Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 495

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 495Doctor Who Magazine #495 is due to be released this Thursday (7th January 2016, for the price £4.99 or $9.99) and features Alex Kingston and Paul McGann as January 2016 cover stars. This is due to the recent Big Finish release The Diary of River Song, where River Song crosses paths with the Eighth Doctor.

The issue features interviews with Alex Kingston and Paul McGann, as well as looking back at the 1974 story Death to The Daleks.

The Husbands of River Song extra – Christmas 2015 special episode

Alex Kingston about returning as River Song and why she loves it.

This year the Christmas presents galore! Alex Kingston and Matt Lucas swap pressies and tell us about festive Doctor Who fun!

This could be one of the creepiest things ever: Greg Davies gazes into the face of a ghastly future…

But even so, Greg Davies is delighted to be playing Hydroflax!

Anyway… you should watch out! There are monsters in the shadows of Doctor Who sets, as Greg Davies found out!

Doctor Who, Christmas special episode 2015 – The husbands of River Song

Or Doctor and River Song’slast aventure (a sort of, because she gets into the Library – episode 8, season 4 – and dies in the second part of the story sacrificing herself to save the Time Lord she loved), or the last 24 years night for the favorite Time Lord and his wife. Name it as you want, all the variants are good.

But this does not mean that this Christmas special episode is River’s last adventure along Doctor’s side – she has kept meeting with the Time Lord in the wrong order for 200 years (you should already know enough details about that) not to offer her a chance to continue their adventures in the right order. Jenna Coleman left recently the show, and Clara Oswald has her chance (a small one, but it’s there) to come back in Doctor’s life, sometime in the future. River was already saved (in electronic format, as a part of the database of the Library), she can easily come back in some form or another – nothing lasts forever, everything changes, and any additional information about the Executive Producers’ plans for her are probably secret.

The action was pretty bad: they wanted to be action packed and funny, but they didn’t make it quite right. They put the accent on funny discussions, the actors seemed sometime not realistic, but they had some good moments: the one when Riven realizes that the man standing next to her is the one she was searching the entire episode, and their connection in that very moment was just great, even if it wasn’t quite good before. If you want to relax a bit and just to have some fun than it’s a good story, but you shouldn’t expect too much from that.

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, written by Steven Moffat and Toby Whithouse (character “Kahler”).

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Alex Kingston (River Song), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Greg Davies (King Hydroflax), Phillip Rhys (Ramone), Rowan Polonski (Flemming), Robert Curtis (Scratch), Anthony Cozens (Concierge), Chris Lew Kim Hoi (Alphonse), Nicolle Smartt (Receptionist), Liam Cook (King Hydrofla’s Body), Nonso Anozie (Hydroflax – voice).

The husbands of River Song preview & introduction

“Are you the surgeon?” – Nardole (Matt Lucas) and the Doctor are on a mission in this Christmas special episode.

The Doctor reunites with River – the moment when Nardole introduces the Time Lord to River Song. This should be interesting! Very interesting! Tell me, do you thing that the Doctor will tell her who he is? When?

Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston introduce ‘The Husbands of River Song’.

Alex Kingston and Matt Lucas swap pressies and tell you about festive Doctor Who fun!

Popularity battle by Twitter

David Tennant and Billie Piper taking part at the Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia in the United States (9th – 10th May) while Matt Smith, Freema Agyeman and Alex Kingston were in Brisbane attending the Whoniverse Five City Tour in Australia (9th – 17th May).

David Tennant: “We’re killing it up her in Philly. They love us in Philly. I think they prefer us to you. That’s very much the vibe that we’re getting.”

Matt Smith: “Tennant, Piper, hello. We see your video and we raise your video dude.”

Alex Kingston: “Our video is so much better than your video.”

David Tennant: “Matt, Freema, Alex. So you sent a video from your Australian convention – oh look at us we’ve got thousands of friends here – all cheering and whooping and showing off. Well I’m in Philadelphia and behind these walls is all of Philadelphia, about 4.5 million people ready to tell you how popular we are. But i don’t need to show you that… You just have to trust me.”

Through the Years (2005-2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvpmAHoA3gI

This fan-made video with BBC clips from the first 7 years of the New Who features Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor and also Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond-Williams), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Alex Kingston (River Song / Melody Pond) and Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald).

Reading CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Some of Doctor Who stars, as David Tennant, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, Johnn Simms and Freema Agyeman (last 2 with some nighttime tales), have lent their talents to CBeebies Bedtime Stories and they are reading stories for children. Be careful not to have nightmares because of them! I know I almost did! And remember that CBeebies Bedtime Stories are on every night at 6:50pm on the CBeebies channel!

David Tennant reads Miki

John Barrowman reads Winnie the Witch

Alex Kingston reads Crocodiles Need Kisses Too

John Simm reads Up the Wooden Hill

Freema Agyeman reads Tiger Ways

Farewell to Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor

Just a few days remain until Matt Smith will regenerate to Peter Capaldi, and BBC America celebrates Matt’s last day as The Doctor with an all new original special, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who’s River Song)… immediately followed by the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Time of The Doctor”.

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Alex Kingston on Matt Smith’s Departure – One Show interview 5 June 2013

You know about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who show, right? It was announced a few days ago. 2 days ago, on One Show, Alex Kingston talked about Matt’s departure.

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Doctor Who, series 7, episode 13 – The name of the Doctor

I think that many of the ones expecting the final episode of series 7, The name of the Doctor, were in some degree dissapointed about the way Steven Moffat has chosen to solve the Clara Oswald’s mystery. Last week, since the release of the last episode, Nightmare in Silver, a lot of ideas about her identity appeared: she was the Doctor and River Song’s daughter, she was a future incanation of the Doctor (the 12th or the 13th), she was some lost Time Lord from the old series (especially that Steven Moffat said that Clara and the Doctor have met many times in his past), etc. You can search for these ideas, unless you already had some of these them (or similar). But, eventually, the impossible girl was a regular human girl, as you all know – the Doctor studied her life closely.

But how she got to be that special? Not only for the Doctor, but for the entire Universe? Let me tell you, but for this I have to start with the beginning: a convict in the Victorian England told Madame Vastra that the Whispers have spoken about the greatest Doctor’s secret, the one he will take to the grave, and that it was found. Worried, Vastra and Jenny make a conference beyond space and time summoining Strax (left on vacantion), Clara Oswald from 2013, and River Song. The deceased River Song, the one saved by the Doctor as software in the Library’s database (the episodes Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead). The general conclusion, just before being attacked by the new monsters (first time presented in this episode), the Whisperes, is that they have to get to Tranzelor.

Everyone return to his own reality: Vastra to Jenny’s dead body, Strax to the place he was spending his free weekend – they get captured by the Whisperers… and the Great Intelligence impersonated by the same doctor Simeon you could watch in the Christmas special episode. Or almost the same: the Great Inelligence used only his image. Probably you remember that Strax was a nurse at some point, he was recruted along with Vastra, Jenny, Dorian and many others to save Amy Pond and her daughter in the episode A good man goes to war. That knowledge help Strax to save Jenny, but they were of no use when all 3 of them are in danger to lose their lifes, several minutes later.

Clara, along with River Song’s ghost, returns home, meet the Doctor and she tells him about the conference, the message and the trip they have to make to Trenzalor. The expresion “to keep a secret to the grave” has a new meening: the Doctor’s grave is on Trenzalor, the Time Lords’ and their TARDIS-es planet-cemetery. Everybody dies, even the aliens with regenerative powers, and one of the problems about the time travels is that the travelers are put (sometimes) in the situation to visit their own grave. Hardly, Clara, the Doctor and the TARDIS get there, meet their friends and they are almost put to death in order to make the Time Lord to speak his name loudly in order to open his grave to all the visitors.

Do you really think that was a body inside? After the Doctor changed so many bodies during his long life in order to survice? I am letting you find out alone what was in the grave. I only can say that the Great Intelligence’s plan for revenge was to kill the Doctor in all the moments of his life, and the access to his remains was necessary for that action. To save the Doctor Clara accepts to break her being into millions of pieces all along the time and space – the entire Universe. She was always present in Doctor’s life, helping and saving him in ways he would never have suspected until now.

It was an excellent episode, showing the vulnerabilities of a man who’s name alone made entire armies to run away. River and Doctor’s love endures even after her death, and their story will continue further – it remains to watch it how. And John Hurt’s appearance in the end was sensational, he is that incarantion that will betray the name of the Doctor by taking tough decisions necessary to peace and sanity – probably of the entire Universe.

The next episode will be released in November 23drd, 50th anniversary from the release of the first episode of Doctor Who, and it’s created special for this. And, as it is said, it will be extraordinary. 😀

Director: Saul Metzstein, writer and producer: Steven Moffat.

Cast: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald), Richard E. Grant (The Great Intelligence), Samuel Irvine (Messenger Boy), Alex Kingston (River Song), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Dan Starkey (Strax), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Nasi Voutsas (Andro).

Doctor Who in five languages, dubbed into Portuguese, French, German and Italian

Considering the age of the Doctor Who series (“only” half of century) and the quality of the show it’s not a surprise that this Time Lord known as the Doctor gathered 80 million viewers over 206 countries and 5 continents.

The following clips from The Wedding of River Song contains the voices of the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) and River Song (Alex Kingston) have been dubbed into Portuguese, French, German and Italian.

BBC Worldwide Showcase is a unique annual trade festival where over 600 of the world’s top TV and digital executives come to buy the best of British entertainment. It exports hit TV series to the rest of the world. This year they are celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who — the world’s longest running and one of the most successful science-fictions series according to the Guinness Book of Records.

BBC Worldwide Showcase is the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor. Every year it welcomes top TV talent, and unveils BBC Worldwide’s latest programmes to TV buyers from around the world. The event has been running now for 37 years, and returns for its second year in Liverpool, from 24th to 27th February.

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular – Interviews with Murray Gold, Alex Kingston and Mark Williams

Tell me, do you have 6 minutes to spare? 😀 The following video is from Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, it contains interviews with Murray Gold, Alex Kingston and Mark Williams. I consider it too interesting not to tell you about it. Enjoy. 😀

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River Song Confidential from “The Silence in the Library”, “Forest of the Dead” and other episodes of series 5

You can consider this a tribute to Alex Kingston and her character. The first video contains a River Song cutdown from “The Silence in the Library” & “Forest of the Dead” Doctor Who Confidential series, broadcast on BBC 3. Anything that pertains to the character is included.

These are behind-the-scenes clips for episode 4 of Series 5, otherwise known as The Time of Angels.

These are behind-the-scenes clips for episodes 5 and 13 of Series 5, otherwise known as Flesh and Stone and The Big Bang.

Enjoy. 🙂

NCIS Exclusive: Alex Kingston Cast in ‘A Very Disturbing’ November Sweeps Episode

You know her as River Song, the Doctor’s wife, Amy and Rory’s daughter. You may have remember her from the role from the ER series. He responds to the name Alex Kingston and, according to tvline.com, she is going to appear in a November sweeps episode of TV’s most watched drama series as Miranda Pennebaker, a “woman of questionable morals,” series boss Gary Glasberg tells TVLine exclusively.

This should be interesting. Especially because she will play a shady business woman who gets tangled up with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the NCIS team.

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Doctor Who ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ – Behind the Scenes: a fall with grace

As you may have noticed in the last few months, a lot of video were taken when the Doctor Who was filming in New York City. If you watched the Youtube videos you found some familiar spots from the Big Apple when watching ‘The Angels take Manhattan” even if you have never been in Manhattan. Even than it was very clear that Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill made an impact on New York, with all the crowded people around them… this video is their and BBC’s point of view.

Steven Moffat and Alex Kingston follows the (rest of the) Doctor Who cast in the interview. As well the Gordon Seed, the stunt coordinator.

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Doctor Who inside look: The Angels take Manhattan

The last weekend the Ponds left the Doctor Who after 2 great years (Karen Gillan joined in 2009 and Arthur Darvill joined in 2010). The episode was one filled with sadness and satisfaction – at least they lived a full life together.

“It’s our last episode, and it is one of those brilliant complicated DOCTOR WHO stories – but it’s told so brilliantly.” – ARTHUR DARVILL (Rory Williams)

“The very first episode that I ever shot with Matt & Karen was the Weeping Angels episode… In a weird way, this is now the bookend because it’s Amy’s last episode as well.” – Alex Kingston (River Song)

“I defy you if you’re a WHO fan to not have a lump in your throat somewhere by the end of it. And if you don’t, then you’re an alien. And if you are an alien, then I’m coming to get ya!” – MATT SMITH (The Doctor)

Get the exclusive scoop on the Fall Season Finale DOCTOR WHO, “The Angels Take Manhattan,” featuring new interviews with stars MATT, ARTHUR, ALEX and KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond)

Doctor Who Insider: Farewell to the Ponds

That’s going to happen soon, the departure of the Ponds, just five episodes from now, and it’s a little sad.

“With the departure of the Ponds, that adds great emotional gravitas to the series.” – MATT SMITH (The Doctor)

“The time has to come, and I think it’s the right time.” – KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond)

“There have been so many incredible moments, and I don’t think it will quite dawn on us how amazing it’s been until we actually leave.” ARTHUR DARVILL (Rory Williams)

“That’s the beauty and the tragedy of whoever plays The Doctor, because people have to go – but he remains.” – ALEX KINGSTON (River Song)

Doctor Who filming – Series 7 Episode 5

 The cast and crew of Doctor Who were filming episode 5 of series 7. They had recently been filming in New York and Cardiff and they were probably have been filming here for the final part of the episode.

They were filming at Box Cemetery, Llanelli. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston and a Weeping Angel were all on set.

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