The BBC have released aÂ videoÂ to introduce the new Roath Lock Studios at Cardiff Bay, presented by the Doctor Who’s old cast (they were replaced by Jenna-Louise Coleman) of Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan and Matt Smith.
The video was originally shown to visitors at the studio’s opening tour, it includes facts and figures and a look behind the scenes within the new studios.
Last week the team from Radio Times asked for their readers’ helpÂ in deciding a shortlist of the best ever Doctor Who monster. The team maintaining theÂ Doctor Who Facebook pageÂ helped spread the word and they’ve got the next list of 10 Doctor Who monsters nominated by the fans.
The list with some description can be found here, don’t forget to vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the page.Â You have until Friday at 2pm (that’s tomorrow!) to make your choice…
Do you recognize the characters? Or the scenery? Or perhaps the title and the description of the pictures gives you some useful hints to instantly recognize the Enterprise. Well, Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation – Assimilation 2 #1Â hit comic book stands on Wednesday, May 30th!
Finally, The Eternity Clock was released earlier this week as a downloadable title for the PlayStation Network. The gameÂ is essentially a linear, 2-D platform and puzzle game that offers a wonderfully scripted, original adventure within theÂ Doctor WhoÂ universe.
Early morning, yesterday, May 26, 2012, a huge crowd gathered in Cardiff to watch Math Smith being the lead runned inÂ the Olympic Torch relay, carrying the worldâ€™s most famous Flame for part of its journey from the Temple of Hera to London.
You can find more information in the article published on BBC.co.uk.
A few days ago Doctor Who tv announced (as expected – we all knew from some time that she replaces Amy and Rory as Doctor Who companion) that Jenna Louise-Coleman began shooting her first scenes as new companion on Doctor Who this week.
Filming has been taking place on location at the medieval manor of Plas Llanmihangel. The manor also has a church on the grounds. Thereâ€™s a bit of an eerie quality to it, so the ghost storyÂ rumourÂ could fit. Then again, that seems to stem from Colemanâ€™sÂ audition script, the one that Steven Moffat said would not make it to the screen in any form.
Jenna was spotted as she was leaving the location, so this is unlikely to be her costume (click to enlarge).
Filming was behind closed doors, so no further details unfortunately. But there is speculation Jennaâ€™s companion could be from the past, which would make for a refreshing change.
A great story with and about the Dalek created byÂ timelash.
Â History is in peril, the crack in the universe is changing the very fabric of reality. Leaving earth the new paradigm see an opportunity which will lead one Dalek on its path to destiny. Dalek Caan the saviour of the Daleks..
Â Skaro, The ancient planet of the Daleks.. it is a time of crisis, a time of war. In the Dalek City, there is one who stands against time, one who is hidden. Caan The saviour.
Â Skaro is saved and the future of the paradigm is secure. Caan returns to finish his mission, or has he..
Â The Time War, it spread across the universe effecting the nature of reality. At the Gates of Elysium the Daleks spread there destruction, and the very thing they created destroys the very thing that created them.
Some of you may have (almost) no idea what a floppy drive is, it’s already old computer technology. Well, this old stuff helped creating an interesting version of Doctor Who theme.
As it is said in the description of the video:
I don’t have two microphones of equal quality, so I recorded the left four and right four drives separately and pushed the audio to their respective side. I then recorded all eight and put it through a low pass filter and a small bass boost. I think the resulting mix of the three tracks sounds the best. It takes a lot more time to record and edit, but I thought it was worth it. Let me know what you think.
The source of the image is here.Â It was created byÂ *DrombybÂ and it was categorized asÂ Fan ArtÂ /Â Digital ArtÂ /Â Painting & AirbrushingÂ /Â Movies & TV.
As it is said in the description of the image:
This is actually a request fromÂ ArosenheimÂ :Â How about an image of the Doctor using his sonic screwdriver on the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, and depicting that his lightsaber won’t light up. (Perhaps like an motion similar to you and I tapping a flashlight with the palm of our hands when it won’t light.)Â
Note: the two female Togrutas in the background are just random characters.
As The Guardian announces,Â Charlie Brooker, Steven Moffat and Ruth Jones will be among the speakers at this year’sÂ MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television FestivalÂ where the MacTaggart lecture will be delivered by Elisabeth Murdoch. The article also says that the opening episode of the seventh seriesÂ of Doctor Who is to be screened during that event (it will happen 23-25th August 2012).
Doctor Who TV says thatÂ a BBC broadcast shortly after (of the first episode of Doctor Who series 7) seems likely.
Last year,Â Letâ€™s Kill HitlerÂ was shown at the same festival on 26th August. The episode premiered on BBC1 the next day. If the same thing were to happen this year, then we could be looking atÂ Saturday 25th August, which is a bank holiday weekend.
I found this video earlier and it really got my attention. I like it, it’s almost hard to believe that it was created by a Doctor Who fan. It is said that it inspiredÂ a short Fan Fiction with the title “Wait for me” ~Â http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8076501/1/.Â Author: Careline
The music in the video is The Promise by Tracy Chapman.
As announced, France 4Â will celebrate the arrival of Series 6 to the channel with with a Doctor Who Night onÂ Saturday 19th May. There will be showed the first 4 episodes of series 6:Â The Impossible Astronaut,Â Day Of The Moon,Â The Curse of The Black SpotÂ andÂ The Doctor’s Wife, as well as some episodes from the classic series: Genesis of The Daleks andÂ City of Death (written byÂ Tom Baker)Â and Edge of Destruction (written by William Hartnell).
A visit to the Doctor Who Experience in London is also included.
It is said that she suffered numerous stumbles and torn ligaments playing Jo Grant alongside Jon Pertweeâ€™s Doctor in the 1970s â€“ and â€œI lose things all the time. I once left my motherâ€™s ashes at a bus stop!â€ Today, itâ€™s just a glove and make-up bag she momentarily mislays. She has to read menus, letters, scripts inches from her nose.
Tell me: have you have ever watch or read a story about a great hero (who saved the world or the history or the entire Universe) that was alone and had almost nobody around him?Â If there are any such stories they are anonymous. The reason is very simple: there was no one there to tell (us) the story. All the good stories have been told by others… and the Doctor stories are not exceptions.
In an interview published on Radio Times the writer Steven Moffat is establishing the priorities for the Doctor Who characters:
Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat says the series tells the story of the Doctor’s companion, rather than the Time Lord himself, and that the thought of the Doctor travelling alone is “depressing” and “unhealthy”.
â€œThe story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, itâ€™s always their story,” said Moffat. “It was Rose Tylerâ€™s story, itâ€™s Amy Pondâ€™s story – the story of the time they knew the Doctor and how that began; how it developed and how it ended.”
Current companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams – aka Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill – are setÂ to leave the show partway through the upcoming series, withÂ Jenna-Louise ColemanÂ starting a new chapter when she makes her first appearance in the Christmas special.
â€œThe story begins again, not so much with the new Doctor, but with the new companion,” Moffat toldÂ BBC America. “It is their story. The Doctorâ€™s the hero, but theyâ€™re the main character.â€
I’ve never read the Time Leech comics, so this info about the adventures is new for me. Whatever. I foundÂ an articleÂ about this and I consider it interested to promote: you can get a copy of this comics and you can help other people.
You may recall that the firstÂ Time LeechÂ adventure saw the Tenth Doctor landing in a London where Churchill was Prime Minister, Silurians and Elizabethans rubbed shoulders (seriously, two years beforeThe Wedding of River Song!) and the epicentre was a giant Time Leech in the middle of eating Westminster Abbey.
Following this, the Doctor and his mysterious new companion Ruth headed into space inÂ Hellstar, where they found a deserted prison ship, empty bar a monster and a recovery crewâ€¦ but they held a terrible secret that no one could have possibly guessed.
The final part,Â Time Bomb, saw the discovery of a giant Time Lord weapon materializing on Earth. Naturally only the Doctor can prevent detonation, but someone else is interested in the deviceâ€¦
Due to licensing restrictions theÂ three-part Doctor Who stripÂ canâ€™t be published and request payment (BBC’s Doctor Who characters are copyrighted. But there is at least a way to work around the legal troubles.
There will be two targets for the raised funds: Children in Need and AICR (Association for International Cancer Research).
You have two ways to purchase your copy ofÂ Time Leech. First, there is the print version, in traditional graphic novel format. This has a price of Â£4.99 including postage and packingÂ (Â£9.99 for international orders).
The second choice is the entire adventure in PDF, available for 99p. (We also have a second electronic format, CBR, available. If you require CBR, let us know when you checkout.)
As Radio Times announces, BBC Books is going to republish another batch of classic Doctor Who novelisations next week with introductions by writers including Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
The six books, republished in paperback on 10 May and priced at Â£4.99, comprise one story each for the first three Doctors, plus all three together in The Three Doctors and two stories based on the TV adventures of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.
Titles are The Tenth Planet, The Ice Warriors, The Day of the Daleks, The Three Doctors, The Ark in Space and The Loch Ness Monster. The selection was made via a poll on theÂ Doctor Who Facebook page.
James Bond and the current Doctor (Matt Smith) have both been known to wear bow ties and they are both pretty good with the ladiesÂ in their own inimitable ways. According to Skyfall director Sam Mendes in a story from Radio Times, James Bond and the Doctor have something else in common.
“I mentioned the word in the press conference, ‘regeneration’ rather than ‘evolving,'” said Mendes, describing the way new actors of varying ages – and each with their own personal take on 007 – have stepped into the role of Bond over the years.
â€I feel it’s like Doctor Who – thereâ€™s a geek answer – I was brought up on the idea of Doctor Who, who at the end of his final episode, he dissolves and a new actor pops up,” the director toldÂ Collider.
“He regenerates and itâ€™s a whole other character: sometimes itâ€™s an old man, sometimes itâ€™s a young man, but he just changes. Iâ€™ve always loved that idea.”
As Doctor Who News announces, the actress Zohra Sehgal celebrated yesterday the 100th birthday, becoming the first Centenarian actress that appeared on Doctor Who series. SheÂ appeared alongside first Doctor William Hartnell in two stories: she played Sheyrah in the second episode of the 1965 storyÂ The Crusade and sheÂ also had a small role playing an attendant in three episodes of the 1964 storyÂ Marco Polo.
You can find more information about Zohra Sehgal here.
She returned to India in the mid-1990s where she has acted in several films, plays and TV series. She now lives in Delhi with her daughter, where she plans to celebrate her birthday with family and a few close friends from the artistic fraternity.
I admit I know who Scooby Doo is, but I never followed its adventures with attention. As I found here, the main difference between the talking dog and Doctor Who is that Scooby Doo always find a human under an alien mask and the Doctor always find an alien under a human mask.
One of the funniest things I found about lately is this Doctor Who TARDIS 4G USB Memory Stick that features a blue LED light and doubles up as a keyring so it can travel with you on all of your adventures.
Shipping Weight:Â 0.21Â pounds
You can preorder it from here.Â Estimated to Arrive:Â September 2012