Hi there! We notice you are using an Adblock tool.

Kasterborous produces five or more pieces of original content daily (over 100 every month). Our writers are volunteers, offering their services to give you interesting Doctor Who articles and features.

Money raised through advertising on this site is reinvested into hosting costs, competition prizes, review materials and occasional gifts for our contributors.

To help us maintain our wide breadth and high standard of content, whitelist our non-profit site to continue enjoying it without these pop-ups.

Savage, Clarke, And Deadly Robots

You: Robots in a 1940s-style film noir detective movie made by Doctor Who veterans?  Tell me more!

Doctor Who star Noel Clarke in Reign of DeathKasterborous: Okay, I will!  In 2009, a short film directed by Doctor Who concept artist Matt Savage that starred Ricky Mickey Noel Clarke and was called Reign of Death screened at film festivals in London and California, and is now set to be upgraded to feature status.

The short centered around private detective Clarke and Jimmy the Snitch, his robot partner, as they tracked down a suspect for a murder crime, who was also a droid of sorts.

Students from Swansea Metropolitan University studying 3D computer animation created the CGI characters and backdrops that appeared in the film.

Discussing plans for what the feature-length version might entail, Savage commented:

“It follows an investigative storyline, with Noel’s gumshoe character taking the lead.

“The short was an experiment in creating a visually interesting environment within which to tell our story.

“The new feature takes place within the same universe as the short, but it’s darker and more sinister in tone.”

From the sound of things, we have yet another fantastic entertainment experience from the brilliant minds behind Doctor Who on its way to what is (at least in the States) a bit of a cinematic Dark Age.

You: Oh boy!  I can’t wait!  Thanks, Kasterborous!

Kasterborous: Anytime, mate.  Anytime.

(Via BBC News)

Patrick Riley


Patrick has just been murdered and is currently seated on the edge of a lawn chair wondering when this Missy person will stop demanding his autograph. He probably can't tweet from the grave, but you should follow him anyway @10PatrickRiley.

Please note that responses to this post are subject to our comments policy.

© 2005-2015 Kasterborous. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | SheKnows Media - Entertainment