Mary Tamm passed away today at the age of 62 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Tamm played the Doctor's companion Romana, alongside Tom Baker. A phenomenal actress, she also had roles on Wire in the Blood, Eastenders, and many great live theatre productions, including Private Lives and Abigail's Party.
"On set and offstage, her earthy northern humour and self-deprecating wit brightened every occasion. She was a consummate actress, and immensely popular in the profession," said her husband, Marcus Ringrose. "We will all miss her."
Warning: Contains some spoilers for the end of season 3. The BBC released some promo pics for the upcoming season of "Being Human." If you've been watching the series, you know that Mitchell is gone and Aiden Turner has left the show. Now a new vampire named Hal is moving in, played by Damien Molony.
"I'm actually playing an English vampire," said Molony. "Very, very posh. Very upper class. A stiff-upper-lipped Brit, which is a bit of a push for me accent, but it makes it a lot more fun. I promise you, no! No, no, no—Hal's not Mitchell 2. There's a lot of backstory to play with, and I assure you he's very, very different."
Do you think he'll be enough to replace Mitchell? "Being Human" returns in the U.K. later this month.
Producer Rick McCallum talks about the challenges involved in making a "Star Wars" live action TV show. There's some good details revealed here. They have over 50 scripts completed, each an hour long. The show will take place between episodes three and four. The working title they have right now is "Star Wars: Underworld." Hopefully by the time they're able to actually produce the show, they'll have come up with something less generic.
Are you looking forward to this being on television in the next couple years? Or do you think this will turn out like the prequels?
Warner Bros. has been sitting on the film adaptation rights to ElfQuest for a long time. They were close to actually making a movie, but now the rights have been acquired by independent filmmakers Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes. Who are they? They're the people who made this ElfQuest fan-short back in 2011.
The surviving members of Monty Python, along with Robin Williams, have a new project in the works: a sci-fi comedy called "Absolutely Anything."
The Pythons will voice a group of aliens who give an earthling the power to do "absolutely anything." Their reason? To see how much trouble he causes. What can I say, aliens are jerks. There is also a talking dog, voiced by Robin Williams. Of course there is. Still, I'll see almost anything with Monty Python attached to it. Even if director Terry Jones says it's not explicitly a "Monty Python" film.
"It's not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility," he said. That's good enough for me.