Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tee offer


Our chums over at RIPT Apparel have got another great Doctor Who  t~shirt for sale - for 24 hours only! Titled Grand Theft TARDIS, the design is available worldwide for $10 - visit the site HERE! It's also available in kids sizes, a fleece hoody AND a onesie!

PLEASE NOTE: This tee is no longer available

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Jon Pertwee DVD documentary appeal

Doctor Who documentary maker Chris Chapman is currently producing a comprehensive biographical documentary looking back on the life of The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee. This film will be included on a future classic Who DVD release, covering Jon's whole life and career - from rebellious early days to the Navy Lark to Worzel Gummidge, as well as his time in the TARDIS. Jon's later years will also be looked at as he returned to the world of Who on stage, on screen and conventions.

BAFTA-nominated director Chapman is looking to fans around the world to raid their personal archives for any photographs, videos or audio they may have of Jon from conventions in the 80s and 90s - or from any public appearances they might have been lucky enough to attend. If any of your material is used in the finished documentary, then you'll receive a special thanks on the credits and a complementary copy of the release when it hits shops. You have until August 1st, 2012 to get your submissions in!

Please send your hi-res photos, videos and audio to chris@denefilms.com

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Friday, July 27, 2012

New Trailer Coming Aug 2 [UPDATE]

The BBC have announced that a new trailer for Doctor Who Series 7 will air on BBC One at 8pm, Thursday August 2.

During the Olympics the BBC are parading their new season of drama each night with "specially-made feature length trailers" and Doctor Who will receive a 90 second trailer.

UPDATE: The official site will post the trailer on Thursday Aug 2 at 6am.

The first episode of the new series, Asylum of the Daleks, will be screened at the BFI on Aug 14 (SOLD OUT), whilst it has another screening in Edinburgh on Aug 25 - full details HERE.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Doctor Who Magazine 450

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out now! Read all the details about No. 450 below and click on the images for bigger versions.

In an exclusive, brand new interview with Matt Smith, Doctor Who Magazine imagines what would happen if he could talk with the actor who played the Doctor’s Second incarnation, Patrick Troughton.

MATT: “Patrick has a very Doctory face. Everything about Patrick is Doctory! He is peculiar without ever asking you to find him peculiar. All the elements were right. I loved his costume.”

PATRICK: “Well, you go along to the costumiers and they produce various things, and you say, 'Ahh, that would be good…'”


DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?
Head writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT drops his guard and reveals what's happening with the next 14 episodes of Doctor Who, exclusively in PRODUCTION NOTES!

DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP!
DWM talks to writer CHRIS CHIBNALL and grills him about his forthcoming scripts in the new season of Doctor Who – DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP and the “very different” Episode 4…

REMEMBERING CARRY
DWM pays tribute to the late CAROLINE JOHN, the much-loved actress who played the Third Doctor’s assistant Liz Shaw and died in June – and looks back over her life and times.

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DALEKS
Seasoned Dalek operators NICHOLAS PEGG and BARNABY EDWARDS give DWM readers on a unique, Dalek-eye view of the making of 2005’s BAD WOLF/THE PARTING OF THE WAYS – accompanied by photos from their private collections!

WHEN PAT MET COLIN
Stern Sontarans, ambitious Androgums and fantastic food! Yes, it’s time to uncover the fascinating details of what really happened when the Second and Sixth incarnations met, as THE FACT OF FICTION looks back at the 1985 adventure THE TWO DOCTORS!

FIND THE DOCTOR!
The Time Team convenes to watch one of the most innovative and controversial Doctor Who stories of all time – 2006’s LOVE & MONSTERS. But what will Emma, Chris, Will and Michael make of it…?

PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more…

AND! A giant-sized, double-sided poster featuring the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, and ‘every Dalek ever’!

Get the bumper-sized, 100-page DWM 450
in shops now priced £4.99!

THANKS TO DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

VIDEO INTERVIEW! Blogtor Meets Neve McIntosh!


Included in the player above is an EXCLUSIVE  interview with actress Neve McIntosh (Alaya and Restac in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood and Madame Vastra in A Good Man Goes To War) conducted at the recent 11th Hour Convention (read Blogtor's review HERE). During the interview she chats about her time on Doctor Who, action figures and her return...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

REVIEW: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy DVD



THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY
Starring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred

1 Disc DVD
See HERE for Extras

July 30 (UK)
Aug 14 (North America)
Aug 16 (Australia)


Review by Cameron K McEwan


STORY
I have to be honest, and Seventh Doctor fans may want to stop reading now, this is probably the only story from his three seasons that I would actually willingly watch again. And being the final McCoy story to hit DVD it seems apposite that it should be this four~parter from 1988.

Having said that, I remember, at the time, being slightly horrified by the story - and not in a behind~the~sofa kind of a way. But on return to the tale for its 2000 VHS release (which, incredibly, is as far from now to the home video release as that release was from its initial broadcast) I found much to enjoy despite my primary misgivings (the only time this has happened with a story post~Davison I will add).

And now, in its glorious DVD form, The Greatest Show In The Galaxy plops down like a friend who once punched you in the face (but had good reason to) and has come to visit. Whilst not brilliant, it's certainly watchable and even has good moments. The pantomime performances, rife in the mid-to-late Eighties, are still over the top, but find a home in this big top (Groan - Ed.). Aldred's children's telly "emotions" still jar, as do some of McCoy's antics, but the ensemble plays it in an almost Brechtian style (in fact, this story could make for a very intriguing stage show).

For some, these performances may be a tad off~putting due to their theatricality but the characters are strong and, more importantly, interesting. I'll mention just two here, Whizz Kid and Chief Clown. The former - played by a very familiar face at the time, Gian Sammarco - is a neat pastiche of the "stereotypical" Doctor Who fan (that is contemporaneously stereotypical - all Who~fans these days are cool and beautiful) twenty~three years before it was less well handled in The God Complex.

Shockingly prescient, and I'm referring to the bow~tie, one wonders how long it'll be before we see Matt Smith tootling around on a tiny bicycle? The latter character, played with uncanny creepiness by Ian Reddington, slides through the episodes like an unwelcome memory in the middle of the night; clawing at the mind and keeping you awake. It's a truly fascinating, captivating and eerie execution and one that stands aside the many great one-off villains in the Whoeouvre. Reddington captured a malevolence not seen in Who for some time, and it's a great pity that his talents were not utilised to a more horrifying degree (The Master, for example).

It's also quite a modern portrayal (comparisons could be made with Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight) and, indeed, this yarn revels in being fresh and contemporary. The hip-hop stylings of the Ringmaster (just a year after The Beastie Boys were fighting for their right  to paaaaaartay) whilst not qualitatively representative of the genre (but feeding into Brecht once more) do the trick (and, to my ear, sound just as outrageously home-made as much of the current crop of UK hippity-hop acts do). Junk mail, a daily annoyance we're all accustomed to online but a fairly new postal issue at that time, gets addressed in a most amusing fashion with a spambot appearing in the TARDIS (which pre~reminded me of The Doctor getting "mail" in The Doctor's Wife).

Bolstering the modernity is some nifty location work and impressive, if brief, special effects work (the ringed~planet in daylight shot, specifically). And if these touches weren't enough, there are surprises and twists galore as the Greatest Show rumbles on; each episode throwing up something delightfully unexpected for the viewer to digest and cogitate.

The Greatest Show In The Galaxy is not only the best of a bad bunch, but it stands on its own two tent-poles as a solid and engaging story with colourful characters and equally gregarious actors. Enter in the show without fear, don't let the clowns put you off*.

EXTRAS
Let's kick off this tremendous selection of extras with the lead feature, The Show Must Go On - a behind~the~scenes "making~of" documentary from regular classic DVD contributor, Chris Chapman. Presented in Big Top fashion, the piece has a most bouncy parade of cast and crew, all effusive (perhaps overly) and, at times, amusingly candid.

The aforementioned Ian Reddington is a particular highlight who seems genuinely pleased not only to have been involved in the show, but to have been so well remembered and appreciated by fans. But more interesting is the events which nearly Shada'd the entire production.

Greatest Show came so very close to never seeing the light of day and only a miraculously fortuitous chain of events led to its completion - or should I say, one man - John Nathan Turner. Script Editor Andrew Cartmel, Sophie Aldred, Visual Effects Assistant Mick Tucker, designer David Laskey and director Alan Wareing are all on hand to extol the producer's passion for getting this story finished, delivered and on screen. Clearly, the shadow of Shada (the unfinished Douglas Adams story starring Tom Baker) still hung heavy in the man's mind. Thankfully, there's some archive material of JNT to fully illustrate the evidence.

Sadly, however, there's nothing from McCoy. Even more tragic is the lack of Whizz Kid, Gian Sammarco. Given his reclusive lifestyle and complete abandonment of acting, it's not surprising. Frustrating, though, for the viewer not to have the full story from all the main players (especially as his character was, and still is, such an intriguing one). Nevertheless, another top~notch docco, informing and amusing in equal measure with anecdotes aplenty (and even one involving the cast of "sitcom", 'Allo 'Allo).

One of my very favourite series on the classic DVDs is Tomorrow’s Times and this installment sees the turn of the Seventh Doctor to get the press treatment, presented by Anneke Wills (Sixties companion, Polly). Here we see just how interest on the show quickly fell from McCoy's appointment to a couple of years later. As a piece of reference material, this featurette is unmissable.

Further reference materials can be found in the form of the Deleted and Extended Scenes and Lost in the Darkness - a brilliant collection of unused model effects shots originally intended for the story. Similarly there's two scenes from Remembrance of the Daleks re-scored by Greatest Show composer, Mark Ayres; again interesting but not essential.

The commentary features Sophie Aldred, Jessica Martin (Mags), Christopher Guard (Bellboy), writer Stephen Wyatt, script editor Andrew Cartmel and composer Mark Ayres with various people popping in and out for the odd episode her and there. It's a lively affair with everyone pitching in delightfully (though, for me, with too much reverance for the story - it's not as good as they seem to think it is). As ususal there's some crossover with the main docco  and superb production notes (courtesy of Richard Bignell) but not to its detriment. Oddly, considering its age, the commentary is moderated by Toby Hadoke, which I found slightly unnecessary as the subjects don't seem to need guidance whatsoever.

Fleshing out these special features is the curious "music" video The Psychic Circus, featuring vocals by Christopher Guard, Jessica Martin and TP McKenna. I felt like I was back in The Eighties watching Max Headroom... (not necessarily a bad thing). For completion there's also a Doctor Who sketch from Victoria Wood – As Seen on TV which completely failed to elicit a laugh from me (and I'm a fan of Wood, it should be noted).

Lastly, I have to give mention to the exceptional Photo Gallery on this release. I feel that it's somewhat overlooked on the DVDs but each time I'm always impressed with the images unveiled for our attention - and to keep forever. Here, we're treated to a longer~than~usual collection featuring some personal pictures alongside the normal official images. It's a wonderfully candid array, some included here, and I thoroughly encourage you to indulge (if you weren't already planning to). Full marks to the research involved and the kindness of those sharing their memories with us - very much appreciated. 

The Greatest Show In The Galaxy is most definitely not the greatest "show", it's not even one of the best but this DVD is jammed-packed with enough quality to qualify the story's boastful title. The Seventh Doctor adventure is worth a revisit, for sure, and I would proffer that the extras will be even more rewarding for the extras~hungry.

BLOGTOR RATING 9/10
Thanks to BBC Worldwide
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Karen Gillan Begins Shooting New Film

Courtesy of Wire Media
 Actress Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) began shooting her debut feature film, Not Another Happy Ending, yesterday (Sun 22 July) in Glasgow, Scotland. The film, which stars Karen as quirky writer Jane Lockhart, shot the first of its scenes in the city’s West End.

The first promo picture from the film has been released featuring Gillan - click on the image on the left for a bigger version.

Karen was joined on the first day by her French co-star and male lead Stanley Weber (Trap for Cinderella, The Borgias) and Iain de Caestecker (Shell, Up There). Supporting cast on the film include Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, 24), Gary Lewis (Neds, Billy Elliott), Kate Dickie (Prometheus, Red Road), Amy Manson (Crossmaglen) and Freya Mavor (Skins).

Directed by John Mackay (Crush, We’ll Take Manhattan), Not Another Happy Ending is a quirky comedy that sees Karen play a headstrong and passionate writer who suffers a serious bout of writers block in her second novel. Desperate to get her writing again, Jane’s publisher embarks on an ill-fated campaign to unblock her - by making her unhappy. It is written by David Solomons.

Karen will also take the lead role in Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, which begins shooting later this year whilst her final Doctor Who episodes as Amy Pond will be aired on BBC One in the autumn.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

REVIEW: Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff

The Doctor Who Experience
Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay
Review by Alun Vega

20/07/2012 11:37

The Doctor Who Experience is now open in its new home, next to the BBC Roath Lock drama studios in Cardiff Bay. Fittingly, three young fans - dressed as the Doctor, Amy Pond, and a blue Dalek - cut the red ribbon to welcome the first visitors into the new purpose-built venue. Monsters menaced the hundreds of people queuing throughout the afternoon to see the re-located show.

20/07/2012 11:18 Essentially it's a re-creation of the successful London exhibition, but with several important differences. Firstly, the venue is much bigger than the Olympia site. This has allowed the designers to rearrange the exhibits in a more sensible way. The larger sets - particularly the various TARDIS interiors - no longer feel crammed-in. And the height of the building has allowed for two floors, meaning visitors can look down on the TARDISes from the stairs.


The walk-through "Experience" is almost identical to the version I saw in May 2011, although the opening sequence has been updated and one of the "locations" was much creepier due to improved design (I won't say which because, spoilers!). I went through twice today, once with the press pack and once with paying punters, and both times the audience reactions were hugely positive, especially from younger fans.

But I think the most important difference from the London show is, the Doctor Who Experience has come home.

20/07/2012 11:36
Since 2005 Doctor Who has been made in Cardiff, and the city has been fused into the mythology of the show. So your "experience" begins from the moment you arrive in Cardiff Bay, walk over the Time Rift under the Oval Basin, past the Torchwood water tower and the "shrine" to Ianto Jones on the Mermaid Quay boardwalk. The Doctor once dined with a Slitheen here, and Amy and Rory live just a few minutes' walk away. At least half a dozen Doctor Who or Torchwood episodes have filmed at locations a few metres away from the new Experience building.

It's quite right that this new big blue box has materialised in Cardiff Bay.

20/07/2012 16:12


BLOGTOR RATING 10/10
Thanks to BBC Worldwide
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Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control

The Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control is now available to pre-order from BBC Shop.com - click on the link HERE.. It's a Fully functioning programmable infrared remote control that uses infrared to control entertainment systems including TVs, iPod docks and DVD/Blu-ray players. With advanced gesture recognition technology, up to thirty-nine remote control codes can be stored in the Sonic Screwdriver.


The Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control is presented a high quality display case with clear cover and double sided illustrated instruction manual! Also features:
- Guided Setup: Teaches you how to use it with spoken prompts
- FX Mode: 13 authentic special FX sounds from the universe of Doctor Who
- Bright illuminating tip: lights up in use and pulses when in standby
- Advanced gesture recognition technology: 13 gestures multiplied by 3 memory banks means up to 39 remote control codes can be stored
- Special features: Personal Lock Code, discover its secret communications
- Hand polished
- Copper Plated
- Diecast metal construction
- Soft touch grip

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE USA HERE AND CANADA HERE



Doctor Who Experience opens in Cardiff!

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Earlier today, the Doctor Who Experience opened its doors to the public in Cardiff and included here are some pictures from the opening courtesy of Blogtor's Cardiff correspondent, @alun_vega. You can buy tickets for the DWE on their website HERE.

Courtesy of BBC Worldwide

Above is a picture of local Doctor Who fan, 8 year-old Elis James from Blackwood in Caerphilly, officially opening the attraction by cutting the red ribbon dressed as the Doctor, despite the menacing presence of a Dalek.

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PLEASE NOTE: This page will updated with new pics as they arrive!
CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR BIGGER VERSIONS

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Monday, July 16, 2012

REVIEW: The Nu-Humans

The Nu-Humans 
By Cavan Scott & Mark Wright
Read by Raquel Cassidy


 
Review by Andrea McGuire-Seery

A distant future where humans have populated swathes of the known Universe? A desolate, volcanic super Earth and, um, an 'alien' called Trevor? Check. Check. Check. OK, let's go!

The Nu-Humans is the latest audio adventure for The Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory from old Who hands, Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. This exclusive adventure sees The Doctor and The Ponds tip up on a mining colony on Hope Eternal - a super Earth with super heavy gravity where they're immediately faced with murder as they discover the blasted, dead body of an ape-like, purple-scaled creature.

The Doctor and the Ponds are swiftly captured by another, very much alive, flare gun-toting, purple-scaled creature who introduces himself as Trevor Reardon. Trevor, you say? Sounds a bit, well, human.

We soon find out that the creature is, in fact, a Nu-Human; a genetically altered human who was part of the mining colony on Hope Eternal ruled by Governor Claudia Mason, Trevor's elderly, but definitely not-so-sweet aunt.

The Nu-Humans is part action adventure, part morality tale and part Poirot (yeah, I said it - even Amy says so).  The action is portrayed rather terrifically, with nasty, sky beasties adding to the tension, but the heart and soul of the story is what humans, even Nu-Humans, are capable of.  As humans expand into new galaxies, do they adapt to their surroundings or make their surroundings adapt to them?  Are they the great, noble race of the Universe? Or are they the real monsters?

“Humans. So much promise, so much disappointment.”

But don’t take that as meaning this adventure – and it is an adventure – is all moral postulating. Oh, no.  Raquel Cassidy’s gorgeous reading brings fun and tension to the table as well as delicious malice in Governor Mason. The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People actress does a pretty spiffing job playing the Doctor and the Ponds and the script is so good that even Smith’s Doctor’s physical tics and idiosyncrasies are brought vividly to life. Wonderful stuff.

What is particularly good about The Nu-Humans is that it allows us to see how smart, clever, and how full of empathy, Rory and Amy can be.  Sure, it’s easy to be a Doctor smarty~pants when you been flying though time and space for 900 years, but to be able to get to the heart of something big and important when you’re a twenty-odd year old human from Leadworth?  Now that is impressive.
BLOGTOR RATING 8/10
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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DHl4WWFX6kk/T3A4S1VTUAI/AAAAAAAARZE/_48LatW_OKY/s1600/series7trail2.jpgThe BBC have revealed the title of another Series 7 story; episode three is called A Town Called Mercy. It's written by Toby Whithouse (Vampires of Venice, School Reunion) and stars Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs), Ben Browder (Stargate, Farscape), Andrew Brooke (Phoneshop) and Garrick Hagon (Star Wars)

Current showrunner Steven Moffat says the story, "takes us into a genre Doctor Who hasn't attempted since the Sixties - it's a full blooded western. We knew from the start we need some serious location shooting for this one, and given the most iconic American setting imaginable, there was only one place to go - Spain."

Doctor Who Series 7 debuts on BBC One and BBC America on August 25. Probably.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Ep Title: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

The Doctor Who panel has just taken place at the San Diego Comic Con and one new episode title was revealed - Dinosaurs On A Spaceship. It will be Episode Two, written by Chris Chibnall and stars Mark Williams (The Fast Show) as Rory's Dad, Rupert Graves (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Harry Potter films). At Comic Con France 2012 last weekend, executive producer Caro Skinner revealed that she and Steven Moffat thought the story would have made an "amazing movie".

The SDCC panel included Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Caroline Skinner and Steven Moffat. Thanks to Blogtor's roving reporter Sarabeth Pollock for all the news and pics over the weekend, very much appreciated! You can find the pics on the Blogtor Twitter account HERE or on the Facebook page HERE.

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Live From Nerd HQ: Doctor Who - Watch More Funny Videos

The San Diego Comic Con is currently taking place with a strong Doctor Who contingent out there. Included in the player above is the Nerd HQ interview with Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan featuring questions from fans. It also includes an impressive rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Karen's impersonation of a Dalek.


Above is John Barrowman interviewing the threesome for G4. Today will see a Doctor Who panel including new footage from Doctor Who Series 7. Reporting for Blogtor Who is Sarabeth Pollock and you can keep up to date on all the news on Twitter HERE.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Series 6 - BBC Three repeats

BBC Three continue to repeat Doctor Who Series 6 this week with another three episodes coming up in within a week. Tonight, Saturday July 14, sees an airing of The God Complex; Tuesday July 17 sees Closing Time and Wednesday July 18 sees The Wedding of River Song. The episodes will be broadcast at 7pm and is followed by the corresponding fifteen minute version of Doctor Who Confidential. They will available on the iPlayer shortly after broadcast for seven days



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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control

The Wand Company and BBC Worldwide have got together to produce an amazing new toy/thing/accessory – the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control! All the details below the picture!

 

Immaculately designed and packed full of features, this die cast metal model is hand detailed, with polished copper plating and an authentic soft touch grip. Painstakingly built to last; with a little bit of care and occasionally replaced batteries you’ll be able to use this Sonic Screwdriver even up to your 13th incarnation (and beyond?).

But it’s not just a spectacularly detailed collectable replica, oh no; the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver is also a fully programmable, gesture based Universal Remote Control! Utilising infrared technology to control everything from TV’s and DVD players to stereos and iPod docks, you’ll be able to make changes with just a flick of the wrist.



With the blessings of the BBC, the Sonic Screwdriver boasts 13 authentic special FX sounds from the Whoniverse and comes in a gorgeous presentation case. Including detailed instructions straight from the Doctor himself, you’ll be able to get started learning how to use it straight away.

With 4 Operational Modes, you can practice and program your gestures; use it as a full blown replica, or control your Earthly devices in either full FX mode or Quiet Control mode. Plus, just like the Doctor, you don’t want it falling into the wrong hands so when not in use you can lock the Sonic Screwdriver using your personal authorisation code.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Comic Con France interviews


French site TARDIB have posted video footage of the press roundtable that took place at last weekend's Comic France 2012 featuring director Toby Haynes, writer Chris Chibnall, executive producer Caroline Skinner and composer Murray Gold. Blogtor makes a fleeting appearance at the very start of the video whilst I ask two questions about Doctor Who Series 7 towards the end.
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Series 6 - BBC Three repeats

BBC Three continue to repeat Doctor Who Series 6 this week with another four episodes coming up in within a week. Tonight, Saturday July 7, sees an airing of A Good Man Goes To War; Tuesday July 10 sees Let's Kill Hitler; Wednesday July 11 sees Night Terrors and Thursday July 12 sees The Girl Who Waited.



The episodes will be broadcast at 7pm and is followed by the corresponding fifteen minute version of Doctor Who Confidential. They will available on the iPlayer shortly after broadcast for seven days



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Thursday, July 5, 2012

VIDEO INTERVIEW! Blogtor Meets Frances Barber!


Included in the player above is an EXCLUSIVE  interview with actress Frances Barber (Madame Kovarian in Doctor Who Series 6) conducted at the recent 11th Hour Convention (read Blogtor's review HERE). During the interview she chats about her time on Doctor Who, fans and her return... The end of the video also features a preview of Blogtor's interview with actor Mark Sheppard (Canton Delaware III).

My special and most humblest of thanks to Starfury for hosting the event and asking Blogtor along to it. The next one, Midnight, takes place from Dec 16-18 and features David Tennant and Billie Piper (amongst many other great guests) - buy tickets HERE. Huge thanks also to Talking Who for asking me to get involved in the interviews, you can watch their latest show in the player below which includes EXCLUSIVE footage from the recent convention!


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Jon Pertwee DVD documentary appeal

Doctor Who documentary maker Chris Chapman is currently producing a comprehensive biographical documentary looking back on the life of The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee. This film will be included on a future classic Who DVD release, covering Jon's whole life and career - from rebellious early days to the Navy Lark to Worzel Gummidge, as well as his time in the TARDIS. Jon's later years will also be looked at as he returned to the world of Who on stage, on screen and conventions.

BAFTA-nominated director Chapman is looking to fans around the world to raid their personal archives for any photographs they may have of Jon from conventions in the 80s and 90s - or from any public appearances they might have been lucky enough to attend. If any of your photographs are used in the finished documentary, then you'll receive a special thanks on the credits and a complementary copy of the release when it hits shops. You have until August 1st, 2012 to get your submissions in!

Please send your hi-res photos to chris@denefilms.com

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

S7 Cast News & Returning Characters [SPOILERS]

Earlier this week the official site announced that Dame Diana Rigg will star in the new series alongside her daughter, Rachael Stirling, in an episode written by Mark Gatiss. In this episode they have been joined by actor Brendan Patricks (Downton Abbey) whilst some familiar faces have been spotted on set. These will be revealed below the picture of Matt Smith filming on the episode from website CozyCot.com - visit a gallery of pictures HERE.

RETURNING CHARACTER SPOILERS FOLLOW AFTER THIS PIC

WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW

Also pictured filming was actress Catrin Stewart, known for her role as Jenny in A Good Man Goes To War, as the picture left shows. Will her on screen partner Madame Vastra, played by Neve McIntosh, also be appearing? Time will tell... *

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