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Published on April 13th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Cold War: Behind the Scenes

You won’t see any in-depth behind the scenes material Doctor Who Confidential style following the broadcast of Cold War, but if you want to find out more about Ice Warriors and what Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman thought of them, the BBC have prepared this video…

Featuring Mark Gatiss, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman and voiced by radio and television presenter Richard Bacon, this is a good if far-too-brief look at the superb new Doctor Who episode which restores the Ice Warriors to their rightful place as giants of monsterdom.


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

5 Responses to Cold War: Behind the Scenes

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Aha, so I was right when I guessed the Ice Warrior would take off his helmet. Not exactly what I was expecting underneath, but exciting.

  2. avatar Al says:

    We’re so used to SFX being done with CG these days, it never even occurred to me that the sub might have been a model!

  3. avatar Bradondo says:

    I loved the episode and the IW design, but there were two things that bugged me–the hands looked fake as they did a poor job of painting the claws. You could see that they were all one molded piece rather than looking like the claws were growing from them. Also the CG lip movement looked way too CG and didn’t match up with the practical make up lip movement at all. Just little things, yes, but it’s unusual to see issues like that.

  4. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    For me, Cold war is the first hit from 7B and I’m glad to see it. Great, great stuff. this has been a very Bizarro type of series this year. After never really caring for Chibnall’s stuff in the past, he delivers two excellent stories for 7A, and now Gatiss delivers my favorite story so far in 7B, while I was a bit underwhelmed by Moffat’s St. John story. But kudos to Gatiss and he’s got another story coming up this series as well. Wonder if he and Chibnall are competing for the role of next showrunner?

  5. avatar STLShawn says:

    wow, i loved it. DW is back stronger than it has been in a long time.

    I’ve been going on in other posts about my fandom of the “gothic” era of Tom Baker, and this really hit the spot. I’m enjoying the darker stories (just camera work is darker so far this year,,,,, a bit more “moody”).

    Anyway, I do hope the DVD extras have more on the model effects. I LOVE model effects,,, as i’m so tired of pixels.

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