Monday, May 26, 2008

From the Mirror uk

It's taken him a thousand years or so, but the Doctor has finally pulled. Yes, the Time Lord is getting a Time Lady...
In Saturday's episode David Tennant's Dr Who meets Professor River Song, played by the lovely Alex Kingston of ER and Moll Flanders fame.
River is an archaeologist from the 51st century and soon makes it clear that she's had a very close encounter with the Doctor in another time. A show source says: "The Doctor introduces himself to River Song, and it becomes clear they've been an item - but in the future."
Eventually romance blossoms and is actually played out over two episodes, reaching a climax (so to speak) next week.

In the past, the Doctor has flirted with his female sidekicks but despite the occasional peck on the cheek they've never gone the distance..
But this is obviously a match made in heaven - Professor Song has her own sonic screwdriver

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dr who Cosplay at it's best.

Have a pint of Who beer? SWEEEEEEEEET

Falstaff Brewery has it's own line of specialty beers based upon the Dr Who television program. How damn sweet is that? The line includes beers like:


ABV 4.4%
A mild for May. Deep claret in colour with a bonfire toffee and aniseed nose. Smooth sweet malt flavours with a fruity finish.
Martha Jones

ABV 5.9%
A mild for May. Rich ruby hues with a liquorice nose. Mouthfilling sweet chocolate malt flavours and a slightly tart fruity finish.

ABV 4.5%
A mild for May. Dark Ruby in colour with burnt chocolate aromas.Smooth dark malt and chocolate flavours balanced by a long slightly sharp aftertaste.

ABV 4.4%
Dark straw in colour, a crisp hoppy aroma with hints of honey. Refreshingly orangey hop flavours and a clean hoppy finish.
Face of Bo

ABV 3.9%
Chestnut brown in colour with a bonfire toffee aroma. Dark chocolate and toffee flavours laeding to a smooth chocolate malt aftertaste.

ABV 4.2%
Dark amber in colour with a fruity citrus aroma. Fruity malt flavours with a sharp hoppy finish.

ABV 4.9%
Babington Arms exclusive spring 2008.
Click here to view the beers and the entire site.
Can anyone find where i can order a case of this?

Moffat named Doctor Who supremo

Scriptwriter Steven Moffat was today named lead writer and executive producer on hit BBC1 drama Doctor Who.
Moffat, who has written a number of episodes of the show - including the acclaimed Blink episode which won him the writer prize at this year's Bafta Craft Awards - will replace Russell T Davies.
Davies, the key creative figure behind the Doctor Who revival in 2005, stands down next year.
The appointment makes Moffat Doctor Who's showrunner - the key creative force behind the programme - on the fifth series, which will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2010.
As well as Blink, his previous work on Doctor Who includes The Girl in the Fireplace for series two which earned him his second Hugo Award. His first was for the series one two-parter The Empty Child.
Davies said: "It's been a delight and an honour working with Steven, and I can't wait to see where his extraordinary imagination takes the Doctor. Best of all, I get to be a viewer again, watching on a Saturday night!"
For the current series, Moffat has written Silence in the Library, a two-parter starring Alex Kingston that transmits later this month on BBC1.
Moffat said: "My entire career has been a secret plan to get this job. I applied before but I got knocked back because the BBC wanted someone else. Also I was seven.
"Anyway, I'm glad the BBC has finally seen the light, and it's a huge honour to be following Russell into the best - and the toughest - job in television."
Davies and Julie Gardner, the BBC Wales head of drama, have worked on the fourth series of Doctor Who and are working on four specials for broadcast in 2009.
In 2009 BBC Wales, which makes Doctor Who, will also have a new head of drama when producer Piers Wenger takes over from Gardner.
The BBC fiction controller, Jane Tranter, said: "The Tardis couldn't be in safer hands. Steven's talents on both Doctor Who and beyond are well known.
"He is a writer of glittering brilliance, comedy and depth, with an extraordinary imagination and a unique voice.
"Steven has a wonderful mix of being a committed Doctor Who fan and a true artist, and his plans for the next series are totally thrilling."
Moffat's career began with the ITV children's drama Press Gang in 1989 and he also wrote the sitcom Coupling for BBC2 that ran for four series from 2000.
Moffat also wrote the six-part BBC1 series Jekyll starring James Nesbitt and Michelle Ryan that screened last year.
Moffatt will continue as one of the directors on the board of Hartswood Films which produced Coupling and Jekyll, and for which he is also developing a new comedy Adam & Eve.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spend an Hour with Jon Pertwee

An Hour With Jon Pertwee aired yesterday on BBC 7 and can be accessed with the BBC iPlayer for the next week. CLICK HERE for the iPlayer or HERE for the BBC 7 website. It is a very entertaining and interesting show, please take the time to enjoy it.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

BBC chiefs soften over Doctor Who fan’s toys

A report in The Times and a very British public outcry yesterday persuaded the BBC to adopt the knitting patterns used to create the Doctor Who monsters – instead of threatening to force them out of existence.
This week, The Times highlighted how the BBC was demanding that a 26-year-old woman who uses the name Mazzmatazz stop producing the designs, based on the Doctor Who villains, or face the risk of legal action.
The report generated a string of comments from Times readers, who questioned why the BBC was threatening one of its licence fee payers. Lawyers had previously said that there was little doubt that Mazzmatazz had broken the BBC’s Doctor Who trademark by mentioning it on her website.
Only three days later, the BBC is exploring whether it can help to generate some money out of the designs, with a spokesman for the Corporation saying that it was “never interested in stifling fan creativity in any way”.

The woman behind the patterns for the fat, white Adipose and the squid-faced Ood characters has been invited to meet BBC executives with a view to creating “a limited edition of exclusive promotional products” for the public to buy.
The new thinking is that it may even be possible to link the availability of the knitting patterns and knitted figures to the planned launch of a new range of Doctor Who toys. The BBC is working on releasing a soft toy Adipose of its own some time around the end of the summer or early autumn.
On her website, Mazzmatazz, who has chosen not to reveal her real name, said that she “just wanted to thank everyone who has sent me a message of support over the past few days” and confirmed that she was “currently discussing matters with the BBC”.
The Doctor Who producers are said to be smitten with the designs, and the team plans to present Russell T Davies, the executive producer, with one of Mazzmatazz’s knitted Adipose characters, now that they have become aware of them after media coverage.
Copyright lobbyists who first highlighted the case on the internet said that they were delighted with the BBC’s change of heart. But they said that the law did not support fans who took content created by media companies as the starting point for their own creativity.
Becky Hogge, from the Open Rights Group, said: “This is great news for Mazzmatazz, but this does not change the law. It is very easy for media companies to threaten fans of their content, and we’d like the law changed to give fans more rights”.
The BBC said that it had contacted Mazzmatazz and asked her to stop making the knitting patterns available on the internet because, once made, some of the toys were being sold on eBay. Mazzmatazz was not charging for the designs.
What makes the episode more significant is that changing technology is making it easier for fans to create and distribute content based on their favourite programmes, causing a dilemma for copyright holders who have to decide whether to risk bad publicity and threaten legal action, or let them run.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Watch Dr who online

Check out surfthechannel for all four seasons of Doctor Who. Click here to go to the Doctor viewing listing.


Watch The Doctors daughter online

SurftheChannel here,And on youtube here, here, and here

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Skaro Toy Museum

All kinds of dalek related merchandise here

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Shame on you BBC!!!

First i find this article: New TV phone-in scandal: BBC kept £100,000 of Children In Need cash for itself , which is bad. Then i find the following articles about these poor fans being persecuted by the BBC for doing what fans do. What is next? Will fan made vids using clips from the shows be hounded off of youtube? Will fan made icons freely distributed also be banned next? When will one of these damned media corporations realize that we fans promote and recruit more fans with the fannish crap we like to turn out? Let it go beeb! To read more click here. For shame BBC for shame.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Georgia Moffett interview - Radio Times, May 2008

If you're going to cast someone as the Doctor's daughter, who better than the daughter of a Doctor? Georgia Moffett talks to RT's Nick Griffiths about joining her dad's old TV show.On screen [in Doctor Who's fourth series], Georgia Moffett plays the title character Jenny in The Doctor's Daughter. Off screen, her father happens to be Peter Davison (born Peter Moffett) who played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in the 80s and, more recently, in [2007's] Children in Need special, Time Crash. So a Doctor's daughter is playing the Doctor's Daughter. "I don't think Dad has grasped it yet; I think he's still in shock," says Moffett of her role. "Mind you, I don't think he's really grasped the fact that I'm an actress, let alone doing a programme he did 20-odd years ago!" Davison played the Doctor from 1981-1984, quitting shortly before Georgia was born. She recalls seeing his Who coat in the house and how her grandma collected change for her in a Tardis moneybox, but, she adds, "I never really watched Doctor Who when I was younger, because I'm a girl and was far more into Barbie. I really only started watching it when my son [Tyler, aged six] got into the current Doctor Who. I wish I'd watched it, but I was too much of a chicken when I was younger. It scares me now and I'm 23! "My character Jenny's a bit of an action hero, which is great. She has a big journey. She starts off not being particularly likeable but by the end she's learnt a lot from her experiences and from the Doctor. She becomes something that he's very proud of." There was a passing reference in 2006 story Fear Her that the Doctor had once been a father. So is she really the Doctor's daughter? "In a strange sort of way," adds Moffett. "It's never quite as simple as that on Doctor Who. I wouldn't want anyone to jump to conclusions. "It was winter in Cardiff when we filmed and I was wearing very little, so you can imagine how cold that was. David [Tennant] kindly lent me his jacket between takes. I put it on, bent over and ripped the back of it. He's a good 6ft-something and he's never ripped it; I'm 5ft 2, put it on and destroyed it," she laughs. Moffett wasn't the only family member to cause trouble. Son Tyler spent two days on set while they were filming. "Ty followed David around in awe and kept wanting to talk about different storylines," she says. "David was so sweet with him. In one scene David's trying to open a door with the sonic screwdriver. And every time he managed to open the door, Ty was standing there, peering out! Oh, dear!"

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sylvester McCoy stars in 'The Mikado'

Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy will be playing the lead in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. The production opens at the Sheffield Theatre Lyceum following a successful run in the West End and features the Oscar-winning sets and costumes from Mike Leigh's film Topsy Turvy.Starring alongside the Professor is Nichola McAuliffe, who will be reprising her role of Katisha from the West End run. McAuliffe previously appeared in Doctor Who as Vivien Rook in 2007's "The Sound of Drums" and was also the voice of James Bond's BMW in 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies.Transporting you to the magnificent Japanese court of Titipu, this hilarious tale of love, marriage, executions and heroics brings to life some of Gilbert & Sullivan's most colourful and popular comic characters from Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner, Pooh-Bah and Nanki-Poo, to the delightful three little maids.The Mikado plays seven exclusive performances from Tuesday 27 May to Saturday 31 May, 2008. For more information, please visit

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Chris Moyles spoils the Dr who finale

Chris Moyles has a vid up that shows the special effects company that works on Doctor Who working on a red dalek. Said red dalek is rumored to be a new emperor, harriet jones, or davros returned among other things. Go HERE and click the vid its very near the first part. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The episode 12 TBA title revealed by retailer?

War on skaro looks to be it. is preordering a gift set for an october release with the title.
Go check it out here:

Doctor Who's Tardis wrecked by Scots director

DOCTOR Who's Tardis has survived battles with everything from the Daleks to the Cybermen.
But the time-travelling police box finally met its match when director Douglas Mackinnon got his hands on it.
The Scot took charge to film a double episode...and managed to break it.
Douglas, 47, said: "During filming I was working on the Tardis and I managed to break the bit in the middle which goes up and down.
"I wanted it to go too fast for a dramatic scene and it just stopped working. I couldn't believe I'd broken the Tardis.
"Thankfully, we managed to fix it half an hour later but I had this surreal phone call with my nine-year-old son Thomas, who is a massive Doctor Who fan, back home in Fife and said: 'You'll never believe what I did today...'
"And he shouted to my wife Mandy: 'Mum, dad's broken the Tardis!'"
Working on Doctor Who was a childhood dream come true for former Sunday Mail photographer Douglas, who was a fan of the show while growing up on Skye.
He was especially pleased to be given a double episode featuring the potato-headed Sontarans who terrified him as a kid. But he was so in awe when he arrived on set he had to remind himself he was there to do a job.
Douglas said: "I was a huge Who fan. I watched it every Saturday night and I think I remember when the Sontarans first arrived - around 1972, when Jon Pertwee was the Doctor.
"So standing on the set with David Tennant - or rather, standing in the Tardis with Dr Who - you feel seven and 47 at the same time, if that makes sense.
"And to get a two-parter with Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman and the Sontarans was just fantastic. I'd personally put the Sontarans third after the Cybermen and the Daleks as big legends in the legacy of Dr Who villains.
"But they never made me hide behind the sofa - I'm from Skye and we don't do that sort of thing up there."
Douglas was able to pass on his love of the show to Thomas and three-year-old daughter Ruby by taking them on to the Cardiff set where the sci-fi smash hit series is filmed. He allowed them a peek into the Holy Grail of Whovians - the props store.
Douglas said: "It's one of the most magical places in the world for a DoctorWho fan because everything is in there, even the Cybermen and the Daleks.
"Ruby was too young to know what was going on but Thomas was thrilled - although he didn't want to look at the Daleks.
"He had a great time and met David, Freema and the rest of the cast. It didn't take any of the magic away for him.
"If anything, it's heightened it. I think kids believe in something, like Santa Claus, because they want to." Douglas had high praise for his leading man, fellow Scot Tennant.
He said: "He's everything people say, generous, kind and, most importantly, a very, very good actor.
"The thing with Dr Who is the leading actor sets the pace to an extent and David's enthusiasm for the role is infectious for everyone."
Doctor Who is another impressive title to add to Douglas's CV. Next up is the new series of Robin Hood, which he began shooting in Budapest last week. That follows working with James Nesbitt on Hyde and he has worked on Bodies and Silent Witness.
He also directed Jonny Lee Miller and Laura Fraser in The Flying Scotsman, the big-screen story of troubled Olympic cyclist Graeme Obree.
And he says he owes his success to the Sunday Mail, where he cut his teeth as a freelance photographer 25 years ago. He said: "I started writing screenplays in the Sunday Mail office when I was waiting to go out on jobs and I got into National Film and Television School because of that - so the Sunday Mail did it for me."
Doctor Who is on BBC1 at 6.20pm on Saturday. The Poison Sky, part two of the Sontarans story, is on BBC3 tonight at 8pm.
'I wanted it to go fast for a dramatic scene and it just stopped working'

UNIT: A Brief History

From digital spy

Doctor Who devotees watching the current series may have noticed the Time Lord's familiarity with a military organisation called UNIT in the current Sontaran two-parter, in addition to their brief appearance three years ago when the Slitheen roamed Downing Street. Now presided over by the relatively impotent Colonel Mace and called the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, UNIT was once a regular part of the Doctor Who furniture for many years…Back in 1968, The Doctor first joined forces with Colonel Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart and his infantrymen in 'The Web of Fear' to combat a sinister threat in the London Underground. No, it wasn't Mackenzie Crook trying to run over commuters – it was the dreaded robotic Yeti from the Himalayas!Once this perilous threat had been repelled, the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce was created to deal with extraterrestrials and Lethbridge-Stewart was promoted to Brigadier. They almost immediately encountered the Cybermen in 'The Invasion', in which the metallic monsters from Mondas lurked underground in the sewers before their attack.The Second Doctor's activities caused the Time Lords to banish him to Earth for several years after forcing him to regenerate. Consequently, UNIT became a regular presence in the show alongside the Third Doctor in the first half of the 1970s. Alongside the reliable (but occasionally trigger-happy) Brigadier, the likes of amiable Sergeant Benton and fragile Captain Mike Yates were part of an ensemble supporting cast that gave Doctor Who a nice, homely feel.
During The Doctor's exile, UNIT fended off threats like the plastic-loving Autons, glowing green maggots, onion bhaji lookalike Axons, the dreaded Daleks and, on many occasions, The Master. However, given The Doctor's dislike of violence, there were several notable conflicts between his yearnings for a peaceful resolution and UNIT's desire to blast the invaders out of the sky. This is epitomised by The Doctor's abject disgust when the Brigadier follows orders and blows up the underground base of the Silurians – a reptilian race with a rightful claim to roam the planet. The Time Lord had previously been on the verge of talking the Silurians into adopting peaceful methods of negotiations with the humans. Once The Doctor's Tardis started to work again, UNIT were gradually phased out. The Fourth Doctor did manage a handful of dealings with the organisation at the start of his tenure, joining forces to battle the Loch Ness Monster. He also picked up UNIT's medical officer Harry Sullivan as a companion along the way. The 1980s brought in the mullet but largely forgot about UNIT. The Brigadier, now retired and working as a schoolmaster, popped up in the Fifth Doctor story 'Mawdryn Undead'. Finally, in 1989, 'Battlefield' brought back UNIT and lured The Brigadier out of retirement to fight armed knights and the monstrous Destroyer. The Maggie Thatcher years had also taken their toll, as UNIT was now commanded by a female in the form of Brigadier Winifred Bambera.This was to prove their last appearance in the original run of the series - and only time will tell if the likes of Colonel Mace will be able to hack the pace. Could The Brigadier, or Sir Lethbridge-Stewart as he's now known, be tempted back for one more cry of "five rounds rapid"?

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Best bit of The Poison Sky

So rose pops up again and is calling the doctor on his viewscreen before donna big buffalo head gets innit and makes me wonder wonder wonder....

The Doctors Daughter

There is a strange article in scifi pulse about the upcoming Doctors Daughter episode. Its an interview with little miss Moffet, read it here: The Doctors Daughter Speaks (Mild Spoilers).

On the planet Messaline the Hath - fish monsters that communicate through bubbles - and humans have been at war forever trying to find "the source of life". Time is measured on Messaline by counting the generations of the dead. Martha is kidnapped and the Doctor meets the most important woman of his life. But as General Cobb threatens genocide, the Time Lord faces an even greater battle – can he find peace with his own child?Georgia Moffett will be playing a "role no-one will ever forget" as she steps up as Jenny, the Doctor's daughter, though apparently its by some stolen DNA rather than a raunchy Doctor.

From Digitalspy: Martha gets captured by the Hath at the beginning of the episode. It isn't a trick, Jenny really is the doctors daughter. ... Features a set piece where Jenny has to cross a tunnel crisscrossed with laser beams.The episode was designed to "change the Doctor" in a way that will have "a real impact on him" and that in terms of the series continuity the episode will have a "lasting impact".At least Donna is there to try and make it all better:Donna: I know that look. See it a lot round our way. Blokes with pushchairs and frowns. You've got Dad-Shock! Sudden, unexpected fatherhood. Takes a lot getting used to...

Torchwood On iTunes In USA

US residents can now buy and download Torchwood from the iTunes Store.The Doctor Who spin-off is among the BBC America programming available as part of the strategy of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, to secure the broadest possible distribution for its TV shows. People can buy single episodes and complete seasons.Also among the programmes available is the comedy series Little Britain, for which Tom Baker provides the narration.Beth Clearfield, the vice-president of digital media and business development for BBC Worldwide America, said: "The BBC is delighted to provide US audiences with the unique ability to purchase and download select award-winning BBC America programming on the iTunes Store."