Doctor Who ?
“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
The Whovians get it…
A little late but it’s worth it.
The BBC has issued the following press release:
Hermione Norris to guest star in Doctor Who opposite Peter Capaldi when Doctor Who returns this Autumn.
Speaking about her casting, Hermione Norris said, ‘It’s exciting to be part of such an iconic show, and one that my kids can watch!!!’
Norris has recently been starring in The Crimson Field on BBC One, and is no stranger to solving mysteries having played Ros Myers in the BAFTA award-winning drama Spooks. Prior to that she starred in comedy-drama Cold Feet.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said, ‘It’s a testament to the quality of Peter Harness’s intense and emotional script, that we’ve been able to attract an actress of the brilliance of Hermione Norris. And for the first time since 1984, the Doctor Who production team is heading to Lanzarote. The Doctor is returning to the scene of an old adventure - but there have been sinister changes since his last visit.’
The episode is written by Peter Harness (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Wallander), produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids). The episode also stars Ellis George, Tony Osoba and Phil Nice.
Other guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will TX on BBC One later this year, include Ben Miller, Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.
(via BBC - Blogs - Doctor Who - Hermione Norris to Guest Star in New Series)
Hmm Last time the Doctor was on Lanzarote was with Turlough, Peri and Kamelion in Planet of Fire with The Master.
Matt Smith joins cast of new ‘Terminator’ trilogy with major role
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith will join the cast of the upcoming “TERMINATOR” reboot.
Smith will join Game Of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor), Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke (John Connor), Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese), Dayo Okeniyi (Danny Dyson, son of the brainiac cyborg developer played by Joe Morton in Terminator: Judgment Day), and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his signature cyborg.
The time-travel saga Terminator: Genesis is directed by Alan Taylor and has a July 1, 2015 released date (x)
In the whole wide universe, I met you for a second time. It’s like something’s binding us together.
Russell T Davies has said Paul McGann’s Doctor being ‘half-human’ shouldn’t be ignored.
In a scene in the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie, Paul McGann’s Doctor says he is half-human “On his mother’s side,” though this appears to have been ignored by fans ever since.
However, speaking on a Big Finsh Podcast, Russell T Davies said: “I don’t like the half-human thing. He certainly isn’t half-human, but it’s less interesting to say it simply doesn’t count.”
He added: “I always wanted to put in a line where someone says to the Doctor ‘Are you human?’ and the Doctor says ‘No’, but I was once in 1999. It was a 24 hour bunk. Part of the reason I never put that in was it was a bit too self-referential but also I thought I’m spoiling the TV Movie if I do that.”
“In that time, like it or not, the Doctor was half human. Everything in that story says he was half human, so you can’t not count it. I don’t think we can ignore it.”
Happy Birthday Delia Derbyshire (born 5th May 1937), pioneer of electronic music and best known for her realisation of the original Doctor Who theme and her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.