Friday, 24 September 2010

Blog Closed...

I'm not sure if this will come as news to anybody, but I've decided to close The Oncoming Storm for the forseeable future.

There has, very obviously, been a bad lack of updates lately, and there are many reasons for that but, for the time being, there will be no further new posts and I apologise for this, I really do. However, there are still many other epic websites with fantastic updates that you can look at:

Will and Seb's Blog

Whovian Net


as well as all the 'Recommended Links' pages.

Thanks for reading and I really appreciate all the supporters over the years - you've been brilliant. I've just lost the love for Doctor Who now and realise my blogging is something I can no longer do.

Thank you once again.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

News Poster WANTED!

I've been a bit rubbish at posting lately and I'm going to be completely honest - it's because I'm getting lazy. Really, really lazy!

I obviously don't want to close the blog, so I was wondering if there's anybody who'd be interested in posting some news every now and then? It would be a great help and would keep the blog more up to date, so if you're interested please send an email to the address on the left sidebar. Thank yoooou!

Late Which Episode?

Better late than never, I hope! A bit of Nine this week - above is an image of the Doctor. All you have to do is correctly identify the episode that it's taken from. If you think you might know, please submit your guess in a comment and the right answer will be revealed tomorrow. Good luck!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

New Series Five Boxset Artwork!

The official cover for the Series Five boxset has been revealed and you can see it above! The six disc set contains all the episodes starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, as well as many extras like deleted scenes, Confidential episodes, commentaries and more!

You can buy this from Monday 8th November at the RRP of £69.99 - this would definitely make a perfect Christmas present!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Which Episode Wednesday

Thanks for those of you who submitted your guesses yesterday - the correct answer was indeed Utopia - well done!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Doctor Who - Best Family Drama

Doctor Who was recently named 'Best Family Drama' at this year's TV Choice Awards! Karen Gillan was there to collect the award, but she lost out in the 'Best Actress' category, as did Matt Smith in his 'Best Actor' category. As well as this, Torchwood was beaten to the 'Best Drama Series' award by Ashes to Ashes.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

News Catch Up

Hello! I've admittedly been very bad with updating, considering I've been back a few days, but here's a news catch up post. It's likely that you've seen this news before, but in case you haven't, here are the major stories:

- Series Six is going to be split into two halves. The first seven episodes will be shown during the normal time of April, with a huge cliffhanger at the end, and the remaining six episodes will be shown in the Autumn.

In Steven Moffat's words 'The split series is exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas.'

- Also, Mark Gatiss is confirmed to be writing for Series Six and Neil Gaiman's episode will be episode three.

In website news, the correct answer to the Which Episode below was The Shakespeare Code. It was definitely too easy by the look of things!

Monday, 16 August 2010

No Updates for 2 weeks!

I'm off on holiday tomorrow, so there won't be any updates here for over a fortnight. Things haven't been that active lately anyway, but I've updated the following things in case you want to take a look:

Caption Competition

And here's a Which Episode to deliberate over. I just hope it's not too obvious!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Which Episode Wednesday

Thanks to all those who guessed - the correct answer is Planet of the Dead.

Soundtrack Track Listing

Following the cover for the 2009 Specials soundtrack, the track listing has now been revealed. All songs are composed by Murray Gold:

Disc 1

1. Vale

The Next Doctor

2. A Victorian Christmas
3. Not the Doctor
4. A Bit of a Drag
5. In the Sea of Memory
6. Hidden in the Closet
7. The Wonder of Balloons
8. A Forceful Intelligence
9. The Greats of Past Time
10. The March of the Cybermen
11. Goodbyes

Planet of the Dead

12. A Disturbance in the Night
13. The Cat Burglar
14. Alone in the Desert
15. A Special Sort of Bus
16. Stirring in the Sands
17. Lithuania

The Waters of Mars

18. Letter to Earth
19. By Water Borne ...
20. The Fate of Little Adelaide
21. Altering Lives

Disc 2

The End of Time

1. We Shall Fare Well
2. A Frosty Ood
3. A Dream of Catastrophe
4. All in the Balance
5. A Ruined Gaol
6. Wilf’s Wiggle
7. Minnie Hooper
8. The End Draws Near
9. Gallifrey
10. Final Days
11. The Council of the Time Lords
12. The Master Suite
13. The Ruined Childhood
14. A Chaotic Escape
15. The World Waits
16. A Longing to Leave
17. A Lot of Life Behind Us
18. Dealing with the Menace
19. Speeding to Earth
20. The Time Lords’ Last Stand
21. The Clouds Pass
22. Four Knocks
23. Song for Ten (Reprise)
24. Vale Decem
25. Vale
26. The New Doctor

You can buy this from 20th September. Some of the End of Time songs will be sad though, consider yourself warned!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

New Specials Soundtrack

The cover for the new 2009 Specials soundtrack album has been revealed and can be seen above. Released on September 20th at an RRP of £11.99, the CD will feature music from The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and The End of Time two parter.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Which Episode Wednesday

Thanks to those who entered - the correct answer was Human Nature.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Amy's History Hunt and Boxset Info

A new interactive game called 'Amy History's Hunt' is coming to the official BBC website on Monday and a preview of it is below, followed by the synopsis:

The History Hunt stars Karen Gillan as Amy in a series of exclusive, specially shot videos. Your challenge is to help Amy unlock the Doctor's safe and you can find out how and what's at stake on Monday. But if you're successful you'll release a special short story by Paul Cornell, writer of Father's Day, Human Nature and The Family of Blood.

Throughout the quest you'll find out more about the Doctor's friends and places he's visited. Plus, you'll get Amy's unique point of view about some of the amazing people she's met during her adventures with the Time Lord.

The History Hunt is not one of the Adventure Games and does not need to be downloaded. You can get a sneak peek of it in the video above and don't forget, it launches here next week!


As well as this, details about the 'Meanwhile in the TARDIS...' feature that will be exclusively on the boxset have been revealed. The scenes will take place between The Eleventh Hour and The Beast Below, showing how Amy ended up floating outside the TARDIS, and the other after Flesh and Stone to reveal the aftermath of the kiss between Amy and the Doctor.

The boxset will be released in November.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Another Late Which Episode

Thanks to those who left their guesses yesterday - the correct answer was Cold Blood. Well done to anybody who had it right!

Series 6 News

In an interview with Den of Geek, it's been revealed that head writer Steven Moffat will pen five of series six's episodes. For series five he wrote six, but this time the number has dropped.

Also, another actor for this year's Christmas Special has been revealed - it's Steve North, who has appeared in dramas like Casualty and The Bill. He'll be playing a character called Older Benjamin.

Monday, 26 July 2010

News Round Up

Again I apologise for the lack of posts lately, but here's a quick round up. Firstly, the draft artwork for the series five boxset has been revealed and some editions will feature a special crack casing. You can see the images below:

Also, Matt Smith has been spotted filming for the Christmas special and it's been confirmed that the Doctor will have a brand new jacket from the picture below. Thanks to TARDIS-Base for this.

Finally, the BBC Proms happened over the weekend and Doctor Who was a big part of the show. Here's a video, again from TARDIS-Base, with Matt Smith playing the Doctor in the TARDIS. This was shown before he actually came into the audience.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Which Episode Wednesday

Thanks to those of you who submitted your guesses yesterday - the correct answer was The Runaway Bride, during the scene with the Racnoss. Well done to anyone who guessed correctly!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

News Round Up

Sorry, I've been really bad with news lately, but here's a round up of everything note-worthy:

- Two new covers for the Decide your Destiny books have been revealed and you can see them below - they feature the Judoon and the Werewolf.

- Secondly, another guest for this year's Christmas special has been revealed and it's Danny Horn, a welsh opera singer. He's rumoured to play a vicar, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

- Finally, it's also been rumoured that in this series' DVD boxset there will be some exclusive scenes written by Steven Moffat that feature the Doctor and Amy in the TARDIS. These are meant to show what happens between episodes, but this hasn't been confirmed yet either.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Late Which Episode?

Thank you to those who took a guess at yesterday's picture - the correct answer was Daleks in Manhattan. Well done to anyone who got it right!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Christmas Special Guest Stars Confirmed!

Filming has begun on this year's Christmas special and, as a result, two of the guest stars have been revealed. They are Michael Gambon, famous for his potrayal of Harry Potter's Albus Dumbledore, and Welsh singing star Katherine Jenkins, who will be making her acting debut.

The episode is said to have a twist on the traditional Christmas Carol story and Steven Moffat has claimed that he had a lot of fun writing the script. More information will be posted when it comes!

Friday, 9 July 2010

New 'The Brilliant Book'

The cover and details for a brand new book entitled (imaginatively) The Brilliant Book have been revealed by the BBC. The synopsis is as follows:

Celebrate the rebirth of the UK's number one family drama series with this lavish hardback, containing everything you need to know about the Eleventh Doctor’s first year.

Explore Amy Pond’s home village, Leadworth, read a lost section from Churchill's memoirs that covers his adventures with the Doctor, and learn all about the legend of the Weeping Angels. See how the Doctor's costume evolved, how the monsters are made and discover the trade secrets of writing a thrilling Doctor Who script. Plus exclusive interviews with all of the key players and a few secret celebrity guests, and new fiction by Brian Aldiss…

Including contributions from executive producer Steven Moffat, stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, and scriptwriters Mark Gatiss and Gareth Roberts, among others, and packed with beautiful original illustrations and never-before-seen pictures, The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who is the ultimate companion to the world's most successful science fiction series.

The book will be released on September 30th at the RRP of £12.99. Thanks to TARDIS Base for the information!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

New DWM Cover

The cover for issue 424 of DWM has been released and can be seen above. It clearly has a wedding theme, and will feature all the usuals - competitions, news and plenty more.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Official Ratings Released For 'The Pandorica Opens'

The final ratings for The Pandorica Opens have been released earlier than usual and show that the last episode of series five was watched by an official total of 7.57 million people. 6.94 million watched on BBC One, while an additional 0.635 million watched on the BBC HD channel.

This is definitely an impressive finish for the series, as the episode gained a total of a 37% share of the television audience.

Friday, 2 July 2010

DWA - Special Edition

The latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures is out now in all good newsagents and this time it's a special collector's edition, with a 3D cover. It includes all the usual features and you can get it for £2.20.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Wednesday - Which Episode?

Thanks to those who submitted your guesses! It seemed as though you were quite confused by this one, but the real answer is The Waters of Mars. Come back next Wednesday for another Which Episode.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Xmas Script Lost?!

The Daily Star have reported that this year's script for the Christmas special has gone missing and caused filming to be 'thrown into jeopardy.'

According to the newspaper, Steven Moffat is now "facing a race against time to create a new draft before filming commences next month". The Head Writer has also claimed that the episode would be "a flashback Christmas special."

This hasn't been confirmed yet, though, so don't expect it to be the full truth just yet. Source: DigitalSpy. Thanks to Will for the info. I'll post more news when some comes through.

The Big Bang - Unofficial Ratings

The unofficial overnight ratings for the final episode of series five The Big Bang have been revealed and they show that a total of 5.1 million tuned in to watch the action.

4.6 million watched the episode on BBC One, while an additional 0.5 million saw it on the BBC HD channel. Official ratings will be released in ten days and these are likely to be higher, as always.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Big Bang

It's hard to believe, but series five is now officially over! Thirteen weeks have passed, with thirteen brilliant episodes, and the last one, The Big Bang, has just been shown on BBC One and BBC HD.

Did you enjoy the episode and the way everything slotted together, or were you just left a little bit confused? Please leave your thoughts below if you can, as they are appreciated and it's the last chance to discuss an episode for a while!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

SJA - Series 4 Titles (SPOILERS!)

The titles for the series four episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures have been released and are as follows:

4.1/4.2 - The Nightmare Man
Written by Joseph Lidster

4.3/4.4 - The Vault of Secrets
Written by Phil Ford

4.5/4.6 - Death of the Doctor (eep!)
Written by Russell T Davies (guest starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant)

4.7/4.8 - The Empty Planet
Written by Gareth Roberts

4.9/4.10 - Lost in Time
Written by Rupert Laight

4.11/4.12 - Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith
Written by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Which Episode?

Thanks to all of those who submitted your comments! The correct answer is Victory of the Daleks - it's during the start of the episode where the Doctor first sees the Dalek. Well done to those who were right!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Big Bang - Preview Clip

The highly anticipated preview clip of this week's finale has now been revealed. Watch at your own risk, and beware of spoilers!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Matt Smith Introduces 'The Big Bang!'

Ahead of this week's highly anticipated finale, the Doctor himself (well, technically Matt Smith) speaks about the episode. There are some new clips as well, so beware of spoilers!

New Issue of DWM

The latest issue of DWM is out this Thursday at the usual price of £4.99 and the cracking cover has been released:

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Unofficial Overnight Viewing Figures

Unofficial viewing figures have shown that last night's (fantastic) episode was watched by 5.9 million people. 5.4 million watched the Doctor, Amy and River face the Pandorica on BBC One, while an additional 0.5 million saw the action on the BBC HD channel.

Official figures will be released in just over a week, and these are likely to be higher.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

The Pandorica Opens Tonight!

It's Saturday again, and tonight the first part of the highly anticipated finale will be shown on BBC One and BBC HD. 'The Pandorica Opens' promises to be a brilliant episode - written by Steven Moffat and seeing the return of the mysterious River Song, it's certainly going to be a thrilling ride.

Please come back after the episode if you can and leave your thoughts - it's shown at 6.40pm tonight and the concluding part 'The Big Bang' is shown at 6.05pm next Saturday.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

20 Teasers For 'The Pandorica Opens'

As usual, SFX have released their 20 teasers for this week's episode:

1. Steven Moffat’s on top form with a brilliantly crafted episode – the perfect start to a two-parter.

2. The Doctor and Amy visit the oldest planet in the universe, where the first words in history have a familiar ring to them.

3. The stakes are every bit as high as in an RTD season finale.

4. Characters from earlier in the series make surprise appearances before the opening titles – and we’re not just talking about the series recap.

5. There’s something funny going on at Stonehenge.

6. If you thought “The Lodger” looked like a money-saving episode, you soon realise where all that spare cash went.

7. There’s a scene in a bar rather reminiscent of the Star Wars cantina.

8. There’s an armada of alien spacecraft.

9. The Doctor gets to deliver one of his “Get out of here!” speeches.

10. There’s a brilliant scare involving a human skull.

11.You could market an entire range of action figures on the back of this episode alone.

12. Amy’s engagement ring is crucial.

13. It’ll make you want to go back and watch the whole series again.

14. Someone other than the Doctor pilots the TARDIS.

15. The Doctor and Amy face a foe reminiscent of fembots.

16. There’s a fantastic nod to The Thing.

17. The Pandorica does indeed open.

18. It also closes.

19. The episode ends in a cliffhanger so devilish that it seems utterly inescapable. It’s going to be a very, very long week.

20. 26 June 2010 is a very important date indeed – and not just because it’s the day of the series finale.

Doctor Who Nominated For More Awards!

(It's been ages since I've used that picture!) Doctor Who has recently been nominated in plenty of categories in the Airlock Alpha awards. Here's the full list of what the show is included in:

Best Actor/Television

John Barrowman, Torchwood
Matthew Fox, Lost
Zachary Levi, Chuck
Eddie McClintock, Warehouse 13
David Tennant, Doctor Who

Best Actress/Television

Karen Gillan, Doctor Who
Paula Malcomson, Caprica
Eve Myles, Torchwood
Amanda Tapping, Sanctuary
Anna Torv, Fringe

Best Supporting Actor/Television

Robert Carlyle, Stargate: Universe
Bernard Cribbins, Doctor Who
Enver Gjokaj, Dollhouse
John Noble, Fringe
Terry O'Quinn, Lost

Best Episode/Television

"Absolute Justice," Smallville
"Children of Earth," Torchwood
"The End," Lost
"The End of Time," Doctor Who
"Over There," Fringe

Best Special Guest/Television

James Callis, "Course Correction," FlashForward
Felicia Day, "Epitaph, Part 2," Dollhouse
Alex Kingston, "Time of Angels," Doctor Who
Leonard Nimoy, "Over There," Fringe
Michael Shanks, "Absolute Justice," Smallville

Best Series/Television

Doctor Who
Stargate: Universe

Gene Roddenberry Award

J.J. Abrams
Gene Coon
Russell T. Davies
Ronald D. Moore
Peter Jackson

For more information, visit this website. Voting starts on June 25th and the results will be revealed in August - support Doctor Who and its spin offs, as they certainly deserve these awards! Thanks to develish1 for this information!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Wednesday - Which Episode?

Thanks to anyone who guessed yesterday - the correct answer was School Reunion, during the scene where they offer Sarah Jane a space to travel in the TARDIS. Well done to anyone who had it correct!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Selection of 'The Pandorica Opens' Clips

The title of the post basically explains it all. Watch and enjoy, but beware of spoilers as always.

Vincent and the Doctor - Final Ratings

The official ratings for Vincent and the Doctor have been revealed and the tenth episode of the series was watched by a total of 6.8 million people. 6.3 million watched on BBC One while an additional 0.47 million watched on the BBC HD channel.

This is, again, another improvement on the overnight ratings, which was 5.0 million.

Monday, 14 June 2010

New Radio Times Cover

As the highly anticipated finale draws ever closer, the Radio Times have released the image of another Doctor Who themed cover. The issue is released tomorrow in all good newsagents. Thanks to combom for the image!