Sci-Fi News Wrap; Doctor Who, Being Human and Supernatural

A brief round-up of some smaller stories from the world of cult and science fiction including;  Two episode titles for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who have been revealed, the BBC has ordered a fourth series of Being Human, Tom Baker has signed a deal with Big Finish and the producers of Supernatural are confident of renewal.

Doctor WhoTwo episode titles for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who have been revealed. The two titles are for the opening two-part story of the sixth season of Doctor Who. They are; The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon. The two-part story is set in America with some filming also having taken place in the country. Joining Tardis regulars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be returning guest-star Alex Kingston as River Song along with Mark Sheppard and Stuart Milligan. Doctor Who is expected to return to BBC One on Easter Saturday.

Tom Baker has signed up to record a series of Doctor Who stories for Big Finish; the independent company that has released Doctor Who stories for many a year now. Up until now Tom Baker has been the only Doctor from the original series, still alive, not to have recorded plays for the company. However, Big Finish have now confirmed the actor has agreed to work for the company and he’ll be reunited with former co-stars Louise Jameson as Lella and Mary Tamm as Romana.

BBC Three has ordered a fourth season of its supernatural drama Being Human created by Toby Whithouse. The third series, which concluded on Sunday, once again was a hit for the digital channel with its opening episode seen by nearly 2 million viewers. Season Four will see a few changes following Sundays climax to season three – don’t worry for those who have not yet seen the episode we won’t spoil it!

Jensen AcklesThe producers of Supernatural are fairly confident they’ll get a seventh season. Talking about the forthcoming season six finale producer Sera Gamble told eonline.com “We have some stuff cliffhanging at the end of season six, so hopefully, knock on wood, we have a season seven.” while creator Eric Kriple added “We’re looking pretty good. We’re bullish enough on it that we cliffhang the finale”. The CW’s entertainment president Dawn Ostroff recently said she’d be “shocked” if Supernatural wasn’t renewed. So it’s a fairly safe bet Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki will be back for a seventh year.