We have some bite sized Doctor Who news for you folks, so without further ado let’s get in tot he updates…
First up we recently reported that the BBC were wanting Peter Capaldi to step down from the role, with just one Christmas special in 2016. Since then the BBC have said that this is not the case. According to the Mirror, Capaldi will be staying on for one more series, reporting that a BBC source said:
“Peter has made it clear he is happy playing the Doctor for as long as the BBC – and viewers – want him. We are very happy with him and viewers are also warming to him. He loves playing the Doctor and of course we want him to do another series. Peter is keen to complete three years playing the Doctor to round off his storylines. That will take us until the end of next year. After that, who knows?”
However it remains to be seen if the following year will see another full series, or a limited run of specials.
In other news the subject of a female iteration of the Doctor has been gathering steam over the last few years. Is it a possibility? Will we ever see an actress take on the coveted BBC sci-fi role? Thanks to the Radiotimes we know a little more. Speaking at last weekend’s London Comic Con, show runner Steven Moffat gave his answer –
“Yes – but there is no vacancy. I’m being really explicit in my answer here because I gave this answer once in San Diego. I was asked if the Doctor could ever be a woman and I said ‘I think there’s a subtext in the show, maybe you should read it.’ And I turned and gestured to Michelle Gomez sitting next to me as Missy, and everyone laughed.
“This was reported, widely, as me saying the Doctor would never be a woman. So let me just make this very, very clear: there is no vacancy, and it may never happen. However artistically it could work. Commercially, the audience would go with it, we’ve proven that with Missy. And that’s why we did it, frankly. Yes, it can happen. It doesn’t need to happen, but it can, absolutely.”
So there you have it – no for the meantime, but they are open to it.
And finally a Doctor Who movie is in the works – although not the one you might be expecting.
Yes K9, everyones favourite robot shaped like a dog, is heading to the big screen according to io9. Co-creator of the character Bob Baker wants to put K9 on the big screen. Because the spin off TV shows worked so well. Here’s the full press release –
A new look high tech K9 for today’s cinema is being prepared for film stardom.
The film “K9-TIMEQUAKE” has been written by one of K9’s original creators; Bob Baker, a renowned writer of classic Doctor Who serials. Bob went on to co-write with Nick Park the Oscar and Bafta winning Wallace & Gromit series of film shorts as well as the feature film Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
The new K9 will be appearing in a Multi-Million Dollar movie which promises to be a great action adventure set in deep Space. The film will be full of dashing heroes and heroines, Androids, monstrous Aliens and an ultimate foe who will also be familiar to Doctor Who fans everywhere; the megalomaniac OMEGA.
The film is to be a UK co-production with exteriors filmed overseas and studio work planned for the UK.
We have no words. K9 vs Omega. This will either be the best thing ever added tot he Doctor Who universe, or could be as awful as Dimensions in Time. Affirmative.