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Doctor Who series 11 to move from Saturday nights?
More big changes for Doctor Who, if recent press rumours are to be believed!
This year’s Series 11 will air in a Sunday slot rather than the traditional Saturday evenings, according to the Mirror.
Their online report states:
Doctor Who could be time travelling for real this year – from Saturday nights to Sundays.
The show launched on a Saturday teatime in 1963 and while other slots have been tried over the decades it has always returned to its original position.
But in recent years the BBC series has struggled in the autumn ratings because Strictly Come Dancing forces it later into the evening, meaning the youngest fans lose out.
Viewing figures of 7.3million in 2014 dropped to 5.5million last year.
The next series, in which Jodie Whittaker makes her debut as the Time Lord, is also the first for new show runner Chris Chibnall and insiders say pushing the show back 24 hours may prove attractive.
Our on-set spy reveals: “On Saturdays everything has to fit around Strictly. Moving Doctor Who to a Sunday could make perfect sense. It is a serious option.”
The source adds: “Chris is taking Doctor Who apart to give it a revamp. The only things viewers will immediately recognise are the sonic screwdriver, the TARDIS and the theme tune.”
Source/Doctor Who TV
DWM Issue #522 is released
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is published this week, shedding new light on the Dalek craze of the 1960s as agent Beryl Vertue and writer Brad Ashton remember the roles they played. Beryl summarises:
The Daleks were really the beginning of the BBC handling merchandise. None of us really knew what we were doing, so one might say we invented it.
Also in this issue:
Doctor Who Magazine 522 is on sale from Thursday 8 February.
Source/Doctor Who News
The Enemy of the World Special edition DVD
The BBC has announced that they are releasing a recovered and restored classic Doctor Who adventure as a Special Edition DVD, Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World.
The Enemy of the World was first transmitted between Saturday 23rd December 1967 and Saturday 27th January 1968. Five episodes were lost from the BBC Archives for 45 years before being discovered at a TV relay station in the city of Jos in Nigeria by Philip Morris and returned to the BBC.
A standard DVD of the story was released in early 2014. The Special Edition version has been remastered and has a number of extra features.
The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday - within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack. They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world...
Source/Doctor Who News
Steven Moffat unveils Christopher Ecclestone version of 50th anniversary script
Fans are getting a chance to look at alternative Doctor Who history, thanks to former series showrunner Steven Moffat.
You see, in an early draft of smash-hit 2013 anniversary episode The Day of The Doctor, Moffat had included Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor (who starred in the 2005 series) alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s incarnations, with Eccleston’s Time Lord filling a similar role to the one eventually brought to life by John Hurt in the finished story.
However, when Eccleston decided not to appear, Moffat rewrote the script and the story was buried – until now.
The screenwriter is releasing a portion of that draft script as part of a special charity project, and Whovians can finally see what the Ninth Doctor would have been up to had he turned up in the final battle for Earth, Gallifrey and his own soul.
The section of script featuring Eccleston is available to buy now as part of compilation book A Second Target for Tommy, a collection of Doctor Who-themed short stories intended to support author Tommy Donvaband as he recovers from cancer.
The concept of the book is loosely based on the popular Target publishing imprint, which provided novelisations of Doctor Who serials for decades and remains fondly remembered by fans. Aside from the script it will also include short stories from over two dozen writers including Jay Eales, Eddie Robson and Kate Orman.
A previous version of the project, A Target for Tommy, was released in 2016.
Anyway, if you fancy supporting this great cause you can buy the book now, and you might want to be quick – there are limited numbers of paperbacks, and as of yet there are no plans for an ebook edition. And sadly, unlike any combination of the Doctors you probably don’t have a time machine to go back and try again if you miss out…
Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this autumn
Georgia Moffat was annoyed when Jenny was killed off screen
For many years, one of the great loose ends in modern Doctor Who history was the whereabouts of Jenny, a specially generated “daughter” of the Tenth Doctor who appeared in 2008 episode The Doctor’s Daughter.
At the end of the episode Jenny flew off to embark on new adventures. Fans at the time presumed this ending meant we’d see her again in the BBC sci-fi series – but when she never turned up, everyone began to wonder where she’d got to.
The mystery was made even more intriguing because Jenny was played by actress Georgia Moffett (now Georgia Tennant), the future wife of David Tennant.
However, in 2015 series showrunner Steven Moffat delivered the devastating news: Jenny was dead.
“I’ve got [former showrunner] Russell T Davies’ answer,” Moffat told fans at the time.
“Apparently it was me that kept her alive, because I said – when I heard about the idea – ‘Oh don’t kill her at the end, that’s the Star Trek thing to do.’ So he kept her alive just because I said that.
“And I wrote to him after and said, ‘Well I didn’t know that I did that,’ and he said, ‘Oh it doesn’t matter, Steven, she flew straight into a moon!’”
At the time, many fans were saddened to hear of Jenny’s apparent fate – but perhaps nobody was quite as wrongfooted by the revelation as Tennant herself, who recently revealed to RadioTimes.com that she ended up complaining to the two ex-showrunners about killing off her character.
“Is this where I crash into a moon?” she deadpanned. “Yeah, I heard about that. That’s nice, isn’t it?
“I sent [Steven] and Russell an email, with a link to the story, going, ‘WTF?’ To which they both wrote back slightly panicked replies, about it being sort of a joke. Clearly wasn’t a joke.”
Georgia Tennant, Sean Biggerstaff and an Ood in Jenny: The Doctor’s DaughterBut weren’t they just giving her an escape from fans constantly asking about what Jenny was up to?
“I don’t think they were being that generous, sadly!” she laughed. “But I have high hopes for Chris Chibnall. So, it’s all going to be fine.”
Tennant makes it clear that there are no hard feelings, and now she’s bringing Jenny back to life anyway, in a series of audio stories for Big Finish that will see the character embark on further adventures without her more famous father.
“I suppose I feel like there’s been enough time now that I feel like I wanted to revisit it, and I could do that with a sort of fresh head on,” Tennant explained of her return to the role, which comes 10 years after she appeared in the main series.
“Because I’ve been talking about that one episode I did for quite a long time,” she added. “It’s very difficult to come up with anecdotes. I just felt that I needed to give everyone a break and stop talking about it!
“But now, I’m going to have LOADS of stuff to talk about, so they’re going to have at least another 10 years of me banging on,” Tennant said. “So that’ll be fun for everyone.”
We can hardly wait – and assuming Jenny doesn’t have another nasty planetary collision, we live in hope that we could see her in many more adventures to come.
Jenny: The Doctor’s Daughter will be available on CD and on download from Big Finish in June 2018
Olivia Coleman in talks to appear in series 11
Olivia Colman and Chris Chibnall have a proven track record. Last time the pair worked together they created three series of ITV’s award-winning Broadchurch.
But with Chibnall now installed as the new showrunner of Doctor Who, and Colman announced as the successor to Claire Foy in Netflix mega hit The Crown, the pair have increasingly busy schedules.
It doesn’t look like a reunion will be on the cards any time soon, unless – and we’re just spitballing here – Colman was offered a role in Chibnall’s Doctor Who?
Sure, she’s been in the series before, but it wouldn’t be the first time a familiar face has cropped up as an entirely different character (*cough* Peter Capaldi *cough*).
So, if it was offered – would she take it?
“We’ve already talked about it,” Colman told us at the Radio Times Covers Party last week. “I want to play a really horrible baddie,” she revealed, caveating, “whether or not it fits in…”
She seemed a little hesitant to make use of her good contacts however. “It’s a bit much to just ask someone, ‘Can I be in it?'” she said
We disagree. If Chris Chibnall was in our phonebook, we’d be pick up the phone without hesitation.
Colman isn’t the only one gunning for a role alongside Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. Sherlock’s Louise Brealey told us it would be “amazing” to play a baddie – “I’d settle for a Dalek” – while her co-star Amanda Abbington is desperate to play Whittaker’s “arch enemy”.
“I’ve never done Doctor Who and I’ve always wanted to,” she told RadioTimes.com last year. “My kids say to me, ‘How come you’ve never done Doctor Who?’ And I say, ‘I don’t know’. On my list of next things to do is be in Doctor Who.”
Welcome to the new section of the Kasterborous Klicker introduced this week-the second week of the said article. Every week, we shall be revealing the public's and the staff's opinions on a chosen doctor who subject.
In today's edition of the opinions section we shall be looking at your thoughts of doctor who moving to Sunday Nights
51% of people said they would be happy
49% of people said they wouldn't be happy
There are positives and negatives of it being on both Saturdays and Sundays. If we move to Sundays we can avoid Strictly but the younger fans may still miss out as it's a school night. It's likely to be a rumour as Doctor Who belongs on Saturday nights.
Every week, we shall select a number of important videos from the last week or so that you may have missed from the doctor who universe, including official, fan made and opinion videos.
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