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Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Poster
Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Poster

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Wikipedia

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell

Doctor Who Series 7

Well, its not really series 7 is it, series 33 anyone?

Looks as if it will be 14 90 minuite episodes for the 50th anniversary year in 2013. Details as supplied by bbc below. What would you like to see in this epic year for Doctor Who – comment below!

This week filming started on series seven of Doctor Who in Cardiff. This series will see the last days of the Ponds with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for their final, rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor.

Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor’s side for more than two series but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?

On returning for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith says: “It’s thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends.”

Karen Gillan adds: “It’s just brilliant to be back on the TARDIS with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet.”

Plus new guest stars confirmed so far include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams.

Series seven will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales Production for BBC One.

Karen Gillan joins the Official Doctor Who Convention

BBC Worldwide confirmed today that Karen Gillan will be joining her co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill at the Official Doctor Who Convention taking place on the 24th and 25th March at Cardiff?s Millennium Centre.

Karen Gillan said: ?I’m really looking forward to the Convention and meeting all of the wonderful Doctor Who fans!?

Billed as the ?Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Event?, there are just 1500 tickets available for each of the days. Fans who manage to snap these up will gain unrivalled access to Eleventh Doctor star Matt Smith, Series Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and many more key members from the award-winning cast, crew and production team including Doctor Who Special FX Supervisor Danny Hargreaves, Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, Doctor Who Producer Marcus Wilson and the award-winning Millennium FX team

Karen Gillan joins a full contingent of Doctor Who professionals ready to give fans an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who. Everyone from the Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, responsible for Doctor Who?s eye-popping visuals to Casting Director Andy Pryor revealing what it takes to find a Doctor will be gathering in one place to celebrate the creativity (and elbow grease!) that goes into the series.

The Official Doctor Who Convention line up includes: Matt Smith; Steven Moffat; Karen Gillan; Arthur Darvill; Mark Sheppard; Nick Briggs; Ian McNeice; Raquel Cassidy; Neill Gorton; Danny Hargreaves; Tom MacRae; Toby Haynes; Barnaby Edwards; Caroline Henry; Stephen Pehrsson; Michael Pickwoad; Andy Pryor; Gary Russell; Simon Fisher-Becker and Marcus Wilson.

Tickets are on general sale now, priced at ?99 and available at: www.dwconvention.com

All tickets include:

? Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir ticket.
? Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir lanyard and pass.
? Official Doctor Who Convention exclusive postcard pack.
? Official Doctor Who Convention bag.

Nintendo Doctor Who VideoGames wii and DS

Doctor Who Return to Earth (Wii)
Doctor Who Return to Earth (Wii)

Two Doctor Who video games will be coming out in time for Christmas 2010!
Developed by London based Asylum Entertainment for the Nintendo games consoles.
Asylum Entertainment are skilled and have a proven track record for developing (childrens) TV tie in game titles including Pepper Pig, Horrid Henry, Scooby Doo and more.

Doctor Who Return to Earth has been developed for the Nintendo wii and will be released on October 29, 2010

Simon Bailey, managing director of Asylum Entertainment, said: “We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with BBC Worldwide on these two new games.

“It is our firm belief that the franchise has massive potential on the Nintendo DS and Wii formats and it’s an honour to be bringing Doctor Who video games to the show’s huge fan base.”

Evacuation Earth will be for the DS while Return To Earth is for the Wii, and both will launch in the UK, Australia and locations across Europe.

Doctor Who Return to Earth wii Game Features

  • Authentic Doctor Who story written by Doctor Who author Oli Smith
  • Opportunity to explore an incredible star ship in this action adventure as it returns to Earth playing as either the Doctor or Amy Pond.
  • Interact with and manipulate the environment.
  • Aim and fire sonic beams with the Wii Remote at coloured targets dotted around the levels that move platforms, turn on and off hazards, open doors and more.
  • Sneak past Daleks and Cybermen.
  • Use the Wii Remote as the Sonic Screwdriver to progress through the game.
  • Fully recorded dialogue by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan throughout cut scenes.
Doctor Who Evacuation Earth (Nintendo DS)
Doctor Who Evacuation Earth (Nintendo DS)

Doctor Who Evacuation Earth nintendo DS? Game Features

  • Authentic Doctor Who story written by Doctor Who author Oli Smith
  • Opportunity to guide the Doctor and Amy Pond through a colourful puzzle adventure
  • Beautifully drawn characters to interact with and over 60 varied, colourful locations to explore
  • Over 100 puzzles including 3 types of mini-games
  • Features items to collect, use and combine to progress the story
  • Fully recorded dialogue by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan throughout cut scenes
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Doctor Who DS Game

Doctor Who 2010 – The Story So Far

Amy Pond and The Doctor
Amy Pond and The Doctor

You know when you?re eating a bag of Maltesers, and there?s always that dodgy one where you bite into it expecting the satisfying crunch of biscuit, but all you get is a disappointing chewy mess that you inevitably spit out? That?s what this season of Doctor Who has been like for me. There?s still the sweet chocolaty taste of both new and classic Who, but it?s lacking the delicious, biscuity core of intelligence and depth that I?d expect from one of the BBC?s greatest institutions.

When Matt Smith was announced as the Eleventh Doctor, I, like many people, was dubious. After four years David Tennant was the Doctor, and I think a lot of people had forgotten that anyone else had ever been the Doctor. How then could this baby-faced, floppy-haired young unknown possibly play the role of a 900-year-old time travelling genius with a penchant for finding trouble and saving the world with nothing but a screwdriver?

For once I was glad to be proved wrong, because Matt Smith has probably been the best thing about this series. From the moment he appeared on screen in ?The Eleventh Hour?, I immediately thought ?He?s the Doctor?. He?s quirky, eccentric, and really comes across as an old head on young shoulders. On a few occasions he veers a little too closely to Tennant?s brash cockiness, and he?s about as graceful in the physical scenes as a Cyberman in a nightclub, but as the series has progressed he?s really developed his own style of bumbling eccentricity. Watch some of the snappy dialogue in ?Vampires in Venice? or social awkwardness in ?The Lodger? to see Matt Smith?s Eleventh Doctor at his babbling best.

Karen Gillan, too sexy for Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan, too sexy for Doctor Who?

Then there?s the new assistant Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan. She begins the series as a kind of feisty, independent heroine in the vein of Rose or Donna, but gradually falls into the same damsel-in-distress role as Martha; she?s more than happy to get herself into trouble, but when she does, all she can do is pout and huff and wait for the Doctor to rescue her. Despite her implied importance, she?s so far not seemed as vital as Rose or Donna did, and it?s not a good sign when she can sit an episode out without the feeling that she?s really missed. See ?The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone? and ?Vincent and the Doctor? to see Amy at her bravest and most genuinely vulnerable.

So, what about the writing and production? I didn?t expect to be saying this, but as we reach the end of Moffat?s first run as executive producer, I?m actually missing some of Russell T. Davies? flair. I?ve not really felt blown away by anything I?ve seen so far; perhaps it?s an executive decision to drop the grandeur for something a little lower-key, but I can?t help feeling that it?s lost a little bit of spark for it.

The worst part for me, however, is the handling of the series story arc. One thing that Russell T. Davies did well was foreshadowing; he was good at dropping smaller hints into the series that would suddenly become relevant when we hit the season finale. With series 5, the ?crack in time? has been so heavily signposted that it may as well have come with captions ? ?DON?T FORGET THIS, IT?S IMPORTANT?. With all the cleverness of Steven Moffat at the helm, so far all the writers have managed to do is spoon-feed the plot to us. The Pandorica will open. The TARDIS will blow up. Time will be rewritten. I?m hoping that they throw a big surprise in right at the end, but I?m not really holding my breath.

Overall, I?d rather watch these episodes than anything with Martha Jones in it, but I?m sad that the production team have so obviously aimed the show exclusively at a younger audience. The new TARDIS and sonic screwdriver redesigns look like they were specifically made to sell toys, and I may never stop complaining about the Dalek Power Rangers. Having said that, my personal lows, ?Victory of the Daleks? and ?The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood? were offset by the very good ?Vampires in Venice?, ?The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone? and ?The Lodger?, and Matt Smith has been a genuinely pleasant surprise as the Doctor.

I?m really not sure what to expect from the season finale this weekend, but whatever happens, I?d say the Smith/Moffat combination will be firmly set for at least another series, if not more. I just hope that season 6 will have some stronger characters, a little more grandeur and a lot more depth. And possibly a nice nougaty centre.

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