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!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Overnight Ratings

Last night's episode The Lodger was watched by an unofficial total of 4.6 million people. 4.31 million watched on BBC One while an additional 0.25 million watched on the BBC HD channel.

As usual, the official ratings are usually higher and there was clearly big competition this weekend from the World Cup on ITV One.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Lodger - Thoughts

Episode eleven The Lodger has just been shown on BBC One and BBC HD, which saw the Doctor pretending to be a human in order to find out what was mysteriously happening on the top floor of a flat in Essex.

Did you enjoy the episode? What did you think of James Corden's character? Please leave your thoughts, if you can, because any comments are appreciated.

Friday, 11 June 2010

New 11 Doctors Figurines

Character Options have released images of their brand new collection of all the incarnations of the Doctor in action figure form, ready for you to buy. It will be released in August for £49.99. Thanks to TARDIS Base for the information.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Lodger Teasers - SPOILERS

SFX have released 20 teasers about this week's episode The Lodger. Read them below at your own risk...

1) The first line is very funny.
2) A guest character from last week’s episode shows up a few times.
3) There’s the first gay allusion this series (sort of).
4) The Doctor has more interesting adventures with food and drink.
5) Matt Smith fans will be freeze-framing one particular revealing moment.
6) A can of beer is opened at an important moment.
7) The Doctor commits an act of physical violence, sort of…
8) A certain face shows up for the fourth time this series; another for a third; and others for a second time.
9) There’s lots of witty dialogue.
10) A regal couple put in an appearance.
11) Amy discovers something.
12) One of the most uttered phrases of series five comes up again.
13) It’s the most unusual ever episode of Doctor Who Confidential!
14) It’s back.
15) Someone says the G-word.
16) There’s a monster’s hand in a drawer.
17) The psychic paper serves several purposes.
18) It’s rather a sweet love story and James Corden is actually quite likeable.
19) Someone says, “I love you.”
20) The Doctor is helped by some feline intuition.

The episode airs at 6.45pm this Saturday.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Which Episode? No 2

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guesses - the correct answer is episode six, The Doctor's Daughter. Well done to those who had it right.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

More Torchwood Confirmed!

The BBC have revealed that Torchwood will be returning for a new 10 part series, set over the world instead of its usual Cardiff Base. Here are some official quotes:

“BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network, Starz Entertainment, have today announced a three way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.”

“The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator, Russell T Davies, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.”

“While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new instalment will see storylines widen to include locations in the U.S. and around the world. John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack and Gwen respectively, along with new faces.”

“Torchwood will burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder than ever.”

Sounds really exciting!

New The Lodger Pictures

Three new images from this week's episode The Lodger have been released and can be seen below! Beware though, if you don't want to see Matt Smith half naked, avoid the last one!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Unofficial Viewing Figures

Unofficial viewing figures have shown that last night's episode Vincent and the Doctor was watched by a total of 5.0 million viewers. 4.7 million tuned in on BBC One while an additional 0.3 million saw the episode on the BBC HD channel. Official figures will be released in over a week.

Here is the trailer for next week's episode The Lodger:

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Vincent and the Doctor

It's hard to believe, but episode ten of the new series, Vincent and the Doctor, has just been broadcasted on BBC One and BBC HD. The Doctor and Amy found something mysterious lurking in a famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh and went back in time to meet the man himself - but did you enjoy the episode?

It was penned by Richard Curtis, so was his first venture into Doctor Who worthwhile? Please leave your thoughts if you can, as any contributions are always appreciated.

Volume 2 DVD Cover

The cover and details for the second volume of the series five DVDs have been released. The DVD features episodes 5.4 - The Time of Angels, 5.5 - Flesh and Stone and 5.6 - The Vampires of Venice and it will be released on Monday 5th July 2010.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Vincent and the Doctor Spoilers

Lots of spoilers for this week's episode Vincent and the Doctor have been released - obviously only read if you want to know...

1) In some ways it’s the most unusual Doctor Who ever episode ever – never has the show been less plot-lead and more character-led.

2) It’s very, very emotional at times.

3) Anyone expecting an out-and-out comedy from Richard Curtis will be surprised. This is about Van Gogh – it doesn’t shy away from depression and suicide. If anything, the episode is quite melancholy.

4) The opening scene is a blinder.

5) An ongoing gag about the TARDIS’s abilities won’t make any sense to people who don’t know the show inside-out.

6) Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are.

7) There’s a glorious visual reference to the painting “Starry Night.”

8) The Doctor makes a slip of the tongue.

9) There’s some mutual sartorial appreciation going on.

10) There’s a major story element that some will decry as a massive plot hole and others will embrace on a metaphorical level.

11) The TARDIS is redecorated.

12) Two former Doctors make an unexpected appearance (for one of them it’s their third appearance this year.)

Those were from SFX, these are from Teen Today:

1) “Arcadia, The Trojan Gardens, now this?”

2) “He’s drunk, he’s mad and he never pays his bills.” Vincent is a popular chap.

3) The Doctor doesn’t know three things and one of them is about Miss Pond.

4) Speaking of Miss Pond, she’s from Holland you know.

5) It’s not very good news when a murder occurs.

6) “What is it with you and the ****c*?”

7) That useless, embarrassing present from a godmother with two heads and bad breath is actually quite useful.

8) It’s a parrot. No wait, it’s a polar bear. Is it?

9) Vincent can hear the song of Amy’s sadness.

10) “If there is one thing I can’t stand it’s an unpunctual ****n *t****.”

11) Sssh. You need to whisper in the confessions box.

12) That song may just make you shed a tear or two.

13) Just who or what could be The Ultimate Ging?

Download The First Adventure Game!

The first free Doctor Who adventure game called City of the Daleks is now available to download from the BBC website. If you live in the UK click here and follow the instructions. But if you live outside of the UK click here - the game will be available for you from July. Enjoy and feel free to leave your thoughts about it - unfortunately I've heard there are many problems with graphics etc.

Thanks to Nebula One for these links!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Wednesday - Which Episode?

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guesses - the correct answer was in fact Last of the Timelords. It's the part just before the Titanic spaceship crashes into the TARDIS. Well done to anyone who got it right!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The Hungry Earth - Final Ratings

The final ratings for The Hungry Earth have been revealed and they show that the eighth episode was watched by a total of 6.5 million people. 6.01 million watched on BBC One, while an additional 0.48 million watched on the BBC HD channel.

Again this is an increase compared to the overnight ratings - perhaps we should just ignore them from now on!