Inter-Galaxy Portal News RoundUp 12th July 2013

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Hello! How has your week been? Mine has been the usual geeky fun. We’re still enamoured by Fortune and Glory, breezing through the Indiana Jones movies so we have more quotes to add during gameplay. I also just bought a copy of Willow the Board Game as a birthday present to myself. I got this game for my birthday some 25 years ago and absolutely loved it. It was my first exposure to a real boardgame, versus typical family boardgames like Monopoly or Scrabble. Honestly, I don’t know how good a game I will think it is now, but I’m looking forward to trying it out, while snug in my N7 hoodie (another b-day pressie).

This week on IGP I dug into the vaults and found this review I did five years ago on a Labyrinth Hanging Goblin statuette I got. I have always loved The Labyrinth. It’s easily in my top ten favourite movies. I used to make little goblin figures out of clay. I am so glad companies are now replicating toys for fans.

I also reviewed Cloud Atlas this week. That’s a movie I found very surprising. I knew how long and complicated it was, and judging by reviews, I didn’t know what to expect, but as it turns out, it was a thoughtful, funny and at times thought provoking science fiction film.

Earlier this week news came out that if you go to Google Maps you can now see Diagon Alley courtesy of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. I have to say, this looks pretty cool. I’ll be in London probably later this year, so I know where I’ll be dragging my family.

THR is reporting that Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will be getting the TV treatment as Fox orders a pilot for a television adaptation of the famed comic book. Let’s hope it turns out better than the dreadful movie “LXG”.

In Doctor Who news this week, Steven Moffat confirms that the 50th Anniversary special will be a feature-length episode. Moffat says: “I think you could call it movie-length, yeah. I mean, I’m saying that with a slight hint of vagueness because I don’t know the finished running time. It’s certainly well over an hour.” You can read more about Moffat’s news over at SFX. Meanwhile, the first image for An Adventure in Space and Time has been released. Cast your eyes skyward for that one.