Doctor Who loses out at Hugo AwardsBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 August 2015 - Reported by Marcus
Hugo AwardsDoctor Who has lost out in the 2015 Hugo awards.

The 2014 episode Listen, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon was nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category. The episode came second, behind the Canadian science fiction television series Orphan Black. Last year's winner Game of Thrones came third.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Winner - Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”, ” written by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions, Space/BBC America)
  • Doctor Who: “Listen”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (BBC Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper”, written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, directed by Alex Graves ((HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • The Flash: “Pilot”, teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, directed by David Nutter (The CW) (Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television)
  • Grimm: “Once We Were Gods”, written by Alan DiFiore, directed by Steven DePaul (NBC) (GK Productions, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal TV)
The results were announced at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held at Spokane in Washington State.





Dark Water/Death in Heaven 3D cinema showings in RussiaBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 August 2015 - Reported by Josiah Rowe
Russian "art collective" and distributor of international films CoolConnections has announced that on September 15 and 16, Russian cinemas will be showing Doctor Who's Series 8 finale Dark Water & Death in Heaven in 3D, as well as the Series 9 preview. Locations and times have not yet been announced. The episodes will be shown in English, with Russian subtitles.
Doctor Who: Dark Water and Death in Heaven 3D - Russian poster (Credit: BBC) «Доктор Кто» возвращается на экраны кинотеатров. Специальные показы финальных серий 8-го сезона «Темная вода» и «Смерть на небесах» теперь в 3D!

А также:
– Эксклюзивный приквел к 9-му сезону, «Медитация Доктора» (The Doctor’s Meditation)
– Интервью с Питером Капальди и Дженной Коулман, взятое актером сериала «Теория большого взрыва» (The Big Bang Theory , 2007) Уилом Уитоном

У загадочной Мисси свои планы на жителей планеты Земля, и теперь Доктор вынужден сделать непростой выбор. На улицы Лондона выходят киберлюди, старые друзья объединяются против старых врагов, а Доктор предстает в новой и необычной для себя роли. Впереди – трудное испытание, и чтобы преодолеть его, придется пойти на жертвы.

Показ «Доктор Кто: Тёмная вода / Смерть на небесах» проходит в рамках фестиваля «Британские сериалы в кино»

Translation:
"Doctor Who" returns to cinema screens. A special screening of the final episodes of the 8th series, "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven", now in 3D!

Also:
— Exclusive prequel to the 9th series, "The Doctor's Meditation"
— Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, by "Big Bang Theory" actor Wil Wheaton

The mysterious Missy has her own plans for the people of planet Earth, and now the Doctor must make a difficult choice. Cybermen walk the streets of London, old friends unite against an old enemy, and the Doctor appears in a new and unusual role. Ahead, a difficult test, and to overcome it, sacrifices must be made.

The showing of "Doctor Who: Dark Water / Death in Heaven" is presented as part of the festival "British Television Series in the Cinema".

In 2013, Russian cinemas joined the international simulcast of the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

Dark Water and Death in Heaven are also being shown in 3D in cinemas in the United States (Fathom Events), Canada (Front Row Centre Events/Cineplex Entertainment) and Denmark (Cinemaxx Cinemas). There are no plans to present the episodes in UK cinemas.





Dark Water/Death in Heaven 3D cinema outing for DenmarkBookmark and Share

Thursday, 13 August 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Denmark is the latest country to have scheduled the 3D version of the Series 8 finale Dark Water & Death in Heaven in cinemas. The two episodes, plus the Series 9 preview, will be shown at Cinemaxx cinemas in Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus on the 16th September (two showings at 6:00pm and 8:45pm).

Doctor Who: Dark Water and Death in Heaven 3D - poster (Credit: BBC)Er du fan af den udødelige engelske tv-serie 'Doctor Who'? Så er du det, man kalder en “whovian”, og der er godt nyt til dig! BBC og CinemaxX fortsætter deres samarbejde, når de onsdag den 16. september blænder op for en 3D-visning af de dramatiske sidste to afsnit af seriens sæson 8 samt en aldrig før vist "prequel" til sæson 9's første afsnit. Udover det bliver doktoren selv, Peter Capaldi, og den kvindelige hovedrolle, Clara, spillet af Jenna Coleman, interviewet af skuespiller Wil Wheaton.

'Doctor Who' er en institution i britisk kultur og er blevet kult i det meste af den vestlige verden. Serien blev skabt i 1963 og kørte uafbrudt indtil 1989. I 1996 blev den forsøgt genoplivet, men først i 2005 lykkedes det, og den nuværende serie kører altså nu på 9. sæson.

Selve figuren, som bare omtales som The Doctor, er et tidsrejsende rumvæsen i menneskekrop, en såkaldt Time Lord fra planeten Gallifrey. Han flygtede i en TARDIS tidsmaskine - "Time and Relative Dimension In Space" - som er en kamæleon-maskine, der kan påtage sig diverse lokale objekters udseende. Men på grund af en fejl i TARDIS' "kamæleon-kredsløb" ligner tidsmaskinen nu og for evigt en blå, engelsk politiboks - et af de ikoniske billeder fra serien.

Denmark joins the United States (Fathom Events) and Canada (Front Row Centre Events/Cineplex Entertainment) in presenting the episodes in 3D in cinema.

The episodes are not currently planned to be shown in the United Kingdom, with a quote from BBC Worldwide to Sci-Fi Bulletin stating: “Due to the number of events taking place for Doctor Who this year including the Symphonic Spectacular and the Doctor Who Festival, we decided against showing the episodes in UK cinema."


The 3D special is expected to be released on Blu-ray in North America on 22nd September:
Doctor Who: Dark Water / Death in Heaven 3D - Blu-ray  (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Doctor Who’s eighth season drew to a close with an epic 2 part finale. The Doctor finally comes face to face with the mysterious Missy, who has been laying the groundwork for a dastardly scheme. Left with no other choice, old friends must unite against old enemies as the Cybermen terrorize the streets of London. Own the thrilling conclusion to the record-breaking season – now combined into one spectacular feature-length 3D extravaganza!

Special Features:
  • Deleted scene
  • An exclusive prequel scene to season 9
  • An interview with Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman discussing the latest season, and what’s next for Doctor Who
A release of the story in the UK and other regions has yet to be announced (it is currently unknown if the North American version will be region-free).






3D Cinema Event for the USBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who fans in the United States will get a chance to relive the climax of series 8 with a special 3D screening, in selected movie theatres, of last year's two part finale, Dark Water / Death in Heaven.

The event, organised by BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events will see the return of Doctor Who to the big screen for just two nights in a special theatrical event. In the two-part finale, the Doctor comes face-to-face with the mysterious Missy, and an impossible choice looms. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, will be presented in RealD™ 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. (local time), just before the launch of Series Nine on BBC America the following Saturday.

The event will feature The Doctor’s Meditation — a special prequel scene to the first episode of Season 9 — and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis).

At present there are no plans for the event to be screened in UK Cinemas. BBC Worldwide told Sci-Fi Bulletin
Due to the number of events taking place for Doctor Who this year including the Symphonic Spectacular and the Doctor Who Festival, we decided against showing the episodes in UK cinema.
It is expected that the two episodes will be released on Blu-ray in 3D at the end of September.

Tickets for Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D can be purchased online starting Friday, July 31 by visiting FathomEvents.com, or participating theatre box offices. The event will be shown throughout the U.S. in approximately 700 movie theatres through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.




Doctor Who wins BAFTABookmark and Share

Sunday, 26 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who has won the British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Special, Visual & Graphic Effects in 2015

The award goes to Milk VFX, Real SFX and BBC Wales VFX for their work on the 2014 series.

It is the second year running Doctor Who has won this award, this year beating the nominees for Atlantis, David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies 3D, and Ripper Street.

Danny Hargreaves of RealSFX tweeted
We did it !!!!!@BAFTA What a great team we make #DoctorWho @realsfx @MilkVFX @Millennium_FX and the BBC VFX team
The winners were announced Sunday evening at the Brewery in East London.





Series 8 Soundtrack: track listings / competitionBookmark and Share

Friday, 24 April 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Silva Screen have now updated us with the complete track listings and lengths for the forthcoming soundtrack release of the music from Series Eight:

DISC ONE

  1. Doctor Who Theme (Series 8) (1:15)

    Deep Breath
  2. A Good Man? (Twelve’s Theme) (7:34)
  3. Something It Ate (2:38)
  4. Concussed (3:27)
  5. It’s Still Him (2:00)
  6. Pudding Brains (5:30)
  7. Breath (4:45)
  8. Hello Hello (3:17)
  9. A Drink First (2:00)
  10. Missy’s Theme (1:38)

    Into The Dalek
  11. Aristotle, We Have Been Hit (0:55)
  12. We’re Still Going To Kill You (3:55)
  13. Tell Me, Am I A Good Man? (4:00)
  14. What Difference A Good Dalek? (3:30)
  15. The Truth About The Daleks (2:06)

    Robot Of Sherwood
  16. Old Fashioned Hero (2:15)
  17. This Is My Spoon (2:05)
  18. Robert, Earl of Loxley (2:00)
  19. The Legend of Robin Hood (2:18)
  20. Robin of Sherwood (3:10)
  21. The Golden Arrow (1:45)

    Listen
  22. Listen (2:25)
  23. Rupert Pink (3:56)
  24. Fear (2:52)

DISC TWO

    Time Heist
  1. The Architect (1:25)
  2. Rob The Bank (0:50)
  3. Account Closed (2:05)
  4. Open Up

    The Caretaker
  5. The Caretaker (5:18)

    Kill The Moon
  6. Are You Going To Shoot Me? (1:57(
  7. When I Say Run (1:44)
  8. That Is The Moon (2:00)

    Mummy On The Orient Express
  9. Start The Clock (1:32)
  10. There’s That Smile (2:25)
  11. The Sarcophagus Opens (3:57)
  12. The Artefact (2:05)
  13. Study Our Own Demise (2:15)

    Flatline
  14. Not Knowing (3:02(
  15. Siege Mode (1:23)

    In The Forest Of The Night
  16. In The Woods (2:21)
  17. We Weren’t Asleep That Long (1:00)
  18. Forgetting (1:45)
  19. The Song of Danny and Clara (2:43)

 

    Dark Water
  1. Throw Away The Key (4:13)
  2. Browsing (2:24)
  3. They Walk Among Us (2:20)

    Death In Heaven
  4. There is No Clara Oswald (0:57)
  5. Missy And Her Boys (1:17)
  6. A Good Man, An Incredible Liar (1:39)
  7. Freefall (1:44)
  8. I Need To Know (5:01)
  9. Missy's Theme - Extended (2:08)
  10. Missy's Gift (2:04)
  11. (The Majestic Tale of) An Idiot With a Box (2:19)

DISC THREE

    Last Christmas
  1. 3 Perfectly Ordinary Roof People (4:19)
  2. Do You Really Believe In Santa? (1:00)
  3. Unsealing the Infirmary (2:50)
  4. Ghosts (1:50)
  5. What Seems to be the Problem? (1:06)
  6. We Don’t Know What’s Real (2:36)
  7. Thinking About It (1:16)
  8. Clara’s Dream Christmas (3:57)
  9. The Doctor’s Dream Christmas (5:42)
  10. Dreams Within Dreams (4:55)
  11. Believe in Santa (1:30)
  12. Sleigh Ride (2:48)
  13. A Reunion (3:15)
  14. Every Christmas is Last Christmas (3:50)

The CD set is now available to pre-order from our Amazon Shops in the United Kingdom (released 18th May), and in North America (released 26th May).

Series 8: Packshot (Credit: Silva Screen) Doctor Who: Series 8 (Credit: Silva Screen)


Competition

Thanks to Silva Screen we have five copies of the CD collection up for grabs. In order to be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:
Unfortunately the "live" song featured in Mummy on the Orient Express was unable to be included in this release - but who was the singer and which song was performed in the episode?
Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to comp-silvascreen@doctorwhonews.net with the subject "Fierce!". The competition is open world-wide, closing date: 18th May 2015. Only one entry per household will be accepted.




Series 8 Soundtrack releaseBookmark and Share

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Reported by Harry Ward
Silva Screen have revealed details of the soundtrack release for Series 8 and Last Christmas, which will be released on 18th of May 2015.
Doctor Who: Series 8 (Credit: Silva Screen)
Doctor Who: Series 8 will be the first soundtrack release of music from the twelfth Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, featuring the new Doctor’s theme A Good Man? (Twelve’s Theme). This 3 disc set also includes the music from the episode Last Christmas and an extensive 24 page booklet with notes from Murray Gold. The score is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Murray Gold (computer instruments, guitars and synths) and conducted by Ben Foster and James Shearman. The first 5000 copies of the CD will include an extra 16 page booklet depicting the 13 Radio Times posters, one for each episode. All pre-ordered product on this store will include the extra booklet.

Updated 22 April: Full track list is now available

Track Listing

Series 8 and Last Christmas
Release Date: 18th May 2015

DISC ONE
  1. Doctor Who Theme (Series 8)
  2. A Good Man? (Twelve’s Theme)
  3. Deep Breath
  4. Something It Ate
  5. Concussed
  6. It’s Still Him
  7. Pudding Brains
  8. Breath
  9. Hello Hello
  10. A Drink First
  11. Missy’s Theme
  12. Into The Dalek
  13. Aristotle, We Have Been Hit
  14. We’re Still Going To Kill You
  15. Tell Me, Am I A Good Man?
  16. What Difference A Good Dalek?
  17. The Truth About The Daleks
  18. Robot Of Sherwood
  19. Old Fashioned Hero
  20. This Is My Spoon
  21. Robert, Earl of Loxley
  22. The Legend of Robin Hood
  23. Robin of Sherwood
  24. The Golden Arrow
  25. Listen
  26. Listen
  27. Rupert Pink
  28. Fear

DISC TWO
    Time Heist
  1. The Architect
  2. Rob The Bank
  3. Account Closed
  4. Open Up
  5. The Caretaker
  6. The Caretaker
  7. Kill The Moon
  8. Are You Going To Shoot Me?
  9. When I Say Run
  10. That Is The Moon
  11. Mummy On The Orient Express
  12. Start The Clock
  13. There’s That Smile
  14. The Sarcophagus Opens
  15. The Artefact
  16. Study Our Own Demise
  17. Flatline
  18. Not Knowing
  19. Siege Mode
  20. In The Forest Of The Night
  21. We Weren’t Asleep That Long
  22. Forgetting
  23. The Song of Danny and Clara
  24. Dark Water
  25. Throw Away The Key
  26. Browsing
  27. They Walk Among Us
  28. Death In Heaven
  29. There is No Clara Oswald
  30. Missy And Her Boys
  31. A Good Man, An Incredible Liar
  32. Freefall
  33. I Need To Know
  34. Missy's Theme - Extended
  35. Missy's Gift
  36. (The Majestic Tale of) An Idiot With a Box

DISC THREE
    Last Christmas
  1. 3 Perfectly Ordinary Roof People
  2. Do You Really Believe In Santa?
  3. Unsealing the Infirmary
  4. Ghosts
  5. What Seems to be the Problem?
  6. We Don’t Know What’s Real
  7. Thinking About It
  8. Clara’s Dream Christmas
  9. The Doctor’s Dream Christmas
  10. Dreams Within Dreams
  11. Believe in Santa
  12. Sleigh Ride
  13. A Reunion
  14. Every Christmas is Last Christmas
Doctor Who Series 8 Soundtrack (Pack Shot) (Credit: Silva Screen)

The soundtrack is available to pre-order now.




Listen Gets Hugo NominationBookmark and Share

Sunday, 5 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Listen has been nominated for a 2015 Hugo Award.

The episode, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, was the fourth episode of Series Eight, shown worldwide last Autumn, and is nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.

Other shows nominated include Game of Thrones, which has triumphed at the awards in the previous two years.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Doctor Who: “Listen”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (BBC Television)
  • The Flash: “Pilot”, teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, directed by David Nutter (The CW) (Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper”, written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, directed by Alex Graves ((HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Grimm: “Once We Were Gods”, written by Alan DiFiore, directed by Steven DePaul (NBC) (GK Productions, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal TV)
  • Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”, ” written by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions, Space/BBC America)
The 2015 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners will be announced Saturday, August 22, 2015, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at the 2015 Worldcon.




BBC America RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 5 January 2015 - Reported by Marcus

BBC America have revealed that Doctor Who had its highest rated season ever on the channel, finishing with the Christmas Special which delivered over 2.3 million total Viewers and was the  number 1 non-sports telecast in all of cable during the time period among Adults 25-54 in Live+3.

The special, Last Christmas, had a total of 2.616 million Viewers in Live+3 when combining the 9:00pm premiere with the 11:45pm and 2:30am replays. The Twelfth Doctor’s first Christmas special more than doubled the viewership of the Eleventh Doctor’s first Christmas special, A Christmas Carol in 2010.

BBC AMERICA was the #1 network on Twitter and Tumblr and Doctor Who: Last Christmas was the #1 show on both platforms in all of television in Primetime (excluding sports) on December 25. Doctor Who is pacing as one of Twitter’s top 10 most-tweeted original dramas in all of cable for 2014.

Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor, with co-star Jenna Coleman as Clara, delivered BBC AMERICA its highest rated season ever with an average of 2.035 million Total Viewers in Live+3.

Doctor Who: Last Christmas arrives on Blu-ray and DVD in the US on February 17, 2015 and Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series is available now.





Series 8 Live+7 FiguresBookmark and Share

Friday, 28 November 2014 - Reported by Marcus

Figures showing the Live+7 performance of Doctor Who Series 8 are now available.

The LIve+7 figure is calculated by the BBC to try to get an accurate estimate of the total unique audience for an episode of a programme. Unlike official BARB figures the Live+7 uses data to include those who watched one of the broadcast repeats of the episode and those who watched the episode on iPlayer all within 7 days of the original transmission.

On average only 62% of the total audience of Doctor Who watch the programmme live or, as a recording, on the same day as broadcast, compared with an average of 86% across all BBC programmes. Around 24% timeshift the recording compared with an average of 6%, while 4% watch one of the repeats compared with an average of 6%. Around 9% watch on iPlayer, the BBC average being 2%.

Live +7 figures give a fairly consistent ratings across the series, with almost 10.8 million tuning in for the twelfth Doctor's debut. The average rating drops to around 8 million for the rest of the series with Death in Heaven finishing with around 8.8 million watching.




Death in Heaven - Chart PlacingBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - Reported by Marcus

The finale of Series 8, Doctor Who: Death in Heaven finished as the 14th most watched programme on British Television for the week, according to figures from Barb.

The episode had an official 28.8% share of the total TV audience.

Top for the week was Strictly Come Dancing which had 10.52 million watching, just beating ITV's Downton Abbey, which had 10.44 million viewers.

Doctor Who was the 6th highest rated programme on BBC Television.




Series 8 Q&A HighlightsBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 November 2014 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC has released highlights from the special Q&A event hosted by Frank Skinner with guests Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat, to mark the DVD and Blu-ray release of DoctorWho Series 8.



The Complete Eighth Series is out now in the UK and Australia - and will be released soon to the US and Canada.




Series 8 OverviewBookmark and Share

Monday, 17 November 2014 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC has released figures on the performance of Series 8 of Doctor Who, the first series with Peter Capaldi taking up the role of The Doctor.

The series had an average consolidated audience of 7.4m viewers every week in the UK. This an increase of 39% on the initial overnight figures reported the day after broadcast. The 9.2m average audience that watched Deep Breath, Peter Capaldi's debut episode, is the highest figure for a non-special episode (Christmas/50th anniversary) since the opening episode of series 5 (Matt Smith’s debut) in 2010. These figures show how Doctor Who has consistently achieved big audiences across the last three series – series 7a/7b combined had an average consolidated audience of 7.4m, series 6a/6b attracted 7.5m and series 5 was viewed by 7.3m.

There has been over 18.9m requests to watch Doctor Who series 8 on BBC iPlayer - an average of 1.6m requests for each of the 12 episodes.

In the US, consolidated figures for the first 10 episodes have seen Series 8 experience a 23% uplift in total audience in Live+7 on Series 7. The series 8 premiere was the show’s highest-rated series premiere ever on BBC America, and is the first BBC Worldwide series ever to simultaneously hold the #1 slot in the Main TV Season Charts across all major Electronic Sell-through platforms in the US within 48 hours of episode 1’s release on August 24th 2014.

In Canada, on the Space channel, the first 10 episodes of Series 8 have seen a 22% uplift in consolidated audience size on Series 7.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer said:
We never take it for granted, but the miracle has happened again - the nation has taken a brand new Doctor to its heart.
Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television added:
It's been an outstanding debut series for Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who and I'm very grateful to Peter, Steven Moffat and everyone involved.
Doctor Who Extra, which offers viewers a behind the scenes look at making one of the nation's best loved dramas has had 1.3m BBC iPlayer requests and reached 2.4m people on BBC Red Button to date.




Death in Heaven - Final RatingsBookmark and Share

Sunday, 16 November 2014 - Reported by Marcus
7.60 million watched the UK transmission of Death in Heaven according to consolidated figures available today, which include those recording the programme and watching within one week of transmission.

The final chart position should be available later in the week.

Doctor Who's replacement on Saturday nights, Atlantis, had an unofficial overnight ratings of 4.54 million viewers and was 5th for the day.