A Farewell To Sir John Hurt…

Fans And Celebrities Give Their Final Words On The Great Actor

Legendary actor Sir John Hurt passed away today at the age of 77. He is known for his many roles including V For Vendetta, Elephant Man, and Doctor Who. Hurts wife released a statement saying “John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit…He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him.”

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Catching Up With the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker

The Doctor (Colin Baker) in Dr. WhoColin Baker played the sixth Doctor in the long running series Doctor Who from 1984-1986. The star of television, audio books, print, stage and even video games, Colin Baker is the only actor to have played the Doctor in each of those genres. I caught up with Colin for an interview at  Rhode Island ComicCon.

Hello Colin, a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for chatting with Shallow Graves for a bit.

Colin: My great pleasure, nice to talk to you.

What do you think about the resurgence of popularity for Doctor Who, and how has it affected you?

Colin: Well, it’s always been popular, of course. It was off the air in England in 1989, and amazingly, for the next ten years, remained almost as popular. There were still conventions; there were still fans demanding more. We were doing lots of audio stuff with Big Finish. So, Doctor Who has really never gone away. Continue reading

NO MORE HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO: Why TV & Movies Have More Fantastical Figures Than Ever Before

by Anne W. Brennan

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Two brothers who hunt the things that go bump in the night, contend with Heaven and Hell, and save the world.  And still bicker like brothers – a lot.

A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist who saves himself from death every second of the day with an implant in his chest, and who uses that genius to bring peace to the world.  With a little attitude.

Teenagers who, having been turned into monsters, still try to maintain their humanity and innocence in the face of thousands of years of war and blood.  And have great parties every week.
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