Jameson, director Graeme Harper and
some very rare outtakes with Peter Davison and also Tom Baker with John Cleese – (available HERE).
Fans got EXCITED when some behind~the~scenes footage from the first Dalek movie was unearthed (details HERE) whilst, in other Dalek news, Death to the Daleks popped up on DVD (review HERE). Some fans got APOPLECTIC as David Tennant and Billie Piper were reunited, sort of, on telly in mini-series, True Love (pics HERE and HERE).
More sad news for Who~fans came with the news that another former companion Mary Tamm had passed away. Tamm played the original Romana and prefect foil to Tom Baker’s gregarious excess. You can read the BBC obituary HERE.
The other big news that month was that Mark Gatiss was writing a “genesis of Dr. Who” drama (though speculation had been rife for many, many months). It would be titled An Adventure In Space & Time, and here’s who Blogtor thinks should be in it.
Christopher Eccleston was part of an interesting interview at the National Theatre (watch HERE), whilst essential merch this month included The Greatest Show in the Galaxy DVD (review HERE) the Second Doctor novel, The Wheel of Ice (review HERE).
To promote the “series”, Matt Smith chatted with Alan Carr on Alan Carr: Chatty Man (watch HERE, but best not with the kids) whilst Karen Gillan went Stateside to speak with Conan O’Brien (watch HERE).
Staying in the US, kids show Sesame Street managed to do a song about Doctor Who. No, really. Watch it HERE. Back in Blighty, long-running “quiz” show Mastermind included a Doctor Who round, how did you fare?
Merchandise-wise, the magnificent Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver hit the streets with trouser~tightening delight – check out Blogtor’s thoughts on the lovely bit of tech HERE. The Colin Baker “classic” Vengeance On Varos got another home release and, for the first time ever, Blogtor let someone else do a DVD review, check it HERE.
Completing the month: Doctor Who got referenced yet again on The Big Bang Theory (watch HERE) and Russell T Davies‘ new show with Phil Ford started – check out the Wizards Vs Aliens site HERE.
Speaking of the 50th, some ex-Time Lords were quizzed on the anniversary. David Tennant was as ambiguous as ever HERE whilst Christopher Eccleston was slightly more playful on the notion of a return HERE. And former Doctor Who Colin Baker returned to the world of reality TV by entering the “jungle” in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
Christmas! Christmas!! CHRIST~MAS!!! The final month wall all about Christmas! And, more importantly, The Snowmen – catch up on all things Crimbolicious Spesh related HERE. The BBC, in their lead~up to the festivities included the TARDIS in a 3D lightshow. Oh, and we got a NEW TARDIS interior too! AND new titles!
Showing their lurve for Doctor Who, our chums in North America got Matt Smith on the front of TV Guide. Mazza also turned up on ITV1’s This Morning and chatted about a “danger through wi-fi” ep in Series 7 (thankfully Phillip Schofield refrained from producing a list of actors to play the 12th Doctor he got from the internet) and The Graham Norton Show (watch HERE). Not to be outdone, new gal Jenna-Louise Coleman made an appearance on BBC’s Breakfast (watch HERE).
In “rumour” “news”: Peter Jackson said he “may well” work with Steven Moffat again; SteeMo said that “John Simm is The Master”; Toby Jones wants a Dream Lord return; will the Series 7 finale be set in Scotland?; and Jenna-Louise Coleman said she’s trying to get her boyfriend in the show.
The 50th Anniversary gathers momentum with the BFI announcing they will be celebrating throughout 2013 with screenings, the Royal Mail announced a stamp range and Blogtor started the weekly countdown of his favourite 50 Doctor Who stories, OF ALL TIME!! Read entries No. 50, No. 49 and No. 48.
And there it is, 2012 delivered through the eyes of Blogtor! On a personal level, I got to meet and chat with quite a few people involved in the show (both behind and in front of the camera), so that’s been pretty amazing. And what a great year it’s been for Who~fans, despite only six episodes airing. 2013 looks like there’s gonna be even more for us to get our collective teeth into. Huzzah!