Friday, 30 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Following the events at the Pharos Project which caused his regeneration, the Fifth Doctor escapes with his companions back to the TARDIS. Suffering from post-regeneration trauma, he only narrowly manages to save the ship from destruction as it plunges back through time to Event One, the hydrogen in-rush that preceded the creation of the universe.
Fifth Doctor (Regeneration Burgundy Outfit)
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The sets will reportedly include specially-filmed scenes revealing what happened in the Tardis between episodes.
Other features include a video diary recorded throughout filming by lead actor Matt Smith, special 'cut-down' editions of behind-the-scenes show Doctor Who Confidential and the 'Monster Diaries' featurettes previously available on the individual DVD releases.
Both versions of the boxset will be released on November 8, priced £69.99 (on DVD) and £79.99 (on Blu-ray).
Monday, 19 July 2010
Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, the assistant to Matt Smith's Doctor Who, has reassuring news for his fans. The actor isn't about to decamp to Los Angeles.
"Matt will be sticking around," she told me at the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club yesterday. "I think those rumours were made up."
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
It's been confirmed that the BAFTA-winning Sir Michael Gambon and Welsh star Katherine Jenkins are playing major roles in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The adventure will star Matt Smith as the Doctor, alongside Karen Gillan as Amy and Arthur Darvill as Rory. They'll be joined by, amongst others, Michael Gambon, one of the industry's most respected actors who has starred in TV classics such as The Singing Detective and Longitude as well as Academy Award-winning films including Gosford Park and Sleepy Hollow. Recently he has become popular with a new generation, right across the world as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies.
Katherine Jenkins also stars in the special. She's currently best known as a mezzo-soprano and is one of the world's most successful classical singers. 'I'm over the moon to be involved in the Doctor Who Christmas Special!' Katherine said. 'I can't quite believe it as it's a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever!'
We'll be bringing you the latest news about the special over the weeks and months ahead.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY!
JOHN RONALD SIMM
Born John Ronald Simm in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor and musician. His father, Ronald, taught him guitar and by the age of 12, he joined his father on stage at various Working Mens Clubs, singing and evntually playing guitar.
In 1986 and at the age of 16, Simm went to the Blackpool & The Flyde College in Lytham St Annes for three years and starred in Guys & Dolls and West Side Story. However, he soon decided that musical theatre didn't interest him, so he joined an amateur dramatic group and honed his skills in his spare time, playing the title roles in Billy Liar and Amadeus to great local acclaim. He then moved to London and attended the Drama Centre London at the age of 19, where he studied the Stanislavski School of Acting, and graduated in 1992.
Independently of his acting, throughout the 1990s, Simm was a founder member, songwriter and guitarist with the rock band Magic Alex (named after The Beatles self-styled electronics wizard "Magic Alex" Mardas".The group played support on two British tours with Echo & The Bunneymen. Plus, Simm plays guitar on the album Slideling, by his friend Echo & The Bunneymen singer Ian McCulloch. Simm also played lead guitar on a few of McCulloch's solo live shows, including one at Wembley arena as main support to Coldplay. Magic Alex released one album, Dated and Sexist, before splitting in 2005.
In 2005, he took on the role of Sam Tyler in the now cult 'Life On Mars' opposite Phillip Glenister's Gene Hunt, which ran for two series and spawning a sequal 'Ashes To Ashes'.
2009/2010 The End Of Time
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Friday, 2 July 2010
This exclusive set features the First Doctor and TARDIS, as they appeared in ‘An Unearthly Child’.
Doctor figure comes with walking stick and skull accessory.
The TARDIS features opening doors, a spring activated right hand door and takeoff and landing light and sound effects.
£34.99 availble 14th July 2010
Thursday, 1 July 2010
According to tor.com, Johnny Depp is to portray our much loved Time Lord The Doctor, in a movie version to be released in 2012! The script has supposedly been written by Russsell T Davies.
The rumour of an American movie adaptation of the classic British sci-fi series was originally raised when Russell T. Davies and show producer Julie Gardner announced their departure from the BBC revival of the show for Los Angeles in 2008 in order to develop projects for BBC America. Though both were mum on the idea of adapting Doctor Who for American audiences, it was eventually revealed that Torchwood was undergoing that very process.
This would be so wrong! As much as I am a fan of JD, an American can not and should not be allowed to take away the Britishness of our beloved Doctor! It would be a travesty beyond imagination!! NO! NO! NO! NO! So obviously an internet scam jokey thing!