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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:24 pm    Post subject: Series 12 for Doctor 13 Reply with quote

From the BBC :

With the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends well on their way to landing back on our screens, the next series is set to welcome an exciting host of new directors and both new and returning writers.

Three new writers have jumped on board the TARDIS for series 12:

Nina Metivier
Maxine Alderton
Charlene James

Also making their debut in 2020 and joining the fam, are four new directors ready to travel through space and time:

Nida Manzoor
Emma Sullivan
Jamie Magnus Stone
Lee Haven Jones

In addition, three writers return from series 11:

Vinay Patel (Demons of The Punjab)
Ed Hime (It Takes You Away)
Pete McTighe (Kerblam!)

Chris Chibnall says:

"We’re thrilled that Doctor Who continues to attract some of the most exciting and dynamic talent working in television.
Along with our returning faces, we’re excited to welcome new members to the Doctor Who family. The Doctor Who team is crammed with British television’s brightest writers and directors: we’ve adored working with them, and can’t wait to show you the explosive stuff they’ve created!”

Doctor Who returns in early 2020 when Doctor Who makes an explosive return to screens for another action-packed series of thrilling adventure.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/f4d504e6-b228-4931-8d85-b1f9f30a0d2d

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Season 12 Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIz50Iu-_Zs&feature=emb_logo
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doctor Who Season 12 Gets January Premiere Date — Watch a New Trailer

https://tvline.com/2019/12/02/doctor-who-season-12-premiere-date-jodie-whittaker/

If your New Year’s resolution is to watch more Doctor Who, you’re in luck: Season 12 of the sci-fi series will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 8/7c, BBC America announced Monday.

After kicking off the season with a two-part episode, Doctor Who will then settle into its regular time slot on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8/7c.

Jodie Whittaker will be back as the titular Time Lord, marking her second season as the 13th Doctor. Tosin Cole (as Ryan), Mandip Gill (as Yasmin) and Bradley Walsh (as Graham) also will be back, while this season’s guest stars include Stephen Fry (Bones), Lenny Henry (Broadchurch), Goran Višnjić (Timeless) and English actor Robert Glenister.

Additionally, BBC America and Fathom Events will host a one-night-only screening of Doctor Who‘s season premiere and second episode, which will be simulcast to more than 600 cinema screens nationwide on Jan. 5 (followed by a live Q&A with Whittaker, Cole and Gill). Tickets and a list of participating locations can be found here https://www.fathomevents.com/ beginning Friday, Dec. 6.

“What better way to ring in a new decade than with our favorite Time Lord?” said Courtney Thomasma, BBC America’s executive director. “BBC America is excited to kick off the new year with new Doctor Who, including a thrilling New Year’s Day premiere followed by new episodes every Sunday this winter. Last year, thousands of Whovians packed Madison Square Garden to celebrate Jodie Whittaker’s landmark debut as the first female Doctor. This year, we’re thrilled to partner with Fathom Events to bring that unique experience to fans all across the country, as Doctor Who embodies the idea of space for all. Let the New Year’s countdown begin!”

To view the trailer go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsIkrOlDlVk&feature=emb_logo

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor Returns With Biggest Episode Ever As Showrunner Chris Chibnall Shakes Up The Sci-Fi Show

https://deadline.com/2019/12/doctor-who-showrunner-chris-chibnall-biggest-episode-1202788483/

EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall has promised fans that season 12 is going to open with the biggest and most ambitious episode ever of the BBC sci-fi drama.

Chibnall told Deadline that Jodie Whittaker’s Tardis-travelling time lord will be thrown into action in a “movie-like” two-part curtain-raiser called Spyfall, which will premiere on BBC One and BBC America on January 1, 2020.

“Episode one is probably the biggest episode of Doctor Who we’ve done, or has been done, I would imagine. Physically, there’s a lot of stunts, there’s a lot of locations, it’s a globe-trotting action thriller,” he said. “But you don’t want to lose sight of character and intimacy and emotion. You can’t do everything at 11.”

Guest-starring Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry, the episode features Whittaker’s Doctor coming to the assistance of British intelligence agencies who are under attack from alien forces. It is written by Chibnall with Jamie Magnus Stone directing.

Asked if audiences expect more from Doctor Who, a BBC institution for more than 56 years, given the increased ambition and budgets of rival fantasy dramas like Netflix series Stranger Things, Chibnall said: “Yes, I think they do.”

But he added: “Doctor Who has a thing that those shows don’t have, which is that we go somewhere new every week. So every week, we’re in a new world, we’re in new locations, we’ve got new guest actors, got a new guest cast, got new monsters, we’ve got a new threat, got a new story. So the incredible thing is Doctor Who has already structured itself like that. Our responsibility is to make sure the production standards are up to scratch.”

Chibnall eschewed two-part stories in his first season in the Doctor Who hot seat last year, but said the new run will play with different narrative structures and have a thread that runs through the entire season. He would not be drawn on details, however, joking that it would be “useless putting it on television” otherwise.

“The success of last year really emboldens you. All that audience we gathered up last year, we’re now going to take them on a journey into the toy box of Doctor Who,” he said.

(I couldn't resist. The toy box of Doctor WHO — Eadie):



Chibnall added that he still feels a weight of responsibility looking after the show: “It’s easy to take for granted how loved Doctor Who is around the world and how loved it is in Britain, how important is to the BBC. How important it is to iPlayer – even when the show is off air. It’s got its own space in this world of streaming and on-demand and it’s much more than just linear broadcasting. Look at Netflix and Amazon, who have the back catalog, the importance of it to any number of industrial partners globally is kind of enormous.”

Gosford Park and The Hobbit actor Fry is making his debut in the show having always been a fan. Chibnall said he did not write the part specifically for Fry and approached him for the role more out of hope than expectation. “He said yes straight away. Sometimes it just goes like that,” he recalled.

Whittaker told Deadline she was proud to be starring alongside Fry. She said: “I was really emotional about the fact that he was going to be in ours because he incorporates everything that’s truly brilliant about the world of Doctor Who.

“He’s like someone from another world to me. He’s open-hearted, liberal forward-thinking, and he’s a pacifist in his actions, but not passive. And he’s funny. To us, he’s everything: he’s an actor, philosopher, he’s a writer. In years to come, he’s one of the great minds of our generation and he is in our series.”

Pictures at site.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good lord, I am so behind on my Dr. Who viewing I'm positively ashamed . . . Sad

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up on Doctor Who (my once favourite sci-fi series after the Xmas special of 2017! The writing had been bad for years with Moffat behind the wheel and the Doctor changing sex was the final straw! The only way to get me back would be to have the Time Lord change into Alan Davies and land in a sixties go-go bar or strip club for the entire series!!!
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