Tom Spilsbury talks to former showrunners, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat about adapting their stories, ‘Rose’ and ‘The Day of the Doctor’ into novels. You can get copies of these stories and others from internet.
The former series showrunner reveals why David Tennant nearly stayed an extra year and why one companion idea never made it to the screen. An interview interesting to watch: he has a new Doctor Who monster that’ll probably never appear.
Something that might make you a bit emotional: behind-the-scenes footage shows Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, David Bradley and Mark Gatiss embarking on their last Doctor Who script read-through with writer Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay. Steven Moffat’s last gig as the producer, Peter Capaldi’s last episode as the Doctor and the Christmas special epiosde. It can’t get any better. Probably.
The first TARDIS was recreated for An adventure in Space and Time, and it was recreated once more for Christmas special episode in 2017, Twice Upon a Time. Steven Moffat and the cast can’t hide their excitement at being on the set of the original TARDIS.
A very special moment in time: TARDIS deconstruction timelapse.
Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay take us through the very last moments of the Twelfth Doctor. Only 20 minutes for the last scene? Cool!
The TARDIS is taken but the Doctor has a plan. Just an exciting sneak peek of the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventure, ‘Twice Upon A Time’, which premieres 2017 Christmas night at 9/8c on BBC America!
Steven Moffat introduces this special episode: we’ll get not one, not two, but three Doctors this Christmas!
Pearl Mackie is back one more time, for this episode, but she talks to DWM about saying goodbye to companion Bill Potts.
This issue also have an interview with Mark Gatiss, who plays the Captain in the 2017 Christmas Special.
Steven Moffat previews his final story, Twice Upon a Time.
Steven Moffat reveals that Bill Pots wasn’t always in the script for Twice Upon a Time.
Peter Capaldi takes a bow: in this highlight from the Doctor Who Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, he delights the audience with a heartfelt speech about his co-stars.
He also gets standing ovation and gives a speech.
Stephen Moffat says that backlash to Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the new Doctor is fake news, not true.
In this highlight from the panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, showrunner Steven Moffat explains the difference between ‘The Doctor’ and ‘Doctor Who’.
Comic Con 2017 panel news, season 10 & highlights
Full interview with Peter Capaldi & Steven Moffat on IMDb at Comic-Con.
Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez and writer Mark Gatiss open up about the first female doctor, “Broadchurch” star Jodie Whittaker, and the upcoming Christmas special.
The Doctor’s regeneration quandry, summed up beautifully: never again! Enjoy this emotional fan-made video for the 12th Doctor.
Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi discuss about it, about the Doctor’s reluctance to regenerate in The Doctor Falls.
BBC America asked the cast & crew of Doctor Who fan’s questions and here’s what Peter Capaldi had to say about his costume and the Doctor. Find out about Venusian Akido and Holey Jumpers.
Find out what Pearl Mackie had to say about all things Bill Potts.
What do you think Steven Moffat best contribution was during the last years? Find out what he thinks about his legacy.
Steven’s best moments as showrunner.
Watch the full Q&A with Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat from Saturday night, talking about World Enough and Time, with performances from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Presented by Jason Mohammed and Christel Dee. This was originally live streamed on the BBC One Facebook page on Saturday 24th June 2017, and now it contains (or it should contain) no spoilers.
About 20 years ago, in another science fiction series, Dellen was tested just to convince Kosh that she was the right person in the right place in the war that was following. The inquisitor wanted to know if the Minbari ambassador was ready to fight and die, even alone and without anyone knowing about that. Delenn passed that test with Sheridan’s help, and later they would become one of the most interesting couples in Babylon 5.
The last episode of season 10 reminded me about the episode from 2 decades ago: the Doctor also passed the test, and, further more, he also needed his friends to survive a war he mostly won.
The children he protected from the Cybermen were saved, with Nardole’s help – he stayed there to took care of them. Bill Pots became the Cybermen, with the personality mostly intact, and she stood next to the Doctor until the end. She had an unexpected help to save herself and the Time Lord, and after that she continued her trip through the Universe, as Clara Oswald and Ashildr did in the last series finale. I don’t think we’ll see them (too soon) in Doctor Who.
Master-Missy’s suicide was one of the strangest moment in the series (at least the new ones), and not such unexpected. Missy won’t return, but we could meet again the Master: he was considered gone / dead / without return before but he found his way back to stand with / against the Doctor.
The Time Lord wins the battle, but not without self sacrifice, and the regeneration started in spite his opposition. The Doctor falls only to meet the first Doctor, the original one: David Bradley, the one who played William Hartnell in the anniversary episode An adventure in space and time.
Some would say that episode directed by Rachel Talalay based on a story written by Steven Moffat is an emotional episode, others would say it’s the best episode for Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s departure (they will leave the show after series 10 / Christmas special episode). And they would not be (very) wrong.
Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), John Simm (The Master), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Rosie Boore (Gazron), David Bradley (The Doctor), Nicholas Briggs (Cybermen – voice), Simon Coombs (Rexhill), Stephanie Hyam (Heather), Briana Shann (Alit), Samantha Spiro (Hazran).
The 12th and last episode of 10th series of new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi’s last season as the Doctor, with Bill Pots as a Mondasian Cyberman, Master and Missy closer than ever. This should be interesting!
Steven Moffat introducing the episode.
Get a closer look at ninth episode of series 10 of Doctor Who, what it was like to travel to Mars, and the requirements surrounding the Ice Queen. With Steven Moffat.
Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi celebrate the return of a very old friend: Alpha Centauri.
The story that started with the last week episode, Extremis, continues with something interesting: a 5,000 years old pyramid suddenly appears into a war zone, between the Russian, American and Chinese armies. And the Earth’s president, the Doctor, is called to solve the mistery. Last week the Pope from Vatican appeared into Bill’s house, along some cardinals, and now she and her friends are visited by the Secretary General of the UN – a very good moment to joke about orange president we all know.
The blind Doctor needs Nardole’s help to interact with the monks just to find out that the world is about to end because of a mistake whose effect will get out of control. And the alien monks can save the planet, but with one condition: to be accepted, to be asked to rule the planet as thei like.
But the saviors you invite in your home can be worse than the monsters they save you from, so watch what’s next. The story is not over yet, the third part is next, but for the moment the danger is gone, and the Doctor recover his sight just the see the monks accepted by the favourite earthling. Only for saving him.
Written by Peter Harness, Steven Moffat, directed by Daniel Nettheim. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Ronke Adekoluejo (Penny), Tim Bentinck (Monks (voice)), Andrew Byron (Ilya), Daphne Cheung (Captain Xiaolian), Rachel Denning (Erica), Tony Gardner (Douglas), Nigel Hastings (The Commander), Jamie Hill (Monk), Togo Igawa (Secretary General of the UN), Eben Young (Col Don Brabbit).
The eight episode of series 10, The Lie of the Land, is the last part of the story: the world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth. When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend…
Planet Earth is threatened (the aliens are ready to rule the world when asked) but one man, lost in the dark, vows to defend it. The Doctor is confronting the monks.
The Doctor prepares to go it alone, but his plan sounds dangerous.
Steven Moffat introduces the next episode: the enemy of Earth knows everything about its people.
Ok, Missy is returning just to be executed. Sort of. By the Doctor. And the Doctor has to get her body into a vault and to protect it for a millennium because of the possible relapses. Sort of.
But the relation between Master / Missy and the Doctor is not quite so simple, and things can always turn to unexpected. The good part is that the identity of the creature inside the vault is now clear (it’s not a surprise – the fans have guessed it since last week), the less than good part is that your favorite Time Lord could let her out soon, depending the circumstance.
Earth is threatened by another invasion, a special one: this time the aliens are using simulations to study the reaction of the being on the surface. For the people inside the projections (something similar with the holodeck from Star Trek) there is no hope and no chance of escape, and that’s why when finding the Truth (one of the books hidden in Haereticum, one of secret archives inside Vatican) they prefer the non-existence. Or suicide, or erasing themselves from the system – tell it how you want.
Extremis is one of the best episodes of the series, and it’s the first one in a three parts story. it’s the moment when the Pope from Vatican requests a private audience from the Doctor and ask for his help about a text called the Veritas (the truth): all the people that have read it (while translating or after that) killed themselves. The text was online, being send by email to several institutions around the globe, and the Doctor had to decipher it and stop its effects before becoming viral.
Find out more watching the story written by Steven Moffat and directed by Daniel Nettheim. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Jennifer Hennessy (Moira), Corrado Invernizzi (Cardinal Angelo), Joseph Long (The Pope), Ronke Adekoluejo (Penny), Ivanno Jeremiah (Rafando), Francesco Martino (Piero), Alana Maria (Pentagon Woman), Laurent Maurel (Nicolas).
The Pyramid at the End of the World is the seventh episode of Series 10. Synopsis: A 5,000 year-old Pyramid stands at the center of a war zone, where the Chinese, Russian and American armies are about to clash. There are many problems with that, but the one that intrigues the Doctor is this: there wasn’t a pyramid there yesterday. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole face an alien invasion unlike any other, and before conquest can begin, these aliens need the consent of the human race…
Get a closer look at ‘Knock Knock’, the fourth episode of series 10, find out more about what makes houses so scary, and what nicknames the cast used on set while filming this episode. With Steven Moffat and Pearl Mackie.
David Suchet about being the landlord and working with Peter Capaldi again.
Thin Ice is the third episode of 10th series of new Doctor Who, and it’s going the be broadcast by BBC this Saturay. Steven Moffat, the current showrunner, is introducing it especially for you.
A new series has started last night, a new companion has been introduced, the TARDIS is once again ”bigger on the inside” (everyone’s favorite shout when they first enter the blue box). And you don’t have to see the Doctor to enjoy the show: the way Bill Pots (Pearl Mackie) enter is simple and clear.
It’s not a complex episode (as others), the action is quite simple (the Doctor and Bill meet an alien creature and run away from it), but it works just fine if you consider it an introduction to something that’s going to end in an epic way: this is Steven Moffat’s last season as a producer and Peter Capaldi’s last season as the Doctor. Michelle Gomez and John Simms return as Missy / Master, but that’s another chapter of the story.
The story of the first episode was written by Steven Moffat. With Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill Pots), Matt Lucas (Nardole), David Olawale Ayinde (Edwardian Working Class), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek), Jennifer Hennessy (Moira), Stephanie Hyam (Heather).
In the next episode The Doctor and Bill travel to one of Earth’s first colonies in Smile.
Let up watch Peter Capaldi, new companion Pearl Mackie, showrunner Steven Moffat and producer Brian Minchin discussing series 10 in London as part of the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, Sunday 9 April 2017.
The first episode of the new series will be on your screens in just a few hours.
Mark Gatiss talks about future of Doctor Who after Steven Moffat leaves: “It’s the end of an era”.
They have enjoyed an incredible working relationship on both Sherlock and Doctor Who, but will Gatiss still be a part of Who when new showrunner Chris Chibnall takes over? Let’s watch the interview and find out!
Peter Capaldi talks about his reasons for leaving Doctor Who at The Graham Norton Show 2017.
“They are absolutely wonderful together. They are hilarious, it’s absolutely gorgeous. You’re in for a real treat. A real treat”
The current showrunner reveals that the John Simm always secretly wanted to return to Doctor Who, and that his performance is well worth the wait. And he is back in series 10.
Also he drops hints about Peter Capaldi’s regeneration: “His Doctor feels sort of impulsive and in the moment and would do something reckless that you wouldn’t expect”.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com at the BFI & Radio Times festival, Steven Moffat had some thoughts about the Tweflth Doctor’s final stand.
What did Peter Capaldi, Charity Wakefield and Justin Chatwin think when they first read the script for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special episode, The Return of Doctor Mysterio?
How hard is it to play two different characters and maintain their separate identities? Listen Justin Chatwin, Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat telling you all about secret identities.
The only episode (special or not) for the year 2016 was broadcast last night. After River Song’s dead (Clara is only a distant memory, so unclear she is not even mentioned) and an absence of 24 years, the Doctor returns to Earth, and for the first time he has to compete with another type of super-hero for the people’s hearts. Or, with other words, this is how Superman’s story would look like when she is told by a British fellow.
With the Doctor as a secondary character, because his presence is necessary to offer support for the hero and context to his story. Superheroes does not exists on Doctor Who universe (ok, ok, maybe with the exception of this Christmas special episode), but the cartoons with them do exist. To find out how they created this exception you will have to watch the episode.
The 10th series of new Doctor Who will return to British television screens next year. Nardole returned to the Christmas special episode (and his resurrection is interesting) and he is something more the the idiot robot from the previous episode – the character has an unexpected insight, can pilot the TARDIS and will be appearing in several episodes from the new series.
The episode was directed by Ed Bazalgette, the story written by Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (Twelfth Doctor), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Justin Chatwin (Grant Gordon / The Ghost, Charity Wakefield (Lucy Fletcher), Adetomiwa Edun (Mr Brock), Aleksandar Jovanovic (Dr Sim), Logan Hoffman (Young Grant), Daniel Lorente (Teen Grant), Sandra Teles (Reporter), Tanroh Ishida (Operator), Vaughn Johseph (Soldier).
Stevan Moffat’s words about the Christmas special episode: he introduces a blockbuster superhero movie – with added Doctor Who!
Matt Lucas took the guests on a whirlwind spaceship tour on the set of the episode.
One more week until the Christmas special episode, and Steven Moffat introduces a blockbuster superhero movie – with added Doctor Who!
Curious to find out more? Well.. During the show InnerSpace Presents: Doctor Who Steven Moffat talks about how he aimed to make the first episode 1 of series 10 the start of a new show again.
Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin gather together for the Space channel to talk all things Series 10, the Doctor’s New Companion and Sonic Screwdriver as well as BBC Three’s Class
Writer and producer Steven Moffat discusses with IGN about how hard it is to regenerate a Doctor, and why his leaving the series next year doesn’t mean Peter Capaldi will too.