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Doctor Who Christmas Special Adds A Touch Of Seasonal Frost

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FrostThe annual Doctor Who Christmas Special is always a big deal. Just last year, it’s where we first met Peter Capaldi’s 12th incarnation of the Time Lord, a rather noteworthy occasion (okay, he first appeared in the 50th anniversary special, but that was a cameo, and we didn’t really get to know him at all until around the Holidays). They’re even fond of bringing in special guest stars to help them celebrate their seasonal adventures, and this year isn’t going to be any different, as they’ve lined up a nice collection of homegrown talent, headlined by Nick Frost.

If you’re unfamiliar with Frost, he’s sometimes considered Simon Pegg’s better half, and has appeared alongside him countless times, though most notably in the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy comprised of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, as well as many others. He’s a pretty damn good time, and joins fellow British actors Nathan McMullen, who appeared on BBC’s Misfits, Michael Troughton from Breathless and dozens of other series, Fay Marsay (The White Queen), and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street).

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Shaun Of The Dead And The World’s End Figures Your Latest Must Have Toys

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Shaun of the DeadJust because Edgar Wright’s so-called Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy is over doesn’t mean we’re magically going to stop loving them. They’re too good for that. Those three loosely related siblings—thematically connected rather than plot or story wise—may be done, but we can still celebrate the awesomeness that Wright and co-conspirators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost brought into the world. And one way to do it is with action figures.

Of the three films—Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End—only the first and the last really fall into the sci-fi category, but that’s okay, we still love you Hot Fuzz. And we’re far from the only fans wandering around out here. Evil Corp has now created these three sets of figurines to commemorate the films, and they are pretty damn fantastic. Each set pairs Pegg and Frost’s respective characters, bringing them together again, and for you to control this time.

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Simon Pegg And Nick Frost To Reprise Shaun Of The Dead Roles For Phineas & Ferb

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shaun of the deadSomebody pop open a champagne bottle and fill it with beer, because two sets of best friends are meeting up for what is sure to be one of the greatest Halloween specials ever made. (Keep looking for that Great Pumpkin though, Linus.) Simon Pegg has revealed he and frequent collaborator Nick Frost will once again slip into what are arguably their two most memorable roles, with Shaun of the Dead set to invade the world of Disney’s Phineas and Ferb in October. How’s that for a slice of fried gold Halloween candy?

Sadly, no details about the episode have been revealed other than the characters’ presence within the holiday special. This is almost better, as it allows speculation to run wild. Will this episode follow any kind of canon within the Shaun of the Dead universe? If you recall, the film ended with Frost’s character Ed as a slightly rehabilitated zombie (he could at least play video games), but that doesn’t give Frost a lot of room to have fun with the voicework, so here’s hoping he’s back to his normal pot-smoking, record-throwing self in animated form. If they turn him back into a zombie within the show itself, that’s perfectly fine, too. It appears I’ve just gotten a memo confirming that my lack of involvement with this episode makes all of my wishes moot.

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The World’s End Is Coming To Blu-ray, DVD And VOD This November

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the world's endThe best way to celebrate getting the details about the upcoming home releases for Edgar Wright’s The World’s End is simple. Pour yourself 12 pints of something nutty and hoppy, put them in different places around your house, and then try to remember those spots as you walk around drinking them. But you’ll have to do it quickly, so that they don’t get warm. And then when you’re finished, you’ll wake up and be one day closer to Universal releasing The World’s End on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on November 19.

And because I know you’re wondering, there will also be a combo pack called “The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy Blu-ray.” So if you haven’t yet upgraded your other two Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost films just yet, this is the perfect chance. Getting all three instead of one is the only way you can get the exclusive interactive screenplays for each film. These are almost worth a release of their own.

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The World’s End Begins Virtual Pub Crawl And Plans Comic-Con Scavenger Hunt

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first postWhile the release of Star Trek Into Darkness earlier this year was an important film for science fiction fans (regardless of those fans’ enjoyment factor), I think the most anticipated movie of the year for geeks in general is Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, the third entry in the Three Flavours Cornettos Trilogy. With the decent-but-disappointing taste of Paul now washed from our mouths, we can get ready to watch Nick Frost and Simon Pegg reteam to face more aliens, albeit in an entirely different scenario.

And entirely different scenarios are what these guys are all about, right down to their promotions. Just the other day, the film began its 12-day virtual pub crawl, in which different popular film blogs will each host one of the film’s exclusive posters promoting the pub locations showcased in the film. I’ll admit that printing these posters out and putting them up on the walls in my dining room won’t in any way give me a connection with the film that just watching it wouldn’t give me, but $300 worth of frames isn’t going to buy itself. You can follow the poster releases on the film’s Facebook page, where you’ll find ComingSoon, JoBlo, ScreenCrush, and Crave have already put their posters out there. The one up top is for The First Post, and you can find the next three below.

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The World’s End’s Edgar Wright On Manchildren And Growing Up

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At the moment, I’m looking forward to watching movies like Elysium, S-VHS, and World War Z, among others, but I’m fucking frothing at the mouth for The World’s End, the third and final installment of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost’s Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, behind the superb Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. My jubilance for this flick rivals how I used to wait for Jay and Silent Bob appearances as a bong-hugging 20-year-old, which is very different from how I am now, at 30, not caring about Jay and Silent Bob anymore. But I’ll probably break the bong out when The World’s End is released in October. Since it’s a movie about drinking, maybe it should be a beer bong, with whiskey in it.

Details about the plot have not been very forthcoming, with little known beyond it involving a group of friends recreating a past pub crawl, which then builds up to some apocalyptic event. Edgar Wright recently sat down with IGN to discuss the film’s comparative inclusion into the trilogy, and the themes guiding the story. Unfortunately, absolutely no sci-fi aspects of the film come up, but Wright does mention Pegg’s look recalling his goth days as a Sisters of Mercy fan. So there’s that.

Here, he talks about how The World’s End works as the third film in a series, and what viewers can take form them altogether.