Last month’s edition of The Doctors Revisited spotlighted the Third Doctor. It’s been a long time since I last saw a Pertwee episode and I forgot just how fun his era was. He was such a departure from the first two Doctors in that he was suave, sophisticated, and could fight with his knowledge of alien martial arts. Yes, he was inspired by James Bond to some degree (in the sense of having lots of cool gadgets to fight bad guys), but that wasn’t a bad thing at all, IMO.
Apparently, the current Doctor is expected to be leaving at the end of this year.
If you go by internet message boards, every year is a current Doctor’s last. :laugh:
But when an actor does decide to leave there’s generally an official announcement by the BBC prior to his last season, followed not long after by the announcement of his successor.
not every Dr can last as long as Tom Baker. that reminds me i need to watch Tomb of the Cybermen and a few other old ones while they are on VOD.
So that is the mystery of Clara! Wow!
[spoiler]They did that very well with Clara and all the other Doctors. Fantastic episode!
It was great to see River again too.
And John Hurt as another Doctor? I can’t wait to see how that plays out![/spoiler]
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And now we all have to wait till the end of November for the special…
Australia celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’
[quote=“Lord Shameless” post=139473]If you go by internet message boards, every year is a current Doctor’s last. :laugh:
But when an actor does decide to leave there’s generally an official announcement by the BBC prior to his last season, followed not long after by the announcement of his successor.[/quote]
It looks like that has indeed just happened. :pinch: The BBC officially announced last week that Matt Smith is leaving the show and that the search for the Twelfth Doctor is on.
After two months of rumors, we now officially have the Twelfth Doctor–[size=4]Peter Capaldi[/size].
He’s actually appeared in both Who and Torchwood before (playing different roles), and is a really great character actor. I think he’s a great choice and will once again remind people just how different various incarnations of the Doctor can be.
someone mentioned to me the new Dr was named Peter, and i was hoping for Dinklage…Tyrion just can’t get a break can he?
The new doctor looks very…british. Not Downton Abbey British but the “pip pip cheerio”, o.0, General Montgomery kind of British. That picture of him just says “creepy and pompous as hell”.
Peter Dinklage as the new doctor would be weird but it could inspire me to watch Dr. Who of my own free will (as opposed to being forced to, as I am now lol).
[quote=“celestial_being” post=146919]The new doctor looks very…british. Not Downton Abbey British but the “pip pip cheerio”, o.0, General Montgomery kind of British. That picture of him just says “creepy and pompous as hell”.
Capaldi’s face is kind of rubbery in the sense that his expression can go from silly to scary in a heartbeat, IMO.
[size=4]Obituary: Michael Goldie (1927-2013)[/size]
27 August 2013
It is with deepest regret that DWO announces the passing of Classic Series Doctor Who Actor, Michael Goldie.
Michael was perhaps best known to Doctor Who fans for appearing in the Classic Series, 1st Doctor adventures; The Dalek Invasion Of Earth as Jack Craddock, and The Chase as Mire Beast, and the 2nd Doctor adventure; The Wheel In Space as Elton Laleham.
Michael’s other career highlights include; Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Lady Jane and Coronation Street.
DWO would like to extend our sympathies to Michael’s family and friends.
Lost ‘Doctor Who’ episodes recovered in Nigeria
[size=4]BBC AMERICA AND NCM FATHOM EVENTS CELEBRATE DOCTOR WHO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL REALD™3D SCREENING[/size]
U.S. CITIES TO JOIN FIRST GLOBAL SIMULCAST ON NOVEMBER 23 EXPANDING TO OVER 300 CINEMAS FOR ONLY ONE NIGHT WITH NCM FATHOM EVENTS ON NOVEMBER 25
New York - October 24, 2013 - BBC AMERICA announced today special theatrical screening events of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, in RealD™ 3D on November 23 and 25.
In association with AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., and Regal Entertainment Group, BBC AMERICA makes history by honoring eleven Doctors on Saturday, November 23 with a global simulcast 3D screening event in US cities at the same time the 75-minute Anniversary special premieres on BBC AMERICA and across the globe. Tickets for the Saturday, November 23 screenings will go on sale October 25, 2013 at 9:00am EST for theater locations* in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Tickets may be purchased at Cinemark.com, REGMovies.com and Fandango.com.
The festivities won’t stop there: BBC AMERICA and NCM Fathom Events are teaming up for the first time to continue the celebration, giving fans across the U.S. a chance to experience Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor in RealD™3D on Monday, November 25 for only one night in more than 300 select cinemas. Tickets will be available at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast via the new digital cinema projection systems.
In addition to Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, the Anniversary special also stars former Time Lord David Tennant with Billie Piper and John Hurt. The theatrical events will include specially shot introductions and The Day of The Doctor: Behind The Lens, a 10 minute behind-the-scenes featurette directly following the special. The short features Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, as well as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, discussing their 50th Anniversary experiences. Soumya Sriraman, EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America, commented: “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is truly a global celebration and we’re thrilled to bring the special to the big screen. Our partnerships with Cinemark, AMC, Regal Cinemas and NCM Fathom Events will give fans, on November 23 and 25, the opportunity to see the Doctor in a whole new way – in RealD™ 3D.”
Since its launch in 1963, Doctor Who has become one of the world’s best loved dramas and is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful sci-fi series ever. Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series and has received numerous awards across its 50 years. The series has enjoyed success off-air with over 10 million DVDs and 8 million action figures sold globally and is the BBC’s top series on iTunes in the U.S. and UK. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster, distributes Doctor Who to over 200 territories across the world.
“The Day of The Doctor is upon us and fans of the BBC AMERICA sci-fi series Doctor Who have the opportunity to see the time-travelling adventures like never before in 3D from their local movie theater,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “There’s never been a better time to be a Whovian during the 50th Anniversary celebration of this huge BBC hit that’s invaded America.”
Day of the Doctor… Awesome.
Finally some closer on [spoiler] the Time War. I loved Tenant in this, if only to see my favorite Doctor of the new era…
… That said TOM BAKER!!! I had not read the hype a few days before, so I missed anything about him being on the special. It was great.
I do wish they had Tenant’s doctor ask more about Bad Wolf.
I was wondering why Google had some poorly-drawn flash game for Dr. Who. It was kinda fun, despite Google’s ridiculous control scheme and the lack of everyone’s favorite Deus Ex Machina, the “Sonic Screwdriver”.
I think Stephen Moffat is one of the most awesome and worst writers on Doctor Who
Born: Thu 15th November 1951
Died: Wed 1st January 2014 (age: 62)
In memoriam: director Christopher Barry