Timothy Dalton – the Bond who was cool enough to play Rassilon on Doctor Who – makes his first American TV appearance in over thirty years on… Chuck! Dalton has just signed to play a mysterious stranger who has a history with Chuck’s heretofore unseen mom [the previously cast Linda Hamilton]!
The press release follows the jump.
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Airlock Alpha [formerly Syfy Portal], home of the longest running genre awards for movies, television and online productions, has announced the winners of its eleventh annual Portal Awards, as voted on by the website’s readers. Doctor Who was the big winner, acquiring six Portals, including David Tennant for Best Actor, Television and Best Television Series. Avatar took home two Portals as the only multiple winner on the movie side of things. Star Trek: The Next Generation was voted the Rod Serling Award [Hall of Fame television series] and Russell T. Davies won the Gene L. Coon Award [Lifetime Achievement] for his successful reboot of Doctor Who.
A complete list of winners follows the jump.
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When we last saw The Doctor, he was having a spot of bother – what with his rocky regeneration and the TARDIS aflame around him. When Doctor Who [BBC America, Saturday, 9/8C] returns, the TARDIS is spinning out of control over London – The Doctor dangling from the doors like a misplaced participle. So, yeah. Danger from the get-go.
A little girl kneels beside her bed, praying for someone to help her by fixing a crack in her wall. She can hear voices from the other side of the crack and they scare her. The TARDIS crashes to earth – with a barely safe Doctor – in the backyard of an old house. On its side, doors facing up. It’s the house where the little girl lives and it’s just her luck that a Doctor who’s not yet fully formed has appeared – but he seems up to the job… barely.
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The new Doctor Who – Matt Smith (The Doctor) and his lovely companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will be unveiling their new Who tonight at the Paley Center in New York at 6:30 pm. The launch kicks off on April 12, with a Paley Center for Media and BAFTA East Coast member screening and discussion moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Clark Collis. On April 14, fans can join Matt, Karen and Steven at the Village East Cinema for the official premiere screening followed immediately by a Q&A moderated by USA Today’s pop culture columnist Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog. So that’s two chances to catch the Who crew while they make a rare appearance here in the states. BBC America is talking about setting up a conference call later this week, so I’ll bring you that if it happens. At first I hated this cast, but after watching all the trailers and seeing the first episode, I’m fully down with this.
While Doctor Who might not be a big enough hit in North America to warrant appearances on The Tonight Show, or The Late Show [maybe Craig Ferguson should send him an invitation…], the new Doctor, Matt Smith is doing one of the U.K.’s premiere chat shows, this week’s edition of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross [BBC America, 10/9C].
Smith will talk about his [very secretive] road to Doctor Who; provide revelations about The Doctor’s space-time-hopping vehicle, the TARDIS, and express his desire to stay with the role/show.
Ross’ other guests will be actor Emma Thompson [An Education] and British electro-pop duo Goldfrapp.
Series/Season Five of Doctor Who premieres on BBC America on Saturday, April 17th.
Photo courtesy of BBC America
The name Neil Gaiman is synonymous with great storytelling – from his iconic Sandman comics to children’s tales with an edge [Coraline] and expansive fantasy worlds like those of American Gods and Anansi Boys. Now SFX Weekly is reporting that he has confirmed that an episode of Doctor Who will be only his third television credit [he wrote Day of the Dead for Babylon 5 and co-wrote the BBC mini-series, Neverwhere].
Gaiman’s Doctor Who ep will appear in Matt Smith’s second season as The Doctor. On the subject of his Whovian script, Gaiman said, “As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a big fan of a certain long-running British SF TV series. One that started watching — from behind the sofa — when I was three. And while I know it’s cruel to make you wait for things, in about 14 months from now, which is to say, NOT in the upcoming season but early in the one after that, it’s quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called “The House of Nothing”. But it definitely isn’t called that any more.
Countdown. You’ve got about 14 months.”
Welcome to the Tellybox – the blog where I will chat about the very best of British telly, as well as the not-so-good and sometimes the downright nasty. So, you can expect lots of meanderings about the fabulous Doctor Who, the intermittently fabulous Torchwood, the yeah-okay-anachronistic-but-has-that-hottie-Richard-Armitage-in-it Robin Hood, and the one I’m still not sure about, Primeval. Maybe because the title is spelt wrong.
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