Two videos produced exclusively for the wrap party for The End of Time (and David Tennant’s, Russell T Davies’s, and Julie Gardner’s farewell to Doctor Who) have made their way to the internet. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can now below!
The first video features the entire cast and crew miming along to The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”:
The second is a comedy musical sketch featuring John Barrowman, David Tennant (as Russell T Davies), and Catherine Tate (as Julie Gardner), among many others:
Warren returns to the fold this week, having thought he had escaped the worst that Doctor Who could offer by missing the commentary for Time-Flight last week. Instead, Hartnell-phobe Warren was given both barrels of black and white mediocrity in the form of The Keys of Marinus, one of the lesser lights of the debut season of Doctor Who from 1964. Actually, the Three Who Rule managed to keep themselves reasonably entertained throughout the first three episodes of Terry Nation’s best non-Dalek script that he ever wrote for Doctor Who…until the thought of having to watch three more episodes next week brought everyone back down to Earth.
It had to happen sooner or later, so the Three Who Rule ripped the bandage off by recording a commentary for The End of Time Part One, that neo-classic from Christmas 2009 containing such classic Who elements as magic potions, laser hands, randy senior citizens and Smell-O-Vision. Did the episode fare better this time round after the scolding it received in Radio Free Skaro 174? You decide. Also discussed was news of Gaiman, gay men, and gained men, er, companions. Onwards!
One mini-break in the wilderness is over for Doctor Who and it’s time to look at the gap year that was as we head into the next wilderness mini-break, awaiting Matt Smith’s first series. To aid in the retrospective the Three Who Rule dragged Tachyon TV’s own Neil Perryman kicking and screaming into the (virtual) recording booth, Vinvocci style. More bile was flung about than a monkey can fling poop, though kudos were given where appropriate… but do we ever want to see a gap year again?
It’s the End of Time and the end of an era, and the Three Who Rule were all over the map in their praise and derision of David Tennant and RTD’s swan song. One thing they all did agree on was their palpable excitement over Matt Smith’s new Doctor and Steven Moffat’s upcoming stewardship of Doctor Who, and that it’ll be a long few months indeed before Spring 2010. Geronimo!
So it’s come to this. More than a year after David Tennant announced he was leaving the role of the Doctor, through endless speculation, theorizing and fanwank, we’ve finally reached the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate adventure, and….the results are not good. In fact, they’re disastrous. The Three Who Rule were moved to anger, bile, and sadness at Russell T. Davies’ constant and unnecessary need to outdo himself, at The Master’s penchant for leaping and lightning, exacerbated by the fact that all three of your august hosts were in the same room at the same time. In fact, there may have been a monkey knife fight, you’ll just have to listen to find out. Allons-sigh.
Straight after David Tennant’s episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks went out tonight, the BBC aired a new trailer for The End of Time. While much of the material is recycled from other sources there is indeed new content so standard spoiler warnings apply. With only 9 days to go until The End of Time airs, excitement around the Radio Free Skaro bunker is reaching a fever pitch and tidbits like this only serve to fuel the fire…
As previously reported by Radio Free Skaro (smug, smug), SPACE has announced their broadcast plans for The End of Time, Parts One and Two, as well as plans for a 45-minute behind the scenes special episode of InnerSPACE. From the official SPACE press release:
Premiering January 2, Exclusively on SPACE: After five years of hair-raising adventures – eyebrow hair to be exact – one of the most popular Doctors since Tom Baker is giving up the Tardis. Premiering January 2, DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART ONE and DOCTOR WHO: THE END OF TIME, PART TWO delivers more explosions than New Year’s fireworks. Exclusive to SPACE, the final chapter of David Tennant’s tenure as the Tenth Doctor unfolds in a Clash-of-the-Titans-esque two-part special with PART ONE airing at 8 p.m. ET, followed immediately by PART TWO at 9:20 p.m. ET.
SPACE is turbo-charging the Tardis with the DOCTOR WHO MARATHON at 4 p.m. ET, with re-airings of THE NEXT DOCTOR, PLANET THE DEAD and THE WATERS OF MARS.
On December 18, InnerSPACE dedicates their year-end episode to DOCTOR WHO. Starting at a special time of 10:15 p.m. ET, Ajay and Teddy conduct an in-depth analysis of the final four specials including a rare interview with lead writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies.
With the Three Who Rule reunited once more, and with the analytic powers of the Third Guy squarely aimed at schedules, Appreciation Indexes and other such numeric minutiae, a slow news week was transformed into quasi-random babble and buildup to the exciting segment you’ve all been waiting for….Douglas Camfield in the Miniscope. Praise for Camfield’s prodigious output was universal if varying in intensity, but all three hosts agreed the man was a force for good (for the show) and bad (for Dudley Simpson’s career.)