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You’d think that a show like Doctor Who, airing on or around 7pm on a Saturday night, would be pretty PC but it’s still managing to find ways of creating a stir. More often than not it’s because the Doctor has kissed someone again – *sigh* – or the Master’s gone and done something super crazy like regenerating into a woman (the BBC are still trawling through those letters…).
Yes, as long as the Time Lord remains at the universe’s helm as its coveted defender, there will always be something for people to complain about. After all, what’s the point of a TV drama if it isn’t going to spark and encourage debates? Not that Doctor Who fans need any more encouragement, but that’s neither here or there.
But what happens when the Doctor gives us a good reason to moan? Since its »
- Dan Butler
Admittedly, the Doctor Who universe is vast and eternal, so much so that it probably won’t ever stop expanding. It’s achieved many things that other shows could not have done, purely because of how odd they would look if they did. The concept of regeneration, for example, changing the lead actor and maintaining the idea that it’s still the same man, is incredibly unique to Doctor Who. The only other franchise that has come a tad close to replicating it is James Bond, but, generally speaking, Doctor Who is convincingly original.
Through its 50 plus years of invading our TV screens, it has granted us with extraordinary visions of a fan’s imagination brought to life, as both Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat managed to fulfill their ultimate dream of bringing their lifelong ideas to the show, along with reviving it »
- Ben Jones
I could never claim that I was driven to switch from television screenwriting to writing novels by the limitations of the TV storytelling palette. After all, we live in the era of the trinity of Davids – Chase, Simon and Milch – and their titanic achievements (The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood). That said, although this level of excellence is attainable, few apart from the Us cable showrunners are allowed to reach for it. This wasn’t always the case, but I sadly doubt a contemporary Edge of Darkness would feature an extended dialogue-free scene where a father slowly explores the contents of his murdered daughter’s room, finds a Geiger counter and a gun, »
- Will Smith
We're back with another horror/sci-fi round-up. Guest stars have been revealed for the season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, Titan Comics has a massive Doctor Who comic book crossover lined up, HBO's upcoming New World drama pilot that's likely based on the Salem Witch Trials has enlisted a notable director for its pilot, a new horror film from the duo behind 100 Bloody Acres has is entering production, and Fox has put in a pilot order for a series based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer from The Sandman comic book series.
Doctor Who Season 9: Via BBC America, TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez will be back on-screen as The Master, aka "Missy", in the two-part season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, which does not yet have a release date. Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, and Clare Higgins will also reprise their roles as Kate, the Shadow Architect, and Ohila, respectively, in the season 9 premiere, »
- Derek Anderson
We knew she’d be back – Michelle Gomez said she’d be back, we just didn’t know how soon she’d be back. Well, now we know – Missy (Aka The Master) will make her return in the series premiere of Doctor Who later in 2015.
The two-part episode, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).
Michelle Gomez is the latest of a long line of actors to play The Doctor greatest nemesis. Starting with Roger Delgado in the early Pertwee years, The Master has plagued The Doctor almost constantly, through a number of regenerations and forms. The latest twist was the reveal that the latest regeneration left The master a woman, played by Michelle Gomez.
Jemma Redgrave will also return as The »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
This time last month we gave you the news that Series 9 has begun filming and now we’re delighted to announce that the dubiously mad/brilliant Michelle Gomez will become ‘Missy’ once more in Doctor Who.
For those in the know, and if you’re not then why are you here spoiling things for yourself, Missy was indeed, in fact, absolutely the new incarnation of the Doctor’s greatest (ish) foe ‘The Master’. We all had a feeling Missy wasn’t your usual cameo character and although it wasn’t the biggest surprise, Gomez’s take was exceptional and a great blend of power hungry alongside the game player we all know so well.
Filming in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez had this to say:
“Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again! »
- Dan Bullock
If you thought we’d seen the last of Michelle Gomez’s Missy – a.k.a. the female Master – then think again, as the BBC has revealed that Gomez will be back for the two-part opener to the upcoming ninth series of Doctor Who.
“Everybody hide—Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener, but what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect,” said showrunner Steven Moffat, who will pen the series premiere.
“Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my lippie back on,” adds Gomez. “I’m positively dying to see The Doctor again!”
- Gary Collinson
Spoilers Ahead For Last Year's "Doctor Who" Finale
Michelle Gomez says: "Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see The Doctor again!" The BBC has also released an announcement video about the casting:
Show runner Steven Moffat penned the two-part episode "The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch’s Familiar" with the double bill set to open the new season. Missy, who was last seen in the eighth season finale, will return in those episodes.
Moffat says: "Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. »
- Garth Franklin
Michelle Gomez is back as Missy (also known as The Master) in the new season premiere of Doctor Who this fall on BBC America. She joins Peter Capaldi for his second season as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. Gomez appeared last season on Doctor Who, which was the highest rated season ever on BBC America. Here's what the actress had to say in a statement about returning for Season 9:
"Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see The Doctor again!"
The two-part episode, "The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch's Familiar", is written by the show's lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald ("Blink", the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode). Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added his own statement:
"Everybody hide »
This fall, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) will face an enemy they thought they’d vanquished. After all, you can’t keep a good regenerating villain down. Michelle Gomez will return for the Series 9 premiere, a two-part episode written by Steven Moffat. The episodes are entitled “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar,” respectively, and will be directed by Hettie MacDonald. Some fans may recognize her as the director of the iconic 2007 “Doctor Who” episode, “Blink.” Moffat, cryptic as ever, had this to say about Missy’s return. “Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.” As for Michelle Gomez, she couldn’t be more thrilled to step back into Missy’s impeccable Victorian day dress. »
- Donna Dickens
It’s been confirmed today that Missy will be returning to Doctor Who in the Series 9 two-part premiere which means that her foray into madness has only just begun. Her real life alter ego, Michelle Gomez, had previously confirmed that she’d be back with a vengeance in the new series, of course, but it’s exciting to find out that she’ll be playing a crucial part in the series premiere.
According to Steven Moffat, who has written the episodes in question, “what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect” and yes, it’s far too early to start speculating, seeing as the series isn’t gracing our screens until the autumn, but that’s never stopped us before, has it?!
Suffice to say, she certainly got tongues wagging (in more ways than one) when she was introduced in Series 8 and her »
- Dan Butler
The Twelfth Doctor will get a blast from his not-too-distant past when Doctor Who opens Season 9.
“Everybody hide,” executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement. “Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”
We’ve heard this morning that Missy will return in Doctor Who Series 9, confirming previous suggestions by Steven Moffat. Say what you like about Michelle Gomez’ portrayal (and we think she’s fab, regardless), Missy was a divisive element in Doctor Who during 2014, so the news that her return is confirmed will, perhaps, upset a few fans...
- Christian Cawley
The actress will reprise the role of Missy in the opening episodes of series nine, which will air on BBC One later this year.
Doctor Who: 9 things that series 9 must deliver
It has also been confirmed that the long-running sci-fi show will return with a two-part premiere, with part one titled 'The Magician's Apprentice' and part two titled 'The Witch's Familiar'.
Gomez said: "Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see the Doctor again!"
Showrunner Steven Moffat added: "Everybody hide - Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she's straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they'd expect."
Jemma Redgrave will also join »
Doctor Who fans are a talented bunch, eh?
For some Whovians, just sitting back and watching the BBC sci-fi series is not enough - they want to take part, to create - and many have taken to YouTube to present their own unique take on Who, using animation, CGI effects and whizzy editing.
The latest effort from one John Smith on YouTube, this spectacular animation provides a new twist on the familiar concept of the Tardis dematerialising and reappearing somewhere new - it's a breathtaking bit of work, as the Doctor's craft tears dramatically through the time-space vortex.
"Since the Tardis' dematerialisation effect has remained largely unchanged for the past fifty years, I thought it might be interesting to try out a new approach," reads the video description. »
MacDonald helmed the classic episode 'Blink', which featured David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and introduced the villainous Weeping Angels.
Director of photography Ali Asad previously hinted that filming could take place in Spain.
The series premiere, written by showrunner Steven Moffat, is titled 'The Magician's Apprentice'.
Way back in November, we got our first official look at Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) for this year's Sherlock Special. Now, shooting on this episode has finally begun, with both actors spotted on set. Production is taking place in London, and as you can see in the photos below, it appears our heroes are out of time.
The Sherlock Christmas Special was written by series creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. It is expected to air this December, just in time for the holidays, and it is coming in place of a full season. About the show, Martin Freeman said earlier this year:
"Steven and Mark have had a great idea what they can do next, and it is an exciting, mouth watering idea..."
A fourth season of Sherlock is expected to begin shooting this year as well. Though, no specific details or plans have been confirmed at this time. »
The new Doctor Who Magazine is out on Thursday, and along with all of the stuff you’re about to read concerning Paul Wilmshurst, Steven Moffat’s monthly Q&A with the readers, a chat with Waris Hussein about Marco Polo, Toby Hadoke’s tribute to Bernard Kay and the second part of the Peter Purves interview, look out...
The post Exclusive Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart Short Story in Dwm 483! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Christian Cawley
Sherlock‘s 2015 special has been shooting recently, and chief writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat has revealed that he doesn’t know when the episode is likely to air! Speaking to the Radio Times, Moffat – who is overseeing Doctor Who and Sherlock productions concurrently – can only say that “I know it won’t be for a while,...
- Christian Cawley
Doctor Who has for many years fed on itself. Since the late stages of the Tom Baker era, fans have been involved with the creation of the show and their involvement took on a new meaning with the New Adventures books from Virgin in the 1990s. Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat were both big...
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- Christian Cawley
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