Archive for November, 2013
[By the way, if you are in the U.S., BBC America will air “Day of the Doctor” at 2:50pm ET, in conjunction with the global simulcast.]
So, after letting the mini-episode teaser for Doctor Who, “Night of the Doctor” (if you haven’t seen it, see it here) sink in, I have a variety of thoughts, both as to how it relates to the Doctor (and the upcoming 50th Anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor”) as well as a couple items in my essay I posted this week.
And now, here’s a teaser for the upcoming docudrama about the creation of Doctor Who, “An Adventure in Space and Time”, written by Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley as William Hartnell and Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert.
In the U.S., this will premiere on Friday, November 22nd, at 10/9c on BBC America.
On the next all-new Grimm, Nick wages war against a nefarious mermaid Wesen. Tune in tonight at 10/9c!
If you’ve followed the saga of the Doctor, and the many questions that have come up about his regenerations…prepare to have your mind blown…
A recent comment by showrunner Steven Moffat has thrown Doctor Who fandom into chaos – just how many times has the Doctor regenerated? It is established canon that a Time Lord can only regenerate 12 times (giving him 13 incarnations), barring external influence (more on that later). And since the revival, we’ve all worked on the assumption that we were seeing the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctor. The last episode threw in a wrench – A possibly previously unknown Doctor (or “non-Doctor”, per Smith – I’ll refer to the incarnations by the actor’s name), which would likely boost everyone at least from Eccleston up by one. But this also got me thinking about regeneration in general – what is it, how do completely different bodies and personalities come about, what control is there, and how does the limit work?
On the next Haven, when Audrey finds herself in an alternate Haven with no troubles, she must make a choice—return Haven to normal or protect the ones she loves. Tune in for “The Trouble with Troubles” Friday night on Syfy at 10/9c!
Plus, the latest Inside Haven and the cast talks about Colin Ferguson…
Here is the first official trailer for Divergent, based on the novel by Veronica Roth. Set in a world where people are assigned to factions based on personality traits (selflessness, peacefulness, etc.), it follows Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) who at 16 on Choosing Day is classified as a “Divergent” – someone who doesn’t fit into any faction, and discovers that someone wants to eliminate all the Divergents.
CW saves all three new series, giving back end orders for The Tomorrow People, Reign and The Originals
The CW is hoping it bats 1.000 this season, keeping all three freshman drama series The Tomorrow People, Reign and The Originals with back end orders for a full season.
The spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, has made good gains in viewers after a moderate debut, reaching a 0.9 rating for the 18-49 demo as well as 2 million same-day total viewers. The other two are holding steady at around 0.6, but all three also enjoy a fairly strong digital viewership as well.
This is the first full TV trailer for the upcoming 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, “Day of the Doctor”, to air simultaneously around the world on November 23rd, 2013 (local British time…exact air time yet to be announced)…enjoy…