Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, and Steven Moffat introduce The Day of the Doctor

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YOU GUISE. 
The new Doctor Who mini episode, ‘The Last Day’ is on iTunes today here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/doctor-who-last-day-mini-episode/id712286444?i=757369588
No time to talk, we’re going to go download it now.

YOU GUISE. 

The new Doctor Who mini episode, ‘The Last Day’ is on iTunes today here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/doctor-who-last-day-mini-episode/id712286444?i=757369588

No time to talk, we’re going to go download it now.

David was so huge as the Doctor, Matt is so huge as the Doctor that both of them contemplated the other I think as the “real” Doctor. You never think of you, yourself as the Doctor, you think someone else is. Matt watched David as the Doctor and loved him and David being a huge fan of Doctor Who continued to watch the show after he left so he considered Matt to be the Doctor. So I think there was a moment where they might have thought they were both frauds in the presence of the other but rather magically and rather wonderfully they got on hugely well - I suppose because they’re the two people that have led that life and can talk about it in detail so most of the time making the special you’d see them in the corner together chatting and gossiping away. As people are about to see it’s genuinely a very funny double act and it really works.

Steven Moffat on having Matt Smith and David Tennant working together in the 50th Anniversary special.

Moffat: David and Matt see each other as ‘the real Doctor’ | Articles | Doctor Who

An Evening With Steven Moffat

In this BBC Cymru Wales event, Steven Moffat looks back over 50 years of Doctor Who.

An Evening With Steven Moffat

In this BBC Cymru Wales event, Steven Moffat looks back over 50 years of Doctor Who.

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After listening to Moffat stating earnestly that the reason she saves him is to save the love of her life even if it comes at a great personal sacrifice, I don’t know how The Doctor could have said anything other than that he loves her.  

He’s a stranger to her but not only is he whispering his feelings in her ear, but he’s behaving as if he’s in love with her.  As much as Amy and Rory were good friends to her, this is a woman who was kidnapped and raised by monsters with a single mission in life — murder.  And here she is face to face with someone who is selflessly fighting for her when, from her perspective, he should have absolutely no reason to. He’s dying and all he’s trying to do is save her.  Help her. Teach her.  All this for no other reason than that he cares.  

How could anyone go through life knowing they have killed the love of their life?  So she saves him.  She’s choosing to believe that her fate is to love him rather than murder him.  Because up until this day, she believed she had no other choice.  Suddenly, she is seeing an entirely different future for herself and she knows the only way to save that future is to save him — the man who loves her and who she will love.  The complete opposite of everything she’s been conditioned to believe.

He’s not an uberfan or anything but he absolutely knew Doctor Who and knew who the Doctors were. On his last day he gave a little speech saying how thrilled he’d been to have been a part of Doctor Who, and how thrilled he was to be the Doctor and that if anyone ever said he was slumming it in Doctor Who he was not. He knows it, but not the way we know it. And rather wonderfully he said he’d always rather fancied being in it, because people always said it was a great, fun show to do – it was a good show, and you get a good script. He said yes with remarkable speed, it must be said. We sent it off to him and thought “How long do we have to wait for someone who feels like a peer of the realm to respond to you?” Twenty-four hours later he said he’d do it.
Steven Moffat Talks John Hurt and The Day Of The Doctor

EXCLUSIVE – Steven Moffat Talks John Hurt and The Day Of The Doctor

SFX has an exclusive interview with Steven Moffat about John Hurt’s time on set for The Day of The Doctor:

SFX: John Hurt is a huge piece of casting for the show. What does he bring to the mix?

Steven: “Well, you get to see John Hurt play the Doctor, which by any standards is incredibly cool.”

Click through for the interview (mildly spoilerish.)

By the end of it, Matt told me that he’d worked out this plan that they’d both continue in Doctor Who: do five individual episodes each and three together – would that be ok? It was a nice plan. I think if I’d said yes they’d have gone for it.
Steven Moffat: ‘Matt Smith had a plan for him and David Tennant to both continue in Doctor Who’ | Radio Times

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They were having such a good time together that they brought that out. They get giggly with each other. It is, by lovely accident, a tremendous double-act.They’re naturally funny together. Enough alike and enough dissimilar. Matt said it was like Laurel and Laurel, as if Hardy didn’t show up.

Steven Moffat Talks about Matt and David on the set of The Day Of The Doctor

Warning: the rest of the quote is quite spoilery.

Steven Moffat on Doctor Who regenerations: Go back and count again – there’s something you’ve missed | Radio Times

Steven Moffat — speaking at a Radio Times-sponsored event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival — said of the Doctor, “He can only regenerate 12 times”, while simultaneously suggesting there has been a miscalculation of how many regenerations he has actually been through.
“I think you should go back to your DVDs and count correctly this time,” said Moffat, “there’s something you’ve all missed.”
What can it all mean? If we were attempting to explain how the Doctor might already have had more than his fair share of regenerations, we could do it. John Hurt’s newly introduced dark Doctor would presumably add one, making Peter Capaldi the 13th and final incarnation. If we then followed the argument that David Tennant’s tenth Doctor used up a whole dose of regenerative energy when he re-grew his lost hand almost immediately after having transformed from the ninth Doctor, that would give us an illegal 14 versions of the Doctor. Whether the new hand counts as a full regeneration is very much up for debate, of course, but either way these are both arguments for adding not subtracting regenerations.
On the other hand (pardon the pun), we didn’t witness Paul McGann regenerating into either John Hurt’s ninth(?) Doctor or Christopher Eccleston’s ninth/tenth Doctor. If somehow neither of those counted as regenerations we would have one fewer than we’d previously thought – Matt Smith would be the tenth Doctor and Peter Capaldi would be the 11th. But how could the Doctor have changed bodies without regenerating?
What is Steven Moffat suggesting? What have we missed?

Steven Moffat on Doctor Who regenerations: Go back and count again – there’s something you’ve missed | Radio Times

Steven Moffat — speaking at a Radio Times-sponsored event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival — said of the Doctor, “He can only regenerate 12 times”, while simultaneously suggesting there has been a miscalculation of how many regenerations he has actually been through.

“I think you should go back to your DVDs and count correctly this time,” said Moffat, “there’s something you’ve all missed.

What can it all mean? If we were attempting to explain how the Doctor might already have had more than his fair share of regenerations, we could do it. John Hurt’s newly introduced dark Doctor would presumably add one, making Peter Capaldi the 13th and final incarnation. If we then followed the argument that David Tennant’s tenth Doctor used up a whole dose of regenerative energy when he re-grew his lost hand almost immediately after having transformed from the ninth Doctor, that would give us an illegal 14 versions of the Doctor. Whether the new hand counts as a full regeneration is very much up for debate, of course, but either way these are both arguments for adding not subtracting regenerations.

On the other hand (pardon the pun), we didn’t witness Paul McGann regenerating into either John Hurt’s ninth(?) Doctor or Christopher Eccleston’s ninth/tenth Doctor. If somehow neither of those counted as regenerations we would have one fewer than we’d previously thought – Matt Smith would be the tenth Doctor and Peter Capaldi would be the 11th. But how could the Doctor have changed bodies without regenerating?

What is Steven Moffat suggesting? What have we missed?

pond-with-ducks:

One of the horrors of regeneration is that a certain amount of his persona alters entirely. - Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat: Peter Capaldi is out shopping for his Doctor Who outfit right now

Doctor Who fans dying to know what comes next after Matt Smith and his bow tie, may be interested to hear that his successor Peter Capaldi is out looking at potential outfits for the 12th Doctor as we speak.
Asked earlier today when Capaldi would be heading to the shops, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat revealed “I think actually right now – I think literally right now.
“He was texting me ‘I’m out with [the wardrobe stylist] at the moment, it’s going quite well’ and some descriptions of clothes I did not understand. If it’s not a suit…”
Moffat explained he would be taking a hands-off approach to tracking down the appropriate costume for his new leading man after failing to spot the potential of a bow tie for Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor.
“I’ll just let them get on with it.”

via Radio Times

Steven Moffat: Peter Capaldi is out shopping for his Doctor Who outfit right now

Doctor Who fans dying to know what comes next after Matt Smith and his bow tie, may be interested to hear that his successor Peter Capaldi is out looking at potential outfits for the 12th Doctor as we speak.

Asked earlier today when Capaldi would be heading to the shops, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat revealed “I think actually right now – I think literally right now.

“He was texting me ‘I’m out with [the wardrobe stylist] at the moment, it’s going quite well’ and some descriptions of clothes I did not understand. If it’s not a suit…”

Moffat explained he would be taking a hands-off approach to tracking down the appropriate costume for his new leading man after failing to spot the potential of a bow tie for Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor.

“I’ll just let them get on with it.”

via Radio Times

Why not a mayfly Doctor, who exists for one show only? I’d often thought about that. Would it be weird in the run of the series to have the 45th Doctor turn up and be played by Johnny Depp or someone? Would that be a cool thing to do? There was also the idea that if you could bring one classic Doctor back, you’d actually, impossibly, want it to be William Hartnell. You wouldn’t want any of the others. You’d want him to come and say ‘What in the name of God have I turned into?’ That’s the confrontation that you most want to see, to celebrate 50 years. Going round and round in circles on it I just thought ‘What about a Doctor that he never talks about?’ And what if it is a Doctor who’s done something terrible, who’s much deadlier and more serious, who represents that thing that is the undertow in both David and Matt. You know there’s a terrible old man inside them. Well, here he is, facing the children he becomes, as it were.
Steven Moffat Talks John Hurt’s Doctor

Steven Moffat to appear in Sherlock, The Doctor and Me Radio Times session at Cheltenham Festival

Steven Moffat is to take part in an exciting late addition to this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival programme.

The Doctor Who showrunner and Sherlock co-creator will appear in conversation inSherlock, The Doctor and Me, a special session for Radio Times taking fans behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, providing insights into the casting of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, and reflecting on the extraordinary success of his 21st-century Sherlock.

The hour-long session takes place at Cheltenham Town Hall at 3:45pm on Sunday 13 October. Tickets, priced at £10, can be purchased via the official Cheltenham Festival website from 12 noon on Sunday 6 October for members and Monday 7 for the general public.




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