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Battlestar Galactica alumnus Katee Sackhoff is joining the ever growing roster of supervillains on The Flash. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Sackhoff will join season four as the DC supervillian, Blacksmith.
Amunet Black, a/k/a Blacksmith made her debut appearance in Flash: Iron Heights #1 in 2001. The character runs a lucrative black market under both Central City and Keystone City, selling dangerous contraband to other criminals. Following her divorce from fellow supervillain Goldface, Blacksmith stole his special elixir, allowing her to fuse a metal suit on her body and control organic and inorganic matter.
Sackhoff will join the scarlet speedster on the fifth episode of the new season, entitled “Girls Night Out.” According to EW, this episode will also serve as the latest “mini-crossover” with Arrow. So far, Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) is the only Arrowverse character confirmed to appear in the episode.
The Flash returns October 10 on The CW.
In Memoriam: Robert Hardy
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English actor Robert Hardy – best known for his portrayal of Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic in the Harry Potter franchise – passed away on August 3, 2017. He was 91 years old.
Hardy’s family announced his death and paid tribute to an actor saying: “Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified, he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work. We are immensely grateful to the team at Denville Hall (a London retirement home for actors) for the tender care they gave during his last weeks.”
Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy was born on October 29, 1925 in Cheltenham, England. In addition to briefly serving in the Royal Air Force, Hardy received a BA in English from Magdalen College, Oxford University.
Across his 70-year career, Hardy also had repeated roles as Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. His most notable portrayal of Churchill, in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, won him a BAFTA award in 1981.
Between 1952 and 1956, Hardy was married to Elizabeth Fox and had one son, Paul. Hardy remarried Sally Pearson and had two children, Justine and Emma. This marriage lasted between 1961 and 1986. He is survived by all three children.
CBS revealed quite a bit more about their eagerly anticipated CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery at their Television Critics Association panel. The 15-episode prequel to the original Star Trek series drops its first episode Sunday, September 24, on the CBS Television Network at 8:30 p.m. The episode will also be available OnDemand and on CBS All Access simultaneously. The second episode will be available that night immediately following the broadcast premiere, but only on CBS All Access, as will be the case for all subsequent Sunday episode releases.
The season will also be split into two chapters, with Episodes One through Eight airing September 24 to November 5. The second chapter of seven episodes will return in January of 2018. New key art featuring all of the primary characters was also released.
Fans of Talking Dead should also look for their own Trek aftershow, yet unnamed but produced by the same company (Embassy Row), featuring fan interaction and interviews.
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