Nicole • May 21, 2012

Jenna has completed her first Doctor Who read-through today!

History has been made! A new era begins! Jenna-Louise Coleman has just completed her first #DoctorWho read-through. One word. Brilliant! @bbcdoctorwho

Let’s hope she will start shooting soon so we will have some new shiny pics and sneak peeks of her character :D

Nicole • May 18, 2012

There’s no finer tradition than the Christmas ghost story and joining the likes of A Christmas Carol and the BBC’s aptly named A Ghost Story at Christmas anthology, will be the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

As revealed in Doctor Who Adventures’ “Rumour Alert!” section Jenna Louise-Coleman will be making her debut in what will undoubtedly be both a shamelessly festive and, hopefully, spooktacular episode.

Those with long memories might recall Jenna’s audition where she and Matt Smith performed a few small scenes where ‘Jasmine’ and the Doctor investigated a haunted house – scenes which were reprinted in Moffat’s production notes in DWM. Well, you may also recall that Moffat was so impressed with his work on these small scenes that he planned to sneak them into a future episode.

So perhaps we’ve already read part of what will go on in the 2012 Christmas Special?

While, perhaps not that much of a shock, Alex Kingston has also been spotted filming scenes for a subsequent appearance in Series 7 – hinting that it’ll very much be a family affair when the Ponds depart the TARDIS for the last time.

And, perhaps even less shocking, is the return of Sherlock co-creator, friend of Moffat and potential, future Doctor Who show runner Mark Gatiss, who’ll be joining other returnees Chris Chibnall and Toby Whithouse, who’ll be writing an upcoming episode.

Excited about a haunted Christmas tale? Looking forward to the return of River Song? Hoping that Gatiss’ presence will result in another episode like The Unquiet Dead?


Nicole • May 11, 2012

Those of us eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new series of Doctor Who had a massive indicator as to when we can expect the return of Matt Smith’s time traveler.

According to new reports, the first episode of the seventh series of the sci-fi drama will receive its premiere at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival sometime between the 23rd and 25th August, meaning that the TV air date should be around the first week in September as predicted by many.

If the lessons of the sixth series are learned, then a kick off at the beginning of September would possibly see a short break around mid-October, the Christmas special…well around Christmas, then the culmination of the series in the Spring. A sort of reverse of series six.

As well as news on the air date, it is thought the series premiere will see the return of the Daleks after Steven Moffat decided they needed a rest last year.

In addition to this, there have been quite a few snippets of information about the new series appearing on various sites and at conventions here there and everywhere. We know that the series will see the departure of Amy and Rory at the end of the first run of episodes before the Doctor gets a new companion in the form of Jenna-Louise Coleman, whose character is still to have her name revealed.

We also know that Steven Moffat has promised new monsters and some old fiends “as you’ve never seen them before.” This could link in to the rumours of some classic Who monsters of the 60s making a return to the show.


Nicole • May 09, 2012

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has teased the character of the show’s new companion.

The next series of the show will see Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill depart the show as Amy and Rory Pond, to be replaced at Christmas by newcomer Jenna-Louise Coleman in an unconfirmed role.

And now, speaking in Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat has said that while the new character will “shock”, there will be familiar elements. He said: “I’ll answer you in the show about how it’s going to be different. But because it is going to be different. It’s going to be a shock, I think. In terms of the companions all being ‘the same’ – that’s not as phony or artistically crap a thing to say as it sounds. What is the base group of people who would run away with the Doctor? They’re all going to be a bit mad. A bit dislocated. Not happy with where they are. Are they yearning for outer space? They’re going to be people who feel like they can take on the Doctor, who’s quite an intimidating sort of person. So, they’re going to be feisty – they’re going to be all those things. He sort of defines the people who are going to travel with him. The distinction comes very much from the various actors and actresses. So, you know, they’re the ones who create the differences between them. But you are always going to have the same sort of person, just because it’s the same man choosing them, and it”s the same person being chosen.”

Moffat also addressed the trend for the companions usually being young women. He said: “I think the function of a companion is pretty simple. I don’t think that’s very difficult. It’s just a question of who credibly is going to agree to go in the TARDIS? Who’s going to do it? Is it going to be a mother of 15 children? No. Is it going to be someone in their 60s? No. Is there going to be a particular age range? I mean… who’s going to have a crush on the Doctor? You know, come on! It’s more than a format. It’s evolved from good, dramatic reasons.”

Doctor Who returns for new episodes in the autumn, ahead of its 50th anniversary next year.


Nicole • May 08, 2012

Thanks to my dear friend Mariana, we added a scan from the July issue of SFX in the gallery!

Gallery Link:
Magazine Scans > SFX (July 2012) [+1]