Thursday 29 December 2011

Matt Smith plans to 'reinvent' himself after Doctor Who

The 29-year-old actor, who portrays the 11th Doctor in the BBC1 series, regards his role as the 'greatest job on the planet' and takes inspiration from Shakespeare's Hamlet when he portrays the sci-fi character.
He told Marie Claire magazine: 'I compare it to Hamlet. Everyone who plays him has to give their creative version of that part.
'It's the greatest job on the planet and constantly allows for invention and ridiculousness. Any actor worth his salt can reinvent himself. In 10 years time I'll be playing very different parts.'
Matt has starred as the Time Lord for the past two series, but he is yet to be confirm whether or not he is going to reprise the role after the next season.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Missing Episodes Recovered (Updated)

Two classic episodes of Doctor Who - thought to be missing forever - have been returned to the BBC archive.
Episode 3 of the William Hartnell adventure "Galaxy 4" and Episode 2 of Patrick Troughton's "The Underwater Menace" were purchased by film collector Terry Burnett at a village fete near Southampton in the early 80s. He had been unaware that the canisters contained material missing from the BBC.

Monday 26 December 2011

Steven Moffat denies Doctor Who 'reboot' film plan

Steven Moffat has reassured viewers that Doctor Who will not be drastically changed for the big screen. Speaking on Twitter, Moffat said a Doctor Who film "would certainly not be a Hollywood reboot". Fans of the BBC One show had contacted him on the site after comments made by David Yates last month.

Sunday 18 December 2011

Doctor Who to launch videogame The Eternity Clock

Doctor Who is getting into console gaming, with BBC Worldwide signing a deal to create a series of titles that will initially be available on Sony PlayStation devices.The first Doctor Who game, called The Eternity Clock, will be launched early next year on the PlayStation 3, the handheld PlayStation Vita as well as on PC. The Vita, a competitor to Nintendo DS, launches in the UK on 22 February. BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, said it was "investigating" the possibility that the games, which will require players to "master the complexities of time travel", could launch on other platforms in the future such as the Xbox.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Doctor Who costumes worth £18,000 up for auction on the 15th Dec 2011

The chance to dress like a Time Lord is up for auction this month as a collection of Doctor Who costumes worth an estimated £17,400 go under the hammer tomorrow at the Entertainment Memorabilia auction at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London.

Doctor Who Tree Ornaments

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Alliance Of Shades

The Alliance of Shades was an organisation created to hide alien secrets from humanity. They used the Men in Black as agents.

The Alliance of Shades were active since at least the 1950s, at which time their Men in Black were active. (DW: Dreamland)

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Simon Pegg Wants To Play Doctor Who?

In wake of reports of a Doctor Who movie without Matt Smith, Pegg had this to say over at Twitter:

“Why is everybody speculating about who should play the Doctor in the Doctor Who movie? Matt Smith is the Doctor, he should f***ing play him!”

He immediately followed that tweet up with a statement that he had no interest in taking away a role from a fellow actor, and that he’d already lived his Who dreams and died. So that’s that, for him.