Tagged Dr Who

Eleventh Hour Press Previews

Press reaction to the new Doctor Who and his debut adventure, The Eleventh Hour, has been largely positive, with mainstream organs for all audiences praising both new Doctor Matt Smith and the opening of a new era in the series. (Note – there are mild spoilers in this article.) Of course, there is always one…

The Barry Letts Influence

Barry Letts’ input on Doctor Who remains influential and cannot be overestimated. Letts helped create such an ideal Doctor Who for its time that many of his tweaks to the formula remain part of the modern shows formula, largely unchanged. Here are four of the biggies… ITC – Action by HAVOC – The Doctor Jon…

Remarkable Specimen

One thing is for sure – the recent press launch for The Eleventh Hour has confirmed that the new stars of Doctor Who have a great working relationship. Either that or we’re using any excuse to use images of Karen Gillan. When Matt Smith was asked by one journalist at the event if Karen Gillan’s…

Scottish Agenda?

Is the world going mad? I have one very good reason for asking – 5 years ago, fans and journalists were asking of Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who: “is there a gay agenda?” in response to the presence of an omnisexual character and Davies’ own sexuality and history of writing gay-themed dramas. Now, in 2010,…

“I will eat my hat”

There’s some marvellous stuff online from the Doctor Who press launch last week outside of the usual mainstream media content (which we’ll come to soon) but one journalist in particular has excelled by transcribing the post The Eleventh Hour screening Q+A Available on the blog of Ian Wylie, the transcription of the Q+A with Steven…

BBC America Trailers

With the UK premier of Doctor Who in just a couple of weeks time on April 3rd, spare a thought for our American cousins, who have to wait until April 17th! Then again, after watching these superb new trailers currently showing on BBC America, you might think that they’ve got enough to keep them busy……

The Doctor and Time

Doctor Who Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat has revealed his thoughts on how the Doctor’s status as a Time Lord affects his relationship with time itself. While The Grand Moff recognises that he has used time travel in clever ways in previous scripts (such as Blink and The Girl in the Fireplace), he…

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