Saturday, February 13, 2010

Unofficial Press Release (Doctor Who Season 5 Spoilers)

We're still weeks away from the fifth season of Doctor Who and some of the spoilers are coming thick and fast. A rumour date for the new series has been sometime in March but here's a press release that explains more about the upcoming season.

A new era of Doctor Who begins in Spring 2010. This latest series of the BBC’s flagship drama programme sees Matt Smith’s debut as the new, Eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).

Together they explore 16th century Venice, France during the 1890s and the United Kingdom in the far future, now an entire nation floating in space.

As always, wherever the Doctor goes, his oldest enemies are never far behind – the Daleks are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. But they are not the only strange creatures the Doctor and Amy must face – there are also alien vampires. humanoid reptiles, old enemies such as the Weeping Angels, a Star Whale, and a silent menace that follows Amy and the Doctor around wherever they go…

More information here ...

From Digital Journal

Actress Nina Wadia, a star of the UK’s top television soap, is to play a Doctor Who baddie in an episode set to air in the spring, it has been revealed. Wadia (41), a star of the BBC’s long-running soap EastEnders and the hit film Bend It Like Beckham plays a battleaxe named Zainab Masood in the soap, but in Doctor Who she will portray an evil psychiatric expert, playing alongside new Doctor, Matt Smith, who has just taken over from tenth Doctor David Tennant.

Wadia’s sharp-tongued EastEnders character is at war with her gay son Syed, whom she forced into marrying Amira Shah, played by Preeya Kalidas. Syed (played by Marc Elliott) has been in a relationship with another character called Christian Clarke (John Partridge). The episode in which they featured their first kiss was fiercely criticised, mainly on religious grounds because the character of Syed is a Muslim. According to the tabloid Sun, Wadia said of her Who role: “It was brilliant to be let out [of EastEnders] for a couple of days to do something else and it was great working with Matt Smith.

“I play a bit of a baddie. And yes, like my EastEnders character Zainab, she’s not a very pleasant woman – but at least I’m human and not some kind of strange alien life-form. I play a doctor – more of a psychiatric doctor than a traditional medical one.” Indian-born Wadia gained fame in the BBC comedy Goodness Gracious Me, and has been playing the strong-willed postmistress in EastEnders since 2007.

Wadia follows her Goodness Gracious Me colleague Meera Syal into the long-running sci-fi series. Syal confirmed last November that she would be joining Doctor Who in the 2010 series.

Meanwhile if you have a hankering to ask Karen Gillan any questions, you can do so here ....

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