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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Couple stage unique wedding themed on Doctor Who

An Aldershot couple didn’t just travel down the aisle together but also attempted to go through time and space with their Doctor Who-themed wedding.
Peter and Becky Strachan-Buckley held their sci-fi ceremony on Saturday April 25 at Shalford Village Hall, south of Guildford.

The couple and their guests dressed as beloved and recognisable characters from the series.
In top hat and tails, Mr Strachan-Buckley dressed as the 11th doctor, portrayed by Matt Smith, and his wife dressed as Clara, the Doctor’s companion, in outfits from their favourite episode set in Victorian London.
 
The 34-year-old told Get Hampshire: “It took us a little while to decide on a theme. We started off thinking we would do just sci-fi but then settled on Doctor Who.

“All the wedding guests dressed up with varying degrees of dedication.

“They could come as characters from the show or just people from different time periods which the Doctor visited. This meant we had people from the wild west right up to modern times.

“We had people coming as River Song, the fourth Doctor played by Tom Baker, the 10th doctor played by David Tennant plus Captain Jack and Gwen from Torchwood.

“We chose to dress as the Doctor and Clara from the 2012 Christmas episode where she is a governess in Victorian times so Becky had the navy gown and I got to wear a top hat.”
 
A life-size dalek was also at the reception and acted as an honorary waiter, offering champagne rather than an extermination.

The couple said they instantly bonded over a love of science fiction, with Doctor Who being at the top of their lists, and the relationship sparked from there.

Mr Strachan-Buckley said: “We have been together for more than five years and leading up to the wedding our house was full of mini Tardises as they held a crucial role as table decoration.

“We got engaged on February 29 2012 and, as it was a leap year, Becky asked me.”

The couple also turned heads leaving the Guildford registry office on Saturday morning as they did so in a Tardis on the back of a trailer.

The couple’s cake was topped with sugared versions of themselves in character.
 
via GetHampshire 

The second issue of Panini’s regenerated Doctor Who Adventures is out on the 21st May 2015

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 2 - Panini

The second issue of Panini’s regenerated Doctor Who Adventures hits the newsstands on 21st May 2015, and promises more thrills, more adventures and more excitement than ever!

Opening proceedings, the Doctor and Clara find themselves rocking out at the end of the universe as they face the deadly hunger of the ‘Devourer of the Cosmos’ in this issue’s strip story “The Big Hush”, drawn by Russ Leach, written by Jason Quinn and coloured by John Burns. Here’s a sneak peek…
Doctor Who Adventures #2 - "The Big Hush"
Also in the issue…
KNOW YOUR ENEMIES
Next up, readers get to access the TARDIS Data Core to find out about some of the Doctor’s strangest and deadly enemies, including the Whisper Men, the Boneless, Prisoner Zero, the Vashta Nerada and the Smilers.

CLARA’S CRAFT STUDIO
Then we join Clara as she shows you how to make your own Foretold Desk Guard. With this on your desk, nobody will ever dare pinch your pens without permission!

UNIT ALIEN ARCHIVES
Of course, if you’re going to make the Foretold Desk Guard, then you’d do well to know more about the Foretold himself by checking out the UNIT Alien Archive on the monstrous Mummy of the Orient Express.

STRAX’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Strax will then show us the delights of Skaro, the Asylum, San Helios and the Library. If you’re planning a trip across the cosmos then check out your destination with Strax before you book your tickets!

THE PATERNOSTER GANG INVESTIGATES
Strax and Jenny go undercover as a variety act as the Paternoster Gang investigate ghostly goings on at The Palace of Wonder music hall in The Phantom of the Music Hall, a brand new three page text story.
With prizes, activities, posters and much more on offer, Doctor Who Adventures is the hottest spot in the galaxy for all Doctor Who fans aged 3-3000!

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 2 comes with a Free Mega Monster Set! | On sale 21st May 2015, price £3.99

Via downthetubes.net

BAFTA Celebrates 10 years of Doctor Who with New York Event

 
 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today announced a special Doctor Who screening event in New York, USA, on Thursday 14 May to celebrate 10 years since Doctor Who was revived and went into production at BBC Wales.

The event, hosted in partnership with BAFTA New York, Cardiff Business Council and BBC America, will offer 220 industry guests a big-screen showing of recent episode Listen, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with showrunner and writer Steven Moffat.

Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said: “We are very excited to be co-hosting this celebratory event in New York, which will be an opportunity to showcase the talent, skills, locations and innovation of the Welsh creative industries talent working on the Doctor Who series in Wales.

“With millions of fans around the world, and significant viewing figures in the US on BBC America, we felt the 10 year anniversary was a great occasion to toast the team behind the franchise, and offer US industry practitioners an insight into the way the series has developed, as well as an overview of the creative industries sector in Wales.”

Charles Tremayne, Chairman BAFTA New York, said: "Doctor Who is such an iconic part of British television culture that it’s always a privilege to celebrate its enduring success here in New York. The last 10 years since the re-launch in Cardiff have been among the most memorable of its many years on air. Apart from some great backstage stories, it will be great to hear from Steven how they keep Doctor Who so fresh and part of the zeitgeist around the world."

Steven Moffat said: “I loved Doctor Who on screen, long before I ever worked on it, just as I loved New York in the movies long before I ever got to go there. It will be a pleasure to combine both fantasies.”
Doctor Who is a significant part of British popular culture, and elsewhere it has become a cult television favourite. The show has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989 and was re-launched by BBC Wales in 2005 with Russell T Davies as showrunner and head writer for the first five years of its revival, alongside Julie Gardner as BBC Wales Head of Drama at that time. The first series of the 21st century, featuring Christopher Eccleston in the lead role, was filmed in and around Cardiff, with the South Wales area doubling for a number of other locations including London.

Doctor Who also spawned spin-offs in multiple media, including Torchwood (2006–11) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11), both created by Russell T Davies; K-9 (2009–10); and a single pilot episode of K-9 and Company (1981). The series is widely recognised as a key catalyst for the boom in drama made in Wales.

The event, which will take place in New York, USA, on 14 May, will be one of 60 events BAFTA Cymru will be hosting in 2015 as part of its year-round programme of screenings and learning events.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Titan Comics Weekly Summer Event updated with the War Doctor

TITAN COMICS ANNOUNCE DOCTOR WHO ​COMICS ​5-PART WEEKLY SUMMER EVENT

5-part weekly event written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Neil Edwards, stars Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions!
The weekly event, running through August and September 2015, in place of the ongoing series, features all three Doctors from Titan’s regular ongoings. This epic event is the thrilling next chapter in Titan Comics’ bombastic Doctor Who publishing saga.

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The first issue releases Wednesday August 12, supported by the global Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15!
Writer Paul Cornell has penned classic episodes from the Doctor Who TV series (‘Father’s Day’, ‘Human Nature/Family of Blood’, both Hugo-nominated), classic Doctor Who novels, as well as successful comic book runs on titles such as Wolverine, Action Comics, Demon Knights, and Captain Britain and MI:13.

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The ​e​vent follows straight on from the issue #15 conclusions of Year One, with the second years of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors beginning after the event’s blistering finale!
Three Doctors, three companions, one action-packed mystery!

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Learn the Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who signing at Forbidden Planet


https://forbiddenplanet.com/142121-the-scientific-secrets-of-doctor-who-hardcover/?affid=tardis

Thursday, 4th June, 2015 18:00 -  

London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR


SIMON GUERRIER and DR. MAREK KUKULA will be signing THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF DOCTOR WHO at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 4th June from 6 – 7pm.

Weaving together authoritative scientific discussion with a series of new adventures, this title explores the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more. From the dawn of astronomy and the discovery of gravity to the moon landings and string theory, the authors show how science has inspired Doctor Who, and how, on occasion, life has mirrored art, such as the 1989 discovery of ‘ice-canoes’ on Triton which were featured in the 1973 episode The Planet of the Daleks.
Simon Guerrier is the author of countless Doctor Who books, comics, audio plays and documentaries. As research for one of his Doctor Who stories, he studied GCSE astronomy at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – resulting in an A* and the plot for another Doctor Who story. Simon regularly writes for Horrible Histories Magazine and medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry. With his brother Thomas, he also makes films and documentaries – most recently The Fundamentalist Queen, about the wife of Oliver Cromwell, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in December 2014.

Dr Marek Kukula is the Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of time and space. As a child, he wanted to be a Time Lord when he grew up but settled on astronomy as the next most exciting thing, going on to study quasars and distant galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope. Marek regularly appears on BBC science shows such as The Sky at Night and Bang Goes the Theory to discuss the latest astronomical discoveries and has also made an appearance on Doctor Who Confidential, showing Karen Gillan how to view Saturn through a telescope.

Order the book
[Signed By...]
Marek Kukula
Simon Guerrier
From Forbidden Planet

Monday, 11 May 2015

Comedian Lee Mack (really) wants a role in Doctor Who

Not content with writing and starring in his BBC1 sitcom Not Going Out, Lee Mack is angling for a cameo in Doctor Who. The 46-year-old comic was on the red carpet at last night's Bafta television awards and stopped to tell RadioTimes.com that he was using the event as a sneaky opportunity to get his ambition heard. 

"I'm desperate to get a part in Doctor Who. I really am. I'm using tonight as a shameless way to get into Doctor Who," he told us. "It would be literally the only time my children would be impressed by anything I've done in life."

Mack is a dedicated Doctor Who fan, and he's definitely been doing his research to prepare for a role in the show: "We've literally sat down and watched every episode back-to-back, from Christopher Eccleston to Peter Capaldi. Just finished, hence this look of tiredness. Back to back for the last four weeks."
His verdict is that current Doctor Peter Capaldi is the best ever. In fact, he was pretty disappointed that the star wasn't also on the red carpet.

"I'm rooting for someone who's not been nominated," Mack told us. "I wanted Peter Capaldi to win for Doctor Who. He's not been nominated. He's my favourite Doctor Who."
Mack also told us that he's about to start work on a Christmas special for Not Going Out, and that fans might just get another full series of the sitcom: "Perhaps. We'll see..."

Via Radio Times

Doctor Who coming to LEGO Dimensions

LEGO and Doctor Who are coming together in video game form! FINALLY!

Do to what may be a booboo or a PDF to send to the FCC or retailers for verification purposes, the LEGO company has left the file on their site for all to see.

Now, we know it’s not a full LEGO game set in the Whoniverse, but we’ll take whatever we can get. LEGO Dimensions will have several adventure-based packs to buy, and Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor is most definitely one of them!

Dimensions launches on September 27 for PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PS3. No word on when the pack will arrive, but when it does you can expect us to be broke. Now, can we get the other 11 Doctors & the War Doctor, please? Watch the LEGO Dimensions reveal trailer below...

LEGO Dimensions: Official Announce Video
 
Via sidequesting

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Tom Baker at Folkestone Film TV and Comic Con


iPhone footage of Fourth Doctor actor Tom Baker's Q&A at Folkestone Film TV and Comic Con on 9th May 2015

Tom Baker at Folkestone Film TV and Comic Con(iPhone footage)
Tom Baker at Folkestone Film TV and Comic Con 2015(almost uncut)  
Folkestone Film TV and Comic Con 2015


Many thanks to Tim Drury for the footage

Doctor Who 'will last indefinitely' according to former Time Lord Peter Davison


Peter Davison believes Doctor Who will last "indefinitely".

Showrunner Steven Moffat recently predicted the series - which currently stars Peter Capaldi in the titular role - will stay on air for at least another five years.

However, the 64-year-old actor - who was the Fifth Doctor for three years from 1981 to 1984 - is convinced the BBC sci-fi show can go on forever as long as the people making 'Doctor Who' treat it with the care and respect it deserves.

When asked what he believes the time span for Doctor Who is, Davison told BANG Showbiz: "I think it will go on fairly indefinitely ... As long as there are people who are fans of the programme who keep on making the programme it will be fine. That's the reason it came back on air and has been on TV for 10 years. Russell T. Davis is a big Doctor Who fan; Steven Moffat is a big Doctor Who fan and I think those people understand the programme and understand that sometimes it has to re-invent itself and move on and do things differently and I think while those sort of people are at the helm then the show will continue."

But Davison does believe a break could refresh the series, but he wouldn't want it to be as long as the 16 years it was off air after being effectively cancelled in 1989. He said: "Whether it goes on hiatus at some point remains to be seen.

Although I was extremely disappointed when it was taken off air there's no doubt that when it came back that it came back as a hugely prestigious programme which is something it probably wouldn't have done if it had been on the air all that time."

Read the full article at The Mirror