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 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Given she is dead, and the Doctor "dispelled" her echo from the Tardis by saying goodbye I think that's unlikely. It could be an interesting time to bring back the Doctor's clone daughter, but that seems incredibly unlikely

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Thanks for the clarification regarding River. smile Yeah I think the other possibility would be virtually improbable but who knows.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Nothing to do with Series 7, but Doctor Who related all the same.




John Simm took some heat for a recent interview where he reportedly said he was irritated by "Doctor Who" fans approaching him on the street.

But the man who most recently played The Master on the iconic series took to Twitter this week to say that those statements were taken out of context.

"I do get a lot of 'Doctor Who,'" Simm told Radio Times in Britain of the fans. "God almighty, I'll be so happy when that's gone from my life. They're lovely, I'm sure, but I won't miss it.

"It's great to be into something, but for goodness' sake, really? I'm not The Master. I'm not that evil Time Lord who rules the galaxy. I'm just in Tesco with my kids. Leave me alone."

Those statements have created some outrage among "Doctor Who" fans, but Simm says that outrage is unwarranted.

"The Radio Times has really done a number on me regarding [my] 'Doctor Who' 'quote,'" Simm said on Twitter. "Thanks for that! Suffice ito say it was taken out of context again."

Simm said he always tries to be polite to fans, and is proud of his time on the show. He also said that he stopped doing print interviews because of what he says are out-of-context quotes that get attributed to him, and that any interviews that are found are either "old or thrown together."

"You can choose to believe what you like, but I really meant no offense," he said.

Radio Times, however, is standing by its story.

"Far from 'doing a number' on John Simm, Radio Times published a wide-ranging 1,200-word interview with an actor our readers admire, who -- as we said in the piece -- is unquestionably on top of his game," the publications aid. "We didn't even ask John a question about 'Doctor Who.' He chose to bring it up himself."

Radio Times said that the interview was conducted almost a year ago on set in South Africa where Simm was shooting a season of the show "mad Dogs." The interview is only running now because that season is now being shown on Sky 1.

http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/9683/john-simm-denies-lashing-out-at-fans.html

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Actors are artists that just want to do their craft. For the most part fans should leave them alone outside of official public appearances.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Actors are artists that just want to do their craft. For the most part fans should leave them alone outside of official public appearances.

I don't agree. TV and movie actors (and sportsmen and musicians) are paid disgusting sums of money, which are no way commensurate with the actual amount of effort they have to put in to their craft. The vast majority of "famous" people can afford to dine in pretty upmarket restaurants and stay in exclusive hotels etc., so for the most part they are not really going to be bothered by fans that much. So if they are stopped on the street for an autograph or whatever, then bo hoo. If they don't like it then they can act in rep theatre or something.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Actors are artists that just want to do their craft. For the most part fans should leave them alone outside of official public appearances.

I don't agree. TV and movie actors (and sportsmen and musicians) are paid disgusting sums of money, which are no way commensurate with the actual amount of effort they have to put in to their craft. The vast majority of "famous" people can afford to dine in pretty upmarket restaurants and stay in exclusive hotels etc., so for the most part they are not really going to be bothered by fans that much. So if they are stopped on the street for an autograph or whatever, then bo hoo. If they don't like it then they can act in rep theatre or something.


What does their salary have to do with this? How would you like it if every time you go grocery shopping or out to dinner with friends or family, ppl keep interrupting you because they know you from somewhere? Now magnify that by a million.

Back on topic. What kind of Doctor do you want to see? As much as I loved Tennant and Smith, both had very similar personalities. (Animated and fast talking.) I would like to see the next Doctor bring something new to the table.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)



What does their salary have to do with this? How would you like it if every time you go grocery shopping or out to dinner with friends or family, ppl keep interrupting you because they know you from somewhere? Now magnify that by a million


Salary has everything to do with it. I don't expect my junior members of staff to work silly hours or weekends or whatever because they are not paid enough but I'm expected to as one of the most senior employees at my firm, and rightly so, thats why I'm paid the big bucks. Celebs get paid absurd amounts for (relatively) little work and their pay is to a very large degree dictated by how popular they are with audiences. The same audiences who want autographs etc.

Take Bruce Willis for example. Paid probably $20 million (plus a profit share) of the risible A Good Day To Die Hard, for less than a year's work, on top of which he had to do a few press junkets around the world in which he was flown first class and stayed in suites in the best hotels in the world. Now, leaving aside any other arguments as to whether he was worth such an absurd level of investment, really I just want to ask, did the amount of interruptions from fans as you put it really interfere with Willis' life at much? I really doubt it - certainly not to the extent that he wanted to give up the mega buck movies and start appearing for start appearing on stage in Pigsknuckle, Akansas for base wage.

I've eaten several times at The Ivy in London and seen a number of celebs there - some really really famous ones. There was always a bit of a buzz amongst us mere mortals when someone came in who was famous but I have never, ever seen anyone be bugged for an autograph. Same on the couple of flights I've made first class. Now of course I appreciate it does happen but not anywhere near as much as certin celebs make out.The sort of places they hang out in are not the sort of place that they are generally going to get that much hassle in.

And grocery shopping? Seriously? Like Bruce has to nip out to the lcoal store to get tomatoes or whatever? Hmmmm.

So, honestly, pay me 20 million bucks for a few months work and see how much I object to having to sign a few autographs while I leave a prestige restaurant and am escorted by my bodyguard to my luxuary chauffeured limo to take me home to my Beverly Hills Mansion.



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 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Series 8, the 12th Doctor’s debut series, will air in August of 2014 and be an uninterrupted run, according to recent rumours.

The Sun (who are keen to remind us they were correct about Matt leaving) claim:

Beeb bosses had to admit Matt’s exit after a leaked email from its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, to clients gave the game away.

The mail, sent [last] Friday, told of plans to air 12 new episodes from August 2014. Crucially, it said: “This will give the new Doctor a chance to develop with the audience (apologies for this spoiler if you didn’t know).”

Meanwhile, the Radio Times reports that the 12th Doctor could be announced as soon as July 2013:

The new Doctor could be handed the keys to the TARDIS as early as next month, BBC sources have confirmed – with insiders suggesting Matt Smith’s replacement needs to be announced before the Doctor Who Christmas special begins filming next month.

It would be virtually impossible to keep the identity of the new doctor a secret even if the entire set went into lockdown during filming of the Christmas special, a BBC source told RadioTimes.com.

“The search has begun in earnest and is active now,” the source said, adding that the BBC has not ruled out hiring a woman to replace Matt Smith.

They also corroborate that Series 8 will contain 12 episodes:

The new series, expected to be 12 episodes long, begins filming in the autumn.

A BBC source also moved to squash speculation that showrunner Steven Moffat could also be calling it a day, insisting that he has signed up for at least another year.

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/series-8-in-august-2014-50046.htm

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Ive asked about this before. What about Clara? Her "story" is just about over and I am sure will wrap up before Matt's Doctor exits. Can't imagine why Clara would hang around with the new Doctor. Has a companion ever lasted for only half a series before?

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Ive asked about this before. What about Clara? Her "story" is just about over and I am sure will wrap up before Matt's Doctor exits. Can't imagine why Clara would hang around with the new Doctor. Has a companion ever lasted for only half a series before?

Well...there was Katarina.

Then there was Sara Kingdom, but some don't consider her to be a companion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katarina_(Doctor_Who)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Kingdom

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2013 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The BBC have quashed the recent rumours circulating online that an announcement on the casting of the 12th Doctor is due imminently.

The rumours, which began via Science Fiction magazine; Starburst, stated:

"Sources have indicated that a Sunday newspaper is intending to scoop the BBC by announcing the name of the new Doctor this weekend. And in order to pre-empt the scoop, the BBC look set to announce the name tomorrow evening, just a single short week since the announcement of Matt Smith’s departure, and hardly time enough for that bombshell of a news story to sink in.

[UPDATE]

Starburst's sources have now come up with three names, apparently the front-runners in the bidding to be the new Doctor. Whether it's one of these three that has in fact been chosen to play the part, we cannot be sure. We can't really be sure that these three are in the running at all - but that's what we've been told! One thing that's guaranteed, however, is that this new "information" will get people talking!

The three names are: Domhnall Gleeson, Daniel Kaluuya, and Dominic Cooper."

BBC Publicist, Jenni Pain, tweeted the following this morning denying the rumours:

"For all those wondering, there is no #doctorwho announcement planned today"

This was then further echoed by the @BBCOne Twitter channel:

"@bbcdoctorwho fans, contrary to rumours there is no #DoctorWho casting announcement today."

Also via Twitter, Doctor Who DVD Director, Ed Stradling appeared to have official word from Steven Moffat on the rumours:

"Steven Moffat says this morning "I haven't a clue who it is, we've barely started." So no #doctorwho announcement this evening I fear!"

The DWO View:

The BBC will keep the casting of the 12th Doctor as close to their chests for as long as possible. Over the next few days, weeks and possibly months, you will no doubt hear a multitude of names - male and female - thrown into the ring, but as with Matt Smith, the BBC are likely to cast someone who possibly hasn't even been mentioned yet. Watch this space!

http://news.drwho-online.co.uk/#BBC-Quashes-Imminent-12th-Doctor-Casting-Announcement-Rumours

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Confirmation on who will play the role of The 12th Doctor will be confirmed this Autumn, RadioTimes.com reports. BBC insiders have told RadioTimes.com that filming on the Christmas special – to be followed by the full series – will not take place until the autumn – probably August, or even September. According to sources the identity of The 12th Doctor is almost certain to be announced just prior to filming, which means that it is very likely that the new incarnation of the Time Lord will not be unveiled until late summer. Initially the BBC had hoped to begin filming the Christmas special earlier, with some sources suggesting July as a potential date. “Suffice to say we are completely on track” said a spokeswoman.

http://news.drwho-online.co.uk/The-12th-Doctor-To-Be-Announced-This-Autumn.aspx

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Perfect! Pretty much exactly my thoughts about Smith leaving.

Thank you for sharing it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Funny when you don't know any German. smile I have to admit I would have liked to have seen Matt Smith play the Doctor for seven or more years. Though I know that is not the dynamics of the series.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The truth behind one of Doctor Who’s biggest mysteries looks like it has been revealed early once again (After the recent Series 7 finale leak and Matt Smith’s exit blunder you’d think the production team would be trying harder to keep secrets!)

Soon-to-be-fired costume designer Howard Burden spoke to the Telegraph during the Royal visit and confirmed some interesting details about John Hurt’s Doctor and exactly where he fits in with the other Doctors.

Spoiler.

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-truth-behind-the-hurt-doctor-revealed-51082.htm

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC Home Entertainment has announced and detailed the Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series, a set that features all 13 Series Seven episodes, both the 2011 and 2012 Doctor Who Christmas specials ("The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe" and "The Snowmen"), and numerous extras including commentaries, behind-the-scenes bonus content and more. The Complete Seventh Series streets on September 24th.

The Complete Seventh Series includes the following episodes and specials: "The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe" (2011 Christmas Special), "Asylum of the Daleks," "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship," "A Town Called Mercy," "The Power of Three," "The Angels Take Manhattan," "The Snowmen" (2012 Christmas Special), "The Bells of Saint John," "The Rings of Akhaten," "Cold War," "Hide," "Journey to the Center of the TARDIS," "The Crimson Horror," "Nightmare in Silver" and "The Name of the Doctor."

Special features include:


Audio Commentaries
Behind the Scenes Featurettes
Episode Prequels
Doctor Who on The Nerdist
Doctor Who in the U.S.
Last Days of the Ponds
Pond Life
The Science of Doctor Who
The Companions
Doctor Who at Comic Con

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=11604

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Apparently Matt Smith nearly agreed to a year or two more according to Moffat, and at this years Xmas specia was the time he was due to be leaving originally

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=83107

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Apparently Matt Smith nearly agreed to a year or two more according to Moffat, and at this years Xmas specia was the time he was due to be leaving originally

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=83107


I don't get it; sounds like a contradiction. He was originally supposed to leave as he's doing now, but he was originally to have appeared in two more series AFTER when he's leaving now? confused

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

I loved Matt Smith as The Doctor, and would have loved to see him stay on, but it's perfectly understandable that he should leave now and strike while the iron is hot with his career. Tennant arguably stayed too long, and his career post-Who, or at least his attempt to crack America, didn't really meet up to expectations. (I remember, after all that talk about how big he was going to be in the US, that seeing him back over here doing those Virgin Media adverts that Marc Warren had been doing before him seemed like quite a comedown.)

 
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