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 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

DOCTOR WHO---the BBC announced that Matt Smith will replace David Tennant as the 11th Doctor Who. Smith, 26, is the youngest actor to star in the role.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Yes, I know.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Yes, I know.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Confused   (Member)

Where are his eyebrows?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

CONFUSED:

Ask Jehannum and Spymaster...they know.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

CONFUSED:

Ask Jehannum and Spymaster...they know.


LOL

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2009 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

My initial reaction was: "Oh my god no!"
My second reaction was: "Hell no!"

Later on I saw him on the news and thought: "Oh my god, hell no!"
Followed by "well maybe I should go past this and give him a chance. Yes I'll give him a chance".
There are two options:
1) my initial reaction was correct.
2) I'm glad I gave him a chance.
Of course I wish for option 2.

It's an interesting choice. Not directly the handsome look. I know the doctor never really was a looker but this guy is a new level (with a little help, he'd almost be as ugly as I am).
That said, I like that aspect. He can either make the new doctor a sympathetic, vulnerable, human empathic character. Or he can go the quirky smug very 'now' and "hip" cool britania way. Needless to say I go with the first option.
Out with the "hip" Jarvis Cocker older brother in with the stranger from afar, friend in need and ally against all odds but at the same time distant and someone you never can get close to simply because he will always be the stranger with completely different history, experience and upbringing whether he or we like it or not.

Whatever the option, I wish they'd kill the grubby retro 70's look. It was a bad idea in the 70's but we didn't know better then. We do know better now; well enough never to do it again. As much as the corpse may still be twitching, Britpop is dead and I wish the look would die too (bye bye Oasis, Blur, Supergrass and all that lot). Let the recession and this Doctor be a new fresh start to a fresher, better looking less smug era.

So Matt Smith: I'm going against my initial reactions and will receive you with an actively completely neutral attitude. Please don't disappoint. Congratulations with your new job and best of luck.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2009 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

Matt Smith? Don't know anything about him (who knew anything about Tom Baker in 1974?), but from the interviews I've seen of him, I like his demeanour and he's got a good face. Could be a very very canny choice on the part of the producers.

And remember this, you fogies, he's actually only 3 years younger than Peter Davison was when he took over.

Good luck to him and the show for 2010.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2009 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Michelle Ryan has entered "secret talks" to become Doctor Who's new assistant, according to a report today.

The Sunday Mirror claims that Ryan will join the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith for the show's fifth series in 2010.

A source told the newspaper: "Michelle's been in secret talks with BBC bosses. They are likely to announce her as Doctor Who's new assistant very soon. She is perfect for the role.

"She is good-looking and the right age to star alongside Matt. Everyone agrees they look great together and reckon fans will think they're the perfect team too."

Ryan, 24, is best known for playing EastEnders' Zoe Slater from 2000 to 2005. She also had the lead part in NBC's short-lived Bionic Woman remake, which aired in 2007.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a143396/ryan-tipped-as-new-who-assistant.html

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2009 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

We shall see , I didn't like Peter Davidson and David Tennant at first and now they are my favorite Doctors.
Why I love Time Crash so much.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2009 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Matt Smith = No.

Michelle Ryan = Yes, please! (Until Warner Bros. is ready to cast her in a Wonder Woman picture, that is)


I don't know why they didn't go with David Morrissey (or John Simm!); anyone have any info there?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2009 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

We shall see , I didn't like Peter Davidson and David Tennant at first and now they are my favorite Doctors.

This happens EVERY time a new doctor is announced.

I liked Tom Baker and was dubious about Davison.

I got used to Eccleston, had the same doubts about Tennant, now I can't imagine how anyone can top him.

I will certainly give the new guy a chance.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2009 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Part of an interview with Matt Smith, published in DWM 405.

"The script is where it starts, it's always about the words, and luckily we're in the hands of Steven Moffat, who has this show ingrained in his soul and searing through his blood. It’s really born into his whole fabric, and that's the job for me over the next few months, to make this show part of my fibre. I think Steven is going to be the main creative source for me, and we're going to discover it together, who the Doctor is in Steven's mind and words, coupled with pockets of my personality, my history, my life, and the man and the human being that I am. I've got a meeting with Piers (Wenger, executive producer) next week to discuss that, but I think we'll start rehearsing and, you know, just sit around Piers' or Steven's kitchen table, read the scripts together, talk about the part. We’ll talk about my intentions, their intentions, how we feel it can fly, and sing, and be as brilliant and as Doctor-y and as excellent as it can be."

When asked what he might wear as the Doctor? "I’m a big fan of long coats and rather dashing scarves in everyday life, so who knows? For the audition, I rocked up in whatever, so I think they’re having to tone down what I wear in real life for the Doctor! I am a rather elaborate dresser. That's what's lovely, there are all these exciting things – what’s he going to wear, what’s he going to do in his first scene with his companion, which monsters will he meet, will he meet the Daleks? This show is so alive, it really is. I can't ever quite forget that I'm the Doctor – which is weird, because it’s still so far away. But it’s always there in my subconscious, because it's the Doctor! It’s like, there’s Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and Doctor Who. It has resonance in our cultural fabric."

http://www.gallifreyone.com/news.php#newsitemEkFFZZklypDrcEnMag

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2009 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

UK Fans of Doctor Who might like to know that BAFTA will be presenting Russell T. Davies In Conversation, Tuesday 17th March. Here's the info.

18:45 Academy Event: RUSSELL T DAVIES IN CONVERSATION
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly



Russell Davies, Executive Producer and writer of the revived Dr Who brand, its various spin-offs, and a range of other successful productions, talks about his origins in children's programmes, his thoughts about the audience and his hopes and fears for kids' output in the future - including his view on the BBC's move to Salford.

The evening is co-presented by BAFTA and Showcomotion Children's Media Conference, reflecting the conference's role in exploring the creative, business and regulatory issues facing the entire children's media and entertainment industry.

Please keep an eye on this page for further details over the coming weeks.

Pricing Information:
BAFTA Members | Free
Public | £10

http://www.bafta.org/calendar-event.html?btype=day&Gday=200903170000000

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2009 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Kevin Sumen   (Member)

David Tennant will be missed!

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2009 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

News concerning Planet Of the Dead.

According to BBC Entertainment BBC One will air the first televised trailer for Planet of the Dead this Wednesday at 9:00pm, just before The Apprentice.

Planet Of The Dead features David Tennant as the Doctor, Michelle Ryan as Lady Christina and Lee Evans as Malcolm. It is written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts.

http://www.drwho-online.co.uk/news/Default.aspx#newseries-4-15-trailerwed

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2009 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Trailer to the Easter special, Planet Of the Dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMuDD9sYGeU&feature=related

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2009 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Something which could be regarded as new Doctor Who. The 'lost' season.
The article was quite long, so here's the link.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a151646/making-doctor-whos-lost-season.html


 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2009 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Trailer to the Easter special, Planet Of the Dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMuDD9sYGeU&feature=related




I LIKE IT!

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2009 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Trailer to the Easter special, Planet Of the Dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMuDD9sYGeU&feature=related




I LIKE IT!


The R2 release is 25th May. Pre-orders are on amazon.co.uk.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h_?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=doctor+who+the+planet+of+the+dead

 
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