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Doctor Who: Matt Smith and David Tennant tease “another character” in 50th anniversary

Billed as a thank you to fans for keeping Doctor Who’s secrets, the BBC has released a clip of the tenth and eleventh (well, as it stands, er, stood… appreciating that we don’t know… as long as… I mean, supposing that… oh, I give up) Doctors chummily discussing what it’s like to be the face of the show, and how their characters rub along together in the 50th anniversary special.

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Peter Jackson Wants To Direct An Upcoming DOCTOR WHO Episode

EW has a brief interview with Peter Jackson in which he makes explicit his desire to someday direct an episode of Doctor Who. You might assume the BBC doesn’t have enough cash to pay a crazy popular guy like Jackson for the job, but he claims he’ll do it for the price of one Dalek. That’s kind of cute until the article later reveals that he already owns two of the iconic Doctor Who villains, and he suddenly just looks greedy.

Like most people who make the show but few who actually watch the show, Jackson is a massive Who fan who has been watching from nearly the beginning of the show’s 50 years of scaring the shit out of children and blind dates alike. He has apparently spoken with Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat about bringing this idea to fruition, so he’s really not kidding around. When asked what he thought of Peter Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who, Moffat just held up a sign that said “piss off.”



This isn’t really news or anything, but it’s fun to speculate on what a Peter Jackson episode of Doctor Who might look like. I think he’d do a good job, and the show’s tone would bring out Jackson’s long dormant goofy side. Also: Brevity. It might be like visiting an old friend.

Jackson’s a busy guy, but it seems like his Hobbit and Tintin duties can be done on a laptop at this point. Maybe he does have the time to slip off for a brief Doctor Who shoot. Moffat better not let him direct a Neil Giaman script though, as the resulting fangasm would send a sizable percentage of Doctor Who’s viewing audience into early (and some not so early) graves.

Peter Jackson Wants To Direct An Upcoming DOCTOR WHO Episode

EW has a brief interview with Peter Jackson in which he makes explicit his desire to someday direct an episode of Doctor Who. You might assume the BBC doesn’t have enough cash to pay a crazy popular guy like Jackson for the job, but he claims he’ll do it for the price of one Dalek. That’s kind of cute until the article later reveals that he already owns two of the iconic Doctor Who villains, and he suddenly just looks greedy.

Like most people who make the show but few who actually watch the show, Jackson is a massive Who fan who has been watching from nearly the beginning of the show’s 50 years of scaring the shit out of children and blind dates alike. He has apparently spoken with Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat about bringing this idea to fruition, so he’s really not kidding around. When asked what he thought of Peter Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who, Moffat just held up a sign that said “piss off.”

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Source: insidetv.ew.com

Doctor Who: BBC responds to Matt Smith quitting rumours

The last time showrunner Steven Moffat was asked how long incumbent Doctor Matt Smith would remain in the role, he snapped back with a cheerily brisk “Forever. For the rest of time”. There’s the slightest chance, you know, that he wasn’t telling the truth…

Of course he wasn’t. If there’s one thing more certain than death, taxes, and repetition of the phrase “Doctor Who?” in the new episodes, it’s that Matt Smith won’t be the Doctor forever. The Sun, amongst others, is keen for us to think that his departure will come sooner rather than later, namely, after the 2013 Christmas special. The newspaper ran a story suggesting that “Insiders say the festive special will be Matt’s last outing as The Doctor”, citing Smith’s ambition to break into Hollywood as his reason for bowing out after a four year stint.



The BBC was quick to respond to the story, and had this to say:


  Sorry folks but even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas. It’s not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday.


It’s not exactly a denial, and neither was Smith’s answer to the question posed by Jonathan Ross last week, “I am very happy doing it. I do the anniversary special, then the Christmas special. At the moment it’s 2013 and we will see what 2014 holds.”

Doctor Who: BBC responds to Matt Smith quitting rumours

The last time showrunner Steven Moffat was asked how long incumbent Doctor Matt Smith would remain in the role, he snapped back with a cheerily brisk “Forever. For the rest of time”. There’s the slightest chance, you know, that he wasn’t telling the truth…

Of course he wasn’t. If there’s one thing more certain than death, taxes, and repetition of the phrase “Doctor Who?” in the new episodes, it’s that Matt Smith won’t be the Doctor forever. The Sun, amongst others, is keen for us to think that his departure will come sooner rather than later, namely, after the 2013 Christmas special. The newspaper ran a story suggesting that “Insiders say the festive special will be Matt’s last outing as The Doctor”, citing Smith’s ambition to break into Hollywood as his reason for bowing out after a four year stint.

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Source: thesun.co.uk

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7 PART 2 Trailer Raises Excitement For New Half Season

You guys! It’s only two weeks until Doctor Who returns with the first of eight episodes. BBC America has posted the newest trailer for Series 7B, and it looks like it’ll be a doozy. Lots of creepy monsters, including Cybermen, which actually look threatening, are included, as well as quick glimpses of guest stars Dougray Scott and David Warner. The focal point is, of course, the mystery surrounding Clara Oswin Oswald, the girl who has already [REDACTED] twice. So, Amy was the girl who didn’t make sense and Clara is the impossible girl… I think it’s all just a metaphor for the Doctor not being able to understand women.

The BBC has also released synopses for the first four episodes. Avoid if you don’t like spoilers.

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A good month for us geeks

March on the BBC is shaping up to be a good month for fans of sci-fi & fantasy. Easter brings us the return of Doctor Who to BBC One, complete with new companion Clara Oswald. Amy Pond was never my favourite companion, and I’m not too sorry to see her go, although it is a shame that Rory has to go with here. And here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of River Song.

Meanwhile, Radio 4 has a choice of two adaptions of some great fantasy books; Terry Pratchett’s Eric and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.



Eric, also known as Faust Eric, was the ninth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The Radio 4 version, adapted by Robin Brooks and stars Mark Heap as Rincewind the Wizzard, begins on 6th March.

Neverwhere, which starts on 16th March, is an altogether more star-studded affair. The stellar cast contains, among others, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch and the legendary Christopher Lee.

A month to look forward to indeed.

A good month for us geeks

March on the BBC is shaping up to be a good month for fans of sci-fi & fantasy. Easter brings us the return of Doctor Who to BBC One, complete with new companion Clara Oswald. Amy Pond was never my favourite companion, and I’m not too sorry to see her go, although it is a shame that Rory has to go with here. And here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of River Song.

Meanwhile, Radio 4 has a choice of two adaptions of some great fantasy books; Terry Pratchett’s Eric and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.

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