TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 7 Prequel Web Series – “Pond Life”

Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan in DOCTOR WHO - Series 7 prequel - "Pond Life" | ©2012 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill Writer: Chris Chibnall  Director:  Saul Metzstein  Network: BBC America, Online Web Broadcast Original Telecast: Week of August 27– 31, 2012 So before DOCTOR WHO returned to air waves last weekend, there has been a five part web series called “Pond Life” that is a sort of catching up on the Doctor (Matt Smith) and the Ponds since we last saw them. Of course, there is a whole contingency of fans out there that are not so fond of Amy (Karen Gillan), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and especially their daughter River Song (Alex Kingston). I […]Read On »

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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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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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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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