Saturday, 3 October 2015
What did you think of The Magician's Apprentice? Hundreds of you voted and the vast majority of you thought it was very good, with 82% being 4 or 5 out of 5. Here's the graph
And The Witch's Familiar? Almost the exact same story, albeit slightly less enjoyed it with 80% voting it 4 or over.
Neither of these are too surprisingly given the mass popularity the opener received.
More detailed statistics as well as comparison graphs will be posted after the results of episodes 3 and 4 are in!
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Steven Moffat says: “No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we're bringing his brilliant story-telling into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain - but with monsters!”
On his first television series, writer Patrick Ness says: "I'm astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself. There's so much room there for all kinds of amazing stories, and to work with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to find a place to tell one of my own has been an absolute joy. I can't wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your A-Levels."
Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three adds: “We’re excited to give Patrick Ness this opportunity to work with us at BBC Three and the Doctor Who family. Patrick understands young audiences and I’m delighted he will use his incredible skills as a storyteller to delight audiences on BBC Three. BBC Three will always innovate and offer opportunities for brilliant new talent."
Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning adds: “I am thrilled that Patrick Ness is writing his first drama series for BBC3. The combination of Patrick and Steven Moffat, is an exciting partnership that has created a brilliant Dr Who spin off for our BBC3 audience.”
Class is executive produced by Steven Moffat, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three and Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.
An 8 x 45 minute series produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with BBC Worldwide for BBC Three.
The series will film in and around Wales from Spring 2016 and be on air next year.
Saturday, 26 September 2015
The Witch's Familiar has finished airing, completing The Magician's Apprentice (if you've not already done so, vote for that episode here). What did you think of it? Was it good? Rubbish? Middle? Vote on the poll below, and comment in the comments:
Results of the polls will be revealed next week.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Character Options has today unveiled details of a brand new Limited Edition Doctor Who 5.5” scale action figure. Images of a Missy figure, the first in a new range of scale Doctor Who Collector Series toys were revealed by Alasdair Dewar, Product Development Director, today via video on the Character Options’ website.
Missy, played by Michelle Gomez, is a villainous Time Lady who recently revealed herself as the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master! Missy has been firmly established as a new fan favourite character, and as a collector’s figure, she is truly a must have.
Al Dewar states: “Character Options has been designing, manufacturing and marketing Doctor Who toys since 2005, so as true fans of the brand we wanted to tell collectors the latest news in the most direct, if informal way, which is why I made the announcement in person on the website. Missy is the first of a potential new line of highly sought after 5.5-inch action figures so we expect interest to be high and we are all very excited to share this with fans and collectors alike.
“Working with Michelle Gomez was great fun and she was the best subject we ever 3D scanned, patiently holding her facial expressions including her trademark Missy “sneer” for long periods of time. We know that many collectors have been eagerly waiting to see if Missy would at some point be included within our figure range, and at last, here she is.”
Only 4,000 units of each of the two figures are available in exclusive UK packaging at www.character-online.co.uk for a price of £19.99 each (excluding P&P). Delivery will be made to customers by early November.
You can order them here, from Character Options.
Today we bring you 10 brand new teasers for the second episode of series 9, "The Witch's Familiar" starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez & Julian Bleach.
"Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?"
10 teasers for 'The Witch's Familiar:
- "Some of us can afford the upgrade"
- "Get out!"
- How do you kill a Dalek?
- "Every miner needs a canary"
- Which other Doctor appears?
- Prepare for a Dalek language lesson
- Those corridors...
- "The infirmary is breached"
- Vampire monkeys
Monday, 21 September 2015
The BBC have released new promotional images for the next episode, The Witch's Familiar. Any additional pictures will be added when available.