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The Newcastle Film and Comic Con has taken place today, and among the guests were Seventh Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy, who has some very interesting things to say about the new Master. It seems as though the presence of the Doctor’s most persistent rival renegade Time Lord is something of an open secret as
- Christian Cawley
This month's "Doctor Who Magazine" has confirmed that Steve Thompson will be contributing to the latest series of "Doctor Who."
Thompson has written for the last two series of the show, penning 2011's "The Curse of The Black Spot" and 2013's "Journey to the Centre of the Tardis," as well as serving as one of the triumvirate of writers for Sherlock with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
For series 8, he will write episode 5, directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Also overseen by Mackinnon - director of 2008's "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky" and 2012's "The Power of Three" - is episode 4. It will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and is set to introduce The History Boys actor Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink, Clara's colleague from Coal Hill School.
Moffat has also written episode 1, which will see Peter Capaldi's first full appearance as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the return of the Paternoster Gang, »
It's not uncommon for movie and TV stars to make the jump from the screen to the printed page; many well-known actors have capitalized on their name recognition to help boost their profiles as emerging authors. Notable examples include Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings), who found success with his self-published poetry; James Franco (This is the End) recently rolled out a well-received short story collection entitled Palo Alto; and Ethan Hawke (Sinister, The Purge) has won acclaim for the novels The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday. While we don't hear nearly enough about actors from the world of horror and sci-fi making a successful transition to those same genres in print, it's not as rare a phenomenon as you might think. Let's examine the literary legacies of three notable horror stars who carved out thrilling new careers as horror writers... Thomas Tryon Genre Role: I Married a Monster from Outer Space »
- Gregory Burkart
News Louisa Mellor 7 Mar 2014 - 08:07
Steve Thompson is the elusive third ingredient in the Sherlock pudding, writer of superb series two finale, The Reichenbach Fall, and the Doctor Who scribe behind Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis and The Curse Of The Black Spot.
The series eight episode titles are yet to be officially announced, but we know the first was directed by Ben Wheatley. Douglas Mackinnon, who's been behind the camera recently on the superlative Line Of Duty, is thought to be directing the block two episodes, potentially including Thompson's number four. »
Dawn French to step back into character to offer alternative broadcast as part of series of special programmes on Radio 4
Dawn French will step back into character as the Vicar of Dibley to offer an alternative Thought for the Day as part of a series of special programmes on BBC Radio 4.
Her slot on the Today programme on 29 March is part of the station's study of fictional characters which includes Springwatch's Chris Packham going to New York on the trail of Big Bird from Sesame Street – and a reunion of the original cast of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for a special performance.
French played Reverend Geraldine Granger in Richard Curtis's popular BBC One sitcom from 1994 to 2007.
- Conal Urquhart
He was Patrick Troughton in An Adventure in Space and Time, he has worked with the director of Series 8′s first two episodes, he’s also staring alongside Alex Kingston and Noel Clarke in upcoming ITV crime drama Chasing Shadows and worked with Jon Pertwee’s son Sean in the horror comedy The Cottage. Yet somehow this
2011's 'The Curse of the Black Spot' and 2013's 'Journey to the Centre of the Tardis' were Thompson's two previous contributions to the show.
Moffat is now confirmed as writing the first and fourth episodes of Doctor Who's next series - debuting in late 2014 on BBC One - with Phil Ford scripting episode two and the writer of episode three as yet unconfirmed. »
There are many naysayers regarding the new character in Season Eight of Doctor Who, “Danny Pink.” Not helping matters is the colorful last name, nor the fear of changes in dynamic that a new companion can bring – after all, sometimes additional companions become “third wheel” characters, serving little purpose except to annoy. The original series’ character Adric serves as an example to both a useful character (as a more innocent, less knowledgeable foil to Tom Baker’s Doctor, serving as someone to which the Doctor can explain things) and as a useless appendage (as a wasted character, badly written as companion to Peter Davison’s Doctor).
Before going any further, every new major character since Patrick Troughton himself (and possibly before) brought worry to fandom, with some people worried that the show would suffer for the addition; that the show got cancelled once has heightened that worry, to the »
- Michael Marcus
Speaking to Digital Spy and other journalists about his role as Malcolm Webster in ITV's factual drama The Widower ("My job as the actor playing him was not to make it a cold serial killer man. To make it a real person in the world"), Shearsmith was asked when he would pop up in the BBC's hit sci-fi.
"I don't know. It's a good question, isn't it? You might have to put it out there!" Shearsmith replied.
"Oh god, I don't know. To be honest, it might not »
This year’s Con Kasterborous was already shaping up to be the biggest yet, with Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, headlining the event. Now, event organizers have made an announcement that should make Torchwood fans happy. Joining the Con Kasterborous lineup is Ianto Jones himself, Gareth David-Lloyd! David-Lloyd started opposite of John Barrowman and Eve Myles for
- Nick Kitchen
William Reichardt is a clever fellow. Most people who fancy owning their own K9 would opt to buy one of the models or toys that have been available over the years. Not William. Showing admirable ingenuity, he’s building his own fully operational robot K9, one that will be able to move its ears, nose and tail
- Jonathan Appleton
2014 is upon us and we cannot wait for the next series of Doctor Who to hit the streets. During the past 50-years we have seen some brilliantly satisfying moments from the show and leaving aside that some of the stories were simply duds, others live on in the memory as classics. ‘The Fanbase’, as TV likes to call us, has remembered moments from the show so clearly that we’re all experts. We can actually give very plausible reasons why some series worked well while others did not. Still, this is not the time to bring up Michael Grade or John Nathan-Turner, now is it?
‘Satisfying’ is a big word. If you don’t believe me, ask your boss! So let’s unpack that a bit. What were the little moments that made us punch the air and utter a silent, ‘Yes!’ The big moments that made it all worthwhile, »
- Paul Hammans
Have you got The Web of Fear DVD yet? Or are you still waiting for it to turn up in the post like me (darned second class delivery!) One person with a special interest in this new release is Ralph Watson, Captain Knight in the story, who’s been sharing his memories of the classic Second Doctor tale
- Jonathan Appleton
Doctor Who, “An Unearthly Child”
Written by Anthony Coburn
Directed by Waris Hussein
Originally aired November 23, 1963 on BBC TV
“Have you ever thought what it’s like to be wanderers in the fourth dimension?”
Setting aside how iconic Doctor Who has become, in watching its pilot episode “An Unearthly Child”, it’s stunning how ambitious and magical the episode still feels; it’s not hard to see why the show has lasted 50 years.
Technically speaking, “pilot” was not a term used in British television at the time Doctor Who was commissioned and the version of “An Unearthly Child” that aired was not the first one shot. There were adjustments to the characters, especially the Doctor, who was made to be less cruel (at one point he called Susan a “stupid child”), as well as the technical side of the production. The episode benefited from this tinkering, however, and Doctor Who was born. »
If you’re within shouting distance of London, and you collect Doctor Who novelizations and original fiction, you might want to head to Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue on Saturday, March 15th, for a signing with a bunch of authors. Forbidden Planet:
Join us for monsters!
To celebrate BBC Books’ ‘The Monster Collection’, each featuring a classic monster from the Doctor Who series, Forbidden Planet are hosting a signing with authors Trevor Baxendale, Stephen Cole, Terrance Dicks, Jonathan Morris, Justin Richards and Mike Tucker, on Saturday 15th March 1- 2pm at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London.
This series of books includes Trevor Baxendale’s ‘Prisoner of the Daleks’, Stephen Cole’s ‘Sting of the Zygons’, Terrance Dicks’ ‘Shakedown’, Jonathan Morris’ ‘Touched by an Angel’, Justin Richards’ ‘Sands of Time’, and Mike Tucker’s ‘Illegal Alien’,
Each story features an individual adventure across space and time, and the titles include the Third, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
We’re big fans of Quick Reads, an initiative to get people reading, here at Kasterborous Towers, but this year, it appears we’ve been let down. Since 2006′s I Am A Dalek, we’ve had some fantastic little books from Quick Reads; they even tempted the mighty Terrance Dicks into forging new stories about Cybermen and Judoon. But this year,
- Philip Bates
[This episode review contains foreshadowing for future episodes, and the following review comments on this, though sometimes indirectly. Depending on your tolerance for spoilers, you may or may not wish to continue reading if you haven't finished watching the show.]
A big pot of gold delivered to your door. World peace. No more EastEnders on TV. Wishing may well be the most common pastime on Planet Earth, just inching ahead of backgammon and darts.
But as the old saying goes: “Be careful of what you wish for”. Cordelia's taking this advice on board a bit too late after new kid in town Anya (in reality, a scary, veiny demon) grants her wish of Buffy never coming to Sunnydale. This can only mean one thing: Alternate Dimension Time.
The Alternate Dimension is a common trope in fiction, in films such as It's A Wonderful Life. It's especially popular in science fiction. Doctor Who came up with Inferno, in which Jon Pertwee's Doctor found himself on a parallel Earth, just hours away from doomsday. Worse still, he had to battle with vicious, unkind counterparts of his friends, including Liz and the »
Since its premiere, The Good Wife has done what is nearly impossible for most shows- it is stunningly smart, perfectly paced, and beautifully written, and it has only gotten better in its game-changing fifth season. Guest stars are nothing new to the show, which has the most creative and entertaining guest casting on television, and it uses these performers incredibly well, folding them into stories the audience is already invested in alongside characters we care about. With each new guest star, The Good Wife manages to accomplish yet another often unachievable feat: making us care about the guests we’ll likely only see for a few episodes as much as the regular characters. The series has already peopled its world with a fantastic group of actors (check out Kate Arthur’s ranking of 76 of them from last year to get an idea), but it can always add a few more. »
“Oh my word, Jamie!” Former companion Frazer Hines, alias Jamie McCrimmon, has joined the cast of “a new Scots indie romcom road movie.” Entitled Journey Bound, it tells the story of a young lawyer who chases the love of his life through the Scottish Highlands. Hines will star alongside Ford Kiernan from Still Game, and Clare Grogan from
- Alex Skerratt
The Fourth Doctor and Leela are about to embark on another exciting Big Finish adventure! This May, Big Finish is set to release Doctor Who: The Last of the Colophon featuring the incomparable Tom Baker and Louise Jameson. This is the fifth entry in the third series of Fourth Doctor Adventures. Written by Jonathan Morris,
The post Baker and Jameson Back for Big Finish’s Last of the Colophon appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Nick Kitchen
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