Archive for ‘Doctor Who’

April 12, 2012

ELIZABETH SLADEN ONE YEAR ON

IT’S NEARLY A YEAR SINCE THE PASSING OF THE ACTRESS ELIZABETH SLADEN  WHO PLAYED SARAH JANE SMITH BOTH IN DOCTOR WHO AND THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF ARTICLES SHOWCASING HER OVER THE NEXT WEEK BUT FOR ME, ELIZABETH SECURED THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME IN SARAH JANE BECAUSE OF ONE SIMPLE FACT. SHE WAS ONE OF THOSE RARE PEOPLE THAT STRADDLED THE GENERATIONS. NOT ONLY DID SHE SECURE OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT WHEN DEFENDING THE UNIVERSE WITH THE FOURTH DOCTOR BUT SHE DID IT AGAIN WITH OUR KIDS WHO JOINED HER ON BANNERMAN ROAD. WHEN THE DOCTOR APPEARED ON HER SHOW HE WAS THE COMPANION, NOT HER.SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT COULD BRODGE THE GAP BETWEEN OLD DOCTOR WHO AND NEW DOCTOR WHO.

AND IT WASN’T UNTIL SHE RETURNED IN DAVID TENNANT EPISODE SCHOOL REUNION THAT WE REALIZED SHE WAS AN OLD FRIEND THAT WE ALWAYS HAD IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS AND FORGOTTEN HOW MUCH WE MISSED HER.

SIMPLY PUT, ELIZABETH SLADEN, WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU ARE STILL AN ICON FROM A MAGICAL ERA AND YOU SIMPLY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SEE YOU OUT THERE!

April 12, 2012

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7 FILMING CONTINUES IN NEW YORK

FILMING ON THE NEW SERIES OF DOCTOR WHO CONTINUES IN NEW YORK RUMOURED TO BE NEAR CENTRAL PARK. PHOTOS TAKEN BY FANS HAVE SHOWN THE DOCTOR, RORY AND AMY ENJOYING A PICNIC  AND RIVER SONG IS DUE TO APPEAR TODAY. AS REVEALED RORY AND AMY WILL LEAVE IN THIS EPISODE AND IT SEEMS RORY WILL FALL VICTIM TO THE DALEKS ENDING UP IN OLD NEW YORK. AND AS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN PREVIOUS STORIES, THIS IS ONE FATE THE DOCTOR CANNOT CHANGE.

March 22, 2012

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7 THE DALEKS ARE BACK

IT’S TRUE- THE DALEKS WILL RETURN TO FACE THE DOCTOR SOMEWHERE IN THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES OF THE NEW SERIES. NOW THE QUESTION IS, WILL IT BE THE MUCH HATED MULTI COLOURED DALEKS FROM VICTORY OF THE DALEKS OR WILL WE SEE THE RETURN OF A COMBINATION OF BOTH OLD AND NEW? LAST WE SAW THEM THEY WERE OFF TO REPOPULATE THE SPECIES. DID THEY SUCCEED? WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN UP TO? IS THE GALAXY TREMBLING FROM THE REEMERGENCE OF A THREAT THEY THOUGHT LONG GONE? FIND OUT IN THE AUTUMN

March 21, 2012

AMY AND RORY TO FACE THE WEEPING ANGELS ONE LAST TIME

IT HAS BEEN REVEALED THAT DEPARTING DOCTOR WHO COMPANIONS AMY AND RORY ARE TO DEPART IN ONE LAST BATTLE WITH THE DEADLY WEEPING ANGELS IN EPISODE FIVE. AND THEIR DEPARTURE WILL PROVE TO BE HEARTBREAKING AS STEVEN MOFFAT SAYS THAT THIS TIME NOT EVERYONE WILL GET OUT ALIVE. COULD THEY BE ABOUT TO DO THE UNTHINKABLE AND KILL BOTH OF THEM OFF? WE HAVE HAD COMPANIONS DIE BEFORE BUT TO KILL A MARRIED COUPLE WOULD BE ASTONISHING. OR COULD THEY BOTH BE FLUNG BACK IN TIME BY THE ANGELS WHERE THE DOCTOR CANNOT HELP. WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE THAT THE TIME LORD CANNOT RETURN THE ANGEL’S VICTIMS TO THEIR OWN TIME, LEAVING THEM TO LIVE OUT THE REST OF THEIR LIVES WHEREVER THEY LAND. WHATEVER HAPPENS, IT’S GOING TO BE EXCITING.

March 21, 2012

NEW DOCTOR WHO COMPANION ANNOUNCED EMMERDALE’S JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN

AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING FORMER EMMERDALE ACTRESS JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW COMPANION FOR THE FIFTIETH YEAR OF DOCTOR WHO. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEVEN MOFFAT WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HER AND ,MATT SMITH THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN HIS MIND. SHE WILL JOIN THE SERIES IN  THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BUT THIS WILL BE NO ORDINARY MEETING. EVEN WHERE HE FINDS HER WILL BE EXTRAORDINARY. STEVEN HAS PROMISED THE DOCTOR WILL ENCOUNTER HER IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE LEADING TO ANOTHER MYSTERY FOR THE NEW SERIES. THAT SOUNDS LIKE WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER ARC ON THE WAY WHICH MAY TIE IN WITH A SPECIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY STORY. THE CHARACTER AS YET UNNAMED WILL GIVE THE DOCTOR A RUN FOR HIS MONEY. THERE WILL BE SIX EPISODES IN THE AUTUMN FOLLOWED BY THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND A FURTHER 8 EPISODES FOR NEXT YEAR. HOWEVER I DON’T BELIEVE THE ANNIVERSARY WILL BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A VERY SPECIAL EXTRA STORY.

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February 24, 2012

DOCTOR WHO MAGIC OF THE ANGELS REVIEW- THE WEEPING ANGELS ARE BACK

This is the latest quick read series designed to encourage kids to read more and while others have been lacklustre in the past, this is a cracking story and one where you think why did nobody think of that before?

While holidaying in London and getting thrown out of everywhere, The Doctor, Amy and Rory discover girls have been going missing and it seems linked to a pensioner’s day trip and a magician that is judge on a television talent show. They discover he is using a weeping angel in the vanishing girl act and is fully aware of what is happening. As long as it gets Sammy to the big time, he doesn’t care and the race is on to get rid of the angel. They discover the two pensioners are in fact the girls they are trying to save from being sent back in time by the angel. There is an all pervading doom as we know certain things cannot be changed but that doesn’t stop Amy who throws herself into the act by substituting herself as the magician’s assistant. Can the Doctor save her?

This is a brilliantly written story that uses an old enemy in a clever way, inverting the magician show in a dark way. Jacqueline Rainer has excelled herself with this one. Highly recommended.

August 27, 2011

DOCTOR WHO LET’S KILL HITLER REVIEW

IT’S BACK WITH A BANG AS THE SEARCH FOR MELODY POND CONTINUES. WE OPEN WITH AMY AND RORY MAKING A CROP CIRCLE TO SUMMON THE DOCTOR AND THERE HE IS WAITING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLE. DRESSED IN A NEW COAT, HE HASN’T FOUND MELODY YET BUT AMY AND RORY’S BEST FRIEND, MELS ARRIVES IN A STOLEN CAR, PULLS A GUN ON THE DOCTOR AND MAKES HIM TAKE THEM IN THE TARDIS TO KILL HITLER BUT NOT BEFORE SHE SHOOTS THE TARDIS. AS SEEN IN THE TRAILERS THEY SMASH INTO HITLER’S OFFICE JUST AS A SHAPE CHANGING ROBOT IS ABOUT TO KILL HIM. RORY GETS A MOMENT TO SHINE AS HE PUNCHES THE MOST EVIL MA  IN HISTORY BEFORE LOCKING HIM A CUPBOARD. AND FROM HERE IN THE REVELATIONS COME FAST AND FURIOUS AS MELS REGENERATES INTO RIVER SONG BUT A RIVER THAT HAS NO IDEA WHO SHE IS AND PROMPTLY POISONS THE DOCTOR. ALL THESE YEARS AND MELODY HAS BEEN UNDER AMY’S NOSE ALL THIS TIME.

BUT THE ROBOT IS INHABITED BY A CREW, MINIATURISED WHO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE DOCTOR AND RIVER AND HIS IMPENDING DEATH AT HER HAND. DOES THIS MEAN SHE IS THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT? CAN IT BE THAT SIMPLE? THE CHASE IS ON AS WE LEARN WHAT THE SILENCE REALLY IS, SEE HOW RIVER GOT HER DIARY,AND EXACTLY WHO THE LITTLE GIRL REGENERATING IN NEW YORK REALLY IS. THE PLOT FLOWS AS THE DOCTOR CHANGES A LETHAL RIVER IN HIS DYING BREATH, SECURING THEIR RELATIONSHIP. BUT QUESTIONS ARE RAISED, WHY DOES THE SILENCE WANT THE DOCTOR DEAD, WHAT IS RIVER’S CRIME, HOW DID SOMEONE COME UP WITH A POISON THAT CAN HALT A REGENERATION? CAN AMY AND RORY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DOCTOR SURVIVE NOW THEY WILL NEVER RAISE THEIR DAUGHTER? WE KNOW EYE PATCH WOMAN IS COMING BACK AS ARE THE SILENCE THEMSELVES AND WHAT LIES IN THE PYRAMID AND THE ALTERNATE EARTH. THE DOCTOR WILL DIE, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED AS A FIXED POINT IN TIME AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING. THERE IS NO WAY OUT. UTAH THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF THE DOCTOR IS CALLING. OVERALL, A SUPERB START.

August 17, 2011

DALEKS BACK FOR SERIES 6 OF DOCTOR WHO

THE LATEST TRAILER FOR THE SECOND PART OF THE NEW DOCTOR WHO SERIES SHOWS A DALEK DESPITE STEVEN MOFFET SAYING THEY WERE TO BE RESTED. QUESTION IS, IS IT A LONE DALEK THAT WILL HAUNT THE DOCTOR’S NIGHTMARES IN THE EVER CHANGING HOTEL OF THE GOD COMPLEX OR ARE THEY INVOLVED SOMEHOW WITH LET’S KILL HITLER? PRESS REPORTS SAY THAT DESPITE BEING RESTED THAT THEY ARE BACK IN LET’S KILL HITLER BUT IS IT THE SILENCE OR THE DALEKS? IF SO, HOW DO THE FIT IN AND ARE THEY CONNECTED TO THE ALTERNATE EARTH THAT WILL BE SEEN IN THE SERIES FINALE. THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS.

August 17, 2011

ROSE TYLER. MARTHA JONES AND DONNA NOBLE BACK IN SERIES 6

WHEN DOCTOR WHO RETURNS NEXT WEEK, SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST IN THE EPISODE LET’S KILL HITLER, WORD IS  THE TENTH DOCTOR’S TRIO OF COMPANIONS WILL BE BACK IN CAMEOS TO HELP THE 11TH DOCTOR. EXACTLY HOW AND WHY IS A SECRET GIVEN THE EPISODE IS SET IN THE 1930S AND DONNA HAS NO MEMORY OF HER TIME WITH THE DOCTOR.  WITH ROSE SHE STILL HAS A TIME LINE IN THIS REALITY AND MARTHA, NOW MARRIED TO MICKEY SMITH, IS AN ALIEN HUNTER SO MAYBE SHE WILL SHOW UP IN THE PAST. HOWEVER IT’S DONE, WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN.

August 2, 2011

DOCTOR WHO THE SILENCE, WEEPING ANGELS AND THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT ARE BACK

SO WHO IS EXACTLY IS THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT THAT MURDERED THE APPARENTLY WILLING DOCTOR BACK IN SERIES6’S DEBUT 2 PARTER. IN UPCOMING DIALOGUE RIVER SONG ADMITS TO AMY, HER MUM, THAT SHE RECOGNISED THE PERSON IN THE SPACE SUIT BUT DON’T COUNT ON IT BEING LITTLE GIRL RIVER

. IS IT THE GANGER DOCTOR. AMY OR RORY? RIVER WOULD BE AN OBVIOUS CHOICE BUT A POOR ONE. IS IT CONNECTED TO THE SILENCE, SEEN IN THE NEW TRAILER EITHER UNDERWATER OR STANDING BEHIND A FISH TANK AND HOW DO THE ANGELS FIGURE IN? THE GANGER DOCTOR IS A CHOICE BUT AGAIN, TOO OBVIOUS AND WOULD BE A BIT ANTICLIMATIC. THIS NEEDS TO BE A SERIOUS TWIST LIKE WHO SHOT JR? THE RIVER REVEAL AS AMY’S DAUGHTER WAS EXCELLENT BUT SEEN COMING BY MANY PEOPLE, ME NOT BEING ONE OF THEM.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT, THAT WE CAN BE SURE OF.