Monday, 31 May 2010

Monday Trivia - No 1 UPDATED

It's Monday, so that means it's trivia day here at The Oncoming Storm. All you basically have to do is answer a question related to Doctor Who. If you wish, you can leave your answer in a comment (they've been changed to appear after approval) or you can just do it in your head for fun. Or you could just ignore the whole thing...!

Here is today's question:

What answer (number) will you come to if you add the total number of episodes the Daleks have appeared in since 2005 (not including flashbacks) to the number of letters in the Doctor's favourite fruit (the singular, not the plural - no 's' is needed) and then subtract the number of kisses the Doctor (the real Doctor, not the duplicate or John Smith) has had since 2005?

Answer: (deep breath) Here we go...

Dalek episodes since 2005: Dalek, Bad Wolf, Parting of the Ways, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth, Journey's End, Victory of the Daleks. TOTAL = 10

The Doctor's favourite fruit: banana TOTAL = 6

The Doctor's kisses since 2005: Rose (Parting of the Ways), Jack (Parting of the Ways), Rose/Cassandra (New Earth), Reinette (Girl in the Fireplace), Jackie (Army of Ghosts), Mickey (Doomsday), Martha (Smith and Jones), Astrid (Voyage of the Damned), Donna (The Unicorn and the Wasp), Lady Christina (Planet of the Dead), Amy Pond (Flesh and Stone.) TOTAL = 11

(10+6) - 11 = 5

If you had five, well done! Maybe it won't be so complicated next week...

New Vincent and the Doctor Pictures

Three new stills from this week's episode Vincent and the Doctor have been released by the BBC and you can see them all below! The 10th installment of this series will be shown on Saturday at 6.40pm.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Overnight Ratings for Cold Blood

Unofficial overnight ratings have shown that yesterday's episode Cold Blood was watched by a total of 5.7 million people. 5.4 million watched it on BBC One while an extra 0.3 million tuned in on the BBC HD channel.

The official ratings will be released in just over a week, and these are likely to be higher.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

New Trailer and Blog News

As Cold Blood has made its debut, our thoughts, of course, turn towards the next episode which is Richard Curtis' Vincent and the Doctor. A brand new trailer has been revealed that you can watch below - doesn't it look great?!

Also, some site news here, I'm aiming to have some new features and make some more posts, so here's a rough schedule:

Monday - Trivia Day. I will post a few questions that you can choose to answer in order to earn some points for the leaderboard.

Wednesday - Which Episode? I will post a picture of the Doctor and you must identify the correct episode that it is from.

Friday - Fansite Friday. I will post a review of a website out there that is one of my favourites.

Saturday - Your Thoughts. After each episode you can come and leave your thoughts about the episode if you want to.

Sunday - Story Sundays. For those of you who enjoy reading stories, every Sunday I will recommend a story that I believe is worth a read.

I realise some of this may not interest everybody, but I'm trying to add more variety and content, so please bear with me!

Cold Blood - Your Thoughts (SPOILERS)

It's Saturday - arguably the best day of the week - and that means Doctor Who has been shown on BBC One and BBC HD! Episode nine - already! There's on four more episodes left! - was the concluding part of the Silurian story, but did you enjoy it?

Did you think the classic Who monster's return was good, or were you a little disappointed with their new look and plans? Also, what did you think of the developments in the series arc and that one major shock? Please leave your thoughts below - all comments are appreciated.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

New 'The Pandorica Opens' Pictures

The BBC have revealed two brand new images from The Pandorica Opens! Beware of mini-spoilers! Also, episode eleven, previously called The Lodger, is now rumoured to be called Don't Go Up The Stairs. I'm personally not too sure about this - it's sounds a bit weird to me, but it's better than another title beginning with 'the!'

New Action Figures

Images of the first wave of brand new series five action figures have been released and you can see them all below. They include the Doctor, Amy Pond and many of the Doctor's enemies. They are available to buy from July 25th at the RRP of £8.99 each.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Two Years Online!

The Oncoming Storm has now officially been online for two whole years! Back in 2008, the website started on Blogger after moving from Piczo and ever since it's evolved and regenerated almost as many times as the Doctor himself!

It's been open through most of series four, all of the 2009 specials and series five so far, hopefully covering all the news that surfaced around our favourite TV programme.

I actually don't want to ramble on too much and bore you all, so I'd just like to thank those people who regularly visit and support the blog - it's really, really, really appreciated! It really would be nothing without you. I hope you still enjoy the posts and content, and, fingers crossed, maybe the site will be celebrating another birthday this time next year!

Monday, 24 May 2010

DWM 422 Cover

The cover for issue 422 of Doctor Who Magazine has been revealed and it's clear that the main feature of this edition is the Silurian two parter. There are also previews of upcoming episodes, chances to win prizes and much more.

The issue is available in shops from Thursday 27th May at the price of £4.20.

Official Ratings for Amy's Choice

The official ratings for Amy's Choice have now been revealed and the episode was watched by a total of 7.55 million viewers. 7.06 million watched on BBC One while an additional 0.49 million watched on the BBC HD Channel.

This is another example of why you shouldn't panic at the unofficial overnight ratings. Amy's Choice originally had overnight ratings of 6.2 million, so it usually increases! Hopefully this week's 4.5 million will too.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Hungry Earth - Unofficial Ratings

Unofficial viewing figures for last night's episode The Hungry Earth have revealed that 4.5 million people watched it in total. This may seem low, but it has been very hot over the weekend and so not as many people will be inside watching television.

4.24 million tuned in on BBC One, while an additional 0.30 million watched on BBC HD. The official figures will be released in a few weeks and, as usual, these are likely to increase. Also, Doctor Who was the 5th most watched programme all day, so it's not all bad!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

The Hungry Earth - Thoughts

Episode eight The Hungry Earth was just broadcasted on BBC One and BBC HD. It follows the story of an ambitious drilling project in 2020, but problems soon follow when something starts drilling back up...

What did you think of this episode? Did you like the return of the Silurians or was it all just a little disappointing? Please leave your thoughts below and feel free to discuss any theories for next week.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Episode Thirteen Revealed - SPOILERS!

The final remaining title for series five has been revealed today! Episode thirteen is officially called The Big Bang and this will conclude all the mysteries surrounding the series arc of the crack and the Silence falling.

What do you think of this title? It seems that a lot of this series' episodes have begun with the word 'the...'

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

New The Hungry Earth clips

Three new clips from this week's episode The Hungry Earth have been revealed and you can see them all below. Beware of small spoilers, though!

Thanks to Fraz for these!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Episode 12 Title and Other SPOILERS

Episode twelve's title has been revealed as The Pandorica Opens. This links in with the series arc as it has been mentioned before. Episode thirteen's title is still waiting to be confirmed.

Also, The Daily Mirror have claimed that Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page could be starring in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who as a 'major character.' They say she will play "a long-lost relative of the Doctor." However this hasn't been confirmed yet.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Episode Six Ratings and New Trailer

Episode six The Vampires of Venice was officially watched by 7.28 million on BBC One with an extra 0.40 million watching on BBC HD, making a total of 7.68 million.

Also, a new trailer for next week's episode The Hungry Earth is being shown on the BBC:

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Amy's Choice Unofficial Ratings

Unofficial overnight ratings have shown that episode seven Amy's Choice was watched by a total of 6.2 million people. 5.85 million tuned in on BBC One while an additional 0.34 million watched on the BBC HD channel.

Official ratings will be released in just over a week and these are likely to be higher; they usually always are.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Amy's Choice - Thoughts

Episode seven Amy's Choice has just been shown on BBC One/BBC HD and that means we're already over half way through series five now! What a scary thought! Anyway, what did you think of tonight's episode, or even the whole series so far?

It was certainly a unique idea, but did you enjoy it, or were you a little disappointed afterwards? Please share your thoughts if you can!

Friday, 14 May 2010

More Episode Titles - SPOILERS!

The BBC have officially revealed the titles for episodes ten and eleven! Richard Curtis' episode ten is called Vincent and the Doctor, while episode eleven, written by Gareth Roberts and starring James Corden, is called The Lodger.

There's a lot of mystery around the two final episodes, but I'll be sure to bring you the titles as soon as they're revealed!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Episode Nine Synopsis

The BBC have released the official synopsis for episode nine of the series which is called Cold Blood:

"It is the most important day in the history of the Earth; the dawn of a new age of harmony or the start of its final war.

In the latest episode of the time travelling drama, written by Chris Chibnall, the Doctor must face his most difficult challenge yet. It is a battle in which he can not take sides and a day when nobody must die..."

The episode will be shown on Saturday 29th May at 6.25pm.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

New Amy's Choice Pictures

Four new pictures from episode seven Amy's Choice have been released and you can see them below. It will be broadcasted at 6.25pm this Saturday. Enjoy!

Doctor Who Theme Tune - Third Most Recognisable!

A poll conducted by the Performing Rights Society has found that the Doctor Who theme tune was the 3rd most recognisable one on British television. It lost out to the Match of the Day theme tune and then Eastenders, followed by Coronation Street and Countdown at 4th and 5th.

Despite doing so well, the recently revamped theme tune has caused some controversy amongst fans, claiming that the first half isn't actually that recognisable after all! Despite this, it is clearly a very popular piece of music, first composed by Ron Grainer in 1963.

Thanks to The Cloister for this information!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Official Ratings for Flesh and Stone

Official ratings for the episode Flesh and Stone have been released and they show that the fifth installment of the series was watched by a total of 8.5 million people. A total of 8.02 million tuned in on BBC One along with an additional 0.476 million watching on the BBC HD Channel.

As always, the figures have improved from the unofficial overnight ratings, so there is no need to panic anymore!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Vampires of Venice Ratings

Unofficial overnight ratings have shown that last night's episode The Vampires of Venice was watched by a total of 6.2 million people. 5.9 million watched on BBC One with an additional 0.42 million tuning in on the BBC HD channel.
This may seem like a drop, but it was an earlier time slot than usual and the official ratings are normally higher anyway. Also, it was still the second most watched programme of the day, being beaten by Britain's Got Talent.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

The Vampires of Venice Thoughts

The Vampires of Venice has just been shown on BBC One and BBC HD and it was certainly a great adventure! Did you like Rory as a new TARDIS crew member, and what did you think of the vampires' true form?

There are lots of things to comment about so please leave your thoughts below if you can! All contributions would be appreciated.

Also, here's the trailer for next week's episode Amy's Choice. It looks fantastic!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Amy's Choice - Broadcasting Details

It has been confirmed that episode seven, Amy's Choice, will be broadcasted at 6.25pm on Saturday 15th May. It seems the BBC can't seem to secure a permanent time slot for Doctor Who yet...

This week's episode The/Vampires of Venice (does anyone know if there is a 'the' on the front?!) will be shown at the earlier time of 6.00pm, so don't forget!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

More Teasers

Some more spoiler-free teasers for this week's episode have been released, this time from SFX.

1) It’s a great, big fun episode with probably the biggest number of laugh-out-loud one-liners so far this season – but more “Shakespeare Code” than “The Unicorn And The Wasp” in tone.
2) There’s a great visual gag involving the Doctor getting everyone to shush up.
3) Croatia plays Venice pretty well.
4) The final shot is a very unusual. Not sure what it means, but it’s cool.
5) There’s more snogging.
6) Somebody swaps clothes with somebody else.
7) There’s a great reason why the vampires don’t have reflections.
8) Structurally it’s a very traditional Doctor Who story.
9) Guest stars Helen McCrory and Alex Price (Gilbert from Being Human) are both excellent.
10) The Doctor makes an unexpected entrance.
11) There an extratextual in-joke that’s a doozy.
12) Some of the cinematography and lighting is just exquisite.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Official Ratings: The Time of Angels

The final ratings for the fourth episode The Time of Angels have now been released and it was officially watched by 8.6 million people, making it the eighth most watched programme of the week! This is a significant increase from the overnight figure of 6.8 million, so there's nothing to worry about at the moment!

Monday, 3 May 2010

The Vampires of Venice - Teasers

Digital Spy have revealed their usual ten teasers for this week's episode. Thanks to Will for pointing this out.

1. Rory is halfway through his stag do when The Doctor arrives to collect him. And it's quite an entrance.
2. On entering the TARDIS, Rory doesn't really say what The Doctor wants him to.
3. The First Doctor makes an appearance.
4. The 'vampires' like Amy. Who can blame them? She's delicious!
5. "Where are you from? Did you **** ******* the *****?"
6. Ever wanted to see The Doctor get electrocuted? Luck's in.
7. "Some tiny. Some were as big as the sky."
8. What's 10,000 in number and waiting in the water?
9. Amy enjoys a massive snog with either Rory or The Doctor. Right in front of the other.
10. "All I can **** is... *******."

New Vampires of Venice Pictures

The BBC have released some brand new images from this week's episode The Vampires of Venice for you to sink your teeth into. (Bad pun, I know.)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

New Trailer : The Vampires of Venice

A new trailer for next week's episode The Vampires of Venice can be seen below. It will be shown on Saturday 8th May at the early time of 6.00pm.

Flesh and Stone - Overnight Ratings

Overnight ratings have revealed that an unofficial total of 6.9 million people tuned in to watch Flesh and Stone last night. 6.53 million watched the episode on BBC One, while an additional 0.34 million watched on the BBC HD channel.

Official figures will be released in a few days and, hopefully, they will improve!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Flesh and Stone - Your Thoughts

Can you believe there have been five episodes already? Flesh and Stone was just broadcasted across the UK, but what did you think of it? Was the return of the Weeping Angels brilliant or did you find it all a little disappointing? If you can, please share your thoughts below and please feel free to talk about...

- River Song talking about the Pandorica
- Amy and the Doctor kissing
- The crack
- The next time trailer