Saturday, 26 February 2011

Series 2 Progress....(Updated)

Having set the release date of Series 2 for April 23rd I have tonight sat down and continued work on what is now episode 5, Picnic at Asgard. The episode is actually written by Burkey and has been recently moved into the first half of the series. I have pretty much most of the episode animated now and that means that only episode 4, Eye of the Beholder is left to finish.

Just to keep appetites whetted here is a teaser shot from 'on-set' during filming for episode 5. Tabitha can be seen here with a character known as "The Guardian". There will be more shots tonight as I film, so make sure to keep checking back.

UPDATE - Here is the latest shot of the inside of the Temple of Asgard - "Spoilers"

UPDATE - MONDAY Here are the latest shots. The first shows River Song, The Doctor and Tabitha (Sporting her sunglasses) and the second shot show a character called Fletcher. Enjoy...

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Hearts of Stone Teaser

So here it is as promised...the pre-title sequence to episode 1 of Christel Doctor Who Series 2, Hearts of Stone. Although there isn't much to actually learn from this sequence it does show you how the Doctor and Tabitha will explode back onto screen and set the tone for the rest of series. Enjoy...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - Timothy and the Timelords

Although it was now a very long time ago. If you look back at the very end of Endgame, the fourth of the 2009 specials that introduced Christel Doctor Who, as he is loosing his memory Timothy actually makes a prophecy to the Doctor about the return of the timelords. This is something that then happens at the end of series 1 of Christel Doctor Who, at a time when Timothy has left the TARDIS. It is still unclear how he knew of these events as the timeloop that he was locked in did not take them in originally. (But don't worry this was intentional).

Here is the picture of Timothy making the prophecy...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Series 2 is Nearly Upon us...

Although it is earlier than I originally planned below is the release trailer for series 2 of Christel Doctor Who. This trailer was originally aired as part of Blink's final post on his wonderful blog and is dedicated to that cause.

Later in the week I shall show the pre-title sequence for epsiode 1 and then step up promotion work in the lead up to the series release. I have also added countdown widget to the side bar so that you can see how far away the series is.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Blink Interview

I have recently completed an interview with Blink. It can be seen on his wonderful blog here. In the interview we talk about Christel Doctor Who and what is to come in this year. I implore you to go and read the interview.

Many thanks again to Blink for all the help and support that he has given me in the past.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - Just What is going on?

So just in case you've missed anything...The Timelords returned, Azmael regenerated, Agent 3 turned up, nobody knows who created ARNIE, The guardians are planning something extra special, everybody is talking about a Trojan (Whatever that is) and to top it all off David Tennant and Matt Smith's Doctors made a guest appearance...if all of this has got your head into a spin then don't worry that was the intention (Muwhahaha). Every question, and more, will be answered! I do have an overall arc that will bring all these plot points and story arcs to conclusion and hopefully it will blow you away!

Monday, 14 February 2011

The Doctors Lonely Hearts club band..?

Whilst I have been primarily focussing on the first half of series 2 of Christel Doctor Who I have been working and scripting some of the episodes for the second half. Below is a small preview shot of four likely lads that will appear in episode 8, Music to the Ears...

Yes, its the Beatles in full colorful garb. Hopefully the episode will be a tour de force for the fab four and feature a number of their tracks as well as an intriguing conspiracy for the Doctor and Tabitha to get the bottom of.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Series 2 Running Order...

As the release of series 2 of Christel Doctor Who draws nearer I have been feverishly working away at scripting and animating the first half of the series. But I have never truly been satisfied with the running order of the episodes. I have always felt something was not quite right and today I think I have re-dressed the balance.

I have moved Plight of the Wolflar(Formerly Episode 2) into the second half of the series and swapped it for Burkeys episode, Picnic at Asgard(Formerly episode 7). That means River song will now feature in the first half of the series, and you will see both of the episodes from both guest writers. I have also moved the two parter into an earlier position. So to avoid confusion the first half of the series now looks like so...

1. Hearts of Stone - Captinfranko
2. Death on the Line - Blink
3. The Horus Heresy - Captinfranko (Part 1)
4. Eye of the Beholder - Captinfranko (Part 2)
5. Picnic at Asgard - Burkey
6. Memoirs of a Timelord - Captinfranko

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Series 2 gets closer

The countdown can officially begin today. Series 2 of Christel Doctor Who is nearing a state of readiness and so I am posting today with information about what to expect in the run up to release.

Firstly, the traditional 'release date' trailer will debut here on christel films on Thursday February 24th. From there it really is lift off. On February 26th I shall be posting new promotional images for series 2 featuring unseen footage. Then, on Tuesday March 1st, I shall release an exclusive sneak peek of Episode 1 of series 2 entitled, Hearts of Stone. This will be the pre-title sequence for the episode.

Lastly of course, will be the main event, the release of series 2. I am slowly getting on with it and hope to have it on screens soon. For the official release date you'll have to wait for the trailer, sorry...

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - The Editor

Although the editor has only just featured in episodes 2 and 3 of ARNIE I originally had much bigger plans for him. Back in the early days of brainstorming and planning for series 1 of Christel Doctor Who he was intended to be the big 'baddy' at the end of the series. He would have written the Doctor out of existence and the companion would have to save him. I eventually canned the idea due to the editor being a new character, my thoughts were that I needed something or somebody else with a bit more clout,and somebody who didn't need too much of a back story establishing; hence Rassilon.

Monday, 7 February 2011

ARNIE Episode 3 An Uncertain Future

So here it is...ARNIE episode 3 - An Uncertain Future. I hope you enjoy it. This also means that series 1 of ARNIE is now beginning to draw to a close. I would love to know what people thought of the series and what they would like to see for next series. Enjoy...

Sunday, 6 February 2011

ARNIE Episode 3 Coming Monday (Sorry)...

Due to internet speeds and other commitments although episode 3 of ARNIE is now finished it will not be uploaded until Monday (February 7th). I do apologise for the delay but the bonus is that I have been able to use the downtime to tweak the episode a little and place in some easter eggs referencing events from across the Christel Doctor Who universe. Hopefully it will be worth the wait. Thank you for your paitence.

Friday, 4 February 2011

2 New Episode Titles

I am pleased to be able to announce two new episode titles for series 2 of Christel Doctor Who. Episode 8 will be entitled, Music to the Ears and feature a rather well known group of musicians and episode 12, which remember is the second part of the three part finale will be entitled Vault 101. The series 2 sidebar has also been updated with this information.

More news, and ARNIE episode 3 tomorrow.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Coming (Very) Soon...

Firstly I must apologize for the lack of activity on the blog over the last few days. I have been busy writing and filming and editing. However, I must say that Christel Doctor Who series 2 is now coming along nicely and the first half is, wait for it....Nearly finished...YAY!!! This means that in the next week or two (Work commitments dependant) I shall be putting together the traditional Christel Films Series release trailer, so be sure to look out for that, because then the countdown really will be on!

In other news I am also hoping to have episode 3 of ARNIE finished and up for the weekend. An Uncertain Future is the second part of the story that began in episode 2, times of change, and will again feature, the much liked nemesis , the editor.

So until the weekend, I thank you again for you patience and continued support.