This week we look at all of the news from the whoniverse as well as some of mrlewismoon videos.
Cast for Class announced
The BBC has announced the cast for the new Doctor Who Spin off, Class, as the series begins filming today.
The eight part series will star young new talentsGreg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkinsand Vivian Oparah.
They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.
Time has looked at your faces now. And time never forgets…
What if your planet was massacred and you were the sole survivor?
What if a legendary figure out of space and time found you a place to hide?
But what if the things that want to kill you have tracked you down?
And worst of all, what if you haven't studied for your A-Levels…?
Like all sixth formers, these four Coal Hill School students have hidden secrets and desires. They are facing their own worst fears, navigating a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow - and possibly the end of existence.
Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very first episode, but that has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.
Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.
Class creator Patrick Ness, says:
We searched far and wide for this amazing cast, fantastic actors who understand what we’re aiming for with this show. And how lucky we are to get Katherine Kelly! She’s been stunning in Happy Valley, The Night Manager and Mr Selfridge, just wait until you see her here.
Steven Moffat, Class and Doctor Who Executive Producer, says:
There’s nothing more exciting than meeting stars that nobody’s heard of yet. We had the read through of the first few episodes last week, and there was a whole row of them. Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy - it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.
Class is described as a young adult series set in contemporary London. It is scary, funny, and as painful and sharp as youth. It will also shine a light on a whole new corner of the Whoniverse.
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, adds:
I can’t wait for Class to arrive on BBC Three. BBC Three will always back best young British talent.
The series starts filming today and will premiere online on BBC Three this year.
Peter Capaldi shares his thoughts on the new companion
Peter Capaldi has given us some further insight into the new Doctor Who companion, building on some comments he made last month about what we can expect from Clara Oswald's successor. And – as if there was any doubt – it's definitely a she...
"I think the companion has to be someone who’s not so impressed by the Doctor – she’s not an assistant, she’s not a servant, she can’t be that – she has to be someone who really says ‘are you sure that’s the right thing to do? What are you doing?’ and also doesn’t take him seriously," Capaldi told Mexican blogger La Lata when asked what he was looking for from Jenna Coleman's replacement.
We know from earlier interviews that have come out of Capaldi's recent tour of Mexico that the new companion has already been cast and that we can expect "a very different sort of take" on the role following Coleman's departure. And Capaldi's latest comments would seem to fit with the idea he's already put forward of a more down-to-earth character.
"Clara had prior knowledge of the Doctor," Capaldi told Brazilian website Omelete in March. "It was conceived as a human connected to your timeline, and so had access to the cosmic nature of the Doctor. She understood a little about how he was. And as she was already with [Eleventh Doctor] Matt [Smith], she knew the Daleks and the TARDIS. Now we have someone who knows very little about the Doctor."
Hmmm... someone who knows very little about the Doctor and doesn't take him seriously. We seem to be building up a picture here of a companion who is going to be rather unimpressed with the Time Lord and is unlikely to put up with any posturing or sense of self-importance from him.
This could be a lot of fun...
Doctor who: In the blood
BBC Books have released details on next month's novel featuring the tenth Doctor and Donna, In The Blood, the latest to be written by Jenny T Colgan.
In The Blood
Written by Jenny T Colgan
Published 12th May 2016
They feed on your anger. They need your despair
All over the world, people are venting their fury at one another on social media. Dropping their friends, giving vent to their hatred, and everyone behaving with incredible cruelty. Even Donna has found that her friend Hettie, with her seemingly perfect life and fancy house, has unfriended her. And now, all over the world, internet trolls are dying...
As more and more people give in to this wave of bitterness and aggression, it's clear this is no simple case of modern living. This is unkindness as a plague.
From the streets of London to the web cafes of South Korea and the deepest darkest forests of Rio, can the Doctor and Donna find the cause of this unhappiness before it's too late?
An original novel featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna, as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
In the season 5 finale, the doctor must say farewell to Lily and Dara as well as stop an intergalactic war between two shape shifting races.
Doctor who time and space #153
On episode 153 we talk about all things the master-but will it be the same as the daleks and the cybermen? Our review story this week is David Tennant classic, girl in the fireplace, but is it really a classic in our eyes? Plus there's more news and also we have another round of classic gameshow quiz or question. Next week we look at what we need in the new companion.
Next week there are more vids and news.
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