Entries from April 2015
April 30th, 2015

We Are Colony are running a competition to win tickets for an upcoming screening of a new film starring Arthur Darvill.

The actor – who Doctor Who fans will know as Rory Williams – stars in CAPTCHA as Mel, an unassuming government scientist who is unknowingly spiked with a love implant. He will be taking part in a live Q&A at the premiere which will be held on Saturday 9th May 2015 at a secret London location.

To enter the draw, RT this competition tweet. You can sign up to We Are Colony here for behind the scenes content.

Winners will be picked at random from those who have registered. Click here for the T&Cs.

The film, written and directed by Edward Tracy, also stars former Doctor Who alumni Zoë Wanamaker, Amy Beth Hayes and Kayvan Novak. It’s released globally on 10th May 2015.

April 30th, 2015

As we prepare to bid farewell to April for another year, there’s just enough time to welcome our new Fan of the Month!

Flying the flag for Whovians around the world is Oliver Crabtree, aged 14, who put himself forward for the coveted title because he’s the proud owner of over 110 items of Doctor Who related merchandise.

His prized collection includes books, sonic screwdrivers (something which he couldn’t live without!) and figures. Read his full Fan of the Month profile here.

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 80 profiles.

April 29th, 2015
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Doctor Who producer Brian Minchin has promised that Missy will “surprise everyone” in Series 9.

It has previously been confirmed that Michelle Gomez will be reprising her role as the renegade Time Lady for the two-part series opener, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which has been described as the show’s “darkest plot ever”.

“Missy is brilliant and we couldn’t wait to work with Michelle again,” he told SFX. “It’s the perfect story to bring her back.”

He added: “But it’s not going to be Missy as you expect her to be. You will get to see some new sides to her this series and you will learn more about her relationship with the Doctor.”

Filming for Series 9 is currently underway. It’s scheduled to air on BBC One in the autumn.

April 29th, 2015
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The overriding theme of Series 9 has been described as “the glory days” by Doctor Who producer Brian Minchin.

Speaking to the latest issue of SFX, he revealed that the Twelfth Doctor will be “having the time of his life” when he returns to our screens for his second string of episodes later this year.

“As you saw in the Series 8 finale and Last Christmas, he’s answered his question of ‘Am I a good man?’,” he said. “So this year, we are telling the next stage of the adventure.”

He continued: “We’ve got a very confident Doctor and a very confident companion, who are both experts. So we’re pushing the storytelling further, to give us more scale of adventure.”

He teased that the adventures will be the “most dangerous” they’ve ever had. “The mission statement was bigger adventures and to go even further in time and space,” he elaborated.

Are you intrigued by these S9 developments? Let us know in the comments section below…

Filming for Series 9 is currently underway. It’s scheduled to air on BBC One in the autumn.

April 29th, 2015

BBC Worldwide has signed a new partnership with FX to begin airing Doctor Who in India, it has been announced.

All eight series of the revived show will screen on the channel from 15th May 2015 as part of what has been described as the “largest volume sale of Doctor Who in the country”. The deal will broadcast the Doctor’s 21st century adventures into over a million homes across India.

An FX spokesperson said they are “very excited” to welcome the Doctor to their programming line up.

It was recently confirmed that David Tennant’s episodes will air on Disney XD in the USA.

April 28th, 2015
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This week sees the arrival of a new Doctor Who Magazine which boasts an exclusive interview with Russell T Davies.

The former showrunner has revisited his first ever Doctor Who contribution, the 1996 novel Damaged Goods, to coincide with this month’s release of Big Finish’s audio adaptation starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Travis Oliver and Yasmin Bannerman as his companions, Chris and Roz.

Also inside the issue, published on Thursday (30th April), Caroline Ann Ford contributes a journey back into history.

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

April 28th, 2015

BBC Books has revealed the cover artworks for the upcoming Twelfth Doctor novels.

The authors and plot details for each of the original titles were released earlier this month and they’re set to be published on 10th September 2015, priced at £6.99 each, to coincide with Series 9.

The stories make up The Glamour Chronicles and include Big Bang Generation by Gary Russell, Deep Time by Trevor Baxendale and Royal Blood by Una McCormack.

Check out their covers below. Will you be adding these new novels to your book collection?

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

April 27th, 2015

Doctor Who has once again reigned supreme at this year’s BAFTA Television Craft Awards!

The series won Best Special, Visual & Graphic Effects in 2015 for the second year in a row, with the award being presented to the teams at Milk VFX, Real SFX and BBC Wales VFX for their respective work on Series 8.

A huge congratulations to all involved! Another gong for the show to add to its collection. It’s going to need a trophy cabinet that’s bigger on the inside at this rate…

April 27th, 2015
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Rufus Hound has confirmed that he will be playing a character called Sam Swift in the next series of Doctor Who.

The actor and comedian joined the guest star line up last month when it was announced that he’d be appearing in Episode 6 The Woman Who Lived, the read through for which was recently held at the show’s base in Cardiff.

“I had to make sure I played it cool, because inside I was not,” he told the official site. “I’m trying to be a professional, rather than a boy wanting to run around squeeing!”

No further details about his character have been revealed. Series 9 will air in the autumn.

April 27th, 2015

Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Russell T Davies a very happy birthday!

The writer, who was responsible for bringing Doctor Who back to our screens in 2005, served as its showrunner until 2010. He turns 52 today and we hope he enjoys his celebrations.

Earlier this year he received critical acclaim for his Channel 4 drama Cucumber and he recently revealed that he declined an offer to return for Doctor Who’s forthcoming ninth series. Share your own birthday wishes for Russell below.

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