The event begins on the day at 7pm, with an added ‘best dressed’ prize at every cinema for the fan sporting the most impressive Time Lord inspired costume – the episodes will hit big screens in HD for what will be the Doctor’s first ever multiple cinema screening.
“We’re building on the concept of ‘event television’ by creating simultaneous Doctor Who experiences on big screens in Australia and New Zealand for the first time.” commented BBC Australasia’s Sharon Wilson. “It’s an opportunity for fans to enjoy the programmes and participate in the whole experience in a way that they’ve not been able to before…”
To view a list of all the participating cinemas and to book your tickets ($20), click here.
Later this year the 50th anniversary’s special 3D adventure will be screened in cinemas.
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The Ponds’ last ever original audiobook adventure will go on sale just in time for the Christmas season.
In Snake Bite by Scott Handcock, the TARDIS trio land in a whole lot of bother when they arrive at a scientific research outpost far in the future, where Doctor Elehri Mussurana and her husband Ernst Wharner watch in awe as their top secret experiment reaches its final, glorious fruition. A wormhole in time and space is being created – but as the fabric of reality is ripped at the seams, will the universe itself tear in two…?
The audio adventure, read by Series 6 guest star Frances Barber, is out 6th December.
One of the most popular episode of Series 6 is repeated on BBC Three tonight and we’ll be doing a tweet along to it!
In The Doctor’s Wife, by Neil Gaiman, the Doctor receives a distress signal from an old friend, but could there really be another living Time Lord out there? Hopes raised, he follows it to a junkyard planet, populated by a very strange family.
Tune in to BBC Three at 7pm, and share in the experience with us @WhovianNet using the hashtag #BiteyMadLady!
You can read our Q&A with Tom below – big thanks to him for answering our questions!
Q. Have you always been interested in writing?
A. Yes – I have always loved imagining stories and making thinks up, long before I realised it could be your job.
Q. What advice would you give to any aspriring writers out there?
A. Just keep working hard, write every day, and learn how to touch type!
Q. How did you first come to be involved with Doctor Who?
A. I was asked to come on to the second series of the show. It was quite easily the best invitation I ever got!
Q. What brought you to The Crash of the Elysium?
A. Punchdrunk, who produced the show, got in contact with the BBC via the Manchester International Festival, to talk about doing a Doctor Who show. The bosses at Doctor Who asked me if I would work on the show with Punchdrunk as a writer/creator. It didn’t have a name or a story then, though. We had to come up with all of that. So there was no such thing as The Crash of the Elysium at the time. It evolved over many months and lots of discussions.
Q. How did writing it differ to writing an actual episode? Did you approach it any differently?
A. It’s completely different, because the children who go round each show are the lead characters, and yet they don’t know the story or any dialogue, or even what’s in the script. When we do Doctor Who on the telly, the actors at least get to read a script a first – with Crash the lead characters just dive right into it!
Q. Were you pleased with the end result, and was it what you expected it to be?
A. It’s quite honestly the best thing ever. I completely love it.
Q. What can fans expect from the show?
A. The most exciting 60 minutes OF THEIR LIVES.
Q. You wrote The Girl Who Waited for Series 6 of Doctor Who. Were you pleased with how the episode was recieved?
A. I was beyond thrilled. The reviews were so good I nearly cried reading them! And it’s been nominated for a big award for it in the US, the Hugo.
Q. You were also responsible for bringing the Cybermen back in Series 2. What was it like to be in charge of such an iconic villain?
A. It was a lot of pressure but also a huge lot of fun. It was a real honour.
Q. Finally, do you have any Doctor Who projects lined up for the future?
Stay tuned for more exciting news about ‘The Crash of the Elysium’ over the next week!
A new audiobook adventure for the Doctor, Amy and Rory is due to be released next month!
Cavan Scott and Mark Wright have joined forces to introduce us to The Nu-Humans. In the exclusive story, our heroes arrive on Hope Eternal, where colonists from Earth have reworked themselves with new DNA structures.
Their presence is far from welcomed by the governor, and soon some dark home truths are unearthed…
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