Weekly Features

Monday: TARDIS Stops: A weekly review of the episodes of "New Who".

Tuesday: TARDIS travellers: A look at some of the people that have been in the TARDIS since the 2005 series.

Wednesday: Who New?: Round up of the weeks Who news.

Thursday: Monster of the week: Monsters and Villains from the Doctor Who since the 2005 series.

Friday: The Doctor's Moment: A look at the Doctors Best moments since the 2005 series.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Sorry for the recent lack of posts, but plans for the fan series have been well under way, with a few things been changes slightly. 

More on this another time, for the moment I leave you with a quote from the 8th episode. 

"They are coming. They are coming and I can't stop them, no one can, no one ever has. How can they? How can they stop something that doesn't really exist? The truth is you can't, you can't stop the Dead Waters, you never can- The Doctor (Flicker)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

New Review feature

On Sunday, after each episode, a review will be posted on this blog. 
This new feature won't be a normal review. It will be done is sections, which are:
  • The story
  • The Doctor and Amy
  • The enemy
  • The best bit
  • The worst bit
  • The most interesting bit
  • Rating

Monday, 19 April 2010

Digital Spy have kindly posted 10 teasers about the next episode - The Time of Angels, starring Alex Kingston as River Song.
1. When we meet Doctor Song, she's on the run - but she has an escape plan involving The Doctor.

2. The episode includes the caption "10,000 years later."

3. There's a Weeping Angel trapped inside the Byzantium.

4. First mention of "spoilers"? 9 minutes 27 seconds.

5. Amy: "Is River Song 
your wife? ... "She's the ****** from the ******, isn't she?"

6. There's a device that harks back to 'Silence In The Library'. Think "hey, who turned out the lights?" 
(Squareness Gun?)

7. Amy should really learn that too much TV is bad for her eyes.

8. The Doctor. Bites. Amy.

9. River: "I have pictures of *** **** *****."

10. The cliffhanger isn't the usual sort of two-parter cliffhanger we've grown accustomed to with new Who. Despite being very familiar.

The final rating for "The Beast Below" have been revealed on BARB. The episode was watched overall by 8.4 million viewers. The first episode reached 10.08 million.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Victory of the Daleks overnights

5.3: Victory of the Daleks achieved an overnight figure of 6.2m viewers, with a 32.7% audience share. Doctor Who was the most-watched programme on BBC One for Saturday.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

DWO spolier free review

Doctor who Online have published a spoiler free review of "Victory of the Daleks":

On Saturday the 17th April we see that The Doctor has been summoned by his old friend Winston Churchill but in the Cabinet War Rooms, far below the streets of blitz-torn London, he finds his oldest enemy waiting for him... The Daleks are back! And can Churchill really be in league with them?

*An orange Dalek is also rumored to appear. Joining the white, red, blue and yellow*

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

They will win * Spoilers*

I found some interesting information today on the next episode of Doctor who "Victory of the Daleks". 

Steven Moffat has stated in an interview that half-an-hour into the episode, the audience will have a revelation and will have to re-watch the episode to understand it. 
Also, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (writer of the episode) have said that the Daleks will survive the end of the episode. In DWM #420Steven Moffat says "I can see you all smirking at the title, and thinking 'Oh, I bet it's not a victory.' Yeah? Do you think?"and Mark Gatiss says "The reason it's called Victory of the Daleks is cos they win. They win."

Victory of the multicoloured Daleks

The next episode of Doctor who "Victory of the Daleks" is said to have more then 5 different coloured Daleks.
There will be many types of different Daleks. Six have been seen already seen. 4 white (or grey), blue, yellow, and red with new eye stalks. An olive drab-coloured Dalek with utility belt and a Union Flag where the normal Dalek ID is below the eyestalk and the gold Dalek of the Russell T. Davies era. A silver and Blue Dalek in the same style of the Russell T. Davies Dalek is set to appear in this episode.

Your opinion

Earlier today a Cbox was added to the blog. This has been done so that you can have your opinions on the latest episodes and news of Doctor Who.
So, get opinionated

The Eleventh Hour Final ratings

The final BARB ratings are in for 5.1: The Eleventh Hour.

5.1: The Eleventh Hour achieved an final BARB figure of 10.08m viewers, with a 38.1% audience share.

This figure includes both the BBC One and BBC HD channels as the episode was simulcast.

Digitalspy's 10 teasers for Victory of the Daleks

Digital Spy have published their usual 'Ten Teasers' for this week's Mark Gatiss penned Doctor Who episode, Victory of the Daleks.

1. Some time has elapsed between episodes.

2. The 'Daleks' are known as 'Ironsides' and were apparently the invention of Professor Edwin Bracewell (guest star Bill Paterson).

3. The Ironsides are completely harmless beings and have the ultimate aim of helping the British, under the guidance of Winston Churchill (guest star Ian McNeice), to win the war.

4. Hailing from the 21st Century, Amy knows all about the Daleks, right? Right?!

5. Winston really wants something from The Doctor.

6. "We shall return to *** *** **** and ***** *****."

7. Amy: "Ever fancied someone you know you shouldn't?"

8. Star Wars.

9. There are not only army-coloured Daleks, but multi-coloured Daleks too.

10. Mmmm. Anyone fancy a Jammie Dodger?

Sunday, 11 April 2010

The Beast Below: viewing figures

5.2: The Beast Below achieved an overnight figure of 6.7m viewers, with a 34.0% audience share. Doctor Who was the most-watched programme on BBC One for Saturday.

Final BARB ratings will be available in the next 10 days.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

BAFTA Cymru Wales Nominations

Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures have, collectively, secured 12 nominations forBAFTA Cymru's 19th Film, Television & Interactive Media Awards.

Best Drama Series/Serial for Television
Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One (Tracie Simpson)
Torchwood – Children Of The Earth: Day One 
(Peter Bennett)

Best Children's Programme
The Sarah Jane Adventures – The Temptation of Sarah Jane (Nikki Smith)

Best Interactive
Chwedlau Myrddin/Welsh Myths (BBC Cymru Wales, Preloaded)
Last Chance To See (Sian Davies, Anwen Aspden)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (Richard Jenkins, Anwen Aspden)

Best Sound
Torchwood – Children Of the Earth: Day One (Julian Howarth, Tim Ricketts, Doug Sinclair, Howard Eaves)

Best Editor
Torchwood – Children of the Earth: Day One (Will Oswald)

Best Design
Doctor Who – The Waters Of Mars (Edward Thomas)
Merlin (Dominic Roberts)

Best Costume
Torchwood – Children Of The Earth: Day One (Ray Holman)

Best Make-Up
Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One (Barbara Southcott)

Best Screenwriter
Torchwood – Children Of The Earth: Day One (Russell T Davies)

Best Original Music Soundtrack
Torchwood – Children Of The Earth: Day One (Ben Foster)

Best Actress
Torchwood – Children Of The Earth: Day One (Eve Myles)

The winners will be anounced at the BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremony on Sunday 23rd May at Wales Millennium Centre.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Fan series news: Titles and Writers

All but one of the writers for the Fan series of Doctor Who have been chosen, and so have some of the Episode titles.

The Series will consist of 13 x 9 minute episodes, and will retain the Television series formate three 2 parter episodes (episode 4&5, 8&9, 12&13)

The whole series will feature The Doctor and his new companion Cassie Smith, who meets The Doctor in the strangest of ways. The series will also feature 2 other companions who will be making appearances later in the series. 

The Writers: 
George Edgington: 7 episodes
Sam Donaldson: 1 episode
Josh Bloxham: 1 episode
Hannah Bury: 1 episode
Bobby Tannock: 2 episodes
(unknown writer): 1 episode

The Episode Titles:
1.1 The unexpected Doctor
1.2 Judgement of the Jaradis
1.3 The Drone of the 80's
1.4&5 TBA
1.6 Children in the deep
1.7 TBA
1.8&9 The Dead Waters & From the Silence
1.10 TBA

1.11 The Red Sky
1.12&13 From the Abyss & The Last Day

The Cast:
The Doctor: Liam Walpole
Cassie Smith: Hannah Bury
Tom Henderson: Sam Donaldson
Annie Moon: Charlie Davies

Radio times Series 5 Episode guide

1. The Eleventh Hour
Quote: “Who da man?”
Geronimo! A brand new Doctor crashing to Earth. New face, new body, new man. And he’s barely staggered out of the blue box, before he’s found himself in the middle of the Crisis That Just Won’t Stop! No time to rest and recover, no TARDIS, no screwdriver – just six billion human beings about to die and only one man to save them. But the new Doctor encounters more than danger – this is the day he meets Amy Pond. Can he persuade her to trust him, when he’s been letting her down all her life?

2. The Beast Below
Quote: “Nobody talk to me! Nobody human has anything to say to me today!”
The Doctor takes Amy to the far future, and Starship UK. The British people, adrift among the stars on a giant spaceship, in search of a new home. But there are secrets here, in the rusting corridors and clanging hallways. A masked figure, who knows the Doctor of old, begs his help, while Amy encounters the terrifying Smilers, and uncovers a secret so dreadful, no one can remember it…

3. Victory of the Daleks
Quote: “I wanted to know what their plan was. I was their plan!”
From the terrifying future of the United Kingdom to one of the darkest chapters of its past – World War Two. The Doctor and Amy find themselves in a top-secret cabinet war room deep beneath the London streets. And there, gliding among the nicotine walls and Bakelite telephones, the Daleks are hatching their deadliest scheme yet. Only one man can help the Doctor – who whose side is Winston Churchill on?

4 & 5. The Time of Angels & Flesh and Stone
Quote: “Is River Song your wife?”
A two-part story. A crashed spaceship, a shattered temple and a terrifying climb through the maze of the dead – River Song is back in the Doctor’s life, and she’s brought more trouble than ever he can handle. The last of the Weeping Angels is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. “Don’t blink!” everyone tells Amy – but as Amy is about to discover, not blinking might just be the worst thing you can do…

6. Vampires in Venice
Quote: “You know what’s dangerous about you? Not that you ask people to take risks, but that you make them want to impress you!”
In Venice, even danger is beautiful. The House of Calvierri has the whole city under its protection, but something is very wrong. There are blood-drained corpses in the street, something lurks in the canal, and the Calvierri girls are the loveliest in town, except when you glance in the mirror…

7. Amy’s Choice
Quote: “I know who you are. There’s only one person in the universe who hates me as much as you do.”
It’s been five long years since Amy travelled in the TARDIS with her mysterious Doctor – and when he shows up again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, danger is not far behind him. Amy is faced with a heartbreaking choice that will change her life forever.

8 & 9. TBA
Quote: “While you’ve been drilling down… something else has been drilling up.”
In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr Nasreen Chaudhry and her team have reached 21 kilometres into the Earth’s crust – but something is stirring far below. Amy Pond discovers there’s nowhere to run when you can’t even trust the ground at your feet.

10. TBA (Vincent and The Doctor * Rumoured*)
Quote: “Art can wait, this is life and death. We need to talk to Vincent van Gogh!”
Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien – saving the world has never been so ginger! But can even the Doctor save Vincent?

11. TBA
Quote: “All I have to do is pass as an ordinary human being. What could possibly go wrong?”
The Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – a flat share! People are disappearing on Aickman Road, and the Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people walk up – but never down.

12 & 13. TBA
Quote: “There was a goblin. Or a trickster, or a warrier. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. Nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it – one day it would just drop out of the sky, and tear down your world.”
A message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts thousands of years… The fates are drawing close around the TARDIS – is this the day the Doctor falls?

On Saturday 10th April We will see The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people, as they search the stars for a new home. But as Amy explores, she encounters the terrifying Smilers and learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth. 

The BBC have released news this week of a series of 4 adventures games to be played on PC's and Mac's. The First episode of the Adventure Games is set be released June 2010. 
Each of the Adventure Games will be completely free and available from the official BBC Doctor Who website. 
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have be digital recreated for the series of games, and have provided their voices for the games. 

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has been produce

The games are being developed by 
Sumo Digital, one of the UK's best game designers. Stories and scripts are by Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who: The Waters Of Mars) and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children Of Earth). 

"Children don't just watch Doctor Who, they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories," says Steven Moffat, executive producer, Doctor Who. "Now, there's something else – now, they can be The Doctor in brand-new episodes. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will offer fans of The Doctor a unique opportunity to enter his world, face his challenges and grapple with his deadliest foes."

"By developing these games alongside the new TV series, we've been able to weave exciting narrative strands with the very finest game design to create a new kind of Doctor Who, which can be enjoyed by the whole family."

Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales, and executive producer, Doctor Who, adds: "There aren't 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year, there are 17 – four of which are interactive. Everything you see and experience within the game is part of the Doctor Who universe. We'll be taking you to places you've only ever dreamed about seeing – including locations impossible to create on television."
Simon Nelson, head of BBC multiplatform in Vision, continues: "A few years ago, we couldn't have dreamt of commissioning such an innovative form of drama. By integrating the creation of these 'interactive episodes' with the development of the TV series, we've been able to create amazing two-hour dramas, in which you control the action.

"We've all imagined what it would be like to come face to face with some of the universe's most terrifying monsters – now, viewers can find out for themselves."

"Establishing new forms of drama is exactly what the BBC should be doing. By aiming these 'interactive episodes' at the broad audience of the TV show – unique in British television, in that it encompasses at least three generations – we're aiming to encourage the family to gather round the PC or Mac in the same way they do the television. Driving computer literacy is a keystone of the BBC's public service remit and we expect 
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games to be hugely popular in the homes of Britain this year."

"Only the BBC could produce such an innovative slice of new drama. We're offering two-hour original Doctor Who episodes to production standards on a par with the TV series, working with the very best creatives within the UK. We're hugely proud of Doctor Who – The Adventure Games, which will establish new standards in interactive drama and allow families the country over to enjoy Doctor Who stories in unique and innovative ways."
Anwen Aspden, executive producer, BBC Wales Online, concludes: "Doctor Who: The Adventure Gameswill offer the chance for Doctor Who fans to visit places they've only dreamed of, facing off against monsters they've previously had to imagine."

"Players will visit places which have never been shown on television – and these will go on to define the look and feel of future TV episodes."

The exact titles of the four episodes are being kept secret for the time being, but the four original stories will take players on a journey throughout time and space, including one location from the Doctor Who series which has never been seen before on screen. Players will encounter new and original monsters, in stories which form part of the overall Doctor Who canon.

The first episode of 
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be available to download for PC and Mac frombbc.co.uk/doctorwho in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on 21st April in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The silence will fall * SPOILERS*

As promised by Steven Moffat and Matt Smith, in the first episode there were a few clues at to the arc of series and the final two episodes of this series.

The first and most obvious, is the statement made by Prisoner Zero:
"The cracks in the skin of the universe – don’t you know where they came from? You don’t, do you? The Doctor and the TARDIS doesn’t know. The universe is cracked. The Pandorica will open. Silence will fall."

As Prisoner Zero is taken away by the Atraxi it tells The Doctor:
"Silence Doctor. Silence will fall!"

The crack in Amy's bedroom wall may have more meaning then was first thought:

Just a crack, well we all thought so, until Prisoner Zero told us the universe is cracked.
And did anyone notice the shot of the console screen? A shot which was focused on for a little longer then it should have been. Well if you look at the image of the crack on the wall and the image of the console screen, you can see that the lines are very, very similar. They aren't an exact match, but they are pretty close.

Jeff's laptop might be a clue to the arc and the series final:
The word myth was clearly displayed on the bottom of the laptop screen. But the Y was a little different, it was the Greek symbol for PSI (Ψ). This could feed into a greek mythology theme and Pandorica – Pandora’s box. And what happens if you open Pandora’s box…

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS

In last nights episode of Doctor Who we got a chance to look at the brand new TARDIS.

The TARDIS has two levels to it, as was expected.
The console itself is made up of amazing things: A typewriter, an old 80's keyboard, a gramophone, and many other things.
A glass floor to the second level and a black cooling liquid in the holes of the second level.
I was nice to see the coral theme running through this new TARDIS. A lovely nod to the RTD era.
The TARDIS interior is now full of metal, glass and lights. All of which play off each other perfectly, creating an amazing visual experience.

The Eleventh Hour overnight ratings

The overnight ratings are in for 5.1: The Eleventh Hour.

5.1: The Eleventh Hour achieved an overnight figure of 8.3m viewers, with a 38.1% audience share. Doctor Who was the most-watched programme on TV.

Final BARB ratings will be available in the next 10 days.