Sunday, 25 June 2017

Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie On Series 10 Finale - 'There's A Lot Of Endings'

This article contains plot details about World Enough and Time and The Doctor Falls that readers may wish to avoid.

Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie has been discussing the fate of her character, Bill Potts, following the shocking events of last night's episode, World Enough and Time.

The actress was joined by executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat at a live Q&A session streamed on BBC One's offical Facebook page following the conclusion of yesterday's episode.

During the Q&A, Mackie responded to a question from a fan about filming her 'death', saying:
“I mean, I’m quite an emotional person, so it was pretty emotional, I mean even just reading any of it and at the read through it was quite emotional because there’s a lot of endings.

“I think that’s credit to Steven’s writing that you can get that kind of emotion from it when you read it that you’re supposed to get when you watch it.”
Despite the reference to Bill's 'death', a production source has told that Mackie's answer should not be taken as 'confirmation either way', stating that her comments were made in relation to the events of World Enough and Time which saw Bill 'die' before being converted into a Mondasian Cyberman.

Steven Moffat, meanwhile, refused to be drawn on Bill's future during the Q&A, jokingly claiming:
“She’s a Cyberman from now on. She’s one of those ones in the trailer actually. She was just killing people. That’s the way it is sometimes.” 
Last night's Q&A session, hosted by Jason Mohammad, followed a special screening of World Enough and Time at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The screening was accompanied by a live performance of Murray Gold's score for the episode from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who went on to play several additional pieces of music from the show during the Q&A session.

Series 10 of Doctor Who concludes with The Doctor Falls, which airs on Saturday 1st July at 6:30pm on BBC One.

[Source: Radio Times]
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Covers for Doctor Who Magazine #514 Released: The Two Masters

Doctor Who Magazine have revealed their cover for issue #514, and it features two generations of The Master, played by John Simm and Michelle Gomez, who will be teaming up in next week's episode.

Inside, there's a preview of the season finale, The Doctor Falls, plus interviews with both Gomez and Simm and a look at a classic Master story, The Keeper of Traken.

Doctor Who Magazine issue 514 is out next Thursday (29th June), priced £5.99.

[Source: DWM]

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Doctor Who: World Enough and Time - Overnight UK Viewing Figures

The overnight UK viewing figures for last night's episode, World Enough and Time, have been released.

The episode had 3.37 million viewers on average, a rise of about 400k on last week's season low of 2.89 million.

Here's how it stacks up to the rest of the season so far:
  1. The Pilot - 4.64 million 
  2. Knock Knock - 4.32 million 
  3. Smile - 4.25 million 
  4. Extremis - 4.16 million 
  5. The Pyramid at the End of the World - 4.01 million
  6. Thin Ice 3.76 million 
  7. Empress of Mars - 3.59 million
  8. Oxygen - 3.57 million 
  9. World Enough and Time - 3.37 million
  10. The Lie of the Land - 3.01 million
  11. The Eaters of Light - 2.89 million
Doctor Who was fourth for the night behind Casualty, The Voice Kids and Mrs Brown's Boys, and third on BBC One.

[Source: Gallifrey Base]
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls - Next Time & TV Trailers

The BBC have released two trailers for next week's season finale, The Doctor Falls, and you can watch them below:

The Doctor Falls airs next Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.
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Episode Discussion & Poll - Doctor Who: World Enough and Time

World Enough and Time has just finished in the UK, and we invite you now to share your opinions to share your views of the episode in The Gallifrey Times' Episode Discussion & Poll.

You can vote in our poll below and the results will be revealed on Saturday 1st July.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing your views on World Enough and Time!
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light - Poll Results

For the past week you've been voting in our rate the episode poll for Empress of Mars. We've now closed the poll and you can view the results below.

We received a pretty unusual set of results this week; as opposed to a spread of results of varying popularity, the results clumped in almost equal quantities to 3/5, 4/5 and 5/5 with no outright negativity, perhaps reflecting an episode that didn't wow many, but angered even fewer:
  • Excellent (5/5) - 33.33%
  • Very good (4/5) - 35.9%
  • OK (3/5) - 30.77%
  • Poor (2/5) - 0%
  • Awful (1/5) - 0%
The episode had an average score of 4.03/5, a tick down from Empress of Mars, but a solid result nonetheless. That puts it at a respectable sixth place on our Series 10 leaderboard:
  1. Extremis - 4.40
  2. Oxygen - 4.24
  3. Knock Knock - 4.173
  4. Empress of Mars - 4.170
  5. The Pilot - 4.15
  6. The Eaters of Light - 4.03
  7. Thin Ice 4.01
  8. The Pyramid at the End of the World - 3.71
  9. Smile - 3.64
  10. The Lie of the Land - 3.63
In the context of the whole Capaldi era, The Eaters of Light is in the middle, between Last Christmas and Thin Ice:

  1. Face the Raven - 4.57
  2. The Witch's Familiar - 4.55
  3. Listen - 4.54
  4. The Zygon Inversion - 4.53
  5. Flatline - 4.48
  6. Mummy on the Orient Express - 4.47
  7. The Magician's Apprentice - 4.454
  8. Heaven Sent 4.450
  9. Dark Water - 4.43
  10. Extremis - 4.40
  11. Under the Lake - 4.37
  12. Oxygen - 4.24
  13. The Husbands of River Song - 4.23
  14. Deep Breath - 4.20
  15. Knock Knock - 4.173
  16. Empress of Mars - 4.170
  17. The Pilot - 4.15
  18. Hell Bent - 4.13
  19. Before the Flood - 4.054
  20. The Zygon Invasion - 4.048
  21. Last Christmas 4.032
  22. The Eaters of Light - 4.025
  23. Thin Ice - 4.01
  24. The Caretaker - 4.0
  25. The Girl Who Died - 3.98
  26. Time Heist - 3.96
  27. Death in Heaven - 3.95
  28. Into the Dalek - 3.87
  29. The Woman Who Lived - 3.85
  30. The Pyramid at the End of the World - 3.71
  31. Robot of Sherwood - 3.66
  32. Smile - 3.64
  33. The Lie of the Land - 3.63
  34. The Return of Doctor Mysterio - 3.61
  35. Kill the Moon - 3.53
  36. In the Forest of the Night - 3.35
  37. Sleep No More - 2.92
We'll have a new poll up for World Enough and Time tonight!
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Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie To Guest On Graham Norton Radio Show

Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie will be a guest on tomorrow's edition of Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show.

Mackie, who plays companion Bill Potts, will be chatting to Norton ahead of Doctor Who's Series 10 two-part finale, which starts tomorrow with World Enough and Time.

Fans are invited to send in their questions for the actress ahead of the show via [email protected].

Other guests joining Norton on the show include comedian and author David Walliams, and dog expert Victoria Stilwell.

Graham Norton's show will air tomorrow from 10am-1pm on BBC Radio 2, which can be found on digital radio or at 88-91 FM. The show will also be available to stream live online or listen to after broadcast via BBC iPlayer Radio.

World Enough and Time airs tomorrow at 6:45pm on BBC One.

[Source: BBC]
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Doctor Who: Tales Of Terror - Coming Soon

BBC Books has announced a new spine-tingling collection of new illustrated Doctor Who adventures, just in time for Halloween!

Doctor Who: Tales of Terror will feature twelve all-new short adventures from six authors, accompanied by twelve original black and white illustrations from Rohan Eason.

The six acclaimed Doctor Who authors contributing to the collection are Jacqueline RaynerMike TuckerPaul MagrsRichard DungworthScott Handcock and Craig Donaghy.

Each short story will feature a frightening nemesis for the Doctor to outwit, and each will star one incarnation of the Doctor with additional appearances from favourite friends and companions such as Sarah Jane, Jo and Ace.

Doctor Who: Tales of Terror is available to pre-order now ahead of its release on Thursday 7th September, 2017.

[Source: Doctor Who]
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Doctor Who: New Series Finale Teaser Trailer - 'Time Is Running Out'

The following article contains details about the Doctor Who Series 10 finale that some readers may wish to avoid.

The BBC has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming series finale of the tenth series of Doctor Who.

As Series 10 begins to draw to a close, the stylish new teaser - animated by motion graphics designer Tom Saunders - dramatically reveals that 'time is running out'...

The Series 10 two-part finale kicks off this week with World Enough and Time, which sees the Doctor face two incarnations of the Master - Missy (Michelle Gomez) and John Simm's returning incarnation, last seen in 2010's The End of Time: Part Two.

Next time and TV trailers for the penultimate episode of the series have already been released, as have a preview clip, promo photos and introductions from Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat.

World Enough and Time airs on Saturday 24th June at 6:45pm on BBC One.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Doctor Who: New Tenth Doctor Mr Men Book Announced

A new Doctor Who/Mr Men mash-up book will be coming out this October, featuring the Tenth Doctor.

Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise! sees the Tenth Doctor star in a brand-new seasonal adventure, in which he teams up with companion Donna to find a Christmas tree:
It’s Christmas Eve, and the Doctor and Donna are sipping at mugs of hot chocolate. Donna looks to the Doctor and announces, “I hope I get a surprise for Christmas.” The Doctor knows what he has to do.
Dr Tenth: Christmas Surprise! is the latest addition to the range of Doctor Who books inspired by Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men books, written and illustrated by son Adam Hargreaves.

The first four books in the range, Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth, were released earlier this year:

The next four books in the range, Dr Second, Dr Seventh, Dr Eighth and Dr Ninth, were exclusively revealed at a special event at the Doctor Who Experience earlier this year, and are now available to pre-order before their release on 29th August 2017:

The Doctors: Time and Space Collection is a newly-announced collectable boxset featuring the first eight books in the series, out on 17th October 2017. The deluxe collection comes with an exclusive fold-out poster featuring all-new artwork by Adam Hargreaves.

Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise! is now available to pre-order ahead of its release on 17th October 2017.

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