Doctor Who News (2)
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3 December 2013 at 12:31 #22196
Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli? Tonight BBC1 @10.35pm (regions may vary)
With performances from Peter Capaldi, imagine… marks the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s notorious book The Prince.
The special broke the iPlayer record for the most requests in 24 hours with 1.27m, beating the Olympic opening ceremony…3 December 2013 at 20:27 #22213Anonymous @
Uh oh! Doctor Who Christmas episode to go up against Coronation Street 😯
It’s like 1987 all over again!3 December 2013 at 22:24 #22218Anonymous @
It’s like 1987 all over again!
I think of it more as divine retribution. This time it’s Corrie that’s in a ratings tailspin compared to the viewing juggernaut that is Who these days. Especially when it’s a highly publicised regeneration story.
Of course, the actual number watching it on Christmas evening probably won’t be half as many as will be iPlayering it anyway…3 December 2013 at 22:24 #22219Timeloop @timeloop
Just tumbled upon this one, enjoy:
Cheers, Timeloop3 December 2013 at 22:51 #22221Magnetite @magnetite
“If you don’t watch Doctor Who you have no soul” – how true 😉
I worked for 10 years with teens like this in Florida – I now work with Adults in the North East of England, so have no idea – are British teens like this now too? Is that a good thing? Or have I just lost touch with my inner teen 😀4 December 2013 at 12:17 #22234
http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/12/time-us-time-031213224508.html (TTOTD US air time)4 December 2013 at 14:22 #22235Anonymous @
@wolfweed — that Doctor Who monster book is awesome. An incredible labour of love and some of the set-ups are just excellent…4 December 2013 at 15:28 #222364 December 2013 at 20:02 #22246Anonymous @
Further regarding the new Paul McGann interview video regarding Night of the Doctor, there is more Paul McGann news:
McGann will appear in An Evening With Paul McGann at the Ritz Cinema in Lincoln on Friday 20th December.
The charity fundraising event in aid of the Ritz Regeneration fund will see the actor take part in an evening of Q&A. The evening will finish with a screening of the cult classic Withnail & I, co-starring Richard E Grant.4 December 2013 at 20:47 #22250Anonymous @
are British teens like this now too? Is that a good thing? Or have I just lost touch with my inner teen 😀
Depends on where, I guess … I was a bit frightened of the local teens when I lived in South London, but within 24 hours of moving to rural North Yorkshire, I had the most extraordinarily wonderful encounter. And palpably exhaled with relief.
I think part of the natural ageing process is that teenagers get more un-knowable the older we get. Although I remember working with an 84 year old woman when I was doing computer mentoring at a central London community centre, and she was awesome. She had obviously never lost touch with her own inner teen, and had much to teach me – or indeed, anyone – about connecting with what could seem to be an alien creature. 🙂5 December 2013 at 08:23 #22263Anonymous @
@ everyone: Please note that once again, as in the run-up to the 50th Anniversary special, the Radio Times is becoming a tad spoilerish in the lead-up to the Christmas special.
If you want to remain blissfully and totally unspoilered for The Time of the Doctor, I’d advise staying away from the Radio Times.
I have also altered the Spoilers section of our Etiquette page (and the text at the beginning of this News topic) to reflect this change in our forum’s Spoilers policy.
Our forum has a wide range of members, some of whom are eager to know every detail / rumour as soon as it hits the internet; others of whom would like to come to each new episode as ‘fresh’ as possible. (I count myself in the latter camp – I don’t even watch the ‘coming next week’ bits at the ends of episodes!) For those in the former camp – that’s why the Spoilers topic was created.
I thank everyone for keeping our forum’s general threads clean of any potential spoiler, for the enjoyment of all of our members. It’s another way our community differs from so many others out there on t’interwebs.5 December 2013 at 08:55 #22266Anonymous @
The BBC and BBC America have released some posters to promote The Time of the Doctor. (There are 5 in total via the link.)5 December 2013 at 09:28 #22272ScaryB @scaryb
Re spoilers – the only site which should be regarded as spoiler free is BBC (and even that with suspicion if it’s not the DW bit of the site!) RT long since ceased to be BBC’s official mouthpiece and now covers all TV channels. Should be regarded as separate, independent entity.
Nice posters btw (intereting no DW logo or branding on them)5 December 2013 at 09:34 #22273Anonymous @
@scaryb – I agree with you on the change in the Radio Times, which is why I thought it best to make it ‘official’ on our site that they are no longer a source for straight News items but should be considered as to whether they are Spoilers first, News second.
I hadn’t noticed the lack of DW logo on those posters! You’re quite right. 🙂
Also interesting in that Doctor Who News link, is their Filter tagging which says “Series 8/The Time of The Doctor”. Eh?? Aren’t Christmas specials usually linked with the prior series, not the future one?5 December 2013 at 16:29 #22278Anonymous @
Day 5 unlocked on the BBC’s Dr Who advent calendar revealing 2 of the above posters and some images from ToTD.
Nothing spoilery, but lots of snow.5 December 2013 at 18:28 #222836 December 2013 at 13:49 #22301
He can recite the names of 240 stories from “Doctor Who” one by one without any hesitation.7 December 2013 at 12:12 #22344
Tuesday Dec 10th releases7 December 2013 at 12:36 #223467 December 2013 at 17:58 #22371
@wolfweed Thanks for spotting that 🙂 @craig was hiding behind the camera carrying the six different bags I thought it was a good idea to drag round with me (lol – not quite that bad). Linda Lee was a total sweetie.
I was dressed as a future female version of the Doctor for anyone wondering! Suck it, haters! 🙂 That includes Peter Davidson unfortunately, whom I’ve seen quoted in an article as saying the Doctor should never be female.7 December 2013 at 19:19 #223767 December 2013 at 19:28 #223777 December 2013 at 20:01 #22378
<laughs> Thanks for the “golden plug” award @phaseshift , which I see can also handily be used as a dummy to shut up the over-zealous plugger if required 🙂
There were so many great cosplayers at the event. Including someone as one of those very creepy dolls from the Mark Gattis’ episode “Night Terrors”.
I just love it as a popular art form; play and dress-up for all ages. And, of course, the gender-bending aspects too!8 December 2013 at 14:24 #22409Anonymous @
I’m new so please tell me if this is wrong to post here. There’s something above about the Radio Times being spoilers not news, and I don’t want to get it wrong. (but it seems like an ordinary interview with nothing about the Christmas Special in it)8 December 2013 at 15:06 #22410
I think that’s fine looking at it. It can be a difficult one to call. I’d say if you read anything in an interview that talks about an upcoming episode, or a revelation in it surprises you, err on the side of caution and post it in spoilers. If people who read it generally don’t think it is a spoiler, we can always move it back to news for a wider audience.
Hope that helps.8 December 2013 at 15:19 #22412
‘I’m pretty sure that’s Cromer’ – John Hurt presses the big button.8 December 2013 at 16:11 #22416Anonymous @
@wolfweed — love that Capaldi interview. He’s going to be a truly great Doctor I think and another great ambassador for the show as both Tennant and Smith were…9 December 2013 at 01:52 #22484Anonymous @
Oops, a bit late posting this one. The BBC site has some Doctor Who Christmas cards on their ‘Adventure Calendar’.9 December 2013 at 11:41 #22489Anonymous @
Series 8 won’t be split. Hurrah 🙂9 December 2013 at 13:23 #224929 December 2013 at 14:36 #22494
(Warning – part 3 of this reveals whether or not the Dr & Clara left his timestream at the end of TNOTD)10 December 2013 at 12:46 #2254211 December 2013 at 08:54 #22625thommck @thommck
New photo from the Xmas special hints that the Doctor gets his hands dirty. In fact, he looks like he may have gone a bit too far…
11 December 2013 at 12:46 #2263411 December 2013 at 14:51 #22643
Doctor Who annual art, rare props to go under the hammer at Bonhams:12 December 2013 at 18:12 #22698
At 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, “In an hour long show looking at the long tradition of Doctor Who novelizations and original novels, Alex Fitch talks to five novelists who have written books and monologues based on all eras of the show: Jenny Colgan, Paul Cornell, Tommy Donbavand, Marc Platt, and script editor (1970-1974) Terrance Dicks.12 December 2013 at 21:04 #22705
I know SFX is full on industry guff , but they’ve got a rather nice interview with Moffat about the departure of Smithy and the arrival of Capaldi this month. Preview of it here:
The Resonance show sounds great @wolfweed – thanks for pointing it out – you are our go-to denizen for link finding!12 December 2013 at 22:00 #22706
Only 23 sleeps til I’m regenerating! (SFX interview)
Made me laugh. 🙂
I meant to thank @wolfweed for the footage from the BFI Q&A. There was a definite air of “last day of school” about Moffat and Gatiss in the Q&A which made me think the pressure of the year was being allowed to vent a little. The “WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!?” rant, and the joking that “It has been noticed that television just handed cinema it’s ass” had me creased up. Loved the Whisperman voice from Gatiss, “Of course he knew” regarding the question about whether Moffat knew about the recovered Troughton when reintroducing the GI.
Brilliant fun that.13 December 2013 at 08:49 #22719ScaryB @scaryb
“Of course he knew” regarding the question about whether Moffat knew about the recovered Troughton when reintroducing the GI
Moffat must either laugh his ass off, or weep buckets at all the comments about him being a “lazy writer” who “makes it up as he goes along”. And I suspect the Xmas special will prove his long term planning in buckets! (<jumps up and down> I said that, I said that! 🙂 )
“It has been noticed that television just handed cinema it’s ass”
Didn’t it just!
Re delayed series 8 – I do suspect the delay is due to the amount of work that’s gone into the main 2 episodes this year. Not just the budget, but the energy/creative levels will need to be recharged. (The 50th had the energy of at least half a normal season!)14 December 2013 at 06:42 #22766Anonymous @
BBC2 are showing some DW related programs this afternoon and tonight.
First up is Doctor Who: Mastermind special at 15:10 which is immediately followed by The Weakest Link: Doctor Who Special. Later, at 21:50 is The Science Of Doctor Who.
Also, tomorrow at 19:00 BBC3 have The Ultimate Guide To Doctor Who.
They’re all repeats but worth watching if you have a few hours to spare or missed them first time around.15 December 2013 at 14:00 #2283715 December 2013 at 16:11 #22842
Apparently (according to the Doctor Who official Twitter feed), Sarah Jane Smith made her first appearance today forty years ago – more here:16 December 2013 at 11:52 #22884Anonymous @
Steven Moffat talks about Sherlock series 3. There’s also a bit of news about Series 8 of DW. Nothing spoilery.16 December 2013 at 12:11 #22885Anonymous @
Big Finish have a Star Trek:DS9 / Doctor Who crossover story coming soon – well sort of 😉17 December 2013 at 07:24 #22928Anonymous @
More Big Finish news. Juliet Landau, who played the stark-raving bonkers Drusilla in ‘Buffy’ has been cast as the next incarnation of Romana and appears in the story ‘Luna Romana’ out January 2014.
I expect much ‘squeeing’ from @tennantmarsters2013 😀17 December 2013 at 07:37 #22929Anonymous @
Nicholas Briggs is to star in the new web-based space opera ‘Infinite’ which launches in Spring 2014.17 December 2013 at 12:44 #22968Anonymous @
Storyboards from TDoTD are now on BBC’s Advent Calendar
Hmm, they remind me of something. Off to the Music thread.17 December 2013 at 16:50 #2298118 December 2013 at 10:38 #23041Anonymous @
:: must not look at Spoilers, must not look at Spoilers ::
Damn, my curiosity is looking ominously at the cat.
Is there anyone who posts on that thread (I see in the recent activity that’s @tardisblue and @purofilion but I know there’s others) who can give non Spoiler hints as to what’s going on?
For example, have script ideas been leaked? Or characters? Or actors? Are there only vague rumours or do some things appear to be actual facts floating around out there? (maybe grainy footage which appears to be from the filming of the episode?)
I repeat, I’m not fishing for details, at all, just to get a flavour of what I’m avoiding. Remember, there’s a cat whose life hangs in the balance. 😀18 December 2013 at 10:59 #23044blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
There are always rumours out there, which may, or may not, be true.
I think it best to be cruel to be kind and not say anything!
Only 7 days left. Be of stout heart.
And don’t take it out on the cat!
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