Sunday 26 June 2011

Things Matt Smith Digs: His iPhone, Stieg Larsson and Football

In an interview with Adweek, Matt reveals that he does like playing around with a few apps on his iPhone (the Hipstamatic camera app, to name one) and reading the newspaper (The Times (U.K.)) to kick his mornings off. He also likes watching Arrested Development and a lot of Family Guy on TV. more...

Friday 24 June 2011

Arthur Darvill goes from Doctor Who to Doctor Faustus

Arthur Darvill, best known as Rory in Doctor Who, talks about secrecy on the show, his new stage role at Shakespeare's Globe and why he spent his childhood surrounded by puppets. For Arthur Darvill, last Saturday's mid-season climax of Doctor Who came as something of a relief.It means he can finally talk about the big revelation that Tardis companions Rory and Amy Pond are the parents of the enigmatic River Song, played by Alex Kingston.

"I forget what I can and can't talk about, so I end up talking about nothing for hours - which has become quite a skill," laughs Darvill when we meet two days later at the Globe theatre on London's South Bank.

“My mum sent me a text straight after the episode saying: 'Does this mean I'm Alex Kingston's grandmother?'”


Wednesday 22 June 2011

John Barrowman open to Doctor Who return

Torchwood actor John Barrowman has said he is open to returning to Doctor Who in the future.The actor - who reprises his role of Captain Jack Harkness once more for Torchwood: Miracle Day - has said he would happily crossover to the parent series. Barrowman last appeared, as a cameo appearance, in David Tennant's final episode; The End of Time, Part Two. The episode also marked Russell T. Davies last as head-writer & producer on the series handing over to Steven Moffat. With a new team in charge though Barrowman still seems keen to return to the series.

“I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to Doctor Who I’ll go at the drop of a hat. That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed. It’s in the cards, but who knows whether it will happen?” - John Barrowman in an interview with Zap2it.

Monday 20 June 2011

Doctor Who theme for 'immersive' theatre show

Doctor Who fans are to be plunged into one of the Time Lord's adventures in an "immersive" theatre show created by the acclaimed company Punchdrunk. Punchdrunk are famous for transforming entire buildings into mysterious locations which audiences explore as the action unfolds around them.They had kept details of their latest show The Crash of the Elysium, which opens in Salford on 30 June, secret.But it has now been revealed that will be based around the BBC time traveller. more...

Saturday 18 June 2011

Matt Smith to return for new Doctor Who series

Matt Smith has signed on to appear in a new series of Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.Fourteen new episodes of the sci-fi show, executive produced by Steven Moffat, have been commissioned. It isn't yet known when the new episodes will be broadcast. The corporation also confirmed there would be six more episodes of the current series to be screened later this year and a 2011 Christmas special starring Smith is planned. more...

Monday 6 June 2011

Headless Monks

The Headless Monks were a religious order who believed in listening to their hearts rather then their minds, to the point of having themselves beheaded.

As they were headless they did not register as living beings. The monks were also supposedly incapable of being fooled. Despite their lack of heads they seemed to be able to see well, or at least were able to detect where other beings were. They could also fire energy from their hands.

They could also be killed just as easily as most other humanoids, in this case with energy blasts or sword wounds.

The Headless Monks were very religious, although it's not explicitly stated what deity they worshipped. They believed in listening to their hearts rather than their minds, so they beheaded themselves with an unnamed, box-like device. If another group allied with the monks, they were expected to provide at least one of their number to join the monks.

The group followed an apparently female entity known as the Papal Mainframe. Although the monks considered it a heresy to reveal their headless state to outsiders, they were apparently able to do so under the orders of the Mainframe.

The monks apparently had many chants, including an attack chant. The Headless Monks were present at Demons Run when they fought the Eleventh Doctor and his allies. (DW: A Good Man Goes to War) The Delirium Archive was said to be their final resting place. (DW: The Time of Angels)