Thursday, 30 July 2009

No Updates until Monday

Just a quick little notice to say that there won't be any updates on here until Monday 3rd August, because I am going to North Wales for the weekend. I'm sorry about this, but there are plenty of other fantastic websites out there always providing the latest news.

Also, I'm sorry about the comments from 'namey' on the C-Box... I've kinda forgotten my password so I can't ban him yet. But I'll work something out... *evil laugh*

Anyway, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Weekly Topic

I've decided that every week there will be a topic to talk about on here, mainly because news gets a bit limited sometimes and I'd rather post about something rather than nothing at all. Last week it was your favourite Doctor Who moment, this week it's:

How do you think the 10th Doctor will regenerate?

I personally think it will be the Master - causing him to regenerate could be seen as revenge for what he did before. What do you think?

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Could Rose be in Waters of Mars?

I didn't notice this until Combom posted about it on his site. At one point in the Waters of Mars trailer, it looks like Rose can be seen holding a baby... could this be Tony Tyler at their home in the parallel universe? Maybe she needs to get a message to the Doctor? Who knows...

Lucy Saxon To Return!

It has been confirmed by the BBC that the Master's wife, Lucy Saxon, who actually did the kind thing of killing him, will be making a return during the finale! Also, I got this screencap below (sorry for the rubbish quality) and it shows her, or maybe Harriet Jones, I can't decide.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Amazing Trailers!

We've been treated to two amazing new trailers! One for The Waters of Mars:

And one for David Tennant's final episodes! I apologise for the low quality, but the amazingness of the video should make up for it:


Sunday, 26 July 2009

Interesting Comic Con Stuff..

As you probably know, David Tennant, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and John Barrowman are currently at Comic Con, and this very interesting piece of information has been posted on Digital Spy:

"Cut to brief preview reel of clips from David's final episodes as the Doctor. A voiceover mentions "bad dreams". Shots of Wilfred and Donna, and a man wearing a black hood. "His name is the master," says the voiceover and John Simm is revealed (with blond hair). "He returns". Final caption says: "The end of time. Christmas 2009."

Eep. Am I the only person desperate to see this clip?!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Why RTD Killed Ianto...

When Ianto Jones was killed by a virus during Children of Earth, many fans were angry. Now, Russell T Davies has spoken out about why he killed him off...

Why'd you kill Ianto?

The threat to the world was just so great it simply would have been unlikely if everyone had survived. Torchwood is an adult show. We have killed off leading members of the cast before. Those have always been the stakes. Poor Ianto was defeated by a greater evil, I'm afraid.

So this wasn't something that resulted from Gareth wanting to leave?

No, it was my decision.

Can you confirm that Ianto is, in fact, dead?

I’m afraid so. He’s a wonderful actor. I've worked with him before. I’m a big fan of his and I look forward to watching his career prosper. But death is death in this case. It would devalue the entire plot if we brought him back.

What was Gareth's reaction when you told him you were killing Ianto?

Oh, he’s a lovely, professional man. He completely understood. He’d seen two major characters disappear the year before. It’s a job. It’s a very straightforward process. He loved filming that great big death scene.

New Figurines

Character Options have released new images of some figurines which are going to be released on 10th August this year. The first set, including the 4th Doctor, will have a RRP of £29.99 and the second set, consising of plenty of Daleks, will have a RRP of £19.99.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Your Favourite Doctor Who Moment (So Far...)

Seeing as the news seems to be a bit limited at the moment (I don't want to be posting spoilers all the time) I was thinking of launching a topic to talk about, and I came up with Your Favourite Doctor Who Moment (So Far...)

Basically, all you have to do is submit your favourite moment from any Doctor Who episode so far. It can be new or old, with any Doctor or companion, anything at all really. It's fair to say there are plenty of things to choose from; there have been hundreds of fantastic episodes.

My personal favourite moment was when the 10th Doctor and Rose were reunited during The Stolen Earth. It brought tears to my eyes, and just seeing the looks on their faces was so upsetting... then when that stinking Dalek tried to exterminate him... I would have happily taken Jackie's gun and destroyed it by myself! Argh!

Anyway, leave your thoughts now!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Final Torchwood Ratings

The final ratings for the Torchwood special 'Children of Earth' have been revealed and can be seen below:


Day One: 6.47 million viewers (4th most watched of the day)
Day Two: 6.14 million viewers (9th most watched of the day)
Day Three: 6.40 million viewers (7th most watched of the day)
Day Four: 6.76 million viewers (4th most watched of the day)
Day Five: 6.58 million viewers (5th most watched of the day)


Day One: 129,000 viewers
Day Two: 112,000 viewers
Day Three: 160,000 viewers
Day Four: 127,000 viewers
Day Five: 151,000 viewers

This practically guarantees a fourth series to explain what happens to Captain Jack and Gwen!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

More Filming Pictures

As filming continues, many more interesting things are just waiting to be pointed out:

The Doctor seems to have a new sonic screwdriver! Or is it just a similar one to River Song's in Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead? Perhaps he's about to give it to her?

River Song appears to be in handcuffs in this picture; is she a prisoner? Has she done wrong?

Also, on one picture there is a piece of paper, on which the word 'Byzantium' is printed. Back in the Series 4 episodes that River Song first appeared in, she said, "crash of the Byzantium, have we done that yet?" So, could this be it?

Thanks to Combom and Rhianna for the pictures and info.

Monday, 20 July 2009

First Filming Pictures (UPDATED)

Filming starts today for Series Five, and the below picture shows what is, presumably, the 11th Doctor's costume! On first thoughts, it seems a bit old-fashioned, but maybe it'll grow on everyone. Beside him is Karen Gillan, who is playing the new companion, Amy Pond.

Also, below is a picture of the TARDIS which looks a little different...

It also seems that Series Four character River Song is returning! Maybe we'll finally get some answers.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

John Barrowman's Car Accident

John Barrowman is a very lucky man, because during the filming of the TV show 'Fifth Gear' he lost control of the turbo powered Subaru he was driving and crashed, causing the car to plummett down a verge and flip four times, narrowly missing a lake at the bottom of the hill.

Luckily, he escaped with only a minor injury - a small piece of glass in his eye. He said, "I'm lucky to walk away unscathed, I got a ticking off from my mum afterwards."

Thanks to Ro for telling me about this!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Companion's Name Revealed!

It has been revealed that the new companion's name will be Amy. Karen Gillan is set to start filming along with Matt Smith from Monday 20th July, and hopefully some pictures of them on set will be released soon.

What do you think of this name?

Thursday, 16 July 2009

New Merchandise Releases

The covers of two new pieces of Doctor Who merchandise have been revealed and both are set for a September 2009 release. There is a 2010 Calendar as well as a pocket diary, both of which are very handy and the covers can be seen below:

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Awards Results

A few weeks ago, I first posted about The Oncoming Storm Awards, and here are the results, decided by myself:

This website is always updated regularly with detailed news about everything which is going on. It's very reliable and accurate - well done Brad!

The layout on this website is simply fantastic! It looks amazingly professional and is usually equiped with an animated banner. Well done!

This website always has detailed, interesting posts up, always accompanied with pictures making them easy to read. They are always full of information too, well done Sylar!

Ro, the owner of Children of TARDIS, is very welcoming and is always nice to her visitors. Although the website is going through a rocky patch at the moment, I'm urging her not to shut it down! It's amazing!!

There was only really one contender for this award, and the winners are Will and Seb. Famous for their fantastic fan fictions, this website truly deserves the award. Well done you two!

Laser Screwdriver is a fantastic source for graphics and contains some amazing icons and blends. I really love the layout as well, it's brilliant all around! Ianto would be proud! Well done Meg!

This website always has amazing banners up - I always envy how great they are! The owner is incredibly talented and deserves this award. Well done!

It seems that whenever I visit this website, there's a new post up of some sort. It's a truly unique website which is a firm favourite of mine. Well done Combom!

This website has lots of information which is always highly accurate and well thought out. Kyle clearly spends plenty of time planning and preparing all his posts, and it shows. Well done!

This was a tough one to decide, but after I realised this website is the first one I visit everyday, it had to win. The Bad Wolf TV, run by Rhianna, has great news posts, amazing content and great features on the homepage. Well done!

Other Entries

There were many other entries who sadly didn't quite win, but here's a quick note about each of the websites:

Doctor Who Big Fan - this website has a fantastic layout as well as many brilliant pages to view.

Doctor Who 24 Updated - this website nearly won the Best Layout award - it looks fantastic!

Doctor Who Hideout - another fantastic layout for this website, it really does look amazing!

Doctor Who Madness - this is another great website, full of the latest news and updates.

Tardis Travels - this website came very close to winning an award! It has a great layout and the content is fantastic.

Dr Who Online - I loved the layout for this website, it was another close contender. It also has a great range of content.

Time Shift - this is a great website with plenty of content.

Time Lord Central - a cool Blogger website with plenty of features.

Absolutely Doctor Who Designs - this is a brilliant website with some fantastic graphics!

Into the Vortex - another amazing layout with loads of fantastic content.

Thanks to everyone for entering.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

New DWM Issue

The 411th issue of DWM is out on Thursday 23rd July, and the cover can be seen below. It obviously contains an interview with Tom Baker, as well as all the usuals. It will be available at all good newsagents at a RRP of £3.99.

Thanks to Sylar for the cover!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Children of Earth - Out Now on DVD!

For those of you who enjoyed Children of Earth, you can now watch it over and over again on DVD/Blu Ray! It was released today at a RRP of £24.99 for the normal DVD and £29.99 for the Blu Ray, which is in high definition. Also included is an episode of Torchwood Declassified as well as a preview of Eve Myles reading 'In the Shadows.'

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Children of Earth Thoughts

So it's sadly all over: Children of Earth was concluded last night in the final episode of the five part story. Overall, I think it's been an amazing series: the story was strong and the acting was brilliant from (mostly) everyone involved. We never got a full glimpse of the 456, but they were still a sinister and very interesting alien.

What did you think of the story on the whole? You can leave a comment with your thoughts here.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

New Waters of Mars Clip/Pictures!

It's all been about Torchwood lately, but now two new pictures and a clip from The Waters of Mars, the next Doctor Who special, have been revealed and can be seen below:

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Children of Earth: Day Three Tonight!

It's halfway through already, but hasn't it been amazing? Day Three will be shown to people in the UK tonight on BBC One at 9pm. The synopsis is:

The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: "We are here," as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?

It's been fantastic so far and considering the 456 are being revealed tonight, it can only get better!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Children of Earth: Day Two Tonight

The second part of the epic Children of Earth five-parter is going to be shown for everyone in the UK on BBC One at 9pm tonight. The synopsis is as follows:

As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

Sounds good, and when the episode's finished be sure to come back here and leave your thoughts.

David Tennant in St Trinians 2!

It has been revealed that David Tennant will appear in the sequeal to the St Trinians movie, entitled 'The Legend of Fritton's Gold.' He is going to play a character called Pomfrey, a villian who is a member of a secret women-hating society.

It seems that Mr Tennant is enjoying playing the baddies: he starred as Barty Crouch Jr during the fourth Harry Potter film, went a little psycho during Hamlet as well as playing another disturbed man during Secret Smile...

Filming is said to be starting soon and it will be in cinemas towards the end of the year.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Children of Earth: Day One Tonight!

It's finally time! Tonight at 9pm on BBC One, the first part of Children of Earth will be shown! The synopsis is:

An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming." But, as a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.

Torchwood is forced underground as the government takes swift and brutal action. As members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful 456 draws ever-closer.

When it's finished, be sure to come back here and leave your thoughts in a comment for this post.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Doctor Who Weekend!

Watch, a well-known Sky channel which is constantly showing repeats, has revealed that it will be broadcasting a Doctor Who Weekend, showing episodes from Series Three starring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman. It will be from 11th July to 12th July and here is the synopsis:

This month Watch dedicates a whole weekend to Doctor Who, Britain’s iconic Timelord, complete with back-to-back episodes that culminates in the start of series three. Series three starts when a young medical student’s life takes an unexpected turn when the hospital she works in is transported to the moon.

She is plunged her into a battle with a gang of bureaucratic stormtroopers called the Judoon and her first meeting with the Doctor… a meeting that will change Martha Jones’ life forever. With a new companion in tow, the Doctor embarks on a new set of adventures, including a brush with Shakespeare in Elizabethan England, and a trip back to 1930s New York, where an old foe has been busy reconstituting its army for a showdown at the top of the Empire State Building.

Thanks to The Bad Wolf TV for this information!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

John Barrowman Talks About Torchwood

As Children of Earth comes ever closer, there are more and more videos and trailers and pictures and reviews and synopsises being released... So here's a video of John Barrowman for you.