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Listen to Doctor Who: Podshock – Episode 182

February 8th, 2010

Louis, Ken, & James have returned with Doctor Who PodShock Episode #182.

In this episode, they continue the series of episodes where they have been reviewing all of the regeneration episodes leading up to the beginning of the Matt Smith era.

This Podshock episode reviews the final story of Chris Eccleston, the ninth Doctor's all-too-brief era, The Parting of the Ways.

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Updating the Blog Again

February 8th, 2010

Just a quick note to say to regular readers that I apologize for not updating the blog in so very long. 2009 was a pretty insane year for me, and I just couldn’t keep up with the site.

Fortunately, 2010 looks to be a very much better year for me, and I’m setting up a few things to make things easier for me to post regularly, in fact, much more often than before. I’ll be posting the latest Doctor Who news, plus links to interesting Doctor Who related articles, podcasts, and other media.



Neil Gaiman to Write New Doctor Who Episode

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

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.



Doctor Who Special “The Waters of Mars” New Preview Video

July 9th, 2009

The BBC has released a preview of the upcoming Doctor Who special “The Waters of Mars”, which is set to air “Novemberish” according to exiting producer Russel T. Davies. You can view the clip below, assuming the BBC doesn’t yank it from YouTube.

So far there’s not a lot of official details about the story, beyond the casting of Lindsay Duncan as the Doctor’s companion for the story, and the obvious information that it’s set on Mars. We know that Duncan will be playing the head of Mars Base, and will not welcome the Doctor’s arrival.



David Tennant To Appear in a Two Part Sarah Jane Adventures Story This Fall

May 27th, 2009

The Tenth Doctor, Sarah Jane and K9The BBC Press Office is has announced that David Tennant will be appearing in two episodes of the upcoming series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

In an interview (see video below), departing Doctor Who producer Russel T. Davies described it as “not just a cameo appearance. It’s not just like he turns up at the end in the TARDIS… It’s a proper story where the Doctor gets involved… he meets Sarah Jane’s gang, the stakes are really high and… it’s like a treat for those who are missing Doctor Who on the screen.”



Tonight’s The Night Doctor Who Scene

May 24th, 2009

As many UK residents know, the show Tonight’s The Night, which is hosted by Doctor Who’s own John Barrowan (a.k.a. Captain Jack Harkness) has been running a competition to win a chance to star in a special Doctor Who scene with Barrowman.

Well, the winner has been picked, and the scene aired last night on BBC One. You can find a YouTube video of the scene below, which features a surprise appearance by David Tennant. Considering filming for his final Doctor Who episodes has now wrapped, this is probably about the last thing Tennant filmed on the TARDIS set!



Weta Doctor Who Collectables Video

April 8th, 2009

Richard Taylor of the Weta Workshop has posted a video where he talks about the Weta line of Doctor Who collectables. I have to admit I’m drooling over a couple of these figures, especially the statue of the Roger Delgado Master from Terror of the Autons, and the statue of the fourth Doctor and Davros from Genesis of the Daleks… although the Ice Warrior helmet, and, frankly pretty much the entire line looks cool as hell.

Here’s the video of Mr. Taylor talking about how cool it was for him and the Weta Workshop to work on collectables for the show that it seems inspired many of them to go into the business in the first place… Doctor Who:



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

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

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: