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.
A Christmas Carol aired at Christmas, at 6:00pm, and BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings, as 10.3 million. An approximate 9 million watched it on BBC One, while another 1.3 million watched it on BBC HD. It had 39.8% of the total audience, and was the second highest rated of the day, behind EastEnders. 207,000 watched Doctor Who Confidential, on BBC Three, an hour later. The official ratings will be released in around a weeks time, which usually is a much higher figure.
The last of the four free downloadable Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, Shadows of the Vashta Nerada is available to download now in the UK. Click >>here<<
The Doctor and Amy discover a sub-aquatic base that's been attacked by a sea monster from another world, but its crew are living in fear of something else - a voracious horror that hides in their shadows. The Vashta Nerada.
This is your chance to be the Doctor. Are you ready for the challenge?
SFX has released 20 teasers for the next Doctor Who, airing this Christmas. Click here to read more.
The episode is a tour de force for Matt Smith. Amy and Rory are pretty much sidelined as Smith explodes like a force of nature from the screen. He is magnificent
It’s fantasy, through and through. It’s a Christmas whimsy that pays mere lip service to science fiction. This is Moffat’s vision of the show as a dark fairy tale taken further than ever before. We’re predicting some people will have a problem with this. Your enjoyment may be in relation to your ability to suspend disbelief
Two articles of clothing from the Doctor’s past make cameo appearances
There’s an unexpected continuity reference to the Tom Baker story “Pyramids Of Mars”
The Doctor is asked for some advice that he cannot give
The Doctor gets married
Katherine can act. You might be worried about a singer who’s never acted before taking on such a major role, but she’s really very good.
There are more witty, quotable lines per minute than ever before
Some of the FX are outstanding, but a couple are, well, shall we just say… over-ambitious
The production design is stunning
It’s not the most action-packed of Christmas special. There are some great, exciting set pieces, but mostly it’s a character piece
Michael Gambon is, of course, amazing.
The names in the opening titles are all Christmas-ed up
It’s fish and ships for Christmas!
It’s very, very, very Christmassy, and quite emotional
There’s a trailer for next season at the end (roll over for spoilery info:the Utah shoot looks incredible, we think we spotted an Ood, and there is a mention of Jammy Dodgers!)
Two of the Doctor’s trusted aides aren't quite so reliable
Parents may hope that children won’t ask them to explain one gag
The final shot would make a good Christmas card
The Doctor has one major costume change (other than ones involving putting Father Christmas hats)
The BBC Three schedule has released information about the next Doctor Who Confidential, which will be on 7:00pm on BBC Three, next Saturday after Doctor Who. There is also a preview of the episode. Click here to read more. Unless the title of the episode is 'Christmas Special 2010', they have not yet released the title.
All the behind-the-scenes merriment of a good old-fashioned Doctor Who Christmas. Meet the Doctor and his companions as they set Cardiff alight and go backstage with the stars of the Dickensian Christmas Special. Michael Gambon talks of swapping his wizard's wand for a taste of the Doctor's time-travelling magic and Katherine Jenkins waxes lyrical about her acting debut. Plus interviews with Matt Smith, Michael Gambon, Katherine Jenkins and Steven Moffat.
The American actor Mekhi Phifer, best known for roles in ER and Lie To Me, as well as numerous Music videos, has been reported to be cast as CIA Agent Rex Matheson in the new series of Torchwood. Click here to read more, on Deadline. The official Torchwood Facebook page also has revealed that the series will premier on the 1st July, in both the UK and the US.
The outer and inner covers for Doctor Who Magazine, issue 429 has been released on Facebook. Click here to see the outer cover. It costs £4.99 and will be out on Thursday 16th December.
The new Doctor Who Magazine from Panini features an exclusive preview of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. The Doctor himself, Matt Smith tells DWM about guest star Michael Gambon: “Michael is a naughty man, a naughty actor,” Matt laughs. “He’s hugely interesting, everyone on set could have listened to his stories all day!” Find out more in DWM 429, out in shops 16 December – with three bonus art cards! – price £4.99.
Day 4 of the official Doctor Who Adventure Calendar has released a series of new promotional images, available to download as desktop wallpapers. Click here. Den of Geek has also posted some new images.
The Doctor Who Advent Calendar, over at the official site has today released the full video (in parts) of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill turning on the Cardiff Christmas Lights (Coldplay!) on the 10th of November, and Matt Smith hinted the new series in 2011 could start "I think it is the second week of April", which would be 9th April if on the usual Saturday..
The BBC have revealed information about the fourth and final episode of The Adventure Games on Day Two of the BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar. It is called 'Shadows of the Vashta Nerada' and will be available to download in the UK at Christmas. The game is set in the "sea-bed colony called Poseidon", under water. The BBC also posted a new wallpaper of the episode, from the link above.
Shadows of the Vashta Nerada will be released simultaneously on PC and Mac and available for no extra cost to UK households. Users outside the UK will be able to purchase and download it - we'll have more details about this nearer the release.
The game was written by Phil Ford (City of the Daleks, Torchwood) and executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales, Interactive), alongside Charles Cecil.
BARB has released the official figures for parts 1 and 2 of Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, aired on CBBC on the 15th and 15th of November. Part 1 attracted 0.81 million viewers, while part 2 attracted 0.82 million.