Nov 3, 2008

Nerdy News

All aboard the Nerdy Bird train, where today we're off to Hollywood and possibly through time and space. Better buckle up.

Director Paul W.S. Anderson not only wants more children with wife Milla Jovovich he wants more Resident Evil films. Although Resident Evil: Extinction was set as an end to a trilogy it seems Hollywood is calling Anderson back for more. He told the UK's Sunday Sun last month "I’m writing an adaptation of the Long Good Friday right now, set in present-day Miami. Then I will probably write Resident Evil 4." No more details were given, not even if Jovovich would be starring as Alice yet again. The husband and wife's first child together, Ever, turns one tomorrow. Could Alice have a super-Umbrella-Corporation-baby? Anything is possible.

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Breaking news explosion today for NBC's Heroes. Co-executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander have been fired.

Variety's Cynthia Littleton reported the news late Sunday, "It's understood that Alexander and Loeb were let go because of Peacock execs' frustration with the creative direction of the show." It's obvious declining ratings for the shows third season didn't help either. Heroes is averaging about 9 million viewers this season as opposed to an average of 11.6 from last year. Littleton also cited budget overages as an issue. So far no one from the show or the studio is commenting.

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Sigh. I heard this news last week but was too depressed to report on it. The 10th Doctor, David Tennant, will be voluntarily stepping down from the role he's played since 2005 in just over a year.

The BBC announced Tennant will appear in the next Christmas special in 2009 then four hour-long episodes to be aired in 2009 and early 2010. By the next full season the show will be without him and writer/executive producer Russell T. Davies who announced his departure earlier in the year. 

Steven Moffat will be replacing Davies but there's no word on who the 11th Doctor will be. Since the announcement, speculation has begun about a possible female Doctor, British media going so far as to suggest the Doctor's old companion Billie Piper could be a front-runner. Tennant was asked on BBC Breakfast recently what he thought about the Doctor being a woman. He replied, "Why not? It's one of those parts that any actor could bring something valid to, because it can be anything and it's a sort of blank canvas every time." 

True words but this Bird will miss that Bloke a lot.

6 comments:

eric said...

This is one of those shows I've only managed to catch a few episodes of yet this is news that isn't great.

I like this current actor as Dr. Who, I think he pulls it off wonderfully.

Guess I'll have to catch up on these somehow.

A female Dr. Who? Why not! I think that'd be an interesting idea, BUT, I think she'd have to be as quirky as the past Doctors.

Isn't that Dr. Who's trademark?

eric said...

I forgot to add a comment about Heroes.

Honestly I don't have an opinion either negative or positive, yet I've been following this show since it started.

I'm probably in the minority but I don't think this season is that bad.

I think fans are annoyed with the time travel and want things resolved and are getting impatient.

Yet, that's what it makes it a cliffhanger every week. I also think there may be reticence because some of the stories have been slightly predictable and even are "rip-offs" of other stories.

I won't cite each one but they are obvious to me. Despite this I am still watching and am actually suprised the ratings have dropped.

Whether terminating Loeb and company was a good idea or not is hard for me to say.

I'm up in the air with this news.

I haven't seen the Resident Evil movies but to milk them more seems silly to me. Maybe there's enough of a fan base?

mandyannemurray said...

I think I need to have a good cry over David Tennant leaving. He is The Doctor for me. :(

I think Rose might be a good choice ... but since she and Donna have both been part Time Lord at some point, with serious, nearly explody consequences, can there really be a human Doctor?

sunandheir said...

But, then again....maybe not.

http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/280107/david-tennant-i-may-return-to-doctor-who/1/

Check out Valerie's post @ Occasional Superheroine:

http://occasionalsuperheroine.blogspot.com/2008/11/doctor-who-no-yes-maybe.html

BTW, I voted for you.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Who know's Mandy? If they made it Rose maybe it wouldn't be Rose Rose, you know? Just the actress or an alternate version.

Sunandheir, geez that's strange. Maybe he just means as some sort of guest role in the future? Or maybe he felt so warm and fuzzy since we all cried when he said he was leaving so he decided not to make us suffer? Ya think? :)

Thanks so much for voting! I really appreciate it.

Blue Chair Blog said...

Tennant will be missed. But as we all know, Doctors come and go.

I for one would love to see Billie Piper in the role. It would be great to see a male sidekick for once.

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