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Hawking To Guest on “Bang”

Add another high profile guest star with a Trek connection to the Big Bang Theory.

Scientist Stephen Hawking will make a guest appearance on the popular CBS comedy. He filmed his cameo last week, according to reports.

Fans may recall that Hawkin had a cameo in the fifth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Hawking will play himself on the April 5 episode.

“Primeval” Spin Off Adds Cast

The Primeval spin-off has cast actors from Eureka and the Vampire Dairies.

Eureka‘s Niall Matter (Zane) and Vampire Diaries‘ Sara Canning (Jenna) will star in Primeval: New World.

Matter’s character is described as an “inventor and visionary hero” (that kind of plays into his Eureka role, at least the inventor part), while Canning will serve as a “predator attack expert.”

The series is currently filming in Vancouver and will wrap production of its first season later this month.

Hurd Teases “Dead” Cliffhanger

Still reeling from the closing moments of this week’s Walking Dead?

Producer Gale Anne Hurd says you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Hurd says her jaw dropped several times during the mixing of the next two installments and that she believes the second season cliffhanger could be bigger than season one’s cliffhanger.

“I have a feeling, even though people are inveterate tweeters during episodes, I have a feeling there may be some significant periods of silence because people may not be able to click on their keyboards,” she says.

Hurd said the storylines ramping up around the group’s last kiddo, Rick’s son Carl, will provide a fascinating lens for how much the world has changed since the walkers took over.

“The opportunity we have with Carl’s character is to see what it’s like with someone growing up in which this is the new normal,” she said. “You can’t get too attached, but you don’t want to lose your humanity at the same time. As a child you don’t know the difference, but as the parents you do, and that’s why I think Rick is who he is and does what he does in many instances because he is always trying to think, ‘What kind of example am I setting for Carl?’”

Browder To Guest On “Doctor Who”

Former Farscape and SG1 star Ben Browder will hop aboard the TARDIS next season for a guest role in Doctor Who.

According to the latest Doctor Who Magazine, Browder has signed on for a guest spot in the third episode of next season.

The episode, written by Being Human creator and frequent Who contributor Toby Whithouse (“School Reunion,” “The Vampires of Venice,” “The God Complex”), will be set in the Wild Wild West, with filming to actually take place in Madrid, Spain.

Could Netflix Revive “Terra Nova?”

While Fox has decided it will no longer air Terra Nova, the sci-fi series isn’t quite dead yet. 20th Century Fox was reportedly shopping the series to other networks in the hopes of a second season.

One of those being courted is Netflix. According to Deadline, the streaming content service is looking at the canceled Fox series and could give it a second season.

Sources indicate the talks have just begun and fans shouldn’t get too excited about the news just yet. But if we hear something, we’ll let you know right here on Gods of Geek.

“Justified” Renewed For Fourth Season

FX’s modern-day Western drama “Justified” starring Timothy Olyphant has been renewed for a fourth season reports The Los Angeles Times.

The network has ordered a further 13 episodes of the series which will go to air early next year. Critical reviews for the show, which is currently halfway through its third season, remain strong.

Ratings have also grown, the show averaging 4.3 million viewers per episode this season – up 8% on last year.

Producers Planning “Once Upon A Time” Sophomore Season

While the series hasn’t got the official renewal notice from ABC, Once Upon a Time is considered by most to be a lock to get a sophomore season. The series is the highest rated new drama on television.

With the first season winding down, producers and writers are turning their attention on where things will go in season two.

“We have some ideas for Season 2,”Once Upon A Time co-creator/ co-showrunner Edward Kitsis admitted during a PaleyFest 2012 panel yesterday. ““It’s been challenging to pull off (this show) every week because we’re trying to balance two worlds and thematically link them,” said Kitsis, who co-created the show with Adam Horowitz. “We were never interested in just retelling the old (fairy) tales.

Kitsis also revealed that the cast on screen were all the first choices of producers for the roles.

“Everyone that we asked (to be on the show) said yes,” he says.

Fox Cancels “Terra Nova”

Looks like the Sixers won after all, and we the audience won’t get to see the Badlands.

EW reports that Fox has cancelled its sci-fi dinosaur drama “Terra Nova” after one season, ending months of speculation.

The high cost of the series, various production problems, numerous delays, mixed reviews, mediocre ratings and rumours of an internal lack of support within the network have apparently all combined to lead to this outcome.

With the cancellation of “House” after this season and the underperformance of new shows like “Alcatraz” and “The Finder” in recent weeks, it was thought ‘Nova’ might have had the chance of scoring a renewal. That didn’t happen.

Yet while the Fox network will no longer run the series, the show’s producer 20th Century Fox TV are hoping to shop it around to other networks. The chances of another network biting however are quite slim.

A while back three Fox shows looked to be on the bubble – “House,” “Terra Nova” and “Fringe”. With the first two now gone, will “Fringe” survive another year or only a few more episodes?

Lost “Trek” Script To Be Filmed

Norman Spinrad’s lost Star Trek script, “He Walked Among Us” will produced after all. It only took forty-five years for the script to get from page to the screen.

Discovered a few weeks ago after being considered lost, “He Walked Among Us” will be produced by the fan web series Star Trek Phase 2.

The “lost” script, which was written in 1963 and soon edited to the point that Spinrad just asked for it to be axed, finds the crew of the Enterprise grappling with the leader of a civilization who has greatly abused the Prime Directive.

Spinrad revealed the filming project via his Facebook page, and guess who he’d like to star: none other than William Shatner himself, though not as who you might expect.

“I’d like to have William Shatner act in it—not as Kirk, but as Bayne! And Shatner being Shatner, I think I just might talk him into doing it since I did write ‘The Doomsday Machine,’ and he could read the script, and it’s just the sort of off the wall notion he might like.”

Cast Added to Competing “Beast” Pilots

The dueling Beauty and the Beast pilots have added pivotal cast members.

The ABC version which will be a new take on the classic fairy tale has found its Beauty. Irish actress Ruth Bradley has been cast in the lead female role.

The casting makes for an Irish-Scottish pairing in the title roles of the project, a fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale wherein an embattled princess, Grace (Bradley), discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast, Shiro (Scottish singer-actor Darius Campbell), a mercenary bodyguard

Meanwhile, the CW reboot of the 80′s series has found its beast.

Actor Jay Ryan will play the new version of Vincent in the pilot.

Loosely based on the 1980s CBS series, CW’s Beauty And The Beast is described as a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.? It centers on Catherine (Kristen Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective haunted by witnessing her mother’s murder nine years ago and the killers’ quick demise at the hands of a Beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally finds the Beast, Vincent Koslow (Ryan), the survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong, and becomes the protector of his secret life as a superhero.

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