Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Series 9 to revisit The Fires of Pompeii

As usual, the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (no. 486) features fans putting questions to current showrunner Steven Moffat about Doctor Who. One fan was curious as to if we were ever to discover the link between Caecilius from The Fires of Pompeii and The Twelfth Doctor (both played by actor Peter Capaldi).
Andrea Laford asked:
"I really enjoyed the scene in Deep Breath when The Doctor says to the tramp, "Why did I choose this face? It's like I'm trying to tell myself something..." Will we ever get an explanation of why Caecilius from The Fires of Pompeii has the same face as The Twelfth Doctor?"

Steven Moffat replied:
"Thank you, I like that scene too. And yes, we're coming back to that idea. In fact, we'll be shooting the scene in question really quite shortly..."


Fan emerges from the Tardis to cover Doctor Who theme in this amazing cosplay video

Pianist Sonya Belousova dresses up as every incarnation of the Doctor in this stunning cover of the Doctor Who theme tune...

Fan emerges from the Tardis to cover Doctor Who theme in this amazing cosplay video 

There are thousands of people covering Doctor Who themes on YouTube, but not many of them emerge out of a Tardis, walk across a cloud, sit down at their piano, and then play dressed as every incarnation of the Doctor. 

This is Player Piano, a channel that specialises in huge, visually-elaborate renditions of music from the Street Fighter score to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. And now, of course, they have turned their sights to the main theme of Doctor Who.

 It's the work of arranger/pianist Sonya Belousova and director Tom Grey, both of whom have injected new life into the theme, with Belousova's array of cosplay being a particularly highlight.