astrid peth


“Some left me. Some got left behind. And some…not many, but…some died.”
(Katarina, Sara Kingdom, Adric, Astrid Peth, River Song, Adelaide Brooke)

Note: I know Adelaide Brooke would have died anyway, but it was because of the Doctor that she had to die (or felt she had to die, however you see it) the way she did.


Voyage of the Damned - Behind the Scenes (Part Two)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s interview with Kylie from DWM #390 & #391

     The Mamhilad Park Industrial Estate is not the most glamorous of locations.  It’s Tuesday, 24 July, and it’s like the Black Hole of Calcutta in here.  Except bigger.  And darker.  BBC film crews have been known never to return from the Mamhilad Park Industrial Estate.  On a serious note, it smells strongly of black paint.  Kylie, in a waitress’ uniform, is scrambling up a grimy stairwell.
      “Am I too dusty?” she laughs after the take.
      “No, no, no, you need to get dustier,” jokes David.  “Shall I fetch you some dust?  Oh, Christmas Day - my enjoyment is ruined by the dust distribution in an otherwise excellent episode!”
      Kylie is in hysterics.  “Oh, don’t!”
      By Friday lunchtime, the Doctor Who team has moved on to Kylie’s heroic turn in a forklift.
      It’s a funny old sight: international pop icon Kylie Minogue sat in the driver’s seat of a forklift truck - ‘Warning: Machine Must Be Operated By Authorised Personnel Only’ - squared up to Max Capricon’s head-in-a-box combo.  But we always knew that it would be.  “Look, it’s Driving Miss Daisy,” exclaims Kylie, gripping the steering wheel.
      “it’s a laugh, innit?” says David.  “Do a seven-point turn, Kylie!  It looks quite complicated, the number of gears you’ve got there.”
       She nods.  “They’re only letting me touch this one.”
       “Why that one?”
       “I don’t think it does much.  Basically, they don’t trust me.”

Part One is available here [ x ]
Other behind-the-scenes photosets are available [ here ]

The Doctor could have ended the Time War by pushing a big red button… but Kylie Minogue can start a career by pushing one in the brand new series of BBC The Voice UK.

The Voice UK returns for a brand new series, Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.

#TBT - Kylie Minogue as Astrid Peth in the 2007 #DoctorWho Christmas Special.


Christmas Special Sunday (Part Three)

In the lead-up to Christmas, I’m posting promo shots from the various Doctor Who Christmas Specials - a different special each week.

Here are many promo photos from Voyage of the Damned

Other posts in this series are available here: [The Christmas Invasion], [The Runaway Bride] [The Next Doctor]