"Everything had been thrown at us…. It was hard but the minute we sat and watched an assembled episode, it was magical."
Doctor Who won big at The BAFTA Television Craft Awards, winning in two categories. The Day of the Doctor triumphed in the ‘Special, Visual & Graphic Effects’ category whilst An Adventure in Space and Time was given the award for best ‘Make Up and Hair Design’. The annual BAFTA Television Craft Awards seek to recognise the behind-the-scenes professionals in TV production and new media, with categories covering make-up, editing, lighting and special effects!
David Tennant about “Time Travel” in The Real History of Science Fiction First Episode.
If you haven’t seen The Real History of Science Fiction, the series continues Saturday, May 3 at 10/9c on BBC America.
Doctor Who and Orphan Black nominated for a Hugo Award!
An Adventure in Space and Time, Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”, Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor”, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication” have all been nominated for a Hugo Award in Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form!
The prestigious Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. (x)
The winners will be announced on August 17th at the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony. Congrats to all the nominees!
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT.
Tonight’s a big night on BBC America. The evening kicks off with the long-awaited SEASON 2 PREMIERE of Orphan Black at 9/8c. Follow the Orphan Black Tumblr and Orphan Black Twitter for the live Twitter and Tumblr of the premiere.
And at 11/10c watch a brand new episode of The Graham Norton Show premieres with the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield. Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
It’s a BIG night. Did we mention that already?
Raising the signal boost for an awesome night on BBC America.
Firstly at 9/8c is the premiere of a new season of Orphan Black. If you haven’t joined #Clone Club yet, you should. Here’s the trailer. We also highly recommend following the Orphan Black Tumblr. (Hi OBTumblr!)
At 10/9c is the premiere of The Real History of Science Fiction with SO MANY Doctor Who peeps! It’s narrated by Mark Gatiss and features Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan & Neil Gaiman as well as other fantastic people like William Shatner, Nathan Fillion and Zoe Saldana. Click here to read more about it on BBCAmerica.com.
And then things get spidey on Graham Norton. It’s going to be a really great night.
From this weekend, the UK TV channel Horror is screening episodes of classicDoctor Who—from the First Doctor to the Seventh—and have put together a beautiful animated trailer to whet appetites and generally encourage viewers.
And they’ve done such a good job you could easily use it to encourage fans of the recent series to dip a toe in classic Who waters
Ok. Just checking.
The Nerdist did an interview this morning with John Barrowman, our very own Captain Jack Harkness, and here’s what he had to say about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor:
I think it’s very interesting, the way they’ve gone from Christopher to David and then Matt Smith — who was much younger — and now they’ve gone back to an older, Tom Baker-ish age Doctor, which I grew up with and so I think it’s interesting. I think it’ll be really good! He’s a fan of Doctor Who, and when you get people who are fans playing the roles it works. There’s no doubt that it works, so I have no fear that he’s going to be great.
"Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn."
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!’
Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: ‘As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.’
Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise. (x)
It was only four years ago today that “The Eleventh Hour”, Matt Smith’s first full episode as the Eleventh Doctor, debuted on TV. Happy four year anniversary to the introduction of the Eleventh Doctor!
"Sean Pertwee: My Dad Jon was ‘very fond’ of Peter Capaldi"
From promo photos to their costumes, eagle-eyed fans have long been noticing certain similarities between new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the third incarnation of the Time Lord, Jon Pertwee. Well now his son, actor Sean Pertwee, has revealed that the two were friends.
Pertwee, who plays villain Sarazin in BBC1’s The Musketeers alongside Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, has been talking about his love of the actor and how close he is to his family.
"My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman," he told PA. "He was very kind to my family when my father passed away, he was big fan of my dad’s actually. So personally the Pertwee household were absolutely delighted when he got the role of The Doctor."
He also gave his thoughts on how the 55 year-old Capaldi will fare after the fresh-faced tenure of Matt Smith.
"I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to stupendous. He’s going to have a completely different look.
"He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it." (x)
-Tom Riley (@ThisisTomRiley)
DOCTOR WHO CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT! POWER UP THE SIGNAL BOOST.
Based on science and embellished by fantasy…
BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown.
Narrated by Mark Gatiss, and featuring new, exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner and more.
Up first: ROBOTS: What if our creations turn against us? The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series transports viewers from the first steps of Frankenstein’s monster to the threat provided by the Terminator and the world of Cyberspace.
Give this trailer the signal boost of all signal boosts!