Saturday, 26 December 2009

The End Of Time: Part 2 - Preview & Trailer

Wasn't 'The End Of Time - Part One' amazing? Now the BBC Doctor Who website have released a new preview clip from the beginning of Part Two and a very epic trailer for it, as you can see below...

Preview Clip:

BBC One Trailer:

'The End Of Time - Part Two' is broadcast on New Year's Day at 6:40PM on BBC One (as if you didn't know).

> BBC Dr Who site 'End Of Time' page

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Friday, 11 December 2009

The End of the Tennant Era - 2009 Specials DVD Extra

A one-minute snippet of David Tennant's video diary special feature for the Complete Specials DVD has been released by 2|entertain. The video shows Tennant talking about his final days on Doctor Who and saying his goodbyes to everyone in the crew.

'The End Of Time - Part One' aires on Christmas Day at 6:00pm.

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Doctor Who Magazine #416 Cover & Details

The cover and details for issue #416 of the official Doctor Who Magazine have been released on DWM's Facebook page, they are as follows...

  • AS TIME GOES BY - With just two weeks to go until this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Specials, there is a taste of what’s in store, with dozens of new photos from 'The End of Time'.
  • MASTERPIECE - He’s the Doctor’s most persistent Time Lord nemesis – the Master is back and John Simm explains why he couldn’t miss out on the Tenth Doctor’s final party.
  • GRANDAD, GRANDAD, LOVELY! - The Doctor’s faithful friend Wilfred Mott enters the TARDIS and for the legendary Bernard Cribbins it’s his first trip into time and space for 43 years! Cribbins looks back over his long career.
  • A SPACEMAN CAME TRAVELLINGThe Fact of Fiction turns back the clock to Christmas 2005, and the moment when we first met the Tenth Doctor – in 'The Christmas Invasion'.
  • IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! - Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has written his very last Production Notes, what will be his all-important final word? And what teasers will his traditional Christmas 12 days in this feature hold?
  • SIMPLY RED! - Majenta Pryce’s dark secrets are about to be revealed as the Tenth Doctor begins his final, epic, comic strip adventure in 'The Crimson Hand' by Dan McDaid and art by Martin Geraghty.
  • THOSE WERE THE DAYS, MY FRIEND - The annual look back at the most memorable Doctor Who moments of the past year in the Review of the Year.
  • PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999The Time Team relive the end of the twentieth century as they turn their attention to the Eighth Doctor’s only on-screen adventure, the 1996 TV Movie.
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - As David Tennant's era comes to a close, The Watcher concludes his definitive guide to the Time Lord’s many incarnations by taking a in-depth look at The Tenth Doctor.
  • MONEY – THAT’S WHAT I WANT - Catch up with the Sil (Nabil Shaban) to find out what he thinks about Jonathan Ross, YouTube, weapons of mass destruction, and returning as Sil on Big Finish audio.
Doctor Who Magazine #416 is now available in WHSmith's and other good stores for £4.99.

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Monday, 7 December 2009

'The End Of Time' Promo Pics

The Beeb have released even more exciting pictures of the Tenth Doctor's swansong story. The photos are smaller than usual to fit all of them in the post, click on any of them to enlarge...

The Doctor

Wilfred Mott

The Master

Donna Noble

The Vinvocci
Rossiter (on the left, below) played by Lawry Lewin - Addams (on the right) played by Sinead Keenan

The Naismith couple
David Harewood as Joshua Naismith and Tracy Ifeachor as Abigail Naismith

Having read The Writer's Tale book (see here) I'm guessing this is an alien spotting club that Wilf is part of, as Russell T said, before Catherine Tate said 'yes' to Series 4, that he wanted the Series 4 companion's grandad to be in an alien spotting club.

'The End Of Time - Part 1' aires on Christmas day at 7:00pm on BBC One.

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Friday, 4 December 2009

Doctor Who BBC Christmas Ident & Wallpaper

The BBC Doctor Who website's Adventure Calendar for today has revealed this year's BBC One Christmas ident and stings. In the main ident The Doctor rides the Tardis with six reindeer pulling it, flying into the sky to create the circle around the BBC One logo that appears on every BBC One ident. They have also included a special downloadable desktop wallpaper of the ident. Click the wallpaper to enlarge...

Main ident:

Sting 1:

Sting 2:

Sting 3:

> Adventure Calender Idents page

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Monday, 23 November 2009

'The End Of Time' Press Release

The BBC Press Office has revealed the official press release for 'The End Of Time' and it's very exciting!

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One
"It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.

The End Of Time – Part One is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media."

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part Two
"The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: "He will knock four times."

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.

The End Of Time – Part Two is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part Two is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media."

> BBC Doctor Who site

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Saturday, 21 November 2009

'Dreamland' Trailer

The BBC have released a the first trailer for the new animated 'Dreamland' Doctor Who story and it's looking brilliant!

Cannot wait!

> BBC Dr Who 'Dreamland' site

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Friday, 20 November 2009

'The End Of Time' Children In Need Clip!

An Ood civilisation, the new Elder Ood and... The Doctor in a lei? Yes this is the much-anticipated clip of 'The End Of Time' which aired on Children In Need earlier tonight, which you can watch below...

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'The End Of Time' Children In Need Clip

Just a quick post to say, don't forget that there is an exclusive clip of the Doctor Who Christmas 2009 special 'The End Of Time' on Children In Need tonight between 8:00PM and 8:30PM. Part of this clip was released recently as an 8-second clip by the BBC Doctor Who website (look 3 posts ago).

About Children In Need:
"Our mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our vision is a society where each and every child and young person is supported to realise their potential."

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

His Unhinged Master

John Simm was confirmed a while ago as returning to his role as the sixth incarnation of The Master and he recently spoke to the Daily Mail about his return. He says, "If you thought I was hamming it up in the last one, wait till you see this. I like to be quite subtle, but this doesn't call for subtle. The Master is insane."

"I also used a bit of Caligula and a bit of Tony Blair. But in this, The Master is off the leash. Unhinged. Totally unplugged!" Simm adds, on taking the role again: "It was so I could prove to [my son that] daddy is an actor. He can never watch anything I'm in and this was perfect because he loves Doctor Who."

"There are moments I'll cherish for ever. The best bits about being a screen actor are the moments when the camera is behind you and, as far as the eye can see, you are in that world. There were also moments which were pure Boys' Own fantasy, but I can't say what because I don't want to ruin people's Christmas!"

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'The Waters Of Mars' Overnight Ratings

The unofficial overnight ratings have been released for 'The Waters Of Mars' last Sunday. The figures show that 'The Waters Of Mars' was watched by 9.13 million viewers in total. In the last 10 minutes of the episode, the highest figure came at 9.6 million, a further 310,000 viewers watching on the BBC HD channel and 'The Waters Of Mars' also gathered a total of 33.9% of the total audience while it was airing.

There were 590,000 people who watched the Doctor Who Confidential that followed the episode, called 'Is There Life On Mars?', and a further 100,000 people watched Confidential on BBC HD. So on Sunday Doctor Who was the 3rd watched programme of the whole day, just following behind ITV1's X Factor The Results and the return of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The official BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) audience ratings will be available 27th November on their website.
> BARB website

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Christmas Special 2009 Title & Sound Clip

The official BBC Doctor Who website has revealed the title of the 2009 Christmas special, disproving previous rumours that the title would be 'Nightmares Reign', as 'The End Of Time - Part One' presumably meaning the New Year's Day special will have "Part Two" on the end if its title. This is the first time ever since Doctor Who's return in 2005 that any one story has had just one name with different parts in the title.

In other 'End Of Time news, the BBC Doctor Who website has also added a 8 second sound clip from the episode featuring The Doctor talking, with rather jolly music in the background. It doesn't, however, reveal any more about the Christmas special that we don't already know. You can listen below...

He says:
"So, where were we? I was summoned wasn't I? By the Ood in the snow... calling to me."

> BBC Dr Who site - Title announcement
> BBC Dr Who site - Audio clip

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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

'The End Of Time' Trailer & Screenshots

'The End Of Time' trailer aired directly after 'The Waters Of Mars', as we all know. Here's the trailer...

And if you want to see every single shot, here are 5 of the 45 screenshots...

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