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Vampires Of Venice

Monsters and Doctor Who are inseparable. They rely on each other for existence both in the real life of the television series, where the monsters are certainly one of the reasons viewers tune in every week, and in the fiction itself, where a Doctor who did not meet and battle monsters would hardly seem like…

Vampires Reaction

Doctor Who continued this weekend with Vampires of Venice, an episode that succeeded spectacularly in fooling everyone as to its true identity! Sadly the same wasn’t true of the frightening alien race featured in the story – who weren’t really vampires – but hey, it was a fun runaround (if slightly scary for the younger…

“Venice is all Starbucks”

Doctor Who scriptwriter Toby Whithouse has dismissed the Venice of 2010 as a shadow of its former self, and nothing like the romantic location featured in Vampires of Venice. After being asked to set the story somewhere romantic, Southend-born Toby – who also wrote 2006’s School Reunion and is the creator of Being Human –…

Toby Whithouse Interviewed

Toby Whithouse is the creator of Being Human – not to mention the man behind this week’s Doctor Who, The Vampires of Venice! He’s been interviewed by SFX recently, in which he describes the episode as being “like a 45-minute movie.” Talking about how nice it is to not have to do the whole showrunner…

Venice or Bust

Amazingly, Doctor Who is under fire AGAIN this week, as details emerge of a trip to Venice for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as part of Doctor Who Confidential‘s coverage of The Vampires of Venice. The “parent show” opted to use the Croatian town of Trigor to double as both 17th century Venice and 19th…

Vampires on Location

The Vampires of Venice is attracting a certain amount of press attention this week, mainly due to the Hammer-esque vampire girls seen in trailers but also due to this Doctor Who episode being filmed abroad, in the Croation coastal town of Trogir. There’s a very good reason for using Trogir as a double for Venice:…

Vampires of Venice Preview

Time for an exclusive preview of The Vampires of Venice, the next episode in the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond… Warning – Mild Spoilers May Be Contained Below. “Stop talking. Brain thinking. Hush” After last week’s much debated and, to some short minded people, controversial ending we find the Doctor and Amy…

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