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Mira Sorvino chats about BBC’s Intruders

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Amy Whalen is a lawyer and devoted wife of former LAPD cop turned writer Jack Whalen. When they relocate to rural Washington state to restart a new life, suddenly life takes a turn for the worst.  With Amy’s sudden disappearances and erratic behavior, not only is her marriage in danger, but something even deeper — her soul.  Jack must search for the key to the paranormal forces behind the “new Amy” before it is too late.

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Silent Witness Comes To Home Video!

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Long before CSI, Bones, or NCIS, there was BBC’s ground-breaking crime drama, Silent Witness. Featuring a team of forensic pathologists, using their scientific skills and knowledge to solve mysterious and/or suspicious deaths, the long-running BBC forensics series is finally being released in North America by BBC Worldwide.

To give the North American audience a look at how the show began – and look at where it is now, BBC Worldwide is releasing both the first and seventeenth (yes, seventeenth!) seasons of Silent Witness on October 21st. Details follow the jump.

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John Simms chats about Intruders, BBC America’s latest thriller

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Jack Whalen is a former LAPD cop who retires to rural Washington state with his wife (Mira Sorvino). Suddenly, he notices she’s behaving erratically. In the meantime, strange things are happening around him. He searches for the key to save her from forces that threaten to overwhelm them both.

I caught up with John Simm(“Life on Mars”, “State of Play”, “Doctor Who”) during a roundtable interview to discuss this thrilling new show.   From playing an American for the first time to spooky ghost sounds on set, check out John Simm’s interview as he gives us behind the scenes scoop on “Intruders”.

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Orphan Black Recap – Governed by Reason S2, Ep 2,

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All right Episode 2 kicks off with Art joining the Clone club. I love it when shows like this let the supporting characters into the secret. For some strange reason I have the feeling Art’s not going to survive this season. My opinion is based on nothing, no insider knowledge or anything, but mark my words, you read it here first.

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Starz and BBC Co-Produce Limited Series The Missing!

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James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor and Tcheky Karyo will star in The Missing – a limited series being co-produced by Starz and BBC. Filming has begun in Brussels, Belgium. Nesbitt (The Hobbit Trilogy,Jekyll) plays Tony, a man devastated by the abduction of his son during a family vacation in France. His search for his son fractures his marriage to Emily (O’Connor) and threatens to destroy his life. Karyo play the French detective who launched the initial search for the child.

The Missing will air on BBC One in the UK and Starz in the U.S. in the fall. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Tales of Trenzalore: New Doctor Who Ebook from BBC Books

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I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but I do know how to read, and sometimes I read books. Go figure! BBC Books just announced a brand new Doctor Who ebook called Tales of Trenzalore which tells 4 stories based on The Doctor’s 900 year stay protecting the town of Christmas, as seen in last month’s Christmas episode “The Time of the Doctor”. I don’t know, as much as I love, LOVED The Day of the Doctors, but felt really let down by the recent Christmas special.  This ebook will hopefully shed some light on everything.  It is available now for pre-order  and streets February 27th. I don’t understand this idea of pre-ordering digital content. Continue reading Tales of Trenzalore: New Doctor Who Ebook from BBC Books

Lost Troughton Doctor Who Episodes Recovered!

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A stash of BBC master tapes from the sixties – discovered in Nigeria, Africa – include missing episodes of Doctor Who! Eleven episodes were discovered, featuring Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor; none of which had not been seen for 46 years.

The BBC has re-mastered the tapes and is making two stories – The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear – available exclusively to iTunes, effective today. The Enemy of the World is especially notable for featuring Troughton as both the Second Doctor and his antagonist.

Follow the jump to check out the press release – including a list of the episodes involved.

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Contest – Exclusive Doctor Who Pack!!!

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Ok people, I’m working hard for you! Do you appreciate it? No….  But I love you anyway.  Do you know your Sontarans from your Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS.

The folks at BBC and Random House Books have given us 2 amazing Doctor Who Prize Packs to give away!  This exclusive EM Doctor Who Prize pack includes three Doctor Who Books:  The Amazing Who-ology encyclopedia of everything you ever wanted to know about Doctor Who (details here),  Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett (from the 50th anniversary reprint collection- details here) and Doctor Who: Beautiful Chaos” by Gary Russell (also from the 50th anniversary reprint collection- details here).  Read more about the books after the jump.

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You get extra props if you do any of the combination of the above.  Send your full name, address and in the subject Doctor Who Contest to contests@eclipsemagazine.com. Deadline for entry is Monday, July 1.

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Jenna-Louise Coleman Is The Doctor’s New Companion!

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When Karen Gillan [Amy Pond] and Arthur Darvill [Rory Williams] leave the TARDIS for the last time, Doctor Who’s Timelord will be joined by Jenna-Louise Coleman, a twenty-five year old from Blackpool who will, according to showrunner, Steven Moffat, ‘can talk even faster than he does.’

Coleman’s first appearance will be in the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special – and she joins the show during a dramatic turn of events. The change in companions in just one in a series of events as the show builds to its 50th anniversary year.

The official press release follows the jump.

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