Monday, 24 January 2011

Article roundup 19th-24th January 2011

Colin Firth caused a stir with a throwaway comment about wanting to play a baddie in Doctor Who or Torchwood, whilst Karen Gillan causes a stir of a different kind with new photos released by the BBC. Meanwhile, a new range of toys are announced.


Series Coverage
Anglophenia(24th) - Colin Firth Wants to Get Evil for ‘Doctor Who’?
Sun(22nd) - Firth: I'd be Who bad guy
In The News(22nd) - Colin Firth 'wants to play Doctor Who villain'
SyFy(22nd) - Colin Firth wants to be a baddie in 'Doctor Who' (also Daily IndiaSpicezee)
Star(22nd) - Who is Colin Firth's Target
Unreality Shout(21st) - Russell T. Davies is ‘loving’ Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who series
Blastr(21st) - Three intriguing Doctor Who rumors that may (or may not) be true
Digital Spy(21st) - Russell T. Davies 'loving new Doctor Who'
Airlock Alpha(20th) - Additional 'Doctor Who' Casting Revealed
Cultbox(20th) - Alex Kingston filming Episode 7 of 'Doctor Who'
Bang Showbiz(20th) - Doctor Who's Amy {spoiler title}
Unreality TV(20th) - Doctor Who: {spoiler title}

People
The Docklands(24th) - Theatre review: Pulling Faces has Louise Jameson at her best
Western Mail(22nd) - Eve Myles her part in the Baker Boys
The Sun(22nd) - Belle of a time for Billie
flick filosopher(21st) - omg: David Tennant joins ‘The Hobbit’!
CBBC(21st) - When I Was 10 - Karen Gillan aka Doctor Who's Amy Pond
Inverness Courier(21st) - Time Lord's assistant is inspiring new talent (Karen Gillan)
Holy Moly(21st) - Karen Gillan Pictures: Be Still Our Beating Heart
Anglophenia(20th) - Fan Documents the Multifaceted Beauty of Karen Gillan
Blastr(20th) - 7 sultry-silly images from Karen Gillan's new Who photoshoot
Shadowlocked(20th) - Doctor Who: Karen Gillan BBC Photoshoot
Bella(20th) - Interview - Louise Jameson, Career
Cultbox(20th) - 'Marchlands' writer inspired by 'psychological upheaval' of parenthood (Stephen Greenhorn)
Examiner(19th) - Doctor Who David Tennant and Georgia Moffett will welcome a baby this spring

Merchandise
Media Connection(24th) - Doctor Who Goes Plush
Anglophenia(21st) - New ‘Doctor Who’ Pocket-Sized Toys Set for Spring
Licensing(21st) - Underground Toys bags Doctor Who plush deal
Inside Pulse(21st) - Doctor Who Construction Toys Announced
Coventry Telegraph(20th) - Doctor Who regenerates into pocket-sized action figure
Comics Alliance(20th) - Building Doctor Who
Herts Advertiser(20th) - DVD Review: Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
Royston Crow(20th) - DVD Review: Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
Royston Crow(20th) - Audio Review: Doctor Who: Demon Quest: Sepulchre

Miscellaneous
Geek Dad(24th) - 10 Geeky Chimes for Your Doorbell
Shadowlocked(21st) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Warriors of the Deep
Shadowlocked(24th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: The Awakening
Wall Street Journal(22nd) - Which was your favorite sci-fi show of all time? (poll)
Poughkeepsie Journal(22nd) - Teens talking about country singer's secrets, vintage fashion, 'Dr. Who'
Shadowlocked(22nd) - 'The Minister of Chance' a New Doctor Who Spin-off
flick filosopher(21st) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: What would the Doctor have on his iPod?
South Wales Echo(21st) - Andrew Wilcox: Ready Steady Sheddie
CIPD(21st) - Even Dastardly Aliens Are Hit By The Recession
SFX(20th) - Bad Wolf (Jessica Martin #6)
io9(20th) - All of time, all of space, in a baby-sized TARDIS
Crikey(20th) - Cephalopods of Summer (part 2) The knitted Dalek
Surrey Herald(20th) - Kelly Rose Bradford: At least dogs don't demand Doctor Who stuff
flick filosopher(19th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: snow Dalek at Yale
CNN(19th) - Is it a Bird? is it a Plane? No, it's The Rocket! (Joshua S Johnson is fan)
Jonathan Baldwin(12th) - Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned From Doctor Who

Related News/Passing Mention
Rapid Talent(24th) - New Home Of Casulaty & Dr Who Nears Completion
Den of Geek(24th) - Primeval series 4 episode 5 review
News and Star(24th) - Cumbrian Wedding postponed after groom left tied to hotel bed
Daily Mail(24th) - Sacre bleu! Have I really discovered my past lives? (John Barrowman)
About(23rd) - NBC Orders Pilot for Moore's Wizard Cop Series
Independent(23rd) - Encounters with legends: 'I was Douglas Adams's flatmate'
Telegraph(23rd) - Fallen Angel, Durham: hotel review (Doctor Who room)
Independent(22nd) - Minor British Institutions: Fish fingers
Digital Spy(21st) - 'Being Human' Week: Q&A with Aidan Turner
Caledonian Mercury(21st) - 25 things you may not know about Rabbie Burns (John Barrowman)
Independent(21st) - Royal Shakespeare Company puts 10,000 costumes on sale
Cultbox(20th) - 'Marchlands': Episode 1 review
Comic Book Movie(20th) - FAN-ticizing: The Direction I'd have liked the Spidey reboot to taken
South Wales Echo(20th) - Doctor Who's new home is revealed
BBC News(20th) - BBC Wales Drama village's first phase completed

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Article roundup 17th-19th January 2011

Main news this update is the arrival of a lego-like play environment aka the construction market from Character. Plus various snippets from Doctor Who, Torchwood, and father-to-be David Tennant (including the thoughts of his father from the Scottish Sun!).


Series Coverage
ATV Network(19th) - Alex Kingston 'knows' Doctor Who plot details
Digital Spy(19th) - Four more join 'Doctor Who' cast
ATV Network(18th) - Matt Smith gives hints over new season of Doctor Who
ATV Network(18th) - Karen Gillan wants 'scary' Doctor Who
io9(18th) - Plus a major returning Doctor Who monster revealed!

Torchwood
...ology(19th) - 'Torchwood' To Remain In 'Dr. Who' Canon
Digital Spy(18th) - Davies teases 'Torchwood: Miracle Day'
Airlock Alpha(18th) - 'Torchwood' Will Remain Faithful To 'Doctor Who'
Family Video(17th) - Lauren Ambrose set to join 'Torchwood'
BSc Review(17th) - Lauren Ambrose boards Torchwood

The Adventure Games
Adventure Gamers(17th) - Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Episode Four: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada

People
Holy Moly(19th) - Karen Gillan Alert!
Scottish Sun(19th) - Tennant dad tells of family baby joy
Anglophenia(17th) - A Baby On the Way for David Tennant and Georgia Moffett?
Daemon's TV(17th) - Lauren Ambrose Cast in TORCHWOOD
Monsters & Critics(17th) - David Tennant to become a father later this year
Made for Mums(17th) - Doctor Who star David Tennant is going to be a dad
Now(17th) - BABY JOY! David Tennant and Georgia Moffett are expecting
Geeks of Doom(16th) - ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’ Expecting A Baby
Contact Music(15th) - Doctor Who - Tennant 'To Become A Dad'
About(16th) - Espenson and Greenberg Writing Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

Merchandise
BBC Worldwide(19th) - Doctor Who builds on licensee portfolio
Standard(19th) - Rival to Lego builds hopes for Character
Burnley Citizen(19th) - Doctor regenerates as mini figure
Press Association(19th) - Doctor regenerates as mini figure
Wired(19th) - Time Lord Faces Holographic Spam in New Doctor Who Comic
Media Connection(19th) - Bif Bang Pow Lands Doctor Who License
Bleeding Cool(18th) - Doctor Who Changes Appearance…
TVShowsOnDVD(18th) - Doctor Who - Upcoming 2011 Classic Series DVD Plans Includes Fleetwood Mac Tune on 'Spearhead' Reissue

Miscellaneous
Shadowlocked(19th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: The Five Doctors
Digital Spy(19th) - Davies: 'Bosses don't mind gay characters'
ATV Network(19th) - Russell T Davies allowed to write for gay characters
SFX(18th) - Making Monsters
flick filosopher(18th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: six ways Colin Baker’s Doctor got screwed
USA Today(18th) - Today's Pop Five: LeAnna K.'s fave artwork on TV/film (The Church at Auvers)
My San Antonio(17th) - Free ‘Doctor Who’ fun Wednesday, Jan. 19, & Friday, Jan. 21
This is Somerset(17th) - Recycled rubbish is music to Somerset family's ears
Media Mughals(17th) - BBC Worldwide offers Doctor Who Channel on YouTube

Passing Mention/Related News
WA Today(19th) - Security breach investigated after police 'car-jacked'
Scotsman(19th) - Gemma Fraser: Reinvented classics brought to book
The List(19th) - John Cooper Clarke lines up Glasgow Arches date
Tech Europe(19th) - BBC iPlayer Boss to Join Intel (Erik Huggers)
Economist(19th) - Leaving little to be desired (Travelodge leavings)
Insurance Technology(18th) - Safeguard Your iPhone with Insurance Right Away
Spoonfed(18th) - New Bands: Jerry Tropicano
Telegraph(17th) - Forget Colin Firth. I feel like Royalty now
Hollywood(15th) - The 68th Annual Golden Globes Live-Blog

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Article roundup 14th-16th January 2011

Main media coverage this weekend was not Lauren Ambrose joining Torchwood but recently engaged David Tennant and Georgia Moffett expecting their first baby!


Torchwood
Collider(16th) - Executive Producer Russell T. Davies Interview TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY
Geeks of Doom(15th) - As Production Begins On ‘Torchwood’, Lauren Ambrose Joins Cast
Digital Spy(14th) - 'Six Feet Under' star joins 'Torchwood'
Playbill(14th) - Lauren Ambrose To Join Cast of "Torchwood"
Theater Mania(14th) - Lauren Ambrose to Join John Barrowman in BBC/Starz Series Torchwood
Screen Crave(14th) - Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose Joins Torchwood
Gather(14th) - Torchwood Season 4 Spoilers - Lauren Ambrose Joins Cast
Spinoff Online(14th) - Lauren Ambrose Joins Newly Renamed Torchwood: Miracle Day
...ology(14th) - Lauren Ambrose Joins 'Torchwood'
Zap2It(14th) - Lauren Ambrose joining 'Torchwood'
Broadway World(14th) - Lauren Ambrose to Join John Barrowman in 'Torchwood'
TV Guide(14th) - Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose Joins Torchwood
TV Squad(13th) - 'Six Feet Under' Star Joins 'Torchwood' Cast
Entertainment Weekly(13th) - 'Six Feet Under' star Lauren Ambrose joins 'Torchwood' -- EXCLUSIVE

Sarah Jane Adventures
Geeks of Doom(14th) - ‘Sarah Jane Adventures’ Online Comic & Game Released For ‘Doctor Who’ Fans

People
Scotsman(15th) - 'First child on way' for star Tennant
Metro(15th) - David Tennant 'set to become a father'
Heat(15th) - David Tennant and Georgia Moffet are expecting a baby!
Unreality TV(15th) - Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Georgia Moffett expecting a baby!
Digital Spy(15th) - David Tennant 'to become a father'
In2Town(15th) - Doctor Who Expecting A Baby
All Voices(15th) - Actor David Tennant and fiancĂ©e Georgia Moffett soon to sing lullaby
Celebrity Baby Scoop(15th) - David Tennant To Be a First-Time Dad!
TV Overmind(15th) - Doctor Who's David Tennant to Become Father
Ok!(15th) - What a shocker! Dr Who star David Tennant to become a dad
What's on TV(15th) - Ex-Doctor Who David Tennant to become a father!
The Sun(15th) - Doctor Who's the Daddy
Mirror(15th) - David Tennant steps out with fiancee Georgia Moffett who appears to be hiding baby bump under her coat
Daily Mail(15th) - Doctor Who's the daddy: David Tennant and Georgia Moffett expecting baby
Perez Hilton(14th) - MORE Amazing Cast Additions To The Hobbit!
Oldham Advertiser(14th) - Oldham's Suranne Jones to star in film about Manchester bomb
Guardian(14th) - What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips (Much Ado About Nothing)
Daemons TV(14th) - CSI: NY “Party Down” Season 7 Episode 13 Photos With Torchwood’s Alexa Havins
Very(14th) - Katherine Jenkins Reveals New Acting Plans
News & Star(14th) - Not a ground to cheer about (David Tennant, United)

Merchandise
MTV(14th) - 'Doctor Who' #1 Preview - The Eleventh Doctor Makes His Comics Debut!
Monsters & Critics(14th) - Doctor Who: The Dominators – DVD Review
Monsters & Critics(14th) - Doctor Who: Meglos – DVD Review
Chip Chick(13th) - Our Top Picks of CES 2011: The Gadgets that Blew Us Away (TARDIS speakers)

Miscellaneous
Indian Television(15th) - BBC Worldwide launches Classic 'Doctor Who' channel on YouTube
Shadowlocked(12th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Enlightenment
Shadowlocked(14th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: The King's Demons
My Suburban Life(14th) - Alien Entertainment invades Lombard with 'Doctor Who,' pop culture
Inverness Courier(14th) - Nessie collection to go on display (inc Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster)

Related News/Passing Mention
Mail on Sunday(16th) - TV guru turns her rays on Dalek Ed
Telegraph(16th) - Royal Shakespeare Company to sell thousands of costumes
BBC News(15th) - Thousands of Royal Shakespeare Company costumes on sale (inc Tennant Hamlet costume)
24-7 Press Release(15th) - iPhone Insurance Provider Asks: Anyone Lost a 4ft Yam?
Derbyshire Times(14th) - Wigs and teddy top hotel strange lost list
Independent(14th) - The Day After Tomorrow….Today??

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Article roundup 7th-13th January 2011

It was mainly Torchwood news over the weekend, with a "BBC" internet presence revealed to be a fake, and an official Twitter feed started to tie in with the series starting filming. The series itself was covered quite intensively as casting, plot and change of name to Miracle Day were all formally announced (press release). Meanwhile for Doctor Who Steven Moffat has announced changes to the running order for the next series and the addition of writer Steve Thompson. Former Doctor David Tennant gets two lots of news attentions, firstly for appearing with Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing, and then being linked yet again with The Hobbit! And watch out for Daleks in a zoo!


Series Coverage
Digital Journal(13th) - Doctor Who’s magic number ‘7777’
Digital Spy(13th) - Moffat confirms 'Who' episode shooting
Unreality Shout(13th) - Sherlock Holmes Steve Thompson will write an episode of Doctor Who
Digital Spy(13th) - 'Sherlock' writer joins 'Doctor Who'
Den of Geek(13th) - Doctor Who series 6 update
io9(13th) - Doctor Who updates
Unreality TV(13th) - Doctor Who – No Daleks in new series but expect some Cybermen battles!
Bang Showbiz(13th) - Daleks dropped from Doctor Who?
ATV Network(12th) - Mark Gatiss’ Doctor Who story pushed back
io9(10th) - 11 Reasons to be Scared of 2011
Comic Book Movie(8th) - Doctor Who Series 6 Trailer Analysis!
Unreality Shout(8th) - Watch this cheesy Doctor Who Series 6 promo video!
io9(7th) - Doctor Who rumours

Torchwood
Digital Spy(13th) - Davies: 'New Torchwood not a reboot'
TV Squad(12th) - 'Torchwood' Creator Russell T Davies Talks about the Show's 'Miracle' Season (VIDEO)
Comic Book Movies(12th) - Russell. T. Davies Explains The Continuity Of "Torchwood: Miracle Day"!
Shadowlocked(12th) - Details on new Torchwood Series
Anglophenia(11th) - ‘Torchwood’ Cast Finally Heads Back to Work
flick filosopher(11th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: ‘Torchwood’ season 4 details
Digital Spy(11th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' begins filming
Film Shaft(10th) - New Plot Details And Title For Torchwood Season 4
...ology(10th) - Torchwood May Just Become The Greatest TV Show Ever
World Screen(10th) - Details Revealed for New Torchwood Season
Televisionary(10th) - Day of the Dead: Inside Torchwood: Miracle Day
Broadcast [registration](10th) - New Torchwood details revealed
The Star(10th) - Salem: Bits and bytes from the cable networks
Blastr(10th) - New Torchwood plot REVEALED: What happens when no one dies?
The Escapist(9th) - Fourth Season of Torchwood Gets a New Subtitle and a Plot
Geeks of Doom(9th) - New ‘Torchwood’ Gets A Title Change; BBC Releases Plot Details
ATV Network(8th) - New Title for Torchwood
TV Overmind(8th) - Torchwood Season 4 for July 1
Airlock Alpha(8th) - 'Torchwood' Doesn't Quite Get Airdate Just Yet
Digital Journal(8th) - BBC: Torchwood air date ‘has not been set’
TV.com(8th) - Winter 2011 TCA Press Tour: Top 10 Quotes from Day 3 (Bill Pullman)
TV Overmind(8th) - Torchwood Season 4 Renamed, Given Plot
Anglotopia(8th) - Talking Telly: Dear Torchwood fans, give the new series a chance (SPOILERS)
Digital Spy(8th) - BBC reveals new 'Torchwood' details
BBC Worldwide(8th) - Torchwood cast joined by Independence Day and ER stars
io9(7th) - Torchwood's new storyline actually tops Children Of Earth in the high-concept sweepstakes
After Elton(7th) - Russell T Davies on "Torchwood: Miracle Day": "It's Shocking" and "Feels New"
Gather(7th) - Torchwood Season 4 Premiere Date, Spoilers & New Title
TVLatest(7th) - New name for Torchwood, story details (spoiler-ish)
E! Online(7th) - Dollhouse Star Joins Community Cast as a Love Interest
Hitfix(7th) - Press Tour: 'Torchwood' on Starz gets a subtitle, a premise and some co-stars
Post Gazette(7th) - Press tour: 'Torchwood' takes on death
Entertainment Weekly(7th) - 'Torchwood' gets new title, mad brilliant plot
Zap2It(7th) - The next step for 'Torchwood?' 'Miracle Day'
ScreenCrave(7th) - Torchwood Gets New Title and New Plot
ATV Network(7th) - Torchwood: The New World Broadcast Date Announced
Digital Spy(7th) - BBC confirms 'Torchwood' airdate
Daemon's TV(7th) - TORCHWOOD Casts Alexa Havins and Dichen Lachman
The Sun(7th) - Dichen Lachman
ATV Network(7th) - Dichen Lachman cast in Torchwood: The New World
Crave(6th) - 'Torchwood' Adds Final Main Cast Member
Zap2It(6th) - Joss Whedon alums go to 'Grey's,' 'Torchwood' (Dichen Lachman)
Anglotopia(6th) - Torchwood: The New World Get Airdate
TV Latest(6th) - 'Torchwood: The New World' has cast, premiere date

Sarah Jane Adventures
Monsters & Critics(12th) - The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Complete Third Season
Daily Mail(12th) - Anger over ‘Malvinas’ gaffe on BBC

Events
SFX(10th) - K9 And Show’s Creators Confirmed For The Weekender (Bob Baker, Paul Tams)
24-7 Press Release(12th) - LateRooms.com - Enjoy the Doctor Who Experience in London
The Open Press(10th) - LateRooms.com - Enjoy the Doctor Who Experience in London
Red Carnation Hotels(7th) - Doctor Who Experience at the Olympia

People
Metro(13th) - David Tennant to join The Hobbit?
Blastr(12th) - Those David Tennant casting rumors continue. But what's the truth?
Moviefone(12th) - David Tennant Joins The Hobbit?
Anglotopia(12th) - David Tennant To Have a Part in The Hobbit After All?
The One Ring(12th) - David Tennant joins ‘The Hobbit’?
Cinema Blend(11th) - Reality Check: David Tennant Probably Hasn't Been Cast In The Hobbit
Slashfilm(11th) - Christopher Lee Confirms a Likely Role in ‘The Hobbit;’ David Tennant Rumors Resurface
TV Overmind(11th) - Doctor Who Star to Play an Elf in The Hobbit?
Movies [IE](11th) - David Tennant in talks for The Hobbit?
Digital Spy(11th) - David Tennant joins 'The Hobbit'?
Comic Book Movie(11th) - David Tennant Cast In "The Hobbit"!?
Examiner(10th) - David Tennant as a J.R.R. Tolkien elf king?
Bella(10th) - Interview - Louise Jameson, Doctor Who
Herald Scotland(10th) - It takes two - The Diary, 10 January 2011 (john Barrowman)
What's on Stage(9th) - Barrowman dazzles in Aladdin triumph
Sunday Mercury(9th) - Sean Pertwee talks Doctor Who and Warhammer
Discount Vouchers(12th) - Tate and Tennant to appear in West End
AddPR(11th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate to star in Much Ado About Nothing
Escapist(10th) - Doctor Who and Donna Team Up With the Bard
Daily Star(10th) - Tennant & Tate re-teaming for Shakespeare Show
Viagogo(10th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate to reunite for Much Ado About Nothing
UK Theatre Tickets(10th) - Doctor Who stars to appear in West End Shakespeare adaptation
Monsters & Critics(10th) - David Tennant heading to West End stage with Catherine Tate
Telegraph(9th) - From Doctor Who to Much Ado for Tennant and Tate
Gather(9th) - Doctor Who's David Tennant & Catherine Tate Working Together Again
BBC News(8th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunite in West End (video)
BBC News(8th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate to star on stage
Anglotopia(8th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Partners Tennant and Tate Reunite on Stage
Press Association(8th) - Doctor Who pair in Shakespeare play
What's On TV(8th) - Doctor Who twosome to be reunited on stage
Digital Spy(8th) - Tennant, Tate to reunite on West End stage
California Chronicle(8th) - Tennant and Tate reunited
Theater Mania(8th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate to Star in West End Much Ado About Nothing
London Theatre Guide(8th) - Much Ado About Nothing - David Tennant & Catherine Tate
Playbill(8th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate To Star in West End Much Ado About Nothing
Official London Theatre(8th) - Latest News:Tennant and Tate reunite for Much Ado
Anglophenia(7th) - ‘Torchwood’ Star Naoko Mori Appears on ‘Private Practice’
EDP24(7th) - Dr Who star John Simm in Norfolk for new film
Standard(7th) - Decline and Fall is on its way down (Sylvester McCoy)
Anglotopia(7th) - Doctor Who: Watch Alex Kingston – River Song – on Craig Ferguson
Plus Size Tall(7th) - Debbie Chazen can’t lose weight because of low metabolism?
Indie Movies Online(6th) - Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy on set (Andrew Garfield)

Merchandise
io9(11th) - Doctor Who serves up two tales of alien worlds colliding (Meglos, The Dominators)
SFX(7th) - Doctor Who: Meglos – DVD review
Wired(10th) - Tardis iPhone dock pumps out transdimensional tunes
Anglotopia(9th) - Coming Soon: Doctor Who iPhone TARDIS Speaker Dock
Wired(7th) - TARDIS iPhone Dock Pumps Out Transdimensional Tunes
PCR(7th) - Doctor Who speaker TARDIS materialises
Herts Advertiser(6th) - Audio Review: Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction
Herts Advertiser(6th) - Audio Review: Doctor Who: Demon Quest: Starfall

Miscellaneous
Pop Matters(13th) - Yet Another British Invasion: “Doctor Who” in America
Chart Attack(13th) - Twelve Great Songs About Our Robot Masters
Yale Daily News(13th) - Fantasy and sci-fi group builds snow creatures
Express Advocate(13th) - Anime Under the Stars at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Mirror(12th) - Tom Baker brands fellow Doctor Who Jon Pertwee an "insufferable know-all"
Geeks of Doom(12th) - New ‘Doctor Who’ Wallpapers & Screensavers
Geeks of Doom(12th) - To Buy Or Not To Buy? ‘Bill & Ted’ Meets ‘Doctor Who’ Fusion Poster
Blastr(11th) - Image of the Day: Bill and Ted meet the Daleks
Comics Alliance(11th) - Link Ink: Sailor Moon Daleks
Digital Journal(11th) - Shameless materialises into Doctor Who universe
Global News [CA](11th) - The Best TV of 2010 (19 Doctor Who)
South Devon Herald Express(11th) - Zoo's bid to exterminate boredom for its animals
Geeks of Doom(10th) - Geek Art: Doctor Who – Dr Seuss Mash-Up
Anglotopia(9th) - How To Start Watching Doctor Who
Walyou(9th) - Doctor Who Goes Russian in Nesting Doll Form
SFX(8th) - 16 Sci-Fi Sex Changes (#3 Doctor Who)
Empire(9th) - Doctor Who Poster Mash-Up Gallery
Harrogate Advertiser(12th) - Travelodge reveals lost and found discoveries
Shoreham Herald(11th) - Travelodge reveals lost and found discoveries
Leamington Courier(10th) - Travelodge reveals lost and found discoveries
Car Rentals(10th) - Weird Things Guests Leave at Hotels
Bournemouth Echo(9th) - Going home from the holidays? Don't forget your dentures
Northern Echo(7th) - Dalek left behind in hotel room
Newslite(7th) - Dalek and gold dentures left in hotel rooms
Huddersfield Examiner(7th) - The bizarre mix of property left in our local hotels
Examiner(8th) - CBS, Ferguson finally air Doctor Who musical opening
Anglophenia(7th) - WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Alex Kingston on ‘Craig Ferguson’
Geeks of Doom(7th) - Craig Ferguson’s ‘Doctor Who’ Musical Finally Airs
TV Squad(7th) - Craig Ferguson Finally Gets to Broadcast that 'Doctor Who' Opening Number
Wall Street Journal(6th) - Craig Ferguson’s Lost ‘Doctor Who’ Cold Open to Finally Air
Blastr(5th) - 11 sci-fi/fantasy TV shows we're looking forward to in 2011
Shadowlocked(5th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Snakedance
Shadowlocked(6th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Mawdryn Undead
Shadowlocked(10th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Terminus
Standard(4th) - Look sharp and don your dicky bow tie with pride

Related News
Variety(10th) - AMC PR maven moves to Starz (Theano Apostolou)
Mashable(7th) - Our Favorite YouTube Videos This Week: The Robot Uprising Edition
This is Kent(7th) - Creatures rally round
My Suburban Life(6th) - Hidden Gem: Alien Entertainment

Saturday, 8 January 2011

BBC Press Release: "Torchwood: Miracle Day"


The BBC have released a press release on the new series of Torchwood:

TORCHWOOD CAST JOINED BY INDEPENDENCE DAY AND ER STARS

Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Arlene Tur join John Barrowman and Eve Myles for new series as plot and character details exclusively revealed.

Los Angeles, U.S – January 7, 2011 – BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network, Starz Entertainment, today announced new cast, plot and character details for the new series of hit BBC ONE hit drama Torchwood. This highly anticipated new series will have the title Torchwood: Miracle Day and will premiere this July.

ER and Lie To Me star Mekhi Phifer will play Rex Matheson, a C.I.A. operative who joins forces with Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper to fight a global conspiracy that reaches from Washington to Wales and the slums of Shanghai whilst Bill Pullman, best known for his big screen roles such as While You Were Sleeping and Independence Day will take on the role of Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who survives his own execution to become the most infamous man on the planet.

Also making their Torchwood debuts are Alexa Havins as Esther Drummond, a deskbound C.I.A employee who dreams of active duty and who suddenly finds herself running alongside Jack, Gwen and Rex; and Arlene Tur as Dr Vera Juarez, a Washington D.C. surgeon, who ends up on the frontline of medical care on “Miracle Day” advising the government think-tanks on the best course of action for the world’s population.

The plot of Miracle Day is the most explosive Torchwood storyline yet. One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging -- they get hurt and sick -- but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four months’ time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?", he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return in their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper respectively.

The 10-episode instalment has been written by a team led by Torchwood creator, Russell T Davies, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter, and BBC Wales’ Bethan Jones. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson, and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.

BBC Worldwide, having previously distributed Torchwood to territories such as Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia and across Latin America will distribute the new series to broadcasters globally.

While previous series were based on location in Cardiff, Wales, this new instalment will feature locations in Wales, the US and around the world.

The series was originally commissioned and produced in 2006 by BBC Cymru Wales, with the latest high octane series, Torchwood: Children of Earth capturing UK audiences of more than 6 million.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

REX MATHESON (Mekhi Phifer)

He’s the golden boy. The embodiment of the American dream and has been all his life. Harvard education, Rex is destined for success and could make a fortune in Wall Street or Hollywood, but he chose the C.I.A. because he believes in justice and will fight for it. He can talk his way into anything, then charm his way out, fast. This may be just what he needs as he joins forces with Jack and Gwen to fight a global mystery behind “Miracle Day” that has them racing from one crisis to another, dodging assassins, blackmail, corruption and conspiracy, from Washington to Wales and the slums of Shanghai.


CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS (John Barrowman)

Jack looks like a hero. He's handsome, witty and subversive with a killer smile. But there's a reason for that glint in his eye. His dashing style hides a secret. Truth is Jack Harkness is immortal, the only one of his kind. He once ran the Torchwood Institute, a British organization dedicated to fighting the strange and bizarre. But Torchwood closed down, and Jack disappeared, to start yet another of his many new lives. When a new, epic danger affects the whole planet, Jack finds himself back at the center of events, fighting not just for his own life, but for everyone on Earth.


GWEN COOPER (Eve Myles)

Gwen once lived the ultimate double life - the funny, salty, earthy woman who loves home and family, combined with the tough, ruthless warrior, who loves the thrill of the fight. She was the heart and soul of an organization called Torchwood. She was a defender of the human race. But now she lives in seclusion, with her devoted husband Rhys and baby Anwen, knowing that one day trouble would come calling again. When events surrounding “Miracle Day” push Gwen to the limit, she'll need to call on resources she never knew she had and make the most terrible decisions, on behalf of all mankind.


ESTHER DRUMMOND (Alexa Havins)

Esther is an innocent, in a world of assassins, liars and zealots. She got where she is with the C.I.A through diligence and application. Hard work keeps Esther focused but she still dreams of active duty as a field agent serving her country. The dream is going to happen faster than she thinks and in no time at all, Esther finds herself running alongside Jack, Gwen and Rex, living off the grid, gun in hand, fighting a global conspiracy against enemies ranging from big business to the state. It’s a tough, brutal, hard lifestyle where survival is hard won and life-changing choices have to be made.


OSWALD DANES (Bill Pullman)

Well-educated and a former school teacher, Oswald’s a convicted child killer, both guilty and unrepentant. But when Oswald survives his own execution, he’s given a whole new life. The most infamous man in the world, he becomes the most provocative figure in modern media. He’s a flare, reviled yet mesmerizing, whose very existence embodies how the world changed on “Miracle Day”.


DR. VERA JUAREZ (Arlene Tur)

An attending surgeon in Washington D.C., she’s smart, fast talking and hard working, Vera is on the frontline of medical care on “Miracle Day”. As the world crisis grows, Vera's surgical and ER experience sees her recruited to advise on government think-tanks until she has to make a moral choice of enormous consequence. Sexy, confident and passionate, Vera's life is soon inextricably tangled up with Rex's.


ACTOR BIOGS

JOHN BARROWMAN (Captain Jack Harkness)

John Barrowman first played Captain Jack Harkness in the award-winning series “Doctor Who.” The character was such a hit with the public and critics alike that when Russell T Davies created “Torchwood,” John was invited back to recreate the character as the leader of the Torchwood team.

Recently voted number three in Broadcast Magazine’s ‘Hot 100 Talent,’ John’s is an accomplished actor, musician and writer. In addition to his lead role on “Torchwood,” John’s television career has included recurring roles on “Desperate Housewives,” “Titans” and “Central Park West.”

John is also well known in the UK for his work as a presenter and producer of primetime entertainment formats, such as “Tonight’s The Night.” He has also appeared as a judge on entertainment properties such as “How to Solve A Problem Like Maria.” His West End credits include “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Anything Goes” and “Miss Saigon,” amongst others.


EVE MYLES (Gwen Cooper)

Eve Myles won the Welsh Bafta for Best Actress for her role as Gwen in “Torchwood,” season one. She has appeared in numerous television programs including “Merlin,” “Doctor Who,” “Tales of Pleasure Beach” and “Soundproof.” Her most recent work was in the BBC’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “Little Dorrit,” as Maggy. Eve was also a winner of an Ian Charleson Award for her work in “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Titus Andronicus” for the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed at The National Theatre playing Doll Tearsheet in “Henry IV: Part I” and Lady Mortimer in “Henry IV: Part II” alongside Michael Gambon and directed by Nicholas Hytner.


MEKHI PHIFER (Rex)

Mekhi Phifer is a critically acclaimed television and film actor best known for his work as Greg Pratt in the Emmy Award-winning series “ER” and his performance as Future, opposite Eminem and Brittany Murphy in 8 Mile.

Phifer was most recently seen on Fox’s compelling drama series “Lie To Me” as FBI Agent Ben Reynolds. His television resume includes an NAACP Image Award-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “A Lesson Before Dying.” He showcased his vocal talents as a love struck cop in the modern musical adaptation “Carmen: A Hip-Hopera.” He was also given the opportunity to highlight his comedy chops in a four-episode stint on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

In addition to his thriving television career, Phifer has appeared in a number of successful films, including O (Lionsgate) alongside Julia Stiles and Josh Hartnett; I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Columbia/TriStar) with Jennifer Love Hewitt; and the mystery thriller An Invited Guest, winner of the 1999 Urbanworld Festival Audience Award and the Acapulco Film Festival Grand Prize.

In 2007, Phifer teamed with writer/producer/actor Ronnie Warner to form two new production companies: Facilitator Films and Facilitator Music. The company’s first project and Phifer’s directorial debut, Puff, Puff, Pass, was acquired by Sony and released in May, 2007. Phifer and Warner have since completed several other film projects, most notably partnering with Clint Culpepper of Sony Screen Gems to executive produce This Christmas, starring Regina King, Nia Long, and Loretta Devine.

He currently resides in Los Angeles and recently completed filming the crime drama Flypaper opposite Ashley Judd and the Sony Pictures Television movie Close Quarters.


RUSSELL T DAVIES – Executive Producer/Creator/Show runner

Russell T Davies is one of the UK’s most influential and highly-regarded television writers. In 2008, he was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his writing services to television, and in 2006 he was honored with the prestigious Dennis Potter Writer’s Award from BAFTA.

In 2003, Russell was charged with reinventing “Doctor Who” for a BBC One’s primetime audience. Russell’s regeneration of the title took the nation to fever pitch and huge ratings success. This critical acclaim characterized his five years as lead writer and showrunner, with audiences reaching peaks of 13 million and over 40% share. The series won countless awards, including a BAFTA for Best Drama Series and National Television Awards for Best Drama and Actor, four years in succession.

The success of “Doctor Who” led to Russell’s creation of two new series, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” In the UK, “Torchwood” retains its record as the highest-rated drama on the digital channel BBC Three. The title’s move to BBC One led to further ratings and critical success.

Russell was also the writer and creator of the critically-acclaimed and vastly popular “Queer as Folk,” the adaptation of which ran for five years on Showtime. Other credits include award-winning series “The Second Coming,” “Bob & Rose” and “Casanova.”


JULIE GARDNER – Executive Producer

Julie Gardner is Russell T Davies’ producing partner and Senior Vice President, Scripted, BBC Worldwide Productions. Prior to joining the team in 2009, Julie was Head of Drama Commissioning and Head of Drama for BBC Wales. In this role, she was responsible for heading up the revival of “Doctor Who,” as well as the successful series, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” Her leadership also led to the production of an unparalleled string of hit dramas including “Life on Mars,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Being Human,” “Girl in a Cafe, Stuart: A Life Backward,” “Mistresses” and “Casanova,” for which she received a multitude of awards.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Article roundup 4th-6th January 2011

Plenty more media coverage of David Tennant's engagement. However, there has been some more casting details for Doctor Who and Torchwood, and the TARDIS gets turned into a bluetooth sound system. Plus, you never know what you might find in a hotel room!


Series Coverage
Digital Spy(6th) - Two more join 'Doctor Who' guest cast

A Christmas Carol
Airlock Alpha(5th) - 'Doctor Who' - A Christmas Carol
Collective Review(5th) - Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol

Torchwood
BSc Review(6th) - Alexa Havins and Dichen Lachman in Torchwood
Geekosystem(6th) - Upcoming Season of Torchwood Doubling Down on American Stars
Comic Book Movie(6th) - Torchwood: The New World Has More Stars Added!
Den of Geek(6th) - Torchwood: The New World start date and new casting news
Digital Spy(6th) - Havins, Lachman join 'Torchwood' cast
io9(6th) - A Dollhouse star joins Torchwood
Gather(5th) - 'Torchwood' Signs Alexa Havins as Season 4 Regular
TV Guide(5th) - Torchwood Taps All My Children Star and Dollhouse Alum
IGN(5th) - Torchwood's New Leading Lady (Alexa Havins)

People
STV(6th) - David Tennant pops the question
OneWed(6th) - Doctor Who star gives engagement ring to former Doctor Who's daughter
Car Rentals(6th) - David Tennant proposes to Georgia Moffett
TV Squad(5th) - 'Doctor Who' Star David Tennant to Marry Time Lord's Daughter
77 Diamonds(5th) - David Tennant engaged
Sky Showbiz(5th) - David Breaks Our Hearts
Telegraph(5th) - David Tennant to marry daughter of previous Doctor Who
Scotsman(5th) - Who's that girl? The Doctor is to marry his 'daughter'
Right Celebrity(5th) - Georgia Moffett is David Tennant’s Girlfriend
TV Overmind(4th) - David Tennant Engaged to the Doctor's Daughter
Digital Journal(4th) - Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Georgia Moffett to marry
Gather(4th) - David Tennant and Georgia Moffett Engaged?
Examiner(4th) - David Tennant pops the question to his "daughter"
Love Tripper(4th) - Former Doctor Who David Tennant Engaged
Accidental Sexiness(4th) - David Tennant breaks hearts worldwide with news of engagement!
Heatworld(4th) - David Tennant is getting married!
Big Shiny Robot(4th) - David Tennant: Engaged
Hollywood Reporter(4th) - 'Doctor Who' Star David Tennant Engaged to Daughter of Original Dr. Who
Babble(4th) - David Tennant: Former ‘Doctor Who’ Engaged, Universe Weeps
American Consumer News(4th) - SNTV – David Tennant is engaged!
Digital Spy(4th) - David Tennant 'engaged to Georgia Moffett'
Blastr(4th) - 10th Doctor Who engaged to daughter of 5th Doctor Who
Anglophenia(4th) - David Tennant Engaged to ‘Doctor Who’ Castmate Georgia Moffett
E! Online(4th) - Which Harry Potter Death Eater Is Engaged?
The First Post(4th) - David Tennant to marry the Doctor’s daughter
Music Rooms(4th) - David Tennant set to marry girlfriend Georgia Moffett
WENN(4th) - Tennant engaged to Doctor Who Davison's daughter
Bang Showbiz(4th) - David Tennant to marry Doctor's daughter
Index Online(4th) - Doctor Who: David Tennant & Doctor Who’s Daughter Engaged
Topless Robot(4th) - The Doctor Marries His Own Daughter
GQ Magazine(4th) - 50 Most Stylish Men In Britain (12. Matt Smith)

Merchandise
DVD Talk(6th) - Doctor Who: The Dominators
Inside Pulse(6th) - Review: Steel #1 By Steve Lyons And Ed Benes – Reign Of Doomsday Starts Here!
Pop Matters(6th) - 'Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series': More Than Just a Fairy Tale
Chip Chick(6th) - Speakal iPhone and iPod Docks In Every Shape and Size
Reg Hardware(6th) - Doctor Who and the Stig become public speakers
Macworld(5th) - CES Remainders: Music, games, safety, and more
Technabob(5th) - Speakal Outs TARDIS and Top Gear Speakers
Gearlog(5th) - Doctor Who, Top Gear Play Tunes at CES
Shiny Shiny(5th) - #CES: play music out of The Stig - Dr Who and Top Gear speakers
Gadgets and Gizmos(5th) - Doctor Who and Top Gear Speaker Docks as CES 2011
Hexus(5th) - Speakal Unleashes New BBC Branded Doctor Who and Top Gear Speaker Solutions
Den of Geek(4th) - Doctor Who: Meglos DVD review

Competitions
Anglotopia(6th) - Anglophile Alert: Build Your Own TARDIS – Win a Doctor Who Screening
About(5th) - Doctor Who Fans, Here's a Great Contest for You

Miscellaneous
Worcester News(6th) - Watch out for the Cybermen in the cellar
North Wales Weekly News(6th) - Conwy business ‘had no consent’ for Dr Who posters
Tech Republic(6th) - Hot geek hobby: crafting (Dalek socks)
Vancouver Sun(6th) - Late Late Show to air axed segment
Comic Book Movie(5th) - How would you travel time in style?
TV Shows on DVD(5th) - Doctor Who - YouTube Channel for the Classic Series Launches; Includes Preview Clips from Meglos Extras
SFX(5th) - Mindcandy (Dalek Sweet Cigarettes)
Airlock Alpha(4th) - British Actor: BBC Spends Too Much On 'Doctor Who'
isubscribe(4th) - Doctor Who and Top Gear 'cost BBC too much'

Related News
ZDNet(6th) - BBC closes "Backstage" media developer project
Daily Star(6th) - Simon Cowell's Life Story Turn Off
CBBC(6th) - What's the worst thing you've left behind?
Management Today(6th) - Who said it?
Mirror(6th) - £10,000, gold teeth and a Dalek left in budget hotel rooms
East London Advertiser(6th) - ‘Tiger’ found in Docklands hotel room
BBC News(6th) - Gold teeth at Bridgend Travelodge among odd finds
Scottish Daily Record(6th) - Life-sized daleks, gold dentures and the keys to a Rolls Royce...what guests leave behind in hotels.

Humour
The Spoof(6th) - Dr Who marries his daughter!
Sullen Cindy against the Universe(26th Dec) - Stick Figure Dr Who Christmas Special!!