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As Neil Gaiman recently reminded us, there’s been a dearth of female writers on the modern series of Doctor Who. The last episodes penned by a woman aired in 2008. However, Gaiman also revealed that Moffat was personally reaching out to female writers but was met time and time again with rejection and scheduling conflicts.

Thankfully, Catherine Tregenna was able to take on the challenge, joining Doctor Who’s ninth season. Huzzah! You may be familiar with her work on Law & Order: UK, EastEnders, and Torchwood.

I hope she’s just the first of many women to be added to Steven Moffat’s roster because it wouldn’t hurt the show to be approached from other perspectives.

(via Nerdist)


Producer Sue Virtue tweeted the very first photo from the upcoming Sherlock Christmas special which will undoubtedly make fans very happy. But before you get too excited, remember that the special isn’t due to air until next year and Season 4 won’t happen until 2016.

Still, I’m happy just to know that they are on the case—and looking very dapper while doing so.

Check all the tweets after the break…

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We were told that the Jurassic World trailer would debut during Thanksgiving football but, once again, the release happened a little earlier than planned. Honestly, I don’t know why studios bother trying to schedule these things.

On the plus side, you don’t have to take a break from eating on Thanksgiving to watch the trailer. The official version is available for you to enjoy right here, right now. Check it out after the break…

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It came as no surprise to Christian Bale that a new Batman was cast for Batman v. Superman, but he was still jealous when he heard that Ben Affleck got the role. He told Empire:

I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, ‘Oh go on… Let’s do another.’ So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.

I have to say that staring “into nothing for half an hour” is much more of an emotional reaction than we would expect from someone who seemed so adamant about moving on from the role. Bale went on to say that he did manage to shake off the funk once he absorbed the news and even reached out to Affleck.

But I’m 40. The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman…I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven’t spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did.

The internet didn’t have the best reaction to news that Affleck had been cast in the role either, so good for Bale that he came to terms with it and even offered to help Affleck.

(Comic Book Movie via io9)

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We’ve added four new shirts to our merch store, and all of the designs (including a few others in the store) are just $14 for the next 13-48 hours.

So head on over to the store and grab them while you can!

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We’ve just added a whole mess of faux knit designs in our new TeePublic Merch Store!

The patterns are as nerdy as they are ugly, so head on over to the store to get yours in time for the holidays.

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Director Colin Trevorrow has stated that the upcoming Jurassic World will feature a new dinosaur made by the park’s geneticists. Newly leaked photos of LEGO sets featuring Jurassic World’s dinosaurs could showcase that creation, which has been dubbed the “D-Rex”. Chinese LEGO store Taobao posted the images online, and while we don’t have details to accompany the pictures, the dinosaur above sure looks like something different. I can’t wait to see that dinosaur on the big screen.

See more photos of the brick dinos after the break.

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Ok, so remember when we posted the news about Iam8Bit’s art show, Sequel? For those who may have forgotten, the event is currently showcasing movie posters for sequels that most of us would love to see.

The event is taking place in Los Angeles, and you can check out the art in person until November 23. But the good news is that prints can now be purchased online for cash-monies!

Header image: Labyrinth by Ruben Ireland

Take a look at some more posters you can pick up after the break…

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new shirts

We’ve added six new shirts to our new TeePublic Merch Store! Head on over to see all of the designs and get in on the $14 sale.

Better hurry though. Today is the last day!