This coming Monday begins filming for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary. Stay tuned here for updates (pictures, set reports, rumors). I will be doing my best to keep this up to date for everyone
As of March 30th, David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Hurt have been announced to have some sort of starring role in the 50th. And just so no one thinks I was kidding, here is the first photo from the 50th, shot shortly after a read through
Joanna Page (Gavin and Stacey, The Syndicate) has been announced as a guest star for the 50th.
The Zygons will be returning for the 50th anniversary. Other than being mentioned (The Pandorica Opens, The Power of Three), they have only been in one Doctor Who story. So after 30 years (the Fourth Doctor story, Terror of the Zygons). In “The Pandorica Opens”, they were among the aliens said to be amassing over Stonehenge. In “The Power of Three” they were mentioned to having a ship under the Savoy Hotel back in 1890, where they replaced half the staff with duplicates. They have been a fan favorite, so it looks like the Moff is really pulling out all the stops with the 50th, and this geek is happy about that. Jemma Redgrave will be returning for the 50th Anniversary as Kate Stewart.
Here is a photo of Matt and David in front of the TARDIS, obviously trying to figure out what the hell is going onUpdate 5/20/2013
Another update on a returning villian…The only thing that we don’t know is who will be playing him
Yup. Omega will be back for the 50th. It makes sense, all the symbols we have been seeing in the banners and on the Cleric’s uniform. (This is beginning to seem less likely, since nothing further has come out, or he could just come out of nowhere, being behind everything that has been going on .)
The BBC just released a little minute long trailer with stuff from the past 50 years. Rumors of an actual 50 trailer within the next week or so, so here is hoping we also get that. So, in case you haven’t seen it
I’m thinking John Hurt might be playing an incarnation before the 1st Doctor, but I think that might be too much to ask. He will more than likely be playing a forgotten doctor between 8 & 9, doing what needed to be done during the Time War. The uber nerd in me is REALLY hoping for John Hurt to be playing The Other.
Click the link below to read up on The Other.
Here is the official synopsis for the 50th anniversary special:
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th Anniversary Special: in 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
If I remember correctly, the National Gallery was where the Pandorica was located for filming, so there is that to think about. I’m not sure what is going on back in 1562, but obviously the ancient battle is the Last Great Time War, where I think that the Hurt Doctor sides with the Dalek’s, since the Time Lords were gonna wipe out all creation to become creatures of consciousness.
I know many of you probably saw the “leaked” trailer yesterday, but I waited until today to put it up, in case it was embargo’d, and I didn’t want to incur the wrath of the BBC and/or the Moff
There will be a 2nd trailer tomorrow as well, but until then, here is another little teaser trailer, and hopefully you can see what is just “impossible” about it
This is the 2nd trailer, seems they decided to release it today instead of tomorrow like they originally said. This one seems to have more of a focus on the time war.
A few screenshots from the trailer.
Introducing John Hurt as, The War Doctor
This was amazing. I know Paul has his work in the Big Finish audio tapes, but it would have been good if they brought the show back with him as The Doctor. I can kinda see why they didn’t though, seeing as the movie was seen universally as a complete and utter failure (not because of him, mostly due to the writing)
I guess whatever was in those paintings got free and sent back to 1562 (Zygons maybe?)