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Doctor Who wins sci-fi heroes poll

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , on August 22, 2010 by Geek Tv

Doctor Who has come top in a poll listing the greatest heroes in science-fiction film and television. The Doctor was awarded the title of ‘Favourite Hero’ in the list compiled by SFX, beating Firefly’s Malcolm Reynolds into second place. Other high-ranking characters included Dean Winchester from Supernatural, Star Wars smuggler Han Solo and Ianto Jones from Who spinoff Torchwood.

Meanwhile, Who villain the Master also won top billing in a list of science-fiction’s greatest villains. Actors to have played the sinister Time Lord include Roger Delgado, Anthony Ainley, Eric Roberts and most recently John Simm. The rest of the top five consisted of Star Wars tyrant Darth Vader, Batman nemesis the Joker, Scorpius from Farscape and fellow Who foe Davros.

It was previously announced that Doctor Who villains the Daleks had come top in a poll listing the greatest sci-fi monsters.

Simpsonised Dr. Who!

Posted in Arts, Doctor who with tags , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by Geek Tv

Simpsonised Dr. Who!

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Amy and Rory’s Wedding photoalbum

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , on June 29, 2010 by Geek Tv

Doctor Who action figure set geekgasm awesomeness

Posted in Doctor who, Geekery, Merchandise/Gadgets with tags , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2010 by Geek Tv

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Doctor Who: Cold Blood stills

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by Geek Tv

Doctor Who comic says goodbye to the Tenth :|

Posted in Comics, Doctor who with tags , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by Geek Tv

IDW Publishing’s Dr Who title will bid farewell to David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor, reports MTV News. The character has continued to star in the series following his death in the New Year’s Day television special.

‘Final Sacrifice’ will be the final outing for Tennant’s Doctor – a four-issue arc that will not tie directly into ‘The End of Time’.

“We were told from the very beginning that ‘The Waters Of Mars’ would lead straight into the regeneration ending,” said series writer Tony Lee. “So we set up the whole season arc to end directly before ‘The Waters Of Mars’, which worked really well as the mindset The Doctor is in during the start of that episode matches the mindset he has at the end of the series of comics. We decided that we needed to have a solid end, something that would weaken The Doctor, that would push him towards the final song. And then, of course, we saw that between ‘The Waters Of Mars’ and ‘The End Of Time’, The Doctor went off and had a load of adventures, which meant that this wasn’t right before the regeneration. But, we had tied it so nicely into ‘Waters Of Mars’, we decided to keep it that way.

“So although it’s the final Tenth Doctor comic, it’s not going to be a ‘regeneration prequel’. But we do perform some amazing timey-wimey endings and pretty much do a similar farewell end scene.”

A series starring Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor is planned for 2011. ‘Final Sacrifice’ will begin in July with Doctor Who #13.

Doctor Who 5×08 The Hungry Earth recap

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Geek Tv

The Doctor, Amy and Rory land in the small Welsh village of Cwmtaff in 2020, instead of Rio de Janeiro which irks Amy who is “dressed for Rio” and feels cold. The Doctor notices a major mining operation nearthe village and proceeds to investigate with Amy. Before they set off Rory asks Amy to leave her engagement ring back so she won’t lose it and she gives it to him. Rory goes to leave the ring in the TARDIS while Amy follows the Doctor.
Amy and the Doctor discover that the mining operation is a project by Doctor Nasreen Chaudry and her assistant, Tony Mack, investigating the appearance of minerals that have not been seen for over 20 million years (which the Doctor had also noticed in the form of patches of blue grass). Meanwhile, Rory is mistaken for a police officer by local resident Ambrose Northover (Tony’s daughter), and her son Elliot, who explains that the dead are being removed from their graves, but there is no sign of disturbance on the surface, which could only mean the bodies are being taken from below. Creepy.

An earthquake hits the mining facility, causing parts of the ground to open. Tony falls into the cracks and Amy goes to help him but falls in as well. Nasreen is able to pull Tony free but something beneath the ground drags Amy under. In the aftermath, the Doctor explains that the minerals were a warning to keep away and that when they started drilling, the ground ‘fought back’. The Doctor realises that the ground has been bio-programmed to attack whenever it perceives a threat, which should be impossible as he remarks humans will not develop such technology for millenia. At that moment, an alarm goes off; the drill, having gone down 21 kilometres has breached into a network of underground catacombs, and three unknown entities are heading up. With only twelve minutes until the unknown attackers reach the surface, the Doctor orders the pair to take safety in the local church, where they meet up with Rory, Ambrose and Elliot. The Doctor (using a slingshot!!!!) discovers that the attackers have erected an energy barricade to prevent escape and turned day into night for their own benefit. In private, the Doctor tells Rory what has happened and promises to get Amy back.

The Doctor has the group barricade themselves in the church and sets up a network of cameras to let him know when the attackers arrive, but problems arise when Elliot leaves to collect headphones from his house, as the attackers- strange reptilian humanoids- have arrived and take him. Ambrose and Tony run out to try and rescue him, but another one of the creatures attacks, lashing Tony with a venomous forked tongue before being subdued and captured by the Doctor and Rory with a fire extinguisher. The Doctor deduces that these attackers are a new species of an old enemy; the Silurians. At that point, the energy barricade dissipates and daylight returns; the Doctor explains that the Silurians have retreated, as now both sides have hostages to bargain with.

The group imprison the captured Silurian in the church’s cellar and the Doctor goes to interrogate it. The prisoner, a female member of the warrior caste called Alaya, reluctantly explains that her tribe had hibernated beneath Cwmtaff for eons, but the drill was perceived as a threat to them and the warrior caste were reawakened to deal with the threat. The Doctor explains that the humans didn’t mean any harm, but Alaya aggressively snarls that the Silurians will not tolerate mankind (whom she derogatively refers to as “apes”) on what they still view as their planet. The Doctor tries to warn her that mankind will fight back if threatened, but she is confident of the Silurians’ victory over humanity.

The Doctor explains the Silurians’ history to the group and that he intends to go underground and negotiate with the Silurians, and tells them that Alaya must be kept safe if they are to bargain with them. Tony (who has a really nasty and icky situation going on on his neck because of Alaya’s venom) comments that they should be studying the creature by dissecting it, but the Doctor refuses, saying that if Alaya is harmed, the Silurians could view it as an act of war. The Doctor and Nasreen, who having studied the earth all her life wants to see it for herself, descend in the TARDIS, while the others speak to Alaya. They try to assure her they don’t mean any harm and that she will be kept safe, but she replies that they will kill her, triggering an unwinnable war between humans and Silurians. She also remarks that she knows who will kill her, even if they don’t.

Deep underground, Amy awakens strapped to an examining table. Next to her is Ambrose’s husband, Mo, who was taken earlier by the Silurians. He apologises, explaining that the Silurians intend to vivisect them, as a Silurian in scrubs advances on them with a scalpel. The Doctor and Nasreen arrive in the catacombs, the Doctor explaining that they are unlikely to find more than a dozen Silurians, but falls silent as they enter a cave and find an immense Silurian civilisation, stretching for miles underground before them…

And… we’ll see what happens this Saturday!

Trailer for next time and Screencaps

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