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Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (5 videos)

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith appeared tonight on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, making the first appearance of a current (or any?) Doctor on a US talk show.

First, here’s the intro to the episode:

Before the Doctor was in the house, Chris Hardwick (the Nerdist) stopped by, decked out in a fourth Doctor scarf knit by Tara Wheeler. Below you can see Chris & Craig geeking out and talking Doctor Who:

And then the moment we all were waiting for, Matt Smith on the Late Late Show:

Doctor Who: First Minute of The Eleventh Hour Coming to BBC Site

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The official BBC website has been updated with a new look to go with the new Doctor and series. With the premiere of the first episode, The Eleventh Hour, set to materialize on Saturday, April 3rd, the Beeb has promised us a taste to whet our appetites for the full story.

This Saturday, March 27th, the first minute of The Eleventh Hour will “air” on the BBC site. Unfortunately, I assume it will be region locked to the UK only as usual, so the American and other overseas audience will be left out as usual.

Video: Steven Moffat Talks New Doctor Who Series & Matt Smith

Friday, March 19th, 2010

New Doctor Who series producer Steven Moffat had a chat with the folks on BBC Breakfast this morning about the new series and has a few words to say to calm the fears of fans who are worried the new Doctor can’t be as good as the old one.

Moffat also talks about some of the returning monsters we’ll see this series, including the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, and confirms the long-standing rumor that the reptilians you see in the first trailer are indeed the Silurians.

3 Videos from Premiere of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour BBC Press Launch

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Very exciting: the first episode of Matt Smith’s first series of Doctor Who has premiered in Wales at a BBC press launch today, March 18th.  A number of clips from the premiere (or related to it) have been posted to YouTube already and I’ve gathered several here for you to view.

Warning: contains minor spoilers for the episode and the new series, but probably nothing you haven’t heard already.

First, a short intro interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, leading straight into a short clip of the new Doctor in action in “The Eleventh Hour”:

Neil Gaiman to Write New Doctor Who Episode

Monday, February 8th, 2010

There's been a rumor floating around for ages that award-winning author Neil Gaiman was going to be writing a new Doctor Who episode. The rumor has finally been confirmed, and it seems he will be writing an episode for Matt Smith's second series.

Neil has been a Doctor Who fan since he was three, and after many months of deliberately vague and noncommittal statements, finally revealed "it's quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called "The House of Nothing". But it definitely isn't called that any more."

Confirmed: Tom Baker to Return to Doctor Who in New BBC Audio Series

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

tom baker returns to Doctor WhoConfirming a Doctor Who rumor that I wrote about here on the TARDIS Databanks back in March, Tom Baker will be returning to the role of the fourth Doctor — playing the role for the first time* since he left at the end of Logopolis back in March of 1981.

Tom will appear in a series of five new linked audio adventures collectively titled Hornet’s Nest, written by the brilliant but sometimes controversial Paul Magrs.

They will be released on CD, one a month, starting September 2009.

John Simm and Bernard Cribbins Confirmed for Doctor Who Specials. Donna and others to Follow?

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Bernard Cribbins & John Simm on Doctor Who setWell, it’s official. Not only is Bernard Cribbins appearing in one of the final David Tennant stories, but on-set photos also show John Simm has returned to Doctor Who! The image at right (credit for the photo goes to alun.vega) shows Cribbins and Simm passing each other on-set.

Cribbins played Donna’s grandfather Wilf Mott in series 4, and of course John Simm appeared in series 3 as The Master. So far, this substantially confirms recent rumors that Tennant’s final stories would feature a return of Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Rose Tyler (again!), Wilf Mott, and the Master.

New K9 Series First Trailer Released

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

As has been previously mentioned, K9 is getting his own series this year which will air on Australia’s Network Ten as well as the digital channel Jetix/Disney XD in the UK this fall. I have not seen anything confirming whether it will air in the US.

After seeing the new look for K9, hearing John Leeson will not be doing his voice, and from other details of  the series, I have had serious doubts it would be worth watching. I have to say the trailer below makes me, if possible, even more dubious about the whole project. Take a look:

Former Doctor Who Tom Baker To Return in 2010

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor to return to Doctor WhoThe Daily Express is reporting that a BBC mole has told them that Tom Baker will be returning to the series after over twenty-eight years to appear alongside the 11th Doctor Matt Smith.

Tom Baker played the fourth Doctor, from 1974-1981, and is widely considered to be the most popular and iconic of the classic series Doctors, only surpassed in worldwide popularity by David Tennant in recent years.

The BBC has not officially announced this, and even if it’s true are not likely to announce it anytime soon since Smith won’t be taking over the role until 2010.

Mysterious Crater Appears Outside of New Doctor Who Exhibition In Coventry

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

auton smoking craterThe Coventry Telegraph reports that a mysterious crater has appeared overnight outside of the Coventry Transport Museum, just a day before the  opening of a new Doctor Who exhibition on Friday.

Reportedly, strange lights and smoke were seen to be emanating from the crater, and police have cordoned off the area while experts are being brought in to examine the scene.

Considering the timing, I can only assume the crater was caused by the auton control sphereAutons following their traditional pattern of spearheading their invasions with false meteors containing the Nestene Consciousness.

The consciousness is then used to animate various forms of plastic to deadly effect.