Thursday, 28 December 2017
Monday, 25 December 2017
- The Return Of Doctor Mysterio
1. The Pilot
3. Thin Ice
4. Knock Knock
7. The Pyramid At The End Of The World
8. The Lie Of The Land
9. Empress Of Mars
10. The Eaters Of Light
11. World Enough And Time
12. The Doctor Falls
- Twice Upon A Time
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Friday, 15 December 2017
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says :
“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”
Peter Capaldi says : “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says :
“Making history is what Doctor Who is all about and Chris Chibnall’s bold new take on the next Time Lord is exactly that. The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker - and have lots of fun too!”
Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama says : "Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor."
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer says : "I'm so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I've been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It's going to be a lot of fun."
Jodie has recently finished shooting 'Journeyman' written and directed by Paddy Considine as well as the lead in the new BBC drama series ‘Trust Me’. Her other film credits include 'Venus', (which earned her nominations for 'Best Newcomer' at the 'British Independent Film Awards', 'Best British Newcomer' at the 'Critic's Circle Awards' and 'Best Actress in a Motion Picture' at the 'Satellite Awards'), 'Attack the Block', 'One Day', 'Black Sea', 'Good Vibrations', 'St.Trinian's', 'Get Santa' and most recently 'Adult Life Skills' which she Executive Produced as well as starred in which received a number of BIFA nominations.
Jodie made her professional theatrical debut at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in ‘The Storm’. Other theatre credits include playing the title role in 'Antigone' at the Royal National Theatre, 'Bash' at the Trafalgar Studios 'Awake and Sing' and 'Enemies' at the Almeida, both directed by the then Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
PETER CAPALDI is bowing out of Doctor Who in this year's Christmas special and one actor has admitted that they are nervous about taking on the famous Time Lord role.
However, there will be a total of three Doctors in the festive episode.
David Bradley is adopting the part of the First Doctor, originally played by William Hartnell, and is anxious about the responsibility the role brings.
“I never thought for a moment that I’d be asked to do an episode as the Doctor, let alone the big Christmas one,” the 75-year-old actor confessed in an interview with TV Times.
BBC announces today (October 10, 2017) that Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will line-up as the new regular cast on Doctor Who.
Bradley will star as Graham, Tosin will play Ryan and Mandip will play Yasmin.
Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke.
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters.
In more exclusive news, it is confirmed that the new series will be a ten week run of fifty minute episodes in Autumn 2018, kicking off with a feature length hour for the opening launch.
Chris Chibnall says : “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show."
Jodie Whittaker says : "I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It's a dream team!"
Bradley Walsh says : “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Mandip Gill says : “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn't believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I've done previously and that's the part that excites me the most.”
Tosin Cole says : "I'm grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I'm looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe."
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, BBC Studios says : “I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama says : "The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He's already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis."
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“And then Peter spent about 15 minutes drawing a Dalek with hobnailed boots and a bowler hat,” Bradley said. “Really funny detail – he went to art school, did Peter, before he became an actor.
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Sunday, 16 July 2017
The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's Christmas special.
Whittaker, 35, will make her debut on the sci-fi show this Christmas.
The Huddersfield-born star had become a late favourite to become the Doctor.
There will be a familiar face for her on set - Doctor Who's new showrunner is Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.
She said: "I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet.
"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can't wait."
Friday, 30 June 2017
In the 2nd century, the Roman Ninth Legion invaded the area. The Gatekeeper at the time, Kar, allowed a single Eater of Light to pass through the portal; she thought it would destroy the legion, and become so weakened in the process that it would be easy to defeat. Instead, the creature became stronger after feeding on the Romans and began to darken the sky, threatening the world. The Twelfth Doctor, along with his companions Bill Potts and Nardole, worked with the Picts and the few surviving Romans to drive the Eater of Light back into the portal. Kar, along with several Picts and the Romans, then entered the portal to fight off the creatures.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Monday, 29 May 2017
The Monks' appearance was that of a corpse-like humanoid. They had greyish blue skin, pointed ears and long fingers. They typically wore robes and hoods with various shades of red, hence their name.
They spoke with a snarling, whispering voice. Their mouths did not move in sync with their voices.
The Monks had extremely advanced technology. One of their notable achievements was a computer simulation of the entire planet Earth in which they ran scenarios and practiced and perfected their invasion strategy, and also in order to assess the strengths and weaknesses of humanity. However, their simulation was too perfect. The simulations of real people that were part of the program were capable of gaining sentience. Once they realised the truth that they were nothing more than a program, they would choose to kill themselves rather than be constantly used and abused by the Monks. (Extremis)
Sunday, 28 May 2017
At least by the series 12 version the suit had an AI that was programmed to deactivate the organic components — i.e. the wearer. Nardole recognised the interface as his ex, Velma which could be deactivated so long as the suit wasn't damaged.
They were programmed so provide air in terms of credits, the more credits one had the more breath they had. The default set of breaths appeared to range between 2500 to 3000. As Nardole confirmed, the more one breathed, if panicking for instance, the quicker they'd die. (Oxygen)
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Dryads bore a great resemblance to cockroaches. They had a chitinous hide, were a little bigger and had a brownish red color. They also had biolumenescent antennae on their heads.
They were extremely sensitive to high-pitched sounds and vibrations. This is how each Dryad communicated with each other. They could be controlled and tamed using music or a tuning fork, as demonstrated by the Landlord.
The Dryads were carnivorous and fed on prey, mostly humans, who they ensnared with the wood they inhabited. They would then swarm over the target and devour them in seconds.
The Dryads were intelligent insectoids and could sense when people were sick, such as Eliza. They would also cleverly ambush their prey unexpectedly and devour them. They could however be tamed and kept docile with high-pitched sounds like a tuning fork. Eliza also managed to control them mentally due to her mutation.
The Dryads had incredible healing abilities and could preserve a person indefinitely by transmuting their body into a substance with the same color and texture as wood. They would however have to be fed in order to maintain this preserved state or the person would revert to their original state and die.
The Dryads' natural habitat was the element of wood which an entire swarm could inhabit. They could also exert fine control over the wood they inhabited and animate it at a molecular level. They could effortlessly emerge or dive into the wood and animate any wooden object such as doors, shutters and trees. They would typically use it to ensnare their prey and then cause the wood to immobilise them or seemingly absorb them. They attacked their prey by swarming all over their body before breaking them down at a cellular level, effectively disintegrating the quarry. They could however just as easily reconstitute the body of a person they had disintegrated, fully restoring them to life. ( Knock Knock)
Friday, 26 May 2017
In 1947, she was terminally ill and the doctors had given up on her. However, her son brought her what he thought were insects from the garden to try to cheer her up. They were in fact space termites. Once she was left alone that night, the sound from her music box awakened them and they began transmuting her body into wood in order to preserve her before she died.
When her son discovered the space termites' abilities, he tamed them and for the next seventy years would lure young people looking for accommodation to their house. The termites would then proceed to absorb the victims and transfer their life energies into Eliza to prolong her life. As he got older, John also told her that he was her father in order to prevent her from objecting to such an obscene decision, as the elongated life in isolation stunted her memory.
In 2017, Bill Potts and a few other classmates looking for student accommodation were invited by John into their house. Once the Twelfth Doctor, who was helping Bill move in, deduced something was amiss, the house proceeded to absorb Pavel, Paul and all the other students except for Bill and the Doctor, the latter of whom John had spared in the hope he could find a better solution to save Eliza.
Bill found Eliza first and witnessed a horrific display of the preservation process when the termites absorbed her friend. Eliza expressed regret over it but claimed she had no choice. John then arrived with the Doctor who offered his help.
Eliza was a kind and compassionate young woman. Though the preservation made her slightly naive and believe that the Landlord was her father rather than her son, she eventually remembered and was horrified and disgusted by the lengths he had gone to just to keep her alive.
She had also grown immensely lonely during the seventy years of her preserved state. This was a deciding factor in her decision to kill herself and her son as she reasoned that life was not worth living if she was isolated and locked away from the rest of the world. (Knock Knock)
Thursday, 25 May 2017
The Doctor tricks the iniquitous industrialist by using his explosives to break the ‘Ice Snake’s’ chains, in the process preventing the death of the Frost Fair attendees (evacuated by Bill and the urchins), but as the ice breaks up, Sutcliffe is killed. With the creature freed, 1814 is the final Frost Fair on the Thames.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
The Emojibots as well as the Vardy were made to keep all of the colonists happy at all times. When a woman died of natural causes, her family and friends began to grieve. The Vardy read grief as an enemy of happiness and as a result killed anyone experiencing it. Eventually, all of the colonists who were awake at the time were killed, their skeletons used as fertiliser.
The Twelfth Doctor and Bill were handed mood badges so that it was able to keep track of what their emotional status was. It was able to read when Bill was hungry and fed her jelly. When they found out that the colonists were murdered, the Emojibots read that they were upset so began chasing them and surrounding them in order to kill them. The Doctor found out that by smiling and becoming happy the Emojibots would let you go.
When the remaining colonists woke up, the Doctor explained that the few colonists awake before were murdered, but before listening to him completely they took up arms in order to fight the Emojibots. Praiseworthy had stumbled across the robots but expressed grief for his mother, causing the Emojibots to grip him in order to murder him. Steadfast shot one of the two, causing an angry response to which it summoned Vardy to kill the colonists. The Doctor realised that the Emojibots were a lifeform, so wiped its memories of the events that had occurred. This meant that the Emojibots thought Gliese 581 D belonged to them. The Doctor started a negotiation between the humans and the Emojibots in order to try and allow the humans to live with them.
A puddle of sentient oil was left behind by a spaceship that had previously landed in Bristol. The oil was able to mimic other beings, survive a blast from a Dalek gun, target passengers and follow them across time and space.
Heather had previously come across the puddle around St Luke's University, noticing something strange about her reflection. She took Bill with her to show her the puddle, and Bill knew something was different but couldn't tell what.
Bill told the Twelfth Doctor about the puddle, and before she could finish explaining, the Doctor had already begun to run to the site. The Doctor quickly discovered what was off about the reflection, which was that it wasn't reversed horizontally like a mirror should be. The Doctor also noticed scorch marks in a circular pattern surrounding the puddle, but claimed he was bored to lead Bill away. As they left, the oil started creeping away from its spot. Bill later saw the oil in her bathroom, now taking the form of Heather.
Bill ran to St Luke's only to find the oil there again, repeating everything Bill was saying to her. Bill ran into the Doctor's office and shut the door behind her, locking it in place with a chair. The puddle managed to flow underneath the door and reappear as Heather again. The Doctor led Bill into the TARDIS and travelled to the vault. After realising that the oil was after them and not the vault, they ran back to the TARDIS and landed in Sydney, where the oil appeared as well.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Filming has begun on the final two episodes of Doctor Who series 10, with this first look image revealing the return of a much-feared classic foe.
The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is pictured with the Mondasian Cybermen – the original version of the Doctor’s deadly enemies who hail from the planet Mondas and have not been seen in Doctor Who for over fifty years.
The Mondasian Cybermen - Peter Capaldi’s long-time favourite foe - will return in episodes 11 and 12 of the series, alongside Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole and Michelle Gomez as Missy. The episodes, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, are now filming in Cardiff.
The new series of Doctor Who begins on BBC One on Saturday 15 April
Monday, 20 February 2017
Her odds have improved from 10/1 to the frontrunner at 7/2, according to Ladbrokes. Clearly many people think that the new Doctor will be female, and if that is true she would be absolutely perfect for the role. Speculation will continue until we get some kind of official word, but clearly fans are favoring Swinton.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Sunday, 29 January 2017
With more than 200 credits to his name and a career spanning over 50 years, Hurt has appeared in so many projects that it’s difficult to narrow it down to his most famous or most memorable. As Officer Kane in Alien, he was the victim of the infamous “chestburster” scene, which we’ve all seen memed and replayed across the ages. (That role also earned him a BAFTA nomination.) He played Mr. Ollivander in three Harry Potter films; he played the War Doctor on Doctor Who; he voiced Aragorn in the animated Lord of the Rings, the Horned King in The Black Cauldron, and the Great Dragon in the TV series Merlin. He played Gilliam in Snowpiercer, a vampire Christopher Marlowe in Only Lovers Left Alive, and Winston Smith in Michael Radford’s film adaptation of 1984. These are just some of his credits.
Friday, 6 January 2017
With the crystal inside him, Grant has super strength, hearing, x-ray vision and the ability to fly. But the only power he really wants is for Lucy to stop fantasising about his alter ego, The Ghost, and to start noticing him instead. In a way, Grant is competing for Lucy’s affections…with himself. So actually it’s VERY complicated.
In the 2016 Christmas special "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" Nardole appeared as the Doctor's companion. Once his final night with River Song had concluded, the Doctor was somehow able to reattach Nardole's head to his body, Nardole joining the Doctor as a companion so that the grieving Time Lord would have someone to stop him going too far over his grief at his final parting with River.