Though The Doctor has been through a number of incarnations since the television show debuted 50 years ago, the announcement that Matt Smith is stepping down, once again has the Intardwebz in a kerfuffle. But the prospect of the How and Why and What Happens Next should be a bigger draw than that bemoan the fact that change is occurring…right?
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Doctor Who star, Karen Gillan isn’t done traveling through the universe, as the trade claims the actress has joined Guardians of the Galaxy cast.
The Hollywood Reporter now has it that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at some point in season eight.
The big finale for the seventh season of Doctor Who aired last night, and from the title we were promised the name of the Doctor.
“Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…”
Did you like it? Was it the best episode of Doctor Who ever, or was this just another gimmick with an ultimate let down? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts!
This evening, I awoke from not-nearly-enough sleep to find that the last episode of Doctor Who had inadvertently been made available to fans and that the spoilery details of the season-ending cliffhanger freely floating throughout the intarwebz. Overly the last couple of hours, I have been really torn on whether I want to know what is going on with Eleven and Clara enough to seek them out, or whether I can wait until next Saturday night to find out about what lies behind her perky smile and little button nose. (Is there such a thing as a Manic Pixie Sidekick Girl?) The only thing that has successfully distracted me was seeking out spoilers on the season-finale of the latest season of Survivor, the better to taunt my wife with as she enjoys that episode tonight…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you once again that Bruce Willis’s sled was actually Keyser Soze, asking: If you know that spoilers are available, do you want to seek them out or avoid them?
For those of you who are dying to see the season finale of Doctor Who, I hope you pre-ordered your Blu-ray copy of the second part of season seven, as about 1,000 plus copies have been shipped early in the United States of America, which includes the yet unaired “The Name of The Doctor,” that reveals the actual name of the Doctor.
If you follow me on Twitter (@stacybaugher) you probably saw a few tweets a little while back from me regarding recent developments in the world of Doctor Who and some theories I had on the matter. As I was preparing a blog post on it, I wondered “Would Stephen and the gang at Major Spoilers would be interested in my theories?” Looks like that’s a 10-4 good buddy!
Or – “Time For The Scarf…”
The First, Second and Third Doctors have all been somehow taken, isolated from their companions and their respective points in time. The Fourth Doctor and Leela take the stage this time ’round, but will anything new be revealed? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
After months of groundless and histrionic speculation, BBC has officially confirmed that David Tennant will be returning as The Tenth Doctor in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special to be aired this fall. They’ve even tweeting pictures of Tennant and Matt Smith at a read-through, though that might be a ruse. Devilishly clever, those BBC producers. Though crossovers between Doctors are commonplace in “expanded universe” Doctor Who media (There’s a lovely novel called “The Eight Doctors” that not only tries to fix continuity gaffes for the American TV movie, but for ALL the incarnations of the Doctor to date, and still manages to make a story out of it), actual televised meetings of the actors in character are as rare as hen’s teeth, with the expected Ten/Eleven team-up marking only the fifth such instance in the five-decade history of the show. Indeed, those previous occasions were each marked by real-world difficulty: William Hartnell’s infirmity kept his Doctor out of the action in ‘The Three Doctors,’ while Tom Baker declined to return in ‘The Five Doctors,’ and sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who saw the Sixth and Second Doctors working together in Spain…
Still, the current production team may be the most “meta” in history, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find Tennant and Smith interacting with their previous selves somehow or other, maybe even a ‘Back To The Future II’ scenario where they have to
get Lea Thompson to fall out of love with them travel their own past timelines, allowing for tribute to the previous nine Docs.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is still foolishly clinging to the hope of appearances by Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight, simply because it would be ridiculously awesome, asking: Will you be disappointed if the 50th Anniversary features only TWO Doctors in action?
The Doctor is set make his return back to the airwaves this coming weekend with the first episode of the second part of the seventh season. Yes, I know this isn’t *actually* the seventh season of Doctor Who but this is how the BBC is labeling it. After the jump is a teaser for the episode titled “The Bells of Saint John.”
Or – “It’s Time To Reverse The Polarity Of The Neutron Flow!”
The Third Doctor steps into the spotlight, but will he fall to the mysterious force, like his younger selves? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “When I Say Run, RUN!!!”
The first issue of Doctor Who – Prisoner Of Time had some odd characterization, some strange moments for the cast, and the usual array of “looking-like-the-actors” problems that often come with adaptations of live material. Will The Second Doctor have an easier time of it? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!