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New Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars" Trailer!

In Trailers on July 27, 2009 at 4:35 am

Eccleston was great, but David Tennant will always be “my” Doctor. And you never forget your first Doctor, right!? There’s a new trailer for the upcoming special, “The Waters of Mars”, with a lovely ending that serves to remind you that The 10th Doctor’s time is coming to an end…

Starring David Tennant, Lindsay Duncan, and featuring at least one big, huge surprise that I won’t mention on this page, “The Waters of Mars” is expected to air sometime in November.

The Pull List! July 22, 2009

In The Pull List! on July 21, 2009 at 4:32 am

Well, we’re experimenting with the format of The Pull List again this week.  Why back to a written article?  Well, first off, I had to reformat my computer and haven’t reinstalled my video editing software.  Secondly, the only comment I got regarding the format last week said WRITTEN! so, we’re written.  *shrug* Leave a comment if you disagree or agree, and don’t forget that just because it isn’t on the list doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

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The 11th Doctor (And Companion) Revealed!

In On Film on July 20, 2009 at 4:57 am

I’ve recently gotten obscenely obsessed with “Doctor Who”, and it’s an obsession that’s slowly starting to consume Derk as well.  With the announcement that David Tennant would soon be leaving and Matt Smith would be taking over, fans have been eagerly scavenging for anything new related to the upcoming 11th Doctor.  Today, we’ve gotten our hands on the first look at the Doctor, as well as his latest companion!  Kind of a spoiler, so hit the jump!  Read the rest of this entry »

Review: "Doctor Who: Planet Of The Dead"

In On Film on April 12, 2009 at 6:00 am

Doctor Who: The Planet Of The DeadDOCTOR WHO: THE PLANET OF THE DEAD

Starring: David Tennant, Michelle Ryan, Nome Dumezweni, Lee Evans

Written By: Russell T. Davies and Gareth Roberts

Directed By: James Strong

The Doctor returns after a several month hiatus!  “Doctor Who” took a break this year, and instead we’re being treated to four specials throughout the course of 2009.  The first of which, “Planet of the Dead”, aired last night. This time, The Doctor finds himself imprisoned on a (seemingly) desert planet with several civilians, including the thief Lady Christina de Souza (Michelle Ryan, The Bionic Woman).  Seperated from his TARDIS, The Doctor’s only assistance is in the form of UNIT agents Capt. Erisa Magambo (Nome Dumezwani, Doctor Who 4×11: Turn Left) and resident scientific genius Prof. Malcom Taylor (Lee Evans, The Fifth Element).

This is going to be one of the briefer reviews to date on this site, simply because there isn’t a lot to say.  Michelle Ryan does shine, and its a shame she’s not around as a companion (though who knows what the future will hold), but all in all this is a rather typical episode.  That’s not to say it isn’t a good episode, there’s just nothing much about this episode that stands out.  If anything, it seems this episode serves to set up a foreshadowing moment at the end where The Doctor is advised of his impending death; not really much of a surprise for fans considering the publicity surrounding the slated casting changes in the near-to-immediate future.  Regardless, this is a good episode, and more than enough to tide over the Who-philes until the next special, “The Waters of Mars”, which is slated to air sometime during the upcoming holiday season.

Final Grade: C.  Not a great episode, but not a bad episode either.  I think we’re all just glad to see The Doctor back on TV again!

Late to The Party: "Doctor Who" (2005) Season 1

In On Film on February 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Christopher Eccleson and Billie Piper star as The Doctor and Rose Tyler on the new "Doctor Who"...

Back in 1996, there was a telemovie on FOX called “Doctor Who”.  It was pointed out to me by my father, who’s always had a passing interest in 60s Sci-Fi, and I decided I should give this one a go.  The movie featured Paul McGann as the titular Doctor, newly regenerated and suffering from amnesia.  Since then, I’ve always been moderatly aware of the character, but never really got the oppurtunity to look into it more.

Back in 2005, BBC began a new “Doctor Who” series, with Christopher Eccleston (“eXsitenZ”, “28 Days Later…”) as The Doctor, and British pop singer Billie Piper (“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl”) as his latest companion, Rose.  Since I didn’t have cable, I wasn’t able to see this.  So, now here we are in 2009, and a friend from work begans going on about the series after I pointed out I recognized her computers background was the TARDIS from the series.  After her glowing compliments of the series, I decided it was time for me to find my own TARDIS and go check out the series.

Unfortunately, I had to settle for reruns.  Read the rest of this entry »