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

rad-culture said: Help! I don't have BBC anymore but I want to watch the new doctor! No one I know has it either. What do I do??

We’ve got it covered! Click here to see our handy Where To Watch guide which we reblog every Sunday as a reminder. It’s also a button in our sidebar, so if you lose the post you can always find the information you’re looking for there. 

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michellehachey said: Hi!!! I am from Canada and I don't have satellite tv. Do you know of any websites online of where I can watch the new series of Dr who? Thanks a bunch

Hi! You can purchase a season pass or individual episodes on iTunes, VUDU, Amazon, Sony PSN, or XBox Live! And since you’re in Canada, you can also stream it on Space’s website

On the next episode of Doctor Who-

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

"What’s that in the mirror, of the corner of your eye?
What’s that footstep following, but never passing by?
Perhaps they’re all just waiting, perhaps when we are dead,
Out they’ll come a-slithering, from underneath the bed…”

Doctor Who series 8 episode ‘Listen’ premieres Saturday, September 13th at 9/8c on BBC America

Hello, Whovians! Thanks so much for following along with our livetumblring of Doctor Who series 8 episode Robot of Sherwood.

We’re sad that it’s already over but you know what they say- time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana, and you should always bring a banana to a party…or something. We don’t know where we were going with that one.
If you’re watching on BBC America, stay tuned for episode 3 of INTRUDERS (John Simm’s in it!) 
We’re still tagging our ‘Robot of Sherwood’ posts with #DW Spoilers and #Robot of Sherwood so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you can still block those tags with XKit or Tumblr Savior.

We’ll be on our dash and in the tags for a little while longer to see everyone’s reactions and post a few more to the blog. 

Hello, Whovians! Thanks so much for following along with our livetumblring of Doctor Who series 8 episode Robot of Sherwood.

We’re sad that it’s already over but you know what they say- time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana, and you should always bring a banana to a party…or something. We don’t know where we were going with that one.

If you’re watching on BBC America, stay tuned for episode 3 of INTRUDERS (John Simm’s in it!) 

We’re still tagging our ‘Robot of Sherwood’ posts with #DW Spoilers and #Robot of Sherwood so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you can still block those tags with XKit or Tumblr Savior.

We’ll be on our dash and in the tags for a little while longer to see everyone’s reactions and post a few more to the blog. 

Livetumblring todays’s U.S. BBC America Premiere of Doctor Who Series 8: Robot of Sherwood
Hello, Whovians! We will be liveblogging Robot of Sherwood, posting your gifs and fanart and reactions as they happen on screen from 9-10:00p EST,  two hours from now. Because we’re doing it in real time, there’s no way for us to avoid posting spoilers. 

If you need to avoid spoilers, we recommend installing tumblr savior. For instructions on how to install it on any browser, click here. 
We will be tagging all of our posts with #DW Spoilers as well as #Robot of Sherwood

IIf you cannot install Tumblr Savior and find it impossible to live without Tumblr for the evening, you should consider unfollowing and refollowing us. If you plan on liveblogging, make sure to tell your followers as well!

Livetumblring todays’s U.S. BBC America Premiere of Doctor Who Series 8: Robot of Sherwood

Hello, Whovians! We will be liveblogging Robot of Sherwoodposting your gifs and fanart and reactions as they happen on screen from 9-10:00p EST,  two hours from now. Because we’re doing it in real time, there’s no way for us to avoid posting spoilers. 

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We will be tagging all of our posts with #DW Spoilers as well as #Robot of Sherwood

IIf you cannot install Tumblr Savior and find it impossible to live without Tumblr for the evening, you should consider unfollowing and refollowing us. If you plan on liveblogging, make sure to tell your followers as well!

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood exclusive poster revealed

At this point in the new series of Doctor Who, designer Stuart Manning’s exclusive posters for every episode are almost as anticipated as the adventures themselves. After Deep Breath and Into the Dalek comes Robot of Sherwood, with Manning taking more retro inspiration from classic sci-fi.
"Gotta love a robot!" he enthuses, "This one has definite shades of Metropolis, particularly on the logo itself and the symmetrical robot image. It’s a great, lurid episode title, so I took the lead from that."
"The end result is probably somewhere between a pulp novel and the packaging for a 50s tin-plate toy… I’d happily buy a wind-up Doctor Who robot knight, now you mention it." [x]

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood exclusive poster revealed

At this point in the new series of Doctor Who, designer Stuart Manning’s exclusive posters for every episode are almost as anticipated as the adventures themselves. After Deep Breath and Into the Dalek comes Robot of Sherwood, with Manning taking more retro inspiration from classic sci-fi.

"Gotta love a robot!" he enthuses, "This one has definite shades of Metropolis, particularly on the logo itself and the symmetrical robot image. It’s a great, lurid episode title, so I took the lead from that."

"The end result is probably somewhere between a pulp novel and the packaging for a 50s tin-plate toy… I’d happily buy a wind-up Doctor Who robot knight, now you mention it." [x]

In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist? [x]

Tune in tomorrow at 9/8c on BBC America to find out!

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.

DOCTOR WHO Ep 3 Sneak Peek: The Doctor & Clara Meet Robin Hood! - Premieres this Saturday, September 6th on BBC America

"That is not Robin Hood!"

"Well then who, sir, is about to relieve you of your magic box?"

In “Robot of Sherwood,” in a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor (PETER CAPALDI) discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars, and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes actually exist?

With guest stars TOM RILEY (Da Vinci’s Demons) & BEN MILLER (Primeval).

Hello, Whovians. A while back we asked you guise to submit your best Twelfth Doctor / Clara Oswald fanart to be featured at the very beginning of the Doctor Who World Tour in New York City, and shown to hundreds of fans in the theater! We know that not all of you had you own TARDIS to get you to the Ziegfeld, so here’s a video of what everyone got to see at the event. 

Check out the size of that screen and the size of that crowd!

(Unfortunately this slideshow is silent, but that can easily be fixed by playing the Doctor Who theme in the background. Or Clara’s theme. Or the theme from Jurassic Park. The tunes are up to you!)

A huuuuuuge dinosaur-sized Doctor Who Thank You to everyone who sent us their art and to everyone who came out to the World Tour and saw said art up on a big screen! 

inmate7269 said: every time I see your posts I picture the doctor sitting at a computer on Tumblr rebloging and commenting. I'M ONTO YOU.


(Gif from re-silex)

The newest addition to ‘Doctor Who’ is on the prowl

“Doctor Who” fans still wrapping their heads around the show’s fierce-eyebrowed star, Peter Capaldi, were introduced to another new cast member on Saturday: Danny Pink, played by actor Samuel Anderson.

“He teaches at the Coal Hill School,” says Anderson, “and he, um, takes a bit of a fancy to Miss Clara Oswald.”

The 32-year-old actor is cagey about plot details — but he did give The Post some enticing background on his character.

“Before joining the school, he was a soldier in the British army,” he says of Danny. “But he left, for reasons that will be revealed throughout the season. He’s an everyday sort of man, which I think is neat, especially pitched against such a massive hero as the Doctor. He’s sort of a straight man.”

Will he be joining them in the TARDIS, then? Looks that way. “I would say I become a companion for the companion,” he says.

To read the rest of the article, click here.




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