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Following the tragic death of Jenna Coleman's character, there's an assistant place up for grabs
It was a big night for Doctor Who fans on Saturday (21 Nov) as the main man’s assistant, Clara Oswald, met an untimely and particularly gruesome end. But grief doesn’t hang around for long in television and already there have been whispers about who could be Clara’s replacement.
Who will be the new person standing by the side of Doctor Who?
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We could still be a long way off from learning who the Doctor’s new companion will be.
'Doctor Who' showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed he still hasn't decided on a replacement for Clara Oswald, despite Jenna Coleman set to leave the show before the end of the current series. Moffat made the revelation during the 'Doctor Who' festival on Friday, where the showrunner was joined by stars Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, Ingrid Oliver and writer Mark Gatiss.
'Doctor Who’ stars Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliverat the ‘Doctor Who’ festival in London.
“We went to the BBC yesterday to talk about the type of person we might be looking at,” Moffat said. “To my unending terror, we have not yet finished episode 11 and episode 12 is nowhere near finished so we haven’t actually delivered the show yet.”
Capaldi thinks ‘Doctor Who’ is a kid’s show which should be aired at an earlier time.
'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi has criticised the BBC for treating the show "as a pawn" in a the Saturday night ratings war. The current series airs around on 8pm Saturday nights, after 'Strictly Come Danicng', but Capaldi thinks it would be better suited to a 7.30pm time slot, to make it easier for families to watch together.
Peter Capaldi has criticised ‘Doctor Who’s’ timeslot.
"I feel it's slightly used as a pawn in a Saturday night warfare. I feel as if it should go out at 7.30pm or around that time,” Capaldi said. "I see a lot of kids and a lot of families and these families who all love ‘Doctor Who’ want to sit down and watch it together.”
Just one day to go, Whovians. This is your time.
With T minus one day to the season premiere of Doctor Who, the show is inescapable – particularly if you’re in Central London The TARDIS landed in the middle of Parliament Square, because apparently, with all of space and time at your disposal, 2014 London is the place to be.
New Doctor, same companion. At least for now.
Situated in front of Big Ben, the blue spacecraft looked as though it had risen from the ground thanks to surrounding rubble and dinosaur fossils. Peter Capaldi (aka the 12th Doctor, aka actually the 13th Doctor, but not really, because wibbly wobbly timey wimey) and Jenna Coleman were there for a photo op, along with a bunch of rubble and dinosaur fossils.
Excitement surrounds Doctor Who as the new series airs later this month. But what do we know about the newest member of the team, Peter Capaldi?
Peter Capaldiwill make his debut series appearance as the twelfth doctor when series eight ofDoctor Whobegins on 23 August 2014. At 55 years old when cast, Capaldi will be the oldest actor to play the titular role since the first doctor, William Hartnell, in direct contrast to his predecessor, Matt Smith, who was the youngest actor to take on the iconic role.
Peter Capaldi is the twelfth Doctor in the eighth series set to air on 23 August
While fans have been left in the dark about plot lines, they have been treated to some personality teasers about this new incarnation. On Doctor Who TV, Capaldi revealed: "He’s more alien than he’s been for a while. He doesn’t quite understand human beings or really care very much about their approval."
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An adamant Capaldi sets the tone
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman won't be flirting, according to the twelfth Doctor
The actor, giving his first official interview surrounding all things Who since he was chosen to take the mantle from Matt Smith, was adamant that there would be no suggestive dialogue or action between he and Coleman to imply that her and the twelfth doctor are anything but inter-galactic, time-hopping companions.
Leaked scripts and footage have threatened to derail the new series
The BBC has issued a statement surrounding the now infamous Doctor Who script leaking, blaming the whole disaster on a “mistake” and ensuring that the requisite punishments have been doled out.
“We would like to thank Doctor Who fans everywhere for their amazing efforts in helping us contain the recent leaks,” a statement from BBC Worldwide read. “The mistake was damaging and resulted in the exposure of five scripts and the first six unfinished episodes from Series 8 on a publicly accessible FTP site.”
The broadcaster issues a plea to discourage people from circulating the leaked 'Doctor Who' scripts.
The BBC has been compelled to issue a public plea to discourage people from sharing details from five Doctor Who scripts that have been leaked recently. The broadcaster made its appeal to fans after the full scripts from Peter Capaldi's first series as the Doctor somehow surfaced after being sent to Miami.
"BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who series eight where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologize to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series," BBC said in a statement.
"We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty," via Radio Times.
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Before the new series of Dr. Who, Capaldi must travel the earth
The new series of Doctor Who, featuring the full series debut of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will be preceded by a world tour. Alongside his sidekick Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat, he’ll visit Cardiff, London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro this August.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will star in the new series of Doctor Who, and the world tour before it
The world tour will mostly comprise media events to plug the new series, but the serious fandom of Doctor Who hasn’t gone unnoticed, so Capaldi et al will be attending fan events where hardcore followers of the franchise can quiz the new incumbent of the Tardis.
After the Christmas regeneration, it's business as usual for the 'Doctor Who' team.
Doctor Who fans have gathered in Cardiff to watch new Doctor Peter Capaldi take the training wheels off the role he inherited from Matt Smith in the Christmas Day regeneration episode. The latest fan footage shows the new Doctor clad in long pyjamas charging down the street upon a mechanical horse.
Peter Capaldi & Jenna Louise Coleman Strengthen Their 'Doctor Who' Partnership.
The bizarre and hilarious scene will presumably be explained when the new series, which is expected to premiere in late summer this year, begins airing. Though watching Capaldi grow into his eccentric new role was a novelty for fans, for the Doctor Who crew the shoot was just another day at the office as they went about their tasks whilst Capaldi's bonkers horse scene played out.
Back to work, like everyone else. Except it's not like anyone's job, is it?
New Years Day was the busiest day of the year for the BBC iPlayer service, with the majority of the nation engaging in what’s widely known as ‘a duvet day’. Basically, hung-over people watched Dr. Who. That’s what happened. It was a pretty monumental episode, too, with Peter Capaldi coming into to replace the now-departed Matt Smith.
Peter Capaldi stars work with his co-star, Jenna Coleman
And, like everyone else, Capaldi had to go back to work this week; unlike everyone else, he was filming his first full episode of Dr. Who. With 10.2 million tuning in on Christmas Day, the return of The Doctor highly is anticipated.
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Say hello to the Twelfth Doctor: Peter Capaldi
There was a lot of promise surrounding the Christmas episode of Doctor Who and when it aired on BBC 1 on Christmas Day it very much lived up to the hype and expectation buzzing around the show and the exit of the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. The exit of Smith also meant one other thing, the regeneration of the Doctor into his twelfth form: enter Peter Capaldi.
The Doctor had business to attend to before he could bow out
The Christmas special - called 'The Time of the Doctor,' in relation to the fiftieth anniversary episode 'The Day of the Doctor' - was full of action and packed in plenty of entertainment in the lead up to Smith's eventual bow out from the show that launched him to stardom. The episode featured Daleks, Time Lords, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, a town called Christmas and more and even Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), the Doctor's former assistant, made an appearance in the show to say farewell the Eleventh Doctor.
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Brace yourselves, because things are about to get very confusing.
It’s that time of year again – time to get overly emotional or just slightly snooty over the newly released US extended trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special. This one, however, is super special, if you’ll pardon the wording, since it also marks the departure of the 11th Doctor and, correspondingly, Matt Smith.
The last time this happened to us (“us” referring here to whovians as an emotional support system, which was sorely needed at the time) was in the 2010 Christmas episode. Let’s just say bulk quantities of tissues were used during that episode. With current showrunner Steven Moffat’s propensity for killing off his characters (even though he mostly resurrects them afterwards) whovians the world over should probably gear up for a tear-jerker.
According to the trailer, this year’s episode will be a family affair, with the Doctor visiting his companion Clara at her parents’ Christmas dinner. We’ll also get to see some new friends in the face of the Silence, the Weeping Angels (always a favorite monster) and, natch, some Daleks, ready to wreak havoc.
It's Capaldi's turn in the Tardis, and he's ready for action
Younger Dr. Who fans probably didn’t know who Peter Capaldi was when he was announced as the next Doctor; older fans probably thought he was inappropriate due to his florid language on The Thick of It, and everyone in-between thought it was a great decision.
The Dr. Who Christmas special is set to excite on Christmas Day
But whatever your thoughts on the 55-year-old, Glasgow-born actor’s appointment, your beloved Doctor is set to face some changes, as his hearty sidekick Jenna Coleman explains in an interview with Digital Spy.
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We'll find out how Matt Smith makes his departure during Christmas Day's 'The Time of the Doctor.'
The time is nigh: current Doctor Who timelord Matt Smith will prepare to meet his maker in Christmas Day's eagerly-anticipated special episode of the BBC sci-fi drama. On December 25th we'll see Smith hand over the sonic screwdriver to new Doctor Peter Capaldi but the technicalities of the change-over are driving Whovians crazy.
It May Be Christmas On Earth But There Are Still Monsters To Battle For The Doctor.
There's still the question of whether Smith in in fact the 12th, and possibly final Doctor. It was initially thought that Smith was the 11th Doctor but John Hurt's Doctor is rumoured to be the ninth, making Smith the 12th. This set fans abuzz will speculation regarding the Doctor's purported 12 regeneration limit.
The palace played host to some alien guests.
Buckingham Palace was held under siege by Daleks today. Well sort of: scores of Doctor Who actors and guests attended a very special 50th birthday celebration of the BBC sci-fi show ahead of this coming weekend's hotly anticipated anniversary episode.
'The Day Of The Doctor' Will Celebrate 50 Years Of 'Doctor Who.'
DW stars new and old joined the Countess of Wessex at the palace for a royal party. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Matt Smith and John Hurt arrived to defend the palace from daleks with current and former assistant Jenna-louise Coleman and Catherine Tate.
Will he? Won't He? I mean, he will, but, will he? Yeah he will. Shame.
It would appear as though Matt Smith is getting cold feet about leaving his role as Dr. Who. The British star, 30, was speaking at the TCA "Doctor Who" panel when he admitted to feeling nervous about his impending exit.
“I have pondered [the decision to leave] on several occasions and thought I’ve made a huge mistake,” Smith said. “What am I doing? Don’t leave! I’m slightly in denial about Matt leaving,” Coleman said. “But we have quite a lot to do yet.” (L.A Times)
Smith is still set to play the Doctor in two episodes: a 50th anniversary special and the traditional Christmas episode. “It’s important we give Matt the sendoff he deserves,” producer Marcus Wilson said. “The 50th anniversary is our most ambitious episode yet, then we need to top that to give Matt a proper sendoff.”
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Doctor Who fans at the San Diego Comic-Con said goodbye to Matt Smith as The Doctor. Further information on the 50th anniversary special of show (due to air in November) was also released.
Doctor Who fans bade Matt Smith farewell at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. This reincarnation of The Doctor announced in June he would be leaving the show. He will continue in the role until the Christmas special, whilst his assistant, Jenna Coleman, will continue in her role as Clara Oswald.
Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Stephen Moffat at 72nd Annual Peabody Awards, New York.
When Smith took to the stage a number of fans shouted in unison "thank you Matt!" In response to his fan's Smith, on his role as The Doctor, said "it changed my life and my family's life, and I'm proud and grateful to be part of it."
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Saturday's Prom celebrated the show's 50th with a combination of grandeur and nostalgia.
One of the biggest events in television this year is the 50th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi drama Doctor Who and on Saturday, the occasion was marked by a special anniversary DW Prom, held at Royal Albert Hall. The event was massive, with a feeling of grandeur permeating every moment of the show. As with Doctor Who itself, the audience played a key part in the festivities. Many attendees expressed their love for Matt Smith’s Doctor by donning his signature red fez. Smith, who is, of course, set to leave the show at the end of the current season (after the 2013 Christmas Special) could not skip an appearance at the special event.
In a way, the event was a final hurrah for Matt Smith.
But first, there were a number of cameos from the “classic” series. Peter Davidson, who played the 5th Doctor, came on stage to introduce a suite of music from the original Doctor Who, while Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan way back in 1963 recounted some of her most amusing experiences on the DW set. While all these festivities were going on onstage, the audience was a constant participant, as the cybermen, wandering the isles, never let the tension drop. When Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman took the stage, the audience erupted in cheers.
Continue reading: Doctor Who Comes To Royal Albert Hall For A Grand 50th Anniversary
Maybe the Doctor will finally be ginger this time.
Fans of Doctor Who better say their goodbyes to the show’s star Matt Smith, who will be leaving his role at the end of the season. Smith’s Doctor will regenerate during the 2013 Christmas special and get a brand new body (or in non-Doctor Who terms, a new actor will come in to fill the role.) Smith has been playing the Doctor for the past four seasons of the show (where did the time go?) having taken over from David Tennant in 2010. As you might imagine, that wasn’t an easy transition for the fans. There is likely to be a lot of nostalgia for “the old Doctor Who” after this change as well. As for Matt Smith, he has no regrets, saying for BBC news that working on the show has been "the most brilliant experience".
This season of the show is filled with surprises and big events for the Whovian community. After the show introduced a new companion to the Doctor, played by Jenna-louise Coleman, its 50th anniversary special is due during the series’ fall season. Smith has already filmed the special episode, which will feature cameo appearances by DW alumni David Tennant and Billie Piper. Referring to his time-travelling companions, Amy (Karen Gillan), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), Smith said: "It's been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the Tardis for a spell with 'the ginger, the nose and the impossible one'. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go..."
During the announcement of Smith’s departure, head writer Steven Moffat expressed his admiration for the youngest actor to ever play the Doctor: "Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me. The way he'd turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry - I just never knew what was coming next.
The tenth Time Lord will join his successor on screen for anniversary episode
David Tennant will lead a stellar cast for the forthcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. The former Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page will also join the cast, as will Billie Piper, who was once a Doctor Who star herself. Current stars Matt Smith, John Hurt and Jenna-Louise Colman will all appear in the special episode which is due to start filming this week, according to The Daily Mail.
Joanna Page recently gave birth to her first child and it’s not clear which role she will take, though she attended a recent read-through for the forthcoming special. Back in 2010 when it was rumoured that she may appear in Doctor Who, Joanna commented “I think I’ve got to be the only Welsh actress who has never been in Doctor Who so if someone would like me to be in Doctor Who I would love the part.”
Both the 10th (David Tennant) and 11th (Matt Smith) Time Lords will appear in the show, which will be screened in cinemas in November, according to the report. The show’s producer Steven Moffat is working hard to ensure that the content of the anniversary programme stays under wraps. “One length I've gone to which is a really good security measure - I make sure I don't get a script, because I will lose it. I forbid people to hand me one. It's on my computer under lock and key.” Matt Smith explained “It's about looking back and forward at the same time, a bit like the Doctor does. It's about celebrating everyone that's been involved with it, all the wonderful actors that have taken part before me, and it's also about looking forward.”
Continue reading: A Stellar Cast: David Tennant Leads Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Cast
Steve Rogers is a sickly young man who has always been bullied in the streets of 1940's Brooklyn because of his weight. He applies for World War II military duty in an attempt to toughen up but is rejected as 'unfit for duty' because of his frailness. Steve isn't put off, however and attempts to enlist again, despite dissuasion from his friend, 'Bucky' Barnes.
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