Cosplay, Companions & Costumes – Doctor Who Festival

Do you know how to cosplay for the Doctor Who Festival next week? Want to get started with cosplay? With less then a week away to the festival Christel Dee was given a cosplay challenge, £30 and one day to make a cosplay costume. Find out more:

Peter Capaldi was asked a few production questions about the show, cosplay, companions and costumes: from being a companion to his new velvet jacket! Peter will be appearing at the Doctor Who Festival.

Lalla Ward rare interview from 1966 show A Whole Scene Going

This is an interview with a 14-year-old Lalla Ward from a 1966 children’s TV show called A Whole Scene Going (broadcast 9 March 1966). The interview was directed by John Crome. As you (probably) know, Lalla Ward would go on to play the second incarnation of the Fourth Doctor’s Time Lady companion Romana.

Samuel Anderson about playing Danny Pink & texting Jenna Coleman

Meet Samuel Anderson, the actor behind Danny Pink, Clara’s new date and Doctor’s companion, in this BBC America Exclusive Interview, and discover how he found out he’d landed the role and why texting with Jenna Coleman is the greatest!

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Matt Smith at Comic-Con, Full Panel, St. Louis 2014

Let’s watch and enjoy Matt Smith’s full panel from the St. Louis Comic-Con 2014. The eleventh Doctor talks about his advice for Peter Capaldi, does an impression of Karen Gillian, explains that all the girls in America love Arthur Darvill, gives his choice of past companions, and even sings Let It Go from Frozen.

False King – Matt Smith tribute

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.

Matt Smith’s era was and will probably always be many people’s favourite era of Doctor Who. This is a tribute to the Eleven Doctor’s story, his companions and of course, Matt Smith.

Music – “False King” Two Steps From Hell

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman will appear in Blue Peter Doctor Who specials, the competition to design future sonic device

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman will feature in two special editions of Blue Peter dedicated to the BBC sci-fi show. Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) will answer viewers’ questions in a pre-recorded segment for the Doctor Who: Blue Peter Special on the CBBC channel at 5:30pm on Thursday 21st of November.

Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) will be following her in the Doctor Who: Blue Peter Party at 9:30am on Saturday 23 November – 50 years to the day after the first ever episode of Doctor Who was broadcast.

The first Blue Peter special (Thursday 21st of November) will also see the launch of a competition giving young fans the chance to design a sonic device for one of three Doctor Who characters – Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Sontaran Commander Strax – while the Saturday edition will see a live audience joined in the studio by aliens from the series and challenged to design their very own monster. Viewers will be asked to send in their ideas for a new piece of sonic hardware for one of The Doctor’s companions. The winning design will be featured in the forthcoming eighth series of Doctor Who.

The competition will invite entries in three age categories: six to eight years, nine to 11 years and 12 to 15 years. The high-tech tools will be considered by a panel of judges including Steven Moffat and the production designer Michael Pickwoad, the man responsible for the recent Tardis control room revamp.

Winners will be announced as part of Blue Peter’s Christmas show on 19th of December, with one chosen designer heading to Cardiff to see their gadget being used on the Doctor Who set. Three runners up will each receive a framed picture featuring their entry and a signed photo of the actor they designed it for.

Competition details will be live on the Blue Peter website following the launch on 21 November.

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Doctor Who, the musical

It’s the fist time I am watching the Doctor Who musical… it’s a little weird and very different to the characters we love, but it’s fun.

Starring: Travis Slavin as Doctor Who and Elizabeth Oldak as his companion!

Original Music and Lyrics by Antonius Nazareth

Directed and Edited by Vijay Nazareth

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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.

“I’ve been a naughty girl” – Doctor Who companion Katy Manning interviewed on Radio Times

It is said that she suffered numerous stumbles and torn ligaments playing Jo Grant alongside Jon Pertwee’s Doctor in the 1970s – and “I lose things all the time. I once left my mother’s ashes at a bus stop!” Today, it’s just a glove and make-up bag she momentarily mislays. She has to read menus, letters, scripts inches from her nose.

The full interview can be found here.

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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.”

Karen Gillan about leaving Doctor Who at The Graham Norton Show, BBC America

Just few nights ago Karen Gillan spoke about her confirmed departure from Doctor Who, the longest-running and highest-rated sci-fi series in history, 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.

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