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‘BLACK’ SHEEP

Masks can be haunting, silly and symbolic – and in the case of hacker clone MK’s (Tatiana Maslany) sheep mask on Orphan Black, it can be both. “The idea of the mask is really interesting to me, and the fact that all the clones have the same face – there’s something to that, too,” says Orphan Black Star Tatiana Maslany in a BBC America video extra titled Behind the Sheep Mask. “But the sheep mask, itself – there’s a Dolly the Sheep reference there.” While Dolly the Sheep is the first mammal to be successfully cloned, creating the mask for Orphan black was a painstaking process – 19 versions of a sheep mask were created to choose the perfect version for the fourth season of Orphan Black – and VIP Fan Auctions is offering the sheep mask worn on-screen by MK (with the right ear intentionally distressed for the series) to the fan who casts the winning bid. A fox mask received form production is also included, so click here for information and photos of each – and get in on the bidding today! This auction ends soon!

 

‘BLACK’ OUT – FOR NOW

When Orphan Black signed off on Aug. 12 after five groundbreaking seasons that introduced the world to the amazing talents of Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany, it left a 274-clone-sized hole in the television landscape. Much like the finale itself, however, the future is hopeful: Series co-creator John Fawcett told Deadline.com that the final episode may not be the end of the story. “We’ve talked since the beginning of wanting to do some kind of feature or some kind of two-hour continuation of the series,” Fawcett said. “At this point, I think we’re happy that it’s come to a conclusion that we feel satisfied with, and it closes this chapter. [Series co-creator] Graeme [Manson] and I are both going to let it sit for a little bit, but I know that these characters are so strong with us and so engrained with us, that there’s certainly a chance that we’ll pick that up and continue.” In the meantime, VIP Fan Auctions is offering a treasure trove of screen-used Orphan Black props and wardrobe from the BBC America phenomenon, including Sarah Manning’s mugshots and arrest records; Cosima’s studded-skull scarf (pictured above); Helena’s Joey Lama cowboy boots and much, much more. Click here to see all of the available Orphan Black items and claim your piece of the Clone Club while you can!

 

DR. WHO CHRISTMAS

Dr. Who: A Christmas Carol

When the annual “Dr. Who: A Christmas Carol” special airs Dec. 25 on BBC America at 9 p.m. (eastern), prepare for a Time Lordian twist on the Dickens’ holiday classic. The plot centers on The Doctor’s attempt to save the soul of an old scrooge to save Rory and Amy (who are on a spaceship about to crash). The special will feature an appearance by classical vocal star Katherine Jenkins and Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon. It also marks the first time American audiences will be able to see the annual “Dr. Who” Christmas special on the same day as British fans. Of any TV series ever, what’s your pick for the best Christmas episode ever?