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Friday, 31 October 2008
The interview with David Tennant about him leaving Doctor Who after the 2009 Specials, which is on the BBC Doctor Who website has been uploaded by the BBC to YouTube (watch below), meaning that I can embed it here and that people outside the UK can now watch it. Also, the new trailer for 'The Next Doctor' is at the end of the interview.
Have I Got News For You is currently on its 36th series, here is today's episode press release:
"Tom Baker hosts the popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop joined by guest panellists, including Chris Addison."
Tom Baker has been on the show before, to see him on that episode click on the following links: part 1, part 2 and part 3. After today's episode is aired it will be available for a week on BBC iPlayer in the UK.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
"Merry Christmas to you too!"
The first 2 minutes of 'The Next Doctor' will be shown as part of Children In Need night on 14th November.
The video used was from the YouTube user, thedoctorwho07 (me! lol).
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Doctor Who won, David Tennant won... BUT... David Tennant also confirmed on a live message that he will definitely be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the 2009 specials and will not play the Doctor in Series 5!
I'm guessing you'll all have views on this, so what do you think?
UPDATE - Go to the following link to the official Doctor Who website to watch and interview with David Tennant about him leaving Doctor Who and see a brand new trailer for the Christmas 2008 special The Next Doctor at the end of the video.
Friday, 24 October 2008
"The Doctor and Ace receive a mysterious distress signal and land in the Earth village of Carbury, where a nuclear convoy has halted. The Doctor's concern is heightened when knights from another dimension begin to land in the area. Nearby is Lake Voortigen, the mythical resting-place of Excalibur, King Arthur's mystical sword...
But the lake holds a more sinister secret. A spaceship from the same alien dimension lurks under the lake - but does it really contain Arthur's corpse? And what is it that the Witch Queen, Morgaine, is really after?"
The Special Features include:
- From Kingdom to Queen - Jean Marsh in Doctor Who
- Past and Future King - Writing 'Battlefield'
- Storm Over Avallion - Making 'Battlefield'
- 'Battlefield' - Photo Gallery
- 'Battlefield' Studio Recording - 1st June 1989
- Trailers and Continuity
Here is the cover:
2entertain's DVD of 'Battlefield' is released 29th December 2008 for £19.99
The winners will be the first to "preview the books", take a look at the interactive online content, be given free entry to the Earls Court Doctor Who exhibition, a Doctor Who goodie bag and interview the writers of the books. The competition only open to 13 to 18 year olds and closes on 3rd November.
Read DWF's previous articles on The Darksmith Legacy:
Book Synopses and Release Dates >>>
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The announcement for this year's Children In Need says this:
“There are some Children In Need-themed scenes from Doctor Who and Ashes To Ashes, a musical extravaganza from Albert Square, featuring the cast of EastEnders, and a special edition of Junior Masterchef.”
Let's hope this rumour is true!
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The baby, as you can probably guess by this post's banner, is a boy. Recently, Billie said she was apprehensive about the birth:
"Some women are all about this glowing, blooming thing, aren't they? I haven't really tapped into that. I've basically replaced all my vices for a new one - control. I've had about 10 scans and I bought one of those baby heart monitor things. Such a bad idea - its like listening to a huge shell on the beach. But I do love it. The whole thing is just so sweet, tender and adorable."
When asked about if they had chosen a name yet, Laurence replied, "It's a private moment."
Congradulations to Billie and Laurence!
Sunday, 19 October 2008
"The Doctor and Lucie get trapped with a killer in a labyrinth of London's history.
Starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith."
'Dead London is aired on BBC Radio 7 at 6:00pm and is repeated at midnight.
UPDATE: You can now listen to 'Dead London' on BBC iPlayer (HERE) and behind-the-scenes programme, Beyond the Vortex (HERE).
Friday, 17 October 2008
Doctor Who books
- The Taking of Chelsea 426 - by David Llewellyn
- Autonomy - by Daniel Blythe
- The Krillitane Storm - by Christopher Cooper
- Into the Silence - by Sarah Pinborough
"The body in the church hall is very definitely dead. It has been sliced open with surgical precision, its organs exposed, and its vocal cords are gone. It is as if they were never there or they've been dissolved... With the Welsh amateur Operatic Contest getting under way, music is filling the churches and concert halls of Cardiff. The competition has attracted the finest Welsh talent to the city, but it has also drawn something else - there are stories of a metallic creature hiding in the shadows. Torchwood are on its tail, but it's moving too fast for them to track it down. This new threat requires a new tactic - so Ianto Jones is joining a male voice choir..."
- Bay of the Dead - by Mark Morris
"When the city sleeps, the dead start to walk... Something has sealed off Cardiff, and living corpse are stalking the streets, leaving a trail of half-eaten bodies. Animals are butchered. A young coupe in their car never reach home. A stolen tugboat is brought back to shore, carrying only human remains. And a couple of girls heading back from the pub watch the mysterious drivers of a big black SUV take over a crime scene. Torchwood have to deal with the intangible barrier surrounding Cardiff, and some unidentified space debris that seems to be regenerating itself. Plus, of course, the all-night zombie horror show. Not that they really believe in zombies."
- The House that Jack Built - by Guy Adams
"Jackson Leaves - an Edwardian house in Penylen, built 1906, semi-detached, three storeys, spacious, beautifully presented. Left in good condition to Rob and Julia by Rob's late aunt. It's an ordinary sort of a house. Except for the way the rooms don't stay in the same places. And the strange man that turns up in the airing cupboard. And the apparitions. And the temporal surges that attract the attentions of Torchwood. And the fact that the first owner of Jackson Leaves in 1906 was a Captain Jack Harkness..."
The 3 Doctor Who books are set for release some time in Autumn 2009 and the Torchwood books will be released 29th May 2009.
I will post the covers for all 6 books and details on the Doctor Who books once they are released.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
- The Betrothal of Sontar
- The Lodger
- The Futurists
- Interstellar Overdrive
- Opera of Doom!
- The Greeneyed Monster
- The Warkeeper's Crown
The book also includes in-depth commentaries on all the stories from the writers and artists.
I'm not sure whether this is the definite cover because DWM's picture of the cover is different.
The Betrothal of Sontar is released this month for £15.99.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
As seen in 'The Doctor's Daughter'. The Hath, alongside human beings, plan to colonise the planet Messaline. The Hath includes a large weapon accessory.
- Time Lord
As seen in 'The Sound of Drums'. Wearing a red cloak and headdress with two detailed bronze effect medalions.
- Professor River Song
As seen in 'Silence in the Library' and 'Forest of the Dead'. The Doctor's future soul mate is an archaeologist from the 51st century.
- Vashta Nerada
As seen in 'Silence in the Library' and 'Forest of the Dead'. Vashta Nerada: rapacious shadow entities that consume their victims alive.
- Grey Judoon Captain
As seen in 'Smith and Jones' and 'The Stolen Earth'. This figure can also be found as a Series 3 figure in grey and ivory.
"As Trueman begins to take over the world's population through their star signs, Clyde takes a big gamble to help Sarah Jane, Luke and Rani into the astrologer's inner circle, as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues.
But when Sarah Jane's plan to defeat Trueman fails, who will be Earth's last hope to overcome the Ancient Lights?"
The first airdate for Part 2 of 'Secrets of the Stars' is Monday 27th October at 5:15pm on the CBBC Channel and is repeated the following Monday on BBC1 at 4:35pm.
Please comment below.
Monday, 13 October 2008
All the Doctors, apart from William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, are to return in one big special episode for BBC's Children In Need on November 14th. However, I think I have spotted a hole in their story. Didn't Russell T Davies say himself that they had not had any time for a Children In Need special this year, but that Doctor Who would simply play a part?
Also, the Telegraph reported that the 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, had not yet decided whether or not he would be in Series 5. But RTD has also said he knows when David is to leave. How can he know and not David Tennant? This doesn't add up.
Friday, 10 October 2008
- New 8th Doctor radio series is previewed.
- WIN Russell T Davies new book, The Writer's Tale.
- How Davros was brought back to life for the Series 4 finale.
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2.
- Comic Strip: 'Thinktwice' - Part 2.
- The Fact of Fiction: 'Resurrection of the Daleks'.
- Time Team: 'Time and the Rani'.
- ...and all the usual favourites: Gallifrey Guardian, Who On Earth Is, Production Notes, You Are Not Alone, episode, audio and book reviews, and Galaxy Forum.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Part 4 has finished filming and is now just entering the editing stage.
Please comment with your views on Part 3.
Friday, 3 October 2008
2: The Graves of Mordane - 29th January
3: The Colour of Darkness - 26th February
4: The Depths of Despair - 26th March
5: The Vampire of Paris - (TBC)
6: The Game of Death - (TBC)
7: The Planet of Oblivion - (TBC)
8: The Picture of Emptiness - (TBC)
9: The Art of War - (TBC)
10: The End of Time - (TBC)
Will you be collecting The Darksmith Legacy books?
Thursday, 2 October 2008
1 - The Dust of Ages by Justin Richards
2 - The Graves of Mordane by Colin Brake
3 - The Colour of Darkness by Richard Dungworth
Here is the Press Release:
In addition to the books, readers can assist the Doctor in his Quest by visiting online destination www.thedarksmithlegacy.com.
By registering on the site, visitors can create their own avatar and alien identity and begin collecting
eternity points, crucial to the Doctor's survival.
Collaboration with other fans online to earn extra points will release exclusive content and assist in the Quest to keep the precious Eternity Crystal safe from the dangerous Darksmith Collective."