Published on December 17th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
SFX Preview Christmas Invasion
The ultimate in sci-fi, fantasy and cult is featured monthly in the excellent SFX magazine, and recently they’ve revamped their online presence into something truly special.
Their coevrage of Doctor Who continues as well, this week featuring a preview of The Christmas Invasion.
It’s naturally spoiler-free, but manages to include some very encouraging – if anyone still had any doubts – words about the performance of our new Doctor:
With Tennantâ€™s casting, Eccleston seems even more of an aberration, the furrow-browed Timothy Dalton of Doctor Who, and itâ€™s easier now to believe in a direct lineage with Troughton, Baker or Davison. The scene of him choosing his new indie-kid outfit is classic Doctor Who, just done better and wittier.
While we still await official confirmation that Stephen Fry’s Series 2 script has been pushed back a year, Contact Music has nevertheless reported it as fact. One of those BBC insiders has been speaking to them too:
But chief writer RUSSELL T DAVIES has postponed Fry’s show because of the complex production techniques.
A BBC insider says, “Stephen’s script is in its third draft and it’s so ambitious that Russell T Davies decided it fitted in better with the next run.
“It will give the team more time to sort out all the special effects and prosthetics.”
Our friends at Area51 Radio Station are having a Christmas extravaganza next weekend, which includes on Boxing Day lunchtime a repeat of their Doctor Who Special!
Between 10 and 12 am weâ€™ll repeat the interviews with Bruce and Amber in case you had a hang over on Christmas day !
12 until 1 pm Stuart Claw talks to a mystery guest from Star Trek Enterprise. The chat will be in two parts.
Weâ€™ve had so many requests to repeat our Doctor Who special, so between 1 until 2 pm we rewind our Doctor Who special in association with the one web site that covers all things Doctor who, thatâ€™s www.kasterborous.com. Thereâ€™s a chance to hear Tom Baker talking about his time as the worlds most famous time lord plus a rare recording of the Jon Pertwee talking Doctor Who theme !!!
They’ll also be speaking to “Babylon 5″‘s Brice Boxleitner on Christmas Day…
Finally, it seems that there is a point at which David Tennant switches off! Just as we at Kasterborous wondered if he was going to start dropping in to viewer’s homes at 7pm on a Satruday in full costume to watch himself on television Tom Baker-style, only for the unsuspercting child of the house to turn and see him at the end of the show, it seems that he does know when to stop… so says Media Guardian, anyway:
As a timelord, Doctor Who star David Tennant should know space and time are no barrier – particularly not for autograph-hunters. Last night eager fans gathered outside the screening of the Doctor Who Christmas special in London’s Soho, hoping to get his signature. Alas, Tennant sniffily told them he was having a “no autographs” day.
We would point out that the guy is hugely busy filming Doctor Who at the moment. We’d also point out that neither we nor The Guardian know how many autographs Mr Tennant has already signed since filming began, but we wager its a helluva lot.