Steven Moffat talks about the first ever Official Doctor Who Convention on BBC News

 Steven Moffat talks about the first ever Official Doctor Who Convention on BBC News.

Date: March 24, 2012.

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Adrian Scarborough and Garrick Hagon, special guests in Doctor Who, season 7

As BBC America announces, Adrian Scarborough and Garrick Hagon are going to be special guests in Doctor Who, season 7.

Adrian Scarborough is currently starring in Upstairs Downstairs, but he’s also known for the role in Gavin & Stacey. He will appear as special guest in the third episode in the season 7 (as Kahler-Jex), along with Ben Browder, Dominic Kemp (as Kahler-Mas) and Rob Cavezos (as Walter).

I am not sure in which episode Garrick Hagon will appear, but he have appeared once before in Doctor Who as a character called Ky in The Mutants in 1972. He is know for rebel Biggs, a friend of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.

The Doctor Who cast sing the Confidential Song

 Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and a special guest (on drums) as they sing the Confidential Song. It’s a part of Doctor Who confidential from BBC 3 uploaded on youtube in august 2011.

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Doctor Who Series 7 filming pictures

 Pictures from Doctor Who Series 7 filming in Southerndown bay and beach (also known as Norway’s Bad Wolf bay), Amy and Rorys house and guest star Mark Williams (Mr. Weasly in Harry Potter series) has been spotted.

Also, shooting has been taking place inside a house in Church Road in Penarth (Amy and Rory’s street) with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill on location.

New star guest confirmed include David Bradley (Filch in Haerry Potter series) and Rupert Graves

Doctor Who – Cast and crew, special

The video was made by Jennie Fava and it was edited by Geraint Huw Reynolds. It’s interesting to find more about the people behind Doctor Who series, to put a face to a name… and it’s also fun (the video).  It was made for the end of David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor.

Doctor Who casts Ben Browder in 7th season, episode 3

If you are a sci-fi fan you already know Ben Browder from the Farscape (as John Crichton) and Stargate SG-1 (as Cameron Mitchell) series. Well, according to  Doctor Who Magazine (the show’s official magazine) Ben Browder is going to appear as a guest in the third episode of the forthcoming seventh (or 33th, depending on how you count them) season – that’s going to be begin in autumn 2012 on BBC and BBC America.

The story is said to be set the American Wild West, though it’s filming in Spain. As far the episode is still untitled, but it’s written by Toby Withouse (the creator of the series Being Human from BBC3) and directed by Saul Metzstein.

Filming series 7 of Doctor Who starts… tomorrow

As announced on the official site, filming the season 7 of Doctor Who will start tomorrow in Cardiff and somewhere in Wales. There were announced a lot of surprises, as usual, especially it’s already been confirmed that Toby Whithouse and Chris Chibnall are writing episodes for the new series of Doctor Who.

The first director to shout ‘action’ will be the award-winning Saul Metzstein whose previous credits include Micro Men (starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman), the critically acclaimed Late Night Shopping and BBC Wales’ Upstairs Downstairs. For the very first time, Doctor Who will be produced at the new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, which officially open in March. The production team includes Steven Moffat (Executive Producer and lead writer), Caroline Skinner (Executive Producer) and Marcus Wilson (Producer).

The new series will see Matt Smith return as the Doctor in what Steven Moffat has described as ‘the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made’. Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) are both back, for what will be their final voyage with the Doctor – a thrilling rollercoaster ride which will culminate in a heart-breaking farewell to the Ponds. But there will be more shocks, surprises and adventures to come when the Doctor meets a new friend, in the last very place he could ever have expected…

Matt Smith is to feature on Top Gear as the “star in the reasonably priced car”

Matt Smith is going to feature on Top Gear as the “star in the reasonably priced car”. The show was recorded recorded last Wednesday, Matt will appear in the episode due to be broadcast at 8:00pm, 26th February on BBC2/BBCHD. The episode is 5th of 7, Series 18 with the duration 1 hour.

Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky and recently deceased Swedish car maker Saab.

Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda and Jeremy smokes around the track in the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale and the tyre shredding Mercedes C63 Black.

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A study in blink (Sherlock/Doctor Who)

I consider the video as fun, but some might consider it something bad. It’s a fan made video that combines scenes from Sherlock and Doctor Who. It’s description from youtube contains the following text.

“The Weeping Angels have found their way to London, but The Doctor is trapped in time. It is down to Sherlock and John to save everyone, but the Angels already have the TARDIS.”

I’m amazed no one has thought of the name ‘A Study in Blink’ as a combination of ‘A Study in Pink’ and ‘Blink’ before, so I HAD to get in there. The Weeping Angels seemed a good match for Sherlock, what with them being psychopaths and him a borderline sociopath.

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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith interview for The Guardian: ‘I’m itching to come back to theatre

Matt Smith is well known for the role in Doctor Who, but he was first star-spotted on stage at the Royal Court. As he returns as patron of the theatre’s Young Writers’ festival, in this interview he talks to Andrew Dickson about limbering up for the next batch of Doctor Who, why he can’t wait to get back into theatre – and about the challenges of peeing live in front of an audience.

The interview can be found here.

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Karen Gillan and why she’s leaving Doctor Who

You must know that Karen Gillan is going to leave Doctor Who some time in the next season. She will stop acting the role of Amy Pond and the departure will be permanent: she says that she does not want to come back in other episodes of Doctor Who in the future.

There is a 2 page interview on IGN tv about the reasons of this departure: she needs a change. It was her decision and she talked to Steven Moffat about leaving the show. How she’ll do it is still a secret, but it seems that she’s leaving in the blaze of glori.

There are some interesting things said there, just read it.

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The unholy alliance between “Star Trek’s” Borg and “Doctor Who’s” Cybermen

The Huffington Post announces about an unholy alliance between “Star Trek’s” Borg and “Doctor Who’s” Cybermen into a story into crossover comics. The story will be published in May, courtesy of an IDW comic book.

According to a Monday press release from the company, “Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2” will feature “an unholy alliance” between the two villains. This sounds like an excellent idea for a comic book and, not just because two races of relentless, mechanized villains are better than one, but because an on-screen depiction of that kind of epic tale would be unworkable (especially given that “TNG” ended in 1994) and hugely expensive.
So who you gonna call when two mechanical races team up to bring disaster to humanity? Jean-Luc Picard and the Doctor, obviously.

For more information you should go here.

William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”

As I wrote in the description of this website, its purpose is to provide information about the Doctor Who series, characters and actors. The next video has nothing to do with the series itself, but David Tennant (Doctor Who number 10) and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) appear together on stage for the first time in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing. From my personal point of view it’s interesting to see how two actors that performed so well on the screen are performing on the theater stage.

Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever.

Directed by Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great plays and reminds us all of the failings and triumphs of the human condition in our never ending search for perfect love.

Doctor Who and the return of Script to Screen

Script to Screen is back on BBC. And this time, if you’re aged 9-11 years old you can write an adventure for the Doctor set anywhere in time and space!

The new competition will be launched by the Doctor himself on Blue Peter on CBBC, Thursday, January 12 at 5.45pm. The challenge is simple. Schoolchildren aged 9-11 should write a mini-episode that features the Doctor in an Olympic-themed adventure. Amy and Rory can be included in the script alongside one of four familiar alien species plus a brand new human character.

You can find more information here.

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Doctor Who: “50th Anniversary” – Ultimate Cinema Trailer (1963 Onwards)

As I understand, this trailer was created by one of the fans of the series. Anyway, it’s a great job!

Music: “The Fight Will Be Your Own” – Steve Jablonsky

“The Battle” – Steve Jablonsky

“Its Our Fight” – Steve Jablonsky

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John Barrowman on Doctor Who 50th anniversary and Torchwood 5

I am not a big fan of Torchwood, but I watched it with pleasure. I am curious and I wanted to know what the show has to offer: it is good, but not close to Doctor Who (from my point of view).

The next video is the perspective of John Barrowman about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary and Torchwood 5th season. I did not now about the new Torchwood series, but it looks interesting enough to watch it (if and when it’s going to be released).

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