GamesMaster gets a new iconic face: Sir Trevor McDonald

The veteran broadcaster is donning Sir Patrick Moore’s skullcap for the E4 gaming show reboot. E4 have announced that Sir Trevor McDonald will take on the role of the eponymous GamesMaster in their upcoming revival of the 90s television show. Airing from 1992 to 1998, GamesMaster was one of the world’s first dedicated video gaming … >

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Big Finish to host free Doctor Who 20-hour livestream

To celebrate 20 years of Doctor Who on audio at Big Finish, the official Doctor Who YouTube channel will host a 20-hour weekend livestream marathon of their audio dramas. Over two days on the 20th and 21st July, the official Doctor Who YouTube channel will broadcast more than 20 episodes of Big Finish audio adventures … >

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The Edge of Seventeen: TV adaptation pilot ordered

YouTube have ordered a pilot episode for a loose adaptation of The Edge of Seventeen, 2016’s acclaimed teen comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson. While not a direct remake – it’ll merely evoke the original’s tone – the pilot will be executive produced by The Edge of Seventeen‘s director, Kelly Fremon Craig. Writing and directing duties … >

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3 of the best YouTube channels to subscribe to right now

Just because you don’t have a television, doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch quality entertainment! A little website called YouTube contains more videos than you could ever watch in a lifetime, but there are obviously channels to check out, channels to avoid like the plague, and even channels to catch up on older TV … >

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CultBoxed: Week 2

» ‘The party’s arrived…’ Advertising slots during the Super Bowl are the most highly-prized (and expensive) on American TV. This year, a couple of the companies investing in commercials to be shown during the match between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants have produced ads with a cult theme – including Audi, with this slightly dated but funny Twilight parody.

» ‘Oh, good morning, Dean!’ Memes involving a re-voiced Darth Vader rarely fail to amuse. This week, it’s the turn of Kenneth Williams to don the mask, breathe heavily and ask Imperial commanders about the possibilities of gender realignment.

» ‘I’m coming… all the time…’ If you haven’t experienced Cassetteboy’s cutups of Stephen Fry reading JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, you’re missing out. Go and search for them in a couple of minutes – but first, enjoy their riotous video edit, ‘Harry Potter and the X-Rated Trailer’…

» ‘Now please stop buggering me!’ For high-quality Doctor Who mash-up magic, Farmergeddon has been the go-to guy since the days when editing videos together was a matter of hooking up two VCRs and pressing pause at the right time. His take on The Five Doctors is indisputably a work of comedy genius.

» ‘The dog is funnier than the Vader kid.’ Back to Super Bowl XLVI for the last of this week’s selections. Volkswagen’s kid-activates-car-with-the-Force ad became a worldwide hit after airing during the 2011 final, and this year, the full-length version of the company’s game day promo contains a coda set in a familiar cantina….

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