Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sarah Jane on bbc site

Since those in the states cannot see SJA website this is about as close as you can get. Click the link to visit.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Great Doctor Who links

The hugest dr who image site i have ever seen

Torchwood finales revealed

The two part season ender for torchwood has been revealed:

Torchwood Episode 12:Captain Jack Harkness
“Investigating reports of ghostly music, Jack and Toshiko find themselves stranded in a packed dance hall -- in 1941. Gwen, Owen and Ianto work to rescue their colleagues -- but not before Jack and Toshiko meet a handsome young American squadron leader by the name of... Captain Jack Harkness.”

Torchwood Episode 13:End Of Days
“The rift has been opened and time is splintering all over the world. As events spiral out of control, the Torchwood team members are faced with fragments of their pasts -- and terrifying visions of their futures. Can Captain Jack save the world?”


THE dad of Scots actor David Tennant has slammed reports his son is to turn his back on TV hit Doctor Who.
The Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald, 69, said his son has been so busy filming the third series he has not had time to decide about whether he will be involved in a fourth.
He added: "Not everything you read is the gospel truth and it's wrong for anyone to say David has decided to quit as DoctorWho.
"David hasn't even finished filming the third series yet, never mind made a decision on whether to take part in the fourth.
"He has not made up his mind on what to do next because he has not been asked to make a decision by the BBC."
It had been reported the 35-year-old Paisley actor was itching to take on more movie roles after winning acclaim for his part as Barty Crouch in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.
The BBC have also been quick to deny the claims.
A spokesman said: "Every so often, stories like this appear but that does not mean they are true.
"David is absolutely committed to the programme and, after a brief holiday, is due to return to the filming of series three soon."
Tennant has refused to talk of his future in the role and previously said: "From the moment I accepted this job, everyone said, 'When are you leaving?' A boy could get a complex."

Friday, December 29, 2006

SJA airdate and time

The hour long first episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures will air on New Year's Day (Monday 1 January) at 16:50.Entitled 'Invasion Of The Bane' the episode promises to ensure "children never look at fizzy drinks in the same way again".The previously reported plot synopsis reveals: "Sarah Jane is fascinated by Bubbleshock, a strangely addictive organic drink that is taking the world by storm. She is almost oblivious to the arrival of her new neighbour, Maria, a young girl starting a new life with her father.Maria becomes intrigued by the strange goings on at Sarah Jane's house but, before she can investigate, she's whisked away by her new friend, Kelsey, to the brightly coloured, but sinister, Bubbleshock factory.As Sarah Jane tries to find out what the mysterious Mrs Wormwood is doing at the factory, Maria and Kelsey embark on a tour which leads them into the path of a monstrous creature and a strange young boy with no name or past."When Sarah Jane and Maria discover the secret ingredient of Bubbleshock, they realise they are the only ones who can stop Mrs Wormwood and her evil plans for the human race."

New Sarah Jane adventures pics

Click here to view the pics: HERE LOL

more season three pics

click the link to visit the thread and see the pics: Forum pics

more rumors more denials????

There's rumours flying that David Tennant is quitting his role as Doctor Who during the fourth series of the time-travelling show.
But the BBC hasn't confirmed or denied the rumours, simply saying that David is "completely committed to the show".
Reports in two newspapers claimed David had told BBC bosses he would be leaving in the middle of series four.
But David said recently that people had been asking him when he was leaving as soon as he joined Doctor Who.
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A BBC spokeswoman told Newsround: "The fourth series of the programme has not been commissioned yet so it's absolute speculation and premature to talk about who may or may not appear in the programme.
"What we can say is that David Tennant is totally completely committed to the programme, he's currently filming series three which will air in the spring."
The Doctor will be joined by a new assistant in the third series - Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman.


The Doctor's deadliest foe? TypecastingJack Malvern
David Tennant to quit in fourth series
Robert Carlyle tipped to take role
He has defeated Daleks and Cybermen armed with little more than a sonic screwdriver, but David Tennant has finally succumbed to a more feared enemy: typecasting.
The tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who will retire midway through his third series, according to a national newspaper.
Despite attracting an audience of 8.7 million for the Christmas special, which featured Catherine Tate as a runaway bride, Tennant has decided to leave before he becomes too strongly associated with the role. He hopes to avoid the fate of some of his predecessors, such as Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee, whose other achievements have been overshadowed by their portrayal of the time lord.
Tennant’s agent was unavailable for comment yesterday, but the actor has said previously that he remains non-commital about future series. “From the moment I accepted this job, everyone said, ‘When are you leaving?’ A boy could get a complex.”
The BBC, which relaunched Doctor Who with Christopher Eccleston in the title role last year after a nine-year hiatus, said that it had not yet commissioned a fourth series in the new run. “David is committed to the programme,” a spokeswoman said. “He is currently filming the third series, which will be aired in spring 2007.”
The actor is reported to have told the BBC that he is prepared to return for a fourth series, but will not endure the entire nine-month shoot.
Tennant’s retirement will necessitate a search for the 11th doctor. Candidates include Robert Carlyle, 45, best known for Trainspotting and The Full Monty, and David Morrissey, who starred alongside Tennant in the television drama Blackpool and who played opposite Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2.
The longest-serving Doctor was Tom Baker, who lasted from 1974 to 1981. Paul McGann had the briefest tenure, for a one-off programme in 1996. Eccleston, Tennant’s predecessor in the revamped series, quit after a year.
The BBC overcame the problem of different actors taking the lead role by explaining that the Doctor regenerates from time to time. The first metamorphosis took place in 1966, when William Hartnell, who had introduced the character to television audiences in 1963, was succeeded by Patrick Troughton. He mutated again in 1970, when Jon Pertwee took on the role. Tom Baker replaced him in 1974 and lasted until 1981, when Peter Davison became the fifth Doctor. Colin Baker, the sixth, was rapidly replaced by Sylvester McCoy in 1987.
The Doctor’s assistants have also had a high turnover. Billie Piper, who left her pop career behind when she took the role of Rose opposite Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor, left the series this year to be replaced by Freema Agyeman.
Who's who?
108 episodes from the classic series of Doctor Who are missing from the BBC archive because of a purge in the 1970s
Bill Nighy was in the running for the role before it went to David Tennant
Doctor Who is listed by Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction programme
Tardis, the Doctor’s time machine, stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space
Torchwood, the spin-off programme about alien invasions in Cardiff, is an anagram of Doctor Who

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Judoon photos

The Judoon- PHOTOS!!!

Season Three trailer description.

Description of the Doctor Who Series 3 Preview
Updated! BBC insiders have described the Winter/Spring 2007 launch trailer which was previewed by several newspapers and tabloids last week.
The trailer is 22 minutes long and gives teasers for several upcoming BBC One shows. Among them of course is Doctor Who series three featuring Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones. Most of the clips are apparently from the first two episodes which are titled “Smith and Jones” and “The Shakespeare Code” with a little from the untitled 4th & 5th episodes taking place in 1930 New York City.
Beware! Spoilers follow! BBC One controller Peter Fincham revealed: “Martha Jones is a medical student working at the Royal Hope in London and that hospital gets transported to the moon, as hospitals sometimes do, and that’s where she meets the Doctor.”The trailer has a voiceover about Freema Agyeman joining the show.The Doctor Who portion is 45 seconds and consists of several short clips.

Doctor: “I’m the Doctor”Martha: “Me too if I could pass my exams ” (laughs)
There is a voiceover:This season on BBC One, Doctor Who returns with Freema Agyeman taking over as his new assistant.
Doctor: “What was your name?”Martha: “Martha Jones”
The clips include:
1. The Doctor in a hospital bed - Martha is using a stethoscope on him - she is surprised at hearing two hearts - he gives her a wink in return.2. The Doctor and Martha are chased through the hospital by a skinny man, in suit and helmet (motorcycle courier)
3. The Judoon (without helmets)burst through the hospital corridors
4. a Shakespearian bedroom scene:Martha: “Who’s going where? There’s only one bed”Doctor: “We’ll manage, come on” (then lies down)Doctor: “Are you gonna stand there all night?”
5. A close up shot of Plasmavores (vampires)
6. The Doctor surrounded by flapper/can-can girls
7. Some big “thugs” with a gun grab Martha
8. The Doctor in a sharp suit is thrownthrough a hospital door after a big explosion
9. and then back to the Shakespearianbedroom where Martha says to the Doctor:
“Budge up a bit then. There’s not much room.Us two here, same bed, tongues will wag.”

Martha/Rose connection????

Paging Doctor Martha Jones…
Dr. Martha in training: off to workat “Royal New Hope Hospital”(with stethoscope in pocket)
With the first official footage of “Martha Jones” in action still an agonizing four months away (via the trailer after the Doctor Who Xmas Special) there is precious little that fans know about the character played by Freema Agyeman. The only tidbit the BBC has told us is that she is a 23-year-old medical student and last week we learned she will have a sister and younger brother (as well as a mum and dad).
This lack of information has caused wild speculation about Martha. What would make a medical doctor-in-training with family ties, “run off” with a mysterious man in a blue box? Right from the start we assume she will be a very different character than Rose, as Freema has said that Martha will be “less in awe” of the Doctor (and therefore much more of a challenge to him).
One of the best “conspiracy theories” to materialize can be found on “Outpost Gallifrey”. Some extremely observant fans noticed that a year ago in “The Christmas Invasion” when the Doctor regenerated and passed out, Jackie fetches a stethoscope for Rose and mentions she got it from a (female) medical student. Was that Martha?
Did Martha also live on the Powell Estate while she was in training at the (fictional) “Royal New Hope Hospital of London”? With Rose and her family gone after the invasion, would that affect Martha? Would she go willingly with the Doctor? Some fans argue that Russell T. Davies would not re-use the location in such a way but he has been known to spin-off events from even smaller coincidences.
So we’re going to let you decide for yourself!

more speculation and fact.....

The first episode, titled Smith and Jones is written by Russell T. Davies and features the Judoon, a "clan of galactic stormtroopers". Doctor Who: The Inside Story has concept art of a destroyed sonic screwdriver, indicating that his trusty tool may be destroyed or damaged in this story. Davies will also write episodes 3, 11, 12 and 13. A story to be written by Stephen Fry, originally commissioned for Series 2 but moved due to logistical issues, has been scrapped, apparently for lack of time on Fry's part. Euros Lyn returns to direct stories in the 2007 series, although it is not yet known which. Susie Liggat will take over the role and responsibilities of producer for a month while Phil Collinson takes a holiday. The second episode, set in 1599 London, will feature an appearance by William Shakespeare (played by Dean Lennox Kelly) and a plot to destroy the Earth. It is written by Gareth Roberts (long-time Doctor Who novelist who also wrote the TARDISODEs for Series 2 and Attack of the Graske. Scenes for this episode were filmed in Coventry, Warwick and at the recreated Globe Theatre in London. Other guest stars appearing in the first filming block include Roy Marsden, Anne Reid, Ardal O'Hanlon, Christina Cole, Jalaal Hartley and Sam Marks. Another episode will feature Thelma Barlow as a character named Lady Thaw, and Mark Gatiss as a scientist. Gatiss's appearance will make him the second person who has both written and acted in the show, and the first of the new series to do so. Another story will feature an alien race named the Plasmavores (described as "blood sucking aliens"). One story, set in 1930s New York -Daleks?, will feature Miranda Raison as a showgirl. Ryan Carnes has also been cast in one story, and Hugh Quarshie will play a character named Solomon in a two-part story. British tabloids have regularly reported rumours about plot elements in the third series, many of which have been denied by official sources. The Daily Mirror claimed that the Ice Warriors would return; Russell T. Davies has denied this, but has confirmed that there will be "a couple of returning monsters" in Series 3. Similarly, the BBC and Davies denied an August report in The Sun that the Rani would return in this series, played by Zöe Lucker. (This claim was repeated by The Daily Record in November.) The South Wales Evening Post has reported that in one episode, an alien disguised as a motorcycle courier will transport a London hospital to the moon, leaving only a crater in its place; Swansea's Singleton Hospital was used to represent the hospital in filming. Speaking at the MOBO Awards, Freema Agyeman confirmed "aliens on the moon". The Daily Star has reported that the third series finale will reveal that the Doctor has a son; this is supposedly intended to secure the future of the series if the Doctor dies after using up all of his regenerations. This has been denied by Davies and several other reliable sources. The News of the World has reported that the Daleks will return in the first two-parter, set in 1930s New York. This was confirmed by the cast at the Doctor Who edition recording of The Weakest Link at Pinewood Studios on Tuesday 21st November 2006.

HMMMMM interesting things heard...

All info sent to me in an email... * There was a Q&A session at a recent convention last weekend. Paul Cornell's said "The Sea Devils are looking fantastic!"

* Despite the comments made by Russell T Davies, there is still an outside chance that the Ice Warriors are in Series 3. According to my mate, the BBC have undergone negotiations to use them again - but whether they will reappear on screen or with Big Finish on audio, remains to be seen (or heard!)

* He says that someone told him "an inventive rumour" that Episode 10 or 11 is called "In Harkness We Trust"

* He says that whilst he was down at the BBC Studios the other day in Shepard's Bush, he was in the canteen and heard someone discussing concept designs for "Secondary Cybermen"

*He confirms that the BBC are very much in negotiations to use the Zygons in Series 3 or Series 4 - the latter is more likely according to one of his work colleges

*"An associate" of his is in full belief that there are no Sontarans in Series 3

*A mass appearence of Mondas/Telos Cybermen is "on the cards" for Series 4

The doc and martha in bed???? mmm

Dr Who and his assistant end up in bed in the new series of the BBC series, which will be shown next year. A sneak preview of scenes featuring new character Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, shows her tucked up in a double bed with David Tennant's Doctor. Jones, who replaces Billie Piper's Rose as the Doctor's assistant, is a medical student who is shocked after finding herself on board the Tardis. BBC One controller Peter Fincham said today: "Martha Jones is a medical student working at the Royal Hope in London and that hospital gets transported to the moon, as hospitals sometimes do, and that's where she meets the Doctor. "We think she's wonderful and as you can see there's a bit of chemistry between her and David Tennant." The pair are fully clothed in the bed scene, although there is plenty of flirtatious behaviour going on. When the new version of the drama was launched last year the relationship between the ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, and his assistant Rose had more chemistry than previous incarnations. The closeness between the pair continued when Tennant took over as the Doctor at the end of last year's Christmas special. But at the end of the latest series the couple were separated forever when Rose was left in a parallel universe as a consequence of foiling a Dalek and Cyberman invasion of Earth. A tearful Doctor was left alone in his Tardis, in need of a new assistant. Meanwhile, at the launch of BBC 1's winter/spring 2007 season, Mr Fincham-also revealed plans for a major new Saturday night drama based on the Merlin legend. The 13-part series - currently in the "very early stages" of script-writing - will be a third key component of a family-oriented Saturday night schedule, alongside Dr Who and the recent revival of Robin Hood. Mr Fincham said: "This is part of what I like to call 'three generation TV' that you can watch with your parents and your children. There's not enough of that at the moment." BBC head of fiction Jane Tranter said the new Merlin drama, which would be a mix of Arthurian legend and Welsh myth, was being made by independent production company Shine. It will not be shown for at least another 12 months. Mr Fincham also revealed that the second series of Robin Hood would feature the return of Friar Tuck after his omission from series one provoked consternation among viewers. He said: "Matt Lucas would be ideal for the role, although he has not been signed. If Matt Lucas said he would play him then I wouldn't say no." Other highlights of the schedule include Jessie Wallace in her first BBC1 role since quitting EastEnders and a new series of time travel drama Life On Mars. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have been lured back to write and feature in a brand new sketch show, and Panorama will switch back to a peaktime slot with Jeremy Vine as anchor.

Captain Jack now taken??? awwww lol

Torchwood star's civil ceremony

Barrowman's civil ceremony was held at a hotel in CardiffActor John Barrowman, star of the BBC sci-fi series Torchwood, has signed a civil partnership with his partner.
Barrowman and architect Scott Gill signed the partnership at a Cardiff hotel before the actor left to star in pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
Barrowman, 39, who plays Captain Jack Harkness in Dr Who spin-off Torchwood, has been with Mr Gill for 16 years.
The first series of Torchwood ends on New Year's Day while a new series will be filmed in Cardiff in the spring.
'Deserve rights'
For the ceremony at Cardiff's St David's Hotel, Glasgow-born Barrowman sported a kilt.
Around 40 people attended the private ceremony at function room in the hotel.
Afterwards, Barrowman said it was important gay relationships were accepted.

Scott Gill has been with the actor for 16 years
"It feels great and I think more gay men and gay women should go ahead and do it as long as they're serious about it," he said.
"It's not really recognition but it's important for people to see the normality of the entire situation and it forces people who don't agree with gay men and have to accept us.
"We deserve the rights like everybody else.
"It's been a long wait but we legitimised our relationship to each other a long time ago when we signed our mortgages together and this is just something that forces people who don't want to recognise it that they have to."
Following the morning ceremony, Barrowman headed for Cardiff's New Theatre to play Jack in afternoon and evening performances of pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
Barrowman said partner Mr Gill would remain at the hotel with family and friends, adding: "Scott's already seen it twice".

BBC says no to Rumors....

Opening emails this morning i am assaulted by people saying David is being replaced. "I have just heard on the Radio 1 this morning, that Robert Carlyle will replace David Tennant half way through season four making him the 11th Doctor." said a reliable source. The BBC has issued a denial which sounds fishy but who knows? When Chris left it was reported all over before hand and denied like the second coming by the BBC so we shall see i guess. I do doubt David will stay much longer than 4 seasons though.....

David Tennant is "committed" to Doctor Who, the BBC insists, despite a report that he is leaving the sci-fi drama.
The Sun claimed the actor, 35, planned to depart next year, in the middle of the fourth series of the hit programme.
But he was currently filming the third series, a BBC spokeswoman said, adding that any episodes beyond that had yet to receive the go-ahead.
"When a further series is commissioned, we will be able to confirm his involvement, " she said.
Star cast
Doctor Who will return to BBC One in the spring, following a Christmas special featuring comedian Catherine Tate.
Freema Agyeman will co-star alongside Tennant as the Doctor's new companion after the departure of Billie Piper at the end of the last series.
Spooks actress Miranda Raison, Holby City's Hugh Quarshie and Ryan Carnes of Desperate Housewives will also make appearances.
Earlier this month Tennant was named the best Doctor in a poll of 4,000 readers of Doctor Who magazine, beating Tom Baker into second place.
For two years running the show has scooped three prizes at the National Television Awards.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Spoilers for series three have begun!!!!

Doctor battles Daleks in New York

An updated version of the Daleks returned to the series in 2005The Daleks are poised to do battle in New York in a forthcoming episode from the latest series of Doctor Who.
The two-parter will see the show's star David Tennant and new assistant Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, face their famous foes in 1930s Manhattan.
"This time, their plan is the most audacious Dalek scheme yet! Even the Doctor finds himself out of his depth," said lead writer Russell T Davies.
Tennant and Agyeman will be joined on the show by Spooks star Miranda Raison.
Raison, who plays journalist-turned-spy Jo Portman in Spooks, will feature alongside Holby City's Hugh Quarshie and Ryan Carnes, of Desperate Housewives' fame.
Other stars set to feature in the new series - the third since the BBC drama was revived in 2005 - include The League of Gentleman's Mark Gatiss and actress Anne Reid.

Agyeman (l) replaces Billie Piper as the Doctor's new assistant
The new series, which follows a Christmas special featuring comedian Catherine Tate, begins in Spring 2007.
Agyeman, 27, will replace Billie Piper as the Doctor's new companion, while Tennant returns for his second complete series.
Fans recently named Tennant the best Doctor Who in a poll, beating Tom Baker into second place.
The Scottish actor, 35, received 28% of votes cast in a survey of 4,000 readers of Doctor Who Magazine.
"This is a real honour, and I am totally gobsmacked," he said.

Sladen says she was 'lucky' to be Sarah Jane

It has been 30 years since Doctor Who, then played by Tom Baker, dropped sidekick and investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith back in the UK.

Now the character, played by actress Elisabeth Sladen, is back for a one-off special, The Sarah Jane Adventures, on New Year's Day. So what can fans expect?

"She's not very different to back then," Elisabeth said. "I open the script and I see Sarah and some weird thing goes off in my head and I know the pose and what to do."

She went on: "But then I have the dichotomy of thinking, she's 30 years older, I can't do that any more. That was my problem coming back.

"But then I had to realise that that's still her life.

"Her face, feet and hands are older, let them do the old bit, but if she still feels like that young Sarah Jane, that's how I've got to do it."

And Elisabeth's own love of playing Sarah Jane has not dimmed either.

Rather than be frustrated with her inability to shed her association with the character, she has embraced it wholeheartedly and seems to be revelling in her return to the role.

"Working on the classic series, I loved that time of my life," she said.

"I don't want it to come back, and I don't dwell on it, but if I remember it, it was a very special time. I'm very lucky."

Source: The Press Association via Yahoo UK & Ireland

Monday, December 25, 2006

A special Doctor Who story for Christmas

Paul Cornell's "Deep and dreamless sleep" special Doctor Who Christmas story is available to read online from The Sunday Times by CLICKING HERE.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

High adventure for Sarah Jane

The Sarah Jane AdventuresBy Martin Barber

High adventure for Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane Smith, a former companion to Doctor Who, returns to our TV screens with a team of young helpers in a new adventure.Watch our webTV interview with the star of the show, Elisabeth Sladen.
Actress Elisabeth Sladen – Doctor Who's former sidekick – is back as investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith in a new, fast-paced children's drama.
The Sarah Jane Adventures (SJA) is the latest Doctor Who spin-off, created by the award-winning writer Russell T Davies.
Watch: Lis Sladen talks about the Sarah Jane AdventuresVideo links on this page require Realplayer
In the New Year's Day feature episode we find Sarah Jane so fascinated by Bubbleshock, a strangely addictive organic drink, that she's almost oblivious to the arrival of her new neighbour, Maria, a young girl starting a new life with her father.
Kelsey, Sarah Jane, Maria and Luke
Maria (Yasmin Page) becomes intrigued by the strange goings-on at Sarah Jane's house.
But before she can find out more, she's whisked away by her new friend Kelsey to the brightly coloured, but sinister, Bubbleshock factory.
When Sarah Jane and Maria discover the secret ingredient of Bubbleshock, they realise they are the only ones who can stop what the mysterious factor owner Mrs Wormwood (Samantha Bond) is doing and her evil plans for the human race!
Sarah's history
Sarah Jane Smith was a companion to the third and fourth Doctors, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.
She was a regular in the series from 1973 to 1976 and made a recent return in the 2006 episode School Reunion opposite David Tennant, the tenth Doctor.
webTV interview
Just days after finishing filming for the SJA series, Elisabeth Sladen shared her excitement about the new show in an exclusive webTV interview with Martin Barber for BBC Norfolk Kids during the Cult TV Festival 2006 in Hemsby.
MB: Does SJA pick up where School Reunion left off?
Sarah Jane and Maria
ES: There is a gap of time which is a very relevant gap of one-and-a-half years where this could have happened and she could have got her act together.
She still has K-9, he's still daring and doing.
MB: K-9 is just in this hour special isn't he?
ES: To my knowledge, yes. He actually has a very important job to do that Sarah knows about.
She misses him desperately, and doesn't know when he might return, but he is safe.
MB: I know you're delighted with the look and feel of SJA. Why are you so pleased with it?
ES: I opened the script and I didn't know what to expect.
I would get to a scene and it is just the most lovely moment when you read something, when you're familiar with a character and a format you think you're going to have, and you find something you never thought of.
It happened about three times!
I think I've been so lucky in the director Colin Teague, he has filmed it like a film.
And there is an explosion!
They haven't had as bigger one on Doctor Who or Torchwood. We've have the biggest explosion, I'm really proud of that.
I don't know why? It's a very silly thing to be proud off. It's a great, massive explosion. [she laughs]
MB: What causes it?
ES: I can't say. [she laughs] Actually I don't know if I should have said that at all!
Is Sarah Jane looking up towards an alien invasion?
MB: What's it like to have Sarah Jane's character as part of your life for so many years?
ES: I feel very protective of her. I supposed I look at a script for Sarah Jane in a totally different way to how I'd look at any other script.
I'm on two levels with her. I'm reading it and wanting to do what it says there, but I'm also judging it.
MB: CBBC viewers have taken a real shine to Sarah Jane - it must be great having this army of new young fans.
ES: It's so lovely. I went down to film Totally Doctor Who last year and I was in the canteen and there was this rush of little heads towards me.
It was so lovely. I thought how brilliant is that. And then the dads would introduce themselves. [she laughs]
One of the dads said 'You wrote to me when I was eight, this is my son!' - how amazing. I don't know of any other programme which is like that.
The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion Of The Bane is broadcast on New Year's Day at 4.50pm on BBC One.
Watch: Lis Sladen talks about the Sarah Jane AdventuresVideo links on this page require Realplayer

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christopher Eccleston on PBS

From This Week in Doctor Who:
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet. org has become the second PBS station to announce they will begin airing the new series of Doctor Who with Christopher Eccleston in 2007. For more details CLICK HERE.
Earlier this week KTEH 54 San Jose, CA http://www.kteh. org announced they would begin airing the new series next year. For more information CLICK HERE.

Friday, December 22, 2006

John Barrowman and Julie Gardner on the radio

Tonight on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night (19:30) John Barrowman sings some of his favourite Christmas songs and hits from the musicals. The BBC Radio website has both a Listen Live and Listen Again feature: shows/fridaynigh t/

I just listened to the whole thing. Only wish i could have been there to see it also, very good show!!!

Hmmmmm what's this?

This has popped up on the gallery page of the Doctor Who website. Wasn't Magpie the name of the man who owned the electronics shop in "The Idiots Lantern" . Curiouser and curiouser......

Who updated....

Todays add on the offical Doctor Who website is The Runaway Bride episode page:

Also the photo gallery has had more photos added.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Report: BBC channels fight over 'Torchwood'

A potential second series of Torchwood is the subject of an internal scrap at the BBC, according to the South Wales Echo.The Doctor Who spinoff draws around a million viewers each week for its Sunday night premiere on BBC Three, then attracts around 2 million more for a Thursday night outing on BBC Two.Now BBC Two is apparently keen to air episodes from the second series before BBC Three, while creator Russell T Davies is said to be "pushing for" a slot on BBC One.A second series has yet to be formally commissioned but is likely to be confirmed within weeks. The first series will wrap with a double-bill on BBC Three on New Year's Day.

BBC confirms second series of 'Torchwood'

Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood will return for a second series in 2007, the BBC has confirmed.The news comes as the show - from Who guru Russell T Davies - reaches the end of its first run on BBC Three, where it has drawn a peak of 2.4 million viewers and an average audience of around 1 million. It has also garnered regular ratings of over 2 million for BBC Two on Thursday nights.The BBC also confirmed that the second series will premiere on BBC Two, ending speculation over which channel would get to screen the show first. As with the main Doctor Who series, it is still expected to have a repeat window on BBC Three.Describing Torchwood as "inventive, intelligent and unpredictable", BBC Two controller Roly Keating said he was "delighted" to have secured first run broadcast of the series. Meanwhile, BBC Three head Julian Bellamy said he was "proud" that the channel had helped to "build Torchwood into one of the most talked-about and eagerly-anticipated series of recent years".Russell T Davies, who will continue to executive produce with Julie Gardner, added: "The whole team is bristling with ideas and we are delighted that Cardiff is going to be home to more monsters and mayhem."Filming of the second series will begin in the Spring for transmission towards the end of 2007.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Download the Doctor and others on P2P...legally now

BBC moves to file-sharing sites

Zudeo users will be able to download copies of Red DwarfHundreds of episodes of BBC programmes will be made available on a file-sharing network for the first time, the corporation has announced.
The move follows a deal between the commercial arm of the organisation, BBC Worldwide, and technology firm Azureus.
The agreement means that users of Azureus' Zudeo software in the US can download titles such as Little Britain.
Until now, most BBC programmes found on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks have been illegal copies.
Beth Clearfield, vice president of program management and digital media at BBC Worldwide, said that the agreement was part of a drive to reach the largest audience possible.
"We are very excited to partner with Azureus and make our content available through this revolutionary distribution model," she said.
High definition
Azureus is best known for developing a BitTorrent client, or program, that allows large media files to be easily shared over the internet. The program has been downloaded more than 130 million times.
Once you have watched a show, you can rate it, comment on it and recommend it to a friend
Gilles BianRosa, Azureus
Earlier this month the company launched a video sharing site similar to YouTube, codenamed Zudeo. The site allows users to upload and view content.
However, in contrast to most video sharing sites, Zudeo offers high definition videos. Users must also download a program to access and upload content.
The new deal means that users of the software will be able to download high-quality versions of BBC programmes, including Red Dwarf, Doctor Who and the League of Gentleman. Classic series such as Fawlty Towers will also be available through a BBC "channel".
The titles will be protected by digital rights management software to prevent the programmes being traded illegally on the internet.
"This will be a very different experience from traditional file-sharing networks," said Gilles BianRosa, CEO of Azureus.
Users will also be able to link to programmes from blogs, social networks and fansites.
"If you have Zudeo running it will take you to that programme; and if you don't, it will suggest you install it, like the first time you download a flash movie," said Mr BianRosa.
"Once you have watched a show, you can rate it, comment on it and recommend it to a friend."
Mr BianRosa believes the cult status of many BBC programmes will make these features appealing to Zudeo users.
Legal services
File-sharing is often associated with illegal distribution of copyrighted content. But in recent months a number of networks have tried to shake off this old image.
BitTorrent, the company behind the original file-sharing software of the same name, has recently signed a number of deals with content providers, such as 20th Century Fox, in a bid to become a legitimate download service.
Earlier this year, Sharman Networks, the owners of Kazaa, did similar deals. Kazaa uses advertising to provide content for free.
No pricing structure for the BBC content on Zudeo has been revealed.
Azureus is expected to announce other partnerships in the New Year.

Newsround has a sneak peek of The xmas special...

Exclusive peek at Xmas Doctor Who
Newsround has been given an exclusive look at the Doctor Who Christmas special, and got the latest news on series three from the Doctor himself!
David Tennant spoke to Newsround about the show's festive special, and let slip a series three secret too.
He said: "There is a monster from the Doctor's past that nobody will be expecting to see again - there's a little Newsround exclusive!"
The Christmas special is the first show without Billie Piper as Rose Tyler.
Click here to find out more about Doctor Who
David told Newsround: "The Doctor losing Rose was a really big moment for him and it would be a bit wrong if we just came back and said he's fine now, we've forgotten about that, so he's still feeling it."
Writer Russell T Davies said: "He's heartbroken. He's absolutely devastated because the love of his life has disappeared, but at the same time I don't want to give viewers on Christmas Day an hour's worth of weeping."
In the show another female helper jumps on the Tardis for an episode, comedian and actress Catherine Tate.
She said: "They're such different characters and this is in no way a replacement for Rose or anything like that.
"It's just the next chapter in the Doctor's journey. because he needed a mission, and Donna is a bit of a mission and it sort of slaps him out of it."
Click here to see pics of the baddie from the Christmas special
David and Russell also revealed some quick snaps about series three, including:
"We go to Elizabethan England"
"There is a new companion for the Doctor, Martha Jones"
"We got to a hospital on the moon"
"We go to the year five billion and 43"
"There are distant planets and a distant spaceship"
The third series of Doctor Who will be on screens in 2007.

Captain Jack Story

I found an interesting story on John Barrowman i thought id share. Click the pic to go read it.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Runaway Bride Trailer offered....

A new trailer for Runaway Bride, the doctors' christmas special is now available at the official website. Click the pic below to take you there and click the flashing red button to view in a pop up.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Monster maker Neill Gorton has revealed the pain behind his most challenging creation yet - the Racnoss Empress from The Runaway Bride, played by Sarah Parish.
"We've fitted all manner of prosthetics to hoardes of tough stuntmen over the years," said Neill, "but Sarah is, without doubt, the hardiest person we've ever had the pleasure to work with!"
Parish had to endure punishing 14-hour days to become the sinister half-spider, half-human Empress of the Racnoss. This included a full two hours in the prosthetics department each morning of the three-day shoot, where she was fitted with a prosthetic head, contact lenses and dentures.

Wearing a body suit, she then took her place within the complex set, having to contort her body into a kneeling position and arch her back for the entire 11 hours of shooting, before spending a further hour at the end of the day having everything removed.
The Runaway Bride Gallery has been updated with photos of Empress of the Racnoss, and can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Fincham: 'Doctor Who' has "long" future

BBC One controller Peter Fincham has quashed speculation over the future of Doctor Who beyond its upcoming third series.Speaking at a press screening of Christmas special The Runaway Bride this morning, Fincham said that there was "a long way to go yet with Doctor Who in its modern incarnation" . The BBC has yet to officially commission a fourth series of Doctor Who for 2008 but David Tennant is thought to have already signed up for a fourth.Meanwhile, Tennant refused to confirm when he would be leaving the show, explaining that he was "very careful" never to speculate. "From the moment I accepted this job they were going 'when are you leaving?' A boy could get a complex," he joked. "I try to remain as non-commital on that as possible. I think I shall maintain that stance today!"

Source: Digital Spy

Tate's Christmas date with the Doctor

Comedian Catherine Tate trades her BBC Two sketch show for the Tardis this month with a guest appearance in the Doctor Who Christmas Day special.

Best known for her stroppy schoolgirl character Lauren, The Runaway Bride finds Tate in a very different guise - that of Donna, a blushing wife-to-be outraged to be transported into outer space just as she is walking down the aisle.

Her attempts to get back to the church in time see her kidnapped by robots, attacked by Christmas tree baubles and ensnared by a giant alien spider, played by Cutting It star Sarah Parish.

Tate, whose TV comedy show finished its third series last month, describes the role as "one of the best things I've done".

"It was such a fantastic job, and so exciting," she says. "It was like making an action movie.

"I agreed to do it without even knowing what it was - I just said yes."

"It's a fairly unconventional pairing," admits actor David Tennant, who made his debut as the Doctor this time last year in the 2005 Christmas special.

"But by the end they've rather fallen for each other. Perhaps I'll come back and visit her some day."


Tate, however, did not have to wrestle with the possibility of stepping into Billie Piper's shoes as the Doctor's new full-time assistant.

"They didn't ask me," says the 38-year-old Londoner flatly.

"It's a bit of a shame I think," says Tennant. "They could have made a great team."

No Doctor Who episode is complete without a fiendish villain, and Parish says she jumped at the chance to play the baddie.

However, that was before she realised that playing the evil Empress of the Racnoss would require extensive make-up taking four hours to apply each morning.

"It was a heavy, cumbersome costume but I loved it," she says. "It was a really interesting exercise.

"You really have to over-accentuate everything in order to make the prosthetics work."

"Since I've started this job, Sarah has been saying 'I've got to play an alien,'" says Tennant, who previously worked with Parish on BBC One musical comedy Blackpool and the forthcoming ITV drama Recovery.

"All I can say is, be careful what you wish for!"

Parish, however, dismisses suggestions that her arachnid villain may be too fearsome for family viewing.

"It's behind-the-sofa scary, as opposed to psychiatric- ward scary," she laughs.

'Good stories'

Audiences who tune in on 25 December will see a preview of the forthcoming third series of Doctor Who, featuring a host of familiar faces.

They include League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss, comic Ardal O'Hanlon - albeit disguised as an alien - and William Shakespeare.

Former Coronation Street actress Thelma Barlow and comedian Jessica Stevenson also appear, alongside the Doctor's new assistant, played by Freema Agyeman.

Tennant says it is a testament to the quality of the show's writing that so many established actors are keen to take part.

"The fact that it's Doctor Who and there's so much history to it is important, but it's also because they're good stories," he explains.

"People just want to come and play for a bit, and we're very happy to let them."

However, the 35-year-old Scottish star refused to be drawn when asked how long he expected to remain in the role of TV's most durable time-traveller.

"From the moment I accepted this job, people have asked me when I'm leaving," he told reporters on Monday.

"I have tried to be as noncommittal as possible and shall maintain that stance today."

The Runaway Bride is on BBC One on 25 December at 1900 GMT.
Source: BBC News

Also reported by The Press Association via Yahoo News UK HERE and HERE.

The Daily Mail also contains a bit of a spoiler that can be read by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sarah Jane is back with her own Doctor Who spin-off...

THE Doctor Who Christmas special might be less than a fortnight away, but sci-fi fans have been offered another treat with the release of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Written by Russell T Davies, the new series for CBBC features one of the Doctor's most famous companions, investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, who shared the Tardis with the third and fourth Doctors, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and was a regular in the series from 1973 to 1976.
The pictures show Sarah Jane, played by original Sarah Jane actress Elisabeth Sladen, and her 13-year-old neighbour Maria, played by Yasmin Paige, embarking on a number of adventures.
In the series, the two form an unlikely alliance to fight evil alien forces at work in Britain.
The scheming Ms Wormwood, played by Samantha Bond who is dressed in a sharp black suit, with her hair scraped back, looks like a force to be reckoned with.
And behind the scenes shots reveal what life is really like on the set as the production team grapple with out-of-this-world props and sci-fi costumes.
Sarah Jane's time travelling days came to an end when the Doctor received a summons to his home planet Gallifrey and could not take her along.
But she returned in the latest series in the School Reunion episode starring opposite David Tennant.
The Sarah Jane Adventures begin with a 60-minute special which will be broadcast in early 2007 with the series due later in the year.
Next month filming will begin on location in Wales.
The series is produced by BBC Wales and will transmit on the CBBC Channel and CBBC on BBC One.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Blood of the daleks from Big Finish

Rumor has it in the upcoming Big Finish production Blood of the Daleks the time war will be explained :"In the first of eight new dramas, taking Paul McGann's one-time TV-movie Doctor up to the point where he regenerates into Christopher Eccleston, McGann is struggling not only to reawaken human memories of why Daleks should never be trusted but also has to deal with a mouthy new assistant (played by Sheridan Smith) mysteriously imposed on him by his fellow Time Lords."
Curiouser, curiouser, and curiouser?????

Torchwood will return!!!!!!

BBC Three's Torchwood is back for a second series but this time it will premiere exclusively on BBC Two as confirmed by Jane Tranter, Controller of BBC Fiction, and BBC Two Controller Roly Keating.
Starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, Torchwood has captivated audiences and smashed records.
It attracted an audience of 2.4 million viewers for the broadcast of its first two episodes - securing the highest-ever audiences for a BBC Three programme and the highest-ever ratings for a non-sport programme to air across all channels in digital history.
Created by award-winning writer Russell T Davies, with Chris Chibnall as co-producer and lead writer, the high-octane sci-fi thriller follows a team of modern day investigators as they use alien technology to solve crime, both alien and human.
Set in Cardiff, Torchwood delves into the unknown - battling against the impossible in the highly volatile underworld of savage aliens and monsters whilst trying to maintain their every day lives.
Roly Keating said: "Inventive, intelligent and unpredictable, Torchwood is a brilliant piece of 21st century fantasy drama. I'm delighted that its second series will be premiering on the channel."
Julian Bellamy, Controller of BBC Three, said: "Breaking all records on BBC Three is no mean feat and we've been proud to help build Torchwood into one of the most talked-about and eagerly-anticipated series of recent years."
Jane Tranter said: "Torchwood is a modern and innovative drama that has truly captured the imagination of its audience, and we are very excited that there will be more of the adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed adventures of our team of Torchwood heroes."
Russell T Davies said: "The whole team is bristling with ideas and we are delighted that Cardiff is going to be home to more monsters and mayhem."
Torchwood will be executive produced by Julie Gardner and Russell T Davies.
Filming is due to start in Cardiff in Spring 2007 and the series will hit screens later next year.
The remaining four episodes in the current series will continue to transmit on Sundays at 10pm on BBC Three and Wednesday nights at 9pm.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Sarah Jane clip available...

Ont he official Doctor Who website click the number 9 on the advent calander and be treated to a small sneak preview of the new Sarah Jane adventures. CLICK HERE to head that way.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Sarah Jane news....

On New Year's Day, BBC One is set to broadcast The Sarah Jane Adventures, a second spin-off from Russell T Davies' revamp of Doctor Who.
Joseph Millson will have a major role as the single father of one of the lead characters.
Soap fans will remember him as EastEnders' Jason, who once broke Lyn Slater's heart, then returned to her life and attempted to win her back, despite his ex's marriage to Garry Hobbs.
Millson also recently appeared in new Bond movie Casino Royale.
Other soap roles have come in Doctors and Holby City, although he made his name during a two-year stint as Dr Sam Morgan in Peak Practice.
Star of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Elisabeth Sladen, also appeared in several episodes of that rural medical drama.
Although best known for her role as the Doctor's assistant in the mid-1970s, she's featured in long-running serials Coronation Street and The Bill.
She will reprise her most famous part of the roving reporter who, in the opening instalment, investigates mysterious goings-on at a soft drink factory.
Sarah Jane will be helped by her 13-year-old neighbour Maria, played by Doctors star Yasmin Paige.
The first edition of The Sarah Jane Adventures is a one-off, but a series will follow early in 2007.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

No pause for thought, Russell tells DWM.

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine prepares for Christmas, with Russell T Davies previewing festive adventure The Runaway Bride.
"The Christmas Doctor can't be bogged down in angst," says Russell, "cos that'd hardly make for an interesting adventure on Christmas Day.
"That's why Donna arrived as she did, at the end of Doomsday, suddenly, so the Doctor doesn't even have time to mourn. Gosh, you'd think I'd planned it!"
Other highlights in the new issue include an in-depth interview with writer Gareth Roberts; a preview of The Sarah Jane Adventures Christmas Special; the results of the 2006 Season Survey; a review of the past year in the Doctor Who universe; a preview of the new Doctor Who radio series for BBC7 and the Watcher's Christmas Quiz.
DWM 377 is on sale from Thursday 7 December 2006.

Warren Ellis changes his mind....

I watched a couple of episodes of TORCHWOOD last night. It's gotten better. The actress playing Gwen whose name I forget -- Eve Myles? --in particular seems to have found her feet in the "Countrycide"episode, with some great physical acting, although none of them seem able to really go toe to toe with John Barrowman yet, even thoughhe keeps punching it down to level out the stage for them. (A good actor varies the pitch of his/her performance to ensure he/she doesn't blow the rest of the cast off the stage.)

glad he changed his mine lol and i agree john barrowman rocks!!!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Warren Ellis isnt too impressed with torchwood

Warren say::::

People keep asking me to talk about TORCHWOOD. No time right now, but, as a beginning, consider this. First, the return of perhaps Britain’s greatest television series:
One of these has grandeur, and an awareness of its status as an event, just loaded with semiotics screaming “I am here and I am mighty, pay attention scum.” One of them looks like it was knocked together by my daughter in a Flash program with some royalty-free placeholder music, and is almost apologetic in its presentation. Can you tell which is which? Video is supplied and he does have a point......................

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Captain Jack on his way to who

Capt. Jack Returning To WhoJohn Barrowman, who plays Capt. Jack Harkness on the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood, confirmed to SyFy Portal that his character will return for a multi-episode arc during the upcoming third season of Doctor Who. "I will be in [season] three of Doctor Who," Barrowman said in an interview. "I will be in the last three episodes of four episodes, and the scripts are being written as we speak, because I just got a text from [Doctor Who executive producer Russell T. Davies] telling me that he's finishing the script [in which] Jack returns." Barrowman first appeared as Capt. Jack in the Doctor Who episode "The Empty Child," and remained on the show through the end of the first season. He later reprised the role in Torchwood, which premiered in October and is currently airing in the U.K. on BBC Three. Barrowman didn't reveal the details of his reappearance on Doctor Who, but did rule out the possibility of any future crossovers on his new show. "You will never have Who crossing over into Torchwood," he told the Web site. "Doctor Who is for children, is a base for family viewing and children. Torchwood is not. The only person that will cross at this point will be Jack going back and forth, because Jack has a different persona in Doctor Who [than] he does in Torchwood, if that makes any sense. He's darker because of his circumstances, and he'll change again when [he] comes in, or he might be darker when he comes back in Doctor Who." The first season of Torchwood wraps up in January. Doctor Who returns for a Christmas special, "The Runaway Bride," which airs in the U.K. on Dec. 25, before beginning its third season next year.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sarah Jane is on her way!!!

The Sarah Jane Adventures
Elisabeth Sladen – Doctor Who's former sidekick – is back as Sarah Jane Smith in a brand-new, fast-paced children's drama, created by Russell T Davies and from the makers of Doctor Who. The Sarah Jane Adventures ensures that children never look at fizzy drinks in the same way again...
Sarah Jane is fascinated by Bubbleshock, a strangely addictive organic drink that is taking the world by storm. She is almost oblivious to the arrival of her new neighbour, Maria, a young girl starting a new life with her father.
Maria becomes intrigued by the strange goings on at Sarah Jane's house but, before she can investigate, she's whisked away by her new friend, Kelsey, to the brightly coloured, but sinister, Bubbleshock factory.
As Sarah Jane tries to find out what the mysterious Mrs Wormwood is doing at the factory, Maria and Kelsey embark on a tour which leads them into the path of a monstrous creature and a strange young boy with no name or past.
When Sarah Jane and Maria discover the secret ingredient of Bubbleshock, they realise they are the only ones who can stop Mrs Wormwood and her evil plans for the human race.
Maria is played by Yasmin Page, Kelsey by Porsha Lawrence Mavour, Mrs Wormwood by Samantha Bond and the young boy/Luke by Thomas Knight.

Upcoming Torchwood

Torchwood: Episode 11 – Combat
Savage aliens are being kidnapped from the streets of Cardiff and the Torchwood team is determined to find out why, as Russell T Davies's thrilling sci-fi drama continues.
Owen is sent undercover to find out who's behind the kidnappings and soon befriends the charismatic Mark Lynch. Beneath the veneer of normal city life, Owen discovers a shocking subculture, but can he avoid being sucked into it?
Owen is played by Burn Gorman and Mark Lynch by Alex Hassell. The cast also includes John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto and Naoko Mori as Toshiko.

Torchwood: Episode 12 – Captain Jack Harkness
Investigating reports of ghostly music, Jack and Toshiko find themselves stranded in a packed dance hall – in 1941.
In another high-octane episode this Christmas, Gwen, Owen and Ianto work to rescue their colleagues – but not before Jack and Toshiko meet a handsome young American squadron leader by the name of ... Captain Jack Harkness.
Captain Jack is played by John Barrowman, Toshiko by Naoko Mori, Gwen by Eve Myles, Owen by Burn Gorman and Ianto by Gareth David-Lloyd.

Torchwood: Episode 13 – End Of Days
The rift has been opened and time is splintering all over the world in the action-packed climax of Russell T Davies's dark and sexy sci-fi series.
As events spiral out of control, the Torchwood team members are faced with fragments of their pasts – and terrifying visions of their futures. Can Captain Jack save the world?
Captain Jack is played by John Barrowman. The cast also includes Eve Myles as Gwen, Burn Gorman as Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto and Naoko Mori as Toshiko.

Christmas episode synopsis

Doctor Who Christmas Special – The Runaway Bride
Award-winning comedy actress Catherine Tate and Sarah Parish star alongside David Tennant in a special Christmas edition of the time-travelling adventure.
Bride-to-be Donna mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She suddenly appears, to her complete astonishment, in the Tardis with the Doctor.
As the Tardis races to get to the church on time, the Doctor and Donna are closely watched by the sinister figure of The Empress of Racnoss from her throne in her spaceship. It soon becomes clear that Donna is the key to an ancient alien plan to destroy the Earth.
David Tennant plays the Doctor, Catherine Tate plays Donna and Sarah Parish plays The Empress of Racnoss.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Torchwood's juicy bits...........

Captain Jack Harkness reveals, "the 21st century's when it all changes, and you gotta be ready." Jack was last seen at the end of Doctor Who series one, exterminated in the Dalek war in the 2002nd century, before being resurrected by Rose Tyler, when she had channelled the Time Vortex and became the Bad Wolf. For reasons unknown, Jack - a promiscuous bisexual former intergalactic time-agent-turned-con-artist-turned-hero - has found himself in 21st century Cardiff as head of Torchwood. We last saw Torchwood's London office - then a neo-fascist organisation headed by Tracy-Ann Cyberman - destroyed in the Dalek vs Cyberman battle in season 2's finale of Doctor Who. That, along with the Sycorax invasion on Christmas Day last year, has been explained away as a kind of psychotropic terrorism; where the water supply is causing mass hallucinations. As a top secret organisation outside the United Nations, the BBC aren't giving much away, but The Guide has managed to uncover the following information ...
Torchwood House
One of the Scottish Highlands' stateliest homes, Torchwood House was home to the MacLeish Family since the 1500s before being bought by the crown in 1853. Legend has it that in the wake of the werewolf massacre of 1851, Queen Victoria banished a stranger calling himself "the doctor" and his "naked" young companion, Rose Tyler from the British Empire for consorting with demons and magic and stuff. Realising that Britain had enemies beyond her understanding, she founded the Torchwood Institute, to investigate such occurrences, and arm its borders, should this doctor ever dare to return.
Among the less-than-savoury visitors to tumble through the rift are a couple of hundred "weevils" (nobody knows what they're actually called, they just sort of grunt and rasp). They look (and communicate) a bit like Paul Danan gone reptile and live in the sewers feeding off human shit. Except that every now and then they will go rogue and attack - like the one that takes out a hospital porter early on in episode one, in a spectacular shower of blood and gore.
The Torchwood Hub
To the naked ape it looks like Cardiff Millennium Centre, and it probably serves that purpose as well. But deep beneath lies the Torchwood Hub, base to the Torchwood team and their pet pterodactyl, who access it via a big hole in the floor that acts as an invisible lift all the way down. So why can't people see them going down? Because there's some sort of perception filter of course, perhaps the result of, say, a police box having landed there sometime during series one of Doctor Who. As Jack explains to Gwen, shortly before drugging her and wiping her memory, probably the result of "a dimensionally transcendental chameleon circuit placed right on this spot which welded its perception properties to a spatial time programme." "But if there's a great big hole in the ground don't people fall in?" wonders Gwen. "That is so Welsh! I show you something fantastic, you find fault."
Resurrection Glove
The first episode begins with Gwen seeing more than she should, as the team take over a murder scene, placing a robot glove on the back of his head, reviving him for minutes and asking him how he died. Except it's not so refined, only working for two minutes, and only on the recently deceased. The more violent the trauma, the stronger the resurrection. (It works a little better on flies). Obviously, if such technology fell into the wrong hands, that would be very bad ...
Book Assimilator
Technical expert Toshiko Sato takes stuff home with her; though she's not doing it to get laid, she's doing it to learn (boring!) She owns a handheld phaser-type thing that scans a copy of A Tale Of Two Cities, beams it into a computer and reads the whole book in seconds. Or something. OK, we don't really understand, but it'll no doubt lead to all hell breaking loose by Xmas.
Sex Parasite
If, like caddish young Owen Harper (Burn Gorman), your job was being the medical expert in a top secret institute that scavenged alien technology, and you were going to break protocol and take something home, you'd probably nick the spray that works as a kind of opposite Rohypnol. One spray to your own face and any woman will take you home and shag you instantly. Even if that does mean the only way of avoiding a beating by said woman's boyfriend is to respray him and make him want to do the same. You wouldn't necessarily know that in doing so you were letting loose a sinister alien intelligence that would unleash a doomed sexual anarchy upon the world. On the upside, if your life was actually part of an adult sci-fi cop show, it would mean that episode two could contain an awful lot of boning.
· Torchwood, Sun, 9pm, BBC 3; Wed, 9pm, BBC2

TV Review: Torchwood - Episode 1, "Everything Changes"

It begins with a CSI-style sweep over Cardiff, and a crime scene. There's blood, a corpse, rain, forensics and the police.Before anyone can do pretty much anything, they're all cleared out. Torchwood, apparently, have told them to clear the area. Who are Torchwood? The attending officers are as in the dark as we, the audience, are. Special Ops, they say. As one Welsh accented forensics officer says in the opening five minutes of Torchwood's first ever episode: "There's no procedure any more - it's a f**king disgrace". Thankfully, the episode isn't.Over the next few minutes we're treated to the temporary resurrection of a murder victim via some form of mystical gauntlet, a bar fight, and a snarling creature with a nasty habit of biting people in the neck. With spurting arterial blood spray, and everything. 15 minutes in, and it's clear that this, if anything, is a distant relative of Doctor Who, at least in terms of content. Swearing, blood, adult humour, sexuality, and Welsh accents abound in Torchwood.Torchwood is, unapologetically, aimed at the adult audience. Perhaps this is why the BBC have chosen to air the series on its more cult focused, and digital only, BBC3 rather than going for a prime time BBC1 slot. It seems that they want to keep this as far from Doctor Who as possible, lest it be mistaken for cuddly, tea-time family entertainment.For those that don't know, the series is a spin off from the first and second seasons of the BBC's new Doctor Who. Taking the Captain Jack Harkness character from the first series, and the Torchwood institute from the second, it takes place in modern day Cardiff, and features a team of, essentially, misfits in their hunt to track down aliens. And presumably any other nasties that the script writers decide to toss their way.One other thing that links the series to the new Doctor Who is actress Eve Myles. She's previously appeared in the first season episode "The Unquiet Dead". At this stage there's no apparent link between the character she played in that episode and the character she plays here, but it's not beyond the realms of possibility. As Gwen Cooper (her previous character's name was Gwyneth, fact fans), Myles manages a likeable level of bemused confusion in the first episode. As the audience is discovering many of Torchwood's mysteries at the same time as she does, it's important that they can identify with her. Also, as she's given quite a lot of time on screen, it's quite important she's not irritating. Thankfully, she achieves both things well.As for other cast members, John Barrowman returns as the glorious Captain Jack Harkness, once a time traveling scavenger, now a alien catching superhero, in more ways than one. Barrowman oozes charisma. It's no surprise that writer and series creator Russel Davies wanted to spin things off into a new series featuring his bi-sexual swashbuckler - the character and performance are both deeply watchable. Harkness' team are, like Gwen, mostly likeable.
Burn Gorman, who plays Owen Harper, has the look of a young Willem Dafoe about him, and is the only borderline irritating team member; Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori) doesn't get a great deal to do here, Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) is a likeable, well dressed Quentin Tarantino look-alike, and Suzie Costello (Indira Varma) features more than you'd think. It's a team with some potential, who you don't take an immediate dislike to, and that each have a clearly defined role and character.The script is witty, effective, and not overly clunky. It's got that Doctor Who style humour, but can take it slightly further thanks to its adult targeted audience. It also nicely references its source; the Cyberman invasion from series two of new Who, the alien spacecraft from the Christmas special, the destruction of Torchwood (one of four offices, as it happens), and there's even a mention of the good Doctor himself. Fans of Who will already guess why this branch of Torchwood is placed in Cardiff, but there's an explanation for that too. The nice thing is, none of it feels forced. There's a pleasing lack of tedious exposition in Torchwood.The only criticism of the first episode is perhaps that it doesn't have a great deal of time to produce a compelling villain, or plot. It takes its time to introduce the characters, establish who Torchwood are, why they're in Cardiff, and what they're going to do about the fact that Gwen has discovered them. There's a — seemingly tacked on — plot about some recurring murders in Cardiff that gets resolved, but it's secondary to the process of introducing everyone. And the episode just about gets away with it.As first episodes go, Torchwood is a good one. We're sold the prospect of the ever likeable Captain Jack catching aliens, a team of charismatic assistants, a central character who's easy to get behind, and an atmosphere not a million miles from US team based sci-fi, like Angel.I've often said that the BBC could produce great Science Fiction. It used to — it had a history of some great television — but hasn't really done anything to impress of late beyond the triumphant return of Doctor Who. Hopefully, Torchwood will change that during its run. The potential is there, the intention is obvious after episode one, and thanks to its adult focus there'll likely be none of Russell Davies toilet jokes.Episode one gets my seal of approval, and there's not a man eating dustbin in sight.
BBC News reports that the opening episodes of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood drew the largest digital channel audience for a non-sport programme, says the BBC. The first two instalments of the series, starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, also attracted BBC Three's largest ever audience.
The first episode had 2.4 million viewers and a 12.7% audience share, and the second episode 2.3 million (13.8%). Two football matches in 2004 and 2005 earned larger digital TV audiences.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Rose Leaning wallpaper

My fav image from School Reunion with sarah jane.....

Doctor breathing gif

hehehehe one of my fav scenes from season one....

New animated Dr who gifs by me

hope you all enjoy! Please leave comments and if you want to use it please credit me ty.....

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ok guess im ready to start blogging lol

I guess i am ready to start with my Dr who endeavour, wish me luck whovians......