The birth of the Dalek - The Culture Show: Me, You and Doctor Who from BBC Two

The story behind Terry Nation and Raymond Cusick’s iconic creation, the Dalek.

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Happy WHOlloween!

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Certainly when we watched them on set they felt very creepy and the redesign of the masks recalls to a certain extent some of the earlier ‘Moonbase’/‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’ designs. What Neil Gaiman’s also done in that episode is actually used the notion of being able to write a story about the Doctor in conflict with the Cybermen in a new way, to really make it a huge episode for Matt. It’s a brilliant performance, that one.
Doctor Who’s Caro Skinner in SFX Magazine’s “Preview: Doctor Who Producer On Creepy Cybermen”

pppapaya: I've been reading up on The Great Intelligence on the Doctor Who wiki

pppapaya:

And can I just say that I am VERY EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON

Go. Go read it. Go now.

Read the TARDIS wikia entry here.

The BBC Doctor Who page has a great write up here.

a-mad-girl-with-a-blog:

The Villains of Doctor Who

madame-mayor:

#i don’t know about you guys #but i think this series i gonna give me some nightmares 

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What’s wrong with dangerous?

From the Doctor Who Series 7.2 Trailer

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Weeping Angels Voted the Scariest Ever Doctor Who Monster 
According to the BBC Doctor Who Blog:

Three weeks ago we provided a list of the Doctor’s most frightening foes and your votes established that the Weeping Angels, the Vashta Nerada and the Silence were top in the scary stakes with the Daleks gliding into fourth place.
The following week we ran a straight poll where the vote was exclusively between the top three monsters. The Vashta Nerada took an early lead but then the Lonely Assassins quickly left them for dust!
In the end, the Weeping Angels were your landslide winners with the Vashta Nerada in second place and the Silence fractionally behind them to claim third spot.
So, what is it that makes the Weeping Angels quite so scary?
Jacob told us, ‘The reason the Weeping Angels are so scary is because statues are a part of everyday life’ and Aoife agreed, saying ‘There are stone statues everywhere, and it’s so hard not to blink!’
Rain called them ‘deliciously creepy’, Tristan labelled them ‘absolutely bone chilling’ and Lauren declared ‘The Weeping Angels are one of the many reasons why Doctor Who is so great!’
But the final word goes to Liv who wrote, ‘The Weeping Angels are so scary due to the fact that they attack when you least expect it. One minute they’re lovely and angelic, the next they bare [their] fangs and killer claws. I can’t even look at a statue without considering if it’s an Angel, so I force myself not to blink… NO ONE IS SAFE FROM THOSE WEEPING ANGELS!!!’

Weeping Angels Voted the Scariest Ever Doctor Who Monster

According to the BBC Doctor Who Blog:

Three weeks ago we provided a list of the Doctor’s most frightening foes and your votes established that the Weeping Angels, the Vashta Nerada and the Silence were top in the scary stakes with the Daleks gliding into fourth place.

The following week we ran a straight poll where the vote was exclusively between the top three monsters. The Vashta Nerada took an early lead but then the Lonely Assassins quickly left them for dust!

In the end, the Weeping Angels were your landslide winners with the Vashta Nerada in second place and the Silence fractionally behind them to claim third spot.

So, what is it that makes the Weeping Angels quite so scary?

Jacob told us, ‘The reason the Weeping Angels are so scary is because statues are a part of everyday life’ and Aoife agreed, saying ‘There are stone statues everywhere, and it’s so hard not to blink!’

Rain called them ‘deliciously creepy’, Tristan labelled them ‘absolutely bone chilling’ and Lauren declared ‘The Weeping Angels are one of the many reasons why Doctor Who is so great!’

But the final word goes to Liv who wrote, ‘The Weeping Angels are so scary due to the fact that they attack when you least expect it. One minute they’re lovely and angelic, the next they bare [their] fangs and killer claws. I can’t even look at a statue without considering if it’s an Angel, so I force myself not to blink… NO ONE IS SAFE FROM THOSE WEEPING ANGELS!!!’

The Doctor Who debate: what’s the greatest monster of all time?
Radio Times and the Doctor Who Facebook Page want to know who you think is the greatest monster of all time.
Have an opinion? Let them know in this thread over at the Doctor Who Facebook page.

The Doctor Who debate: what’s the greatest monster of all time?

Radio Times and the Doctor Who Facebook Page want to know who you think is the greatest monster of all time.

Have an opinion? Let them know in this thread over at the Doctor Who Facebook page.

"You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies."

“A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me. Is that very vain of me? I think it is rather vain.”
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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New foes set for Doctor Who Series 7

via Radio Times:

The Doctor Who and Sherlock writer says viewers develop a connection with villains when they first meet them and that continually bringing them back can hamper a show’s growth.

"One of the temptations, particularly if it’s a success is to keep repeating your hits, which means you hear it again and again and again," said Moffat.

"I always say new monsters are better in Doctor Who because you fall in love with monsters when they’re new," he told Le Village.

It’s an admission that may surprise some viewers, given that Moffat resurrected the Daleks within three episodes of having taken over the show for its 2010 series, but it suggests the Doctor will be facing some new foes in series seven.

(via becks28nz)

io9: Two classic Doctor Who monsters slated to return in Series 7

Producer Marcus Wilson revealed in the latest Doctor Who Magazine that two classic monsters will return in season seven. And while the Daleks have to be considered almost a dead certainty for one of those two slots, especially considering they had only a very brief cameo in the last series, it’s anyone’s guess what the other monster will be.

alittlefurtheroutoftheway:

An easy one, this one. (Was going to do a big multi-doctor Venn diagram, but most of the Doctor Who enemies are one-offs and an 11-way Venn diagram is an ugly thing.)

NOTE: So much discussion on this one! So much Whovian knowledge among us. Many have noted that Cybermen also appear to Ten. Suggestions so far for what might go into the yellow portion include: The Silence, The Minotaur. 

alittlefurtheroutoftheway:

An easy one, this one. (Was going to do a big multi-doctor Venn diagram, but most of the Doctor Who enemies are one-offs and an 11-way Venn diagram is an ugly thing.)

NOTE: So much discussion on this one! So much Whovian knowledge among us. Many have noted that Cybermen also appear to Ten. Suggestions so far for what might go into the yellow portion include: The Silence, The Minotaur. 




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