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Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series and Bloodline series, explains why she was delighted to be asked to write an eBook for Doctor Who – a short story set in an intergalactic version of Las Vegas, plagued by pterodactyls. She explains why she was inspired by professional and personal reasons to invent a wild new adventure for the Sixth Doctor.
She also discusses reviving an old villain, the darkness of the Sixth Doctor and the sentimental reasons behind writing a Doctor Who adventure for this special 50th anniversary collection.
Something Borrowed will be available to download from June 23. You can pre-order from Amazon (UK | US) and iTunes (UK | AU).
Jenna-Louise Coleman has claimed she has no idea who the 12th Doctor will be, as all the other Doctor Who stars interviews about the subject.
She told BBC News: “Everybody else in the building has asked me who the next Doctor is, and I can tell you honestly we don’t know. It’s going to be a long, long search. But yes, I’m being asked that question a lot.”
Asked about who she would like to see next in the role Coleman replied: “I am completely open, and I have lots of confidence in Steven [Moffat] and all the team. And I’m sure they’re very much across it. But we shall see.
On Matt’s final story, which Jenna says will not film until Autumn, she said: “I just can’t think about it yet. I think because we’ve [Matt and I] got so much left to do. We haven’t even begun our goodbye yet. So, I suppose that’s all I can think about at the moment.
Arthur Darvill is the latest to speak about Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who. Echoing comments from Alex Kingston earlier in the week, he told BBCA he wasn’t surprised by Smith’s exit: “I’ve known that Matt’s going to leave for awhile, so it wasn’t much of a shock to me, and I saw him last week or the week before.”
“He’s done his time on it, I think. It’s a hard one. You know, I left a year ago, and it was very hard to leave. I think the worst that you can do on something like that is outstay your welcome. It’s better to be missed than for people to go, ‘Just get out,’ so I think it’s a good time for him to leave.”
On who Darvill would like to see as 12th Doctor, he said: “I think they should go for someone older and I don’t know who that should be.”
“I suppose it could be a woman. I don’t know. I think it is a male part, though I think it’s just about the person.”
On the Dame Helen Mirren rumours: “I’d love to see Dame Helen do it — best of luck to whoever gets it, though.”
The bets are still on, the people are debating a lot about the next Doctor… I hope to be a surprise, but not too huge.
The news that was released yesterday, about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who series, was almost… hearth-breaking. It was said not long ago that he was supposed to appear in the eight (new) series, next year, but the new official news is that he will only appear in Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode and he will regenerate in the Christmas special episode.
Matt Smith is the eleventh Doctor, the latest one, and he was (as far as I know and as far as I watched the last 7 seasons) one of the best. It was expected to leave the show one moment or another, but I hoped to be later than sooner.
There are already several ideas (more or less serious) about who’s going to be the new Doctor. John Hurt was introduced as the Doctor in the last episode of the seventh series, The name of the Doctor, but it is not said to the public when he will become the Time Lord and how long he will play that role. There are some chances to be the next Doctor, the 12th, following Matt Smith but I think we have to wait and watch the show…
Catherine Tate and David Tennant were partners in travels (I almost wrote “partners in crime” ) for about one year (one season and one Christmas special episode) on Doctor Who sets. More, they played together on a theater stage.
Also, David Tennant played a small part in Harry Potter series and now (in the video) Catherine Tate is trying to guess his character. From ‘The Justin Lee Collins Show’. Enjoy!
David Tennant and Arthur Darvill need no introduction – they both appeared for some time in Doctor Who series. The critically-acclaimed new BBC America drama, Broadchurch, premiering Wednesday Aug 7 at 10pm/9c.
“The drama of the year” – Mirror
“Britain’s biggest new drama since Downton Abbey” – The Guardian
“Full of bravura acting… Impeccable” – London Metro
BBC America’s BROADCHURCH, which earned critical acclaim and broke records on Twitter in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.
Leading the investigation are two detectives — the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (OLIVIA COLMAN, Twenty Twelve, The Iron Lady), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (DAVID TENNANT, Doctor Who, Spies of Warsaw), Ellie’s newly appointed boss.
Broadchurch is an eight part drama created by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall which centres on the effect on a small UK seaside town when a schoolboy is found murdered on the beach. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as mismatched police detectives Hardy and Miller whose task is to find the killer while around them suspicion, fear and grief threaten to tear the small community apart. Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and David Bradley also feature in the series that had millions in the UK glued to their TV screens this spring.
By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered.
The story looks interesting enough to watch. I hope you will all enjoy the drama.
Have you wondered what it takes to make a Sontaran warrior look so terrifying? Turns out, it’s foam rubber, a lot of make-up and two hours of patient work. See Strax actor Dan Starkey get made up in this time-lapse video.
The article posted on Digital Journal is almost one year old (August 2012), but it’s the first time I’ve read it – by accident. And the story is interesting: NASA has confirmed the existence of a real-universe analogue of Gallifrey, the Time Lord home planet.
Coincidence? Maybe not!
According to an article in theRegister, NASA came across what it calls a “transiting circumbinary multi-planet system” – in layman’s speak, “two worlds orbiting two suns” – using its Kepler planet-hunting telescope. The new system, which has been named Kepler 47, has two stars circling each other every 7.5 days. One of them is similar in size to our sun, whereas the other is approximately one third its size.
The inner planet – Kepler-47b – is three times the size of our world, making it the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet, and it orbits the stars every 49 days. The second – Kepler-47c – lies in the habitable zone around the two suns.
The Registergoes on to state that Kepler-47c is “slightly larger than Uranus and circles its stars every 303 days, making it the longest transiting planet currently known. The whole system lies about 5,000 light years away in the Cygnus constellation”.
Do you remember Clara Oswald entering the Timestream in order to save the Doctor? That’s why she was the impossible girl: she broke in many pieces, a million of unsuccessful copies. Mystery solved, but potentially creating a lot of other problems.
I think that many of the ones expecting the final episode of series 7, The name of the Doctor, were in some degree dissapointed about the way Steven Moffat has chosen to solve the Clara Oswald’s mystery. Last week, since the release of the last episode, Nightmare in Silver, a lot of ideas about her identity appeared: she was the Doctor and River Song’s daughter, she was a future incanation of the Doctor (the 12th or the 13th), she was some lost Time Lord from the old series (especially that Steven Moffat said that Clara and the Doctor have met many times in his past), etc. You can search for these ideas, unless you already had some of these them (or similar). But, eventually, the impossible girl was a regular human girl, as you all know – the Doctor studied her life closely.
But how she got to be that special? Not only for the Doctor, but for the entire Universe? Let me tell you, but for this I have to start with the beginning: a convict in the Victorian England told Madame Vastra that the Whispers have spoken about the greatest Doctor’s secret, the one he will take to the grave, and that it was found. Worried, Vastra and Jenny make a conference beyond space and time summoining Strax (left on vacantion), Clara Oswald from 2013, and River Song. The deceased River Song, the one saved by the Doctor as software in the Library’s database (the episodes Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead). The general conclusion, just before being attacked by the new monsters (first time presented in this episode), the Whisperes, is that they have to get to Tranzelor.
Everyone return to his own reality: Vastra to Jenny’s dead body, Strax to the place he was spending his free weekend – they get captured by the Whisperers… and the Great Intelligence impersonated by the same doctor Simeon you could watch in the Christmas special episode. Or almost the same: the Great Inelligence used only his image. Probably you remember that Strax was a nurse at some point, he was recruted along with Vastra, Jenny, Dorian and many others to save Amy Pond and her daughter in the episode A good man goes to war. That knowledge help Strax to save Jenny, but they were of no use when all 3 of them are in danger to lose their lifes, several minutes later.
Clara, along with River Song’s ghost, returns home, meet the Doctor and she tells him about the conference, the message and the trip they have to make to Trenzalor. The expresion “to keep a secret to the grave” has a new meening: the Doctor’s grave is on Trenzalor, the Time Lords’ and their TARDIS-es planet-cemetery. Everybody dies, even the aliens with regenerative powers, and one of the problems about the time travels is that the travelers are put (sometimes) in the situation to visit their own grave. Hardly, Clara, the Doctor and the TARDIS get there, meet their friends and they are almost put to death in order to make the Time Lord to speak his name loudly in order to open his grave to all the visitors.
Do you really think that was a body inside? After the Doctor changed so many bodies during his long life in order to survice? I am letting you find out alone what was in the grave. I only can say that the Great Intelligence’s plan for revenge was to kill the Doctor in all the moments of his life, and the access to his remains was necessary for that action. To save the Doctor Clara accepts to break her being into millions of pieces all along the time and space – the entire Universe. She was always present in Doctor’s life, helping and saving him in ways he would never have suspected until now.
It was an excellent episode, showing the vulnerabilities of a man who’s name alone made entire armies to run away. River and Doctor’s love endures even after her death, and their story will continue further – it remains to watch it how. And John Hurt’s appearance in the end was sensational, he is that incarantion that will betray the name of the Doctor by taking tough decisions necessary to peace and sanity – probably of the entire Universe.
The next episode will be released in November 23drd, 50th anniversary from the release of the first episode of Doctor Who, and it’s created special for this. And, as it is said, it will be extraordinary.
Director: Saul Metzstein, writer and producer: Steven Moffat.
Cast: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald), Richard E. Grant (The Great Intelligence), Samuel Irvine (Messenger Boy), Alex Kingston (River Song), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Dan Starkey (Strax), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Nasi Voutsas (Andro).
Just a few day until the name of the Doctor, his greatest secret, will be revealed. What’s Clara’s purpose, who is she? Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman reveal what they love about the epic series finale.
Clara Oswald actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has hinted at how her character has met Doctor so many times, in an interview published in the new issue of Radio Times. Yes, of course, this week’s issue of Radio Times is in UK shops from today, Tuesday 14 May… so do not hesitate to go get it!
The source of the image is doctorwho.tv, where you can find more information (some of them you already know) about Clara. One thing is for sure: this Saturday we will all understand why the Doctor has met Clara so many times.
“Beware these BAFTA creatures!” Yesterday the Doctor and Clara found a BAFTA in the TARDIS – which caused some confusion for the Doctor…
On the other hand… BAFTA celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who.
Television awards ceremony from the Royal Festival Hall in London, hosted by Graham Norton, who is also nominated for entertainment performance and entertainment programme for The Graham Norton Show.
The awards are kicked off with all the glamour from the red carpet as the stars arrive for this, the most prestigious TV awards ceremony of the year. The action continues inside as this year’s recipients of the BAFTA masks are announced.
Nominees include Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller, Ant and Dec, Miranda Hart, Sheridan Smith, Alan Carr, Olivia Colman and Hugh Bonneville, along with programmes including Homeland, Twenty Twelve, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! the Olympics and Paralympics.
Presenter: Graham Norton, producer: Zoe Cook, executive Producer: Katherine Allen
Watch an All New Doctor Who Inside Look at “Nightmare in Silver”, the eleventh episode from Doctor Who series 7 – featuring Exclusive Interviews with lead writer & executive producer Steven Moffat and star Matt Smith.
Hear from MATT about “what if the Doctor was a real evil dude,” and from STEVEN about having the Cybermen back: “Apart from that handle head, everything else is up for grabs.”
To better understand the context of the action of The nightmare in silver there are 2 things that have to be explained: the first one have Clara Oswald in the center of attention. At the end of the previous episode, The Crimson Horror, the Doctor’s companion is blackmailed by the children she’s taking care to take them with her in the next adventure. So the TARDIS get to Hedgewick’s world, the best and the wonderful amusement park in the galaxy, a quarter of a million years in the future, with four time travelers: the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie. The reason? The Doctor had a very useful golden ticket (he will use it to some point to block the Cyberade) that gets you free access and free icecream for 4 persons.
On the other hand, one thousand years before that moment, the empire that included the human race fought for a long time to the cybernetic organisms called the Cybermen in the Cyber wars. The humans won that war, but with huge costs: an entire galaxy and its inhabitants just dissapeared (died), along with the enemies. Since that war the humas had taken only drastic measures: when they found a Cyberman that they could not destroy on the spot: to destroy the entire planet, even with the price of their lifes. The reason was very simple: the upgrading function these cybernetic organism for the features of any kind (a long time ago they were humans upgraded for war and not only) was very efficient, many times having the chance to use the enemy troops as spare parts to defeat the enemy side considered to that moment on the virge of victory.
That’s why the new versions of Cyberman are a lot better than the one met in the previous episodes: the move quicly, almost incredible fast, they offer many surprises to the ones hunting them (not only detachable hands and head), and the extensions they use to gather information and to repair damaged cyborgs have reduced remarkable in size. They are called now Cybermite and play an important role in killing the team of soldiers sent on this empty planet.
Returning to the action of the episode, once arrived on the Hedgewick’s lost world, the Doctor and his companions met the troopers maneuvering on the surface and Mr. Webley, a showman that got there without knowng that he would not get any spectators. He invites the new guys to play chess with a non-functional Cyberman, but manipulated by the small Porridge.
In some moment, after they have explored the area a bit, Clara and the kids were ready to go, but the Doctor stoped them observing the mechanism in small sizes that apparently infested the place. The problems start to appear when Artie and Angie are taken prisoners and their transformation into Cyberman, along with Webley and the Doctor, is initiated. The Cyber Planner is not a new idea, it has been used in the old series, but it’s the first one when it is addressed directly to Doctor’s mind creating reactions internal and external of the struggle between multiple personalities in the same body.
Maybe you are wondering how the cybernetic organisms could infect a Time Lord attempting (more or less successful) to transform him… To this episode the Cybermen could not convert beings other than humans, and Doctor is an alien. The problem of the constant technological upgrading is that, unavoidable, the technology adapts to any situation and being it gets in contact with – on this thing Neil Gaiman based when he wrote the story. In a way he did it, the Doctor’s enemies got more frightening than before, but the story have some faults (how the soldiers got the weapons used in a war that took place one thousand years before, electrocuting the cyborgs using water seems a little too trivial in that context, etc.).
The action is based on a game of chess, the soldiers’ resistance against the asalt of 3 milion Cybermen and the attempt to stop them without destroying the entire planet. If I made you curious enought you will watch the episode without other details. The story could be a lot better, but it works. I hope you’ll enjoy it as you should.
Cast: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald), Jason Watkins (Webley), Warwick Davis (Porridge), Eve de Leon Allen (Angie), Kassius Carey Johnson (Artie), Tamzin Outhwaite (Captain), Eloise Joseph (Beauty), Will Merrick (Brains), Calvin Dean (Ha-Ha), Zahra Ahmadi (Missy), Aidan Cook (Cyberman).
Writer Neil Gaiman, director Stephen Woolfenden, producer Marcus Wilson.
Behind the scenes of Nightmare in Silver with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. Narrated by Richard Bacon.
Do you remember the scenes from The power of three? The Doctor and Amy are summoned to the UNIT headquarters under the Tower of London where a Kate Stewart shows them several cubes under investigation, every single one behaving in a different fashion. The Doctor recalls his friendship with Kate’s father, Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.
Author Patrick Ness talks about his new short story Tip of the Tongue for the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), the fun of working within Doctor Who’s continuity and how he thinks the Fifth Doctor must have some unpublished novels hiding somewhere. The story was set between the TV adventures Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity.
The short ebook will be available from May 23. You can pre-order from the following retailers Amazon (UK | US) and iTunes (UK | AU).
Go inside the Doctor’s relationship with Madame Vastra, Jenny & Strax – and discover what classic British comedy Matt Smith based his relationship with Strax on, and what led Steven Moffat to create such a unique character.
“I think those three should have their own show… They are just brilliant.”
Commander Strax of the glorious Sontaran Empire finds himself at the Monster Day Out, Cardiff, answering questions from miniature humans. To help with the re-launch of Doctor Who Adventures Magazine the commander kindly agreed to that mission (that he accomplished successfully) at the Doctor Who Experience.
Standby for what Strax would do to you if you called him “Potato Head”, how he’d deal with a Weeping Angel, and his impersonations of other Sontarans…