Greetings Doctor Who Fans! Here’s our latest roundup of all things Doctor Who that happened in the past week and as usual there is plenty to report.
A Note About Doctor Who Spoilers
Here at Anglotopia we always warn people if there will be Spoilers in our Doctor Who or other posts. We got some unwarranted criticism last week because someone argued that the picture we posted with our review of Amy’s Choice last week was a spoiler and it ruined the show and Anglotopia for them. We think they were being a little too sensitive. The image did not give anything away that wasn’t in the trailer for the episode or in all the promotional materials.
That being said, we will always warn you if there are SPOILERS in a post. We try to keep our Doctor Who reviews Spoiler Free so that those in America, who have to wait two weeks to see the new Doctor Who, don’t have everything ruined for them.
The Hungry Earth Review Schedule
We’ve had a death in the family and because of family responsibilities, we won’t be able to watch Doctor Who Live this week. Most likely we’ll be able to watch it late afternoon/early evening US time. It will be late but we’ll have it in at some point Saturday.
Doctor Who To Go On Tour
File this under “I never would have thought this possible.” But the rumors were true – Doctor Who is hitting the road this fall.
From the BBC:
Daleks and Cybermen are to tread the boards as TV hit Doctor Who regenerates into a live action arena tour.
The Tardis will materialise in nine UK cities on a 25-date Doctor Who Live tour in a spin-off that will see epic on-stage battles and special effects.
While Doctor Who Matt Smith will not appear live on stage, he and assistant Karen Gillan have filmed special scenes for the show.
Writer Steven Moffatt said he wanted to recreate the excitment for the stage.
“This is everything I ever wanted since I was 11,” he said. “A live show, with all the coolest Doctor Who monsters, a proper story, and brand new screen material for Matt Smith’s Doctor.
“I’ll be writing scenes for it, and probably attending every single night.”
Doctor Who Live will open in wartime London and end with what is described as an “epic on-stage battle”.
The action will be set to a live soundtrack by TV show composer Murray Gold, with a 16-piece orchestra live on stage.
Gold said: “The live element always adds something extra, but these will also be brand new arrangements for a new band of very talented musicians. It’s very exciting.”
Sounds like it will be a lot of fun!
The Hungry Earth Introduction Video and Clips
Here’s this week’s introduction video for the Hungry Earth:
Here’s a couple clips from the Hungry Earth:
The Hungary Earth Promo Pictures
Here are some lovely promo pictures released by the BBC from the Hungary Earth.
All 13 Series Five Episode Title Revealed
Even though we’re nearing the end of the new series – we now have all the official episode titles.
- The Eleventh Hour
- The Beast Below
- Victory Of The Daleks
- Time Of The Angels
- Flesh And Stone
- Vampires of Venice
- Amys Choice
- The Hungry Earth
- Cold Blood
- Vincent And The Doctor
- The Lodger
- The Pandorica Opens
- The Big Bang
Synopsis Released for Vincent and The Doctor
As usual, the BBC have released the synopsis for Vincent and the Doctor, airing in two weeks.
Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it, as the time-travelling drama continues with an episode written by Richard Curtis.
Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent Van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien.
Vincent and The Doctor is due to air 6.50pm, June 5
i09 Interviews Stephen Moffat
i09 has scored an exclusive interview with Doctor Who Showrunner Stephen Moffat.
Here’s an excerpt:
You’ve described the new series of Doctor Who as a dark fairy tale. Do you think we still love fairy tales, in the era of video games and everything else? Do they still have the same power?
There are two things to say to that. One, with my arm up my back I came up with “dark fairy tale” â€” and the word dark is entirely redundant when it comes to fairy tales, at least until Disney makes a version of them. And do fairy tales still have power? Well, look at the movies that have been made. Yes they do.
But when I say “fairy tale,” a better way of saying it would be “modern fairy tale.” It’s not that it’s like the old fairy tales, or that it resembles them, it’s the modern equivalent. It’s the way we teach our children that there are things in the world that might want to eat them. It just feels like a fairy tale: A man who fights monsters but never becomes one.
It’s not that it’s a bit like Red Riding Hood. It isn’t. But it occupies the space that fairy tales occupy. Children have nightmares and monsters all the time, so we take that fact and spin yarns out of it, the way fairy tales always have. And just the way that fairy tales of old would use the real world around them of forests and villages, and make them dark and mysterious and reveal dangers in the shadows, so Doctor Who does that at its best. Because a lot of Doctor Who takes the real-life world around you and twists it a bit.
I’m always saying â€” to everyone’s boredom, I’m sure â€” that Doctor Who doesn’t take place in outer space or the future, it takes place under your bed.