Spoiler Warning! This contains spoilers for The White Queen finale. And most of the books too.
It’s been a bit of a mad week with the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor on Monday morning. We stayed up until 4 a.m to watch the reveal live on ABC. Capaldi had been announced as the favourite days before the official announcement which I, as usual, completely ignored. I had also ignored the rumours that John Hurt was playing an incarnation of the Doctor in the 50th Anniversary special, so at least I get to surprise myself. We have a slew of articles over on Nerdalicious this week, including Craig’s theory on the next Doctor being the last Doctor, my rant on Doctor Who being accused of being sexist, the new official trailer for the 12th Doctor and some fun anecdotes about previous Doctors.
The Sydney Opera House have made my mortal enemy list. I registered for pre-sale tickets for the Game of Thrones event in November the minute it was announced, and then waited for my email. Considering I can forget about things within minutes I rely on those emails. When I got into Facebook the day the tickets went on sale and saw it promoted I still had no email with a pre-sale link. By the time someone from the Opera House answered my angry message all of the standard tickets were sold. $500 for a ticket? No thanks. I then found out they released another batch of standard tickets the next day which sold out immediately. Funnily enough, no email again. I have had a formal response and an apology, but that is not going to get me tickets.
Somewhere beyond the shores of England, a Pretender is mustering an army. He claims to be brother to the queen, and the true heir to the throne. But is he the lost boy sent into the unknown by his mother, the White Queen? Or a counterfeit prince – a low-born enemy to Henry Tudor and his York princess wife?
When Henry Tudor picked up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth Field he knew he would have to marry the princess of the rival house – Elizabeth of York – in an effort to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.
But his bride was still in love with his enemy – and her mother and half of England still dreamed of a missing heir and a triumphant return for the House of York.
Showtime has decided to axe historical drama, The Borgias, one season shy of its originally planned four season run. Plans for a movie length finale have also been scrapped. The final episode of Season Three will serve as the series finale, which aired last night.
Deadline reports the original plans for Neil Jordan’s two hour finale
“I wanted a totally biblical ending, for the pope to burn in hell,” he said. That is how he wrote the proposed two-hour finale, with the pope dying and no one willing to hear his confession. When they finally find a confessor and the pope starts to repent his sins, the confessor interrupts him, saying, “I’m sorry, it’s too late, you’re already dead and burning in hell.” “This satisfies all moral feelings about the pope,” Jordan said.