Matt is apparently not a good bowler.
Matt is apparently not a good bowler.
More guest roles for The Time of the Doctor.
Sheila Reid, best known for her role as Madge in ITV comedy, Benidorm, will play Clara’s grandmother.
James Buller, best known for The Road to Guantanamo will return as Clara’s father, following his appearance in ‘The Rings of Akhaten’.
Elizabeth Rider, best known for her role as DI Lynette Driver in BBC daytime soap, Doctors will star as Linda.
Tessa Peake-Jones, best known for her role as Raquel in BBC sitcom, Only Fools and Horses will play Marta.
Kayvan Novak, best known for creating and starring in TV show, Fonejacker will voice Handles.
Mark Anthony Brighton, best known for Ready When You Are Mr. McGill will play Colonel Albero.
Sonita Henry, best known for her work on Star Trek will play Colonel Meme.
Rob Jarvis, best known for playing Eddie on BBC TV show, Hustle will play Abramel.
The Time of the Doctor will air on Christmas Day at 7:30pm on BBC One.
That’s quite a lot of guest stars!
"I know she’ll be in good hands…"
Oh man, when it was revealed that guy - the prisoner we’d seen talk with Cyrus all those times - was Jafar’s father the Sultan, I was like WTH.
Watched The Sound of Music Live! with my mom (though I missed the first 10-15 minutes). The production with Carrie Underwood, the first attempt at a live musical on prime time TV in like 50 years. And I really liked it! The songs of course are great, and the sets were amazing. Though the one of the festival stage, with all the swastikas, was quite creepy.
I was thrown off a bit by the song order, because I have only seen the movie version, and this production was of the Broadway musical, which has a slightly different song order, includes some songs I hadn’t heard before, and was missing the movie-exclusive “I Have Confidence” (though they did include the other movie-exclusive song “Something Good”). But other than that it was fine. It had all the classics, naturally. The Sound of Music is my favorite musical, and I used to know most of the songs. My favorite songs in it are “I Have Confidence,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “So Long, Farewell.”
Carrie Underwood I thought did a great job. I mean, yeah, okay, she’s no Julie Andrews, but in an interview she said she gets that and that “I know my place.” The guy playing Captain Von Trapp (Steven Moyer, a.k.a. Bill Compton on True Blood) seemed a bit too young for the part to me at first (remember, I’m used to Christopher Plummer as the Captain) but he has a great voice. I recognized the guy playing Max from somewhere but I couldn’t place him. Turns out it’s Christian Borle, one of the stars of Smash, a show I really like (which was sadly canceled after its second season flopped). He played Tom, the somewhat flamboyant, gay composer of the musical and boss of that jerk Ellis.
However, I’m quite annoyed that The Sound of Music Live! is getting all these bad reviews. Even CNN reviewed it badly. The Daily Beast called it “exhausting” (granted it is 3 hours long, but we recorded it so we were able to fast forward through the commercials). And those are just the two reviews I actually read. It’s a real shame!
Have seen this a couple times at the movie theater. An interesting commercial.
Love this commercial.
Found this on Google+. It’s pretty funny.
Changed my phone wallpaper to a pic of Eleven and Clara from “The Time of the Doctor.” It fits perfectly!!
Apparently, according to Russell T Davies, the Cardiff Rift we see in Doctor Who (a couple episodes) and Torchwood (practically every episode) closed up when The Doctor closed all the cracks in time in Series 5. Kinda ruins the premise of my story where The Doctor and Alys meet Captain Jack and Gwen, cause the premise revolved around The Doctor coming to Cardiff to refuel at the Rift. Will have to find a way around that.
Course, not sure how to work around the fact the 2009 Dalek Invasion may have gotten wiped from history. A large part of Darren’s character depends on him remembering said invasion. May have to fudge that one, like I fudged River Song knowing about what happened at The Library even though she supposedly shouldn’t at this point in her timeline.