Friday, January 29, 2010
After speculations that there would be a Doctor Who movie and Russell T. Davies saying there wouldn't be in a ''will they, won't they'' type of scenario, new information is giving me hope that the BBC is indeed working on the Doctor who movie!!
Life, Doctor Who and Combom has posted a transcript of a BBC Radio One interview with Billie Piper which suggests that it is so.
Sara Cox: Doctor Who, the movie, theres rumours about that. And, apparently, the producers want you and David Tennant, to be in it?
Billie Piper: Well, I heard they are doing it, and I know that they want David to do it.
Sara Cox: Oh, so there is a grain of truth to it.
Billie Piper: I think there is.
Go here to read the rest of the transcript
Go here to hear the interview. Billie Piper talks about it 46 minutes in.
I'm giddy as a school girl. Do you think that it will finally happen? Chime in!
ll & p.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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"Everyone is over the moon. Tobey is not only one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, he is also one of the best actors."
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Asked by Collider.Com about whether he had decided to direct the Star Trek Sequel JJ Abrams answered:
No. We don’t have a script yet or anything, but we have a release date (June 29, 2012). There’s a release date, but we’re still working on the script. The idea is that they have faith in this team.
Thus as of now according to Abrams we have no director and no due date for a script
And for all intents and purposes no storyline yet?
I know the sequel is 2 years away but it would be nice to know something about it. Or maybe I'm being too impatient.
Go here to read the interview in which Abrams also talks about Fringe and Lost
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Just to think that it could have happened makes me squee with total fangirl delight. Ah, the possibilities!!!
The information was taken from Doctor Who The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter just published in the UK.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Scott Bakula currently co-stars in Men of a Certain Age alongside Ray Romano and Andre Braugher
Friday, January 8, 2010
Today, there is a video of that filming with Matt Smith as The Doctor, Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond and Tony Curran as Vincent Van Gogh.
Series showrunner Steven Moffat will be penning 6 of the 13 episodes of the series
Mark Gatiss who wrote series 1's The Unquiet Dead, series 2's The Idiot's Lantern as well as played the role of Professor Lazarus in the series 3 episode The Lazarus Experiment will write 1 episode
Toby Whithouse - Being Human creator and writer of series 2's School Reunion will write 1 episode
Simon Nye - 1 episode
Chris Chibnall - 2 episodes
Richard Curtis - 1 episode - the Van Gogh one
Garreth Roberts - 1 episode
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We now have a proper glimpse at the new Doctor Who logo in it's full glory.
I'm finding the cover to be a little ordinary though. What do you think?
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
“Doctor Who has regeneration at its very core, and it’s what provides the show with its longevity,” he said.
“We view it as a very exciting opportunity for the show. We remain hugely committed to the brand of Doctor Who in all its forms, and we have a wonderful new team in place who are very excited about taking the show on new adventures.”
The Doctor burns up a sun to say goodbye to Rose. I love this because it happens in the episode where the Daleks and Cybermen meet for the first time. The ultimate intergalactic smackdown — but the whole thing’s a romantic weepie in disguise! Ha ha! After we’d shot it, David and Billie had to go and have a good hug in the van. But I always knew I’d have to split up the Doctor and Rose — they were devoted to each other, there’s no way she’d go and marry King of the Zobulans, or stay at home with mum. So that huge, huge plot of parallel universes — Daleks one side, Cybermen the other, Earth in the middle and all that — only existed to put two characters on either side of a wall. You sort of work backwards, really.
2 Donna and the Doctor meet again, Partners in Crime (2008)
The Doctor meets Donna again — him in the window, her at the door, and they mime the whole scene at each other. How funny were David and Catherine — how much did they grab that scene?! I also love the fact that it’s so perverse — when we cast Catherine, every fan seemed to be in dread of her delivering a comedy Nan- type performance, so to allay all their worries ... I give her the funniest scene ever! Hah.
3 “I think you need a Doctor”, The Parting of the Waves (2005)
Rose has accidentally got the entire power of the Tardis stuck in her head, is losing her mind, and can be saved only by a diagnosis (“You need a doctor”) and treatment (their first kiss) from Chris Eccleston. This is the perversity of DoctorWho — you can clash styles like a hooligan. This show ram- raids genres. Because that’s a great big chunk of An Officer and a Gentleman- style dialogue rammed into the middle of an enormous Dalek invasion of Earth! Not a natural mix, but exciting! Oh I love Doctor Who, I LOVE IT.
4 Grandma has no face, The Idiot’s Lantern (2006)
An ordinary terraced house in 1952. A mysterious knocking on the ceiling. The Doctor and Rose run upstairs, to Gran’s bedroom, burst in, and — she’s got no face! The grandmother has no face!! That’s not gonna be in many Top 10 lists, but that’s the point — it’s terrifying and surreal, but it’s normal, now. In 2004, that would have been Fantasy Highlight of the Year; now, it’s everyday, it’s just another great Doctor Who scene. That’s how much the temperature has raised. Plus, it’s written by Mark Gatiss, whom we adore.
5 The “Oh — so that’s why alien robots were trying to kill Madame de Pompadour! Amazing!” plot-resolution, The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)
Written by Steven Moffat — just in case this becomes me, me, me. Best thing about it is, he loves, she dies, we blub — then in the very last second it’s revealed that the name of the spaceship, which is the motive for the whole plot, is SS Madame de Pompadour. It’s that mash-up again — the Greatest Weepie of All Time suddenly ends in a smack-bang sci-fi Twilight Zone plot twist.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Miss Olivieri is no stranger to Sci-Fi, having appeared in a guest role on the last season of another famous franchise: Stargate Atlantis, as a thief by the name of Neeva, as well as on Knight Rider. On Heroes, she brings much poise and luminosity to the show and it is always a pleasure to see her.
As the mysterious Lydia, you are one of the newest cast members in the Heroes family. How do you feel about coming into such a big ensemble show?
If i had really stopped to think about it too much it would have probably been more overwhelming then it was. I was lucky because i joined the show at the very beginning of the new season and ushered in a much needed, well received chapter in Heroes history.
We do not know yet whether Lydia is a good or bad character since most of Samuel’s and the Carnival’s history and motivations are still hidden from the viewers (as of episode 5). Have the writers given you any hindsight into who she is and where she comes from in order to play her?
When i was brought on as Lydia, I had a brief meeting with some of the writers regarding her but not much character direction was given. They expressed their intention of "letting me discover her" so creating Lydia was a collaborative effort. In the original breakdown, it described a "gullible" tattoo girl...this i chose to ignore, No one with all of her insight and knowledge would be "gullible" at least not REALLY;)
We have learned that Lydia’s a mother from the webisodes and that only Edgar seems to know her secret. Do you think she has more surprises down her sleeves?
Sleeves?? lol Lydia rarely sports sleeves, tattoo sleeves maybe. and if she did have them they would be full! Lydia's powers seem almost mystical in nature; she seems to see the future and makes predictions through the ink used by Samuel on her skin.
Will we get to learn more about her powers this season?
Her powers will become more defined in the episodes coming in the new year.
What was your first reaction upon learning what your character could do?
well, like many of the fans, there was so much that was unanswered. I had so many questions that i had to fill in the blanks myself. As an actor, its part of the job:)
What kind of powers would you, yourself, like to have?
hmm...to heal others
How did you prepare for the role? Did casting tell you that you would be covered with that many tattoos?
they did ask us all at the audition if we were claustrophobic in any way haha. And yes we did know it would involve tattoos. I loved the thought of it all though.
The show is hinting at a romance between your character and bad boy serial killer Sylar. Romances on Heroes have never been successful. If that is the case, how do you think this could bode for Lydia?
I cant say much about this because there will be more to come involving this storyline in the new year. Lydia is a different kind of girl;)
Heroes is not your first foray into Sci-Fi television. You’ve had quite a prominent guest part on a season 5 Stargate Atlantis episode called ''Identity'' where you played Neeva, a thief who switches bodies with Dr. Keller. Is science-fiction a genre that ever appealed to you?
I LOVE sci fi!! I would be happy if that was the only genre I ever worked in again!! It is by far my favorite subject to read, to watch, to act....
Miss Olivieri, can you talk to us about your upcoming projects?
Well, I have two films coming out that i shot actually BEFORE Heroes one called Dozers and another called Drop Dead Gorgeous. Both are fun sci-fi films in which I play a lead role.
One last question: When you are not working on Heroes, what are your guilty pleasures on television?
Due to my profession, I try to watch a little of everything. This can be exhausting and unfortunate because even the shows i love to watch do not get their fair share of watching. I also tend to favor shows i would love to be a part of such as: True Blood, Dollhouse, Dexter, Californication, Fringe, Heroes, the Discovery show (i do not need to be on this one lol) unless i was doing a travel show which i would not be opposed to! Old westerns are fun. You know every piece of cinematic art i have not had the pleasure of watching i try to see and that is a lot. It is my classroom after all.
I want to thank Miss Olivieri for having taken the time to share with us Heroes and Sci-Fi fans alike. I am looking forward to seeing more of this lovely actress, and her character Lydia, in the coming months.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
In honor of the last David Tennant Doctor Who episode, I decided to compile a list of my ten favourite Tenth Doctor episodes.
These were chosen for many reasons. Fun factor, great David Tennant acting, wonderful story, something important and significant happening. Of course, I like more than 10 episodes but I had to focus and restrain myself to ten. Ten for Ten!
Those are my favourite and so opinions can differ about them. Listed below and in no particular order they are:
- Human Nature/The Family of Blood (s3e8-9): This has magnificent David Tennant acting written all over these episodes. He makes the human John Smith so utterly different than the Doctor that it's perfect.
- Midnight (s4e8): Again, an acting Tour de Force from David Tennant. One of my favourite episodes ever. And also, in my opinion, one of the Crown Jewels from Russell T. Davies.
- Doomsday (s2e13): The Doctor, almost saying I love you to Rose Tyler. The ending was a real tearjerker.
- Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (s4e8-9): The Doctor has a wife? Nothing is made clear about who River Song is to the Doctor but she does know his name. A fun, fascinating and by the end, poignant episode.
- Partners in Crime (s4e1): Besides the ridiculousness of the plot (people's fat creating Adipose babies) the whole miming scene in the office when Donna and the Doctor see each other again is too hilarious for words.
- The Fires of Pompeii (s4e2): Wonderful, poignant and incredible episode. Plus it's Pompeii! The cast went to Rome's Cinecittà Studios where the HBO series Rome was filmed.
- The Waters of Mars (s4e16): Scary special, it has an incredible older female companion in Adelaide (the only one who hasn't kissed the Doctor, I have to say). The Doctor sort of looses it for a moment but her sacrifice brings our beloved Ten back from the brink.
- The Stolen Earth/Journey's End (s4e12-13): Bombastic and pompous? A bit yes. But the Doctor gets reunited with Rose, a Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor is created following a partial regeneration from the Doctor to his hand in the jar (long story), and Rose sorts of gets her man. Poor Doctor. Plus we have a Doctor-Donna! Captain Jack was in obvious overload.
- The Unicorn and the Wasp (s4e7): I love the take on the whodunit genre and I love the choice of Agatha Christie. Though not perfect, it has some amazing moments, with one of them being a complete hilarious riot!
- The End of Time (s4e18): Not the Best Ever, the finale has some problems but David Tennant's acting in it is so superb, so faultless that I'm including it in my list. That and it's his last episode.
Some of you will say: How come Blink is not there?!?!?! Though a fantastic episode, there's not much Ten in there so I chose not to include it.
Please, feel free to comment and to add your own personnale favourite Tenth Doctor episodes!
Friday, January 1, 2010
The Trailer for Series 5 of Doctor Who is up!! I have to say, I'm quite surprised at some of the things I just saw. Besides the Daleks and vampires and River Song that I already reported on, I was most shocked to see the new Doctor firing a gun, though not as shocked to see new companion Amy Pond planting a big wet one on Doctor Eleven. He still has it it seems :)