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Saturday, 13 August 2011

gtg or brb?

I've been doing the blog for a just under a week. I do like it but it's got a bit boring now so I'm going to take a break and I may start it up again if I feel like it. Though I probably won't. Thanks for all the support especially those from the Whoniverse Blog Jazzy, Time Traveller 42, The Dragons and JOV.

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 BBC America Trailer

Let's Kill Hitler prequel due Monday

Reminds me of this picture link.
A prequel to the first episode of Series 6 Part 2 'Let's Kill Hitler' will be released on the BBC Doctor Who Website this Monday. Three prequels were released before certain episodes during Series 6 Part 1 and all offered a taster for the episodes. To be honest I didn't think much of any of the previous ones but I'll watch this one out of interest as it bridges episode 7 and 8.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Review: Torchwood- First Born

Read this now!
I've been a avid reader of the Doctor Who novels for years but I had never read one of the Torchwood books. That was until I picked up First Born. This book is the first of three prequels to Miracle Day and we pick up with Gwen and Rhys soon after the events of Children Of Earth. They are on the run with baby Anwen in tow and make for the village of Rawbone where they can evade their captors. But it seems that this place isn't as safe as they first thought with dark secrets and strange children putting their lives in danger.

The story is written in the first person (Which I'm not always a fan of) with  Gwen, Rhys and other characters giving their viewpoint alternating with each chapter. Gwen and Rhys's parts are written brilliantly and writer James Goss really captures the relationship that works so well on screen. The supporting characters are also well written from scientist Eloise to gay couple Tom and Josh. There is even a cameo from Jack Harkness or 'Uncle Jack' as he is referred to. There are plenty of adult moments that set it apart from the Doctor Who books like the scene with one of the 'children' and a hot bath and a rapist policeman. Providing lighter moments are baby Anwen and a plenty of humour from Rhys.

The conclusion may not really build up to much of a climax and I'm not too sure what the alien is but I really enjoyed the book and I found myself saying "Just one more chapter" towards the end. I will probably pick up the other two books 'Long Time Dead' and 'The Men Who Sold The World'. I'll give this book 7/10.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 Plot Details

The Doctor bumped into Lenny Henry at a Premier Inn Hotel.
BBC America (the lazy UK lot obviously can't be bothered) have released a plot overview for the latter half of Series 6 containing lots of  teasers as if we aren't excited enough. So here it is...

The wait is almost over. The second part of the thrilling new series of Doctor Who will soon return. The truth about River Song is out and the time has come for the Doctor to face his greatest demons. Venturing across centuries and galaxies, the Doctor, Amy and Rory will encounter the greatest war criminal in all of history – and Hitler. Together, they’ll discover there’s no scarier place in the universe than a child’s bedroom and a visit to an alien quarantine facility will reveal to Rory a very different side to his wife. In a hotel where walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish, death lies waiting. But the Doctor’s time has yet to come. He has one last stop to make on his final journey – an old friend needs his help and an old foe must be defeated. But time catches up with us all and the Doctor can delay no more.By the shores of Lake Silencio, in Utah, all of time and space hang in the balance. And a NASA astronaut is waiting.

Thanks to The Whoniverse Blog for this info and Sonic Biro for the image.

Torchwood receives complaints for being "too Gay"

(Insert rude caption to do with sonic screwdrivers here.)
It's too American! I miss Ianto! It's not as good as Children of Earth! These are just some of the complaints of fans I've seen and heard recently. Now the BBC have received complaints that the show is "too gay". This probably is due to the gay sex scene between omnisexual Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and a bartender in episode 3 Dead Of Night. However the scenes were cut down for the UK so what are they complaining about? There are quite a few references to homosexuality but this is Torchwood created by Russell T Davies who will shoehorn innuendo or a gay character into every episode if he can and always has done so what do people expect. No one ever complains a show is too heterosexual...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Reasons We Love Doctor Who

2. Guest Stars
Over the years Doctor Who has attracted lots of big names. Famous faces include John Cleese, Peter Kay, Sheila Hancock, Peter Capaldi, James Corden, Brian Blessed, Derek Jacobi, Martin Clunes, Kylie Minogue, Zoe Wanamaker, McFly, Alexei Sayle, Ken Dodd, Bill Nighy, Richard Briers, Toby Jones, Sir Michael Gambon and Anne Reid playing aliens, allies and cameo roles. Personally I'd like to see Jason Watkins who played Vampire Herrick in Being Human appear or Little Dorrit's Claire Foy. Is there any actor/actress you would like to see appear in the series?

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 Poster

'Past and Present Will Collide' reads the tagline of this brilliant new Doctor Who poster released by BBC America.The poster shows The Doctor, Amy, Rory and River with the face of a Slient in the background. The tagline must be referring to the finale which sees time become muddled up (that is the correct term) with Pterodactyl's, Roman Emperor Winston Churchill on his personal Mammoth and a Pyramid as Area 52. I really want to see Winston Churchill on a mammoth! Thanks to Den of Geek for this news.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Goodbye Mr and Mrs Pond?

Kiss goodbye?
The Daily Blah sorry, Star have claimed that Amy and Rory will not be staying on board the TARDIS after the Series 6 finale. A "source" told the paper "There are going to be lots of tears in the finale. The Doctor will set off in the TARDIS for his next adventure on his own." It goes on to say that Amy and Rory will be reunited with baby Melody Pond and settle down on Earth. Is this a load of rubbish or is it a miracle and the papers are printing true news stories? Arthur Darvill who plays Rory will be busy in his play Dr Faustus  until October 2nd clashing with filming for the show and Karen Gillan is a actress in demand even though she has said that she will appear in Series 7. I hope they didn't hack Steven Moffat's phone to get this information!

Reasons We Love Doctor Who

1.The Daleks
Exterminate! The Daleks make the perfect start to the series about all the things that make Doctor Who great. They first appeared on the show in First Doctor serial "The Daleks" and since then have appeared countless times. During the classic series, episodes featuring the Daleks usually got higher viewing figures than those without proving them to be popular. The mutants from Skaro have gone through a few changes from Terry Nation and Raymond Cusick original creations but Steven Moffat made the most radical change dividing opinion among fans. That said the chilling staccato voice, plunger and eyestalk still remain and they are not just icons of the show but icons of  British TV.  What do you love about Doctor Who? Leave a comment in the post or on the Chatango.