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Doctor Who is back!
OH MY GOD! Doctor who returns tomorrow, after a sixteen month gap since the conclusion of series 9, which ended with hell bent, over 16 months to April 2017, but this week doctor who returns
The BBC have released various videos in the preview, see them below:
The complete John Smith VFX trailers can be seen below:
Steven Moffat reveals the series 10 monsters below
Peter, Pearl and Steven discuss Bill and the doctor's relationship
Matt Lucas and Pearl Mackie take us on a TARDIS tour
An introduction to episode 1 of series 10, the pilot
Peter, Pearl and Steven discuss what is coming up in series 10
Steven, Pearl and Peter discuss everything you need to know about Bill Potts
Series 10 finale titles announced
The complete list of titles are as followed:
1. “The Pilot” Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Lawrence Gough.
2. “Smile” Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Directed by Lawrence Gough.
3. “Thin Ice” Written by Sarah Dollard. Directed by Bill Anderson.
4. “Knock Knock” Written by Mike Bartlett. Directed by Bill Anderson.
5. “Oxygen” Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Charles Palmer.
6. “Extremis” Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Daniel Nettheim.
7. “The Pyramid at the End of the World” Written by Peter Harness. Directed by Daniel Nettheim.
8. “The Lie of the Land”. Written by Toby Whithouse. Directed by Wayne Yip.
9. “The Empress of Mars” Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Wayne Yip.
10. “The Eaters of Light” Written by Rona Munro. Directed by Charles Palmer.
11. “World Enough and Time” Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay.
12. “The Doctor Falls” Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay.
Series 10 interviews
You can see Capaldi's series 10 interview here
You can see Mackie's series 10 interview here
You can see Lucas's series 10 interview here
You can see Moffat's series 10 interview here
The official story synopsis for Smile, the second episode of Series 10, has been released:
In the far future, at the edge of the galaxy, there is a gleaming, perfect city. This brand new human settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness – but the only smiles the Doctor and Bill can find are on a pile of grinning skulls.
Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill trying to unravel a terrifying mystery…
The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Guest-starring Ralph Little.
It airs on Saturday 22nd April at 7.20PM
Thin Ice synopsis
The official story synopsis for Thin Ice, the third episode of Series 10, has been released:
In Regency England, beneath the frozen Thames, something is stirring.
The Doctor and Bill arrive at the last of the great frost fairs, and find themselves investigating a string of impossible disappearances – people have been vanishing on the ice! Bill is about to discover that the past is more like her world than she expected, and that not all monsters come from outer space…
It will air on Saturday 29th April with the time to be confirmed
Capaldi on his regeneration
Peter Capaldi has strongly hinted that we will see a different regeneration for the 12th Doctor.
Speaking to the NYTimes, Capaldi revealed: “There’s this notion now that it’s the same process he’s gone through every time, and that’s not true. It’s only the last couple of regenerations that have been, as it were, fairly straightforward ones. I can’t go into the details of a lot of it, because I know what happens, but I don’t know how it happens.”
Capaldi also elaborated on why it was time to move on: “They asked me to stay on. And I love this show. But I began to get worried about my capacity to deliver my best work. The schedule is very intense, and I began to wonder, how many different ways can I find to say, “The time vortex is going to open up and destroy the entire universe as we know it, unless we blow up that model spaceship over there”? It concerned me that if I did more, yes, I’d be able to do it, but I’d just be phoning it in. And I didn’t ever want to be in that situation.”
Source/Doctor Who TV
Capaldi says he has filmed his regeneration
Peter Capaldi has promised an explosive end for the Twelfth Doctor, and that he will go out fighting when he regenerates.
Despite not officially leaving until Christmas (which has yet to film), the SMH reports that Capaldi was “shooting his last moments” at the time they interviewed him.
The article begins:
Peter Capaldi has just died.
“I did it the other day,” he says.
How was it?
“It was a strange day. It was explosive. He goes out a fighter.”
This possibly suggests we’ll see the regeneration play out over a longer period of time than before, as Capaldi hinted at earlier in the week. Perhaps being forced to initiate the process during Series 10, before actually regenerating in the Christmas special.
“It feels sad because you’re going to say goodbye to everybody you’ve worked with for three years,” Capaldi adds. “I am sentimental about it, I am. It’s sad because you know that you know you won’t be Doctor Who any more. But it’s sort of joyful because you’ve made it, you’ve survived it, and there are other things available for you to do. It’s a very special part. You don’t take it on to skim it or phone it in. You embrace it, and it takes over your life – completely.”
Moffat also teased “all your trauma needs” will be served by the series climax.
Source/Doctor Who TV
Radio times preview series 10
The latest edition of the Radio Times celebrates the return of Doctor Who on television this weekend with a front cover featuring Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie.
Inside the magazine, Pearl explained how she went up for a part in "Mean Town":
It transpired it was an anagram for Woman Ten, the companion in the tenth series, because if agents had known it was a Doctor Who casting, they'd have put every client up for it. Just walking through the foyer (of the Soho Hotel) was nerve-racking, I rocked up in my Afro and bright yellow trainers and a baggy T-shirt, into this big glossy octagon foyer and they told me to wait in a room till they were ready for me - I almost ran away.
Capaldi was happy to reassure her, however:
I think you looked very cool there. You didn't seem fazed, you seemed to have a life beyond the scene. It was like Bill ha existed rather than saying lines for an audition.
The full interview can be read in the magazine, which also includes a brief synopsis of each episode this series by Steven Moffat - who also confirms that the episodes of his two-part finale will be called "World Enough And Time" and "The Doctor Falls".
The Radio Times is out now in the United Kingdom
Source/Doctor Who News
Doctor Who time and space
See episode 206 of doctor who time and space here
Next week on who's round we will have portals to the pilot as well as ratings reactions and all of the latest news from that, as well as a look forward to smile. All that and more on 21st April. Make sure you watch the pilot, which will air tomorrow at 7.20PM.
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