Friday, August 29, 2014

Listen episode synopsis

The BBC have released the official synopsis for the fourth episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Listen, check it out below:
When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!
Listen airs on BBC One on Sept 13. Series 8, Ep 3, Robot of Sherwood airs on Sep 6 at 7.30pm. Visit the Series 8 Episode Guide HERE.

Into The Dalek - clip and introduction

The BBC have released two new videos to promote tomorrow's new Doctor Who episode, Into The Dalek. In the player above you can see an introduction to the story from Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat whilst below you can see a clip from the newest Dalek adventure. For more clips, pics and new on Into The Dalek, click HERE.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Deep Breath reaction

Since the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Deep Breath, has aired worldwide on televisions and cinemas, some stats have been coming in regrding its reactions with its global audience. 

In the UK the overnight average television audience was 6.8 million, though once consolidated figures are in, the final number is likely to be around the 9 million mark (these figures will be released on Monday and posted here).

As a comparison: Christopher Eccleston opened to 10.81m with Rose; David Tennant, 9.84m with The Christmas Invasion; and Matt Smith, 10.08m with The Eleventh Hour. The Series 7 opener, Asylum of the Daleks, achieved 8.33m (these are all final figures and do not include BBC iPlayer).

Fans also enjoyed the debut for Peter Capaldi in the cinemas on Aug 23, with the episode making No. 8 in the British chart, taking in £523,000. 

In the US, Deep Breath gained the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC America. The US embraced award-winning actor Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers and ranked as the No. 1 program in all of cable among total viewers. (As reference, the most recent season-opener of cable show Game of Thrones received 6.6 million viewers.)

Channel SPACE in Canada attained 805,000 viewers. 1.187 million tuned into watch in Australia whilst it hit the No. 6 at the cinema, taking in $586,285. New Zealand saw the theatrical release at No. 4 amassing $132,740.

Here is the audio commentary for Doctor Who Series 8, Episode One, Deep Breath. Recorded by Cameron K McEwan and Alex Romeo, the commentary can be enjoyed whilst watching the story - though, that's not essential. You can download the audio commentary directly HERE, subscribe on iTunes HERE or use the player above.

Flatline pics [UPDATE]

A recent video from BBC America has shown some behind~the~scenes footage from an upcoming episode of Doctor Who Series 8 (watch HERE). The BBC have confirmed that the episode in question is Flatline*. In the clip, The Doctor throws his sonic screwdriver to Clara. Collected here are some screengrabs of the video - click on them for bigger versions.

Check out a gallery of filming pics from Flatline HERE and check out some interesting plot points about the story HERE [WARNING: spoilers!].

6 seriously shocking surprises in Doctor Who

* This post originally suggested the episode was Mummy on the Orient Express. Thanks to the BBC and all those who helped rectify this error.

BBC America behind~the~scenes

BBC America have released two exclusive new videos featuring interviews with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. In the player above you can see the new Doctor Who discuss his costumes alongside costume designer Howard Burden. Look out for some behind~the~scenes footage from an upcoming episode in Doctor Who Series 8! (Could be Flatline.)

Doctor Who merch sale!

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Our buddies at Entertainment Earth have got a great Doctor Who sale on until 2 September - click on the items here for full details. Check out the full sale HERE for many more great Who things and stuffs!
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Check out the full sale at the link below!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Doctor Who Comes To Minecraft On Xbox

BBC Worldwide have announced that Doctor Who is coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Full details below and click on the images included for bigger, blockier versions.

From September 2014, Minecraft players will have access to a range of Doctor Who assets which will allow them to change their avatar to resemble their favourite characters from the show. The first pack – priced at just £1.99 – will include a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor as well as five other Doctors, each of their on-screen companions and some of the Doctor’s most well known adversaries including his arch-nemeses, the Daleks.

Rikesh Desai, Digital Entertainment and Games Director at BBC Worldwide UK says “We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans. Working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’ve created an exciting new product which will allow Doctor Who fans to create their own brand new adventures in the heart of the iconic world of Minecraft.”

Looks like a BLOCK party for a Zygon, a Dalek and an Ice Warrior...

The deal will bring more packs as time goes on, introducing many of the most recognisable characters from the past 50 years of Doctor Who. Each skin pack will feature at least six Doctors and will be released regularly following the broadcast of the first episode. 

Minecraft is one of the fastest selling Xbox game of all time with over 13 million sales to date. The deal to bring Doctor Who to Minecraft builds on BBC Worldwide’s successful partnership with Microsoft, which has seen Microsoft publish Forza racing games complete with Top Gear themed challenges and features.

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Thanks to BBC Worldwide

Into The Dalek clips

The BBC have released two clips from the next Doctor Who episode, Into The Dalek - watch them in the players included here. For more clips, pics and info on the story, click HERE. Into The Dalek airs Aug 30 at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Deep Breath BFI Q&A

In the player above you can watch the Q&A panel with Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi which took place at the BFI Southbank on Aug 7 after a screening of the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Deep Breath. This was also first day of the Doctor Who World Tour - check out more pics and clips HERE.

News Round~Up!

With Doctor Who Series 8 finally started, it's been a busy old time on the world of Doctor Who and there's some news and juicy nuggets that may have passed you by. Collected here is a round-up of the very latest news.

Don't forget you can follow Blogtor Who on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on Doctor Who - follow HERE. Read the last news round~up HERE.

Teaser trail
Gallery of promo pics
Cast list
Spoiler~free review
Next Time trailer
10 Bits of Dialogue

Steven Moffat talks Listen
Capaldi, Coleman & Moffat CBS interview
1 Day To Go teaser
Doctor Who Lands In London
Jenna Coleman on "quitting" rumours
The Doctor Who fan who created the show's new titles
Check out the new title sequence
How the wheels were set in motion for Series 8 titles

Entertainment Earth

DVD/Bluray in North America
Doctor Who Extra - Ep 1
Blogtor's review
FREE Audio Commentary

Into The Dalek
The Fifth Doctor box set
Zygon Hunt

Deep Breath
Into The Dalek (coming Aug 30, 8.15pm)

Deep Breath DVD/Bluray in North America
The Tenth Doctor #2 comic out now

Jenna Coleman: Clara was meant to be Mary Poppins
Mark Gatiss says "never" to a Doctor Who / Sherlock crossover
6 seriously shocking surprises in Doctor Who
6 weird things The Doctor does after regenerating
Peter Capaldi in a nightgown: 6 more nighties in Who
12 hilarious quotes from The Paternoster Gang
Why fans can’t wait for Doctor Who Extra
Doctor Who-style TARDIS toilet appears on Bristol to Bath cycle path
Sherlock scoops seven Emmy 2014 Awards 
Free Doctor Who Knitting Pattern