Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stealing Tomorrow

Its slash but elegant and quietly touching so yes i like it


These are beyond awesome

An elegy of sorts

Walk In The Dust has a lengthy combined review/elegy for Ten that is just beautiful. Read it HERE

Regeneration videos and interview

BAFTA Online's YouTube channel has RTD and Julie Gardner interviewed about the regeneration of Doctor Who [several parts]

New Molloy interview

The Peverett Phile has an interview with actor Terry Molloy, who played Davros in the Classic Series.

New Piper interview

The Guardian Observer's Barbara Ellen interviews Billie Piper, CLICK HERE for the article.

Help buy DT a seat

David-Tennant. com is trying to raise funds to have a seat named after David Tennant in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon- Avon, CLICK HERE for more details.

Vote for DT

David Tennant has been nominated for Hello! Magazine's 'Most Attractive Man Of 2009' award, CLICK HERE for more details and to vote Saxon by January 20th.

Vote here...

Tennant's 'Who' scripts 'almost leaked'

The scripts for the Doctor Who Christmas special were almost leaked, DS has learned.
Sinead Keenan, who played Addams in David Tennant's final outing, has revealed that she left her scripts in a pub shortly after reading them.
"We had to return the scripts to the production office once we'd finished with them," she said.
"After I'd got the part and I'd read through the scripts, I was with my boyfriend at the time and we were having lunch in a pub, and I left them on the seat!
"He went, 'Sinead - where are your scripts?!' and so we went back and got them and luckily it was fine. It was all very confidential and hush-hush."
Recalling the secrecy around the Christmas specials, she added: "It was one of those things that you couldn't tell anyone. Besides, when you get your scripts, every one was watermarked with your name and the date in case it got out.
"And we were never given a full script. It was unbelievable!"
Keenan currently stars in BBC Three's Being Human.

20 Things We Learnt from The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter


As you’ve probably seen reported elsewhere, there was, incredibly, talk of a Torchwood musical, with the blokes from Abba involved! But there are plenty more interesting facts revealed in the book. Here’s 20 things we gleaned from the new edition:

1. David Tennant had a short-lived “wobble” about staying on for the fifth series (before his leaving was announced, mind), and did have a meeting with incoming producer Steven Moffat, in which Moffat laid out his plans for the season.

2. Other ideas were considered for the Easter special. One was very space opera, all dogfights and spaceships, with the Doctor arriving in the midst of a war in space. One of the races involved might have been the Chelonians - man-sized tortoises from Gareth Roberts’s Who novel The Highest Science.

3. Another centred around a deserted hotel, and would have seen weird, spindly-legged alien creatures like centaurs, with singsong voices, freezing Earth in time for a bizarre carnival procession.

4. Yet another was a kind of Star Trek pastiche - essentially “the Doctor on board the Enterprise, puncturing all that Starfleet pomposity with this sheer Doctor-ness”.

5. Speaking of which, back in 2004, a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover was seriously on their list of plans, until Enterprise was axed.

6. Gareth Roberts’s first treatment for the Easter special involved an outer-space hotel with mysteriously disappearing guests, who were being taken down to the planet below to be implanted with alien eggs (because eggs=Easter, see?). Sounds a bit Battlestar Galactica (70s version) to us.

7. Phil Ford’s first treatment for his special was a sword and sorcery story called “A Midwinter’s Tale”, featuring an alien princess who’s come to Earth to be married. It all ended up with much chasing around through secret corridors underneath Buckingham Palace.

8. Davies considered other options for David Tennant’s final story, too. It could have been a one-parter, which saw the Doctor dying saving a family of four aliens stranded in a small spaceship with a leaky engine. Fixing the engine would have irradiated the Doctor.

9. Instead of the Vinvocci, “The End Of Time” could have featured gloop-faced “runny people” aliens.

10. For two or three days, Russell was planning to bring back the Daleks for “The End Of Time” too. They would have been in an alliance with the Time Lords, and there would have been a Dalek Parliament and a Dalek Minister. He eventually changed his mind after learning that Steven Moffat is using the pepperpots in season five.

11. A line was cut from the scene where the Doctor talks to Wilf on the Vinvocci spaceship. He would have explained that he “was half-human back in 1999 for a couple of days” (a reference to the Paul McGann movie).

12. Who’s that mysterious woman in “The End Of Time”? Here it is from the horse’s mouth: “I like leaving it open, because then you can imagine what you want. I think the fans will say it's Romana. Or even the Rani. Some might say that it's Susan's mother, I suppose. But of course it’s meant to be the Doctor’s mother”.

13. Russell’s nickname for the alien in Torchwood: Children Of Earth became “Smokey the space pelican”, after a kid visiting the set said that it looked like one of the birds!

14. Both Martha and Mickey were originally planned to feature in Children Of Earth. Freema Agyeman became unavailable when she was cast in Law And Order: London. Mickey was only written out a week before the read-through, when Noel Clarke was offered a role in a Michael Winterbottom film.

15. It was also hoped that Martha would team up with Sarah Jane in the climax of season two of The Sarah Jane Adventures. When Freema became unavailable, the Brigadier was used instead.

16. Russell was offered the option to turn The Sarah Jane Adventures into a show airing on Sundays at 5.30pm, which would have required reinventing the series. He decided against it.

17. Mackenzie Crook is very enthusiastic about Doctor Who, and they’ve tried to cast him “a million times”, but the dates have never worked out. He was almost cast as Clive in “Rose”.

18. Davies’s parents were very involved with Swansea rugby club, and used to get Christmas cards from the Foreign Office every year for their part in helping a rugby player defect to the West, back in the ‘50s!

19. When Davies collected his OBE, he asked Prince Charles, “Are those ears real?”

20. Former defence secretary Geoff Hoon is a big Who fan, and owns a sonic screwdriver (Russell was at university with Hoon’s son).

Friday, January 08, 2010

Doctor, Doctor! Gingerism's gone nuts

Click the pic for the article.....

Russell Tovey to join 'Torchwood' team?

John Barrowman has hinted that Russell Tovey is in line to join the Torchwood team.
The pair recently starred alongside each other in the Doctor Who Christmas special when Captain Jack and Alonso Frame met for the first time.
Speaking to Doctor Who magazine, Barrowman described Tovey's character as "the perfect companion" for Jack.
"What I'd love, what I think would be great, is if Midshipman Frame became Jack's companion in Torchwood. He's the perfect companion for Jack.
"It'd be like Batman and Robin. Of course I'm Batman. He's Robin."
Torchwood third series, which aired in July last year, saw fan favorite Ianto Jones killed off in the penultimate episode, leaving just Captain Jack and Eve Myles's Gwen on the team.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

New wallpapers

The Doctor and the Master on Facebook

Matt Smith: 'My Doctor is less tolerant'

Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith has said that he will play the role in a different way to his predecessors.

The 27-year-old actor, who takes over from David Tennant this spring, told Doctor Who Magazine that he hopes to bring a new chemistry to the role.

"My character will be less tolerant than a lot of those who have gone before him," he said.

He added of his assistant Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan: "And Amy's got real fire in her belly. But there's also great affection and love there, and we're developing that all the time."

I'm Still Here

Goodbye Ten

I'm Too Sexy - Fred the Dalek

Its...theres....i....ok there is just no words for this lmao

Memories Of A Scientist

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Behind the sofa pulls no punches with RTD

Behind the Sofa Review

The Disappointment of David Tennant's Doctor Who Farewell

I somewhat agree

The Disappointment of David Tennant's Doctor Who Farewell

10th Doctor Tribute


Want by Recoil.
Damn...perfect Doctor/Master song

Say Goodbye

And a few words on Geronimo

Not sure if the Moff is just this damn brillant or if it is happy coincidence but Lieutenant Colonel Byron Paige of the 11th Airborne Division wrote one of the classic WWII paratrooper songs, Down From Heaven to celebrate the relationship of paratroopers to the Geronimo cry. (The number eleven comes from the number of paratroopers in a plane.)

Down from Heaven comes ELEVEN
and there's HELL to pay below

Hit the silk and check your canopy
and take a look around
The air is full of troopers
set for battle on the ground

Till we join the stick of ANGELS
killed on Leyte and Luzon

It's a gory road to glory
but we're ready here we go

New Murray Gold interview

Music from the Movies has a new interview with continuing composer Murray Gold

Another Companion Chronicle Reunion!

It's becoming something of a year of reunions for the Companion Chronicles.February sees the release of The Suffering, which brings together Maureen O'Brien as Vicki and Peter Purves as Steven, for the first time since 1965.March brings The Emperor of Eternity, starring Deborah Watling as Victoria and Frazer Hines as Jamie.And in May, Louise Jameson will return as Leela, accompanied by John Leeson as K9, for The Time Vampire. The story, by Nigel Fairs, sees the culmination of the Z-nai storyline which began in Season Two's The Catalyst.

Walesonline says BBC ‘hugely committed’ to Doctor Who

DAVID TENNANT’S popular tenure of the Tardis may have ended but the BBC last night said it remains “hugely committed” to the Doctor Who brand.

The Scottish star’s final outing as the Time Lord attracted more than 10 million viewers on New Year’s Day.

But it also marked the end of an era for the popular sci-fi series, as writer Russell T Davies joined Tennant in severing their links with Doctor Who.

The pair have been integral to the show’s recent success and have been widely hailed for reviving a sleeping giant.

Matt Smith, a 27-year-old Englishman, has taken over as the 11th Doctor.

Tennant’s final appearance on New Year’s Day was the show’s third most viewed installment, but BBC chiefs yesterday predicted an even brighter future for the Doctor.

Julian Payne, head of communications at BBC Vision, told the Western Mail it was a “fantastically exciting” time for fans.

“Doctor Who has regeneration at its very core, and it’s what provides the show with its longevity,” he said.

“We view it as a very exciting opportunity for the show. We remain hugely committed to the brand of Doctor Who in all its forms, and we have a wonderful new team in place who are very excited about taking the show on new adventures.”

The show’s festive special was the highest-rated programme in its prime-time slot.

The End of Time saw The Doctor battle against his nemesis The Master, who possessed every human on the planet.

Super-fan and podcaster Peter Bell, from Cardiff, said the show was a fitting farewell to the show’s leading men.

“I must admit I was a bit disappointed and it was all a bit self-conscious,” the 28-year-old said.

“There was lots of wrapping up loose ends, and it was as much Russell T Davies saying goodbye as it was David Tennant. But it had some great moments and it was the right time to change.”

Mr Bell talked down claims that the show’s popularity may suffer with a new Doctor.

“The story will be continued and it keeps things fresh,” he said.

“It’s weathered such changes in the past so I don’t think we’ll have too many problems.

“Russell T Davies has left a fantastic legacy – Doctor Who was dead and buried when he started and nobody was interested in it.

“He’s made an international hit, and big stars out of David Tennant, Billie Piper and Freema Agyeman. He can definitely sleep soundly.”

Caleb Woodbridge, 24, a clerical assistant from Cardiff who runs his own blog about the smash TV show, added: “Change is a part of Doctor Who and the reason it’s lasted so long is its ability to reinvent itself.

“I think new writer Steven Moffat has a big challenge following such a successful and popular Doctor – but he’s an excellent choice and if anyone can fill Russell T Davies’ shoes, then he’s the man to do it.

“It’s a challenge for Matt Smith too, but judging by his appearance, it does seem that he’s got the energy and quirkiness.

“Nothing lasts forever and Doctor Who has been phenomenally successful, but even if it were to drop a couple of million viewers, it would still be the pick of most TV dramas.”

Mr Payne added: “We can absolutely assure fans of the show that the investment in the new series, in terms of the money and talent that has gone into it, is unparalleled.

“Rather than seeing the regeneration as a negative thing, I think it’s quite the opposite and we fully expect Matt to deliver.

“There are many years of exciting viewing still to come, though we’re enormously grateful for the work Julie Gardner, David Tennant and Russell T Davies have brought to the series.”

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Amazon.com are selling S4 boxsets with 47% off

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor Regenerates

God i miss him, heres hoping he is up for a few specials...

Doctor Who - Series 5 Trailer

Dear god i hope his new catch phrase isn't Geronimo.....