Saturday, 14 April 2018

Matt Smith - "Mapplethorpe" - Poster Launch and Crowdfunding Details


The first poster has been released for Matt Smith's new film - "Mapplethorpe - a biopic about photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe.

An Indigogo crowdfunding campaign will also launch on Tuesday 17 April 2018:
We are extremely excited to announce that we will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in the coming weeks! We have been working on this film for over a decade and we have done it completely independently. We want to continue on that path which is why we are now coming to YOU, our fans, and inviting all of you to become a part our journey and the production. We will be offering a wide range of amazing experiences and perks like #MapplethorpeMovie memorabilia, props used in the film, items signed by #MattSmith and Eliza Dushku and much much more! Most of the perks on offer are extremely limited and won't be available anywhere else - EVER!
Sounds good!  You can sign up by email to gain access to the perks an hour early by visiting the Indigogo Mapplethorpe page.




Sunday, 8 April 2018

Screencaps - Matt Smith - GQ: Would You Rather...

A batch of 1080HD screencaps of Matt Smith from the GQ Video - "Matt Smith Plays Would You Rather" - have been uploaded to the Who-Natic Gallery. Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use. More are in the Who-Natic Gallery:








More in the Who-Natic Gallery.



Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Hugo Award Nomination for "Twice Upon A Time"


"Twice Upon A Time" has been nominated in the 2018 Hugo Awards in the "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" category.

It faces some stiff competition from the highly acclaimed "Black Mirror" episode, "USS Callister" plus the "Star Trek: Discovery" episode, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad".

The full list of nominations in the "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" category are:
  • Black Mirror: “USS Callister,” written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, directed by Toby Haynes (House of Tomorrow)
  • “The Deep” [song], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)
  • Doctor Who: “Twice Upon a Time,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay (BBC Cymru Wales)
  • The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit,” written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
  • The Good Place: “The Trolley Problem,” written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)
  • Star Trek: Discovery: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” written by Aron Eli Coleite & Jesse Alexander, directed by David M. Barrett (CBS Television Studios)

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Doctor Who Series 9 Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order


Silva Screen have announced that the long-awaited Series 9 Soundtrack will be released on 27 April 2018 and is available for pre-order now priced £14.99.
Limited Edition includes additional booklet with Stuart Manning poster images and slipcase.  This edition will be generally available on other sites but is limited in number. The Standard Edition is the same as the Limited Edition but does not include the slipcase or additional booklet. 
Premiering in September 2015, the ninth series of Doctor Who featured Peter Capaldi in the title role in his sophomore season as television’s favourite time traveller. This all encompassing four part collection features general cues on discs one and two, the complete score from the episode Heaven Sent on disc three and on disc four the Christmas Special, The Husbands Of River Song. Five time BAFTA nominee Murray Gold recently confirmed that he is stepping down from composer duties on the show after 12 years of providing some of the finest music to be heard on contemporary television. This is also the 12th Silva Screen release of his music from the 2005 revival onwards and underlines the breadth of Gold’s composing skill across over two and a half hours of music.

"It’s one of the last great morality tales out there but it also celebrates life. For that reason I think it’s a great show for kids. I couldn’t write this much music for it if I didn’t feel that way.” – Murray Gold
DISC 1 
1. The One in a Thousand
2. Davros Remembers
3. Message from Missy
4. Meeting in the Square
5. Finding The Doctor
6. What Have You Done
7. Davros Approaches
8. Some Kind of Submarine
9. The Ghosts
10. The Bootstrap Paradox
11. Finding The Fisher King
12. Another Ghost Has Appeared
13. We Need to Get Back to The TARDIS
14. Directions from The Ghosts
15. Something in the Spacesuit
16. Two Days on a Longboat
17. I Am Ashildr
18. In a Way, She's a Hybrid
19. I Call Myself Me
20. They Need Us
21. The Last Thing We Need

DISC 2 
1. Deep Cover
2. Just Come Inside
3. This is Not a War
4. Defending The Earth
5. The Morpheus Song
6. Saving Rigsy
7. Madam Mayor
8. Running from the Raven
9. Death is Locked In
10. Face the Raven
11. Back Home
12. The General's Regeneration
13. A Duty of Care
14. Clara's Diner

DISC 3 
1. A Second Shadow
2. The Veil
3. A Fly on a Painting
4. A Change of Clothes
5. A Mechanical Maze
6. Digging a Grave
7. Tell No Lies
8. Two Events in Life
9. Waiting for the Veil
10. The Final Room
11. One Confession Away
12. Break Free
13. Same Old Day
14.The Shepherd's Boy

DISC 4 
1. Carol Singers will be Criticised
2. A Dying Husband
3. The Finest Surgeon in The Galaxy
4. The Halassi Androvar
5. The Husbands of River Song
6. The TARDIS Can't Take Off
7. Time to Do it Properly
8. Harmony and Redemption
9. Hydroflax in The TARDIS
10. Whole Again at Last
11. All the Firewalls in The Galaxy
12. A Restaurant with a View
13. The Woman He Loves
14. The Singing Towers

The Limited Edition can be pre-ordered from Silva Screen.


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Big Finish - UNIT: Cyber-Reality - Story Details Released


Big Finish have released the story details for "UNIT: Cyber-Reality" which is due to be released in May.
The Auctioneers. A secret global network, collecting and exploiting alien technology for maximum profit. After they threaten UNIT, the consequences are grave. Kate Stewart has vowed to take them down.

But another menace is close. The Cybermen are coming, and UNIT’s only hope could be its greatest enemy. The Master. 
UNIT 6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton
Sam Bishop is missing. Lost at sea, imprisoned with a valuable hostage, UNIT’s troubleshooter will need all his skills to survive.  To save their comrade, Kate Stewart and Osgood are offered a deadly challenge. But this game might be impossible to win… 
UNIT 6.2 Tele-presence by Guy Adams
Testing salvaged equipment, Osgood leads Colonel Shindi and Josh Carter on a strange expedition into uncharted territory. A virtual world.  When the team is attacked, Kate tries to assist. But it seems the technology itself is doing all it can to keep her apart from her people. 
UNIT 6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams
The Cybermen are coming. Across the barriers between universes, conquering all before them. Conquering and converting.  As her troops fight a relentless enemy, Kate battles to lock down the threat. But how long can UNIT resist? 
UNIT 6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton
The Cybermen are close to victory. A world under Cyber-control. A new paradigm to expand the Cyber-race.  Fresh from the Time War, the Master arrives at the hour of Earth’s greatest need. But he really doesn’t care…
Make sure you pre-order this ultimate showdown of the century! UNIT – Cyber-Reality will be released in May and is available for pre-order now at £23 on CD or £20 on download. 
Or you can save money in a bundle and get UNIT – Cyber-Reality (series six) with UNIT – Encounters (series five), UNIT series seven and UNIT series eight at £90 on CD or £80 on download. 
If you’ve not heard any of the UNIT releases before, you can download the first episode of the first series UNIT – Extinction for FREE here.


Friday, 9 March 2018

Screencaps - Jemma Redgrave - "The Zygon Invasion"

A large batch of 1080p HD screencaps of Jemma Redgrave from the Doctor Who episode - The Zygon Invasion -  have been uploaded to the Who-Natic Gallery.  Samples below - right click and open in new tab/window for larger versions - please feel free to take and use.  More are in the Who-Natic Gallery.








More in the Who-Natic Gallery.



Sunday, 4 March 2018

Matt Smith - Desert Island Discs


Matt Smith was Kirsty Young's guest on today's "Desert Island Discs" - and if you missed it you can listen to it here: Desert Island Discs

"Doctor Who" was obviously discussed and Matt revealed that he'd never watched an episode of "Doctor Who" before he got the role - informing the casting team of this by saying that "Doctor Who's on at 7 o'clock on a Saturday night.  I'm in a boozer then".

He speaks of the show in glowing terms: It’s the greatest part of my life. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I loved every minute of it.”

Amongst other things discussed were his football ambitions, university, family and, of course, "The Crown".


Monday, 26 February 2018

Photos - Jemma Redgrave - Gallifrey One 2018

As you know, Jemma Redgrave was one of the guest at Gallifrey One this year.  I was lucky enough to attend and took a number of photos.  There are around 70 in all - the full size versions are in the Who-Natic Gallery - samples below.  As usual, feel free to take and use - they're not watermarked or anything so have at it!










More in the Who-Natic Gallery.




Thursday, 8 February 2018

Matt Smith to play Charles Manson in new film

According to "The Hollywood Reporter", Matt Smith is to play notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson in a new independent film "Charlie Says".

"Charlie Says" will look at the three women (Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Gluten and Patricia Krenwinkle) who were sentenced to death (And later to life imprisonment) following the 1969 mass murder of Sharon Tate and others.

Matt will be reunited with his former "Womb" (or "Clone") co-star, Hannah Murray who has also been cast in "Charlie Says".

Thursday, 25 January 2018

"UNIT - Cyber-Reality" Big Finish Audio - Update and Cover Art


Big Finish have released the cover art and a few more details of the next UNIT audio - "Cyber-Reality" - which is due for release in May 2018:
In this sixth series of UNIT, Kate Stewart will be forced to rely on the Master to defeat a new race of Cybermen. 
The UNIT team face off against the Cybermen in four new adventures out for release in May. 
Although a first for the new UNIT team at Big Finish, Kate Stewart battled against the Cybermen in Doctor Who TV episode Death in Heaven. And now it’s time for round two! 
Joining Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Derek Jacobi as the War Master, are the whole UNIT team: Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi, James Joyce as Josh Carter and Warren Brown as Sam Bishop – with Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen. 
The four new missions in UNIT – Cyber-Reality are: 
6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton
6.2 Telepresence by Guy Adams
6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams
6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton 
Make sure you pre-order the ultimate showdown of the century! UNIT – Cyber-Reality will be released in May and is available for pre-order now at £23 on CD or £20 on download. 
Or you can save money in a bundle and get UNIT – Cyber-Reality with UNIT - Encounters, series seven and series eight of UNIT at £90 on CD or £80 on download.
If you’ve never heard any of the UNIT releases before, download the first episode of the first series UNIT – Extinction for free here.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Photos - Matt Smith - SAG Awards

Matt Smith attended the SAG Awards last night, this time without his "Crown" co-star Claire Foy (who was away filming).  The photos below are courtesy of Zimbio.com and are also in the Who-Natic Gallery.














Images are also in the Who-Natic Gallery.




Monday, 8 January 2018

Photos - Matt Smith - The Golden Globe Awards

Matt Smith attended the Golden Globe Awards last night, together with his "Crown" co-star Claire Foy.  The photos below are courtesy of Zimbio.com and are also in the Who-Natic Gallery.