Saturday, May 31, 2008

FOREST OF THE DEAD - Promo Pics & 'Next Time'

Here's the rest of the new promo pics for FOREST OF THE DEAD. As I suggested previously, these indicate who survived SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY which is why I waited to post them. To be honest, though, these aren't great. Something tells BLOGTOR that the production team are keeping things tightly under wraps. Click on the pictures for bigger versions.

The Suit Creature

DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor and ALEX KINGSTON as River Song

EVE NEWTON as The Girl

DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor and ALEX KINGSTON as River Song

O-T FAGBENLE as Other Dave and STEVE PEMBERTON as Strackman Lux

Interestingly, these all look like they could have come from tonight's episode. Anyway, here's the Next Time from SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY.




John Barrowman on Jonathan Ross

Here, in three parts, is the segment of last night's FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS featuring JOHN BARROWMAN. Word of warning, there is use of, what can only be described as, 'language' throughout and there's a 'hiccup' in the video at about the 50 second mark - it pauses for a few seconds. Here is Part 1:

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That part featured the intros at the top of the show and also JB - with ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER - crashing KIRSTY YOUNG's interview with JONATHAN ROSS. The next part began with a clip of I'D DO ANYTHING which has also been omitted. Here is Part 2:

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Part two ended with another clip of I'D DO ANYTHING which has also been omitted. In this final segment there is an amusing clip [included here] of JB being 'regressed' but, sadly, there is no mention of DOCTOR WHO. Here is Part 3:

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DAVID TENNANT - Jonathan Ross Radio Interview

Below you can enjoy an interview on THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW with DAVID TENNANT. It took place earlier today, 31/5/8 on BBC RADIO 2. It is split into three parts. DOCTOR WHO fans may be interested in the third part where DT talks a briefly about this year's Christmas Special. He confirms some of the cast and the inclusion of... well, you can hear for yourself.


Friday, May 30, 2008

FOREST OF THE DEAD - Promo Pics

OK, that one is actually a behind~the~scenes shot from this Saturday's SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY but the following pic is from FOREST OF THE DEAD. It has been cropped from the original photograph as it reveals another character in the frame.


Due to the spoilery nature of the promo pics - they let you know who survives the first episode - the rest of the pictures will be posted after the transmission of SITL. Check back to this post to see them.

John Barrowman on Jonathan Ross

Not literally!

"I'd Do Anything judge John Barrowman tells Jonathan Ross tonight that he has a favourite Nancy – just a day before the grand final of the contest to find the West End's newest star. Andrew has a specific favourite, we all do," admits John. "The three girls all have a great amount of talent, how I look at this now is, this is going to be life-changing, who can handle it?"

Enjoy a rare UK TV appearance for JOHN BARROWMAN on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS tonight on BBC1. Don't worry though, those of you outside the UK will get to see his segment here as soon as bloggingly possible. ETA: You can see it HERE.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Midnight - Synopsis [BBC Press Office] ++UPDATED++


You can read the BBC PRESS OFFICE synopsis for the Series 4, Episode 10 of DOCTOR WHO at the link supplied below. BUT, be warned, it is slightly spoilery in nature. Factually, it stars LESLEY SHARP [see above pic] playing a character called Sky Silvestry, and DAVID TROUGHTON [see pic below] as Professor Hobbes.


Also to be found in the story is LINDSEY COULSON [see below] - probably best known for playing Bianca's mother, Carol Jackson, in the UK soap EASTENDERS. By an odd coincidence it's directed by ALICE TROUGHTON (no relation to David though).



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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pasta Of The Daleks

Revelation of the Spag~Bol

This, WHO fans, is a DALEK made from the popular TV dinner Spaghetti Bolognese. It's life~size and was made by artist Prudence Emma Staite. More puns are welcome.

Dear Prudence, where's his eye~stalk?

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NEIL GAIMAN WRITES FOR WHO (for real?)

Well, I joked about it in THIS post but there are 'reports' that NEIL GAIMAN may indeed be writing for DOCTOR WHO under the stewardship of STEVEN MOFFAT. It's a while away yet but very exciting, if true. The same article also suggests that ROB SHEARMAN, writer of 2005's DALEK, will be back too.

DR WHO - Full Page DVD Ad


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ETA:
The man himself has responded on his own blog HERE to these claims.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Silence In The Library - Another Preview Clip

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This is the second preview clip on the official BBC website, for SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY, now available for all you guys and gals all over the world.

REVIEW - The Dalek Collection DVD


Release Date: Oct 19

RRP: £15.65

Duration: 250 mins (approx)

Stories included:
Dalek, Bad Wolf, Parting of the Ways, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth and
Journey's End


Extras:
David Tennant’s Introduction


Coming on the heels of the recent CYBERMEN COLLECTION is the similarly titled DALEK COLLECTION from 2|entertain. And, like that box set, this release features episodes from the 'new' series (seven in fact) though it doesn't feature all the new series Dalek stories (another trait the set shares with the Cybermen Collection). Bizarrely, we don't get treated to Army of Ghosts and Doomsday (though are they Cyermen stories?) but the viewer is treated to all the other offerings with the intergalactic pepper~pots since the show's return in 2005.

The Cybermen got a box set first? Bah!

I think we, as fans, often take for granted just how good certain stories are so it's quite the treat to go back and watch them singularly again. Although Dalek feels like such a long time ago (whatever happened to Christopher Eccleston?), the episode still delivers and it was no surprise to see it finish so highly in the recent Doctor Who Magazine "Mighty 200" chart. The finale for the same series is also rated highly and builds brilliantly on what the team gave us in that sole Dalek tale. Seeing millions of Daleks rendered so well, seeing their menace realised so chillingly more than makes up for all the duff Dalek stories over the years where they appeared to be a bit of a joke. Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways is more memorable for the emotional resonance that it continues to pull on.

Me in GI Joe? That sounds great!

Sadly, the set takes a bit of diversion here as we are presented with the series three clunker, Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks. I shan't dwell on the two~parter but it is filmed exquisitely and the Daleks are shot with a great deal of thought and style - reminiscent of the Sixties. But the entire plot comes off as unconvincing and The Doctor's "baptise" scene was ill~advised. As a side~note, if you were watching this collection for the first time you would get a bit confused here as the Series 2 finale, that introduced us to The Cult of Skaro (great name for a band!), is omitted from the set. Still, no matter - Daleks require no explanations.

Welcome to Chemistry 101

Finishing off the collection is the uber~finale to Series 4, The Stolen Earth/Journey's End (you can read my contemporarious reviews for these episodes HERE and HERE). Another story where the Daleks' thunder is rather nicked by those around them. They do give us a thrilling moment in the first part, where Exterminate! is heard by one and all - a truly great new series moment. After that we get the original odd couple, Davros and Dalek Caan (what a top sitcom these guys could make with each week Caan getting Dave into trouble, cue the Daleks 'creator screaming Caan! to the camera). Both played and portrayed with genuine menace and realism, and a touch of insanity too.

Davros & Cann: The Reunion Tour beckons...

Whatever your personal thoughts on that finale may be - I for one lurved every minute of it, and still do - that cliffhanger was an amazing moment in television history. There are flaws, admittedly (one button to control all the Daleks?) but, for me, they certainly don't get in the way of enjoying such a bold and exciting end to the series. Bold and exciting, but also deeply sad. Donna's "death" is tragic and utterly heartbreaking. (Damn you RTD!) Accompanying the seven episodes are an exclusive introduction from David Tennant who gives his own potted history of the Daleks along with his thoughts - a very nice companion piece but over too quickly!

Menu of the Daleks!

Considering how cheap it is (around a tenner!), it's hard to squabble about this set (complete with beautiful packagaing it should be said). Die hards will already own all these episodes but as a gift for a friend, or as an introduction into the show for someone who hasn't seen much, then this is perfect. It entertains no end and also hints at enough of the mythology to prick the casual viewer's interest in the world of Doctor Who. And that cannot be a bad thing.


Thanks to 2|entertain.

POINTS OF VIEW - John Barrowman 'Complaint'

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It seems that the UK isn't quite as enamoured of JOHN BARROWMAN as the BBC are. This is a clip of a show called POINTS OF VIEW where viewers get to air the grievances with the BEEB. Amusingly, they forgot to mention he appeared on a recent edition of READY, STEADY, COOK. And he's on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS this Friday (his section of the show will be posted here as soon as humanly possible). The above clip also alludes to the DOCTOR WHO versus EUROVISION debacle.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Georgia Moffett - Interview

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This is a video that has recently been posted by the BBC featuring GEORGIA MOFFETT and her son. Now available for international fans. And here's a better version of that recent Rest Of Series 4 Trailer.



LINKS

Included here are some links to some more great DOCTOR WHO related sites out there. If you would like your site or blog added then feel free to get in touch through the comments section below.

DEN OF GEEK 
Great geek news, reviews site (and I write for them occasionally).

CULTBOX
I often do Doctor Who reviews for this site (as well as other stuff too)

CATHODE RAY TUBE 
Excellent reviews and a top bloke to boot!

ALUN VEGA'S FLICKR PHOTOSTREAM
Collection of amazing pictures from Dr Who & Torchwood filming

The most frequently updated website about the actor David Tennant. 

PROJECT INDIGO
One boy's adventure through time and space

RESTORATION TEAM
News & articles from the guys who put together the DVDs and make the past come alive!

TARDIS NEWSROOM 
Great place to find up a news round~up

TRUSTY PLINKO STICK
Better Living Through Junk Culture

ULTIMATE DOCTOR WHO SITE 
News from Who, Torchwood and SJA


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HGV6FHI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00HGV6FHI&linkCode=as2&tag=blowho-21 

RADIO FREE SKARO
Home to the famously entertaining and diverting podcast

ANCIENT & FOREVER
The Art of Doctor Who

OUTPOST SKARO
News, reviews, exclusive interviews and a forum!

TARDIB
French fan site for all things Doctor Who

WHOVIANNET
Dr Who news, images, discussion and episode guides

WHO GOLD 
Nostalgia blog looking back at Who repeats on UK Gold...

Doctor Who Spoilers
Great collection of spoilers for the upcoming series

 
After Darkness
Great Sci~Fi forum

 
Doctor John Smith's Cottage
 
Extraordinary collection of a huge Doctor Who fan who died in 2009 - includes life sized TARDIS and Dalek.

BEST BRITISH TV.COM
Best British TV A celebration of the Best British TV shows

THE DOCTOR WHO BAR
A virtual meeting place for Whovians the world over, just what twitter was made for

KAREN GILLAN FAN
Fan site for Karen Gillan

Two-Minute Time Lord
Speedy Doctor Who commentary!

Georgia Moffett.co.uk
Fan site for the actress

Who-Natic
11th Doctor blog with giveaways

Wonderings in the Fourth Dimension
A Doctor Who Episode Blog

Why Run To The TARDIS?
Everything you could ever want to know about everything there is to know about Doctor Who. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1937994708/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1937994708&linkCode=as2&tag=blowho-21

TARDIS Musings  
A personal take on all things Doctor Who.

Marlow Inc.
Illustrative collection of Doctors and companions.

Doctor Who Online
One of the oldest and bestest Who sites

TV-Ooh
Television blog

Billie Piper Online
Fansite for the actress

MY Doctor Who
Personal fan blog

TARDIS Dress
Cosplay site

Police Box
A guide to finding REAL Police Boxes 

Talking Who
Live Doctor Who YouTube show

Planet Mondas
News, reviews & forum  

The Cult Den
News, reviews on opinions on all things Cult

The Gallifrey Times
Fan site with news and reviews 

The Whovians Hub
Facebook fan page

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Silence In The Library - Preview Clip

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This is the new clip from SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY that the official site put up yesterday especially for all of you guys and gals outside the UK who don't get all the BEEB goodness.

NEIL GAIMAN WRITES FOR WHO

Well, kind of.


This is the writer's interpretation of The Tenth Doctor doing that speech from HAMLET:

To be, or not to be, that is the question. Weeelll.... More of A question really. Not THE question. Because, well, I mean, there are billions and billions of questions out there, and well, when I say billions, I mean, when you add in the answers, not just the questions, weeelll, you're looking at numbers that are positively astronomical and... for that matter the other question is what you lot are doing on this planet in the first place, and er, did anyone try just pushing this little red button?


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ETA: Australian blog reader KaraRose has contacted me with the following info regarding NEIL GAIMAN:

"He was in Sydney a few weeks ago, and I went to see him. During question time someone asked if he would ever write for a TV show, like Doctor Who or something, and he said 'That would be fantastic!' and that he would love to write a Dr Who episode if he could."

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Series 4 Trailer

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Just broadcast on BBC1, this is the Rest of Series 4 TV trailer for DOCTOR WHO. It's got ROSE TYLER, DALEKS, WILF and ....

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE - 396 Cover


That's the cover of DWM Issue No. 396, apparently we're gonna cry. Like I don't normally at the end of a series! It hits news~stands next Thursday.

DWM - Billie Promo Shot

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Silence In The Library - Prof. River Song & The Doctor

Silence In The Library - Prof. River Song & The Doctor

This is a promotional picture of ALEX KINGSTON as Prof. River Song and DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor in SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY. Note the book's design:

Book from 'Silence In The Library'

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Silence In The Library - Promo Pics

[L-R] JESSIKA WILLIAMS, ALEX KINGSTON and STEVE PEMBERTON

STEVE PEMBERTON as Strackman Lux



COLIN SALMON as Dr Moon

EVE NEWTON as The Girl

[L-R] DAVID TENNANT, ALEX KINGSTON, O-T FAGBENLE, JESSIKA WILLIAMS, HARRY PEACOCK,CATHERINE TATE, and STEVE PEMBERTON

O-T FAGBENLE as Other Dave

HARRY PEACOCK as Proper Dave

DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor and CATHERINE TATE as Donna Noble

HARRY PEACOCK as Proper Dave and DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor

DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor

CATHERINE TATE as Donna Noble and ALEX KINGSTON as River Song

CATHERINE TATE as Donna Noble

DAVID TENNANT as the Doctor and ALEX KINGSTON as Prof. River Song

The Suit Creature

DAVID TENNANT as the Doctor and ALEX KINGSTON as Prof. River Song

ALEX KINGSTON as Prof. River Song

STEVE PEMBERTON as Strackman Lux

DAVID TENNANT as the Doctor and ALEX KINGSTON as Prof. River Song

These are the promotional pictures from the upcoming STEVEN MOFFAT episode, SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY. Here are some more cast and characters details:

ALEX KINGSTON as Prof. River Song
HARRY PEACOCK as Proper Dave
O-T FAGBENLE as Other Dave
JESSIKA WILLIAMS as Anita
STEVE PEMBERTON as Strackman Lux
COLIN SALMON as Dr Moon
EVE NEWTON as The Girl