The BBC have released a new clip from the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Time of the Doctor - watch it in the player below. The one hour special airs on BBC One at 7.30pm and BBC America at 9:00pm ET/PT on Dec 25 whilst it airs on ABC1 in Australia on Dec 26 at 7.30pm and on Prime in New Zealand on the same day at 8.30pm. For more info, pics and clips on The Time of the Doctor, click HERE.
Friday, December 20, 2013
BBC Worldwide have announced details of a new Doctor Who DVD/Bluray boxset. The Time of Doctor & other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials has a street date of Jan 20. The set features Matt Smith's last outing as The Doctor in this year's Christmas Special, The Time of the Doctor, along with the previous festive tales: The Snowmen, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and A Christmas Carol. Pre~order the DVD HERE and the Bluray HERE. The release is also packed full of extra content from The Time of the Doctor including:
It's Christmas! A time for peace and goodwill to all. But hang on, its Doctor Who, surely it can't be that simple? We take a peek behind the lens on this cracker of a Christmas special. The tinsel is out at the Oswald's and we meet a familiar enemy in a new form. The Doctor comes face to face with the enigmatic Tasha Lem and makes a new friend. With Matt Smith, Orla Brady, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Danny Hargreaves, Jack Hollington, Sheila Reid, James Buller and Elizabeth Rider.
• Farewell to Matt Smith
Narrated by Alex Kingston (River Song), this compelling special looks back at Matt Smith’s extraordinary tenure as the Eleventh Doctor, featuring highlights from the show and copious interview footage with Matt, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and celebrity Doctor Who fans.
• Tales from the TARDIS
A look back at the full, 50-year history of this iconic series. Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and past Doctors David Tennant, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison and Tom Baker tell what it was like to be the Doctor, how they got the job and how it changed their lives. With companions Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and more, this truly insightful special offers a unique insight into the world’s longest running sci-fi series.
The Time of the Doctor & other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials will be released on general sale on 20th January 2014. BBC Shop.com are also doing an exclusive t-shirt and DVD offer for the release which you can check out HERE.
Blue Peter has announced the winners of its exclusive Doctor Who competition, which challenged CBBC viewers to design brand-new sonic devices to be used in the forthcoming series of the iconic science fiction show. You can watch the launch of the competition HERE.
Viewers aged between six and 15 were asked to design a new sonic device for either Sontaran Commander Strax, Madame Vastra or Jenny Flint - and the winning gadgets will feature in the new series which airs next year. More than 3600 young people entered for the chance to win the exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime prize.
The winners of the competition – which was launched to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who - were 13-year-old Connor from Somerset, 11-year-old Arthur from Hampshire and 7-year-old Amber from Kent.
Connor designed a Sonic Gauntlet for use by Jenny Flint. His intricate gauntlet design included a tumbler to make locks fall apart, a radioactivity measurer and receiver dish and a watch that shows the conductivity of metal in a lock. Judge Steven Moffat said that Connor’s design was a multi-purpose toolkit that fits in your arm and can do a whole manner of things: “We love this because it looks really cool; it looks quite steam punk – it looks Victorian, but looks technological at the same time and I can just imagine Jenny Flint when she goes out in the morning needing something like that on her arm.”
Arthur’s design was a Sonic Lorgnette – a pair of handheld eyeglasses - for Commander Strax. It included an x-ray lens for seeing inside people and objects, a thermal lens for detecting people and a sonic light. Steven Moffat said that this was a beautiful design which was perfect for Strax: “You feel you want to pick it up and hold it, but it’s also about the other side of his life because – of course – Strax is a nurse and this allows him to examine his patients and see what’s wrong with them. I think it will be very funny seeing Strax’s big clumsy hands holding that.”
Amber’s winning device for Madame Vastra was a Sonic Hat Pin that works as a remote control for her carriage, but can also turn into a sonic sword that increases in size with the flick of a special switch. Steven Moffat said: “The Sonic Hat Pin is a glorious idea. It can actually summon her carriage just by plucking it out of her hat, and she can lock it as well. It’s funny, it makes absolute sense and it’s got a little dinosaurs feather in it, which sells it to me.”
The winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges, including Blue Peter editor Ewan Vinnicombe, Doctor Who Head Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, Doctor Who producer Nikki Wilson, Doctor Who’s brand account manager Edward Russell, CBBC presenter and Doctor Who fan Chris Johnson, Blue Peter series producer Ellen Evans and Michael Pickwoad, production designer for Doctor Who.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Included here is an image breakdown from the recent BBC America trailer for the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Time of the Doctor (watch it HERE) - click on the images for bigger versions. The one hour special airs on BBC One at 7.30pm and BBC America at 9:00pm ET/PT on Dec 25 whilst it airs on ABC1 in Australia on Dec 26 at 7.30pm and on Prime in New Zealand on the same day at 8.30pm. For more info, pics and clips on The Time of the Doctor, click HERE.
BBC America have released two new promotional pictures from the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Time of the Doctor - click on the images for bigger, nudier versions. The one hour special airs on BBC One at 7.30pm and BBC America at 9:00pm ET/PT on Dec 25 whilst it airs on ABC1 in Australia on Dec 26 at 7.30pm and on Prime in New Zealand on the same day at 8.30pm.