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… about Doctor Who, the morality of the TARDIS, and, everyone’s misconceptions of tumblr.
Karen Gillan in Doctor Who’s Companions on life in the TARDIS (x)
Six of the actors who have played Doctor Who’s companions - Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Louise Jameson (Leela), Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman) - discuss their experiences of the long-running BBC TV sci-fi show
The Guardian will also have interviews with even more companions in tomorrow’s (September 28) Weekend Magazine.
Comedian and author Charlie Higson talks about his new short Doctor Who ebook The Beast of Babylon, including his childhood memories of Doctor Who, his admiration for Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor, and the massive twist in his tale of Zodiac monsters across three times and places…
The Beast of Babylon is available to pre-order:
via The Guardian:
You’re in Hungary shooting the $150m film Hercules: The Thracian Wars with Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. Do you enjoy doing blockbusters?
Well, it used to mean that you got terrifically well paid, but it doesn’t mean that any more. Nobody gets terrifically well paid any more, except perhaps the star. But I have nothing against it. You know what you let yourself in for in these things. I can’t say that I wouldn’t prefer to make small films, basically because I think they are probably more interesting in terms of the material. But every now and again it’s quite good to do a big one.
How’s it going?
With a big film, it’s absolutely impossible to say… But of course we all sit around and have a good old moan. But what does an actor do when he gets given a nice part? He moans about it.
Your new film – More Than Honey, a documentary you narrate about the threat to bees – is at the other end of the scale in terms of size. Is it a subject you feel personally engaged with?
I do now. Like a lot of people, I didn’t realise the threat to bees worldwide and it had never occurred to me the importance of them. But it’s something mankind should be concerned about, because it’s very important for the planet. We do tend to behave so often in the most cavalier way.
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via entertainment weekly:
On those rare occasions when current and past stars of Doctor Who filmed episodes together the air has sometimes turned a tad chilly. But “Tenth Doctor” David Tennant says there were no such problems when, earlier this year, he and his TARDIS successor Matt Smith shot this November’s special 50th anniversary show.
“I suppose you’d expect me to say we’re new best friends and I love him like a brother,” the Scottish actor tells EW. “But that is sort of how it was. I had a fantastic time and that wouldn’t necessarily have been the case. I’m coming back onto a show that’s effectively somebody else’s show and used to be mine and that’s potentially quite a weird situation to be in.”
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“I’m really proud of it and really pleased that I was given the opportunity to be involved in it.” Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill on being a part of Broadchurch.
Watch the interview here: http://on.vh1.com/19NyQ6h
More Darvill goodness.
ARTHUR DARVILL: 3 Questions, 2 Biscuits + 1 Cup of Tea
Settle in, and make a cuppa: it’s 3 Questions, 2 Biscuits and 1 Cup of Tea… with ARTHUR DARVILL, star of BBC America’s critically-acclaimed new drama BROADCHURCH premiering WED AUG 7 at 10/9c, immediately following a new episode of LAW & ORDER: UK and past DOCTOR WHO companion.
Hear from ARTHUR about why he’s still chasing the dream life… of Scrooge McDuck - and what old Hollywood talent he wishes he had.
Standing in front of the stage where only minutes before Peter Capaldi had been revealed as the Twelfth Doctor, Moffat appeared amazingly relaxed considering the situation but also somewhat excited that he could finally talk about one of the most highly prized secrets of the year.
He revealed that Peter Capaldi was not a name he had expected to be thinking of following Matt Smith’s decision to give up the Tardis but one that he kept on coming back to. Moffat even consulted his Sherlock producing partner Mark Gatiss who affirmed his belief that Capaldi would have what it takes to step into television’s longest running science-fiction franchise.
Calling the man best known for his role as government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker “famously brilliant,” Moffat said he had everything that matters to take control of the TARDIS: “He’s got that look, he has those Doctor eyes.”
Moffat, who was visiting the U.S. to bring “Doctor Who” and his other show “Sherlock” to Comic-Con, spoke about the challenges posed by the impending transition between Matt Smith and the next Doctor. The new actor will star opposite Jenna Coleman’s character Clara, the Doctor’s traveling companion, as well as several other characters who already have been introduced.
With a familiar cast of characters and an established writing team, Moffat said, the new Doctor will be part of a “substantially different” landscape than the one outgoing star Smith faced when he landed the role.