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Primeval: New World debuts tonight in the UK on our favourite channel Watch, so tune in at 9.00pm. As you all probably know, gorgeous Connor Temple will guest star the first episode so there’s one good reason to watch. Here’s a megapost containing all the important bits and pieces of tonight. I shall update the review selection with more UK opinions later. Remember to read them after the episode
Episode One: The New World
When prehistoric creatures start appearing in Vancouver, it falls to a small team of civilians to handle the deadly predators, and to investigate the anomalies in time they’re coming through.
Primeval: New World – Screen captures – S01E01
Primeval: New World – Promotional stills – S01E01
VancouverSun.com: The important thing to know is that Primeval: New World is both watchable and entertaining, the modern-day equivalent of ’60s sci-fi TV classics like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Time Tunnel. Read more
GeekHardShow.com: I still think you should check it out and support this type of production regardless of country of origin. Quality sci-fi is hard to find. With some minor tweaks, this could really become something worth watching each week. Read more
ScifiBulletin: With two constituencies to answer to – newbies and long-term fans – the balance in the script works well. It’s more gory than its forebear (it gets a 14 rating in Canada) but that’s no bad thing. Add in a set of effects that match the original in terms of design, and you’ve got a cracking start. Read more
DenofGeek: Is it is as fun and well put-together as the UK original? No, it didn’t quite feel like a whole episode. Was it worth watching for forty minutes? Absolutely. The titbits of plot given to us were well built in and the dialogue was sharp and at times witty. It might sit awkwardly with some of the plot strands established in the UK Primeval but it’s also happy to acknowledge them in the script. Cross seems a likeable lead and Angelika a well-scripted boss. Some of the peripheral characters will take some time to establish but this is only episode one. It’s just a shame it’s lacking that certain something that makes this a strong stand alone episode rather than one piece of a larger puzzle. But there’s plenty to enjoy and I’m glad Primeval has got a new lease of life, even if it is one that’s perhaps a little shallower than the original. But there was much to enjoy and I look forward to episode two to see how they build on the show now the characters and concept has been established.. Read more
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Let’s take a headstart to the next Primeval: New World episode on Space (airing on January 22) with these promotional stills. Dylan looks great in red. I also took the liberty to compare our two favourite shows again.
Primeval: New World – Promotional Stills – Episode Nine
Credit: ImpossiblePictures, Space & FarFarAwaySite.com
Andrew Lee Potts has uploaded a funny New Year video with Stanley the dog. He talks about the past year and about what can be expected in 2013 from Keychain Productions. Amongst other things, there will be another Little Lilly film.
Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for 2012, it’s been a lot fun. Next year we’ll get to see more of Primeval: New World when it continues on Space (January 22) and starts in the UK on Watch (January 8). America and Germany will probably get to see it too although there are no confirmed dates yet. Here’s the last quote of 2012, enjoy:
Lester: Do you always bring this much stuff to work?
Connor: Uh, yes. I like to be prepared.
Lester: I know some of the creatures can be frightening but surely this many pairs of underpants is overdoing it.
Watch has confirmed the date and time-slot of Primeval: New World in the UK. The spin-off will start on Tuesday January 8th at 9pm. This means I’ll be busy on Tuesdays since next year SPACE is also showing the show that day. Check out their official Facebook page here. I love their new slogan:
They’re back and this time they’ve got a new diet. Canadians.
Primeval: New World takes a mid-season break and returns on Tuesday January 22 at 10 PM ET. There will be a marathon on December 28th showing all the episodes so far in case you’re missing it too much.
Everybody loves Truth and no wonder. Read more opinions of it below:
CrimsonTear.com: “Truth” is the perfect episode to demonstrate how this series has taken the original Primeval concept and evolved it into something so much more realistic feeling and dramatic, and is definitely my new favourite episode of the series. All the cast and crew should be very proud of themselves! Read more
ScifiBulletin: There’s some great acting on display from the entire team: Miranda Frigon, Danny Rahim and Crystal Lowe especially are thrown some curveballs by the script, and it’s all held together by strong performances from Niall Matter and Sara Canning. Read more
DenOfGeek: Truth has been the best episode of the series yet, and one of three that really stand out so far from the eight. From the limited North American series I’ve seen so far, Primeval New World has shown itself to be similar to the series that last twenty episodes plus: setting up an intriguing plot line in episode one then not coming back to it until many episodes later. Read more
Tonight’s Primeval: New World episode will air at 10E/7P on Space as usual. I’ve added some promotional stills to the gallery but they contain SPOILERS even if you’ve been watching the show. Don’t click if you want to be surprised tonight.
Episode 8 – Truth
A Pachycephalosaurus shows up in the city, while Evan deals with the same Albertosaurus that killed his wife.
Primeval: New World – Promotional Stills – Episode Seven
Credit: ImpossiblePictures, Space & FarFarAwaySite.com
The second series of Death In Paradise starring Ben Miller (James Lester) will begin on January 8th at 9pm on BBC. The episode of James Murray (Stephen Hart) is not yet known but Hannah’s appearance will be on February 12th.
Ben Miller will return for a second series of detective drama Death in Paradise on Tuesday 8 January at 9.00pm on BBC1.
Quintessentially English detective Richard Poole will be back with his investigative team to solve more murder mysteries on the idyllic Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie, this time with guest support from the likes of Stephanie Beacham, Michael Brandon, Tom Ward, Bryan Dick and – in her first role for TV – pop star Jamelia.
The first of eight episodes will see Poole probing the death of the owner of a former sugar plantation, who is discovered with a machete in his back.
Belinda Campbell, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures said of the new series: “We have a wonderful cast for Death in Paradise and our list of guest stars is equally exciting. Jamelia, in particular, was such a surprise find; she is not only a talented singer but actress too. The stories are full of humour and intrigue and hopefully the whole family will have fun trying to work out whodunnit each week. We can’t wait to bring a bit of Caribbean sunshine back to the cold and wet UK!”
Series one of Death in Paradise, which was broadcast in late 2011, regularly attracted an audience in excess of six million. This second run of episodes was commissioned back in January 2012.
Here are the first reviews of the seventh Primeval: New World episode. It’s my new favourite. Mac reminded me of Connor is many places.
CrimsonTear.com: Even though “Babes in the Woods” wasn’t as suspenseful or action packed as the past episodes, it was great example of how a lighter and funnier episode can still be very entertaining when done right. Read more
ScifiBulletin: Finally, a word about the effects – there’s a moment where the dino of the week runs through a puddle. Full marks to Mark Savela and the team for the finesse with which that worked. Read more
DenOfGeek: Babes In The Wood brings us to over the halfway mark of the series. So far Primeval New World has definitely been worth the watch with the CGI proving strong and the character development arguably better than the UK original, but the overall plotting and sense of drama seems considerably less than the series that inspired it. Read more
Here are the first reviews of the sixth Primeval: New World episode:
CrimsonTear.com: Overall, “Clean up on Aisle Three” was entertaining and fun, while setting up the possibility of huge changes for the future. Read more
SciFiBulletin: Chances are you’ll want wontons when you’ve finished seeing this – which will make sense – and regret that we’re already nearly halfway through what has to be just the debut season. Read more
DenofGeek: In conclusion, a fun drama-based episode that saw the personalities of the team shifting and deepening, supported by a basic, but enjoyable, creature hunt. Not the strongest episode, but not the weakest, and with just a few more feelings of a sense of direction permeating through the episodes, it should be on a good track to the season finale. Read more
DigitalSpy is speculating on the possible return of Primeval. As pointed out many times before, it’s very unlikely.
Life is unpredictable. Who could have guessed that Hugh Laurie would be transformed into a US heartthrob, Jedward would become worldwide stars by singing about their ‘Lipstick’ or that Dean Gaffney would one day be in the running for a job at MI5?
Sometimes people just need some stability, especially when it comes to a good bit of TV – often the only thing that saves them from snapping under the pressure of this crazy, crazy world. And that’s where we at Tube Talk come in with our Q&A. The answers you’ve been seeking on Homeland, Merlin and more are below…
Is there any hope of Primeval UK being revived in any format? The Canadian spinoff sounds good but we miss the UK team.
We’ll be honest – probably not. The two outlets most likely to back a Primeval UK revival are broadcasters ITV and Watch – the latter has its plate full with the aforementioned Canadian spinoff New World while the former is unlikely to revive the original show after neglecting the fifth series – which sank to 1.7 million in July for its last episode, the sci-fi drama’s lowest terrestrial audience ever.
But if you’re missing the UK team, then you can console yourself with the news that Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) resurfaces in New World and – from what we hear – plans are afoot to reintroduce more of the original show’s characters if the spinoff proves to be a success.