As announced on the official site, filming the season 7 of Doctor Who will start tomorrow in Cardiff and somewhere in Wales. There were announced a lot of surprises, as usual, especially itâ€™s already been confirmed that Toby Whithouse and Chris Chibnall are writing episodes for the new series of Doctor Who.
The first director to shout ‘action’ will be the award-winning Saul Metzstein whose previous credits include Micro Men (starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman), the critically acclaimed Late Night Shopping and BBC Wales’ Upstairs Downstairs. For the very first time, Doctor Who will be produced at the new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, whichÂ officiallyÂ open in March. The production team includes Steven Moffat (Executive Producer and lead writer), Caroline Skinner (Executive Producer) and Marcus Wilson (Producer).
The new series will see Matt Smith return as the Doctor in what Steven Moffat has described as ‘the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made’. Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) are both back, for what will be their final voyage with the Doctor – a thrilling rollercoaster ride which will culminate in a heart-breaking farewell to the Ponds. But there will be more shocks, surprises and adventures to come when the Doctor meets a new friend, in the last very place he could ever have expected…
Matt SmithÂ is going to feature onÂ Top GearÂ as theÂ “star in the reasonably priced car”. The show was recorded recorded last Wednesday, Matt will appear in the episode due to be broadcast at 8:00pm,Â 26th FebruaryÂ on BBC2/BBCHD.Â The episode is 5th of 7, Series 18 with the duration 1 hour.
Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky and recently deceased Swedish car maker Saab.
Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda and Jeremy smokes around the track in the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale and the tyre shredding Mercedes C63 Black.
I consider the video as fun, but some might consider it something bad. It’s a fan made video that combines scenes from Sherlock and Doctor Who. It’s description from youtube contains the following text.
“The Weeping Angels have found their way to London, but The Doctor is trapped in time. It is down to Sherlock and John to save everyone, but the Angels already have the TARDIS.”
I’m amazed no one has thought of the name ‘A Study in Blink’ as a combination of ‘A Study in Pink’ and ‘Blink’ before, so I HAD to get in there. The Weeping Angels seemed a good match for Sherlock, what with them being psychopaths and him a borderline sociopath.
Matt Smith is well known for the role in Doctor Who, but he was first star-spotted on stage at the Royal Court. As he returns as patron of the theatre’sÂ Young Writers’ festival, in this interview he talks to Andrew Dickson about limbering up for the next batch of Doctor Who, why he can’t wait to get back into theatre â€“ and about the challenges of peeing live in front of an audience.
You must know that Karen Gillan is going to leave Doctor Who some time in the next season. She will stop acting the role of Amy Pond and the departure will be permanent: she says that she does not want to come back in other episodes of Doctor Who in the future.
There is a 2 page interview on IGN tv about the reasons of this departure: she needs a change. It was her decision and she talked to Steven Moffat about leaving the show. How she’ll do it is still a secret, but it seems that she’s leaving in the blaze of glori.
There are some interesting things said there, just read it.
The Huffington Post announces about an unholy allianceÂ between “Star Trek’s” Borg and “Doctor Who’s” Cybermen into a story into crossover comics. The story will be published in May, courtesy of an IDW comic book.
According to a Monday press release from the company, “Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2” will feature “an unholy alliance” between the two villains. This sounds like an excellent idea for a comic book and, not just because two races of relentless, mechanized villains are better than one, but because an on-screen depiction of that kind of epic tale would be unworkable (especially given that “TNG” ended in 1994) and hugely expensive.
So who you gonna call when two mechanical races team up to bring disaster to humanity? Jean-Luc Picard and the Doctor, obviously.
As I wrote in the description of this website, its purpose is to provide information about the Doctor Who series, characters and actors. The next video has nothing to do with the series itself, butÂ David Tennant (Doctor Who number 10) and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) appear together on stage for the first time in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing. From my personal point of view it’s interesting to see how two actors that performed so well on the screen are performing on the theater stage.
Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever.
Directed by Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great plays and reminds us all of the failings and triumphs of the human condition in our never ending search for perfect love.
Script to Screen is back on BBC. And this time, if you’re aged 9-11 years old you can write an adventure for the Doctor set anywhere in time and space!
The new competition will be launched by the Doctor himself on Blue Peter on CBBC, Thursday, January 12 at 5.45pm. The challenge is simple. Schoolchildren aged 9-11 should write a mini-episode that features the Doctor in an Olympic-themed adventure. Amy and Rory can be included in the script alongside one of four familiar alien species plus a brand new human character.
I am not a big fan of Torchwood, but I watched it with pleasure. I am curious and I wanted to know what the show has to offer: it is good, but not close to Doctor Who (from my point of view).
The next video is the perspective of John Barrowman about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary and Torchwood 5th season. I did not now about the new Torchwood series, but it looks interesting enough to watch it (if and when it’s going to be released).
I think I will always remember the scene where captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) told the Doctor and Martha about the time he was modeling and he was called Face of Boe… I was laughing for minutes… I don’t know exactly how many, but they were enough to make the moment a great memory.
In the description of the video on youtube it is written that it is an unseen Doctor Who Confidential footage, and this was actually Torchwood Declassified but it belongs on Dr Who Confidential.
The 50th anniversary is a big subject and I want to treat is in its section, but it’s going to happen this year and it’s going to celebrate 50 years since the first episode of Doctor Who.
Meanwhile, just watch the trailer. 😀 Until now the Doctor Who have been magnificent, great, wonderful… but nothing is comparing to what’s coming.
Let me remind you about the first question and how the Doctor found out about it:
Doctor: “Who wants me dead?”
Teselecta: “€œThe Silence”
Doctor: “What is the Silence? Why is it called that? What does it mean?”
Teselecta: “The Silence is not a species; it is a religious order or movement. Their core belief is that silence will fall when the question is asked.”
Doctor: “What question?”
Teselecta: “The first question; the oldest question in the universe. Hidden in plain sight.”
Doctor: “Yes, but what is the question?”
In the season 6 final he was told the question:
DORIUM: “On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature may speak falsely or fail to give answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be answered.”
THE DOCTOR: “Silence will fall when the question is asked”
DORIUM: “Silence must fall would be a better translation. The Silence are determined that the question must never be answered. The Doctor must never reach Trenzalore.”
THE DOCTOR: “I don’t understand? What’s it got to do with me?”
DORIUM: “The first question. The oldest question in the universe, hidden in plain sight. Would you like to know what it is?â”
THE DOCTOR: “Yes!â”
DORIUM: “Are you sure?”
Well… Dorium told him. But, in order to find out about the question just watch the show. 😀
One of the subject of the interview was the Doctor Who Christmas special:Â Â The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe. It is sure that some changes will be done in the characters and companions, but there are only a few known data: Amy and Rory will leave the show during season 7 (to return in the future) and Matt Smith will leave Doctor Who at the end of the season.
You should know (if you don’t know already) that Doctor Who was the most downloaded show in America last year.
One other subject was the Sherlock Holmes series and the new (let’s call it so for the moment) competition between the shows. Sherlock Holmes have been already broadcast in 180 different countries, but it’s a long road until it will become a real rival to Doctor Who.
Just few nights ago Karen Gillan spoke about her confirmed departure from Doctor Who, the longest-running and highest-rated sci-fi series inÂ history,Â during her interview on The Graham Norton Show (BBC America).
Some time during the season 7 of Doctor Who will stop being the Doctor’s companion, but she will return to the show in the future.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon, in a month or so, and I started searching for Valentine’s Day cards. Just to be prepared and not to forget to have some ready. Of course, being a Doctor Who fan, made me include the name in the search criteria on Google search. So, I found some very interesting card on the Girl gone geek blog.
We’ve all watched John Barrowman playing the role of Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who series and Torchwood series… but it’s the first time I am hearing him singing and singing Doctor Who theme song. I don’t know the occasion, but it’s fun. 😀
In the last days of 2011 (20th of December) BBC Worldwide launched a preview for the upcoming multiplayer games called Doctor Who: Worlds in Time so that the fans of the series can get a taste of what the game will look like. You can watch that preview in the following video. The site of the game isÂ http://www.doctorwhowit.com/Â – you’d better visit it often if you want to be informed about what’s happening next and when.
An event that’s already in progress is the Doctor Who experience. I found about it on Facebook events and it’s an interesting one. The period of the event is from 6th of November 2011, 15:00 until 22nd of February 2012, its location is London Olympia Two.
The description of the event is:
STEP INTO THE TARDIS AND BE PART OF THE ADVENTUREâ€¦
The Doctor Who Experience promises to be an unmissable adventure featuring an exhilarating and unique walk-through experience and an awe-inspiring exhibition.
Visitors will be invited to step through a crack in time toÂ become the Doctorâ€™s companion on an adventure. Their challenge will be to reunite the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from a Dalek spaceship and Weeping Angels along the way, before exploring the wonders of Doctor Who at an out of this world exhibition.
The Doctor Who multi-sensory Experience is packed withÂ amazing special effectsÂ and exclusive filmingÂ with Matt SmithÂ and it’s fun for all (family and fansalike). You are invited to join the Doctor on anÂ interactive journeyÂ that takes you on aÂ spectacular adventureÂ through time and space.Â FlyÂ a recreation ofÂ the Matt Smith TARDISÂ and come face-to-face with some of the scariest monsters ever seen on screen includingÂ Daleks, Cybermen,Weeping AngelsÂ andÂ Sontarans.
TheÂ Wooden KingÂ andÂ QueenÂ from this yearâ€™sÂ Christmas special The Doctor, The Widow and the WardrobeÂ have escaped their doomed rainforest and can now be seen at theÂ Doctor Who Experience.
One of the events I found out about on Facebook is the next official Doctor Who convention that’s going to happen soon this year: Â from 24th of march 2012, 09:00 until 25th of march 2012, 09:00 at The MillenniumÂ Centre, Cardiff.
The Official Doctor Who Convention is the ultimate event for Doctor Who enthusiasts. With unparalleled access to the cast and crew, this event offers fans a one-off chance to immerse themselves behind the scenes of the worldâ€™s longest running sci-fi show.
No other DoctorÂ Who event gets you closer. Delve, as never before, into the creative minds behind the hit TV show, with unique opportunities to witness experts demonstrate how the special effects and prosthetics have created some of the iconic scenes and characters. Interactive panel discussions with cast and crew, photo and autograph sessions and a show case of official costumes and props, will give every true fan the chance to celebrate and share their passion for all things Doctor Who.
Already confirmed are Matt Smith and Steven Moffat, with more special guests to be announced in the coming weeks!
Crew members also appearing:
Barnaby Edwards â€“ Dalek Operator, Danny Hargreaves – SFX Supervisor, Michael Pickwoad â€“ Production Designer, Gary Russell â€“ former Script Editor and Marcus Wilson â€“ Producer. More cast members to be announced very soon!
Your ticket includes:
Interactive Q&A panel discussions with the cast and crew
Prosthetics & special effects demonstrations
Official props and costume displays
Official merchandise & collectables
The Official Doctor Who Convention is a one day Convention, whereby the programme of events is the same for Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are therefore encouraged to choose which day they would like to attend.
Tickets are strictly limited to this brand new event and include unique Official Doctor Who Convention 2012 merchandise â€“ check outÂ http://dwconvention.com/Â for details.
Tickets cost Â£99 per day (inc VAT), which covers a whole day of activity from 9am to 6pm and strictly limited to 1,500 per day.
Every ticket holder will attend three separate hosted panel sessions:
â€¢Â Meet the StarsÂ â€“ discussion with key cast members from series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who along with show-runner Steven Moffat (already confirmed: Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill â€“ more to be announced soon)
â€¢Â Creators & DirectorsÂ â€“ in-depth seminar with the current creative team (already confirmed: Producer Marcus Wilson, and series Executive Producer Caro Skinnerâ€“ more to be announced soon)
â€¢Â Doctor Who UncutÂ â€“ behind the scenes forum with the people responsible for bringing the show to life (already confirmed: Production Designer Michael Pickwoad and Dalek operator Barnaby Edwards â€“ more to be announced soon)
It’s official now (from some time now) that Amy and Rory will leave Doctor Who series during the next season (season 7).Â Karen Gillan appeared on October 29th 2011 on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show and she talked about that. During the interview she said thatÂ she will welcome the next Doctor Who companion with open arms when her time is up on the show.
She also said: â€œI know the time is going to come when Rory and Amy have to leave. Itâ€™s inevitable and that will make me really, really sad. But thatâ€™s the nature of the show and whatâ€™s so good about it. What keeps it exciting is the fact that itâ€™s reinvented all the time with new people. I think thatâ€™s a really great part of the show, so I will welcome the new companion with open arms.”
It seems she will return to the show sometime in the future, but it not know (to the public, at least) when. I can only hope it’s as soon as possible. 😀
The next video is an interview was taken by Radio 5, Richard Bacon presents the Doctor Who special (The Doctor, the widow and the wardrobe) featuring Matt Smith and Steven Moffat. They also talk about the series 7 and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
The previous youtube movie is the brand-new, just-released exclusive trailer for the 2011 Christmas Special, DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE. The premier was release a few days ago, Christmas 2011, only on BBC America.
Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.
Starring: Matt Smith and Claire Skinner. Executive Producers: Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Caroline Skinner