Saturday, May 30, 2009

Torchwood: Children of the earth Trailer

Friday, May 29, 2009

Biography of Karen Gillan posted

The new companion, starring opposite Matt Smith when Doctor Who returns for a full series in Spring, 2010, has been revealed! She has appeared previously in Doctor Who, playing the Soothsayer in the Tenth Doctor adventure, The Fires of Pompeii. In that episode the Doctor admits, 'I sometimes need someone' and from 2010 that someone will be Karen Gillan!
After winning the coveted role, Karen, 21, announced, 'I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it.'
Karen grew up in Inverness, Scotland and developed a love for acting very early on, attending several youth theatre groups and taking part in a wide range of productions at her school, Charleston Academy.
Aged 16, Karen decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further and a year later secured a place at the prestigious Italia Conti academy in London. During her first year she landed a role in Rebus and soon appeared in a variety of programmes including Channel 4's Stacked and The Kevin Bishop Show. Karen also stars in the forthcoming film Outcast starring James Nesbitt.
When she's not acting Karen likes to play the piano and loves rummaging through vintage clothes shops. But it looks unlikely she'll be able to do much rummaging in the near future as she gears up for a life in the TARDIS, and in the limelight!
But she's ready for the challenges and adventures that will follow, declaring, 'Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him - I just can't wait to get started!'

Doctor Who unveils new companion for 11th Time Lord

The BBC today revealed that the companion for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who will be Karen Gillan.

Twenty-one-year-old Gillan will star alongside new Time Lord, Matt Smith, when the smash hit drama returns to BBC One in spring 2010.

With filming due to begin this summer, Gillan beat off dozens of hopefuls to land one of television's most coveted roles.

Gillan said: "I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it.

"Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him – I just can't wait to get started!"

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, added: "We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too."

Executive Producer and Head of Drama BBC Wales, Piers Wenger, said: "We knew Karen was perfect for the role the moment we saw her. She brought an energy and excitement to the part that was just fantastic. And when she auditioned alongside Matt we knew we had something special. It is a partnership that is ready to take on the universe!"

The new series of Doctor Who comes to BBC One, Spring 2010.

And its interesting that she also played in a Doctor Who episode as a soothsayer in Fires of Pompeii

Monday, May 25, 2009

Doctor Who: Animated Series On The Way

The Doctor gets a second animated outing starring Georgia Moffett and David Warner and there's some news of another 'special project'...
Published on May 25, 2009 at Den of geek

Debuting in "Autumn," a new animated Doctor Who story, entitled Dreamland, will be hitting the small screen through the BBC's red button service and Children's BBC. There will be seven episodes comprising of approximately six minutes. Viewers may remember The Infinite Quest from 2007 which ran on the show Totally Doctor Who and was subsequently released on DVD.

Starring as The Doctor is David Tennant and he will be joined by: Georgia Moffett (The Doctor's Daughter) though she is not playing Jenny, her character is called Cassie Rice; the voice of Bernice Summerfield, Lisa Bowerman (Survival); and the legendary David Warner (Tron, Time Bandits). Warner is also no stranger to Doctor Who having played the Time Lord himself in a 2003 audio play (reprising the role in 2008).

The writer for Dreamland is Phil Ford who is one of the few to pen stories for the triumvirate of Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood. His Who story, The Waters of Mars (due to be broadcast in November), was co-written with Russell T Davies. Directing the project is Who stalwart Gary Russell.

In this month's Doctor Who Magazine, RTD hints that a third special project might be on the way (David Tennant's appearance in The Sarah Jane Adventures being the first), he says: "... it would be nice to round things off with a Special Project 3... I can promise, it's worth waiting for!"

The Doctor Joins The Sarah Jane Adventures

David Tennant joins the gang on Bannerman Road in an all new adventure and he's joined by K9. But who is getting married...?
Published on May 25, 2009 at Den of geek

This month's Doctor Who Magazine has revealed some details about the upcoming third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Executive producer Russell T Davies tells the publication that David Tennant will be starring in a two-part story due to be screened in the Autumn.

Also joining the Tenth Doctor is the robotic mutt, K9 but RTD is keen to stress that this is no fleeting appearance by David Tennant. The writer says, "... it's more than just a cameo from the Tenth Doctor! He's a proper part of the story." He also adds that the two-parter is "extraordinary, wild and powerfully moving," cryptically adding, "let's just say that the wedding of Sarah Jane will be a day for everyone to remember!"

The as yet unnamed tale is written by Gareth Roberts (The Unicorn and the Wasp) who has penned a number of stories for the award-winning show. Other writers for the Series 3 of SJA include Phil Ford (Eye of the Gorgon), Joseph Lidster (The Mark of the Berserker), Brian Dooley (creator of The Smoking Room) and Rupert Laight.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Captain Jacks Special scene on "Tonights the Night"

A special Doctor Who scene shot for the BBC programme Tonight's the Night that features John Barrowman as Captain Jack with a special appearance by David Tennant...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Captain Jack is back in the TARDIS for Tonight's the Night!

In true Captain Jack style, John Barrowman has been searching for an alien... But instead of the Torchwood team, he's been assisted by Denise van Outen and Doctor Who casting director, Andy Pryor. They've been judging the entries in a competition for John's BBC One show, Tonight's the Night, and their quest for the best is over!
The competition saw members of the public devise and dress up as an alien and long-time Doctor Who fan Tim Ingham was selected as the winner. His prize was to star in a scene in which his monstrous creation encounters Captain Jack. A delighted Tim described the experience as 'the pinnacle of my life so far'.
On the May 23rd show we finally get to see the scene, written by Executive Producer Russell T Davies and directed by Alice Troughton. Set in the TARDIS and of course, featuring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, it's a deft mixture of humour, drama and the unexpected!
There's also a sneak peek behind the scenes, looking at the recording of this special one-off and featuring Russell T Davies who briefly talks about his enduring passion for Doctor Who.
For those of you who can't wait for the return of Torchwood and Doctor Who, it's a fun foray into the world of Captain Jack. And in the world of Captain Jack, anything can happen...
We have a special preview of John Barrowman introducing the scene and straight after Tonight's the Night we'll have an exclusive feature on this must-see mini-adventure!

Tonight's the Night: Saturday at 7.20pm on BBC One

Saying goodbye to the Tardis

An ok interview with RTD check it out HERE

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Round up of articles on the Return of Rose for the finale

News of the world


Daily Star

Daily Mail great pics

Behind the scenes photos

Billy Piper Returns at the End on Tennants run on Who

Go HERE for pics and article on the return of Rose and her mom to Who. Seems the Doctor is wounded and walks by Rose and her mom and asks what year it is, and it is before he met Rose the first time. Bittersweet but satisfying for the end id say. The pics are great tho so go take a look.

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Torchwood radio plays

The BBC's Torchwood website has confirmed that three new Torchwood radio plays have been recorded, and will air on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play prior to the television broadcast of Torchwood: Children of Earth. A previous Torchwood radio drama, "Lost Souls" by Joseph Lidster, was broadcast on Radio 4 last September, and is now available for purchase on CD and download. The BBC says that the new plays will "bridge the gap between Torchwood: Lost Souls and the upcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth television series."

The new plays star John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto. Each play will be 45 minutes long, and will air at 2:15 pm in the "Afternoon Play" slot. They will also be available as downloads and on iPlayer for 7 days after their initial broadcast. Broadcast dates have not yet been announced.

Titles, authors and summaries for the three plays are as follows:
Asylum by Anita Sullivan
The story of a teen runaway called Freda who is brought to the attention of Torchwood by PC Andy. As Gwen, Jack and Ianto investigate where this troubled girl has come from, Andy finds himself drawn closer than ever before into the world of Torchwood.

Golden Age by James Goss
Torchwood go to India to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of people. The trail leads them to an old colonial club which seems strangely stuck in the past as does its young and beautiful owner, the Duchess.

The Dead Line by Phil Ford
A series of mysterious phone calls lead Jack into danger, and result in 'a very emotional moment for Ianto'.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Neil Gaiman speaks to DS on 'Dr Who', 'Sandman'

Award-winning fantasy author Neil Gaiman has picked up a legion of fans over the years thanks to works like The Sandman comic series, his American Gods novel and the television series Neverwhere. We caught up with him in London while he was promoting new animated movie Coraline, based on his book, and managed to sneak in a couple of extra curricular questions about those Doctor Who and Sandman rumours...

There have been rumours that Steven Moffat has asked you to write a Doctor Who story for next year's series...
"I've definitely heard those rumours too. I keep getting asked about it in the strangest places. Last year I got a message saying, 'your daughter's Visa card has been declined and you have to call Visa and sort it out'. So I phoned Visa and the guy said 'are you THE Neil Gaiman?' and I said 'yeah'. He said 'are you writing an episode of Doctor Who?' Strange places. Oddly enough, and delightedly, Steven Moffat came to the screening last night of Coraline."

What's the status of the proposed Sandman movie?
"The last thing that I heard was that HBO wanted to do an ongoing, great big Sandman overarching HBO TV series, which would make sense because they're part of the Time Warner empire and Sandman cannot leave Time Warner. Whether or not that will ever happen I do not know, because it would involve HBO making a deal with DC [Comics] which they may or may not be capable of doing. The truth is they are things in my life that I do not own, that I've created but do not own and do not control. What gets really frustrating is people assume that I do and they assume I'm consulted and can say yes or no to things - which of course I can't.

"It's like the Death movie. If I owned the character of Death and owned that story there would have been a film 12 years ago, because Miramax wanted to do it, were willing to pay for it there and then. But Time Warner was not willing to let the material go over to Disney in case it was a hit for them. So you wind up in this weird world with that stuff."

Thursday, May 07, 2009