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Peter Capaldi recreates Jon Pertwee moment in the Tardis with former companion Katy Manning, aka Jo Grant

 

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  • Doctor Who guest star Hermione Norris suffered panic attacks while filming the sci-fi adventure in Lanzarote
    WHOOGLE shared this story from RSS Feed for ministry127.com. Actress Hermione Norris has revealed how filming her cameo role in Dr Who caused her to have a panic attack. The 47-year-old star plays an astronaut in her guest episode to be screened next weekend. But she felt terribly claustrophobic…

    September 27, 2014

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    September 27, 2014

  • Doctor Who season 8, episode 6: Spoiler-free preview for The Caretaker
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Metro » Ents & Tech | Metro UK. The Skovox Blitzer plays second fiddle to the relationships of the three main characters in The Caretaker (Picture: BBC) The Skovox Blitzer threatens Coal Hill School and all humankind. But even worse, the Doctor is posing…

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  • Review: Doctor Who The Early Adventures – Domain of the Voord
    WHOOGLE shared this story from Earth Station One. Blurb: The Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara land on the planet Hydra, where Admiral Jonas Kaan leads a vast flotilla of ships trying to elude the vicious race that has invaded and occupied their world. But his ships are being picked…

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  • Peter Capaldi recreates Jon Pertwee moment in the Tardis with former companion Katy Manning, aka Jo Grant
    WHOOGLE shared this story . Space and time folded back on themselves this week as former Doctor Who companion Jo Grant – aka actress Katy Manning – visited the set of Doctor Who to recreate an iconic image from the classic series with new Doctor Peter Capaldi. Manning and Capaldi’s dramatic…

    September 27, 2014

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    September 26, 2014

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    September 26, 2014

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    September 26, 2014

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    September 26, 2014

 

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Posted September 27, 2014 by Whoogle News in Doctor Who News

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Pertwee Sings! The Babelcolour Noodle Doodle – YouTube   Leave a comment

 

Jon Pertwee singing The Noodle Doodle Song – a flexi-disk from 1976

 

Posted August 8, 2014 by Whoogle News in Fun Stuff, WhoTube Video's

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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor has “elements of Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee” says director Ben Wheatley   Leave a comment

The Kill List director also says that Capaldi reminds him of classic-era Doctors such as Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee

Along with the casting of an older Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who series eight will apparently also go back to its classic roots in terms of tone, according to director Ben Wheatley.

Wheatley, who directs opener Deep Breath along with an as-yet unnamed second episode, has been sharing his thoughts on how the show will change from the era of eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.

“For me, they’re back to classic Who,” he said, “or the mid-Tennant adventures, where you’d tell a story and move on to the next one, less tied up in the final machinations of long plot arcs.”

Matt Smith’s tenure as the Doctor was defined by a huge overarching story over three series – later revealed to entirely revolve around the planet of Trenzalore and the return of the Time Lords. Reactions to the plot were mixed, with some fans feeling that it was oddly paced and convoluted. Classic Doctor Who and, to some extent, Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who, however, were more concerned with stand-alone stories, with the latter tending to restrict his overarching themes to subtle references to something which would later become clear in a series finale.

As well as talking about the tone of the new series, Wheatley also revealed that he was excited about Capaldi taking the lead, comparing him to classic-era Doctors.

“Capaldi’s his own man but there are elements of [Tom] Baker and [Patrick] Troughton and [Jon] Pertwee,” he told Empire. “He’s inherently funny but inherently brooding and complicated, as a performer and a man.”

As well as Doctor Who, Wheatley is also the director of dark, blackly comic films Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England. He is currently directing an adaptation of JG Ballard’s High Rise, which will star Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller.

Speaking of getting the chance to direct Doctor Who, he said earlier this year that he was, “achieving his childhood dreams.”

“It’s very good,” he said of shooting the new episodes in Wales. “It’s very tiring and it’s a lot of stuff to do very quickly. Peter Capaldi is excellent and I’ve been able to go into the Tardis and do all this stuff I always dreamt of doing as a 9-year-old.”

Ben Wheatley is the first high-profile film director to helm an episode of Doctor Who but may not be the last. Earlier this month, showrunner Steven Moffat said that talks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson to direct an episode were still ongoing and, “actually kind of serious.”

“He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit,” said Moffat. “I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one. He accepts that there’s no money and that there’s no time, and it would have to be when he’s available – and I don’t think he’s even been available enough to answer our emails of late! I think it will probably happen at some point.”

Doctor Who returns with series eight opener Deep Breath on Saturday 23rd August on BBC1.

via Radio Times.

Spearhead from Space: Blu-ray contents and cover revealed   Leave a comment

The disc contents and artwork for the first classic Doctor Who Blu-ray release – Spearhead from Space – have been announced. Introducing the Third Doctor, the Nestene Consciousness and Doctor Who in colour for the first time, Spearhead was filmed entirely on 16mm film, enabling the footage to be remastered and upscaled to HD.

Synopsis

Exile! The Time Lords have banished the newly regenerated Doctor to Earth. But The Doctor isn’t the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind. As the Nestene plan takes shape, UNIT, the Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw, race against time to stop humanity from being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race. With an Auton army on the rise, and no TARDIS to help him, could The Doctor’s latest incarnation be over before it has truly begun…?

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Contents

  • Full HD remaster of 4×25 minute episodes.
  • A Dandy and a Clown – exclusive documentary looking at the life and career of Jon Pertwee, with contributions from actors Katy Manning, Judy Cornwell, David Jacobs, Geoffrey Bayldon and Kenneth Earle, Doctor Who writer and script editor Terrence Dicks, and long-time friend Stuart Money.
  • Carry On: the life of Caroline John – a tribute to the actress who played the Third Doctor’s companion Liz Shaw.
  • Title sequence raw material – raw, mute test and build-up material produced during creation of the Jon Pertwee title sequence.
  • Restoration comparison – This release was mastered in 2K from the original 16mm camera negatives and interpos prints for the best possible quality. This short feature compares the results against previous versions and looks at some of the problems encountered during the remastering.
  • Programme subtitles.
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.
  • Coming Soon trailer (in Standard Definition).
  • Reversible cover, with the artwork in the standard Doctor Who DVD template on the reverse.

Never seen this adventure? Get the beginner’s guide to Spearhead from Space in our Getting To Know Who guide.

via Spearhead from Space: Blu-ray contents and cover revealed | Articles | Doctor Who.

Posted June 7, 2013 by Whoogle News in Merchandise News

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Jon Pertwee: Moon Boots & Dinner Suits   Leave a comment

Re-printed for the first time in twenty-seven years; Fantom Publishing presents Jon Pertwee’s infamous autobiography Moon Boots and Dinner Suits.

Jon Pertwee’s acting career began with a public performance at the age of four. He seems to have been expelled from most of the schools his actor-writer father Roland Pertwee sent him to and finally joined RADA in 1936. From there too, he was asked to leave. Jon went into Rep and had a checkered career. In Brighton panic set in when he dressed as an old gardener in Love from a Stranger instead of as a young cleric in Candida.

In 1938 came Jon’s first radio role in the BBC’s Lillibulero, in which year he also appeared in his father’s play, To Kill a Cat, directed by Henry Kendall at the Aldwych Theatre. When war came he joined the Navy, ramming Douglas Pier with an Isle of Man Stream Packet boat. He was blown up twice, once being put on a marble slab presumed dead, and spent many months stationed in the Scapa Flow. He was the founder of the Service Players in the Isle of Man. He was commissioned in the RNVR and transferred to Naval Intelligence where he worked and became good friends with the future Prime Minister James Callaghan. Then Jon joined Naval Broadcasting. His radio series, The Navy Lark, ran for eighteen years and produced some truly vintage memories of radio.

Whether telling stories of a misspent youth, of his posterior’s first painful introduction to a fives bat or his exploits with the McKenzie sisters in the north of Scotland, Jon Pertwee’s humour and natural wit never fail him. Moon Boots and Dinner Suits is a wry, funny and endearing portrait of the early years of a most innovative and well-loved actor.

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Posted May 30, 2013 by Whoogle News in Novels and Books

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Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil DVD contents and cover confirmed   Leave a comment

Starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, The Mind of Evil will be released, restored to full colour, on DVD in June 2013. Previously released on VHS in black and white, after the colour masters of the story were junked, this DVD release sees all the episodes fully restored and re-mastered.

Synopsis

Professor Keller has created a machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals. But when the Doctor and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration, things start to go horribly wrong – especially when they discover that the Doctor’s old enemy the Master is responsible for the machine. What could he possibly want from the criminals? And what connects him with an impending World Peace Conference?

Disc 1 contents

  • 6 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
  • Commentary – stereo. With actors Katy Manning, Pik-Sen Lim and Fernanda Marlowe, director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and stunt arranger Derek Ware. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
  • Programme subtitles.
  • Subtitle Production Notes.

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Disc 2 contents

  • The Military Mind (dur. 22’ 43”) – shot back in 2009 on location at Dover Castle, this look at the making of the story is made unexpectedly poignant by the appearance of Nicholas Courtney and Barry Letts, who both passed away in the intervening years. Featuring actors Nicholas Courtney, Pik-Sen Lim and Fernanda Marlow, director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks. Narrated by Cameron McEwan.
  • Now & Then (dur. 7’ 06”) – the latest in our long-running series visits the filming locations used in the story to see how they have changed over the years.
  • Behind the Scenes: Television Centre (dur. 24’ 00”) – back in 1971, at around the time The Mind of Evil was in production, presenter Norman Tozer visited Television Centre to find out what went on over 24 hours in the life of what was then an incredibly busy ‘television factory’.
  • Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
  • Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
  • Radio Times Listings and the 1971 Kellogs Sugar Smacks promotion in PDF format.

Release dates

Region 1 – 11 June 2013 (US, Canada)
Region 2 – 3 June 2013 (Europe, Japan, Middle East, South Africa)
Region 4 – 5 June 2013 (Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America)
Please note: release dates are provisional and subject to change

via Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil DVD contents and cover confirmed | Articles | Doctor Who.

Posted April 17, 2013 by Whoogle News in DVD's, Merchandise News, Uncategorized

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A Fond Farewell – The Green Death – Doctor Who – BBC – YouTube   Leave a comment

 

Having defeated the threat of the giant toxic insects, Jo accepts Professor Jones’ proposal of marriage. But this means no more travelling with the Doctor, so the two bid each other a fond farewell. Bittersweet moment from The Green Monster, first shown in 1973.

Posted March 28, 2013 by Whoogle News in WhoTube Video's

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