The BBC have released the very first promotional shot of Matt Smith alongside new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. Filming for the second half of series 7 is underway now, and according to some set-reporters who heard some dialogue during filming, the new companion is called Clara. To get wallpaper versions of the image below click here or here.
Filming for episode 4 of Doctor Who series 7 took place in Penarth, Cardiff this week, where Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were spotted shooting scenes inside a house. UNIT soldiers were seen on set which marks the organisations first appearance since the 10th Doctor story "Planet of the Dead". They were most recently seen in The Sarah Jane Adventures story "Death of the Doctor", and before that in "Torchwood: Children of Earth". See some pictures from filming below thanks to Gallifrey Base user 'Mugim0e'.
According to sources the episode is currently titled "Cubed". In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, on sale today, executive producer Caroline Skinner describes the episode, which is written by Chris Chibnall, as a "massive rollercoaster ride of a sci-fi story." She goes on to say that "it's all about Amy and Rory's relationship - full of warmth, love and a celebration of their time on the show. But don't be fooled, Chris Chibnall will scare you to bits with this episode!"
The cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 447 has been revealed and can be seen below. The cover features various Daleks from the past, all of which will be appearing in series 7 later this year! The cover features the tagline: "They're back! And this time the Doctor must face every Dalek ever!"
Doctor Who Magazine issue 447 goes on sale this Thursday.
Actress Katy Manning who played Jo Grant alongside the 3rd Doctor in the 70's and appeared as a guest in The Sarah Jane Adventures posted a picture of herself online revealing a prototype model of her characters action figure. The model appears unpainted and is expected to released in August as part of a "Claws of Axos" and "The Three Doctors" action figure sets.
Filming for series 7 of Doctor Who is ongoing and last night filming took place at the Glamorgan Building in Cardiff where Alex Kingston was seen alongside Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. Rumours suggest that River will posing as a ganster named Melody Malone. A newspaper prop seen on set suggests the scene takes place in 1938. See some pictures below:
The synopsis and release date has been revealed for "Exodus Code", a brand new Torchwood novel written by John Barrowman himself, along with his sister Carole E. Barrowman. It takes place after Miracle Day, see more below:
It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. People being driven insane by their heightened and scrambled senses. And the world is starting to notice - the number one Twitter trend is #TheLoco. Governments and scientists are bewildered and silent. The world needs Torchwood, but there's not much of Torchwood left. Captain Jack has tracked the problem to its source: a village in Peru, where he's uncovered evidence of alien involvement. Back in Cardiff, Gwen Cooper has discovered something lurking inside the Torchwood software - something alien and somehow connected to Jack. If the world is to be restored, she has to warn him - but she's quickly becoming a victim of the madness, too!
Torchwood: Exodus Code will be released on November 6th 2012.
Check out the CD cover for the third and final Torchwood audiobook release of 2012, titled "Red Skies", below. The audio exclusive adventure is written by Joseph Lidster and read by John Telfer. The two previous audiobooks, "Army of One" and "Fallout" are available now, with "Red Skies" due for release on May 3rd.
Captain Jack Harkness is in need of a holiday. He wants to get away from Torchwood, away from the human race - and where better to get completely away from it all than Cotter Paluni's World, a planet surrounded by deadly scarlet lightning and cut off from the entire universe? But there are some shocks in store for Jack: the 'Devil's World' might be completely isolated and inaccessible, but its inhabitants worship Torchwood. And before he can find out why, or how this is even possible, he finds himself arrested for murder. It looks as if someone on the planet knows who Jack is - and they're out to get him...
The Eternity Clock will be available on Playstation 3 as a physical copy for a limited time, it has been revealed. The long awaited Doctor Who game, which will also be available for download on the Playstation Network sometime this month, can now be pre-ordered from Amazon for £17.99. Pre-order your copy here.
Episode 1 of Series 7 is said to have "every Dalek known to man" with producer Caroline Skinner telling Doctor Who Magazine: "We'll have more physical Daleks in the room than ever before in the history of Doctor Who. The running total is somewhere between 20 and 30 real ones. We're collecting every Dalek known to man. Lots of different Daleks. It's going to be great."
The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine also teased a few details about the second episode of Series 7; revealing a partial title saying the episode will be called [Spoilers] on a [Spoiler].
Additional notes are:
Additional notes are:
- Episode 2 is a CGI-heavy episode
- Parts will be set in Egypt
- Mark Williams is definitely playing Rory’s dad, Brian, who have the most “brilliant relationship”
- It will contain a lot of things for “fans to get their teeth into”
- Chris Chibnall will also be writing episode 4
Steven Moffat tweeted a photo from the set of Doctor Who which shows Matt Smith and Karen Gillan next to a classic Dalek! This style of Dalek has not been seen since the very first days of Doctor Who back in the 60s!
Earlier this week a teaser picture was released showing what other kind of Daleks will appear in the series, see it below:
Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has been cast as the new companion for Doctor Who! She will be replacing Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill but will not appear until this years Christmas special. Read a press release from the BBC below:
Official news released this morning reveals that Jenna-Louise Coleman will be the next Doctor Who companion...
Jenna-Louise Coleman has beaten hundreds of hopefuls to become the new companion to Doctor Who, it was announced today by Steven Moffat.
Twenty-five year old Jenna from Blackpool will star alongside the 11th Time Lord, Matt Smith, to mark the biggest year in the show's history.
Best known for her roles in Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), Jenna will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show in a heartbreaking departure after one final series of rollercoaster voyages later this year on BBC One.
Jenna says: "I'm beyond excited, I can't wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure."
The Doctor will meet his new friend in a dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year - full of thrills, adventures and big surprises. Series seven is currently filming and comprises 14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before.
Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says: "It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She's funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.
"It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that's all you're getting for now. Who she's playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl."
Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, adds "As we approach Doctor Who's 50th anniversary it's great to welcome a new companion to the TARDIS. I feel confident the Doctor will look after her in his own very unique style."
In 2011 Jenna made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and is soon to star as Annie Desmond in ITV1's Titanic. She has just finished filming on Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing On The Edge for BBC Two.
BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba interviewed the actress about her new role, watch it in the player below:
Exciting news has been announced in regards to series 7 of Doctor Who earlier today! It is claimed that the name of the actor who will play the new companion will be revealed tomorrow in a press release. BBC correspondent Lizo Mzimba reported:
“Looks like there’ll be some big news announced at a press conference tomorrow morning!”
Daily Mirror editor Mark Jefferies claims “BBC source has confirmed to me they will unveil new Doctor Who assistant tomorrow. She is “pretty” but “not household name”.
So we now know the companion will be female, although it was pretty obvious, but you never know with Steven Moffat! Check back tomorrow to find out who it is!
The release date for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock has been pushed back from March to April. According to the official Twitter page for the game, finishing touches are still being applied, making an unexpected delay in the game release.
For more information on The Eternity Clock, see here.