Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Suited Pics of Capaldi, Coleman and TARDIS

Filming photographs of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman along with the TARDIS  have appeared online over at DoctorWho.TV. They were taken on Queen Street in Cardiff early Tuesday by Ryan Farrell.








Monday, 27 January 2014

Doctor Who Series 34 Rumours

Doctor Who Anniversary Zone claim this is all from their 'inside source'...

8.1 'The Twelfth Keeper'

The Doctor Battles the clockwork droids in Victorian England whilst also uncovering the truth behind 'Jack the Ripper'. Whilst Clara meets a very familiar face.

8.2 'Across the Stars'

On a scientific way station in the year 3056 Clara and the Doctor uncover a DNA experiment thats about to go very wrong.

8.4 'TBA'

Said to revolve around the assassination of JFK

8.5 'The Cult of Ra'

An Egyptian set episode

8.9 'TBA'

Said to be set on a forest world. Maybe the River song episode

8.10 'The Ghosts of Pompeii'

The Doctor and Clara travel to Pompeii to try and solve the mystery of his latest incarnation. The episode sees the return of the Pyrovile and fan favourite who appears in a cameo.

 Fan-made photoshop (see original posting here)

8.11 'TBA'

The Doctors quest to find Gallifrey is over.

8.12 'Master and Commander'

The return of the Master and consequently the Time lords. Its believed the Master is now the president and will be played by esteemed British actor Charles Dance.

I thought Charles Dance would make a great Master back in 2009 and just made the above picture as part of my Alternate Whoniverse. I even had Peter Capaldi down as the Thirteenth prior to his reveal as the Twelth Doctor (Thirteenth Incarnation)

It will interesting to see how much of the above comes to fruition...

The Twelfth Doctor all suited and booted

Here he is folks; Peter Capaldi all dressed up in his finery as the Twelfth Doctor. The image was official released by the official Doctor Who Twitter page.

Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.

Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “He's woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”  While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over - Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Big Finish Win at BBC Audio Awards

Winners of the BBC Audio Award for Best Online or Non-Broadcast Audio Drama: Big Finish - Dark Eyes.


The award is for the four-part Eighth Doctor story Dark Eyes, written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, and starring Paul McGann as The Doctor. The drama also featured Ruth Bradley as Molly O'Sullivan and Peter Egan as Straxus and featured the Doctor's nemesesThe Daleks, voiced by Briggs.

The awards were held at the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in central London, hosted by Lenny Henry and BBC Director General Tony Hall.  The Awards cover audio dramas first broadcast in English in the UK between 1 October 2012 and 31 October 2013 – or first uploaded/published for free listening online in the UK during the same period.

Double Win at NTa's 2014

On 22nd January, the NTA's were held at the O2 Arena, London, with the voting  in the hands of the public; and they voted Doctor Who best Drama and Matt Smith as Best Actor in a Drama. Jenna Coleman accepted the award on his behalf.

The BBC have released a video from Matt Smith saying thank you for winning the National Television Award for Best Actor.

Jenna collecting award for Doctor Who

Steven Moffat and Jenna Coleman collect Matt's Award

Monday, 20 January 2014

Happy Birthday Tom!

Happy 80th Birthday Tom Baker

  (Photo copyright: Sue Jerrard at http://www.tom-baker.co.uk/)

Thomas Stewert Baker was born in Liverpool on 20 January 1934, the eldest of three children. His father was a steward in the Merchant Navy, and his devoutly Catholic mother worked as a barmaid and cleaner. The family was poor but aunts, uncles and cousins were kind and supportive, so it was not an unhappy childhood.

Tom aged 22 at about the time he joined the army During the war, Tom's mother chose to keep him at home rather than send him away with the evacuees as she couldn’t bear to be separated from him.  As the war brought no harm to him or his family, Tom found it an exciting time, and became such a dedicated collector of shrapnel and salvage that he was presented with a certificate by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. He also became an altar boy revelling in the stupefying smell of incense, the incomprehensible mutter of Latin and the thrill and danger of Hell compared to which World War seemed fun.

 (Tom aged 22)

Tom was not at all academic and struggled with everyday school work, failing the eleven plus. At 15, much to the delight of his family, he joined a religious order, the De la Mennais Brothers originating from PloĆ«rmel in Brittany in France, and he dedicated himself to the monastic life. However as the years went by, disillusionment overwhelmed him, and at 21 he decided to leave. Tom later wrote about his time in the monastery in his autobiography “Who on Earth is Tom Baker?”

Tom Baker played the Doctor; a time travelling Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of  Kasterborous from 8th June 1974 to 21st March 1981. A total of 172 appearances as the Doctor.

After Jon Pertwee's very successful four year run as the Doctor, fans of Doctor Who were about to see the Doctor as they had never seen him before. The fourth Doctor would be playedby an actor who was unknown to the general public and had been working on a building site waiting for his big break. That actor was to be Tom Baker!

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsB/tve843-19750104-98.jpgTom Baker, some would say, was a man destined to play the Time Lord  from Gallifrey, an alien who wandered the cosmos in a battered old Police Box, which can travel in both space and time. Fortunately for the Doctor Who loving public, Barry Letts, after searching high and low, chose to follow his gut instinct and cast this wide eyed unknown. Tom Baker would become one of the most successful Doctors in the programme's fifty year history. 

After 7 years on our screen as The Doctor, the longest actor in the role, that even today in 2014, that when anyone mentions Doctor Who, they usually think of a scarf, Jelly Babies, Sonic Screwdriver and of course his robot dog companion K9. In short they are thinking of the fourth Doctor; such is the lasting impression of Tom Baker
Something was happening to Doctor Who. Tom Baker was in place, and his chemistry with Elisabeth Sladen would mean that she would shine like she had never shone before. Philip Hinchcliffe took over as producer whilst Robert Holmes would be handed script editing duties. Doctor Who was about to get a whole lot scarier and a little bit darker.

As for the age of this incarnation of the Doctor, he was 748 at the start of this regeneration  and later on he consistently said he was "something about 750", and was about 757 or 749 when he travelled with Sarah Jane Smith, a further year older when travelling with Leela and 756 with Romana during her first incarnation. She soon corrected him by saying he was actually 759. Before they assembled the Key to Time, he turned 760. Another time, he said he was possibly 730, but couldn't remember his actual age. In essence, this Doctor claimed  to be anything from 400 to a tad over 1000 years old during his life.  Romana told the Doctor that after the first couple hundred years, it would be hard to remember your exact age. This would explain the Doctor's problem with remembering his exact age.

Tom Baker was to become THE Doctor, the definite  article you might say ....

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor

South Wales Evening Post have published pictures have emerged of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor on set for Series 34 (8) of Doctor Who, which a rumoured airdate of Saturday 6th September 2014.




Tuesday, 7 January 2014

First pics of Capaldi & Coleman

 The BBC have released the first picture of new Doctor Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in rehearsal for series 34 of Doctor Who. It can not be too far off when they release Peter in his Doctor outfit.

The new series is expected to be on our screens in the autumn.