SFX has an interview with Toby Whithouse about next weekend’s episode, ‘A Town Called Mercy’:
He was fantastic. I was really, really pleased that we got him because it’s an odd part, that character Isaac, and you need somebody who has… Ben has this rather beautiful innate nobility that he manages to just convey, very simply and very economically. It was absolutely how I saw the character, so I was really thrilled with him, and delighted with his performance.
1 – Asylum of the Daleks (by Steve Moffat)
2 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (by Chris Chibnall)
3 – A Town Called Mercy (by Toby Whithouse)
4 – The Power of Three (by Chris Chibnall)
5 – The Angels Take Manhattan (by Steven Moffat)
Ben Browder has reportedly signed up to appear on Doctor Who.
The Farscape star will appear in the sci-fi drama’s seventh series, according to Doctor Who Magazine.
The episode - written by Being Human creator Toby Whithouse - is said to be set in the Wild West. Upstairs Downstairs director Saul Metzstein will helm the installment.
Best known for playing John Crichton on Farscape from 1999 to 2003, Browder later starred in Stargate SG-1 and appeared in a recent episode of Chuck.
Big news is rolling out on the upcoming season of Doctor Who: shooting will commence on February 20, BBC’s Doctor Who website has announced. The first director will be Saul Metzstein (Upstairs Downstairs), with executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat joining new EP Caroline Skinner and producer Marcus Wilson on the production team.
The show will also be getting some new digs: the new series will be produced at the BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, set to officially open in March.
Writers for the new season have been confirmed. Toby Whithouse — the brains behind the original UK Being Human and the well-received Who episodes “School Reunion,” “The Vampires of Venice,” and “The God Complex” — will contribute once again. Meanwhile, Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall will also join this year’s writing team. He has previously written the episodes “42″ and the two parter “The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood.”
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Karen: The Drunk Giraffe! Let’s all do it! *giraffes drunkenly* …no? …okay.
Toby: Yeah let’s all do it
Karen: Thanks guys
Arthur: Well done.
Toby: We’ll back you up
-The Big Bang episode commentary
Yes, it’s late. I had absolutely no time last week.
Portroids (Polaroid Portraits) of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Toby Whithouse, and John Barrowman
For full res versions plus other great portraits from Comic-Con 2011 follow them on tumblr: portroids.tumblr.com
It all started with the chanting. Then the clapping and stomping. Next the sonic screwdrivers were raised high into the air, their squiggly squeaks resounding throughout Hall H, which was filled to its 6,500-seat capacity.
In the back of the room, you could see young Nick Pickett, founder and president of his Doctor Who club at Marshall Middle School in San Diego, standing proudly alongside the more than six-feet tall orange Dalek that his schoolmates helped to build. Costumes included TARDISes of all colors, a gallery of Doctors since 1963, and more. It was a gigantic party, pep rally, and media event all wrapped into one.
Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were joined by writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis for the Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con. BBC America unveiled a brand-new trailer, which went over gangbusters, as well as an premiere date for the fall season (August 27) and a sneak peek at Toby’s upcoming episode, “The God Complex.” (Which looks amazingly wacky, with hotel interiors, fish bowls, hair dryers, and people being tied up.)
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Listen you lot, you’re all whizzing about this summer, still posting, still being the best fandom, it’s really quite impressive….
The question of the hour is who’s going to Comic-Con 2011?
Answer: The Doctor and Amy are….
BBC AMERICA’s DOCTOR WHO & BEDLAM SET FOR COMIC-CON 2011
Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan to make their first appearance
“Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator) and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They’re bringing with them, exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on BBC AMERICA.”
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