Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Doctor Who: New Twelfth Doctor BBC Shop Exclusive Items

The BBC has added several new items for the Twelfth Doctor to their online shop today.

There is a new commemorative medal collection, including all twelve Doctors and some of their most memorable nemeses. This will be released on October 6, and is available now for preorder.

There is also a collector's edition of the series 8 DVD up for preorder, on DVD and blu-ray. The artwork for this special collection is still TBC.

Finally, the BBC Shop has released a couple of Twelfth Doctor-centric clothing items: a pin badge shaped like the Doctor's costume, and two exclusive T-shirts, one from 'Deep Breath' and one from 'Into the Dalek.'

Check out all the Peter Capaldi-related items on the BBC Shop now, by clicking here!

[Source: Blogtor Who, BBC Shop]

Read more ...

Torchwood Q&A with Eve Myles and Burn Gorman at Sheffield Film & Comic Con 2014

Below you can watch the Torchwood Q&A session/talk from Sheffield Film & Comic Con 2014 on Saturday 30th August.

On the panel were Eve Myles and Burn Gorman.
Tomorrow we will have your opinions on Doctor Who: Deep Breath and Peter Capaldi and then from Thursday to Sunday we will have interviews with Sylvester McCoy, Frazer Hines, Paul McGann and John Leeson!
Read more ...

NEW Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood Promotional Images

The BBC has released 12 new promotional images for Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 3, Robot of Sherwood!

As usual, click to enlarge!

[Source: Wales Online]
Read more ...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood TV Trailer

A new TV trailer for this Saturday's episode Robot of Sherwood has been released, and you can see it below!

Read more ...

Doctor Who: Listen Cast List Revealed (SPOILERS)

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Listen - if you don't want to be spoiled, click away now!

The Radio Times have revealed the cast list for episode four of Series 8, Listen - and there's some very intriguing additions to the cast. You can have a look at the (short) cast list below, but beware of spoilers!

  • The Doctor - Peter Capaldi
  • Clara - Jenna Coleman
  • Danny Pink - Samuel Anderson
  • Rupert Pink - Remi Gooding
  • Reg - Robert Goodman
  • Figure - Kiran Shah
What do you think of the cast additions? Leave a comment below!

[Source: Blogtor Who]
Read more ...

Doctor Who: Into The Dalek - Appreciation Index Score

Doctor Who: Into the Dalek had an Appreciation Index (AI) of 84.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

The AI score is a slight increase from last week's series opener, Deep Breath. The only episode from the main two channels to score higher was Casualty, with an AI score of 85. 

The Sunday repeat of Into the Dalek on BBC Three had an overnight estimate of 0.35 million viewers, gaining it a 1.85% share of the audience.

Read more ...

Doctor Who Q&A at Sheffield Film & Comic Con 2014

Below you can watch the Doctor Who Q&A session/talk from Sheffield Film & Comic Con 2014 on Saturday 30th August.

On the panel were Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Frazer Hines, John Leeson and Mat Irvine.
Tomorrow we will have the Torchwood Q&A with Eve Myles and Burn Gorman!
Read more ...

The Gallifrey Times Podcast: Episode 16 - Into the Dalek

The Gallifrey Times Podcast is back for the new series of Doctor Who after a long break! Episode 16 has been recorded and is now available to listen to online and download!

Episode 16 includes:
  • The latest Doctor Who news from the past week.
  • Oliver's review of Doctor Who: Series 8 Episode 2, Into The Dalek.
You can listen to the podcast in the player below or you can download it by clicking the download link. You can also now find the podcast on iTunes and The Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.

Download (MP3) | Subscribe | iTunes |

Remember to listen to our past podcasts by visiting our podcast page!

We would love to know what you think of our podcast. Send us your feedback in the comments below, via the Contact Us page or via Twitter, we're @GallifreyTimes. Also, if you would like to get involved with the podcast then we'd love to hear from you too!

We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Please remember to leave your feedback.
Read more ...

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Doctor Who: The Gallifrey Times Team Reviews Into the Dalek!

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Into the Dalek.

Last night saw the Twelfth Doctor go up against (and inside) the Daleks for the first time in Into the Dalek - but what did our team make of it? Read on to find out:

Oliver (TGT Podcast Producer)

Doctor Who is back! And I don't just mean that in the literal sense. I mean in the sense of serious, edge-of-your-seat thrilling stuff. It's been stripped back to its roots, the Doctor is acting like an alien, we're all cowered behind the sofas in awe of his sheer disconnect with the people around him, the tone stays serious and, best of all, no slightly-irritating catchphrases. That being said I am a sucker for "would you like a jelly baby?" so catchphrases are more than welcome in certain cases. The Daleks are back, and they mean business, and I'm happy that Danny and Clara weren't irritating but actually quite funny and touching. Again, we see that Asylum of the Daleks' Dalek memory wipe has no actual purpose whatsoever which is a bit sad, but that's more of an Asylum of the Daleks problem really. Overall, great acting, great design, great tension, great Doctor Who. 9/10

Andrew (TGT writer)

Entering a ‘Good’ Dalek as miniature paramedics was a brilliant concept. The key irony being that by healing the Dalek, its evil, in a pure sense, returns. Consequently the Doctor seems oblivious to the fears of his team as his theories regarding a Dalek’s mind are complete. Clara’s development as a companion goes from strength to strength, she startles the Doctor with a major blow to the face for his nonchalance. Clara’s loyalty to the Doctor is essential in this plot, but she shows less sympathy towards his inner turmoil, instead hopefully engaging with fellow teacher Danny. 8/10

Harris (TGT writer)

Into the Dalek starts very promisingly with the introduction to new characters Journey Blue, Danny Pink and Rusty, our good Dalek. The fast relationship build between Clara and Danny is comedic yet somehow suiting to the feel of the episode. Of course the episode focuses on the journey inside the Dalek and this somehow mashes up themes from Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Beast Below and Let’s Kill Hitler. In this instance it feels rather lacking, nothing in the episode is ‘new’ and once again it is the companion who stands up to the Doctor and saves everyone’s lives in this Dalek story. 7/10

Ben (TGT writer)

"This is all a bit farfetched." is what my mother thought and I agree. The shrinking was a bit difficult to accept, but once they were inside the Dalek, the effects were sublime. We don't get to see inside the Daleks enough in my opinion. The idea of a 'good' Dalek is a great concept that adds yet another layer to the creatures. Capaldi has really gotten into his stride now and is an interesting Doctor to watch. Clara - who has now discovered trousers! - is also working well as the Doctor's conscience. Danny Pink seems to be a bit of another Mickey. Overall, a visually stunning episode that shows Doctor Who can keep doing something different. 8/10

Our spoiler-free preview of Robot of Sherwood will be up mid-week, and our team's spoiler-filled review will be up this Sunday!
Read more ...

The Gallifrey Times at Sheffield Film & Comic Con 2014

This weekend, The Gallifrey Times attended the Sheffield Film & Comic Con 2014. We had an enjoyable day, getting to interview not one, but two Doctors, as well as hearing talks and getting to know some of the fans. It was also the first time that two of our writers have met in person, so a momentous occasion indeed.

Over the next week we'll be sharing with you:
  • Exclusive interviews with Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Frazer Hines and John Leeson
  • Doctor Who Q&A session (with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Frazer Hines, John Leeson and Mat Irvine)
  • Torchwood Q&A session (with Eve Myles and Burn Gorman)
  • Fan opinions on Deep Breath and Peter Capaldi
If you can't wait to see all of these videos, we've made a short video of the highlights of the convention which you can watch here:

Here are some photos from the day:

We're kicking off our coverage tomorrow with the very entertaining Doctor Who Q&A session!
Read more ...

Doctor Who: Question of the Week - Into the Dalek

WARNING: This post contains major spoilers for Into the Dalek. If you haven't seen the episode, click away now!

We're introducing a brand new weekly feature for Series 8 - every week, alongside our usual after-episode poll, we'll be asking you about the biggest question each episode raises, and releasing the results the following week.


For episode two, Into the Dalek, we're looking at a question posed at the end of the episode - can Daleks be good? Rusty may have decided that Daleks were evil, but is that evidence that good Daleks can exist? Leave your thoughts in the poll below!

We'll be revealing the results of this poll, along with the results of our rate the episode poll (vote here), on Saturday 6th September. We'll have a brand new poll for Robot of Sherwood next Sunday!
Read more ...

Doctor Who: Deep Breath - Final UK Viewing Figures

The consolidated viewing figures for the series eight opener, Deep Breath, have been released.

The opener had 9.17 million viewers after a week of recordings - a large increase of 2.38 million from the overnight figure of 6.79 million. The figure is the third highest rating for a series opener (behind Rose and The Eleventh Hour) since 2005, and is the second highest rating of the week behind The Great British Bake-Off.

The figure does not include those watching on iPlayer on computers or tablets, and Doctor Who was number one on iPlayer for three days after transmission.

[Source: DWM]
Read more ...

K-9's Special Message for followers of The Gallifrey Times

On Saturday we caught up with John Leeson, the voice behind Doctor Who's K-9 and he had a special message just for you, the followers of The Gallifrey Times!

Check it out below and keep an eye out for an exclusive interview with him soon!

Read more ...

Doctor Who: Into the Dalek - Overnight Viewing Figures

The overnight UK viewing figures for last night's episode, Into the Dalek, have been released.

The episode had 5.20 million viewers on average, and a share of 24.7% of the overall audience. That's a drop from last week's total, but is in line with ratings for other second episodes - and the episode clashed with the last 15 minutes of The X Factor's series opened.

Doctor Who was the second most watched programme of the day, with the return of The X Factor (9.5 million) winning the day.

The consolidated viewing figures will be released next week, where Doctor Who will rise considerably in the ratings.

[Source: Doctor Who News]
Read more ...

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek

The new episode of behind the scenes show Doctor Who Extra has been released, taking a peek at the making of tonight's episode, Into the Dalek:

Read more ...
Series 8: Robot of Sherwood