Saturday, 22 July 2017

Special new Doctor Who footage to be released this weekend

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this Sunday, 23rd July 2017, a preview of the Christmas episode will be shown at the San Diego Comic-Con.

 Special new Doctor Who footage to be released this weekend 

Episode director Rachel Talalay has shed some more light on what fans can expect from the event, suggesting that the 'sneak-peak' will be comprised of a teaser trailer or fottage from the as yet unnamed special. And in more good news, Talalay suggested that the footage would be released online after the panel – not always a guarantee at San Diego Comic-con, as proven when the trailer from 2013 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was withheld from non-attendees.


Tributes paid to former Doctor Who companion Deborah Watling, who has died aged 69

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Doctor Who companion Deborah Watling, who has died following a short battle with cancer, aged 69. 

 Actress Deborah Watling, who played Doctor Who's second assistant, has died, aged 69

The actress was best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield – the companion of second doctor Patrick Troughton in the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who. 

Deborah, who lived in Thorpe-le-Soken with husband Steve Turner, was diagnosed with lung cancer just six weeks ago. She passed away on Friday. 

She was the daughter of 1940s and 50s film star Jack Watling and actress Patricia Hicks and sister of actress Dilys Watling and Clacton MP Giles Watling. 

“She was bubbly, vivacious, with a great sense of humour," said Giles. 

“We grew up together – she was ahead of me in the acting game. She had a great career. 

“We toured together all over the country and shared digs – we had a wonderful life. 

“She lived quietly in Thorpe-le-Soken for a few years, but that didn’t stop her from travelling to Doctor Who conventions all over the world. 

“She was supposed to be going to New Zealand, but was too poorly.

“In the last week she moved into Beaumont Manor nursing home. She passed away peacefully.”

As VIctoria with the TARDIS


Sunday, 16 July 2017

13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker: “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender”

Doctor Who’s new leading lady Jodie Whittaker wants to assure fans of the beloved sci-fi series that there’s nothing to fear when she takes over the Tardis as the first female Doctor.

“I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender” said Whittaker. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.”

The actress, best known to UK TV viewers as Danny Latimer’s mum, Beth, from Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch – which also stared Tenth Doctor David Tennant – said she didn’t need any convincing when it came to the role. 

“There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right
for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.”

She's particularly pleased to become the first female Doctor and mark such a milestone in Doctor Who history.

"It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible."

Source: Radio Times

The Thirteenth Doctor is ....

Jodie Whittaker

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker has been revelaed as the Thirteenth incranation of the Time Lord. The actress will be the first woman to play the Doctor, and will take over from Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capald when he regenerates in this year's Christmas special. 

 "Change my dear, and not a moment too soon"

The announcement was made on BBC One following Roger Federer’s win over Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon men’s final.