Doctor Who: Preparing for August

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It’s not August yet and already the Internet is buzzing with rumors about the new Doctor Who season. So far we have seen posters and received confirmation that 12, Clara, and Missy will return.  There will be no mid-series breaks and the season will run undisturbed, as it did last year.

We have also received information that the first episode of the new season will be entitled, The Magician’s Apprentice. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see that episode focused around Houdini, a famous magician from the 20s. Houdini not only performed magic tricks, but performed daredevil stunts as well which contributed to his demise where he was chained in a straight jacket in a tank of water. I would love to see his death as a fixed point in time, something that the Doctor can’t fix, but Houdini wants him to.

It was reported not too long ago that Doctor Who was filming in Teide National Park in Tenerife which is a vast, volcanic landscape complete with a large landscape. Now Whovians, Peter Capaldi is our twelfth Doctor. Where have we seen him before in a volcanic like setting? If you said Pompeii then you and I share the same mind. It wasn’t specified as to what episode in particular they were filming, but I have a hunch it may have something to do with the Pompeii episode from the 10th Doctor’s run. However, they have also revealed an alien in this shooting which may or may not contradict and eliminate my theory, but one can only hope that this particular filming deals with Pompeii. There is also a rumor of possible filming in Spain.

On February 12th, a certain woman who directed the terrifying episode, Blink appeared again in the Whoverse. That’s right, Hettie Macdonald is back with a vengeance and ready to terrify us once more. She will be directing the second episode of season nine entitled The Witch’s Familiar. Perhaps more Weeping Angels? Or something new to terrify us and haunt our nightmares?

There will also be a two part episode, but all that is known about it is that it features Game of Thrones’ Paul Kaye and will be written by Being Human’s Toby Whithouse. He has a creepy idea in mind for this particular episode, but what it is, no one is for certain. It’s been rumored for a while that Peter Jackson may direct an episode. However, no one has confirmed or denied anything in regard to that topic in a few years.

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So tell me, what are you most excited for Doctor Who?

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Who can help? Youngster upset after his Doctor Who rucksack is left behind on a train by mistake

Alfie Carter’s mum Emma appeals for help in tracking down the Timelord bag.

Three-year-old Alfie Carter, from Hengoed, was traveling back from a day out in Cardiff with his mum Emma, dad Gary and half-brother Kyle on a packed train on Saturday evening.

His family are now hoping that someone handed the much-loved Christmas present from Father Christmas in to lost property.

Mum Emma, 31, said: “I don’t know how we left it on the train. I can just remember us getting off at Hengoed. The 5.35pm train to Rhymney was packed, because of the football.

“We didn’t realise that we had left it until Tuesday morning. We must have left it behind.”

Emma doesn’t think anyone took it from them while they were on the train.

She added: “Alfie was really sad. He had to take his Monsters Inc. bag to school.”

Inside the Doctor Who rucksack, which has a large TARDIS on it, was Emma’s iPhone purse – which contained her driving licence, but thankfully no phone or bank cards – and Alfie’s Spiderman hat and gloves.

If anyone has come across the bag, you can get in touch with Emma by emailing emmamariecarter@gmail.com 

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LEGO®Doctor Who set to materialize later this year!

Doctor Who and LEGO® fans around the world received exciting news today as The LEGO Group announced that it would be producing a LEGO Doctor Who set.

The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the LEGO® IDEAS website where fans can submit ideas for a set and vote for their favorite idea to be produced. The Doctor Who concept from fan Andrew Clark received the 10,000 votes requisite for The LEGO Group to consider it for production.

Andrew’s winning design featured a range of Doctors, companions and monsters across the show’s history, but fans will have to wait until later this year to discover what will be produced.

Marcus Arthur, MD of BBC Worldwide UK said, “Both Doctor Who and LEGO enjoy a particularly close relationship with their fans and I can’t wait to see what LEGO produce.”

Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for LEGO Ideas commented:
“We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next LEGO Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers Andrew Clark and Angus MacLane!”

“After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year. The final set designs, pricing and availability are being worked out as we speak, so watch this space for the final details!”

Congratulations everyone- this is all happening because of Whovians!