HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! (With love from all of us at the DWFO!)
The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra are proud to present their sixth collaboration: “A Christmas Carol (Suite)”.
The suite contains the following themes: “Come Alond Pond”, “You Didn’t Hit The Boy”, “Fish”, “Babysitter”, “The Other Half’s Inside The Shark”, “He Comes Every Christmas”, “New Memories” and “Abigail’s Song” — all composed by Murray Gold.
The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra invites musical fans of Doctor Who to take part in an online collaborative celebration of Murray Gold’s music. Participants submitted recordings for this work from November to December 2012.
This final mix includes over 350 submissions from 241 individual participants, ranging in age from 12 to 80, and who are located in at least 25 different countries across the world.
The next piece will be “Amy’s Suite” - featuring some classic Amy themes as well as one or two surprises. To take part, look out for instructions in the upcoming promotional video.
Amy and Rory are gone, the Doctor is considering retirement, the new companion bears an uncanny resemblance to a dead Dalek, and evil snowmen are on the loose — now what? With less than a week until the Doctor Who Christmas special (airing December 25 at 9 on BBC America, sans Ponds, sniff), Vulture rang up series boss Steven Moffat with all our burning questions, and boy did he oblige. He spills on what’s next (the Doctor on a submarine!), why he doesn’t believe his version of Who is all that complicated, and how it would be “intolerable” for David Yates to bring the Tardis to the big-screen. Of course, we threw in a question about the delay to Sherlock. Read on to see why he pretty much told us to keep calm.
Watch the Songtaran Carols video here.
For those in the US, This episode of The Graham Norton Show will air at 10:20pm Christmas Night.
When they find the BBC America control room staff bound and in the closet, we will swear that we had nothing to do with it.
If you want to know about Jenna’s backstory, this interview is the one to read. It’s also just an awesome trip to the set through the eyes of a Whovian:
It’s a very odd thing, going to the set of Doctor Who in Cardiff. For a start the BBC is so secretive about the programme’s storylines that virtually no one is allowed access, and I have to sign various forms in advance stating that I will not reveal a single thing about any of the plot I am going to witness.
I am not even sure if I am allowed to mention anything at all, but I think it’s fair to say the TARDIS is bigger than I thought it would be and the sets are more wobbly. Also, it’s freezing cold and it takes an inordinate amount of time for anything to happen. Matt Smith, aka the Doctor, leaps in and out of the TARDIS about 20 times before the action moves on. It must be, I think, an utterly exhausting programme to work on.In fact, as soon as a new Doctor is announced, people start wondering who will be his successor. The same goes for his companion.
It is also, without doubt, phenomenally successful. The doctor and his ‘companion’ may change but as the years pass the essence of Doctor Who remains the same. It is the key to the programme’s success, the madcap secret storylines and the fact that somehow, within all the mayhem, the viewer is taken on an emotional rollercoaster. We become invested in the Doctor and in his crazy adventures.
This ‘Must Read’ is as must ready as it gets.
Join Strax and the gang for a seasonal Sontaran sing-song!
Whovians get to do some time-traveling of their own with this show, cohosted by BBC America’s Asha Leo and WHO alum John Barrowman. The special — which highlights the show’s most memorable stars and monsters —is also perfectly time(y-wimie)d to whet appetites for the Christmas Day special episode.B+
The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists airs tonight at 10/9c on BBC America
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Steven Moffat re: Jenna-Louise Coleman’s surprise appearance in ‘Doctor Who’s series 7 premiere | Radio Times
Now the big question of course is, how will Coleman return, especially considering her character’s fate at the end of tonight’s episode? (Are they going to River this up with some timey-wimey stuff?) Also, did Moffat just eradicate the Dalek-Doctor conflict for good?
Related, Coleman talks fast. Very fast.
We’re just five days away.
How well do Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman know each other? Exceptionally well, if our afternoon of Christmas shopping is the true indicator. We took the pair to Manhattan’s ornament-bonanza store It’s Always Christmas in the City and set them off to pick out hyper-specific “bits and bobs” that fit their co-star’s personality. Even though they haven’t been working together very long — Coleman is officially the Doctor’s new companion beginning with the show’s Christmas special, airing Dec. 25 on BBC America — they succeeded in surprising each other with some very thoughtful (and strange) choices.