Have you seen the set of the 2016 Christmas special episode? Oh, not yet? 🙂 Let’s find out more. Production Designer Michael Pickwoad takes all of us on a New York City rooftop tour.
It was pretty good. Not brilliant, but good. On the other hand, Peter Capaldi recalls his first reaction to the amazing Christmas Special…
What did Peter Capaldi, Charity Wakefield and Justin Chatwin think when they first read the script for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special episode, The Return of Doctor Mysterio?
How hard is it to play two different characters and maintain their separate identities? Listen Justin Chatwin, Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat telling you all about secret identities.
The only episode (special or not) for the year 2016 was broadcast last night. After River Song’s dead (Clara is only a distant memory, so unclear she is not even mentioned) and an absence of 24 years, the Doctor returns to Earth, and for the first time he has to compete with another type of super-hero for the people’s hearts. Or, with other words, this is how Superman’s story would look like when she is told by a British fellow.
With the Doctor as a secondary character, because his presence is necessary to offer support for the hero and context to his story. Superheroes does not exists on Doctor Who universe (ok, ok, maybe with the exception of this Christmas special episode), but the cartoons with them do exist. To find out how they created this exception you will have to watch the episode.
The 10th series of new Doctor Who will return to British television screens next year. Nardole returned to the Christmas special episode (and his resurrection is interesting) and he is something more the the idiot robot from the previous episode – the character has an unexpected insight, can pilot the TARDIS and will be appearing in several episodes from the new series.
The episode was directed by Ed Bazalgette, the story written by Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (Twelfth Doctor), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Justin Chatwin (Grant Gordon / The Ghost, Charity Wakefield (Lucy Fletcher), Adetomiwa Edun (Mr Brock), Aleksandar Jovanovic (Dr Sim), Logan Hoffman (Young Grant), Daniel Lorente (Teen Grant), Sandra Teles (Reporter), Tanroh Ishida (Operator), Vaughn Johseph (Soldier).
An outstanding metal cover of the To save Gallifrey theme from The Day of the Doctor?
How about a dubstep version of Murray Gold’s I am the Doctor?
A side-by-side edit of the moments from An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) that were recreated from classic Doctor Who (1963–1989) and the scenes themselves.
Peter Capaldi was interviewed by Sophie Raworth (who appeared as a newsreader in “The Power of Three”) on the BBC’s hard news programme The Andrew Marr Show.
The comedian Matt Lucas talked on The One Show on 15th of December about the return of character Nardole, Series 10 and this years Christmas special episode The Return of Doctor Mysterio.
Stevan Moffat’s words about the Christmas special episode: he introduces a blockbuster superhero movie – with added Doctor Who!
Matt Lucas took the guests on a whirlwind spaceship tour on the set of the episode.
Animated version of Heaven sent, an animation tribute to a fantastic episode of Doctor Who (one of the greatest episodes). Animation was created by Youtube user veetov with the audio extracted from the parts of the episode.
They talk about their best Christmas. Don’t forget to watch this year the Doctor Who Christmas special episode.
For Justin Chadwin (Grant) Christmas is all about the kids.
Charity Wakefield (Lucy) recalls some memorable Christmas presents.
Almost one year ago the Twelfth Doctor played a Christmas duet with the stars. Peace, joy, and rock n’ roll.
Doctor Puppet is a Doctor Who fan series made by a team of professional artists. It’s a labor of love. The puppets and animation are created in a tiny New York City apartment. The music is produced and recorded in England.
Something funny based on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser. Hoping to listen you singing on Christmas (while watching the special episode?).
We wish you could stay
I’ve gotta regenerate
For just one more day?
I’ve gotta regenerate
Our travels have been–
It feels like we barely met
So very nice
Showed you the stars, but at what price?
I wish you could stay forever
Maybe I’m not so clever
Stop list’ning for that knock at the door
The girl who waited, waiting no more
I guess now it’s goodbye sweetie
Beautiful please don’t leave me
Well maybe just a little trip more…
Come on in, I’ll just get the door
Can’t run anymore
I really don’t want to go
Well…you’ve done this before
Must it be time to go?
I’m glad that we had…
Even fixed points can change
…the time we had
I guess it might not be so bad
It’s time to run and remember
How bittersweet this December
You’ll be the same old Doctor inside
Maybe I’ll be ginger this time
We wish you could stay
It’s time for a clean slate
Time to regenerate!
Find out everything the TARDIS knows about the Daleks in this Index File of our Monster of the Month, November 2016. What do you think about them?
One more week until the Christmas special episode, and Steven Moffat introduces a blockbuster superhero movie – with added Doctor Who!
Let’s enjoy how the Doctor Who Experience take on the #MannequinChallenge. Whatever you do, don’t blink…
A fan-made selection of clips that proves that it is really not all fun and games being the Doctor: “He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.”
Music: Two Steps From Hell – Archangel
Let’s listen to the Doctor battle some beautiful stained glass Daleks.
In the Galactic Census, idyllic Strellin is recorded as a Grade Three planet – its inhabitants possessing neither advanced technology, nor knowledge of other worlds. Accordingly, Strellin is protected: landings by off-worlders are strictly prohibited. Unless, of course, those off-worlders are officials of the Galactic Census itself, come to investigate the origin of a mysterious sub-space signal – a signal no native of Strellin should be able to send…
Breaking all local by-laws, the time-travelling Doctor and his companion L/Wren Mrs Constance Clarke (AWOL) have only just landed on Strellin, too. But they and the Census officials aren’t the only off-worlders to have come here. Inside a nearby monastery, the monks of the reclusive Brotherhood of the Black Petal are guarding a strange and terrible secret. Something that might bring disaster not just to Strellin, but to every civilised world in the galaxy!
Directed by Jamie Anderson, written by Mike Tucker. Cast: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), John Savident (Pendle), Olivia Hallinan (Asta), Robbie Stevens (Boswyck/Raspak), Sam Fletcher (Rosco/Gabber), Joseph Kloska (Habrild), and Nicholas Briggs (Tanapal and The Daleks). Other parts portrayed by members of the cast.
A dramatic recasting of the Season 9 trailer, with extra bits. The result is quite interesting.
A fan-made version of the Christmas special 2016 intro made in After Effects. Theme arranged in Logic Pro.
Mini Matt’s chance to interview the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.
Lucy Crewe is a Doctor Who fan and animator. She has spent a good deal of the year 2016 working on a cartoon trailer for Season 10. The result is really good, particularly the likenesses of both the Doctor and Bill:
Her animation skills and intuition improved vastly over the last months and she was able to free up her mind space, playing to her strengths to design a speculative campaign that will tie in with season 10 next spring.
On-location set visits and social events gave her that push to develop an idea into something special. Live action reference was used for most shots.
Peter Capaldi’s reaction to the video.
Curious to find out more? Well.. During the show InnerSpace Presents: Doctor Who Steven Moffat talks about how he aimed to make the first episode 1 of series 10 the start of a new show again.
Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin gather together for the Space channel to talk all things Series 10, the Doctor’s New Companion and Sonic Screwdriver as well as BBC Three’s Class
“He’s real.” Here’s a brand new clip from the Christmas Special ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ courtesy of BBC Children in Need!
A fan-made video, Andris Mihalko’s experience of TARDIS.
Who wants to see a fan-made video of the entire Q&A session attended by David Tennant and Billie Piper at Tampa Bay MegaCon over the weekend at the end of October 2016?
This was one of the first major CGI title sequences for any TV programme. Doctor Who received its first in 1987, with a budget of £20,000 and 6 weeks to spare. Some effects took whole days to be created. Almost 30 years later, here it is recreated in around 24 hours.
A fan-made Doctor Who series 9 Finale trilogy (Face the Raven, Heaven Sent & Hell Bent) trailer after the release of the first Logan Trailer. A very interesting Doctor Who – X-Men / Wolverine universes crossover.