Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An American Fan Of Doctor Who

It was a Strange Reaction: The Sad Tale of the HumanDoctor and Rose

Interesting video, i love the song.

Things between the human Doctor and Rose don't go as well as we all hoped - he's too damaged, he rushes into things...and she is starting to regret having accepted him so easly in the beginning.
The Doctor can only watch from his universe as they start to unravel around each other. So much so that she just has to decline his proposal in the end.
Just in case it needs to be cleared, the black/white clips of the Doctor are him watching and thinking about Rose and his doppleganger, in the present and as they're relationship unfolds.

John Simm interview

Dr Who end a 'brilliant send-off'

The final scenes in Doctor Who are a "brilliant send-off" for David Tennant, his co-star has said.
The Life On Mars actor John Simm returns as The Doctor's nemesis, The Master, in a two-part Christmas special.
He says he had loads of fun working on David Tennant's last episodes, which are now complete.
"It's all done," he said. "I've just spoken to David (Tennant) and he hasn't seen it either. We're doing some dubbing and we go in and do the voice-overs.
"Hopefully we'll see a bit of it then. I'm looking forward to seeing it. It was a great script and we had such fun doing it.
"It'll be a brilliant send-off for Mr Tennant. Last time I did it it was such fun to do. It was wonderful to be asked back and to be in the very, very last one.
"To go head-to-head with him was a real honour. It was lovely to be asked. It was a great, great experience. We had such fun doing it. Hopefully it'll come across."
Simm says one of the main reasons he chose to appear in Doctor Who was because of his son.
He first appeared as The Doctor's nemesis, The Master, in 2007 in a special three-part end to the last series.
The role means the actor's eight-year-old son Ryan can now watch at least one of the programmes he appears in.
He said: "The things I usually do on TV or film are quite adult and he doesn't get to see it.
"He knew his dad was an actor but I never got the chance to prove it to him because he's not allowed to watch Life On Mars or Human Traffic or State Of Play. He wouldn't get it, thank God.
"It was a great opportunity to make my son proud."

The winner of the alien superstar contest on "Tonight's the night" now has his very own website. Check it out HERE.
The vids below are of the actual show, enjoy....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Doctor in 'Sarah Jane'

The Doctor appears in episodes five and six of the new series, which will air on October 29 and October 30 on BBC One. The story - titled 'The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith', is penned by Gareth Roberts ('The Shakespeare Code', 'The Unicorn and the Wasp') and also guest stars Nigel Havers as Sarah Jane's groom-to-be.The BBC has just released these synopses of the two episodes and the story as a whole:Overall story summary: "Sarah Jane has met Peter Dalton and wants him to become part of her life; to become a father to Luke perhaps. But Clyde thinks Peter is hiding a secret or two of his own, especially when he and Rani find an empty house where Peter says his home should be..."Part one summary: "The Doctor returns on the happiest day of Sarah Jane's life - but a deadly trap is waiting for them all! As the strands of a clever and careful plan draw together, can even a Time Lord save Sarah Jane, on the day of her arch-enemy's greatest triumph?"Part two summary: "The Doctor joins the battle - but is it too late to save both Sarah Jane and the Earth itself? As the power of the Pantheon of Discord grows in strength, the old friends are separated across different time zones, and must fight to save each other - but for one, there's a terrible price to pay."

SJTV has cover art

Sarah Jane TV has the cover art for the Sarah Jane Smith/SJA special edition of Doctor Who Magazine to be released Thursday, CLICK HERE for more details.

The Final "How Who Are You?" on KTEH video

I want a console of my own lol

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Liz Sladen interview

SFX Magazine has an interview with Elisabeth Sladen on Series Three of The Sarah Jane Adventures, CLICK HERE for the article (contains spoilers; thanks to Sarah Jane TV).

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Tom Baker article

"I'm in regular contact with a literary agent and I keep being asked to write something," he says. "But I don't need to write a book. Now I have a website I can talk to the fans. Fan love, unlike human love, is enduring. It's terribly, terribly agreeable." Says Tom
Read the rest of the article below by clicking the link:

Dr Who Tom Baker enjoys time and space in Rye area

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ex Bill star Graham Cole explains what it was like playing three Dr Who monsters

Pretty good read.....

ReGeneration Report

Life, Doctor Who and Combom has a report from this years ReGenerations Convention, CLICK HERE for the article

The Shadow People review at SJTV

Sarah Jane TV has a review of The Sarah Jane Adventures audio The Shadow People, CLICK HERE for the article.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

David Tennant to guest-host Absolute Radio show

Doctor Who actor David Tennant is to guest-host the Absolute Radio breakfast show for a week in November in the run-up to his final appearance as the Time Lord.

Tennant, who will step down from his role as the doctor after three specials that will air towards the end of this year, will co-host the show with his friend and regular frontman Christian O'Connell.

O'Connell said on his Twitter page: "All done deal - David Tennant will be co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with me for a week in November! And i mean in from 6-10am!"

Tony Moorey, Absolute's programme manager, added: "It's hard to think of a celebrity more loved by the British public. When you combine that with David's sense of humour and the on-air relationship he's formed with Christian O'Connell in recent interviews, it's clear that these shows will be must-listen makes. Seriously, who wouldn't give Doctor Who a show?"

Tennant's appearance is part of Absolute Radio's new autumn schedule, which will also see Iain Lee take up a new weekday evening show, Frank Skinner on Saturday mornings and Dave Gorman on Sundays.

Absolute Radio, which was previously called Virgin Radio, will also celebrate a year since it was rebranded by closing Regent Street in London for the first time to stage a concert on 27 September with the band Madness.

The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith Novel Details

The episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures that will feature David's cameo is to be released as a novel.

The synopsis of the book gives us an idea of what to expect from the episodes which will be screened on 29th and 30th October:

Sarah Jane is acting very suspiciously. When Luke, Clyde and Rani investigate, with the help of Mr Smith and K-9, they discover something unexpected – Sarah Jane has a boyfriend and she’s going to marry him! Of course, in Sarah Jane’s life, things are not always as they seem and some very special wedding guests ensure this is one day she will never forget!

Captain Jack admits to coming back

JOHN Barrowman has hinted he'll be back playing action man Captain Jack Harkness in David's Tennant's final turn as Doctor Who.
The actor, who got to play the immortal time traveller in his own spin-off Torchwood, has appeared in several Doctor Who episodes.

He told a newspaper: "I'll put it this way - Captain Jack will always return to the side of The Doctor when he needs assistance."

The Captain, who is the first openly non-straight character in the BBC1 sci-fi hit, is someone people can identify with, the actor said.

He cheekily added: "Whether it's because he's omni-sexual or he's proud of who he is - he doesn't give a s*** about what anybody thinks."

Tennant - who won a legion of fans for his portrayal as telly's most famous Time Lord - is due to make one of his final appearances at Christmas.

'Who' wins British Fantasy Society gong

Doctor Who has been named the best TV programme by the British Fantasy Society as part of the FantasyCon convention at Nottingham's Britannia Hotel.

The award was picked up by Rob Shearman, the writer of the first series episode Dalek, who paid tribute to head writer Russell T. Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner.

Shearman added that some people had originally "laughed" at the idea of resurrecting Doctor Who when he first told them that he was working on the show.

Other winners at Saturday's ceremony included The Dark Knight for best film and Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke and Key for best comic.

Hayao Miyazaki picked up the The Karl Edward Wagner Award and Joseph D'Lacey won The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer for his debut novel Meat.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blue Peter contest in October

The Doctor Who News Page reports Blue Peter will have a Doctor Who contest in October to design a TARDIS console to be used in the new series, CLICK HERE for more details.

Torchwood: The Musical

Torchwood fans have been hosting auditions with a view to staging a musical production of the hit BBC show.
The advertisement features breakdowns for 10 characters including Captain Jack Harness, Owen Harper and Ianto Jones.
Captain Jack's breakdown requires the actor to be able to sing something "John Barrowman-esque" which shows a good range of up to a B belt or falsetto.
The producers of the fan-made musical are attempting to achieve a total professional standard, although the cast will not be compensated in order to comply with copyright laws.
The auditions require hopefuls to bring a song in musical theatre style with a backing track or to sing a capella. The monologue will be provided.
The producers hope to put on the production in early 2010

John Barrowman preview article

The Stage has a preview of an interview with John Barrowman to be released next week, CLICK HERE for the article.

Tom Baker hails "blind love" of 'Who' fans

Tom Baker has hailed the taste of Doctor Who fans and praised the formula of the show for its ongoing success.
The actor made the comments to the BBC in an interview celebrating his return to the series in five-part audio adventure Doctor Who: Hornets' Nest.
When asked what makes fans of the programme different, he replied: "Their unswerving loyalty. Their good taste. Their BLIND LOVE.
"The formula is so good. Benevolent alien, a being with secrets. A sonic screwdriver, but I'm sworn to secrecy by the BBC. They pay me 30 pieces of silver every month to be discreet."
Regarding his return to the show, he added: "The scripts arrived at a good moment. I'm a bit capricious about what I accept.
"I asked some hard questions and made some impossible demands. The BBC agreed to everything I asked on condition the details would be locked in a strongbox in the Bank of England.
"They will be revealed on the BBC website on January 20, 2034 at 6.12am - the 100th anniversary of my birth."
Baker's 'Do I Have The Right?' scene from series 12's 'Genesis Of The Daleks' was recently named the best Fourth Doctor TV scene, winning the poll with 32% of votes cast.

Colourized Who is coming to DVD

The Doctor Who News Page reports the Jon Pertwee story The Mind of Evil has been restored to colour for a forthcoming DVD release, CLICK HERE for more details.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Daleks on KTEH!

Segments 4 and 5 of our KTEH marathon (featuring not one but TWO fan made Daleks!) airs tonight. But for those outside of San Jose you can watch it here on youtube:

And here's the blog entry (if you don't leave feedback here please do so on the blog!).

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Io9 has DIY Doctor Who Craft Projects

DIY Doctor Who Craft Projects

National Television Awards are open go vote for Who and Torchwood

Voting is now open for the 15th National Television Awards, which will take place at the O2 centre in January 2010.

Doctor Who and Torchwood are both nominated as Best Drama while David Tennant, John Barrowman and Eve Myles are all nominated for Best Drama Performance.

Doctor Who has always performed well in the awards, which are voted on by the general public. The series has won the Best Drama award for the past four years, with the lead actors taking the best Drama performance.

Iain Cuthbertson 1930–2009

The actor Iain Cuthbertson has died at the age of 79.

Cuthbertson appeared in the 1978 Fourth Doctor story The Ribos Operation, where he played Garron, a con man attempting to sell the entire planet of Ribos to the Graff Vynda-K, deposed ruler of Levithia.

He appeared in many roles on British television throughout the sixties and seventies, with his most memorable role that of the criminal and businessman Charlie Endell in Budgie, appearing alongside Adam Faith. He suffered a crippling stroke in January 1982, which forced him to give up theatre for fear of forgetting his lines. His first role following his stroke was as Scunner Campbell in SuperGran in 1985.

Cuthbertson's first marriage, to the actress Anne Kristen, was dissolved in 1988. His second wife was Janet Mary Smith. There were no children. He was born on January 4, 1930 and died on September 4, 2009.

Times Obituary

Dalek Films Soundtrack CD Release

TV/Movie CD publisher Silva Screen have released details on a new CD covering the music from the two 1960s Aaru films Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD.

The restored soundtracks feature the scores composed by Malcolm Lockyer and Bill McGuffie, with additional sounds from Barry Gray; the CD will also feature contemporary single releases, plus a 20 page booklet covering production notes and memorabilia.

John Barrowman: 'I turned down House, Grey's'

John Barrowman has said that he was recently forced to turn down major roles in US shows House and Grey's Anatomy.

The Torchwood star told thelondonpaper that he could not accept the parts because of his commitment to the West End production of La Cage Aux Folles.

Barrowman said: "I'm going to be completely honest. Over the last two weeks, I have been offered Grey's Anatomy, a major part. I've been offered a major part in House.

"I've turned them down because I'm doing La Cage. And yes, I met with the creator of Desperate Housewives and he talked about writing a role for me... So who knows?"

Barrowman will star as drag queen Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles at London's Playhouse from September 14 until November 28.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ace of cakes to build a Dalek

Big cakes and even bigger events are on order this week. Duff and his new buddy Brett make a cake for a Best Buddies International gala hosted by Superstar quarterback Tom Brady. Ben engineers an evil robot cake from the BBC TV series "Dr. Who" that spins, yells and destroys. The entire bakery staff gets to settle some workplace grievances at Splatter Hill paintball field. And Duff and Mary Alice make their long-awaited stage debut with the Annie National Tour.

Tune In:
Sep 22, 2009

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Sep 23, 2009

3:00 AM ET/PT

Sep 27, 2009

5:00 PM ET/PT

Photos from Cardiff's 'Doctor Who Up Close'

Tons of props and costume pics for all you detail oriented cosplay peoples out there...

Photos from Cardiff's 'Doctor Who Up Close'

Billie returning to Who this soon?

This is South Wales reports Billie Piper was seen on the set of Doctor Who recently, CLICK HERE for more details (the BBC have not confirmed the character of Rose is returning)
Photos from the recent filming at Neath Abbey can be found at The Doctor Who Locations Guide and 102.1 Swansea Bay Radio. I tend to agree with Conbom that i seem to remember there is a Production Assistant who is always being mistaken for Billie, because of her, Billie has been seen filming every story since The Runaway Bride.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Doctor Who Timewarp

TSO reviews Hornets' Nest: The Stuff of Nightmares; Patient Zero; The Company of Friends; The Glorious Revolution; The Cannibalists

TSO reviews are HERE

Partick Troughton {2nd Doctor} Transcript

Here is a transcript from Patrick Troughton’s appearance at one of the Panopticon conventions. It’s quite a wide-ranging interview, covering his initial acceptance of the role through to his decision to quit after three years.

Writer Victor Pemberton Interview

Here is Victor Pemberton talking about working with Patrick Troughton in the 60’s, most notably on ‘Fury From the Deep’.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Victimsight - Fan Film is Online

Viewable online HERE (38 minutes)

The Return of Sarah Jane!

In preparation for the return of The Sarah Jane Adventures on CBBC, the SJA website has had a complete make-over and now has more to explore than ever.

The SJA website

Morrissey: 'I'd love Doctor Who return'

David Morrissey has said that he enjoyed his time working on Doctor Who and would gladly return to the programme if given the opportunity.

The star appeared in 2008 Christmas special 'The Next Doctor', where he played a character who believed himself to be a Time Lord.

Speaking at the press launch of the BFI London Film Festival, Morrissey told DS: "I loved doing Doctor Who, I really did.

"In my total naivety I wasn't prepared for how mad it would get. People were camping out in my garden and so on. Russell [T. Davies] asked me to do this thing where it might be you, it might not be you, and I said yes. He said 'Don't tell anyone'. I said, 'Well, I'll tell my kids'. He said, 'No, don't tell your kids!'.

"It was really weird. My kids were coming home from school saying, 'Are you going to be Doctor Who?' and I said, 'I can't say. Do your homework and I might tell you!' I was on breakfast TV and it was like being on Jeremy Paxman, they were really grilling me about it."

He continued: "It was one of the happiest jobs I've ever done. It's so well run down there and I also had the pleasure of working with David [Tennant] again. We were somewhere, and I got out the car and it was like being a member of Take That. There were thousands of people. People shouting, screaming at him.

"David takes on the role of the Doctor not just as his character... he does the whole thing. Signing photographs, people bringing their kids to set, stuff like that. He really embraced the whole ambassadorial thing about being Doctor Who. I loved working with him, he was great."

Morrissey added: "We filmed the Christmas special at the end of an eight-month run for him. He was first man on set, always making sure everyone's alright. I was full of admiration for him. So if they wanted me to do it again I'd be well up for it."

Cosplay at Dragon*Con 2009!

Part one

Part Two

Alot of great pics posted, i really wish i could go to a major Con sometime soon. Looks like it would rock!!!

Ty EclecticMuse and fyrdrakken for posting great pics.

Doctor Who The Ten Doctors Tribute

Lost Along The Way


Ten & Companions All Fall Down

Dr Who - Enlightenment (Easter Egg)

City Lights

Doctor Who Dreamland Interview

Russell and Julie are currently in Los Angeles but took time out to respond and in the first of a three part Q&A they discuss the origins of Dreamland, their work on the animation and how they decide which Doctor Who projects get the green light.


The Day the World Went Away


Ray Barrett dies aged 82

Australian actor Ray Barrett, who played Bennett and Koquillion in The Rescue during the William Hartnell era, has died from a brain hemorrhage.

He also provided the voice of an ex-astronaut in the popular series Thunderbirds.

He appeared alongside fellow acting icons John Hargreaves and Graham Kennedy in the screen adaptation of John Williamson's play Don's Party and won an AFI Award for best actor for his role in director Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.

Barrett was better known in recent years for a string of television appearances in series, including Something In The Air, All Saints and White Collar Blue.

His last film appearance was in Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Curtis to pen Doctor Who episode

Screenwriter and film director Richard Curtis has agreed to write an episode of the new series of Doctor Who, his agent has confirmed.

The Blackadder creator told The Sun newspaper he had signed up for a single show because his children were fans of the BBC One programme.

"It's tremendously good fun and a treat for my children," he said.

The 52-year-old is better known for romantic comedies like Four Weddings And A Funeral than for science fiction.

"These days the things you can watch together as a family are much fewer," he explained of his decision to step on board the Tardis, "so when you get something like Doctor Who or the X Factor, it is such a pleasure to sit down as a family".

Curtis also revealed he was fascinated by time travel and was currently working on a low budget film about the subject.

"Maybe it's a desire to get out of being old. Sometimes you do just love the idea that you could go back in time and change things."

The Vicar Of Dibley writer also said he thought he may have "one more sitcom in me before I die".

In July, Doctor Who fans got their first glimpse of the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, in costume as the Time Lord.

The character's new look consisted of a tweed jacket, bow tie, rolled up trousers and black boots.

Monday, September 07, 2009

More Who Reviews

SF Universe reviews the new US DVD releases of Image of Fendahl, The Deadly Assassin and Delta and Bannermen, CLICK HERE for the article.

Part two of KTEH "How Who Are You?"

The Silicon Valley's PBS affiliate let Doctor Who fans take control of the studio for three nights of amazing costumes, fabulous props and deadly menaces. The top vote-getters of KTEH's "How Who Are You?" video competition were Bob Mitsch, Aubrey West and Van Donovan.

As the sixth Doctor battles the 1970s (Earth Calendar) version of his old adversary, the second Doctor shows us the evolving design of the silver nemesis from the planet Mondas.

If you live in the San Jose/San Francisco area you can watch the next two segments at
11PM Sunday Sept. 13th
11PM, Sunday Sept. 20th


Saturday, September 05, 2009

Moore eyes Doctor Who role

Bond legend Sir Roger Moore is vying for a guest spot on Doctor Who - after learning his 007 protege Timothy Dalton has landed a part in a forthcoming Christmas special
Dalton, who took over the reigns from Moore in 1987 to play the suave superspy in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill, is set to appear in the cult sci-fi show as the mysterious character The Narrator in December.

After hearing his replacement was to star in the show, Moore has offered himself up to play Dalton's father.

He says, "I believe Timothy is to appear in one of the new episodes, so if they ever want anyone to play his dad, I'm available."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Midnight (SPOOF)

The Doctor Who Dance

Quite possibly, the craziest piece of footage that you will ever see.

Terrence and bidmead "Writers block"

hehehe kinda how i did imagine it tho

Behind the sofa reviews{slaughters} The Twin Dilemma

This was my best read all day. The review here had me rolling for at least 30 minutes and with quotes like "cold clammy fear was once again creeping up fandom's collective neck" , "like a decrepit old donkey after ferrying one too many loads of manure" and "I'd love to know how much that coat cost - was it half a million or just a cool million viewers?" how can one go wrong....
Click below to read:
And May My Bones Rot for Buying It!

The Ten Doctors Episode One

Conbom posted this earlier, i saw the trailer and now the full episode is out and it is FANTASTIC!!!! BRAVO BRAVO!!!!!!

The Doctor is being erased from time. The President of Gallifrey summons them to join forces to save their own past and the Universe's future, but to do so means revisiting a privotal moment in their own personal history.

Wired interviews Tom Baker

Wired has an interview with Tom Baker over returning as the Doctor in Hornet's Nest, CLICK HERE for the article.

The Christian O'Connell Solution has DT

David Tennant will be on The Christian O'Connell Solution this Sunday on BBC Radio 5 to "put right some of the world's wrongs", CLICK HERE for the website

Doctor Who Dolls... For Sale!


Doctor Who Dolls... For Sale!

Doctor Who reviews

The Space Pirates

Two-minute Time Lord talk about companions returning

Bringing Back More Old Companions

Thursday, September 03, 2009

FanaticalWhovian wonders about the Doctors age

The Doctor's Age

Big Finish have released Issue 7 of Vortex Magazine

Big Finish have released Issue 7 of Vortex Magazine

also available as PDF here

Bad Wolf Opening Credits

Bad Wolf is a Doctor who/Torchwood spin off set in the AU where the Doctor left Rose Tyler. It is a virtual season written by fans of the program.

Daily Star has spoiler plot lines

Daily Star

Companion Chronicle announcement

Big Finish announced in their latest issue of Vortex, that March's Companion Chronicle will be a story told by Caroline John reprising her role as Liz Shaw. The story is called Shadow of the Past and is written by Simon Guerrier.

Billie Doux reviews Torchwood "End of Days"

Torchwood "End of Days" review

Doctor Who Credits [Roswell]

i like i like!!

Doctor Who Opening Credits (Veronica Mars style)

Doctor Who Opening Credits - The Tudors Style

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Sarah Sutton contact address

Sarah Sutton is a British actress best known for her role as Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Sarah Sutton c/o Spotlight
The Spotlight
7 Leicester Place

They'll forward mail onto Sarah.

Doctor Who reviews "The Invasion"

Planetzogblog reviews The Reign of Terror

Our destiny is in the stars…

A weeeee baby dalek

The amazing steampunk console project has been updated

Click the pic to read the details, i love this console, awesome work and detail.

The Dalek Killer on Facebook

Abslom Daak has set up a fan group for The Dalek Killer on facebook here.

Abslom Daak (sometimes misspelled Absalom Daak) is a fictional character who appeared in the Doctor Who Weekly comic strip based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. He is a Dalek Killer, or DK, a convicted criminal given a reprieve from the death penalty in exchange for fighting the alien creatures known as the Daleks. He was created by Steve Moore and Steve Dillon. The canonicity of the comic strips, like other Doctor Who spin-off media, is open to interpretation.

Frazer Hines on Facebook

I stumbled across a post on Facebook where Frazer Hines {Jamie} answered a fans question. Following the link i see he has a huge following on FB. He answers posts regularly and seems to really be a quite personable fellow.You can check out his public site here.