Traffic Experiment – Vashta Nerada (Doctor Who Theme)

Something interesting to listen. 🙂

Vashta Nerada [Doctor Who Theme] is Traffic Experiment’s reworking of Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire’s classic Doctor Who theme, featuring the vocals of the very lovely Harri Norris and recorded with producer George Shilling (of Bernard Butler, Blur, Porcupine Tree fame) at his Bank Cottage studio. TE’s very good friend and videographer Rich Wakefield of FX Media filmed the recording and produced this video.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 492

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 492The cover for issue #492 of Doctor Who Magazine has been unveiled. The magazine is previewing the next four episodes of Series 9 – The Girl Who Died / The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion. The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale from Thursday 15 October, priced £4.99.

Doctor Who, series 9, episode 4 – Before the flood

If you already watched the previous episode (Under the lake) you already know the first part of the story: the Doctor and Clara are brought by the TARDIS to a underwater base set for exploring oil, people are dying one by one and they transform into criminal ghosts. At the end of third episode the Doctor and 2 companions travel back in time, before the dam being destroyed and before the lake covering the nearby town, just in the moment of the arrival of the alien ship that started all the problems you already know.

The episode is quite predictable, especially because some elements could be guessed deducted quite easy because of the Doctor’s ghost appearance, and the new elements that you descover now does not influence the result too much. More: you are given the key element of the action in the beginning of the episode, so you can relax, watch the action unfolding and the confrontation between the Doctor and The Fisher King.

The good thing is that action is not slow, it keeps you alert even if you already know some of the key elements and you find out about everything you need from the beginning. More: you could become curious to find out how the characters discover the unknown elements of the puzzle and how they solve their problems. Or how they can create exactly the future they wanted in order keep their personal past unchanged. The two episodes succeed in creating a circular story that can only be developed with time travels.

In this episode the action is jumping from the year 2119 to 1980, during the cold war, into a training town for learning people to live in Russia. The alien ship had just arrived, and Prentis, the Tivolian that became the first ghost, was still alive. The two energy sources were on the ship, also the Tivolian’s master, The Fisher King. But he wasn’t exactly dead, and from this moment you have to watch the episode to find out for yourselves the rest of the story.

On the other end of time stream, on the base into the future, Clara is behaving very much alike the Doctor. And, at least in some degree, she knows about this transformation and that huge gap between the others (the old Clara) and the current Clara.

Directed by Daniel O’Hara, written by Toby Whithouse. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Arsher Ali (Bennett), Morven Christie (O’Donnell), Neil Fingleton (The Fisher King), Zaqi Ismail (Lunn), Paul Kaye (Prentis), Sophie Leigh Stone (Cass), Colin McFarlane (Moran), Steven Robertson (Pritchard), Peter Serafinowicz (The Fisher King – voce), Corey Taylor (The Fisher King).

The next episode of series 9 is The girl who died. With some weird vikings and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones).

Doctor Who extra

Meet the Fisher King: Peter Capaldi talks him and Game of Thrones.

Jenna Coleman talks about the Sonic Shades – the Doctor’s wearable technology!

What’s it like playing a Tivolian on Doctor Who? Paul Kaye tells us all how is playing Prentis.

Slipknot on Doctor Who set: Corey Taylor of Slipknot fame visits the TARDIS and lends his roar to the Fisher King!

Strictly come ghosting: behind-the-scenes at Before the Flood ‘Ghost Camp’!

Why is Clara like the Doctor? Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat discuss the development of Clara.

Peter Capaldi tells you what it’s like to become a monster, a ghost!

What’s inside the Doctor Who LEGO set?

Do you want to know about what’s inside the LEGO® Doctor Who set? You can buy it for only £49.99 RRP.

Using this kit you can construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures!
The LEGO Doctor Who set was created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members. Featuring an opening TARDIS, detachable interior console room, exclusive graphic details and steps, the fans can regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks or Weeping Angels with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara Oswald. Once the doors of the TARDIS are closed, prepare to launch into dimensions light years away from Gallifrey!
Measuring over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep, the model contains 623 pieces to build an authentic replica. At £49.99 RRP, the set (#21304) includes four minifigures: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks and assorted accessory elements such as the Doctor’s signature Sonic Screwdriver.

Doctor Who Extra – Under the lake

Effects Supervisor Danny Hargreaves explains how he achieved the fireball effect.

Sophie Stone and Zaqi Ismail talk about their characters, Cass and Lunn.

How do you become the scariest ghost on television? Actor Colin McFarlane explains about becoming a ghost!

Peter Capaldi talks about the Doctor Who take on ghosts, this story of Under the lake and its twist.

Filming an underwater base on dry land is no easy feat – cast and crew tell of Doctor Who tells you how they did that.

Peter Capaldi tells us more about the story behind those handy cards from Clara the Doctor keeps in his pocket. It’s on the cards, that’s for sure!

Doctor Who, series 9, episode 3 – Under the lake

A town covered by water after a damn broke, an underwater base built near by, on the bottom of the lake, to explore some oil, and than abandoned, an alien spaceship found after mapping the area and then brought inside the base.

Are these reasons good enought to bring in the Doctor? Yes and no. Let’s add a new reason: the dead people are transforming into ghosts and try to kill the living near them. But not before accomplishing some necessary conditions: they had to gather information to send a message.

Now that’s enough to call the Doctor? Or for the TARDIS to get him there for no apparent reason and for no request from the Doctor – a habit you found out about in the episode The Doctor’s Wife: the Time Lord arrive not only where he wants, but also where he needs to be. He and the people depending of his help. And the base from under the lake, 3 days after the alien ship was brought inside, is the exact place and time for Doctor’s and Clara’s presence.

Clara. The impossible girl that is more and more like the Doctor is always prepared for adventures and she take control of the action when she has to. Too much active, she wouldn’t return home for a break (but, wait, after Danny Pink’s death she does not need that) and you should start thinking about that. I am curious to find out how all this action will end for Clara – it is already known that she’s leaving the TARDIS for good sometime this season, and her departure will be memorable.

Returning to the base on the bottom of the lake – the Doctor, Clara and the survivors of the initial team succed in trapping the ghost trying to solve the mystery of the alien spaceship and its user (who’s body is recovered and got back). Suspended between life and dead, he / she / it left behind a message that force the visitors to act even after death. The action take place in the year 2119 and it’s continuation happens a few hundreds of years earlier.

The episode os ok, it has a good atmosphere, it has humor, it’s a classical Doctor’s adventure when he has to solve a crises, but it could be better: some of the characters could be used more, and the case of the ghosts look a lot like the chase from Alien 3. Considering the final (you will have to find it by yourself) it’s easy to guess understand that the inhabitants of the alien spaceship is the Doctor itself, even if the original owner was somebody else.

Written by Toby Whithouse, directed by Daniel O’Hara, produced by Derek Ritchie. Executive producers Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. Cast: Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Colin McFarlane (Moran), Sophie Stone (Cass), Zaqi Ismail (Lunn), Morven Christie (O’Donnell), Arsher Ali (Bennet), Steven Robertson (Pritchard), Paul Kaye (Prentis).

The next episode, the second and final part of the story, is Before the flood.

If celebrities traveled by TARDIS

If Edie Falco, Ed Westwick, Beau Bridges, and other celebrities jumped in Doctor Who’s TARDIS and could travel anywhere in time and space, where would they go? Special Anglophenia correspondent Georgie Okell asked them that very question at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea presented by BBC America on September 19, 2015.

Where would YOU go if you could travel by TARDIS?

Doctor Who, series 9, episode 2 – The witch`s familiar

What about these women…?! One moment they try to kill each other, the other moment they are best friends and allies when they have to get out of troubles and to save the Doctor, and they betray each other first every time they can. I mean, of course, about the relation between Missy and Clara, something that starts to look a lot like the relation between the Doctor and Missy. With the obvious difference of personality: killer psychopath versus philantrophist.

You can’t praise the man either: the Doctor ran away from the child Davros instead of saving him, and when the old dying Davros is searching for him the Doctor continues to run until he has no choice. He gets to Skaro waiting for a trap, trapping Davros and the Daleks, and the relation between him and the maniacal creator of Daleks is the center of the story: two manipulators with a long relation between them are dueling for their lifes. It would not surprise me at all a new time war between the Time Lords and Dalek, but until them Julian Bleach explores a very different perspective of Davros, a move that initial stir some controversy. And Peter Capaldi feels great as the Doctor and he acts like that.

The continuation of the first episode from season 9, The Magician`s Apprentice, The witch`s familiar is fluid enough and has a very good script in order to keep you there all the time. You will get more than you have expected: more information about how Missy survived the end of the series 8, about how Daleks react (they channel their emotion instead blocking the as their friends Cybermen do) and how they treat their dead (the tubes for evacuating the residues are revolting to some point of this episode). Clara gets inside a Dalek tank (again!), a lot like she appeared in Doctor Who, but this time she is getting inside one of the shells and taken through the fellows of the dead Dalek.

For more details you have to watch the episode. It’s a good continuation of the first episode (but not extraordinay), directed by Hettie MacDonald and written by Steven Moffat. Cast: Julian Bleach (Davros), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek – voice), Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Jaye Griffiths (Jac), Clare Higgins (Ohila), Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect), Nicholas Pegg (Dalek), Joey Price (Boy), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart), Jami Reid-Quarrell (Colony Sarff).

The next episode, Under the lake, will be broadcast 3th of October and it is the beginning of a 2 part story (Under the lake & Before the flood).

Doctor Who Extra: Series 2 Episode 2 (2015)

Young Davros – Let’s get the inside story as we go behind the scenes with Joey Price (Davros).

Do you want to know what’s it like to be trapped inside a Dalek? Jenna Coleman reveals all about the Dalek Clara!

Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez talk about the relationship between Clara and Missy I’ve told you earlier.

Nichloas Briggs (know as the voice of the Daleks) talks about his approach to creating a cacophony of Davro’s creations.

Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat talk about the return of Davros and his relationship with the Doctor.

Series 9 episode 2 – The Witch’s Familiar preview

The Doctor and Davros face each other in this preview of The Witch’s Familiar, the Time Lord threatening his enemy with a useless weapon.

The Daleks strive to protect Davros in this preview of The Witch’s Familiar, but the Doctor is escaping.

Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi introducing this episode for you.

Also, Steven Moffat teases what’s in store in The Witch’s Familiar.

Series 9, episode 1 – The Magician`s Apprentice

What’s with this time traveling Doctors?… His path cross over a boy’s path in the middle of war without end, trapped between the handmines with eyes into a mined field, he tries to save the boy’s life (against all the odds), but leaves in the moment he finds out that the young’s name is Davros. The same Davros that would later create the perfect warriors known as Dalek, responsables of the start of the greatest time war against the Time Lords.

Or the relation he have with Master / Missy: on moment they try to kill each other, messing with each other’s plans and involving a lot of people and planets in them, the other moment they are the same old ancient friend (have been for centuries!) that fight together against a common enemy. But what can you do against it: one is a murdering psychopat, the other is a traveling filantropist, both adventurers travelers in time. You don’t choose who you like and who your friends are, right?

Anyway, you got the ideea: the Doctor is returning (he is hard to find in the beginning, but he is back!), Clara is returning (at least for the moment becuase she is leavint the TARDIS during this series), Missy is back. So does Davros and his creations, Davros for the first time since 2008, even if the Daleks have constantly returned since them – they are some monsters very hard to eradicate in Who universe.

The reasons for Doctor’s disappearance is easy to understand, considering the first paragraph, especially when Davros sends him notice that he is dying, that he remembers his enemy intervention from his childhood and they have “some” issues to talk about before he dies.

After missing half of episode (hidden in an unexpected way, but for good reasons), the Doctor have to make a great appearance with a lot of humor. Very stilish for the beloved Time Lord and very stimulating, especially with Missy along him. I won’t tell you (a lot of) details about the first episode of firt series, especially that this season has several 2 part stories and the conclusion of this story will be found in the next episode (The witch’s familiar), you’ll have to find them by yourself.

All I can say is that the Doctor and Davros meet again, in conditions you do not expect. This episode might be more that usual, but at least you won’t complain (or you shouldn’t complain) of it. Either way, you won’t have the time for complaining: the action is cursive, without breaks.

For any other questions you will have to wait the next episode.

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Jami Reid-Quarrell (Colony Sarff), Jemma Redgrave (Kate), Joey Price (Boy), Jaye Griffiths (Jac), Harki Bhambra (Mike), Daniel Hoffmann-Gill (Bors), Benjamin Cawley (Kanzo), Aaron Neil (Mr Dunlop), Nick Briggs (Voice of the Daleks), India Ria Amarteifio (Alison), Dasharn Anderson (Ryan), Stefan Adegbola (Newsreaders), Shin-Fei Chen, Lucy-Newman Williams, Demi Papaminas (School Girl), Jonathon Okinnaka (Soldier). Story written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Hettie MacDonald, produced by Peter Bennett.

Ideological monsters – an essay

What do you think: does the general ideological interpretation of Doctor Who’s greatest monsters stand up to scrutiny? Are the historical parallels appropriate? This video looks at the various ways to interpret the show’s villains. And Daleks are the greatest.

About the Daleks: watch the ultimate trailer (1963 – 2015).

The start of series 9 (the first episode, The Magicians Apprentice, is tonight) is considered to be a great opportunity to put together a Ultimate Trailer looking back at the Daleks History in Doctor Who, right from the very beginning back in 1963 to there latest adventure ‘The Magicians Apprentice’/ ‘The Witches Familiar’!

Jenna Coleman tells Grimmy she has left the TARDIS

The rumours about Jenna’s leaving show are true this time… she swung by to share some important news with Nick Grimshaw (Grimmy) in BBC radio 1 interview: she has already filmed her final scenes and made her emotional farewell to the cast and crew. The BBC has already officially confirmed that Jenna will leave Doctor Who during series 9, the first episode of which begins tomorrow (September 19).