Saturday, December 29, 2012

DOCTOR WHO Coming Soon Teaser 2013

The recent Christmas Day Special for Doctor Who marked a major turning point for the fantastical science-fiction series. After solving a Victorian-era crisis of man-eating snowmen, the Doctor decided to set aside his grief and track down another iteration of Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman), a woman he has seen die twice in two different time periods.

Though the second half of this season of Doctor Who won’t air until April of 2013, the show has wasted no time in drumming up interest in the upcoming episodes. As such, BBC released a trailer for the back half of season 7 on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

An (old) New look for Series 7 Cybermen *SPOILERS*

I reported back in November that Neil Gaiman was going to be writing the new Cyberman story for the 2013 portion of series 7 and that he would be making them "scary" again... well we might not have any story line but we do have a glimpse at their new (old) look....

After watching the Christmas Special (and not giving away any SPOILERS) you can definitely see that there's homage to the classic series, particularly from the new title sequence.  I cant wait until series seven begins (I heard it would be around April) if just to see what else Moffat has come up with...

I still honestly think we should see a return of the classic Cybermen, we've already established that these new series Cybermen are from an alternative universe, where as the Original Cybermen were from the Earths Twin Planet Mondas, so we could very easily incorporate that into a story line....

*Cybermen fans might also be interested in my limited edition Cyberman Canvas Print - Click here

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Royal Mail To Celebrate 50 Years Of Doctor Who With Stamp Series

March 26th 2013 will see Royal Mail celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science fiction series in TV history - Doctor Who - with the launch of a special set of 11 stamps.
The stamps will feature each of the actors who have played the role of the Time Lord over the last 50 years. The stamp design will see the face of each Doctor appearing out of the iconic swirling screen idents, made famous by the opening credits of the TV show. The first two stamps are in black and white, as the first two incarnations of the Doctor were broadcast in monochrome.

Featuring on the stamps are the present Doctor, Matt Smith, as well as David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison,Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

In addition to the 11 stamps featuring the Doctors, a five stamp miniature sheet will also be available. In the center of the sheet is a stamp featuring the Doctor’s space and time travelling machine, the world famous Time and Relative Dimension in Space or the TARDIS as it is more commonly known. The remaining four stamps feature some of the Doctor’s most famous foes; a Dalek, a Cyberman, an Ood and a Weeping Angel.

Andrew Hammond, Managing Director, Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail, said:
“We are delighted to be able to celebrate this remarkable 50th anniversary. These stamps pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular.”
Fiona Eastwood, Product Development Director, BBC Worldwide Consumer Products said:
“The Doctor Who stamps are the perfect way to mark and celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved programme. The collection is really impressive, and I am sure they will delight all Doctor Who fans.“

The stamps launch on March 26th 2013, but fans can pre-order today by registering

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Gallifreyan Wedding for the Ultimate Doctor Who Fans [pics + video]

Jennifer Anderson and Edward Winterrose are a couple of huge Doctor Who fans that are not only madly in love with not only Doctor Who, but with each other.
Apparently they decided to get married earlier this year at Dragon*Con in a Gallifreyan wedding ceremony featuring the two of them in their Gallifreyan cosplay and a TARDIS in the background.
If that wasn’t enough, these lovebird Whovians also had a pretty epic Doctor Who wedding cake and Doctor Who inspired wedding invitations!
Gallifreyan Wedding
Doctor Who Gallifreyan Wedding
Gallifreyan Wedding Cake
Doctor Who Gallifreyan Wedding Cake
Gallifreyan Wedding Invitation and Cake
Doctor Who Gallifreyan Wedding Invitation and Cake
[Source:  WinterRoseASFR via Nerd Approved]

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The NEW TARDIS interior

Ive been tryign to keep away fromt he spoilers, and such for this years Christmas Special but over the past couple of weeks the BBC have been teasing us with cropped imaged of the new TARDIS interior which is due to make its debut this Christmas Day.  Today they finally gave us the console and WOW, it is very different from the 2005 rebooted version and the newer Strampunked version introduced with Matt Smiths Doctor.... in fact in my opinion it looks like maybe they were paying a little homage to Classic Who... is this the start of the 50th Anniversary celebrations??

So in order they were originally released:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Two New Designs coming to early next year

So after so much success with my Christmas Design t-shirt I decided to go ahead and create some more tees, I personally find the simpler the design the more effective it can be on a Tee....

I dont entirely remember how the idea came to me, I was walking about Target when I just thought how cool this would look, as soon as I got home I rushed to my computer and started working on the design... in case I forgot it later... and from my Dalek idea came a Cyberman design....

Now these arnt the final designs but give you a good idea what Im going for, for the final T-Shirt print Im going to have dates and such figured out as accurately as possible based on the television series and some of the literature.

Also, although this is primarily a Doctor Who blog I wanted to share another SciFi design I came up while asleep last night, this morning I rushed to the laptop again before I forgot it...

I'm thinking of a few more, and maybe Ill put a series of these together

Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman talks 'Doctor Who'

By Aaron Sagers, Special to CNN
updated 11:52 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2012
Jenna-Louise Coleman plays Clara Oswin on "Doctor Who."

(CNN) -- Batman had Robin, Holmes had Watson, Han Solo had Chewbacca; iconic heroes have iconic sidekicks who keep their main man sane and humanized, while providing the audience with a proxy. But whereas the Lone Ranger only had one Tonto, "The Doctor" from 50-year-old British series "Doctor Who" goes through a lot of "Companions" -- so much so that new arrivals are met with fan anticipation and anxiety.

Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman, the 26-year-old actress who officially steps into the role of sci-fi sidekick on the popular BBC America show's Christmas Special. Known to American audiences from the April 2012 ABC miniseries "Titanic," and for a brief role in 2010's "Captain America: The First Avenger," she joins "Doctor Who" as Clara/Oswin, a companion to The Doctor, a mysterious, human-looking "Time Lord."

Played by Matt Smith, he journeys through "Time And Relative Dimension In Space" in his aptly-named ship, the TARDIS -- which looks like a blue British police call box on the outside, and is as iconographic a vehicle as the U.S.S. Enterprise, Millennium Falcon or DeLorean. Launched in 1963, change and evolution is part of the show's DNA. When a lead actor steps down, The Doctor essentially dies and is regenerated into a new body, but as the same character with a new actor portraying him. Smith is the 11th to do so. However, over five decades, more than the 30 companions have been unique characters with their own back-story. The Doctor invites them on adventures across the "time vortex" to face monsters and save worlds. As they retire or die, fresh ones are needed to keep the him company.

Although she is only the latest of companions, Coleman's debut comes during a unique moment during "Doctor Who." Gracing the covers of TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly as a fan favorite, garnering a cover mention in "Rolling Stone" as a best fall show, ranking as iTunes' most downloaded TV show in the U.S., packing the house at San Diego Comic-Con International, Coleman arrives as the global brand has become a bona fide hit in America -- and immediately following the death of popular predecessors Amy Pond and Rory (played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill), Smith's first companions.

Coleman played a surprise role in last September's season premiere -- as Oswin, a different character from Clara, but one connected to her -- and takes on full companion duties in "The Snowmen" Christmas episode, airing December 25 at 9 p.m. ET. A mysterious woman with a secret, Clara is a feisty, flirty foil to a grief-stricken, apathetic Doctor.

"We see him having just lost the Ponds, and he's not in a great place," said Smith. "He's lost his mojo a bit, and his sense of adventure, and I think this season certainly looks at him rediscovering that fire with Clara."

Smith added he is excited for fans to see the developing chemistry between him and Coleman, as well as the "real intrigue" behind the mystery of Clara's identity. And just as the nature of "Doctor Who" is change, Smith said fans will also embrace Coleman's Clara.

For her part, Jenna-Louise Coleman has already embraced her role as a companion. During a recent interview at BBC America's Manhattan offices, she offered insight about her character and her relationship with The Doctor, and weighed in on Clara's soufflé obsession, driving a spaceship, her Bond Girl moment and Christmas traditions.

Can you share a moment when you felt the enormity of stepping into this popular world?

You see "it" everywhere and you're used to it, like I was used to seeing Matt's face all over the place. But, when I was auditioning, being sat on the Tube and you see the posters, and it was always like he was pointing at me . ... (But) there's not very much time to analyze as you go. It is only now that I feel like I've just been playing with all my mates for the last couple of months, and then suddenly, I'm like, "but people are going to see this," you know?

What would you like to add to the legacy of the show as Oswin/Clara?

I like that it's not plain sailing. Like (executive producer Steven Moffat) was saying, it's not very interesting if you come in and it's like this friendship straight away. He's been very clever in creating a mystery, because, no matter what, it's always going to be hard to bring in somebody else into the show, when Matt, Karen and Arthur started out together, and you're used to seeing them on screen together.

How would you define your character's relationship with The Doctor?

I like that she holds her own. You know, The Doctor's this amazing man, and she's like, "You know, cool. I think you're amazing, but so am I." So, it's a nice double act.

Has Karen offered advice on joining the show?

She's been really supportive. ... She came to the screening in New York City with Matt, and when Oswin was on screen, she texted me saying it was great. (But) from interviews I've seen of Karen, she was saying she didn't want to, because she wanted me to have my own experience. I did want to be like, "What do I need to know? Tell me everything!" But she's been really cool about it.

There was never a realized romance between The Doctor and Karen's Amy, but your character gets flirtatious straight away, right?

It's been interesting how it's changed Matt's Doctor. There is a natural bounce between them, and a flirtation, and attraction. But, again, they've always got this friction because they're a bit magnetic and drawn to each other, but she can't quite figure him out. He's got loads of secrets and he's always looking at her, trying to figure her out.

Can you tell me about the first meeting between you and Matt?

He's with the same agency as me, so my agent said, "You're going to be reading with Matt and he's lovely. He'll take care of you." I walked into the room and he's just like, "Heeeeyyyyy," and gave me a big hug. He really helped me out in the audition. I've read with other actors in auditions before, but Matt really got involved so it was like we were both auditioning together almost.

This is an iconic franchise, but are there other big franchises you'd want to step into?

Totally! I'd love to be a Bond Girl. I did have my Bond Girl moment -- well, what I thought was going to be, but it was very much a "Doctor Who" version. Like being on the back of a motorbike, but then we've got the goggles and the hat, so it was like "Doctor Who's" take on James Bond.

Have you played with any cool sci-fi gadgets on the show, like the TARDIS?

There are certain parts of the TARDIS which I love. We've got these new kind-of rolly balls, which is my favorite. But my character got to drive the TARDIS at one point!

In the long list of "Doctor Who" monsters, what's your favorite?

The Weeping Angels. It's the concept (that they only move when you aren't looking at them). But there's one at the end of this season -- it's a new monster, and I'd say you have to wait and see that. That one is my favorite, so far.

One of the things we know about your character is her love of soufflé. Have you tried making one?

I had to be baking one in a scene recently. So I got the Google up and tried to figure out exactly how to do it, take it kind of really seriously to make sure I've got, like, the whisking right. But maybe that's what I should do over Christmas.

Is it odd returning to a "normal" world after living in The Doctor's?

"This" life is so exciting on a daily basis. Everything's so dramatic every day, and it's the end of the world every week. You're either running or there's a snow machine or rain machine, or you're in a harness and you're on wires. ... On an off day, I find that I get bored quickly, like, "Where's the Cybermen?"

The "Doctor Who Christmas Special" is something of a tradition -- do you have others you'll keep?

There are 13 of my family going to a cottage, so we'll be there watching. It's one of my grandmum's favorite shows, so it's big for her. But normally I get home from London and I haven't seen my family for a little while, and me and my mum always wrap the presents the night before with a glass of Bailey's. That's my favorite tradition at Christmastime.

What did your grandmother say when she learned you got this role?

I auditioned for Amy's best mate in it, and was pretty close to getting the part, and my grandma was absolutely devastated I didn't. So, we came back around, and I don't think she can believe it, actually. It is quite surreal for her, and she's quite looking forward to meeting Matt.

What do you anticipate that encounter being like?

My grandma's going to mess up his hair. She's going to be patting him and hugging him, and Matt's going to have really messy hair for the rest of the night.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Where Should Fans Of Modern WHO Start If They Want To Try Classic WHO?

Believe it or not there are superfans of Modern Doctor Who that have never seen the classic series. It's true!

I imaging the hesitation to try the classic series is - where to begin? Normally the correct answer is - at the beginning.  However, for Doctor Who I would recommend a more unorthodox approach. Let's start in the middle.  

What could be more appropriate then approaching your viewing of Classic WHO with a 'timey-wimey' approach?  

I've given this a lot of thought (too much actually). My recommendation for what the first classic series serial
a modern Who fan should watch is -  Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks.

Why "Genesis of The Daleks" ?
  • Familiar Mythology:  Just watching this one Classic WHO episode of Doctor Who will increase your appreciation of Modern WHO as you obtain the backstory and mythology upon which all future Dalek stories are built.
  • Familiar Faces:  For some, part of the hesitation in starting to watch Classic Who is jumping into a show with decades of backstory and completely new characters.  However, Modern WHO ties into the mythology of Genesis Of The Daleks (GOTD) so strongly, new viewers may be suprised how many faces they recognize.
    • Sarah Jane Smith - Modern WHO fans were introduced to Sarah Jane Smith as a previous  companion of The Doctor who he was particularly fond and close with.  She is the companion in this adventure. Find out why the Doctor (and WHO fans alike) loved Sarah Jane.
    • Davros -  Davros is introduced in Modern WHO as a major enemy of The Doctor and the creator of the Daleks. This is the very first introduction of Davros.
    • The Daleks - Modern WHO fans are very familiar with the Daleks. This is considered by most one of the greatest Dalek stories ever told in either series. It also tells the tale of the origin of the Daleks. Great backstory for new fans.
    • The Time Lords- Modern WHO fans have heard a lot of mention of The Time Lords in the new series and even caught a minor glimpse of them.  This episode will show new fans what The Doctor's relationship with the Time Lords was before they disapeared.  
  • The Fourth Doctor: It can be argued that the Fourth Doctor was the greatest Doctor of Classic WHO. What isn't debatable is that he was the most popular of the Classic Series and the most iconic. If you're going to dip your toe into Classic WHO, you can hardly go wrong with Tom Baker as your first Classic Doctor.
Genesis Of The Daleks is really the 'Empire Strikes Back' installment of the Time War. It's a great bridge between the Classic and  the Modern series. It features characters, themes and enemies that have crossed over into the modern series. 

Bottom Line: In my opinion, if your a fan of Modern Who and you watch 'Genesis Of The Daleks' and it does nothing for you - you can probably save yourself some time and come to the conclusion Classic WHO is not for you.  Genesis Of The Daleks is one of the greatest serials of the classic series. If you're not impressed with GOTD, there's no pleasing you.

However, if you love it. Tweet me and I'll tell you what to watch next !!!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

What the cool geeks are wearing - Doctor Who Christmas Sweater Design

Well this is a first...

A design I came up with will be on sale from December 10th to the 16th on

There's a number of different Doctor Who 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' designs circling the internet at the moment and I've seen at least one appear on my regular t-shirt parody websites but I'm sure you've seen me comment before about how I wish there was more homage to Classic Who and less Bow ties and Fezs...

So I decided to create my own version, not a copy but my very own 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' design.  Now its not exactly Classic Who but it does have a couple of Classic Who references as well as new series.

This design includes:

  • Classic Daleks and New Paradigm Daleks
  • Both 10 and 11 Screwdrivers
  • Killer Christmas Trees
  • K9
  • Cybermen
  • The Weeping Angels
  • The TARDIS and
  • An Ood

Monday, December 3, 2012

DOCTOR WHO has won TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites poll!

Big news announced this morning on Good Morning America:

DOCTOR WHO has won TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites poll!

GMA’s host noted that DOCTOR WHO was “overwhelmingly” voted by the fans to top their Fan Favorites Cover.

Congratulations to Whovians everywhere on this huge accomplishment – and huge thanks for all the voting & support.

Although I must say the most shocking part of all this, at least for me is finding out that the TV Guide is still in publication....

Don’t miss the All New Christmas Special, “The Snowmen,” on Christmas Day
Tues Dec 25 at 9pm/8c only on BBC America.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

What the cool geeks are wearing - Soufflé Girl by MeganLara

Today's $10 Tee deal of the day over at is this Oswin/Soufflé Girl shirt by MeganLara
The sale began this morning at 00.01 EST and will continue until midnight tonight where this design will no longer be available on this site.  And like most DW themed shirts its already become a 'Popular Item' based on only the sales of the past few hours.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy 49th Birthday

November 23rd at 5.12pm the BBC launched its brand new SciFi series Doctor Who, originally created as an educational program the premise soon changed and people wanted to see who the Doctor was going to go up against next week.... 49 years later and fans all over the world are still wanting to know the same thing.

And a special something... the original billing from 1963

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to wish everyone a truly fantastic Thanksgiving, this is the day where you can have your Christmas Dinner and not fear an attack of Sycorax or the Titanic crashing into Buckingham Palace.  We've about another month til that happens, so may you celebrate your prosperity while ravaging the beheaded fowl carcass...


Thursday, November 15, 2012

What the Cool Geek are Wearing: Men of Scarves, Sherlock, the Doctor, and Harry


Screen-printed on 100% cotton pre-shrunk tee-shirts. These will be strictly limited, printing only the amount we need to fulfill the pre-orders. The deadline to order is midnight, Sunday November 18th (PACIFIC time). ONLY 15 bucks, and FREE SHIPPING to anywhere within the United States.

about the artist:

Name: Zerobriant

As Im sure youve seen me say before, I wanted to have less Fezes and Bowties and more classic Who.... and here it is....  So go get yours now before time runs out....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Doctor Who Alumni Team Up For British “Paintball Expendables”

Last week, I got Tony Lee chatting. Like really chatting. Chatting so much that I’ve come away with an hour of fast-paced rat-a-tat audio recorded on my phone.

Normally, after an interview, I transcribe the subject’s words verbatim, do the necessary formatting and post pretty much intact. I couldn’t possibly do that with Tony. Not if I still wanted to have fingerprints at the end of it.
Still, a lot of what he said has to remain secret for now. Exciting stuff. Stuff I’ll get to later, when the time is right.

But here’s what I can share now.
Thanks to his work writing the IDW comics series, Tony Lee has spent a lot of time at Doctor Who conventions, and therefore a lot of time in the company of other Doctor Who associates. Amongst them was Frazer Hines, the longest serving companion in the history of the show.
Lee said:
Frazer was Jamie in Doctor Who so obviously he does a lot of the conventions. We found ourselves, often, in the same airport lounges, and we just chatted, got to know each other. So we’ve known each other for a while now.
And while Frazer has done a lot on stage, and has been getting back into film lately, he was saying that he wanted to do some more film work. And he pointed out that there were a lot of other folk who had the same problem – all of the younger performers coming up and taking all of the roles. So I suggested “Why don’t you make your own film? Why don’t you come up with something that will get you all together?”
Hines agreed that this was a good idea, but he didn’t have a whole film in mind – just one detail. That he’d like to ride a horse.

So the specifics fell on Lee, and he drafted up the first version of what is being called, for now at least, The Mild Bunch. That title should tip you off that there’s something of a Western vibe at work here…
I spoke to Hines to clarify some of what Tony told me and he gave me the go ahead to name some of the other attached cast members.

Also from Doctor Who, there’s the sixth doctor, Colin Baker; from Only Fools and Horses – and Doctor Who story Seeds of Doom, there’s John Challis; and then there’s Vikki Michelle, formerly of Allo Allo.
And then there’s… some other names we’ll get to at a future date. When ink has dried.

Hines made the cast’s enthusiasm clear:
They all want to start shooting tomorrow! They’re ready to go. You’ve got four names there, with big fan bases, and we know the fans want to see them back in action again.
He’s not wrong.
I’ve had a breakdown of the whole plot, but I daren’t spoil it. In a nutshell, though, it’s about a group of 1981 paintball champions reuniting now, in 2012, when they’re supposed to be past their prime. And they stand up to some… disruptive younger elements. Yoots. Here’s the beginning of the big pitch:
The Magnificent Seven… paintball champs of he Middlesex and Hertfordshire Paint Ball League. These guys were the best, unbeaten, top of the league – until they broke up acrimoniously. Incredibly acrimoniously in fact, over twenty five years ago. After one single incident, they never met up as a group again.
Until now
…and now the rusty gun must be holstered. The tin badge must be shined. But will our Magnificent Seven ride again?
There’s a wild west frontier town – in the UK. There’s a saloon. There’s a face off at high noon. And there’s an awful lot of paintball pellets being let loose in some clever, crafty action sequences.

It’s an actual proper action film, it’s a drama, and in part, it’s a character comedy. It’s about a lot more than nostalgia, too – Tony has taken care to actually dig into some thematic material about ageing, trans-generation clashes and the dangers of pride. It’s more Unforgiven and Big Chill than The Expendables in some ways, but there’s a lot of fun adventure stuff too, particularly once the first act is done setting everybody up.

Hines has been thinking of this project as a possible TV endeavour – a one-off comedy drama, and those are the possible co-producers he’s been speaking to; there is, as Tony was at great pains to point out, also real possibility of Mild Bunch being a feature film – and there have been talks with co-producers on that front also.

I spoke to Hines about a gentlemen of his seniority carrying off the action demands of this film:
Oh, I’m fine. You should see me playing Cricket – I slide and dive all over the place.
It’s going to go a little beyond a game of Cricket with Mild Bunch, of course.

More developments are due soon. Watch this space.


Additional Note: There is some more exciting news about this which I am currently not able to talk about but as soon as I get the green light you'll all be the first to know

Neil Gaiman Writing Cybermen Episode Also Starring Warwick Davis

Neil Gaiman is bringing the Cybermen back to "Doctor Who." The BBC revealed Gaiman will pen an episode airing in the spring of 2013 that will feature Doctor Who (Matt Smith) and his new companion (Jenna-Louise Coleman) coming face-to-face with the Cybermen.

Gaiman, who is known for works such as "Coraline" and "Sandman," previously wrote the "Doctor Who" episode titled "The Doctor's Wife." The Cybermen have been around since 1966, debuting opposite William Hartnell's Doctor.

The episode will feature guest stars Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jason Watkins as "misfits on a mysterious planet."

"Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing," Steven Moffat, "Doctor Who" lead writer and executive producer, told BBC. "And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it's no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick."

"Doctor Who" recently wrapped the first half of Season 7 with the Doctor saying goodbye to his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).

The show returns for a Christmas special before kicking off the rest of Season 7 in the spring of 2013.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hurricane Who Category Three

Some may remember that I attended Hurricane Who last year, well, I was was invited back and it was amazing.

I actually met my first Doctor, Peter Davison. I got a number of my own props signed as well as got to hang out with Tony Lee (IDW Writer) and Frazer Hines who played Jamie in the classic series along side Patrick Troughton.

Friday, October 19, 2012

'Doctor Who' series 7.5 spoiler: Who returns, Who dies?

'Doctor Who' season 7.5 spoiler: Who returns, who dies?

Courtesy BBC America

While visiting Los Angeles, a very reliable source revealed a major spoiler from the upcoming second half of Doctor Whoseason seven - and it's one that will make Whovians geek out.

To discover, read ahead, but beware - 'thar be spoilers here...

In an episode featuring the children-eating alien race 456 (pronounced four-five-six, and last seen on Torchwood's Children of Earth), the buggers come back and get into a scrap with the 11th Doctor and ... Captain Jack Harkness!
Barrowman, courtesy BBC
In their first on-screen team-up, Matt Smith's Doctor and John Barrowman will face the aliens in a showdown that very well might lead to Harkness' final death.

Although the plot specifics are still a mystery, apparently 456 finds a way to put a limit on Harkness' resurrections and will kill him until the cool cat has no more lives.

What happens then? Will Capt. Jack be dead-dead? Apparently the captain asks that question himself and the alien's reply?

"Spoilers" (Which - coincidentally? - happens to be River Song's catchphrase)

Considering Stephen Moffat's apparent joy in killing characters and torturing fans (and I say that in love), it would not be shocking to see him bump off Harkness. Also, it is about time for Barrowman to appear alongside Smith since both Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and Tenth Doctor David Tennant have adventured with the former Time Agent.
The 456, courtesy TARDIS Index Files
When we last saw Captain Jack, he had regained his immortality after the events of Miracle Day. And the three-headed insectoid 456 (named for the frequency they use to communicate with humans) is a perfect nemesis for Harkness. He has a long history with the aliens, and they were eventually defeated by the Torchwood leader, but only because he sacrificed his own grandson to do so - after they killed his romantic interest Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd).

In a way, the 456 are Harkness' Daleks. I predict that Jack will have to die in order to save the good Doctor, which is kind of a recurring theme between the two time travelers. And while I couldn't find out when in the second half of season seven this will occur, it sounds like a great finale, don't you think?

And...React! Happy to see Jack back? Are you excited to see him team up with Matt Smith? Think Moffat will really kill him off?