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Steven Moffat Discusses Finding the Next Doctor

Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with Steven Moffat where he chats about finding the 12th Doctor.

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 So how goes the search for the next Doctor? 

“Well, it’s always just terrifying,” says Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat, who recruited Smith to replace his predecessor, David Tennant, back in late 2008. “If you’re a Doctor Who fan, as I have been all my life, you’ve been doing fantasy casting for this part for as long as you can remember. But when you’re suddenly faced with the reality that you are going to sit there and you are going to make that decision it does feel absolutely chilling. There’s a very big range of people who could play it and different ways you could go with it. We must get this right. One false move and the show’s over.”

And for those of us who are waiting not-so-patiently to find out who the new Doctor will be, Moffat assures us that we won’t have to wait too long after casting has been finalized:

When do you hope to announce the identity of the new Doctor?

“Unless we have an insane plan, we’ll announce a new Doctor within days of finalizing the new Doctor. Because it’s very very hard to keep any kind of a secret. The last time, when we chose Matt, we had to hold over on that one, because there was a Christmas Doctor Whospecial called “The Next Doctor” for which Russell (T. Davies, formerDoctor Who showrunner) was playing the game of pretending it was going to be David Morrissey. So we couldn’t deflate that. [Laughs]. But I think we’ll go public pretty fast.”

To find out more about Matt’s decision to leave, the 50th Anniversary Special and much more check out the entire interview here.


Doctor Who’s San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

The schedule for the Doctor Who panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con has been posted on the official SDCC site.  Please see below for complete details.



BBC America’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Who stars Matt Smithand Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven MoffatAn Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. TheDoctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm
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Do you plan to attend?  If so, please tell us about your experience!

Helen Mirren’s Thoughts on Who Should Play the Next Doctor

Who will be the 12th Doctor? Not only do a lot of people think it’s time for a female Doctor, but many back Helen Mirren for the role.  In a recent interview, Mirren gave her thoughts on the subject.

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She has even been suggested as the next star of “Doctor Who,” the beloved BBC sci-fi series about a space-hopping, time-traveling alien hero. Eleven actors have played the role since the show began in 1963, and a 12th is to be announced soon.

That has sparked intense speculation among the show’s millions of fans, with some wondering whether the role might go to a woman for the first time. One bookmaker is offering 25-1 odds on it being Mirren.

“Oh, please — I would put much longer odds on it than that,” she scoffed.

“But I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.”

What do you think about a woman playing the Doctor? If so, who do you like for the part?  Let us know in the comments section below!


#MattTweets at San Diego Comic-Con Recap!

Yesterday we told you all about #MattTweets, in which Doctor Who star Matt Smith took over the @BBCAmerica twitter for the day straight from Comic-Con. Let’s look back at what went down!

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Matt Smith Arthur Darvill Karen Gillan Doctor Who Bowling Team versus Team Nerdist

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Matt Smith Doctor Who TV Guide Faves Panel

During the TV Guides Favorites Panel

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Interview with G4

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With Asha Leo from BBC’s The Brit List


Matt also shared some fan facts and tips throughout the day, like this:

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You can see all of Matt’s tweets on the BBC America twitter!

Matt Smith Takes over @BBCAmerica Twitter From Comic-Con Today!

Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor himself, has taken over the @BBCAmerica Twitter account for the day! He’ll be posting photos and reporting to fans straight from the belly of the beast: San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

Among his first tweets, there was a great photoset of himself and Arthur Darvill from a Comic-Con Photo Booth:

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Looks like they’re having fun!

Follow Matt and all the goods he puts up via the hashtag #MattTweets! We’ll post a recap tomorrow!

Meanwhile, Matt, Karen, and Arthur talked to Wired Cafe about their “misson” for Comic-Con! We’re sure the tweets will come in handy with it!

With All the Technology in Time and Space…

The Doctor certainly does have an affinity for ours!