Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BBC Shop Capaldi Exclusives

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BBC Shop.com have unveiled some great exclusives for the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who. Pictures here are: a Commemorative Medal Collection, featuring all the Doctors; exclusive DVD and Bluray versions of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series; two Series 8 tee designs; and a fab Twelfth Doctor pin badge! Click on the images and links included here for more info.

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Samuel Anderson talks Danny Pink

Actor Samuel Anderson, who plays new boy Danny Pink, has been chatting to the New York Post about his character and Doctor Who Series 8. Check out the highlights below and read the full interview HERE.
 “Before joining the school, he was a soldier in the British army. But he left, for reasons that will be revealed throughout the season. He’s an everyday sort of man, which I think is neat, especially pitched against such a massive hero as the Doctor. He’s sort of a straight man.”

Will he be joining them in the TARDIS, then? Looks that way. “I would say I become a companion for the companion,” he says.

“There’s a cute dynamic between them,” Anderson says of his character and Clara. “The Doctor rolls with it. He wants them to be happy."
Anderson made his debut in the most recent episode, Into The Dalek, check out the Doctor Who Series 8 Guide HERE for more news on the upcoming episode.

Robot of Sherwood promo pics


The BBC have released new promotional pictures from this week's Doctor Who episode, Robot of Sherwood - click on the images included here for bigger versions. Featured in the photos are Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Tom Riley (Robin) and Ben Miller (Sheriff) amongst others. The story airs this Saturday on BBC One at 7.30pm (and around the world, check local listings). Click HERE for more pics, clips and news from Robot of Sherwood.




Thanks to BBC Pictures 

Toys R Us celebrate Doctor Who

In the UK, Toys R Us has been celebrating Doctor Who with themed weekends at various stores across the country. Last weekend saw some time traveling fun take place in the Oldbury and Medway stores - check out the pictures included here!


This Saturday (6 Sept) the TARDIS will visit Metrocentre in Newcastle and the Toys R Us store in Sheffield. There’s a £300 goody bag to be won for kids in a cosplay competition (judged by the independent adjudicators at BBC Worldwide).

13 Sept sees the Doctor Who fun hit Toys R Us stores in Reading and Plymouth.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Robot of Sherwood trailer



The BBC have released a trailer for the next Doctor Who episode, Robot of Sherwood - watch it in the player above. For more clips, pics and news from the story, click HERE.

Who's Changing screening at LA film festival

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Doctor Who documentary Who's Changing - An Adventure in Time with Fans is screening this week at the Los Angeles Fear + Fantasy Film Festival 2014 on Sept 5. Tickets are priced $10, details HERE.

The film which has already been screened this year at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, Sci-Fi London 2014 and the North American Science Fiction Convention, DetCon 1, is part of the LAF+FF and screens this Friday at 2pm - buy tickets HERE.

Who's Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans features interviews with the following Doctor Who names:
Louise Jameson (Leela)
Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra)
Dan Starkey (Strax)
Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint)
Sophie Aldred (Ace) 
Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond)
Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar)
And writers such as Andrew Smith (Full Circle), James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii), Eric Saward (Earthshock), Jane Espenson (Torchwood: Miracle Day) and script editor/author Gary Russell alongside many more brilliant writers and fans. Visit whoschanging.co.uk for the full list and watch the trailer below.


Here's what the critics have been saying about Who's Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans (click on the quotes for the full reviews):

"Who’s Changing ultimately celebrates one thing about Doctor Who that never, ever changes – the fact that its most devoted fans adore it almost unconditionally."
Starburst, 8/10

"sunny hearted celebration of all things fan.
...invaluable instagram shot of where fan culture is at this exact moment.
... a finely detailed and refreshingly uncynical lust letter to the series it now is."
Doctor Who Magazine (#473)

Blogcritics.com

"It's like spending 80 minutes in the company of your friends talking about your favourite TV show. Highly recommended."
The Geeks Handbag

"Very interesting and very worth watching if you’re a fan of the show."
myReviewer.com, 7/10

"Who’s Changing is a fine DVD that shows why, after 50 years, we’re still fascinated with a alien who travels through time in a big blue box."
Whedonopolis

"really fun to watch and an excellent addition to any Who fan's collection. I would highly recommend it for everybody."
Whoventures

"What makes it stand out from the rest though is that it talks to real fans as well as the stars and also gathers a real insight into the mind of Doctor Who fans. All in all it is a great little package"
Burton Mail

"This documentary serves as an excellent introduction to the world of Doctor Who’s fandom and will certainly leave you wanting to know and see more."
The Spoilist 

"The film looks and sounds thoroughly professional yet has a fan-made aesthetic at the same time, somehow. "
MJ Simpson, B+

"... well worth a watch. Doctor Who fans: embrace your even geekier side!"
Roobla.com, 3/5

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Listen cast list [SPOILERS]

The cast list for Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 4, Listen, has been revealed by Radio Times. You can check it out after the pic but, be warned, it's slightly spoilery! The Steven Moffat story airs around the world on Sept 13, read the synopsis HERE.




++SPOILERS FOLLOW!++

Danny Pink - Samuel Anderson
Rupert Pink - Remi Gooding
Reg - Robert Goodman
Figure - Kiran Shah

Remi Gooding is a child actor who recently appeared on stage in Matilda in London's West End.

Kiran Shah is a dwarf actor who has appeared in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Hobbit and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi amongst many other roles.

Robert Goodman has previously appeared in Doctor Who in a number of uncredited roles throughout the years, including The Trial of a Time Lord, Arc of Infinity, Full Circle and Nightmare of Eden.

Doctor Who DVD/Bluray round~up!

Next Monday in the UK sees two new Doctor Who releases on DVD and Bluray. Check out the details and artwork below for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection and Deep Breath, both released on Sept 8.

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection
For the ultimate Doctor Who fan, BBC Worldwide UK are proud to present a special collection of highlights from the groundbreaking 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, including - for the first time - An Adventure in Space and Time on Bluray.

Pre-order on DVD HERE and on Bluray HERE 

The limited edition collector’s set (10,000 on Bluray and 4,000 on DVD) includes: the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor; Matt Smith’s Farewell, The Time of the Doctor; the Series 7 finale, The Name of the Doctor; and the Eighth Doctor’s (played by Paul McGann) surprise regeneration into John Hurt’s War Doctor, The Night of the Doctor.

The full set includes:

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• The Night of the Doctor
• The Day of the Doctor
• The Time of the Doctor

 
EXTRAS
An Adventure in Space & Time
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
• Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide
• The Science of Doctor Who
• Doctor Who Proms 2013
The Last Day
The Day of the Doctor Readthrough
The Day of the Doctor Cinema Intros
• Deleted Scenes
• Behind the Scenes videos (Name of the Doctor, Day of the Doctor & Time of the Doctor)
• BBC America documentaries: Tales from the TARDIS and Farewell to Matt Smith

Pre-order on DVD HERE and on Bluray HERE
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Deep Breath
The Doctor makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length debut episode of Series 8; Deep Breath. Directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites The Paternoster Gang - Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Pre-order on DVD HERE and on Bluray HERE

This episode will be available from BBC Shop and other leading retailers from 8th September priced at £12.99 for DVD and £15.99 for Bluray.

Containing the feature length first episode from the much anticipated Series 8 of Doctor Who, there is also another chance to watch Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, in which Peter Capaldi was revealed as the Twelfth Doctor, a 10 minute behind the scenes feature and some further exclusive content. 

Pre-order on DVD HERE and on Bluray HERE


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Robot of Sherwood cast list

The BBC has released the cast list for the next episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Robot of Sherwood, check it out below. For more clips, pics and news from the story, click HERE.

Robin - Tom Riley
Quayle - Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Sheriff - Ben Miller
Alan-a-Dale - Ian Hallard
Friar Tuck - Trevor Cooper
Little John - Rusty Goffe
Will Scarlett - Joseph Kennedy
Walter - Adam Jones
Quayle's ward - Sabrina Bartlett
Herald - David Benson
Guard - David Langham
Knight - Tim Baggaley
Voice of the Knights - Richard Elfyn

Fact fans will note that Trevor Cooper starred in Revelation of the Daleks (as Takis) whilst Ian Hallard was seen in An Adventure in Space and Time (as Richard Martin).

Doctor Who Extra - Into The Dalek



In the player above you can watch the second episode of Doctor Who Extra which looks at the most recent story, Into The Dalek. It features interviews with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, writers Steven Moffat and Phil Ford and many more!