Twelfth Doctor Audition Tapes Revealed
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazineexclusively reveals three audition scripts used in the search for the Twelfth Doctor.
Penned by showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat, the three scripts were used in the audition process as “obstacle courses” for prospective Doctors, but don’t hold any secrets about the new character or storylines.
“Nothing to glean about what’s coming in the stories” teases Moffat. “This scene will never appear in the show itself. Also, you’ll learn very little about Number 12 – naturally, this was written before the casting began […] Fairly generic Doctor stuff, for someone to spin into a new version of the Time Lord. So, with the proviso that there’s nothing to learn here (won’t stop you trying, I know) here is – sort of, kind of, not really – the first scene for Number 12…”
Click here to read the script!
RTD has donated a signed script for the PMM2 auction. It is also illustrated and full of annotations & drawings.
We’re about ten days away from the Doctor Who table reading. I spoke to the Director for the first time yesterday. And the script is pretty much the script. (ie, I’m about to send off a script to the Script Editor that I hope will be, if not the last draft, then the one that we go into the table read with). Technically it’s probably the tenth draft, but I’m not really counting any more. (The “Cut ten pages” draft of the trip to Australia was the last one that felt like major surgery.) Steven Moffat came to my rescue when I felt like I couldn’t even pick it up again, and for that, he is a hero.It hasn’t really changed that much. It just gets tighter and, I hope, more like itself. Slowly, draft by draft, it’s being turned up to eleven.
Anything that wasn’t moving the plot forward has gone. Lots of interesting chatty background conversations in the TARDIS, gone. Lines of dialogue that were fun in themselves but weren’t really needed? Gone. And the food scene? Very gone indeed. It’s been gone since draft six. Given that it’s not there any longer, and that that tells you absolutely nothing about the story except that it now doesn’t have a scene with a bowl of food in it, I thought I’d borrow it back from Lucien’s library.The Doctor has just been given a bowl of something to eat. Something…possibly…alien…AMYIs it something people can eat?(to Doctor)Shouldn’t you scan it with your screwdriver or something?THE DOCTORWhy would I scan food with my screwdriver?AMYSee if it’s safe?The Doctor leans over, dips his finger into his bowl, tastes it.THE DOCTORSome unusual trace elements, smidge too much background radiation, but, yeah, very yummy.Amy is about to try some of his food… he stops her.THE DOCTOR (cont’d)No. Don’t put it in your mouth.AMYNot for humans?THE DOCTORNot for you. Tastes like Marmite on socks.
If you found a top secret script for a new episode of one of TV’s most popular shows, would you be able to hand it straight back without releasing any spoilers?
That’s exactly what one Cardiff student did after finding a Doctor Who script in the back of a Cardiff taxi.
Hannah Durham stumbled upon the script for a forthcoming episode of the sci-fi show during a night out with friends.
Producers, scriptwriters and fans of Doctor Who thanked her for returning the missing script and preventing precious plot details from being leaked online.
Hannah told WalesOnline she was unaware of the significance of the find until she was bombarded with praise from the show’s “Whovian” fans.