Friday, October 30
Tommy and Danny were on CBBC all day yesterday, answering questions and talking about the new series:
Nigel Havers was on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, promoting SJA:
Elisabeth Sladen was on The Wright Stuff this morning:
David Tennant was on This Morning... this morning: (with Waters of Mars clips! - and also confirming that Waters of Mars is on the 15th November!)
Thursday, October 29
Wednesday, October 28
Also, have a looky at a snippet of Nigel Havers' interview;
Meanwhile, Cameron posted some lovely EXCLUSIVE pictures of the wedding of the year! See them here, here & here! He also reviewed both parts. Here's a teaser!
Part 1 reviewed here, and Part 2 reviewed here!
Sunday, October 25
Friday, October 23
2. Ahh yes, the wedding. Sarah Jane is getting married! To Nigel Havers. Erm, correction: a businessman called Peter Dalton who is played by Nigel Havers.
3. Yes, their relationship moves quickly - although there is a lot of use of things like "one week later".
4. But that aside, there's definitely something untoward going on here. Who's to blame? Why, it's Sarah Jane's old friend The Trickster!
5. When The Doctor shows up, he's quickly parted from Sarah Jane (and the TARDIS). He's got the kids to help him out, though.
6. The Doctor says two of his standard catchphrases: "Allons-y" and "I'm so sorry."
7. The Doctor is referred to as "the man of ice and fire" and is told that "the gate is waiting for you".
8. One of the kids receives a massive shock. Literally.
That good enough to keep you going? :D Here's a sneaky peek at the episode ;
Wednesday, October 14
Monday, October 12
Here's the new trailer for the Sarah Jane Adventures, featuring lots of action, excitement and David Tennant!
You can watch the official (and probably better quality) trailer on the SJA site
From the Examiner
Read the full article here :)
Read the full article here :)
Sunday, October 11
First off, the SJA website has been updated with a Decide Your Destiny-esque mini-Blathereen game. The trailer also acts as a Series Three cinema trailer, which you can catch in cinemas now!
Also on the site is a new Comic adventure, called Monster Hunt, complete with a narration from the lovely Anjli Mohindra herself. The episode guide has also been updated with some information of the opener to Series Three, especially, the plentiyful broadcasts of the episode!
Thu 15 Oct 2009, 16:35 BBC HD
Sat 17 Oct 2009, 11:55 CBBC
Sat 17 Oct 2009, 17:15 CBBC
Sun 18 Oct 2009, 08:00 CBBC
Friday, October 9
Just how scary is The Waters of Mars?
“I’m not sure if it’s as scary as Blink, but it’s quite frightening – because it’s so real, I think. I hope so!”
How on Earth do you go about making water scary? And what were the challenges of shooting with that volume of water?
"I hope you think it is [scary] when you see it! It was very, very difficult. We had a difficult time trying to work out how to do the water… can you imagine, the volumes of water that we required, in a studio setting? How d’you get rid of it? If you want to do retakes, how do you get everything dry again?
“The kind of water effect we wanted was sort-of mystical, almost organic – well, it is organic, obviously! – so the difficulty was deciding with the visual FX guys which one out of the effect they were offering us was the right one. They came up with five or six different kinds of pipes, hoses and systems. And eventually there was one that we all said, ‘That’s the one.’ There was a uniform yes to one particular effect, and that was the one we used.
“Now, how do you make it creepy? It seems to be alive, the water, by the way it follows the characters in the story. Sort of – we didn’t make a big thing of it in the story, but that’s how I shot it, so it was chasing people, following them and trapping them. The best effects you can get come out of seeing the enormity of the water, the relentlessness of it. I think where it becomes really creepy and you get the fear, is when it continues draining out of characters’ mouths.
“There was a very complex system of tubes and piping that they all had to wear within the prosthetics – and water was squeezed and pressurized through the tubes to give the volume of water we required to come out of the actors’ mouths on a continuous basis.”
“When I first read the script, it was originally going to be put out on Christmas Day, I think! I was quite worried that this dark, deep story, which is… well, I don’t know that it’s part of a trilogy, but it certainly will lead you into the finalé. You know something horrible’s going to happen after this story, involving the Doctor – but you don’t know what. I thought it was very dark – I mean, really dark, for Christmas. That’s not the reason they changed their minds to put it out in November – I think that was the controller of BBC One, deciding that maybe as we had three more to go, then one could be in the latter part of the year so that there wasn’t such a long gap between when the first special went out and Christmas. But when I knew it was going to go out earlier in the year, I was able to think about it in a much more dark way, rather than trying to keep the Christmas spirit!”
There seem to be some elements of foreshadowing in “Waters” – the stuff about the “four knocks”.
“I have to tell you, I haven’t seen, I haven’t read – in fact, I probably wasn’t allowed – to know how the next episodes, the final two-parter for David, starts and ends. I’ve no idea what it’s about! It’s going to end, obviously, with him regenerating into Matt Smith – but I’ve no idea what happens in it! So I don’t know to what extent the horror is in that two-parter. I knew about and read the previous script, I knew about the four knocks thing, so I understood what was going on, and what had been and what’s coming, and so on – in terms of the, “when four knocks happen, you know he’s going to die,” kind of thing. So I played on that, but I didn’t know quite what that meant and how it was going to happen in the last two episodes – and I still don’t!”
And the Doctor’s scared himself in this episode, which is a pretty unusual situation…
“Yes, but I think – with some exceptions, obviously – most fans of Doctor Who will know and feel sad and be hurt and worried and concerned – and wonder, is this the Doctor we’ve always known and loved, this ancient mariner traveling through the universe and helping people to help themselves, and being good and worthy and whatever, and showing them the way. And here he’s terrified. But I think that’s good, and I think most people will be interested to see how he gets out of this one. That what I think they think every time. But here, he really is in a very fearful state – and doesn’t want to die, obviously. I don’t think he wants to regenerate – I think he feels he’s got more to do, so how that gets resolved… well, I’m going to watch as well.”
You can read more of this interview in What Satellite And Digital TV issue 281, out on 29 October and the next SFX Special out on 18 November
"Children aged between six and 12 are invited to create the new control panel which operates the time machine. The winning design, to be chosen by new Doctor Matt Smith, will appear in one episode of the sci-fi show next year."
Entries must be sent in by 2 November and more details can be found on the Blue Peter website."
So then its not a permanent replacement for the TARDIS, just a one off for an episode. I wonder what happens to the TARDIS then? Maybe the Doctor just wants to change the desktop theme again...
Thursday, October 8
The scene filmed apparently takes place before the scenes filmed yesterday (with the blowing of the Sonic Screwdriver)
They were filming at Rhymney outside the Vicarage. The house wasn't easily seen so there probably wont be many photos, it was behind a large wall and a lot of trees!
Apparently, the house is being used as the young Amy's house back in the 1990's
And Woah Nelly, is that the Series 4 TARDIS!?
The scene wittnessed was of smoke pouring out of the TARDIS and Amy dragging the Doctor away from it, crying "Come on!". He keeps trying to get back to his beloved box, shouting in response, "I must save her!"
Amy was once again in her policewoman outfit, and the Doctor was in Ten's outfit suggesting that episode 1 really does follow straight on from Tennant's last episode.
Set reporters have told us that before this scene, the TARDIS apparently crash lands in to the garden and hits a garden shed, destroying it before skidding to where it is. There were marks on the lawn where this supposedly happens.
And there we go! MADNESS!
A HUGE thank you to Haffertee, Ahremsee and all other set reporters!
The scene witnessed was the Doctor, Amy and the guy in hospital overalls. There was also a man and his dog (who's been mentioned in other filming) and they were all looking up at something in the sky.
The dog barks and the Doctor goes towards the beer garden and starts talking down to something (Rumors were that it was a CGI dog but this seems very unlikely).
"Hello prisoner X"
There was also something about aliens from a Level 20 planet, and "scanning the Earth 6 billion people". At this point the Doctor has taken out his old, battered Sonic Screwdriver.
" . . .plus invisible ink; I think someone's going to notice - don't you?"
A huge thanks to Ivan111, farsighted, Chick, Alun.Vega, Billy Sastard, Mugim0e, Haffertee, Billy Sastard, and everyone else who braved the wet & cold of filming!
Doctor: No--no--Amy--no, what are you doing?!
Another line that was heard (but unplaced) was:
A HUGE thanks to JTimmy, Haffertee, and anyone else who braved the set reporting world!
Wednesday, October 7
Tuesday, October 6
And its also NOT set in Scotland as this lovely flag tells us:
Here we have what looks like a very early on meeting of Amy and the Doctor. Here's an amazing video from Skarofighter:
Dialogue goes something along the lines of:
The Doctor: Why aren't there any ducks?
Amy: (Waves hand dismissively) Oh, you know...
The Doctor: Then how do you know the Ducks talk!
Amy: ... Is it important if it's a duck pond?
The Doctor: Ungh...The method's not done yet. I'm not ready for all this! I'm not done!
The scene involved the Doctor and Amy hurrying up a lane, and running across to the icecream van. Then the Doctor ran off, jumped over the flowerbed at the side of the White House, and ran inside. Amy ran after him, but took the more conventional route through the front gate.
Doctor: Welcome to the end of life on earth.
Amy: Are you just going to sit there?
Doctor: Why shouldn't I just sit here? Oh, here they come, the human race ... down a video phone ... I saw it and I missed it!
Amy: You told me you had a time machine.
And thats it!
Friday, October 2
But we've at least been given something thanks to the fantastic people at OG!
Thurs 1st Oct
Filming took place in a village called Rhymney, in the cemetry of the old vicarage. Not much could be seen but they filmed a scene with Karen at night.
Friday 2nd Oct
There was crew setting up at Cathedral Green today. A big pond was created in the centre and Newspaper signs indicate its set in the 1990s, and apparently in a place called Leadworth.
A huge thanks to GSSWales, baraduim, Scooty, Lucky Lady and anyone else who has braved the world of set reporting :)
Thursday, October 1
Part 1 (Thursday 22nd October)
Rani investigates strange rumours about a demon living in a funfair at the seaside. What she finds there, however, is far more alarming than that and she makes a decision that affects not only her future, but also the futures of all those she cares about...
Far in the future, in 2059, an old Rani remembers the day when her whole life went wrong. As her younger self investigates mysterious disappearances at an abandoned funfair, she sets into motion a chain of events which unleash the terrible powers of the alien Eve.There's more!
Alien Eve's powers grow out of control, with everyone caught in her sinister and endless games. As the echoes of an ancient war threaten the modern world, the danger extends all the way to the year 2059. If Rani fails to change her own destiny, then everyone is doomed.