Friday, 30 May 2008
The Doctor is trapped, alone, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues. Soon, the knocking on the wall begins. Only a woman called Sky seems to know the truth - but as paranoia turns into a witch-hunt, Sky turns the Doctor's greatest strengths against him, and a sacrifice must be made...'
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
0 min - "Tell me what you see," asks Dr Moon. "Nothing," says Adam, "it's completely dark... oh, hang on..."
1 min - "Uh-oh," says Samuel. Amy and Harry laugh at some intruders. "Oooh!" says Samuel knowingly. "He's the scary guy!"
2 min - Harry: "Wow. That is one BIG Library!" Something makes Mum and Dad chuckle. Samuel spots someone is missing.
5 min - The kids watch apprehensively at an unexpected face.
6 min - "Arg! Slarg! Snick!"
8 min - The lights are going out! "Uh oh!" says Harry. Something new about the Sonic Screwdriver!
9 min - The kids seem strangely reassured by the xxxx. (girl?)
13 min - Amy has a new friend. The boys have two - but which is which?
15 min - Harry silently mouths some unfamiliar words to himself.
17 min - "Hey!" yells Harry.
18 min - Who could this be? The kids have lots of suggestions.
19 min - A missed opportunity. Adam knows how to resolve it.
24 min - What's significant about the numbers?
25 min - "Not good," says Harry and the kids prepare themselves for the worst... "Don't! You'll die!" yells Samuel.
27 min - Everyone is very sad.
29 min - The boys shiver.
33 min - "Uh oh, this is baaaad news," says Harry, sadly.
34 min - The kids study the screen anxiously for clues as to where they might be.
35 min - Samuel gets inspiration from football. Adam resorts to Physics.
37 min - Something is very, very wrong, and the kids know it.
38 min - The kids are horrified!
39 min - Another complete shock for the family!
40 min - "Well scary!" declares Samuel.
And this from Digital Spy but remember 2 of these are false
There is a Jeffrey Archer continent in the library.
Donna tells The Doctor that she "likes a bit of Hank Marvin" when he warns her about the shadows.
Data Ghosts are footprints on the beach - and the tide is coming in.
The Doctor rants against reading spoilers
There are two sonic screwdrivers featured in this episode - and neither is any good at dealing with wood.
Psychic paper is used to contact The Doctor, in combination with a kiss (but not from Donna).
Donna flicks through a biography of Harriet Jones, but has to run away before she reaches the final chapter (although viewers see its shocking title, unlike Donna).
A figure from The Doctor's future makes an appearance.
A Dalek's eye stalk is brought up by The Doctor out of nowhere.
Theres also these quotes
"The library goes on forever."
"Isn't travelling with you one big spoiler?"
"Run, for God's sake run. ******e is safe."
"4022 *****. No s***i****."
"That was the most horrible thing I've ever seen."
"The real world is a lie and your nightmares are real."
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
As the shadows rise and march, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues. But can anyone stop the Vashta Nerada? While the Doctor discovers long-buried secrets and revelations about his own future, the sinister Nodes declare that Donna is doomed.
David Tennant plays the Doctor and Catherine Tate plays his companion, Donna. Alex Kingston, Colin Salmon and Steve Pemberton guest star.
And also some more promo pics from the Forest of the Dead:
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
The BBC site has been updated here
A new script segment
Something's here! Someone's got in! No one's supposed to get in
DAD agitated, barely able to keep in his seat...
She's never mentioned anyone else. She's always been alone
THE GIRL panicking now, afraid...
Someone's in my library
And the fear factor will be coming on the 27th May.
"My entire career has been a Secret Plan to get this job," Moffat continued. "I applied before but I got knocked back 'cos the BBC wanted someone else. Also I was seven.
"Anyway, I'm glad the BBC has finally seen the light, and it's a huge honour to be following Russell into the best - and the toughest - job in television."
And Russell T Davies commented saying :
"It's been a delight and an honour working with Steven, and I can't wait to see where his extraordinary imagination takes the Doctor. Best of all, I get to be a viewer again, watching on a Saturday night!"
I think this is great news as I have loved every one of Stevens episodes.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
There is a new Fear Forcast
The Man in the Brown Suit: The Doctor sniffs the air as he arrives. Harry's impressed that he can tell the year with one sniff!
Appointment with Death: "He's a bit short-sighted,"thinks Adam.
The Unexpected Guests: The family and guests are introduced. "What a grumpy butler," says Adam.
"Is Agatha Christie more famous than J K Rowling?" wonders Harry.
"Didn't she write more than that?" asks Samuel.
"Wooooh!" says Samuel as the Doctor explains a mystery.
"What is it?" asks Amy.
The Double Clue: The Doctor's found a second clue.
Donna's comment about XXXXXXX XXXXXXX makes the boys hoot with laughter.
The Unbreakable Alibi: Amy looks puzzled as the screen goes all wibbly-wobbly for the first time.
The House of Dreams: "They're all lying!" decides Samuel.
The Secret Adversary: The kids giggle constantly.
Amy's wary as Donna asks for the XXXXXX XXXX to be opened.
Curtain: The kids hear the buzzing.
The boys are delighted by Donna's antics.
The Lonely God: Agatha thinks the Doctor is "XXXXXXXXXX XXXXX". Adam and Samuel nod in agreement.
Murder is Easy: "Don't just stand there!" yells Samuel.
The Call of Wings: When someone peers out from the bedroom, the whole family laugh.
Cards on the Table: Agatha is asked her opinion.
The Love Detectives: Donna talks to Agatha in the gardens. Amy frowns when Agatha claims to be unfamiliar with talking pictures.
"What's happened to him?" whispers Amy.
Mum considers the Doctor. "Well, I'd risk it."
Butter in a Lordly Dish: Everyone sits down to dinner.
While the Light Lasts: Out in the corridor, the Doctor meets up with Donna and Agatha and... "Oh," says Samuel.
The kids are appalled... and moved by the grief.
Endless Night: Amy and Harry concentrate hard in order to follow the story.
Crooked House: "XXXXXXXX!" shouts Adam, and he and Samuel try to think of some more words for it.
Ordeal by Innocence: Everyone is amazed...
Personal Call: No-one saw that coming! The family look on in amazement.
Taken by the Flood: Memories of XXXXX, but Samuel's suspicious.
The kids study their parents curiously.
The Moving Finger: "He's getting it all wrong!" says Samuel.
The kids all look fearful...
They Do It with Mirrors: The kids laugh too: "Nice hat!" laughs Samuel.
Nemesis: Amy prepares to leap off her own sofa in case things get too scary...
The Voice in the Dark: The kids sit on the edge of their seats.
The kids sink back into their seats...
"Is that a real book?" asks Samuel.
Destination Unknown: The kids bounce on the sofa excitedly in anticipation of next week's adventure
A script extract
Mrs Christie, I've a question. Why a belgian detective?
The Belgians make such lovely buns.
Where do you get your ideas from?
Murder is easy, vicar, when you've killed as many people as I have.
And next a new preview
This episode looks great!!!
Also it has been confirmed by someone who saw a preview clip of this episode that the chest plate of a Cyberman appears in this episode, so are different parts of Cybermen slipping through th void or is it left over from the next Christmas special when the Cybermen invade....
Monday, 12 May 2008
Here is Lizo's review of The Unicorn And The Wasp
Gosh, we're already more than halfway through the series. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? And fun is definitely what this episode is.
After landing in the 1920s, The Doctor and Donna are quickly drawn into sinister goings on at a country house.
People are being killed off one by one - just like they are in the mystery stories by the famous author Agatha Christie, who also happens to be a guest.
So The Doctor and Donna team up with Agatha Christie to try and solve the mystery, and find the murderer.
Lots of fun
It must be said, the plot of this episode does get a bit overcomplicated towards the end, but you don't really care because you're laughing so much.
And of course Catherine Tate, who's got a strong comedy background, gives a perfect performance too.
So with things looking like they could be getting much darker over the second half of the series, this is just what Doctor Who needs - a story that's sure to put a huge grin on your face for 45 minutes.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Doctor Who's fourth season is back on track with this fabulously delicious slice of murder mystery and insect intrigue. A fine ensemble cast, including Felicity Kendal, and the wonderful use of the 1920s period setting ensure a fun, thrilling romp of an episode. In particular, a certain death-defying scene set in a kitchen may well be the funniest in Doctor Who's 45-year history. Here are a few hints about what lies in store, including three fake spoilers...
Donna tries to blend into the time period by saying "spiffing" and "chin chin".
There are spinning newspapers.Fans of Cluedo will love the pre-credits sequence.Agatha
Christie makes a s*xual advance towards Donna, but is loudly knocked back.
An arrow-armed Doctor is seen in flashback in Hercule Poirot's old hunting ground.
The Doctor tries to down a jar of anchovies.
Part of a Cybus Cyberman turns up in the episode.
Donna thinks that 'Murder On The Orient Express' is a song by Sophie Ellis Bextor.
There is an explicit reference to the events of 'The Unquiet Dead'.
Donna tells Agatha Christie that her plot twists are nothing compared to the Jeremy Kyle Show.
The Doctor disappoints Donna by telling her that Enid Blyton's Noddy is not real.
Chief Inspector Smith from Scotland Yard makes an appearance.
Thursday, 8 May 2008
One hundred years ago, the universe's greatest library was sealed off, leaving only one warning: "Count the shadows". But now, the shadows are moving again. As Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama continues, the Doctor and Donna must uncover the terrible truth behind the Nodes and the horrifying Data Ghost, to find the library's secret.
David Tennant plays the Doctor and Catherine Tate plays his companion Donna Noble, with guest stars Alex Kingston, Colin Salmon and Steve Pemberton.
Sounds great doesn't it and it is written by Steven Moffat who wrote The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the fireplace and last seasons episode, Blink.
In my opinion all these episodes were the highlighs of each season and so I can't wait for his two-parter this year.
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Here is the new fear factor
Yells and shouts and lots of running around - and that's just the kids as the episode starts! Great excitement as everyone remembers how the previous episode ended. Samuel: "The hand is bubbling!" Adam: "I wonder why he didn't just throw it out?" Mum: "Have you looked at your own room recently?"
"Oooh, that's gotta hurt," says Harry.
"Hurrah!" shouts the watching family.
"Wxxxxxs!" yells Samuel delightedly. "What are they?" wonders Amy.
"I hope they haven't killed xxxxxx," worries Adam. Samuel is chewing his fingernails. xxxxx gives "xx xxxx" a mouthful, and the family all grin.
"She's talking pidgin English," says Dad.
"What are they reaching kids in PHSE these days?" wonders Dad. "I'm not a xxxkxx, Jenny tells the Doctor. "And we haven't met your uncle," adds Adam.
Adam. "They're very affectionate," smiles Samuel. "Look, they think xxxxxx is a xxx." "They're xxxxxxx her head!" laughs Harry.
"This is serious!" whispers Harry. The Doctor unearths a whole series of xxxxxxx hidden on the xxx. "It's an Easter Egg!" laughs Adam. He shuffles a bit nearer to the screen. "What about those four down there?"
A cheer of recognition from the family. "Are the Hath good or bad?" asks Amy.
Donna presses the xxxxxxxxxxx to each of Jenny's xxxxxx. The Doctor seems lost for words. "A Txxe Lxxy!"
"He is a soldier!" Samuel says sadly, and bites his nails some more.
The cxxxkxxxk xxxxx gets a big laugh when it goes off in the Doctor's hand.
Samuel's very impressed by the view: "Three xxxxs!" Adam is too: "It's very gothic." Harry's less sure: "Hmm, not the nicest planet!"
What are Time Lords for? The Doctor says that, in his life, there's a serious amount of xxxxxxx involved. The kids grin. "That's very true!" says Harry.
xxxxx hits a xxxx and, to the kids' delight, xxxxx comes out and stops the xxxxxx.
The lasers are back on! Jenny raises her arms, takes a deep breath and shows off her impressive xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. She xxxxx-xxxxxs through the lasers, and earns a big cheer from the whole family. "Way to go!" yells an extremely impressed Harry. "She's certainly very fit," says Dad.
Samuel points to the Hath: "Lucky he's a fish."
"Awwwww!" groan the whole family. "Amy's very sad that she's lost her xxxxxx.
"It'll be full," says Adam. "Of women!" grins Samuel.
"I've been a xxxxxx before," the Doctor admits. "Oooooh!" says Samuel. "Yes! Sxxxn!" says Harry excitedly, who's recently seen an old story on DVD.
The boys boggle with amazement. Amy can't see what the fuss is all about.
"She's dirty!" Samuel warns them."
"That reminds me of the Exxn Pxxxxxt," observes Samuel, who remembers a family holiday to... "xxxxxxxx!" laughs Adam. "That explains the General."
Amy and Harry look alarmed!
Harry slaps his forehead in exasperation.
He's angry. Very, very angry. Samuel says: "At least hit him over the head with it."
"xxxxxxx," says the Doctor. "Ooh, like last year," says Samuel.
As the credits roll, all the kids agree that this is the best story so far this series!
Here is a new script-segment
JENNY picks herself up, unharmed, excited, grinning, the Doctor is furious with her.
Why did you do that?
They were trying to kill us!
But they've got my friend
Collateral damage. At least you've still got her. He lost both of his men. I'd say you came* out ahead.
And next the new preview clip
Monday, 5 May 2008
At the end of the last episode the Tardis doors slammed shut and it hurtled off taking The Doctor, Donna and Martha with it.
The Doctor and his daughter
And when it lands on a distant planet things go from bad to worse as they end up in the middle of a bitter war between two groups.
Martha is captured by one group, aliens called the Hath. The other group, who are human, want The Doctor and Donna's help in continuing their war.
And that's when The Doctor comes face to face with his daughter.
Georgia Moffett is superb as Jenny, The Doctor's daughter. Like him, she has astonishing abilities.
And she challenges him at every turn, making him think about things that he's never considered before. And as the story goes on, they continue to learn from each other.
This episode also picks up the anti war theme of the previous Sontaran stories, with The Doctor trying to stop the violence between the Hath and the humans, as well as trying to explore what actually makes a person a person.
It tries to cram an enormous amount into 45 minutes. And, in a way, that's its biggest problem.
There are so many interesting ideas, things that the series hasn't really tried before, that most of them don't get the attention they deserve.
As a result, you don't really end up caring about either the human fighters or the aliens. Or who's right or wrong. Which means there's never a strong sense of danger or menace.
There are some wonderful scenes with The Doctor trying to come to terms with fatherhood, and yet again Catherine Tate is fabulous; always forcing him to confront things that he'd rather not.
But Martha's story in this episode works less well. Since she's returned, she's hardly spent any time with the Time Lord. And that, in turn, makes her goodbye at the end of the story much less emotional than it should be.
This is still a terrifically ambitious episode, but one which never quite manages to live up to its potential.
And now some spoilers from digital spy
It's a case of cracking premise, lacklustre execution in this excursion to the planet Messaline. The Doctor is joined by both Donna and Martha as he is confronted with a serious case of "dad shock" after encountering a young blonde lady called Jenny. We'll spare you a full on rant about the disappointing quality of the episode (check out the full review on Digital Spy immediately after the episode has aired) and instead serve up a few spoilers (and two false spoilers)...
The Doctor is "processed".
Donna refers to The Doctor's daughter Jenny as "GI Jane".
falls into a bog.
Doctor puts a gun to a man's head.
There is talk of a being called 'The Great One'.
The Hath are genetic descendants of a race known as the Haemovores.
Martha puts a fish's shoulder back in place (or perhaps in plaice?).
The Doctor doesn't need a female to spawn a daughter - he is capable of doing it all on his own.
(I think this is false)
Jenny tells The Doctor that she saw someone called Susan die in the Time War, which upsets him greatly. (I think this is false)
After putting a stethoscope to Jenny's chest, The Doctor is surprised by what he hears.
So which ones are false and which ones are true...you decide.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
'In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 10 days. Was it amnesia? A nervous breakdown? Or a Giant Alien Wasp? As Russell T Davies's BAFTA award-winning time-travelling drama continues, the Doctor and Donna join forces with the world's most famous crime novelist to encounter a body in the library, poisoned cocktails and a Vespiform seeking revenge.
In other news you can find various Doctor Who Magazine pictures from upcoming episodes here