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Watch: James Cooper’s ‘Interview With a Time Traveler’ Sci-Fi Short |

Interview With a Time TravelerWatch: James Cooper’s ‘Interview With a Time Traveler’ Sci-Fi Short by Alex Billington September 4, 2014 Source: Vimeo “Why must everything that is broken be fixed?” This might just be a must watch, but I don’t want to get too excited.

While we often feature sci-fi short films that have extravagant CG visuals, this one is all about the dialogue. Titled simply Interview With a Time Traveler, from director James Cooper, it is exactly that — an interview with a time traveler, and it’s very mysterious and compelling.

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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Doctor Who


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Doctor Who Online – News & Reviews – Eccleston Pulls Out Of 50th Anniversary Special?

Some conflicting reports have appeared online and in printed newspapers that Christopher Eccleston (The 9th Doctor) agreed to appear in the 50th Anniversary Special, and then pulled out.

The rumours, which were unsurprisingly started by The Daily Star newspaper, claimed Eccleston was all set to star in the special but as filming started, he apparently pulled out.

An official BBC source (speaking to Digital Spy) has reportedly claimed that: “Eccleston was never attached to the 50th and the decision has had no impact on production.” The source was further quoted as saying the following:

“Chris met with Steven Moffat a couple of times to talk about Steven’s plans for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode. After careful thought, Chris decided not to be in the episode. He wishes the team all the best.”

Further rumours claim that Paul McGann has stepped in and the storyline originally intended for The 9th Doctor has simply been swapped for The 8th Doctor.

via Doctor Who Online – News & Reviews – Eccleston Pulls Out Of 50th Anniversary Special?.

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in BBC, BBC America, Doctor Who


Doctor Who thing of the day: Russell T. Davies threatening more Torchwood |

Well, if it’d be like “Children of Earth,” then it’s not a threat. But if it’s like “Miracle Day”… From Digital Spy:During an interview on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show, the writer and producer said that the series is in “a nice limbo”.”I loved making it over there [in the US], and I would have carried on if circumstances hadn’t brought me back to this country, so its kind of in limbo for me at the moment,” he explained.

“I’m not working on it at the moment. I’m only working on [new children’s TV show] Wizards vs Aliens – when I get back to work one day, I don’t know, it’ll be old news to the BBC!”

He added:

“Its not officially [cancelled]. Its in a nice limbo where it can stew – those shows can come back in ten, 20 years time.”

Ah, a Torchwood resurrection may be two decades away? No need to worry just yet, then…It’s no fun for me that “Miracle Day” was so dreadful that the prospect of more Torchwood is a matter of some trepidation. I wish it were not so.

by: MaryAnn Johansons

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Doctor Who’s David Morrissey brings ‘The Walking Dead’ Governor to life

October 26, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol on

David Morrissey in BBC’s Doctor Who

Fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a major villain from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels. On Sunday, the Governor finally makes his debut, but don’t expect a mustache-twirling, cartoonish baddie.

“He’s quite complex,” actor David Morrissey told me outside the press room at San Diego Comic Con in July. “Tough times call for tough decisions and tough people, and he’s a tough one. He’s building a secure community that has certain rules and he’ll enforce them.”

In “Walk With Me,” airing at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, the Governor and his men bring Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) to their enclave of Woodbury, but neither woman trusts him immediately. That’s probably wise. “Whoever he’s with, he’s playing that game,” Morrissey said. “He’s very devious.”

Morrissey talked more about taking on the iconic role during a roundtable interview with a group of reporters.

The Governor is a highly anticipated character. What were your feelings creating the role?
David: I was a big fan of the show. I’ve known Andy [Lincoln] for a long time so I watched the show with interest and fell in love with it. And also in the pilot was another great friend of mine, Lennie James, who plays Morgan. … I just loved it. I think it’s a real grown-up show. It’s got at its heart that sense of human survival and what we would do in that situation. So it was great.

Joining has been a blast; I’ve loved every minute of it. I was very nervous before we started, but I have to say I always am though. I always feel that sense of responsibility walking into any job. I knew this had a big fan base so that was a little different. But the minute I walked on set that was all gone. I just had to do my job and I was welcomed by the cast and crew, who are fantastic. … It’s a great show to be on.

Were you aware how loathed the Governor is?
David: Yeah, but I’m good with “loathed.” [Laughs.] I think you don’t ignore him; that’s the good thing. He’s a great character. You’re taking the spirit of the book and putting it up there onscreen. I think sometimes the devil gets all the best tunes, so it’s fun. I’m just enjoying being him. There’s a complexity to him as well. I think for me reading Robert’s book, which is fantastic, which is “The Rise of the Governor.” It’s a great book. That’s very much the person I’m playing.

Aside from reading “The Rise of the Governor,” what else did you do to reach for that deep evil?
David: For me it was looking at what man has been through in the past. There’s a book called “The Black Death and the Transformation of the West” that’s all about the plague in the 1300s, which is a great read and really very prescient to the world [our characters] live in. There’s a book called “The Things They Carry” by Tim O’Brien, which is all about Vietnam and the hell that those guys went through. Human nature, life being in a hellish condition, there are a lot of places out there that one can grab hold of for inspiration. I read a lot of that. “1984” is a great book to read about human psychology and how we sort of suppress people.

via David Morrissey The Walking Dead The Governor TV – RedEye Chicago.


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It’s Official: Neil Gaiman IS Writing A New ‘Doctor Who’ Episode!

It’s Official: Neil Gaiman IS Writing A New ‘Doctor Who’ Episode

By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Is it just me, or does Neil Gaiman look like he’d make a pretty good Doctor himself? (Writer Pictures via AP Images)

Oh here we GO!

Neil Gaiman is a fine, fine writer. He’s been responsible for many fine, fine things in the general area of fantasy and science fiction and fiction generally. He’s also a huge Doctor Who fan and wrote the award-winning story The Doctor’s Wife, in which the TARDIS was taken out of the TARDIS and placed inside a human, called Idris.

You remember, it went like this:

Well now, according to Doctor Who Magazine, he has a new Who story to tell, and it’s going to appear in the second half of Season 7.

The existence of a second Gaiman script has been the subject of feverish internet conjecture for weeks, since Neil himself (who tweets under the name @neilhimself) mentioned that he was writing something Whoish back in September. And now it’s confirmed.

Other writers for the last eight stories of Season 7 include Neil Cross (the creator of Luther), Mark Gatiss (Steven Moffat’s Sherlock co-creator), Stephen Thompson (another Sherlocker, who also wrote The Curse of the Black Spot), and of course Steven Moffat.

So, basically…YES. YES TO EVERYTHING. And we’ll let you know about transmission dates.

via It’s Official: Neil Gaiman IS Writing A New ‘Doctor Who’ Episode | Anglophenia | BBC America.


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Matt Smith Makes An Impression At The Doctor Who Experience | SFX

Doctor Who Matt Smith and lead writer Steven Moffat created their own piece of Doctor Who history today during their first visit to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff as the their hand prints were immortalized in cement, which will be displayed permanently at the new attraction.

Matt Smith is the first Doctor to be immortalized in this way.

The casts were in addition to the unveiling of several new exhibits of the most iconic monsters and props from the recently broadcast series seven (a) including Oswin’s dress and boots from “Asylum of the Daleks”, Grayle’s chained Weeping Angel and The Cherub Angels from “The Angels Take Manhattan”, and the robots and costumes of Solomon and Nefertiti from “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”.

Matt Smith says, “It’s fantastic that the Doctor Who Experience has been given its very own purpose-built home here next to the studios and it feels like a bit of a spiritual home for Doctor Who. It’s been great fun unveiling some of the Doctor’s most fearsome adversaries from series seven and with the Christmas special and more episodes next year, there’ll be plenty more props to come down the line”.

Of his hand-cast he says: “I’m honoured to have made my own little piece of Doctor Who history today. It’s a show with so much tradition over nearly 50 years, so to be the first Doctor to take part in something like this is really special.”

via Matt Smith Makes An Impression At The Doctor Who Experience | SFX.


Series 7: Part 2 Filming Spoilers | Doctor Who TV

Last night the Doctor Who production team were back in Cardiff filming scenes believed to be for the opening episode of the second half of Series 7. Some interesting new plot details were revealed.

This post contains spoilers. Read on at your own risk.

On set were Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman who shot a lengthy scene outside a house.

Pic credit: Gareth Bundy

Filming revealed that the episode is set on present day Earth with the main plot is centred around “something living in the wifi” which is feeding on humans. This “sentient Twitter” as the Doctor puts it, harvests human minds and also has the power to project an image from your subconscious.

The other major implication of the scene suggests that the Doctor is bumping into different versions of the new companion throughout time. The Clara he meets here in on modern day Earth does not appear to be the same Clara he meets in Victorian times in the Xmas special. This Clara doesn’t even know what the TARDIS is!

To see a  video of the Doctor telling Clara to get into the TARDIS, go to!

via Series 7: Part 2 Filming Spoilers | Doctor Who TV.

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