10 February 2010

The Best Of David Tennant

This aired on BBC America leading up to the February release of the Specials DVD. Compiled by BBC America, it shows the best of David on Doctor Who :)

Caught In The Web

David Tennant narrates Caught in the Web, a program for children about staying safe on the internet.

Part One

Part Two

Thanks to theproselytizer aka @Mcfangirl for posting the vids. :)

An Announcement

As of Monday, I am no longer associated with Artists On Demand Radio. Simple as that. But, do continue to listen to them for all Twicon 2010 updates and news. No I'm not going into details. That would make me not the person I am.. Don't you think? But I do wish them all the best and such.

And of course, I still have my own things going on and will continue to focus on my goals and this year being the best for The Reject!

Toodles & Poodles

Gallie :)

07 February 2010

Doctor Who Movie Rumours

Ever since David Tennant passed the torch over to Matt Smith as The Doctor, rumours upon rumours have been floating around about a Doctor Who movie being in production. And guess which incarnation of The Doctor they want on the big screen.... The Daily Express has an article up regarding such rumours.. And they quote Billie Piper (Rose)!

In a radio interview, Piper was quoted as saying, "I’ve heard they’re doing a film and I know they want David to do it. I think David’s slightly anxious that there’ll be some big American producers on board and that they’ll try to hijack the whole thing and cast someone like Johnny Depp.”

Um, Johnny Depp as The Doctor? *shakes head in dismay* Noo

For the complete interview, click HERE

01 February 2010

Bill Nighty on Doctor Who

One of my favorite veteran actors, Bill Nighy will be on a Series 5 episode of Doctor Who!
According to Digital Spy, Nighy will play a curator of a Vincent Van Gogh exhibit. Playing Van Gogh in the episode is Tony Curran. The episode will take place in present day and 19th century France. This episode will be number ten in the series.

BBC will not comment on the casting or storylines. Guess we have to just wait and see..

full article HERE

Torchwood on U.S. Soil?

That's right!

You heard me. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox is working with BBC Worldwide to produce U.S. version of the BBC Sci-Fi hit, Torchwood. Along for the ride are creators & executive producers of the original series, Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner. Also rumoured is an 'Americanized' Doctor Who. *groans*

Personally, I think an American Torchwood might work,(note i said MIGHT).

Why it would work:

1. Russell T. Davies & Julie Gardner. They have a proven track record of successful programs that have reached American audiences.
2. Casting. If John Barrowman and new mom Eve Myles are on board. The two have a genuine on-screen chemistry that works! But I would also love some new blood infused. Or maybe an appearance of Martha Jones and Mickey Smith.
3. Established Fan Base: There is an audience already established with the series. This was evident at the Sand Diego Comic-con in 2009.
4. Freshness: It is a relatively new series.
5. Story-line expansion: There are more chances for more non-Britain/Cardiff,Wales stories.

Why it would not work:

1. Decreased sexuality: Now unless this show is on cable/ satellite, the sexuality of Capt. Jack Harkness will be diminished greatly; as American television is quite conservative.
2. Russell T. Davies (I know): This comes in because of his noted comments when he killed off fan favorite Ianto Jones during Torchwood: Children of Earth.
3. Risk of being 'sanitized & dumbed down' for American TV: This irks me because I love smart dramas and to dumb down a program that is witty, intelligent and works in the original format is a disservice to fans world wide.
4. Continuity: As we all know, Torchwood is a spin-off & anagram of Doctor Who. Torchwood is based in the UK. Citing the history of the founding of Torchwood, this might make it difficult to explain why a British underground agency has offices in the U.S. Unless the come up with some mumbo-jumbo about it being a world-wide organization or ties to the F.B.I. or C.I.A. Which is probably likely to occur.
5. Story-Line Issues: Most Americans have no clue what Doctor Who or Torchwood is (those people are either television recluse, have no cable/satellite, or never watched PBS in the 80's). This means that there might have to be a visual history lesson for non-viewers by way of showing the original series; which might complicate viewers little brains.

Now on to the nonsense of an 'American' Doctor Who. (Williams Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Verity Lambert, Jon Pertwee, Sydney Newman, Barry Letts, and my dad are pitching a hissy fit!) Listen up! The series as it is is just fine! We do not need a copy or an 'Americanized' version! Don't be daft! It's like messing with a formula that has worked for years. It will diminish the originality, history, and legacy that the show has created in its nearly fifty-year history! I grew up watching the classic series and now the revised one and I feel that would be a huge mistake- not not only for television, but the fans!

What do you think? Should there be a U.S. Torchwood? Leave me your pros/cons below :)