If this is true, and it makes sense, we will not have new episodes til around November this year, in time for the 49th anniversary.
Production has begun, with work on episode 2 and 3 proceeding at a good pace, even though Matt Smith has said they’ll film through December. Little is known about the structure of this season, though anyone can probably infer a few things that have become public information. What is known is that there will be 14 episodes, but they’re probably going to be split over 2012-13 TV season. Speculation is the show will return in mid-November and air the final 4 episodes that involve Amy and Rory, and then air the fifth episode, the traditional Christmas Special on, well Christmas. After that, what happens to the back nine is unknown. Theoretically, they can begin airing in early to mid-January and air through early to mid-March 2013, just as the 8th series–the Golden Anniversary season- begins filming. But we’ll not know fully for months on what the BBC’s intention is on the broadcast schedule.
We know that two villains from TOS are supposed to appear, with rumors still persisting that they’re the Yeti and the Ice Warriors.
One other tenacious speculation that seems not to be going away is that Sophia Myles, who turned a marvelous performance as Madame de Pompadour in 2006 episode The Girl in the Fireplace, will be the new companion.
Now, it’s being reported that Myles is –coincidently- also in Spain while the crew is filming there.
HAHAHA THAT WILL FUCK OFF SOME TOWEL HEADS.
An Al Jazeera reporter covering the victory in Spain’s election by the right-wing People’s Party was upstaged by a gay couple who ran into the frame and began passionately making out.
THIS IS TRULY JAW DROPPING.
Over five decades, as many as 300,000 newborn babies were stolen and sold in Spain, primarily by the Roman Catholic clergy administering the nation’s hospitals. At first, the clergy thieved at the instruction of Spain’s fascist leader, General Franco, who sought to remove newborns from the homes of politically suspect parents. Explanations vary as to why the thieving didn’t stop after Franco’s death in 1975.
WTF????? So, you will be absolved of the sin if you do a good confession in Madrid during those dates???? Or you will not be ex-communicated if you confess???? Does the Catholic Heirachy have any idea what they are doing anymore????
(CNN) – The Vatican has given authority to priests who are in Madrid during the pope’s visit there to give absolution to women who confess to having had an abortion – and has empowered priests to lift excommunications for such women.
Typically, only certain priests have the power to grant absolution for the sin of abortion and to lift excommunications that have resulted from terminated pregnancies, according to a Vatican spokesman.
“All the priests that are administering the sacrament of confession during World Youth Day have the general authority to give absolution from the penalty of excommunication for abortion if someone comes to confession… if someone has this need,” Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told CNN on Thursday, referring to the event that brought Pope Benedict XVI to Madrid on Thursday for a four-day visit.
Madrid Archbishop Antonio María Rouco Varela announced the extension of such authority to more priests in a statement on the archdiocese’s website, saying the move was made in hopes that “all of the faithful who attend the celebrations of the 26th World Youth Day in Madrid can more easily attain the fruits of divine grace, that the doors to a new life open for them.”
The church has set up 200 confessional booths in a Madrid park for priests to hear confessions in.
Varela said the Roman Catholic Church “has conferred to all the priests legitimately approved to hear sacramental confessions, who are in the archdiocese of Madrid during August 15 to 22, the delegated power to remit during the sacrament of penance the excommunication… corresponding to the sin abortion, to the faithful who are truly sorry, imposing at the same time a convenient penance.”
Benedict’s Spain visit coincides with a weeklong series of religious events that the Roman Catholic Church organizes every three years.
Lombardi said that the Vatican often extends authority to absolve certain sins and to lift excommunications at big papal events. Any woman who knows that the church considers abortion a sin and goes through with the procedure is automatically excommunicated, Lombardi said.
“This is not only for women,” Lombardi said. “If a man has given the pressure on the women to do an abortion then he’s guilty in the same way.”
A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Spain said that the extension of priestly authority around abortion applies only to priests who are in the Madrid archdiocese for World Youth Day festivities.
BEST PLAY ABOUT CATHOLIC DOGMA EVER.
This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.