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(times shown EST unless noted) tv-pg~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Broadcasts on BBC America this week, EST times shown: Oct 01 8:00AM - The Angels Take Manhattan, Season 7 - Episode 5 Oct 01 9:00AM - Genesis of the Daleks (Tom Baker) Oct 02 1:00AM - The Witch's Familiar NEW, Season 9 - Episode 2 Oct 02 2:00AM - City of Death (Tom Baker) Oct 02 4:00AM - The Keeper of Traken (Tom Baker) Oct 02 8:00AM - The Snowmen Oct 02 9:00AM - The Bells of Saint John, Season 7 - Episode 6 Oct 02 10:00AM - Terror of the Zygons (Tom Baker) Oct 03 8pm & 11pm - The Witch's Familiar, Season 9 - Episode 2 Oct 03 9pm, 12am & 4am - Under The Lake NEW, Season 9 - Episode 3 Oct 04 Noon - The Brain of Morbius (Tom Baker) Oct 04 2:00PM - The Robots of Death (Tom Baker) Oct 05 10:00AM - The Rings of Akhaten, Season 7 - Episode 7 Oct 05 11:00AM - Cold War, Season 7 - Episode 8 Oct 06 10:00AM - Hide, Season 7 - Episode 9 Oct 06 11:00AM - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Episode 10 Oct 07 10:00AM - The Crimson Horror, Season 7 - Episode 11 Oct 07 11:00AM - Nightmare in Silver, Season 7 - Episode 12 Oct 08 10:00AM - The Name of the Doctor, Season 7 - Episode 13 Oct 08 11:00AM - Into the Dalek, Season 8 - Episode 2 Oct 09 5:00AM - Doomsday, Season 2 - Episode 13 Oct 09 6:00AM - Smith and Jones, Season 3 - Episode 1 Oct 09 7:00AM - The Shakespeare Code, Season 3 - Episode 2 Oct 09 10:00AM - Robot of Sherwood, Season 8 - Episode 3 Oct 09 11:00AM - Listen, Season 8 - Episode 4 Oct 10 8pm & 2:30am - Under The Lake, Season 9 - Episode 3 Oct 10 9pm, 12:15 & 3:30am - Before The Flood, NEW, Episode 4 Oct 11 4:30AM - Voyage of the Damned Oct 11 09:00AM - Terror of the Zygons (Tom Baker) Oct 11 11:00AM - Pyramids Of Mars (Tom Baker) Oct 12 10:00AM - Time Heist, Season 8 - Episode 5 Oct 12 11:00AM - The Caretaker, Season 8 - Episode 6 Oct 13 10:00AM - Kill the Moon, Season 8 - Episode 7 Oct 13 11:00AM - Mummy on the Orient Express, Episode 8 Oct 14 10:00AM - Flatline, Season 8 - Episode 9 Oct 14 11:00AM - In the Forest of the Night, Episode 10 Oct 15 10:00AM - Dark Water, Season 8 - Episode 11 Oct 15 11:00AM - Death in Heaven, Season 8 - Episode 12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is Clara's final season on Doctor Who. Coleman says she has already filmed her final scenes.
Alex Kingston will be returning to Doctor Who for the 2015 Christmas special 12/25/15, as Professor River Song. It will be the first time her character has met the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and naturally sparks are going to fly. No official title for the story has been revealed as yet, but it was written by Steven Moffat, produced by Nikki Wilson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.
2015 episodes announced so far by BBC America:
The Magician's Apprentice 9/19/15 by Steven Moffat, part 1
The Witch's Familiar 9/26/15 by Steven Moffat, part 2
Season 9 prologue minisode. The Master, or rather The Mistress (Missy) is back and ready to wreak havoc again. Where is the Doctor?” When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible. Michelle Gomez is back in the new season premiere of Doctor Who. She joins Peter Capaldi for his second season as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. Michelle Gomez says, “Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see The Doctor again!” The two-part episode is directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode). Steven Moffat, lead writer / executive producer, adds, “Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”
Other guest stars this season include Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones). For those unfamiliar, Maisie has already found global fame and is renowned for her role as Arya Stark in the international fantasy drama series. She also starred in the one-off docu-drama Cyberbully and was cast as one of the leads of Carol Morley’s drama The Falling. As well as being a three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, in February of this year she was awarded with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival. On her first day on set, Maisie Williams said, "I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture." And Joivan Wade (Flatline episode as the graffiti artist Rigsy) will return in new episode #10. It is directed by Justin Molotnikov and written by Sarah Dollard whose previous credits include Being Human and the BBC’s acclaimed spy drama, The Game.
LAST CHRISTMAS, 12/25/14
Two heroic icons – the Doctor and Santa – along with Clara Oswald, are thrown together in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet! This is the third Christmas Special in a row starring Jenna Coleman as Clara. It’s also the third in a row to feature Dan Starkey although he has played different characters in each of those festive adventures… 2012 saw him in the familiar guise of Strax for The Snowmen whilst 2013 found him playing two (different) Sontaran warriors; in Last Christmas he’s Ian, the slightly belligerent elf. The other bad elf is named Wolf. Professor Albert is played by Michael Troughton whose father, Patrick Troughton, was the Second Doctor. Michael’s brother is David Troughton who has appeared in several stories, most notably starring as Professor Hobbes in Midnight and King Peladon in the Third Doctor adventure, The Curse of Peladon. Alien, the 1979 science-fiction classic directed by Ridley Scott, is mentioned during the ‘dream scenes’ and is on Shona’s list which she reads when she’s free of the Kantrofarri’s influence. The movie starred John Hurt, who played the War Doctor over thirty years later in three Doctor Who adventures. 2014 episodes:
When the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him. Season 8 Episode 1 tv-pg. Airdate 8/23/14
INTO THE DALEK
A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… With the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question “am I a good man?” Season 8 Episode 2. Airdate 8/30/14
ROBOT OF SHERWOOD
In a sun dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars, and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes actually exist? Season 8 Episode 3. Airdate 9/6/14
When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen! There's something under the bed! Season 8 Episode 4. Airdate 9/13/14
The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse: steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller, a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt… Season 8 Episode 5. Airdate 9/20/14
THE CARETAKER by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school the Doctor decides to go undercover. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet. Directed by Paul Murphy, Season 8 Episode 6. Airdate 9/27/14
KILL THE MOON by Peter Harness
In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life. Season 8 Episode 7. Airdate 10/4/14
MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Jamie Mathieson
The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history speeding among the stars of the future. But a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. Once you see the horrifying Mummy you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless. Will he work out how to defeat the Mummy? Start the clock! This adventure was briefly mentioned in an earlier season when The Doctor (Matt Smith) took a phone call while newlyweds Amy and Rory looked on. Season 8 Episode 8. Airdate 10/11/14
FLATLINE by Jamie Mathieson
Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception. Season 8 Episode 9. Airdate 10/18/14
IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT by Frank Cottrell Boyce
One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived… Season 8 Episode 10, Airdate 10/25/14
DARK WATER (part 1 of 2 by Steven Moffat)
In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was. Season: 8 Episode: 11, Airdate 11/1/14
DEATH IN HEAVEN (part 2
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. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. The very last scene introduces Nick Frost as Santa Claus… He will be back when the Doctor returns in 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas Special the following month. Airdate 11/8/14
It's Christmas at the North Pole, who're you gonna call? Nick Frost, actor and screen writer, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote, comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream “No spoilers!” Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!” Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. Yes, his father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor. They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty). Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer: “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”
In theaters: Mr. Peabody & Sherman - Official DOCTOR WHO Trailer (2014)
The Real History Of Sci-Fi Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in. Episode 4 of 4 looks at:
What if we could travel not just through space, but through time itself? If you could travel through time, would you change the past or the future? What if you found it couldn’t be changed? What price does the time traveller — and the people they are closest to — pay? This is a journey from H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine through ideas like The Grandfather Paradox and The Butterfly Effect to the professional time traveller that is the ever popular Doctor Who. Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, and Neil Gaiman offer a unique perspective on the Doctor. Edward James Olmos reveals the hidden meaning of the language he created for the vision of the future that is Blade Runner. Bob Gale and Christopher Lloyd take us behind the scenes of Back to the Future, while Ed Solomon describes the joy of solving a time travel conundrum for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But what would be the physical and emotional cost to the time traveller? Audrey Niffenegger explains what inspired her novel The Time Traveller’s Wife. And what if someone from the future tried to travel back in time to warn us? Would we believe them? From the apocalyptic tones of 12 Monkeys to the drama of Quantum Leap and the comedy of Groundhog Day, time travel is a subject that has been irresistible to the creators of every type of science fiction.
Doctor Where (BBC, 1976)
The Doctor investigates mysterious disappearances in London and discovers people are being shrunk into miniatures. Note Doctor Where's scarf.
Day Of The Doctor
The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior - A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant and a mysterious incarnation played by John Hurt. But only one appears in the mini episode, The Night of the Doctor: Paul McGann (a prequel not broadcast on BBC America)
Intro seen only in theaters with all 3 Doctors and a grumpy Strax taking disruptive audience members prisoner
Strax remembers all 12 Doctors in a field report
TORCHWOOD:Sorry, this show is not airing in the near future~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hitchhiker's Guide to Doctor Who Trailers
Late for the Awards
Doctor Who (Matt Smith) meets former companions Sarah Jane Smith & Jo Grant in 2010
Unaired minisodes from 6th season: The Tardis inside The Tardis
The Doctor meets Albert Einstein, sorry about the hair
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Season 6 trailer
Season 5 bloopers
River Song is an archaeologist from the future who the Doctor keeps meeting in the wrong order. He first met her on the planet of The Library, but we haven’t yet seen where she first met him. Her journal is packed with information the Doctor feels he shouldn’t know about yet. They are going to be very close: River knows the Doctor’s real name, she has a sonic screwdriver of her own and she even knows how to fly the TARDIS. The tragedy is, the Doctor knows how River dies, so when the two of them meet at the crash of the Byzantium, share that picnic at Asgard and whatever they did together at the Singing Towers, he’ll have a terrible secret that he won’t be able to tell her. River has a knack for getting into trouble and knows the Doctor can help her get out of it. But as for just how much they mean to each other: spoilers! Let's just say, the final episode of 2012 is titled The Wedding of River Song. As for Christmas 2012, watch for the return of an impossible girl!
About Alex Kingston
Alex Kingston is best-known to American audiences for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the long-running drama ER, which she played from 1997 to 2004. She has starred in films such as 'Croupier' (alongside Clive Owen) and 'Essex Boys' (opposite Sean Bean). She has also appeared on TV series such as 'Lost in Austen,' 'CSI,' 'Without a Trace,' 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'FlashForward'
Aslyum of the Daleks
Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rorys relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage. Helped by a mystery woman, the impossible girl: a human who has died twice and popped into the Doctor’s life at different times and on different planets. The Time Lord is perplexed but intrigued and we know he’s going to look for answers…and Clara! The Dalek travel machines house Kaleds, to survive. However, in the course of his experiments, Davros deliberately removed what he considered to be debilitating emotions from the mutants and a force of evil was spawned! They were born without any ability to feel compassion or pity, motivated only by hate, fear and an implacable belief that they were the superior creatures in the Universe. Original Air Date: 1 September, 2012. Season 7 Episode 1
Dinosaurs On A Spaceship
In 1334 BC the Doctor saved Nefertiti’s people, defeating a weapon-bearing, giant locust attack ‘rather brilliantly’ (even if he did say so himself). That victory intrigued and excited the queen and eager to see more of the Doctor’s universe and spend time by his side, she foisted herself on the Time Lord, traveling with him to the Indian Space Agency and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with him during his battles on the Silurian spaceship. An unmanned spaceship now hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised 2nd member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo. Season 7 Episode 2
A Town Called Mercy
The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of, the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret. Is he a Dr. Livingstone or Mengele? Season 7 Episode 3
The Power of Three
The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle over an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight... UNIT is called in. Kate Stewart is the Head of Scientific Research at UNIT, and as science now leads the organisation, that means she’s one of the people in charge. So when millions of mysterious cubes began appearing on Earth she led the team tasked with monitoring and analyzing them. After her research proved bootless and sensors detected a spike in Artron energy, she investigated and meets the Doctor for the first time. He had been an old friend of her father’s (the Brigadier) and happily, the bond she soon developed with the Time Lord proved to be a strong and valued one. Series 7 Episode 4
The Angels Take Manhattan
The Doctor's heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York's statues come to life around them... The Angels have the ability to send other beings into the past. This allows the Angels to feed on the potential time energy of what would have been the rest of their victim's lives. In The Time of Angels the Doctor and Amy along with River Song went hunting for a solitary Angel but discovered an army of them waiting in the Maze of the Dead! Although the Lonely Assassins vastly outnumbered their prey the Doctor was able to outwit them using gravity and the army was defeated. The Time Lord next confront them in New York, 1938, where another terrifying battle was fought. Grayle’s a criminal who has used his wealth to collect valuable items but by April, 1936 he had become obsessed by the Weeping Angels, with stone cherubs in his basement and a terrifying, ‘full-sized’ Lonely Assassin chained up that he used to coerce River. He thought he could outsmart Professor Song and the Angels… He was wrong. Dead wrong. Although Rory was able to escape the grisly fate they had intended for him, involving years spent in Winter Quay without Amy, this encounter had a heart-breaking end when the Ponds were both taken from the Doctor – zapped back in time by a solitary Angel in a graveyard. "I always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty, I guess she got impatient" Series 7 Episode 5
12/25/12 scene not in the version broadcast in U.S.A.
Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace? Read all about it in the Strand Magazine. Original Air Date 12/25/12
Intro scene not shown in USA: the real Sherlock Holmes
It's starting to snow...but it can't be...no clouds
The future's safe, really
The Bells of Saint John, Season 7 Episode 6 tv-pg
The Doctors search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup, but something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy of great intelligence.
The Rings of Akhaten NEW Season 7 Episode 7 tv-pg
Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
The Cold War. 1983, aboard a Soviet Russian submarine without the TARDIS. An Ice Warrior is "captured" by a drilling team's professor and now it wants revenge, by launching a nuclear missile starting WW3. Hungry Like The Wolf. Season 7 Episode 8 tv-pg
Who's afraid of a haunted house? Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion set alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her? Season 7 Episode 9 tv-pg
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (NEW) Season 7 Episode 10 tv-pg
A spaceship salvage team drags the TARDIS on board, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor marshals the motley salvage crew outside, he realizes Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, pursued by a dangerous group of ossified monsters. He has just 30 minutes to find Clara and save his TARDIS before it self-destructs.
The Crimson Horror, starring Diana Rigg and her daughter, Season 7 Episode 11 tv-pg
There’s something very odd about Mrs Gillyflower’s Sweetville, with its perfectly clean streets and beautiful people. There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor and Clara go missing, it’s up to Vastra, Jenny and Strax to rescue them before they too fall victim to the Crimson Horror!
Nightmare in Silver (new) Season 7 Episode 12 tv-pg
Hedgewick’s World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it’s now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess-playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon. When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor’s oldest foes. The Cybermen are back!
The Name of the Doctor (NEW) Season 7 Episode 13 tv-pg
Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that River Song says he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…
The First Doctor
The First Doctor introduced viewers to an incredible show that is still popular 50 years later. Take a look at the TARDIS, meet his companions and finally confront his most famous foes, the Daleks. Episode 1 tv-pg
The Second Doctor
The Second Doctor brought new energy to the series. Take a look at the fearless Scottish highlander companion Jamie McCrimmon and one of the Doctor's most iconic foes, the emotionless Cyberman! tv-pg
The Third Doctor
Along with the introduction of color, the Third Doctor brought action, stunts and car chases to Doctor Who. Check out the Doctor's helicopters and hovercrafts, look at how the Doctor joined the British Army and get acquainted with The Master! tv-pg
The Fourth Doctor
Celebrate the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, who quickly made the part his own. With his eccentric style of dress, speech and his trademark long scarf, the Fourth Doctor became a recognizable figure. tv-pg
The Fifth Doctor
Look back at the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, with a discussion of the return of two popular foes, the emotionless Cybermen and the ever-deceitful Master. Followed by an entire Fifth Doctor episode. tv-pg
Previous Season 6 episodes
Season 6, 13 Episodes
Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
Intro, not broadcast in USA
Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. At first glance it's easy to underestimate Madge who seems like an ordinary mother, doting on her husband, Reg, and her two children, Lily and Cyril. She has a habit of taking in 'waifs and strays' and can even come across as slightly dotty. But when her family is threatened, Madge Arwell reveals a steely determination, pulling a gun on the Harvest Rangers, taking control of their futuristic tripod, braving acid rain and piloting through the time-space vortex with a forest in her head. All that, and when it comes to locks, she's very good with a pin...
The stunning opening sequences in the spaceship corridors were filmed on in Uskmouth Power Station. Conditions were so noisy that the crew wore ear protectors throughout the shoot. The plane that Reg pilots is a Lancaster Bomber. The sequences involving the aircraft were shot in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. The plane used is a genuine bomber that flew during the war. The sequence where the Doctor shows the Arwells around the refurbished house originally included a scene featuring a 'haunted' coal cellar! The Harvest Rangers are from Androzani Major - a planet in the Sirius System, introduced in the 1984 story which saw the Fifth Doctor regenerate - The Caves of Androzani. The Wooden Queen is played by Doctor Who veteran, Paul Kasey, whose previous roles have included a Cyberman in Closing Time, Nephew in the Doctor's Wife and Ood Sigma in The End of Time. The Doctor references the Forest of Cheam, an allusion to the 2005 story, The End of the World. 12/25/2011 tv-pg
The Wedding of River Song
Episode 13, Original Air Date: 1 October, 2011. As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe—his own death.
Episode 12 In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig and encounters a mystery.
The God Complex
Episode 11 The TARDIS lands in what looks like an ordinary hotel. But the walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish.
The Girl Who Waited
Episode 10 Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague—a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day.
Episode 9 The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom.
Let's Kill Hitler
Episode 8 In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face-to-face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler.
Youtube mashup: Hitler, after seeing Matt Smith as the Doctor
A Good Man Goes To War
Episode 7 Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her. But as he and Rory race across galaxies calling in long-held debts and solemnly-given promises, his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap.
The Almost People (part 2)
Episode 6 As the solar storm rages, Jennifer, a Ganger driven mad by the memories of being ‘decommissioned’, is seeking revenge. She can remember every excruciating second of every ‘execution’ and is determined that the humans will pay. She isn’t just talking war, she’s talking revolution.
The Rebel Flesh (part 1)
Episode 5 A solar tsunami sends the TARDIS hurtling towards a futuristic factory on earth where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid. A second wave hits and the ‘Gangers’ separate. They can remember every second of their ‘originals’ life and feel every emotion they’ve ever experienced.
The Doctor's Wife
Episode 4 The Doctor receives a distress signal from an old friend. Could there really be another living Time Lord out there?
The Curse Of The Black Spot
Episode 3 The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature, as the time-traveling drama continues.
Day Of The Moon
Episode 2 The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI. With the help of new friend and FBI-insider, Canton Everett Delaware the Third, they reunite to share their discoveries and memories.
The Impossible Astronaut
Episode 1. Four envelopes, numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned and TARDIS blue. Who sent them? And who received the missing envelope numbered 1? Original Air Date: 23 April, 2011
Season 5, 13 Episodes
The Big Bang
Episode 13. The Doctor is gone, the TARDIS has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. Original Air Date: 24 July, 2010
The Pandorica Opens
Episode 12, According to legend, the Pandorica contains the most feared being in all the cosmos, a monster soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies.
Episode 11, There’s a house on Aickman road and a staircase that people go up, but never down. To solve the mystery of the man upstairs the Doctor must face his greatest challenge.
Vincent and The Doctor
Episode 10, Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it.
Episode 9, It’s the most important day in the history of Earth—the dawn of a new age of harmony or the start of its final war.
The Hungry Earth
Episode 8. 2015 (5 years in the future) the most ambitious drilling project in history has reached deeper below the Earth’s crust than man has ever gone – but now the ground itself is fighting back.
Episode 7. It’s been five years since Amy Pond traveled with the Doctor and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice.
The Vampires of Venice
Episode 6. Desiccated corpses, terror in the canal, and the sinister House of Calvierri—the Doctor takes Amy and Rory for a romantic mini-break.
Flesh and Stone
Episode 5. No way back, no way up, no way out. Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels the Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner.
The Time of Angels
Episode 4. Don’t blink—the Weeping Angels return!
Victory of the Daleks
Episode 3. The Doctor has been summoned by an old friend (Churchill), but in the Cabinet War Room far below the streets of WW2 London, it’s his oldest enemy he finds waiting for him.
The Beast Below
Episode 2. The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future where she finds Britain in space, with a secret beast below.
The Eleventh Hour
Episode 1, Original Air Date: 17 April, 2010. The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just twenty minutes to save the whole world from Prisoner Zero and the Atraxi, and only Amy Pond to help him
Death of the Doctor, Part 1 (no broadcast date for USA)
Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) is told that The Doctor (Matt Smith) is dead and is invited to the funeral, but Sarah Jane senses that something else is going on. On the way, she meets a woman named Jo Grant (Katy Manning), her predecessor aboard the TARDIS, now 40 years older. The two women must solve the mystery and find out why UNIT says The Doctor is dead.
Death of the Doctor, Part 2
The Doctor, Sarah Jane and Jo must stop the Shansheeth from stealing the TARDIS and save Clyde, Rani, and Santiago before a duplicate key to the TARDIS can be created for the rogue UNIT commander. Rory and Amy Pond not in this episode, The Doctor says they are on their honeymoon. Note: Listen close while escaping in the air vent when Clyde asks the Doctor how many times he can regenerate and Matt Smith replies "507". Episode writer Russell Davies said it was just a joke but was evasive about the "real" number of times a Time Lord can regenerate
Season 5, Episode 8: Silence in the Library (part 1, an abandoned 51st century library has more than books lurking in it)
100 years ago, the universe's greatest library was sealed off, leaving only a warning: "Count the shadows." But now the shadows are moving again. The Doctor and Donna must uncover the terrible truth behind the Nodes and the horrifying Data Ghost, to find the library's secret; confront the monsters of the Dark, the vicious Vashta Nerada. With guest stars Alex Kingston (River Song's first appearance in a Doctor Who episode), Colin Salmon and Steve Pemberton. At the end of part 1 Donna is separated from the Doctor and finds herself in a mysterious hospital administered by Doctor Moon. Alex Kingston is best known for playing Dr. Elizabeth Corday in 158 episodes of the medical drama ER. The main library scenes for the episode were filmed at Swansea Library and Brangwyn Hall, Swansea; the world's largest library--the Library of Congress--holds approximately 29 million books. Donna has been saved. Hey, who turned out the lights?
Episode 9: Forest of the Dead (part 2)
As the shadows rise and march, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song. But can anyone stop the Vashta Nerada? While the Doctor discovers long-buried secrets and revelations about his own future, the sinister Nodes declare that Donna is doomed. Donna starts receiving strange images from a girl with blond hair. Her name is Rose and she tries to warn Donna of a plan by an old enemy of the Doctor's to destroy her universe. Nobody has ever died on screen in a Steven Moffat Doctor Who story by any means other than natural causes, and not been subsequently resurrected in some way. If you look closely at the wall in Charlotte's house you will see two of her drawings are of a blonde girl and a wolf. Make of these what you will...
"The library is our brain. Without the library, you have no civilization" Ray Bradbury
In the previous Doctor Who series Nicholas Courtney was The Brigadier. Interview with Courtney (an Army vet in real life) his website.
FAQ from BBC
Are the Time Lords really dead?
The Doctor is the last of the Time Lords. We've no details of any other survivors, including Susan, The Rani, Romana or Chancellor Flavia. Please don't email us about this. Please.
What exactly happened in the Time War?
That's a story which hasn't yet been revealed (as of 2005).
How many regenerations does the Doctor have?
Now that his people are gone, who knows? Time Lords used to have 13 lives. Time Lords are born with the ability to regenerate at will an unlimited number of times. The limitation is imposed by Galifrey, which can grant extensions
In case you're wondering, a female Time Lord is called a Time Lady. Amongst the ones we've encountered so far are Rodan in 1978's The Invasion Of Time and Romana (first seen in 1978's The Ribos Operation). Romana regenerated dozens of times while on the Tardis
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RATINGS GUIDE: TV-G General Audience; TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested; TV-14 Parents Cautioned; TV-MA Mature Audience OnlySylvester McCoy (the 7th Doctor) returned to BBC in October 2008, guest-starring in an episode of the daytime drama series "Doctors". He played an actor who once played a time traveller on children's television in a show called The Amazing Lollipop Man. He now finds his life consists of giving DVD commentaries and posing for photos in his old costume, though nowadays he can't do the buttons up. The episode is written by David Semple, who told DoctorWhoNews.com: "Sylvester gives an extraordinary performance: funny, touching and incredibly inventive. He also manages to appear 40 years old in one scene and 60-something in the next, despite the fact that Doctors is shot in a day and he filmed the young scenes in the morning and the aged ones in the afternoon."
Join UNIT, narrated by the Brigadier in 1993
Elderly man with 2 hearts suffers double heart attack in Italy
WW2 General Patton claimed that he remembered serving in Napoleon's army, the ancient Roman army, and killing a woolly mammoth in prehistoric times
"T5" is American computer slang for disorganization. It refers to Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5.