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Another teaser trailer! We have a series start date: August 23rd. The title of the "feature length" first episode will be (doesn't really spoil anything)
Deep Breath

And a promo image of our attractive TARDIS duo:

* Steven Moffat to stay as head writer for series 9.
* John Barrowman and Julie Gardner awarded MBEs! More John Barrowman quotes about it.
* Rejoice! The Fiveish Doctors Reboot to get DVD release and sequel!
* Doctor Who wins the SFX Top 250 poll: After 96,000 votes, from cinema to television, books to comics to video games, the top voted scene in all science fiction and fantasy was Bad Wolf Bay, in Doomsday. David Tennant's comments can be seen at link, and Russell T Davies' in the magazine.
* For the British among you, here's a chance to win some prizes with a Doctor Who quiz.
* Confirmed: No Doctor Who panel at this year's Comic Con. But there will be a booth, and they want your art.
* Video: at link, you can watch interview with David Tennant about getting the Doctor Who job. "I'd've put on a Cybermen head, I didn't care! I just wanted to be in it."
* Video: at link, Peter Capaldi about the Glasgow School of Art.
* Steven Moffat interviews: About ignoring twitter. Praising RTD at Hay Festival.
* Billie Piper's new play 'Great Britain' runs fom Monday 30th June until Saturday 23rd August at the Lyttelton Theatre.
* Karen Gillan profile and interview.
26 May 2014 @ 02:20 am
We've regenerated! The new layout features our new 100% rebel Time Lord and was made by chickensgocluck based on this theme. All components credited in our profile. Feedback welcome!

Doctor Who actors in other roles
Karen Gillan: Guardians of the Galaxy (trailer 2, bts photo), Occulus (trailer) Selfie (trailer, clip, promo pics), In a Valley of Violence (announcement)
David Tennant: Gracepoint (trailer, trailer 2 +behind the scenes, photos1, bts article, interview), Broadchurch series 2 (announcement, cast photo1, cast photo2) Mansfield Park on radio (site), narrator of Kinect Sports Rivals (interview video)
Matt Smith: Lost River [formerly How to Catch a Monster] (trailer), Terminator (announcement)
Billie Piper: Penny Dreadful (interview)

More Whoniverse happenings
Colin Baker, Paul McGann and the Power Rangers visit NASA.
Audio: Sylvester McCoy and Stephen Fry improvise skit during recording of Death Comes to Time, where Stephen plays the TARDIS.
Audio: Karen Gillan's message to Jenna Coleman.
Audio: Billie Piper voice-acting reel :)
Anniversary convention videos: Phil Collinson, Jacqueline Hill and Steffan Morris, and Phil Collinson solo.
Titbits from interview with Terrance Dicks (1, 2).
Paul McGann interview.
Karen Gillan profile article, photo with Matt at Occulus premiere, at Emerald City ComicCon, and cute photo with Matt and fan.
David Tennant Cybermen two-parter and bird documentary get US cinema screening in June
Steven Moffat interview about Sherlock I may or may not have posted about before.
Matt Smith talks about Peter Capaldi and Series 8 and returning to Who, DT and Wholock.
Article analysing styles of the recurring writers of Doctor Who
Steven Moffat audio interview.
Video: Peter Capaldi on surrealist art.
Video: Billie Piper interviewed by Craig Ferguson.
Video: Matt and Karen witness to marriage proposal during con :')
New comic book series featuring Ten and Eleven.

Coming soon... series 8 news round-up!
02 March 2014 @ 08:40 am
Scifiangel Welcome to Our Playground2 (Doctors 1 through 12) [G]  
Title: Welcome to Our Playground2
Artist: Scifiangel
Pairing: Doctors 1-12
Rating: G
Warnings and Spoilers: No warnings, but spoiler for who the twelfth Doctor is going to be.
Disclaimer: I don't own our lovely alien. He belongs to the BBC. I make no money from this, much to my sorrow. Full disclaimer under cut.

Author's notes: I did the base for this a while back be for anybody know what the Twelfth Doctor's clothes were going to look like. Found Here. Now that we know I modified it to match the new look. Enjoy

Here are links to my other 50th tribute manips:

The 11 Doctors: Story manips HERE and Gif HERE
Lords of Time Clock: HERE
The Master: HERE
Eleven Looking back at One: HERE

Welcome to Our Playground2

New recurring character in Series 8 cast (and other casting announcements):

Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey, Emmerdale) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in series 8, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers for the first time.  Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches. 

On joining the show Samuel Anderson said: ‘I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!’

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who!’

Filming recently began on episode 4 of the new series which will co-star Robert Goodman (Gangs of New York, Game of Thrones) and episode 5, co-starring Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Groove High), and Pippa Bennett-Warner (The Smoke, Death in Paradise).

Also, Steven Moffat talks about the Twelfth Doctor. For more on his comments on the sexualisation of the Doctor and also Sherlock, see here. Warning for douchebaggery about asexuality.  And speaking to Assignment X, Moffat is reported as saying: "Eventually, I'll stop doing Doctor Who because it stops me doing anything else. But Sherlock doesn't swamp my schedule." He continued: "I could imagine we'll come back and do Sherlock fairly often for many years, rather than very often for a few years."

Some 8x01 filming photos (spoilers: episode ending, possibly)

Billie Piper
Billie Piper panel quotes and pics at Gallifrey One convention. This user also posted a round-up of what they learnt from the interview. Some pictures of Billie and Arthur Darvill at the panel.
And you can see her in this preview for TV series 'Penny Dreadful'.

Karen Gillan
Karen shares the first picture ever taken of her and Matt in costume, for a camera test:

Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy (brilliantly given a Five Doctors twist here)
On Time of the Doctor at Sci Fi Expo.
Cute pictures of her at Dallas Comic Con.
Video of the cute panel with Sylvester McCoy
Going to star in new ABC comedy pilot 'Selfie'.
Clips of her movie 'Not Another Happy Ending': Clip 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

David Tennant interview on Broadchurch and Gracepoint.
Matt Smith shares his opinion on the 'numbering issue'.
Colin Baker to star in new film 'Finding Richard'.
Interview with Emma Cambell-Jones (Cas) about The Night of the Doctor.

* Jenna interview at NTAs where she talks about filming with Peter Capaldi (very mild ep 1 spoiler?):

* Peter can be seen on new 10-episode BBC show The Musketeers. Ep 1 and 2 are on iPlayer.
* A couple of old short video interviews with Peter about his roles in World War Z and Maleficent, since that's coming out soon. And a very funny old interview with Peter about his rock band period.
* Big Finish win Radio Drama award for Dark Eyes!
* Who's Changing - An Adventure in Time with Fans, a documentary about the DW fandom, is released today.
* Steven talks Sherlock at NY Times and Hollywood Reporter. Warning for sexist nonsense in the second one.
* Trailer for Karen's upcoming horror film Occulus.
* Sylvester talks about The Fiveish Doctors and TDotD.
* Tom Baker interviews released for his 80th birthday.
* Christopher Eccleston will play scientist in 12-episode series Fortitude, along with Michael Gambon, Jessica Raine and more awesome people.
* David Tennant played his last performance of Richard II (farewell sweet plaits) and will be off to the US to film Gracepoint. The DVD of the filmed stage performance of Richard II will be out in the Spring.
* John Barrowman to present new Channel 4 series Superstar Dogs.
* New comics for Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors announced.
* New Verity Lambert biography.
* Release date for An Adventure in Space and Time soundtrack is 3rd March
* Murray Gold interview about composing for the Eleventh Doctor era and also TEoT.
* New book coming out in a month's time: Tales of Trenzalore.

S8 news
* Writer Phil Ford teases ep 2.
* Some quotes from DWM from Steven about the Twelfth Doctor.

S8 filming
* First photo.
* More filming pics of ep 1.

It's been rumoured that ep 2  will start filming tommorrow and there will be an official costume reveal later today.
Mark Gatiss, Neil Gaiman and Sue Vertue have posted a warning that today's issue of The Sun has spoilers for the Christmas episode.
There's an article online that talks about the spoilers, but I'll link to it in another post for the people who want to read and discuss them.

Meanwhile the title of the Christmas Special has been officially revealed as
The Time of the Doctor
, and here's the first official promo image (alternate versions and some details spotted here):

Possible Christmas Special Spoilers: Radio Times article of numbering of Doctors according to Moffat

New DW game Doctor Who: Legacy launches today.
Some stats on how big the 50th was on Tumblr on Saturday.
Articles on the success of the cinema release in the US (also US TV ratings here), in the UK and in NZ/Australia.
Peter Davison interview.
New episode of Doctor Puppet.
Live Q&A video with Billie Piper that took place on 24th.
Visual Effects company Milk video on the VFX of The Day of the Doctor. This article includes Hi-Res image from special.
Interview with Steven Moffat on his reasoning behind the stuff he did in TDotD.
Another interview with Steven about Billie Piper's role in TDotD.
The Not-So-Secret-Anymore video of birthday wishes for Chris Hardwick from David, Matt, Karen and Arthur.
Video of The Eleventh Hour panel from A Celebration. And photos of the five Doctors.
DW reference spotting: 'Anchorman': Ron Burgundy's 'Doctor Who' confusion.
50 things a blogger loved about the 50th special.
23 November 2013 @ 11:08 pm
Half-hour film by Peter Davison worldwide link. Also on Red Button. Do yourselves a favour and WATCH THIS!
First off:   :DD

Not that you need reminding, but here are the broadcast details for TDotD today:

UK - BBC One, 7:50pm

US - BBC America, 2:50pm ET, 1:50pm CT, 12:50pm MT, 11:50am PT

Canada - Space, 2:50pm ET/11:50am PT

Australia - ABCTV, 6:50am AEDT (November 24)

Click here for channels and showtimes in 75+ countries.

Also today:

* Peter Davison presents the mission of classic Doctors to be involved in the 50th Anniversary Special, from 10:05pm via the BBC Red Button.

* Graham Norton also presents his show on BBC Radio 2 live from the convention from 10:00am.
* Blue Peter celebrates the anniversary with a special party on CBBC from 9:30am.
* CBBC's 12 Again presents a Doctor Who special from 2:30pm, with cast and celebrities sharing their memories of growing up with the show.
* BBC3 will present Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty from 9:05pm.
* BBC Radio 4 Extra presents a three hour special, Who Made Who? from 9:00am, with audio from the archive, new interviews and extracts from audio versions of Doctor Who.

Several reconstructed scenes of the Hartnell-era done during AAiSaT:
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Various introduction videos for TDotD by Steven, Matt and David:
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Graham Norton clips with Matt and David:
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TDotD clip that aired on Graham Norton (not so spoilery, but definitely teasing?):
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* The Doctor still in 50 years later, USA today
* Intelligent, well-reasoned article of RTD-era vs Moffat-era
* How did Doctor Who reflect the real world?
* NASA posted birthday wishes and a tribute to the TARDIS on their facebook
* Nice photo of Tom, Peter D, Colin, Sylvester and Matt (from A Celebration, I guess?)
* Photo tweeted of Matt and Jenna on Radio 2 Graham Norton.
* The Telegraph presents a timeline through the regenerations.
* The Guardian looks at how important Doctor Who might be for the future of the BBC.
* The Guardian also reviews what the actors who played the Doctor did next.
* The Register talks to Neil Gaiman and Terrance Dicks.
* Den of Geek present their 50 great scary moments in Doctor Who.
* The British Film Institute reveal their own 50 best Doctor Who moments.
* Dance Today looks at Dance in Doctor Who, and talks to performer Paul Kasey.
* Metro asks if Tom Baker is still the ultimate Doctor.
* The East Anglian Daily Press chat to Terry Molloy.
* The BBC report on two MPs putting forward a motion to recognise the programme as bringing "pleasure and enjoyment to many generations of fans".
* Brand Republic looks at five lessons in brand management from the rise, fall and revival of Doctor Who.
* The Guardian provide a new version of the Doctor Who theme from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
* lists 50 fantastic reasons to celebrate 50 years.
* ABC (Australia) chat to Peter Davison about when he became the Doctor.
* The Australian Jewish News considers the show's Jewish roots.
* The Atlantic (USA) looks at how Doctor Who has survived for 50 years.
* The Huffington Post (USA) chats to Steven Moffat on the anniversary and casting a new Doctor.
* The National (United Arab Emirates) looks at the Doctor's 50 years of house calls.

* Matt Smith popped in to chat to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1. (BBC iPlayer - from 1:38:17)
* On BBC Radio Norfolk: Brian Hodgson explains how he created the Dalek voices (BBC iPlayer link); scenic designer Spencer Chapman (link); writer David Fisher (link); Graham Cole on playing a Cyberman (link); Ken Caswell's father painted the TARDIS prop in 1963 (link); Mike Thomas remembers being at Doctor Who rehearsals as a child (link); and John and Gay Hodgson recall Tom Baker encounters (link).
* BBC Radio Scotland's The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth features four super-fans - authors A L Kennedy and Jenny Colgan, TV critic Paul Whitelaw and comedian Charlie Ross. Also features Sylvester McCoy and David Tennant! (BBC iPlayer, throughout show)
* Ray Clark on BBC Essex met an Essex TARDIS owner and hears from former Doctor Who screen writer Donald Tosh. (BBC iPlayer - day overview at 51:52, TARDIS from 2:17:45, Donald from 2:52:01)
* Dave Monk on BBC Essex chatted to DWM editor Tom Spilsbury and county-born Deborah Watling. (BBC iPlayer - Tom from 52:04, Deborah from 2:35:56, and also more from Donald Tosh at 1:34:32)
* Mark Punter is next up on BBC Essex, exploring the world of memorabilia, and also chatting to author Jacqueline Rayner. (BBC iPlayer - memorabilia from 23:00, Jacqueline from 1:05:20)
* The final BBC Essex instalment comes with Drivetime, which features writer Victor Pemberton. (BBC iPlayer - from 49:10, plus Donald Tosh at 1:23:24 and Deborah Watling at 2:36:24)
* BBC Leicester's Jim Davis chatted to K9-vocalist John Leeson. (BBC iPlayer)
* The BBC World Service's Witness spoke to Carole Ann Ford (BBC iPlayer, also available as a podcast)
* Newshour on the World Service reflected on 50 years of the series. (BBC iPlayer - from 43:00 and 47:58)
* Sara James from the Oxford University Doctor Who Society featured on BBC Radio Oxford's Phil Gayle show dicussing the group and plans for tomorrow. (BBC iPlayer - from 03:41:30)
* BBC Leicester's Jonathan Lampon included special Doctor Who stories during the show. (BBC iPlayer - from 2:07:45)
* The theme for BBC Scotland's Get It On With Bryan Burnett for Friday is "songs about the Doctor's assistants, from You've Got a Friend in Me to It Takes Two." (BBC iPlayer)
Tonight is The Culture Show You, Me and Doctor Who on BBC2 at 9:30pm.

David and Matt are guests on tonight's Graham Norton, at 10:35pm on BBC One. Have some pictures from last night's filming here. And some more here.

Also, today was the first day of the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCel, London. Here's an introduction video:Embedded under cutCollapse )
Here's a round-up of stuff from the event. Some photos of the classic Doctors here. Photos of cosplay here. Photos of Eleventh Hour panel here. One of Matt and Jenna here.

Behind-the-scenes of AAiSaT:

A clip of David Bradley on BBC Breakfast  yesterday on BBC News website.

The Daily Politics on BBC2 featured a discussion of politics in Doctor Who with guests Dr Matthew Ashton from Nottingham Trent University and MP Tom Harris, a contributor to Behind The Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who. (BBC iPlayer - from 53:10)

* Article: Being a DW fan in America.
* From the SFX Archive: Verity Lambert and Russell T Davies interview from 2006.
* Radio Times 'Vote Dalek!' cover wins 'Cover of the Century'
* Anniversary edition of DW Magazine has record sales, goes to reprint.
* Guardian interviews DW Google Doodle designer, Matthew Cruickshank.
* The BBC's in-house magazine Ariel have been running features with BBC employees recounting their favourite Doctors; Thursday's entry is for David Tennant (catch-up on Doctors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9).
* BBC America have posted some more celebrity anniversary messages.
* Radio Times suggests how to be an instant expert.
* The Conversation asks might some of Doctor Who actually be possible?
* Retrospectives and lists: Wales Online 50 Years in 50 Pictures.The Register highs and lows (altitudes) of DW. Canoe five favourites to become a female Doctor.
* The Telegraph has a 50th Anniversary Mastermind Nerd-Off between their resident Doctor Who expert Gavin Fuller and lead writer Tim Stanley.

* The Blagger's Guide to Doctor Who on BBC Radio 2 (BBC iPlayer)
* Russell Tovey presents a special documentary, Who is the Doctor? (BBC iPlayer)
* Jenna Coleman on BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw show BBC iPlayer - intro from 1:24:55, interview from 1:39:15)
* Moffat on Phil Trow's show on BBC Radio Manchester (BBC iPlayer - Moffat chat from 47:23, Brian Gorman chat from 1:04:15).
* Moffat again on BBC Radio Sheffield, on the Howard Pressman show (BBC iPlayer - from 1:22:39)
* BBC Wales had a Doctor Who Day, kicking off with a phone-in on the Oliver Hides show about what makes Doctor Who so enduring, followed by both Jason Mohammed and Eleri Siôn's shows broadcast live from the Doctor Who Experience. Finally in the evening there was a repeat of the full 2013 Doctor Who Prom. (BBC iPlayer for Oliver, Jason and Eleri, plus the Prom)
* BBC Radio Norfolk talks to former child actress Barbara Harper (née Loft) about appearing with Patrick Troughton. (BBC iPlayer)
* BBC Radio Solent's Alex Dyke show explored the alternative 30th anniversary 'special', the multi-"Doctor" story The Airzone Solution by Bill Baggs. (BBC iPlayer - from 1:36:38)
* Allan Beswick on BBC Radio Manchester ran a quiz, based on questions from 5 year old super-fan (BBC iPlayer - from 2:17:50)
* BBC Scotland's Get It On with Bryan Burnett continued its Doctor Who theme, this time "the Tardis takes him into the future, playing songs such as In the Year 2525 and Busted's Year 3000." (BBC iPlayer)

24 October 2013 @ 07:41 am

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (last episode)
Ghost Light
The Curse of Fenric

Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen (7)
Doctor Who - The War Machines (1)
Doctor Who - Dragonfire (7)
Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen (6)
Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair (6)
Doctor Who - Mindwarp (6)
Doctor Who - The Chase (1)
Doctor Who - The Ultimate Evil (6)
Doctor Who - The Daleks' Master Plan Part I: Mission to the Unknown (1)
Doctor Who - The Daleks' Master Plan Part II: The Mutation of Time (1)
Doctor Who - Silver Nemesis (7)
Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (7)
Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen (2)
Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
Doctor Who: The Daleks (1)

The first Who from 1989 that I encountered: I have a feeling I caught the end of The Greatest Show in the Galaxy when it was first broadcast on 4 January. I was 21.

My favourite Who from 1989: Ghost Light is utterly entrancing.

Moving swiftly on from: Hale and Pace.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

Of course, the saddest bit is the very end of Old Who:
There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do.

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