Sunday, 31 May 2009

David to Return as Hamlet

I'm sorry if this news is a bit late, the Sun outside is too tempting! Anyway, it has been confirmed that David Tennant will return as Hamlet in a film version of the play which will be shown on the television:

David Tennant is bringing his Hamlet to the screen. Tennant famously played the Danish prince as part of a Royal Shakespeare Company ensemble at Stratford and in the West End. The entire cast from that production will be joining him, including Patrick Stewart as Claudius, Penny Downie as Gertrude, Mariah Gale as Ophelia and Edward Bennett as Laertes. Gregory Doran, who staged the play for the RSC, will shoot the film version on the location.

Doran's stage production became a phenomenon and every night in Stratford and London there were people queuing around the block for returns. The joint RSC/BBC production will be shown first on BBC2 and there are plans being discussed for it to be released on DVD. As BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow noted, 'it's an absolutely wonderful opportunity to bring one of the great stage successes of last year to a wider audience'.

I'll definitely be watching, although it'll bring back horrible memories of the NTA's where he revealed he would be stepping down as the Doctor...

I'd just like to say thanks to everyone for 30,000 unique hits. It feels like such an achievement!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Series 5 Companion Revealed!

Karen Gillan, pictured above, is set to be the 11th Doctor's new companion in 2010! This means the two lead roles have gone to some fairly unknown actors. Here is the press release:

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 really 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 whole 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!"

What do you think?

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Four Word Title?

The latest issue of DWM has reported that one of the final episodes will have a four word title, leading to all sorts of speculation. Will it relate to the 'he will knock four times' warning the Doctor received during Planet of the Dead?

Thanks to Miss Gallifrey for this news.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Bigger on the Inside on a Bigger Screen?

Some interesting stuff from Lizo Mzimba, a BBC news reporter:

"BBC Films have confirmed a Dr Who film script is already in development. But if it does go into full production that's likely to be some time away. So, to be clear, it's not guaranteed a Dr Who movie will be made. All BBC Films are doing is developing a script, before making a decision."

Do you think this is a good idea? If it does go ahead, it must mean Matt Smith would be the Doctor, but would a film be too much?

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

TARDIS Spotted

The TARDIS has been spotted in a very unusual location - on top of the Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay (this is almost opposite the Torchwood Hub.) So what could this mean? The cast and crew were also spotted, so it hints that this could be where the regeneration takes place.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Lots of News from DWM!

The latest issue of DWM has confirmed that the Doctor will star in two episodes of Series 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures in Autumn! Russell T Davies stated, "... it's more than just a cameo from the Tenth Doctor! He's a proper part of the story." He said that the episode is "extraordinary, wild and powerfully moving," and that, "let's just say that the wedding of Sarah Jane will be a day for everyone to remember!" This sounds interesting, and I will actually watch it for once!

The magazine also confirmed that a new animated story entitled 'Dreamland' will be available on CBBC this Autumn. It has been revealed that David Tennant will be voicing the 10th Doctor, and Georgia Moffett will be the voice of a new character called Cassie Rice, not Jenny, the Doctor's daughter.

It all sounds good!

New Posters

Three brand new posters are now available from most good shops! They can be seen below (click to enlarge) and are each £3.99. Sorry for the watermarks, and thanks to Miss Gallifrey for the images!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Tonight's The Night Scene

On BBC last night, John Barrowman hosted a show called Tonight's the Night, and during it there was a special Doctor Who sketch which can be seen below!

Friday, 22 May 2009

DWM 409 Cover

The cover for issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine has been revealed and can be seen below. The issue is out on May 28th at a RRP of £3.99 and explores the idea of regeneration as well as all the usuals, and has a feature about Euros Lyn's directing on the 10th Doctor's final episode...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The End of Filming?

It has been reported on Benjamin Cook's Twitter page that David Tennant has finished his filming as the 10th Doctor *cries*. It really feels like the end of an era, even though there are 3 more episodes left. Strangely, Benjamin Cook quoted David Tennant as saying, "I'm like an uncool spiderman" - whatever that means, I don't know. Any suggestions?

So it may be all over, but David Tennant could have some small scenes to re-film or adjust. One question though: what will happen to his suit and coat? Will they be stored away for future use?

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Multiple Endings?

The Daily Star has today reported that multiple endings have been filmed for the 10th Doctor's regeneration and that fans will be kept guessing right until the end. An insider said, "How the Doctor goes out is a secret - even to him. There are a few possibilities being filmed and the final one will be chosen later.”

Do you think this is true? It would seem like a lot of fuss and would probably cost lots of money... Thanks to WhovianNet for the news!

Monday, 18 May 2009

BAFTA Cymru Awards

The results for the BAFTA Cymru awards have been revealed and Doctor Who has triumphed again! Firstly, Philip Kloss won the Best Editor Award for his work on Midnight. Also, Paul McFadden, Paul Jefferies, Julian Howarth and Tim Ricketts won the Best Sound Award for Midnight as well.

On top of this, Euros Lyn won Best Director Award for Silence in the Library and Russell T Davies won Best Writer Award for Midnight. Well done to them, and thanks to Miss Gallifrey for all the info!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Red-Eyed Ood and Doctor

An interesting picture has emerged online and it can be seen below. It shows the Doctor on the floor with a red-eyed Ood standing over him! I didn't like this picture much - it makes me think the Doctor's in pain from regenerating, and it makes me sad. Please don't leave!!!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Rose and Jackie Return!

It has been rumoured for a long time, but now it's been confirmed! Rose Tyler is returning for, presumably, the 10th Doctor's final episodes! Also coming back is Camille Coduri, who plays Rose's mother, Jackie. Pictures from filming at Cardiff (in the snow!) can be seen below:

Billie Piper and Camille Coduri in very colourful outfits..

Maybe showing the Doctor some baby pics?

Rose with a very long scarf.

This place looks very familiar to me...

He looks worried...

Friday, 15 May 2009

One Year Online!

It's hard to believe but a whole year has passed since The-OncomingStorm first opened! Wow! This time in 2008, I was busily designing the website after moving from Piczo, and ever since it has been bringing you the latest news, had several different layouts, received loyal visitors and hosted episode discussions, and it's still going strong!

There are lots of people who visit this site regularly and keep it going, but I'd like to thank these people especially for all their encouragement and kindness: Will, Sylar (Rob), Miss Gallifrey, Ro, Meg, MDWM, DWMO (Kyle), thedoctorwho07... argh, there are so many that I can't remember! I'm sorry if I forgot you, but you are still greatly appreciated!

Also, special thanks again to Meg from Laser-Screwdriver, she made the fantastic banner above. I received many great entries, but I think the ball bearings on the cake won it...

Let's just now hope that the site can last another year!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

200 Golden Moments

It has been confirmed by Panini Magazines that a special edition of DWM, entitled 200 Golden Moments, will be released next week. Priced at £6.99, the magazines offers an insight into the best Doctor Who moments since the show started, including events from all the 10 Doctors. The cover can be seen below:

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Happy Birthday Catherine Tate!

Today, Tuesday 12th of May, is Catherine Tate's birthday! Also known as the gobby Donna Noble, she is 41 years old today and will be celebrating with her family and friends. She is also expected to return during the 10th Doctor's final episodes later this year which is something to look forward!

I'd like to wish her a great day!

Monday, 11 May 2009

New Torchwood Audio Story

The BBC have released information about an upcoming Torchwood Audio Story called 'The Sin Eaters.' The cover for the exclusive story, which is read by Gareth David Lloyd, can be seen below and it is expected to be released on 4th June at a RRP of £12.99 in the UK and Ireland. The synopsis can also be seen below:

Alien larvae in a baptismal font mark the beginnings of a terrifying adventure for the "Torchwood" team in this exclusive audio adventure, read by Gareth David-Lloyd. Searching for the source of a bizarre Rift reading, Gwen, Jack and Ianto find a corpse on the beach, his face covered in hundreds of tiny cuts.

Watching from the shadows is a man in black...The Reverend Hayward thinks he has found a way to take away people's sins. The trouble is, his special baptisms tend to take away their lives too. For the creatures he collects and puts in his church font are nightmarish parasites, feeding on their hosts' negative emotions before consuming them. It is up to Torchwood to track them down and destroy them...

Written specially for audio by Brian Minchin, the "Torchwood" TV series assistant producer, "The Sin Eaters" features Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones, as played by John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd in the hit series from BBC Television. It contains pure adult themes and language.

Are you going to get this?

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Brand New Twilight Site

It may seem like I've opened and closed Cullen and Swan a million times, but now I can guarantee it's gonna stay open, because I'm co-owning it with Will, with whom I also own the Avatar Proclamation.

We've been working on it today, so if you're a fan of Twilight, go to this link Sorry to shamelessly advertise, but there isn't much news around anyway!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Eve Myles is Expecting a Child

Actress Eve Myles, famous for playing Torchwood's Gwen Cooper, has announced that she is expecting her first child. The 31 year old said:

"I've wanted to do this for such a long time, but I kept getting job after job after job. I thought, if I put this off any more I'm going to be 65. My partner and I decided this year was going to be the year, and we were blessed that it happened so quickly. It's the best thing that ever happened to me – we're over the moon. We went for a scan and my mum was there.

And my mum went: 'No, it's not a Nostrovite! It's a real Welsh human!' But of course it crosses my mind – I hope it's not an alien!" I hope we get a new series. I'd really like to play Gwen as a mother. It's not like I have to really save the world – I just have to sit in make-up!"

I wish her a happy and successful pregnancy!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Rose Smith to Return?

This site has posted a very interesting article about the possibility of Rose and the Other Doctor returning...

Just found out this morning that Tennant is coming up to London on Friday to shoot a scene with Billie Piper. And it is literally just the one scene. Episode 4.18, Scene 163 to be precise. They're going to be out on location in a reasonably public place so there's some chance of photos but I don't want to be too specific in case the descent of hordes of 'Doctor Who' fans prompts anyone to try and find out where the information originated.

No idea what the scene actually entails but the Call Sheet lists the characters as "The Other Doctor" and "Rose Smith" so draw your own conclusions!

So could this mean the return of Rose 'Smith'?

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

His Song is Ending Soon...

(The picture above is my rubbish attempt at a graphic. Hmph) So the Tenth Doctor is due to regenerate soon, but how exactly?

I want to hear you theories as to what will cause him to change. A Dalek extermination, or maybe death by the Master? Post your comments!

Monday, 4 May 2009

Alien Armies

BBC Books are going to release the below book called 'Alien Armies' from Thursday 28th May at an RRP of £3.99. The synopsis is:

The universe is overflowing with alien armies, each more frightening than the next. Join the Doctor in his battle against them by completing the activities, or choose an army to join with the iron-on transfers.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Approaching the First Birthday!

The-OncomingStorm is fastly approaching its first birthday! A year ago from May 15th, I created this website after moving from Piczo, and now it's still going strong. As part of the celebration, I need a new banner... and this is what this post is about.

If you're talented at making banners and would like a piece of your work to appear on this website, please send a banner by May 15th, following these guidelines:
- It must be the same size as the current banner.
- It must mention something about a 1st Birthday.
- It can not contain any advertisements for your website, or who it was made by. I will credit you in a post.
- You must be willing for it to be on the site for a week.
Interested? Please send the banner in an email to by the date above. To anyone who does enter, thanks for doing this: I'm sure you all know by now that I'm not the best with graphics. Get entering!

Friday, 1 May 2009

Torchwood Episodes Airdate

It has recently been revealed on an Eve Myles fansite that the 5 Torchwood episodes for the story 'Children of Earth' will start roughly around June 15th. That gives us something to look forward to during the long time without any Doctor Who!