Discussion in 'The Bar' started by newcastlefan, Mar 30, 2013.
I just saw him on Top Gear
David Tennant and Bille Piper are returning to the show for the 50th anniversary special episode.
God Damn, the people who like that show LOVE it... I might have to give it a go.
I loved the original when I was a little Mack.
How many people just changed their wifi password to RUCBAR ("Run You Clever Boy and Remember")?
I figure it's in the late summer or fall:
Whovians rejoice. Ahead of tonight's premiere, "Doctor Who" revealed some of the all-star cast that will mark the franchise's 50th anniversary later this year.
The big names? David Tennant and Billie Piper will join current Doctor and companion, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, while John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter) will also co-star.
Last seen as the Doctor in January of 2010, this will be the first time Tennant has reprised his role as the Tenth Doctor. During his reign as the Time Lord, Tennant appeared in three series as well as several specials. He was first revealed as the Doctor in the 2005 series finale, "The Parting of the Ways".
Meanwhile Billie Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler for two series following the reboot in 2005, will appear in the show for the first time since featuring in Tennant's last episode, "The End of Time" in 2010.
Also confirmed to join the cast is John Hurt who will also co-star in the anniversary special that will form part of blockbuster celebrations. Produced by BBC Cymru Wales for BBC One, the 50th anniversary will be written by Steven Moffat and Directed by Nick Hurran.
Filming for the 50th anniversary begins this week in the UK. Meanwhile, "Doctor Who" returns to BBC America tonight with the first of eight new episodes, which officially introduce the Doctor's newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Just saw that it will air in November; John Barrowman will not be in it. (although earlier in the month he said he would be involved); it will air in HD 3D
that was back in 2010
Best 2 episodes imo.
In other Who news, Matt Smith was recently heard to say that he hoped to be part of the 2013 Christmas Special, due to air after the anniversary celebration episode. Talking to The List, Smith said, "We've got Doctor Who's 50th anniversary coming up in November 2013, and one assumes there'll be another Christmas special after that, and I'd hope to be part of it."
I guess Matt Smith isn't going to be around after this year?
listening to an interview on Graham Norton i think this is the end for the series again: Steven Moffitt said he thinks he's about done with Dr Who. Granted that Moffitt will always get funded for any project he chooses, what is with these artists deciding to walk away from hit creations?
I hope not, it's one of the few shows I really enjoy.
Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Falling Skies. If nothing else were on TV I wouldn't care.
me too, but both matt smith and steve moffit are making vague statements like it ends for them after the 50th anniversary show.
the bbc scolded smith after his last interview and now his tweets are deleted from twitter. john barrowman tweeted a few months ago that he would be involved in the anniversary show in some capacity, then 2 or so weeks ago he tweeted he was not involved at all. the bbc got to him and he deleted his tweets.
also david tennant is going to return for the anniversary show: i don't believe they would do that unless it was something serious as the producers are still pissed off at him announcing to the press he was leaving before letting them make counter offers. tennant is the most successful and charismatic actor playing the Dr they've had since Tom Baker (who is now doing Dr Who audiobooks after refusing to be involved with the franchise for 20+ years). also Tennant was a die-hard Who fan long before he got the role (unlike the other two who never watched the shows before being cast) and was performing in the fanfic productions for years.
the BBC is pulling out all their big guns for the anniversary show. (I hope they find a way to include Tom Baker - the ratings will pin the Neilsen meters if they do - there are parts of the world who still think he is 25 yrs old) its as if someone wants to go out with a bang that will never, ever be equaled.
I hope it's more because it's been doing really well for them and they want to put more into it. Wishful thinking maybe.
Somehow I missed this thread but , I'm with y'all. Huge fan of the doctor.