Sunday, 31 July 2016

Michelle Gomez is up for appearing in Doctor Who spin-off Class

We’re already pretty sure that Peter Capaldi’s Doctor will pop up from time to time in upcoming Doctor Who spin-off Class, but we can’t help but think it’d be great to see even more characters from the original sci-fi series cross over to its younger sister show.

And happily, one major figure from Doctor Who is totally on board with that idea – because Michelle Gomez (who plays Time Lord villain Missy/The Master in Who) is totally up for making the crossover happen.

“I am an actor for hire, so if I’m free and it seems like the right thing to do at the time I’d grab it with both hands,” Gomez told backstage at London film and comic-con.

However, the actress admitted she wasn’t sure if she would be asked – because at the moment, she doesn’t even know when we’ll next see Missy on Doctor Who itself.

“I just don’t know,” she told us. “I mean, I don’t even know if she’s coming back this season to be honest.

“As a freelancer which is what I am, I try to bag the next job, do it as well as I can and then move on to the next one.”

But would she keep coming back, even if writer Steven Moffat (who created her version of the character) and star Peter Capaldi were to move on after this series?

“I don’t really allow myself to think that far ahead,” she said. “Erm, I don’t know, is the short answer.”

Oh well, not to worry – if none of this pans out, she could always keep aiming for her own spin-off. Missy Who, anyone?

Via Radio Times by Huw Fullerton

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Ralf Little Denies Rumours

Ralf Little attempts to persuade us that he is definitely not appearing in Doctor Who.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Doctor Who series 10 heads to Spain

Episode two of the new series of Doctor Who will be filmed in Valencia, Spain.

Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie are shooting at the City of Arts and Science Museum. The building is one of the 12 Treasures of Spain and was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. Producer Brian Minchin has confirmed to Sci-Fi Bulletin that they are filming at the El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe that opened in 2000.

Via Sci-Fi Bulletin

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Doctor Who Adventures Number 17 - Cover and Details

On sale Thursday 21st July, price £3.99

You know something has been missing from your summer… well that’s all about to change with the latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures!

PIRATES OF VOURAKISJames Peaty, Russ Leach and John Burns take you to Earth Colony Vourakis as we encounter the Skinks holding the planet to ransom! Can the Doctor avoid being dragged into a black hole? What do you think?
It’s time to test your alien knowledge with this universe-wide mastermind quiz!
Missy shows you how to make your own terrifying Family of Blood Scarecrow!
Find the Doctors in a crazy Shopping Mall scene!
Strax takes on the school bullies with a little help from his Time Shark!
The Paternoster Gang investigate the Curious Case of the Miniature Menaces!

Doctor Who Adventures #17 – The Future is Now!
Issue 17 comes with a giant poster and a free Dalek figure
Issue Number: 17
Price: £3.99
Covermounted Gift: Giant poster and a free Dalek figure
On sale: Thursday 21st July, 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Toby Jones: my Doctor Who Dream Lord could return

The actor says he would be pleased to see the 2010 character return to the sci-fi show...

Toby Jones would like to bring back his Doctor Who character The Dream Lord.

The character, written by Simon Nye, was a major antagonist for the Doctor and his companions in the series 7 episode Amy’s Choice in 2010.

He set a villainous trap for Matt Smith’s Time Lord where he and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and fiancé Rory (Arthur Darvill) repeatedly fell asleep and woke up in a different reality.

Jones told that the part could return - and he would be up for it. “I think he can return, but then again I think every character I‘ve ever played can return. I’d be very happy to return to most of them. The Dream Lord is especially equipped to return because he doesn’t really exist. It would just need him to upload himself as a bit of software, thereby securing immortality.”

Read the full interview at  Radio Times by Ben Dowell

Friday, 15 July 2016

Ralf Little to appear in Doctor Who

The Royle Family star Ralf Little has landed a guest spot in Doctor Who.

Little will begin filming opposite the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his new companion Pearl Mackie in Cardiff on Friday.

The actor, who played Antony Royle in the hit sitcom, previously encountered the Doctor when he voiced Guy Fawkes in video game Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.

The BBC said details of his character will be kept under wraps.