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Monday, June 30, 2008

DOCTOR WHO: THE STOLEN EARTH

Hold onto you're seats fellow Whovians and Tennant fans, you're in for a bumpy ride!!! Watching 'The Stolen Earth' is like being on an emotional roller coaster ride. Having to wait a whole week to see the next episode is pure TORTURE! It's inhumane to make us wait to see the conclusion!

What's even worse is we don't even get any previews! All we get is........TO BE CONTINUED!

I'd be really, really worried if I didn't already know that David is in the Christmas 2008 special. That fact settles my snapped emotions just a bit. I'm still an emotional wreck though.

You can start your emotional roller coaster ride at Part 1. There are four more parts to complete the episode.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (6-28-08 & 6-29-08 )

This weekend we get to see both parts of a two part story.

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - The Impossible Planet
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - The Satan Pit
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - The Impossible Planet
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - The Satan Pit
My favorite scenes are:

'The Impossible Planet' - the Doctor and Rose are sitting at the table talking and the Doctor is terrified at the thought of living in a house and Rose says it's not so bad being stuck with him.

'The Satan Pit' - the Doctor is getting ready to let himself fall the rest of the way down into the pit and wants Ida to tell Rose something and then he says that Rose already knows.

Friday, June 27, 2008

THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT ON VEOH


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I finally was able to get all of 'The Human Footprint' downloaded. I've added it to my Veoh site. You'll have to download VeohTV in order to see the whole show. You can download the video to keep after you install VeohTV on your computer.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

IS DAVID GOING TO CONTINUE PLAYING THE DOCTOR?

Doctor Who star set to get £1.3m to stay

THE BBC is rumoured to be ready to pay David Tennant a massive £1.3 million to carry on as Doctor Who.

The Bathgate-born actor is expected to be offered a new deal worth up to £100,000 per episode.

And he could also be offered other drama projects in a bid to keep him on board.

BBC bosses are desperate to stop the 37-year-old from quitting the show, which attracts up to eight million viewers.

One senior BBC source was quoted saying: "Everyone assumes David is quitting but that's not the case. We're hoping he will be back.

"The situation as it stands is that no deal has been discussed yet for the next series of Doctor Who. That, however, is about to change.

"David is brilliant in the role and naturally we hope he will continue. We're not considering anyone else at this time."

Tennant said: "I've been asked when I'm quitting since the first day I took the part. I've not quit – I've just not been offered another deal yet."

This possible deal has nothing to do with the four specials next year. The article is about series 5.......the year after the specials.

I'm hoping he'll stay for at least another year after the specials. It sure will be hard to find someone to play Doctor #11. David's going to be a tough act to follow for any actor.

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (6-27-08)

  • 5AM ET - Last of the Time Lords
  • 8PM ET - Silence in the Library
  • 9PM ET - Forest of the Dead
  • 11PM ET - Forest of the Dead

Wow! These are three fantastic episodes!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DAVID'S NATAL ASTROLOGICAL CHART

I happened upon Silverwheel Astrology: Dr Who Hates Astrology! while searching for something. I became so engrossed looking at this, I totally forgot about whatever I started looking for......so typically me.

I found a website to enter David's birth information into and came up with the following:



Hi there, here is the interpretation of the astrological chart that you asked for. Also attached is a .GIF graphic file which depicts your chart wheel. Thank you for visiting the Astrolabe WEB site at http://alabe.com This report has been created especially for you. It represents your Unique picture at the time you were born and at the place you were born. If you are unsure of the exact time of day of your birth (or the date or the place), the reading will probably not seem as accurate as it could be in certain places, but other parts will seem to be very appropriate. You will notice at certain places in the reading that contradictory information seems to be given. This is to be expected, because the personality of most people is extremely complex. For example, at times we are quite shy and at other times we are very aggressive, and so forth. You will also notice that, at certain points in the reading, certain patterns may be repeated over and over, especially in a longer more detailed report than this one. This is also to be expected. This simply means that your horoscope has an extremely strong focus on this particular pattern and that you should pay extra close attention to what is said about it. Now, on with your Report!

Name: David Tennant
April 18 1971
2:00 PM Time Zone is BST
55 57 0 -3 29 0

Rising Sign is in 29 Degrees Leo
You love to be the center of attention and you want to appear strong, confident and dominant. You are very proud of yourself, sometimes quite vain even. When all around you are bedraggled and falling apart, you look like a million bucks! Very dignified and honorable, you enjoy the power and privilege, but not the responsibilities, that come with leadership. You are very idealistic but can also be quite stubborn. Others impress you only if they have integrity (but wealth, power and influence can also turn your head). You prefer rich, elegant surroundings and possessions, and will try to acquire them as your budget allows. Physically, you are very impressive - - at your best you have a regal, charismatic demeanor and bearing. Try not to be such a showoff!

Sun is in 27 Degrees Aries.
By nature, you are very energetic and high-spirited. You are fiercely independent -- you must be first in everything you do, and you enjoy taking risks. You are the one who will rush in where angels fear to tread. Quite brilliant at initiating new projects, you are terrible at following them through to completion. You are an enthusiastic leader but you tend to be a reluctant follower. Often you are quick to anger, but you usually recover just as fast, regretting later things you said when you were upset. One of your best traits is that you are simple and direct, blunt and honest -- just be careful you do not hurt others' feelings. Your need to be competitive at all costs may provoke resistance from others, but, as long as you maintain your usual Sunny good humor, this should not prove to be a major problem for you.

Moon is in 27 Degrees Capricorn.
You are serious and shy and very uncomfortable in those situations where spontaneous and exuberant emotional reactions seem called for. An achiever, you prefer doing practical, worthwhile things that produce tangible results. You need role models to respect, love and emulate. You tend to feel that you're a failure unless you get an important and highly respected position in life. Don't be so hard on yourself! For you, practical needs always win out over emotional considerations. Remember that you too have the right to comfort, security and love. Dutiful and patient, when you make an emotional commitment, you sign on for the long haul -- your love is long- enduring.

Mercury is in 00 Degrees Taurus.
A slow and careful thinker, you like to present ideas visually and concretely. Abstractions are quite difficult for you to understand. For you, everything must be practical and useful in order to merit your attention. You are a perfectionist -- you enjoy being skillful enough to handle the dexterity required of fine craftsmanship. Cautious and conservative in your thinking, you are very slow to change your opinions. You are more apt to respond to an appeal to your feelings than to an appeal to logic or reason.

Venus is in 23 Degrees Pisces.
You have a dreamy, fanciful, romantic nature and a very creative imagination. Indeed, at times, your private fantasies are more appealing than the reality around you and it is difficult for you to leave them. You tend to be unselfish and giving in relationships and are extremely sensitive of the needs of others. Be very sure that those you help are worthy of your devotion and are not merely taking advantage of your innocence and naivete.

Mars is in 21 Degrees Capricorn.
Extremely ambitious, you are willing to work very hard to reach the goals you have set for yourself. Very practical, cautious and conservative, you demand tangible results for your efforts. You need to excel in whatever you do, and you have the required sense of responsibility, dedication and self-discipline to bring it about. Beware of your tendency to judge others only by their degree of status and prestige, or by how well they will be able to advance you in your climb to the top.

Jupiter is in 05 Degrees Sagittarius.
You have a very strong sense of ethics and morality. You are widely read and may also be widely traveled because you are sincerely interested in expanding your knowledge of the world about you. At times, you have an annoying tendency to be self-righteous and preachy about your belief system. You are usually quite idealistic and you demand the right to be able to explore the entire world of experiences yourself. Remember to grant others the similar right -- be tolerant, not dogmatic.

Saturn is in 22 Degrees Taurus.
Complete freedom of choice makes you ill at ease. You must have a firm, ordered, secure foundation in your life in order to feel comfortable. You do not adapt easily and tend to fear the new and untried. You constantly fear that you do not have enough (love, property, material things, etc.) and this makes you tend toward being selfish, withdrawn and stingy. If you try to surround yourself with supportive people in your environment, you will become more emotionally self-supporting.

Uranus is in 10 Degrees Libra.
You, as well as your entire peer group, have a very free, unstable and unconventional approach to relationships and emotional commitments. You will be attracted to experiments in marriage and shared lifestyles. Personal freedom is more important to you than entangling emotional bonds. In the realm of art and aesthetics, you are attracted to the bizarre, shocking and unusual.

Neptune is in 02 Degrees Sagittarius.
You, and your entire generation, are heavily involved in investigating and idealizing foreign and exotic intellectual systems and religious philosophies. The most extreme ideals will be pursued with gusto. You will be at the forefront of humanitarian attempts to improve the lot of those who are in need of assistance. You will be comfortable with the concept of the "global village."

Pluto is in 27 Degrees Virgo.
For your entire generation, this will be a time when profound changes in society's attitude toward work, duty and responsibility will be initiated. Radical changes in attitudes toward personal health and general nutrition will be promulgated and gain wide acceptance and practice.

N. Node is in 21 Degrees Aquarius.
As long as someone else (or a group or organization) appeals to your intellectual sensibilities, you'll try to ally yourself with them in some way. You may find that you always seem to get involved with many wide-ranging groups -- so much so that you find it difficult to fit them all into your busy schedule. Your many friends and acquaintances provide you with needed stimulation. You're loyal and fair-minded -- you try to spend time equally with all your friends, never concentrating on just one or two for any length of time. Although probably quite conservative yourself, you're attracted to those who are a bit offbeat or eccentric -- you enjoy watching their minds work.


Years ago I dabbled a bit into doing natal charts, but I don't remember much of it anymore. If anyone has a deep understanding of this, feel free to explain it in more detail.

I edited this post on 6-28-08 for a time zone error. This should be right this time.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

THE BIG QUESTIONS #11 - WHAT PAST DECISION WOULD YOU CHANGE?

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Catherine's infatuation with 'The West Wing' continues and David is very thoughtful in not wanting to embarrass someone he knows.

DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL: HERE COME THE GIRLS!

Here's the first of five parts of the behind-the-scenes look at 'Turn Left'.

Can you believe Russell T Davies wanted to blow up the TARDIS???

Monday, June 23, 2008

DOCTOR WHO: TURN LEFT

This is a Doctor lite episode, but don't be discouraged because it will have you on the edge of your seat. This Russell T Davies story shows how one decision made differently by one person can touch all of humanity......and even the universe. It also shows how crucial the Doctor's existence is to everyone else's existence.

Even though I've always loved Rose as the Doctor's companion, Donna has turned out to be my favorite. I never thought I would like Catherine Tate as much as I do, but she is phenomenal! This episode really showcases her talent.

Speaking of Rose.........she's back!

The first of 5 parts is here.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (6-21-08 & 6-22-08)

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - The Idiot's Lantern
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - The Impossible Planet
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - The Idiot's Lantern
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - The Impossible Planet

Thursday, June 19, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (6-20-08)

  • 5AM ET - The Sound of Drums
  • 8PM ET - The Unicorn and the Wasp
  • 9PM ET - Silence in the Library
  • 11PM ET - Silence in the Library

DOCTOR WHO MARATHON ON SCI-FI (6-19-08)

I just found out Sci-Fi has 8 hours of 'Doctor Who' from series 2 today. All times given are Eastern Time.

  • 8AM - Rise of the Cybermen
  • 9AM - The Age of Steel
  • 10AM - The Idiots Lantern
  • 11AM - The Impossible Planet
  • 12PM - The Satan Pit
  • 1PM - Fear Her
  • 2PM - Army of Ghosts
  • 3PM - Doomsday

Monday, June 16, 2008

THE BIG QUESTIONS #10 - HOLIDAYS

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Find out what David and Catherine like to do on vacation.

DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL: LOOK WHO'S TALKING

The sound crew get some recognition for their hard work in 'Look Who's Talking'. Start watching here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

DOCTOR WHO: MIDNIGHT

The Doctor is NOT in control, finds himself a bit scared and just misses seeing Rose in a Russell T Davies story called 'Midnight'.

As usual, there are 5 parts from the wonderful Brivinex. Part 1 is here.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (6-14-08 AND 6-15-08)

Here's this weekend's schedule for 'Doctor Who':

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - The Age of Steel
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - The Idiot's Lantern
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - The Age of Steel
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - The Idiot's Lantern

Friday, June 13, 2008

AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ABOUT DAVID

As the Doctor is spotted with a FOURTH beauty from the show, everyone's asking: Who's next?

By Richard Price
Last updated at 3:38 PM on 08th June 2008

The tall, dark-haired figure flitting through the lobby with a lissom blonde on his arm may have looked distinctly familiar, but the discreet staff at Cardiff's premier five-star hotel were never going to let on.

Not that they were being rude - employees of St David's Hotel and Spa are renowned for their polite attentiveness. When it comes to a valued customer by the name of David Tennant, however, they are aware that it really doesn't do to pry.

After all, who is to say how long tonight's companion will be on the scene? As became apparent this week, the Dr Who star is romancing perky blonde co-star Georgia Moffett - his fourth known conquest from the programme's cast and crew since he landed the role three years ago.

And this, it can be revealed, may just be the tip of the iceberg. A source on the hit BBC programme says there have been 'at least five and probably more - but he's just so darned charming everybody still loves him to bits'.

'David may not have the looks of Brad Pitt, but he is an absolute genius when it comes to impressing women, and he's having the time of his life,' says the insider.

'He spends a lot of time filming the show in Wales and let's just say there has been a lot of traffic through his apartment in Cardiff Bay. He takes women to St David's Hotel because it's quiet, luxurious and the staff love him there.

'But it has become a standing joke that you never know who David will walk through the door with next. Some of the staff have been having bets on whether it will be a blonde or a brunette.

'But the most extraordinary thing is he manages to stay on good terms with everyone. Maybe it's his Scottish charm or the fact he is a decent man, but somehow he manages to square the circle and keep everyone happy.'

The 37-year-old has certainly kept himself busy while filming Dr Who at a massive BBC studio on an industrial estate at Treforest in the Welsh valleys.

First, he dated Sophia Myles, who played opposite him as the extravagantly titled Madame de Pompadour. She admitted to being utterly smitten - she used to carry a Dr Who doll in her handbag during the two-year relationship - and was devastated when he left her in October for Bethan Britton, who works in the BBC Wales contracts office.

A clearly smitten Miss Britton confirmed earlier this year that she was in 'a serious relationship' with Tennant, but within weeks he had moved on to another member of the Dr Who crew, second assistant director Jennie Fava, who he escorted on a series of dates.

This proved to be another fleeting romance, however, and this week it emerged he has been spending nights with Georgia Moffett, 23, who played his daughter in a Dr Who episode. She is also the real-life daughter of Peter Davison, who played the Time Lord between 1982 and 1984.

As one admiring male crew member puts it: 'Where does he find the time - let alone the energy?'

The BBC insider told me: 'To see David in action with people in general and with women in particular is a work of art in motion. He is such a charmer that he can get away with anything.

'He always has time for everyone and the women love that. If there are any children who come to filming, David always makes a fuss of them and poses for family pictures.

'The women love him on the set, he could have his pick of most of the single girls - and probably a few of the married ones, too, if he wanted.

'It's a bit sickening for the blokes, though. You would love to hate anyone that good with women - but even the men have to like him as well. There's a few gay guys around and they love him just as much. But they reluctantly accept he's a devout heterosexual - and practising very hard at it from what I can see.

'He's been in the gossip columns about going out with a few girls on the set, but, believe me, that is not the whole story. I know he's been out with at least another two girls. It may have just been for a late-night coffee - they're too discreet to kiss and tell - but they were very happy about it.'

Another member of the Dr Who team insists that Tennant's roving eye is down to the high intensity on set, where working days regularly run from dawn until dusk.

Friends who have known him for longer, however, suggest there may be another, altogether more deep-rooted explanation: his upbringing.

As a son of the manse - his father, Sandy, is a Presbyterian minister who was Moderator of the Church of Scotland for some years - he makes an unlikely Casanova. (A part he played to great acclaim in a BBC drama of the same name in 2005).

As a slim, gawky teenager, he was a regular churchgoer in his home town of Paisley, near Glasgow, where his father's charismatic sermons inspired him to pursue a career as an actor.

This background, coupled with the fact his parents were happily wed for 45 years until his mother's death from cancer last year, has left him with a lasting reverence for the institution of marriage.

'David is regarded as something of a lothario these days, but there is nothing he would like more than to fall madly in love and settle down to a lifetime of monogamy,' says a friend who has known him since his days at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

'The problem is that his romantic ideal is so hard to attain. His parents were an amazingly dedicated couple and he idolised them.

'So far he hasn't met the right girl - but in this day and age the notion of being married for the best part of half a century is a bit unrealistic.

'He needs to learn to compromise, perhaps ease off on the work so he can get his personal life in order. But that's not David. His expectations in life are ridiculously high, which is probably why he's so successful.'

Intriguingly for someone so ostentatiously successful with the opposite sex, during the early years of his career tongues wagged about Tennant's sexuality - partly fuelled by his relaxed attitude to the rumours. When he was at drama school, several of his contemporaries believed erroneously that he was gay.

And an interview with his friend and writer Arabella Weir was headlined: 'It's OK to think the Doctor is gay.'

Friends say the 37-year-old is unconcerned about the rumours. One suggested they were a handy way of damping down speculation about the amount of time he spends with attractive young ladies. One female crew member on Dr Who, who asked not to be named, said gossip about his sexuality was 'hilarious'.

'It's hard to put into words how charming he is,' gushed the twentysomething blonde. 'David has huge brown eyes and when he turns the full glare on you then no girl with a pulse is going to get away from him. He may look stringy and geeky, but that man has more sex appeal than anyone I've ever met. He's the nicest man in showbusiness.'

This, it must be said, is not an isolated opinion. Tales of the Doctor Who star's largesse abound and he has a deserved reputation as a star who has not lost the common touch.

On one occasion, when recording a voiceover for a documentary, he was approached while having lunch by a minion who worked with disadvantaged children in his spare time.

When the man explained that his charges were big fans of Doctor Who, Tennant spent the entire break recording an improvised skit in character as the Time Lord on a mobile phone camera.

Friends say it is this spontaneous generosity of spirit (he neither sought nor received publicity for the gesture), coupled with unshakeable self-belief, which makes him so irresistible to women.

In Georgia Moffett, however, some suggest he may have taken on more than he bargained for. Unlike Tennant, her parents - actors Sandra Dickinson and Peter Davison - had complicated relationships.

Dickinson and Davison were married to other people when they met, and by the time their marriage dissolved after 14 years, it had descended into a series of bitter rows. They are barely on speaking terms and friends say this, coupled with the startling fact that at 23 Miss Moffett has a six-year-old son, has left its mark on her.

How long her romance with Tennant will endure remains to be seen. Last weekend they were photographed emerging from his modest apartment in Crouch End, North London, after spending the night together, and the following evening stayed over at her home in West London.

Since then, however, both have been keeping a low profile. Tennant is in Stratford-upon-Avon, rehearsing for his stint in the title role of the forthcoming Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet.

The only sign of Miss Moffett, meanwhile, was a boy's bicycle propped up against the wall of her father's £1 million house in Richmond. A smiling Peter Davison declined to comment on his daughter's relationship, simply stating: 'You're not going to find her here.'

A mutual friend says: 'It's early days for David and Georgia and I'm not sure if it will go anywhere. He's almost 15 years older than her and besides their profession they don't have a huge amount in common.'

Even some of Tennant's admirers admit he has a steely side. One TV interviewer who has known him for years says that since landing the Doctor Who role, he has developed the celebrity tic of referring to himself in the third person.

'There is an egotism and ruthlessness about him. The most important person in David Tennant's life is himself, which means he isn't ideal boyfriend material. So long as it's convenient he'll make a woman feel as if she's the only girl in the world. But career comes first.'

As Arabella Weir attests, 'steeliness is his defining characteristic', and many believe it is this unwavering commitment to his career which has rendered him incapable of sustaining long-term relationships.

Those who have known him for longer, however, point to the impossibly high standards set by his parents' wonderful 45-year union.

'He still firmly believes that one day he'll meet someone special and they'll be together for ever,' says an old college friend. 'But that's not going to happen if he changes girlfriends as often as his socks.'

I suspect there's a mixture of truth and fiction in this article.

I certainly can see where his career probably comes first....like a lot of other actors. He's always busy working on something.....TV shows, stage productions, commercials on radio and TV, narration for documentaries, charity work, audio books, appearances promoting what he's working on.....I couldn't keep up with him! I think the only real time he's had off lately has been in May.....resting up for 'Hamlet'. After 'Hamlet' and 'Love's Labour's Lost', it's back to filming the 'Doctor Who' specials. I'm sure he probably has something in the works for when he's finished with 'Doctor Who'.

A lot of what is written about him with women can't be taken as the gospel truth. Just because he's seen with a woman does NOT mean he's interested in her in a romantic way. We know for a fact he dated Sophia Myles. Beyond that, we don't know very much. A lot of the tabloids take pictures and fill in the blanks with a story.....typical tabloid behavior. Anyway, he's single and eventually will run into the right girl. The only way to find her is by dating....a perfectly normal thing to do.

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (6-13-08)

Travel to the end of the universe with the Doctor, Martha and Captain Jack in 'Utopia' at 5AM ET.

See if you can solve the Agatha Christie mystery in 'The Unicorn and the Wasp' at 9PM ET and 11PM ET.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

THE BIG QUESTIONS #9 - COMPUTER GENERATED FANTASY WORLD

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We find out what David and Catherine would have in their own computer generated fantasy worlds.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DERREN BROWN: TRICK OR TREAT (JUNE 6, 2008)


In the series 2 finale, Derren invited all the participants from the second series.....including David.....to what they think is an end-of-filming party. It's actually a sociological experiment about superstition. It's quite entertaining to watch.

There are pictures from the show at Derren Brown's Channel 4 site.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL: RIVER RUNS DEEP

I love all the Doctor Who Confidentials. I sure wish we got them in the US, but there's always YouTube to make up for what our networks won't provide for us. The behind-the-scenes look at 'Forest of the Dead' starts here with four more parts to follow.

I usually link to Brivinex, but this week I'm linking to ParanormRUs for 'River Run Deep'. Take a look at some of the uploads ParanormRUs has. He has some things I haven't seen on YouTube yet.

Monday, June 9, 2008

DOCTOR WHO: FOREST OF THE DEAD

This week's 'Doctor Who' is the conclusion of 'Silence in the Library'. It's a fantastic episode! Makes me wonder if we'll get to see Professor River Song in any future episodes......whether they be this year, next year or in the more distant future. I love the new way the Doctor opens the TARDIS doors.

'Forest of the Dead' starts here and has four more parts to complete the episode.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (6-7-08 & 6-8-08)

There are two Series 2 episodes featuring the Cybermen on BBC America this weekend. They are:

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - Rise of the Cybermen
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - The Age of Steel
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - Rise of the Cybermen
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - The Age of Steel

Friday, June 6, 2008

THE LATEST INFO ABOUT 'HAMLET'

Tennant takes on Hamlet

Clare Fitzsimmons
06 June 2008

DAVID Tennant will soon arrivie in Stratford to take on arguably the most challenging role of his career - Hamlet.

He will be joined by Patrick Stewart in the Gregory Doran production, playing in repertoire at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre from July 24 to November 15.

Doran, the company's Chief Associate Director, has just opened a revival of his acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stratford with many of the same actors who will be performing in Hamlet, and later in his production of Love’s Labour’s Lost.

He said: "Hamlet is a play that waits for the right actor to come along. This Hamlet will be to some extent who David is. You have to have an actor who can be, as Ophelia describes him, ‘the poet, the soldier, the scholar’. He has to be someone who is charismatic and can be brutal and course, and can be witty and moving and can physically take on the demands of the part. I believe that David’s skills fill all these criteria."

Tennant is now best known as the tenth, and many say best, Dr Who, a role which has made him one of Britain's best-loved actors, and brought him award after award.

Before he was a household name, he trod the RSC boards, most recently as Romeo back in 2001.

Also making a welcome return to the company is RSC Honorary Associate, Patrick Stewart, who plays the Ghost and Claudius in Hamlet.

He first worked for the company in 1966, before going on to star in the likes of Star Trek and X-Men. Stewart returned to the Stratford stage in 2006 to take two acclaimed roles in the Complete Works Festival, Antony in Doran’s Antony and Cleopatra and Prospero in Rupert Goold’s production of The Tempest.

Gertrude is played by Penny Downie, who last year played Penelope in the world premiere of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad for the RSC.

Oliver Ford-Davies who will play Polonius, is well known to film, television and theatre audiences. He first worked for the RSC in 1975 when he played roles in Henry IV parts I and II. His impressive film career includes Atonement, George Lucas’ Star Wars Trilogy, Mrs Brown, Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility and In Defence of the Realm.

John Woodvine returns to the company to play the Player King, while Mariah Gale returns to play Ophelia.

For more information and tickets call 0844 800 1110 or visit www.rsc.org.uk.
I' d say David is the right actor for Hamlet......charismatic........can be brutal and course......can be witty and moving.......can physically take on the demands of the part........all very descriptive of David.

It just kills me that I can't afford to go see him.

DOCTOR WHO - HEARTBEAT (DOCTOR/ROSE/MARTHA/DONNA)

This is a brand new video I found at YouTube by THEpowerOFme. She did a great editing job on this fun video made as a birthday present for SEDUFF. The song is 'Heartbeat' by Scouting For Girls.

Usually, I embed videos, but it's best if this is viewed in high quality here. Just remember to click on 'watch in high quality' after you click on my link.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (6-6-08)

At 5AM ET, the very scary Steven Moffat story 'Blink' is being rerun. Ever since first seeing this, I always think twice about any statues around me.

At 9PM ET and 11PM ET, 'The Doctor's Daughter' is being shown on American TV for the first time.....although, through the wonders of today's technology, it's a rerun for youtubers. It's a fantastic episode. I love Georgia Moffett.....and, if it's true, so does David! She's great as Jenny!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

THE BILL: DEADLINE (NOVEMBER 8, 1995)


This is a clip of David playing a slimy character named Steven Clemens in an episode of 'The Bill'. (I love it when he plays a bad guy!)

The quality is very bad, but still interesting to watch. I wish I could get the entire episode, but have never been able to find it.

Thank you to wildrosey at YouTube for making this available for all the Tennant fans.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

PICTURES OF DAVID AND GEORGIA MOFFETT




Click on the pictures to see a larger image.

THE LATEST DATING RUMOR

Dr Who star David Tennant dates his TV daughter

Jun 3 2008 By Mark Jefferies

DOCTOR Who David Tennant is dating his co-star Georgia Moffett - who played his on-screen daughter.

The Scot and Georgia, 23, were spotted leaving his house in London together at the weekend after spending the night there.

David travelled to Georgia's Twickenham home on Saturday night and didn't leave until Sunday morning.

The relationship will shock fans who saw Georgia play the Timelord's daughter in an episode of the current series just last month.

More incredibly, the single mum is the real-life daughter of 1980s Doctor Who, Peter Davison.

David, 37, has even made friends with his new girlfriend's six-year-old son Ty.

A pal of Georgia's said: "They have been going out together for a while now but meet up at each other's house so as to avoid being spotted by Who fans.

"David can't go anywhere without attracting attention and it's early days so they don't want any distractions or fuss made about what's going on.

"It started with some friendly dinner dates but has progressed quickly and they are now in a serious physical relationship.

"They look really cute together and Georgia is very happy at the moment.

"Even with his busy schedule, David is making a lot of time to spend with her, so he must really like her."

The couple met while filming scenes together in Wales last year and there was instant chemistry.

In the script, Georgia's character Jenny is shot in the chest and the Doctor cradles her and kisses her head.

She later blasts off into space alone, making it possible to return in future episodes.

In the run-up to the episode's screening, Georgia told how Tennant was the perfect gentleman on set, saying: "It was winter in Cardiff when we filmed and I was wearing very little so you can imagine how cold that was.

"David kindly lent me his jacket between takes. I put it on, bent over and ripped the back of it."

Georgia has recently been filming Spooks: Code 9, a spin-off of BBC series Spooks.

And Tennant began rehearsals yesterday on his version of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He is unlikely to be phased by the 14-year age gap in his current relationship.

He recently said: "I still think of myself as 18."

I don't know how true this story is, but it's out there. If it's not true, it's fun to read and speculate about. If it is true, that's what I call keeping it all in the family. :-p

Personally, I think a lot of David's dating rumors are not true. I remember Arabella Weir once said he has the ability to just be friends with women and doesn't date as many girls as the tabloids have hooked him up with. It's best to read these stories as just that....stories. Time will tell if there is any truth to what's being written.

Thank you to Carole for sending me the link.

THE BIG QUESTIONS #8 - FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOOKS

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We find out what books David and Catherine liked while they were growing up in this week's Big Question.

Monday, June 2, 2008

DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL: SHADOW PLAY

This weeks 'Doctor Who Confidential' is a behind-the-scenes look at 'Silence in the Library'. We find out how they came across the library set, how the books get thrown from the shelves, and who's winning the card game the actors are playing between scenes.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

DOCTOR WHO: SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY

Are you afraid of the dark? If your aren't, you will be after watching the latest Steven Moffat story. Part 1 of 5 is here.

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