Doctor Who

daniel-radcliffe2Daniel Radcliffe has weighed in on the possibility of him playing the 12th Doctor on Doctor Who.

The Harry Potter actor was one of the names rumoured to be targeted to take over from Matt Smith at the end of this year.

However, it seems Radcliffe thinks one iconic role is enough.

“I’ve done one iconic character, that might be enough,” he told The Sun. Continue reading »

DoctorWho2013Doctor Who fans will be eagerly awaiting the selection of a new Time Lord after Matt Smith announced his departure over the weekend.

Smith, who took over from David Tennant in 2010, will leave the BBC series following the 50th anniversary special in late November this year.

“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show,” Smith said via the official Doctor Who blog. Continue reading »

doctor who20135The season 7B finale of Doctor Who has become the most-watched finale in the history of the show in Canada.

584,000 viewers tuned in to Space to see the conclusion of the latest season ‘The Name of the Doctor’ on Saturday.

Complete with secrets, revelations, and mysterious twists, “The Name of the Doctor,” made Space the #1 network – conventional or specialty – in the series’ 9 p.m. timeslot with total viewers and in the key demos A25-54 and A18-49. Continue reading »

doctor who20135Doctor Who will officially return or an eighth season, it has been confirmed.

The BBC announced the news over the weekend, stating that Brian Minchin will be joining Steven Moffat as executive producer of the series.

A blog post on the official website confirmed that Moffat was “already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor”.

The post read:

We’re delighted to confirm a new series of Doctor Who has been commissioned and the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed he’s already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor. Continue reading »

DownloadedFile.JPGPeter Jackson has named his price for directing an episode of Doctor Who.

The New Zealand director expressed his interest last year in working on the show and has since said what he would like in return.

“They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson told Entertainment Weekly, “I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They must have a spare one!”

When the publication asked Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat whether Jackson could be paid in Daleks, he joked: “You’d never get any information like that out of me!”  Continue reading »

DoctorWho2013-2A new trailer for Doctor Who’s new season was released over the weekend by the BBC.

The 40-second clip teases the second half of the seventh season, which will hit Space One on March 30.

Check out the trailer below. Continue reading »

DoctorWHo2013premiereSpace has confirmed that Doctor Who will be hitting Canadian screens again on March 30 with the highly anticipated second half of season seven.

Actor Matt Smith will be joined by newcomer Jenna-Louise Coleman in the role of Clara in the first episode entitled ‘The Bells of St. John’.

The Season 7B premiere of Doctor Who, “The Bells of St. John,” is set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks – The Shard and Westminster Bridge.

New nemesis, the Spoonheads, battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi. The rest of the upcoming season features seven epic episodes written by Steven Moffat, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther), and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock). Continue reading »

DoctorWho50thAnnCoinNew Zealand has kicked off the worldwide celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this year, launching a commemorative coin.

So for NZD$155 you can snap up your very own $2 coin, complete with “an engraved relief of the iconic TARDIS used by the Doctor to travel through time and space”.

“This bursts forth out of a dynamic high quality colour printed background representing time travel. The coins border features the finely engraved words Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1963 – 2013.”

10,000 coins will be minted. Continue reading »

DoctorWho2013The latest rumour doing the rounds regarding the Doctor Who 50th anniversary TV special is that all eleven past Time Lord’s will return to feature.

The Birmingham Mail has caused quite a stir this week by reporting that the eleven actors will return – even the three dead ones thanks to digital trickery – for the celebration this year.

However, the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, tweeted that he has not been approached for a TV appearance.

“Alas apart from The Big Finish (audio drama) plans I am not aware of any 50th stories nor have I been approached,” Baker tweeted. Continue reading »

A bunch of new images have been released for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen.

The cast for the Victorian-set thriller includes Richard E. Grant, Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart and Dan Starkey alongside Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.

The Snowmen airs on Space on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

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