“The Daleks are mad. That’s what makes them unique among the Doctor’s enemies. The others can be sinister or manipulative or plain evil – a Dalek is a robot with anger problems, a tank that hates you, a killing machine driven by a ranting slug. What could be worse than that? Well, since you ask…”—Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who Episode Guide: Asylum of the Daleks
I think it’s really sad that we don’t have Confidential any more because the fans are fascinated with the making of Doctor Who and the personalities involved.
We will be doing lots of content that will be in smaller chunks on the site. It won’t be related to the Confidential brand because it was a BBC decision to let that go. But we have a team of people on set coming up with some really fun features.
“Mr Moffat said: ‘Can I just ask, how many people would continue watching quite happily and believe it was the same person if the Doctor turned into a woman?’ While the response was inconclusive, he added: ‘It is a part of Time Lord law that it can happen. ‘I put the reference in the episode The Doctor’s Wife to the fact that a Time Lord could potentially turn into a woman. ‘Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day, I suppose.’”—Doctor Who: The next Time Lord may be a Lady | Mail Online
Glen Oliver (@GlenOliverAICN), a.k.a. “Merrick,” is one of the resident Whovians over at Ain’t It Cool News, one of the web’s pioneering sci-fi/geek sites. Like many of us, he was introduced to Doctor Who during the modern, Russell T. Davies/Steven Moffat era, and he was “hooked” after 15 minutes. But the series has had an impact on him that even he didn’t anticipate. We chatted with Oliver for our #newtoWHO series.
1. Who introduced you to the show?
I had two friends pushing me to watch Doctor Who (then Tennant-era) for several years – @KenPlume and @Robogeek. I resisted, hemmed and hawed, and made numerous excuses why I shouldn’t give “that show” a try. They finally wore me down – and from about 15 minutes in, I was utterly hooked. I can’t thank Ken and Paul enough for guiding me toward Doctor Who - the show has changed my life.
And that’s all I can say. I’m sworn to secrecy. Sorry!
(though without discussing the episode or the Q&A in any way- I got in the front row! On the middle end, next to the VIP section. So I can totally say that I had front-row seats for the premiere, sitting next to Karen and Matt and Chris. Was literally a foot away from Matt at one point, but was too shy to reach for a fist bump or something. Argh.)