The first chapter of Summer Falls by Amy Pond

Doctor Who Summer Falls by Amy PondYou remember The Bells of Saint John, right?This book  is featured at the beginning of the episode where it’s being read by Artie, one of the children Clara looks after. It is said that the children’s book Summer Falls is a favourite of new Doctor’s companion Clara… The fact that the book was written by one Amelia Williams, aka Amy Pond, was enough to pique the Radio Times’ team’s interest… they posted the first chapter and the synopsis on their site here.

The full Summer Falls eBook will be available to buy (download) from rbooks.co.uk from Thursday 4 April, priced £1.99.

The book is also available on for download as ebook: UK | US,

Written in 1954, Summer Falls is set in the seaside village of Watchcombe, where young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. When she discovers a mysterious painting entitled ‘The Lord of Winter’ in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned.

Kate soon realises the old seacape, painted long ago by an eccentric local artist, is actually a puzzle. And with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances – including a museum curator’s magical cat, a miserable neighbour, and a lonely boy – she plans on solving it.

And then, one morning Kate wakes up to a world changed forever. For the Lord of Winter is coming – and Kate has a very important decision to make. “When summer falls, the Lord of Winter will arise…”

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Doctor Who fan art: Amy Pond and The Song of Your Sadness

Deviantart: the song of your sadness by alicexz
Deviantart: the song of your sadness by alicexz

 

The source of the image is Deviantart: The Song of Your Sadness by `alicexz

The categories are: Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Illustrations / Conceptual

“Oh Amy, I hear the song of your sadness.”
“I’m not sad.”
“Then why are you crying?”

Do you remember the episode Vincent and the Doctor? The one with the great painter Vincent van Gogh, and the visit the Doctor and Amy Pond made him.

According to the author of the previous image:

A painting I spent many, many hours Livestreaming, this is my tribute to the magnificent Amy Pond, who inspired Vincent van Gogh in her adventures with the Doctor. I hope if Amy stayed with Vincent longer he might’ve painted something like this – something that showed her inner sadness, something he could empathize with.

I can only say: great work!

Episode 4: The angels take Manhattan

You must already know about the Weeping Angels, those creatures that you see as statues, that moves in the moment they are not observed by any living creature and that feed with the temporal energy got from their victims in the moment they are sending them back in time. They move unnoticed, in the dark and they attack everyone. They are the perfect predators, they survived in that way from the beginning of the Universe.

And in the moment you blink and you have an Weeping Angel around you are screwed: you have all the chances to be take from you temporal era, to get somewhere, lost in space and time, and to live your remaining years as you can. They first appeared in the new series of Doctor Who in season 3, episode 10, but they have appeared since a few time. And in the fifth episode of season 7 they brought the end to the Ponds, Doctor’s companions.

The story starts as a mystery novel that take place in Manhattan, New York city: a rich guy hires a detective to find more information about the angels that moves when you are noticing them, he arrives to a building where he find himself as old man… than the Angels zip him back in time.

The text for the book wasn’t legible onscreen but it contains lines from the novel itself.
The text for the book wasn’t legible onscreen but it contains lines from the novel itself.

In Central Park, New York city, year 2012, the Doctor, Amy and Rory went to a picnic and the Doctor read loud a book written by Melody Malone. Rory goes to get some coffee, he finds some Angels that take him by surprise… and the Doctor reads about his adventures in New York, 1939 AD, and the meeting with River Song in the book he was reading for Amy. Considering the time travels and the surprises they often offer, it’s not so unexpected that River Song is the real writer of the book and Melody Malone is just a nickname.

The Doctor and Amy got hardly in the year 1939 because of the temporal distortions that filled the city, they succedded in saving River and finding Rory… both versions: the one know by everybody, as a young guy, and the old one, as an old man in his dying bed. The building from the beginning of the episode was a farm for the Weeping Angels and the city that never sleeps, New York, was the perfect place to feed (almost) not noticed. Watching Rory dying of old age they reach to a fix point in space and time, isn’t it? With the Angels expecting them at the door and the Liberty Statue on the window.

The only way to solve the problem was to create a paradox, and Rory decided to die as young man, jumping from the top of the building. Love made Amy to join him. They saved the situaton, the Weeping Angels disappeared from New York and the events from the beginning of the episode to that point were lost. The timeline was reset. Anyway, Rory and Amy lived the rest of their life far away from the Doctor, but together, until the end. You’ll have to watch the ending of the episode to find out why and how. Their grave is New York.

I am a little sad because Amy ÅŸi Rory left the show, they brought a new glamor in the Doctor’s life, but it was unavoidable to find their own way in one moment or another. The Doctor will have to redefine all over again after meeting his new companion (in the Christmas Special) impersonated by Jenna-Louise Coleman, as he always had done. On the other hand, I hardly expect the episode from the end of December and the ones from next year.

Among the actors there are: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Alex Kingston (River Song), Mike McShane (Grayle), Rob David (Sam Garner), Ozzie Yue (Foreman), Bentley Kalu (Hood 1), Burnell Tucker (Garner 2).

The director is Nick Hurran, the producer is Marcus Wilson, the writer is Steven Moffat.

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Karen Gillan on Rory Williams: THE STUD?! – BBC America Exclusive

 “Yah, the popularity of ‘Rory Pond’ has really rocketed… with the ladies! Ha!”

Before we say a final farewell to Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) & Rory Williams, the Ponds, this Saturday in The Angels Take Manhattan, spend a little extra time with “Kaz” and get her straight-from-the-heart thoughts about the sex appeal of her show husband, “Rory the Roman.”

“I find that hilarious, because I can’t look at him like that at all, and I know that I have to pretend to every day at work… All the mystique is gone.”

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‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ next time trailer

 Intrigue and adventure as the Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams and River Song face the Angels in Manhattan.

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The Power of Three: The main gallery of images

You can find the full gallery on BBC.

Time travellers with time on their hands...
Time travellers with time on their hands…
Time travellers with time on their hands...
Rory, the Doctor and Amy return in The Power of Three.
Time travellers with time on their hands...
The Power of Three is the Ponds’ penultimate episode.
Time travellers with time on their hands...
The Doctor and Amy.
Time travellers with time on their hands...
The Doctor must deal with a different kind of puzzle…
Time travellers with time on their hands...
And, finally, an image that does not appear in the main gallery: the Doctor, Amy and Jemma Redgrave (left) that debuts as UNIT’s Kate Stewart.

As you may already know, Jemma Redgrave is making a debut as UNIT’s Kate Stewart. I remember the UNIT from the previous series of the new Who, and they are back in this week episode of Doctor Who.

 

UNIT was originally a military organisation formed to deal with ‘the odd and the unexplained’, which normally meant fighting alien invasions with the Doctor leading from the front. As said, executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat is delighted that UNIT returns in The Power of Three.

You can find more information about it here.

Amy and Rory’s exit, described as ‘very final’

Doctor Who: Angels take Manhattan, BBC One
Doctor Who: Angels take Manhattan, BBC One

The Amy and Rory’s exit is close, only 2 episodes until them. There were some rumors about it, we know there are Weeping Angels involved and that Steven Moffat rewrote the ending adventure for the current Doctor’s companions.

Anyway, the exit was described as ‘very final’, something like death. Considering that the Angels are present, and that their almost perfect defensive system, everything can happen. Some time ago I’ve read some rumor that Rory was sent back in time by the touch of an Angel and the next time he met Amy was an old man. Of course, that may not happen. It can be a happy ending, with Amy and Rory aging together, having a long and happy life.

River Song, their Time Lord daughter, is known to appear in the fifth episode, The Angels take Manhattan. Considering that she’s Doctor’s lover, the best ending for Amy and Rory is to let them know they are going to be… exactly… grandparents… It may be a great ending for the first part of season 7, a surprise, just before the Christmas Special and the break to the episodes next year. As I got used in the last Doctor Who series (last season the big surprise before the break was to let Amy and Rory know that River Song was their daughter), the announcement about their grandson (or granddaughter) would be something to expect for.

On the other hand… a new Companion was announced. The actress is Jenna-Louise Coleman, the beautiful brilliant girl from The Asylum of the Daleks. The human transformed into a Dalek.

I’ve never watch the episodes from the original series, but it was said that in the beginning the Doctor was traveling with a companion known to be his daughter. Why should not do that again? Is it unthinkable that Jenna-Louise Coleman to be Doctor’s and River Song’s daughter and, finally, a Dalek? 😀

Let’s watch and see…

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A Town Called Mercy inside look

After watching the last week episode of Doctor Who taking an inside look is extremely interesting.

 “The Doctor has been spending a lot of time on his own, and I think the people around him start to notice that he’s becoming a little less tolerant of people.” – Matt Smith (The Doctor)

“We see a side of The Doctor that we haven’t seen before, where he really don’t have any mercy.” – Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

Go get the exclusive scoop on the All New Episode of DOCTOR WHO, “A Town Called Mercy,” featuring new interviews with stars MATT, KAREN & ARTHUR DARVILL (Rory Williams).

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Episode 1, Asylum of the Daleks

You know about the hate between the Doctor and the Daleks, right? You might never believe that the Parliament of the Daleks would ask the Doctor to save them, but that happened in the first episode of the series 7.

The Asylum of the Daleks, the place where all the insane and the uncontrollable of the Daleks had been sent for ages. The place where the “normal” Daleks were so afraid to go they had to send their Nemesis in order to find out about the strange signal being send from there. The place where a spaceship penetrated the force field surrounding the planete and crashed on the surface, where a beautiful girl-junior entertainments manager was hiding out for an year in the wrecked spaceship hacking the most advanced warrior race the universe has ever known.

Finally, the place were we all meet the future Doctor’s companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman. Surprise! You were wrong to expect to meet her after Amy and Rory’s departure in the fifth episode… but that’s the beauty of the time travel: you don’t always meet in the same order. Remember the Doctor’s and River Song’s story. It’s too fast to say if the new companion’s story is going to happen the same, but the expectations to watch as it happens are GREAT!

Have you watch the episode? Than you already know the story. If you haven’t yet watch it you should know that the Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams were kidnapped and taken to the Parliament of the Daleks. In order to save the Daleks (and themselves), they were send to the Asylum of the Daleks to stop the force field surrounding the planet in order to be purged by the Daleks from the spaceship from the orbit.

They had help from the brilliant girl hiding on the surface, and the Doctor decided to try and save her also. And… that’s all what I am going to say. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for the people that haven’t watch the episode. It’s a great story, I enjoyed watching it.

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Doctor Who Insider: Farewell to the Ponds

That’s going to happen soon, the departure of the Ponds, just five episodes from now, and it’s a little sad.

“With the departure of the Ponds, that adds great emotional gravitas to the series.” – MATT SMITH (The Doctor)

“The time has to come, and I think it’s the right time.” – KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond)

“There have been so many incredible moments, and I don’t think it will quite dawn on us how amazing it’s been until we actually leave.” ARTHUR DARVILL (Rory Williams)

“That’s the beauty and the tragedy of whoever plays The Doctor, because people have to go – but he remains.” – ALEX KINGSTON (River Song)

Doctor Who Prequel: Pond Life part 4

Fourth of five part of the mini-adventure called Pond Life. It features the Doctor, Amy, Rory and some surprise familiar faces!

Enjoy watching it. The first part is here, the second is here and third is here.

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Doctor Who Prequel: Pond Life part 3

This is the third part of Pond Life, the new 5 part mini-adventure. It feature the Doctor, Amy, Rory and some surprise familiar faces! En route to visit the Ponds the TARDIS’ Helmic Regulator malfunctions, leaving the Doctor popping up everywhere in time and space. Will he ever make it back to them?

The first part is here, the second is here.

Are you ready? 🙂 Really ready? Asylum of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who adventure, will have the premiere on BBC One on Saturday 01 September at 7.20pm.

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Doctor Who Prequel: Pond Life part 2

This is the second part of Pond Life, the new 5 part mini-adventure, with a new part every day, featuring the Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams Pond and some surprise familiar faces!

You can watch the first part here: http://www.doctorwhobbc.com/video/doctor-who-prequel-pond-life-part-1/

Watch Asylum of the Daleks, the new Doctor Who adventure, on BBC One on Saturday 01 September at 7.20pm, and on:

BBC America on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
Space (Canada) on Saturday 01 September at 9pm ET
ABC iView (Australia) on 02 September at 5.10am AEST
ABC1 (Australia) on Saturday, 08 September at 7.30pm AEST
Prime (New Zealand) — Coming Soon

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Doctor Who Prequel: Pond Life part 1

As you already know Pond Life is the new 5 part mini-adventure, with a new part every day, featuring the Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams Pond and some surprise familiar faces!

Go along with the Ponds to visit the TARDIS’ Helmic Regulator malfunctions, leaving the Doctor popping up everywhere in time and space.

Next part… tomorrow.

Are you ready for the new Doctor Who spin-off: Pond Life?

Pond Life is a new five-part mini-series spin-off focusing on the lives of Amy Pond and Rory Williams, with one webisode available every day next week (the last week of August) at midday.

The new mini-episodes will be available to watch on BBC One YouTube Channel, on the official Doctor Who website and here too, hopefully, between Monday the 27th and Friday the 31st of August. They will also be available on the BBC’s Red Button prior to the Doctor Who series 7 opener on September the 1st.

Doctor Who prequel: Pond Life – Karen Gillan & Arthur Darvill interviewed

 Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) introduce to BBC the dramatic, funny and fantastic Pond Life, a five-part mini-adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory.

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Destinations of Doctor Who, world premiere special august 25

 “When you travel in a time machine, you never know where you’ll end up.” so says Karen Gillan (Amy Pond).

Don’t miss the World Premiere of an All New Special, The destination of Doctor Who – Saturday August 25 at 9/8c,  only on BBC America.

The year 5 Billion, the Starship UK, a haunted hotel full of nightmares, a spaceship full of Weeping Angels… Gallifrey, Gallifrey, Gallifrey, Gallifrey, Gallifrey!

Leave the beach towel at home and take a trip to the end of the Earth — literally. From the Starship UK to one very haunted hotel, you won’t find the destinations of Doctor Who in any guidebook. Join celebrity Whovians as they visit some of the most memorable locations visited by The Doctor and his companions.

Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat completely changed one more time Amy and Rory’s exit

Rumors have existed about parts of the previous series, alternate screen plays have been written and put into pictures in order to keep the mystery until the final moment, when the episodes were released.

Well, during today Steven Moffat told Digital Spy that he “completely” rewrote the pair’s last scenes in upcoming episode, ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’. Considering the reactions of the actors I hardly expect to watch the episode… I hope you feel the same.

 Of the final script, Who star Matt Smith said: “I was very moved, very moved indeed, because not only is it two characters that I love, it’s two actors that I love working with. To see them go – and I think go so beautifully… it’s moving.”

Karen Gillan – who plays Amy – added: “I instantly phoned Matt [when I read the episode] and I was crying and laughing hysterically… because it’s so good!”

“It was like getting the last chapter of the best book you’ve ever read and being really surprised by the ending… and really satisfied,” explained Rory actor Arthur Darvill. “It was pretty emotional.

Comic-Con: Showrunner Steven Moffat and Producer Caroline Skinner Talk about Doctor Who

It’s not much until the broadcast of the next season of Doctor Who, but until then the cast and creative team headed down to Comic-Con for a presentation and panel. They talked about what to expect on upcoming episodes, the new companions and more.

As you know, this season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) returning for their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt Smith), and then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

During this interview, showrunner Steven Moffat and producer Caroline Skinner talked to the press about being half-way through in shooting this new season, what fans can expect from the upcoming episodes, how epic it is to say goodbye to Amy and Rory, how emotional the read-through was for the final episode with The Ponds, why New York was the perfect place for their farewell, what makes time travel into the past more fun than time travel into the future, and how the introduction of Jenna-Louise Coleman’s companion has changed things.

You can read the interview here.

Doctor Who: Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill Interview – Comic-Con

 With their final episodes approaching, the Doctor Who stars tease Amy Pond and Rory Williams’ departure from The Doctor’s life.

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Doctor Who companion is the main character, not the Doctor

Steven Moffat: the companion is the main character in Doctor Who, not the DoctorTell 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? 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”.

“The story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, it’s always their story,” said Moffat. “It was Rose Tyler’s story, it’s Amy Pond’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 set to leave the show partway through the upcoming series, with Jenna-Louise Coleman starting a new chapter when she makes her first appearance in the Christmas special.

“The story begins again, not so much with the new Doctor, but with the new companion,” Moffat told BBC America. “It is their story. The Doctor’s the hero, but they’re the main character.”