Monthly Archives: November 2013

British Film Institute – An Adventure in Space and Time Q & A Video



The British Film Institute has uploaded a 30 minute video from the premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time onto its website. Journalist Matthew Sweet leads a discussion on a new BBC drama revealing the story behind Doctor Who’s genesis. Jessica Carney – granddaughter and biographer of original Who actor William Hartnell – joins writer Mark Gatiss and actors David Bradley and Sacha Dhawan to talk about one of television history’s defining moments.

You can access the video here.


Identifying the Cast of “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot”


“The Time of the Doctor” – BBC Confirms Christmas Special Title


The BBC has officially confirmed that the Doctor Who Christmas Special, in which the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will regenerate into Peter Capaldi, will be titled The Time of the Doctor. The title suggests that the special is part of a trilogy – the Season 7 finale, The Name of the Doctor, the 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor, and the Christmas Special, The Time of the Doctor.  The Name, Day and Time of the Doctor – it all appears preordained! Whether Peter Capaldi is to be titled the Twelfth Doctor, or even the Fourteenth Doctor, remains to be seen.

In an article in the UK’s Mirror newspaper, Steven Moffat is said to have confirmed that Smith is the 14th incarnation. The additional two Doctors are John Hurt’s War Doctor, which The Night of the Doctor confirmed is between the Eighth and Ninth Doctors, and an extra regeneration of the Tenth Doctor.  In The Journey’s End David Tennant’s Doctor used up a further regeneration to save himself. Doctor Who mythology has long held that the Doctor can only regenerate 12 times.  On this perplexing problem the Mirror has quoted a show source as saying:

The riddle of the regeneration problem, something fans have talked about for decades, will be faced head on at Christmas. There is going to be another huge cliffhanger and somehow Peter Capaldi has to join and the series has to continue.

The show’s big fans, known as Whovians, won’t believe their eyes at Christmas.

A screen cap from  Peter Capaldi's brief cameo appearance in The Day of the Doctor

A screen cap from Peter Capaldi’s brief cameo appearance in The Day of the Doctor

Steven Moffat is quoted as saying:

The 12 regenerations limit is a central part of Doctor Who mythology – science fiction is all about rules, you can’t just casually break them.
So if the Doctor can never change again, what’s Peter Capaldi doing in the Christmas special?

The Synopsis for the Time of the Doctor is as follows:

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars.  And amongst them – the Doctor.  Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Vivien Fleming

©Vivien Fleming, 2013.

Matt Smith on Doctor Who Return – Interview with Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat


Exclusive! We caught up with Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat at the launch of the official Doctor Who 50th Celebration at ExCeL London, and got them to answer some questions about The Day of the Doctor, 50 years of Doctor Who and whether Matt would ever consider donning the bowtie once again!

The Five Doctors – Official Doctor Who 50th Celebration


In an EXCLUSIVE video we capture the moment when a select group of Time Lords come together to mark 50 years of Doctor Who. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith, all in the same space and time.