Monday, 29 December 2008

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 404 Cover

The cover for the 404th issue of Doctor Who Magazine has now been revealed The Cover Can Be Seen Above It features The Doctor, Miss Hartigan and a Cyber Leader on the front cover The issue will feature an exclusive interview with Dervla Kirwan, go behind the scenes of The Next Doctor And Loads More In This Issue It Will Be Released On The 8th January Next Year The Price Will Be £3.99 Thank You.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

BBC Breakfast Christmas Special Coverage

This Morning On BBC Breakfast They Have Shown Some New One Clip And Some Talks With David And David Morrisey It Had Aired After 8.30am You Can See The Video Here

Day 22

Today we have a podacst which reveals things about the easter special.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 21

In Todays Advent Calender Day 21 Theres A 49 Second Preview Clip Of This Years Christmas Special The Next Doctor It Features Miss Hartigan And The Cybermen The Next Doctor Is On Christmas Day At 6pm

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Advents 18. 19 and 20

On Advent 18 there was this video:


On advent 19 there was a game and today the yhave updated a page for the Next Doctor and given us this fear forcaster
  • 0 min - This looks familiar. "Perhaps XXXXXX is behind the TARDIS," grins Adam.
  • 2 min - Harry: "Cool!" Samuel: "How?"
  • 4 min - Rosita springs into action. Harry demands an explanation.
  • 5 min - Amy whispers to Dad, "Why doesn't he... ?"
  • 9 min - Mum harrumphs significantly. Samuel announces that he is a fish.
  • 10 min - The kids have never seen the sonic screwdriver used like that before.
  • 11 min - Watch and learn. The kids are agog.
  • 13 min - The Doctor recalls the night he regenerated. "It makes sense now!" says Samuel gleefully.
  • 16 min - Amy feels quite sorry for the Doctor.
  • 17 min - The Lady in Red outrages Samuel.
  • 20 min - Why is Dad talking about his nice cardigan?
  • 23 min - The Doctor reveals his favourite personal technology for the very first time.
  • 26 min - Samuel's initial reaction reveals something about last week.
  • 27 min - Samuel is delighted to see a very familiar face.
  • 29 min - Mum and Dad are horrified.
  • 34 min - What is the racy nightmare?
  • 35 min - Samuel slaps his forehead. "Why did the Doctor do that?"
  • 40 min - What makes Amy wriggle in her seat?
  • 41 min - The kids debate royal nomenclature.
  • 43 min - Harry's advice to the XXXXXXXX (children?) is: "Run!" So why are they slowing down?
  • 45 min - "He's called what?" asks Adam.
  • 46 min - Gasps and cheers. The watching parents are misty-eyed.
  • 49 min - "It's like XXXXXXXX!" says Samuel. "It's a scary XXXX with XXXXX-XXXXXX!" (cyber-shades?) says Harry.
  • 51 min - Samuel realises something about the Doctor... but which one?
  • 53 min - "Wooaaahh!" gasp the kids.
  • 55 min - "The cloister bell!"
  • 56 min - "This is even better than last year!" decides Adam.
  • 57 min - The Doctors have an appointment to keep.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 17

In Todays Advent Calender The Comic Maker Has Returned With New Stuff It Has Now The Ability To Print Out Your Comic Also Some More Great News The Comic Maker Is Now Available For People Outside The UK You Can Try It Out Here

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Days 15 and 16

The day 14 trailer is here:








And now Day 16 has an exclusive music extract from some unreleased track from the Sontaran Strategem, it was made for UNIT

Monday, 15 December 2008

Days 14 and 15

Day 14 has a few pictures from the filming and day 15 has a tip tha ttonight at 8:00 pm in England something (probably a trailer) is going to be showen.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Day 13

Day 13 on the Doctor Who official site calender is a fantastic mask that you can make of the Cybershade form this years Christmas special, it can be found on the Doctor Who Official Site

Friday, 12 December 2008

Day 12 on Calender and exclusive bookmark

Today on the Doctor Who calender is a fantasticquiz which tests you on your Cyber-knowledge, so get those cyber brains working. You can find the quiz here.


Secondly, for the Christmas episode I have made a Doctor Who bookmark which anyone (even without a Cyber brain) can easily print off. It is pictured below.



Thursday, 11 December 2008

New Sonic Screwdriver toy

The Sonic Scredriver which River Song uses in the Seeries 4 two-parter in the 51st Century will be hitting toy shops, here is a picture of the new toy:

Day 11

Day 11 on the calender has the great Doctor Who Online Story Part 2 which can be read here.

It is a really good story which I think all Doctor Who fans would be interested in!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 10

In Todays Advent Calender Day 10 Theres A Cyberman Screensaver I Have Tried It Out And It Looks Really Cool So You Can Try It Out To Decorate your desktop with this 3D guide to the metallic monsters PC: 1024 x 768--MAC: 1024 x 768

Doctor Who Next Doctor DVD

Here is a darft of The Next Doctor DVD cover which will be released on the 19th of January.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Advent Calendar Days 8 and 9

On Day 8 there is a great game which can be found here if you win you get a peice of the script:







On Day 9 there is a Captain Jack Monster fact file report about the Christmas monsters, which can be found here.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 5

In Todays Advent Calender Day 5 They Have A Game Called Black Hole The TARDIS is out of control and being sucked into a black hole. Help the Doctor use the gravitational energy of asteroids and comets to stop the TARDIS falling into a parallel dimension Click Play To Play The Game Play It Will Come Up In A Couple Of Seconds

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 4

Todays New Advent Calender Is A Story Written By Rupert Laight And Illustrations By Brian Williamson The Story Is Called Number 1,Gallows Gate Road This Is Part One Of The Story And It Is Two Pages Long You Can Read This Story Here Thank You And Enjoy!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 3

The Doctor Who Advent Calender Day 3 Has Been Revealed It Features A Video Called A Day With Who? In The Video It Shows What David Tennant Does In Cardiff And You Meet The Doctors Double Out Of The Episode Journeys End You Can Watch It Below!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Radio Times Christmas Doctor Who And More News

Here Is The Cover For The Upcoming Radio Times Issue This Issue Is Filled With Doctor Who Pictures And A Article About The Next Doctor Here Is The Back Picture Of The Magazine

Also Theres A CyberController In This Years Christmas Special As You Can See In The Picture Above



And Heres The Sarah Jane Adventures Enemy Of The Bane Part 1 Trailer

And Also Heres Some Pictures From The Doctor Who Magazine







Also On Sunday 23d November It Was Doctor Whos 45th Anniversary Everyone Here At Doctor Who Insania Would Like To Wish Doctor Who A Happy Birthday Congrats Doctor Who!
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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Next Doctor Synopsis

It's Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London, in this special Christmas edition of Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama.


When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he's surprised to meet another Doctor, and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?

Monday, 17 November 2008

New Worker

We have a new worker here on Doctor Who Insania his username is Alexander and he will hopefully have an enjoyable experience here, he already has a site doctorwhodownunder.blogspot.com

Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane Repeat

Can you remember when BBC One were repeating the first series of The Sarah Jane Adventures every Sunday to get prepared for the shows second series when the repeats were on whatever Happened To Sarah Jane Did Not Air on BBC ONE! Today at 3:20pm on BBC One, the repeat of Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane will air It will be available on BBC iPlayer after it's broadcast The Lost Boy will air next Sunday however this has not yet been confirmed Please Comment.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Anyone...

In order to expand the site I have been thinking and so if anyone would like to be a helper on my site (not an admin) then just contact me in the cbox telling me you want to be a helper give me your email and then I will invite you, you will accept and then you will be a helper.

New Banner and New Worker

Doctor Who Insania has been updated with a new banner to get ready for the Christmas spirit as you can see, and Robit will be working here from now on so wish himthe best of luck.Also the episode guide is now fully updated. No news to report so see you on my next post.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Sarah Jane Adventures Enemy Of The Bane Part 2 Synopsis

The Synopsis For The Sarah Jane Adventures Enemy Of The Bane Part 2 Has Been Released Here It Is

Sarah Jane and the gang, meanwhile, find themselves in a race against time when Luke is kidnapped and they discover they have a hidden enemy amongst them.

Only the Brigadier can save the day, before a final showdown at an ancient stone circle ensues.

Mrs Wormwood is played by Samantha Bond, Sarah Jane by Elisabeth Sladen, Luke by Thomas Knight and the Brigadier by Nicholas Courtney Please Comment.

Doctor Who Children In Need Christmas Preview

A New doctor who christmas Preview has aired on BBC ONE Children In Need last night its a programme full of brilliant stuff and shocking storys Anyway heres the trailer Please Comment and Enjoy!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Thursday, 30 October 2008

tennant leaving

Here is an article refering to the recent announcement from David Tennant that he willleave after the specials in 2009. This is bad news for most but this means we'll be getting a new Doctor, who will surely be just as good if not better.
David Tennant is to stand down as Doctor Who, after becoming one of the most popular Time Lords in the history of the BBC science fiction show.

Tennant stepped into the Tardis in 2005, and will leave the role after four special episodes are broadcast next year.

He made the announcement after winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the National Television Awards.

"When Doctor Who returns in 2010 it won't be with me," he said. "I don't ever want it to feel like a job, so I want to move on when it still feels exciting and fresh. Now don't make me cry... I love this part, and I love this show so much that if I don't take a deep breath and move on now I never will, and you'll be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair."

'I'll miss it'

Three years was "about the right time" to play the role, he told the BBC in an exclusive interview. "I think it's better to go when there's a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome," he said.

His stint in the show had been "the most extraordinary time, it's been bewildering, life changing, very exciting", he said.

"And just so much fun, such a great show to work on. That's one of the reasons I think it's right to take a deep breath and bow out when it's still fun, when it's a novelty. I don't ever want it to feel like a job, so I want to move on when it still feels exciting and fresh and that means I'll miss it."

Russell T Davies, executive producer, said: "I've been lucky and honoured to work with David over the past few years - and it's not over yet, the Tenth Doctor still has five spectacular hours left!

"After which, I might drop an anvil on his head. Or maybe a piano. A radioactive piano. But we're planning the most enormous and spectacular ending, so keep watching."

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

News

The latest news about the Children In Need special from the Doctor who site.

This year's Children in Need Telethon is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The clip, from the Christmas Special entitled The Next Doctor, will show the first two minutes of a brand new episode for the Time Lord, played by David Tennant.

This never seen before footage, is a worldwide exclusive, and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor's next adventure.

Starring David Tennant and David Morrissey, the clip from The Next Doctor will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show on 14 November, BBC One from 7pm.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Children in need Doctor Who special

The actors are getting together for the BBC charity Children in Need in a programme to be broadcast on November 14.

An insider at the BBC said: "It's a pretty ambitious idea and it's still being finalised. Everything is being kept under wraps but Doctor Who fans are in for a big treat."

The first of the 10 actors to take the role was William Hartnell in 1963, followed three years later by Patrick Troughton and then by Jon Pertwee but all three have since died.

The seven survivors include Tom Baker, now best known as the voice of the comedy series Little Britain, who played the role for seven years from 1974.

He was followed by Peter Davidson from 1981 to 1984, whose daughter Georgia Moffett has also featured in the programme and who is now dating the current doctor, David Tennant.

The others are Colin Baker, from 1984 to 1986, Sylvester McCoy who had two stints from 1987 to 1989 and re-appeared in the role in 1996, Paul McGann, who took over the role in 1996 and Christopher Eccleston who reprised the series in 2005.

The current doctor, Tennant, is set to go head-to-head with his sidekick Catherine Tate at this year's National Television Awards.

Both stars have been nominated for Outstanding Drama Performance for their roles as the Timelord and his assistant Donna Noble in the BBC sci-fi drama.

Tennant, who has not yet decided whether to return in a fifth series of Doctor Who, has previously won two National Television Awards.

This year will be the first time male and female stars have been pitted against each other in the acting category

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Xmas and 2009 specials

2009 SPECIALS AND SERIES 5

Schedule:

Filming has wrapped for the 2008 Christmas special. Filming for the 2009 specials will commence in January 2009, with the filming for series 5 starting later that year.

(DT is in Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost in Stratford Upon Avon until November 2008, and the London run of Hamlet until 10th January 2009. He will then start filming in Cardiff on 11th January) - info from the-writer99, update by Stuartwho)

Note on the specials: these were NOT put in place to allow DT to play Hamlet. RTD, in "The Writer's Tale" (quoted in The Times) mentions promising to DT and the production team after Doomsday was filmed (i.e. late 2005) that they would have a big finish to series 4 followed by a break to allow a new production team to prepare for series 5. DT was only approached for the role of Hamlet after his appearance in the "Who Do You Think You Are" of 27th Sept 2006. (The Metro, 21 Jul 2008)

C=O reports (here, here and here) that work has begun (as of 2nd Aug'08) on the 2009 Christmas Special, with everything presumably in place already for the Easter Special. It is suggested that the 2009 Christmas special will be standalone, followed by a two-parter.

DWM #400 has further information - RTD (production notes) says "we've already cast two huge parts, which had us all skipping with glee". RTD also says, "even though pre-production won't officially start for a while, the writing has started, and we're already having detailed conversations with the design department, so you could say that work has begun......"

Elsewhere in DWM #400 it is said that pre-production starts in November with shooting starting mid-January

Format

It is confirmed (RTD, DWM #378; Steven Moffat interview 24 Jul) that there are, in total, five specials to appear between the end of series 4 and the start of Steven Moffat's reign.
There is a Christmas Special for 2008 (already filmed).
In 2009 one special is scheduled for Easter and another will broadcast on Christmas 2009 - the others are unscheduled to date (Julie Gardner in the Telegraph)

The latest news from The Co=Ordinator is that the three remaining specials are to be scheduled over Christmas, with two close together (so either 25th, 26th, 1st Jan OR 25th, 31st, 1st Jan). The Easter special is likely to be 60 minutes long, the Christmas ones 50 minutes. Ian Levine has also heard this. (Rich Flair says it's a two-parter over Christmas).
Previous posts by C=O on this schedule here and here.

Locations and sets

Emperor Fabulous reported in July '08 that one of the Specials may be taking place partially or entirely in a location outside the UK.

The News of the World (Aug '08) reports that two specials will be filmed in America, supposedly to raise DW's profile stateside. The specials will apparently also feature a "big-name" American female assistant.

US poster TonieGaylin told us that some scouting has been done by her sister-in-law for locations for Harry Potter and other British production crews.
SyFy Portal Syfy Portal say they had already been following leads on DW filming in the US and suggest the main motivator is financial (the strong pound is making filming cheaper in the US - they also mention potential Harry Potter filming in the US).

Emperor Fabulous has since confirmed that his source also suggests filming abroad involving at least the Second Unit and going West rather than East (and possibly moves to show DW sooner after UK broadcast in the US).

Eddie reports that as far as he knows the console room is getting a bit of a makeover for the specials, and the console is being rebuilt. "Not changed, but just refreshed. I was also privvy to a conversation about the possibility of "green screening" sections of it to give the illusion of extra rooms and doors off it."

Casting

Confirmation that casting has been done on at least one 2009 special: Diana Chire has been cast as "Allegra" in a 2009 production of DW, directed by Graeme Harper

* Ace (Sophie Aldred)? (STENDEC)
* Brian Blessed may make his return to the show
* Agynes Deyn is reported as being in one of the specials. Also here and here. However The Raven reports that Agynes herself "knows nothing about it and doesn't know what they're talking about".
* Rumour (foaf) on IMDB that Bad Girls star Alicia Eyo has been offered a companion role for one of the specials; a role that may play into full-time companion for series 5 (IMDB link; heads up from CTFan)
* John Simm as The Master - see "Return of the Master" section
* Georgia Moffet (Jenny, aka the Doctor's Daughter) is reported to have confirmed her return in a special (revengebeast; The Sun). Note mondas_alive's post quoting a script for the 2009 specials:
Young Teen: Doctor! Where are you going? (Hears the cries of the Doctors Daughter). That said, Georgia was tight-lipped (but hesitant?) at "Bad Wolf"(sk8erboy2000; rhysm;). Further confirmed by (72lf)
Regarding Jenny returning in the specials, RTD says ""I've no plans. But who knows what Steven might do?" (DWM #400)
* Jennifer Saunders is reported to be cast in a special, playing the Tenth Doctor after a body-swap (72lf, info from specials treatment document). Rumour also heard by Urza
72lf says that his source still stands by this but the source has heard nothing new on it, and believes it might happen for Easter.
* Albert Finney is reported to be one of the two big names (mentioned by RTD, DWM #400) cast for the 2009 specials (Blogtor Who confirmed by 72lf) and Lee Mansfield
* Patrick Stewart as the Meddling Monk - see "Patrick Stewart" section
* Nick Frost has been approached to play an "unconventional companion" in a special (Eddie here and here; confirmed as being considered by Lee Mansfield -Sadly, this will not happen due to Nick Frost having other filming commitments (Eddie)


Settings, Plots, Heroes and Villains

RTD on the Specials "They're all very different. They're all very colourful. They hit the ground running. [...] There are at least two alien planets, maybe more.
[choosing words carefully] I would say...how can I put this? Two new monsters...no, three! Yes, three.
The Doctor is travelling alone. Each story will have a different companion [...] some great guest casting...and it won't always be a young girl." (DWM #400)

Characters and storylines from series 4 will not necessarily be picked up for the specials (Julie Gardner, Telegraph)

* Winston Churchill (for specials or series 5) - reputedly TV people asked for his removal from "Revenge of the Judoon" so he could be kept in reserve. (Times Online courtesy Cameron K. McEwan; and hence to the Sun)
Blogtor Who says that sources suggest Albert Finney (see CASTING section) will play Winston Churchill, a role he played on TV's The Gathering Storm. Confirmation of Winston - Lee Mansfield
* Sea Devils. "The return of The Sea Devils is definitely planned and all preliminary work has long since been concluded." The Co=Ordinator; C=O again.
Lee Mansfield confirms Sea Devils: "Top quality moving mouthed, blinky moving eyed, NETTING clad Sea Devils", backed up by "CGI Myrka". But he can't confirm if they will be in the Churchill episode "fighting on the beaches" (Lee)
* Doctor Who books to be published in 2009 include "Prisoner of the Daleks", "The Slitheen Excursion" and "Judgement of the Judoon" (thanks Doodle). So chances are none of these will feature in the specials.
* Donna (Catherine Tate) and Wilf (Bernard Cribbins) over the last three specials, together with the Master (The Co=Ordinator). Also heard (via DW Yahoo group) by SpacecatX, and (via source) by 72lf. CT says in DWM #399 that she would have done another series if she had been asked and regarding a return "anything is possible". This rumour has also made The Sun (8 Sept'08).
* bump1980 reports that a friend (recently in a show at the Edinburgh festival) was auditioned for a special. The part was of a humanoid alien who can suck people's emotions/thoughts out of their heads.
* In DWM #400, RTD says that there will be "two or three" alien worlds in the specials.
* In the series 4 boxset commentaries, DT requests that the written (but not filmed) 'Shadow Proclamation' scene in The Stolen Earth, featuring monsters from throughout the series, appear in one of the specials (Den Of Geek)


Return of McGann
Original rumour from WhoKnew (scroll on in thread for more) that PM was to return in the second 2009 special, in an episode directed by Graham Harper. This rumour has also been heard by 72lf, but (sheringham's) sources said it wasn't happening.

The Doctor's Trainers then posted that the PM episode was being cast. Later The Doctor's Trainers posted that sources say McGann is due some filming in eight weeks time (so early November '08), apparently the Eighth Doctor will have shorn hair, looked battered and his last scene involves a stand-up regeneration. TDT added that it looks like Euros Lynn will be directing.

The story above got picked up by The Sun (11 Sept'08).

TDT reports that the scenes in which PM will appear are set "right at the end of the Time War". TDT adds that he has a second source confirming this information.
72lf (also here) said his source confirmed this, EXCEPT for PM returning - unless it's a secret of the highest order, we will see "glimpses of the Time war, but if an eight Doctor is seen , it will be from behind standing up."

TDT also says that there MAY (click here for big pinch of salt) be attempts to bring back Eccleston

TDT confirms explicitly that PM is in a historical episode (of DW NOT TW) where the hordes of Ghengis Khan try to get through the doors of McGann's TARDIS, and an elephant tries to sit on it. The McGann console has been rebuilt, with the rest to be filmed greenscreen. (See original hints here and here). Also a hint (noticed by jedimasterguff and replied to by TDT) of "robot Ghengis Khan soldiers"

Lee Mansfield is 100% convinced that PM will not return, 72lf's source agrees. Eddie was told by "BBC Press Office, Taylor Herring (who handle the publicity for Dr Who), Paul McGann's agents, a very high ranking writer on the series, someone very close to Paul and some of the interior writing staff at Upperboat" that there was no truth in the story. Eddie has also spoken to Paul McGann who said he has not been approached, nor booked, nor read a script ((see Eddie's other posts on this here, here and here) plus overview of conversations here). Last from Taylor Herring: '"there is no truth in this story" adding "or Torchwood" but only because I asked' (Eddie)
A spokeswoman for the show told Digital Spy, "There is no truth to the story at all".

72lf's source now (13 Sept'08) saying "I really cant comment on it at this point......its not worth getting fired over...."

Daveydee points out that Paul McGann is tied up from now ("Filming has just begun...") until Christmas filming a new ITV drama, "Collision" (information from ITV)

Mudpusher reports that his area has done no work whatsoever to date on the 2009 specials - as far as he knows, no-one in production will see a script until December'08

The Revolutionist reports (29 Sept), "the rumours I've heard are that Paul McGann will not be returning to reprise the role of the Eighth Doctor."

Latest - one of Eddie's sources is backtracking slightly, saying he doesn't want Eddie to think he was lying IF something does come of this. As of yet Eddie knows of no script including the Eighth Doctor and Paul McGann has not been approached. In associated news The_Iceman2288 points out that the current DWA (#84) is telling the kids who the Eighth Doctor is...
Other than the source above Eddie is still getting nothing on this; neither is Lee Mansfield.
A newly returned TDT reports "McGann has already filmed for Doctor Who a couple of weeks back" - Paul has only a few scenes.


Return of the Master

The Master to return: (The Co=Ordinator). Instead of a cameo in series 4, plans were changed to bring the Master in a much bigger way in the specials (see C=O posts here and here).

TDT reports that the Master will return with an unexpected ally.

* Harriet Jones is not dead (TDT)
* Harriet Jones is in league with the Master (and was at the time of "The Stolen Earth") (TDT)
* Someone else was in the room when Harriet spoke to the Children of Time and it was Harriet that picked up the Master's ring (TDT)
* The above two facts play into the specials along with the Osterhagen key
* Something in the specials fulfils what the Ninth Doctor said about HJ's terms as prime minister heralding a golden age (TDT)

72lf says his source confirms TDT's spoiler.

The Daily Star (30 Sept'08; reported by chrisakadonkey) says that the Master returns in the last 2009 special and battles the Doctor until one dies, resulting in a new Doctor.

Lee Mansfield confirms - the Master for the specials. The story line for the special apparently involves the Master trying to be "the saviour" of the Time Lords. (Lee Mansfield)
Eddie suggests that the Master will appear in the Christmas '09 Special.
Eddie says that Simm will appear as the Master, with the Monk, in the last Special.

In the commentaries for the series 4 box-set, "RTD reveals that Harriet Jones died in The Stolen Earth despite Phil Collinson's protestations that she lived" (Den Of Geek)



Patrick Stewart The Meddling Monk?
Patrick Stewart has reportedly been approached to appear in either the specials or Series 5. (Eddie, Lee Mansfield)
Reportedly there will be no facial prosthetics or heavy make up;there's a "killer" costume; Patrick is keen to play someone who is "not the good guy for a change" (although the character is "not all bad"); it's a significant enough character to be either moved, removed or revived later, depending on his availability; and he's keen to work again with David Tennant and "have the relationship evolve" (Eddie); PS has been officially approached to play a "significant role" in either one of the specials or Series 5. The part is that of a Time Lord (Eddie) Lee Mansfield has heard that the role could be that of the Meddling Monk. Eddie wouldn't contradict that.
Lee Mansfield has since heard on good authority that Patrick Stewart has been asked to play the Monk.
Eddie reports that Patrick Stewart is still very interested; nothing is certain yet and his schedule does not fit in with the filming right now, but he is willing to accommodate if possible (Eddie). If he can't manage it, the character is likely to be dropped from the special and appear in series 5 instead (Eddie) If PS does appear it will be one of the last specials, possibly the last (Eddie)

Story picked up by The Daily Star and the Sun (who combined PS with the potential Dalek two-part opener to series 5). Clarification by Eddie: PS has been approached to play the Meddling Monk in the last of the specials, which will also involve John Simm.

Eddie (with due warnings) also presents a snippet, which depicts the Doctor arriving in a mysterious, ominous, fan-wanky (!) environment, where he encounters a Patrick Stewart-like figure who announces "THIS IS THE GAME OF RASSILON...Welcome home, Doctor..." Lee Mansfield adds that the piece ends with the Doctor asking "What are you playing at, Mortimus!?" eddie himself doesn't know exactly what this is about...

But to curb some speculation the-writer88 reports that she has been lead to believe that right now there are NO plans for the return of Gallifrey or the Time Lords.


Children In Need

Appeal night: 14th November 2008.

Despite rumours to the contrary, there will NOT be a Doctor Who segment for CiN in 2008. RTD: "much to our regret... the schedule was absolutely packed... I thought it best to confirm this now, so people don't start building up expectations." There may be some form of Who involvement though (DWM #399)

Torchwood Magazine (Sept 08) report that, 'Plans are afoot in the Doctor Who and Torchwood production offices for a fantastic one-off event to coincide with this years Children In Need. We're not allowed to tell you what just yet, but we'll have the full details very, very soon'. See also DenOfGeek.com.

DWM #400 report that there will be a "one off event" (so more likely a concert than a mini episode) hosted by Doctor Who to raise money for CiN. More news due next issue.

This event will be "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at the studios where the shows are filmed" for fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures; "on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 November, the BBC will be opening the studio doors just outside Cardiff to 100 lucky competition winners and their friends and families". Read the BBC Press Release (23 Sept '08) for more details.

4:14 The Next Doctor (2008 Christmas special)

Written by Russell T. Davies Directed by Andy Goddard

Producer: Suzie Liggat

Cast: Dervla Kirwan (Miss Hartigan), David Morrissey, Velile Tshabalala (Rosita)

Title confirmed in BBC Press Release, 23 Sept '08.
Kudos to "The Daily Star" who correctly reported the title (reported by Mr Chimpey)
For other suggested "spoiler" titles see old summary.
RTD (DWM #398) says that the title is 'a bit of a giveaway'.

72lf (here and here) says a rough cut is complete of this episode (Sept '08), it is loosely based on "The One Doctor" and has a working title of "The Other Doctor" (but this title may be changed before the episode is locked down).


Emails included in RTD's new book A Writers Tale have been printed in "The Times". Spoilery information includes:
RTD's ideas for titles: The Two Doctors, The New Doctor, The Next Doctor.
"The real heart of it is the beginning: the Doctor arrives, hears a damsel in distress, the Doctor steps forward to save her... when this other man [to be played by David Morrissey] swings in, dashing, brilliant, amazing, clever, witty, saves the day. The Doctor says, “Who are you?” The man says, “I'm the Doctor!” [...] The Doctor becomes his companion." "Cybermen, Victoriana, a swordfight on the roof with Cybershades (Cyberman heads in flowing black robes, like wraiths, sort of creepy half-Cybermen), workhouse kids as slaves... That's all the normal plot stuff." "I had a fair bit of Cybermen-in-Victoriana worked out, but this two Doctors story [...] is so strong that it's sort of knocking out everything else [...] a lot of that Cybermen stuff was dark - graveyards and things - whereas this new stuff is fun and lively, it's even going to get knockabout"

Above picked up by MANY papers - but they don't add anything except speculation (which we have plenty of here).

72lf reports that (based on rough cut) - RTD "has gone for a simple adventure approach and nothing that a future production team would have to explain in 10 years time", it's "very funny, well paced", Pirates of the Caribbean to VOTD's Poseidon Adventure. "Morrissey is NOT a future Doctor."

Latest from 72lf, (based on a nearly finished cut of the Christmas special), David Morrissey is NOT a future Doctor. He is a conman. The Doctor believes briefly that DM could be a future version of him, "but as the story unfolds, the truth emerges through a few funny scenes"

From RTD's A Writer's Tale, it seems that the original script carried on directly from Journeys End and featured the cybermen invading the TARDIS (and rearing up behind DT), and DT reacting "What, what, what!". This was shot (and there are pictures in the book of this), but it was then dropped by RTD.

In DWM #400, DT says that the Christmas special "doesn't carry on immediately from the end of Series Four. It was going to in the first draft of the script, but then it was decided the the ending of Episode 13 is so kind of momentous and bleak that actually the Doctor may just need a bit of time out. An undisclosed amount of time has passed..." The episode starts with the Doctor arriving in London, on Christmas Eve, 1851; having quite a nice time...and then things start to go wrong...

A source has seen basic footage of David Morrisey as the "next" doctor, and the Cybermen in all their glory from the Christmas Episode. But they said that the scene they saw involves someone (either our Doctor or the other doctor, I'm not sure which, but one of them) holding up some kind of lightning bolt which destroys the Cybermen in one fell swoop.(Xenutia) - based on set reports it is DM who destroys the Cybermen.

DWM #399 confirms the cast (DK, DM, VT) and that Dervla Kirwan is playing Miss Hartigan.

The Christmas special is a Victorian one, "So expect plum pudding, death and disaster" (Telegraph) And zombies!? (cythralski)

The read through for the Christmas special has taken place and David Tennant was present

The cyberwraiths are in fact called cybershades (clashtafari)

The Sun (30 Jul) report an "insider" as saying "The Cybershade is a mutant with some of the looks of the Cybermen — but it is a much darker creation." (Story was picked up by The Telegraph and Teletext)

There is talk of there being a new kind of King/Emperor Cyberman that's a twist on the new design (oldtype40). Also (vaguely) of a report in a tabloid of "cyber dogs" (perhaps relating to the dog-like behaviour of the cybershades, mentioned in the set reports?) (Sontaran Of Brunei)

According to RTD (reported in the Scottish Sunday Express 28 Sept'08), "It’s called The Next Doctor, and there is a major plot twist at the end. We’re even thinking of not having a press screening, because we don’t think anyone will be able to keep it secret. For the first time we have two men together as leads. It’s a small focused idea, a little different.”

Spoilers from the series 4 boxset commentaries:
The Christmas special contains the phrase "cache of info-stamps" (Poison Sky Commentary; Ron Mace, also Den Of Geek)
There is a character called Aubrey Fairchild (The Stolen Earth commentary; Ron Mace). The character meets a "terrible death" (Den Of Geek).
The Hub set, from spin-off series Torchwood, has been 'trashed' and used for filming in the special (Den Of Geek). Interestingly, filming for the five-parter of Torchwood features a thrashed "Plass" (Planet Gallifrey), so multiple uses for a destroyed Hub seems in order.

Velile Tshabalala interview in West Sussex Today: she is very careful about what she says, but confirms her character is Rosita, that Rosita is "an East Londoner, very Cockney", and that, "The Doctor is faced with another Doctor. Rosita is the assistant to the other Doctor but as the episode goes on she starts helping the Doctor we know." Velile also speaks of how hard it is acting scared when there is nothing there - it sounds like there was a substantial amount of green screen at some point.

Extended Trailer
This was shown at Comic Con. It shows scenes of Mrs Hartigan in the graveyard; she mentions the Cybermen. We also see an urchin who says it's 1851; lots of explosions and a brief glimpse of a cybershade.
ROSITA: This creature came out of the shadows, A man made of metal.

SET REPORTS
DETAILED SUMMARY IS NOW IN THE SET REPORTS THREAD - click here for details of reports, plus lots of photo links. Many of the photos have evaporated - see this page on Planet Gallifrey for pictures of filming including a cybershade.

On-set Trailers:
“Vicar”, “Miss Hartigan”, “Hot Scottie Totty” , "Rosita", "The Other Doctor"

Filming in a Snow-covered grave-yard, featuring a vicar, a woman in red and policemen running from a pyre. Also filmed with cybermen and "cyber-wraith" creatures (feathery cloaks and copper colour cyber masks). The director is Andy Goddard.

Filming in Gloucester took place over four nights and featured DT (brown suit, blue shirt), David Morrissey (Victorian dress), Velile Tshabalala.
Settings: snow-covered Victorian Market,
DT arrived in the Tardis alone. Many scenes with DM and VT, including one with a horse-drawn hearse and a cyber-wraith.

Dialogue: DM to VT "The Doctor's companion will do what the Doctor says! Now go!" (DT watches this)
Dialogue: DM to DT outside the Tardis: "One last adventure" and possibly about a little boy.
Dialogue: DM says (to DT) ..."Good gracious", then something else..then "all bright and shiney". He says something else and possibly there's a request. DM then says..."the one and only".
Dialogue: DM speaks of his "memory not fully intact yet" as he, DT and VT hide in a archway.
They talk about papers and "15 Latimer Street" is mentioned.

In another scene funeral directors with cyber ear pods lead a line of kids away. DT and VT run ahead of the kids and join the line, DT then looks back. After the scene with kids walking in a line, they were rehearsing a scene where a lot of the Victorian people were all running away in the alley (from a considerable explosion) with DM and VT and DM appeared to grab a child as if saving him from something.

Filming outside Monmouth town hall, a snow-covered water-side scene. Various scenes: Twenty or so child actors being marched into big double doors by an undertaker wearing cyber earpieces; being forced past cybermen ("Enter the court of the Cyber-King! That is an order - march!") as the cyber shades herd them like dogs; emerging in panic from the large double doors as VT shouts at them to "keep running"

Big Showdown with David Tennant, David Morrissey, and Dervla Kirwin, in which it comes clear that DK's character, Mrs Hartigan is behind the cybermen's plot. The Doctor is threatened with death, DM throws something at the cybermen, then DM shoots them.
Doctor: "Whoa! That's cheating, sneaking up like that! Have you got your legs on "silent"?
Doctor: "and it all has to happen tomorrow, on Christmas day? That was your idea was it?"
Cybermen: when the Doctor says who he is, say his appearance "does not match the cybermens visual record".

Doctor: "Ah well, wait a minute, let me die happy - tell me what you want the children for" Mrs H: "What does anyone want children for?"

"The Dr then throws something at the cyberman, who catches it at informs the Dr that it is ineffective against the cyber race, at which point David Morrissey steps out from behind the Cybermen and Mrs H and (this was only a rehearsal) mimed shooting them and went "boom, boom" as the Cybermen shook and shivered." (Kelmo)

Speculation:

Many have speculated this is based on the audio "The One Doctor" - 72lf (here and here) says that, based on "very good, close sources", this episode is indeed based on that audio, that it is a light comedy after the tearjerker of the finale. DM is the fake Doctor, and the Cybershades are fakes made by Morrissey's character, only for the real Cybermen (and the real Doctor) to show up...
Links to "The One Doctor" also confirmed by The Doctor's Trainers


4:15 TITLE TBA (First 2009 Special - Easter)

Written by Russell T. Davies and Gareth Roberts Directed by TBA

Producer: Tracie Simpson

Features "a new monster" (DWM #399)

Treatment contains the words 'jewel', 'fly', and 'chamber' (DWM #400)

Episode will be broadcast "Easter 2009" (DWM #400)

In "The Writers Tale", RTD suggests that to have an episode (with filming starting in Jan) shot, CGI and score done and mastering completed for April is nigh on impossible - post-production would normally take 6 weeks (suggesting a low-FX episode or more work done in preproduction - see comment by paperbackwriter) #

animated cadavar says that this special is set on a desert world to which present-day humans are transported by aliens (i.e. based on an element of Gareth Roberts' The Highest Science - The Browncoat Cat). The desert world will apparently be shot in Tunisia in the same location as Star Wars was filmed.


4:16 TITLE TBA (Second 2009 Special)

Written by Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford Directed by TBA

Producer: Nikki Smith

(Writer and producer information - DWM #400 via Jangomac)

Nikki Smith reports that she will start work on this special "around December/January" - dates are still being finalised. She has read the story line for this episode and was on the edge of her seat reading it (DWM #400)

Treatment for the second special contains the words 'oxygen', 'probe' and 'tree' (DWM #400)


4:17 TITLE TBA (Third 2009 Special)

Written by Russell T. Davies Directed by TBA

Producer: Tracie Simpson

(Writer and producer information from DWM #400 via Jangomac)


4:18 TITLE TBA (Fourth 2009 Special)

Written by Russell T. Davies Directed by TBA

Producer: Tracie Simpson

(Writer and producer information from DWM #400 via Jangomac)



SERIES 5 - facts and rumours

SHOWRUNNER:

RTD leaving and Moffat taking over for series 5, news broken by the Guardian, also see BBC Press Release.

72lf is told that the series is "tied up till series 9", with SM having a 5 year contract.

WRITERS:

None besides Steven Moffat announced as yet.

Rough ideas were being put together for series 5 "as we speak" (May 2008, Time_Lord)

SM was writing the first script in July '08 (Comic Con 24 Jul, on withaterrace livejournal). Apparently he started in January! (email from RTD to Benjamin Cook, printed in The Times)

According to an interview in Death Ray (Aug '08) with Steven Moffat (summarised here), SM expects to write 5 or 6 episodes.
However, given RTD never managed to predict how many he would write, that could easily change (he refused to be drawn in a previous interview (SM interview, 24 Jul)

Feeley reports from the Moffat session at the Edinburgh TV Festival (23rd Aug '08)

* SM has completed the first episode of the season, it was "the easy part, as I'd written it in my head many times before."
* SM has a broad overarching plan for the season that he's currently refining.
* He has had emails from would-be DW writers, including some from "a few quite surprising names".
* Gaiman is still on the cards and has been asked to prepare two different ideas. Paul Cornell is likely too...Lee Mansfield And I'll confirm the Gaiman and Cornell thing.Eddie
One of the ideas Gaiman is provisionally working on is the Ice Warrior story (Eddie)

PLOTS/STORYLINES:

"THEY'RE BACK"... apparently. We don't yet know what "They" are (assuming SM wasn't just looking for a strong opening line!) (Steven Moffat, DWM 397)

SM confirms that there will not be a series of "Blink"-type stories, "[Y]ou couldn't have a whole series like that [...] You can't have that as the first episode. It's just too grim. So it's different contemplating it from this position, very, very different." The series will also continue to embrace a wide range of tones and genres, Moffat said. Rather than adapting the show to his particular writing style, he looks forward to experimenting with different voices to maintain the show's variety. SM also looks forward to "get[ting] to write episodes that I wouldn't normally write, that wouldn't be expected of me." (Moffat interview, ScifiWire)

SM has said (Death Ray, Aug '08, summarised here) he thinks the Doctor works best when solving problems rather than fighting armies, that the Doctor has always been a sexy, flirty character, albeit one who doesn't pursue love interests and that any fans hoping for a reduction in comedy, soapy stuff, gay jokes or the sonic screwdriver will be disappointed (and that he did these more than RTD anyway).

Don't despair of returning monsters in the Moff's reign; "Steven talked about the future in terms of... well, to the extent that I said 'Don't tell me any more!' I want to find out as a viewer. I was even surprised, because I was half-expecting there to be a No Old Monsters rule under The Moff. But no. So that felt good." (RTD, A Writers Tale)

"Zygons. Series 5. Apparently." (the-writer88;);

Eddie reports on his blog that Mark Gattis has been asked to adapt his novel "Nightshade" for series 5 (via Lee Mansfield).
Odds On reports having heard this, a few weeks back, but as far as he knows Gattis hasn't said yes yet.

Information (from the series 5 bible):

* Zygons Lee Mansfield and Eddie). According to Lee Mansfield Tennant demands Zygons...he gets Zygons. Lee Mansfield suggests that there may be "Zygon infiltration horror for the Doctor". Plus, apparently "the guys who did Walking With Dinosaurs have been asked to help design and create a CGI Skarasen for Season 5" (Lee Mansfield)
* Ice Warriors.Lee Mansfield All checks out with Eddie. He couldn't possibly deny any of that. Ice Warrior provisional title: The Faces In The Dust (Eddie)
The writer for this episode is provisionally Gaiman (Eddie)
* Daleks (Lee Mansfield). Two-parter Dalek episode to open Series 5 Lee Mansfield
The plan at the moment is that the series is coming back with a two part Dalek story. As far as I know they won't appear in the series again that year. Eddie
Eddie clarifies the situation - IF the Daleks make an appearance in series 5, they will do so in an opening two-parter, probably set in Edwardian Britain. However SM doesn't really want to use the Daleks, and may persuade the BBC to replace them with something new for that adventure.
* The enemy who will reveal themselves in the series denouement will have been in every episode of series 5.Eddie


Story picked up by The Sun (with some confusion over the specials and series 5) mentioning Daleks, Zygons and Ice Warriors.

Note : And in light of all this information, Moffat has delivered his Series 5 plans to people for considerations, feedback, planning etc.... Lee Mansfield (Sept '08) The Moff has presented his preliminary "bible", series 5 stuff is "subject to change but it is the initial outline for the next full series, with a two part opener and a very insidious and, in my opinion, excellent, arc culminating in the finale" (Eddie)

Note: 72lf has been doing some digging and has discovered that Moffat has apparently seen the relevant posts. 72lf's source states that rtd has really done all you can with the daleks and has no plans to bring them back for a while.
As for zygons, he got a hmmmm and a nod.
As for moffs submitted bible, as it were, only a few have seen it.
Basically, what was reported sounds great but it didn't ring any bells with the powers that be.
Also 72lf has heard rumblings previously about the Ice Warriors.
Latest from 72lf is that SM take on these rumours was "B*ll*x "to most of it.

FILMING DATES:
The Co=Ordinator has heard (from an impeccable source) that filming will follow its usual pattern (so probably July 2009).
Filming will commence in "Autumn 2009" (so August? ;according to The Sun [18 Jul 08])

Format and scheduling

Moffat says he has fourteen episodes of Who to do. Since the special at Christmas 2009 will be an RTD special and Julie mentions a series return with thirteen episodes (Julie Gardner, Telegraph), the fourteenth episode is perhaps for Christmas 2010?

"The fifth series [...] is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One early the following year [i.e. 2010]" (BBC Entertainment News 6 Jul 08)

"the fifth series of the show - due to be shown on BBC1 in spring 2010" (BBC Entertainment 23 Aug 08)

The current plan is for transmission to follow the pattern of series 1-4, according to Piers Wenger (The Co=Ordinator)

In the series 4 boxset commentaries, SM says that he prefers two-parters but that this will not affect how he approaches the series. (Den Of Geek). SM has also said that the current pattern of three two-parters was a good balance and it was hard to imagine straying too much from that (The Revolutionist, BAFTA Writers: Time Travel in TV Drama and Comedy Cardiff 6th Oct 2008)


CASTING:

The Doctor

NOTE: NOTHING official has yet been said to confirm or deny DT in series 5. All the below should be required as hints (from SM, RTD etc) or speculation.

There is word that the Hamlet production featuring David Tennant may move to New York (Gregory Doran, The Times)

The word from Steven Moffat ( Sunday Herald)

* "Moffat said he was preparing himself for the day Tennant decided to leave the show. He said: "When that dreadful day comes the audience will be ready for it."
* Moffat refused to say whether Tennant would leave the show in the 2010 series: "The reason the finale of the last series worked so well is that it was top secret." ..."


SM rules out an older Doctor if and when DT steps down "It might kill someone over 60 [...] I think I think he'll always probably tend to be around 40." (quotes from BBC Entertainment 23 Jul 2008)

Reports of DT's departure (note: this are completely unconfirmed): The News of the World (Aug '08 :specials are DT's last DW), The Scottish Sun (Aug '08: DT has "confirmed" he's quitting), The Mirror (Aug '08 : DT steps down after specials), jonahcohn: a foaf says DT is "definitely done" after the specials; animated cadavarDT will leave at the end of the specials; The Daily Star (30 Sept'08; reported by chrisakadonkey) says that the Master battles the Doctor in last 2009 special resulting in a new Doctor.

Reports of DT staying: "The Sun" (10 Sept 08 DT has agreed to stay if a film role is part of the deal") - confirmed by 72lf (detail in "Other Rumours"). Also confirmed by The Doctors trainers (entire fifth series and option on the movie, new Doctor for series 6), Eddie and
Lee Mansfield (who hints at DT staying post-series 5?). FULL HOUSE : The Co=Ordinator (DT for series 5). 72lf reports that DT is definitely on for S5, but there will be a new Doctor for series 6, (also here). Lee Mansfield reports DT as being keen to continue with no talk of him leaving at any time (see also here). Eddie agrees, he reports DT as feeling there is "no time limit". RTD (reported in theScottish Sunday Express 28 Sept'08) says, "David may never leave, he could go on for ever. I haven’t talked to him about leaving. Maybe it will never happen. Maybe he’ll be 70 and have to be taken off the set.” In the series 4 boxset commentaries, DT refers to Steven Moffat as his "new boss", with their discussions suggesting that they are working together ("Silence in the Library" commentary; Ron Mace and Den Of Geek)

IF DT is in the film he will be in series 6 (Eddie and Lee Mansfield).

RTD refuses to say whether Tennant will return for series 5; RTD says DT has made his decision and the BBC knows what it is (Guardian, July 2008). Julie Gardner says she doesn't know (Telegraph, July 2008)

DT is returning for series 5 (July 2008) - Mr Banana and The Doctor Trainers, via three separate sources

BBC are "more hopeful" that DT will stay for series 5. Apparently they want a deal by Autumn 2008. (The Sun [18 Jul 08])

In an interview with Mark Lawson RTD said that he "knows when David is leaving". However he then went on to say that he blatantly lies about the future of Doctor Who... (BBC4)

Conflicting rumours - some that DT has signed for series 5 (peteloaf; the-writer88); another that nothing has been officially signed (72lf)

There is also a rumour that the last special is being filmed with two endings to allow DT maximum time to consider his return (rocknrollbazza). (Note that filming of that special would be about four months before filming of the series).

A report suggests that Auntie Beeb is ready to flash the cash to persuade DT to stay The Scotsman

According to William Hill, Robert Carlyle is the most popular bet for next Doctor at 2/1. Also reported here.

The Companion

Female companion(Lee Mansfield) A Celtic companion. Non contemporary.Lee Mansfield Eddie agrees and adds that there will be no romantic interest with the Doctor (Eddie - see also here)

Oh and Celtic means Scottish, Irish or Welsh (Eddie)

Eddie reports that the companion will not have a one-series arc; they are keen for her to remain for series 6. This hinges on the Doctor-lite apparently.

72lf confirms that the companion is not for one series (he suggests she will be there to ease the transition to a new Doctor - but see section above).

The character name is Lucy (provisional name and subject to change) (Eddie)
It looks like she will be an Edwardian maid (Eddie), from Scotland (Eddie).

On his blog, Eddie suggests Annabel Reid is in the running for this part (reported by bomaya0).


Supporting Cast

* Kylie to return? Old rumours from early 2008 : (Schnibob2 1,2, Yahoo Australia Lifestyle News, Xtatoo)
* Negotiations in train to get back Alex Kingston (River Song) and Georgina Moffett (Jenny) for series 5? (72lf). See rumours upthread re specials.
* Tom Baker (unknown role) - originally reported in Comic Book Resources, and then in the Daily Star (serbusfish)
This has since made the Sky TV website - Den of Geek point out that it references a Sun story which appears to have been pulled from their website.
(Many suggestions that Tom would be perfect for Professor Nightshade/Edmund Trevithick - see section above) - Eddie reports that Tom himself is unaware of any casting in the offing, but he is very keen and thinks it would be a great idea.


Other rumours
Major rumours about a DW film came out of Edinburgh (23 Aug 08) based it seems simply on this: Steven Moffat is quoted as saying this about a film, "As long as it was great and fantastic than yes, I'm not against the idea. But a film is on for 90 minutes and that is not as important as the series. But as long as it doesn't get in the way of the show we could do it." (quote from The Telegraph, variants in MSN Entertainment, The Press Association, BBC Entertainment)[/quote]

The Co=Ordinator says that IF there is a film it will star David Tennant and Billie Piper as set up during the finale in Journey's End (i.e. alt universe).

More "movie news" - The Sun (10 Sept'08) report a source as saying "It looks like the film is going to happen in the next few years." (See also Telegraph, Digital Spy, Teletext, My Park).

RTD was asked about a film (The Sun 9 Sept '08)- he allegedly said he'd love to see Catherine Zeta Jones as a Companion, but also that he had no time to "spit" let alone make a film (see also Western Mail, SiFy, OneIndia).

72lf said "todays snippets about Tennent apparently signing a deal to do s5 AND Who movie is true at this point. This will be part of a handshake deal and No official details will be revealed regarding movie details untill a script, budget and casting is finalised." Also confirmed by The Doctors trainers (entire fifth series and option on the movie). And The Co=Ordinator (2011 for the movie)

The Independent (13 Sept'08) report that speculation is growing that Hollywood is beckoning for DT. They also report, "BBC Film flatly denied it was seeking funding for a movie or that it had struck a deal with Tennant to star in the next series as long as the corporation committed to a big-screen version."

Digital Spy report that RTD might return to do a film, quoting RTD as saying, "I'd be very interested in going back for it. I think it could be lovely and could work as an idea. They did one in the 1960s and that worked and it didn't affect the TV series at all"

Thanks to canterbury from DWF for this

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2

The Last Sontaran Part 1:

The legendary Sarah Jane Smith and her young gang of fellow nosey parkers are back for more adventures. Like last year, a familiar foe from the Whoniverse is in town with a cunning plan for global domination. Can a lone Sontaran succeed where the Slitheen failed?


The Last Sontaran Part 2:

Reports of strange lights around the Tycho Radio Telescope lead Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Maria into a terrifying forest encounter – and Sarah Jane comes face to face with her oldest enemy. Meanwhile Maria wrestles with a huge decision when her dad is offered a new job in America.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

SJA Interview from Digital Spy

How would you say this series of SJA is different from the first?

"It comes in the dialogue. It's just more explanatory and it doesn't cut off quite so quickly. There are more grown-up stories and it's much harder hitting, I think. We stay with the problem this time, therefore we have to have dialogue that will not patronise."

Have you learnt more about Sarah Jane this series?

"I learn more about her every day. Russell [T Davies] said 'There are so many places she can go. We're only just starting to find out about her'. When the series started, I did think 'where is this going?' Quite honestly, when the pilot went out, I thought I was going to get so much stick from journalists. I love the programme, and always thought it was very good, but that's not always other people's perceptions. It's lovely how people have been so embracing of it."

How did you react when you were offered Sarah Jane Adventures?
"I went for a meal with Russell and Julie [Gardner, BBC Wales head of drama] and I actually thought I was going to be offered to go into Torchwood! Then I thought it was going to beK-9 and Sarah Jane, after what happened in 'School Reunion'. I loved K-9 to bits, but I wondered if that could work. They would have had to do something with the dog - they really would - because all you could do is crouch down and talk to it. That's very limiting, so I am blessed that I have the kids instead!"

How did you feel about The Brigadier coming back?

"I've seen Nick on and off over the years, but he was so pleased to be asked back. It's a lovely thing to do because he's spoken about doing it and it's really nice for the fans."

Did he expect to be asked back?

"I don't think he did. I think he thought his time had gone, because now there's a different UNIT in place."

Is it a reunion for the two characters on-screen?

"They kind of muzz over that a little, but it has been a long time, so that leaves it open to how long it's been. Sarah Jane doesn't really want to introduce the kids to UNIT, because they use guns. Sarah Jane doesn't think a gun is a good thing, not even as a last resort, so it must be pretty special to have to go to The Brig."

It's often rumoured, but do you think the Doctor could ever appear in SJA?
"Well, who would have thought Sarah Jane could have been working with Torchwood? I never thought that could happen! That's what was so amazing about the Doctor Who[finale]. The prospect of crossover between the programmes is quite incredible, so 'yes' in answer to your question, I don't see why you couldn't have the Doctor on this show."

Would you go back to Doctor Who again?

"I actually think that was the last time. But then again, I thought 'School Reunion' was the last time! I thought 'what a lovely send-off, thankyou so much', but now I think that actually might be the last time. I would be really happy if it ended there."

How do you feel about Russell leaving?

"I don't know if he's leaving us, though. I truly, truly don't know that. Steven [Moffat] is taking over Who, which will be really interesting. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens there."

Will there be a third series of Sarah Jane?

"It's in the offing. It depends on this [series] and there are a lot of ifs. I think they're planning it, and it would be lovely to see where we go next

Thursday, 25 September 2008

New title and synopsis

The christmas Doctor Who episode will be called The Next Doctor and here the synopsis's from digital spy for the second series of Sarah Jane:

The last Sontaran Part1

The legendary Sarah Jane Smith and her young gang of fellow nosey parkers are back for more adventures. Like last year, a familiar foe from the Whoniverse is in town with a cunning plan for global domination. Can a lone Sontaran succeed where the Slitheen failed?

The last Sonataran Part 2

The stakes are high during the concluding part of the season's opening story, as Sarah Jane and her pals are holed up in the radio telescope centre. There's plenty of chasing around corridors to pad out the episode, but can you hunt down the red herring amongst the following spoilers?

The rest will be up soon no doubt

Monday, 8 September 2008

SJA Trailer

The new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will start on Monday 29th September.
Here is the trailer:

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Sorry for the wait

Hi everyone sorry for the wait but I have'nt had chance to post lately but this Monday everything will be slowly going back to normal, over here in Greece we start school next Thursday so not looking forward to that but anyway just giving you a sign that I am alive or more importantly that the site is still alive.

Cheerio !!!!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Hello again

I am not bak from England yet because there is no darn return flight but hopefully we will find one this Friday, I am writing this from a library and seeing as there isn't much news and Ihave only Ten minutes on the computer left I am going to copy and paste this from PLanet Gallifrey. So sorry PLanet Gallifrey but if you want me to delete the post then I will but I don't have any time to write all the catch up things so a huge thanks to Planet Gallifrey for this info.


2009 SPECIALS AND SERIES 5

Filming Schedule:Filming has wrapped for the 2008 Christmas special. Filming for the 2009 specials will commence in January 2009 (Tennant will begin filming on the 9th Jan) with the filming for series 5 starting later that Spring. The Christmas Special for 2008 has already been filmed. In 2009 there will be either three or four hour-long specials, one of which will broadcast at Easter and another of which will broadcast on Christmas 2009. Two will be written by RTD, and the rest will be co-written by him.

And as for how many specials there are:
Three specials were mentioned in the original press release. DT confirmed four on the Andrew Marr show. DWM 397 also confirmed four specials for 2009. The Guardian said there were five in total. The latest information from Julie Gardner mentions four specials (including Christmas 2008) then mentions DT coming back to film them.

Speculation:One of the Specials may be taking place partially or entirely in a location outside the UK.For the Christmas Special:Many have speculated this is based on the audio "The One Doctor" - according to "very good, close sources", this episode is indeed based on that audio, and is a light comedy after the tearjerker of the finale. DM is the fake Doctor, and the Cybershades are fakes made by Morrissey's character, only for the real Cybermen (and the real Doctor) to show up...Casting


Ace (Sophie Aldred)
McGann rumoured to return in the second 2009 special, in an episode directed by Graham Harper (heard by a few people but apparently the "latest sources" say this is not happening)
Brian Blessed may make his return to the show
Agynes Deyn is reported as being in one of the specials.
Rumour on IMDB that Bad Girls star Alicia Eyo has been offered a companion role for one of the specials; a role that may play into full-time companion for series 5
John Simm - instead of a small cameo in series 4, plans were changed to bring the Master in a much bigger way in the specials Heroes and Villains
Sea Devils. "The return of The Sea Devils is definitely planned and all preliminary work has long since been concluded."
Winston Churchill (for specials or series 5) - reputedly TV people asked for his removal from "Revenge of the Judoon" so he could be kept in reserve.
According to Julie Gardner, characters and storylines from last series will not necessarily be picked up for the specials

SERIES 5
RTD is leaving and Moffat taking over for series 5. It'll be back to the original 13 episodes format. As for writers of the episodes, there are rumours abound that Neil Gaiman and Rob Shearman may be writing episodes for series 5. When asked what he knew about the rumour Rob Shearman replied "Only that it's news to me!"Gaiman says on his blog that Gaiman HAS had dinner with the Moff but "if it ever gets to the point where I know that I'm actually, definitely, for certain, writing an episode of Doctor Who, I'll post it here. In big red letters. Or green. You'll know when it happens, trust me."According to DWM, apparently "THEY'RE BACK". Although we don't actually know what or who "They" are. RTD refuses to say whether Tennant will return for series 5. RTD says he "knows when David is leaving..." DT has made his decision and the BBC knows what it is. He then went on to say that he blatantly lies about the future of Doctor Who....According to the Sun, DT will leave after the four specials "and a movie"A rumour from "a fairly good source" says that Andy Pryor has cast DT's replacement. There was a short list of names - including one woman. The rumour also suggested DT would not be in all specials...There is also a rumour that the last special is being filmed with two endings to allow DT maximum time to consider his return (they did this for Parting of the Ways as well)

Supporting Cast
Kylie to return? Old rumours from early 2008
Negotiations in train to get back Alex Kingston (River Song) and Georgina Moffett (Jenny) for series 5?
Tom Baker?!

Once again thanks Planet Gallifrey and the people on DWF who put this all together.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Notice

Well lets start of with I'm sorry...I'm so sorry but as some of you know I live in Greece (I'm half greek) but today I will be going on holiday for 2 weeks to England which means no posts for 2 weeks. Geez I am sorry but you should all have a look at my Great Sites list for other fantastic sites and I recommened Planet Gallifrey, Tardis and Torchwood Treasures, Doctor Who Mania. Those 3 in my mind are three of the finest sites.

So goodbye for 2 weeks and OMG the finale in a few days. YIPEE

Friday, 20 June 2008

Finally..update

Sorry for the wait but the computer crashed from a virus on Monday and until now has been cown but we took it somewhere to be fixed and blah blah blah.

Here is the synopsiss for Journeys end

Journey's End

The entire universe is in danger as the Daleks activate their masterplan. The Doctor is helpless, and even the Tardis faces destruction. The only hope lies with the Doctor's secret army of companions – but as they join forces to battle Davros himself, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.


Feart factor for Turn Left
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0 min - The BBC One ident provokes discussion.

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1 min - A strange drink and a sinister figure intrigue the boys.

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3 min - The boys shudder and grimace.

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5 min - Harry speculates about Cyber technology.

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6 min - The kids are tense. Dad giggles. Mum slaps him.

* "Oooh! Oooh! I remember that!" cries Harry. "Watch out for the xxxx!" warns Adam.
Why is this given no time?

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8 min - The kids don't believe it, and exchange astonished glances. "That's freaky," decides Samuel.

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9 min - The boys cheer. Amy is reassured.

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10 min - The family guffaw.

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11 min - Harry: "Oh yeah, xxxxxx!" Samuel grins in anticipation.

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12 min - A terrible incident. Amy is appalled.

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13 min - Samuel has career advice for Gramps.


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15 min - "Perhaps saying xxxx (Rose?) makes her xxxxxxxx?" ponders Adam.

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16 min - The kids laugh and relax.

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17 min - Samuel has a linguistic challenge for Adam.

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19 min - That's not what happened! The kids are horrified, and the whole family sit in stunned silence
I'm guessing death of Doctor?

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20 min - "What about xxx xxxxxxx?"(the adipose?) asks Adam. "And the xxxxxxxxx,"(pyroviles?) says Samuel.

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22 min - Adam: "Oh, no!"

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23 min - Amy looks sad. Samuel makes a connection.

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24 min - The kids delight is abruptly turned to shock.

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26 min - "Who are they?" asks Amy. Harry shakes his head in dismay.

* Amy is baffled. Harry rolls his eyes.
Again, no time is given

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28 min - Samuel sings.
DigitalSpy hints at Wilf & Donna singing?

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29 min - The kids gawp in horror.

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30 min - Something Very Bad is happening. It's Mum and Dad's turn to be horrified.

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34 min - "She's going to xxxx!" (live?) grins Samuel. The kids are all delighted.

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35 min - The boys look glum.

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37 min - Adam grimaces. Harry's fascinated. Samuel is impressed. Mum shrinks into the sofa.

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40 min - Harry slaps his forehead. Adam and Samuel laugh.

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41 min - The kids are shocked, but Samuel has a suggestion.

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42 min - "Run!" yell the kids, on the edge of their seats.

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44 min - Harry puts in head in his hands. Adam and Samuel fidget in agitation. Amy stares at the screen, mouth agape.

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45 min - The boys shout advice. Mum groans. Amy is hopeful.

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48 min - The kids chatter animatedly: "Smart! Freaky! A really good one! One of the best ever!"


Script segment

FORTUNE TELLER
But was there ever a choice? This job of yours, what led you there?
CU Donna, she flinches -
Whoosh! FLASHBACK, but to a new scene, the next scene, sc.3, glimpsed images, the car, her mum
CUT BACK TO DONNA; transfixed by the Fortune Teller's stare
DONNA
There was a choice. Six months before. Cos the agency offered me a contract as H.C Clements...
Whoosh! White flashback -

Digital spy spoilers



S04E11: 'Turn Left'

It's The Doctor's turn to take a break this week, as Donna takes centre stage in the distinctly hit and miss 'Turn Left'. Billie Piper is back, but very conspicuously struggles to nail Rose Tyler's chavette dialect and sounds like a female Chris Eubank. The plot meanders for a fair while, exploring a sci-fi spin on the butterfly effect.

Fortunately, the story soon veers off in a deliciously dark direction towards the end and whips up the excitement for the impending finale. Anyway, please check out our full review of the episode as soon as it's aired next Saturday. For now, here are the teaserish spoilers, with two bogus ones lurking in their midst...

The true mastermind of the ill fate that happens to Donna in this episode will be familiar to fans of one of the Doctor Who spinoff shows.

Oliver Morgenstern from 'Smith And Jones' is back and in fine form.

Donna suggests that footage of a Titanic replica spaceship flying towards Buckingham Palace is actually from a sequel to the famous Leonardo DiCaprio/Kate Winslet film.

There's a Wayne's World moment where Donna and Wilf sing Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Rose Tyler tells Donna that The Darkness is coming. Donna tells her that she saw them live in 2004 and they only had one good song.

Donna insults someone by calling them Vera Duckworth.

Mr Chaudhary's wandering hands cause Donna some consternation.

Rose tells Donna two vital words to pass onto The Doctor. The first one is a name of an old enemy last seen in an escape pod. The second is "lives".

Donna has a beetle on her back and soon Wilf finds antlers on his head too.

And now a preview clip for Turn Left

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Here it is, finally the title and synopsis for Episode 12 which is called The Stolen Earth


The Stolen Earth

Earth's greatest heroes assemble in a time of dire need, in tonight's penultimate episode. But can the Doctor's secret army defeat the might of the new Dalek Empire?

With battles on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. However, a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows...

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Updates

The BBC Doctor Who site has been update with a:

New segment of the script

HOSTESS

Enjoy your trip
THE DOCTOR
Oh, I can't wait! Allons-y!
HOSTESS
I'm sorry...?
THE DOCTOR
Its French, for lets go!
HOSTESS
Fascinating

Fear Factor

  • 0 min - The kids marvel at the view

  • 3 min - Harry decides that the Doctor's going to have to wear xxxxxxxx (suncream?)

  • 5 min - Terminology baffles Harry

  • 7 min - A tough decision. Harry has advice. Samuel thinks it can be avoided.

  • 8 min - Why are the kids so unconcerned?

  • 10 min - Adam whistles in amazement.

  • 11 min - Amy chews her finger nervously.

  • 13 min - "Oh no..." says Adam.

  • 14 min - Amy clutches a cushion.

  • 15 min - Harry vanishes behind the sofa. Samuel and Adam debate monsters.

  • 17 min - Someone's missing. Samuel wails.

  • 18 min - "This is getting freaky," mutters Samuel. Adam fidgets anxiously: "Maybe she's got xx xxxx?"

  • 19 min - Samuel has to find someone to snuggle against.

  • 21 min - "Whoah!" says Harry.

  • 22 min - "Ooh," says Adam, "she's stopped xxxxxx (moving? Crying?)

  • 24 min - The kids eye the proceedings warily.

  • 26 min - "Bad idea!" warns Samuel.

  • 29 min - Amy, Harry and Adam are dismayed. Samuel is biting his nails.

  • 30 min - "That is his real name."

  • 33 min - Samuel: "Ohhh dear."

  • 34 min - "Don't do it!" implores Harry.

  • 37 min - The kids are alarmed. Samuel wails again.

  • 39 min - Adam and Samuel gasp.

  • 41 min - Samuel gives Dad a hug.

  • 42 min - "Scary!" says Harry.

  • 43 min - The kids make Dad shiver.
New preview clip




And a new picture of Davros has been leaked, RTD is boiling with anger!!!

Monday, 9 June 2008

Spoliers

Here is Lizos new review:

If you thought that Doctor Who couldn't get much darker of scarier this series, think again. Midnight is one of the most intense and disturbing stories we've seen so far.

It all starts off happily enough with the Doctor and Donna on the holiday planet of Midnight.

Doctor Who
What's going on here?
Donna just wants to sunbathe, so the Doctor goes off by himself on a sight seeing trip with a group of strangers. And that's when the trouble really starts.

This is one of those stories where the less you know before watching it, the more you'll enjoy it.

Without giving too much away, writer Russell T Davies takes a beautifully simple concept and turns it into something filled with menace and terror.

It's a story that looks at different parts of the Doctor's personality, especially his never ending curiosity, while at the same time showing the risks and danger that that brings.

Claustrophobic feeling

And it also highlights, with Donna not around for most of the story, how important his companion is to him. But the most terrifying part is how it explores how human beings respond when they're under intense pressure.

Doctor Who
Midnight looks to be exciting!
It's great to see how Doctor Who doesn't always need lots of special effects and huge sets to succeed. This episode is mostly set in one room, which gives it a wonderfully claustrophobic feel.

And thanks to a brilliantly intense performance from David Tennant, this is an episode that's well up there with the programme's very best.


And now some Digital Spy spoilers:

  • A sinister shadow poses a threat to the Crusader 50 vessel, according to a crew member.

  • Betty Boop is seen doing the do in front of The Doctor.

  • A Professor is carrying a hidden bomb strapped under his jumper along with a unique ultimatum.

  • The Doctor toasts the Lost Moon of Poosh.

  • It's Election Day on the planet Midnight, prompting The Doctor to discuss Arcadia.

  • Rose Tyler trades places with a pop singer.

  • Fans of a certain French phrase will be happy.

  • The Doctor tries to force a pi into the mouth of an alien.

  • One of the characters tells the Time Lord: "Oh Doctor, you're so handsome." He agrees.

  • A famous poem by Christina Rossetti is analysed by The Doctor and one other character, in reference to ongoing events.