Friday, 31 May 2013

Name of the doctor: Official ratings

Full ratings data for the week ending 19th May 2013 is now available and give Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor an official rating of 7.45 million viewers, a share of 31.7% of the total television audience. 

Once ITV HD and +1 figures are factored in, Doctor Who was the 10th most watched programme on British Television for the week. 

On BBC One, Doctor Who was the third most watched programme of the week, behind the The Eurovision Song Contest and one episode of Eastenders. ITV won the week with Britain's Got Talent with Coronation Street and one episode of Emmerdale in the top Ten.. 

Figures do not include iPlayer viewings where around 1.6 million have accessed the episode. Final figures will be available later.

6th Doctor on BBC America

Vengeance on Varos will represent the Sixth Doctor's era next month in BBC America's Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisitedcelebratory season.

A documentary entitled Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Sixth Doctor will air on Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm ET/PT, followed by an omnibus edition of the adventure, which was written by Philip Martin, directed by Ron Jones, and originally broadcast in two episodes in January 1985 as the second story in Season 22.

The documentary will see Sixth Doctor actor Colin Baker, both his companion actors Nicola Bryant and Bonnie Langford, and current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, among others, examining the Sixth Doctor's adventures and discussing his famous foes, including the universe's most slippery businessman, Sil, who made his first appearance - of two so far - in the story.

The Doctor visits the planet Varos to obtain the rare ore Zeiton-7, vital to the functioning of his TARDIS. But Varos is a dangerous place, where rebels are tortured on live television and executions are used to win votes from the public. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and his companion Peri must fight for their lives - and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous reptilian Sil.


BBC America is paying tribute to the programme's 50th anniversary by showing a story per Doctor per month.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Dub Actors David Vincent and Mike Pollock Confirmed for London Anime Con

The London Anime Con event on July 20-21 has announced that its guests will include the dub voice actor David Vincent, whose roles include Grimmjow Jeagerjaques in Bleach; as well as Mike Pollock, whose roles include Dr Eggman in Sonic X.

There will also be a London Cosplay Picnic on Saturday June 1 in Finsbury Park, with information available here.

PR Super megaforce


Krouyu grey

Bunpachy's partner Kyoryu Grey will be played by Masayuki Deai, who did Eiji/Bouken Silver in Boukenger (with a bald cap). He is the Violent Brave from 1500 years ago. He was from a clan that mastered the Iron-Breaking Fist, and is here to teach the Kyoryuger's the said technique and strengthen their body. His finishing move or favorite skill is the Violent Charge.

There has been 8 silver rangers and he is the first gray ranger but his suit is a similar color to Titanium Ranger as it is a dull color. I like the balance of different shades of grey with different color tones, with silver and grey.

Attack of the cybermen on UKTV

Sunday 2nd June sees the broadcast of the 1985 Colin Baker story, Attack of the Cybermen on Australian and New Zealand television. The story is presented as part of the 50th Anniversary season of Doctor Who on the UKTV channel.

In New Zealand the story screens at 4:25pm and in Australia at 4:30pm. New Zealand has an additional screening on Monday 3rd June at 4:40am.

The UKTV billing describes Attack of the Cybermen as follows:
While trying to fix the TARDIS's chameleon circuit, the Sixth Doctor returns to Foreman's Yard on Totter's Lane in 1985, where he meets his old enemies the Cybermen.
Attack of the Cybermen was first broadcast in Australia in 1985. New Zealand did not get to see it until 1989. The story was originally screened in Britain as two 45-minute episodes, but was first broadcast in Australia and New Zealand in a four-part format. The UKTV transmission will feature the two-episode version of the story.

UKTV is showing stories throughout the year in the lead-up to the anniversary in November. The stories due to be screened during June all feature Colin Baker's sixth Doctor. The schedule includes: Vengeance on Varos (9 June), The Mark of the Rani (16 June), The Two Doctors (23 June), Revelation of the Daleks (30 June).

Up-and-coming broadcasts from both 20th and 21st Century series of Doctor Who can be found via UKTV's Doctor Who sections for Australia and New Zealand.

DWM 461

Doctor Who Magazine 461 (Credit: Doctor Who Magazine)The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is in the shops Thursday, and marks the centenary of legendary actor Peter Cushing’s birth, as well as the release on DVD and Blu-ray of Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD in which he starred. DWM takes a look at the life of the man who was the big screen Dr Who...
I only saw one episode of Doctor Who on TV, but I felt the character was unnecessarily harsh. I see him as a jolly old fellow – not sour at all!

Also in this issue:
  • The Cyber-Planner: "I thought the coolest thing in the world would be writing Batman, and it absolutely was... until the point that I wrote Doctor Who." Neil Gaiman tells us about writing the recent episode Nightmare in Silver!
  • And The Winnder Is... The votes are in for the 2012 Season Survey and the winners are revealed, including: Favourite Story, Best Director, Best Writer, and what was top of your wish list for the forthcoming 50th anniversary – as well as a chance to vote in our 2013 poll.
  • Countdown to Destruction! The TARDIS takes the First Doctor, Vicki and Steven to a doomed alien world where a conflict rages between the survivors of two crashed spaceships, the Drahvins and the Rills in Galaxy 4. This overlooked serial from 1965 is the subject of this issue’s Fact of Fiction, which reveals new and fascinating facts about the production.
  • Good Things: Doctor Who’s top man Steven Moffat answers questions from DWM readers, including how he times the length of episodes, and how would he feel about an American version of Doctor Who?
  • Noble Companion: DWM’s journey through the history of Doctor Who reaches 2008 and the show's thirtieth series in Countdown to 50. Donna Noble becomes the Doctor’s travelling companion and together they encounter Sontarans, crazed Ood, Davros and Agatha Christie, and visit ancient Rome, parallel worlds, and the Shadow Proclamation.
  • Youth Today! Chris, Emma, Michael and Will roll back the years when they sit down to watch The Lazarus Experiment from 2007. What will our trusty Time Team make of Professor Lazarus’ quest for eternal youth?
  • Final Reckoning... The Promethians have won, mankind has been reduced to a state of barbarism and the Doctor and his friends Ian and Barbara are at the mercy of the Tribe of Gum. All hope is lost. Or is it? The Doctor has a plan, but is it already too late? Events reach a staggering climax in the sixth and final instalment of the epic comic strip adventure Hunters of the Burning Stone, written by Scott Gray, with pencils by Martin Geraghty.
  • It's The End... Columnist Jac Rayner recalls how she helped her children face the reality of death – both fictional and in reality in this issue’s Relative Dimensions.
  • The Reason We're Writin': The Watcher tackles the thorny subject of Doctor Who mispronunciations in A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects; presents a Grecian themed challenge to readers with The Six Faces of Delusion; outs another hapless Supporting Artist of the Month; and goes Wild with a list of Top Ten Westerns. All this and more in this issue’s hilarious Wotcha!

PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, ratings analysis, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

DW Fan book

Fantom Publishing have announced the forthcoming publication of Bob Baker's autobiography.

K9 Stole My Trousers (Credit: Fantom Publishing)K9 Stole My Trousers
An Autobiography

Bob Baker, co-writer of three Oscar and BAFTA winning Wallace & Gromit films, creator of K9, and writer of numerous Doctor Who episodes, releases his autobiography this June.

A stalwart of HTV, Bob has worked with Sir Laurence Olivier, Leonard Rossiter, Ron Moody, Toyah Willcox and Trevor Eve. Among his many TV credits, Bob wrote a number of episodes of Doctor Who with co-writer Dave Martin, several episodes of Bergerac starring John Nettles and the smash hit children's show, Into the Labyrinth; Bob also script edited the popular crime series Shoestring.

Bob is perhaps best known for his work with Nick Park on Aardman Animations' Oscar and BAFTA-winning shorts, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death, and the feature film The Curse of the Wererabbit.

Among his recent work, Bob has just finished the first 26-part series of the regenerated K9, currently showing on the Disney Channel and Channel 5 and is gearing up for a second series in the coming year.

Bob’s life has been rich and varied; his adventures outside of his illustrious career range from a wine-tasting tour of France and mad sea voyages with the legendary Keith Floyd to playing jazz with John Fortune of Bremner, Bird and Fortune. K9 Stole My Trousers is a tribute to some of the finest talents in TV in the last fifty years, both people Bob worked with and people he considered himself lucky to know in his personal life.

The book is due to be published on the 10th June 2013, and will also be available for Kindle

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Kyoryuger: KyoryuGrey, Bunpachy Revealed

After lots of waiting, the latest Japanese magazines had officially revealed the appearance of the new member of the Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger team, KyoryuGrey (played by Boukenger's Masayuki Deai) and his partner, Bunpachy.

KyoryuGrey is Te Sai, the "Violent Hero" from 1500 years ago. He was from a clan that mastered the Iron-Breaking Fist (Tessai-Ken), and is here to teach the Kyoryuger's the said technique and strengthen their body. His finishing move or favorite skill is the Violent Charge (Gekiretsu Toppa).

His partner is Bunpachy, a Pachycephalosaurus. It can can combine with Gabutyra and Ankydon to form Kyoryuzin Kung-Fu.

KyoryuGrey will debut in Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Brave 17: “It's Serious! KyoryuGrey”, which will air on June 9th.

Lastly, as seen in the preview for next week's episode, KyoryuBlack will be utilizing the Beast Battery #12 Deinosgrander to help his team who were trapped underground. Deinosgrander gave him dual fang-line weapons, similar to that of the Zyuden Arms.

MVM Upcoming Titles Schdule

MVM Entertainment has put up release dates and pre-order pages on its anime-on-line website for box-set complete series editions of the following titles:
[C] Control (right), due on October 7. In the story, an economics student named Kimimaro Yoga in modern-day Japan who suddenly encounters Masakaki, a shady man from the Bank of Midas. Masakaki offers Kimimaro some lending money and a chance to be a player in a parallel-world "Financial District" — with Kimimaro's future potential as collateral.
Red Garden (left), due on September 16. The series was previously released in three volumes by ADV Films. It involves four high school girls who are told by strangers that they have all died.
Pumpkin Scissors (below right), due on September 9. The opening episodes were previously released by ADV Films, but the series was discontinued.
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue (below left), due August 19. MVM previously released the series in six volumes.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

PR Super megaforce filming pics

Hector David Jr. and Jason David Frank

Videos on set:
The red car is indeed not Lightning Cruiser; I'm a little late on these pics because my binging on Arrested Development Season 4 on Netflix.
Sean Johnson and Alison Mcinnis
Jason David Frank, Sean Johnson and Jason Faunt

Now there is a controversy that people think Titanium ranger suit is present. At first I thought it was the Silver Ranger. But now that I studied the short video, there is indeed two silver-y ones. So it has to be him! OMG!
izakle, from did these two photos. Carter of Rangercrew did this.

Titanium Ranger in fron tof Dana and Carter; Silver Space Ranger between Emily and Tommy. I did this one.

Monday, 27 May 2013

ZyuDen Sentai Kyouryuuger ep15

One Piece Debuts on U.K. DVD Monday

On Monday May 27, Manga Entertainment will release the first season of One Piece (pictured right). The set features the first 26 episodes of the pirate saga starring Monkey D. Luffy, the boy determined to become the King of the Pirates. Three more box-sets are scheduled this year, on July 1, September 23 and November 11, taking the series up to Episode 103.
Warner Bros. will releaseSupernatural: The Anime Series(left), animated by Mad House, and based on the popular American live-action series Supernatural about two brothers who hunt demons and monsters. In the English dubJared Padalecki reprises his role as Sam in all 22 episodes, while Jensen Ackles reprises his role as Dean in the last two episodes. Extras include a two-part making-of, interviews with the English and Japanese voice-actors, an interview with series creator Eric Kripke, and episode introductions by Padalecki and Ackles.
Manga Entertainment will release a new edition of the fanservice-heavy zombie series Highschool of the Dead (right). Unlike the previous releases, this one will include the OAV episode "Drifters of the Dead." There will be Blu-ray and DVD editions, but in both editions, the "Drifters of the Dead" episode will only be available as a DVD.
Finally, Manga Entertainment will release the fourth (penultimate) volume ofFullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Blu-ray (left), featuring episodes 40 to 52 of the series.

Anime Announcements at London MCM Expo Comic Con Sunday

The following upcoming releases were announced at the London MCM Expo Comic Con on Sunday:
One Piece Collections 5 to 8 have been licensed.
Kaze will release Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail on Blu-ray and DVD, 'hopefully' this year.
There are no plans for a dubbed DVD edition of Blue Exorcist at present. A decision to release it may depend on sales for the upcoming 'Definitive Edition' of the series. (This will be in two parts, and will include Blu-rays featuring the dub.)
26,000 copies of Dragon Ball Z have been sold so far. There are plans for a Limited Edition Complete Set this Christmas.
Manga are waiting for Funimation to sign off on more of the Fairy Tail series; there are also talks regarding the Fairy Tail feature film.
There are currently talks (but no confirmation on Ghost in the Shell Arise; as well as discussions regarding screenings of the feature film editions of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Funimation, Sentai in Talks Over Former Bandai Entertainment Titles

Animation studio Sunrise producer Masayuki Ozaki revealed at his company's panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that the company is in talks to with Sentai Filmworks and Funimation to distribute former Bandai Entertainment titles. Ozaki noted that Sunrise will release some of its series through distributors such as these. Any possible deals are currently in the works, so further details are not yet available.
Sunrise would like to release titles with Sentai and Funimation as distributors, similar to the current deal in place forMobile Suit Gundam UC through Right Stuf.

Funimation Reveals High School DxD, Future Diary Dub Casts

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced the English dubcasts for High School DxD and The Future Diary at its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday.

The High School DxD dub cast is as follows:

Issei - Scott Freeman
Akeno - Teri Rogers
Kiba - Sean O'Connor
Rias - Jamie Marchi
Koneko - Jad Saxton
Asia - Chloe Daniels
Yuma Amano - Felecia Angelle
Matsuda - Tyson Rinehart
Motohama - Ruben Tadeo Garcia

Additionally, the staff on the dub is as follows:

Head Writer - John Burgmeier
Lead Writer - Jamie Marchi
Writer - RJ McVale
ADR Director - Colleen Clinkenbeard
Mix Engineer - Adrian Cook

The television anime adaptation of Ichiei Ishibumi's High School DxD light novel series follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei's campus.

Tetsuya Yanagisawa directed at the anime studio TNK with script writer Takao Yoshioka and character designer Junji Goto.

Funimation streamed the 12-episode series as it aired in Japan last year. A sequel series, High School DxD New, willpremiere in July.

The Future Diary dub cast is as follows:

Yuki - Josh Grelle
Yuno - Brina Palencia
Deus Ex Machina - Kent Williams
Murmur - Leah Clark
Minene Uryuu/9th - Emily Neves
Aru Akise - Todd Haberkorn
Takao Hiyama/3rd - Jason Douglas
Keigo Kurusu/4th - Robert McCollum
Tsubaki Kasugano/6th - Kate Bristol
Yomotsu Hirasaka/12th - Ian Sinclair
Reisuki Houjo/5th - Lindsay Seidel
Karyuudo Tsukishima/10th - Mark Stoddard
Marco Ikusaba/7th - Brad Hawkins
Ai Mikami/7th - Jamie Marchi
Kamado Ueshita/8th - Monica Rial
John Balks/11th - Christopher Smith
Masumi Nishijima - J. Michael Tatum
Ouji Kosaka - Joel McDonald
Hinata Hino - Caitlin Glass
Mao Nonosaka - Ashleigh Domangue
Orin Miyashiro - Jad Saxton

The staff for the dub is as follows:

Head Writer - John Burgmeier
Lead Writer - J. Michael Tatum
Writer - J. Michael Tatum
ADR Prep - Beth Featherstone
ADR Director - Zach Bolton
ADR Engineer - Peter Hawkinson

Funimation will release the series on DVD on August 13.

Funimation and Niconico streamed the 26-episode series as it aired in 2011-2012. The company then added home video rights to the series in April 2012.

Naoto Hosoda (Shuffle!Koe de Oshigoto!) directed the anime adaptation of Sakae Esuno's manga at the anime studioasreadKatsuhiko Takayama (Baka and Test - Summon the BeastsCat Planet Cuties) supervised the series scripts, and Hidetsugu Hirayama (Shuffle!Shuffle! Memories) designed the characters with Ruriko Watanabe.

Anime Announcements at London MCM Expo Comic Con (Updated)

The following upcoming releases were announced at the London MCM Expo Comic Con:
Attack on Titan will be released, date and formats to be confirmed.
The live-action feature film version of Space Battleship Yamato is licensed for a DVD and Blu-ray release on August 19.
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works is confirmed on August 26 on DVD and Blu-Ray. There is no news on Fate/Zero.
MVM Entertainment
Heaven's Memo PadShangri-La and [C] - CONTROL: The Money and Soul of Possibility have all been licensed.
MVM will also release Red Garden and Pumpkin Scissors, both formerly licensed by ADV.
(MVM tweeted that all these titles except Shangri-La would be released later this year, and would be on its site next week for pre-order.)
MVM also said that its previously announced acquisition of Is This a Zombie? would be released this year.
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue has been relicensed (also available on its site next week for pre-order).
The company has licensed Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning- (the first feature film spinoff from Tiger & Bunny).
The company will release a Legend of Zelda manga, and a full Bakuman. manga box set.
Via the UK Anime News twitter feed and the Manga Entertainment twitter feed.
Correction - A previous version of this story wrongly said that Is This a Zombie? was a Manga Entertainment license. In fact, it belongs to MVM. Apologies for the mistake.

Kiki's Delivery Service and Grave of the Fireflies Double Play Releases July 1

Studio Canal has confirmed that both Kiki's Delivery Service and Grave of the Fireflies will receive Double Play Blu-ray/DVD releases on July 1.
The press release lists both films as including some 'new' special features, as well as ones from previous editions. Kiki's Delivery Service will include the following: 'Creating Kiki's Delivery Service,' 'Flying with Kiki & Beyond,' 'Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki,' 'The Locations of Kiki' and 'Beyond the Microphone.' Grave of the Fireflies will include some new deleted scenes storyboards.

Thoughts and reactions of Previous cast return for PR

 Might contain Spoilers.
Some might not care what I think about what I am about to talk about.  Believe it or not, some do. Some have asked me.

From Fury Diamond I knew 10 former Rangers were returning to shoot at the end of May for Super Megaforce. Now we find out it is 11. I thought it was just going to be the powerless veterans getting their powers back in Ranger Keys at the end of Super Megaforce like the last episode of Gokaiger. Now they are filming the former Rangers in their suits and helmets with suit actors behind them. It looks like the Legend War but it could also be them getting their powers back at the end or maybe a tv special like 'Once A Ranger'. So I have no idea what it will be.

One thing is for sure is that Saban Brands asked Power Force to supply 3 questions each for the veteran rangers. But there was a time limit and many of us were busy. I was able to send in my questions in time. We haven't heard anything yet as I write this but I guess we will be getting a video Q& A like the ones the Megaforce cast have been doing on the Power Rangers YouTube. I might be wrong. But why else they had us do questions? When we inquired to who the former actors would be, they said they didn't even know. And I know idea when its happening.

Green Ranger Suit
I am not so happy about the "Fighting Spirit" suit being used. Not many fans either. In the picture of Jason David Frank on the Super Megaforce set has him with the silver streak helmet and silver morpher. It was made by a company for Disney and Saban got it, Saban has been using it for theMMPR Box Set and promos. JDF actually tried to get them to change them but he says that no one listened. One in-show explanation I can think of is that in Fighting Spirit, the Green Ranger from Tommy's coma dream came to the physical world when his powers were restored for the dream.

 Titanium Ranger
I know, I can't let it go. Rhett Fisher was invited and then uninvited. With the knowledge from FuryDiamond that Titanium Ranger and the Spirit Rangers will not be used in Super Megaforce, it makes me think they don't have the Titanium Ranger suit and don't want to make a new one. Given that they don't even want to make a new Green Ranger helmet or a gold morpher, makes me think this. Now seeing that the veterans are in the suits, I think the reason that Rhett was uninvited was because they didn't have the suit. Aww man. Aww man indeed.
Legend War or Super Megaforce finale?
And what has me worried is that if this is the Legend War or not. Because Magna Defender (behind TJ) is present, and in the Legend War in Gokaiger, he was with 9 other Extra Heroes, not among the other Rangers. So maybe they will change it. Don't Know, but it is interesting. I thought it was worth mentioning.

As I mention before, if Kat, Rocky, Adam, and Tanya are being Zeo and Cassie, TJ, Ashley and Carlos are being Space, there would be only one Turbo Ranger---Justin. But here it looks like there is Turbo Rangers but no Zeo rangers. Maybe they are around. Also if Tommy is being Green, I guess there is no White, Zeo Red, or Black Dino. Also what has me concerned is that select teams are seen, especially teams that only shown up as Ranger Keys in the headquarters like MMPR, Turbo, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed, Time Force, Mystic Force, Operation Overdrive and Samurai. But they do have Ninja Storm, Space and Dino Thunder there so maybe I am just overreacting.