Doctor Who, series 11, episode 3 – Rosa

Sometimes, to become witness of historical events and let the history unfold itself can be pretty hard. But not that hard as correcting the deviations (when the events are influenced by another temporal travel that wants the history changed) into a manner that makes the involved persons very familiar.

Initially, when the Doctor Who started in 1963, one of its purposes was to teach the young men watching the show history. The first two episodes of this new season where full with action, they wanted to introduce the new Doctor and her companions as direct the writers could, but the third episode returned to one of the firsts ideas of the show.

The episode takes place in Mongomery, Alabama, USA, in the year 1955, the Christian era, a time when the segregation of “negros” (colored men) was still law, with all the unpleasant effects that accompanied it. The seamstress Rosa Parks was involved in the fight of black men against segregation, and her arrent because a very stupid reason (she was seated on a place in a bus reserved for the white people) made people protests. That protests made, eventually, segregation to dissapear in the United States.

It’s a good episode, with clear rules and subject, withe Doctor’s companions helping equally in solving the current problem, because the discrimination still exists and it requires a continuous effort to eliminate. Also, the episode explains pretty good how the discrimination manifests and how you should react to it.

Directed by Mark Tonderai, written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall.

Cast: Bradley Walsh (Graham), Trevor White (James Blake), Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Josh Bowman (Krasko), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Morgan Deare (Arthur), David Dukas (Elias Griffin JR), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Mark Hugh-Williams (Bus Driver – as Mark Williams), Richard Lothian (Mr. Steele), Gareth Marks (Police Officer Mason), Aki Omoshaybi (Fred Gray), Jessica Preddy (Waitress), Vinette Robinson (Rosa Parks), David Rubin (Raymond Parks), Ray Sesay (Martin Luther King), Bradley Walsh (Graham), Trevor White (James Blake).

Next episode, Arachnids in the UK: The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 530

DWM goes on set with Jodie Whittaker, the latest Doctor. You can read their exclusive interview and previews of her first two episodes.

You also have there the latest updates from showrunner Chris Chibnall, a huge prize-winning competition and much more.

The new issue will be out Thursday 20 September 2018.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 530

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 528

In this new issue of Doctor Who Magazine the showrunner Chris Chibnall reveals the meticulous preparations that went into announcing Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor in the original trailer. Despite all the secret plotting, the plan nearly came off the tracks when their cover was in danger of being blown by a wedding and a Velothon…

The new TARDIS crew describes filming for Series 11. You will visit the archive of Doctor Who writer and script editor Douglas Adams. Also you will find the untold story of Sky Ray ice lollies and Doctor Who, with images of rare 1960s memorabilia. The Fact of Fiction explores the 2017 story Empress of Mars.

DWM issue 528 is on sale Thursday 26 July, price £5.99.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 528

Doctor Who Magazine issue 521

Doctor Who Magazine issue 521The 13th Doctor, Jodie Wittaker, and the showrunner Chris Chibnall are in this new issue.

She discusses her regeneration scene and working with costume designer Ray Holman: “The very first meeting we had was all very secret and incognito. As we were talking I was completely distracted by the colour of the wallpaper behind us. I told Roy I absolutely loved that colour, and that’s the colour of the trousers.”

Chris Chibnall looks forward to a new era: “What’s evident is Doctor Who’s extraordinary ability to embrace change while remaining exactly the same show that people love.”

Rachel Talalay, the director of Twice Upon a Time, talks about the filming of Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration scene.

Doctor Who Magazine 521 is on sale from tomorrow, Thursday 11 January 2018, price £5.99.

Series 11 fan-made trailers

Fan-made Doctor Who title sequence for series 11, with Jodie Whittaker as the 13th incarnation of the Doctor.

Lucky Thirteen, series 11 fan-made titles / theme:

And another fan made trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s and Chris Chibnall’s first series of Doctor Who. It including shots of the new companions in the series: Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole.

Reactions to Steven Moffat departure

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!

What happened with Rory’s father?

The episode ‘The Angels take Manhattan’ left (at least) one thing open: what happened with Mark Williams, Rory’s father, and the Ponds after they got 50 years before they were born. There was an unshot scene by Chris Chibnall that was supposed to clear such thing, but it was put on tape.

Accordingly to this video/cartoon uploaded on Youtube by the BBC team, Rory send a letter to his father explaining why he and Amy will never return from their trip. The guy that delivered the mail was… their son. Their adopted son.

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The Power of Three, behind the scenes

Chris Chibnall (the writer) discusses his Doctor Who vision featuring Mark Williams (known as Brian Williams, Rory’s father).

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Radio Times: David Tennant will star alongside Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill in ITV drama Broadchurch

On Monday Radio Times announced that David Tennant will star in ITV1 drama Broadchurch, a new eight-part series penned by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall.

Produced by Kudos Film and Television, the production company behind Spooks and Life on Mars, Broadchurch will explore what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.

Tennant will play DI Alec Hardy, a newly promoted police detective who arrives in the town following the death of a young boy. However, local resident DS Ellie Miller (Rev star Olivia Colman) believes the case should have been hers and has to find reserves of patience to negotiate a professional relationship with the tough and unyielding Hardy.

Vicky McClure, who recently starred with Tenannt in BBC1 drama True Love, will also feature, alongside Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Will Mellor and departing Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill, who will play town priest Paul Coates.

Filming series 7 of Doctor Who starts… tomorrow

As announced on the official site, filming the season 7 of Doctor Who will start tomorrow in Cardiff and somewhere in Wales. There were announced a lot of surprises, as usual, especially it’s already been confirmed that Toby Whithouse and Chris Chibnall are writing episodes for the new series of Doctor Who.

The first director to shout ‘action’ will be the award-winning Saul Metzstein whose previous credits include Micro Men (starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman), the critically acclaimed Late Night Shopping and BBC Wales’ Upstairs Downstairs. For the very first time, Doctor Who will be produced at the new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, which officially open in March. The production team includes Steven Moffat (Executive Producer and lead writer), Caroline Skinner (Executive Producer) and Marcus Wilson (Producer).

The new series will see Matt Smith return as the Doctor in what Steven Moffat has described as ‘the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made’. Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) are both back, for what will be their final voyage with the Doctor – a thrilling rollercoaster ride which will culminate in a heart-breaking farewell to the Ponds. But there will be more shocks, surprises and adventures to come when the Doctor meets a new friend, in the last very place he could ever have expected…