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Friday, September 26, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (9-27-08 & 9-28-08)

  • Evolution of the Daleks - Saturday, 6PM ET and Sunday 1PM ET
  • The Lazarus Experiment - Saturday, 7PM ET and Sunday 2PM ET

Thursday, September 25, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (9-26-08)

The Sound of Drums is scheduled for 5AM ET on SciFi.

I love John Simm's portrayal of the Master, but hate seeing the Doctor aged to look his full 900 years.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2008 TV QUICK AWARDS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH


Here's David's taped acceptance speech for being awarded Best Actor in the TV Quick & TV Choice Awards. This video along with pictures of Catherine Tate and John Barrowman are at the TV Quick website.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A JOB I'D LOVE TO HAVE


HE is among the most sought-after actors of the moment, the time-travelling lord of the Tardis who makes grown women swoon and little boys reach for their sonic screwdriver.

Getting close to Bathgate-born David Tennant would be a dream come true for his star-struck fans.Yet for top-flight theatre designer Katrina Lindsay, measuring up the Time Lord for his next Shakespeare role is just part of another day at the office. And if that's not enough to drive his fans wild with envy, she even gets to tinker with his tights and mull over his inside leg measurement.

"Oh, he's quite the old pro with all that," she chuckles, revealing that the charismatic Dr Who star is as laid-back off-screen when it comes to tricky costume fittings as he is on screen taking on Dalek Sec and crushing the Cybermen. "He's really very down to earth, no diva behaviour – none at all."

Katrina is having to yell over the racket of hammering and thumping in the background, as builders go about creating the epic set for the next Royal Shakespeare Company production, Love's Labour's Lost, starring the Dr Who leading man. She's somewhere in London – a long way from Colinton village, where she was raised – phone glued to her ear while she watches over the noisy process of construction and settles down to perfect her designs for those all-important costumes.

So, on behalf of female fans the nation over, it was only fair to ask whether this time around, she just might be willing to dress the heart-throb actor in something a little, ahem, less 'restrictive' than the Elizabethan ruffs and doublet traditionally found in a Shakespeare play ...

"A thong!" she gasps, "you want him in a thong! Well, I really don't think so. It's Shakespeare! Nice try, but honestly, that wouldn't quite be right.

"No, he'll be dressed fairly traditionally. I'm sorry!"

Never mind. At the moment, Tennant could roll up for his next Shakespeare part – he plays Berowne, one of the King of Navarre's lords in the quirky comic drama – in a black plastic bag with a tin bucket over his head, and his legions of devoted fans would still think the universe revolves around him. To prove it, he's just been declared best actor at a glittering television awards ceremony staged by two entertainment magazines – Dr Who picked up the best-loved drama – and has wowed typically stuffy critics with his RSC stage performance of Hamlet.

He's even setting the internet alight with excited chatroom talk of him signing up to star in a cinema version of the BBC sci-fi favourite.

So surely no-one can be that perfect? And isn't there the remotest chance he might throw the occasional luvvie strop?

Former George Watson's girl Katrina insists Tennant is one of luvvieland's good guys. "He's done a lot at the Royal Shakespeare Company, so he knows what he's doing," she stresses. "Besides, we're all too busy getting on with what we have to do for anyone to throw a tantrum."

Certainly Katrina, 40, seems immersed in the job currently at hand – pulling together the lavish costumes for the third play in the RSC summer season at its 1000-seat Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, one of its most successful seasons ever thanks to a certain West Lothian-born actor.

The production begins in just three weeks' time, and there's nothing like a rapidly approaching deadline to focus the talented designer's mind on what needs to be done.

"It's pretty hectic," she agrees. "The design process usually takes around four weeks, then come the rehearsals – so it all becomes pretty intense and there are a lot of long hours. And things always come up that have to be fixed or changed."
I don't think I'll be able to get the vision of David in a thong out of my head for quite awhile!

You can read the rest of this article by clicking on the link above.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

SISTERS OF PERVITUDE BLOG

Take note of the addition of the Sisters of Pervitude - David Tennant Chapter blog I've added to the blogs I follow in the left column. If you want to "see more of David" be sure to take a look.

LOVE IN THE 21st CENTURY CLIP

On a May 16, 2008 post, I featured an article about the short series "Love in the 21st Century". At that time all I had was a very bad clip from the first show, "Reproduction". Thanks to cassandrakitten1999, I found this much better quality clip. I wish I could find the whole episode.

WARNING: THIS IS A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT SCENE

Friday, September 19, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (9-20-08 & 9-21-08 )

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - Daleks in Manhattan
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - Evolution of the Daleks
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - Daleks in Manhattan
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - Evolution of the Daleks

CAMERON MCEWAN'S HAMLET REVIEW

Cameron McEwan has posted a review of Hamlet on his "Stuff On TV" blog. His somewhat humorous review is well worth reading....as are his captions for the pictures. And, don't forget to read the comments so you can read Arwyn's very insightful thoughts after seeing Hamlet.

It's so interesting reading all the different things people say after seeing Hamlet. It's like I'm getting a chance to view it all through their eyes. Wonderful stuff!

I'm hoping a producer comes forth since Cameron "overheard a discussion involving a member of staff who stated that the only 'thing' in the way of a DVD release was a producer - they need to acquire one." That's the only way I'll ever be able to see David's Hamlet so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (9-19-08)

Captain Jack Harkness is on hand with Martha and the Doctor in part 1 of the 3 part series 3 finale, Utopia. You can catch Captain Jack hitching a ride on the TARDIS at 5AM ET.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SECRET SMILE - ANATOMY OF AN OBSESSION



StygianFilms at YouTube has made this very well edited video featuring David as Brendan Block in Secret Smile. Kelly Clarkson's Addicted is the perfect song for this video.

I enjoy watching David play this stalking psycho boyfriend-from-hell so much it scares me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

GRAHAM NORTON ON BBC AMERICA (9-17-08)

The Graham Norton Show with David Tennant and Jo Brand is being rerun at 3AM ET.

I almost missed this. Really, I wasn't expecting to see this rerun so soon.

Monday, September 15, 2008

VOTE FOR DAVID

Vote for David as "Best Actor in a Sci Fi TV Show or Movie" in the Scream 2008 awards and as "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" at the 2008 TONY (Time Out New York) awards.

TICKETS SOLD OUT AT NOVELLO THEATRE

King of the West End
David Tennant's rise from fringe theatre – via Doctor Who – is irresistible as thousands join a stampede to see him play Hamlet

By Cahal Milmo and Arifa Akbar
Saturday, 13 September 2008

The queue snaking around the Novello Theatre in the West End of London yesterday was dramatic proof that David Tennant has achieved a regeneration to make his Doctor Who alter ego proud. Within three hours of going on sale, all 6,000 tickets to see the actor play Hamlet had sold out in a stampede that crashed websites and jammed hotlines. The clamour to see Tennant as the Dane in a rapturously-received Royal Shakespeare Company production alongside Patrick Stewart cemented the 37-year-old Scot's status as one of Britain's most popular – and bankable – actors. By the end of the day, December's opening night tickets for the London run were being resold for £1,200 a pair on the internet.

Hundreds of fans had queued outside the theatre, with die-hards camping out overnight.

The spectacle was evidence that Tennant has succeeded where some predecessors as the Time Lord had failed, escaping the fate of only finding success as Doctor Who. An RSC spokesman said yesterday: "David has encouraged a new generation of theatregoers."

Tennant has enjoyed rave reviews for his parka-clad Hamlet, with The Independent's critic describing the performance as "extremely captivating".

But the frenzy also served to underline the fact that Tennant, who supposedly decided at the age of three that he wanted to play the role of Doctor Who, is at a crossroads. Amid speculation that Hollywood is beckoning after he expressed his eagerness to appear in more big-screen productions, negotiations for a new series of Doctor Who scheduled to be broadcast in 2010 are also under way.

Tennant is only confirmed to appear in four Doctor Who specials next year . The BBC is reportedly prepared to offer him a deal worth £1.3m for his fifth series – £100,000 per episode.

Helen O'Hara, of Empire magazine, said: "David is facing a dilemma. He could do anything he wants after the success of his Doctor Who. But any actor who takes that role faces the danger of being typecast. That is why taking time out for Hamlet will do him a lot of good."

The cross-over appeal of Tennant and the Doctor Who franchise was underlined with the announcement that the inclusion of a performance of music from the show in this year's BBC Proms had helped draw unprecedented audiences. An average of 90 per cent of the seats were sold.

Ironically, one potential solution for Tennant's ambition to do more films has been floated in the shape of a Doctor Who movie. Steven Moffat, due to replace Russell T Davies as the sci-fi's head writer, said last month that he would support a feature-length version starring Tennant, "so long as it's great and fantastic".

BBC Film flatly denied it was seeking funding for a movie or that it had struck a deal with Tennant to star in the next series as long as the corporation committed to a big-screen version.

All of which will be greeted with insouciance by Tennant, who has said it is "too easy to become defined by your press cuttings" and shrugs off fascination with his private life. He has been linked with Kylie Minogue and Georgia Moffett, the daughter of a former Doctor Who, Peter Davison.

Born David McDonald (he took his professional name from Neil Tennant, the Pet Shop Boys' singer, after finding another actor of the same name was already listed with Equity), the current Doctor Who was raised in Renfrewshire with his brother and sister in what he insists was a less than puritanical existence despite his father's status as a moderator of the Church of Scotland.

Tennant, a Labour supporter, has an extensive thespian pedigree. His first role was in Brecht's The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui with a socialist theatre company. After frequent comic roles with the RSC, he appeared in a string of BBC dramas, culminating in the title role in Casanova.

The risk remains that Tennant's Doctor will define his career. But it is a fate with which he may be comfortable. He once wrote: "I was a Doctor Who junkie. Every Saturday evening at 5.35 I could not be disturbed. I was worshipping at the shrine."

I'm so glad to read that people are still in a frenzy to see David's Hamlet. I can't imagine paying £1,200 (that equals about $2,400) for a ticket though! As much as I love David, my budget does have its limits.

Somehow, I don't think David's Doctor will define his career. After all the different shows I've watched him in, I don't think one role can define him. He's a brilliant actor who has many years ahead of him with many more fantastic performances in other roles. He's one of those people who was born to act.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

DOWNLOAD DAVID

At Independent Talent's AdVoice section of their site, there are over 100 actors' voice samples from ads they have done. Since it's alphabetical, David's is near the bottom......right under Patrick Stewert. Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor, is also listed near the top. You can listen to the voice samples on the site and you can download the samples for free.

It's not a very long sample, but who cares. It's David.....in his natural Scottish accent!

EINSTEIN AND EDDINGTON PREVIEWS

I found this BBC autumn season promo at the Guardian. Einstein and Eddington is one of the shows previewed.

Friday, September 12, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (9-13-08 & 9-14-08 )

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - Gridlock
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - Daleks in Manhattan
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - Gridlock
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - Daleks in Manhattan

Thursday, September 11, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (9-12-08)

Steven Moffat's Hugo award winning episode Blink is being shown at 5AM ET. Great episode!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

DAVID TENNANT TO RETURN IN 2010 SERIES

There is unconfirmed news that David will continue playing the Doctor after the four specials being shown in 2009. It is also reported that Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins will return as Donna Noble and her grandfather in one of those specials. AND John Simm will be back as The Master in one of the 2009 specials.

I sure hope all this is true.....especially the part about David staying in 2010.

TV QUICK AWARDS

David Tennant won the Best Actor award last night at the 12th annual TVQuick & TVChoice Awards. Also winning awards were Catherine Tate for Best Actress and Doctor Who for Best Loved Drama.

David wasn't able to be there to accept his award due to his commitment to 'Hamlet'. Bernard Cribbins accepted the award on his behalf.

Read all about the awards here.

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (9-9-08)

Sci-Fi is having a marathon of Doctor Who from 8AM ET to 4PM ET. The very first appearance of David Tennant as the Doctor is on at 3PM ET in 'The Parting of the Ways'.

Even though David is in very, very little of the marathon, it's still great to watch all the episodes. I think Christopher Eccleston was a great Doctor too. After all, he led the way for David's Doctor.

Friday, September 5, 2008

DAVID ON TV (9-6-08 & 9-7-08)

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' is on ABC Family at 2:30PM ET on Saturday and 12:30PM ET on Sunday. Even though David isn't in it very much, he leaves a very lasting impression as Barty Crouch Jr.

DOCTOR WHO ON BBC AMERICA (9-6-08 & 9-7-08 )

  • Saturday, 6PM ET - The Shakespeare Code
  • Saturday, 7PM ET - Gridlock
  • Sunday, 1PM ET - The Shakespeare Code
  • Sunday, 2PM ET - Gridlock

Thursday, September 4, 2008

DOCTOR WHO ON SCI-FI (9-5-08)

'The Family of Blood', the conclusion of 'Human Nature', is on at 5AM ET on SciFi.

I love this episode along with 'Human Nature'. It's wonderful to see David play John Smith. He's so different than the Doctor. David is just fantastic!

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