In this funny and cute interview Catherine Tate talks about her new comedy, Do not disturb, about musicals and her return to the stage in Miss Atomic Bomb. She also discusses whether or not she would return to Doctor Who.
Sir John Hurt gets his traditional “he is the War Doctor” cover! Finally! More than that: in the exclusive interview he reveales how his wife convinced him to take on the role of the Doctor’s secret incarnation!
A few days ago Steven Moffat has announced his departure from the show – he will be stepping down as scriptwriter and showrunner of Doctor Who at the end of season 10, which will air in Spring 2017, after the 2016 Christmas special. No Doctor Who this year, :(, but that is another story!
Steven Moffat will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, writer of Torchwood and Broadchurch and the some of Doctor Who stories. Some people never liked Steven Moffat, as I have heard, but he will be missed in the future.
Matt Smith talks to Timey Wimey Show host, Juliette Boland, about his time on Doctor Who with Steven Moffat!
Almost 2 months ago, at the Doctor Who Festival, Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat talked about the possibilities for the Doctor’s new companion. Clara Oswald is out (for now), River Song may have had her last adventure with the Doctor, so we remain curious about who is going to be the next companion.
Doctor Who Magazine #495 is due to be released this Thursday (7th January 2016, for the price £4.99 or $9.99) and features Alex Kingston and Paul McGann as January 2016 cover stars. This is due to the recent Big Finish release The Diary of River Song, where River Song crosses paths with the Eighth Doctor.
The issue features interviews with Alex Kingston and Paul McGann, as well as looking back at the 1974 story Death to The Daleks.
“At the heart of the battle, where the blood of the innocents flow, and only the monstrous survive…” This is new trailer from Only The Monstrous, the Big Finish audio drama that hopes to flesh out those years where the Doctor went to war, regenerating into great actor John Hurt.
There are three new battles for The War Doctor!
1.1 The Innocent
As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And a sacrifice must be made.
Arch-manipulator and Time Lord strategist, Cardinal Ollistra receives shock news of the Doctor’s death.
Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?
If only the Doctor were still alive.
1.2 The Thousand Worlds
With the high-ranking Time Lord Seratrix behind enemy lines, the War Doctor finds himself assigned to a rescue mission. But any room for manoeuvre is severely restricted by an area of space known as the Null Zone.
Times have changed on Keska, and a countdown to destruction is beginning.
But who are the Taalyens and what is their part in the great and terrifying Dalek plan?
1.3 The Heart of the Battle
Trapped in a citadel swarming with Daleks, the Time Lord rescue force must find a way to overcome insurmountable odds. With the Daleks apparently planning to rule the Null Zone, perhaps their thirst for universal conquest and victory has been quenched…
The War Doctor doesn’t believe so — but how can he prove it without destroying any chance of peace?
As the countdown to the destruction of Keska proceeds, a deadly choice must be made… A choice that will define this Doctor, and perhaps forever cast him in the role of ‘monster’.
Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, video & animation by Tom Saunders, 3D model work by: Chris Thompson, musical score by Howard Carter.
Cast: John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Lucy Briggs-Owen (The Nursemaid), Carolyn Seymour (The Slave), Beth Chalmers (Veklin), Alex Wyndham (Seratrix), Kieran Hodgson (Bennus), Barnaby Edwards (Arverton), Mark McDonnell (Traanus), John Banks (Garv) and Nicholas Briggs as The Daleks.
Producer David Richardson, script editor Matt Fitton, Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.
Or Doctor and River Song’slast aventure (a sort of, because she gets into the Library – episode 8, season 4 – and dies in the second part of the story sacrificing herself to save the Time Lord she loved), or the last 24 years night for the favorite Time Lord and his wife. Name it as you want, all the variants are good.
But this does not mean that this Christmas special episode is River’s last adventure along Doctor’s side – she has kept meeting with the Time Lord in the wrong order for 200 years (you should already know enough details about that) not to offer her a chance to continue their adventures in the right order. Jenna Coleman left recently the show, and Clara Oswald has her chance (a small one, but it’s there) to come back in Doctor’s life, sometime in the future. River was already saved (in electronic format, as a part of the database of the Library), she can easily come back in some form or another – nothing lasts forever, everything changes, and any additional information about the Executive Producers’ plans for her are probably secret.
The action was pretty bad: they wanted to be action packed and funny, but they didn’t make it quite right. They put the accent on funny discussions, the actors seemed sometime not realistic, but they had some good moments: the one when Riven realizes that the man standing next to her is the one she was searching the entire episode, and their connection in that very moment was just great, even if it wasn’t quite good before. If you want to relax a bit and just to have some fun than it’s a good story, but you shouldn’t expect too much from that.
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, written by Steven Moffat and Toby Whithouse (character “Kahler”).
Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Alex Kingston (River Song), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Greg Davies (King Hydroflax), Phillip Rhys (Ramone), Rowan Polonski (Flemming), Robert Curtis (Scratch), Anthony Cozens (Concierge), Chris Lew Kim Hoi (Alphonse), Nicolle Smartt (Receptionist), Liam Cook (King Hydrofla’s Body), Nonso Anozie (Hydroflax – voice).
“Are you the surgeon?” – Nardole (Matt Lucas) and the Doctor are on a mission in this Christmas special episode.
The Doctor reunites with River – the moment when Nardole introduces the Time Lord to River Song. This should be interesting! Very interesting! Tell me, do you thing that the Doctor will tell her who he is? When?
Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston introduce ‘The Husbands of River Song’.
Alex Kingston and Matt Lucas swap pressies and tell you about festive Doctor Who fun!
How do you sum up 12 epic episodes of Doctor Who? Steven Moffat and the cast show us how! These are excerpts from Doctor Who extra, teasers, previews of episodes from series 9. You can watch these video on this site, posted during the last few months.
Maisie Williams returns, much to the delight of Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi!
Introduced in series 9, Ashildr was just a viking girl in the village the Doctor and Clara saved. Then she became something elese, a hibrid, an immortal. Then, in the final episode of series 9, she gets into a TARDIS, along Clara Oswald. You can watch Maisie Williams, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman having fun on the classic TARDIS.
The very first TARDIS from Maisie Williams’ point-of-view!
The Truth Behind the TARDIS: larking about, literally behind-the-scenes, with Maisie Williams and Peter Capaldi.
Clara’s adventures with the Doctor has ended for now, she took of with her own TARDIS through the space and time, along Ashildr. We may see her back, sometime in the future, but for now it’s time for a farewell goodbye. Jenna Coleman looks back at “the best part of my life” at the of series 9.
Jenna Coleman’s hardest scene: shen explains which Doctor Who moment was her toughest, inside a Dalek.
Memories become stories when we forget them. Maybe some of the become songs. Remember this because it is important.
Well, Clara Oswald is still dead. Kind of dead. And here starts the beauty of time travel stories: Clara’s death is a fixed point in time and space (it can not be changed without fracturing the entire time and space continuum), but the Doctor saves her. Kind of saves her. And he can not enjoy it very much because he is not remembering her (with the exception of some details more or less important) good enough to recognize her when he meets her in the restaurant he met once, several series ago, with Amy, Rory and River Song to save his own life.
Maybe that’s why the final episode of series 9 started with the expectation that Amy and Rory were about to enter in the restaurant with the Doctor, for an unforgiven meeting of the companions because of Clara’s version as a waitress serving the amnesic Time Lord.
And the fragmented story he told her is a very elegant solution to offer Clara the exit she deserve: back on Gallifrey, Doctor’s actions made a president to run in exil (he gave the orders that brought Clara’s death and her friend’s captivity), with all the necessary scandal and after a firing squad meant for the Doctor with all the soldiers missing their target. Started to do everything he can in order to save Clara, the Doctor takes her from her own time, shortly before her death, frozen in one moment in time, and he fights against his hown people. Again. And he steals a TARDIS in order to run. Again.
Not very long time ago, in the episode The Witch’s familiar, you and your friends got inside the catacombs used by the Daleks as graveyard, now you get inside the computer used by the Time Lords to keep the personalities of their dead fellows inside a matrix, and you will leave that place as fast you left during the previous episode. The events in this episode happen very fast, I won’t give you the details, but the Doctor breaks all the codes he assumed for himself, and he gets to confront his own actions and their consequences. He gets in a situation he can not ignore the debates about the identity and origin of the Hybrid, especially when Ashildr / Me is the one serving them to the Doctor, at the Universe’s end of life (about the same period of time the Time Lord brought another immortal – captain Jack Harkness – and the meeting between Ashildr and Jack should be something important to watch).
Two TARDIS-es flying in space and time? The Who universe should be adjusted to that. Probably we won’t watch Clara and Ashildr, or their TARDIS, in action too soon, just like we haven’t met Doctor’s daughter after several years of adventures in Universe. Maybe they will appear in some distant future and a galay far far away, the one full with Jedi knights.
Directed by Rachel Talalay, written by Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Donald Sumpter (The President), Ken Bones (The General), Maisie Williams (Ashildr), T’Nia Miller (Female General), Malachi Kirby (Gastron), Clare Higgins (Ohila), Linda Broughton (The Woman), Martin Sherman (Man), Jami Reid-Quarrell (Wraith), Ross Mullan (Wraith), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek – voice).
The next episode is the Christmas special one, it’s called The husbands of River Song.
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat discuss the return of director Rachel Talalay for the final two episode of series nine.
Visualising Heaven Sent: storyboarding is an invaluable filmmaking tool. What did you make of the visuals for this episode? Director Rachel Talalay and storyboard artist Mike Collins discuss bringing to life Steven Moffat’s script.
Rachel Talalay’s castle sketch: she speaks about her artistic plotting of the castle layout.
The grave sketch: then she speaks about her artistic plotting of the grave attack.
Behind The Veil, cast and crew unveil the creature from the Doctor’s nightmares now pursues him.
Including Peter Capaldi as the Doctor! An unloved sprout finds friendship with BBC One stars, from Doctor Who to Sherlock. The Christmas 2015 Doctor Who special episode is The Husbands of River Song, it will begin at 5.15 pm and it will run for 60 minutes.
The highlights on this Christmas: River Song returns to Doctor Who, Poldark’s Aidan Turner discovers a murder, Sherlock and Watson go back to their Victorian roots.