|Well, it had to be Doctor Who. If Doctor Who hadn't been revived back in 2005, then it's likely that the other shows that this blog covers wouldn't be on TV! So, the Pre Titles Awards have finished- a new feature called What If? will appear on this blog now along with Doctor Who stories and the usual news.|
|As much as I like Primeval, I couldn't help notice a familiar pattern emerging among series four and the first 3 episodes of series five: people kept being killed by dinosaurs before the opening credits rolled. Eight times out of ten, in fact, somebody was murdered during the pre credits sequence (the exceptions are episode one of series four and episode two of series five.) Check it out on YouTube because it is quite funny. Next time, Best Titles Sequence.|
|I've already talked about Doctor Who and Merlin at length in these awards, so instead I'm going to highlight the Mill's work on Primeval. The special effects on series 1-3 were provided by a different company, and at times (Google primeval series 2 episode 3 for an example) the effects were a bit ropey. However, for series four, the Mill took over and since then the effects have been the best thing on Primeval. Next time, Repetitive Feature Award.|
|For months, Steven Moffat had teased a 'game-changing' cliffhanger to end part one of series six, and everybody had guessed that River Song's true identity revealed would be the cliffhanger. Two months ago, somebody had got hold of some footage from Episode 13, with dialogue clearly explaining who River was. When the time came to reveal her identity on TV, the reveal was handled really well, and ended the mini series with a bang. Next time, Best Special Effects.|
|Rory Pond was killed, killed again, wiped from time, revived, last year, and this year was no different. He died no less than than three times. We salute you, Rory! Next time, An Unsurprising Reveal Done Very Well.|
|This is Toby Haynes' second award really, after Best Filming. He directed two episodes from series one of Being Human, but properly came to fame when he directed the series five finale of Doctor Who, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, and then went on to direct the superb A Christmas Carol and this year's The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, all done with great skill. Next time, Most Deaths!|
|Oh dear. Jammed in between arc-heavy episodes The Crystal Cave and The Castle of Fyrien midway through series 3, The Changeling was a piece of standalone fluff. Awful fluff. The comedy was awful, and everything else was a disaster. Just look at the promotional picture! Next time, Best Director.|
|Neil Gaiman's take on Doctor Who was possibly the best standalone story that Doctor Who has ever made. We went deeper into the TARDIS than ever before, we saw the TARDIS personified as a human women! Next time, Worst One Parter.|
|It was an easy choice, really. The intricate strands of story arc weaved throughout the first part of series six have thrown up lots of questions, and less answers. Last Saturday, we got answers in the mid series finale, but there are still several questions left to ask, questions that won't be answered until October. Next time, Best One Parter.|
|Kai Owen, aka Rhys from Torchwood, starred for three minutes of screen time in Being Human's third series première, as a man named Bob. I won't tell you what he does, but it's quite amusing to see a Torchwood actor go on another sci fi show. Next time, Best Filming.|
Cardiff Bay. The government has ordered the excavation of the wreckage of a secret underground base. DCI Tom Cutler is watching from a distance, fascinated by the process. There are people in his dreams. People he feels he should know.
The disbanded Torchwood Institute spent a century accumulating non-terrestrial artefacts and catching aliens. Who knows what – or who – might still be intact down there. But by the time they find the first body, Suzie Costello is long gone.
THE MEN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: RELEASED 18 AUGUST
|When Oscar Lupe appears 20,000 feet up in the air, his body is frozen solid and free-falling to earth. It shatters on impact. Soon after, a CIA Special Activities Division squad goes rogue with a cargo marked ‘Torchwood’ that they’ve been escorting from somewhere called Cardiff.|
The Agency puts Rex Matheson on the case. As the strange deaths pile up, Rex realises there must be experimental tech out there, but someone is obstructing him at every turn. Rex is the CIA’s golden boy – but has he met his match in the evasive Mr Wynter…?