hosts Also Talk about The Passing of Sci
-Fi Legend Ray Bradbury and The Mark That He Left
on Science_fiction
.Walkie Reviews Both Men In Black 3 and Prometheus
.Mindwipe Reviews Superman vs The Elite

All This on This Reviewd
Packed Episode of
The Weekend
Elite Force Podcast

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Watch the chilling Doctor Who episode 3 prequel NOW!

If your jaw didn’t drop to the floor at the end of the last Doctor Who episode, “Day of the Moon,” then we don’t know what else could possibly shock you. Perhaps watching the chilling prequel to the next episode, “The Curse of the Black Spot,” just might do the trick.

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Burton: Roots, Trek And Behind The Camera

LeVar Burton celebrates his fifty-fourth birthday today, and in addition to reminiscing about his good fortune in landing the role of  Kunta Kinte in Roots, he shares several things about himself that fans might not know.

Burton was a young and aspiring actor who lucked out when offered the role of Kinte. “Mine is truly one of those unbelievable Hollywood stories,” Burton explained. “Roots was my first professional audition. I was a sophomore at USC, working towards my BFA in Theater. My goal at the time was Broadway, not Hollywood. The producers had been on an exhaustive search all over the country and still had not found what they were looking for so they came back to LA and broadened the casting net. They contacted Drama schools in the area. I was in the right place at the right time.”

According to Burton, not only was he in the right time and place, but so was Roots itself. “I don’t believe Roots could’ve happened ten years earlier in America, nor ten years later for that matter. Socially, the timing was perfect in every respect. The Civil Rights Movement had succeeded to the point where America was accustomed to accepting Black people as equal citizens in this society. Then came the Vietnam era which forced us to take an unvarnished look at ourselves and our politics. By the time the late seventies rolled around, I think we were finally ready to deal with the issue of slavery and how its legacy has impact even to this day.”

In 1986, Burton was tapped for the role of Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not only was Burton happy because he was a Star Trek fan, but he liked Roddenberry’s attitude when it came to casting roles on the show. “Working with Gene was a dream come true for me,” he said. “I was a huge fan of the original Star Trek. I’ve always been a fan of the Sci-Fi genre and Gene’s vision was all about diversity. He put a Black woman in a visible position of authority on TV at a time when there weren’t many people of color on TV at all. It’s so important for human beings to see themselves reflected in the popular culture. Otherwise it’s incredibly difficult to develop any positive sense of self.”

Burton began directing while still on The Next Generation, and he explained why he decided to go behind the camera. “This is an inherently tough business,” he said. “Ups and downs are a given. One day you’re hot, the next you’re not! I simply believe it’s a good thing to be able to do more than one thing. Survival 101. As a producer on Reading Rainbow I had gotten used to being more at the center of the creative process. I recognized early on that ST:TNG could provide an opportunity to learn how to express myself creatively as a director as well.”

And what about those five things that fans may or may not know about Burton (or his family)? “I studied for the Catholic priesthood for four years,” Burton said. “Used to have Yoga classes on the Enterprise sets during lunch breaks when we were filming Star Trek: TNG. I’m very fond of Irish Whiskey. I am addicted to Family Guy. My granddaughter is a member of the current National Champion Hip-Hop Dance Team.”

TrekToday wishes LeVar a very Happy Birthday.

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Shatner Records With Zakk Wylde

William Shatner has a new record, Seeking Major Tom, in progress and Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society will be part of the album.

Wylde, a former guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne, was in the studio working with Shatner, according to Shatner’s Twitter feed. “Just watched tracks being laid down by Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society for my upcoming record Seeking Major Tom,” he said.

In another tweet, Shatner said “Zakk is one of the great guitarists who played with Ozzy Osbourne. A master playing a cover of Iron Man. He’s fantastic! I’m energized.”

Below is a YouTube video featuring Wylde and Shatner together.

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Two Strips Of Latinum: Black Beauty Invades NASCAR

Two Months before the Seth Rogen movie is released, the signature car visits NASCAR

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