May 23, 2014
Your next Doctor‘s appointment is slated for this summer.
Indeed, Doctor Who will return August 2014 with the newest incarnation of the famous Time Lord, the show’s official Twitter account announced on Friday.
Peter Capaldi (Torchwood, World War Z) takes over the titular role from Matt Smith. The Twelfth Doctor’s look finds him “[weaving] the future from the cloth of the past,” the actor previously described. “Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”
I thought this was already "old" news but apparently till now it was just speculation because I already heard many times Doctor Who would return in August 2014.
April 8, 2014
Peter Capaldi is already scary on his own, so one of the big challenges for the new series of Doctor Who is to find a villain who is even scarier.
Enter British actor Ben Miller, who has just been confirmed by the BBC as the man who will be playing the baddie in Mark Gatiss's upcoming episode.
And the best part is, Miller is a fan, saying, "As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."
And, yes, he'll be taking on the role of the villain, which is a great change of pace who's best known for his comedic work (and dealing with dinosaurs on Primeval). And Steven Moffat, himself, is ready to see Miller to push his darker side to the fore, saying, "Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it's about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!"
So there you are! New baddie. The question is -- what kind of baddie will he be -- existing villain, or something altogether new?
January 27, 2014
Bowties and fezzes, out. Doc Martens and Crombie coats, in. Yes indeed, with Doctor Who‘s recent regeneration — aka recasting from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi — the titular Time Lord is also getting some new duds, and we’ve got your first look!
According to BBC America, the Twelfth Doctor’s costume includes “a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Doc Marten shoes.”
Or, as Capaldi puts it (via press release), “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” Doctor Who returns to BBC & BBC America later this year.
December 26, 2013
The BBC‘s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Time Of The Doctor, was the most-watched drama, and the second most-watched program, in Britain yesterday. The show, which saw Matt Smith’s departure as the 11th Doctor, and Peter Capaldi’s entrance as the new Time Lord, was seen by 8.29M people for a 30.7% share according to the overnights.
It also had the highest peak audience with 10.2M viewers at 8:25 PM, the last few minutes of the broadcast. Despite battering storms that left thousands without power on Wednesday, the figures are higher than last year’s festive ep which was seen by 7.59M people. After the show, the exiting Smith tweeted: “To the downton-abbey-christmas-special-2013 Whoniverse, thanks a million. You’re the best. I’ll miss you. And I’ll miss the madness.”
December 9, 2013
Doctor Who Series Eight, the first to star Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, will not be a split run, and will be shown consecutively.
Digital Spy reports that, while speaking at the BFI, Steven Moffat confirmed that, unlike Series Seven, this new series will be shown in a single run. The site reports that the new series will probably begin in August 2014, although Capaldi will make his first appearance in this year’s Christmas Special.
The site also reports a comment from Moffat telling the Radio Times that Matt Smith’s Doctor is in fact the 13th Doctor; having incorporated John Hurt’s War Doctor and David Tennant’s failed regeneration in ‘The Stolen Earth’.
“”We’ll find out [in the Christmas special] that Matt Smith is actually the 13th Doctor. Although everyone knows that the Doctor can only regenerate 12 times. “That 12 times limit is a central part of Doctor Who mythology – and science fiction is all about rules, right? So if the Doctor can never change again, what’s Peter Capaldi doing in the Christmas Special?”
November 25, 2013
That’s the largest overnight UK viewing figure for the the show since the first Matt Smith Christmas episode, “A Christmas Carol” (10.3 million), and is an absolutely tremendous result against the once-ratings juggernaut that is The X-Factor, which fell to 7.67 million. Who apparently peaked at 10.61 million, so hardly any drop off – people were sticking round to see the whole thing. Strictly Come Dancing still came number one for the day, though, with 10.56 million.
The Who episode is also currently number one on iPlayer, and expect a massive shift upwards when the data for the number of people who watched using catch-up services is released in just over a week’s time.
Reports suggest that the cinema showings of “The Day Of The Doctor” amassed £1.7 million in the UK – which is pretty amazing too! Films showing all week across the UK would be happy with box office like that!
November 23, 2013
Just plain unbelievable, Doctor Who, the longest running sci-fi series and probably the longest running of all series (don't know for sure about those American daytime soaps). Even longer than Star Trek which celebrates it's official fiftieth anniversary in about 3 years. It all started in 1963 and I have to admit I did not see all classic Doctor Who episodes, I started watching Doctor Who with the fifth doctor, hench he is my favourite classic doctor.
Doctor Who was cancelled in 1989 with the seventh doctor being the last at that time. In 1996 he briefly returned in a movie as the eight doctor, played by Paul McGann but it took another 9 years before the BBC revived the series. In 2005 the doctor returned to our screens and has never been more popular than the last 8 years. Doctor Who is like Star Trek in our daily life, there isn't a person in the world who doesn't know about Doctor Who. Since 2005 we've had 3 new doctor's and the fourth is starting next year. When Matt Smith started his tour I did not believe he could ever become my favourite doctor but he did. I would have loved to have him a few years longer as the doctor but we know that this is the case of Doctor Who from the start. Every few years he regenerates into a new doctor. Wish though it would have taken a little longer this time. Then again, the 12th doctor played by Peter Capaldi, is an interesting change, from a young doctor to a bit of an aged doctor. Already looking forward to the 12th.
Today the BBC & BBC America celebrate the 50th birthday of Doctor Who with a special which runs about 77 minutes, which is, I believe the longest Doctor Who special ever. For months now the BBC is dropping hints, showing teasers, trailers and minisodes. This is going to be a happening which every sci-fi fan should be part of! ENJOY!
November 4, 2013
Finally the official synopsis for the 50th Anniversary episode has been released by the BBC:
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
Reading this synopsis it really makes me looking forward even more to this 50th anniversary episode. Three more weeks to go!
September 19, 2013
Release date [UK] December 2, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] December 10, 2013
This is the sci-fi event of the year, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. It exists even longer than Star Trek which has been around for almost that long. Already announced in the UK is the Blu-ray (& DVD) release for this special. What's interesting is that besides a 2D version, there also will be a 3D version of the special! For the first time we will be able to watch Doctor Who in 3D. Downside is that both versions seem to be on one single disc, I'm not a fan of such releases, I rather have two seperate discs for such a release, hope this is ultimately the case.
Other interesting fact is that we were used to 1080i releases regarding Doctor Who (and most, perhaps all BBC releases), but this release, like also series 7, will be released in 1080p. This will be the case also for the complete series 1-7 release. So folks who already purchased series 5 & 6 are probably cranky when they learn of this...like myself! As soon as I have more info you can read it here, regarding the extra's.
Update: North American release has also been announced, will be 8 days behind the UK release. According to TVShowsOnDVD the set will contain 3 versions: a DVD, a blu-ray 2D & a 3D, on seperate discs. So the 2D en 3D on seperate discs, as it should be. Regarding the 1080p & 1080i releases, the North American releases really seem to be 1080p but it looks like the UK is still going with 1080i. Can't get it confirmed or uncofirmed at this point. Same goes for the complete series 1-7.
October 16, 2013
The acclaimed director of Sightseers and A Field In England will direct the opening two episodes of series eight.
British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has revealed he is to direct Peter Capaldi’s first episodes of Doctor Who, which are expected next autumn. He is best known for the thrillers Kill List and Sightseers, and recently A Field In England. Wheatley said he was “excited and honoured” to have been asked, adding that he has been “a fan since childhood”.
He also claimed that Tom Baker is his Doctor but loves all of the current run, which has been watching with his son. “I’m really looking forward to working with Peter Capaldi and finding out where Steven Moffat is planning to take the new Doctor,” he told the BBC blog.
Wheatley’s Sightseers, a dark comedy about a couple who embark on a killing spree, received seven nominations at the British Independent Film Awards, eventually winning best screenplay. His most recent film was psychedelic English civil-war drama A Field In England, starring Reece Shearsmith (who’s due to play the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, in a drama later this year).
September 6, 2013
Release date [UK] November 4, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] November 5, 2013
New York; September 4, 2013 - The only thing better than watchingDoctor Whois watching it in high definition, which is why BBC Home Entertainment is celebratingDoctor Who's50th anniversary with the release ofDoctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set on November 5, 2013. The set includes the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston,Thor: The Dark World) and Tenth Doctor (David Tennant,Broadchurch, Fright Night), available in newly remastered Blu-ray versions at full 1080p resolution for the first time ever, sitting alongside those of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in this high definition collection.
The Home Entertainment team has gone above and beyond to bring fans the best possible experience, and have also fully remastered theComplete Tenth Doctor Specialsas well asThe
Complete FifthandSixth Series(previously available on Blu-ray), to full 1080p resolution as well. Throw in the newDoctor Who: The Complete Seventh SeriesBlu-ray set along
with hours and hours of bonus features from the past collections PLUS 120 minutes of bonus material that has never previously been available on disc, as well as more goodies than you can shake a
sonic screwdriver at, and this is one blue box that just might actually be bigger on the inside.
Any fan ofDoctor Whowill be glad to tell you that all screwdrivers could stand to be a bit more sonic. And that's why we've included the originalDoctor WhoUniversal Remote
Control Sonic Screwdriver, a gesture-based remote control replica of the Eleventh Doctor's trusty tool, in theDoctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set. Crafted
from real metals and featuring sound effects from the show, you can impress your friends when you turn on your television with a wave of your hand and feel like a Time Lord yourself. With 29
blu-ray discs of episodes, specials and bonus features, plus the Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver, 3 exclusive art cards and an exclusive comic book, this limited edition gift set will
keep on giving for years to come!
Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set includes:
This sucks for the first buyers, according to this, series 5, 6 & the complete specials are now also being released as 1080p instead of 1080i. Of course the complete set is a must have when you read about all the extra's. Still the price must drop considerably for any fan to buy this. I for one am not sure what to do now that series 5 & 6 & the complete specials are also gonna be released as 1080p.
September 3, 2013
We might see the next Doctor at Christmas, but after that, we'll be waiting some time before we see his first solo episode.
We've known for a while that the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is expected to regenerate from Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor when Doctor Who's 2013 Christmas special airs this December, but what we didn't know was just how long we'd be waiting until Capaldi had a Who adventure all his own in the revived show's eighth series. Production on Capaldi's run isn't expected to begin until January, and that information itself suggests a bit of a wait, but now we finally seem to have a clearer timeline.
Who showrunner Steven Moffat was recently profiled for The Guardian's 2013 "Media 100" list (he came in at number 87, in case you were wondering), and the profile seems to drop some news (or, at least, some confirmation) regarding series eight's premiere.
"Doctor Who may not be quite the force it was when it returned with Christopher Eccleston and in its David Tennant heyday in the UK, but has a growing audience in the US on cable channel BBC America. "It will not return next year until the autumn, giving it plenty of time to recharge batteries. And what better way to do that than with a new Doctor?"
So, unless Moffat comes out and cries foul, or the production schedule somehow speeds up, that seems to settle it. We're waiting until at least September 2014 for more Doctor Who. We've become used to long waits between episodes in the Moffat era -- there was a gap of nearly a year between the end of series six and the beginning of series seven, and a gap of about six months between the first and second halves of series seven (with a Christmas special in the middle) -- but for some fans, this will be a particularly anxiety-filled gap, as we all wait to see what Capaldi is like the first time he gets to fly the TARDIS solo. What do you think? Will the long wait between the Christmas special and series eight take a toll on your fandom, or do you think the show needs the time to adjust to its new star?
August 4, 2013
As somewhat predicted, actor Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who’s “The Fires of Pompeii,” Torchwood: Children of Earth) will regenerate into Doctor number twelve during this year’s upcoming Christmas special! The new Doctor was revealed on Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor.
Before the big reveal, Matt Smith said in the special: “When you gotta go, you gotta go.”
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat said: “Three words to describe the new doctor: different than Matt.”
And sure enough, 55-year old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi is indeed different than Matt Smith! He is older and may bring us a more worldly Doctor and we're definitely looking forward to seeing him as he steps into the TARDIS. Peter Capaldi said: “Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who.”
July 17, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] November 2013
For the first time ever, BBC Home Entertainment is collecting the complete new Doctor Who together on Blu-ray plus an amazing assortment of additional items
including the totally unique Doctor Who Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver and more! The collection includes Series 1-4, featuring Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and Tenth Doctor
David Tennant, making their Blu-ray debut in newly remastered versions at full 1080p resolution, plus Series 5-7 featuring Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, also on 1080p high definition Blu-ray. Catch
up with the complete new Doctor Who in high definition just in time for the historic 50th Anniversary Special this fall.
"Doctor Who: The Next Doctor was shot in standard definition and has been "up-converted" for the Blu-ray disc." With the success of that up-conversion effort, it looks like the BBC has
decided to go back and utilize that same process on all the previous episodes of the 2005 show, to bring the first four series (seasons) of it into the 1080p realm.
As you can see, it says that this will be available before the November 23rd debut of the "Doctor Who - 50th Anniversary Special" (which has been shot in high-def 3D and - at least in
the U.K., and probably in the USA as well - will be shown in some theaters that day, as well as broadcast on TV). However, Amazon's listing for the Doctor Who - Limited Edition All
Blu-ray Gift Set: Complete Seasons 1-7 doesn't currently show a release date; instead it merely says "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will
deliver it to you when it arrives." Pricing is available, however, showing $349.98 SRP for this BD collection. And you won't just get the episodes, either: as mentioned in the description
above, and as you can see from the package art shown below, enclosed in the box is one of the Doctor Who Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdrivers...and item which issold
separately as a $119.95 SRP value.
I already have the complete specials myself and also series 5 & 6 on Blu-Ray so personally I will not purchase this release, hoping the first 4 series will be released seperately.
July 13, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] September 24, 2013
The 7th series, a series with 2 companions. In the first 5 episodes we get to see the last of Amy and Rory Pond and after the break we get to see the current companion Clara. Although I loved Amy after first getting used to her, I liked Clara from the start, what a sweet, pretty girl and has a lot humor too. The episodes itself with the new companion were a bit bland I have to say.
Still after 2 splitted releases of series 7 we finally get the chance to purchase the complete series 7. At this point only the North American release has been announced but you can be certain the UK release will be very close to the North American release. What's interesting also is that not only the 2012 Christmas special "The Snowmen" is on this release but also the 2011 Christmas special "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe". Not sure yet if this 2011 Christmas special will also be on the UK release.
June 2, 2013
After first re-assuring the fans telling them he's gonna stay for series 8, BBC now has announced Matt Smith will be leaving at the end of this year after the 50th Anniversary special and the X-Mas special. In this X-mas special he will regenerate into the next doctor.
Matt Smith says: "Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I'm incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years."
Next question will be: who will play the next doctor?!
May 18, 2013
Good news! Matt Smith apparently has confirmed the will be back for series 8 of Doctor Who! For a long time it seemed series 7 would be his final one but the announcement will finally give the fans some rest, they can breath again.
Matt Smith is going to film a movie first in de US, How To Catch A Monster, and then he will be back in the summer to film the Christmas Special, then they will start filming the next series, that will be at the end of this year of at the start of next year.
May 13, 2013
Steven Moffat has confirmed their will be a series 8 next year. Fans were a bit unsure if there would be a series 8 after the 50th Anniversary in November but there definately will be! Steven Moffett is already working on it.
The Companion Clara has already been confirmed for series 8 but if Matt Smith will also be the Doctor in series 8 is unsure at this point though.
April 19, 2013
The title of the series finale has been revealed and is the hugely intriguing: The Name of the Doctor.
The ‘poster’ for the series’ final adventure (left) was unveiled today and it also confirms that Alex Kingston is back, joining Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman for what promises to be a jaw-dropping end to a spectacular series.
But we’re not there, yet! We’ve still to unravel the mystery of Clara – the woman ‘twice killed’ and yet still by the Doctor’s side… What secrets does she hold? And in the weeks ahead we’ve a trip to a haunted house, a journey to the centre of the TARDIS and a nightmare clash with the mighty Cybermen. But after all those adventures we have The Name of the Doctor and stand by for something that you might always have believed to be impossible…
March 22, 2013
According to The Sun – who don’t have the best track record, given they reported that The Sarah Jane Adventures would be continuing without Elisabeth Sladen – 11th Doctor Matt Smith is set to leave Doctor Who in November 2013, making the 2013 Christmas Special his final appearance.
The paper reports that Smith wants to concentrate on Hollywood, which has publicly been his long-term goal since quite early in his run, but there’s no official word on whether this is true, and we will indeed be seeing in 2014 with the 12th Doctor.
Responding to The Sun’s claim, the BBC replied, “Sorry folks but even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas. It’s not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday.”
Volgens The Sun - die niet de beste track record heeft, aangezien ze gemeld hadden dat The Sarah Jane Adventures ook zonder Elisabeth Sladen verder zou gaan - zou 11e Doctor Matt Smith de 2013 Christmas Special zijn laatste Doctor Who optreden zijn.
Het blad meldt dat Smith zich wil concentreren op Hollywood, dat is allang bekend, van het begin af aan al maar we weten niet of dit waar is en dat we inderdaad in 2014 een 12e Doctor zullen zien.
De BBC antwoordde: "Sorry mensen, maar wij zelf weten niet wat er gaat gebeuren met /na Kerstmis. Het is nog niet bekend! Maar Matt houdt van de serie en staat in de startblokken om de niet te missen 50-jarig bestaan special(s) op te nemen. De nieuwe serie begint op Paaszaterdag. "
March 13, 2013
We'd already heard that actor Jenna-Louise Coleman had, allegedly, said she would be back, but in an interview on BBC Radio 5, it was finally confirmed for all eager fan ears to hear. Clara will continue her adventure with the time-traveling Doctor all through the second half of season seven and on through season eight. One particular detail, though -- Matt Smith will be in America over the summer for a film that sees man-turned-Internet-meme Ryan Gosling's directorial debut.
That means filming for season eight of Doctor Who will be delayed until September. This means Coleman will be the first companion since the show came back to actually get the summer off. Her plan? To go someplace "hot."
Januari 31, 2013
According to the BBC, Harry Potter‘s David Bradley – who played cantankerous caretaker Argus Filch – has been cast as the First Doctor, William Hartnell in Mark Gatiss’ Doctor Who 50th anniversary drama, An Adventure In Time And Space. Bradley only recently appeared in Doctor Who itself in the Series 7 episode ‘Dinosaurs On A Spaceship’, and voiced the alien Shansheeth in a 2010 episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
“I first heard about this role from Mark while watching the Diamond Jubilee flotilla from the roof of the National Theatre,” said Bradley. “When he asked if I would interested, I almost bit his hand off! Mark has written such a wonderful script not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television’s history. “William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time, and as a fan I want to make sure that I do him justice. I’m so looking forward to getting started.” An Adventure In Time And Space will tell the story of the creation of the show in 1963.
January 23, 2013
What happy news to wake up to. Today, BBC One confirmed that, in the UK, the second half of Series 7 (“seasons” are called “series” there) of Doctor Who will, as has often been the case in the past, premiere on Easter weekend, March 30. We are still waiting to hear from BBC America as to whether we will be getting the US premiere on the same date.
Update: Same premiere date for Doctor Who on BBC America
January 3, 2012
The consolidated figure includes people who recorded the show and watched it within the first week. It does not include iPlayer requests, though Doctor Who was number one for two days in iPlayer’s “most requested” chart.
In terms of raw figures, the 2012 special did solidly if not spectacularly. You could blame it on the early scheduling (it managed a million or so extra viewers over the shows shown in the same time slot for the previous two years). You could point out that nothing did spectacularly on Christmas Day this year – even Downton Abbey, which Who beat on overnights (and on final figures, depending on how you interpret them). Christmas Eve and Boxing Day saw the really impressive figures from Miranda (9.5 million on overnights) and Mrs Brown’s Boys (8.8 and 9 million on overnights) – maybe viewing patterns are changing? Who wants to bet there’ll be a fan campaign in some quarters to get the show moved to Christmas Eve next year?
But there’s no real science to these things. More importantly, 2.3 million people were dedicated enough to want to record it. And many hundreds of thousands more caught up on iPlayer. The audience share was HUGE! And the AI (audience appreciation index) was 87, the joint-highest for a Who Christmas special (along with “The End Of Time, Part One”).
The Christmas Specials so far…
2005 “The Christmas Invasion” – 9.84 million
2006 “The Runaway Bride” – 9.35 million
2007 “Voyage Of The Damned” – 13.31 million
2008 “The Next Doctor” – 13.10 million
2009 “The End Of Time Part One” – 12.04 million
2010 “A Christmas Carol” – 12.11 million
2011 “The Doctor The Widow And The Wardrobe” – 10.77
2012 “The Snowmen” – 9.87 million
Personally I thought "The Snowmen" was a very entertaining Christmas Special, although the ending was rather quiet without a BIG finale but still very entertaining and one of my favorite specials. I like the new companion Clara, think she will just fit right in.
October 17, 2012
The complete line-up of writers for the second part of Doctor Who series seven has been unveiled in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, and the Neil Gaiman episode has been confirmed as the penultimate story in the running order. Things could only get better if it’s set in New Zealand and gets directed by Peter Jackson… but we might be letting our excitement get the better of us. So here we go: the complete line-up:
706. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Colm McCarthy. (Filming now)
707. Written by Neil Cross. Directed by Farren Blackburn. (Not filmed)
708. Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. (Filmed)
709. Written by Neil Cross. Directed by Jamie Payne. (Filmed)
710. Written by Stephen Thompson. Directed by Mat King. (Filmed)
711. Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Saul Metzstein. (Filmed)
712. Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Stephen Wolfenden. (Not filmed)
713. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by TBA. (Not filmed)
September 17, 2012
Speaking to BBC Wales, departing Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan revealed that she refused to read her final scene, which will appear in Episode 5 of Series 7, ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’, saying, “Matt [Smith] and Arthur [Darvill] really wanted to discuss it with me, she explains, but I just couldn’t bring myself to read it!"
She did eventually, though, and it was no less emotional as a result. “Our last proper scene was the three of us walking into the TARDIS, which was fantastic, we just started hugging. The read-through for the last episode was actually the hardest bit to do, just because it was such a good script, such a good exit and it was like ‘Oh this is how it is going to happen’ – really surprising, but the best exit ever!
“I will miss spending time with my good friends Arthur and Matt; it has literally been the best time of my life!”
Doctor Who ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ is airing 29 September 2012 on BBC One HD
September 10, 2012
The final consolidated viewing figure for Doctor Who “Asylum Of The Daleks” – now that time-shifted viewing over the first week has been taken into account – is 8.33 million viewers. That’s an increase of nearly two million viewers over the overnight figure of 6.38 million.This does not include views on iPlayer, though if the fact that it was still fifth on the iPlayer chart on Saturday is anything to go by, they should be pretty hefty too.
September 5, 2012
Just after winning the Hugo award for his Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Wife”, writer Neil Gaiman let the world know that he is writing another episode! And according to io9, it is currently slated for the second half of Series 7 – but cautions that it could get bumped to a later series for budgetary reasons.
He doesn’t give any other details – could we see a sequel, with a return of Idris? Or would you want something totally different?
August 14, 2012
Matt Smith has announced that he is expected to remain in the role of the titular Time Lord on Doctor Who until at least 2014, according to MTV. Steven Moffat has already started bashing out concepts for Series 8, even though Series 7 has yet to air.
“It hasn’t been written yet, but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven,” confirms Smith. “So there’s a lot to look forward to. “When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’” Saturday 1st September - BBC ONE -Doctor Who Returns.
August 10, 2012
Doctor Who fever continues. The long-running show, whose last season was the most-watched series ever on BBC America and the most downloaded on iTunes, is getting the TV-movie treatment. With its 50th anniversary fast approaching, the good Doctor will be the subject of a 90-minute drama, An Adventure In Space And Time, documenting the genesis of the character. The BBC says the special will air next year. Doctor Who was first broadcast on November 23, 1963 and has gone through myriad incarnations with at least 11 different actors playing the Doctor, beginning with William Hartnell and including Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and the current Matt Smith. Mark Gatiss, whose credits include Doctor Who and BBC series Sherlock, wrote the film. Exec producers are Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner. The latest season of Doctor Who starts in the UK this month with BBC America following in the fall.
Source : http://www.deadline.com/
July 26, 2012
We already heard about that little Doctor Who docudrama for the show's 50th anniversary, but now it's shaping up like there will be a whole host of 50th specials in the new year.
According to the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Matt Smith had a slip of the tongue moment when he referred to Moffat's "first anniversary episode" which, by the by, Smith says is "as brilliant and as mental as you'd expect from Steven."
So here's how it looks like things are playing out thus far:
Ponds leave in the first half of season 7 at the end of 2012 Jenna-Louise Coleman becomes new companion from Christmas onward into 2013 Multiple 50th Anniversary specials A Doctor Who docudrama
Season 8 in 2014?
And speaking of Season 8, although unwritten, Moffat has told Smith about it and, apparently, we should all be "ready to cry." So what do we think? The last time there was a "series of specials" it heralded the end of David Tennant's run. Matt Smith has been changing his tune lately about when he's leaving. Is he even going to be around come 2014? All of which doesn't even touch on answering that whole "Doctor Who" question. Crazy days ahead. Are you excited—or are all these different ideas making the future of Who too manic?
Source : http://blastr.com
June 7, 2012
June 3, 2012
There have been rumors on the interwebz that BBC’s Dr. Who was in danger of being cancelled when it was announced the latest season would be split. But don’t worry, showrunner Steven Moffat has quelled those fears, saying,
“It’s a huge money-spinner. It’s doing better than ever abroad – the global number of people watching Doctor Who has just gone up and up and up. It was the most downloaded show on American iTunes last year, so [there is] not a chance of the BBC giving up on Doctor Who."
He explained why the season was split too:
“We’re just splitting it over Christmas, we’re making the same number of episodes as usual. We delayed it a few months to start it later in the year, that’s all that’s happened.”
Good to hear! There clearly isn’t enough sci-fi out these days and it’s only getting worse with Fringe ending this Fall and Syfy airing more and more unscripted television and wrestling.
Source : http://ftlnews.com/
March 21, 2012
Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman is to replace Karen Gillan in Doctor Who as the Time Lord's new companion, it was revealed last night. The BBC will announce today that the 25-year old has been hired to take over the role, after Miss Gillan's character Amy Pond leaves the show in the next series.
Miss Coleman, from Blackpool, who also featured in BBC school drama Waterloo Road, carries on the tradition of glamorous sidekicks, having been twice nominated for 'Sexiest Female' at the British Soap Awards.
Source : http://bdtv.activeboard.com/
December 15, 2011
Amy and Rory Pond/Williams will leave Doctor Who in series seven, showrunner Steven Moffat has just revealed at the preview screening of the “The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe” at BBC TV Centre tonight.
“Their story is going to come to a heartbreaking end,” he promised.
He went on to add that, “The Doctor is going to meet a new friend, but I’m not going to tell you anything about he, she… or it.” Come back tomorrow for a full report on what our man on spot, Nick Setchfield, thought of the Christmas special in our non-spoilery preview.
December 11, 2011
Release Date [UK] January 16, 2012
The X-mas special which will be on the TV on Christmas day already has a Blu Ray and DVD release date. This always the case in the UK, as it should be, almost always a release right after the broadcast.
Not a lot known about this release only that there are two hours of special features of which amongst others a prequel + 3x the besr of Doctor Who features. What this means is not yet announced.
September 30, 2011
Release date [US] November 22, 2011
Release date [UK] November 21, 2011
Full season 6 of Doctor Who will be released in November, the releases for both the US and UK are expensive [63$/45 pounds on Amazon]. Alle episodes are included on this release including the X-Mas special from 2010. Season 6 already has been released in 2 parts also, without the X-Mas special but it's cheaper to buy the 2 parts than the full season.
• A Christmas Carol
• The Impossible Astronaut
• Day Of The Moon
• The Curse Of The Black Spot
• The Doctor’s Wife
• The Rebel Flesh
• The Almost People
• A Good Man Goes To War
• Let’s Kill Hitler
• Night Terrors
• The Girl Who Waited
• The God Complex
• Closing Time
• The Wedding Of River Song
• 5 X Night And The Doctor Additional Scenes
• 2 X Comic Relief Sketches
• 4 X The Monster Files
• 4 X Prequels
• 14 X ‘Doctor Who Confidential’ Cut-Downs
• Doctor Who Confidential: A Nights’ Tale
September 22, 2011
It's highly likely the new Doctor Who season next year will aired no sooner than the fall of 2012. It has not been officially announced but Doctor Who TV, a UK fansite announced this. Read the full article below.
June 8, 2011
Hey you wacky Doctor Who fans, good news. 14 more episodes of the sci-fi show have been ordered for next year, and Matt Smith will remain on board as the good doctor. There had been some concerns that Smith would leave the show to become a big star, but for now, he's staying put.
Source : TV.com