Friday 20 May 2011

Article roundup 16th-20th May 2011

This week's news has been dominated by Torchwood, with items on a web-based tie-in, Web of Lies, further cast announcements, a preview screening in the UK (which sold out within a couple of hours!), and plans to sell to Latin America. If that wasn't enough, the show's principal star John Barrowman is to receive an honorary degree! Not to be outdone, Doctor Who receives an official Twitter feed, plus the show is up for several nominations in the TV Choice Awards - don't forget Matt Smith is also up for Leading Actor in Sunday's BAFTA TV Awards. A record was also broken with The Impossible Astronaut becoming the most watched show on timeshift in the UK (for now...).

Not to mention plenty of media coverage on last week's The Doctor's Wife and this week's The Rebel Flesh!

Episode Five: The Rebel Flesh
SFX(19th) - Doctor Who “The Rebel Flesh” Writer Interview
NME(19th) - 'Doctor Who' writer teases 'unpleasant' episode
Digital Spy(19th) - 'Doctor Who': Ten teasers about 'The Rebel Flesh'
Digital Spy(18th) - 'Doctor Who' writer: 'New episode is unpleasant'
Den of Geek(18th) - Matthew Graham interview: on writing Doctor Who
Digital Spy(17th) - 'Doctor Who': 'The Rebel Flesh' in pictures
Blastr(17th) - 10 awesomely disturbing Doctor Who episode 5 promo pics
Den of Geek(16th) - Doctor Who: more pictures from The Rebel Flesh
Den of Geek(16th) - Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh spoiler-free review
Cult Box(16th) - 'Doctor Who': 'The Rebel Flesh' spoiler-free review
Cultbox(15th) - 'Doctor Who': Series 6 Episode 5 hints
Digital Spy(15th) - This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss
Den of Geek(15th) - Doctor Who: trailers for The Rebel Flesh
Cultbox(15th) - 'Doctor Who': Series 6 Episode 5 trailer
Cultbox(14th) - 'Doctor Who': Series 6 Episode 5 teasers

Episode Four: The Doctor's Wife
Airlock Alpha(20th) - SciFriday: 'The Doctor's Wife' Was Absolutely Amazing
Collective Review(19th) - Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 4 - The Doctor's Wife
Escapist(17th) - Neil Gaiman Talks Swimming Pools, Regeneration, and Time Lords
FlickCast(17th) - TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Wife’
Crave(17th) - DOCTOR WHO 6.04 'The Doctor's Wife'
Geeks of Doom(17th) - TARDISblend 26: The Doctor’s Wife
Anglotopia(17th) - Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Neil Gaiman’s Episode
Bleeding Cool(17th) - Neil Gaiman Talks Doctor Who. Or Types It. You Know What I Mean
Capsule Computers [AU](17th) - Winner of the Design a TARDIS contest *SPOILERS*
Guardian(16th) - Live Q & A: Neil Gaiman
Belfast Telegraph(16th) - Doctor Who series 6 blog: The Doctor's Wife
Independent(16th) - Review of Doctor Who ‘The Doctor’s Wife’
Hollywood(16th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Recap: The Doctor’s Wife
Antenna(16th) - Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who: Fan Service Meets the Junkyard Look
Newsarama(16th) - Post Game TV Recap: DOCTOR WHO S6E4 THE DOCTOR'S WIFE
RTE(16th) - TV Insider
Economic Voice(16th) - The Doctor’s Wife – a Dr Who review
Scotsman(16th) - Review
Cultbox(16th) - 'Doctor Who': What did you think of 'The Doctor's Wife'?
Zap2It(15th) - 'Doctor Who' recap: Finally, A Crossover With House!
Buzz Focus(15th) - Doctor Who Episode 6.4 – The Doctor’s Wife is a Classic Ep that Exceeds Expectations
io9(14th) - Doctor Who really is a love story after all
Examiner(14th) - 'Doctor Who' recap/review: 'The Doctor's Wife'
Cultbox(14th) - 'Doctor Who': Neil Gaiman introduces 'The Doctor's Wife'
Cultbox(14th) - 'Doctor Who Confidential': Neil Gaiman clip
Cultbox(14th) - 'Doctor Who': 'The Doctor's Wife' review
Cultbox(11th) - Suranne Jones: 'Me and Matt Smith had a lot of fun together'

Series Coverage
Anglotopia(20th) - Doctor Whooligan: Much Ado About Nothing, Torchwood News, DVD Updates, The Rebel Flesh & Five Companions Reunite
Unreality TV(20th) - Doctor Who: Matthew Graham thinks Steven Moffat has a ‘masterplan’ behind Rory’s deaths
The List(20th) - 'Masterplan' for Rory's deaths in Doctor Who
Den of Geek(16th) - Doctor Who: who is River Song?

Escapist(20th) - Doctor Who Season Opener Breaks Time-Shift Records
Broadband TV News(20th) - Doctor Who episode most recorded show of all time
MediaTel(19th) - Doctor Who 'Astronaut' most recorded TV show of all time
Marketing Week(19th) - Who has the most time-shifted TV show? Call on the Dr

Daemon's TV(20th) - TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY Cast Photos
After Elton(19th) - Captain Jack Will Be "Really Gay" in "Torchwood: Miracle Day
Trek Today(18th) - Trek Actors To Appear In Torchwood Series
Subspace Communique(18th) - Star Trek's Nana Visitor and John DeLancie Guest Star in “Torchwood: Miracle Day”
Flickcast(18th) - ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Locks In Great Guest Stars
Comic Mix(18th) - ‘Torchwood’ Adds All-Star Guests. Lots of ‘em!
Screen Rant(18th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Lines Up Guest Stars Galore
World Screen(18th) - Slew of Guest Stars Lined Up for New Torchwood Installment
Digital Spy(18th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' casts three more
Den of Geek(18th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day guest stars confirmed
Variety(17th) - 'Torchwood' guests include Lauren Ambrose, Mare Winningham
Buzz Focus(17th) - ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Blessed By Notable Guest Stars
Cinema Blend(17th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day To Include Guest Appearances By Wayne Knight, Ernie Hudson, And Others
BBC America(17th) - Guest Star Lineup for ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Has Us Pumped!
Gather(17th) - SciFi Fan Faves to Guest on 'Torchwood: Miracle Day'
UPI(17th) - Howell, Hudson to appear on 'Torchwood'
TV By The Numbers(17th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' Boasts Guest Star Line-Up Including C. Thomas Howell, Wayne Knight and Mare Winningham
NME(18th) - 'Torchwood' online spin-off confirmed
TubeFilter(18th) - Eliza Dushku to Star in ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Torchwood’ Web Series
Boston Herald(19th) - Eliza Dushku rumored to have a new job
Bleeding Cool(18th) - Eliza Dushku Is Now Part Of The Doctor Who Universe, Set For Torchwood Online Spin-Off
Blastr(17th) - Jane Espenson teases Eliza Dushku's role in a Torchwood spinoff
Zap2It(17th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' releases first footage, teases Eliza Dushku web series
Digital Journal(17th) - Torchwood spin-off drama in preparation
io9(17th) - First Footage from Torchwood: Miracle Day! Plus will Eliza Dushku star in a Torchwood spinoff?
Examiner(17th) - Torchwood: Miracle Day new teaser trailer: 10 seconds of awesome
Gather(17th) - New 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' teaser: No one dies anymore
Blastr(17th) - See an explosive new Torchwood: Miracle Day promo trailer
Anglotopia(17th) - Torchwood: Very Short Teaser Trailer Leaks Out – Video
SFX(16th) - Torchwood Trailer

The Sarah Jane Adventures
Geeks of Doom(15th) - Final ‘Sarah Jane Adventures’ Episodes Will Be Aired

TBI Vision(20th) - BBC Worldwide shops series to HBO Lat-Am, confirms 2011 Rio Showcase
C21Media(19th) - HBO Lat Am picks up BBC drama

Swindon Advertiser(20th) - The Daleks will be invading North Swindon library
Canadian Press(19th) - A trip to the moon in classical antiquity? British exhibit finds sci-fi in unexpected places
Londonist(16th) - Review: The Doctor Who Experience @ Olympia 2

Digital Spy(18th) - In Full: TV Choice Awards 2011 - Nominees
Radio Times(16th) - Sherlock vs the Doctor

WalesOnline(20th) - John Barrowman guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance
Digital Spy(20th) - Tube Talk Q&A: Mark Gatiss
The List(19th) - Sophie Ellis-Bextor eyes Doctor Who role
Bang Showbiz(19th) - Sophie Ellis Bextor eyes Doctor Who role
Perez Hilton(20th) - From Doctor Who To Dunder Mifflin! Catherine Tate Is Top Contender To Replace Carell
Hollywood Reporter(18th) - 'The Office's' New Boss: British Actress Catherine Tate is a 'Top Choice'
Coventry Telegraph(18th) - Doctor Who Star Karen Gillan Travels Back To The Sixties
Female First(19th) - John Barrowman To Recieve Honorary Doctorate
Broadway World(18th) - John Barrowman to Receive Honorary Doctorate
Glasgow Evening Times(18th) - From Doctor Who to Doctor Barrowman...
Contact Music(18th) - John Barrowman To Receive Honorary Doctorate
BBC News(17th) - Entertainer John Barrowman to be honoured by RSAMD
Heart(17th) - Degree for John Barrowman
Glaswegian(17th) - Doctor Who Star John Barrowman To Receive Honorary Degree From RSAMD
STV(17th) - John Barrowman set for hometown Scottish honour
STV(17th) - Doctor Who actor John Barrowman among entertainers honoured by RSAMD
Spoonfed(19th) - Much Ado About Nothing Celebrity Profile
Rev Stan's Theatre Blog(17th) - Much Ado About Tennant/Tate - the first night
Playbill(16th) - David Tennant and Catherine Tate Begin Performances May 16 in West End Much Ado About Nothing
We Are Movie Geeks(16th) - First Look At David Tennant As FRIGHT NIGHT’s Peter Vincent

TVShowsOnDVD(18th) - Doctor Who - Specific Release Date, Cost and More for 'Story #060: Day of the Daleks'
UGO(17th) - Who Will Win The Doctor Who Monster Stare-Down Contest?
Media Bistro(17th) - Neil Gaiman Doctor Who Episode Spawns T-Shirts & Mugs
Cinema Blend(19th) - Complete Torchwood Collection Coming In July
Herald de Paris(19th) - Complete Torchwood Collection Coming In July
HighDef Digest(16th) - 'Torchwood: The Complete Original UK Series' Announced for Blu-ray
Cultbox(13th) - 'Doctor Who': 'Frontios' DVD review

Blastr(20th) - Infographic: 6 years of Doctor Who in one mind-warping image
Anglotopia(20th) - Doctor Who: Beautiful Doctor Who Fan Video – In the Skin of the Universe
io9(19th) - The Beginning and the End of Doctor Who’s "UNIT Family" Era
DelMarvaNow(19th) - Doctor Who's on first? Doctor What's on second?
888Ladies(17th) - Daleks And Bingo Help Rowing Club
Dorset Echo(17th) - Daleks take over at Portland club
BBC News(17th) - East Yorkshire Dr Who fan builds replica Dalek
BBC News(17th) - Plans for Herne Bay Dr Who Tardis (video)
BBC News(16th) - Doctor Who fan in tardis replica plan for Herne Bay
Geek(16th) - This Tardis bed shows off geek cred and saves space
Herald Scotland(16th) - How Terry Nation rewrote the script for British TV

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Passing Mention
Telegraph(20th) - Novak Djokovic: if only Britain had adopted 'the Serbinator'
Rexburg Standard Journal(19th) - How will the world end?
BioFortified(19th) - Genetic engineering on the Fringe
South Wales Echo(18th) - Don’t worry, it’s only the end of the world ... again!
Independent(17th) - When the bubble bursts for soap stars
Sci Blogs(17th) - “Just So Science” – A Song of the Universe
Forbes(16th) - Is The Future of Telecommuting Your Floating Robot Head?

Doug Eat Doug(18th) - Cartoon
Blastr(16th) - Image of the Day: The embarrassing moment Superman met Doctor Who
Anglotopia(16th) - Doctor Who: If Superman Took a Trip to London – Hilarious