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Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger – review

22 November 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Goofy followup to 2009's Nativity!, which sees David Tennant as a supply teacher in a school trying to win a Christmas song competition

Debbie Isitt's followup to her popular Christmas comedy Nativity! from 2009 is silly, goofy and pretty groanworthy. But it is unpretentious and is, after all, aimed at very young children. David Tennant plays Mr Peterson, the nice new supply teacher at a chaotic school whose kids are keen to enter the Song for Christmas competition, encouraged by their crazy teaching assistant, Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton). But they're up against some nasty poshies from the nearby independent school, led by uptight Mr Shakespeare (Jason Watkins). The pupils are given loads of kids-say-the-funniest-things dialogue, there's the traditional "audition montage" and the whole thing is like a particularly unsubtle panto. Jessica Hynes has a nice cameo as the fading pop star Angel Matthews, who presides over the X Factor-style final. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Neil Gaiman's 'Doctor Who' Script Lost, Then Found

19 November 2012 9:48 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Neil Gaiman left the script to his upcoming "Doctor Who" Season 7 episode in a cab, but no spoilers about the Cybermen or the Doctor's companion were revealed thanks to the woman who found it.

According to WalesOnline, Hannah Durham found the script to "The Last Cyberman" in a taxi on Halloween night, but wasn't aware of the TV gold she had stumbled upon.

"I glanced at it enough to see that it was a script and I saw the title and everything, but I didn’t feel the urge to read through it or copy it or anything," she said.

With the help of a friend, Durham said she contacted "Doctor Who" writers and producers and returned the script. Gaiman took to Twitter to thank Durham.

Gaiman's "Doctor Who" episode will air later in Season 7 and will feature guest stars Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins as "misfits on a mysterious planet. »

- Chris Harnick

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Alien Snowmen Take On Doctor Who and Jenna-Louise Coleman

19 November 2012 9:16 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

The dangers of alien snow will rock the Doctor’s Christmas in this year’s exciting Christmas Special. Are you ready to go to the video!? We have your first look at a Doctor Who Christmas for the year 2012.

The episode is titled, “The Snowmen” and is narrated by the Silurian, Madame Vastra, acted by Neve McIntosh. The snowmen in question are frozen baddies with razor sharp teeth; not exactly the type of gift little boys and girls are eager for. I’m sure the Doctor has a plan. The episode is set in the Victorian era.

Season 7 marked a lot of loss for the Eleventh Doctor. He is missing Amy and Rory and even though the holidays have come, he’ll have to learn to like his new companion quickly.

Matt Smith is the Doctor and his new companion is Jenna-Louise Coleman. This is the second time we’ve seen Coleman on the show, »

- Sasha Nova

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New 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Details

13 November 2012 1:25 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Doctor Who and his new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman will run into Vastra in the 2012 Christmas Special.

Airing at 9 p.m. Et on Tuesday, December 25, the special will feature the Doctor (Matt Smith) traveling through space and time and encountering Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart). The special will also mark Jenna-Louise Coleman's official debut as the Doctor's new companion. She previously appeared in the Season 7 premiere.

Executive producer Steven Moffat penned the special. Season 7 of "Doctor Who" will continue in 2013. Neil Gaiman will write an episode featuring the legendary Cybermen.

Gaiman's episode will feature guest stars Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins as "misfits on a mysterious planet."

"Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing, »

- Chris Harnick

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Nativity 2 Premiere Interviews: David Tennant, Jessica Hynes and more

13 November 2012 12:45 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This evening, Joe and Colin headed off to London’s Leicester Square for the World premiere of Nativity 2 (Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger). The first movie starred Martin Freeman who has now moved onto a small movie based on The Hobbit with a chap called Peter Jackson but fear not as David Tennant has filled the a-list shoes and he was on the carpet this evening. Our interview with him unveiled some info as to why he took on the role, what it was like playing two characters and acting opposite himself and as much as he tried, Joe was unable to get any info on the Postman Pat movie from him.

David’s interview is below along with fellow cast-members Jessica Hynes (who reveals she won’t be making a cameo in At World’s End which is a real shame), Marc Wootton, Joanna Page, Jason Watkins, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Doctor Who Mixes Neil Gaiman, Cybermen and Warwick Davis

8 November 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, Cybermen and Warwick Davis? Wouldn’t that make for a jolly good cocktail! You can’t drink this tasty treat, but the mix should make for great television.

The BBC just scooped that beloved fantasy author Neil Gaiman will work for the Doctor Who series one more time.  The author of the Sandman series, American Gods and children’s novel, Coraline, has written an all new episode. Gaiman calls his script “The Last Cyberman,” but the title for the episode itself hasn’t been revealed yet.

You know what that title means! Cybermen are coming! These troublesome cyborgs making a come back with the top notch writer should really thrill fans. But wait! There’s more.

Star of Willow and Harry Potter, actor Warwick Davis, will appear in this hour-long episode, with Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins. Matt Smith has to be there. Its his job. »

- Sasha Nova

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Neil Gaiman to pen 'Doctor Who' episode featuring...

7 November 2012 8:45 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Whovians are in for a treat in 2013.

BBC has announced that acclaimed author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Coraline) will return to pen another episode of Who, which is slated to air next year as part of the show’s eight-episode spring run. Another reason to get excited? The episode will feature the Cybermen, the menacing cyborgs that have plagued the doctor since 1966!

Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite, and Jason Watkins are set to co-star in the hour-long episode, alongside Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will make her debut in the upcoming Christmas special.

“Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Neil Gaiman Returns To "Doctor Who"

7 November 2012 7:26 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first time he wrote a script for "Doctor Who," acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman picked up a Hugo award for his work on the episode which was entitled 'The Doctor's Wife'. Widely considered the best episode of the sixth season, Gaiman will now attempt to top himself with his next adventure following the man from Gallifrey.

Though his involvement was announced a few months back, Gaiman himself today revealed that the episode will involve the return of the Cybermen. Also onboard are guest stars Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins as a "band of misfits on a mysterious planet".

"Harry Potter" second unit director Stephen Woolfenden will helm the episode which will go to air with the eight episode second half of season seven in the Spring.

Source: BBC »

- Garth Franklin

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Cybermen, Neil Gaiman Returning To 'Doctor Who'

7 November 2012 6:57 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Neil Gaiman is bringing the Cybermen back to "Doctor Who." The BBC revealed Gaiman will pen an episode airing in the spring of 2013 that will feature Doctor Who (Matt Smith) and his new companion (Jenna-Louise Coleman) coming face-to-face with the Cybermen.

Gaiman, who is known for works such as "Coraline" and "Sandman," previously wrote the "Doctor Who" episode titled "The Doctor's Wife." The Cybermen have been around since 1966, debuting opposite William Hartnell's Doctor.

The episode will feature guest stars Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins as "misfits on a mysterious planet."

"Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing," Steven Moffat, "Doctor Who" lead writer and executive producer, told BBC. "And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and »

- Chris Harnick

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