You always start from the same point: The Doctor is the Doctor. I’ve never actually written a script where I didn’t know who the Doctor was going to be. You just start thinking about the actor’s voice, speech patterns, mannerisms, and the whole attitude. The main thing with Peter is the obvious factor that he’s a lot older than Matt. I knew he wanted to be a lot more skeptical and less accessible while still being lots of fun. And immediately, you start to think of early Tom Baker in that way. One of the things I remember being thrilled about as a child watching the show — Jon Pertwee was my Doctor, and I was devastated when he left — but I remember the thrill of the newness of Tom. There’s a bit in “The Seeds of Doom” when they’re discussing amputating someone’s arm because it’s been infected by the Krynoid. Tom sits there with his hat on like Clint Eastwood and just says, “You must help yourselves.” And it sent goose-bumps down my spine because it’s like, “What? The Doctor’s not like that!” But suddenly he was. And suddenly, in this episode, you’ve got a Doctor who’s quite grumpy with Robin Hood. Matt would probably have gone out for a drink with him! Just the fact that you can suddenly have a change of attitude like that makes the whole thing new and fresh again.
Mark Gatiss on Writing Doctor Who, Robin Hood — Vulture

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Mark’s September 5 Reddit AMA. Complete Q&A under the cut.

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Mark Gatiss, writer of today’s Doctor Who episode, Robot of Sherwood, did an AMA yesterday! Check it out here or under the cut if you missed it!

Thanks for following Mark Gatiss’ Reddit AMA with us. In case you missed it, here’s some highlights!

Don’t forget to watch Doctor Who series 8 episode 'Robot of Sherwood' which Mark Gatiss directed, premiering TOMORROW at 9/8c on BBC America.

It’s happening!

@MarkGatiss: I’m on Reddit (whatever that is) at 10am EST. Ask what you will!

It’s happening!

@MarkGatiss: I’m on Reddit (whatever that is) at 10am EST. Ask what you will!

Pssst.
Hey Redditor Whovians! Mark Gatiss (co-creator of Sherlock, writer for Doctor Who including this week’s episode, ‘Robot of Sherwood’) is doing an AMA in a few minutes.

Pssst.

Hey Redditor Whovians! Mark Gatiss (co-creator of Sherlock, writer for Doctor Who including this week’s episode, ‘Robot of Sherwood’) is doing an AMA in a few minutes.

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TONIGHT! Host Chris Hardwick (nerdist) is joined by Mark Gatiss, Wil Wheaton (wilw), Natalie Morales, Alton Brown and Dan Starkley (Strax!) on #After Who Live at 11/10c on @bbcamerica

Want to ask any of our guests a question about Doctor Who? Tweet NOW with #AskAfterWho. They’ll be reading your tweets live on the show.

Before After Who… the Doctor Who series premiere ‘Deep Breath’ starts at 8pm ET, followed by the world premiere of INTRUDERS AT 10pm ET, only on BBC America.

@Nerdist: HUMANS: joining me on After Who Sat @altonbrown @wilw @markgatiss @nataliemorales @standarkley (STRAX!) 11p! #LookWhosTalking @BBCAMERICA

@Nerdist: HUMANS: joining me on After Who Sat @altonbrown @wilw @markgatiss @nataliemorales @standarkley (STRAX!) 11p! #LookWhosTalking @BBCAMERICA

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Mark March -

Day 10: Favourite story 

Day 11: Favourite TV contribution

Needless to say, he is making a great contribution to TV. Now I take up about Doctor Who. As you know, if it hadn’t been for Doctor Who, Sherlock probably wouldn’t be here. Also his passion produced “An Adventure in Space and Time”. I think this is his best effort to date. He sliced off from many anecdotes of DW’s birth and spun the beautiful story. This is exactly the love letter he wrote for TV and DW.

Mark Gatiss on the set of An Adventure in Space and Time.

Speaking of Mark Gatiss, tune into BBC America at 11pm ET this Saturday after the premiere of Deep Breath to see Mark Gatiss on Doctor Who: After Who Live, hosted by Chris Hardwick!

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BBC AMERICA Announces Special Programming To Launch Doctor Who’s First Season Starring Peter Capaldi - Season Launches with Live Pre-Show and Post-Show Hosted by Chris Hardwick on BBC AMERICA on August 23

It’s a new beginning for the iconic series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. BBC AMERICA will launch Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who with special programming on the channel.
In the lead up to Doctor Who’s new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET.
The Doctor Who Takeover Week marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET. Starting August 6, BBCAmerica.com will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes – the top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.
Announced today, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders on August 23. The pre-show and post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. [x]

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BBC AMERICA Announces Special Programming To Launch Doctor Who’s First Season Starring Peter Capaldi - Season Launches with Live Pre-Show and Post-Show Hosted by Chris Hardwick on BBC AMERICA on August 23

It’s a new beginning for the iconic series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. BBC AMERICA will launch Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who with special programming on the channel.

In the lead up to Doctor Who’s new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET.

The Doctor Who Takeover Week marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET. Starting August 6, BBCAmerica.com will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes – the top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.

Announced today, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders on August 23. The pre-show and post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. [x]

@Markgatiss: #keepmespoilerfree

@Markgatiss: #keepmespoilerfree

Peter Capaldi is fantastic. There’s madness in his eyes! He’s just an amazing dramatic actor and a very funny actor - which is exactly what you want for the Doctor.
Mark Gatiss on Peter Capaldi as The Doctor (BAFTA red carpet interview)

bbcamerica:

Robots are the topic of the premiere of The Real History of Science Fiction, airing tonight, Saturday, April 19th, following the season premiere of Orphan Black.

Narrated by Mark Gatiss, The Real History of Science Fiction will definitely cover Daleks and Cybermen!

Airing at 10/9c on BBC America.

Well that’s out then. I’ve been a massive fan since I was even smaller than Jenna. Very excited. Mark Gatiss’s script is awesome.

-Tom Riley (@ThisisTomRiley)

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DOCTOR WHO CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT! POWER UP THE SIGNAL BOOST.
We’re very excited that Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) will be appearing in the next series of Doctor Who, in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.
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DOCTOR WHO CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT! POWER UP THE SIGNAL BOOST.

We’re very excited that Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demonswill be appearing in the next series of Doctor Who, in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Read more on BBCAmerica.com


As filming progresses on Doctor Who series eight, news of Peter Capaldi’s first series in the Tardis is steadily beginning to drip through. This time it has been confirmed that Mark Gatiss will write two episodes for the new Doctor.
The Sherlock show-runner revealed that “I am writing for Peter Capaldi – two episodes, in fact” while on a promotional BBC Worldwide tour of Brazil.

Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss writing two episodes for Peter Capaldi’s series 8 | Radio Times

As filming progresses on Doctor Who series eight, news of Peter Capaldi’s first series in the Tardis is steadily beginning to drip through. This time it has been confirmed that Mark Gatiss will write two episodes for the new Doctor.

The Sherlock show-runner revealed that “I am writing for Peter Capaldi – two episodes, in fact” while on a promotional BBC Worldwide tour of Brazil.

Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss writing two episodes for Peter Capaldi’s series 8 | Radio Times




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