Sunday, 28 August 2011

‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ Unreleased Music

TheSkaroRevenger has uploaded a series of tracks of unreleased music from last night’s episode, ‘Let’s Kill Hitler. From the Melody Pond’s metaphorical penny dropping, to the Tesalecta’s theme, and the childhood flashback into the Ponds’ past, you can hear the music all on his YouTube channel DrWhoUnreleasedMusic, and listen to them in this playlist…

Track Listing:
01: Previously on Dr Who
02: Crop Circles
03: Childhood Secrets
04: Shut Up, Hitler!
05: Mels' Song
06: You Are Unauthorised
07: The Child of the TARDIS
08: Next "Terror" Time

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ 11 Teasers

Since it is THE day, finally, that ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ broadcasts in the UK and US, let’s take this last-minute chance to whet our appetites for it with a few teasers! To any spoiler-phobes who may be reading, none of these teasers are very spoilery (if at all) so you’re safe…

  1. “You never said I was hot!?”
  2. The Doctor’s new jacket needs no introduction
  3. Rasputin was green?
  4. Hitler returns the favour
  5. Keep an eye out for Benjamin
  6. “You ***** **** daughter ***** your ********”
  7. The penny drops more than once
  8. “You are not a psychopath!”
  9. “Is killing you going to take all day?”
  10. 32 minutes until…
  11. River is armed for shopping

Very excited for today’s opening episode! Let’s hope the hours pass by unbelievably quickly, though something tells me the wait may feel slower than ever.

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Confidential ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ – Details & Previews

The BBC Press Office have released the official full synopsis of the Doctor Who Confidential episode to accompany ‘Let’s Kill hitler’, entitled ‘River Runs Wild’
Achtung! Explosions, vintage bikes, cornfields and time travel make for a mind-boggling start to the second batch of Doctor Who adventures! Confidential is back on set with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in 1930s Berlin. We hang out backstage with the cast and crew and bring you all the behind-the-scenes action as the series gets back into full swing.

We also bring you ‘Script to Screen’ - the making of a mini Doctor episode written by schoolchildren and brought to life by Matt Smith and the Doctor Who team.

Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Steven Moffat.

We're going live Confidential - Doctor Who Confidential - BBC Three
We're in Hitler's office - Doctor Who Confidential - BBC Three

Episode 8 of Doctor Who Confidential Series 6 will be broadcast 8pm Saturday 27th August on BBC Three.

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Australian ABC1 to air Series 6 Part 2

News has been announced that the second half of Doctor Who Series 6 will be broadcast in Australia on the channel ABC1 on Saturday 3rd September at 7.30pm, following just one week after the UK and American TV premieres of opener episode ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’.

ABC1 have also compiled a rather brilliant and handy recap video of the important events of part 1 of the series:
Doctor Who | Series 6, Part 1 Recap | Returns 3 September, 7.30pm, ABC1

What are your thoughts on this news, especially if you’re an Australian reader?
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A real life Planet Midnight?

Doctor Who has inadvertently predicted many things, from the iPad in the 80s to a second Earth in ‘New Earth’, but now it something far more interesting has come along. Astronomers have now recently spotted an “exotic planet, that seems to be made of diamond, racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard”.

As you’ll remember, way back in 2008 there was an episode in Series Four (episode 10, to be precise) called ‘Midnight’, which was set entirely in the future on the planet Midnight – a planet made entirely out of diamond. We all recall how the Tenth Doctor got into a bit of a pickle and almost got thrown out of the tourist buggy into the fatally strong “Xtonic radiation” that would vaporise any unprotected living thing on its surface in a split second!
The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond. The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon -- i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun," said Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Lying 4,000 light years away, or around an eighth of the way toward the centre of the Milky Way from the Earth, the planet is probably the remnant of a once-massive star that has lost its outer layers to the so-called pulsar star it orbits. Pulsars are tiny, dead neutron stars that are only around 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) in diameter and spin hundreds of times a second, emitting beams of radiation.

The measurements suggest the planet, which orbits its star every two hours and 10 minutes, has slightly more mass than Jupiter but is 20 times as dense, Bailes and colleagues reported in the journal Science on Thursday. In addition to carbon, the new planet is also likely to contain oxygen, which may be more prevalent at the surface and is probably increasingly rare toward the carbon-rich centre.

Its high density suggests the lighter elements of hydrogen and helium, which are the main constituents of gas giants like Jupiter, are not present. Just what this weird diamond world is actually like close up, however, is a mystery. In terms of what it would look like, I don't know I could even speculate," said Ben Stappers of the University of Manchester. "I don't imagine that a picture of a very shiny object is what we're looking at here."

Let’s just hope they never build a Leisure Palace or set up any shuttle buss tours across this planet then, eh?

> Source – ‘Astronomers discover planet made of diamond’
> ‘Midnight’ on Tardis Wikia

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Short List Interview Matt Smith

ShortList magazine have featured an exclusive interview with Matt Smith inside their latest issue and put it online. I won’t say too much, since it is a fairly long interview to fit inside a blog post, so I shall shut up now and if you want to read the rest of the interview, just click “Read more” (funny that, isn’t it?). Enjoy…

 postpic_ShortList-logoAfter effortlessly proving the doubters and the ‘Doctor Who?’ headlines wrong, Matt Smith is a man in demand. Not that he likes to boast about it, as ShortList’s Jonathan Pile discovers

Matt Smith is a man to envy. His tenure as the Doctor has been universally lauded, he gets to refer to model Daisy Lowe as “my lady” and, as he proves while leaning casually against an Aston Martin — his chosen motor to front our car special — he looks great in a suit.

He’s also one of a group of young Brits (along with the likes of Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Jim Sturgess) with the potential to conquer the acting world. And with this kind of success comes the obvious perks: a constant blur of exclusive parties in exotic locales, surrounded by beautiful people, with expensive champagne flowing endlessly into crystal goblets. But don’t take our word for it. Let the 28-year-old actor himself revel in his decadent lifestyle.

“I’m up at 6am, work all day, get back at 8pm, prepare for the next day, eat hummus and go to bed. I work nine months of the year, and it’s quite solitary in Cardiff.”
Oh. To be honest, that’s not exactly how we pictured it.

Still, he is the star of Doctor Who. And there’s never been a better time to be the Time Lord. Critically acclaimed, the show has also reached unprecedented levels of popularity in the US thanks both to Smith’s portrayal and the stewardship of Steven Moffat — who also wrote the aforementioned Sherlock and co-wrote the upcoming Tintin film for Steven Spielberg. He must see the positives of his new status.

“What’s good? What’s good? People tend to fly you business class. You get a little bed. Now that, to me, is the sort of victory you want. And I try to nab a pair of socks from every photo shoot.”

In fact, he’s swiped two today — one pair yellow, the other purple. But the truth is he knows exactly what a privileged position he’s in, his responses to our questions revealing him to be both a man who values his privacy and one who’s extremely humble.

“I’ve got to sustain it,” he admits. “People often say, ‘You’ve made it,’ but I’ve got another 40 years of trying to be an actor. I don’t know if I’ll ever have as intense a period of work again. I’m very fortunate. But there’s a long way to go.”

Series 6’s Five Biggest Mysteries

What are the five biggest mysteries and questions of Doctor Who that are yet to be answered by Mr Moffat? Well, ahead of tomorrow’s Series 6 Part 2 opener, Yahoo TV have put their best Doctor Who fanatic reporter on the case (they have their facts right as well! Take note, Daily Mail). So ye be warned of the spoilers ahead if you have yet to watch ‘The Lodger’ or any of Series 6 (if that applies to you then ye also be damned)…

1. Who killed the future Doctor?
We saw the Doctor from 200 years in the future being killed by an astronaut – but who was inside the spacesuit? The Doctor said he knew and appeared to be expecting to die. Is there any significance to the way he said "I'm sorry" to his friends before being killed? What was he apologising for?

2. Whose spaceship was above James Corden's flat?
In the episode 'The Lodger', the Doctor stayed with a character called Craig (played by James Corden) while trying to figure out what was going on in the flat upstairs. It turned out there was a broken spaceship - with a primitive time engine - trying to fix itself. In 'The Impossible Astronaut' we saw this spaceship again, in a network of tunnels under Florida in the 1960s with the memory-wiping Silence hanging around in it. Is it a time machine? Who built it? Where did it go when it vanished from above Craig's flat? We know Craig is back in the second half of the new series so maybe he'll have some answers.

3. Who is Madame Kovarian?
This mysterious woman with an eyepatch kidnapped a pregnant Amy and replaced her with a doppelganger in order to steal Amy's Time Vortex-enhanced baby... who we now know grows up to be River Song. She says she wants to turn the baby into a weapon for use against the Doctor – but why? Who is she working with? What is her eyepatch for? And why do we see River wearing one in the teaser trailer for the rest of the series?

4. Who was the young girl we saw regenerating?
At the end of 'Day of the Moon' we saw a young, injured girl begin the Time Lord regeneration process, transforming in a burst of orange light. Was this Amy's daughter or a full Time Lord? If it was Amy's daughter, this means River Song can regenerate – and if that's the case, maybe she didn't really die when we first met her during David Tennant's time as the Doctor.

5. Who was the 'best man I ever knew' that River killed?
We know that in the future River is in a maximum-security prison for murder - she says for killing “a good man...the best man I ever knew”. This implies it could be the Doctor, possibly even the future Doctor we've seen killed by the mysterious astronaut. But could the 'good man' actually be Rory, who we now know was River's father? Did the episode title 'A Good Man Goes to War' refer to the Doctor or to Rory, who became a warrior to save his wife and baby?

Yahoo article written by Ed Lomas
> Read the full article

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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Murray Gold Interview by Silva Screen

Silva Screen – the music company who have released all of the Doctor Who soundtrack from Series 1 to present - have posted an exclusive interview they conducted with the composer of Doctor Who himself Murray Gold back in April this year.
     Among his answers, Murray talks about his style of music, how it is influenced, how he came up with the ideas for some and who his favourite TV & film composers are, as well as much more…

Murray Gold Interview - April 2011

> Silva Screen

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Fourth Doctor & Count Scarlioni - Action Figure Set

A new action figure double-pack set of the classic series 1979 serial ‘City of Death’, widely regarded as one of the best Doctor Who stories not only of the Douglas Adams era but of all time. The double-figure set feature both the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker, and ‘present day’ Count Scarlioni (played by Julian Glover) who also comes with an interchangeable head  to replace with that of the Scaroth’s.

The set has been made by Character Options and will be available exclusively to Forbidden Planet International and online, which strangely seems to be becoming common practice for Doctor Who classic series action figures these days, despite their success being sold in normal waves previously.


‘City Of Death’ synopsis:
“While taking in the sights of Paris in 1979, the Fourth Doctor and Romana sense that someone is tampering with time. Who is the mysterious Count Scarlioni? Why does he seem to have counterparts scattered through time? And just how many copies of the Mona Lisa did Leonardo Da Vinci paint?”

The ‘City Of Death’ action figure set is expected to become available from Wednesday 19th October 2011 for £26.99, exclusively to Forbidden Planet in their UK stores and online (only shipping to residents in UK & Ireland).

Pre-order now:
> Forbidden Planet International

What do you think of this? Are you going to buy this set?
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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Series 6 Episode 12 Title

articleimage_548BBC America have revealed confirmation in a recent press release for Doctor Who Series 6 what the official title of episode 12 is – something previously kept secret by the production crew, possibly since it reveals a great deal about the plot.

In case there are any spoiler-phobes out there, just highlight the text in the box below…

The title of Series 6 Episode 12 is...
'Closing Time'

So, is time messed up again? Who knows?

> Read the full press release

What are your thoughts on this? What do you think the title reveals about the story?
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Thursday, 18 August 2011

‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ UK Broadcast Time Confirmed

The BBC have finally confirmed not only the broadcast date of the opening episode of Series 6 Part 2, ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’, but also the time it will be shown as well! The official BBC Doctor Who website have said this in one of their latest news posts:

“The Doctor returns on Saturday August 27th at 7:10pm in Let's Kill Hitler, an amazing adventure which begins a run of six incredible episodes.”

So, we in the UK finally have a date and time set down! The second half of Series 6 of Doctor Who will begin with ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ on Saturday 27th August at 7:10PM on BBC One & HD.

What do you think of this news?
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Karen Gillan on Series 6 Part 2

articleimage_552The official BBC Doctor Who site has released a new video to promote the new start of the second half of Series Six, in which Karen Gillan gives us a few hints and teases about the upcoming series…

Karen Gillan talks about Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2
Video courtesy of Doctor Who Media

> BBC Doctor Who site

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‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ Introduction

As part of the run-up period up to the opener episode of Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2, ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’, the official BBC website have today released their obligatory introduction video for the next episode. This time round, the introduction is done by none other than Amy pond herself, Karen Gillan

Doctor Who Karen Gillan Introduces Let's Kill Hitler
Video courtesy of Doctor Who Media 

> BBC Doctor Who site

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‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ Preview Clips

Update: videos are now work internationally.
Two exciting new preview clips have been released just today of ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’, the eighth episode of Series 6 and the opener of the second half of the series…

Doctor Who Series 6 ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ premieres on August 27th on BBC One and airs later the same day in the US on BBC America.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ Promotional Photos

The BBC have tonight released a set of promotional photos of the first episode of Series 6 Part 2 (and eighth episode of the series) ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’…

Click images to enlarge.

What do you think of these images? What of the episode?
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Monday, 15 August 2011

Confirmed: New Companion for Series 7

Update: This news has since been confirmed fully and first-hand by Steven "The Moff" Moffat.

Following rife rumours that Amy and Rory Pond would be departing the TARDIS at the end of Series 6, and the confirmation that that would return “at some point” in some kind of “involvement”, news and discussion of whether there would be a new companion or who it might be was bound to come up eventually.
But I don’t think any of us expected it to be so soon, and to be something as solid as a proper confirmation from the current Showrunner, Executive Producer and Head Writer himself Steven “The Moff” Moffat.

After the BFI premiere press screening of ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ earlier tonight, Doctor Who Magazine’s official Twitter account gave this exciting little message…

DWMtwitteravatar01@DWMtweets - Doctor Who Magazine
“Oh, and a new companion! Yes, confirmed by @steven_moffat tonight! ;)”

Very exciting! And my brain starts whirring and ticking round once more, wondering what on earth the new companion could be like, just as it did before Rose, Martha, Donna and Amy were announced!

> @DWMtweets – read the actual tweet…again

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‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ Prequel

UPDATE: The video now works internationally

The BBC has revealed the compelling prequel to the eighth episode of Series 6 of Doctor Who and first episode of the second half, ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’, (and sort of sequel to ‘A Good Man Goes To War’). Which you can watch now – 30 minutes before the BBC post it officially!

Thanks to Rob! ;)

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Arthur Darvill talks Rory in Series 7

In a new exclusive interview with SFX Arthur Darvill has spoken about his involvement in Doctor Who Series 7, following rife rumours that he and Karen Gillan would be leaving the series at the end of the current Series 6. Karen Gillan has already confirmed she will be returning, but what about Arthur?

When asked point blank, Will you back in series seven?, Darvill replied:
“I will be coming back at some point… There is an involvement in some way.”

So it sounds like there was some truth in the rumours, after all, although they won’t be leaving completely. Maybe they are returning for a couple of stories in Series 7 similar to how River has done so far? Maybe River is going to fill their gap as full-series companion for Series 7?

> Read the full interview
> DWF - Karen Gillan Confirmed for Series 7

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Friday, 12 August 2011

TW Miracle Day – Episode 5 Preview Clips

Previews clips of the upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day episode 5, entitled ‘The Middle Men’, have been released and you can watch them below…

Torchwood: Miracle Day episode 5 ‘The Middle Men’ is broadcast on Starz (US) tonight and on BBC One (UK) next Thursday (18th August).

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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Series 6 Part 2 BBC Launch Trailer

articleimage_519The very first official BBC launch trailer for the second half of Doctor Who Series 6 has just been released online and is now playing on UK BBC channels between programmes…
Doctor Who 2011 Part 2 - New Launch Trailer - BBC One
What do you think?
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Monday, 1 August 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day – Episode 2 Final Ratings

articleimage_562_thumb2The final BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) audience viewing figures have been released for Torchwood: Miracle Day episode one, ‘Rendition’, for it’s first broadcast in the UK on BBC One on Thursday 21st July 2011.

> The results found that ‘Rendition’ got a finalised audience rating of 5.75 million viewers.

> The episode was BBC1's 7th most watched programme of the week within the July 11th-17th period (up on last week where it was 8th), beaten only by Casualty, 4 episodes of Eastenders, and New Tricks.

> ‘Rendition’ was also BBC1's 2nd most watched programme of the day, beaten again by Eastenders.

Keep checking back each week for this detailed information for the viewing figures of each episode!

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