So me and my friend are doing a presentation on the 50 years of Doctor Who. Anyone who wants to give me some cool facts of suggest some pictures to include would be like a proper star. So yeah…help a whovian out to make it completely epic please?
Al Jazeera has bought Series 5 to 7 of Doctor Who, it was announced today.
The episodes were snapped up at the BBC Worldwide Showcase 2013 event and will be shown on the satellite TV broadcaster’s pan-Arabic children’s channel JCC, which launched in 2005 and is based in Qatar.
The showcase is a four-day international TV market being held at ACC Liverpool. It started yesterday and is welcoming some 700 TV buyers from around the globe.
There have been references to a swimming pool, questions about toilets and we’ve even had a peek inside the Doctor’s extensive walk-in wardrobe, but in general very little has ever been seen of the interior of the Tardis, beyond the main console room.
Comparing Eleven to Two is practically a cliche at this point, but, hey, it fits. Matt Smith himself has said in interviews that Troughton inspires a great deal of his performance. (And costume - Smith suggested the bowtie as an ever-cool tribute.)
They’re certainly both silly - Smith’s is the face that spawned a thousand gifs, while Troughton’s approach to filming can be partly summarized as “improvising nonsense and getting away with it because there wasn’t enough time to do re-takes.” But they’re also incredible at serious moments. Two doesn’t come with nearly as much heartbreaking continuity, but Troughton still pulls off scary, sweet, and somber scenes that hold up after half a century.
If you’re going to start watching Two, might as well watch the story that Matt Smith did: Tomb of the Cybermen. It’s got some flaws (including a racially uncomfortable side character - thanks, 1960s!) but has a solid mix of humor and suspense, and it’s a good showcase for companions Jamie and Victoria.
“She and her boyfriend of two years, the Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden, read each other’s scripts and tape each other’s auditions. ‘It is hard not to only talk about acting, but we do try.’ They met in Budapest when she was filming Julian Fellowes’ ITV series Titanic and he was working on Birdsong. ‘Budapest is always full of English actors. When we were there The Borgias and World Without End were also filming, and we’d all go out for drinks in these amazing ruin bars — derelict buildings with bars in the central courtyards.’ Richard was already friends with Matt Smith, and the couple are part of a Primrose Hill scene that includes Polly Stenham and Channel 4’s head of drama Piers Wenger. ‘Richard had a party at the weekend that Matt came to. And Piers has these parties where Florence Welch sometimes performs, which is amazing. I like people who are ambitious about what they are doing, who are successful and interesting.’”—Jenna Coleman for the London Evening Standard