Christmas special episode insider: behind the effects

Let’s get an inside look at the special effects, and the process behind creating them with Prosthetics Designer Rob Mayor for BBC America.

Part one: “We’ve all got a common affection for the show, which I hope shows through.”

Part two ‘Dream Crabs': “You’ll see the most Christmassy thing of all are the dream crabs. In the script they’re described as a gelatinous blob with claws.”


Posted in season 8, video and tagged , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Christmas special episode insider: The Doctor vs. Santa Claus

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


Posted in interview, season 8, video and tagged , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Exclusive Inside Look at Mummy on the Orient Express: Luxury Space Train at BBC America

Get an Inside Look at last episode broadcast by BBC, “Mummy on the Orient Express” with an Exclusive Interview with star Peter Capaldi.

“I would have been quite happy to knock about in that train — there was a bar and a singer… So everything is very glamorous, and there is a hint of the ’20s in the whole thing…”

Related External Links


Posted in interview, season 8, video and tagged , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Inside Look at Kill The Moon: The Doctor & His YoYo

Get an Inside Look at episode 7, Kill The Moon, with an BBC America exclusive interview with Peter Capaldi.

“But unfortunately those kind of skills, y’know motor, muscular skills, are things that I’m not very good at. I thought, I’m never gonna know how to do this, to work a yoyo, it’s going to look disastrous…”


Posted in interview, season 8, video and tagged , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Peter Capaldi about the Hardest Part of Being The Doctor – BBC America exclusive

Being the Doctor is a furfiled dream for Peter Capaldi, but that’s not exactly easy for him: hear from the Twelfth Doctor about the hardest part of being the last of the Time Lords, what makes his character different from the past incarnations – and why coming to work on Doctor Who is always a pleasure.

“It’s terrifying and easy. Some days it’s very terrifying because you’re playing this iconic character that people love and you’ve got to deliver it. You’re making Doctor Who. Who doesn’t want to get up in the morning and come and work on Doctor Who. You’d be crazy not to.”

Related External Links


Posted in interview, video and tagged , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Series 8, episode 1, Deep Breath inside look – BBC America

Get an inside look at first episode of the series 8, Deep Breath, with exclusive interviews with stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman for BBC America.

“I think in the first episode, The Doctor is struggling to try and find out who he is…”

Related External Links


Posted in interview, season 8, video and tagged , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Top 11 Monsters Countdown: 2013 Edition

Last year BBC America created the top 11 Doctor Who monsters, just in time for Halloween. We can all count them down the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. What do you think is #1?


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

Top 11 things fans will miss about Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith

According to BBC America, the video contains the countdown of the top 11 things fans will miss about the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith as he prepares to regenerate into new Doctor Peter Capaldi in the 2013 Christmas Special, “The Time of The Doctor”.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , by with no comments yet.

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”.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Matt Smith and David Tennant answer Whovian fans’ questions on The Graham Norton show on BBC America

I am not sure if that happened after Graham Norton’s regeneration or in some other moment, but the Tenth Doctor David Tennant and the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith are taking questions from Whovians who have traveled the world for the 50th Anniversary Celebration on an all new episode of The Graham Norton show.

More: they are talking their shocking new hairdos and the etiquette of sharing a TARDIS.


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Exclusive Extended inside look filming on The Day of The Doctor

Watch two exclusive extended Inside Look from BBC America at “The Day of The Doctor,” the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

The first video contains never-before-seen interviews with Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, Tenth Doctor David Tennant and series Lead Writer & Executive Producer Steven Moffat.

The second video contains never-before-seen interviews with Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and Companion Jenna Coleman.


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Steven Moffat answers 3 questions

Find out why Doctor Who’s Executive Producer & Lead Writer Steven Moffat is scared to be invisible – and what WHO monster he’d bring to a party. Plus, what he really thinks about American chocolate… on BBC America.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , by with no comments yet.

Matt Smith and David Tennant answer Whovian fans’ questions – The Graham Norton show on BBC America

The tenth Doctor, David Tennant, and the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, are taking questions from Whovians who have traveled the world for the 50th Anniversary Celebration on an all new episode of The Graham Norton show on BBC America.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Matt Smith and David Tennant on The Graham Norton show

Matt Smith and David Tennant will be on The Graham Norton show, Sat November 23 on BBC America at 10pm/9c. It’s Doctor Who Takeover Week on BBC AMERICA and It’s a double dose of Doctors with Matt and David on an all new episode of show.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

50th Anniversary Tribute: The Day of The Doctor

Celebrate 50 Years of DOCTOR WHO with this specially-shot tribute in advance of the special 50th Anniversary episode, “The Day of The Doctor” *** Premiering SAT NOVEMBER 23 *** on BBC AMERICA.

The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith (How to Catch a Monster), David Tennant (Broadchurch), Jenna Coleman (Dancing on the Edge), with Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien).


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Arthur Darvill: 3 Questions, 2 Biscuits and 1 Cup of Tea at BBC America

It’s 3 Questions, 2 Biscuits and 1 Cup of Tea with Arthur Darvill, known for the past role as Doctor Who companion,  star of BBC America’s critically-acclaimed new drama Broadchurch.

Hear from Arthur about why he’s still chasing the dream life… of Scrooge McDuck – and what old Hollywood talent he wishes he had. Also, you can learn the proper way to dunk a biscuit, from “Rory the Roman” himself!

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

Broadchurch with David Tennant and Arthur Darvill – New drama August 7 on BBC America

David Tennant and Arthur Darvill need no introduction – they both appeared for some time in Doctor Who series. The critically-acclaimed new BBC America drama, Broadchurch, premiering Wednesday Aug 7 at 10pm/9c.

“The drama of the year” – Mirror
“Britain’s biggest new drama since Downton Abbey” – The Guardian
“Full of bravura acting… Impeccable” – London Metro

BBC America’s BROADCHURCH, which earned critical acclaim and broke records on Twitter in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.

Leading the investigation are two detectives — the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (OLIVIA COLMAN, Twenty Twelve, The Iron Lady), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (DAVID TENNANT, Doctor Who, Spies of Warsaw), Ellie’s newly appointed boss.

Broadchurch is an eight part drama created by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall which centres on the effect on a small UK seaside town when a schoolboy is found murdered on the beach. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as mismatched police detectives Hardy and Miller whose task is to find the killer while around them suspicion, fear and grief threaten to tear the small community apart. Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and David Bradley also feature in the series that had millions in the UK glued to their TV screens this spring.

By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered.

The story looks interesting enough to watch. I hope you will all enjoy the drama.

As I see, BBC America dedicated a webpage for this new movie in the approach of the premiere.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

Matt Smith Interviews Jenna-Louise Coleman

It’s Question Time with Jenna and Matt! In this Exclusive BBC America video, it’s Doctor’s companion Jenna-Louise Coleman’s turn in the hot seat, as the Doctor, MATT SMITH, takes over Interviewer duties. 

Discover what’s the first place Jenna-Louise would go, if she were invisible, her favorite smell in the world and what American she’d most like to meet.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

Miss Kizlet Hacks Cafe – The Bells of Saint John

Relive the jaw-dropping café scene from the episode The Bells of Saint John where Ms. Kizlet (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones’s Diary) taunts the Doctor (Matt Smith) by showing off her control of the Wi-Fi… and communicating through random people!

“There is not the slightest chance that you can save your little friend.”
“Need a username…” “Clara Oswald for the win… Oswin!”

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

The Mad Monk – The Bells of Saint John

The Doctor is told that The Bells of Saint John are ringing.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

Doctor Who: Dalek Beanie

You can “exterminate” the cold with this new Doctor Who fashion accessory! Be the first to own an officially BBC licensed Dalek Beanie made out of 100% acrylic.

Item Number: 17093

Size: One Size Fits All

Color: Black/ Red/ Grey/ Yellow

Number of Items: 1

Special Features: 100% Acrylic

You can order it on BBC America shop.


Posted in objects to use and tagged , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Doctor Who – New episodes March 30 BBC America

A new companion, 8 new episodes… March 30.

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

BBC America wil premiere ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ for Doctor Who 50th anniversary

BBC AMERICA has announced casting for ‘An Adventure of Space and Time,’ a film dramatization of the creation of Doctor Who, 50 years ago. David Bradley will play actor William Hartnell (the first Doctor), Jessica Raine will play producer Verity Lambert and Brian Cox has been cast as BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman.  Sacha Dhawan will play Waris Hussein, director of Doctor Who‘s premiere episode, “An Unearthly Child”.

The scriptwriter Mark Gatiss has already been announced as writer, and he’s also serving as executive producer alongside current Doctor Who execs Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner. The film is a co-production between BBC AMERICA and BBC Cymru Wales and will air later in 2013.

You can find more information here.

Related External Links


Posted in news and tagged , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

BBC America initiative: The Doctor Who books

You may be thrilled to find out that BBC America launched yesterday a Whovian initiative:

Eleven authors have been commissioned to write ebooks for the British publisher Puffin, based on the eleven Doctors, and these will have a staggered release across the year, on the 23rd day of each month, so that the Eleventh Doctor’s story arrives on November 23, the date of the actual 50th anniversary.

To raise anticipation for each book, the identity of the writers – each one a big name in children’s literature – is being kept a secret. What we can tell you is that the first book, featuring the First Doctor, is called A Big Hand for the Doctor, and it has been written by Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl books, and  the man who took on the formidable task of writing some more Hitchhiker’s Guidenovels.

Oh, and on the eleventh of each month (thematic numbering, see?) there will be a promotional video on the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who YouTube channel, that features each author as they come up. Eoin’s will be out on Friday, and A Big Hand For The Doctor is available for pre-order for $2.68 for Kindle onAmazon.com.


Posted in news and tagged , , , by with no comments yet.

BBC America will be celebrating New Year 2013 with a Tenth Doctor TV marathon

Do you love Doctor Who and you get BBC America? Ok, let me tell you what I found out:  BBC America will be celebrating New Year 2013 with a Tenth Doctor TV marathon!

As you can see in the BBC America schedule the action starts on Monday 31st December at 8am with the fifth episode of season 4 and the back to back David Tennant episodes of Doctor Who will runs through until 10am on Tuesday 1st January.

Monday 31st December

8:00am The Poison Sky
9:00am The Doctor’s Daughter
10:00am The Unicorn And The Wasp
11:00am Silence In The Library
12:00pm Forest Of The Dead
1:00pm Midnight
2:00pm Turn Left
3:00pm The Stolen Earth
4:00pm Journey’s End
5:00pm The Next Doctor
6:00pm Planet Of The Dead
7:00pm The Waters Of Mars
8:00pm The End Of Time
11:00pm The Next Doctor

Tuesday 1st January
12:00am Planet Of The Dead
1:00am The Waters Of Mars
2:00am The End Of Time
5:00am Journey’sEnd
8:00am Partners In Crime
9:00am The Fires Of Pompeii

Related External Links


Posted in news and tagged , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Doctor Who Coming Soon on BBC America, Teaser 2013

You know it, right? :D Series 7 of Doctor Who is NOT over yet. Yes, there it was a break before The Snowmen, Christmas Special episode, but the show will go on next year on BBC One and BBC America.

“Running away with a Spaceman in a box, anything could happen to you…”

“That’s what I’m counting on.”

“I’m the Doctor. I’m an alien from outer space. I’m a thousand years old, I’ve got two hearts, and I can’t fly a plane!”

“Right then, Clara Oswald. Time to find out who you are…!”

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , by with no comments yet.

BBC America: Coming in 2013!

Well… What do you think it’s coming on BBC America in 2013? :D There are only a few days of 2012 left… we all should take a lo0k, or a preview, or a peak – call is as you want – to next year’s shows:

DOCTOR WHO – New Episodes
WILD THINGS WITH DOMINIC MONAGHAN – New Series
COPPER – New Season
THE NERDIST – New Series
RIPPER STREET – New Drama
TOP GEAR – New Season
LUTHER – Miniseries Returns
ORPHAN BLACK – New Drama

The Doctor (MATT SMITH) is right: “It’s going to be epic!”. Especially because in 2013 it’s happening Doctor Who 50th anniversary.


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

‘The Snowmen’ review

- Aaa, refreshing to see that you take an interest again! Was she nice? asked Madam Vastra on the phone.

– I’ve just spoke to her! says the grumpy Doctor.

– And made your usual impact, no doubt!

– O, no impact at all! continue the Doctor with the same tone. That days are over.

– You can’t help yourself, it’s the same story every time, and it always begins with the same two words!

– She’ll never be able to find me again, she does not even have the name! Doctor! What two words?!

– Doctor? asked Clara pulling her beautiful head through the trap on the roof of the carriage. DOCTOR WHO?

The fans of the Doctor Who series already know that BBC One and BBC America have broadcast the Special Christmas episode, The Snowmen. The dialog from the beginning of this article appears in the first part of the episode, when a Doctor mourning his loses (the newest one being the Amy and Rory‘s disapearance) and prefer solitude, considering that the good old days, when he was saving the Earth, humans and Christmas, have past and they will not return.

The action is happening in the year 1892, and Madam Vastra and her companions (Strax and Jenny Flint) are investigating the problems that appeared with the strange snow fallen over town and the carnivore snowmen. The one behind all these is Doctor Simeon, the representative of the Great Intelligence institute, a sinister individual interested on the pond in the Clara’s master backyard. In the previous winter the Captain Latimer’s children’s Governess have drown in that very pond, and Doctor Simeon was interested on the ice that copied the woman’s genetic structure in order to create an army of live snowmen. With their help he wanted to conquer the world and end the human kind.

So the Doctor have to end his solitude (especially because of Clara who’s always searching for him, first driven by curiosity, then by need) in order to save the world. One more time. He does not save the Governess in the end, Clara dies, but, at least we take a peek of the Tardis when she visits it. If you haven’t already know, the TARDIS have a new look that have been presented the first time in the episode broadcast yesterday.

It was an interesting episode, very funny. The snowmen keeps you around the TV/computer not only because of the action itself (it does not have too many breaks), but also because of the dialog. Strax, the Sontaran traveling with the Doctor and Madam Vasta in this episode is very hilarious… but I let you discover how.

A few months ago, when the first episode of season 7, Asylum of the Daleks, had been first broadcast I had the surprise to recognize Jenna-Louise Coleman playing a character in it. She had been announced as the next Doctor Who companion after the exist of the Ponds (Amy Pond and Rory Williams) and she was scheduled to first appear in the Christmas Special episode (yesterday) under the name Clara.

Does the name Clara Oswin Oswald tells you something?  It’s the full name of the Governess from yesterday’s episode… and the character played by Jenna-Louise Coleman in Asylum of the Daleks. More: they are both dead! And, even now, Jenna-Louise is the current Doctor’s companion. Have I made you curious?  I say it’s enough to make you try to find more about all these… about the mystery surrounding the new character and the Doctor’s run to meet her again.

The cast: The Doctor (Matt Smith), Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), Dr Simeon (Richard E Grant), Strax (Dan Starkey), Jenny (Catrin Stewart), Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Captain Latimer (Tom Ward), Alice (Liz White), Digby (Joseph Darcey-Alden), Francesca (Ellie Darcey-Alden), Voice of the Snowman (Ian McKellen), Voice of the Ice Governess (Juliet Cadzow), Uncle Josh (Jim Conway), Young Walter (Cameron Strefford), Walter’s Mother (Annabelle Dowler), Bob Chilcott (Ben Addis), Lead Worker (Daniel Hyde), Girl (Sophie Miller-Sheen),

Director: Saul Metzstein, producer: Marcus Wilson, Writer: Steven Moffat.

Related External Links


Posted in season 7 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

The Snowmen Exclusive Sneak Peek BBC America

You may have watched the Doctor Who prequels or sneak peek from Graham Norton Show… anyway, here it is a new peek from the tomorrow episode: The Snowman. It contains interviews with Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor) and his new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara), and the Executive Producer/Lead Writer Steven Moffat.

Discover what a Christmas Special is like for a character who “every day… wakes up like it’s Christmas.” And find out how the Doctor has changed since he lost the Ponds in “The Angels Take Manhattan” and what shakes him out of “Scrooge-mode”!

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Matt Smith: Christmas Kiss w the Doctor (The Graham Norton Show Christmas Special)

Do you know about the Jenna-Louise and Matt’s kiss in the tomorrow Christmas Special episode, right? :D Not a French kiss, not yet, but a kiss on the lips. :)

Watch an exclusive SNEAK PEEK from an all new Christmas Special episode of THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW – and see The Doctor, MATT SMITH, pucker up for a Christmas kiss with a lovely gal from the audience.

Then, don’t miss the tomorrow Premiere of this very special episode.

On the other hand, let’s watch an exclusive sneak peek from an all new Christmas Special episode of The Graham Norton show and watch Graham try to get some inside scoop on “The Snowmen” from the Doctor himself, Matt Smith!

Here, get the scoop on the all new episode from Matt Smith and discover what outrageous DOCTOR WHO rumors guests Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Saunders and Billy Connolly are starting!

PLUS: celebrate in the Daleks’ new found technology (“They can sleep upstairs!”) and find out what this all has to do with “secret lizard-y people.”

Finally, let’s remind you that Graham Norton’s back on BBC America with an all new season of the UK’s biggest talk show, with his renowned comedy monologues, eccentric stories, and of course, today’s hottest stars. Don’t miss the all new episodes chockfull of laugh-out-loud stories, outrageous characters, and pure Graham Norton!

 

Related External Links


Posted in video and tagged , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.