Rumors are flying that the new Doctor Who , Matt Smith, will be traveling in a completely redesigned TARDIS. “It will be the most hi-tech, intricate TARDIS ever,” an unnamed source reported to the Daily Mirror on Tuesday. It has also been rumored that Steven Moffat, the show’s new writer and executive producer, wants to separate himself from the way previous writer/producer Russell T Davies did things. A new Doctor, a new companion, a new writer/producer and a new TARDIS…so what’s next?
At over 900 years of age, he has worn many faces, traveled with a variety of different companions and battled a cornucopia of villains. Since 1963, the role of Doctor Who has been played by ten, soon to be eleven, different actors on television. A twelfth actor, Peter Cushing, portrayed the Doctor in two cinematic films. Each of these actors has molded the character a little bit, making it their own. Each of these Doctors has been unique and special in their own way. Every fan has their personal favorite. I would like to spend the next few weeks exploring each Doctor individually. Continue reading →
Not long ago I was directed to a Doctor Who goodie that many of the American viewers may have missed. Last November, as part of the BBC Children In Need telethon 2007, aired a wonderful mini-episode of Doctor Who titled Time Crash.
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Humans instinctively fear that which we do not understand, that which is different. We fear the dark because we don’t know what might be lurking out there, waiting and watching. This fear has kept us alive for millienia. It is this fear that takes center stage in Midnight, the latest episode of Doctor Who to air on the SciFi Channel. Trapped on a disabled cruise liner during a daytrip to the crystalline planet Midnight, fear of the unknown grows into a deadly paranoia that threatens the life of the Doctor as well as another passenger.