Thursday, December 31, 2009

David Tennant: MY Doctor

Since Doctor Who began in 1963 there has been 10 incarnations of the Doctor in all, 10 actors playing the larger than life Time Lord from Gallifrey and with each successive actor, the Doctor exhibited different personnalities – not to mention different outfits – that enthralled generations of viewers.

Everyone who watched Doctor Who has their favourite Doctor. For David Tennant, his favourite is the Fifth Doctor played by Peter Davison, who in 1981 was then the youngest man to have played the Time Lord at age 29. For me, David Tennant is MY Doctor.

Though I was first introduced to the wonderful world of Doctor Who with the Ninth Doctor, played by the fantastic Christopher Eccleston, and though I really, really liked him (and still do) and was sorry when he left, he didn't quite capture my heart like Ten would.

Where Christoper Eccleston's 9th Doctor was an energetic man, Tennant was a pure bundle of energy. Always running around, always being overly ecstatic about everything and just god damn enjoying himself immensely. Often described as being manic, everytime he was faced with something new, mysterious, and interesting he would face it with the complete delight of a child. The running and action is synonymous with the whole Russell T. Davies Era but the Tenth Doctor elevated it to an art form, always running to and from danger. My fondest memories were when he was doing it while holding Rose's hand.

Kissing seems to have been an important part of the Tenth Doctor's persona. Though Paul McGann's Eight Doctor was officially the first kissing Doctor – he kissed his companion Dr. Grace Holloway to the utmost horror of most Doctor Who fans in the 1996 movie. Tennant's Doctor became the first Doctor to have kissed (or been kissed by) all of his female companions. No one seemed to complain there anyway. I need to point out that Captain Jack did kiss the Doctor but that was in his Ninth incarnation. Though David Tennant did kiss John Barrowman at Comic-Con 2009. That was rather interesting . . . Haha!

Another thing I love about David Tennant's Tenth Doctor is that the actor is a master at conveying emotions with his eyes and his face. Emotions such as fear, happiness, anger, indifference, joy and anguish to name a few. Who can ever forget his magnificent performance during the season 4 episode Midnight? The fear on his face and in his eyes when he is possessed by the mysterious alien entity that possessed Sky Silvestry (this whole episode is a real tour de force by both actors) and the other characters want to throw him out of the space tour bus? Pure drama!!!

The hair has it! Seriously, the Doctor's hair has become bigger and bigger with each passing season. Rose mentioned how great she thought his hair was in the season 4 episode Turn Left. Let me say that she was simply voicing what many of us were thinking internally.

Fun! Fun is what this Doctor was all about. When he showed up on Bowie Base One in The Waters of Mars and Adelaide asked him to state his name, rank and intention the Doctor answered in all seriousness: ''The Doctor, Doctor, Fun.'' You got to love that man.

I also believe Ten was at his best with his companions. Especially Donna Noble and Rose Tyler. Whereas it was pure friendship that united the Doctor to Donna, there was something a bit more romantic uniting him to Rose.

Most importantly, as a friend of mine pointed, David Tennant's Doctor was completely lovely, enthusiastic and bubbly. His was a Doctor we wanted to have fun with, a Doctor we wanted to kiss – Yes, I said it – a Doctor that we would have left family and friends to go travel with. Most importantly, I believe that the actor's love for the character shone and it drew us all in.

And so, on january 1st 2010 (in the UK), at the end of part 2 of The End of Time, the RTD/Tennant Era of Doctor Who comes to an end, and a whole new Era looms when David Tennant's beloved Tenth Doctor will die, to regenerate into Matt Smith's Eleventh incarnation.

David Tennant has often said that people would soon forget him after that. I say, no one ever will.

Here's to you David!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Io9's Doctor Who ''The End of Time'' Bingo Cards fun!

Io9 just put up 2 Doctor Who: The End of Time part 2 Bingo cards that are too funny to be ignored so I'm putting one of them here.

Please go here to read the original posting and to view both cards in HD glory.

Enjoy!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Russell T. Davies Q & A on Digital Spy

On Christmas Day, part one of the last David Tennant Doctor Who specials, The End of Time, aired on the BBC.

That same day, Digital Spy published an exclusive Q & A with Russell T. Davies, the man who brought back Doctor Who to milions of fans and to international acclaim.

Amongst the questions asked, Davies skirted the regeneration part saying

You don’t know if there’s going to be one! Nice try. Well I’ve written two already; one for Chris and a fake one for David. The whole show keeps you on your toes. I can’t promise you anything. You think you’re going to see a regeneration, but I can’t say you’re going to see anything for the reason you think you’re going to see. We get more viewers each year by playing this game with people that we don’t give away too much.

He also talks about the love people have for David Tennant, and about the role the Master plays in the finale as well as his relationship with the Doctor
It’s complicated because he’s The Doctor’s enemy, but now he’s the only other Time Lord in existence, and I’ve always thought in a very strange way these two men love each other - not in a gay way, but they are similar and share a lot.

We learn more about their history, where they want to go. Both of them are heading for death, that’s the important thing. The Doctor knows he’s going to die, The Master is dying. He’s been brought back to life but it hasn’t worked, so both of them are trying to survive while heading to the Immortality Gate. Both in the same situation but at the same time enemies and total opposites. That’s why they’re magical characters. And two of the greatest actors in the land.

One more special to go on New Year's Day, and then we'll step into the Steven Moffat - Matt Smith Era. Though I'm looking forward to seeing season 5 and what's coming up, I can't help but feel extremely sad at the departure of those who made me discover and love Doctor Who.

Go here to read the entire Q & A

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Doctor Who: The End of Time Pics


I just came across a few more pictures of the last David Tennant Doctor Who specials, The End of Time and wanted to share them with all of you.

First you can see a gallery at Tv Sky here. Some new pictures, some older ones, but all great and interesting.

We also have some new pictures over at the Daily Mail, which also talks about the Catherine Tate Christmas Special in which David Tennant will participate as Russell Brand in Nan's Christmas. Go here to check them, and the article, out.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Return of the Time Lords Confirmed, a Cameo and More on The End of Time

Even if this is not truly new news, Mail Online has confirmed the return of the Time Lords for the final David Tennant specials.

Indeed, after months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Timothy Dalton (former James Bond) will be playing ''a senior Time Lord in an extraterrestrial dressing gown.''

The Mail also talks about how emotional was the shoot:

Tennant and all the cast testify that it was a hugely emotional shoot, especially when the dreaded four knocks were finally heard to signal the arrival of the Reaper.
'I was nearly a puddle,' confesses Tennant. But Euros Lyn tells a sweet story about how it unravelled: 'When we shot the very final scene, David was 30ft in the air on a big flying rig. We brought him down and he went back to his trailer and it was all a bit flat, so we faked a final shot to bring him back for a round of applause.
'When he realised what we'd done he welled up and tried to make a speech, but he had to stop and sparked everyone else off, too!'
The tears are likely to be infectious. 'It's a stonking two and a half hours and there won't be a dry eye in the house. Even your turkey will be wet!' warns lead writer Russell T. Davies, breathless with excitement.

'I wrote my heart out for these specials, because I wanted to give David everything. Together we've loved pushing the Doctor further than ever before and this Christmas is David's final time to fly.'

Over at SFX, they call the finale ''Stunning. Brilliant. The best Christmas Day Doctor Who special yet. Not perfect, but hugely entertaining.'' We are also told that there will be a cameo, which has not been disclosed, that's similar to the appearance of Queen Elizabeth 1 at the end of The Shakespeare Code.

Everyone seems to agree that the Finale is grand and epic and that everyone will be left teary eyed at the end of Tennant's swan song as the Tenth Doctor.

Go here and here to read both articles in full.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Den of Geek's Advance Mini-Review for The End of Time Part 1 and New Trailer

Den of Geek has posted an advance mini-review of part 1 of The End of Time.

The review is relatively spoiler free and gives you a sense of what to expect as the episode will air Christmas Day in the UK.

You can also take a look at this brand new trailer:

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Go read the review here

For a bigger trailer go here

Teasers for Doctor Who: The End of Time


Digital Spy has released a list of 10 teasers regarding the final specials involving David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

Amongst the most interesting ones are: there is a lot of Wilf, Donna's still special, the Master's resurrection is preposterous, and Star Wars, Jaws 2 and the Matrix are getting nods.

And look at that picture, we have a Master completely bound and gagged!

Go here to read it all.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Weeping Angels for season 5 of Doctor Who!


New Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that one of his most terrifying creations, the very popular Weeping Angels who appeared in the scary episode 'Blink', will return on Season 5 of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor!

Go on the Blogtor Who site here to listen to the interview that Steven Moffat gave to BBC Radio 3 programme Night Waves.
Moffat is no stranger to weaving dark stories for Doctor Who. During season 1 he wrote 'The Empty Child' and 'The Doctor Dances', and most recently during season 4 with 'Silence in the Libray' and 'Forest of the Dead'. He even compared his upcoming season 5 of the series as a dark Fairy Tale.
Season 5 is really shaping up to be exciting.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Spoilery Stuff on Doctor Who: The End of Time

Fanatical Whovian has posted quotes taken from Doctor Who Magazine. The quotes were told by Russell T. Davies. They reveal quite a few spoilery things so do not read on if you don't want to know.

About the Doctor:


"The Doctor went through hell, on Mars. I think its important to note the angry, vengeful Doctor glimpsed in that climax is gone-that was the point of Adelaide's death; she saved the future, and saved the Doctor from himself. He was brought back to his senses. And as you've seen from the children in need clip, a lot of the old, chipper doctor has been restored. Which is only right and proper, because that's the Doctor we want to see in his final story- the classic hero, the good man, the lovely funny, skinny fell in the suit and trainers... and as ever, there's a melancholy beneath the smile- he's still aware that he's facing the end of his song, and the ominous four knocks. He can't know whether this means regeneration or actual death - and neither can you, cos we might have some tricks up our sleeves!"

About both the Master and the Doctor and their relationship to each other:

"In 'The sound of drum's and 'Last of the Time Lords', he mirrored the Doctor by being powerful, suave and megalomaniac. Now, its new opposite - lost and raw and savage. Something's gone very wrong with his return - you'll have to watch to find out what! - but that x-ray effect see in the trailer, where he's all skull and bones, is the just the start of the trouble....imagine all the pent up forces of a Time Lord body - artron energy, regeneration energy, all the stuff - ripping open and broken loose. A dying timelord is a terrifying thing! So with the Master dying, the Doctor's end approaching, and both determined to survive, they're hurtling along an almighty collision course. And that's just part one!"

About Donna:

"Donna had all her memories of her time with the Doctor erased. If she even gets a glimpse of the Time Lord again, the pressure on her mind could kill her..all those strange, powerful forces are still pent up within Donna's head, but what would happen, if those energies were provoked?..Donna faced all sorts of Christmas disasters but this time, its more personal and more deadly then ever before."

Also, there's quite a few more spoilery information given on the blog. Go read it all here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Doctor Who: The End of Time - Pictures Galore and a Brand New Clip

Over at Den of Geek, there's a slew of promotional pictures from Doctor Who: The End of Time, the 2-part series that will mark the end of the Davies-Tennant era.

We see Wilf, who is officially the Tenth Doctor's last Companion, his grand-daughter and former Companion Donna, her mother Sylvia, The Master, as well as brand new characters. We also have our fist pictures of actress Sinead Keenan who also appears in the specials in the role of Addams, a green spiky alien. I interviewed Miss Keenan a few months back and you can read it here.

Go here, here and here to see the pictures.

There is also a brand new clip of the episode which you can view here. The clip starts 25 seconds in.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Official BBC Airing Time for Doctor Who: The End of Time


The BBC has published the official airing time for the 2 parts of Doctor Who: The End of Time.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time, Part One

Friday 25 December
6.00-7.00pm BBC ONE

It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.

The End Of Time, Part One is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time, Part Two

Friday 1 January
6.40-7.55pm BBC ONE

The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: "He will knock four times."

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.

The End Of Time, Part Two is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.

Vampire Rumours for New Doctor Who


Digital Spy reports that the cast and crew of Doctor Who has left England to go film a special episode of Doctor Who in Croatia. The rumour is that there will be vampires.

Supposedly, a new character named Rory and rumoured to be the boyfriend of the Eleventh Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, will appear in the episode.

Go here and here to read the report and see some pics from Digital Spy.

Over at Vercernji.hr, which appears to be a Croatian site, there is a plethora of interesting pics (go here to see them). On these pictures, you can clearly see the peasants dressed in Renaissance Period costumes and companion Amy Pond wearing something other than that horrible 80s ensemble she was wearing on some of the pics we previously saw. Thank you costume department!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

John Barrowman Confirms the Return of Torchwood

Blogtor Who just posted that John Barrowman confirmed the return of Torchwood in a 13 episode format!!

Go here to read the story and to listen to John as he talks about the future of Captain Jack on Doctor Who and the return of Torchwood on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2.


This is awesome news indeed. I loved Children of Earth (minus the death of Ianto Jones) and I'm glad to hear about the return of the series.

More on Doctor Who: The End of Time


Blogtor Who has published some pictures and an article from the newest issue of Radio Times. There are some VERY interesting bits of casting for the last 2 episodes that are revealed.

*Spoilers ahead.

Timothy Dalton is confirmed as appearing in The End of Time as a character called the Narrator, according to the Scotsman. Also cast are actresses June Whitfield, Claire Bloom and, this is such exciting news, BRIAN COX!!!!

I was already excited now I’m crazy over the top!!!

According to the Radio Times article we’re also getting an emo Master. Both the Doctor and his mortal enemy, the Master, are entering the final stages of their lives and are dying. None of them wants to go.

Russell T. Davies says: 'It’s personal for the Doctor. The Master is his enemy, his opposite, and yet so tantalisingly close to being his soul mate. There’s something epic about their sheer existence – the last two survivors of an ancient race. It’s a clash of the titans. Both of them heading for death, and yet both determined to survive - at any cost!'

The End of Time also marks the return of Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. Both of whom will appear to go through important emotional stuff and for them this may be the end.

The finale may have an emo Master, but we, as viewers, will be very emo viewers as well.

Go here to check out the Radio Time issue.

Casting News from the Season 5 of Doctor Who

Writer Richard Curtis has announced who will play Vincent Van Gogh in the upcoming episode he is writing for the season 5 of Doctor Who.


The actor who will play the famous painter is Tony Curran. Most people may remember him as Marcus, the Vampire leader and antagonist of the movie Underworld 2.


I find this bit of casting very interesting. Especially since there is a certain resemblance between the actor and Van Gogh. I'm very excited about the upcoming season 5, though I mourn the loss of David Tennant deeply.


Tentative UK Dates for Doctor Who: The End of Time


According to Digital Spy, the final episodes of the Davies-Tennant era of Doctor Who will air during Christmas Day at 7:30PM on BBC One and New Years Day again at 7:30PM on BBC One.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Picture of the Doctor and Wilfred from The End of Time


Den of Geek has gotten their hands on a brand new BBC picture from one of the 2 parts of Doctor Who: the End of Time. This is what they had to say:

The BBC has released this morning another shot from the Christmas Doctor Who specials, The End Of Time. At first glance, it's the marvellous Bernard Cribbins alongside David Tennant in a quiet street (albeit looking a little startled).
But look a bit closer. That book that the Doctor is holding is called Fighting The Future, by Joshua Naismith. Joshua Naismith is a character in The End Of Time, being played by David Harewood (he's in the trailer for the episode).
How about a bit more, though? Remember the bus in Planet Of The Dead earlier in this year? It had an advert on the side of it. Remember who that advert was for? It was for a telecommunications company Neon by Naismith. The plot thickens.
We'll leave you to connect some of those dots together....!
The plot thickens indeed! Seems everything is related together and is bringing our beloved Tenth Doctor inexorably to his end.

Doctor Who's Companion Amy Pond as a Child!

*Mild spoilers ahead!

I just read in the always excellent Life Doctor Who & Combom that the Eleventh Doctor will first meet his new companion as a child and then he will travel forward in her timeline to take her as his companion.

The SUN has even published the picture of the young girl who will play Amy as a child. It is 9 year old Caitlin Blackwood, who also happens to be Karen Gillan's cousin.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Greg Grunberg as a Red Shirt on the Next Star Trek?

In an interview given to Newsarama.com JJ Abrams talked about his best friend, Heroes's Greg Grunberg, who had a cameo in the first Star Trek movie as Jim Kirk's uncle's voice (it's simpler than it sounds) during the car chase sequence.

I actually tried to get him to be in the movie originally and he was unavailable, but having Greg as a red shirt would be my favorite thing in the world, actually. [laughs]

The idea of having Greg Grunberg as a Red shirt is hilarious to me. Life expectancy for these Star Trek characters is notoriously short as they tend to DIE. It's part of one of those great Star Trek mythos.

BBC Official Press Release for Doctor Who: The End of Time Parts 1 and 2


This is the Official Press Release for the Final David Tennant episodes as the Doctor to be broadcasted on Christmas and New Years Day.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One
BBC ONE

The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) embarks on his final journey

It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.

The End Of Time – Part One is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part Two
BBC ONE-

The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: "He will knock four times."

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.

The End Of Time – Part Two is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.

Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part Two is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More Filming Pics from Doctor Who Season 5

The incredible Alun Vega has once again prevailed and has many, many more pictures from the filming of Doctor Who season 5 with Matt Smith. The most recent ones appear to be from episode one again as Matt Smith is wearing David Tennant's tattered outfit.

Go see the plethora of pics here

Friday, November 20, 2009

Doctor Who: The End of Time - 3 Minute Clip!

This clip was shown earlier today on the UK TV program Children in Need.

*SPOILERS BELOW

The light silly mood of the beginning of the clip is quite a contrast to the ending of The Waters of Mars. It appears that the Doctor has done quite a bit of travelling and has gone into trouble in between specials, running away from his fate.

The most shocking revelation comes when the Doctor tells Ood Sigma that he got married to Good Queen Bess (Queen Elizabeth the First and this probably explains why she knew him at the end of Season 3 episode 2 The Shakespeare Code while he didn't), that he slept with her and the she was no longer the Virgin Queen! Haha!!

Ahhhh Russel T. Davies.

But Enjoy it for yourselves!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Khan Stories Concerning the Star Trek Sequel


There are still many talks and speculations about whether or not Khan will appear in the Star Trek sequel. If it’s not in the next one, maybe in the one after that, or the one after that. One thing for sure is that it seems inevitable that this fan favourite should and will appear.

JJ Abrams does not reject the idea of having Khan in a future movie at all.

But who would play Khan Noonien Singh?

He was originally played by the late great Ricardo Montalban, who brought dash and flair to Captain Kirk’s greatest Nemesis. The Lex Luthor to his Superman, the Magneto to his Professor X, the Master to his Doctor– you get the picture. Montalban’s Khan first appeared in the Original series episode ''Space Seed'' on board a ship called the Botany Bay, and the character was brought back years late in the second Trek motion picture Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

The chances of having Khan in a new Trek movie appear to be half and half. An interesting tidbit that Trek Movie reports is:

And if you listen to the commentary on the Star Trek DVD and Blu-ray, producer Damon Lindelof states that they did consider putting in one of those ‘after the credits’ scenes that would have shown the Botany Bay floating in space; something Bob Orci has also talked about here at TrekMovie.com. Bob has made it clear that even though the new film sets out a new timeline, many things from the ‘prime timeline’ are still intact, including the Botany Bay.

I believe that had that scene been added in the movie, Star Trek fans everywhere would have gone completely nuts – with the un-initiated staring blankly at the screen.

Recently io9 published a story claiming Nestor Carbonell may be playing the legendary character, a story that was debunked by TrekMovie: And for this week’s rumors, a trusted source tells TrekMovie that discussions of Carbonell being on some sort of short list is "total BS." Sources do confirm that Khan is still a possibility for the film, but that is not anything new.

However, again the favourite actor to play Khan seems to be spanish actor Javier Bardem, who is better known for his No Country for Old Men movie role here in North America.

One thing for sure is that if Khan is to be in a future Star Trek movie, they need a strong actor in the role. Javier Bardem would certainly fit the bill. For now, since nothing is known about the sequel yet, it is all conjecture.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Doctor Who: The End of Time - New Trailer

I have to say that my mind is still full of last night's Doctor Who special: The Waters of Mars. So much so that I need to see it again this week.

In the meanwhile, you can see the new trailer that appeared at the end of the special.

Spoilers ahead:

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Torchwood Season 4 is a GO!


It seems that Torchwood 4 is a go and that we will have to wait until january in order to know in which format it will come back - will it be as a regular thirteen episode series or will it be a five episode event like Children of Earth was.

None the less, it seems the series is indeed a go.

In a recent TV Guide Magazine interview with Russel T. Davies, the former Doctor Who showrunner, but still Torchwood boss, has revealed that “The recession has hit British television, but fingers crossed, it will be a go. We expect things to start to move in January. We’ve got great ideas for the show. I think there’s a further lease on life for many years to come, but certainly for a [fourth season].”

Den of Geek goes further by claiming that Davies: knows exactly where everything will pick up, too. He admits that he already knows where Gwen, Rhys, their baby and Jack are, and what shape Torchwood itself would actually take (which is a big unresolved issue in itself).

Of all the original Torchwood cast members only Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper are left. Question is, who will be filling the rest of the team?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Den of Geek's Top 10 Star Trek Enterprise Episodes

Den of Geek is on a roll for me today. They just released their list of top 10 Star Trek Enterprise Episodes.

You can view the list, and their reasons why, here.

It includes episodes with Klingons, Borgs, TOS clad Enterprise members, the return of Brent Spiner as Arik Soong (Data's creator Noonien Soong's grandfather) and Augments, Mirror Universes, Orion slave girls, Riker and Troi and more!!
Some people may actually scream at the choice of ''These are the Voyages'' (s4,ep22) as being in the top 10 but I myself really liked the episode (besides the fact that we learn that fan favourite Charles 'Trip' Tucker was going to bite the bullet on a mission in a few years, before the creation of the Federation when this episode takes place, on the Holodeck 100s years in the future - confusing no? Haha). I enjoyed seeing Riker and Troi again and the use of the holodeck to convey the story.
Read it all and chime in if you like.

More Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars Pictures!


Den of Geek has just posted a whole new bunch of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars pictures. The episode is coming up on the UK this Sunday and they're going all out to wet our appetites, and yes, the pun IS intended. And yes, this is the suit David Tennant has worn in episodes 8 and 9 of season 2 (The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit), as well as episode 7 of season 3 (42). They're really milking the use of that suit. Haha!

Den of Geek says about the episode that: This is the kind of Doctor Who that Russell T Davies was criticised for some time for not writing, and yet, in conjunction with Phil Ford, he's delivered and then some with The Waters Of Mars. It's a super episode.

Go here to view the picture gallery.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars Behind the Scene Video

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This is a behind the scene short video from Doctor Who producer Nikki Wilson, from the filming of ''The Waters of Mars''.

Enjoy!

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First Pic of David Tennant from The End of Time!

Digital Spy published the first official picture of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor from ''The End of Time''.
The picture is rather dark and casts the Doctor and the Tardis in quite a lot of shadows with a bit of light streaming on his face. It serves to emphasize the theme of loneliness as well as the fact that the Doctor is coming toward the end of his life. It's rather full of sadness as well as foreboding I think.
In the meanwhile, ''The Waters of Mars'' is coming up in the UK on november 15th (this coming sunday) and Digital Spy has some more exclusive pictures from the episode here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Could the Silurians Be Returning to Doctor Who?

Life, Doctor Who and Combom reports that the next monsters for the upcoming season 5 of Doctor Who could be the Silurians. (To read about the Silurians go here.)

If thats the case, the Silurians would go the road of other classic Who monsters like the Daleks and the Cybermen and be rebooted. I'm very excited about the possibility.

Go here to read the Life, Doctor Who and Combom the report and to see some pictures.

As well, Alun.Vega has many, many pictures about the filming.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars - New Trailer


''Certain moments in Time are fixed. This place, on Mars, what happens here must always happen'' *Reminiscent of what the Doctor says in ''The Fires of Pompeii''

''If you take that back to Earth, one drop, just one drop''

''water always wins''

''Because you die, on Mars, you die today''

Go check out the Creepy New Trailer.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stephen Moffat on the Next Series of Doctor Who

New Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat gave one of his first real interviews about the upcoming new series with Matt Smith as Doctor number Eleven at the annual Screenwriters' Festival in Cheltenham.

Some of the highlights from the interview are:


  • About the TARDIS, Stephen Moffat confesses to a partiality to the Peter Cushing TARDIS
  • He refutes that his stories are darker than Russel T. Davies's pointing out that ''Midnight'' was much darker than anything he has ever written on Doctor Who.
  • SM says that Doctor Who is a show for kids and that this is where the 1996 movie erred.
  • SM says he's writing the show for himself, and that writing Doctor Who is challenging because it's a mix of different genres.
  • He will write a total of six episodes out of thirteen.
  • About the casting of Matt Smith, SM again talked about the fact that they were actually looking for a man in his mid-30s to 40s and that Smith, the third to audition, was the perfect guy despite his 26 years.
  • He describes Smith's Doctor as: "He’s the best one of course! In a new, different, strange way. Considering he’s so young he comes across as surprisingly ancient. He’s not going to be the youthful doctor that people might expect – he’s a proper grown-up. The Doctor has to be played not just by someone with great acting ability but someone who you can’t take your eyes off and you can’t take your eyes off Matt Smith when he walks into a room. His presence just screams ‘alpha male’ – but in a really odd way. If he walked through here now you would immediately get it. He walks like a drunk giraffe!"
  • SM also iterates that the role of the companion is pivotal as the story happens to the companion and not the Doctor.
  • His biggest challenge is always writing the next story and at the moment it was the finale.
Go to Digital Spy to read the full interview.

Monday, November 2, 2009

More Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars Goodies!!!


It's definitely Doctor Who Season.

With The Sarah Jane Adventures episode ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' having just aired last week in the UK on BBC One and the first of the last three Tennant Doctor Who specials ''The Waters of Mars'' coming up in less than two weeks, we are being bombarded with new Doctor Who material. Which makes this little blogger rather happy and sad all at once I have to say

Over at Den of Geek we have pictures of Gadget, ''a sexy new robot who likes to get in on all the action''. Their words, not mine.

Den of Geek also calls the episode ''the scary-as-hell finale opener''. While over at Bleeding Cool (the article is a mildly spoilery review which you can read here) Rich Johnston calls the episode: ''Definitely one of the best episodes ever. I mean top ten. Seriously''.

The Daily Mail Online reports that the:

Doctor Who special The Waters of Mars is ‘one of the scariest’ according to star David Tennant.

The forthcoming special which sees the Timelord arrive on Mars in 2059 and battle terrifying zombie like aliens.

Viewers will see the Doctor meet the first human colony of people living on Mars, facing a battle to save them from a parasitic virus that makes them spurt water.

The episode, which will broadcast on BBC1 on November 15, also shows him facing a moral dilemma about whether to condemn people to their fate or save them and ultimately change the future.

Lindsay Duncan stars as Adelaide, commander of the colony. Tennant, 38, said the special was ‘probably one of the scariest’ yet.

He added: ‘It tells a different story. It is a long time into the episode before the Doctor takes control. We expect him to know [what to do] and take control earlier. It is a long time before he does it.’

Russell T Davies dismissed the suggestion the drama could be too scary for children, and insisted that it was still aimed primarily at the family audience.

In the article, David Tennant also gives some thoughts about Matt Smith replacing him as the Time Lord in the upcoming series 5. Go Here to read the article and view pictures from the episode.

There's also a video interview with David Tennant and Russell T. Davies over at The Guardian which you can view Here. In it, both men talk about ''The Waters of Mars'' and more. Tennant also talks about a ''big and emotionnally charged finale''.

You can also have a look at 2 wonderful new never seen clips from ''The Waters of Mars'' Here and Here. The first one shows Adelaide, played by the wonderful Lyndsay Duncan, when she has a gun drawn to our beloved Doctor (those who know him, knows he hates guns). The second clip shows them running away from the scary water spurting zombie aliens.

This is all incredible stuff. Enjoy everyone!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars Goodies! Exclusive Pics, A Review and a Release Date!!


There's a lot of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars goodies today.

First off, Digital Spy has 8 new exclusive pictures from the next Doctor Who Special ''The Waters of Mars''. Go here to enjoy them.

Radio Free Skaro also gives a release date of November 15th on BBC One at 7 PM and has a look at the poster for the episode. Go Here to see it. There was a press release today which Radio Free Skaro attended. The release date is corroborated Here in this article as well.

There's even a short review here on the Telegraph, and they call ''The Waters of Mars'' a classic. Go Here to read it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars Possible Transmission Date

While no official release date has been announced by the BBC yet for the first in the trilogy of David Tennant's swansong on Doctor Who, Den of Geek has done some investigating and has come up with a probable date of November 14th for the transmission of ''The Waters of Mars''.

The very creepy special will kick off the last of Russel T. Davies and Tennant's reign.

Go HERE for the story.
I will get back to you when the official date will be announced by the BBC

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith - Den of Geek's Advance Review

The wonderful Elizabeth Sladen in her wedding attire, David Tennant as the Doctor and K-9

What am I holding in my hand? huh? Huh?

Den of Geek has posted an early advance review of the two episodes that make up ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' featuring David Tennant as the Doctor.

If you do not want to be spoiled please stop reading now - although the spoilers are light.

Go read the reviews here for part 1 and here for part 2

Here are a few highlights from the Den of Geek Reviews:
Predictably, David Tennant make his entrance at the exact moment that I think we're all expecting but it's played out so damn perfectly that you'll be too busy cheering with glee (or wiping away tears) to care. A truly amazing television event with a cliffhanger worthy of Who itself.
About the Trickster

The Doctor knows of this blaggard (calling him "an eternal exile who exists to wreak havoc") and his cronies, The Pantheon Of Discord. The Trickster, of course, details The Doctor intimately; referring to his past in some detail (Tom Baker fans will get another chance to get all nostalgic) and his future (apparently 'The Gate' is waiting....). The no-eyed one has been waiting some time for a tete-a-tete with everyone's favourite Time Lord and we get a delicious conversation between the pair of them.

David Tennant revels in his role here, dancing from the light beats of humour to the heavier foreboding touches of his regeneration.

The goodbye scene between Sarah Jane and The Doctor is a poetic reply, if you like, to SJ's farewell scene in The Hand Of Fear where she asked "Don't forget me." (As a side-note, look out for the cuddly Owl she held when she first left the TARDIS now sitting in the Bannerman Road attic during part one of this story.) Sarah's answer is kitten-strokingly beautiful but also filled with pathos at the knowledge of what's to come - Lizzy S and Davey T perform remarkably and if there's a dry eye in your house then you must be a flippin' robot.

There you have it. Take out your tissues everyone. I guess it will be an emotional ride until the last episode of Russel T. Davies and David Tennant's reign in Doctor Who Lore.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Pictures on the Filming of Doctor Who Season 5


The ever prolific Scootyboy has put up more pictures from the filming of Season 5 of Doctor Who. You can go and view a huge quantity of those fantastic pictures HERE.
Filming took place at St Gwynnos, Wales.

10 Things on David Tennant's Stint on The Sarah Jane Adventures

There are 10 things to know about ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' which features David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor this week on BBC One.

The following is from Digital Spy:

1. DT is technically in both episodes, but he doesn't appear right until the end of the first one. His opening words? "Stop this wedding now!"

2. Ahh yes, the wedding. Sarah Jane is getting married! To Nigel Havers. Erm, correction: a businessman called Peter Dalton who is played by Nigel Havers.

3. Yes, their relationship moves quickly - although there is a lot of use of things like "one week later".

4. But that aside, there's definitely something untoward going on here. Who's to blame? Why, it's Sarah Jane's old friend The Trickster!

5. When The Doctor shows up, he's quickly parted from Sarah Jane (and the TARDIS). He's got the kids to help him out, though.

6. The Doctor says two of his standard catchphrases: "Allons-y" and "I'm so sorry."

7. The Doctor is referred to as "the man of ice and fire" and is told that "the gate is waiting for you".

8. One of the kids receives a massive shock. Literally.

9. Words are nice, but here's a couple of exclusive pictures from the episodes:



10. The story ends with an exchange between Sarah Jane and The Doctor that provoked tears here at DS Towers. And she has a final line that we'll all be thinking around Christmas time: "No-one's **** ***** ** ****** ***."
I wonder what these words are . . .
You can also go and view the international trailer for the episode HERE.

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Exclusive Sci-Fi TV Pilot DMAN pictures!!

Once again, Sci-Fi Writer-Director Patti Beninati has graciously provided the Inside Trekker with more exclusive pictures taken from the shooting of Hot upcoming Sci-Fi TV pilot DMAN!

See the next post here for more information.

Enjoy!!
Anja Heli – As Rigby a spy in DMAN hanging on set



Brock Duke – As Q7 in Greenscreen set up shots

Sci-Fi TV Pilot DMAN Exclusive Pictures!!!


Writer/Director Patti Beninati with actress Jena Maenius who plays the telekinetic Miley. Miss Beninati is BLOCKING, which means they are setting up the shot before shooting the scene.

*This is a repost of the story originally published on the 16th of October
DMAN is an upcoming Sci-Fi TV pilot and is the baby of Writer/Director/Producer Patti Beninati of Are U Trippin Films and Centerboro Productions. There are not many female directors on TV or in the movies, so it is incredibly exciting to have her at the helm of this fantastic Sci-Fi venture. Miss Beninati previously gave an exclusive interview to The Inside Trekker which you can see here.

Currently in Post-Production, DMAN will be among only a few TV series to be shot extensively on green screen using extraordinary visual effects and virtual sets, much like SyFy's Sanctuary series. DMAN the pilot & series is shot with the RED camera- a digital system that captures images at four times the resolution of a high definition camera, resulting in a look that is unmatched on television. The production is getting ready to go to the networks and is sure to generate great Buzz in the Sci-Fi domain. Here are some exclusive pics from the set, graciously provided by Miss Beninati herself.
Enjoy!!!!
The actors in action
Blocking the shot again, Patti is making sure Miley can't escape from her position Haha!

A view of the lab set

Amanda, Boom Operator taking the sound!

Hot DMAN Actors into their roles ...back Matt Brucato Front Anthony Ordonez

Canadian Actor Brock Duke (aka Q7) being prepped for greenscreen filming


Canadian Actor Brock Duke who plays Q7, a telepathic being from another dimension being touched up before his scene

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DOCTOR WHO NEW TARDIS INTERIOR!!! FIRST LOOK

This is so Awesome!!!! Scootyboy has snatched some new exclusive pics of the Interior of the 11th Doctor's new Tardis!!!

The interior appears to have 2 levels inside and is similar to the look of the 9th and 10th Doctor's Tardis! It looks a bit dark and I wonder what it will look like now that the show is in Hi Def. I know they were a bit disappointed about the way the other interior looked like when they filmed the secials in Hi-Def and wanted to fix it.

Go here for the exclusive pics by Scootyboy and more!