Skip to comments.New Doctor Who star to be unveiled
Posted on 08/02/2013 3:08:14 PM PDT by the scotsman
'The new star of Doctor Who will be revealed in a special live programme on Sunday, the BBC has announced.
The half-hour show, presented by Zoe Ball, will feature an interview with the new lead, as well as 11th Doctor Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat.
"The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the Tardis," Moffat said.
"For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, is on BBC One at 7pm on 4 August.
According to the official announcement, Ball "will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the Tardis".
Smith, who has played the Time Lord since 2010, announced in June that he would be bowing out in this year's Christmas special.
The announcement sparked much speculation about who might take over, with Peter Capaldi, Ben Daniels, Rory Kinnear and Ben Whishaw.'
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Doctor Who: Who will play the 12th Doctor?
Does it still have an audience?
In respect for Obama, its going to be called:
I still watch.
Peter Capaldi is a fantastic actor and would be a wonderful choice. Back to an older Doctor with great gravitas.
>>Does it still have an audience?
It sounds like it will be an overhyped announcement in extremely bad taste. I suggest LeBron James.
BBC America and Netflix have a wonderful lineup of British shows and have tapped into a viewership that was so tired of the likes of Honey Boo Bo and Dance Moms.
I signed up for BBC America on my cable a few months ago. I have been rather disappointed with it. It shows a lot of movies that I can get on a dozen other US cable channels.
I wish they would show more of the British TV series and less of the repeats of US movies.
I would like to see some blocks of classic British TV shows beyond Dr Who. The Sweeney would be one.
Did you mean:
Yes, and I also wish the SyFy channel would, oh, I dunno, focus on science fiction?
My 16 year old daughter watches Dr. Who and bakes Tardis birthday cakes for her friends who are fans.
I figured the next Dr Who would probably come out of the closet as homosexual.
It'll be the foppish Russell Brand. If this were a US telly show, it'd be Andy Dick.
I subscribe to Dr Who on iTunes, to get the latest seasons. Seems that Netflix always shows old stuff (but I still enjoy Netflix).
I’m hoping that Rowan Atkinson makes a comeback.
I miss Amy Pond.
If you can find a bookstore take a look at what they call the Science Fiction section. It’s mostly fantasy. The Syfy channel is reflecting mix along with cheap to produce reality shows (all those stupid ghost shows and make up shows) coupled with cheap to produce made for Tv movies like Sharknado.
Personally I would like to see them do the Honor Harrington series or the Saga of the Seven Suns, The Looking Glass Wars or Hyperion/Rise of Hyperion for example.
"IT'S NOT FAIR!!!"
Didn’t work well with Jack or Janto in Tourchwood. Jack was bisexual who seemed to go more for men. Janito or however you spell his name was gay. The level of sexuality in Tourchwood made it somewhat uncomfortable to watch. I can’t imagine they want to test the Dr. Who brand with a gay. They might try a woman, but I don’t think so. Again he has always been male even in flashbacks to Galefry. If they want to have a female Doctor they’d probably do some flashbacks to periods before the first doctor to show him as one or have him discuss that gender is changeable. What would that do to the companion? Would it be male? If so how whimpy? If a women what then?
Better yet, how about Dr Long-legged-mackdaddy?
Complete with his new companion, Baldric?
Tom Baker’s Doctor sometimes had multiple companions, male and female. (And it was Baker who first broached the idea of a female doctor by wishing his successor well, “whoever he or she may be”.)
I'd like them to re-run the old 50's and 60's SF along with the Japanese monster movies over the bump-in-the-night and mask-making shows.
Or maybe a make-remake series? The original followed by the remake. George Pal’s War of the Worlds, followed by Spielberg’s. Raymond Burr in Godzilla followed by Matthew Broderick...
I have to lift episodes from Youtube. I have a ritual mug of Earl Grey and some biscuits while watching A Touch Of Frost, or Morse, or Lewis, or Midsomer Murders, or Gently, or Sherlock Holmes The Early years. I tried watching the John Deed series, but the writers are sex obsessed and the main character is an avid repeat adulterer, bedding other men's wives. AMrtin Shaw is a great actor, but the John deed character was just too over the top immoral while the writers kept trying to commit societal engineering with him.
All the males have been beta males and one was a kid. The females have varied from subservient to insependent. Some haveoved from being mousey to almost but not quite an equal. But that has more to do with society. They also change the way we see the doctor.
Actors can say almost anything, but to have it accepted the audience and storyline need to be prepped. There was also a discussion about having a non British actor playing the role. That was vetoed. It wouldn’t be accepted.
While I like them they have been done to death. You can steam them on line, buy them for about $10. How many times can you watch Plan 9?
As for remaking them do you want tossed more Broderick style Gozillas? If they are going to fill up time that way I would rather watch Farscape, Babalyon 5 (and the ranger series) and Firefly.
Ugh. Not one of those remakes are worth watching.
Yes. Precisely. The modern takes will suffer from a side-by-side comparison.
Perhaps some will start to remember when America was a better place, where a man of faith has the courage to go up against death-ray trigger-happy martians armed with nothing but a Bible, when a frightened woman takes refuge in a Church, and her new friend (and doubtless future husband) knows exactly where to look for her. An America that literally thanks God in his infinite wisdom for putting bacteria on earth.
Perhaps some will yearn, will ache, for a better time, and find the will to make it happen.
agree with ya, I like Wrestling, but on syfy? seriously? I mean Wrestling IS Fantasy so maybe that’s the reasoning for putting it there?
I love the George Gently series.
Goodbye China is my favorite of all the episodes ... so far.
You might as well wish for music videos on MTV.
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