Welcome to Tardis Point News. This blog is no longer running, as I started watching Parks and Recreation and am still mourning over the cancellation of Eureka. Don't stop watching Doctor Who though, which is and always will be the best TV show ever.


Saturday, 30 May 2009

BBC America Torchwood Teaser

Another quick 12 second teaser for Torchwood: Children of Earth has been released. It is airing on BBC America and has been posted online.

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Friday, 29 May 2009

"We Are Here"

The official Torchwood site has uploaded a new extended trailer for Children of Earth. It is currently being broadcast in American television and it will air in Summer this year, the actual air date is rumoured to be 12th June, but End of Show have said that it's been confirmed to July, in UK And US. You can watch the trailer through this link here to the official Torchwood site, and you can see other trailers for Children of Earth, here, here and here.

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Karen Gillan Is The New Companion

The BBC Press Office have revealed today that Karen Gillan, who previously appeared as a Soothsayer in The FIres of Pompeii, will play the series 5 companion alongside Matt Smith. You can read it below:

The BBC today revealed that the companion for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who will be Karen Gillan

Twenty-one-year-old Gillan will star alongside new Time Lord, Matt Smith, when the smash hit drama returns to BBC One in spring 2010.

With filming due to begin this summer, Gillan beat off dozens of hopefuls to land one of television's most coveted roles.

Gillan said: "I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it.

"Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him – I just can't wait to get started!"

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, added: "We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too."

Executive Producer and Head of Drama BBC Wales, Piers Wenger, said: "We knew Karen was perfect for the role the moment we saw her. She brought an energy and excitement to the part that was just fantastic. And when she auditioned alongside Matt we knew we had something special. It is a partnership that is ready to take on the universe!"

The new series of Doctor Who comes to BBC One, Spring 2010.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

2nd Doctor Who Animated Series

Issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine reveales that a new 2nd animated series is coming soon, called "Dreamland". David Tennant will play the voice for the Doctor and Georgia Moffett (Jenny in The Dctor's Daughter) for Cassie Rice. It will also feature the voices of Lisa Bowerman and David Warner. There will be 7 episodes of 6 minutes written by Phil Ford and will be available through the BBC's red button service and CBBC Channel.

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Doctor Who Movie Script

BBC Entertainment reporter, Lizo Mizimba, recently said on his Twitter page that BBC Films are currently in production of a Doctor Who movie script! The BBC have not confirmed that they will be making a Doctor Who movie, but the script is in production. You can read the Twitter message from Lizo Mizimba below:

"BBC Films have confirmed a Dr Who film script is in development. But if it does go into full production that's likely to be some time away. So, to be clear, it's not guaranteed a Dr Who movie will be made. All BBC Films are doing is developing a script, before making a decision."

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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Tardis Spotted!

The Tardis was spotted on top of the Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay on Sunday. Rumours suggest that the regeneration scene took place there, but filming already finished. It could just be for show, but no-one know why it's there. Some pictures have been taken, you can see them below. You can click on them to enlarge, but I don't see why.

Thanks to Alun.Vega for these pictures.

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The Sarah Jane Adventures - Series 3 Press Release

As it says on the title, the BBC press office have published a press release for series 3 of the Sarah Jane Adventures, here. You can read the press release below. It reveals that the Doctor will be in 2 episodes, along with new and old villains.

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this Autumn as David Tennant makes a special appearance as The Doctor in CBBC's hit drama series The Sarah Jane Adventures with a starring role across two episodes.

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, one-time companion to that strange wanderer in time and space known as The Doctor, is reunited with her old friend as The Sarah Jane Adventures is back for a third series of alien-busting adventures on CBBC this September.

Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane, says: "When I heard the news that David was going to be joining us I was absolutely over the moon. Not only has it made my day but it will also make the viewers' day.

"It's fantastic news that Sarah Jane is going to spend some time working with The Doctor again and is testament to just how successful this CBBC series is."

Russell T Davies, Executive Producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, adds: "Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat.

"And it's not just a cameo from David – this is a full-on appearance for The Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever."

The series includes 12 weeks of brand new adventures featuring a new alien race, the reptilian Veil and their enemies the Judoon, alongside an extraterrestrial girl that can make people play games against their will.

There will also be a living painting, the inhabitants of a supposedly haunted house, monsters who want to infect Earth with a strangely aggressive weed and a chance for Sarah Jane to find personal happiness with someone who could be the perfect person to complete her family.
Alongside adopted son Luke, Sarah Jane's team is made up of Luke's streetwise pal Clyde Langer, their schoolmate Rani, who lives opposite and has aspirations to become a journalist like Sarah Jane, and Mr Smith, their Xylok supercomputer up in the attic, plus Sarah Jane's robot dog, K-9.

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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Doctor Who Scene

Did you catch the Doctor Who scene earlier today on Tonight's the Night? If you didn't, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer, here. The scene begins at around 33 minutes and ends at around 36 minutes. The behind the scenes of the clip lasted until just before 39 minutes. Also, that was the last episode of the 1st series of Tonight's the Night. You can also watch the video below

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Tonight's the Night - Special Doctor Who Scene

Today, the specially recorded Doctor Who scene will air as part of John Barrowman's Tonight's the Night. Tim Ingham was selected as the winner for the design a monster competition for the scene, judged by John Barrowman, Denise van Outen and Doctor Who casting Director, Andy Prior. It is set in the Tardis with John Barrowman as Captain Jack with David Tennant and with Tim Ingham as the alien, which he quoted himself "the pinnacle of my life so far". It's written by Russell T Davies (The last ever Doctor Who televised story he's written, but not the last aired) and is directed by Alice Troughton. It's said to be a deft mixture of humour, drama and the unexpected. There will also be a behind the scenes on the special within the episode of Tonight's the Night. You can a video of John Barrowman introducing the scene, here, but be aware that when I tried to watch it, it didn't work so it still might not and I don't know if any vital information has been missed due to this.

Episode 6 of Tonight's the Night will be on today, on BBC1 at 7:20pm.

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Friday, 22 May 2009

Saying Goodbye to the Tardis

The BBC has released a video interview with Russell T Davies about how it could be his last time in the Tardis, before he leaves. You can see the video, here. There is a bit of a disturbance from the time vortex and ITV.. 30 seconds in to 40 seconds..

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Doctor Who Magazine 409

The cover for issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine is now released on Facebook by the DWM editors. The Magazine will be out on May 28th for £3.99.

Issue 409 includes a look at 1972's The Three Doctors by the Fact of Fiction, part 2 of the comic The Age of Ice, "Secrets and Lies", The Time Team have a look at 1988's The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, The Watcher's Guide to.. The Third Doctor, and Production Notes, You Are Not Alone, Gallifrey Guardian, Previews, Galaxy Forum, Reviews and a look at how a Time Lord Regenerates, and about the regeneration limit. Also, a chance to win Planet of the Dead on DVD.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

BAFTA Television Craft Results

Doctor Who won 2 awards this year, at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Alexander Armstrong (The vioce for Mr Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures) and took place in the Donald Gordon Theatre at the Wales Millennium Centre. The awards Doctor Who won were:
  • Phillip Kloss for Editing for Midnight
  • The Mill for The Visual Effects category for The Fires of Pompeii

You can see an interview for Phillip Kloss and one for The Mill team, here and here.

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BAFTA Cymru Results

Doctor Who won 4 awards this year, at the BAFTA Cymru Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Gethin Jones and took place in the Donald Gordon Theatre at the Wales Millennium Centre. The awards Doctor Who won were:
  • Phillip Kloss for Best Editor for "Midnight"
  • Julian Howarth, Paul McFadden, Paul Jefferies and Tim Ricketts for Best Sound for "Midnight"
  • Euros Lyn for Best Director for "Silence in the Library"
  • Russell T Davies for Best Screenwriter for "Midnight"

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Monday, 18 May 2009

Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary Release

The 2nd edition of the Doctor Who Visual Dictionary was released today by Dorling Kindersley (DK) for £14.99 with 112 pages. It's written by Andrew Darling and Jacqueline Rayner. You can see the cover and synopsis for the book from an earlier post, here.

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

Red-Eye Ood

A photo from filming has revealed that an Ood Sigma will return from series 4's Planet of the Ood, with Red-Eye! You can see the image below. Ood Sigma was also spotted filming for The Waters of Mars too.. The Doctor doesn't look so good in this image.. neither does the Ood.
*It has been confirmed that the Ood will not have Red-Eye. This scene was re-shot after*

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Saturday, 16 May 2009

Billie Piper Returns to Doctor Who

Last night, filming took place on Brandon Estate, in London, where scenes for the Powell Estate are filmed. Photo's reveal that Rose and Jackie are coming back, but from the past. The scene shows that it's back around 1st Winter 2005, and the Doctor goes up to Rose and Jackie (before they met him), wounded and asks what year it is. Rose replies "2005 mate". The Doctor then says it's a good year for Rose.

Also, this report from Starship Trooper who watched some of the filming:

"Well I arrived around 9.30'ish.

The crew/cameras were all set up with a tent by the side for the actors/crew etc and monitors.

Snow, amazing graffiti and lots of Christmas lights from balconies/ buildings.

It was unbelievably quiet - which was the best thing about it, no loud annoying crowds or trouble at all (accept for the in-ebriated lady who was over excited and the in-ebriated angry lady who insisted upon walking her dog through the middle of the roped off scene area on the parade! Of course David & Bill took this in their stride!

The parade was sealed off at both ends - the Tardis was there parked by the side all lit up nicely.

Billy & Camille were filming their stuff for a couple of hours, then David arrived!

There was some funny horseplay between filming and obvious affection between David and Billy they seemed really happy to be filming together again.

They bounced over to us from nowhere and chatted, signed autographs, had photos done (Billy couldn't give us her toothy grin as she had a mouth full of bournbon biccies!) - well there were so few of us and it was a nice atmosphere in which to meet them no mobbing, screeching or demanding fans - just us and them! (Oh and the wonderfully dedicated Vicster & her friend!)

How brilliant is that!

So that's when David & Billy asked us to please not reveal or post about anything we see or hear being filmed - darn it! Like I said earlier tho - can't refuse the Doctor!

It was amazing being on the 'Powell Estate' seeing it for real, with snow! (At brief moments a mini blizzard was being whipped up!) where it all begun...full circle...

Due to the closeness we were able to really observe the filming process and Euros/ Julie G/ Danny H/ Camille/ Billy/ David etc at work which was very insightful.

The locals must all have been 'darn' the boozer init!'

There were some kids hanging out on the balconies opposite but not many and really well behaved whenever hush was called for by the crew they got it.

Sadly can't say anymore - the paps were there and if they print pics/ spoilers then I guess it'll be alright for me to post the pics etc that I've got.

Although annoyingly my camera isnt working right now so It's off to ASDA to copy the pics etc to disc then at least I can post the photo of me an Bill!

Certainly a night to remember!"

Thanks to Martrix Photo's for these.

You can see more photo's here, thanks to Starship Trooper.

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Friday, 15 May 2009

Win a Doctor Who Trip to Glasgow

Part of Visit Scotland's Perfect Day Campaign, they are holding a competition to win a Doctor Who trip to Glasgow. The winner and their family will get to stay at the 4 star Millenium Hotel and a family pass to the Doctor Who Exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum abd much more. For more information and to enter, click here. The entry form is at the bottom.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

200 Golden Moments

The cover for the Doctor Who Magazine special edition - 200 Golden Moments has been released from their Facebook page, here. It is about the best moments of the 200 current Doctor Who stories. It should be released into shops by tommorow, the 14th May.

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Sunday, 10 May 2009

Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2010

The cover and some deatils for the Doctor Who: Official Annual 2010 has been released. The synopsis can be read below;

This official Doctor Who annual is the perfect gift for any budding timelord. Packed with exclusive comics, stories, features and activities, the Doctor Who Annual is the one book no fan should be without!

It will be published in hardback for £7.99 and will be released by the 6th August.

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The Doctor Who Stories Book

Penguin Books will be releasing a new Doctor Who book called "The Doctor Who Stories". No cover is currently available but this has been released:

Celebrate Doctor Who with this collection of original short stories. Relive the Doctor's adventures as he outwits Daleks, Cybermen and re-encounters the Master.

It contains 288 pages for £9.99 and will be released by the 3rd September.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The Trickster Returns

Paul Marc Davis, who plays the Trickster in the Sarah Jane Adventures, recently revealed on The Vortex event will return as the Trickster in series 3. He was in the series 1 story Whatever Hapened to Sarah Jane, and the series 2 story The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith. It is currently being filmed for this Autumn.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

David Tennant In SJA?

Rumors suggest the David Tennant was with the read through for series 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, so he could be in the show. Also, rumors widen as he has been seen filming in Penarth with the Tardis. They were filming there earlier for Doctor Who too, but David Tennant has had a change of clothes, so maybe this is for the Sarah Jane Adventures.

Thanks to Planet Gallifrey for this, and I should also thanks Mali for the photo's.

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Doctor Who: The Widow's Curse Graphic Novel

Panini Magazines have relvealed that they will release a new 10th Doctor Graphic Novel.. or Comic Book as you may call it. The Graphic Novel will be named The Widow's Curse, after a strip it will include, from Doctor Who Magazine. You can read the synopsis below

In this second volume of comic strips collecting the Tenth Doctor's complete adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine and the Doctor Who Storybook, the famous Time Lord meet some gigantic monsters with Martha Jones, fights Zombies and Sycorax with Donna Noble and battles sinister Skith in the freezing wastes of the Antarctic! Original colour strips digitally mastered and collected in graphic novel form for the first time ever.

It is due to be released on the 8th October for £15.99.

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

June Whitfield As Minnie Hooper

It has been revealed from Doctor Who Magazine that June Whitfield will play the character Minnie Hooper in this year's Christmas special. It said "This is another classic piece of casting from Andy Prior and his team. June is practically television royalty! The entire crew's been having so much fun filming with her, and her presence gives the whole story that extra sparkle, just in time for Christmas." She also appeared in Terry and June, and Absolutely Fabulous as well as many more.

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Whoviavortex Is Now 1 Year Old!

Today, it's finally the 1st Birthday of Whoviavortex. It is the 3rd of May 2009, and this site was opened.. you guessed it - 03/05/08! Since then, I have done 303 posts (including this one), which I think is incredibly low, but never mind. Usually, in these type of posts a whole range of information will be written out, about every detail of the site, but I'm not going to bore you with that ( I don't mean other people's are boring). Anyway, there's a new banner up, and and new post up, that your reading at the moment. Other than that, I haven't really done anything, but I still might. I've ran out of material to make this look like a good post if you don't actually read it. Also, plans by 2nd Birthday... by 3rd May 2010, there should be.. a videos section, completed links.. all new banners on the add-on pages, and possibly posts about Doctor Who Adventures, Torchwood Magazine, Battles in Time and the Doctor Who DVD Files. Until the next post, which should be fairly soon.. goodbye!

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Alien Armies Book

The cover for a new "Alien Armies" book has been released. It's published by Penguin for BBC Books and is due to be released on 28th May with 16 activity pages and 15 Iron-on transfers (iron on a picture to a t-shirt, ect). You can view the cover and the synopsis below. It will be sold for £3.99.

The universe is overflowing with alien armies, each more frightening than the next. Join the Doctor in his battle against them by completing the activities, or choose an army to join with the iron-on transfers.

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Saturday, 2 May 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth

The British Film Institute will screen an exclusive preview of episode 1 of Torchwood: Children of Earth, on the 12th of June. It will take place at the National Film Theatre, in London. They've released a synopsis of the series and will include a Q&A session of the Torchwood stars. Also a short teaser has been released.

1965: Twelve children are gathered on a deserted moor, before being surrounded by a harsh, bright light .... and then they are gone! Today: all over Earth, children stop moving. Stop playing, stop laughing. Then, as one, they begin to speak with the same voice, announcing the imminent arrival of a new alien threat. "We are coming...". As the British government closes ranks, it issues a death warrant against Captain Jack and Torchwood...

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