Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Cinema Screening of Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D plus Series 9 Prequel for US fans.

Now, this is interesting.  Screenings of Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D in approximately 700 US cinemas together with an "exclusive" series 9 prequel plus "exclusive" interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman which is hosted by Wil Wheaton.  When questioned as to why this event is not taking place in the UK too, BBC Worldwide came up with a quite surprising excuse:

“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.”

Quite frankly, that excuse is simply laughable.  It's obviously a moot point that the Symphonic Spectacular is happening in the US as well.  The cynic in me thinks that this cinema event wouldn't do quite so well over here.  A 3D screening of episodes we already have on dvd or blu-ray?  It would be nice to have the option but the real question concerns the prequel.  

Will the prequel be online for everyone to see afterwards?  Will it be a boxset exclusive so the rest of us have to wait until the season is over?  It SHOULD go online within a day or two of this event but what the BBC should do and what they actually do are completely separate things.  They've done so well this year - making sure anything at SDCC was released worldwide, for example - it'll be a shame if they revert to type and start with these stupid "exclusives" again.  I hope it doesn't end up like the prequel to "Asylum of the Daleks" - that was free to watch in the US via but in the UK you had to BUY a season pass via Itunes (until it quite rightly got ripped and put on youtube).  Pretty poor state of affairs - and that's without mentioning the Licence Fee...ooops....I just did.  

Anyhow - guess we'll just have to wait and see.  Again.  In the meantime, for the US fans, here's the press release regarding the cinema showings:
BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the return of the longest running sci-fi television series, Doctor Who, to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event, Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in spectacular 3D, starring Peter Capaldi.

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the show’s two-part eighth season finale, will be presented in RealD™ 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). The event will feature The Doctor’s Meditation- a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis), in addition to the two-part season eight finale. 
Tickets for Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D can be purchased online beginning Friday, July 31 by, or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in approximately 700 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Monday, 27 July 2015

Event - Peter Capaldi in Conversation - Auckland, New Zealand

BBC Worldwide ANZ have confirmed details of the "Peter Capaldi in Conversation" event that will take place on 24 November 2015 from 7.30pm at The Civic, Auckland.  Pre-Sale tickets are available now from Ticketmaster with prices starting at $89.00.  Tickets will be on sale to the general public on Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 10am NZST.
In this special one-time-only event, hosted by Adam Spencer, Peter will reveal how he approaches the role of the Doctor, with footage and stories from behind the scenes of the world’s longest running sci-fi television series and a Q&A session. 
This event follows the Doctor Who Festival on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2015 at the Royal Hall of Industries & the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, where Doctor Who fans will be celebrating the heritage and magic of the show with exclusive access to props, costumes and talent from both in front of and behind the camera. 
Doctor Who Series 9 will premiere in New Zealand on Prime in September. 
To keep up with all the chatter for this event follow #DWCapaldiNZ on twitter.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Photos - Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman - Apple Store, Berlin

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman attended a BBC "Fan Event" in Berlin, Germany today and the photos below are courtesy of  Larger versions also in the Who-Natic Gallery:

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Videos - Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith - Full SDCC Panels

Now San Diego Comic Con is over, we can finally all breathe again and catch up with what we missed.  Below are the full panels featuring either Peter Capaldi or Matt Smith. So, "Doctor Who", "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Patient Zero" are represented:

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Video - Matt Smith - "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" Cast Interview

Thanks to IGN, below is a video of Matt Smith, Douglas Booth and Bella Heathcote talking about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" at San Diego Comic Con:

Photos - Matt Smith at San Diego Comic Con 2015

The first photos of Matt Smith at San Diego Comic Con have emerged.  Matt is promoting "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Patient Zero".  The photos are courtesy of,  lily-james online and - larger versions are also in the Who-Natic Gallery.  I will keep adding to this post as new photos appear.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Video Masterpost - San Diego Comic Con 2015

This is your San Diego Comic Con Video Masterpost.  I will keep adding to these as and when videos surface.  There is a video post here that contains the preview night interviews, the full Doctor Who panel is here and the Lego Dimensions interview is here.  Please feel free to email me if you'd like videos added or to let me know of those I've missed.

Video - Full SDCC Doctor Who Panel with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat

Thanks to Flicks and the City we can all watch the Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic Con that featured Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat:

Photos - More from SDCC - Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez

Thanks to and here are some more photos of Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez at the SDCC Press Call and Doctor Who Panel.  Larger versions are also in the Who-Natic Gallery: