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A Doctor Who Movie? Why You Shouldn't Hold Your Breath

1 hour ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The venerable science fiction adventure series Doctor Who has been plugging away on the BBC for more than five decades at this point. While there are hundreds of episodes of television for devoted fans to pore over again and again, Whovians have often wondered about the possibility of a feature film addition to the canon. There.s a simple answer to that question, don.t hold your breath. At the Television Critics Associate summer press tour, writer, producer, and showrunner Steven Moffat talked to Entertainment Weekly about a variety of topics. Subjects included the role Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams plays next season, how long current Doctor Peter Capaldi will be around, and the movie question. When this came up, Moffat responded: What are we going to do, shut down for a year and make a movie? Does everybody want that? You.d rather a movie than a whole »

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Steven Moffat has revealed what he thinks it would take to have a female Doctor

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Steven Moffat has revealed what he thinks it would take to have a female Doctor on Doctor Who. When popular Doctor Matt Smith exited the BBC’s “Doctor Who” fans anxiously awaited the reveal of the new Doctor. Given the nature of the character’s regenerative powers, many wondered if executive producers Steven Moffat may go in a different direction for the character, perhaps casting a non-Caucasian man or a woman of any race for this iteration of the series. The conversation frequently centered on the question: Can The Doctor be a woman? There was a lot of back-and-forth in the press about Moffat’s take on the matter. Reports wavered between indicating that he was entirely opposed to the prospect to that he was open. Ultimately, it was Peter Capaldi – a white male – who stepped in to replace Smith. At today’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, Moffat »

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‘Doctor Who’ Producer Steven Moffat Speaks on Maisie Williams’ Mystery Role, and a Female Doctor

8 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Today BBC America presented a Doctor Who panel for the Television Critics Association. Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were only available via satellite from the set, but writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was here in person. After the panel, Moffat answered follow-up questions from reporters, including some details about the possibility of a female Doctor, and […]

The post ‘Doctor Who’ Producer Steven Moffat Speaks on Maisie Williams’ Mystery Role, and a Female Doctor appeared first on /Film. »

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Here's the deal with Arya Stark on 'Doctor Who'

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Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams is not playing the character fans think she is on the upcoming season of “Doctor Who”…Or is she?  That was the essential message from “Doctor Who” executive producer Steven Moffat at today’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. There are a few popular theories about who Williams -- who most will know as relentless survivor (we hope) Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones” -- would be playing in the upcoming season of the popular BBC series. Perhaps the most frequently postulated is that she will appear as The Doctor’s granddaughter, who was abandoned on earth in a storyline that was established in classic “Doctor Who” series. Support for this theory came in the form of Peter Capaldi’s interactions with Williams' character in the recently released "Doctor Who" Season 9 trailer. “What took you so long, old man?” she says in response to The Doctor’s surprised, »

- Roth Cornet

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How long will Peter Capaldi play Doctor Who?

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Peter Capaldi is the 12th actor to play Doctor Who, and he'll be the last, playing the part forevermore. At least, that's what executive producer and showrunner Steven Moffat hopes, as he joked about that during the BBC America session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Capaldi responded that, clearly, he hadn't read the fine print in his contract. So how long will Capaldi stay? It's unclear. Moffat pointed out that the first question put to David Tennant when he stepped into the role was how long he intended to stay in it. (Tennant and Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith each appeared in three seasons.) Even though it's his second season, Capaldi said that he's still developing the part. He half-joked that he has "no idea how to play the part," making the point that "you can't sort of develop a role in isolation, you have to do it with other people. »

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Don't count on a Doctor Who movie any time soon: 'It could be incredibly damaging to the brand'

9 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Don't expect to see a Doctor Who movie in your local cinema any time soon, if showrunner Steven Moffat has his way.

There has been talk of Doctor Who making the jump to the big screen over the years, particularly during a period where Harry Potter director David Yates was developing a film unconnected to the TV series.

Moffat appeared unwilling to commit to a film spinoff of Doctor Who during today's TCA press tour panel, although he acknowledged that any final decision would be made by the BBC.

"What are we going to do? Shut down for a year and make a movie?" he asked. "Does everyone really want that? One movie instead of a whole series?"

The writer is also strongly opposed to any efforts to make a Doctor Who movie with an actor other than Peter Capaldi playing the Time Lord.

"I think that would just be incredibly damaging to the franchise, »

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Don't count on a Doctor Who movie any time soon: 'It could be incredibly damaging to the brand'

9 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Don't expect to see a Doctor Who movie in your local cinema any time soon, if showrunner Steven Moffat has his way.

There has been talk of Doctor Who making the jump to the big screen over the years, particularly during a period where Harry Potter director David Yates was developing a film unconnected to the TV series.

Moffat appeared unwilling to commit to a film spinoff of Doctor Who during today's TCA press tour panel, although he acknowledged that any final decision would be made by the BBC.

"What are we going to do? Shut down for a year and make a movie?" he asked. "Does everyone really want that? One movie instead of a whole series?"

The writer is also strongly opposed to any efforts to make a Doctor Who movie with an actor other than Peter Capaldi playing the Time Lord.

"I think that would just be incredibly damaging to the franchise, »

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Maisie Williams isn't playing a returning character in Doctor Who… unless Steven Moffat's lying

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has set tongues wagging by seemingly ruling out a major rumour about guest star Maisie Williams.

The Game of Thrones actress is briefly seen at the end of Doctor Who's series nine trailer, coyly hinting at a familiarity with the Time Lord.

Such an intriguing scenario has spawned speculation among fans that Williams could be playing a character previously seen in Doctor Who's 52-year history.

Such discussion was quashed by Moffat at today's (July 31) TCA press tour in the Us, although the writer did acknowledge that he could be intentionally deceiving fans.

"[Maisie] is not playing a returning character," Moffat said. "She's not someone from the Doctor's past. Unless I'm lying!"

The Doctor Who showrunner then teased: "Once you see what she's up to on the show, you'll appreciate what a clever idea it was. It's a significant role.

"We're not just getting star value and throwing it away. »

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‘Doctor Who': Ep Steven Moffat Not Keen On Feature Film, Teases Maisie Williams’ Role – TCA

10 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

While Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat wasn’t ready to divulge Maisie Williams’ enigmatic role in the new season, he did go so far as to reveal that “she isn’t playing a returning character or someone in the Doctor’s past. Her role will develop in an unexpected way.” Moffat during his TCA appearance for BBC America today applauded his fellow producer Brian Minchin for conceiving her character, and assured their room that the Doctor Who wasn’t “just going for… »

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‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Says Maisie Williams’ Role ‘Is a Brand New Character’

10 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat sprinkled a few crumbs Friday about Maisie Williams’ (pictured above) secretive upcoming role. “It’s a significant role, we’re not throwing the role away,” Moffat told reporters during BBC America’s Television Critics Association Summer press tour panel. “We’re not just getting the star value and doing nothing with it. “It’s a great part and she’s terrific in it,” he continued to the English actress who is best known for her role as Arya Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” “But, I would say, it will develop in unexpected ways. »

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Doctor Who Boss on Maisie Williams' Character: 'She's Not Playing [Spoiler]'

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Doctor Who fans, prepare to amend your theories about Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams’ mysterious role in Season 9.

VideosDoctor Who Stars, Ep on Season 9: A ‘Surprise’ Resurrection, Classic Monsters and an ‘Upside Down’ Twist

“She is not playing a returning character,” showrunner Steven Moffat revealed Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “She’s a brand new character. She’s not someone from the Doctor’s past.”

Moffat is confident Doctor aficionados will not be disappointed by the reveal. “Once you see what she’s up to on the show, you’ll »

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Doctor Who: 10 Things Fans Want From Series 9 (But Won’t Get)

28 July 2015 2:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Steven Moffat is not adverse to giving the fans what they want. After all he’s brought back Paul McGann, reverted to the pre new paradigm Daleks, made the anniversary special a multi-doctor romp, swapped the cybusmen with the genuine article and given us scenes of the Time War and Gallifrey.

Series Nine will continue the trend, providing fans with plenty to get excited about. For starters we will see the return of the much missed two parters. The producer has also brought on board two new female writers (Catherine Tregenna, Sarah Dollard),  fulfilling another wish within fandom.

But nevertheless, some hopes for Series Nine are likely to be nothing but pipe dreams. Many of them resurface in every interregnum. Even if Steven Moffat has emphatically said “no” the rumours continue on the basis that he has been known to be economical with the truth and sometimes downright misleading. »

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20 Doctor Who Actors Who Appeared in Sherlock

27 July 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Fans of Steven Moffat’s two TV behemoths, Sherlock and Doctor Who, have been clamouring for some sort of crossover for ages. Moffat himself has said that he is up for the idea but his Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss and that show’s producers, however, think it is something best left to the imagination.

Well, as it looks like we won’t see Sherlock step foot in the Tardis any time soon it seems we will have to entertain ourselves with a different sort of crossover; spotting those actors that have appeared in both shows. Interestingly, some of the series’ leads have almost crossed over. Famously, Matt Smith auditioned for the role of Dr Watson before becoming the Eleventh Doctor and, perhaps less famously, Benedict Cumberbatch was told to go for the role of that same Doctor by outgoing Time Lord and good friend David Tennant but didn’t take up the offer. »

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McCoy Doesn't Want Female "Doctor Who"

27 July 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fans of fictional characters often get in an uproar when a specific aspect of that character's personality is changed be it their gender, race, age, sexuality, beliefs or other traits. In some cases it can often be a valid justification as the aspect changed is a key part of that character and how it works in the narrative. Thus by changing it, the original intent of the story is ruined.

In other cases there's a bit more flexibility. In the case of "Doctor Who," you have a unique position - here's a character called The Doctor where the key thing about him is that he regularly regenerates, and when he does he changes drastically both physically and psychologically. In fact the more change the better as it provides a more interesting contrast to what came before, and that frequent changing has been the key to the show's longevity over the years. »

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Who or What Is Stalking the Doctor in Series 9?

26 July 2015 2:39 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Jeremy Remy is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Doctor Who news is still coming out of the recently wrapped up San Diego Comic-Con, where Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat all sat with TV Line’s Michael Ausiello to answer a few questions about Series 9 of the series. Between the group fielding the typical questions about the relationship between the Doctor and his...

The post Who or What Is Stalking the Doctor in Series 9? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Sherlock's unaired pilot: How does it stack up to 'A Study in Pink'?

25 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

In 2009, the BBC produced a 60-minute pilot for a new series. It was written by Steven Moffat, starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and was based on the first (and little-adapted) Sherlock Holmes novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet. If this sounds familiar, it's because the episode was ultimately reworked – and re-shot entirely – as the episode 'A Study in Pink', after the BBC decided to produce the show as three feature-length episodes rather than six hour-long ones.

Reports that the pilot had been scrapped led to some less-than-positive buzz around the show, with rumours flying that the series was a dud – but then Sherlock debuted in all its 90-minute glory back in summer of 2010, and we all remember how that went.

Co-creators Moffat and Mark Gatiss have always maintained that they're proud of the pilot, and it's included on the first series DVD as proof. So on »

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60m Overseas Viewers Enjoy BBC for Free as Moffat Defends Corporation

24 July 2015 3:19 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The Conservative government’s green paper investigating the current structure and performance of the BBC will propose changes that will more than likely be imposed. As a result, many supporters of the BBC have spoken out in support of the organization, despite having no genuine idea what proposals will be made. Among them is Steven Moffat, who has...

The post 60m Overseas Viewers Enjoy BBC for Free as Moffat Defends Corporation appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Sylvester McCoy doesn't think The Doctor should be played by a woman

23 July 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy has brushed off suggestions that The Doctor could be played by a woman.

The 71-year-old actor played the Seventh Doctor between 1987 and 1989. His incarnation of The Doctor died in 1996 film Doctor Who: The Movie, and the Eighth Doctor was played by Paul McGann.

"I'm a feminist and recognise there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line?" McCoy told The Mirror.

"A Mr Marple instead of Miss Marple? A Tarzanette?"

He added: "I'm sorry, but no - Doctor Who is a male character, just like James Bond.

"If they changed it to be politically correct then it would ruin the dynamics between the doctor and the assistant, which is a popular part of the show.

"I support feminism, but I'm not convinced by the cultural need of a female Doctor Who."

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Steven Moffat launches impassioned defence of the BBC: 'We can't let Tories switch it off'

22 July 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Steven Moffat is the latest star to make an impassioned defence of the BBC in the wake of the government's critical Green Paper.

The award-winning Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner described the corporation as a "beacon of quality" and accused the Conservative government of a desire to "turn off the people that are criticising them", blasting its ideas for reform as "all wretched [and] all wrong".

"If we limit it, or damage it, or destroy it, we have absolutely no idea how to turn [the BBC] back on, because we don't know how it happened it the first place," Moffat told The Stage.

"You could look at [the BBC's] philosophy, you could look at the fact that somehow from the work of those early pioneers it became a beacon of quality - not just for Britain, but for the entire world.

"If we allow, basically, the Tories to turn off the people that are criticising them, »

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Australian Doctor Who Festival Welcomes Writer and Actor Mark Gatiss and Special Effects Team

22 July 2015 1:47 AM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Famed writer and actor Mark Gatiss and one of the special effects teams who work on the iconic series, will join current Doctor Peter Capaldi and writer and executive producer Steven Moffat at the Doctor Who Festival in Sydney on the 21st & 22nd November, 2015. Mark will host a special writers’ master class, where...

The post Australian Doctor Who Festival Welcomes Writer and Actor Mark Gatiss and Special Effects Team appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Christian Cawley

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