Karen Gillan on The One ShowBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Karen Gillan was the main guest on BBC1's magazine programme The One Show this evening, during which she chatted about her time on Doctor Who, her new film Oculus and demonstrated her impression of a Dalek ordering chips and mushy peas!

Talking about her last day filming, she said:
It was weirdly serene, actually, everyone was really feeling it, and then the last scene was the three of us walking into the TARDIS - this isn't the actual last scene - and we were all in the darkness, and then we all just started hugging and it was this really weird moment - and then I cried a lot ... probably two weeks, actually in total!
And on her decision to leave:
Putting my feelings and emotions about it to the side, the most important thing to me is the show and the character, and I just wanted her to leave at the right time and to have maximum impact, and not outstay my welcome. Arthur and I have been the longest companions of the new series now so it's not as if it is happening prematurely. It just kind of feels right.

(The leaving do) was great, Arthur's favourite band played, and then we all ended up in John Barrowman's flat! We had some massive pictures of ourselves and everyone signed it.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Briggs paid a visit to Slough, where he put his own Dalek vocal talents into action 'terroring' passengers at the station and customers in Tesco.

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the show for the next seven days via the BBC iPlayer.

FILTER: - People - Karen Gillan - Series 7/33

More Asylum Images And Episode PostersBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 August 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
The BBC has released more images from tomorrow's Series 7 opening episode Asylum of the Daleks as well as a slightly tweaked version of the Asylum "film poster".

"Film poster" images for the following four episodes - Dinosaurs On A Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power Of Three, and The Angels Take Manhattan - which had earlier been made available as downloadable wallpaper have also been released.

The original version of the Asylum poster can be seen here.

FILTER: - Series 7/33

Pond Life: Part FiveBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The final part of Pond Life has now been released by the BBC.

Part Five: August: The Doctor finally arrives at the Ponds' house. But where are they?

Further details about the mini-adventures are available from the Pond Life page on the BBC website.

FILTER: - Online - Series Specials - Series 7/33

BBC America's Doctor Who weekendBookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 August 2012 - Reported by Harry Ward
BBC America will be broadcasting a Series 6 marathon during the day of the premiere of Asylum of the Daleks, which airs at 9pm ET. The full schedule of Doctor Who episodes on BBCA can be found here.

BBC America now has an official Twitter account for Doctor Who on BBC America. You can follow updates @DoctorWho_BBCA.


BBC America's Nerdist YouTube channel has a weekend of special videos about Doctor Who to celebrate the new series. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Steven Moffat will take part in Chris Hardwick's All Star Celebrity Bowling tomorrow [31st].

Nerdist's Doctor Who weekend schedule
  • Friday: All-Star Celebrity Bowling, Team Nerdist vs Team Doctor Who! Trust The Doctor: "Bowling is cool!"
    [Available to watch now]
  • Saturday (Day): Dork Fork: Doctor Who Edition with Special Guest: Alton Brown [Available to watch now]
  • Saturday (Night): Inside the U.S. Premiere Doctor Who Screening with Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Chris Hardwick - at 10pm ET after BBC America's Broadcast Premiere. [Available to watch now]
  • Sunday: Nerdist's Chloe Dykstra & Matt Mira at Gallifrey One.
The Nerdist recently aired a "Tribute to Time Traval" episode on BBC America which featured the cast of Doctor Who playing a version of Cranium called Skull.

FILTER: - USA - BBC America - Online - Series 7/33

Doctor Who Adventures 284Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 August 2012 - Reported by Harry Ward
This week's Doctor Who Adventures magazine comes with a pack of 20 mini monster figures!

Also in this issue:
  • Dalek madness - A sneaky peek at the Asylum of the Daleks!
  • Eleventh Doctor's Dalek encounters!
  • Monster army attack board game which you can play with your cool monster army gift!
  • Interview – we talk to Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill about their top TARDIS times as the Doctor's companions, Amy and Rory!
  • Mega moments! - Tell us about your best bits from Saturday's brand-new ep. Email us your mega moment to dwa@bbc.co.uk and include your name and age. The best ones will feature in the mag!
Plus the usual comic strip adventures, exclusive posters, puzzles, facts and jokes.

Issue 284 of Doctor Who Adventures is out in the UK now.


Pond Life: Part FourBookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Part Four of Pond Life has now been released by the BBC.

Part Four: July: Domestic life with the Ponds is never dull!

Further details about the mini-adventures are available from the Pond Life page on the BBC website.

FILTER: - Online - Series Specials - Series 7/33

Asylum of the Daleks: TV BitesBookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Today saw both the BBC's Breakfast and ITV1's Daybreak shows featuring items on the return of Doctor Who on Saturday.

The BBC's item was presented by entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba, who spoke to both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan about what to expect in the coming weeks. Talking about this weekend's Asylum of the Daleks, Matt said:
You do feel that sense of the great enemy, and he completely loathes them. The Doctor doesn't hate much, but he hates the Daleks, and it's possibly one of his great weaknesses, but I think they're one of the only alien enemies that he purely despises.

UK viewers can watch the article below (which contains clips from the upcoming episode that might be considered spoilers):

In addition, the BBC's Doctor Who website features an interview with the episode's writer Steven Moffat on the return of the Daleks. You can also catch up on coverage of the preview screenings of the episode in London and New York.

Daybreak saw resident TV reviewer Richard Arnold chatting to Matt and Karen, with the latter revealing her 'geek' tendencies:
I think I was always a geek, it took Doctor Who to bring it out of me, because I love The X Files, and Star Trek, and when I got this job I became a fully fledged geek. (Geek Chic) is definitely back!
Matt Smith also reaffirmed his intentions after this series is over:
I've always said that I'll be around for the 50th Anniversary and that's what we go into next year, so absolutely I'll be around next year - it's the most exciting year for the show and I wouldn't want to miss it.

FILTER: - Online - Karen Gillan - Matt Smith - Series 7/33

New Series: Movie Poster ImagesBookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The BBC have released four new "movie" posters to accompany the stories in the forthcoming series; these images join the original released for Asylum of the Daleks a few weeks ago, and are available to download as wallpaper in 4:3 and 16:9 ratios.

Asylum of the Daleks
original image

Dinosaurs On A Spaceship
4:3 / 16:9

A Town Called Mercy
4:3 / 16:9

The Power Of Three
4:3 / 16:9

The Angels Take Manhattan
4:3 / 16:9

FILTER: - Series 7/33

BBC America: NYC Screening HighlightsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America have released a short video covering highlights from their preview of Asylum of the Daleks last weekend.

Get up close and personal with stars MATT SMITH (The Doctor), KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond) and Executive Producer CAROLINE SKINNER as they hit New York - in time-traveling DeLorean cars!! - and joined hundreds of die-hard Whovians for a special screening of season opener "Asylum of the Daleks" and a Q&A with Nerdist host CHRIS HARDWICK.

FILTER: - Special Events - USA - BBC America - Series 7/33

Fan Productions roundupBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 - Reported by Harry Ward
Fish Fingers and Custard - Issue 11
  • Tributes to Caroline John and Mary Tamm
  • The Boy Who Kicked Pigs: LIVE! - a review of Tom Baker's book, performed on stage
  • Meet The Fanziners - we chat to a couple of fanzine editors about the state of fanzines and fandom in general
  • The Krotons - Is it as bad as it looks?
  • Is the TV Movie better than the RTD era?
  • Plus, much, much more
Ian Levine, Doctor Who Script Consultant (1980-1986), gave a rare interview to the DWO WhoCast. [Part 1, Part 2].

The Minute Doctor Who Podcast recreated a scene from The Five Doctors.

Aeronaut Productions designed a TARDIS console for their friend's son. The full story of how they made it can be read here.

YouTube user "livefortodaydiaries" has recorded a metal guitar version of Owen's Theme from Torchwood.

FILTER: - Fan Productions