Archive for the ‘Doctor Who’ Category

The Timey-Wimey Of Doctor Who

August 18th, 2012

The third ‘BBC America’ documentary special, The Timey-Wimey Of Doctor Who, airs tonight. No word on whether Toyah will be included, and there was no full-length preview trailer for this episode, but she is listed as a guest at the BBCA website: It’s The Timey-Wimey Of Doctor Who. Join celebrity Whovians – as they try to make sense of all the “wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.

The Women Of Doctor Who: Toyah Transcript

August 14th, 2012

As mentioned a few times over the last week, Toyah guested on The Women Of Doctor Who on ‘BBC America’ at the weekend. Here is a full transcript of what she said during the 45-minute special.

Toyah on Rose Tyler: “She’s a wonderfully refreshing heroine, that sets the standard for heroines in other sci-fi series”; on Nu-Who: “Because I’ve watched Doctor Who for almost 50 years, I’m not used to this raw, human emotion that’s coming out in the modern version of the drama.”

Toyah on Martha Jones: “I love the moment when Martha Jones just turns to the Doctor and says ‘I’m not staying, I’m not gonna waste my time waiting for a man’, so good on her! Girl power!”; on the TARDIS/Idris: “Now you’d think the TARDIS, which is 700 years old, if it was to become flesh it would actually be a bloke, a man, in a boiler suit, covered in tar, covered in the muck of machinery, but no…”; on Donna Noble: “You get this scene, where they’re both kind of stuck. She’s great at Vaudeville, and that’s what this moment is. It’s classic comedy.”

Toyah on Sarah Jane Smith: “What is lovely about their bond, it’s not a sexual magnetism, it’s a genuine, eternal loving bond”; on Rose & Sarah Jane: “This moment where they realised they’re united in how special they are for having had those experiences, and they start laughing. Quite madly”; on River Song: “River Song is beautiful, glamourous… She is better at operating the TARDIS than the Doctor is, and for the first time you see him actually being quite put out at that… A lovely twist, is when River Song is about to be shot by Amy Pond, and suddenly she says ‘I’m doing this because I am your daughter’, and there’s this wonderful moment of recognition.”

Toyah on Lady Cassandra: “There’s this wonderful scene where all these dignitaries from around the universe are coming together, they’re converging to see the death of Planet Earth… She has been stretched so far that she is, literally, like a pinned piece of leather. Drying out… She arrives with all these medical staff who have to spray her and keep her moist”; on Joan Redfern: “You can see that for the first time the Doctor is falling in love as a human being, and he falls in love with her”; on female companions in general: “They have their vulnerabilities, and perhaps it’s because of those vulnerabilites that Doctor Who can experience human emotions a bit more.”

The Women Of Doctor Who: Screen Caps

August 12th, 2012

Screen caps from last night’s The Women Of Doctor Who, which aired on ‘BBC America’. Toyah appeared numerous times throughout the 45-minute docu special, talking about Rose Tyler, the TARDIS, Martha Jones, Sarah-Jane Smith and Donna Noble. No word as yet on whether Toyah will apear in the next two specials: The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who (18th August), and The Destinations of Doctor Who (25th August). (Thanks to Niall)

The Women Of Doctor Who: BBC America Preview

August 10th, 2012

A preview of tomorrow night’s The Women Of Doctor Who special, airing on ‘BBC America’, is now available to view at You Tube. Guests discuss the character Donna Noble, including a brief clip of Toyah.

Click below to watch and here for larger versions of the screen caps. There’s also another, shorter, preview trailer. View that here (This doesn’t feature Toyah).

Revisit the Tenth Doctor’s beloved companion Donna Noble in this exclusive sneak peek at BBC America’s All New Special The Women Of Doctor Who. Don’t miss the World Premiere, Saturday Aug 11 at 9/8c. Who’s the greatest woman of Doctor Who? Vote here!

NB: Toyah may also have guested in last week’s The Science Of Doctor Who. I’ll let you know when I’ve watched it. If she does it probably means she will be appearing in all four specials.

Good Morning Whoniverse!

August 9th, 2012

The, soon to be aired, first episode of Series 7 (aka Season 33) of Doctor Who has more Daleks than ever before, and this weekend Toyah guests in the ‘BBC America’ documentary The Women Of Doctor Who – so now seems as good a time as any to post this!!! Skaro’s finest definitely have good taste (though their marketing techniques are a little extreme).

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BBC America: ‘The Women Of Doctor Who’ Special

August 6th, 2012

It looks like our recent report on the new BBC America Doctor Who documentaries, and Toyah’s involvement, was correct. Toyah is one of the guests in this weekend’s special, The Women Of Doctor Who.

Featured Characters & Guests & Monsters: Toyah Willcox: Toyah Willcox is an actress and singer who fronted the new wave band Toyah and appeared as “Monkey” in the film version of the Who’s “Quadrophenia” (1979). Since then, she has appeared in over forty stage plays, ten feature films, and numerous television shows, including the 1993 documentary “Thirty Years in the TARDIS”.

• View further info on the documentaries at BBC America. (Photos © BBC America)

Toyah on TV (America): The Women Of Doctor Who

August 6th, 2012

The Women Of Doctor Who: BBC America
Saturday 11th August: 9.00pm

Behind every great time lord there’s a great woman. Whether they’re busting Daleks or the Doctor’s ego, the women of ‘Doctor Who’ prove that you don’t need testosterone to save the universe.

BBC America: Doctor Who Documentary Specials

August 5th, 2012

Toyah recently mentioned that she was filming a Doctor Who documentary, “talking plots, facts, Daleks and Cybermen“, for American television. It’s possibly these? BBC America are to broadcast four new special documentaries in the lead-up to their premiere of the next series of Doctor Who. Forming part of their ‘Supernatural Saturday’ themed evenings, the first documentary will be broadcast on Saturday 4th August. (Yikes! That was yesterday!!)

The Science Of Doctor Who: BBC America: Saturday 4th August: 9.00pm
Explore the real-life science behind the biggest concepts and most iconic ideas in the incredible Doctor Who universe.

The following weeks will see documentaries on The Women of Doctor Who (11th August), The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who (18th August), and The Destinations of Doctor Who (25th August). [Thanks to Doctor Who News & BBC America]

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Toyah News Briefs

May 31st, 2012

• A few more screencaps from Florence & The Machine’s new ‘Spectrum’ video. After watching the full clip, co-directed by David LaChapelle, it’s difficult not to consider that it is influened by Toyah (Ieya, Brave New World) and Kate Bush. View the video here and larger versions of the caps here.

• Toyah mentioned a couple of weeks ago she had been asked to participate in a new Doctor Who documentary for ‘BBC America’. She tweeted today to say she was now filming this and her thoughts were full of plots, facts, Daleks and Cybermen!

• According to the Mylor Sessions website Toyah’s concert on Saturday 23rd June, at Tremayne Hall, is now sold out (75% of the tickets were bought in the first 24 hours of going on sale).

What’s on TV include a clip from the 1990 BAFTA Awards in their latest “What’s on You Tube” feature, with someone you may just recognise presenting the award…

Meet Me By The Blue Box!

May 14th, 2012

Not a “campaign”, just something fun and lighthearted…

Toyah for Doctor Who (US Docu)?

May 14th, 2012

Toyah tweeted today: “Ooooh! Just been asked to do a Dr. Who documentary for America! I’m such a fan! Tee hee“.

Anything that links Doctor Who and Toyah is fine by me. This gives me yet another chance to ask the question that has swirled through the time vortex and all of space… for centuries and evermore… it has sometimes been whispered, and other times roared… they ask: Why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why… hasn’t Toyah been in Doctor Who? Sort it out Mr Moffat (or maybe even RTD ;))

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FTE Stuff: Toyah 1980/DW: Elusive Strangers

May 11th, 2012

Good old Photoshop. A great way to pass the time… The famous Dexter Brown Triptych painting of Toyah, used on ‘Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!’ and sold as a fan club poster in 1981. I turned a third of it into “TOYAH 1980” :) Plus some basic artwork for my short Toyah/Doctor Who “crossover” story ‘Elusive Strangers’. Please click on each to view a larger version.

More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS: DVD Delayed Until 2013?

April 12th, 2012

It looks as though the DVD release of More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS has been delayed until 2013, the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who.

The Doctor Who tv documentary Toyah participated in, filmed and televised in 1993, is to be released on DVD, as part of a set titled ‘The Legacy Box’.

The set will feature the incomplete 1979 Tom Baker story Shada (completed with animation), MTTYITT and a variety of exciting extras. There was no definite word that this would be released in 2012 but rumours were rife that it would be.

30 Years In The TARDIS originally aired on the BBC as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who in 1993. When an extended version was released on BBC Video in 1994, it was retitled More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS.

Behind The Sofa: Book To Go Ahead!

March 13th, 2012

The charity Doctor Who book, ‘Behind The Sofa’, in which Toyah contributes a memory, will go ahead after all.

‘Radio Times’ reported in early March:

Doctor Who charity book threatened by PayPal dispute: Behind the Sofa may not be published after payments frozen

Behind the Sofa, a limited-edition charity book full of celebrities’ reminiscences about Doctor Who, may not now be published following the decision of online payments service PayPal to freeze the account of the project’s organiser.

All profits from the 200-page book were to be given to Alzheimer’s Research UK. But payments for pre-orders – which were to be used by editor Steve Berry to fund the manufacture and distribution of the book – have today been frozen by PayPal.

PayPal had been taking payments directly by credit and debit card, as well as from customers with PayPal accounts. Berry may now have to fund the book himself.

The book was to feature contributions from, among many others: Paul Whitehouse, Michael Grade, Rufus Hound, Stephen Merchant, Charlie Brooker, Hugh Bonneville, Al Murray, Bill Oddie, Chris Chibnall, Jeremy Dyson, Jonathan Ross, Josie Long, Terrance Dicks, Martina Cole, Mitch Benn, Neil Gaiman, Nicholas Parsons, Paul Cornell, Toyah Willcox and Tracy Ann Oberman.

• Read the full article, at the ‘Radio Times’ website, here.