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During a studio recording session the guys from Big Finish Production managed to sit down and chat with the amazing Tom Baker. The actor told them about his amazing battles with aliens, Daleks, Cybermen and Zygons all from the comfort of the Big Finish studio stool! Tom also shared fond memories from his time as The Doctor as well as the people who worked along side him which he knew and loved.
The beginning: the first installment of Babelcolour‘s Time War Chronicles: The Time Lords make a pre-emptive strike, Skaro is destroyed and renewed, Davros is killed and resurrected, the Doctor dies and regenerates, president Rassilon is resurrected, the Master is resurrected but flees the War, the Time Lock is engaged, the Cult of Skaro remove themselves from the War in a void ship and secure the Genesis Ark and Dalek Caan flies back into the heart of the Time War.
The final day: the last installment of Babelcolour‘s Time War Chronicles: the Fall of Arcadia, the theft of the Moment, a drumbeat is sent back in time to the infant Master, Gallifrey teleports to Earth, Rassilon is defeated, the Moment brings Doctors 10 & 11 to Gallifrey, the Time-Lines are changed, a sneak peek at The Ten Doctors Part 4, Gallifrey is frozen in an instant of time.
Do you remember David Tennant adding lyrics to Broadchurch theme? Well.. this is the same text, but with appropriate images! The audio has now been set to footage from the show, but not Doctor Who, because it’s nothing like Doctor Who.
Did you know that Doctor Who was broadcast in space from the very first episode, in November 1963? That signal is now 51 light years and some months away because the radio waves are traveling with the speed of light. Is heat the key to finding extra-terrestrial life? And more importantly are their aliens out there somewhere watching An Unearthly Child? Brian Cox investigates in the video below.
Yes… she’s back in Doctor Who. After being an instant hit during the last series, Michelle Gomez is filming in Cardiff this period series 9’s opening two episodes, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. The story is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat and directed by Blink’s Hettie Macdonald.
30 years ago this month, the villainous Rani first stepped onto british TV screens. Doctor Who team caught up with the late Kate O’Mara at the Doctor Who 50th Celebration in November 2013, and quizzed her about her wonderful time on the show.
This video is a new tribute and trailer for the Master who became Missy due to popular request.
During the decades, the Master was played by Roger Delgado, Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Alex Macqueen (The new Big Finish adventure Master), Derek Jacobi, John Simm and Michelle Gomez.
Music: Alliance Music – End Maker, cover image by Daniel Skorka
Since the TARDIS’ dematerialisation effect has remained largely unchanged for the past 50 years, John Smith thought it might be interesting to try out a new approach. So this is his attempt at capturing what travelling through time and space might look like from the point of view of the TARDIS – from take-off to landing, all in one shot.
Half term is coming and the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff is the perfect place to have your own interactive adventure with the Doctor. Let’s check out Peter filming his part for the Experience in this behind the scenes video.
Issue 483 of Doctor Who Magazine will be on sale from Thursday 5 February 2015 and it includes interviews with Mummy on the Orient Express director Paul Wilmshurst and actor Peter Purves (Steven Taylor in the 1960s episodes), and features on Marco Polo (1964) and The Androids of Tara (1978).
Well… what can I say. That’s United States, folks – a homeowners’ association from Florida says this driveway is not the place and time for a model of the TARDIS, or time machine, from the TV series Doctor Who.
Opening titles for the War Doctor, played by John Hurt. Theme by JWHO Films, credit to CHMagIII VFX and Jack Willett.
What if Doctor Who series was called Missy Who and happening in some alternate Universe, parallel with the one we are living in? Did you ever wondered what it would be like if the series was about the Master and instead was called Missy Who?! This is WhovianDoctor11‘s interpretation of the title sequence (inspired by 1980s Doctor Who) but with a twist.
Original concept ‘Glass’ title sequence, a remix of the proper current title sequence (and theme tune too) by CloisterProductions, on a theme of breaking glass:
David Tennant, the former Doctor, adds amazing comedy lyrics to the haunting Broadchurch TV show theme song. The Tenth Doctor spent the morning co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with his mate Christian O’Connell.
It was nothing like Doctor Who, so that’s nice…
It stars me and Arthur Darvill – who played Rory – but it’s nothing like Doctor Who…
And nobody’s noticed Gwen from Torchwood, because it isn’t Doctor Who…
Or that young journalist, who was also once in Doctor Who… as was the psychotherapist – and Olivia Colman… but like I say, it’s nothing like Doctor Who…
Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams from Doctor Who) performs ‘The Ballad Of Arthur Darvill’, sung to the tune of Let It Go from Frozen for the Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio 1. It’s fun, listem him! Let him go and be whatever he wants to be and be whoever character he wants to play.
Issue 482 of Doctor Who Magazine is published on Thursday 8 January 2015.
Jenna Coleman is being interviewed: Clara’s heart lies with the Doctor. She can’t give him up.
Plus: Rachel Talalay on directing Missy and Freddy Krueger, the greatest show in the Galaxy, 1970s script writer David Fisher, comic strip action.
Peter Purves: The legendary Blue Peter presenter reveals all about his time in the TARDIS.
This last Sunday, 28 December 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of Tom Baker‘s first full episode as the Fourth Doctor in “Robot”, something Blogtor saw fit to celebrate with a compilation video of his best moments: Tom Baker’s top 40 quotes as The Fourth Doctor, edited by Cameron K McEwan.
Get an inside look at the relationship between The Doctor and Santa Claus in the Doctor Who Christmas special episode 2014: Last Christmas, with exclusive interviews with the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, for BBC America.
“The Doctor is really annoyed. He doesn’t like the way that Santa begins to cross the line.”
“We’ve all got a common affection for the show, which I hope shows through.” – Rob Mayor
Be afraid….be FURRY afraid! I’m a Cybernut! Take me to your Feeder!
Here’s one little monster who might not end up battling everybody in Doctor Who: the Cybermen, the Daleks, the Weeping Angels: the Cyber Squirrel! The hungry rodent looks as if he’s wearing a fearsome Cyberman head.
He clearly wasn’t worried when confronted by one of the Timelord’s most infamous baddies. That’s because every cyberspace in the hollowed-out head was packed with peanuts… and they were rapidly ‘deleted!’
The cyber-nut-ic squirrel was snapped in the back garden of mum Emma Young, 40, mom of two, a huge Doctor Who fan, that created a funny feeder that turns cute visitors of her garden into the Time Lord’s nemesis. She has used several novelty items as bird and squirrel feeders over the years (like the Cybermen and the Dalek).
She made the feeder from an old shower radio, with tasty nuts stuck in the back. Emma patiently waited for squirrels to come and then snapped some hilarious photos.
“My whole family love Doctor Who so I decided to create a sci-fi feeder. I packed a sticky mix of nuts and peanut butter into the head. It was hilarious to see. Well worth all the time and effort” she said, at her home in Beaulieu, in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire. I had to cover any sharp bits left inside with soft felt, so the squirrels wouldn’t injure themselves. Then I packed a sticky mixture of nuts and peanut butter into the Cyberman head, she added.
Emma spent hours on the project, taking apart a Cyberman shower radio, and removing all the inner workings. Emma, whose husband Mark is a full-time gardener, said that within a day of her hanging up the new feeder, the first of three grey squirrels paid a visit.
The first one was very nervous, she said. But the smell of the peanuts quickly overcame any wariness, and he reached up and got stuck in! Emma said that when the squirrel used its front paws to hold the silver head still, it looked like it was wearing it. It was hilarious to watch, she added. Well worth all the time and effort.
Pictures and video by Chris Balcombe.
As you probably know, the Cybermen first appeared in Doctor Who in 1966, facing first Doctor William Hartnell. They were created by Dr Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis. Since then, they have been popular adversaries, returning to face nearly every Doctor, changing their appearance over the years.
Come on, it’s Christmas, the North Pole, who you gonna call?
The ones who have watched special Christmas episode preview know that the Doctor and Clara arrive to a research base i North Pole and there are some problems involving everyone’s survival. And Santa Clause, with his reindeers and elves, appear. Actually they not only appear, they storm in the scenery. Twice, every time with very good reasons.
This year Christmas special episode is one of the most… confusing episodes of Doctor Who I’ve ever watched, 60 minutes as elaborated as it can be – and it’s on purpose. But, in the same time, it’s one of the best episodes, having a dream inside of dream inside of dream. And it continues like this for 5 level of dreams – everything but the last scene of the episode is not real, it never happened. Or maybe not even that is real, it remains to be seen. This episode succeeds in surprising you several times during the crazy race in waking yourselves up and beat the creature putting your lives at stake – some telepathic monsters called Dream Crab that feed with human minds and looks a lot like the creatures from the Alien series. So let’s start from the beginning.
It’s the North Pole, it’s Christmas Day. You’re dying. Who you gonna call? Just one last time, huh? One last Christmas, as if your lives depended on it. Please! Ho-ho-ho!
The answer is quite simple: you call the man that everybody knows. No, not the Doctor, although he would not say “no” to such thing. Or almost sure he would not refuse. But sometimes even the Doctor need help from father Christmas / Santa Claus. If you still believe in Santa Claus or father Christmas you don’t need more explication. If you don’t believe, well, you may not get your most desired gift next year. Don’t tell me you are all grown up or too mature to expect such gifts or to refuse them because I don’t believe it. And if Santa Claus would surprise you with such gifts, your inner child would be so happy, just like the times he was expecting impatient the arrival of the man dressed in red that comes down the chimney or gets inside through the cracked window if the fireplace is unavailable.
Don’t ask me to tell you the story of this episode – it’s too complex and I should start from the end to the beginning to make sense, and doing that I will spoil the surprises (especially the big on in the end) and I don’t want to. I’ll tell you only some short conclusions about the reasons this is the last Christmas.
it’s the las chance Clara and Danny Pink can say goodbye. Because Danny appears again in the show, even if he’s only a part of a dream.
it could have been the last episode for Clara and the Doctor traveling together, The episode is also about they, not only about Clara and Danny – they get over the lies said in the last episode, Death in Heaven.
it could have been Clara’s last episode – she could have dies because of Dream Crabs or because of old age, but (at least this time) she survives.
every Christmas is the last Christmas.
Yes, Clara Oswald will accompany the Doctor in the ninth series – the name of the first adventure is The magician’s apprentice. You can never say what other people are thinking and that could get some surprise and twists in the season 9 – if Clara will stay until the end of the season she will outrun Amy Pond as the number of episodes (36 to 33) as Doctor’s companion.
Inspiring sources for this episode: Alien series, the movies The Thing from Another World and Miracle on 34th Street. They can be found on Shona’s Christmas list (but for this you have to watch the episode to its end).
You know about the 3D documentary Inside the mind of Leonardo da Vinci, right? Peter Capaldi is the host and he did it shortly before starting his role as the Doctor. He gave an interview for Mr. Media® (Bob Andelman) answering to yes to the quetion that the mind of the Leonardo da Vinci is bigger on the inside. Enjoy.
Fifteen robotic musicians from across Europe join forces to perform the Doctor Who theme on BBC Four. Enjoy. The theme, as written by Ron Grainer and orchestrated by Delia Derbyshire, proves to be a bulletproof musical moment.