Entries from June 2010
June 30th, 2010

As June draws to a close, it’s time to look back and honour one of the biggest Doctor Who fans from the past month, and the winner has been chosen and their profile can be read now!

Thanks to everybody who entered – it’s getting harder and harder to pick just one entree each month, but stay tuned and watch this space as July just might be your time to shine! Geronimo!

June 29th, 2010

The Bookseller has revealed that Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman will be co-writing a new children’s sci-fi/fantasy book with his sister, Carole E. Barrowman.

The novel will be aimed at 9-12 year olds and will be published by Buster Books in August 2011. It will follow the story of a 13 year old twin brother and sister. John and Carole have previously written a Torchwood comic together, as well as both of John’s autobiographies.

The website also reports that John will be writing a forthcoming Torchwood novel.

June 29th, 2010

The shortlist for the TV Choice Awards 2010 has been revealed, with Doctor Who facing competition from Merlin, Wild at Heart and Waterloo Road for the Best Family Drama gong.

In addition, Karen Gillan’s portrayal of companion Amy Pond in the latest series has secured her a place in the Best Actress category, alongside Waterloo Road’s Denise Welch, Keeley Hawes from Ashes to Ashes, and Kaya Scodelario for her role in Skins.

Matt Smith is up against Jack O’Connell from Skins, Philip Glenister from Ashes to Ashes and John Barrowman (we don’t need to tell you who he is…) for Best Actor, while last year’s mini-series of Torchwood, Children Earth, goes head to head with Shameless, Ashes to Ashes and Skins for the Best Drama Series prize.

Voting is open until July 9th, and the winners will be announced at the ceremony on September 6th, which will be hosted by Alexander ‘Mr Smith’ Armstrong.

We’d just like to wish Doctor Who, Torchwood and all its cast and crew the best of luck!

June 29th, 2010

BBC Worldwide have unveiled the 11 monters who will be taking to the stage in the highly-anticipated Doctor Who Live arena shows later this year.

The intergalatic line-up consists of the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, the Judoon, a Silurian, the Smilers, the Winders, the Scarecrows, the Vampires, the Clockwork Droids and the Ood. The 25-date tour will be stopping off in 9 cities and will be bursting with non-stop excitement, adventure and suspense.

Kicking off in London (October 8th-10th), the production will visit Sheffield (October 12th-13th), Glasgow (October 14th-17th), Birmingham (October 18th-20th), Manchester (October 22nd-24th), Nottingham (October 25th-26th), Cardiff (October 28th-31st) and Liverpool (November 2nd-3rd), culminating in Belfast (November 6th-7th).

A 16-piece orchestra, conducted by composer Murray Gold, will be peforming an array of tracks both new and old, with added FX, optical illusions and state-of-the-art pyrotechnics. Showrunner Steven Moffat has also written new scenes featuring the Doctor and Amy, which will be played on a big screen throughout the story.

For full details and ticket information, see its official website, DoctorWhoLive.com.

June 28th, 2010
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The official Doctor Who site has today posted a new instalment of Big Questions, featuring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

In the last edition of the series, the leading due are asked questions based on the events of the finale, and you can see their respective replies here, but watch out for spoilers.

We also have a big question – what did YOU think of The Big Bang? Let us know in our episode discussion!

June 28th, 2010

Matt Smith made a surprise guest appearance at this year’s Glastonbury last night, taking to the stage with Orbital to introduce their techno remix of the Doctor Who theme tune.

As the iconic music began, the Eleventh Doctor actor told cheering fans, “Let me hear you cheer! Let me hear you roar!” – and that they did! You can watch a clip of the moment on the BBC News site, here, and the full thing is covered in the final night higlights, which can be seen on iPlayer now (around 1 hour 50 minutes).

June 27th, 2010

Unofficial ratings have revealed that Doctor Who was the 2nd most watched programme of Saturday, with an overnight audience of 5.1million tuning in for this year’s long-awaited finale.

4.6million watched The Big Bang on BBC1, with an additional 0.5 on the HD channel, and, with a 31% of the total TV audience share, it was beaten only by World Cup Live: USA vs Ghana on ITV1 (5.7million). Final ratings will be released soon.

What did you think of The Big Bang? Let us know in our episode discussion!

June 27th, 2010
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The whole universe seems to be talking about last night’s spectacular finale, The Big Bang, which, according to The Telegraph, was an ”interesting and enjoyable” conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor’s debut series.

The Guardian describe the episode as ”a classic modern fairytale”, while SeenIt are full of particular praise for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, who have “delivered the goods each week”. Metro also enjoyed the episode, noting that it ”captivated and confused in equal measure”.

SFX have given the story a full 5 stars, complimenting its “very, very clever story arc”, and, over on Twitter, write Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature, The Family of Blood) tweeted: “Doctor Who triumph. Cheering. Floored fans. Mythic grandeur”.

You too can spill the beans on the finale over at our episode discussion, here.

June 26th, 2010

The time has come for us to say a fond farewell to the Doctor after another action-packed series, but we’d also just like to say a huge thank you to all of YOU for sticking with us over the past 13 weeks.

Since the new series began, we’ve had over 650 comments on our episode discussions, as well as 407 ratings. We also broke a record straight after The Eleventh Hour, achieving over 300 visitors online at once. Of course, it’s all down to you, so thanks everybody!

Now the series is off our screens, it won’t be long before the withdrawal symptoms begin to kick in, but fear not! We’ve got lots to look forward to over the coming months, including the two remaining Adventure Games, and, of course, Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which kicks off in the Autumn on CBBC. The future’s bright!

We’ll be here covering it all, from the latest Series 6 developments to the rest of the news straight from the vortex. So, thank you (again!), and here’s to the future!

June 26th, 2010
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The Doctor is gone, the TARDIS has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality lies with a little girl who still believes in the stars.

Just over 3 months ago, the Eleventh Doctor crash-landed in Amelia Pond’s back garden, and ever since that fateful night, they’ve faced non-stop drama and adventure, as they’ve embarked on an epic journey across the stars. Along the way they’ve faced the likes of Smilers, Daleks and Dream Lords galore, but there’s been something else following them, just out of sight… that is, until now!

Tonight’s Big Bang tied up the loose ends that have been developing throughout the previous episodes, and our questions were given their much needed answers, as the cracks that have remained hidden in the shadows were finally explained.

It might have been the final episode, but that didn’t stop Steven Moffat throwing in a last-minute array of the usual shocks, laughs and tears for which he is acclaimed, and it’s safe to say that the showrunner’s first finale was unlike anything we’ve seen before, pushing the boundaries of new Who – and the concept of timey-wimey - itself.

Whether you’ve loved or loathed Matt Smith and Karen Gillan’s portrayals of the Doctor and Amy, it’s now time, as their first tenure in the TARDIS draws to its close, to look back over tonight’s finale and the 12 episodes before it. Whovians know well enough by now that all goods things must come to an end, and, even though we’re saying a fond farewell to our beloved Time Lord for a few months, it means we can set our brains to nostelgia and relive the highs and lows of the Eleventh Doctor’s first series…

The TARDIS closes its doors on another action-packed voyage, so please leave your thoughts on tonight’s finale and the series as a whole below. You can also give the episode a star rating out of 5, and don’t forget to leave your mark in the poll.

Search WhovianNet
Latest Poll

The Thirteenth Doctor is... Jodie Whittaker! Initial thoughts?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
The End of Twelve
Discuss your theories regarding the Twelfth Doctor's regeneration
Torchwood Series 5
Find out more about the brand new audio series of Torchwood, Aliens Among Us
Buy The Doctor & I
Pre-order WhovianNet's 'The Doctor & I'
Class Series 2
News Categories
News Archives
RSS Feeds

WhovianNet offers RSS feeds, so you can get our latest news posts to your preferred RSS reader! Here are the links you need...

Get an avatar!
Want your own avatar next to your comments on WhovianNet? No problem - find out how to get one by clicking here!