8 Aug 2008

End of Days

To all the Whovians, Woodies and everyone else who has visited this blog. After much debate, and many umms and errs, I have decided to close down Totally Torchwood. It was not an easy decision, and was not decided half-heartedly. I just find that my school work and free time is really suffering because of all the time I spend working on this blog. I truly am sorry to anyone who has ever - and still does - visit this blog, and that no more news will be posted up. I also found that due to living in opposite time zones to the UK, the news I posted up was always half a day later than most of the other sites that posted before me. So after 337 posts (this one included) it is time to finish off.

Before I go, though, a list of many thanks.

To Dijares, who first introduced me to my love of graphic design, and let me experience news posting first hand. She has helped me out a lot with all the little things for Totally Torchwood, and was always happy to answer my questions! Dijares is the wonderful webmistress of Harry Potter's Page - a site that WB regard very highly. If you're a Harry Potter fan, visit this site! It's great, and it also has a fun and friendly forum for everyone!

To my best friend Isa, who has helped me, supported me and given me advice in the behind-the-scenes of Totally Torchwood.

To Torchwood.tv; this was the blog that inspired me to start my own Torchwood website.

And now, some worthy websites to visit:

Torchwood Fan Club of Australia! We're really trying to increase Aussie Torchwood pride! This website is the largest Aussie Torchwood website and has also has a great forum.

Tardis and Torchwood Treasures, Tardis Base and Doctor Who Hideout - I find - are very fast in posting news, thanks to their respective owners, Mark, Zobles and Axlart.

To Duan, who very generously supplied me with many links to the most obscure and yet relevant articles!

And finally to my readers. To all who have ever read a post, posted a comment, had a chat in the Cbox, voted in the poll - or just visited! Thanks!

But I'm not finished yet!

As many you do (or don't) know, I make the monthly desktop calendars for Harry Potter's Page, and I also try to post news when I can. I'll still be working at HPP, so you can look out for the occasional post or you can check back at the start of every month for a new calendar! Here's a small hint! September's calendar will feature one of the Weasley children!

That's it!

Goodbye and thanks for visiting!

5 Aug 2008

Happy Birthday Paul Kasey

Today, August 5, is Paul Kasey's birthday! Paul has appeared in sixteen episodes of Doctor Who, and three episodes of Torchwood. He has numerous characters, such as a Slitheen, Anne Droid, Clockwork Man, Ood, Cyberman, Hoix, Judoon, Pig Slave, Weevil and Blowfish. Happy Birthday Paul! Please leave your birthday wishes for Kylie by commenting below or heading over to Totally Torchwood Talk!

4 Aug 2008

David Tennant on Top Gear Tonight

For those in Australia, David Tennant will be appearing in tonight's episode of Top Gear at 7.30pm on SBS. This episode, which features David, aired in the UK December 23 last year, so it's been a long wait for us Aussies!

Click here to view the Official Top Gear Site!

3 Aug 2008

David Tennant Photos from Hamlet

Thanks to the Daily Mail and Alastair Muir, we now have five photos from the dress rehearsal of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet, which stars David Tennant. You can view these below.

David Tennant as Hamlet with Patrick Stewart as Claudius.
David as Hamlet.
David as Hamlet with Mariah Gale as Ophelia.
David as Hamlet.
David as Hamlet.

Comic Con Interview with John and Gareth

An interview with John Barrowman (Captain Jack) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) from Comic Con is now online. In the interview both discuss their character's development, working on Doctor Who and a few hints as to what to expect from Season 3. Here's what Gareth had to say on the topic:

Well, we’re going to find the team much more vulnerable then they were before. They’ve got two of the most important team members missing, so they’re weaker...Episode one, I’ve read it, and it’s just full of thrills and spills, high action and the stakes are a lot higher.
Click here to read the full article!

John Barrowman to host Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday Celebrations

BBC Radio 2 will be presenting a special, live musical event to celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber's 6oth birthday, and John Barrowman will be hosting it! Thanks to Gillian from BARROWMANONLINE, you can read the summary below.

Staged in Hyde Park and presented by John Barrowman, the concert
features a host of stars from the West End, Broadway, pop and television, including Lee Mead, Joss Stone, Duncan James, Idina Menzel (Wicked), Elaine Paige, Julian Lloyd Webber, Rhydian (X-Factor), Hayley Westenra and Steve Balsamo. Also joining the party will be stars from BBC One's I'd Do Anything.
With music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's best loved shows including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 'Evita', 'Cats', 'Starlight Express', 'The Beautiful Game', 'Whistle Down the Wind', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Sunset Boulevard', backed by the spectacular 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra and a 100 voice chorus, this once in a lifetime celebration will close
with an exciting firework finale!
The celebration will be staged in Hyde Park on September 14, starting at 6pm. Many people will be going, though, so make sure you queue early. Tickets cost £25.

Click here to secure your tickets!

2 Aug 2008

Mutant Cybermen in Christmas Special

Both The Sun and The Telegraph are reporting that in the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008, the Doctor will face mutated versions of the Cybermen, apparently called Cybershades. A BBC insiders says:

"Like we did with the Daleks, we've taken the original robot and made it a bit more sinister. The Cybershade is a mutant with some of the looks of the Cybermen - but it is a much darker creation. Fans always want something new. Just wheeling out Cybermen again would be tame."
Thanks to Mark from Tardis and Torchwood Treasures for the quote!

No Rose Tyler for Series 5

According to The Sun, Steven Moffat has revelaed that he will not be bringing back long time companion Rose Tyler, describing her as "too needy." Billie Piper reprised her role as Rose Tyler in the final three episodes of Doctor Who Season 4. Please note that this has not officially been confirmed, so for now please treat it as a rumour.

1 Aug 2008

August Monthly Media

Yes! There is no split Monthly Media for August! I worked very hard to bring you this lot of graphics, so I hope you enjoy them. There is a Doctor Who Wallpaper, along with a set of bookmarks. I'm going to develop a system so that each month a new wave of bookmarks are available for you to collect. To download the graphics you want, click the link/s below, and it will take you to the graphic. Right-Click on the picture and choose "Save Image As". Then navigate to where you wish to save the file. You can view the Doctor Who Wallpaper and bookmark of the Doctor below.

Doctor Who Wallpaper:

The Doctor

The downloads section will be updated with these additions within the next few days.

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