Netflix Isn’t Dropping Doctor Who But Red Dwarf Is Gone

Doctor WhoReports circulated earlier this week that Netflix was going to drop streaming for a ton of popular British shows—most notable for our interests were Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Torchwood, and a handful of others. The news kicked off a massive outcry from fans, but as it turns out, there wasn’t as much need to be concerned as many initially thought. At least some of those shows, chief among them the adventures of a certain two-hearted Time Lord from Gallifrey, will remain available for your streaming needs. For a few others favorite titles, however, fans are shit out of luck.

According to Variety, a new deal has been struck between Netflix and the powers that be at the BBC, and for the foreseeable future you’ll still be able to watch these shows on your computer, tablet, smartphone, TV, or whatever your preferred delivery system:


Check Out This Clip From Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle Adaptation

Amazon Studios’ pilot season, where audiences can watch the first episode for a variety of new shows and vote on which ones they want to become full series, is a unique, egalitarian way to go about sourcing new shows. While it’s produced a few things of mild interest, by far the most exciting thing they’ve done up to this point, at least in our humble opinion, is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic sci-fi novel The Man in the High Castle. The new slate of potential shows is now up for your perusal (we haven’t watched it yet, but we should have a review of it before long), but here is a new clip to whet your appetite.

Set in an alternate reality where the Axis powers won World War II, the book is a sprawling collection of loosely connected narrative threads spread out across the U.S., ranging from coast to coast. You watch as tensions rise between the hegemonic powers of Japan and Germany, and as the underground resistance plies their trade in these dangerous times. It’s not a novel that easily lends itself to adaptation, and we’re curious to see how Amazon pulls it off.


Robert Kirkman Calls Walking Dead Spinoff Cobalt Startlingly Different

The Walking DeadAMC’s The Walking Dead is on a break right now, but that’s never stopped the network from hyping their massively popular zombie drama. But right now there’s even more to talk about beyond new casting and possible future storylines, because things are about to get rolling on the long gestating spinoff series, currently known as Cobalt. Set in the same world as the flagship series, the new adventures go down in a different place, follow new characters, and reportedly even show an earlier era of the undead apocalypse. Cobalt co-creator, and Walking Dead executive producer (he also created the comics the series is based on), Robert Kirkman recently sat down and discussed some of the differences between the two shows.

We know that the action in Cobalt takes place in Los Angeles, the opposite side of the country from the Georgia-based The Walking Dead. It follows Sean Cabrera (Cliff Curtis), Nancy Tompkins (Kim Dickens), her kids Nick (Frank Dillane) and Ashley (Alycia Debnam Carey), and others. While chatting with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman kept specifics to himself, while driving home how distinct the two shows will be. He said:


Paul Feig Confirms Ghostbusters Will Keep At Least One Key Piece From The Original

GhostbustersPaul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, redo, or whatever you want to call it, has been controversial to say the least. Some don’t want a new Ghostbusters to happen at all, while many, many others have taken issue with the idea of a female-fronted version of the paranormal investigating team. For his part, Feig hasn’t even really addressed the hullabaloo, and has just kept on trucking, working on his project, and he recently shared some details about what the movie will look like.

Even though it will be set in the modern day, and the nature of the title team may be different (one rumor has said they could be something that sounds very much like a clandestine government agency, almost like Men in Black), at least one thing won’t change: the setting. Talking to Empire, Feig says he plans to keep Ghostbusters set in the Big Apple. He says, “To me it’s such a New York movie and the biggest sin would be to pull it out of there. I just love New York and, selfishly, I just want to shoot in New York.”


Watch One Final 12 Monkeys Clip Before The Premiere On Syfy Tonight

So here we are, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is set to debut on the network later tonight. If you’ve been tuning in here over the past week or so, you’ve seen the first portion of the pilot, broken up into bite-sized nuggets. And now that the premiere is finally upon us, they’re back with one final short clip.

When we last left off on our serialized adventure, James Cole (Aaron Standford) was telling the story of how a vicious plague showed up and wrecked up the joint for the entire human race. Or at least most of it, as 7 billion people fell to the Kalavirus. There are some survivors, however, but things have not been kind to them, and as the disease mutates and evolves, there is roughly one generation left, then humanity is kaput. This is the perfect time for a last minute desperation hail Mary, and when scientists in the future discover the pieces of an experimental time travel device, that’s exactly what they see: a possible reset switch, a way to beat the plague and save the future.


The Expanse: Who’s Who And What’s What In That Amazing First Trailer

Of all the projects on Syfy’s suddenly ambitious development slate, the one I’m most looking forward to — and most dreading they might fuck up — is The Expanse, based on the stellar book series by James S.A. Corey. The first installment, 2011’s Leviathan Wakes, instantly became one of my favorite science fiction stories of all time, and the series pretty much has it all: action, mystery, interstellar politics, humor, and a richly detailed vision of a future where mankind has spread throughout the solar system, but not yet conquered the stars. Thankfully the first trailer for The Expanse hit yesterday, and it looks great. But if you haven’t read the books yet, it’s also hard to get a full sense of who’s who and what’s going on. Well, GFR has your back: we’ve pulled a ton of screencaps and will walk you through the world of The Expanse below. First off, here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.