Thursday, 29 January 2015

Video - "Terminator: Genisys" - New Teaser Trailer

A new teaser trailer has been released for "Terminator: Genisys" which will air during the Superbowl.  No Matt in this one - but, boy, does this film look good.





Monday, 26 January 2015

The Who Shop - UNIT Day Signing - Jemma Redgrave, Terrance Dicks and more...


To celebrate the launch of the new book series, "Lethbridge-Stewart", The Who Shop have arranged "UNIT Day" on Saturday 28 February 2015.  Mark this date down in your diaries because this is a "can't miss" event.  Signing at the event - which runs from 1pm to 3pm - are:

Jemma Redgrave - "Kate Stewart"

Terrance Dicks - Script Writer

Andy Frankham-Allen - Author and Range Editor of "Lethbridge-Stewart"

Hannah Haisman - Granddaughter of Mervyn Haisman, creator of the Lethbridge-Stewart character

Other writers and those associated with the range will be popping in throughout the day.

All books and photographs can be pre-ordered in store, online or over the phone.

For more information contact events@thewhoshop.com or telephone 0208 471 2356.

The Who Shop is situated at 39-41 Barking Road, Upton Park, London E6 1PY.



Sunday, 25 January 2015

Screencaps - Doctor Who Extra - Into the Dalek

A large batch of screencaps from the Doctor Who Extra episode for "Into the Dalek" have been uploaded to the Coppermine Gallery. Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use:













Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Series 9 News - Toby Whithouse Pens Two-Parter and Guest Stars Announced


Filming has begun in Cardiff for series 9 of Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. The new series will be back on BBC One in Autumn 2015.

The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse (The Game, Being Human - Doctor Who episodes include The God Complex and Town Called Mercy), produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said: “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action - for one of our scariest adventures yet!”

On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added: “The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I’m delighted to be back filming my second series of Doctor Who.”

Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in the third series of Game of Thrones joins the Doctor Who cast for the two-part episode. A comedian and actor, Paul is also well-known for being the voice of Vincent the fox on the puppet-based BBC comedy Mongrels.

Commenting on his role, Paul Kaye, said: “As a kid of the 1970’s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”

Also starring in the episodes will be Morven Christie who recently played the role of Amanda in the crime drama Grantchester and featured in Death in Paradise (2014) and Twenty Twelve.

Arsher Ali who played the part of Malik Suri in the critically acclaimed The Missing (BBC One) takes up a role in the guest cast alongside Colin McFarlane who appeared in Eastenders as part of the Who Killed Lucy Beale? storyline. Recognised for her theatre and TV performances, actress Sophie Stone appears in the show for the first time. Sophie was the lead actress in the play Woman of Flowers and has appeared in Midsummer Murders and Casualty.

Also joining Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and confirmed for roles in the double episode are Zaqi IsmailSteven Robertson and Neil Fingleton.

Further guest cast for series 9 will be released over the coming months. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.



Tuesday, 6 January 2015

"Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour" to air on BBC3


BBC3 will air the documentary "Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour" on Friday 16 January 2015 at 7pm.  The documentary is currently available as a special feature on the Series 8 DVD and Blu-Ray boxset.

It follows Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on their "world tour" of Cardiff, London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City and Rio to promote Series 8 - and there are some great fan encounters along the way including digital artist Alice Zhang and creator of the Doctor Puppet, Alisa Stern.

Definitely worth tuning in for.



National Television Awards - Doctor Who Shortlisted and Voting Open


The shortlist has been announced for the National Television Awards and "Doctor Who" appears in the "Best Drama" category.  The show faces very stiff competition from "Sherlock", "Downton Abbey" and "Cilla".

Surprisingly, neither Peter Capaldi or Jenna Coleman made the shortlist for "Drama Performance" - a category that became increasingly tougher since the male and female categories for Drama Performance were combined last year.

To vote, please go to the National Television Awards.


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Screencaps - Doctor Who Extra - Deep Breath

A large batch of screencaps from the Doctor Who Extra episode for "Deep Breath" have been uploaded to the Coppermine Gallery.  Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use:










Friday, 2 January 2015

"Last Christmas" - Consolidated Viewing Figures


The consolidated figures for "Last Christmas" have been released and show another large timeshift audience of 1.94 million, increasing the overnight figure of 6.34 million to a consolidated figure of 8.28 million.  This makes "Last Christmas" the sixth most watched show on Christmas Day.  The interesting thing is that even "Mrs Brown's Boys" managed only 9.69 million - whereas last year it was 11.68 million.  For some reason, viewing figures were down overall.  

I think part of the reason is the increase in the number who watch on iplayer via computers or tablets - these are currently not included in the consolidated figures.  To get a better picture, it's probably better to look at the "live +7" figures.

Another thing to consider is that "Last Christmas" is still high in the iplayer charts.  It is still being watched.


For comparison - "The Time of the Doctor" managed 11.14 million but obviously had the added "bonus" of a regeneration; "The Snowmen" achieved 9.87 million.

Please note that this figure includes UK viewers who watched the episode in the first 7 days after transmission - it does not include those who watched it on iplayer via computers or tablets.



Tuesday, 30 December 2014

No US Theatrical Release for "Lost River"


As reported at the end of November, "Lost River" finally has a UK distributor however, according to a report in Variety the film will NOT get a US Theatrical Release.

It appears instead that Warner Brothers will release the film via home entertainment in April.

In the UK, the film is still scheduled for release on 24 April 2015.

UPDATE:  Warner Brothers will give a "limited" theatrical release for "Lost River" in New York and Los Angeles.  Well, they did say "limited" - and 2 cities is certainly that.


Saturday, 27 December 2014

More Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman General Series 8 Promo Images

Another batch of general Series 8 Promo Images featuring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman have emerged - either that or I missed them when they were first released.  There are some really good ones amongst this batch - and larger versions are in the Coppermine Gallery:











Friday, 26 December 2014

"Last Christmas" - Overnight Viewing Figures


The overnight ratings for Christmas Day show that "Last Christmas" came in 7th for the day with 6.34 million - a 27.5% audience share.  The day was won by, of course, "Mrs Brown's Boys" with 7.61 million.

It seems that overall the overnights for Christmas Day were down considerably this year.  Last year, "Mrs Brown's Boys" won the day with 9.40 million and "Doctor Who" had 8.29 million.  So, even the juggernaut of "Mrs Brown's Boys" is almost 2 million down on the overnights from last year.

Obviously, expect considerable movement when the consolidated figures are released next week.




Thursday, 25 December 2014

Jenna Coleman to return for ALL of Series 9


The Radio Times have confirmed that Jenna Coleman is staying with the show for the whole of Series 9.

During the Press Launch of "Last Christmas", Steven Moffat said:
"Jenna is in all of the next series, which we’re delighted to reveal.  There was a certain amount of to-ing and fro-ing, wasn’t there Jenna?"

"I always think I’m quite good at winding up people on this but Jenna completely outplayed me when she said in an interview 'I’m not telling you if I’m staying or going because it’s just more exciting'. And it occurred to us all that we don’t start shooting until January so we could actually keep it a secret."
Jenna Coleman confirmed that Peter Capaldi had played a big part in her decision to stay:
"It’s wonderful – a whole other series of stories with the Doctor. I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved, there’s so much more to do and I think [Clara and the Doctor] have finally just reached a point where they really understand each other." 
"The arrival of the 12th Doctor has just dropped this bombshell and allowed the dynamic to totally, totally change so I think, just when Clara was feeling more comfortable in the relationship, it’s suddenly thrown something totally new up and I think the comeuppance of that and the story that we got to tell over the season has been thrilling."
Peter Capaldi was happy with Jenna's decision too:
"I think Jenna’s been just fantastic and it’s been such a pleasure to work with her – and especially for me as the new person onto the show, she’s just been fantastic – and so I was so excited and delighted when she finally [agreed to stay]."
I rather think most of us are happy with this - the character of Clara certainly seems to fit with 12 more than she did with 11.