Posts tagged with "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary"

Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman Short Story Collection Due in February

Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman Short Story Collection Due in February
A few months back, fantasy master Neil Gaiman revealed to a curious tumblr fan that he was working on a new short story collection. At the time, no further details were given aside from the book’s title, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances. It’s now been confirmed that the anthology will be released on Tuesday 3rd February, and will include a Doctor Who story written to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary, a companion... 

Doctor Who, Series 8 Cinema Screenings, Plus Peter Capaldi’s “No Flirting” Policy

Doctor Who, Series 8 Cinema Screenings, Plus Peter Capaldi’s “No Flirting” Policy
Following the huge popularity of the worldwide, big-screen broadcasts of last year’s 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor”, the BBC has now revealed that the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8 will also be coming to a cinema near you. Called “Deep Breath”, Peter Capaldi’s first full episode in the role of the Doctor will feature the popular Paternoster trio, Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax,... 

Samuel Anderson Joins Doctor Who Series 8 Cast

Samuel Anderson Joins Doctor Who Series 8 Cast
The BBC has revealed a new recurring character set to feature in Doctor Who Series 8. Teacher Danny Pink, a colleague of Clara’s at Coal Hill School, will be played by up-and-coming actor Samuel Anderson. Anderson, who has previously starred in Gavin & Stacey and The History Boys, is thrilled to be involved in the show: “I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down... 

Peter Jackson still holding out for Doctor Who

Peter Jackson still holding out for Doctor Who
Yesterday director Peter Jackson confirmed that he still has every hope of directing Doctor Who and that ‘kind of serious’ discussions were taking place. During a press junket for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the director went on to say: “I’d love to try my hand at television, because I’ve never had the discipline of having to shoot for those impossibly tiny schedules. I think I could do it okay now.” Known for his painstaking... 

Torchwood, the TARDIS & the 59th Doctor – Kai Owen at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Torchwood, the TARDIS & the 59th Doctor – Kai Owen at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
One of the stars of the hugely popular Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, Kai Owen plays Rhys Williams, the loveable, long-suffering husband of Gwen Cooper. Just a day after the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations, the actor attended the MCM Birmingham Comic Con to talk about his experience of working on the show. In an unconventional start, Owen kicked off the conversation himself by asking the audience a question. Naturally, he wanted... 

Doctor Who Christmas Special – The Time of the Doctor First Look

Doctor Who Christmas Special – The Time of the Doctor First Look
Now that all the excitement of the 50th Anniversary is finally over, Doctor Who fans will already be looking forward to the next episode just waiting to fill the Doctor-shaped hole in their lives. Fortunately, the BBC aren’t keeping us waiting too long for information, since today, along with two first-look pictures, a short synopsis for the upcoming Christmas special was released. Set to be Matt Smith‘s final episode, this year’s... 

No Classics? No 50th! – The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Review

No Classics? No 50th! – The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Review
Initially born out of a joke made by fifth Doctor Peter Davison that if he wasn’t asked to be part of the 50th anniversary special he would “jolly well make [his] own”, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot is probably one of the best things to ever happen to Doctor Who. Packed full of quotes, references, in-jokes and music from various eras of the show, and featuring perfectly-timed comic performances from Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester... 

Doctor Who Christmas Spoilers – Regeneration & Casting Details Revealed

Doctor Who Christmas Spoilers – Regeneration & Casting Details Revealed
As any hardcore fans of the show will know, the mythology of Doctor Who permits a Time Lord to regenerate just twelve times. With the recent addition of John Hurt to the pantheon of Doctors, along with David Tennant using up one of his regenerations in the episode Journey’s End, it seems that Matt Smith is now the thirteenth and final Doctor. All sorts of speculation has sprung up around this problem, with some believing that showrunner Steven... 

Doctor Who 50th Celebratory Snacks – Fish Fingers & Custard by Greggs

Doctor Who 50th Celebratory Snacks – Fish Fingers & Custard by Greggs
If you’re rushing home to watch The Day of the Doctor after the MCM Birmingham Comic Con tomorrow, and find yourself without enough time to wolf down a separate dinner and pudding before the show, then never fear, because thanks to Greggs, you can enjoy both in one with their special 50th anniversary Fish Custard. Described by the pasty-makers as “perhaps the greatest sweet-savoury invention since the Yorkshire Pudding”, Greggs... 

The Last Day – Doctor Who Online Minisode

The Last Day – Doctor Who Online Minisode
Following the huge success of Steven Moffat‘s The Night of the Doctor, a second short, online episode leading up to the 50th anniversary special has been released online, also written by the Doctor Who showrunner. Ominously titled The Last Day, the new webisode is shown from the perspective mysterious, silent soldier, who comes face to face with a very familiar enemy far away on an alien planet. Who, what and where, you cry? In the words of... 
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