Meet Doctor Who’s New Companion, Played By Pearl Mackie

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Over the weekend, while Great Britain was celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, the BBC took a few minutes to introduce the world to a completely different Bill... the new companion for Doctor Who. And Bill isn't the Bill you think she … [Read more...]

NAB 2016: Blackmagic Goes Live with New 4K Products

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic always makes a huge splash at NAB, but this year it wasn't in the way we expected. Rather than having a huge splash with a killer new camera, they announced some new gear to support their existing product lines, plus upgrades that when added together, … [Read more...]

Is the Oculus Virtual Reality Headset Worth the High Price? Maybe Not

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although I'm still not convinced that virtual reality is anything but the 21st century equivalent of 3D, it's all the rage right now and Oculus Rift is well positioned to be the 800 lb. gorilla. But one tech site thinks that the much cheaper Samsung Gear VR is the way … [Read more...]

Marvel & Netflix’s The Defenders To Shoot Later This Year

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Hold on to your spandex, because we now know when the Netflix crossover miniseries Marvel's The Defenders will shoot. Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, revealed to the press during a two-day Netflix event in Paris that the team-up series will shoot near the end of … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To The Second Game Of Thrones Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I was absolutely not expecting a second full-length Game of Thrones trailer, but HBO has delivered one and it's impressive. The series is starting a bit later than usual this year, so maybe that has something to do with the release of this trailer — whatever the … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger Coming To Television

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Television is expanding again with the brand new series Cloak and Dagger. Variety says the series is coming to the Disney-owned channel Freeform, which was rebranded from ABC Family, and is set to appeal more toward a millennial-skewing audience, rather … [Read more...]

Netflix Moving Towards More Original Content

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) According to a recent report, with a movie catalog that is shrinking by over 30%, it looks like Netflix has been moving away from offering popular, mainstream films and third-party TV series, and will instead put more of their resources towards original … [Read more...]

Twitter Shocks Industry By Securing Streaming For NFL Games

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Amazon and Verizon the top two streaming companies vying for exclusive worldwide rights to Thursday Night Football, the NFL decided to award the franchise to... TWITTER? … [Read more...]

JVC GY-HM660: Mobile News Camera With Built-In Live-Streaming, IFB

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) JVC has introduced a new mobile news camera called the GY-HM660, which includes live-streaming capabilities directly from the camera. They also include a built-in IFB channel, or Interruptible foldback (or feedback), for communication with the station on a … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Spinoff Class To Be British Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While fans of TV's Doctor Who wait with bated breath for the BBC to announce who the new companion is, some other long awaited news has been released for an upcoming BBC Three series. The television station has revealed the cast for the spinoff show, Class, … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction To New Top Gear Reboot Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Produced by the BBC, Top Gear was the most watched factual show — in the world. But last year, host Jeremy Clarkson got into what's famously now been called the fracas, where he got into a physical altercation with a producer. The Beeb chose to let the host go … [Read more...]

Digital Domain’s Turnaround Plagued By Major Losses In 2015

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although overseas investment in Digital Domain, plus a daring gamble to trade fees for partial ownership in tentpole series like Ender's Game, the visual effects house parent company, Digital Domain Holdings, posted a 2015 loss of  of over $23 million, leading many … [Read more...]

Science Channel To Revive MythBusters With New Hosts

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) That didn't take long. The Discovery Channel's long running series, MythBusters, finally came to an end after 14 years on the air. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage brought the show to a close, and Discovery moved the series to the Science Channel where they would … [Read more...]

Amazon’s The Tick Will Be “Darker And More Grounded”

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The Tick TV reboot goes dark By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When you think "dark and gritty" you probably don't think of the superhero in blue spandex that battle-cries "Spoooooooooon!" Then again, you probably don't think Superman but they created a darker version of that character for Man … [Read more...]

First Look At Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season Two

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Besides Better Call Saul on AMC, Starz's Ash Vs. Evil Dead was one of the two best new shows of the 2015 season, and I can't wait for the second season. While it seems like it will be a long wait until it premieres this fall, we've finally been given our first look … [Read more...]

Apple’s First Original TV Project All About The Apps

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) How many times have we heard the phrase "there's an app for that." It's almost a punchline now, but it's also gotten to the point that it's very much true. So when Apple started considering what would be the topic of their first original series, it just seemed natural … [Read more...]