Speaking at the Radio Times covers’ party, Moffat teased: “We’ll be up in the air, we’re under the water, we’re on a fantastic alien planet, we’re back in time, we’re forward in time, and the Doctor’s greatest secret is in jeopardy.”
The upcoming eight episodes - which see Matt Smith teaming up with new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman - will include instalments written by Moffat, as well as Luther creator Neil Cross, Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss.
BBC AMERICA is set to premiere An Adventure in Space and Time, a film drama about the creation of Doctor Who, as part of the channel’s celebration of the long-running sci-fi series’ 50th anniversary. Frequent Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss has already been announced as writer, and he’s also serving as executive producer alongside current Doctor Who execs Steven Moffat andCaroline Skinner. The film is a co-production between BBC AMERICA and BBC Cymru Wales and will air later in 2013.
Doctor Who first hit the BBC airwaves on November 23, 1963, and an impressive cast has been assembled to play the personalities behind the show’s earliest days. David Bradley, best known as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies, has taken on the role as actor William Hartnell, who played the series’ very first Doctor. Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine, already cast in the Season 7, Part 2 premiere of Doctor Who, is set to play producer Verity Lambert, and the great Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, Adaptation.) is on board as Sydney Newman, BBC’s then-Head of Drama. Meanwhile, The History Boys‘ Sacha Dhawan will play Waris Hussein, director of Doctor Who‘s premiere episode, “An Unearthly Child.”
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We’re well into the first month of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary year, and BBC AMERICA is celebrating this milestone with the launch of its Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited series. In its first installment on Sunday, January 27 at 9/8c, the channel will air the 1964 serial “The Aztecs,” which featured First DoctorWilliam Hartnell.
And to honor the 50th, we’re giving one winner a piece of recent Who history — a poster of the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, signed by starsMatt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, executive producer Caroline Skinner, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat.
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This is a great interview because Joshua asks questions that no one else will ask Steven such as:
“Would you ever rejoin Twitter?” and “Do you enjoy traumatizing fans?”
He also gets his dad to talk about the 50th Anniversary.
Go visit his comment thread to suggest questions for the next interview.
From the December 18, 2012 BBC Television Centre - London screening of The Snowmen.
Amy and Rory are gone, the Doctor is considering retirement, the new companion bears an uncanny resemblance to a dead Dalek, and evil snowmen are on the loose — now what? With less than a week until the Doctor Who Christmas special (airing December 25 at 9 on BBC America, sans Ponds, sniff), Vulture rang up series boss Steven Moffat with all our burning questions, and boy did he oblige. He spills on what’s next (the Doctor on a submarine!), why he doesn’t believe his version of Who is all that complicated, and how it would be “intolerable” for David Yates to bring the Tardis to the big-screen. Of course, we threw in a question about the delay to Sherlock. Read on to see why he pretty much told us to keep calm.
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Now the big question of course is, how will Coleman return, especially considering her character’s fate at the end of tonight’s episode? (Are they going to River this up with some timey-wimey stuff?) Also, did Moffat just eradicate the Dalek-Doctor conflict for good?
Related, Coleman talks fast. Very fast.
We’re just five days away.
It’s called the Brit List’s ‘Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists’.
It’s hosted by this guy:
And this gal:
And it contains a whole lotta listicles as voted on by Whovians worldwide.
During the breaks they’ll show brand new interviews with Matt, Jenna, and Steven along with the BBC America broadcast premiere of the two Doctor Who prequels to The Snowmen: The Great Detective and Vastra Investigates.
Super mildly spoilerish but really good interview with Steven Moffat from BBC Radio 2. The interview begins at the 13:00 mark.
The audio file won’t be up for long so be sure to listen to it soon or grab the direct mp3 download here.