Awww, Dalek is going home for Christmas.
Also making separate appearances: Catherine Tate and David Tennant. More info here.
‘Doctor Who’ cast takes part in four-hour extravaganza ‘Sport Relief Goes Global’ on 1 April.
Here it is: the internet premiere of the teaser trailer for Doctor Who Series 7, as seen this past weekend at the Official Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff!
It’s been uploaded in 1080HD (thx, BBCAmerica YouTube Page) so be sure to click to embiggen.
The new season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) making their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt Smith).
New guest stars so far confirmed to star will include David Bradley, Rupert Graves, Ben Browder and Mark Williams. Season 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend - the recently-announced new companion, played by Jenna-Louse Coleman. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year.
Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.
Interview with Fans from Doctor Who Convention on BBC NEWS.
First: thanks to everyone for hanging in there today as this blog became a Jenna-Louise Coleman Appreciation Blog. It’s been two years since the last companion change. Moments like this are rare so we have to make the most of it.
As most of you should know by now, actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was announced as The Doctor’s next companion beginning with the 2012 Christmas Special.
So who is Jenna-Louise Coleman? So glad you asked!
Later this month she’ll appear in an ITV dramatic miniseries about the sinking of the Titanic. The title of the series is ‘Titanic’.
She’s also the voice of Melia in Xenoblade for Wii.
You can see clips of her work on other shows over at Anglophenia.
Best of all, according to Steve Moffat, she’s clever:
“I think she’s possibly the only person I’ve ever heard go faster than Matt.”
When she found out that she got the part, she was in a store holding an avocado.
This has led to a good-hearted but comical Whovian takeover of the ‘avocado’ tag on Tumblr thus confusing healthspo/thinspo Tumblrs everywhere.
David Tennant approves as do former Classic Who companions Katy Manning and Anneke Wills. Matt is so excited that he sent her a very Matt-sounding text.
We assume he sent it before he and Arthur started posting pictures to Twitter and Instagram.
Yes it is, Arthur. Yes. It. Is.
Speaking of Twitter, Jenna doesn’t have one. Yet.
Beware of imposters.
Also, there was news about episode count for series 7:
There will be 6 episodes this year, including the Christmas Special, then 8 next year. Again, Jenna’s character will first be seen at Xmas.
And Steven Moffat revealed a big spoiler >DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK!!!< which we hid behind a ‘Read more’.
So that’s it for today. We’re sure that we’ll have more as the days and months go on.
Welcome to the family, Jenna-Louise Coleman. We’re all a bit mad here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Strike terror into the hearts of friends and enemies, and watch them cower in the face of threatened extinction! Or perhaps they’ll smile at your villainous red Dalek. A supremely satisfying T-shirt for Doctor Who fans. Black with a red, purple and greyish-blue design that seems to pulsate with energy.
The Official Doctor Who Convention with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Steven Moffat (And So Many More!®) begins March 24 in Cardiff, Wales. Here’s everything you should know (so far):
There’s going to be Tumblr Doctor Who meetups on March 23rd, 24th and 25th! Tumblr Whovian Rebecca is taking the initiative to organize several Tumblr meetups in Cardiff including ones that you can attend without a ticket! As we’ve kind of said before, we expect all Tumblr Whovian meetups to look exactly like this:
Take pics to prove us right. Or wrong. Meetup info here: cardiffdwconmeetup.tumblr.com
There are TARDIS tours all day Monday, March 26th! It’s free to conference attendees only but you’ll get to visit the actual TARDIS set. Please go. For the love of Gallifrey PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO! And post pics to Tumblr so the rest of us can see.
Speaking of which, if you are among the Whovians attending the Con, be sure to take photos, livetweet, livetumbl, post recaps and Matt Smith sightings! We’re going to be watching the following tags for updates and will reblog stuff as it comes in: doctor who convention, dwcon, doctorwhocon, cardiffcon,
We’ve handed over “coverage” duties to our siblings from the Doctor Who Facebook page and Anglophenia blog in exchange for watching their cats for the weekend. Follow us for exclusive behind the scenes stuff we’ll be getting from DW Facebook and Anglo (or follow them if you’re into the Facebook or blog thing.) We may also post pictures of their cats.
(gif of Maru not necessarily representative of actual experience with normal cats.)
Ok. We think that’s it so far. Anything we’re missing? Let us know. We’ll be reblogging this post whenever we have new info.
My husband is one of the biggest geeks/Browncoat/Sci-Fi lovers I have ever had the privilege to know. He is also 27 years old and dying of a terminal brain cancer.
He’s managed to hang on for 28 months with a cancer that kills more than 95% within 9-12 months. However, he has been degrading in his condition and was placed on Home Hospice Care in January of this year.
I am writing to you to try and fulfill a wish of his; after he passes my husband wants to have a portion of his cremains kept in a TARDIS urn. (The rest will be shot off in rockets he has built over the years with his friends.)
This has proven to be a bit of a challenge for me. I am only 25 and have not been able to work for the past two years to be his full-time caregiver; so hiring someone to make a custom urn is a bit out of my price-range.
Is there any way your awesome C4FL Regresty Readers might know of someone who makes custom urns? Or someone to make a TARDIS urn for him? I have been an avid daily reader of regretsy.com for a few years now and my husband just adores the “This is NOT Steampunk” column (Before his cancer he was in school to become the first “Steampunk Architect”).
With his cancer (Glioblastoma Multiforme), we might have 3 months, or it might be a few weeks. I am really not sure how long it takes to make something like this, so I am trying to get this request of his addressed early, before he degrades further.
Please let me know if you are aware of someone out there who can make this. Thank you for your time.
The couple has since been identified as Kevin Pratt and Tashi King. Here’s a link to a news article about Kevin and Tashi. Here’s a link to a Fundly page to help the couple with expenses.
If you’re an artist who can help, Helen at Regretsy is asking that you email her with ideas, sketches, photos and a link to your store or portfolio. She will forward submissions to the couple, and let them choose.
Here’s Tennant truly as you’ve never seen him before, meaning he’s dressed up like a bottle of ketchup. And he does so in the name of BBC’s Sport Relief, a British charity event that encourages celebrities to conduct wild feats of athleticism in the name of the less fortunate. (BBC America is set to air Sport Relief programming on April 1.)
Click through for the list. Some may surprise you.
Also: the new season of Being Human (UK) premieres on US televisions Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c on BBC America.
Click the pic above to confirm their adorableness in high res.
There will be more Behind-the-Scenes from Doctor Who in the coming weeks thanks to the fine folks in Cardiff, so follow Doctor Who Official on Tumblr if you care about these things. If you don’t, we’ll assume that you’re probably a Cyberman and that you hate things like goodness and puppies.
io9 has a great piece on the unlikely beginning to what would become one of the greatest television shows of all time:
These days, Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary as one of the most successful television shows of all time. But originally? Doctor Who was a small show that the BBC expected to run for a few episodes, and then vanish forever. The show had a tiny studio and huge cameras, and a shoestring budget. But the people who were making the show were outsiders, who were anathema to the entrenched BBC culture.
At the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, we were thrilled to hear from Waris Hussein, who directed the very first Doctor Who episode, about how an East Indian teamed up with a Canadian and a young woman to revolutionize television science fiction.
Hussein took part in a panel at Gallifrey about “Doctor Who in the Sixties,” alongside stars William Russell (Ian) and Maureen O’Brien (Vicki). And even though we kind of knew thatDoctor Who was an upstart program that many people within the BBC were opposed to, we didn’t realize quite how much the odds were against this show…
Please click through to read the rest.
As part of the premiere for Season 4 of Being Human (Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c, btw) BBC America wants you to share your best worst roommate story. In return, you get entered into a contest to win everything you see in the photo above:
Hair in the sink, odd sleep schedules, disgusting eating habits and crazy mood swings … Supernatural Saturday’s “Being Human” knows roommates suck.
But you don’t have to be a werewolf, ghost or vampire to have a beast of a roommate. So, tell us your Roommate from Hell story with a photo or video, for a chance to win a killer Supernatural Saturday prize pack including “Being Human” Seasons 1-3, multiple “Doctor Who” DVD sets, a “Doctor Who” Silence Nano-Recorder, plus much more!
The Doctor Who swag includes Series 5, Series 6, A Christmas Carol, and The Doctor The Widow and The Wardrobe on DVD, The Silence nano recorder, a TARDIS t-shirt, an Amy Pond action figure, a TARDIS playset, The Time of Angels Mini Set, and a Dalek.
Big news is rolling out on the upcoming season of Doctor Who: shooting will commence on February 20, BBC’s Doctor Who website has announced. The first director will be Saul Metzstein (Upstairs Downstairs), with executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat joining new EP Caroline Skinner and producer Marcus Wilson on the production team.
The show will also be getting some new digs: the new series will be produced at the BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, set to officially open in March.
Writers for the new season have been confirmed. Toby Whithouse — the brains behind the original UK Being Human and the well-received Who episodes “School Reunion,” “The Vampires of Venice,” and “The God Complex” — will contribute once again. Meanwhile, Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall will also join this year’s writing team. He has previously written the episodes “42″ and the two parter “The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood.”
read more at Anglophenia