26 July 2010

The End

I'm sorry to say that I won't be updating this site anymore. I've had enough and no longer have that energy to be bothered. Once again, sorry.
13 July 2010

Confirmed Casting for Christmas - Possible Spoilers

The BBC have recently confirmed that Sir Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins have been cast in the upcoming Christmas Special by Steven Moffat which has begun filming. According to the BBC this Doctor Who Christmas Special, the sixth since the series returned, will be a twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol

On this Christmas Special Steven Moffat said:

“Oh, we're going for broke with this one. It's all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon and – oh, you'll see. I've honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I'm fairly sure they did it ironically.”

Controller of the BBC, Ben Stephenson said:

“Matt Smith and Karen Gillan captivated audiences in their debut series and Doctor Who's clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol will thrill BBC One viewers this year with special guest stars Sir Michael Gambon and singing sensation Katherine Jenkins joining Amy and the Doctor for an unforgettable present!”

Katherine Jenkins said:

“I'm over the moon to be involved in the Doctor Who Christmas Special – I can't quite believe it as it's a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever!”

The full BBC Press release can be read here but contains spoilers for any those who haven’t seen episodes thirteen of series five; The Big Bang. Filming is currently happening in Cardiff and will continue into August followed by filming for Matt Smith’s second series as the Doctor.

Final Ratings for The Big Bang

BARB have recently revealed the final viewing figures for the series five finale; The Big Bang by Steven Moffat, when broadcast on the 26th of June. Doctor Who managed to achieve an audience of 6.12 million on BBC One and 0.58 million on BBC HD totalling up 6.70 million overall. Despite being lower than previous four series finales, 6.70 million is a remarkable achievement for any programme to receive in the timeslot it was given on that Saturday. Final viewing figures for the complete series including BBC One and BBC HD can be seen below.

A full coverage of the ratings for series five compared to previous series’ can be found here over on The Doctor Who News Page.

The Eleventh Hour - 10.08
The Beast Below - 8.42
Victory of the Daleks - 8.20
The Time of Angels - 8.59
Flesh and Stone - 8.50
The Vampires of Venice - 7.68
Amy’s Choice - 7.55
The Hungry Earth - 6.49
Cold Blood - 7.49
Vincent and The Doctor - 6.76
The Lodger - 6.44
The Pandorica Opens - 7.58
The Big Bang - 6.70
9 July 2010

The Only Good Dalek Graphic Novel

BBC Books have revealed the cover for the upcoming Doctor Who graphic novel; The Only Good Dalek from Justin Richards and Mike Collins. Ebury Publishing have uploaded an exclusive preview here of the first few pages from The Only Good Dalek. The Only Good Dalek is the first Doctor Who graphic novel with regular BBC Books writer Justin Richards joining with Doctor Who Magazine comic strip artist Mike Collins. The Only Good Dalek will be released priced £16.99 on the 16th of September.

Station 7 is the most secret establishment in the whole of Earth-Space.
Even our own people don’t know it exists. It’s beyond top secret.
There’s no way the Daleks can ever find it.

Station 7 is where the Earth Forces send all the equipment captured in their unceasing war against the Daleks. It’s where Dalek technology is analysed and examined. It’s where the Doctor and Amy have just arrived. But somehow the Daleks have found out about Station 7 – and there’s something there that they want back.

With the Doctor increasingly worried about the direction the Station’s research is taking, the commander of Station 7 knows he has only one possible, desperate, defence. Because the last terrible secret of Station 7 is that they don’t only store captured Dalek technology. It’s also a prison. And the only thing that might stop a Dalek is another Dalek…

An epic, full-colour graphic novel featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

7 July 2010

Cybermen Box Set Covers

2lEntertain have recently revealed the official DVD covers for the upcoming Cybermen DVD box set to Doctor Who Online. This DVD box set comprises of the Tom Baker story Revenge of the Cybermen and the Sylvester McCoy story Silver Nemesis both of which are the last complete Cybermen stories to be released on DVD. The Patrick Troughton story The Dominators however will be released first on the 12th of July.

Actress Elisabeth Sladen, actor David Collings and producer Phillip Hinchcliffe have recorded the commentary for Revenge of the Cybermen while actor Sylvester McCoy, actress Sophie Aldred, director Chris Clough and script editor Andrew Cartmel have recorded the commentary for Silver Nemesis. Doctor Who Online have the full list here of special features for this box set.
5 July 2010

Veteran Costume Designer Returns to Doctor Who

It’s been confirmed recently that veteran designer Barbara Kidd will be returning to Doctor Who for it’s upcoming Christmas Special and new series. This isn’t the first time that the BAFTA award winning designer has worked on Doctor Who, having originally worked on the programme during the early days of her career. Barbara Kidd is well remembered for designing the iconic costume for Tom Baker as the Doctor.

Doctor Who returns with this Christmas with a currently untitled episode written by Steven Moffat with filming for it to begin sometime within the next month. Judging by Barbara Kidd’s United Agents page, Sanne Wahlenberg will be joining the Doctor Who team as producer for the upcoming Christmas Special and the next series.

Interview with Eve Myles on Torchwood

Torchwood actress Eve Myles has recently been interviewed by Wales Online regarding the recent news that the programme will return for a fourth series. The BBC announced last month that Eve Myles will return for Torchwood’s fourth series with John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. According to Eve, the new series will begin shooting in America in January 2011 and will last for seven and a half months.

Torchwood’s fourth series will consist of ten episodes written by a team of writers including Torchwood creator Russell T Davies. It is unknown series four of Torchwood will be broadcast but rumours are that it will shown later 2011. The original press release from the BBC can be read here on the official site while the interview can be read here.

Series 5 Volume 2 Released

The second volume of Doctor Who’s fifth series is available to purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray around the United Kingdom and Ireland as of today. Volume two includes the following episodes; The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone by Steven Moffat and The Vampires of Venice by Toby Whithouse. Also included on volume two is another Monster Files exclusive showing how the Weeping Angels went from script to screen.

Volume three of Doctor Who’s fifth series will be released next month containing the episodes; Amy’s Choice by Simon Nye and The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood by Chris Chibnall. The Monster Files exclusive for volume three will most likely be about the Silurians. Volume four containing the final episodes of the fifth series will be released in September.
2 July 2010

The Pandorica Opens Final Ratings

Doctor Who managed to achieve an official viewing figure of 7.57 million for The Pandorica Opens when shown on the 19th of June according to BARB. The episode managed to pull in an audience of 6.94 on BBC One making it the fourth most watched programme that week on BBC One, beaten by three Fifa World Cup matches. Meanwhile over on BBC HD, The Pandorica Opens managed to pull in an audience of 0.635 million.

BARB have also confirmed that The Pandorica Opens managed to secure an audience percentage share of 37%. A Top 30 is currently unavailable from BARB, with more final viewing figures still to be released for other channels, but its believed that Doctor Who was the 9th most watched programme of the week. Final ratings for The Big Bang, which pulled in an audience of 5.1 million in the overnights, will be released soon.
1 July 2010

Doctor Who: The DVD Files Magazine Extended

GE Fabbri have recently revealed that the Doctor Who: The DVD Files magazine will continue beyond the fortieth issue for at least another twenty issues. The most recent issue of the Doctor Who: The DVD Files magazine, containing a DVD with the Sylvester McCoy story The Curse of Fenric, was released yesterday. Issue forty will be released on Wednesday the 14th of July containing a DVD with the Tom Bake story The Brain of Morbius.

The stories on DVD’s within the next twenty issues include; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Visitation, The Hand of Fear, Inferno, The Two Doctors, Logopolis, Castrovalva, The Green Death, Robot, Mawdryn Undead, Survival, The Deadly Assassin, The Time Warrior, The Robots of Death, Planet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Enlightenment, Destiny of the Daleks, Battlefield and Carnival of Monsters.

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