Welcome to the Kasterborous Klicker-our brand new, weekly article which shall be released every Friday. Every week, we shall sum up all of the news, opinions and videos from the past seven days in the doctor who universe.
Alan Cumming will star in series 11 of the show as James I
Actor Alan Cumming has revealed he will be guest starring in Series 11 of Doctor Who.
Cumming broke the news on podcast Homo Sapiens stating: “I’m about to go and do an episode of Doctor Who. I’m so excited!”
The film and TV star also confirmed his role would be that of “a nice baddie”, or more specifically, Scottish monarch James I.
He added: “I’m James I. So I’m kind of like, you know, a kind of dandy, foppy, coward who kind of comes alright in the end.
“And they said he might come back.”
Source/Doctor Who TV
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 523 released
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 523 has an exclusive interview with new Doctor Who Executive Producer Matt Strevens
Strevens, who also produced the 2013 docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time, is working alongside new Showrunner Chris Chibnall to bring the 2018 series of Doctor Who to our screens.
You get to ask for a new TARDIS and cast a new Doctor – the childhood me could never have imagined it.
Also in this issue...
The Blogs of Doom, season survey results, previews, book and audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine issue 523 is on sale now, price £5.99.
Source/Doctor Who News
Matt Smith selects his desert island discs
Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith has appeared on the long-running BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs, choosing the music he would take to a Desert Island.
In the programme, which can be heard here, Smith talked about how he nearly turned down the role of the 11th Doctor. He said he had had "a wobble" after being told he'd be David Tennant's successor and after seeing Tennant's face on a set of plates. But described playing the role as one of the greatest experiences of his life.
He described Doctor Who fans are a good bunch, saying one of the strangest things he’s been shown is a tattoo of his own face, opposite that of David Tennant's on a woman’s inner thigh
I said what on earth does your boyfriend think? But he was there and he was smiling away.
He described the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor as a brilliant choice.
The show relies on big, broad, creative brushstrokes when it's controversial it's alive. It's brilliant, it's high time and she'll be sensational because she has real humanity and she is funny.
Smith said the only advice he had given to the new Doctor is advice once given to him which was "listen to no one"
Desert Island Discs has been running on BBC Radio since 1942. Many Doctor Who alumni have appeared on the programme including William Hartnell in 1965, Jon Pertwee in 1964 (episode now lost), and David Tennant in 2009.
Source/Doctor Who News
Doctor Who series 12 collectors set details
BBC Worldwide has announced that Tom Baker's first season as the Doctor will be released on Blu-Ray as Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12, on 11th June 2018in the UK and on June 26, 2018 in the US..
For fans of Doctor Who and collectors of Classic Who seasons, the Blu-Ray has limited edition packaging with artwork by Lee Binding and has been restored and up-scaled to HD by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. The new release also has a wealth of new bonus content.
Russell Minton, Executive Producer at BBC Worldwide says
We are doing our very best at BBC Worldwide to restore and bring as many Classic Who titles out on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and this starts with being able to confirm one of my favourites, Tom Baker’s first season. We will also endeavour to include additional archive material and exciting newly-shot features where possible.
Season 12, Tom Baker’s first as the Doctor, features five stories over 20 episodes, including The Ark in Space and Genesis of the Daleks. The Doctor is accompanied in this season by Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) and was first broadcast between December 1974 and May 1975.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 The new Blu-Ray release includes existing bonus material from the original DVDs as well as the brand new features below:
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Source/Doctor Who News
RIP Dorka Nieradzik
Makeup Designer Dorka Nieradzik has died at the age of 68.
Dorka Nieradzik worked on thirty episodes of Doctor Who, covering nine stories between 1980 and 1988.
Her first story was as Makeup Artist on the Fourth Doctor story The Leisure Hive. One of her first tasks was to age the leading actor, Tom Baker, using a mixture of makeup, prosthetics, and hairpieces. She then covered the final Fourth story, Logopolis, designing the Watcher, the ghostly apparition that helped the Doctor regenerate.
For the Fifth Doctor, she worked on the stories Four To Doomsday and Time-Flight, turning renowned actor Stratford Johns into a large frog-like creature as well as disguising Anthony Ainley's Master as the alien Kalid.
She designed the Makeup for three Sixth Doctor stories, Vengeance on Varos, Revelation of the Daleks and Mindwarp, presiding over the demise of the companion Peri, before working on two Seventh Doctor stories, The Happiness Patrol and Silver Nemesis.
Dorka Nieradzik was born on March 5, 1949 in Tarnowskie Góry, Silesia, Poland as Dorka Dorota Malgorzata Nieradzik, moving to Scotland, the home of her mother, at an early age. She began her career in the theatre working as a wardrobe assistant before winning a place as a BBC Makeup training course.
At the BBC she worked on most genres of programme, with credits as diverse as Last of the Summer Wine and Top of the Pops, EastEnders and Only Fools and Horses...., Yes Minister and the Dennis Potter drama's Cold Lazarus and Karaoke.
She later worked on the feature films Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Duplicity, The Boys Are Back and Shoot 'Em Up as the personal stylist for the actor Clive Owen.
She won a Bafta award in 1995 for Makeup on Cold Comfort Farm and in 2000 was honoured her with a special BAFTA award for her contribution to the industry. In 2004 she was made MBE for services to drama.
Dorka Nieradzik died on 12 February 2018. She is survived by her father, her sister Anushia, and brother, David,
Source/Doctor Who News
Doctor Who audio recordings archived
Graham Strong, the man responsible for the survival of many high-quality audio recordings, from missing Doctor Who episodes, has donated his collection to Mark Ayres of the Doctor Who Restoration Team, in order to be properly archived.
Strong started recording the audio from the series when he was just 14, using a domestic reel to reel, quarter-inch, tape recorder, the only way of preserving audio recordings at the time. The first recordings were made via a basic crystal microphone, hanging over the television speaker with a plant pot placed on the top of the T.V. to keep the microphone in place.
Following The Daleks' Master Plan, episode 7, Strong, a keen electronics student, managed to wire the audio input into the Tape recorder, directly to the audio output of the Television set. A highly dangerous procedure that breaks every rule of electrical safety but one that resulted in recordings that were crystal clear.
In fact, the surviving recordings are so clear that they often exceed the quality available on the surviving film prints of the episodes, and as a result, a number of DVD's of early episodes contain audio taken from Strong's recordings rather than the film print.
Strong was one of a small number of early fans who recorded audio from the now missing stories. However, he is believed to be the only one to record directly from the Television, resulting in the superior quality of his recordings.
Source/Doctor Who News
Welcome to the new section of the Kasterborous Klicker introduced this week-the second week of the said article. Every week, we shall be revealing the public's and the staff's opinions on a chosen doctor who subject.
In today's edition of the opinions section we shall be looking at your thoughts of who's better: Amy Pond or Clara Oswald?
52% of people said Amy Pond
48% of people said Clara Oswald
God that is a close one! Amy and Clara are both pretty fantastic doctor who companions and they both have their positives and their negatives, however I believe that Clara is a better companion. But it is all down to opinion if you prefer Karen Gillain or Jenna Coleman.
Every week, we shall select a number of important videos from the last week or so that you may have missed from the doctor who universe, including official, fan made and opinion videos.
Check out the trailer for the brand new Gallifrey time war series, starring Louise Jameson, Lalla Ward and Sophie Aldred from big finish.
To celebrate International Woman's day the brand new book, the day she saved the doctor, was released this week. Here's a sneak peak.
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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Remembering the Doctor Who Experience
Details for the complete tenth series DVD and Blu-Ray
BBC confirm that Class has been axed
Billie Piper says that Rose would be in love with a female doctor
Peter Capaldi says he won't return to who after Christmas
Peter Capaldi reveals we "might" see Clara again
First Official look at series 11 revealed!
New Twice Upon a Time promo image and synopsis!
Jodie Whittaker's new costume unveiled!
Three companions for Series 11 as TARDIS Team is confirmed
Title, teaser, cast and details for 2017 Christmas special