Monday, December 27, 2010

Follow Blogtor on Twitter


You can keep up to date with all the posts from BLOGTOR on the social networking site, Twitter - go HERE and follow! There's often links and news that don't get posted here. Please note, there will only be Doctor Who~related tweets.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Radio Times Collector's Edition - Doctor Who: The Companions

Radio Times: Doctor Who - The CompanionsRadio Times: Doctor Who - The Companions

The Radio Times - a UK televisions listings magazine - have issued another Collector's Edition, this time it's a special book entitled, Doctor Who: The Companions. Blogtor has a copy on auction as part of the Blogtor sale HERE.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Series 6 teaser screencaps


Included here are some screencaps of the new Series 6 trailer. Click on the images for bigger versions and watch the trail HERE.






Series 6 Teaser



After tonight's special A Christmas Carol aired, a teaser for the next series of Doctor Who was also broadcast. See it in the player above.

Christmas Greetings from Doctor Who & The Sarah Jane Adventures



The official site has updated with two seasonal greetings: one from Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Katherine Jenkins (starring in A Christmas Carol); and the other from the cast of The Sarah Jane Adventures. See their festive messages in the player above.

A Christmas Carol - Round~up


Before the big event tonight, here's a round~up of the latest news, pics and videos from today's Doctor Who special, A Christmas Carol.

VIDEOS
Four clips
This Morning - Behind~the~scenes
Introduction from Matt Smith
Trailer
Confidential preview 1
Confidential preview 2
Confidential previews
BBC Breakfast - Matt Smith & Karen Gillan
This Morning - Behind~the~scenes
Matt Smith - The Graham Norton Show interview

INTERVIEWS
BBC Breakfast - Matt & Karen [video]
This Morning - Behind~the~scenes [video]
Matt Smith - The Graham Norton Show interview [video]

PROMOTIONAL IMAGES
New pics [SPOILERS]
Promo pics
More promo pics
Yet more promo pics
Even more promo pics
Everyone's Home For Christmas

MISC.
Soundtrack details
DVD cover art & details
Matt Smith - The Graham Norton Show interview [video]
Matt Smith on The Graham Norton Show - promo pics

Friday, December 24, 2010

Matt Smith on "The Graham Norton Show"


Matt Smith was a guest on The Graham Norton Show, broadcast earlier tonight on BBC One in the UK. See the segments from the show with Matt, including the first look at a new figure of The Doctor and Amy Pond, in the players included here and promo pics HERE. Also featured are comedians David Walliams, Matt Lucas and human female Kara Tointon.



Visit the A Christmas Carol section
for more clips, pics and news

Matt Smith on "The Graham Norton Show"


Matt Smith is a guest on The Graham Norton Show, airing later tonight on BBC One in the UK. Click on the pics for bigger, Smithier versions. Watch his interview HERE.



Thanks to BBC Pictures

Doctor Who Confidential - Christmas Special 2010 previews


The BBC have issued more previews of tomorrow's edition of Doctor Who Confidential featuring blogger Charlie McDonnell. See them in the players above and below.



Visit the A Christmas Carol section
for more clips, pics and news

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Christmas Carol - new pics


The BBC have issued two new pictures from A Christmas Carol, click on them for bigger, sharkier versions. The images include Katherine Jenkins (Abigail), Danny Horn (young adult Kazran) and Michael Gambon (Kazran).

WARNING
Below the next picture is an image including the shark.
Do NOT scroll down if you don't want to see it.


Thanks to BBC Pictures





Picture of shark on its way...



You have been warned...





A Christmas Carol - "This Morning" Behind~The~Scenes



ITV1 "show" This Morning featured a behind~the~scenes look at Saturday's Doctor Who special, A Christmas Carol. It includes interviews with Katherine Jenkins, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, see it in the player above.

Matt & Karen - BBC Breakfast interview



Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were guests on BBC Breakfast earlier today. See their interview in the player above including some hair secrets and a mention of filming in Utah.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Doctor Who Confidential - Christmas Special 2010 preview



The BBC have released another preview of the Christmas Day edition of Doctor Who Confidential featuring blogger Charlie McDonnell. He's on the set of Doctor Who and gets to explore the TARDIS and have a sneak peak of Matt Smith and Katherine Jenkins filming for A Christmas Carol.

Shadows of the Vashta Nerada - Matt Smith intro



The official site has updated with a video of Matt Smith introducing the fourth episode of The Adventure Games. The new game, Shadows of the Vashta Nerada, is available in the UK on PC and Mac HERE. See Matt talk about the game and his lurve for sharks in the player above.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Carol - Matt Smith intro



The official site have released a video of Matt Smith introducing the seasonal special, A Christmas Carol. See it in the player above.

Doctor Who Confidential - Christmas Special 2010 preview



As a preview for the Christmas edition of Doctor Who Confidential, internet blogger Charlie McDonnell goes on the set of Doctor Who and gets some helpful tips from Doctor Who's Runner and also runs into The Doctor, Matt Smith.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Carol - Soundtrack details


As exclusively revealed on the Blogtor Who Twitter feed earlier today, Silva Screen has announced that February will see the release of the soundtrack to Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol, this year’s Christmas Special. The soundtrack features classical music superstar Katherine Jenkins - both part of the cast and singer on Abigail’s Song.

The music is composed by now Doctor Who composer of choice Murray Gold and performed by the excellent BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Crouch End Festival Chorus. The album will be released both physically and digitally.

Thanks to Silva Screen

PLEASE NOTE: the above cover is a mock~up by Blogtor.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fourth Doctor Costume in "The Big Bang Theory"


The most recent episode of the US sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, featured one of its characters dressed as The Fourth Doctor. Wearing Tom Baker's iconic outfit in The Justice League Recombination was actor Kevin Sussman (who plays comic book store owner Stuart). In the past, the show has featured a Dalek in the background.

A Christmas Carol - promo pics


The BBC have issued more promotional pictures for the seasonal special, A Christmas Carol - click on the images for bigger versions. See more promo pics HERE and HERE.




Thanks to BBC Pictures

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Sun "Buzz" Magazine - Matt & Karen interview + DVD giveaway!

Buzz Magazine, free with The Sun on Saturday, has Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as the cover stars of the issue. In the magazine is the first ever joint interview with the pair and the magazine is also giving away a FREE Doctor Who DVD. It features The End of Time Part 1 & 2 and also The Eleventh Hour. Here's what Matt had to say on Karen and their friendship:
“We’ll go to the supermarket every night, get a sandwich, and trot home to learn lines. Sometimes we’ll phone each other and say: ‘How’s it going? Really badly? Me too. Do you want to come over and practise?”

So spending 12 hours a day, 11 days a fortnight, 9 months of the year hasn’t driven them apart then?
“I’m terribly fond of Karen - we’re good pals. I’ve learnt how to make her laugh during filming. I can say a word in a silly voice, and she’ll go. Karen can do it to me to. It’s that old Smith-Gillan banter - it’s become quite famous on set.” Karen agrees: “We have such a laugh, except when he does his ‘moth thing’ because I am scared of moths.”

Thanks to The Sun Buzz Magazine

Doctor Who Confidential - Christmas Special 2010 preview



The behind~the~scenes show Doctor Who Confidential has posted some preview clips of the Christmas Special edition on the BBC YouTube page. See them in the players included here and visit their page HERE.

The Pandorica Opens - Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor


Out now is an excellent new book looking at the latest series of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens - Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor is written by Cult television and film blogger Frank Collins who has significantly expanded upon the original reviews from his popular Cathode Ray Tube website to examine this latest series of adventures. Collins provides an in-depth analysis of episodes, characters, themes and ideas, and places Doctor Who within the wider cultural context of contemporary social, political, historical and psychological debates. A unique view of a television icon, providing much food for thought, this book is essential reading for fans of the new series.

Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens
Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor


by Frank Collins is out now, priced £14.99.
Available from
Classic TV Press (£12.49)

For Sale: Signed David Tennant 10th Doctor Figure


Blogtor has added more items to the current sale including an action figure of The Tenth Doctor signed by David Tennant. You can bid for the item HERE. Other new items added include the Series 5 and Specials CD soundtracks, a set of Doctor Who Christmas Cards and a TARDIS USB Hub amongst other things.


Signed David Tennant Dr Who figure

Signed David Tennant Dr Who figure

Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time" available now


BBC Worldwide announced today that its Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time App is available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and will be available on Google Android in 2011. The action puzzle adventure game features the Doctor and his companion Amy Pond travelling through time and space to defeat infamous enemies, solve devious puzzles and restore peace. Featuring Weeping Angels, Daleks, Cybermen and Silurians, the game allows users to play as both the Doctor and Amy Pond, utilizing their unique skills and abilities to solve challenges."

The Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time App available for £2.39 (iPhone and iPod touch) or £2.99 (iPad) from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or at www.itunes.co.uk/appstore.

Radio Times Collector's Edition - Doctor Who: The Companions

Radio Times: Doctor Who - The CompanionsRadio Times: Doctor Who - The Companions

The Radio Times - a UK televisions listings magazine - have issued another Collector's Edition, this time it's a special book entitled, Doctor Who: The Companions. Blogtor has a copy on auction as part of the Blogtor sale HERE.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Christmas Carol - four clips



The BBC have issued four clips from the seasonal special, A Christmas Carol. See them in the player above. If you can't see the clips then try the player below.



A Christmas Carol - DVD cover art & details


Coming up next year is the DVD release of the seasonal special, A Christmas Carol. Extras include a one hour edition of Doctor Who Confidential and this year's Doctor Who Proms. Click on the pic below for a bigger version and read the synopsis below:
It’s the deepest part of winter, the exact midpoint, Christmas Eve - half way out of the dark. Amy and Rory are trapped on a stricken space liner that’s plummeting through banks of thick icy fog to the surface of the planet below. Only one man has the power to save them; only one man is in possession of a machine that can clear the fog and let them land safely. That man is Kazran Sardick, a rich but lonely old miser who rules Sardicktown with a sky-mast of iron.

The Doctor’s only chance of rescuing the ship’s four thousand passengers is to save Kazran’s soul and show him that life is worth living. For this he needs to go back, way back, to when Kazran was a boy with a life full of promise. But can the Doctor put a song in Kazran’s heart and love in his life, in time for Christmas? Can he bring him out of the dark?

Starring alongside Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, and Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams, A Christmas Carol also stars singing sensation Katherine Jenkins in her first acting role and British acting stalwart Michael Gambon.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
is released on DVD/Bluray on Jan 24, 2011
RRP: £13.27/£16.33


Thanks to 2|entertain

Monday, December 13, 2010

Everyone's Home For Christmas - Matt Smith


The BBC have issued promotional images for their Christmas television programming. Featured front and centre is Matt Smith, taken from one of the A Christmas Carol promo pics. Click on the image below for a bigger version.


Thanks to BBC Pictures

A Christmas Carol - clip



This morning BBC Breakfast screened a clip from the seasonal special, A Christmas Carol - see it in the player above. Be warned: it features the poorly expressed and needless opinions of Radio Times "editor" Alison Graham.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Catherine Tate in "The One Ronnie"


The BBC have released promotional pictures of Catherine Tate in the BBC Christmas comedy special, The One Ronnie. Comedian Ronnie Corbett takes centre stage in this all-star show to mark his 80th birthday. Click on the images for bigger versions.


Guests David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Miranda Hart, Rob Brydon, Catherine Tate, Lionel Blair, James Corden, Harry Enfield, Richard Wilson, Robert Lindsay, Jocelyn Jee Esien and Jon Culshaw join in the fun with a series of sketches and routines, while the man himself will be performing one of his signature armchair monologues - written specially by Ben Elton. With music by Charlotte Church.

The One Ronnie
airs

BBC One, Christmas Day @ 5.10pm

Thanks to BBC Pictures

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

For Sale


Please forgive the nature of this post (I don't normally do "adverts"), but Blogtor is having to sell his Doctor Who collection. Amongst the current auctions are: an Adipose Stress Toy; a set of Dalek playing cards; and an End of Time 11th Doctor action figure. There are also many other Who items for sale as well as some Sarah Jane Adventures figures - check out the full listings on eBay HERE.