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Series 10 trailer #2
John Simm's master returns in series 10
John Simm will return as The Master to battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.
John Simm says: “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series. “
Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says: “Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what The Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”
John Simm was last seen as The Master on New Year’s Day 2010. Viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how The Master will return to the new series, which starts on Saturday 15 April at 7:20pm on BBC One.
As previously announced, Doctor Who series ten will also star Michelle Gomez as Missy – a later regeneration of The Master. Other returning foes include the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and – returning for the first time in almost fifty years – the Mondasian Cybermen. An exciting line up of new faces and adversaries will debut across the series, including adorable-but-deadly Emojibots and David Suchet as The Landlord.
Source/BBC Doctor Who
Official series 10 titles confirmed
Time for the pilot confirmed
The UK broadcast time for Doctor Who’s Series 10 opener has at last been finalised.
The Pilot will premiere at 7.20pm, Saturday 15 April on BBC One.
It has been granted a 50-minute timeslot, ending at 8:10pm.
Source/Doctor Who TV
Enormous series 10 trailer coming (WARNING)
Tuesday night saw the UK press screening of the opening episode of Doctor Who Series 10, and after came a new trailer.
A trailer that prompted a warning from Steven Moffat first because it features an enormous, “brain-melting” spoiler.
“This is just a public warning. Some people hate spoilers and some people love spoilers – and everybody hates me whatever way they think about it. So this is my last attempt in this role to avoid hatred,” Moffat told the audience [via Radio Times].
He continued: “At the end of [episode 1] there will be yet another awesome trailer for Doctor Who… at the very end of the trailer there is, frankly, an enormous spoiler, a spoiler that may actually melt your brains. But I promise you, you’d be better off not knowing because awesome though it will be here, it will be even more awesome in a few weeks’ time. So we’re gonna give you the option, in our frankly camp and ridiculous way…
“There will come up a warning and then there will be a countdown to the spoiler, and then there will be a warning to ‘blink now’. If at that point you close your eyes and wait until you hear the cliffhanger noise, you will have a better experience in a few weeks’ time.”
Now if that isn’t going to actual encourage fans to watch, not much else will!
For spoilerphobes attempting to dodge the big reveal until the episode airs though, they’re probably going to have a hard time. Staying off the internet and social media seems like the only option…
Source/Doctor Who TV
DWM issue 511 released
The issue contains
The issue is on sale now priced £5.99
More details on the pilot, smile and thin ice
The Doctor: Imagine if time all happened at once. Every moment of your life laid out around you, like a city. Streets full of buildings made of days. The day you were born; the day you die. The day you fall in love; the day love ends. A whole city built from heartbreak, and triumph, and boredom, and laughter, and cutting your toenails. The best place you’ll ever be. Time is a structure relative to ourselves, existing in the space made by our lives. Time and Relative Dimension in Space. It means life.
The Doctor takes Bill to the colony world Gliese 581 D. It’s a bright, sunny world, tended to by the tiny bird-like Vardies and their user interface – the Emojibots. There’s just one thing missing: the colonists. As the Doctor and Bill investigate, they discover that to keep smiling is their only hope of staying alive…
Bill: Is it a bit nuts that I’m not scared, just very excited?
The Doctor: Emojis, selfies, wearable communications. We’re in the Utopia of vacuous teens.
Bill: What’s Utopia?
The Doctor: An imaginary perfect place
Bill: This isn’t imaginary
The Doctor: I bet it isn’t perfect either
4 February 1814. London. The Doctor and Bill chill out at the last great frost fair on the frozen Thames, enjoying the carnival atmosphere and eating pies. But sinister lights are swarming beneath the ice, luring people to their doom in the black depths of the river – and as the Doctor gets on the case, a desperate band of local urchins could provide the clues he needs. Someone powerful and ruthless is plotting to attract as many people to the fair as possible… but why? And what lurks at the bottom of the Thames, waiting implacably for the first ominous cracks in the ice?
The Doctor: Conjecture. There’s something under the frozen Thames and it’s eating people.
The Doctor: Proposal. We need a closer look at it.
Bill: Good, yeah.
The Doctor: Plan. Let’s get eaten.
Source/Doctor Who Magazine
Doctor Who comics day 2017
Titan Comics’ have announced Doctor Who Comics Day 2017 will be held on on Saturday, September 2.
Doctor Who Comics Day is a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. 2017 marks the fourth annual Doctor Who Comics Day, set to be bigger than ever before with new comics and collections, merchandise, variant covers, signings, and events across the world at comic shops, bookstores, retail chains, libraries, and on digital platforms. Fans can register for an event kit to hold their own reading group parties.
Last year’s event tied in with the release of the brand-new, five-part Doctor Who comics and Supremacy of the Cybermen series crossover, in celebration of the Cybermen’s 50th anniversary. Written by Doctor Who comics writers Cavan Scott and George Mann, with art by Ivan Rodriguez, Walter Geovanni, and Alessandro Vitti, this release gave readers the chance to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day at over 2,000 locations.
This year's event will present a story crossing over all four ongoing series (Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor comics), kicking off with an accessible Alpha issue, drawn by Rachael Stott (Twelfth Doctor), on Doctor Who Comics Day itself.
More details about the story and the creative teams to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Titan Comics’ Brand Manager, Chris Thompson said
People have been clamouring for information about our next Doctor Who Comics Day for a while, so it’s great to finally reveal the date for this year’s cel-Who-bration!
With the Doctor returning to screens for his most stunning adventures yet in Season 10, we want to up the ante and make this year’s Doctor Who Comics Day bigger than ever before! So, grab your Sonic Screwdriver and keep your eyes peeled for more details of this year’s special event. Allons-y!
To sign up your store or library, or to register for a kit to host your own reading group event on Doctor Who Comics Day, click here.
Source/Doctor Who News
RIP Tim Pigott Smith
The actor Tim Pigott-Smith has died, aged 70.
Born in Rugby, Warwickshire, he trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Appearing in a number of Shakespearean stage productions and small television roles, his big break came with the role of Ronald Merrick in ITV's The Jewel in the Crown, which saw him win Best Actor in the BAFTA Awards for 1985. Other notable appearances included Chief Constable John Stafford in The Chief (1990-1993), a recurring role in ITV drama The Vice as Ken Stott's nemesis, DCI Frank Vickers, Bloody Sunday and two separate adaptations of North and South. His film career included the 2004 film Alexander, The Four Feathers, Gangs of New York, Johnny English, The Remains of the Day, V for Vendetta, and also in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.
However, his first speaking role on television was on Doctor Who, playing Captain Harker in the 1971 story The Claws of Axos: "I have my orders, Brigadier," he announced as he puts our heroes under arrest! He returned to the show in 1976, playing Duke Giuliano's friend Marco in The Masque of Mandragora. Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine about this role in Issue 187, he said:
My son had just been born, and my contribution to his upbringing was the night-time feed so, in the studio, everyone had to keep waking me up! But I have fond memories of The Masque of Mandragora. Actually, I nearly got fired, I think, for laughing. We had one of those terrible jokes about Scarlatti, the torturer - every time he came towards us with the branding iron, with an "S" on the end, we just cracked up! Rodney (Bennett) got a bit upset about that.
As well as his 1985 BAFTA, he also won the Directors' Week Award for Best Actor in 2002 for his role as
Major General Ford in Bloody Sunday. He received an OBE in 2017.
His agent said:
It is with deep regret that I have to announce the sad news that Tim Pigott-Smith died this morning. Much-loved and admired by his peers, he will be remembered by many as a gentleman and a true friend. He will be much missed. We ask that you respect the privacy of his wife, the actress Pamela Miles, his son Tom and the family.
The actor can currently be seen in BBC One's Decline and Fall.
Source/Doctor Who News
Doctor Who time and space #205
We're back for yet another episode of doctor who time and space-and now we are incredibly close to the new series of doctor who. To celebrate, we discuss what we know about series 10. Our review story this week is the conclusion of the classic Pertwee story doctor who and the Silurians. Plus, the latest news and the final randomizer before series 10.
On our next who's round (Friday 14th April), we will be doing a good Friday special, previewing the brand new series of doctor who, which begins the day after.
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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