Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
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.
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.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
"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."
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Thanks to Alun.Vega for these pictures.
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.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009
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.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
- Phillip Kloss for Editing for Midnight
- The Mill for The Visual Effects category for The Fires of Pompeii
- 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"
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
*It has been confirmed that the Ood will not have Red-Eye. This scene was re-shot after*
Saturday, 16 May 2009
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.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
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.
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.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Thanks to Planet Gallifrey for this, and I should also thanks Mali for the photo's.
Sunday, 3 May 2009
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.
Saturday, 2 May 2009
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...