Entries from February 2010
February 28th, 2010

matt-smith-esquireThe News of the World has today posted a preview image of a suited and booted Matt Smith, taken from a recent photoshoot to be featured inside the April edition of Esquire, out March 4th.

Our new leading man is also interviewed inside the issue and, naturally, the topic of conversation is his first series of Doctor Who which is set to kick off on BBC One/HD this Easter. 

Of the iconic Time Lord, the Eleventh Doctor actor said: “He’s an inter-galactic genius, a superhero-ish, mad, fumbling, bumbling, science geek.”

Esquire, billed as ‘the magazine for men who mean business’, is released monthly and you can find out more about it over at its official website by clicking here.

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February 28th, 2010

captain-jack-vortexAs we prepare to bid farewell to another month (time really is flying by, isn’t it? Series 5 will be here in no time!), we say hello to a brand new Fan of the Month! Hurrah!

You can check out their profile and interview by heading over to our Fan of the Month mini-section now, and stay tuned for our set of questions for March which will be posted online shortly!

In a nutshell, our Fan of the Month section has been running since June 2008 and celebrates Whovianism in all its forms. If you live, breathe and dream Doctor Who and its spin offs, WhovianNet needs you! Find out all about it and check out past profiles here.

Oh, and keep an eye out for any rogue Cybermen about the place over the coming weeks, as WhovianNet prepares itself for a much-needed upgrade in time for the new series… More news to follow in a couple of weeks time - stay tuned!

February 27th, 2010

national-doodle-dayNext Friday, 5th March, is National Doodle Day in the UK, an annual fundraiser established in 2004 to raise money and awareness for people living with epilepsy and neurofibromatosis.

As part of the event, various doodles by celebrities will be auctioned off on eBay.

The likes of Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) and Michelle Ryan (Lady Christina de Souza) are just some of the familiar faces to have put pen to paper for the charity this year.

You can also help the cause by sending in your own doodles along with a £1 donation to National Doodle Day, c/o Epilepsy Action, FREEPOST LS0995, Leeds, LS19 7YY. Full details can be found at its official website, here. Happy doodling!

February 26th, 2010

amy-pond-februaryThe Sun newspaper has today thrown some more Series 5 speculation into the mix, this time regarding the Doctor’s new companion, Amy Pond.

Like the majority of their reports are, their latest appears to be largely based on what they’ve picked up from recent filming developments. Today they claim that the character, who will be portrayed by Karen Gillan, will (highlight to reveal) discover that she’s pregnant halfway through the new series.

“It’s all part of a strange dream she’s having,” their source explained. ”She can’t work out what’s real and what’s not.”

As always, treat this news with a pinch of salt for now, and feel free to discuss your theories below. The next series of Doctor Who starts on BBC One and BBC HD in April.

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February 26th, 2010

doctor-amy-februaryAs fans across the globe hold their breath in anticipation for all things Series 5, things are finally starting to get a move on as we now have confirmation of the start date for our new series on BBC America.

Their official website and Facebook group has revealed that US fans will be able to enjoy the Eleventh Doctor and Amy in action, starting with The Eleventh Hour, from Saturday 17th April!

While those of us in the UK are still awaiting solid transmission details, it’ll most likely begin on Saturday 3rd April here, tying in nicely with BBC America’s announcement last August that from now on Doctor Who will air across the pond soon after its premiere in Britain!

And BBC America are no doubt just as excited about welcoming the Eleventh Doctor and Amy as its Whovian viewers, as David Tennant’s finale two-parter as the Tenth Doctor, The End of Time, smashed their ratings records when it had its US debut last month. Stay tuned!

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February 25th, 2010

eleventh-doctor-januaryThose of you who have been following the news will no doubt be aware that earlier this week Odeon UK confirmed that they would be boycotting Alice in Wonderland following a disagreement with Disney over its imminent DVD release.

Of course, this was very bad news, not only for fans of Twidledum and Tweedledee, but also for Whovians alike, because the recently released Series 5 promo was to be previewed in 3D before showings of the Tim Burton film.

However, there’s good news for all concerned today, because, after a series of crisis talks, the boycott has been reconsidered! This means you’ll now be able to catch the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond (and the feature film itself, of course!) in all their 3D glory in Odeon cinemas across the UK from 5th March! You’d be a Mad Hatter to miss it!

The trailer will also be shown before the movie in other chains of cinemas across the country.

» Never miss a story! See all the Series 5 news reported on WhovianNet!

February 24th, 2010

cyberman-bonhams-auction-febThe much-publicized Bonhams Doctor Who auction took place in Knightsbridge, London, today, as over 300 fans arrived to bid on their favourite props from the series!

One of the biggest collections of memorabilia ever was on show at the event, with costumes and monsters from both classic and new episodes presented in the collection.

As BBC News reports, the success story of the day was a full size Dalek from the 1985 Sixth Doctor serial Revelation of the Daleks, which was sold for £20,400!

Meanwhile, the waitress attire worn by Kylie Minogue for her portrayal of short-lived companion Astrid Peth in the 2007 Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned, was purchased for £3,120, while Billie Piper’s costume from Series 1’s Rose fetched £1,020.

One fan exterminated other bidders (not literally, mind!) and walked away with the Tenth Doctor’s suit from Voyage of the Damned for £5,040, while another reached £3,120 for Jackson Lake’s costume, as worn by David Morrissey in the 2008 Christmas special, The Next Doctor.

The lowest bid went towards a speaker featured in the 2006 festive episode, The Runaway Bride, which went for £42.

February 24th, 2010

jack-harkness-tw3As fans across the land try to piece together the unfolding mystery of Torchwood Series 4, its star John Barrowman has revealed that, as far as he’s aware, there are currently no plans to take the Doctor Who spin off to America, despite what we may have read in the newspapers.

“I haven’t heard anything. I have no information on the future of Torchwood,” he exclusively told DigitalSpy. “I’m like everybody else at the moment. I’m so sorry!”

He added: “I love the character, I love the show, and I would love to do it again. I’d love to do more than 5 episodes. But if we’re only going to do 5 episodes, I’m happy with that.”

Rumours of a US version of Torchwood were originally sparked by The Hollywood Reporter last month. Gwen Cooper actress Eve Myles has also recently confirmed that she has no idea as to what form, if any, the future of the series will take. Stay tuned for the latest!

February 24th, 2010

david-press-womIt has been revealed that David Tennant will be appearing in a new psychological thriller called Retreat.

Written by Carl Tibbetts and Janice Hallett, the story follows a couple – played by Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series) and Thandie Newton (Run, Fat Boy Run & The Pursuit of Happyness) – who have their holiday ruined when a half-dead man, who the Tenth Doctor actor will portray, appears on their doorstep with a message of a virus that is killing people on the mainland…

The movie is being produced by The Magent Films, and filming is set to begin in Canada in May. It’s currently slated for an early 2011 theatrical release.

» Are you missing David? Keep up to date with the Tenth Doctor actor here!

February 24th, 2010

who-sfx-cover-3dAs various promotions for Series 5 begin to surface, it has been revealed that the cover of the next issue of SFX Magazine will boast a fantastic 3D holographic image of the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and a Weeping Angel to celebrate the long-awaited return of Doctor Who to our screens this Easter!

A photoshoot for the artwork, which was put together with full cooperation from the BBC production team, took place in Cardiff last month.

Inside the magazine there’ll also be a 9-page preview of the series, including mever before seen on-set pictures as well as new and exclusive interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Series 5 showrunner Steven Moffat!

“Sci-fi fans are very excited about the new series introducing the Eleventh Doctor, and we had to mark the occasion,” Editor in Chief of SFX, Dave Bradley, told Future. ”This 3D cover is the perfect celebration for a British series which continues to thrill audiences 47 years after its debut.”

He added: ”The cover strikingly matches the tone of the new series, and if you look carefully you can see your first glimpse of the returning villains, the Weeping Angels. The BBC were incredibly helpful and we had exclusive photography time with the two stars, plus inside the mag we reveal what happened when we went on set, including big interviews with Matt, Karen and Steven Moffat.”

SFX # 194 will be available to buy in shops from March 10th 2010 at the usual price of £3.99.

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