DOCTOR WHO Revisited: COLIN BAKER - June 29 BBC AMERICA
Don’t miss the Premiere of the sixth DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Sixth Doctor story “Vengeance on Varos” Saturday June 29 at 7:30pm ET only on BBC America.
Take an in-depth look at the sixth incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord - who “turned [the Doctor] into this grand-standing showoff.” With exclusive interviews with lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, Sixth Doctor companions NICOLA BRYANT (Peri Brown) and BONNIE LANGFORD (Mel Bush), examining the Sixth Doctor’s adventures and discussing his famous foes.
Then, in the story “Vengeance on Varos,” the Doctor visits the planet Varos to obtain the rare ore Zeiton-7, vital to the functioning of his TARDIS. But Varos is a dangerous place, where rebels are tortured on live television and executions are used to win votes from the public. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and his companion Peri must fight for their lives - and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous reptilian Sil.
It’s Father’s Day in several countries across the world this Sunday, so we’ve put together this mini-quiz about some of the dads of Doctor Who
This is what I will be doing with my free day. And probably all week. Living the life, right here. (‘:
The stretch of time between the announcement of a retiring Doctor Who actor and that of their replacement is a fevered one indeed. Every possible human entertainer with a face is examined by fans as a potential new Time Lord, then given the imaginary walkaround and twirlabout in a fanciful frock coat, and set to virtually run down a make-believe metal corridor to see if they leave the right kind of Gallifreyan chaos in their wake.
That’s what the past week has been like. Some truly bizarre names have already been thrown out there, including Tom Cruise and Simon Cowell. Then, over the weekend, two rumors erupted over the internet, the first claiming it was a three-way tie between Domhnall Gleeson, Daniel Kaluuya and Dominic Cooper, the second claiming Rory Kinnear had definitely got the job.
Samuel West threw his hat into the ring, claiming he had always wanted to play the Doctor, “and Hamlet. And I’ve done Hamlet.”
Radio Times had a poll, which Colin Morgan won.
And Neil Gaiman has expressed a wish that the next Doctor should not be an actor we’re already familiar with.
Meanwhile, Steven Moffat is quoted in the Radio Times as saying, “I haven’t a clue who it is, we’ve barely started.”
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Rory should be wearing blue. He’s a medical officer, so he should be wearing the science uniform.
Valid point, although Rory does fit the stereotypical definition of “redshirt”.
Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd(Compliance), former Dr. WhoChristopher Eccleston andAmanda Warren (The Closer) are set to star opposite Justin Theroux in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s 2011 book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same.
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“Speculation around the identity of who will be next to step in to the TARDIS is rife,” a statement read.
“The search has only just begun and all will be revealed over the coming months.”
A list of high profile names have been linked to the role after current doctor, Matt Smith, announced he was leaving the show.
Doctor Who celebrations continue apace in Australia, as BBC Worldwide announces the arrival of its first dedicated Doctor Who e-commerce site with free delivery Australia-wide.
Fans who want to mark the show’s 50th anniversary with a keepsake or a gift can now get direct access to the latest and most popular products at the official BBC Worldwide Australia website: www.doctorwho50store.com.au.
Over 400 clothing, merchandise, toys and DVD products from the world’s longest running sci-fi series will be available to purchase including:
- Gadgets, from Vortex Manipulators to a nano-recorder injector.
- Clothing, from Dalek and TARDIS bathrobes to the iconic Fourth Doctor’s 12 foot scarf.
- Toys, including a talking plush TARDIS, an inflatable dalek and a vast array of action figures.
In addition, new and exclusive products will be added to the site as soon as they become available.
Doctor Who star Jenna-Louise Coleman has admitted filming her final scenes opposite Matt Smith will be an emotional experience.
“I don’t even want to pick up that script just yet!” she said in one of her first interviews since Smith announced he was leaving the BBC show.
She insisted she has no idea who will play the next Doctor.
The actress was speaking after meeting The Queen at the official opening of the BBC’s Broadcasting House.
Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s assistant Clara, said it was “such an honour” to meet Queen, and that she was the only person who did not try to quiz her about the identity of the next Doctor.
“Everybody else in the building has asked me who the next Doctor is, and I can tell you honestly we don’t know. It’s going to be a long, long search. But yes, I’m being asked that question a lot.”
When asked who should become the Twelfth Doctor, former Doctor Who companion Arthur Darvill says: “I think they should go for someone older.” The affable Darvill was discussing Matt Smith’s successor backstage at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where he recently took over one of the leading roles in the award-winning Broadway production Once the Musical. But Darvill didn’t express specific preferences for a replacement actor for the Time Lord role — and he’s undecided on gender. (via
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