Christmas came early this year when I received a message from our very own Louis Trapani this morning. That message - a link to the following story - was Christmas come early.
The Doctor and River Song Reunite for a Spectacular Christmas
Normally, I would prefface this notice by stating a most appropriate phrase; however, today...SPOILERS wouldn't be sufficient.
Alex Kingston returns on Christmas Day 2015 to the role she made famous - River Song.
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, 27 August 2011 both on the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA. Executive Producer and Lead Writer for the series, Steven Moffat had the following to say about the resumption of the 2011 series in the latest from the BBC Press Office. Some may consider some of this to be a little "spoilery" — so be warned if you rather not know any details about the upcoming episodes for 2011.
What do you think of the Doctor's long coat in the promo image?
A preview of BBC America's new original special DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA which goes behind the scenes with Doctor Who shooting in the U.S. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan plus Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat. DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA premieres this Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10/9c, immediately following "Day of the Moon" at 9/8c on BBC America. Be sure to catch Doctor Who: Podshock live on the net on Sunday when we review "Day of the Moon" as well as "The Impossible Astronaut" - See details here.
The cast of Doctor Who arrives at the East Village Cinema in New York City for the second year in a row now for a premiere screening of the start of the 2011 series. Among the cast are Matt Smtih, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, joined by Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat. If you watch closely in the background, you can spot Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY and blogger here on our site) as well.
For those of you like me who didn't/couldn't make it to the East Village Cinema yesterday then here's a few photo's of the cast posing for the camera. Hmmm I see a scarf in the background in one... Hmmm.
If you want to be one of the first people on the planet to see the season opener to series 6 of Doctor Who then you need to be at the Village East Cinema in Manhattan at 7pm on Monday the 11th of April (this coming Monday!)
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Steven Moffat, aaaaaaannnnddd Alex Kingston! The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick otherwise known as @nerdist and will be recording for the Nerdist Podcast. The tickets are be warened FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
Sonic Newsdriver (06 January 2011) - Doctor Who News -
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110106 In this episode: Besotted, DVR Alert, YouTube Goes Classic, Ambassadors of Restoration, The End of Time Begot A Christmas Carol, Ashes to Ashes - Sherlock to Sherlock - Doctor to Doctor, Torching the US and the UK, Where's the TARDIS, and more!
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 6th of Jan. 2011
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110106
In this episode: Besotted, DVR Alert, YouTube Goes Classic, Ambassadors of Restoration, The End of Time Begot A Christmas Carol, Ashes to Ashes - Sherlock to Sherlock - Doctor to Doctor, Torching the US and the UK, Where's the TARDIS, and more!
Once again, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (on CBS in the US) will be having a Doctor Who related guest this Thursday (6th January 2011). This time it is Alex Kingston (River Song). Although she is not listed (at the time of this writing) in the upcoming shows for free tickets (they are actually recording two shows on Thursday according to their website, one at 3pm with actor Gary Sinise and one at 4:15pm with actress Mila Kunis - the latter being sold out), it was announced that "River Song" would be on Thursday's show via Craig Ferguson's Twitter feed. In addition, the Doctor Who musical opening number ("cold open") which could not be aired last November has finally been cleared for this show.
I wouldn't be too concerned about her absence on the website, as with the last time when Matt Smith was scheduled to appear on the show (16th November 2010), he was not showing up on the site for the longest time. Perhaps this show was pre-recorded on another day? @CraigyFerg tweeted the following tweet on Monday:
Interesting that this was picked up by Deadline Hollywood, a pretty hardcore Industry blog:
We have become mainstream! Tara, if anyone can find out where they're shooting, it's you. YOU GO, GIRL!
Actress Alex Kingston explains what makes Doctor Who such an enduring fan favorite and why fans and new viewers should watch the new season.
Actress Alex Kingston explains the character of River Song, whom she describes as a "female Indiana Jones."
From BBC America - Doctor Who: Cast & Crew Interview: The Daleks
Matt Smith, Alex Kingston, Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger talk about the Doctors mortal enemy and why the Daleks continue to menace the galaxies.