Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sarah Jane's Alien Files

It has been revealed by the BBC that a series of special shows will accompany The Sarah Jane Adventures on CBBC similar in vein to the Doctor Who Confidential episodes. The specials, which are called Sarah Jane's Alien Files, has been described as "the ultimate guide of everything you could possibly need to know when facing hostile aliens." and will feature the team recounting their adventures each week.

The first episode of Sarah Jane's Alien Files will follow part one of The Nightmare Man, at 5:45-6:20pm on CBBC.

Another Classic Villain To Make A Return?

An email was sent to me earlier today from somebody claiming that the Celestial Toymaker is set to make a return during series 6.

Details were a bit hazy and there wasnt a lot of information to go on, but it was implied that he would make two appearances, the first being during the Doll House set episode.

The Toymaker first appeared in the now mostly lost First Doctor serial, The Celestial Toymaker in 1966. He was due to make a return appearance during series 23 before all individual stories were dropped in favour of Trial of a Time Lord.

As always with these kind of things I advise you to take it with a pinch of salt until confirmed, but if true this could be very exciting.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

First Snippets Of The Christmas Special

Major Excitement people. a few seconds of footage have been released for the Xmas Special, featuring Smith, Gambon and Jenkins.

Blue Box Boy: The Memoirs of Matthew Waterhouse

It's well known around these parts that The Cult of Adric holds the power. Their influence is everywhere and everything I put on this site has to be checked by them first. They will be pleased then that their founder member has written a review of the autobiography of Matthew Waterhouse who played the teen maths whiz on Doctor Who during the 80's.

A wordsmith far more talented than I, this post belongs to Chris, who is quite possibly Adric's biggest fan of all, and who wrote this great review. Enjoy

A Review of Blue Box Boy: The Memoirs of Matthew Waterhouse

There is a famous saying “you should never meet your heroes.” There is sound logic behind this; they will inevitably disappoint. This is especially true if those heroic attachments were formed in the fires of adolescence, where even the smallest act or word takes on an epic significance. This was a real danger when I finally unwrapped my copy of Blue Box Boy – the autobiography of Matthew Waterhouse. He was one of my childhood heroes and I declare now, an unashamed bias in favour of Adric. I loved the idea of an immature yet brilliant companion, someone who – actually – was not a million miles away from what the Doctor might have been in his early years. I was excited beyond words that he decided to write his book. I’d heard the rumours of his disaffection with the show and I was eagerly anticipating just how bitter this was going to be.

Let us not mince our words; in places this is a strange book. For one thing, it is written in the third person, which is surely an indication that all is not well. That being said, I could not, in all honesty say there is much bitterness in the book. His description of a Doctor Who childhood is one that will be familiar to many of us. His fury at not winning a scary monster competition clearly has not mellowed with age (I’m assuming this was actually tongue in cheek but the effect was one of genuine rage). Some of his anecdotes are (perhaps unintentionally) hilarious and his appearance on Pebble Mill at One taking in Kenny Ball and Hywel Bennett is frankly comedy gold.

The really good stuff however, kicks in during the second part of his tale as Matthew describes his entry into that rarefied atmosphere of the regular Doctor Who cast. He gives wonderfully intimate and clear descriptions of his initial meetings with John Nathan-Turner and Chris Bidmead. His recollection of the moment his first scripts dropped on to his doormat send shivers of thrill down the spine and he brings a sense of reality to what it must have been like for a young Doctor Who fan to actually become part of the show. Unusually, for this type of book, he is fulsome in his praise for the stories that he was involved in. He is generous about his co-stars and most of those involved with the show. Indeed the only one who comes in for any real ire is Peter Grimwade who, if Waterhouse is to be believed, hated just about everything to do with Doctor Who.

I said above that one should never meet ones heroes, and this is never more apparent than when Waterhouse describes his working relationship with Tom Baker. There is a bittersweet aspect to all his descriptions of working with the fourth Doctor. Yet, towards the end of the book, Waterhouse tries to position himself as the sort of bohemian, well-read actor of a similar ilk to Baker and the Soho set of the late seventies. Unfortunately the difficulties of living and working with such an actor are all too apparent. It clearly must have been difficult for an 18 year old in only his second job to deal with the death throes of Baker’s tenure. The description of working with Peter Davison, on the other hand is slightly more superficial and less revelatory. Davison is portrayed as a nice bloke with a slightly waspish side – and this is very much the character I recognize from the many interviews and DVD extras.

In conclusion, this book is very much aimed at the Doctor Who audience. Waterhouse realizes that people like me are mildly curious about his life before and after Doctor Who but it is his time during the show that we are most interested. From that perspective, the book doesn’t disappoint. The style is a little too affected in places and there is an attempt to convey intellectualism that borders on the desperate at times. But on the whole, this book is a treasure trove for the discerning fan. Largely, it portrays the memories of an actor who appreciates his role in the history of Doctor Who and realises that he may be condemned to be remembered as Adric. Through the medium of this book, I feel that I have met a hero from my childhood. Unlike Waterhouse, however, I was not disappointed.

The Secrets Of Series 6!

Over at our forum (sign up HERE) one of our brilliant members has uploaded some pictures from the Brilliant Book Of Doctor Who, where Steven Moffat has teased and teased lots of little tidbits of information about the upcoming series of Doctor Who. Here is what she uploaded and HERE is where you can find her on twitter to say a big thank you.

Doctor Who DS Game Screenshots

Yesterday we brought you images from the Nintendo Wii Doctor Who game and today we can now show you some shots from the DS game, Evacuation Earth.

Three Doctor Who Exhibitions To Close

It has been announced that three of the Doctor Who exhibitions around the UK will close in order to save money and make room for one massive place for visitors.

The exhibitions in Lands End, Cardiff and Newcastle will soon shut their doors for the final time in order to make way for the new, larger exhibit in Cardiff. Little more is known at the moment, but as soon as we know more you will be updated.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Wii Game Screenshots Released

Images from the upcoming Doctor Who Wii game, Return To Earth have been released, and despite being pretty low quality, we do get a good look at how Amy, the Cybers and the Daleks will look.

What do you think? Let us know below

Filming Starts In Openshaft Mine

This evening, filming for series 6 has shifted to an openshaft coal mine in Taffs Well, just down the road from the Upper Boat studios.

The filming sees the TARDIS stood in the middle of a rubble strewn pit surrounded by broken pillows and here is the first photo.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Bumper Sized Christmas Episode?

Reports are suggesting that this years Christmas Special will be a massive bumper sized episode, coming in at an impressive 90 minutes in length.

This rumour started a few months ago, but now seems to be corroborated by the CV of Toby Haynes, which also lists the episode as being an hour and a half in length

Series 5 Soundtrack Cover Art Revealed

Cover art for the Fifth Series Soundtrack has been revealed,featuring the same old image they seem to be using for everything.

The Soundtrack is available from November 8th priced £11.99

Sunday, 26 September 2010

New SJA Trailer Released

A new, and quite funny trailer for the newest series of the Sarah Jane Adventures has been released, featuring some old friends and enemies.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Episode Count Won't Be Cut

Moffat has been doing his best to put fans at ease over the split in Series 6 by speaking out to say that dividing the show does not mean that we will eventually see the number of episodes per series cut down.
"My favourite rumour is that this is the BBC’s cunning plan to reduce the number of episodes. Right. Okay. It’s the BBC’s cunning plan to reduce the number of episodes, by going to the extraordinary and fiendish lengths of making exactly the same number of episodes. Quite honestly, you could go over that one a million times, and it still wouldn’t work. My least favourite rumour: this is the BBC’s cunning (but slightly generous) plan to give me enough time to work on Sherlock as well. Okay. . . . The BBC in their cunning and generosity have decided to reduce my workload by the devilishly clever stratagem of . . . making no difference to my workload whatsoever."
Hopefully this will put some peoples mind at ease.

First Look At The Dolls?

An email has been sent to me with a link to a Star Trek website, where someone is claiming to have insider pictures from the Dollhouse set episode in series 6. I dont know if they are real or not, but they look pretty scary nonetheless.
The poster claims that the dolls are not models or animatronics, but real actors within costumes. I dont know whether the OP is just having a little joke with his Trek friends or if this is the real deal, but what do you think? Let us know below.

Here is where you can see the original post: CLICK

Friday, 24 September 2010

Steven Moffat Teases More On Series 6

Speaking to this months Doctor Who Magazine, Steven Moffat has done what he does so well and teased some information about what to expect from the new series. Here is what he had to say...
So what can I tell you about next series? The startling truth about Idris’ new soul – even the Doctor doesn’t believe her! The frankly appalling revelation concerning the one person in the universe the Doctor trusts the most? Would you like to peek inside a cupboard that will chill your blood, or meet a workforce that will haunt your dreams? Have you ever wondered about Apollo Ten and a half? And have you already guessed that River Song is …

The Doctor and Amy's Real Relationship To Be Revealed

It has been announced that we The Doctor's real relationship with Amy Pond is to be exposed in a'Doctor Who' episode during series 6.

Steven Moffat revealed to Doctor Who Magazine that fans will "gasp" in amazement when the "true nature" of their friendship is revealed in a mysterious new storyline due to air next year. He said:
"You'll see The Doctor's life change forever. You will gasp at the true nature of his relationship with Amy and cry out in horror as Rory stumbles to the brink of a tragic mistake. It is an enormous, game-changing cliffhanger for The Doctor, Amy and Rory. It'll change everything for them."

Matt Smith Vows To Keep Amy Pond On Our Screens

The rumour mill has been going at 100mph with the news that Amy Pond will be killed off in the middle of Series 6, but Matt Smith has spoken out to say that he will stop it from happening, saying he will 'save her'.

Talking to the Belfast Telegraph, Matt said:
"I just think for this particular Doctor, his bond with Amy, I think there's a lot more mileage in it yet. I think there's a long way to go. So I can't see it happening any time soon."
The news also indicates that even if Amy was to leave in the near future, Matt has no plans too, as has also been speculated.

This is news that is sure to once again split fandom, with the popularity of Amy Pond still very much divided.

Toby Haynes To Direct For Series 6

Toby Haynes, who won rave reviews for his direction on the Series 5 two part finale, and was ultimately brought back to direct this years Christmas Special has been revealed as the director for the first to episodes of the new series as well. News that will please plenty of fans I am sure.

The news was revealed via his CV

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Ark Is Coming To DVD

It seems that the First Doctor Serial 'The Ark' is coming to DVD sometime soon after the BBFC classified a trailer for it and published it on its website.

The Ark was first broadcast in March 1966 staring William Hartnell as the Doctor with Jackie Lane as Dodo and Peter Purves as the Steven Taylor.

The story was written by Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott and directed by Michael Imison.

Suranne Jones Cast In Series 6

Suranne Jones, known to many from Coronation Street and her stint on The Sarah Jane Adventures has been cast in Neil Gaimans episode of Series 6 as a character called Idris.

Speaking to the BBC, Suranne said:
"As an actor, it's hugely exciting to be cast in Doctor Who. I'm a massive fan of the show and I was blown away when I read Neil's script and uncovered what's in store for my character".
Filming on the episode begins on Friday.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

DW At National Television Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2011 National Television Awards, and Doctor Who is one of nominees in the Best Drama category. This is a demand that you all go and vote to make sure the best show in the world wins.

That side, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are competing against each other for Best Drama Performance.

Voting closes on Monday 11 October, with the winners announced in the New Year. Doctor Who has won the last five awards for Best Drama, so lets see they make it a sixth.

You can vote by clicking HERE

More Set Photos

More pictures from yesterdays shoot have been released, this time courtesy of SFX. Here are a couple to whet your appetite.

For even more pictures from the set, check out SFX

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Revealing River

In the upcoming Doctor Who Big Book of 2011, Moffat has given a little interview detailing what we can expect from the next series. No mention of the split from what I can see, but he did interestingly refer to the 'Silence' as 'They' rather than it, and also said that it would be revealed early on in the story. On another note though, he had even more to say about River.
“That’s absolutely coming. You’re going to find out very soon, and that means we have to do it next series, really… The critical thing here is I want to explain who she is, not explain away who she is. If you don’t deliver on most people’s expectations, and you just say, ‘Ooh, she’s a specially programmed android who believes she’s the Doctor’s wife,’ people will go, ‘That‘s a cheat.’ Youi can’t do that… It’s a really good story, and it’s sort of the story of next year.”

So at least we know she isnt just a specially programmed android who thinks she is married to the Doctor. Or is it just a double bluff? Let us know your thoughts below.

Adventure Games Recommissioned

In news that will no doubt delight Doctor Who fans and Gamers alike, the BBC has ordered a second series of the Doctor Who The Adventure Games.

It has been reported that the next set of installments will feature more characters from series 5, with River Song and Rory rumoured to make appearances.

Live Tour Stage Sets Revealed

An art mockup of the stage design for the upcoming Doctor Who Live Tour has been revealed for all the world to see. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

6.3 Location Updates

A council estate in the middle of Bristol is currently playing home to the TARDIS team as they film for episode 3 of Series 6.

An old lady and several children were seen filming amongst some bins, with other locations said to include a garage and a run down flat. The shoot is taking place over a three day period.

Matt, Karen and Arthur are all on set, and there are even photo's of Amy's newest outfit.

More snaps can be seen HERE

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Who-Athon 2: The End Of The World - TONIGHT!!!

Tonight is the night to grab yourself some junk food, a bottle of vino and curl up on the sofa to join in with our latest forum Who-athon. We will be collectively watching Series 1 Episode 2, The End of the World.

The last one, where 'Rose' was the episode of choice attracted lots of attention, with over 200 posts in 40 minutes. We want to make the next one even bigger and better so make sure you join in and watch along. And if you havent already signed up then dont delay, do it today

The watchathon is set for 8pm GMT, 3pm EST and 12pm DST. For more information check out the dedicated thread in the forum, or send a message via Twitter to either myself or @Blue_Rose_

Strangest Matt Smith Interview Ever!

It seems the people over at the Guardian have developed something of a sense of humour after 189 years of circulation, if their latest (slightly mocking) interview with Matt Smith is anything to go by:

Hi, Matt. Doctor Who is off on tour. Does his sonic screwdriver double as an electric toothbrush?

Of course. He just lasers over his teeth and he's good to go.

The tour is nationwide. Is it safe to leave the Tardis in town centre car parks or will it end up smelling of wee and full of cards for "exotic massages"?

No one can get in. You could drive the Welsh rugby team at it. It's been in far more precarious locations.

You need to pull out all the stops to take Doctor Who Live, so presumably it'll be a musical, on ice. How does a Dalek put on an ice-skate?

Doctor Who on ice! But would we want to hear a Dalek sing? The great thing is that the monsters from the whole history of Doctor Who will be within touching distance.

Daleks never used to be able to go upstairs. Now they can. Seems unfair.

They sort of went upstairs, just with a really bad edit. At least now they don't have to live in bungalows.

Your Doctor wears a bow tie and a tweed jacket. Weren't you tempted to go for something more casual – like a tracksuit?

A tracksuit would have looked rubbish. I wanted it to feel professorial.

The Doctor never managed to snog any of his assistants until recently. Why the sudden interest in Earth girl tongue?

Steven Moffat has an inventive mind. Amy wanted to snog the Doctor, not vice versa. This particular Doctor is a bit, "Woooh. Girls." It's fun to kiss the hot assistant once.

When you and Benedict Cumberbatch go on holiday, who gets top bunk: him for having the world's daftest surname, or you for the most common?

He's a mate of mine, Ben. It's a cool surname, Cumberbatch. I'm happy with bottom bunk. It's cosier. If I have to get up for a wee, I won't wake him.

Eleven Doctors walk into a bar. David Tennant orders a pint of Tennent's. Sylvester McCoy, packet of McCoy's. Patrick Troughton, pint of Broughton. Jon Pertwee goes for a wee. Tom and Colin Baker are barred: troublemakers. Paul McGann sneaks in a can. William Hartnell sits on a bar stool. Christopher Eccleston is off his head again. Davison, Peter, pint of wife-beater. What are you having?

That's a canny question. Matt Smith has a pint of orange and a kiss with a girl with a quiff!

In the original draft of Back To The Future, Marty McFly has a time-travelling fridge, handy for keeping his beers cold. Fancy part-exchanging the Tardis for a time-travelling washing machine?

But I've got a washing machine in the Tardis that's as big as a house!

Torchwood lacks the manliness of Doctor Who, doesn't it?

John's quite manly, isn't he? I don't watch Torchwood but I'm sure John sprinkles it with magic and colour.

Thanks, Matt. People say Doctor Who made them hide behind the sofa, yet most people have their sofas pushed against the wall. Eh?

On what research have we got that most people have their sofas pushed against the wall?

You can be the bench test.

Er, yes, I do. Although when I stay in Cardiff, I don't. So when I watch Doctor Who, it's perfect for hiding behind.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Death Of The Doctor Synopsis

A synopsis of the SJA story Death of the Doctor has been released, and though it isnt very long, it does give a nice insight into what to expect from the story.
When the Doctor is declared dead, old companions Sarah Jane and Jo Grant meet for the very first time, and join forces to discover the truth. As an interstellar conspiracy gathers around UNIT HQ, Clyde finds that he holds the fate of the Time Lord in his hand - quite literally!

More Tweets From The Director

Could Richard Clark be the most generous director when it comes to teasing the fans? If not, he is certainly in the running.

Over the last few days he has tweeted some more about the goings on on set, and even more about the mysterious 'Bob'.

Tweet 1 - More of the same today. ‘Bob’ wielding his weapon as the forces of darkness close in. All hope lost..

Tweet 2 - Well that was one hell of a day. Now standing in the set for the next ep. Absolutely brilliant. The art dept have worked miracles.

Tweet 3 - A days filming free of stunts, monsters, mayhem and madness. It’s barely Dr Who at all. Although there is of course a giant foot.

Crying, Talking, Sleeping, Walking, Living Dolls

The Doctor Who Locations website appear to have a spy on set, as they have today revealed some information from the episode set within the dolls house.
There are a number of pretty women hanging around in white dresses – the clothes are a little similar to the Vampire ones last year, but are more like dolly costumes. One of the NT guides observed that these are the monsters in the show, without their heads on at the moment. During a take you can hear what sounds like crowing sounds coming from inside the rooms. The house itself looks like an immense dolls house, so a lovely setting for the story!

Sounds interesting!

Death Of The Doctor Clip

A clip from Death of the Doctor, the story from the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures featuring Matt Smith, has been released that you can watch right here.

Few interesting things to note are the very bad looking monstors and Sarah Jane, who looks like she has had botox. There is also a glimpse of the 'companion of the week' and although there is no sign of the Doctor, you can see Jo Grant back in action.

RTD On The Return Of Jo Grant

Speaking to SFX magazine, Russell T Davies has spoken about bringing back Jo Grant to the latest series of The Sarah Jane Advetures, and the process he went through in order to best write her character while also being faithful to the classic show.
“For the first time ever, I went and watched old stuff. We used to bring back monsters and I didn’t actually go and watch the old tapes, partly because I think the way you remember them is just as powerful as what they actually were. But I did go back and watch the end of ‘The Green Death’ [Jo Grant’s final story]. And I think it’s really important to preserve the absolute beauty of what [producer] Barry Letts and [script editor] Terrance Dicks did there.”

“We talked about it a lot beforehand. I know there’s a feeling that she’d have got divorced, and there was a theory that she’d be living on her own in Wales in a little cottage – some of the novels did this – and you think, ‘Nice idea, but actually that’s absolutely betraying the way we left her’. We left her with the promise of happiness, of adventure, of love and joy, and you can’t be cynical and undercut that by saying, ‘Oh, she’s a drug addict now! Her husband left her, she’s lonely, her life is bitter’. That’s just interfering with classic Doctor Who and rewriting what we were promised. So I was absolutely strict about that.”

The full article can be read HERE

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Who-Athon 2:- The End Of The World

The date for the next Doctor Who watchathon has been set for Saturday Spetemeber 18th over on the forum.

The last one, where 'Rose' was the episode of choice attracted lots of attention, with over 200 posts in 40 minutes. We want to make the next one even bigger and better so make sure you join in and watch along. And if you havent already signed up then dont delay, do it today

The watchathon is set for 8pm GMT, 3pm EST and 12pm DST, though keep checking back incase details change. For more information check out the dedicated thread in the forum, or send a message via Twitter to either myself or @Blue_Rose_

Doctor Who Breaks More World Records

It seems there is no stopping Doctor Who from going from strength to strength. In its newest publication, the Guinness Book of Records is dedicating an entire section just to Doctor Who, in recognition of all the records it holds. The newest of which is for Matt Smith who holds the record for being the youngest ever Doctor.
Smith, who made his debut as the Time Lord last year, was just 26 when he filmed his first scenes, three years younger than Peter Davison. And the show has extended its own record for a lengthy run, after notching up 769 episodes up to June of this year, made up of 212 storylines plus a TV movie.

The last time book bosses included the category, the show had run to 709 episodes and 173 stories. This year, publishers have included a whole section dedicated to Doctor Who records.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Awards Results

The results are in for the First Annual Doctor In The TARDIS Doctor Who Awards 2010 (still love that title) and we have them right here for you.

Best Audio goes to... I, Davros

Best Book goes to... The Writer's Tale

Best Spinoff goes to... Torchwood

Best Story (Classic) goes to... Genesis of the Daleks

Best Story (New) goes to... Human Nature/Family of Blood

Best Villain goes to... The Master

Best Recurring Character goes to... River Song

Best Companion (Classic) goes to... Sarah Jane Smith

Best Doctor (Classic) goes to... Tom Baker as The Fourth Doctor

Best Companion (New) goes to... Donna Noble

Best Doctor (New) goes to Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor

To find out even more about this year's awards, including the second and third places in each catagory, join us over on the forum by clicking THIS LINK

Are you happy with the winners? Let us know by commenting below.

Doctor Who Magazine #426 Cover Art

The cover for issue number 426 of Doctor Who magazine has been revealed and it features a snazzy retro Cyberman.

The magazine, due for release on September 23rd, has a massive section dedicated to the Cybermen as well as spoilers from the upcoming series of The Sarah Jane Adventures plus all the info on the split series next year.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

New Who Set To Terrify!

Richard Clark, who is currently directing episodes 3 and 4 of the new series of Doctor Who has tweeted that he expects the current episode will terrify children. It is the latest of many tweets in which he has given little hints away. The tweet in question, said:

"I'm scared filming this. The kids are gonna freak."

Perhaps it is time to get back behind the sofa! He has also tweeted several times about 'Bob', It is doubtful he is revealing a new character, but it certainly refers to someone. Some tweets include:

"Just rehearsed finale. Never laughed so hard as when 'bob' prepared to do battle"

"Just shot a wonderfully funny 2 hander. Great performances from Matt & 'bob'. When Dr Who sparkles it's magic"

So who do you think the mysterious Bob is? Tweet us of comment below

Awards Night

You are all cordially invited to our very first awards evening. Exciting, no?

After a month of nominations and nearly 200 entries, tomorrow night is the night we will be revealing the winners of each catagory, as voted for by you.

A post naming all the winners will be revealed at 8pm GMT tomorrow evening, but forum members will be privy to lots of awards night extras including voting figures, a reveal of 2nd and 3rd places for each catagory plus loads more, as well as the chance to discuss each award in their own personal threads.

Put on your best suits and dresses and remember to be here for the official announcements at 8pm. For all the extras, sign up to the forum by clicking THIS LITTLE LINK!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Who-Athon 2: The End Of The World

The date for the next Doctor Who watchathon has been set for Saturday Spetemeber 18th over on the forum.

The last one, where 'Rose' was the episode of choice attracted lots of attention, with over 200 posts in 40 minutes. We want to make the next one even bigger and better so make sure you join in and watch along. And if you havent already signed up then dont delay, do it today

The watchathon is set for 8pm GMT, 3pm EST and 12pm DST, though keep checking back incase details change. For more information check out the dedicated thread in the forum, or send a message via Twitter to either myself or @Blue_Rose_

SJA Series 3 Comes To DVD

The release of The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3 has been announced for November 1st. The series is the last full series to feature Tommy Knight as Luke and also includes the last episodes ever filmed by David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

The two disc set features the following stories:

* Prisoner of the Judoon
* The Mad Woman in the Attic
* The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
* The Eternity Trap
* Mona Lisa’s Revenge
* The Gift

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Missing Serials Found?

A wealth of British recordings from the 1950's and 60's has been found in a library vault in Washington, with Patrick Troughton amongst the list of stars whose work is included.

It is not known yet whether any Doctor Who recordings are in the mix, but it should be revealed soon, now that the BFI are allowed to sort through and showcase some of the works.

It isnt time to get the hopes up yet, but finds like this mean that the chances of finding missing Doctor Who episodes are still there. 63 of the Second Doctor's episodes are still missing from the archives.

Full News Story

An Appearance From Eight

Paul McGann is constistently voted one of the more popular Doctors, but for various reasons only has one televised outing as the travelling Time Lord. For 24 hours we have been asking if you would like to see him get his own spin off series (which was apparantly rumoured a while back), and here is how you voted.

4% of the people who cast a vote said that they didnt like the Eighth Doctor and have no desire to see him make another appearance.

37% of the people who voted said that he deserved to get his own spinoff series or adventures set before 'series 1'.

59% of people however said that although they would like to see him return, they would prefer it to be a one off appearance in the main show as apposed to a show of his own.

Do you agree with todays results? Let us know below.

Join us on Facebook

There is no stopping us lately it seems. We just keep getting bigger. After successfully launching the new forum, we have branched out again and opened up a facebook group for you all to come and follow.

It is currently being will updated with news from this site, as well as lots of goings on from the forum, so there there is plenty of stuff there to keep you entertained and occupied.

Due to my serious lack of technological knowledge, the whole thing was set up by @Blue_Rose, so you have her to thank for the new group page. Make sure you 'Like' our group and get all of the latest news and updates by clicking the link below.

Our Facebook Group

Saturday, 11 September 2010

A Night At The Proms

Well the BBC has had a few showings of the Doctor Who Proms this week, and following last nights extended showing we wanted to know what your thoughts were. Here is how you voted.

2% of the people who voted said that they thought the proms were awful and not worth watching.

12% of the people who voted said that although they enjoyed this years Proms, they felt that they were better in previous years

25% of voters said they didnt get a chance to watch them at all

But a massive 61% of the people who voted said that this years Proms were amazing and the best one since Doctor Who started atteneding the Proms all those moons ago.

Did you watch them? Let us know your thoughts below.

More Series 6 Castings

In relation to the last article, Blogtor Who have revealed another two cast members to appear in series 6.

Emma Cunniffe, whose previous credits include The Lakes and Clocking Off and Daniel Mays who has starred in Ashes To Ashes as well as having a role in the upcoming TinTin movie have both been added to the cast.

Series 6, Ep 4 Title Revealed?

The online CV of Jamie Oram reveales that he will be playing a character called George in the fourth episode of the next series, which has been written by Mark Gatiss, and it could have given away a potentially big spoiler.

According to the CV, episode four is to be titled 'What Little Boys Are Made Of' and has Claire Hildred listed a sproducer.

Jamie has previously starred several commercials. His CV can be seen HERE

Videos from the Proms

Not everyone was lucky enough to go to the Proms, and even more people were unable to watch on TV due to living elsewhere in the world, but here are some videos of some of the performances that everyone should be able to watch without trouble.

Matt Smith On Set

I have been sent a picture of Matt Smith on set yesterday at Sophia Gardens. There isnt much of a story around it, but you can see his new jacket pretty clearly (which doesnt actually look very different).

The picture is apparantly property of someone called Brian Damage, but I wasnt sent a profile or anything that I can link too, so Brian if you read this, thank you very much.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Extended Proms Showing Tonight

Dont forget guys, that an extended version of the Doctor Who Proms will be playing on BBC3 tonight from 7pm. The show runs an extra 30 minutes more than Mondays showing and if you have red button access you can also check out 25 minutes of behind the scenes footage.

Doctor Who Live Tour Trailer

A trailer promoting the upcoming Live Doctor Who Tour has been released. Featuring Matt Smith and a handful of monsters, the trailer is just a little teaser of what to expect when it comes to an arena near you.

John Fay Talks Torchwoord COE and The New World

The guys over at SciFiLove have managed to bag an interview with TORCHWOOD screenwriter John Fay, who worked on Children of Earth and is the only British writer to be invited to join the new writing team for The New World. The Interview is quite long, but here are the best bits.

The New World
“I’m very excited about The New World. Like anything in life you can rest on your laurels, or you can try to push on again and achieve something new. That is what Russell has done. On Children of Earth he had a very clear and defined vision, but what he has outlined for The New World is equally, if not more ambitious than before. I’m very proud of CofE and it was one of the few things I have been involved with when I watched the DVDs and thought ‘this is good’. Normally I look for flaws.

“It is early days for The New World, but having met the other writers and talked to Russell, I’ve every reason to think we’ll get somewhere close to where we were before.”

"I was concerned when there was talk of the Torchwood going to Fox,” he said. “Then when Julie asked me if I wanted to write for the show again, she said they were working with Starz. To be honest I’d never heard of Starz, like most people I expect, but after looking into it I saw that the guy who runs the network used to run HBO. That was all I needed to know. He has to be ambitious but has one hell of a track record of producing adult and intelligent drama, just like Torchwood. What’s more Julie and Russell are still in charge. I’m sure it will stay as people would hope.”

“I mean, fucking hell, Russell has assembled one hell of a team and then there’s me! I was very impressed by the other writers when I went in to meet them. I knew Jane Espenson’s work from Battlestar Galactica, while I was delighted to talk to John Shiban too because Breaking Bad is one of my favourite shows at the moment. They all really know their stuff and that kind of expertise means everyone raises their game. We worked from 9-5 each day to storyline the show, but in much greater detail than I was used to from working in England. For instance in Children of Earth I was in Cardiff for three days with Russell, Julie, James Moran, Euros Lyn and Brian Elsley to work out the episodes from Russell’s vision. That was more ‘we want it to be kind of like this’, a looser structure, whereas in America we beat out every detail of each episode and went one step at a time. It was fascinating to see that approach.”

“We are starting from scratch to some degree, but what helps us is we have got such well established characters in Jack and Gwen that people know and love. We will be bringing new characters in too for a new audience, and telling a story that encompasses and could affect the whole world. Children of Earth was the same, but we will see more of the world this time than then. Obviously Torchwood is an established show with an clear history which we will refer too, but we have to embrace people who maybe haven’t seen any Torchwood before. If you get too self-referential it can get dull, so what’s gone before will be referenced, but in a subtle way.”

He also went on to discuss his role on Children of Earth, and his involvement in killing off well loved character, Ianto Jones.
“Russell wanted that to happen, although they are my words,” he said. “It was absolutely the right thing to do though from the point of view of the story and what it gave to the last episode. The strength of Torchwood and Russell’s vision is that you don’t know the heroes are going to survive. That’s been well established now!That adds a sense of jeopardy to the show which leaves everyone wondering what will happen next.”

“In my mind, I was always aware that Jack had gone through this situation many times before, and that was really interesting to me. How do you have a relationship and fall in love with someone when you know – absolutely know – you will be around to see them die?That’s a real tragedy that Jack has to carry around with him, as well as a fascinating weight to hang around a character’s shoulders. At the time, Children of Earth was the first thing I had written after my dad died and I wonder if I feel that way because I was writing about my dad in some way through that time. I still think I didn’t quite nail it. There is a line there that I never managed to put my finger on, or maybe didn’t want to.”

When asked if Ianto would be brought back in the new series, he had this to add...
“I’m not going to answer that. You’ll just have to watch and see."

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The Moffat Poll

Its been 24 hours since we first askes you to vote and let us know how you feel Moffat has been doing in the role of Showrunner of Doctor Who. Once again you came out in force and here are the results of your votes.

16% of the people who voted said that they felt that Moff had done a bad job since taking over, and many people felt that he was better when he was submitting just one story per series.

18% of the people who voted said that they felt he was inconsistent and although some of series 5 was good, a lot of it wasnt.

66% of voters however, said that they thought he had done a great job with the show, with many people Tweeting to say that the show had improved immensly since he took to the helm.

So there we have it. Let us know of you agree with the results by commenting below.

Specials Soundtrack Release Pushed Back

For those of you expecting to get your copy of the Official Doctor Who Specials Soundrack next week, then you may be dissapointed.

It has revealed that the Doctor Who album, with all the music from the gap year specials, has been delayed until the 4th October 2010. Though you are probably inconsolable at the moment, then perhaps a little ray of sunshine can be found in the fact that those who download the entire soundtrack on iTunes will receive two additional songs not available on CD, The Cyberleader Runs Amok and Never Too Old to Shoot and Fly.

Karen Gillan Talks Character Development

Speaking to the Press Association, karen Gillan has given an insight into her character Amy Pond, and how she sees the characters progression, and how filming has taken its toll on her.
"It's been pretty emotionally draining. Just all the stuff when she was crying and she doesn't know why she's crying - that was quite a challenge. But I think there's a lot more to come in the next series. I really want to just keep on developing her character and I want her to evolve and change lots."

"I think that she's a completely different person at the end of the series to when we meet her, when she's really quite odd and a bit messed up in the first episode. . . . I think she's much more kind of in tune with what she understands about herself mostly and the Doctor by the end of the series. And she's been through a lot in the series."

Series 5 Box Set Cover Art Revealed

The cover art for the box set of Series 5 of Doctor Who has finally been revealed, and although not exactly anything new in terms of image, it does come with a nifty 3D style cover.

The set, released on November 8th will be promoted by a meet and greet as well as a signing by Matt and Karen at HMV Oxford Street, in London. Access will be via wristbands which will be available only from HMV London from 9.00am on Monday 8th November onwards. One wristband per customer maximum, in person only. There are only 300 available