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Because….Idris Elba……for an hour……well actually 42-ish mins.
But still…..Idris Elba!
Idris Elba: King of Speed starts at 10/9c on BBC America tonight, July 21st.
Tonight, as I speak to you of THEM, I fear no one.
Watch the new, extended INTRUDERS trailer.
INTRUDERS premieres Saturday, August 23rd at 10/9c on BBC America, following the season premiere of Doctor Who.
See what we said the other day about Poppy’s fantastic faces?
The cars featured in Top Gear’s The Perfect Road Trip special are a sight to see, but do you ever wonder how much it would cost to take them for a joyride?
Let’s countdown the priciest rides Richard and Jeremy take on their whirlwind tour of Europe.
12) Model T Ford
The model T Ford was the best-selling car in it’s hay day (the car reached mass production in 1908). Jeremy and Richard have some trouble maneuvering this piece of vehicular history but they sure look good doing it. In the 1900s, it would only cost you $825, but to get this showroom trophy on the road today it’d be about $18,000.
11) Ford Fiesta ST
For about $22,000 you can take on steep inclines and curvy roads like Richard did in the Ford Fiesta ST. This push-to-start hatchback can reach 197 horsepower, boasts aluminum pedals, and comes equipped with SYNC (a voice-activated entertainment system from MyFord Touch).
10) VW Golf GTI
On their way from Bra, Italy to the French Riviera, Jeremy and Richard trade in their luxury cars for more economical modes of transport. Jeremy cruises down the switchback roads in the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The MSRP going rate for this car is $24,995.
You can continue reading the rest of the article over here and watch Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip tonight, July 14th at 9/8c on BBC America.
OBTumblr is pleased to announce…
The Official Orphan Black Comic-Con #CloneClub Meetup!
Fans meeting fans! Activities! Crazy science! And dancing! Just so much dancing. At least we’ll be dancing.
Important #CloneClub Meetup facts:
WHEN: The meetup is Friday, July 25th from 1 to 3pm PT.
WHERE: Southpaw Social, 815j St., San Diego
WHO: Everyone in #CloneClub is invited. All people. All clones. All ages. All geek monkeys. All leopards. Bring your seestras. Bring your seestra-brothers. Leave your sharpened pencils at home.
WHY: For science.
#CloneClub Meetup FAQ
Do I need a Comic-Con ticket to attend the meetup?
Nope. You don’t need a Comic-Con ticket OR a ticket for the meetup. ZERO TICKETS REQUIRED.
No tickets! That’s terrific news. So, how do I get in to the meetup?
The meetup is first come, first served. The line outside of Southpaw Social officially starts at 11am PT. OBTumblr will be there early, possibly with snacks.
Cool. What will happen at this meetup besides, you know, meeting up?*The very first Alison-inspired Cloneplay Theater Challenge.
*Rad Cosima makeovers.
*A delicious Helena buffet.
*A clone yourself photo booth.
*A pop-up shop with OB swag, courtesy of the BBC America shop.
*And dancing. Did we mention the dancing?
I’m not a great dancer.
It’s ok. Neither are we.
Can’t wait to see you there, #CloneClub!
The INTRUDERS panel is on Friday, 7/25/14, 8:00pm-9:00pm in Room 7AB.
From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files) and based on British novelist Michael Marshall Smith’s ‘The Intruders.’ Celebrated British actor John Simm (Life on Mars, State of Play, Doctor Who), Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking), Millie Brown (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) and executive producer Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Torchwood) will join Glen Morgan for a panel discussion.
Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, the eight part series spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.
OBTumblr is pleased to announce Orphan Black will be returning to San Diego Comic-Con!
Stay tuned for an extremely comprehensive schedule of all Orphan Black events* at Comic-Con this year, #CloneClub.
*Including a top secret event WE CANNOT WAIT TO REVEAL.
ANNOUNCING: Season Two of ‘Broadchurch,’ and new drama series, ‘Tatau.’
Broadchurch – Season Two Premieres 2015
The multiple award-winning series Broadchurch will return for a second season as part of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville. The gripping drama, produced by Kudos and Imaginary Friends Productions, written and created by Chris Chibnall, garnered critical acclaim, sparked widespread discussion on social media and earned a Peabody Award following its premiere in the US last year on BBC AMERICA. With an ensemble cast lead by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, the first season centered on a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and the impact it had on the tight-knit community when everyone becomes a suspect. David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill will reprise their roles. Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge join the cast for the second season.
Tatau – New Drama Series
BBC AMERICA will co-produce new drama adventure series, Tatau, from the makers of Being Human and set in the Cook Islands, a paradise in the middle of the Pacific. The (8×60) series is written by Richard Zajdlic and co-produced by Touchpaper TV (Being Human) and South Pacific Pictures for BBC Three in association with BBC AMERICA.
The drama follows, Kyle Connor and Pete ‘Budgie’ Griffiths, two twenty-something friends from London that set off to travel the world. They’ve worked hard, saved even harder and they’re now eager to soak up as many different cultures and experiences as possible. Ahead of the journey, Kyle gets a Maori-style tattoo to celebrate their eventual destination: the Cook Islands. But upon his arrival in the South Pacific, Kyle is unsettled by the local people’s reaction to his tattoo – it clearly has a significance that he is entirely unaware of. Later, while snorkeling in a lagoon, Kyle discovers the dead body of a local girl, Aumea, tied up underwater. When he returns with the police, the corpse has disappeared. Budgie questions if his friend is going mad, but Kyle begins to believe that he has instead seen into the future. Kyle and Budgie find themselves sucked into a desperate race to prevent Aumea’s murder, as Kyle learns that his gifts don’t stop at prophecy… and the full meaning of the tattoo is soon revealed. Tatau is an ambitious drama that explores the questions of identity, love and destiny.
We had two more series announcements you may have missed!
Idris Elba: King of Speed (x)
Premiering on BBC America Monday, July 14th, right after Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip.