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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 7 Premiere – “Asylum of the Daleks” – Review #2

Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in DOCTOR WHO - Series 7 - "Asylum of the Daleks" | ©2012 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Nick Hurran Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 1, 2012 So DOCTOR WHO is finally back on the airwaves with “Asylum of the Daleks”! It is just me or does it feel like it’s been forever since there was a new WHO on, and by the same token doesn’t it feel just a little bit like it’s been no time at all? Timey Wimey Wibbly Wobbly. Please be warned there are spoilers ahead, but some things are too good and have to be talked about! So […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 7 – “Asylum of the Daleks” – Season Premiere

DOCTOR WHO - Season 7 - "Asylum of the Daleks" poster | ©2012 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Anamaria Marinca, Naomi Ryan, David Gyasi, Zac Fox, Nicholas Briggs, Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Jenna-Louise Coleman  Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Nick Hurran  Network: BBC America, airs Saturday night  Original Telecast: September 1, 2012 In the first episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 7, “Asylum of the Daleks,” things are not well with Amy and Rory Williams (Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill) since they last saw the Doctor (Matt Smith). Divorce papers are signed and the two are about to go their separate ways. But when creepy human agents of the Daleks abduct them and throw them […]Read On »

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First Look Images of DOCTOR WHO Season 7 episode posters

DOCTOR WHO - Season 7 - "Asylum of the Daleks" poster | ©2012 BBC

With DOCTOR WHO Season 7 making its debut tonight on BBC and BBC America, the BBC has offered up a cool little treat for WHO fans with movie-quality posters of the first five episodes: “Asylum of the Daleks,” “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” “A Town Called Mercy,” “The Power of Three,” and “The Angels Take Manhattan.” Check out the poster gallery below. Related: TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Asylum of the Daleks” AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan us on Facebook at ASSIGNMENTX Article Source: Assignment X  Article: First Look […]Read On »

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Sneak Peek: Check out the new DOCTOR WHO Series 7 trailer

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

As Series 7 of DOCTOR WHO nears this summer, the BBC has been strategically doling out teases of what the expect as the series celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. Last week, we got a glimpse of the Doctor’s new unnamed companion played Jenna Louise-Coleman and now the BBC has released the first teaser trailer of what to expect in the forthcoming series. The Old West plays a major part of these early clips and it has the Doctor (Matt Smith) referring to this time period with a great one-liner, “Give me a Dalek any day.” DOCTOR WHO Series 7 […]Read On »

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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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CD Review: DOCTOR WHO: SERIES 6 soundtrack

DOCTOR WHO: SERIES 6 soundtrack | ©2012 Silva Screen Records

The Doctors might change every season or other, but we can be thankful that Murray Gold has been riding the Time Lord’s T.A.R.D.I.S. since his first, revamped regeneration. In the process, the new “Who”’s music has constantly impressed with its sheer, giddy sense of invention and production value, qualities that quickly impressed even a non-acolyte like myself. DOCTOR WHO: SERIES 6 is no exception, especially with the dynamic playing of BBC’s Nation Orchestral of Wales under the enthusiastic baton of Ben Foster. If there’s any quality that makes this two-CD collection’s numerous suites sound of a piece, then it’s the […]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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Book Review: WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

Editors: Lynne M. Thomas & Deborah Stanish Price: $14.95 Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press trade paperback (available in trade paperback and Kindle) It’s rare, though not as rare as it was, for a writer/director/producer to generate a fandom all his/her own. It’s inarguable that Joss Whedon resides at the pinnacle of this group. Should the title of WHEDONISTAS! A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS OF JOSS WHEDON AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM need explanation, it refers to female fans of the man and his released work so far: the television series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE, the FIREFLY […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Julie Gardner and the Future of TORCHWOOD – Part 2

BBC Worldwide's Julie Gardner | ©2011 BBC

Julie Gardner one of the executive producers on TORCHWOOD, has always been a fan of its parent series DOCTOR WHO. So when she and Russell T Davies brought WHO back in 2005, it was a dream come true. The pair then went on to create the successful spins of THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES and TORCHWOOD. TORCHWOOD MIRACLE DAY has finished airing now, but our exclusive interview with Gardner continues as she tells ASSIGNMENT X a bit about the future of the series, and responds to criticism the series has gotten for portraying homosexual relationships. ASSIGNMENT X: So at San Diego […]Read On »

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