This is a little behind, but since Doctor Who is starting again this weekend I felt like I should inform you. If you don’t know, BBC is running a 5 part mini-series online leading up to the first episode of Doctor Who called “Pond Life”. The series is 5 brief minute long shorts showing some of the shenanigans that happens when we’re not watching. Tomorrow will be the last webisode…so if you’re a Doctor Who fan go check them out! The first installment is above.
The BBC blog has announced the official return date of the Doctor will be Saturday, September 1st 2012. The beloved series returns with opening episode “Asylum of the Daleks” to get the ball rolling.
If you’re like me the wait for the Doctor can seem like forever so starting Monday, August 27 and continuing through the week the BBC will begin showing “The Pond Life”. Not much is known about the 5 part mini-series at the moment but the BBC blog had this to say.
Featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, this five-part mini-adventure premieres on this site at noon on Monday with parts 2-5 stripped daily across the week. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein, the omnibus version of Pond Life will be shown on the BBC’s Red Button on Saturday, 1st September.
Chris Chibnall commented, ‘Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives. Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.’
Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer, said ‘Chris has written a beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny piece about the adventures the Ponds have been having with the Doctor since we last saw them on-screen. It’s not long till the series itself will be back with a vengeance – but in the meantime, Pond Life is a truly heart-warming piece about our best-loved companions and their madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor.’
“The Pond Life” sounds like an excellent lead in to the new series and I cannot wait to see the new adventures of the Doctor and co.
In the middle of the night last night, the BBC and BBC America released the first trailer for the upcoming series of Doctor Who. It’s 90 seconds long and full of Daleks, a baby weeping angel, and my personal favorite of dinosaurs on a space ship. I just can’t contain how excited I am for this.
Cruising LEGO CUUSOO has become a weekly pastime for me, and boy does it pay off sometimes. I present to you a LEGO set based off fan favorite TV show Doctor Who! This set is brought to you by a builder named deskp and looks really great.
For those who might not know LEGO CUUSOO is an officially run LEGO site for builders to submit ideas for review to LEGO.
IGN has posted a video featuring a look at the major monsters you’ll be facing off against in the upcoming game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock by SuperMassive Games. The video gives you a good look at not only the ever-present threat of the Daleks, but also Salurians, the Silence and the Cybermen. They also let drop the time periods you’ll be visiting over the course of the game. While the game has been moved back from its original March release to April and now (fingers crossed) May, I’m no less excited to have a go as the Doctor and River in this adventure.
The animation of the Salurians is especially nice looking with that very creepy predatory head motion of theirs. The Daleks sound spot on and the Cybermen still seem to be complete jerks. The game will be releasing on PSN for both the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita with a physical release only in Europe.
Steven Moffat and the BBC have announced who the next companion will be. The new companion will be Jenna-Louise Coleman from Captain America, Emmerdale, and Waterloo Road. Moffat also gave a little insight into casting Jenna.
“It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”
This year we’re only going to get 6 episodes of Doctor Who including the Christmas Special. Then we will get another 8 in 2013.