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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:01 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
Here's the latest info we've got over at Outpost Gallifrey, the DW forum I post on, on what's coming with series 4:

Confirmed Spoilers:


Until we know more, episodes with confirmed numbers are listed first, followed by un-numbered episodes.


Children in Need: TimeCrash

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Graeme Harper

Cast: Peter Davison (The Fifth Doctor)

This segment is 7 minutes long and it will involve 10 trying to convince 5 that they are the same person. 5 will be grumpy according to Steven Moffat, however Davison describes both he and Tennant as "whizzing around the console" (Radio Times)

It is suggested that this encounter is set after the parting from Martha and before the Titanic crashes into the Tardis. "There's an abrupt jump from one camera angle to another, from where he's looking at the screen to where he's walking around the console. Tennant says there's another story that fits just there, but doesn't say what. Though now we know about the CiN special..." (LotTL Commentry)


X.03: The Voyage of the Damned

Written by ???
Directed by James Strong (Block 1)

Cast: Kylie Minogue (Astrid Peth), Geoffrey Palmer (Captain), Clive Swift, Debbie Chazen, Clive Rowe, Gray O'Brien, Russell Tovey, George Costigan, Bernard Cribbins, Jimmy Vee, Nathan Head (Glamorous Man), Ian Darlington-Roberts (Mr Cable), Stefan Davis (Colin), John Sullivan (Ships Officer), Bruce Lawrence (Engineer).

The Titanic, which has become a spaceship run by arch-baddie Max Capricorn. The Doctor stows away on board and teams up with feisty waitress Astrid Peth, played by Kylie Minogue. Together, the pair must save the Earth from mad Max’s evil intentions. But they snatch a brief opportunity to get smoochy. Astrid tells the Doctor: “You need someone to look after you — can I come with you?â€

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:11 pm
by LaDracul
"A mattress on the freeway? JOAN COLLINS IS IN TOWN!"

Anyway, I'm a little envious as we have to wait for it to air on Sci-Fi in the states. :( From what I've heard, Christmas TV in the UK is a big deal and I really do like the Christmas episodes that have been made so far.

And I do fancy Doctors 5 and 10...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:27 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
LaDracul wrote:"A mattress on the freeway? JOAN COLLINS IS IN TOWN!"

Anyway, I'm a little envious as we have to wait for it to air on Sci-Fi in the states. :( From what I've heard, Christmas TV in the UK is a big deal and I really do like the Christmas episodes that have been made so far.

And I do fancy Doctors 5 and 10...


I was born in 1983, so I grew up with the 7th Doctor (McCoy) and repeats of the 5th Doctor (Davison). Still love the show very much and I'm really excited about some of the ideas floating around about series 4 :D

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:37 pm
by ONeillSG1
I can't wait. Awesome.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:51 pm
by Fried Gold
From the reports I've reading, I'm more looking forward to the next series of Torchwood...surprisingly.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:54 pm
by ONeillSG1
Fried Gold wrote:From the reports I've reading, I'm more looking forward to the next series of Torchwood...surprisingly.


Awesome x2!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:59 pm
by King Of Nowhere
according to the Sunday papers(news of the world, but they ain't published it online yet), John Simm will be taking over from Tennant from series 5 onwards.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:17 pm
by Fried Gold
king_of_nowhere wrote:according to the Sunday papers(news of the world, but they ain't published it online yet), John Simm will be taking over from Tennant from series 5 onwards.

Even if anyone truly believed it, the BBC have said the story is false.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:35 pm
by LaDracul
Someone told me Michael Sheen was in the running once...

Um...I don't know...

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Lucian? Former Prime Minister Tony Brown? Journalist Robert Frost? That "Laws of Attraction" guy?

I don't know if he would've been proper Time Lord material.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:44 pm
by King Of Nowhere
Jimmy Nail would've made a kick ass doctor back in the day.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:07 am
by Worst Part's Almost Over
John Simm is not the next Doctor, Lily Allen is not the next companion and Ben Kingsley is not playing Davros. I don't know how people dream up this shit!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:06 pm
by LaDracul
If they really DID go with ol' Superfluous Nipple Allen, I really would've thought the show was jumping the shark...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:19 pm
by Fried Gold
LaDracul wrote:If they really DID go with ol' Superfluous Nipple Allen, I really would've thought the show was jumping the shark...

It may have already jumped by bringing back Catherine Tate as a regular.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:24 pm
by LaDracul
Hey, at least she doesn't make lame excuses for canceling tours...

"I'm too drunk to perform...or my parents are already rich...I forgot which one it is...anyone wanna see my third nipple?"

Call me crazy, but I like Donna. Though there was similar distaste when child star turned musical actress Bonnie Langford got the part of Mel back in the '80s...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:40 pm
by Fried Gold
...and look how that went.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:55 pm
by LaDracul

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:59 am
by Worst Part's Almost Over

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:03 pm
by papalazeru
Just seen the Christmas Ep of Doctor Who.

It was alright. entertaining but it was more of the same.

Kylie wasn't bad at all.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:03 pm
by King Of Nowhere
My review on the main site contains my thoughts on the episode.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:01 am
by ONeillSG1
I liked it.

It's an RTD-written episode. So, after you come to grips with that, it's actually quite fun.

I love how the Doctor walks around, just taking in the sights, happy go lucky, and then once something starts to go wrong . . .

HERE COME THE GLASSES!

He's like the ANTI-Superman! He puts on his glasses to get SUPER.

lol

I love Doctor Who. So much fun.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:02 am
by Shane
Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7114699.stm

GUESS WHO'S BACK? :D


I'm not too excited about that. I know I will love it, but I had it with her at the beginning of the second season. I do with Martha stayed on I liked her, but the fact that he is getting more companions is great with me, I just wish more companions meant someone new and different. I guess it's too much to ask for something like K-9 or Chameleon again, but at least a Turlough like companion. I'd love to see the doctor's companion out to kill him again or something.

I can't imagine what the finale holds for series 4, everyone seems convinced it's Davros, but I'm not so sure yet. Whatever it is, I'm sure RTD will hit it out of the park again.

I'm so glad Who is back.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:29 pm
by The Vicar
No one noticed that Verity Lambert died back in November?

Love ya, babe.
Thanks.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7109538.s tm

For some damned reason, the link keeps breaking off the "tm" from the rest of the addy.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:45 pm
by Shane
The Vicar wrote:No one noticed that Verity Lambert died back in November?

Love ya, babe.
Thanks.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7109538.s tm

For some damned reason, the link keeps breaking off the "tm" from the rest of the addy.


I read that on Outpost Galifrey a while back. It seems that all things old Who is leaving, and everything is new. It's like none of the people except for a director or two are still involved, and the only people in it now from any who past are guys like Gattis, and RTD who's only prior involvement were the novels.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:30 am
by Shan
I think a major argument against John Simm taking over from David Tennant is that he doesn't want to be away from his family for extended periods of time, for example he did say that even if they had wanted to take "Life on Mars" into a 3rd season or longer, he wouldn't have done it (well, now we get "Ashes to Ashes" without him - but close enough).

I very much doubt he would have wanted to go to Wales for several months doing seasons twice as long as Life on Mars; also much further away from home.

There's also the fact he's played The Master, so unless they had some cunning explanation, it would probably be considered confusing at best and and a very bad idea at worst.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:51 pm
by LaDracul
Actually, according to this article from the Sun, Robert Carlyle is being considered as Doctor #11.

So this means....

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Mitothin regenerates into Barty Crouch Jr., who then regenerates into Durza.

That kinda makes me horny just thinking about it...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:38 am
by ONeillSG1
When does the new season/series start over on the Isle?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:47 am
by inwosuxred
Saturday

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:51 am
by Fried Gold
ONeillSG1 wrote:When does the new season/series start over on the Isle?

Torchwood finale tonight. Doctor Who starts tomorrow night.

(so expect it to be ready for download somewhere on the interwebs by Sunday...)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:56 am
by The Vicar
When will BBC America start running it?
Soon, I hope.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:30 pm
by Bob Samonkey
The Vicar wrote:When will BBC America start running it?
Soon, I hope.


They are still finishing up Series 3 so I am guessing no...

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:33 pm
by Fried Gold
It apparently gets shown on the Sci-Fi channel about 6 weeks after we see it, and then BBC America have repeat rights some time after that.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:37 pm
by ONeillSG1
Fried Gold wrote:
ONeillSG1 wrote:When does the new season/series start over on the Isle?

Torchwood finale tonight. Doctor Who starts tomorrow night.

(so expect it to be ready for download somewhere on the interwebs by Sunday...)


Usually it's up around 9pm my time the same day it airs. Time zones and all.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:44 pm
by Fried Gold
Based on some preview images that were released, some people are making the assumption that the first villain is time lord related, because she is holding a sonic screwdriver looking thing.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:23 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
S04E01: "Partners In Crime"

WARNING: SPOILERS AHOY!

A good start to the new series. I felt it was funny, clever and incredibly watchable - which Doctor Who should always be. The reintroduction of Donna was handled well and god bless RTD for that lvoely little scene with Donna and Bernard Cribbins. Great to see him enjoying a role so much! It wasn't overtly silly in any place and it certainly wasn't stupid as some claimed it would be over the last few weeks. The Adipose themselves were a success - because they were not monsters, but children. I think humans being used as incubators for the offspring of an alien race isn't exactly 'light' but it wasn't dark and frankly there was no need for it to be.

Donna seems a lot more, well, right for the part now. She's someone the Doctor can have along to keep him from being lonely (yes! he finally admits he doesn't want to be alone!) but the friendship idea works a lot better for me in this scenario. I don't think for a minute that the show producers went away and re-designed Donna, but I do think they perhaps realised her bombastic shtick might not hold for an entire series. Never thought I'd say it, but glad to have Donna along :)

The comedy in the episode was just lovely. No other word for it - lovely! The silent comedy moment when The Doctor and Donna first clock each other was tremendous fun, the humour hightened by the deliberately over-the-top music. Brilliant timing there and kudos Murray Gold! All in all, the episode was a great starter for the series and I much prefered it to 'Smith & Jones' if I'm honest. Nothing to heavy in terms of the drama, nothing to really sink your teeth into, but a series opener that re-introduces a character should, perhaps, be light in this manner, giving the audience something to just simply sit back and enjoy with a few teasers thrown in for good measure.

Speaking of which....I swore like a sailor when Rose appeared and fell off my chair :D

As for RTD's comment that little things from all the episodes will crop up later in the series, I think it's safe to say PIC's little clue is The Doctor putting the Sonic Pen in the same dustbin as Donna puts her car keys. That will come up again, I assure you!

7/10

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:30 pm
by The Vicar
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
The Vicar wrote:When will BBC America start running it?
Soon, I hope.


They are still finishing up Series 3 so I am guessing no...


But hold!
There were ads on the telly today for D4!
Can't remember if it was Sci-Fi or BBC, though.
I was in the midst of my BSG frenzy last night.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:44 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
The Vicar wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
The Vicar wrote:When will BBC America start running it?
Soon, I hope.


They are still finishing up Series 3 so I am guessing no...


But hold!
There were ads on the telly today for D4!
Can't remember if it was Sci-Fi or BBC, though.
I was in the midst of my BSG frenzy last night.


Looking into this for you dude.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:17 pm
by Leckomaniac
I am pretty sure it was on Sci-Fi.

I remember seeing them too an was wondering about this.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:32 pm
by papalazeru
Fun episode.

Hugely enjoyable and light hearted. I enjoyed the meeting between Donna and the Doctor, that was really quite funny.

A little lacking in substance but I'm sure that will come later on.

One of the best eps (or double ep) was the one set in war time where the doctor doesn't remember who he was. The ending was brilliant.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:39 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
papalazeru wrote:One of the best eps (or double ep) was the one set in war time where the doctor doesn't remember who he was. The ending was brilliant.


'Human Nature' / 'The Family Of Blood' - agreed, one of the greatest stories since Doctor Who returned. Based on the novel by Paul Cornell, who adapted the episodes himself. Original novel featured the 7th Doctor. Great exploration of the one thing The Doctor can never have - an ordinary life.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:43 pm
by papalazeru
Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:
papalazeru wrote:One of the best eps (or double ep) was the one set in war time where the doctor doesn't remember who he was. The ending was brilliant.


'Human Nature' / 'The Family Of Blood' - agreed, one of the greatest stories since Doctor Who returned. Based on the novel by Paul Cornell, who adapted the episodes himself. Original novel featured the 7th Doctor. Great exploration of the one thing The Doctor can never have - an ordinary life.


I just thought he was kick ass at the end of it.

Loving the Evil Doctor.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:49 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
papalazeru wrote:
Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:
papalazeru wrote:One of the best eps (or double ep) was the one set in war time where the doctor doesn't remember who he was. The ending was brilliant.


'Human Nature' / 'The Family Of Blood' - agreed, one of the greatest stories since Doctor Who returned. Based on the novel by Paul Cornell, who adapted the episodes himself. Original novel featured the 7th Doctor. Great exploration of the one thing The Doctor can never have - an ordinary life.


I just thought he was kick ass at the end of it.

Loving the Evil Doctor.


Huh? :? You've got me there mate...no 'Evil Doctor' in that episode!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:09 pm
by papalazeru
Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:
papalazeru wrote:
Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:
papalazeru wrote:One of the best eps (or double ep) was the one set in war time where the doctor doesn't remember who he was. The ending was brilliant.


'Human Nature' / 'The Family Of Blood' - agreed, one of the greatest stories since Doctor Who returned. Based on the novel by Paul Cornell, who adapted the episodes himself. Original novel featured the 7th Doctor. Great exploration of the one thing The Doctor can never have - an ordinary life.


I just thought he was kick ass at the end of it.

Loving the Evil Doctor.


Huh? :? You've got me there mate...no 'Evil Doctor' in that episode!


Yeah, at the end....when he sentences all the bad dudes to life imprisonment.

That's evil doctor right there.

Oh BTW, thanks for all the inf you've posted here while waiting for the new series to start. It's great stuff. You and FG have been up there with the inf.

Thanks

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:50 pm
by Brit Pop
Good start to the season... SPOILERS - ish.

I still haven't warmed to Donna as a sidekick, but she was kinda good in this one... the scene where Donna and the Doctor have a conversation through a door and a window is classic.
The aliens in this were, for want of a better word, silly... just silly!

I'm hoping that they spend a bit more time off-world this season... it seems the universe has two nexuses (or is it nexii?) where all bad events happen - London & Cardiff.

Also the sonic screwdriver is getting a lot of screen time now, I guess they decided that the Doctor needed his lightsabre to action it up a bit, everything got zapped this episode.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:36 pm
by papalazeru
So, does this mean that Doc gets a 4 way with a chav, a granny and an ethnic?

Looks like the Beeb is trying to cover all bases in one go.

Considering they wouldn't let Ben Elton do any Muslim jokes on his show it seems that the White man from outta space has his fair share of a range of female interludes.

:lol:

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:51 pm
by Fried Gold
About two-thirds of the way through it seemed like it was going to be a fairly....almost run-of-the-mill episode. But then the slight references to the greater story arcs kicked in and the episode took on a far grander nature.

I don't think anybody expected that part of the ending....just wondering the what really happened there will keep people guessing for a while.

Catherine Tate was 38% less annoying than usual. Hopefully they continue to rein her performances in somewhat.

And if the BBC merchandising department don't make a plush Adipose toy they'll be missing out on lots of moolah.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:02 pm
by papalazeru
Fried Gold wrote:About two-thirds of the way through it seemed like it was going to be a fairly....almost run-of-the-mill episode. But then the slight references to the greater story arcs kicked in and the episode took on a far grander nature.

I don't think anybody expected that part of the ending....just wondering the what really happened there will keep people guessing for a while.

Catherine Tate was 38% less annoying than usual. Hopefully they continue to rein her performances in somewhat.

And if the BBC merchandising department don't make a plush Adipose toy they'll be missing out on lots of moolah.


They don't make them....yet! :lol:

Agree'd. Good ole Kaff, wasn't half as irritating as she was but I suppose that shows development in her character considering the dialogue she shares with her father.

Still, it's nice to have a comedic actor in the role of assistant, it certainly could add something to the show. So long as she doesn't over play it, it'll be awesome.

I reckon we should teach Jim Carey an English accent and make him the next doctor :wink:

...either that or it's probably going to a female doctor.

Perish the thought, but they are the beeb and have to play that equal ops card at some point.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:13 pm
by Fried Gold
You know that'll lead to Lenny Henry as the Doctor....


The CGI looked quite spiffing in the episode too. And the Trumbull-eqse spaceship was pretty cool.

I thought dumping the sonic pen in the bin was a bit cheap. I was thinking that'd be a plot device further down the line.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:15 pm
by papalazeru
Fried Gold wrote:You know that'll lead to Lenny Henry as the Doctor....


The CGI looked quite spiffing in the episode too. And the Trumbull-eqse spaceship was pretty cool.

I thought dumping the sonic pen in the bin was a bit cheap. I was thinking that'd be a plot device further down the line.


I thought for a while that the nanny was actually John Simms new form for the Master, considering she has a Sonic Screwdriver (or pen).

I didn't think the CGI was great, I thought the creature looks awful and so 2003, like a good student movie.

So much for 'The Mill' spending all it's time doing special FX...it's all obvious either Maya or After Effects. The cheap bastards.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:38 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
Fried Gold wrote:I thought dumping the sonic pen in the bin was a bit cheap. I was thinking that'd be a plot device further down the line.


Russel The T has already spoken in several interviews about how little pieces from each episode are significant and will all come together in the finale. I get the feeling that won't be the last time we see the sonic pen sir :wink:

papalazeru wrote:I thought for a while that the nanny was actually John Simms new form for the Master, considering she has a Sonic Screwdriver (or pen).


On that note - a lot of people made the mistake of thinking Miss Foster would be a new Time Lord or the latest guise of The Master. But Sonic technology is not the sole domain of the Time Lords, so it was pretty much unlikely from the word go.

papalazeru wrote:...either that or it's probably going to a female doctor. Perish the thought, but they are the beeb and have to play that equal ops card at some point.


Never gonna happen. Male Time Lords regenerate into males and female Time Lords regenerate into females. It's just a fact. Plus RTD has stated categorically he'd never take the show in that direction. And as Stephen Moffat will be taking over when Russ leaves in a year or two, it still won't happen. Moffat is an uber fan, after all.

I'm glad you guys are starting to come around to Tate though. I liked her in 'The Runaway Bride' as it was a one-off. I never thought the way she played it would sustain the character throughout a series. It would grate very quickly. But they've really fine tuned the character and I think Tate wants to be remembered as the 'buddy' companion - which is just fantastic in my opinion :) As The Doctor himself says in the episode 'I just want a amte' and I think that's what we'll get with Donna - someone who just loves being along for the ride, who isn't trying to become something more like Rose and Martha were, who won't be love sick for The Doctor, who will actually give as good as she gets and not take The Doctor's word for it. She's shaping up to be a great character.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:57 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
Okay, avert your eyes if you don't want to know anything else, because here's all the latest spoiler information from the Doctor Who forum, which includes set reports from forum members who went down to check out the filming. Any links that don't work are probably just to people's profiles, where the information has been attributed to them.

SPOILERS AHOY!


4.01: "Partners in Crime"

Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by James Strong (Block 4)

Cast: Sarah Lancashire (Miss Foster), Claudio Laurini (Miss Fosters guard), Bernard Cribbins (Wilf, Donna's Grandad), Jacqueline King (Sylvia, Donna's Mum), Steve Braham, Howard Attfield (Geoff, Donna's Dad? - see note below)

Gleaned from trailers:

Donna and Wilf have a conversation:
Wilf: You seem to be drifting, sweetheart.
Donna: I'm not drifting... I'm waiting
Wilf: What for?
Donna: The right man... I've seen him, I've met him just once! And then... I let him fly away... If you ever see a little blue box high up there in the sky, you shout for me Gramps. Oh, you just shout... Coz, he's still out there... somewhere... and I'll find him Gramps... I'll find him.
The Doctor alone in the TARDIS
The Doctor peers over a office cubicle grinning
The Doctor and Donna walking the streets during the day, and at night (the Doctor having a tracking devise)
Miss Foster, holding a red and white pill: "This is the spark of life"
Miss Foster looks into the sky, and smiles as she raises her hands upwards.
Miss Foster with something like looks like a sonic screwdriver (with a black handle so not the Doctors)
The Doctor holds two sonic screwdrivers together, both are on and whirring.
Donna looking through a window and catching sight of the Doctor. She mouths his name. The Doctor stares at her, surprised, and points to himself in confusion... To help clear the matter up, Donna points to herself with both hands and mouths “Its me!â€