Doctor Who supremo Russell T. Davies explains why you mustn't read spoilers, in this video — which includes new clips. So we're striving to make RTD cry, with a Who spoiler orgy.
Just how much do you see of Sally Jupiter in her crime-fighting prime? "We have a couple of flashbacks where we see her in her heyday as a costumed crime fighter, but they’re more like photographs," says Carla Gugino. And in case you missed it a while back, here's her Vargas Girl pinup art from the movie. [MTV]
Race To Witch Mountain:
So The Rock is a cab driver who picks up two strange kids with superpowers, being chased by shadowy evil dudes. And they have to reach Witch Mountain in time to stop an alien invasion, and a UFO TV show host (Carla Gugino) helps them. And here are some new stills. [SciFiCool]
Digital Spy came up with ten spoilers for the Christmas special (and for once, I think there aren't any annoying fakes.):
1. The mysterious Cybershades can jump quite high.
2. Neither the Doctor nor the Other Doctor recognise each other. But the latter doesn't remember much anyway.
3. There are two words that the Doctor never refuses.
4. The Other Doctor has a TARDIS - and it's magnificent.
5. For a while Rosita becomes the Doctor's companion (but then you'll know that already if you've read our interview with the lovely Velile Tshabalala).
6. The script includes the customary line "what about the children?"
7. At least one previous incarnation of the Doctor makes an appearance.
8. Miss Hartigan (Dervla Kirwan) is a very special lady.
9. The Other Doctor's fobwatch is a very important clue.
10. "I suppose ** *** ***, **** ***** ** *****."
Also, you'll glimpse all nine of the previous Doctors during the Christmas special, most likely in clips or something. And here are a few new pics, I think. [Daily Mirror]
The episode looks quite cheap and talky until the last ten minutes, and then it goes totally "batarse." And there's a whole Oliver Twist thing going on with those kids in the warehouse. And there's a visual allusion to "Earthshock," the famous Cyberman episode where a companion dies, towards the end of the episode. [SFX]
The Christmas special is "Godzilla meets Oliver," says a journalist. And says RTD: "How can this Doctor, the tenth Doctor, be meeting the next Doctor? And it's not just the next Doctor you get to see, you get to see some old ones as well, which is rather exciting. It's a Doctor-fest, in a way. But as to how the two of them can be together, and the very sad story — very sad, Christmassy story — behind that, you've got to watch on Christmas day." (And don't listen to that interview unless you want to hear RTD insult Stargate.) [BBC Radio 5 via Outpost Gallifrey]
More quotes from Rosita actor Velile Tshabalala. Apparently Rosita was "a lady of the night," and "one night she was out earning her living and a Cyberman came to attack her. The other Doctor came to rescue her and it went from there. He wasn't a client, he came and saved her!" Awww. [Digital Spy]
The Doctor takes a ride in the Other Doctor's TARDIS, and there's a new kind of sonic screwdriver. The Cybershades are "dog-like," and there's a "Cyber-King." There's a mysterious man named Jackson Lake. Also, the first of the 2009 specials will take place abroad, in an "exotic" location. (The U.S.? Or Tunisia?) And RTD is co-writing two of the specials, but he'll write Tennant's final two stories. "The big climax is mine, all mine," said the innuendo-proof Davies. [BBC]
There are reports that the Doctor meets Scrooge (and he's an alien) in this episode. And allegedly, Tennant says these lines in the episode:
But you're the Doctor! The next Doctor! Or the next-but-one, a future Doctor anyway. No don't tell me how it happened! Although I hope you didn't just trip over a brick, that would be embarrassing. Then again, painless. Worse ways to go. Depends on the brick.
And there's a major twist at the end of the episode. Also, some speculation that the Other Doctor's fobwatch has the initials "JL" on it, for "Jackson Lake." [Doctor Who Forum]
Bad sign for those of us who are hoping it really is a future Doctor: apparently the Other Doctor's TARDIS is a hot air balloon, and it stands for "Tethered Aerial Release Developed In Style." [Yahoo News via Planet Gallifrey]
Also, I knew that David Tennant's Doctor will not have a companion during the 2009 specials — but he's without a TARDIS as well? Or is that a misprint? Apparently the Radio Times also mentioned this fact. Oh, and the story's climax may remind you of the end of Buffy season six. (The "yellow crayon" thing?) [Guardian]
More on that business of the Doctor being TARDIS-less in 2009. Here's some random Livejournal person who's heard the Doctor's TARDIS gets "TARDIS-jacked" at the end of the Christmas special. By the Other Doctor? Or Dervla?? [Skywaterblue]
In those jumpsuited set pics we posted yesterday, the eagle-eyed among you might have noticed a bearded figure. That, apparently, is Eric Lange, wearing a jumpsuit that says "Radzinsky" on it. And apparently Lange is playing the "infamous" Radzinsky, in both episodes nine and ten of the new season. [The ODI]
Promo pics from episode 13, "Revelations Part 2." [Spoiler TV]
Because you demanded it — more Knight scoopage. Here are the official descriptions of January's episodes which start the show's shakeup (i.e., the disappearance of most of the supporting cast):
Don't Stop The Knight (Airs Jan 7, 2009): MIKE AND KITT TRY TO RESCUE A KIDNAPPED FOREIGN AMBASSADOR FROM A TERRORIST IN TIME FOR PEACE TALKS—Mike (Justin Bruening) and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) are sent on an endless string of mini-missions by a crazy terrorist in exchange to keep Ambassador Olara Kumali (guest star Vanessa Williams) alive, but they soon realize that they are part of a bigger plan. Trying to outsmart the terrorist, Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) and a team of FBI agents find themselves in an explosive situation. Meanwhile, Sarah (Deanna Russo) and Dr. Graiman (Bruce Davison) try to fix a sick robot.
Day Turns Into Knight (Airs Jan 14, 2008): MIKE AND KITT CONTINUE ON THEIR QUEST TO STOP A TERRORIST FROM DETONATING A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND KILLING THE AMBASSADOR—Mike (Justin Bruening) and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) are now transporting a bomb in the trunk of the car, but in order for it not to explode they must stay above 100 miles-per-hour. Trying to come up with a plan to disable the bomb, they load KITT onto the plane to buy some time and keep up their speed. Clinging to life, Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) manages to give a clue to find where the terrorist is hiding. Meanwhile, Sarah (Deanna Russo) receives some upsetting news about her dad. Bruce Davison, Yancey Arias and Paul Campbell star. Smith Cho recurs and Rick Hoffman and Richard Roundtree guest star.
Additional reporting by Katharine Duckett.