John Hurt’s last great adventure as the War Doctor: Casualties of War features his last performance for Big Finish Productions.
Sir John Hurt reading Peter Capaldi’s war speech from The Zygon Inversion, as The War Doctor at Gallifrey One 2016. It’s one of the best monologues in Doctor Who history, revoicing them as the War Doctor.
Lindalee Rose was at the last Doctor Who convention, from 2016, Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, and had a blast interviewing fans and stars of the hit BBC show.
One of those stars was Michelle Gomez (aka Missy / the Master) who talked about her convention experience, her role as the Master on the show, her thoughts on Steven Moffat leaving and more!
Lindalee Rose also had the pleasure of talking to the one and only Ingrid Oliver (‘Osgood’ from UNIT) and she had inquired about Osgood’s taste in time-lord apparel, what sort of Sonic-Screwdriver she’d have and many more fun questions.
Lindalee Rose was also granted an exclusive interview with veteran ‘Alien’ actor John Hurt (aka The War Doctor). What would John Hurt’s Sonic Screwdriver do and sound like and what’s his personal favorite Doctor? We find out that and more, plus watch him delight in being gifted with a baby Face Hugger from Lindalee.
“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.
This fan-made video created from BBC video clips from both the Classic and New Series of Doctor Who features William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and also various companions and monsters throughout the 50 Years of Who.
You know John Hurt’s role in The Day of the Doctor, right? He hasn’t spoke about his return as a Doctor, but the rumours exist and they say about a possible appearance in the series.
Recently, Red Carpet News put the question to Hurt directly and he doesn’t seem very comfortable answering. “I can’t think for a second… You’re asking me to answer something which I can’t answer,” he says. “But I can’t think there’d be any reason to do that.”
What do you think? Will he return? Do you want him back?
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Yes, yesterday was indeed the day of the Doctor. It was the 50th anniversary from the broadcast of the first episode, thing that happened almost unnoticed because of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assasination one day before. But a hard start did not stoped the people from the BBC to produce episode after episode, and now, 5 decades later, to produce n episode about the first 3 years of the show and the first Doctor, William Hartnell. An adventure in time and space was broadcast Friday, 22th of November, and it can be describe in one single word: memorable. The British work made the idea to endure and to become a world wide phenomenon.
Last night BBC and some cinemas around the world broadcast the special episode the Day of the Doctor, an episode well done. The history from the Doctor Who Universe says that once there were a temporal war between the Time Lords and a race called the Daleks that burned everything in its way in the universe. The war ended in the moment the Doctor eliminated both rases along with his home planet, Gallifrey, into an attempt to save the rest of the Universe. To do that he stole a weapon called the Moment, something so powerful its operating system became sentient, and the Time Lords could not used it even in the last moments of the war, when the odd were against them. Who could use a weapon of mass destruction that could became his/her judge of the war crimes?
That moment was probably the worst moment in Doctor’s life, so bad that he overlooked or even forgot some things. The John Hurt’s incarnation was considered that Time Lord that betrayed the name of the Doctor.
The day of the Doctor returns to that moment in time and space, bringing along several incarnation of the Time Lord: John Hurt, David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor). 3 Doctors working together, 3 times greater nightmare to their enemies, including the Daleks. The current companion, Jenna Coleman (Clara) and Billie Piper (known as Rose Tyler or Bad Wolf) are also present. But Tom Baker too, the Forth Doctor, at the end of the episode.
I am not telling you the details of the great story written by Steven Moffat, it has too many turns (more or less unexpected) in the action. If I am starting to write the good or the best stuff that appeared in the episode I will only take you the pleasure and the surprise of watching the show. All I can tell you is that the Zygons, shape-shifting creatures that return in this episode of Doctor Who, provide an important item that help saving the planet Gallifrey and its natives from destruction. So that the Doctor will be able to return home some time in the future.
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A special report from Lizo Mzimba on the set of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, The Day Of The Doctor.
“Whatever you’ve got planned, forget it. I’m the Doctor. I’m 904 years-old. I’m from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I’m The Oncoming Storm, the Bringer Of Darkness, and… you are basically just a rabbit, aren’t you?”
Have you ever wanted to see David Tennant threaten a rabbit? Well, today’s your lucky day as the BBC releases a behind-the-scenes set report, featuring new clips from the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day Of The Doctor.
The video, which aired on BBC Breakfast this morning, teased such scenes as David Tennant’s tenth Doctor mistaking an innocent rabbit for some sort of clever alien disguise and David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt’s mysterious Doctor being surrounded by what look like Elizabethan soldiers.
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A crashing spaceship, a desperate pilot and an ancient world all lead the Doctor towards a terrible choice in this 50th anniversary mini episode… The eighth Doctor, Paul McGannm seen only once before in 1996 outing Doctor Who: The Movie, stars in the mysterious mini-episode The Night of the Doctor.
The short film starts with McGann’s Doctor hurtling through space in a doomed ship accompanied by a woman called Cass.
The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior – A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant and a mysterious incarnation played by John Hurt. Only one appears in the mini episode, The Night of the Doctor. But which one?
Watch the episode and find out.
Celebrate 50 Years of DOCTOR WHO with this specially-shot tribute in advance of the special 50th Anniversary episode, “The Day of The Doctor” *** Premiering SAT NOVEMBER 23 *** on BBC AMERICA.
The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith (How to Catch a Monster), David Tennant (Broadchurch), Jenna Coleman (Dancing on the Edge), with Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien).
The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, will join David Tennant and John Hurt as the Doctors. It’s true, we still don’t know which incarnation of the Time Lord is John Hurt, but I think we will found out soon. Both companions Billie Piper and Jenna Coleman will be involved in the story.
The celebratory episode will be feature-length, it was announced to be 75 minutes long, not 90, as many have expected, and it will air 50 years to the day since Doctor Who first hit TV screens, on Saturday 23 November.
The story is also set to feature the return of classic Who monsters the Zygons, as well as Daleks, Cybermen and the Doctor’s allies UNIT.
The image is the official poster of the episode.
Enjoy this John Hurt Interview: the great actor will be acting in Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Hercules & Only Lovers Left Alive. Too bad he can’t say more about his role as the Doctor…
John Hurt Interview: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Hercules and Only Lovers Left Alive
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The news that was released yesterday, about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who series, was almost… hearth-breaking. It was said not long ago that he was supposed to appear in the eight (new) series, next year, but the new official news is that he will only appear in Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode and he will regenerate in the Christmas special episode.
Matt Smith is the eleventh Doctor, the latest one, and he was (as far as I know and as far as I watched the last 7 seasons) one of the best. It was expected to leave the show one moment or another, but I hoped to be later than sooner.
There are already several ideas (more or less serious) about who’s going to be the new Doctor. John Hurt was introduced as the Doctor in the last episode of the seventh series, The name of the Doctor, but it is not said to the public when he will become the Time Lord and how long he will play that role. There are some chances to be the next Doctor, the 12th, following Matt Smith but I think we have to wait and watch the show…
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It’s official:Â David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt will appear in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode.
We all known the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler, his companion, they last appeared in the showÂ or January 2010 finale The End of Time, which saw the Time Lord begin his regeneration into Matt Smith’s eleventh incarnation.
The acclaimed actorÂ John HurtÂ will take on an as-yet-unnamed role in the celebratory episode, which is set to screen later this year.