Thursday, 29 May 2014

The BBC Almost Axed Doctor Who When David Tennant Quit

Current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the BBC thought about finishing Doctor Who when David Tennant quit his role as the Doctor.

Steven who was speaking at a Q&A session at the Hay Festival in Wales told the audience: 
"David owned that role in a spectacular way, gave it an all-new cheeky sexy performance and became a national treasure. And he didn't do it instantly, he did it over time. So the idea that Doctor Who could go on at all in the absence of David was a huge question, I didn't realise how many people thought it wouldn't succeed at all. That was quite terrifying when I found out about it later.
I think there were plans maybe to consider ending it. It was Russell saying, you are not allowed to end it."

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Comedian Frank Skinner To Guest Star In The New Series Of Doctor Who

Room 101 host Frank Skinner is the latest name confirmed to guest star in an episode of the new series of Doctor Who this Autumn.

Skinner says: "I love this show. I subscribe to Doctor Who Magazine, I've got a TARDIS ringtone, a five-foot cardboard Dalek in my bedroom and when I got the call saying they wanted me to read for the part, I was in the back of my tour bus watching episode three of The Sensorites. I am beyond excited."

He is currently touring the UK with his stand-up show Frank Skinner: Man In a Suit, alongside presenting the Saturday Morning Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio. Skinner previously appeared in the one-off Doctor Who 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: "It's no secret that Frank's been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while. He's been volunteering to be "third monster on the left" as long as I've been in this job. But now, in Jamie Mathieson's sparkling script, we finally have a part that can showcase all of Frank's famous wit and charm. Hopefully he'll get out of my garden now."

The episode is written by Jamie Mathieson (Being Human, Dirk Gently), directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), and also stars David Bamber, Daisy Beaumont, Janet Henfrey and Christopher Villiers.

Other guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will air this Autumn, include Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

BBC “Thrilled” With Early Peter Capaldi Episodes

The BBC is said to be “delighted” and "thrilled" with the first episodes of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who.

Around five are understood to have been completed and a source on the show says that Capaldi looks on course to “make one of the best Doctors ever”. understands that the storylines have started from "the bottom up” with Capaldi’s Doctor having a clean slate of storylines with little reference to his predecessors.

"He is his own man – very distinctive," said the source.
The further good news for fans is that the chemistry between Capaldi and Coleman is said to be “sizzling”.

“He is the oldest Doctor and there is a sense he is more distanced from his assistant, more of a mystery He is perhaps less a mate, and someone she looks up to. She has to try and gauge him – but dramatically it’s very satisfying and onscreen they work very well together.”

Friday, 9 May 2014

Smith Jealous of Capaldi and Series 8

Matt Smith has admitted that he is a little envious of Peter Capaldi after he heard exactly what Steven Moffat has cooked up for Series 8 of Doctor Who.

 Speaking at the recent Calgary Expo panel, Smith said: “I rang Steven Moffat up the other day and found out everything about the new series. It sounds really good! I was really jealous actually.”

Smith said that he has felt the odd tinge of regret since his departure: “You never really think you’re going to leave and then it comes and you’re like ‘Oh no. What am I doing? Why have I left?’ There’s a lot of that.” doctorwhotv

Thursday, 8 May 2014

‘Doctor Who’ Matt Smith Joins ‘Terminator’ Trilogy In Major Role

Smith will join Game Of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke (Sara Connor), Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke (John Connor), Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Dayo Okeniyi (Danny Dyson, son of the brainiac cyborg developer played by Joe Morton in Terminator: Judgment Day), and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his signature cyborg. The time-travel saga Terminator: Genesis is directed by Alan Taylor and has a July 1, 2015 released date. Smith is repped by UTA and Troika. deadline