“Doctor Who” fans still wrapping their heads around the show’s fierce-eyebrowed star, Peter Capaldi, were introduced to another new cast member on Saturday: Danny Pink, played by actor Samuel Anderson.
“He teaches at the Coal Hill School,” says Anderson, “and he, um, takes a bit of a fancy to Miss Clara Oswald.”
The 32-year-old actor is cagey about plot details — but he did give The Post some enticing background on his character.
“Before joining the school, he was a soldier in the British army,” he says of Danny. “But he left, for reasons that will be revealed throughout the season. He’s an everyday sort of man, which I think is neat, especially pitched against such a massive hero as the Doctor. He’s sort of a straight man.”
Will he be joining them in the TARDIS, then? Looks that way. “I would say I become a companion for the companion,” he says.
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Doctor Who series 8 episode ‘Robot of Sherwood’ premieres this Saturday, September 6th at 9/8c on BBC America!
Images of Jenna Coleman and guest star Tom Riley from the next episode of Doctor Who series 8- ‘Robot of Sherwood’
Images from Doctor Who series 8 episode ‘Robot of Sherwood’ premiering Saturday, September 6th on BBC America!
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I just thought you might have a rule against soldiers.
No. No, not at all. Not me.
We are still tagging our ‘Into The Dalek’ posts with #dw spoilers and #into the dalek so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, block those tags. (If you’re already blocking those tags, you’re not even READING this post.)
We’ll be in our dash for the next bit of time looking at your reactions and posting stuff to the blog.
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Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson).
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Next Saturday, August 30th at 9/8c on BBC America, we go ‘Into The Dalek’.
A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) can help them now…
With the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara (Jenna Coleman) by his side.
Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever, he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, “am I a good man?” (x)
It was a long time coming yet it seemed to go by so fast!
If you’re watching on bbcamerica keep watching for the world premiere of intrudersbbca followed by the Doctor Who live post-show, After Who Live with nerdist's Chris Hardwick, Mark Gatiss, Dan Starkey (Strax!), Alton Brown, and nataliemorales!
We are still tagging our Deep Breath posts with #dw spoilers and #deep breath so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, block those tags. (Unless you’re already blocking those tags which means you’re not reading this post which means there’s no point in you reading these words.)
In the meantime, enjoy the After Who! We’ll be in our dash all night looking at your reactions and sending things up to the blog here and there so, you know, heads up.
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"Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube," Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.
“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.’”
Mr Hanshaw thought it was “a wind-up” when Moffat’s fellow executive producer Brian Minchin got in touch. “I had to pinch myself because I didn’t know if it was really happening,” he says.
“It’s one of those stories about people putting something on YouTube - it’s usually a musician this happens to. They put a performance on there and they get picked up by a label. “It’s a similar kind of story. I thought, these things don’t generally happen.”
@AnthonyMasonCBS: The new #DoctorWho in our green room w/2 huge fans (my kids!) He’s next on @CBSThisMorning Saturday @DoctorWho_BBCA
Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald crash-landed in Parliament Square in London this morning, just in time for the tomorrow’s series 8 premiere!
With two premieres and a live aftershow, tomorrow is an enormous day on BBC America.
First at 8pm/7c is the season 8 premiere of Doctor Who with episode 1: ‘Deep Breath’, starring Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. Doctor Who Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram will be liveblogging throughout the feature-length episode.
Immediately following Doctor Who is the premiere of new original series Intruders at 10pm/9c starring John Simm (Doctor Who’s The Master) and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn). Intruders Tumblr and Twitter will be liveblogging the series premiere.
Then, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick hosts Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET. The post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. You can check out Doctor Who Tumblr and Twitter to follow along with a liveblog of the special.
We’ll see you on Saturday!