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SDCC: What do we know about the future of Doctor Who from the panel?

July 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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So, we got the trailer for Doctor Who Series 9 yesterday (here) and, yes, it’s great. Well, now the SDCC Doctor Who Panel is over and we have a few small things to report…

The panel was made of The Doctor, Peter Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat along with The Master/The Mistress/Missy Michelle Gomez, while the trailer and new release date (September 19th if you don’t already know) were the big part of the show, they did touch on some of the other areas that the fans are pondering.

While they talked about the Doctor/Clara relationship: “There’s a freedom, I think. It’s our glory years. It’s really adrenaline-fueled. It’s all about pushing the adventure right up to the edge,” Capaldi said, “Clara teaches him how to interact with humans a little bit more… to make him a bit more of a welcome party guest,”  it was more the talk of Missy and a possible female Doctor that got the fans, and us, interested.

With Missy returning,  Gomez talked a little about her character this series and how she’s ‘different’: “There’s a slightly different dynamic to her. There’s something slightly different to her.” Could this be related to the clip in the trailer where she and Clara are together? Is Missy more of an ally this year? Hmmmmm…

The age old question of ‘could the Doctor be a woman?’ came up and Moffat drew attention to the answer that was, frankly, in plain sight:  “My opinion is fairly obvious from the show. I think I’ve expressed myself about this as clearly as you could … some people are not reading the subtext, because it’s too subtle,” he looked at Gomez here, we’re told, “I’m sure it will happen at some point. I think it’s just about casting the right actor.” We reckon it’s only a mater of time until

One final fan-pleasing bit… a member of the audience asked Capaldi if there was any particular character he’d like to meet as the Doctor to which he replied: “I think he’d like to see his granddaughter.” 

Well now, wouldn’t that be a thing.

Source: EW

UPDATED: Check out the panel below:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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