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Rumors started swirling last week that William Shatner had been approached by director Roberto Orci to appear in Star Trek 3 along with Leonard Nimoy. Those rumors got a flat out denial from Shatner and Orci replied that he could neither confirm or deny the rumors.

However, William Shatner appeared at Wizard World Nashville and thought the “will he or won’t he” news had been basically announced thanks to the rumor and he was free to talk about it. So, he talked about it.

You can find out what he said thanks to Trek Movie. A transcript and video await after the break…

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars ended a bit abruptly with many fans disappointed that all the story lines didn’t get a proper finish. Well, it looks like we are going to get a little closure thanks to four newly released, unfinished episodes of the series. You can watch A Death on Utapau, In Search of the Crystal, Crystal Crisis, and The Big Bang at StarWars.com right now.

They aren’t complete episodes, but they do fill things in, especially about how Anakin felt about Ahsoka leaving. Some concept art from the original story arc has also been posted.

Lastly, there’s a video with the team behind it all talking about how it’s not really over even though the series is done, with some characters popping back up in things like upcoming comic series.

See the video and a picture after the break.

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Talk about some intense family drama: TVLine claims to have the character descriptions for AMC’s upcoming spinoff to The Walking Dead. While the latter focuses on a group of strangers coming together to survive the undead apocalypse, this spinoff will instead focus on two close-knit families as they struggle to overcome the zombies hordes. Oh, yeah, and the families are led by a couple of single parents and Andrea. No, no, not that Andrea. A different one.

Check out the character descriptions after the break…

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As much as we all love Netflix, there’s one time a month where they stab us in the heart. Sure, new titles get added on the first of the month, but they also remove content and this October 1st is looking pretty painful for some of us.

On quick review, I’m losing Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU. That’s…painful. Not my Lennie and Benson. Noooooo.

They’re also removing Mean Girls, and Center Stage (for those of you who love a good guilty pleasure dance movie).

On the plus side, they’re adding GalaxyQuest.

Check out the full list of additions and removals after the break.

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DC Comics’ Harley Quinn Annual #1 will be a “rub’n’smell” comic book that will feature a number of unique scents that relate to the story. DC will come out with an edition of the comic that’s meant for U.S. readers, and a second edition that will be exported outside of the country. The US edition will feature smells such as leather, suntan lotion, pizza and what’s referred to in the story as “cannabisylocibe 7-A.”

Hmmm, I wonder that cannabisylocibe is supposed to be?

DC’s move to create a second edition for overseas markets makes a bit more sense now considering that last scent, as it might be rather difficult to export a comic that smells vaguely of weed. The international edition will replace the cannabis scent with the smell of fresh-cut lawn clippings.

(Bleeding Cool and MTV)

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Now that the Deadpool movie has been greenlit, it’s time to start the rampant speculation on all sorts of things.

In this case, it’s the question of whether or not Deadpool will get a PG-13 rating or if it will get the R rating that many fans would expect.

The rumor originated with this comment from the Schmoes Know podcast:

“I heard from the director [Tim Miller] that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all going to hate this, that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul – that’s a quote – of the script so they can make it.”

Keep in mind that a PG-13 rating allows for quite a bit of violence these days, so it might still be possible to make a Deadpool movie that won’t “lose it’s soul”. And, let’s be honest, it’s highly unlikely that Marvel would ever risk limiting the audience with an R rating. However, I have a feeling that the fan world must have spoken its mind on the news and rather loudly, because Deadpool writer/producer Rhett Reese weighed in on Twitter.

Check it out after the break.

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The BBC announced that the Cornetto trilogy’s Nick Frost will be one of the guest stars on the Doctor Who Christmas Special and his quote in the press release proves he’s geeking out about it almost as much as we are:

“I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream “No spoilers!” Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”

The episode will be written by Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurt. Other guest stars for the special include Michael Troughton (son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton), Nathan McMullen (Misfits) Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street), and Faye Marsay (Fresh Meat).

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The gone too soon hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is about to enter the “not too distant future” of the 21st century thanks to a deal struck by Vimeo to stream 80 episodes of the series “forever and ever, anywhere and everywhere”. Reportedly, the company is working to clear the rights for the remaining episodes so that eventually all 197 will be available.

Unfortunately, before you take a nostalgic trip on the Satellite of Love and laugh at terrible movies, you’ll need to drop some coin. The episodes are available individually for $2.99 (rental) or $9.99 (purchase), or you can get them all for $300.

Hit the jump to check out the promo.

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The legendary Bruce Timm is set to executive produce a new digital Justice League cartoon for Machinima titled Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles which we can all expect to see next spring. Co-producing the cartoon will be Alan Burnett—Timm’s partner on Batman: The Animated Series. Although this was originally set to be a direct-to-video release, it’s now going to be a three-part digital series. According to Variety:

“Chronicles” is said to revolve around a newly conceived reality in the DC universe where Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are much darker versions of the superheroes that people know.

Yes, another “dark” superhero adaptation. Still, this is Bruce Timm we’re talking about. It will likely be good either way.

(via io9)

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Those looking to explore the Dark Arts will get their chance with a new addition to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. This is the first time they’ve added to the tour since it opened in March 2012. What is currently the Malfois Manor fireplace will grow to become the Death Eaters HQ on Tuesday, October 14th. The display will include Charity Burbage suspended overhead, Nagini sitting on the table, and other assorted props like the Hand of Glory and Vanishing Cabinet.

To celebrate this new part of the tour, there will be Dark Arts activities from October 17th through November 3rd. You’ll be able to see the Halloween feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and there will even be Death Eaters patrolling a spookier than usual Diagon Alley.

See more pictures after the break.

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