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June 20th, 2013.

It is not the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who yet.

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Steven Moffat Talks DOCTOR WHO Season 7, Writing the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes, and More
via Collider:


When Doctor Who returns to BBC America on March 30th, the Doctor (Matt Smith) kicks off this new run of adventures through space and time by searching for his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman), a mysterious girl that he’s already lost twice.  Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face-to-face with an army of upgraded Cybermen.  The action grows and the Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed, as the world’s longest running science fiction series builds toward its highly anticipated 50th anniversary in November.
During this recent interview to promote the upcoming episodes, executive producer/lead writer Steven Moffat talked about what Jenna Coleman brings to the series, what made Clara the right companion for the Doctor, his favorite upcoming episodes, which monsters were the most fun to write, the impetus for bringing the Ice Warriors back, his approach to writing characters as iconic as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes (he’s co-creator on Sherlock with Mark Gatiss), the biggest challenges and surprises in this set of upcoming episodes, what makes Doctor Who so universal, and the fact that he’s pretty confident that they’ll be able to deliver something great for the 50th anniversary.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Steven Moffat Talks DOCTOR WHO Season 7, Writing the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes, and More

via Collider:

When Doctor Who returns to BBC America on March 30th, the Doctor (Matt Smith) kicks off this new run of adventures through space and time by searching for his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman), a mysterious girl that he’s already lost twice.  Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face-to-face with an army of upgraded Cybermen.  The action grows and the Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed, as the world’s longest running science fiction series builds toward its highly anticipated 50th anniversary in November.

During this recent interview to promote the upcoming episodes, executive producer/lead writer Steven Moffat talked about what Jenna Coleman brings to the series, what made Clara the right companion for the Doctor, his favorite upcoming episodes, which monsters were the most fun to write, the impetus for bringing the Ice Warriors back, his approach to writing characters as iconic as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes (he’s co-creator on Sherlock with Mark Gatiss), the biggest challenges and surprises in this set of upcoming episodes, what makes Doctor Who so universal, and the fact that he’s pretty confident that they’ll be able to deliver something great for the 50th anniversary.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

You might see London. The thing is with Who, you will understand it more when you have seen it, but ‘paintings’ - that is all I am saying. Steven is gonna whup me tomorrow.
Doctor Who: Matt Smith promises that 50th anniversary episode will be “the biggest and the best” - Mirror Online

Doctor Who: Matt Smith promises that 50th anniversary episode will be “the biggest and the best” - Mirror Online
Actor Matt Smith has promised the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be “the biggest and the best”.
The celebratory one-off November 3D episode begins filming in April and Matt said on tonight’s Jonathan Ross show that he is already excited.
Time Lord Matt said of the special episode: “It will be undoubtedly the biggest and the best. And it will be one of the most exciting years for the show.
“With 3D, Steven (Moffat) is so clever. He doesn’t just throw things at the screen, I’d get bored then.
“I have read the script and Steven is on fine form. It won’t disappoint.”

Doctor Who: Matt Smith promises that 50th anniversary episode will be “the biggest and the best” - Mirror Online

Actor Matt Smith has promised the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be “the biggest and the best”.

The celebratory one-off November 3D episode begins filming in April and Matt said on tonight’s Jonathan Ross show that he is already excited.

Time Lord Matt said of the special episode: “It will be undoubtedly the biggest and the best. And it will be one of the most exciting years for the show.

“With 3D, Steven (Moffat) is so clever. He doesn’t just throw things at the screen, I’d get bored then.

“I have read the script and Steven is on fine form. It won’t disappoint.”

bbcamerica:

DOCTOR WHO REVISTED: PATRICK TROUGHTON - The Second Doctor. Feb 24 on BBCAmerica

2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.

Don’t miss the Premiere of the second DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Second Doctor episode “The Tomb of the Cybermen” Sunday Feb 24 at 8pm ET on BBC America.

Take an in-depth look at the second incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought a new energy, impish charm & boundless enthusiasm to the role, and meet his fearless Scottish highlander companion, Jamie McCrimmon. Plus, get a close look at one of his most iconic foes, the Cybermen! With exclusive interviews with stars David Tennant & John Barrowman, Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, Executive Producer Caro Skinner, and more!

Then, in “The Tomb of the Cybermen,” the TARDIS arrives on the planet Telos where an Earth archaeological expedition, led by Professor Parry, is attempting to uncover the lost tombs of the Cybermen…

Doctor Who at 50: BFI announces The Robots of Death UK screening for April


via Radio Times:


The first two events at the BFI Southbank, London, were a massive success: An Unearthly Child in January and The Tomb of the Cybermen last weekend. Tickets for the Jon Pertwee story The Mind of Evil (10 March) sold out in minutes. But – many were asking – which serial would be selected to represent Tom Baker from his diverse seven-year tenure? 
“Genesis, Talons, Zygons or Pyramids? How to choose just one story from the era of the fourth Doctor has to be the cruellest choice of all,” says BFI programmer Justin Johnson, contacting us between screenings at the “chilly” Berlin Film Festival. “In the end, we went for this fine story with Tom Baker at his sparkling best and four episodes of sheer joy… I just wish we had a venue with 20,000 seats!!”







First shown in 1977, The Robots of Death has long been a fan favourite. A suspenseful, beautifully designed four-parter, it features Tom Baker in his prime, with the always brilliant Louise Jameson as Leela, the Doctor’s leather-clad “noble savage” companion. The adventure unfolds aboard a gigantic mobile Sandminer, run by a small band of humans whose robot servants suddenly become homicidal…
The date and time of the event are now fixed: Saturday 20 April, 2.00pm. Guests are still to be finalised. 

Doctor Who at 50: BFI announces The Robots of Death UK screening for April

via Radio Times:

The first two events at the BFI Southbank, London, were a massive success: An Unearthly Child in January and The Tomb of the Cybermen last weekend. Tickets for the Jon Pertwee story The Mind of Evil (10 March) sold out in minutes. But – many were asking – which serial would be selected to represent Tom Baker from his diverse seven-year tenure? 

Genesis, Talons, Zygons or Pyramids? How to choose just one story from the era of the fourth Doctor has to be the cruellest choice of all,” says BFI programmer Justin Johnson, contacting us between screenings at the “chilly” Berlin Film Festival. “In the end, we went for this fine story with Tom Baker at his sparkling best and four episodes of sheer joy… I just wish we had a venue with 20,000 seats!!”

First shown in 1977, The Robots of Death has long been a fan favourite. A suspenseful, beautifully designed four-parter, it features Tom Baker in his prime, with the always brilliant Louise Jameson as Leela, the Doctor’s leather-clad “noble savage” companion. The adventure unfolds aboard a gigantic mobile Sandminer, run by a small band of humans whose robot servants suddenly become homicidal…

The date and time of the event are now fixed: Saturday 20 April, 2.00pm. Guests are still to be finalised. 

GreyhoundOne: The Doctor Who: Revisited special on the First Doctor was brilliant!...

greyhoundone:

The Doctor Who: Revisited special on the First Doctor was brilliant! I’d be surprised if anyone who watched it didn’t get interested in watching the First Doctor era!

They talked about One’s great character development and they showed some great clips like his “Not for long” from The Dalek Invasion of Earth and the “space helmet for a cow” line from The Time Meddler and some of them all being adorable in The Romans. And William Russell was there! And they talked about how revolutionary it was and how amazing it must have been to see it not knowing anything. And they did a brief overview of about half of One’s companions. They said Susan was the kind of person who made you want to hug her but also had that mysterious quality, they went on about how Ian was a dashing hero and you couldn’t ask for a better teacher, Moffat called Barbara sexy (though perhaps controversially chose this to mention over “badass” and “perfect”), they went over how great Steven and the Doctor played off each other, and how Ben and Polly ended up setting the tone for a lot of the show of the Doctor being well and truly the lead and the young contemporary companions being along for the ride.

Everything was just so great and everyone was fanboying/fangirling so damn hard, over the Hartnell era, and broadcasting it to modern Whovians!

(And then there was Barrowman who was so peculiar and went on about how weird the Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon was to happen in the middle of a serial, but I can’t really argue with him, and then Caroline Skinner called The Gunfighters “striking”, in a positive way, so it’s all good).

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Bystander3: I can't believe...

bystander3:

I can’t believe I’m watching the classic Doctor Who serial, The Aztecs, on American cable television right now.

I love this serial! Thank you,

BBC America!

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margflower: Dear BBC America

margflower:

You made my night and I love you guys. My sister and I watched The Aztecs together and had a fantastic night. The documentary beforehand was amazing. It was fun seeing David Tennant display his fanboy qualites. AND OMG YOU INCLUDED WILLIAM RUSSELL AND PETER PURVES AND IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.

You also introduced people to classic who and that is something I can’t thank you enough for. Job well done my friends!

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Gatiss.
via the Doctor Who Facebook Page:

Look who was in the AudioGO studio last week recording “The Planet of the Daleks”. The audio adventure comes out in June!

Gatiss.

via the Doctor Who Facebook Page:

Look who was in the AudioGO studio last week recording “The Planet of the Daleks”. The audio adventure comes out in June!

The Five Doctors (1983)

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pznarach:

Technology is AMAZING! Instead of having to remember all day until I get home that this is going to be on Sunday, then remember to set the DVR to record it, I hop on the app, set the DVR, Harry’s your Uncle, and I’m all ready to go.  Now just to remember after Sunday that it is on there and watch it

doctorwho:

DOCTOR WHO REVISTED: WILLIAM HARTNELL - Jan 27 BBC AMERICA

So we’re glad that we can finally announce this as well:

2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.

Don’t miss the Premiere of the first DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special with First Doctor WILLIAM HARTNELL *** Sunday Jan 27 at 9pm ET *** only on BBC America.

Take an in-depth look at the first incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord - and don’t miss the first glimpses of the TARDIS and the classic foe, the Daleks. Complete with exclusive interviews with Lead Writer and Executive Producer STEVEN MOFFAT & more!

So in case you didn’t remember to set your DVR, this is a reminder that you should set a reminder to watch this either live tonight or DVR’d tomorrow. Cheers.

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Doctor Who: New Zealand Mint aims to cash in on 50th anniversary with commemorative TARDIS coin - Radio Times


Trading on the fact that New Zealand was “the first country outside the UK to screen the show”, the national Mint has produced a commemorative solid silver coin – worth NZ$2 as legal tender but priced at NZ$155 – featuring the TARDIS on one side and Her Majesty the Queen on the other.
The coin comes in a presentation replica blue police box, which makes the iconic TARDIS sound when opened, and is officially licensed by BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s commercial arm.
The coin officially launches on 1 February at the Berlin World Money Fair. You can pre-order it at newzealandmint.com.

Doctor Who: New Zealand Mint aims to cash in on 50th anniversary with commemorative TARDIS coin - Radio Times

Trading on the fact that New Zealand was “the first country outside the UK to screen the show”, the national Mint has produced a commemorative solid silver coin – worth NZ$2 as legal tender but priced at NZ$155 – featuring the TARDIS on one side and Her Majesty the Queen on the other.

The coin comes in a presentation replica blue police box, which makes the iconic TARDIS sound when opened, and is officially licensed by BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s commercial arm.

The coin officially launches on 1 February at the Berlin World Money Fair. You can pre-order it at newzealandmint.com.

DOCTOR WHO REVISTED: WILLIAM HARTNELL - Jan 27 BBC AMERICA

So we’re glad that we can finally announce this as well:

2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.

Don’t miss the Premiere of the first DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special with First Doctor WILLIAM HARTNELL *** Sunday Jan 27 at 9pm ET *** only on BBC America.

Take an in-depth look at the first incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord - and don’t miss the first glimpses of the TARDIS and the classic foe, the Daleks. Complete with exclusive interviews with Lead Writer and Executive Producer STEVEN MOFFAT & more!

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