Anyone shouting, ‘Is there a Doctor in the house?’ during tonight’s Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor won’t be disappointed…
The marvellous Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) will be there in person and there’ll be contributions from former companions including Anneke Wills (Polly), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Bonnie Langford (Mel). Writer and actor Mark Gatiss also features in the show by way of a specially recorded video.
Celebrity fans in the studio include Rufus Hound, Liza Tarbuck and from Outnumbered, Daniel Roche. There’ll also be video contributions from Professor Robert Winston, Jo Whiley, Bruno Tonioli and following his appearance in The Power of Three, Professor Brian Cox.
And, of course, the next Doctor will be there…
Comic Con News: Mark Gatiss & David Bradley Talk Doctor Who
Mark Gatiss has been feverishly working on the Doctor Who special An Adventure in Space and Time. The story will dramatize the events surrounding the creation of the world’s longest running science fiction series.
It’s not been announced exactly when the story will air, but it’s been hinted that we’ll see it before the 50th anniversary episode. Showing how Doctor Who began would be an excellent way to put the 50th into perspective.
Gatiss wanted to tell the story of the creation of Doctor Who. He’d heard so many anecdotal stories, but he wanted to get to the facts and dramatize the story of how this show came to be. He’s always had an eye for historical detail as has been evidenced in his past Doctor Who stories, many of which take place in Earth’s past, so it’ll be exciting to see all the little details that will surely be in this special.
David Bradley, who will be playing William Hartnell in the special, tells how Hartnell was also a stickler for detail. Hartnell insisted on knowing what each control on the TARDIS console was supposed to do. He knew children were smart enough to catch if he pushed a different button to do the same thing in a different episode. The man respected the intelligence of his audience and even though they were children he knew never to underestimate them.
Also click here to see Steven Moffat’s interview!
Doctor Who Comic-Con 2013 Panel Highlights: MATT SMITH, JENNA COLEMAN, STEVEN MOFFAT & more!
Watch the highlights now and get all the scoop from stars MATT SMITH & JENNA COLEMAN, Executive Producer & Lead Writer STEVEN MOFFAT, producer MARCUS WILSON, writer MARK GATISS and “An Adventure in Space and Time” star DAVID BRADLEY.
Discover why STEVEN thinks The Doctor would be shocked to find out there’s a show about him, and what other Doctor Who characters MATT & JENNA would want to play.
Plus, find out MARK GATISS’s favorite memory from season 7, and whether they’ll ever shoot more episodes in America.
Matt Smith, set to film his last episode as the Doctor, offered fans a sincere “Thank you for your support” today at Doctor Who 50th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con. It was a bittersweet farewell tour for an actor who has won many fans in his four years on the long-running series.
The festivities played to a packed house in San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, a 6,500-seat venue. Smith did a balletic leap onto the stage destined to made into a thousand animated GIFs. And he was joined by his companion Jenna Coleman, executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat, and producer Marcus Wilson. As the panel was also a celebration of An Adventure in Space and Time — BBC AMERICA’s upcoming dramatic film depicting the behind-the-scenes early days of Who — writer Mark Gatiss and actor David Bradley were on stage as well.
Craig Ferguson, Scottish funnyman, host of CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and a lifelong Whovian, moderated the proceedings, kicking things off with River Song’s trademark “Hello, sweeties.” The panel was dotted with dollops of Ferguson’s brand of cheeky humor. “The people waiting for the Sons of Anarchy panel are very confused right now,” he said…
"Doctor Who" Conversation with the Cast & Creators - Nerd HQ
Mark Gatiss on the phone
Um, forget our screengrab — here’s Jenna, Matt, David & Mark at the EW Studio.
(L-R) Actors Nick Frost and David Bradley, director/writer Edgar Wright, writer/actor Simon Pegg and writer/producer/actor Mark Gatiss attend IGN And Focus Features Comic-Con 2013 Party Presented By The World’s End at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California.
Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Mark Gatiss at the Sherlock/Doctor Who BBC America booth signing at San Diego Comic Con 2013.
Here’s a first look at David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell in upcoming drama ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’, written by Mark Gatiss.
Actor and screenwriter of 50th anniversary docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, Mark Gatiss, will be celebrated at France’s fifth annual Comic Con in July.
Gatiss – also writer of six Doctor Who adventures – will appear for a panel session and to sign autographs. There will also be a screening of clips from some of Mark’s episodes, as well as his occasional performances in the series - including Gantok in The Wedding of River Song and Professor Lazarus from The Lazarus Experiment (pictured above).
The First Doctor’s TARDIS recreated for An Adventure in Space and Time will be displayed at the event for the duration of the four days. This will be the first time the console has gone on display to the public, before it travels to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff for the rest of the Summer. The Stamp Centre will be running a shop for a chance to buy the Doctor Who stamp range.
The one-off 90 minute drama An Adventure in Space and Time tells the story of the genesis of Doctor Who and the many personalities involved. Starring Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter), the special will be transmitted later in 2013.
Comic Con Paris runs from 4-7 July at the Paris-Nord Villepointe Exhibition Centre.Tickets are available now.
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