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, 23 June 2010

MASSIVE final spoilers (from i09)

Look if you dare! You have been warned!
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Bluehinter's Doctor Who spoilers

  • The "Future Doctor" thing from 'Flesh and Stone' DOES happen, and has been confirmed by people who have seen the scripts.
  • The Pandorica has a rather useful feature, in that it keeps you alive... forever. (Which is good, considering what just happened to Amy.)
  • Amy has a very special brain because she grew up next to the crack for so long.
  • Auton-Rory is responsible for releasing the Doctor, and Amy gets locked inside the Pandorica while the Doctor goes off to find the right "fuel" to bring her back to life, leaving Rory to guard the box. Stuff happens and Rory is left waiting a LONG TIME, hence the "love that lasts a thousand years." He becomes "The Lone Centurion" and is spotted throughout time guarding the box. (and as some fans have pointed out, this actually makes him chronologically older than the Doctor now!)
  • Rory doesn't stay an Auton though, and he supposedly ends up human by the end.
  • The TARDIS does explode, but it's not how you think.
  • There is a wedding at the end, and one person who has seen the episode says that the ending is cheesily reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz.
Finally, there are some pretty strong indications that Omega shows up at the end. (possibly played by Jason Isaacs, aka Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter films) He may not be a traditional big bad though, and it's possible that his appearance is just a teaser for bigger events to occur in Series 6.
The main evidence in favor of the evil Time Lord's return come from two independent posters on Gallifrey Base; one who claims to have seen some concept art, and another who says that he was shown a suit of black "armor" with big gauntlets labled as "Omega." As for Jason Isaacs taking over the role, he was seen entering a closed door meeting with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and John Simm a few months back (after this episode was filmed, though). This led to much speculation that he could be taking over the role of the Master next year (or possibly just appearing in a future season of 'Sherlock', which Moffat and Gatiss also produce), but considering that another informant has teased that "a Harry Potter actor has a surprise role in the finale," some of that speculation has shifted towards him possibly being Omega instead.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

The Countdown to the Pandorica opens beings

The Pandorica Opens
18:40, Saturday 19 June, BBC One
The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica - which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos - is opening. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it?

Thursday, 17 June 2010

The Pandorica Opens: Teasers

1. Hello sweetie writ large. Literally.

2. "This is royal collection and I'm the ****** *****!

3. Cleopatra's comin' atcha!

4. Drahvins, Zygons, Draconians, oh my!

5. A nifty new Cyber-feature is revealed.

6. An unlikely alliance is formed.

7. The Pandorica opens. And closes.

8. We finally find out where those pesky cracks are coming from.

9. Death. A whole lot more death than you probably anticipated.

10. But don't despair, the last word of the episode is "love".


  1. Steven Moffat’s on top form with a brilliantly crafted episode – the perfect start to a two-parter.
  2. The Doctor and Amy visit the oldest planet in the universe, where the first words in history have a familiar ring to them.
  3. The stakes are every bit as high as in an RTD season finale.
  4. Characters from earlier in the series make surprise appearances before the opening titles – and we’re not just talking about the series recap.
  5. There’s something funny going on at Stonehenge.
  6. If you thought “The Lodger” looked like a money-saving episode, you soon realise where all that spare cash went.
  7. There’s a scene in a bar rather reminiscent of the Star Wars cantina.
  8. There’s an armada of alien spacecraft.
  9. The Doctor gets to deliver one of his “Get out of here!” speeches.
  10. There’s a brilliant scare involving a human skull.
  11. You could market an entire range of action figures on the back of this episode alone.
  12. Amy’s engagement ring is crucial.
  13. It’ll make you want to go back and watch the whole series again.
  14. Someone other than the Doctor pilots the TARDIS.
  15. The Doctor and Amy face a foe reminiscent of fembots.
  16. There’s a fantastic nod to The Thing.
  17. The Pandorica does indeed open.
  18. It also closes.
  19. The episode ends in a cliffhanger so devilish that it seems utterly inescapable. It’s going to be a very, very long week.
  20. 26 June 2010 is a very important date indeed – and not just because it’s the day of the series finale.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Pandorica Opens: Clips 1

The Pandorica Opens: The monsters revealed

This is some images of returning monsters on Doctor Who in the Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang.

Monday, 14 June 2010

The Lodger Review

THE STORY: One of the most strange and brilliant stories of the current series. It was so humble and quite about the brilliance of it. It was such a compelling and creepy story. I personally think this was one of the best of the series, the way the story played out was just genius. 

THE DOCTOR AND AMY, CRAIG: What  an absolutely brilliant double act. James Corden's portrayal of Craig was just brilliance, he was such a likeable character and its a shame that he will probably only appear in that episode. The Doctor was more funny in this episode, he was more for comic value in this episode. Possibly because the next to episodes will be so serious and intense. We will have to wait and see.  

THE ENEMY: Not much mentioned about the enemy in this episode, only want their plan was. But still a good creepy villain for The Doctor to face. 

THE BEST BIT: The Doctor "Can you hold please, I've got to eat a biscuit"

THE WORST BIT: Amy's importance in this episode, she should have been it a lot more then she was, or have her small input in this episode a lot more important. 

THE MOST INTERESTING BIT: The end, with the wedding ring. Well, what a cliffhanger. 

RATING 4.9/5
What did you think of this episode?

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Vincent and The Doctor Overnights

Overnight viewing figures for Matt Smiths Tenth story, Vincent and the Doctor show that the story achieved a Rating of 5.0m viewers (inc Hd) with a 29.4% audience share.
4.7m Watched on BBC1 whilst a further 0.3m watched on the HD channel.
Full figures including those who recorded it and watched it within 7 days will be available form BARB in a couple of weeks time.

The return of Torchwood

International partnership secures new series of Torchwood.

BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network Starz Entertainment have today announced a three-way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.

The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator Russell T Davies and produced by BBC Worldwide productions. 

Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions' SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC One, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht. 

While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new instalment will see storylines widen to include locations in the US and around the world. 

John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack and Gwen respectively, along with new faces.

Announcing the commission, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: "We have a long history of working with many US networks, but it is incredibly exciting to be working with Starz for the first time, as well as to be reunited with the best of British in Russell, Jane and Julie. 

"Torchwood will burst back onto the screen with a shocking and moving story with global stakes and locations that will make it feel bigger and bolder than ever."

Jane Tranter, EVP, BBC Worldwide Productions, added: "Torchwood has attracted remarkable attention and loyalty in both the UK and US, and in this new partnership with Starz, the next chapter will not only reward our current fans, but also introduce new viewers to the most impressive instalment yet.

"We're committed to programming exceptional television that is entertaining, imaginative and provides a premium TV experience, and by any measure the new concept for Torchwood fits that mandate." 

Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht, said: "I've been part of successful partnerships with Jane Tranter and the BBC previously, and I'm very much looking forward to working with them again."

Torchwood is a drama that puts extraterrestrial threats into a very real world, and asks how humanity deals with the danger – while fighting mankind's darkest instincts. The series was originally commissioned and produced in 2006 by BBC Cymru Wales, with the latest high octane series capturing UK audiences of more than 6million.

BBC Worldwide has distributed previous Torchwood series around the world to territories such as Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across Latin America.

THE STORY: The best story of this series, without argument. It was such an emotional and amazing journey, that grabbed you right from the get go. There wasn't one part of the story that made me think that it wasn't needed. And it was also nice to see that this was more a character based story, but this time a guest star as the main feature, instead of it being The Doctor and the companion. And you could tell that Richard Curtis wrote this one, it was just truly amazing, little one liners that made you giggle, strong emotion filled lines that made you well up. A truly great story.

THE DOCTOR AND AMY: They weren't really a main feature of this episode, as it mainly focused on Van Gogh. But the Dynamic created by the death of Rory is really quite spectacular is some ways. The Doctor seems more lenient with Amy and what she does, but at the same time, more protective over her. A good story for these two time travellers, but overshadowed by Van Gogh and his absolute brilliance. 

THE ENEMY: In my opinion, there wasn't an enemy in this episode, the Krafayis seemed more lost and lonely and innocent to be an enemy, he was just scared. So, for me, the true enemy of this episode was the emotional torture, that Vincent Van Gogh went through, and what was made present to us in the episode. 

THE BEST BIT: The scene of Van Gogh being shown how loved he is by so many in the future. Every must have had a tear in their eye for that. 

THE WORST BIT: The music for that scene slightly ruined it for me, I thought that Murray Gold could have composed something for that scene, something like doomsday or similar to that, that would have been just as powerful. 

THE MOST INTERESTING BIT: The scenes that features Van Gogh's depression.


What did you think? 

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Series 5 theory

Most of this will probably be wrong and is just speculation, but I have been thinking about the story arc for series 5. Put the cracks aside for a moment, and think about the "Double-Doctor".

In every episode of series 5 The Doctor has left Amy at some point, and this has also been brought up by Amy in some of the episodes. Why? Why would Steven Moffat and the other writers have The Doctor leave her, only for a while, in every episode. This point was also made more apparent in "Flesh and Stone" when Amy is left to walk like she can see, whilst The Doctor leaves her to go with River Song.
This then brings up the whole Jacket problem. Why would Steven Moffat make such a big deal about him loosing his jacket? He didn't need to lose the jacket, he could of got away easily and kept the jacket, but he didn't.

Also, in many of the episodes of series 5, there has been a second Doctor character, mean a character with the title Dr. before their name:
The Eleventh hour: Dr. Ramsden
Time of Angles/Flesh and Stone: Dr. River Song
Amy's Choice: Rory (He is a Dr. in one of the dreams)
The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood: Dr. Nasreen Chaudhry 
Vincent and The Doctor: Dr. Black
Many of those could be just coinsidence, but with the "Double-Doctor" thing from "Flesh and Stone", it doesnt seem so.

That is all I have at the moment, not really a theory, but more what I have seen from the episodes so far

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Vincent and The Doctor: clips, synopsis, and clues

Tonight on BBC1, at 6:40, The Doctor and Amy learn more about the art of terror in this new adventure where they meet Vincent Van Gogh!
The TARDIS travels back in time but terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence and only a sad and lonely painter can see it... The Doctor and Amy join forces with Van Gogh but can the three of them defeat a powerful and deadly alien?

12 teasers from SFX:
1 In some ways it’s the most unusual Doctor Who ever episode ever – never has the show been less plot-lead and more character-led
2 It’s very, very emotional at times
3 Anyone expecting an out-and-out comedy from Richard Curtis will be surprised. This is about Van Gogh – it doesn’t shy away from depression and suicide. If anything, the episode is quite melancholy
4 The opening scene is a blinder
5 An ongoing gag about the TARDIS’s abilities won’t make any sense to people who don’t know the show inside-out
6 Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are
7 There’s a glorious visual reference to the painting “Starry Night”
8 The Doctor makes a slip of the tongue
9 There’s some mutual sartorial appreciation going on
10 There’s a major story element that some will decry as a massive plot hole and others will embrace on a metaphorical level
11 The TARDIS is redecorated
12 Two former Doctors make an unexpected appearance (for one of them it’s their third appearance this year)