Friday, 30 October 2009

'Waters Of Mars' Summary

The BBC Press Office has - along with many other upcoming shows - released a summary of the next 2009 special 'The Waters of Mars', it is as follows...

Mars, 2059. Bowie Base One. Last recorded message: "Don't drink the water. Don't even touch it. Not one drop."

Starring David Tennant as The Doctor and guest starring acclaimed British stage and screen actress Lindsay Duncan, The Waters Of Mars is the second Doctor Who special to be screened this year. Lindsay plays Adelaide – the Doctor's cleverest and most strong-minded companion. She and the Doctor face terror on the Red Planet in one of the scariest adventures yet.

Neighbours, Flying Doctors and Casualty star Peter O'Brien also guest stars as Ed, Adelaide's second-in-command at the base. The Waters Of Mars is written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford and is directed by Graeme Harper.

> BBC Press Office page

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Torchwood Series 4

John Barrowman stood in for Elaine Paige, hosting the show while presenting listeners with a bucket-load of musical show tunes (and even played Song Of Freedom from the Doctor Who Series 4 Soundtrack). In the last few minutes John read out some texts and emails, one asking when and whether Torchwood would be returning.

John replied with, along the lines of: "We're in negotiations and hopefully Torchwood will return early in the new year!"

Considering a lot of fans were ruling out any return for Torchwood, this is great news!

> Listen on BBC iPlayer

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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Barry Letts (1925-2009)

It is with deepest sorrow that I inform you of the recent passing of Barry Letts, the producer of Doctor Who from 1969 to1974. He had been suffering from cancer for some time prior to his death and this is believed to be the cause.

Barry was such a brilliant driving force and legend behind Doctor Who and certainly seemed to me in commentaries and interviews like such a kind man. My sympathies go out to Barry's family and friends.

Barry Letts (1925-2009)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Series 5 Logo!

The brand new Doctor Who logo for Series 5 has been revealed...

Steven Moffat, the new Head Writer and Executive Producer (and the genius behind 'The Empty Child', 'The Girl in the Fireplace', 'Blink' and 'Silence in the Library'), says, "A new logo. The 11th logo for the 11th Doctor – those grand old words, Doctor Who, suddenly looking newer than ever. And, look at that, something really new – an insignia! DW in TARDIS form! Simple and beautiful, and most important of all, a completely irresistible doodle. I apologise to school notebooks everywhere, because in 2010 that's what they're going to be wearing."

I myself think the TARDIS-shaped "DW" insignia of the logo is really very good, but for me the actual words part, "Doctor Who", is a bit of a disappointment. Although I really hope I take to it soon. I don't enjoy disliking parts of Doctor Who.

EDIT: The updated version of the logo they're actually going for is this...

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Monday, 5 October 2009

New Who Logo!

With so many changes going on for Doctor Who Series 5 we've got quite a lot to get used to and now there's something else as well. The official BBC Doctor Who website have announced that tomorrow, October 6th, a brand new Doctor Who logo for Series 5 will be revealed!

There have been 9 official Doctor Who logos up to the current one, the most famous of the classic series being the diamond logo which lasted many, many years and bridged the change from Jon Pertwee's to Tom Baker's Doctors; it made its debut appearance in the opening of Sarah Jane Smith's first story 'The Time Warrior'.

> BBC Doctor Who website announcement

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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Artists of the Future - Aliens

The official Sarah Jane Adventures website has unveiled a new feature called Artists Of The Future, where viewers can send in their own art of the show. As each week goes on new topics will be unlocked, the current topic for the art is "aliens", for viewers to create their own aliens in art and submit it into the website.

> Official SJA website
> Artists of the Future page

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Friday, 2 October 2009

SJA Series 3 Promo Pictures

The official Sarah Jane Adventures website has released five more new promotional pictures for Series 3 as full desktop wallpapers (click images to enlarge).

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