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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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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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Here’s some great news for fans of Haley Atwell and Agent Peggy Carter. You don’t have to wait for the premiere of Agent Carter to see Peggy in action because she’s just been announced as one of the guest stars for the season 2 opener of Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD.

The episode, called “Shadows”, airs Sept. 23 and will also give us our first look at Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley. Not sure yet how Peggy plays into things, but I can’t wait to find out. The synopsis reads thusly:

Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources–but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?

Agent Carter, will be making its series debut in place of Agents of SHIELD when it goes on holiday hiatus. No premiere date, but we’ll keep you posted.

(via The Mary Sue)

doctor who season 8

There’s no doubt we’re excited for the The Series 8 premiere of Doctor Who. The trailer for the first episode “Deep Breath” was enough to make me wish I had a TARDIS to go forward to this Saturday, August 23rd.

I’m pretty sure the BBC is enjoying tormenting us because the BBC blog has just released the all of the episode titles and writers.

Time for all sorts of speculation based on titles and gleefully rubbing of hands together in anticipation. It’s almost here!

You can check out the list after the break.

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Fifteen year-old Cassidy Stay was the sole survivor in a terrible shooting in Austin, Texas on July 9th, in which her entire family was killed.

Even in the midst of an unspeakably sad and emotional time, Cassidy stood up at the memorial service and shared a quote from Albus Dumbledore. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

People were so moved by her words and her attitude, that a Facebook page called “We Want JK Rowling To Meet Cassidy Stay” was created in hopes of making that happen.

Well, they seem to have gotten J.K.’s attention and, while she didn’t meet Cassidy personally, she did send her a package.

LDS.net reported:

According to sources close to the Stay family, Cassidy received a package from Rowling with a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the book Stay quoted from in her remarks. In addition, Rowling sent Stay a letter with her condolences. In the letter, Rowling wrote several paragraphs from the point of view of Albus Dumbledore, telling Cassidy what the headmaster would have told her if he could have.

The Facebook page later confirmed that Cassidy received a personalized, handwritten letter from ‘Dumbledore’ (in purple ink) along with a wand and an acceptance letter to Hogwarts with a school supply list.

Needless to say, Cassidy is an amazing and inspiring person. I can only hope she helps more people see the wisdom of Dumbledore’s words.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Apparently, Marvel’s Kevin Fiege dropped a fantastic bit of news in an interview for this week’s Entertainment Weekly. Marvel has gotten back the movie rights for Blade, Punisher and Ghost Rider. When you add the recent return of Daredevil, that’s some serious awesome coming back to Marvel.

While Fiege said there aren’t current plans for the characters, it’s nice to know that they’re back within the MCU. It’ll be interesting to see if they make small appearances in upcoming Marvel movies that might set them up for a larger showcase down the road.

Just don’t hold your breath for Marvel to get back Spider-Man and Wolverine.

(via io9 / Photo via Canerdian Nation)

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Remember the talk about Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell revving up Evil Dead again from a while back? Well, Shock Till You Drop reported that Sam Raimi, his brother, and Bruce Campbell revealed that they’re working on an Evil Dead TV series during Friday’s Screen Gems panel.

However, Campbell’s role in the series was unclear, so a fan asked later.

You can check out Bruce Campbell’s reply after the break.

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Pardon me while I hyperventilate, but news has broken that the Marvel Universe is gaining a warrior princess. Yep, TV Guide is reporting that Lucy Lawless will be joining Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD but there are no details yet on how many episodes she will appear in or who she’ll be playing.

It’s so amazing to know that she’ll be part of the MCU because that could lead to some really awesome things down the road.

I hope she gets to beat people up and fling a weapon at someone. Maybe have a really cool battlecry.

Not that I’m basing my ideas on anyone. Nooooo.

(via The Mary Sue)

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If you didn’t watch The Colbert Report last night, you might not know that Sam Wilson will be taking over as Captain America. The news was officially announced by Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer.

For many, the news is not all that unexpected (unlike announcing that the new Thor is a woman on The View of all places).

Marvel also took to Twitter to post the first pic of Wilson in costume. You can see the full tweet after the break along with Stephen Colbert’s answer as to who should replace The Falcon.

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Doctor Who fans have noticed that a robotic character briefly glimpsed in the season 8 trailer bears a striking resemblance to Garrus from Mass Effect. Eurogamer picked up on the similarities too, but they noted that the show’s creators are pretty big fans of Mass Effect. So maybe this whole delicate situation is more of a homage than outright thievery? Honestly, the Doctor Who crew are all rather creative, so I’m inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.

In case you missed it, you can watch the new Doctor Who trailer after the break…

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