Articles for Doctor Who Season 3

Last week, The Sun and several media sources have reported that the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who, is about to culminate after the fourth season finishes next year. It has been reported that the show’s executive producer Russell T. Davies, who is exhausted from the 16-hour production days, plans to pursue other projects, deciding to put an end to award-winning show while it’s still on top of the ratings. In addition, it has been said that many senior staff members working on the series have been contemplating on handing in their resignations. However, these are all just rumors. According to BBC, the network’s executives have a long-term commitment to the science fiction drama. And even if Davies decides to leave the show, Doctor Who will still continue without him. Read more »
In an interview with a UK online magazine, actress Freema Agyeman denied claims that she has been fired from the revived the comedy series, Doctor Who. The 27-year-old English actress told Metro that although she is not permitted to talk about the upcoming season, the show has given her the opportunity to defend herself against the “totally untrue” reports. Read more »
BBC confirmed Tuesday that pop star and breast cancer survivor Kylie Minogue will be appearing in an upcoming episode of the revived comedy series, Doctor Who. The episode, which serves as the show’s Christmas Special, will feature the 39-year-old singer-actress in a “major lead role,” opposite the tenth doctor, played by David Tennant.  Read more »
If the hospital you work at is suddenly transported to the moon and overturned by intergalactic policemen searching for a fugitive alien, it’s a safe bet you are in a Doctor Who episode.  If your name is Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), it’s a good chance the episode was custom tailored to introduce you as the good Doctor’s new companion.  Read more »
It was previously reported that dance-pop singer and actress Kylie Minogue would be appearing in the fourth season of Doctor Who.  Minogue has been given a lead role in the show’s upcoming Christmas special. Last Wednesday, the BBC announced that another celebrity is set to appear in the forthcoming episodes of the revived comedy series.  Comedienne Catherine Tate, who played the runaway bride in last season’s Christmas special, will reprise her role on the show on a regular basis.  Tate’s re-casting means that the tenth Doctor (David Tennant) will have two companions in the fourth season, one being Tate‘s Donna and the other being Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman). Read more »
Doctor Who (David Tennant) treats his new companion Martha (Freema Agyeman) to an evening of Shakespeare the way only the old doc can in “The Shakespeare Code.”  Anxious to introduce Martha to the freedom of discovery made possible with the Tardis, the Doctor transports her to the bard‘s day and age, only to find the writer besieged by an interplanetary evil bent on the destruction of mankind, naturally. Read more »
Filming for the second season of Torchwood, the spin-off series of Doctor Who, has begun.  While the series debuted and aired in BBC Three last year, the upcoming installment will be shown in BBC Two. The show stars John Barrowman (Titans, Central Park West) as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles (Trainer) as Gwen, Burn Gorman (Funland, Eastenders) as Owen, Naoko Mori (Spooks) as Toshiko and Gareth David-Lloyd (Mine All Mine) as Ianto.  The show’s main characters make up a team called the Torchwood Three, a defense unit created by Queen Victoria in order to protect the realm from supernatural and otherworldly beings. Read more »
Doctor Who returns to familiar ground in tonight‘s episode “Gridlock.”  Martha, still a fickle companion, asks for another trip, this time into Earth‘s distance future, and the good Doctor is happy to oblige.  This is the future earth we saw in roses day, a billion years on with all sorts of evolved intelligent animals.The Face of Boe returns.  In case you don‘t remember, the face is a fleshy rectangle stretched on a frame with a face in the middle.  Handsome creature.   The Face senses the Doctor‘s presence and sends an evolved cat named Novice to track him down.  Meanwhile the Doctor and Martha discover mood peddlers selling moods like drugs in the underground city.  The Doctor objects and vows to shut them down. Read more »
Human/Dalek Hybrids?  Get out of town.  The Doctor Who two-parter “Evolution of the Daleks” proved that even beings free from time and space sometimes inspires the most ridiculous TV writing.   “Evolution of the Daleks” may have been a hoot for Doctor Who newbies, but it was a drag for aficionados. The Human Dalek Sec is planning a human/dalek hybridization so that Daleks can become bipedal and be freed from their metal shells.   Doesn’t fit with what you know about the Dalek mindset?  Congrats, you’re not a newbie. Read more »
In July, BBC announced that Catherine Tate, who served as a temporary companion to David Tennant when Billie Piper left Doctor Who, would be returning to the show as a regular come the fourth season.   At the time, the 39-year-old actress expressed her delight for having been asked to return, but she now admits that she was actually stunned by the invitation. "When I was asked to do it, I genuinely couldn‘t believe they‘d asked me,” Tate told the official Doctor Who magazine.  “I was having lunch with [executive producer] Julie Gardner and it was the last thing I thought we were going to have a conversation about.  She said it, and I nearly ... well, I ... even now, I just can‘t believe it.  I‘m speechless." Read more »
Last week‘s episode of Doctor Who ended with companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) using the Manipulator to teleport to Earth, leaving the Doctor (David Tennant), who was artificially aged 100 years, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and her family at the hands of the Master (John Simm) and his wife, Lucy (Alexandra Moen) as they gain dominion over Earth. Tonight, the battle continues in the exciting and action-packed season three finale of Doctor Who.  The episode, entitled “The Last of the Time Lords,” will show the Master‘s supreme rule over the world, while the Doctor is rendered helpless as his prisoner.  The entire human race has been turned into slaves as the mighty warship of the new Time Lord Empire rises from the ashes.  It is up to Martha to carry out the Doctor‘s plans and save the world. Read more »