Friday, 30 September 2011

More Doctor Who Owl City Videos

Here are several videos I've made recently but have been unable to upload until now. They are set to the following Owl City songs: Plant Life, On the Wing, West Coast Friendship, and Captains and Cruise Ships. I am also taking video requests, so if there are any songs you'd like to see put to Doctor Who clips, leave your requests on my YouTube channel (TheTardisTraveler10) or in a comment on this blog.

New Images for The Wedding of River Song

Three more images have been released for the finale:

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Save Doctor Who Confidential!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Doctor Who Confidential is being axed from BBC3. As I also mentioned, it's not too late to save it!

No More Confidential

It appears that Doctor Who Confidential, the behind the scenes look at every episode, will be ending.

The BBC is to axe Doctor Who Confidential, the BBC3 spin-off from its sci-fi drama, as part of the corporation’s ongoing cuts programme.
The corporation facing budget cuts of up to 20% across its output as part of its “Delivering Quality First” initiative, BBC controller Zai Bennett has chosen to axe the show at the end of its current series.
Bennett is understood to be pursuing a strategy of focusing investment on original commissions in post-watershed time slots. Since taking over, he has decommissioned shows including Ideal, Hotter Than My Daughter, Coming of Age and long-running sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
Speaking last month at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, Bennett said: “It’s about focusing my budget on 9pm and 10pm; those are the time slots that count. Budgets are tight, so we have to be sensible with the money we have.”
Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, will unveil the corporation’s cost-cutting strategy – the outcome of the DQF process – on 6 October. It is thought to include proposals to exploit greater “synergies” between BBC1 and BBC3, with the digital channel acting as a “nursery slope” for its terrestrial cousin. BBC3 will also fill a greater proportion of its 7pm to 9pm slots with repeats of BBC1 shows.
A spokeswoman for the BBC said: “The Doctor Who spin-off series, Doctor Who Confidential, has been a great show for BBC3 over the years, but our priority now is to build on original British commissions, unique to the channel.”
HOWEVER!! There is a Twitter page and many Facebook pages petitioning for Confidential to be saved, and the Twitter group already has over 7,000 signatures on their online petition. Help save Confidential!

Arthur Darvill Introduces The Wedding of River Song

Arthur Darvill introduces the Series 6 finale, The Wedding of River Song, in the video below.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Complete Sixth Series Details

Finally, the BBC have released a cover and details for Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series for the UK (look elsewhere for the US boxset and release date) and here it is: (as last year, there's a regular and limited edition box set, the regular has a 3D sleeve)
Here's what's inside:
A Christmas Carol
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
The Curse of the Black Spot
The Doctor's Wife
The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People
A Good Man Goes to War
Let's Kill Hitler
Night Terrors
The Girl Who Waited
The God Complex
Closing Time
The Wedding of River Song
5 X Night and the Doctor Additional Scenes
Space and Time Comic Relief Specials
4 X Audio Commentaries
4 X The Monster Files (The Silence, The Siren, The Antibodies and the Cybermats)
4 X Prequels (This may be a mistake, since there's five prequels not four)
14 X Confidential Cut Downs
Doctor Who Confidential: A Night's Tale
The Complete Sixth Series is released in the UK on November 21st, and the US on November 22nd.

Monday, 26 September 2011

The Bird and the Worm Doctor Who

My second requested video, again by 4everrobinhood. Set to The Bird and the Worm by Owl City, this looks at the pairings of Rose/Doctor, Amy/Rory, and a bit of River/Eleven.

Doctor Who on Radio Times

The Doctor Who finale has made the cover of the Radio Times, featuring the Doctor, River, Amy, and Rory, all wearing the mysterious eyepatches.

About the issue:  

As we bid farewell to another cracking series of Doctor Who, we thought we’d gear up for its sand-blown finale by quizzing the show’s mastermind, Steven Moffat, and stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on their hidden Who heroes – and also look back at the Doctor’s five greatest escapes…

Own a Pet Bitey

Character Options has announced a pet Bitey, aka Bump and Go Cybermat, coming this October:
Recreate scenes from Series 6, Episode 12, Closing Time with this replica electronic patrolling Cybermat with motorised tail action. Watch as it hunts, patrols and changes direction when it bumps into an object.

The Wedding of River Song Teasers

It turns out that as last year, Moffat isn't sending out preview DVDs to the press of the finale, but SFX have managed to see a screening, here's their teasers:
  • It’s a surprisingly simple tale, though told in a clever way. It’s so rich with detail and it’s enormous fun
  • There is technobabble, but that’s largely a red herring
  • The teaser looks like it was more expensive than the rest of the “back six” put together. It’s a visual and conceptual delight
  • It does answer a lot of questions, but some old ones (from Matt Smith’s first series) are still left open, and some new ones are posed
  • There are many, many glorious special effects sequences
  • The denouement is bound to cause some debate. If you like the episode, you’ll be able to rationalise it, but if you don’t you’ll be going, “But hang on, in that episode…?” But that’s Doctor Who fandom
  • You’ll discover a whole new meaning to the phrase “Live Chess” that has nothing to do with Harry Potter
  • The Doctor wonders if he could be the fifth member of something
  • Wi-fi comes in handy
  • There’s the return of an old look for the Doctor
  • There are some unexpected (truly unexpected) returning characters
  • There’s a moving tribute to an old friend
  • The Doctor offers and eye for an eye patch
  • A big revelation may remind you of Little Britain
  • There are some peculiar postmen
  • Somebody’s portrait looks nothing like them
  • The episode title may not be as much of a red herring as you might think. But then again…
  • Bow ties are not just cool, they’re useful on occasion
  • It’s a bit of a gamechanger
  • The eye patch is explained

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Weekly Whoniverse

Weekly Whoniverse is a round-up of interesting, strange, and cool Doctor Who information and media from around the web. This week we have minimal Doctor Who posters, a Series 1-6 timeline, anatomy of the earth, and the Smith years.

These are only two of this artist's extensive art. Others include the Tenth Doctor, River Song, Blink, Daleks, Vashta Nerada, and many more. To see the rest, follow this link.

 This is an extensive, thorough timeline of the events of Series 1 through 6. Click the image to view larger.

A simple anatomy of planet Earth.

A video by LastWhovian looking at the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor.

Slightly Spoilery Pictures from The Wedding of River Song

As PreTitlesSequence mentioned in an earlier post, there are some leaked pictures from The Wedding of River Song. Spoilers follow, but very minor ones. This is the first half of the pictures, and PreTitlesSequence will be posting the other half soon.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Next Time: The Wedding of River Song (UPDATE)

After a brilliant cliffhanger, there's just the finale of series six to go now :( (As a Merlin fan however, I don't feel so bad) and it looks amazing! Here's the next time:
And the prequel:
UPDATE: Here's the TV trailer:

Closing Time Tonight!

It's Saturday again, and a new episode of Doctor Who- Closing Time airs tonight! Here's a round-up of trailers and clips:
BBC One Trailer
CLOSING TIME airs tonight on BBC One at 7.10pm, 9/8C on BBC America, and 8pm on SPACE in the UK, US and Canada respectively. We'll have the next time, (and possibly a TV trailer) prequel and leaked promotional pics for The Wedding of River Song straight after the UK broadcast, so don't look if you don't  want to be spoiled, or want to wait for your country's broadcast to catch the trailer.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Fan-Vid Friday (6)

Another Fan-Vid Friday is upon us! This week we have clips from The End of Time parts one and two set to I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin. This was made by KotoriMendes33

Series 7 will be in Autumn

It seems there will be a long wait between the Christmas special and the start of the next series. According to the Doctor Who magazine, the first half of Series 7 will be airing in the autumn of 2012. The 2012 Christmas special will follow, with the second half of Series 7 airing in early 2013.

It would be almost impossible for Series 7 to be a split series like Series 6, as filming will not begin until Febuary 2012. If this happens, Series 8 will air in time for the 50th Anniversary.

The Wedding of River Song Spoiler Pics Preview

I've compiled a set of The Wedding of River Song leaked promo photos, and I'm pleased to say that the pictures will be posted just after the broadcast of Closing Time in the UK, along with the prequel and next time for the finale. Here's a promo pic as a sample:

Closing Time Clips

It's a bit late, but the BBC have released two clips for tomorrow's episode: Closing Time.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

SJA: The Curse of Clyde Langer Synopses

The BBC Press Office have issued synopses for episodes three and four of the fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:
Alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith is back and in today's episode some very unusual weather hits Bannerman Road.
It's raining fish from the skies, and Sarah Jane's investigations lead the gang to the Museum of Culture, where the ancient god Hetocumtek may offer answers.
But when Clyde acts the fool once too often, family and friends savagely turn against him, and he is thrown out of their lives!
Sarah Jane is played by the late Elisabeth Sladen and Clyde by Daniel Anthony.

The curse of Clyde Langer continues in the second part of this gripping story from the award-winning The Sarah Jane Adventures.
In today's episode, Clyde is alone and abandoned on the streets of London, living rough, cold and hungry. One person reaches out to him, but as they become friends, he's warned about the legendary Night Dragon.
In Bannerman Road, Sky knows something's wrong – why do Sarah Jane and Rani suddenly hate Clyde?
Sarah Jane is played by the late Elisabeth Sladen, Clyde by Daniel Anthony and Rani by Anjli Mohindra.

Hello, I'm New Here

This is the sort of stuff that I like. 

Christmas Special in Narnia?

The Daily Star has reported this years Christmas special will be a take on The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Show boss Steven Moffat is planning lots of snow, chases through a wintry The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe-style forest, plus an icy baddie.
The special sees the Time Lord (Matt Smith, 28) crash land in war-torn England. Posing as the caretaker of a creepy old house in Dorset he embarks on a magical mystery adventure with Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril. The three have been evacuated from London as the capital comes under attack during World War Two. And there’s plenty of surprises as the Doctor leads them into a new world.
Steven Moffat teased: “If you thought last year’s show was the most Christmassy ever, then think again.”
Moffat added: “The Doctor at Christmas – nothing is more fun to write. It’s maybe because it’s so his kind of day. Everything’s bright and shiny, everybody’s having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat. Of all the Doctors, Matt Smith’s is the one who was born for this time of year, so it’s the best news possible that he’s heading back down the chimney.”

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Clips from Open All Hours: Doctor Who Confidential

Some clips have been released from the Confidential for Closing Time, entitled Open All Hours:

Confidential is on set with Matt Smith and his returning co-star James Corden. The two make their very own Doctor Who episode with a difference and talk about the highs and lows of shooting at night -- in a department store, with babies!
Spend the night with Greg James and listen to his insightful, in-depth character profile of his new role.
This week, experience ‘A Day in the Life’ of a Doctor Who location manager, and in Script to Screen, the competition winners get to hang out with Matt Smith on set for the filming of Death is the Only Answer.
Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, James Corden, Greg James, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.
 Clip one:

Clip two:

Christmas Special Guest Stars

Some early cast details has been released for the Christmas Special.

The Sun reports the story will see the Doctor in war-torn England during the Second World War. Joining him are guest stars Bill Bailey, Claire Skinner, Alexander Armstrong and Arabella Weir.

More details:
OUTNUMBERED star Claire Skinner will step into the Tardis as a “super-mum” with comedian Bill Bailey for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special.
Fellow comics Alexander Armstrong and Fast Show funnywoman Arabella Weir also join Matt Smith.
The festive spectacular will see the Time Lord in World War Two-torn England with young widow Madge (Claire) and her two children.
Claire said: “I am thrilled. Madge is a bit of super-mum. It’s a magical part.”

Information for The Wedding of River Song

As in the style of the other episodes, we now have a synopsis, quotes, and some details for The Wedding of River Song.

The city of London, 22 April 2011 – soaring buildings, glittering and mighty under a perfect blue sky, and life tumbling onto pavements below. And horse-drawn Roman chariots driving through the streets. And a Victorian steam train on a monorail… hang on, like in a sci-fi city, but with Romans and steam trains? And hot air balloons? And pterodactyls? And Charles Dickens appearing on BBC One’s Breakfast! Something isn’t quite right…
In Buckingham Senate, at 5.02pm, Holy Roman Emperor Winston Churchill calls for his Soothsayer to be fetched from the Tower. Greying, unkempt, older, tireder, but unmistakably – it’s the Doctor. “Tick tock goes the clock,” Winston tells him, “but they don’t, do they? The clocks never tick.” It’s always 5.02pm these days. All of history is happening at once. “What happened to time?” asks Winston. The answer, it seems, is a woman…
DORIUM: “On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature may speak falsely or fail to give answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be answered.”
THE DOCTOR: ‘”Silence will fall when the question is asked…’”
DORIUM: ‘”Silence must fall’ would be a better translation. The Silence are determined that the question must never be answered. The Doctor must never reach Trenzalore.”
THE DOCTOR: “I don’t understand? What’s it got to do with me?”
DORIUM: “The first question. The oldest question in the universe, hidden in plain sight. Would you like to know what it is?”
DORIUM: “…Are you sure?”
  • There is a wedding ceremony, of sorts
  • Amy and Rory are reunited with the Doctor
  • Silurian Malohkeh is back (Richard Hope)
  • The eyepatched, chess playing alien is the son of a future viking
  • There is a exciting battle sequence near the end
  • Another big River revelation
  • And River gets a big revelation about the Doctor
  • Some of the locations we see: Buckingham Senate, Ancient Egypt, Calisto Bay docks, The Chess Pits of Vegas 12, The Labyrinth of Skulls, Lake Silencio

Monday, 19 September 2011

Closing Time Promotional Pictures

The BBC has released some promotional pictures for Closing Time by Gareth Roberts:

Teasers for Closing Time

SFX have released some teasers for Closing Time.

1 A slight and frothy episode with a bit of pathos and foreshadowing
2 And when we say slight, we mean slight – the SF plot is virtually non-existent and, unlike its sorta prequel (“The Lodger”), “Closing Time” doesn’t really have a charming, personal tale to tell. There are sweet moments, but no real story
3 Instead it’s more about looking for “telling” parallels and “pertinent” metaphors
4 Clearly the intention is to have some fun between the intensity of previous two episodes and the finale. It is very funny and witty, with some splendid Matt Smith moments but at the expense of virtually all else – there is no sense of threat at all, the monsters are comedy stooges and Craig – so great last time – is a little irritating here
5 However, the foreshadowing does give the episode some gravitas and the final scenes perk things up magnificently
6 There are lots of little “Oooooh” moments as unexpected elements click into place
7 Two people (and one of them’s not Craig) have very surprising career changes
8 There is a potential replacement for K9
9 Stormageddon
10 Freeze frame on a newspaper for some very amusing headlines
11 An enemy from the other side gets a mention
12 The Doctor repeats a line first uttered by Patrick Troughton
13 The resolution to the main plot is very cheesy, and even an attempt to de-cheese it doesn’t really work
14 The Doctor appears to have developed another new power which then mysteriously deserts him again when it would be useful
15 The Doctor is here to help, and has a badge to prove it
16 There’s a wonderful moment with the Doctor and someone his complete opposite under the stars
17 There’s the return of a familiar song
18 There’s the return of a familiar song
19 18 was not a mistake. Maybe it’s a double bluff
20 The Doctor has a smashing moment

21 Somebody’s confused between partners and companion

Quotes from Closing Time

CultBox has posted some quotes from Closing Time by Gareth Roberts.

'You don't need to number food.'

'What are you not telling me?

'I've had some wonderful feedback.'

'You always survive.'

'Metal rat, real mouth.'

'I am so old.'

'You can't help who your mates are.'

'I always knew I'd die asking.'

'Well, well, well. You have been busy.'

'You have failed, Doctor.'

Talk Like a Pirate Day

For anyone who didn't know, 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

(from the wikipedia page) International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19th each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

In celebration of the day, here's an assortment of clips from Curse of the Black Spot set to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Enjoy!

Gareth Roberts on Closing Time

In an interview with the official Doctor Who site, Gareth Robets, writer of Closing Time, talks about his episode.

Could you tell us a little bit about your episode?
Gareth Roberts: It's 200 years after The God Complex - for the Doctor, anyway. All the stuff you saw at the very beginning of The Impossible Astronaut, with him waving to Amy through all time and space, he's been doing that.
But time is closing in on him and he can't put off going to Lake Silencio and his doom. But before he does, he thinks he'll make one last social call - and he ends up working in a shop and fighting the Cybermen.

Craig is back! Hurray! Did you always intend to have him return... and how has he changed?
GR: I was thinking of returning to Craig when I knew James had been cast in The Lodger, and even more so when I saw his performance. He and Matt have an amazing on-screen chemistry, and it already felt like he was one of the Who family as it were.
I think it's funny how the Doctor has the two extremes of River Song and Craig in his life - River is so complex and mysterious and Craig is so straightforward and uncomplicated. He hasn't changed that much except that he and Sophie have now got a baby, and Craig is finding it hard being a dad.

You got to write for the Cybermen! You're a professional writer and you've written for Doctor Who many times... but is it still exciting to "work with" such iconic enemies?
GR: Yes! It was my idea to include them as there were no other returning monsters in this series, at least not as the main antagonists. I thought there should be a sense of history about the Doctor's final battle to save Earth before he heads off to meet his death.
The Cybermen are at their scariest, I think, when they're lurking in the shadows like they did back in the 60s, so I tried to bring some of that back to them.

What have you got lined up for the future that you can tell us about / tease us about?
GR: Well - I'm novelizing the 'lost' 1979 story Shada by Douglas Adams. It's been a heck of a job, much harder than I anticipated, but I wanted to do him and his story justice. As for future Doctor Who on tv - well, as far as I know, the Doctor dies in episode 13, so we'll have to wait and see.

Trailers for Closing Time

The Cybermen and Craig Owens return in Closing Time as the Doctor travels alone. Here summary, next time and tv trailers, and an episode discussion by producer Denise Paul. 

In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig, and encounters a mystery. People are going missing, a silver rat scuttles in the shadows of a department store, and somewhere close by the Cybermen are waiting…

Next Time trailer:

TV trailer:

Denise Paul discusses the episode:

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Weekly Whoniverse

Weekly Whoniverse is a round-up of interesting, strange, and cool Doctor Who information and media from around the web. This week we have an assortment of crossovers, an On the Wing video, Pokemon Master, and Ror-e.
A collection of Doctor Who crossovers. Made by PioggiaNelVento.

This video was made by my sister. Her YouTube channel is DoctorPetrichor.
This is very funny.

Thanks to DoctorWhoDragon for this one.

I know this was a rather short Weekly Whoniverse, but there wasn't much news. Next week's may be longer, and I may update this if I find more today.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

More teasers for The God Complex

With The God Complex airing tonight, DoctorWhoTV has released more teasers for the episode:

  • Some monsters can be as pretty as a picture
  • There’s another Star Trek reference
  • “He’s going to kill us all. How cool is that!”
  • The Doctor gets some alone time with the Minotaur
  • Rory has a way out
  • The Doctor gargles his tea
  • “You think this is hell?”
  • Who would the Doctor fear?
  • The Doctor gets very angry, with good reason
  • “I’m not a ****. I really am **** * *** *** **** * ***”
  • Rory gets a present that he’s always wanted
  • Tron
  • “If you **** into ** ********, tell *** ** ***** *** *** *** sometime.”
  • “What do Time Lords pray to?”
  • There is a body count

More Confidential Clips for The God Complex

Two more clips from Heartbreak Hotel, the confidential for The God Complex.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Fan-Vid Friday (5)

Another trailer by LastWhovian, this one encompassing all of Doctor Who since it began in 1963.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Doctor Who Confidential Clips

A clip from The God Complex confidential, entitled Heartbreak Hotel, has been released:

Details on this confidential:

Confidential is backstage at a hotel with a difference. Find out what made writer Toby Whithouse set his latest Doctor adventure in a place where you definitely wouldn’t want to take your summer holidays and discover how the crew really made heads turn in a room full of ventriloquist dummies. Featuring interviews with Steven Moffat and Toby Whithouse.

Summary for The Wedding of River Song

The BBC have released the summary for the Series 6 finale, The Wedding of River Song:

As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death – in the concluding episode of this series of the time-travelling drama. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?
Doctor Who fans can also enjoy an extra helping of the Time Lord’s adventures in a special, one-off mini episode written by schoolchildren in Doctor Who Confidential on BBC Three tonight.
The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, Amy by Karen Gillan and Rory by Arthur Darvill.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Promo Pictures for The God Complex

Some promotional pictures have been released for The God Complex: