Thursday, 30 October 2014

Doctor Who: Death In Heaven Cast Announced

death in heaven missy
Radio Times have revealed the cast and crew list for the Series 8 Finale, Death in Heaven.

The Doctor - Peter Capaldi
Clara - Jenna Coleman
Danny - Samuel Anderson
Missy - Michelle Gomez
Seb - Chris Addison
Osgood - Ingrid Oliver
Kate Stewart - Jemma Redgrave
Colonel Ahmed - Sanjeev Bhaskar
Graham - James Pearse
Boy- Antonio Bourouphael
Teenage boy - Shane Keogh-Grenade
Teenage girl - Katie Bignell
Cyberman - Jeremiah Krage
Voice of the Cybermen - Nicholas Briggs

Director - Rachel Talalay
Writer - Steven Moffat
Executive Producer - Steven Moffat
Executive Producer - Brian Minchin
Producer - Peter Bennett

Death in Heaven will be on BBC One on Saturday 8th November at 8pm for 60 minutes.

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Doctor Who: Dark Water - 10 Exclusive Teasers (Part 2) + Spoiler-Free Thoughts

The Gallifrey Times have seen part one of the finale, Dark Water, and have put together our second and final set of spoiler-free teasers, which you can see below:
  1. ''I love you.''
  2. ''Has anyone offered you a coffee?''
  3. ''It's just a sort of leaky mountain.''
  5. ''Clara, is it over now?''
  6. Wi-Fi
  7. Steve Jobs
  8. ''Why is there all this swearing?''
  9. Rest in Peace, We Promise
While we aren't doing a preview this week due to the spoiler-laden nature of the story, you can read our brief spoiler-free thoughts on the episode below:

Dark Water certainly lives up to its name - it's very dark indeed, going to some places that almost pull the show out of 'children's show' territory (and will certainly cause plenty of controversy). To go into the details of the story would be to spoil a key event that happens early on, but suffice to say that Dark Water is bold, ambitious and really quite good. It's an acting masterclass from Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson, who have some emotional, intriguing material to work with here; and finally given more screentime here, Michelle Gomez is an off-kilter delight as Missy. With some big revelations and an exciting cliffhanger, Dark Water is a strong table-setter for the real action in the series finale. 9/10
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Doctor Who: Death in Heaven Broadcast Time Confirmed

The BBC have confirmed that the finale of Doctor Who Series 8, Death in Heaven, will be broadcast on Saturday 8th November at 8pm on BBC One.

The extended finale will last for 60 minutes and will conclude at 9pm. Death in Heaven, penned by head writer Steven Moffat, will air on the same day on BBC America at 9/8C.
With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. 
Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.
[Source: BBC]

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Doctor Who: The Day/Time Of The Doctor Soundtrack Announced

Silva Screen have announced a new soundtrack release featuring music from Doctor Who 2013 specials The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor.

The two-disc album will be released on Monday 24th November and is currently available to pre-order from Amazon.

The music from the upcoming soundtrack, written by the show's current composer Murray Gold and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, underscores two landmark episodes from last year's run - The Day of the Doctor formed the centrepiece of the show's 50th anniversary celebrations whilst Christmas special The Time of the Doctor saw the arrival of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.

The full soundtrack tracklisting is as follows:

Disc 1 - The Day of the Doctor
  1. I.M. Foreman
  2. Will There Be Cocktails?
  3. It's Him (The Majestic Tale)
  4. He Was There
  5. No More
  6. The War Room
  7. Footprints In The Sand
  8. Who Are You
  9. England 1562
  10. Nice Horse
  11. The Fez And The Portal
  12. Two Doctors
  13. Three Doctors
  14. Somewhere To Hide
  15. Rescue The Doctor
  16. 2.47 Billion
  17. Zygon In The Painting
  18. Man And Wife
  19. We Don't Need To Land
  20. We Are The Doctors
  21. The Moment Has Come
  22. This Time There's Three Of Us (The Majestic Tale)
  23. Song For Four/Home
Disc 2 - The Time of the Doctor
  1. The Message
  2. Handles
  3. The Dance Of The Naked Doctor
  4. You Saved It
  5. Papal Mainframe
  6. Tasha Lemm
  7. Bedroom Talk
  8. The Mission
  9. Christmas
  10. The Crack 
  11. Rhapsody Of War
  12. Back To Christmas
  13. Snow Over Trenzalore (Song For Four)
  14. Beginning Of The End
  15. This Is How It Ends
  16. Never Tell Me The Rules
  17. Trenzalore/The Long Song/I Am Information (Reprise)
  18. Hello Twelve
[Source: Cultbox]
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Doctor Who: Dark Water - 10 Exclusive Teasers (Part 1)

The Gallifrey Times have seen part one of the series finale, Dark Water, and have put together our set of spoiler-free teasers, which you can see below!
  1. ''Look at that, you can see my house from here!''
  2. The 3W Greetings Package
  3. ''Did you just say no?''
  4. 'There's more, but that's kind of the headline.''
  5. ''We call it dark water.''
  6. There's a handy Post-It note recap of the series
  7. ''I had no idea there was a match on!''
  8. ''Didn't you realise where you were?''
  9. A ranting Scotsman
  10. Seven keys
We won't be doing a spoiler-free preview this week, but we'll be posting part two of our teasers tomorrow with ten more hints about Dark Water, along with our brief thoughts!

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Doctor Who: New Preview Clip For Dark Water

The BBC launched a new interactive video yesterday showcasing their drama series. This video - which includes Doctor Who - was narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, reciting Jaques's "Seven Ages of Man" speech from Shakespeare's As You Like It. 

Since it is an interactive trailer, the viewer has the opportunity to click on the title of a programme as it's shown on screen, and will be taken to a special clip for that programme. Clicking on "Doctor Who" reveals a clip for Saturday's upcoming episode, "Dark Water." If you would like to watch the clip (and don't mind spoilers!), you can view it on the BBC website here.

If you would rather just watch the clip itself without watching the rest of the video, it can be seen below.


"Dark Water" airs Saturday, 1 November at 8.15pm on BBC One and 9/8 CST on BBC America.

[Source: BBC]
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tom Baker On Peter Capaldi's Doctor: "He's An Alien"

Tom Baker, the man best known for portraying the fourth incarnation of our favorite Time Lord, spoke to the Radio Times about the newest Doctor, Peter Capaldi. He says:
"He's a wonderful choice to play the Doctor. Instantly one felt: this fellow comes from far far away, he's strange. An instant frisson.

And what's the word? Yes, got it! Alien, he's an alien. I salute him."
Tom Baker played the Fourth Doctor for seven years, from 1974 to 1981.

The Doctor Who finale begins this Saturday, 1 November on BBC One (8.15pm) and BBC America (9/8 CST) with "Dark Water," the first of a two-parter.

[Source: Yahoo! News UK]
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Doctor Who: Dark Water 18 New Promotional Photos

The BBC have released some promotional photos for the Dark Water, featuring The Doctor, Clara, Missy and a whole lot of Cybermen. Click on an image to enlarge it.

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The Five(ish) Doctors Deleted Scenes

During the 50th anniversary celebrations for Doctor Who, one of the stand out pieces was Fifth Doctor Peter Davison's mockumentary The Five(ish) Doctors) Reboot. Here in 2014, Mr Davison has released deleted scenes of the popular special. Expect some Hobbit jokes.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Doctor Who: In the Forest of the Night - Question of the Week

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.
I don't want to see more things. I want to see the things that are in front of me more clearly. There are wonders here, Clara Oswald. One person is more amazing - harder to understand, but more amazing than universes.
For episode ten, In the Forest of the Night, we're looking at Danny's speech to Clara at the end of the episode. Danny claimed that he's far more interested in Earth and the people on it than the universe (unlike Clara) - but do you agree with him? Leave your thoughts in the poll below:

We'll be revealing the results of this poll, alongside our rate the episode poll, on Saturday 1st November. We'll have a new poll for Dark Water this Sunday!
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Doctor Who: Flatline - Poll Results

For the past week and a half you've been voting in our two polls for Flatline - our 'rate the episode' poll and our Question of the Week poll. We've now closed both polls and you can view the results below:

First up, our rate the episode poll. The episode received a very similar response to last week (view those results here), with the two episodes receiving almost exactly equal averages:

  • Absolutely amazing - 59.26%
  • Very good - 32.1%
  • OK - 6.17%
  • Not too great - 2.47%
  • Awful - 0%
You can see the updated Series 8 leaderboard below, showing the average scores for each poll - we'll be continuing to update it weekly to show your favourite episodes of the series so far. Flatline narrowly edged Mummy on the Orient Express by 0.01, coming in at number two:
  1. Listen - Average of 4.54/5
  2. Flatline - Average of 4.48/5
  3. Mummy on the Orient Express - Average of 4.47/5
  4. Deep Breath - Average of 4.20/5
  5. The Caretaker - Average of 4.0/5
  6. Time Heist - Average of 3.96/5
  7. Into the Dalek - Average of 3.87/5
  8. Robot of Sherwood - Average of 3.66/5
  9. Kill the Moon - Average of 3.53/5
Flatline's Question of the Week asked the question: 'Is Missy the woman in the shop?'. Is the mysterious Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere the woman who brought the Doctor and Clara together, or were there other forces who brought the two together? TGT voters overwhelmingly stated 'yes' - it turns out Missy might just have been the woman in the shop after all:
  • Yes - 90.2%
  • No - 9.8%
You can vote in our In the Forest of the Night poll now, and our Question of the Week will be coming later today!
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Doctor Who: Death in Heaven Running Time?

Rachel Talalay, director of this year's season finale, Death in Heaven, has said that while the finale will not be cinema length, it will be slightly longer than normal episodes.

To support this, the Radio Times currently lists Death in Heaven as having an hour's running time - however this is provisional and is in no way confirmed (it is likely to be confirmed tomorrow).

Dark Water, part one of the finale, airs this Saturday at 8.15pm and Death in Heaven's is provisionally down to air at 8pm on Saturday 8th November.

[Source: Blogtor Who]
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Doctor Who : In The Forest Of The Night - Appreciation Index Score

Doctor Who :  In The Forest Of The Night had an Appreciation Index score (AI) of 83.

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.

In The Forest Of The Night shares it's AI of 83 with The Caretaker, and is seemed to be around the average over the past nine years of Doctor Who AIs - you can see the rest of the AIs for Series 8 below.

  1. Mummy on the Orient Express & Flatline - 85
  2. Into The Dalek & Time Heist - 84
  3. The Caretaker and In The Forest Of The Night - 83
  4. Deep Breath, Robots of Sherwood, Listen & Kill the Moon - 82
[Source : Doctor Who TV]

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Doctor Who: Dark Water - Official TV Trailer

The BBC has released the official television trailer for the penultimate episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Dark Water.

This follows the episode's next time trailer which first aired on Saturday following In the Forest of the Night, and which can be seen here.

Dark Water will air this Saturday at 8:15pm on BBC One and at 9/8C on BBC America.
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Doctor Who : Flatline - Final UK Viewing Figures

The consolidated viewing figures for episode nine of Series 8, Flatline, have been released.

The episode had 6.71 million viewers after a week of timeshifting - a rise of 2.11 million on it's original overnight viewing figure of 4.6 million. A slight decrease from last weeks Mummy On The Orient Express, which got a high final figure of 7.11 million viewers.

However, the figure does not include those watching on BBC iPlayer (through tablets and computers) - Doctor Who was number one on iPlayer after Flatline aired.

[Source : Doctor Who TV]
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Finale Part 1: Dark Water