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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

BBC has released the second trailer online. For me it's much better than the other one. Ye gods I positively giddy.

http://youtu.be/7z6FMCqYrBo

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Just in time for the anniversary. big grin


The BBC is being challenged over the ownership of the copyright of the TARDIS, by the son of the author of the first Doctor Who story, Anthony Coburn.

Stef Coburn is claiming that his father created the TARDIS, seen in the very first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, shown on 23 November 1963. He claims that he remembers his father getting the inspiration for the TARDIS during a walk on Wimbledon common. He believes the BBC is failing to give his father "the public recognition that should by rights always have been his due" for inventing the Tardis.

Anthony Coburn was a staff writer for the BBC when he was commissioned to produce scripts for the proposed new science fiction series. He inherited a concept for the show which had been produced by script writer Cecil Edwin Webber in which much of the structure of the programme had already been defined. In the original document the spaceship is described as something "humdrum, say, .... such as a night-watchman's shelter"

Stef Coburn's case is that any informal permission his father gave the BBC to use his work expired with his death in 1977 and the copyright of all of his ideas passed to his widow, Joan. Earlier this year she passed it on to him. He told the Independent

It is by no means my wish to deprive legions of Doctor Who fans (of whom I was never one) of any aspect of their favourite children's programme. The only ends I wish to accomplish, by whatever lawful means present themselves, involve bringing about the public recognition that should by rights always have been his due, of my father James Anthony Coburn's seminal contribution to Doctor Who, and proper lawful recompense to his surviving estate.
Coburn had demanded that the corporation either stop using the TARDIS in Doctor Who, or pay his family for its every use since his father's death. The BBC says it is looking into the complaint. A repeat run of a restored version of the very first story, An Unearthly Child, was announced in September, but then removed from schedules 'pending the resolution of issues'. The BBC have yet to confirm these issues have been resolved.

This is not the first time the BBC has been involved in litigation over the TARDIS. In 1998 the London Metropolitan Police argued it should own the trade mark of blue box, objecting to the BBC using the image of the TARDIS on comics, T-shirts, videos and other merchandise. The Police force lost the case, following appeal, in 2002, and was ordered to pay £850 plus legal costs to the BBC.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/11/bbc-sued-over-ownership-of-tardis.html






 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

The BBC have now released the first full trailer for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary story, The Day of the Doctor:



http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/11/day-of-the-doctor-trailer-091113120008.html


Trailer breakdown.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-day-of-the-doctor-trailer-breakdown-54940.htm

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just in time for the anniversary. big grin

The BBC is being challenged over the ownership of the copyright of the TARDIS, by the son of the author of the first Doctor Who story, Anthony Coburn.


It's almost always the siblings of the deceased! The money grab begins. LOL

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Spoilers.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/whos-in-the-day-of-the-doctor-55168.htm

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

The Australian broadcaster ABC announced today that it will be joining in with the global simulcast of The Day of the Doctor by screening it on ABC1 at 6.50am Australian Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday 24th November, with a repeat later the same day at 7.30pm.

It will be joining more than 75 countries around the world in showing the 50th-anniversary episode at the same time.

Local time of broadcast in capital cities:
Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra - 6.50am
Adelaide - 6.20am
Brisbane - 5.50am
Darwin - 5.20am
Perth - 3.50am
As previously reported, ABC1's primetime evening repeat of the adventure will then be followed at 8.45pm by the drama An Adventure In Space And Time, exploring the genesis of Doctor Who.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/11/australia-confirms-simulcast-time-111113125917.html

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Sean Pertwee, son of the legendary Jon Pertwee, wrote an intriguing message on his Twitter account earlier today.

sean-pertwee-doctors-tweet-2013Pertwee tweeted: “Interesting…” and attached a picture of a call sheet for a scene that contains the names of four classic Doctor actors who appear to be playing themselves.

Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are listed, alongside Sean Pertwee and Olivia Colman (her surname incorrectly spelt on the sheet.)

We can also see that the scene in question takes place in an airport lounge and has “Sylvester rehearsing his call to Steven”.

The tweet was later deleted.

So the question is, what was this all about? A sketch for next month’s Children in Need? Could this also explain classic Doctors “protesting” their apparent absence from the 50th?

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/pertwee-teases-scene-featuring-classic-doctors-53672.htm

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

It's amazing that they have managed to do this whole massive simulcast thing, something normally reserved for sports (Olympics/Football), British royalty marrying or charity pop concerts (Live Aid).

I just really, really hope the episode lives up to it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

It's amazing that they have managed to do this whole massive simulcast thing, something normally reserved for sports (Olympics/Football), British royalty marrying or charity pop concerts (Live Aid).

I just really, really hope the episode lives up to it.


Hopefully there won't be a repeat problem when they had a live announcent for the 12th Doctor.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

The Night of the Doctor:

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo

BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01lhhv4/Doctor_Who_Mini_Episode_The_Night_of_the_Doctor/

smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

The Night of the Doctor:

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo

BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01lhhv4/Doctor_Who_Mini_Episode_The_Night_of_the_Doctor/

smile


Spoilers.

Pictures of the return.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/mcganns-50th-return-full-pic-released-55356.htm

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Got to sit back from my desk a bit after watching that...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The Night of the Doctor:

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo

BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01lhhv4/Doctor_Who_Mini_Episode_The_Night_of_the_Doctor/

smile


I just saw this in fish's thread. That's so awesome! Here I was harping on about Paul McGann not being in it, and there he is -- so perfect!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

A mini-episode just wasn't enough, I wish it was ten times longer!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Guess it's no point with the spoiler alert now that the cat is out of the bag. And since it's a prequel to the 50th and not the 50th itself.

This mini-episode made me speculate about the prospect of more WHO episodes with McGann. Now we've seen him at the end of his life (like McCoy in the 1996 film), so if they shot a couple of episodes (flashback episodes or whatever) in the next couple of years -- before he gets too old -- they could show some of his adventures prior to the minisode. I just think it's unfortunate that the 8th doctor got to little screentime compared to the others.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Haven't seen it yet, will shortly but I am so pleased that McGann is back in action ON SCREEN rather than just an audio book. I like others wish this had been longer than 6 minutes, surely in the 50th year of the show they could have made it at least 30 minutes long so we get a bit longer with the character before the regeneration happens.

-EDIT

Seen it now, great and yes I wish it had been so much longer. It needed a bit more time to establish McGann again, but I thought he was great with what he had. I loved that Moffat gave a big nod to the Big Finish drama's. Also its interesting that Hurt's character was regened in at an age similar to McGann's doctor (from the looks of it) which means that Hurt's version had been around a long old while.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Steven Moffat has spoken to the BBC about bringing back the eighth Doctor, Paul McGann for today’s amazing mini-episode.

Question: How did The Night of the Doctor come about?

Steven Moffat: Well, we had our new ‘hidden mystery’ Doctor and I was thinking, what else can we do for our anniversary year… I thought… Why don’t we get Paul McGann in and regenerate him into John Hurt? I’d like to see that! I’d love to see that! And we had this possibility that we could do it as a surprise, so we got in touch with Paul who was dead keen and I’m delighted to say he was so happy to join in with the idea of keeping it secret. He was childishly excited about it!

Paul came along and shot it – it was the last two days of the shoot for the fiftieth, actually. He did a wonderful job. It was great! We designed a new costume for him based on his old one. Howard Burden did a fantastic job with that.

Q: It was a well-kept secret! How important was that for you, and what measures did you go to, to ensure this regeneration was kept under wraps?

SM: We were phenomenally secret with the making of it! And I’m sure some people are a bit cross that we were so secretive but the fact is, there is only one way to ensure you keep a secret, and that’s to keep it! So, we kept it very tight and we hope it all came as great surprise to everyone.

Q: For those that don’t know him, could you describe the Eighth Doctor?

SM: The Eighth Doctor is perhaps the first of the sexy, romantic Doctors. I don’t mean he’s the first sexy Doctor – he’s not. But he’s the first one who kisses a lady, for example. He’s obviously dashing, terribly handsome and quite romantic. I always found it hard to imagine him fighting in the Time War. I’d always imagined the ‘Time War Doctor’ would be more grizzled, somehow, you know?

Paul only played the Doctor onscreen once before, in the TV Movie. He gives a wonderful performance in it. It’s a terrifically exuberant performance and it anticipates the later performances, particularly of Matt and David. He’s a dashing, romantic, very funny and very affecting Doctor! Of course, Paul is not only known for the telemovie but for all his wonderful audio adventures. I’m always telling the Doctors and companions, as they come through the show, that they’ll never be quite done with it – Big Finish is expecting them.

Q: It’s an interesting spin on the Time War – the Time Lords becoming this hated race, as bad as the Daleks in some people’s eyes. Will we see that play out with John Hurt’s Doctor and so on?

SM: We will see some of that play out. We’ve already seen some of it play out on the show, in The End of Time, where the Doctor reveals the Time Lords got as bad as the Daleks towards the end, and he was as worried by them as anything else. And we know the Doctor wiped out his own people. He wouldn’t do so unless things had got pretty bad. Genocide is a big decision for anyone!

Q: People seemed delighted when they heard the Sisterhood of Karn was returning. Did that surprise you?

SM: A little bit! I was terribly excited about having the Sisterhood of Karn coming back which is why I did it! But I should probably learn to have a little more faith in the fact that what gets me excited as a sad, old fan will get other people excited as well! And okay, the Sisterhood are unknown to the kids, but I was a kid when I first saw the Sisterhood and I thought they were great! So I’m hoping other people will like them!

Q: And the character the Doctor encounters in the mini episode… Is that supposed to be Ohica, from The Brain of Morbius?

SM: No! If you look at the credits you’ll see I called her Ohila so it suggests she’s in some way connected to Ohica. Instead of having that confusion in having it the same person, I thought we’d just imply they were connected.

Q: Finally, running a show like Doctor Who is always going to be hard work… But how much fun was it? Bringing back the Eighth Doctor?

SM: Oh, it was a complete treat! It was always frustrating that we never got to see more of him! The completist in me… the ‘box set man’ in me wants every box ticked and I wanted every regeneration scene! And we get to see the Paul McGann Doctor regenerate into the John Hurt Doctor! I love regeneration episodes – there’s nothing more exciting! And in the anniversary year we get to see two regenerations… That’s pretty cool!

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/moffat-on-mcganns-return-55372.htm

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Steven Moffat has insisted that he is not changing the numbering of the Doctors. He makes it clear that John Hurt’s “War Doctor” (as revealed in The Night of the Doctor) doesn’t alter anything.

Moffat explains in the new issue of DWM,: “I’ve been really, really quite careful about the numbering of the Doctors. He’s very specific, the John Hurt Doctor, that he doesn’t take the name of the Doctor. He doesn’t call himself that. He’s the same Time Lord, the same being as the Doctors either side of him, but he’s the one who says, ‘I’m not the Doctor.’ So the Eleventh Doctor is still the Eleventh Doctor, the Tenth Doctor is still the Tenth…

He adds: “Technically, if you really counted it, the David Tennant Doctor is two Doctors, on account of the Meta-Crisis Doctor [in Journey's End]… It’s not a matter of counting the regenerations, but of counting the faces of the Time Lord that calls himself the Doctor. There’s an anomaly Doctor slotted in somewhere, that’s all. In the script to The Day of the Doctor, Matt’s Doctor was called the Eleventh, and David’s was called the Tenth, so the numbering stays exactly the same – and we call Peter Capaldi the Twelfth Doctor.”

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/moffat-the-doctor-numbering-stays-exactly-the-same-55354.htm

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The big question is -- will we see Hurt regenerate into Eccleston? Chris won't do it, so they'd have to do it with CGI or some such thing.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

The big question is -- will we see Hurt regenerate into Eccleston? Chris won't do it, so they'd have to do it with CGI or some such thing.

Yesterday i had the idle thought that, wouldn't it be great if Eccleston had agreed to do a brief regeneration scene but then everyone was sworn to secrecy and put out lots of denials. Then today the McGann thing happened...

 
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