First Look: New DOCTOR WHO companion photo of Jenna Louise-Coleman from Series 7

Jenna-Louise Coleman in DOCTOR WHO - Series 7 | ©2012 BBC Worldwide

Everyone knew the forthcoming Series 7 of DOCTOR WHO was going to be the last for Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), and now we finally get a glimpse of who will be replacing them after the married companions depart in the fifth episode of the current season set to air this fall on BBC and BBC America. The actress playing the new Doctor Who companion is Jenna Louise-Coleman and her character name has not been given yet. She will join the current Doctor (Matt Smith) on adventures starting this Christmas, and will be the companion – …Read On »

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TV News: Could TRUE BLOOD actress Lara Pulver be on DOCTOR WHO?

Lara Pulver in SHERLOCK - Series 2 | ©2012 BBC/PBS

Lara Pulver has just had the pleasure of working with writer and producer Steven Moffat for his new series of SHERLOCK, which will be airing in the U.S. in May. As so often happens, Mr. Moffat tends to use actors that he likes in other projects that he works on, so the question came to mind that maybe, just maybe, Ms. Pulver would find herself involved with a certain BBC long-running science fiction show called DOCTOR WHO. Here’s what the actress had to say to ASSIGNMENT X … “He may be calling me right now,” she jokes about Moffat calling …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe” – Christmas Special

Matt Smith and Holly Earl in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Christmas Special | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, Alexander Armstrong, Maurice Cole, Holly Earl, Paul Bazely, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Farren Blackburn Network: BBC America, airs Sunday night  Original Telecast: December 25, 2011 In the 2011 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special adventure, “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe,” our favorite Time Lord (Matt Smith) has a debt to repay to a grieving war widow (Claire Skinner) and her children (Holly Earl, Maurice Cole). Posing as the caretaker of a substantially retrofitted mansion, the Doctor has to rescue the family from a sentient forest in another time …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 Finale – “The Wedding of River Song” – Review #2

Matt Smith and Ian McNeice in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 13 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, James Corden, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber, Daisy Haggard, Seroca Davis, Holli Dempsey, Chris Obi, Lynda Baron, Paul Kasey, Nicholas Briggs Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Jeremy Webb Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: October 1, 2011 “The Wedding of River Song” is the series finale for this latest round of DOCTOR WHO, it brings everything with the character of River Song (Alex Kingston) to full circle closure, deals with some dangling plot threads, and opens up new mysteries for future series. This is the inevitable episode where The Doctor (Matt Smith) is …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The Wedding of River Song” – Review #1 – Season Finale

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 13 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber, Simon Fisher-Becker, Ian McNeice, Richard Hope, Marnix Van Den Broeke, Nicholas Briggs, Simon Callow, Sian Williams, Bill Turnbull, Meredith Viera, Niall Greig Fulton, Sean Buckley, Mark Gatiss, Emma Campbell-Jones, Katharine Burford, Richard Dillane, William Morgan Sheppard Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Jeremy Webb Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: October 1, 2011 In the thirteenth episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “The Wedding of River Song,” the Doctor (Matt Smith) is faced with an unavoidable fate: death on the shores of Lake Silencio, Utah, in 2011 (as seen …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DOCTOR WHO executive producer Steven Moffat on Series 6 and River’s Secrets – Part 2

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 12 | ©2011 BBC

Steven Moffat, who was already on the DOCTOR WHO writing staff, took the reins as DOCTOR WHO show runner and producer in 2010. He brought in Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and created the character of Amy Pond played by Karen Gillan. One of Moffat’s most convoluted contributions to WHO has been the character of River Song (Alex Kingston) who is the daughter of a companion and the future lover of The Doctor himself. As the sixth season continues more is uncovered about Rivers’ past and it all ends with a wedding (or at least the finale’s title implies …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Closing Time” – Review #2

James Corden in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 12 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, James Corden, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber, Daisy Haggard, Seroca Davis, Holli Dempsey, Chris Obi, Lynda Baron, Paul Kasey, Nicholas Briggs Writer: Gareth Roberts Director:  Steve Hughes Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 24, 2011 I will freely admit that I was less than enamored with the latest DOCTOR WHO offering, “Closing Time.” First of all this episode sees the return of Craig (James Corden) from last year’s “The Lodger” which was one of my LEAST favorite episode of that series. I seem to remember that Corden is friends with Matt …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Closing Time” – Review #1

James Corden and Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 12 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, James Corden, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber, Daisy Haggard, Seroca Davis, Holli Dempsey, Chris Obi, Lynda Baron, Paul Kasey, Nicholas Briggs Writer: Gareth Roberts Director:  Steve Hughes Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 24, 2011 In the twelfth episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “Closing Time,” the Doctor (Matt Smith) drops in on old friend Craig (James Corden) from last year’s “The Lodger.” The Time Lord is on a farewell tour (another one?) before facing his doom in 2011 Utah, but he can’t help getting involved one last time when he …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The God Complex” – Review #1

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 11 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Sarah Quintrell, Amara Karan, Dimitri Leonidas, Daniel Pirrie, David Walliams, Caitlin Blackwood, Dafydd Emyr, Spencer Wilding, Rashad Karapiet, Roger Ennais Writer: Toby Whithouse Director:  Nick Hurran Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 17, 2011 In the eleventh episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “The God Complex,” the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan), and Rory (Arthur Darvill) land in an alien replica of a 1980s hotel where every room might contain your worst fears. Teaming up with a motley crew of survivors, the TARDIS team has to figure out how …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The Girl Who Waited” – Review #2

Arthur Darvill in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 10 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Josie Taylor, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Bracken-Koegh Writer: Tom MacRae Director:  Nick Hurran Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 10, 2011 There are almost always episodes in DOCTOR WHO that showcase companions in different ways. Whether it’s Rose (Billie Piper) in “Father’s Day” dealing with the emotions of losing and re-gaining and losing her father again, or it’s Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) finding out how important she is and that her life has to intersect with The Doctor’s in “Turn Left”; these stories always tell us more about the companions of …Read On »

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