Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - Endgame

The events of the Christel Doctor Who Specials in 2009 featured the 11th Doctor as we now know him. However, from the 10th doctors perspective, and Timothy's, he was from their future. This means that the 11th Doctor has yet to experience the events of these stories in his timestream. It is as yet unclear as to when the 11th Doctor will experience these events.

The 11th Doctor also points out that he is yet to  meet the future Daleks that can somehow pilot the TARDIS and claim to have beaten him.

ARNIE Series 2 News

As part of my promise to reveal three of the 5 episode names for series 2 of ARNIE I am happy to be able to announce the first of those episode titles today. Episode 5, the final one of the series, will be entitled...

The Truth Shall Out

Okay so you can't tell much from just the episode title but I can promise you that it will be a VERY big story and if I can pull it off it will blow you away(hopefully). For now thats all the news that there is about ARNIE. Be sure to check back on Friday for my very special announcement.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Series 2 Reviewed

TheDoctorWhoTimes has very kindly written a wonderful review of the first half of Christel Doctor Who Series 2. I appreciate the kind comments and praise and implore you to have a look at the review here.

With referrence to the announcement to be made on Friday. Don't worry, its nothing bad. I'm not stopping Christel Doctor Who, I'm launching something very special...

Something big is coming...

If you click on my "What to expect from Christel Films in 2011" post on the sidebar you will find information about all the different projects that I am planning and working on this year. On Friday 3rd June 2011 at 12:00 I will make a very big announcement about one of those projects. Be here then and be blown away (I hope). Something new is coming to Christel Films. The countdown is on...

New Layout

So as planned I am now having a play with the layout of the blog, just to freshen it up a bit. The current template probably will stay but will be tweaked a bit. One of the main things I need to know is how to center my picture at the top, so any input on that would be very much appreciated. I hope you like the regenerated look.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

What to Expect during the Mid-Series Break...

So the first 6 episodes of Christel Doctor Who Series 2 have come and gone. I hope you liked them. I am always interested to hear what people think of my work so don't be afraid to get in touch with your comments and views.

The series now takes a 5-6 week break and will return in the summer. In the meantime there are a number of things to look forward to from Christel films. Below is a quick rundown of whats coming...

- 3 of 5 ARNIE Series 2 Episode titles will announced.

- Christelfilms.blogspot will be modified slightly and given a refreshed look.

- I will release a Christel Doctor Who Series 2 end of series trailer.

- There will be a Christel Doctor Who Series 3 update.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Series 2 Change!

Now that you have watched Memoirs of a Timelord you have seen that it billed the next episode as City of the Damned. I am chaning the running order for the second half of series 2 slightly. City of the Damned is becoming a two-part story, encompassing episodes 7 and 8. "Music to the ears" will be episode 9 and "The Lying old Witch in the wardrobe" will be episode 10.

I have decided to drop Plight of the Wolflar back to series 3. Its a story that I just couldnt seem to finish and make sense...so I am going to strip it back and rewrite it for series 3, plus, City of the Damned just kept getting longer and will work well as a two part story.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the first part of Christel Doctor Who series 2. As ever, I am very interested to hear what people have to say and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Series 2 Episode 6, Memoirs of a Timelord

So here it is, episode 6, Memoirs of a Timelord officially brings the first part of Christel Doctor Who Series 2 to a close...Keep checking back for more series updates soon. Until then...enjoy the episode.

Part 1...

Part 2...

Friday, 27 May 2011

Memoirs of a Timelord Snippets

Episode 6, Memoirs of a Timelord marks the start of the mid series break but also has a lot of hidden extras for you to feast upon. Here are some snippets...

1. A TARDIS...but not the Doctors?!

2. The main character, because strictly this episode is Doctor-Lite, is looking for sommething...but what?

3. I bet you didnt expect to see HIM did you? Especially working with THAT...hehe, its all part of the plan...

4. The Kasterborous continnum...whats that when its at home then..?

5. "Yeah come on...we have a diversion to setup" (Guaranteed that you WILL NOT see this coming...but your going love it...you have to wait until the end of the series though...)

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Memoirs of a Timelord Plot Synopsis

Here is the plot synopsis for episode 6 of series 2, Memoirs of a Timelord. This episode marks the start of the mid-series break. It also boasts a very innovative and different storyline. So, without further ado here is the synopsis to whet your appetite...

When the memory monks of Menos IX summon the Doctor he arrives to find that a very disturbing memory has come to them. If he is to unlock its secret he must ask a very big favour of his companion. As the story unfolds there is more developing than the Doctor could have ever imagined and soon he is left asking some very fundamental questions about his past. Why has this memory only come now? How has this secret never been revealed? And just who is that following Tabitha Mortimer?

I really cant explain how excited I am about this episode...it will be full of 'oh-yeah' moments later on and links to the 'bigger' arc that I have going on as well. I shall post the plot snippets tomorrow. Be sure to check back for those also...

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Mid Season Break

Episode 6, Memoirs of a Timelord is coming this weekend and will also herald the mid-season break for Series 2 of Christel Doctor Who. At the moment plans are for it to be a 6 week break. This gives me time to tweak scripts and actually film the final episodes, which I must admit I have slipped behind with...but no fear. They will be here on time and just like last series there will be plenty of trailers and snippets to look forward to. In the meantime, you have the ever-so-strange episode 6, Memoirs of a Timelord, to look forward to...

Monday, 23 May 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - Is he wearing a fez?!

Thats right...River Song showed the Doctor the picture she had of his eleventh face and his comment was "Is he wearing a fez?!" It would appear that this was the 11th Doctor as played by Matt Smith. It would also appear, given her earlier comments, that her diary shows no record of the Christel Doctor. The reasons for this are as yet unknown.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Series 2, Episode 5 - Picnic at Asgard

Here it is, albeit a day late due to upload issues. Episode 5, Picnic at Asgard written by the brilliant Burkey. Enjoy and comment...

Part 1

Part 2

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Episode 5 Plot Snippets

Burkeys Episode, Picnic at Asgard will be aired here today and so later than usual here are the five plot snippets to whet collective appetites. Enjoy...

1. River asks the Doctor where his bow tie has gone?

2. River Song is an archaeologist again. Its really difficult to keep up with this woman.

3. He gave her the book, but he's not in the book...weird!

4. "He looks somewhat familiar."

5. Tabitha's escape attempts are somewhat comical.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Episode 5 Plot Synopsis

Episode 5, Picnic at Asgard is the second of two episodes written this year by guest writers. Death on the line(episode 2) was written by Blink and this episode is written by the very talented Burkey. Below is the episode synopsis, the five teasers will follow tomorrow...

Just as the Doctor and Tabitha are starting to relax they are thrust into another whirlwind adventure. The enigmatic River Song returns to turn the Doctors world upside down and immediately has to lead him into the famed temple of Asgard to save his companion. Who is that lurking in the background? Why does he want Tabitha? And more importantly, why can't she escape?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - River Song

Episode 5 of Christel Doctor Who series 2, Picnic at Asgard is not only written by my second guest write Burkey, but also features the enigmatic River Song. However, Doctor Song is also going to be in another episode this year. I can confirm that she will also return in the second part of the three part finale to this series. River will be featured in episode 12, Vault 101 and will reveal the doctor that she "knew all along" but then she's not the only one....

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Series 2, Episode 4, Eye of the Beholder

I am very pleased to present episode 4 of Christel Doctor Who Series 2, Eye of the Beholder. I hope you enjoy the episode and I really look forward to hearing what you think. There are a lot of things to be looking out for in this episode, and indeed the whole of the two part story that it finishes, so be sure to be on the lookout...

Part 1...

Part 2...

Eye of the Beholder Uploading At this Very Moment

Episode 4 of series 2, Eye of the Beholder, is uploading at this very moment and should be ready for your computer screens later this evening.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - The Trojan

The mysterious Trojan has already been mentioned twice in Series 2 of Christel Doctor Who but did you catch the reference made to it in the Christmas Special? Tabitha finds the UNIT files on the 'SS Trojan' whilst she is hacking the computer systems remotely from the TARDIS.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Eye of the Beholder Plot Synopsis

Series 2, Episode 4, Eye of the Beholder is due out at the weekend and so today I present the official episode synopsis. This episode is designed to be quite 'left field' and hopefully is a slightly different approach to Doctor Who but I'll leave it up to you the viewer to comment. Meanwhile, here is the synopsis...

With HORUS having returned and the Doctor looking beaten there seems very little hope for the last of the timelords. Yet as the pieces of a very intricate puzzle start to unravel the Doctor and Tabitha soon find out that the world around them is not what they once thought it was. Just what is making Tabitha dream? Why doesn't HORUS remember key events in his life? And just what is that lurking in the background trying only to play a game?

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - Memoirs of a Timelord

Episode 6 of series 2 is entitled Memoirs of a Timelord and is the third episode in Christel Doctor Who to include the word 'Timelord' in the title. It is also one of the most important episodes in series 2, which may prove surprising given the fact that it is largely 'Doctor-lite'

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Series 2 Episode 3 - The Horus Heresy

I am pleased to present for your viewing pleasure, Episode 3 of Christel Doctor Who Series 2, The Horus Heresy. This is the first part of a two-part story that will be concluded with episode 4, Eye of the Beholder and also where a lot of the story fragments for the overall series arc start to become more obvious. Enjoy, comment and spread the word...

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, 6 May 2011

Torchwood: Renaissance

Torchwood: Renaissance is a new project that I am delighted (and very lucky) to be working on with the creative geniuses that are Blink and Burkey. Blink has made a teaser trailer for the series that will debut later in the year and we hope that people will get onboard and follow the creation of the series. It will entail six animated stories in total and we have been working on it in the background for some time now. Thats all there is for now, but in the meantime, please enjoy this special teaser trailer...

The Horus Heresy Plot Snippets

Here are the five plot snippets for episode 3 of series 2, The Horus Heresy. Enjoy...

1. You will need to watch the whole episode very carfeully. It jumps about and should leave you asking some questions.

2. Tabitha has an inception moment...one dream on top of another.

3. At the very beginning of the episode the Doctor is having trouble with the TARDIS. (Just remember that)

4. Horus summons his cronies and they really wreak havoc.

5. The TARDIS remote control really does work.

(BONUS Number 6. Timothy is NOT in the episode but he does get mentioned)

P.S. In other news, a VERY special announcement is also due tonight at 9pm

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Christel Doctor Who of the Week - The Doctor(s) in ARNIE

This brief scene from the end of ARNIE series 1 takes place after PARRIS and ARNIE have left for the future and involves the 10th and 11th Doctors as we know them. This is their second appearance in Christel Canon to date and in this brief scene they discuss that 'he' [ARNIE] is now in the right place. The 10th Doctor then says that Hectus cannot be left waiting any longer. Who Hectus is, or what role he ultimately has to play, is as yet, unknown.

The two Doctors also discuss ARNIE being another part of the puzzle and again make reference to time being short.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Horus Heresy Synopsis

Below is the plot synopsis for episode 3 of Christel Doctor Who Series 2 entitled, The Horus Heresy. I should add before the synopsis that this episode is the first part of a two-part story and also begins to ramp up a lot of the hints and clues as to the finale and has a lot to add to the overall series arc, so make sure you watch carefully. Anyways, on with the synopsis...

When the Doctor receives a call from the Harmonica home world he duly attends. But they have an unusual problem, their greatest nightmare is returning, seemingly from nowhere and they need the Doctor to help unravel the mystery of the Horus Heresy. Coupled with this is the strange feeling that something isn't quite right, and that the TARDIS is being watched. How was Horus able to come back? Why don't things feel right? and who is Tabitha Mortimer dreaming of?

Introducing...The Fab Four

These four people really don't need any introduction, but in epsiode 8 of series 2, Music to the Ears the Beatles will indeed be making a very special appearance, in fact they are central to the storyline. Here they are in costume, during filming of the episode.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

ARNIE Series 2 goes into pre-production

I can quite happily confirm that today I have officially put series 2 of ARNIE into 'pre-production'. I have begun to map out the overall series arc and I know exactly what I want to happen by the end of the series, which I can already promise will blow you away.

Of course you may remember that the series will be the first Christel Doctor Who series to be voice acted and I am planning on getting all of the writing for the episodes done before entering into the casting stage.

I plan to keep the process of upcoming series up to date in the side bar from now on so be sure to check out whats happening over the next few weeks and months. 'Pre-production' is usually quite a long and quiet (news-wise) stage of production but to start it off I can confirm that ARNIE's original appearance at the end of Christel Doctor Who Series 1 episode, Sins of the Fathers, will get explained, and of course that the series will take place in the future setting of New Earth.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Introducing...Tabitha's House!

Although my introducing posts are usually about characters I have broken tradition just this once to bring you news that you will finally get to see Tabitha's house in episode 8 of Christel Doctor Who series 2. Music to the Ears will also feature four singers from Liverpool...called the Beatles, don't know if you've heard of them or not/