In the UK, somewhere in Bristol on a BBC sound stage they are busy filming the next Doctor Who series with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor 2.0 (regeneration number unknown). The BBC have released an official image of the Peter in the new Doctor Who outfit – which you view after the jump. Continue reading
Okay, I took the day to process the Time of the Doctor and Matt Smith’s final hours as the Eleventh (or is that really thirteenth) Doctor. I’m not going to beat around the bush or make this overly wordy. As episodes go, as finales go it really wasn’t that good, but in many ways that sums up the entire Matt Smith Doctor tenure. The last couple of seasons we’ve seen some really poor Who episodes only held together by Matt, and Time of the Doctor pretty much was the same thing.
It was too fractured to be really enjoyable, and instead of what I thought was going to be helter-skelter ride into darkness starting with the teleportation into the field of Angels (and the only part that was true heart stopping Whovian danger), the pace changed, stopped and shunted into a montage, slowed down and didn’t really speed up. I feel it was struggling with the vastness of the special effects and suffered for it. After all the best episodes of Doctor Who have always been the most intimate and the worse have been pure effects driven.
We were though rewarded with a very touching regeneration scene, and words that were just as touching as the infamous ‘I don’t want to go’ line of Tennant. That was done well and the final showcase of Matt’s acting talent, and the dropping of the bow tie was beautiful piece of visual storytelling… Bon voyage Sir! You did the legend proud…
You can view the behind the scenes Doctor Who confidential after the jump. Continue reading
About two weeks ago I started my whovian quest to draw all eleven Doctor’s from Doctor Who, and now I am at my journey’s end. The Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith in the 2010 Doctor Who TV Series. This Doctor was much more confrontational than his last incarnation, a quick-tempered but compassionate man whose youthful appearance is at odds with his more discerning and world-weary temperament. In many ways he shared a lot of characteristics with the second Doctor. Continue reading
We are getting close to what is considered the modern era Doctor’s with the illustration for the Eighth Doctor played by Paul McGann in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie. This movie was intended to revive the Doctor for new audience by making him a little more human and more of an action hero. What happened was a little bit of a mess that left many fans a bit cold, and while the movie was intended to be a pilot for Fox, we can at least thank our stars that it wasn’t picked up. Continue reading
The Whovian quest continues! Tonight it is the turn of the Third Doctor played by Jon Pertwee in the 1970 TV season of Doctor Who. Unlike the first two incarnations of the Doctor this regeneration was a man of action, quite ready to solve his problems with his brawn as well as his brain. Trapped on Earth by the Time Lords the Doctor joins forces with UNIT (UNified Intelligence Taskforce, or United Nations Intelligence Taskforce) in a series of more terrestrial adventures. Continue reading