August 4th, 2012
Earlier this week the trailer for season 7 of “Doctor Who” was released? After viewing it, I have five observations:
Dinosaurs on a spaceship!
Baby Weeping Angels?
A Dalek empire destroyed by who? – The Doctor or Amy?
Do Rory and Amy survive?
The prehistoric predators aren’t the only fearsome things the Time Lord faces this season – it’s never just ‘one’ thing. Who are the large robots who say to The Doctor, “We’re very cross with you.”? By the looks of the trailer, it appears that Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory’s (Arthur Darvill) last few journey’s with The Doctor (Matt Smith) will be rough ones. Sadly, Gillan and Darvill are only set to appear in the first five episodes of the season before Jenna-Louise Coleman takes over as the Doctor’s newest companion. The trailer provides ample glimpses into trio’s final days together, including a rather cryptic image of The Doctor carrying an apparently unconscious (or worse) Amy Pond. With destroyed Daleks all around them, Rory asks, “Who killed all the Daleks?” The Doctor responds, “Who do you think?” suggesting it might have been Amy. Do you think they’d really kill off the beloved redhead? Click here to watch the full-trailer and then share your thoughts below.
Doctor Who Specials: Saturdays in August at 9:00pm on BBC America.
Saturday, August 4 The Science of Doctor Who
Saturday, August 11, The Women of Doctor Who
Saturday, August 18, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who
Saturday, August 25, The Destinations of Doctor Who
April 17th, 2012
Farewell Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).
Later this year, Jenna-Louise Coleman will become The Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new sweater-wearing companion on Doctor Who. Coleman will replace Karen Gillan, who, in addition to Arthur Darvill, will make a “heartbreaking departure after one final series of roller-coaster voyages.”
Here, Karen and Matt give advice to the new girl.
“It’s not often The Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen Jenna is going to lead him on his merriest dance yet,” executive producer Steven Moffat said of the new character. “Who she’s playing, how The Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by The Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”
What do you think of the new companion?
Click here for a Season 7 teaser trailer.
April 11th, 2010
New Spring TV Series and Season Premieres for April 11-17, 2010
A new season begins with a newly regenerated Doctor in “The Eleventh Hour.” A new season of Dr. Who (video) premieres on Saturday, April 17 at 9:00pm on BBC America. The Doctor has regenerated so fans will have to become accustomed to a brand new Doctor (Matt Smith) who’s the same inside but looks different on the outside. For a special look inside the most successful sci-fi TV program ever check out “Dr. Who: The Ultimate Guide” at 8:00pm right before the season premiere.
DVRers Take Note: The BBCA schedule shows The Graham Norton Show premiering after Dr. Who at 10:10pm, so be sure to set your timers accordingly
Look for 5 other new season premieres and 10 brand new series premieres in the week of April eleventh through the seventeenth. Read Dr. Who Season Premiere and More for all the updates.
October 6th, 2009
When the new series of Doctor Who begins in 2010 there’ll be a new Doctor, a new companion and a new logo. The new version (on the official site) ditches the spinning red & yellow elliptical shape of recent years for a more classic blue/purple color scheme and TARDIS-inspired abbreviation. Video of the new logo in motion is out below:
The arrival of a new cast and crew isn’t the only change to one of the BBC’s biggest franchises, the entire show is getting all sorts of updates which actually seem to be taking a slightly retro-theme. Along with a new TARDIS exterior (more like the Police Box of the classic series), interior (rumored to be a marble, silver & gold finish and consist of multiple rooms),
Finally, there’s still no official times and dates announced as yet for the remaining three Fall/Holiday 2009 specials starring David Tennant in his last adventures (though mid-November, Xmas & New Years Day are still the best guesses). Tennant however will appear in character and play a significant role in a two-part episode of the spin-off series “The Sarah Jane Adventures” on October 29th & 30th.
May 13th, 2009
This October, David Tennant will be the new host of PBS’ Masterpiece Contemporary. The opening show of the season will be the drama Endgame starring William Hurt and Jonny Lee Miller.
Tennant is a Scottish actor played the title role in the long-running BBC sci-fi series “Doctor Who.” His screen credits include “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
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