This issue chat with David Tennant and Billie Piper because the theth Doctor and Rose are back: over a decade on from their time together in the TARDIS, they are back for a series of audio adventures.
“An audio recording’s very different to filming a bit of TV – but the vibe is the same, and the characters are the same.” (David Tennant)
“It’s like when you hang out with an old friend who you haven’t seen for years, and then loads of stuff has happened between you, but it’s sort of just like you’re immediately there again. I love it.” (Billie Piper)
Matt Lucas talked with the DWM team about his new autobiography, which he wrote while playing Nardole in the tenth series of Doctor Who.
In the second part of DWM interview, the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy reflects on Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and looks forward to the show’s future.
Doctor Who Magazine 518 was on sale from Thursday 19 October, price £5.99.
It’s been about 2 months since Jodie Whitaker was announced as the Thirteenth Doctor, and in the first few weeks she has so far been largely quiet on the matter. But due to her appearance in the new BBC drama Trust Me, Jodie Whitaker has been doing the interview rounds. For the first time, about a month ago, the fans were able to hear her thoughts on taking over Doctor’s role.
By the way, David Tennant reacts to the recent casting of Jodie Whitaker in his former role of Dr. Who, he seems to be glad to see a female Doctor Who. Especially that she is his was in Broadchurch for 3 seasons.
A footage of the stars of Doctor Who from the years before they were actually in Doctor Who. It includes three Doctors and three companions: David Tennant, Matt Smith, Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Peter Capaldi.
The poor quality is because of the distance: 28 rows were reserved for VIPs, so the fan had to video the TV screen instead of the stage directly. Anyway, David Tennant and Billie Piper appeared at Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis for a 45-minute Q&A about their respective careers. The topic of Doctor Who figured especially high in the questions.
David Tennant & Catherine Tate return to Doctor Who on 3 audio dramas with Big Finish Productions. The stories are compiled as Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures and are Technophobia (set in a near-future London in which mankind loses the ability to use technological devices), Time Reaver (set on a mechanical planet with a thriving black market economy and a dark secret) and Death and the Queen (Donna falls for the man of her dreams on a planet called Goritania, but the Doctor isn’t entirely convinced by this fairytale romance).
During the final days of recording they had a quick chat with the team, interviewed by executive producer Nick Briggs (know for the Dalek voice), filmed and edited by Tom Saunders. Why does Catherine Tate make such a good Doctor Who companion? And why is David Tennant such a good Doctor?
David Tennant and Billie Piper taking part at the Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia in the United States (9th – 10th May) while Matt Smith, Freema Agyeman and Alex Kingston were in Brisbane attending the Whoniverse Five City Tour in Australia (9th – 17th May).
David Tennant: “We’re killing it up her in Philly. They love us in Philly. I think they prefer us to you. That’s very much the vibe that we’re getting.”
Matt Smith: “Tennant, Piper, hello. We see your video and we raise your video dude.”
Alex Kingston: “Our video is so much better than your video.”
David Tennant: “Matt, Freema, Alex. So you sent a video from your Australian convention – oh look at us we’ve got thousands of friends here – all cheering and whooping and showing off. Well I’m in Philadelphia and behind these walls is all of Philadelphia, about 4.5 million people ready to tell you how popular we are. But i don’t need to show you that… You just have to trust me.”
David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor, and Billie Piper, his beloved Rose Tyler, made their first dual U.S. public signing and photo op appearance at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Do you remember David Tennant adding lyrics to Broadchurch theme? Well.. this is the same text, but with appropriate images! The audio has now been set to footage from the show, but not Doctor Who, because it’s nothing like Doctor Who.
David Tennant, the former Doctor, adds amazing comedy lyrics to the haunting Broadchurch TV show theme song. The Tenth Doctor spent the morning co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with his mate Christian O’Connell.
It was nothing like Doctor Who, so that’s nice…
It stars me and Arthur Darvill – who played Rory – but it’s nothing like Doctor Who…
And nobody’s noticed Gwen from Torchwood, because it isn’t Doctor Who…
Or that young journalist, who was also once in Doctor Who… as was the psychotherapist – and Olivia Colman… but like I say, it’s nothing like Doctor Who…
According to David Tennant: ”It’s a bit like being the President. You’re always the Doctor.” There are 12 Doctors, but there were a movie with the war Doctor, so they are… ”aproximately 12”. And, to be more confusing, David Tennant’s father-in-law is the fifth Doctor, so when they are together people calling for the Doctor people are a little confused.
This clip from Doctor Who’s series 8, episode 11, Dark Water only raise the most important question from this series until now: who is Missy? Many people tried to give an answer, I give mine only now: I think she’s Jenny, Doctor’s daughter. She is also a Time Lord, she regenerates and probably she can also change her face / body, becoming an entirely new person. The “boyfriend” thing is having fun about David Tennant relationship and then marriage with Georgia Elizabeth Tennant, the actress that played Jenny, Peter Moffett’s daughter. Peter Moffet was better known by his stage name, Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor.
This fan-made video with BBC clips from the first 7 years of the New Who features Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctor and also Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond-Williams), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Alex Kingston (River Song / Melody Pond) and Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald).
This fan-made video created from BBC video clips from both the Classic and New Series of Doctor Who features William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and also various companions and monsters throughout the 50 Years of Who.
Some of Doctor Who stars, as David Tennant, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, Johnn Simms and Freema Agyeman (last 2 with some nighttime tales), have lent their talents to CBeebies Bedtime Stories and they are reading stories for children. Be careful not to have nightmares because of them! I know I almost did! And remember that CBeebies Bedtime Stories are on every night at 6:50pm on the CBeebies channel!
Some of the writers of Doctor Who, Mark Gatiss, Russel Davies, and David Tennant talk about cutting line from the scripts and explain for Doctor Who confidential how sometimes you just can’t fit everything you’ve written into an episode.
The Time Run is a feature-length film (50 minutes) created by combining 700 non-repeating, unmanipulated clips of David Tennant running as The Tenth Doctor; sourced from 58 separate episodes, clips, shorts, and animated features.
The Time Run also features a Special Guest from Doctor Who. You can watch the high quality version at thetimerun.com
The former Doctor Who companion, also known as Rose Tyler, has snogged both the ninth and tenth Doctors – and a young fan wants to know who was best… Billie Piper was at Q&A Awesome Con DC 2014 and this little boy came to the mic and said his mother offered to pay him $20 for asking who is a better kisser… David Tennant or Christopher Eccleston. In the end the kid made out with $100.
The question was rather sensitive, and they got an equally sensitive answer.
“I think I’ve kissed David more, so I think we are more practised, more well-versed, and therefore our technique is somewhat better.”
Doctor Who Confidential series 3 presents how the Doctor Who Production crew are recreating a 1914 battlefield in the middle of a freezing December night. All for the episode The Family of Blood. See how they managed to cope with the amazing amount of mud in this behind the scenes footage.
In the same episode, as you remember, the Doctor turns human. You can watch the Tenth Doctor becoming an old man… David Tennant gets a brief glimpse at life as an old man as he gets the Doctor Who prosthetics treatment. Take a look at the extraordinary results in this clip from Doctor Who Confidential.
Rehearsals for a stunt are leaving the Doctor a little hot under the collar. David Tennant talks here about the amazing safety procedures in place as he films in an exploding laboratory. This videoclip is taken from the BBC Doctor Who Confidential series 3.
You know John Hurt’s role in The Day of the Doctor, right? He hasn’t spoke about his return as a Doctor, but the rumours exist and they say about a possible appearance in the series.
Recently, Red Carpet News put the question to Hurt directly and he doesn’t seem very comfortable answering. “I can’t think for a second… You’re asking me to answer something which I can’t answer,” he says. “But I can’t think there’d be any reason to do that.”
What do you think? Will he return? Do you want him back?
Watch this BBC America Exclusive Doctor Who Insider with never-before-seen interviews with Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, and Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, as they discuss Regeneration and saying goodbye to playing The Doctor.
Do you remember? 🙂 Christopher Eccleston had just regenerated into David Tennant… and after smelling the tea and waking up, the Doctor reintroduces himself to everyone. But who is he? Is he Ginger? Is he funny? Sarcastic? Sexy? Right handed? Left handed? A gambler? A Fighter? A coward? A traitor? A liar? A nervous wreck? Toying with both friends and foe about his identity, he shuts down the Sycorax blood control of mankind, then challenges the Sycorax leader.
Soon, just few weeks from now, we will get through something like this all over again…
Let the celebration continue! David Tennant and Matt Smith discuss the legacy of #DoctorWho in this insider clip.
Watch the interviews with David and Matt – two Doctors together! – and Lead Writer & Executive Producer Steven Moffat about Doctor Who as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The interviews were part of Doctor Who Takeover Week, leading into the special episode The Day of The Doctor.
I am not sure if that happened after Graham Norton’s regeneration or in some other moment, but the Tenth Doctor David Tennant and the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith are taking questions from Whovians who have traveled the world for the 50th Anniversary Celebration on an all new episode of The Graham Norton show.
More: they are talking their shocking new hairdos and the etiquette of sharing a TARDIS.
Yes, yesterday was indeed the day of the Doctor. It was the 50th anniversary from the broadcast of the first episode, thing that happened almost unnoticed because of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assasination one day before. But a hard start did not stoped the people from the BBC to produce episode after episode, and now, 5 decades later, to produce n episode about the first 3 years of the show and the first Doctor, William Hartnell. An adventure in time and space was broadcast Friday, 22th of November, and it can be describe in one single word: memorable. The British work made the idea to endure and to become a world wide phenomenon.
Last night BBC and some cinemas around the world broadcast the special episode the Day of the Doctor, an episode well done. The history from the Doctor Who Universe says that once there were a temporal war between the Time Lords and a race called the Daleks that burned everything in its way in the universe. The war ended in the moment the Doctor eliminated both rases along with his home planet, Gallifrey, into an attempt to save the rest of the Universe. To do that he stole a weapon called the Moment, something so powerful its operating system became sentient, and the Time Lords could not used it even in the last moments of the war, when the odd were against them. Who could use a weapon of mass destruction that could became his/her judge of the war crimes?
That moment was probably the worst moment in Doctor’s life, so bad that he overlooked or even forgot some things. The John Hurt’s incarnation was considered that Time Lord that betrayed the name of the Doctor.
The day of the Doctor returns to that moment in time and space, bringing along several incarnation of the Time Lord: John Hurt, David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor). 3 Doctors working together, 3 times greater nightmare to their enemies, including the Daleks. The current companion, Jenna Coleman (Clara) and Billie Piper (known as Rose Tyler or Bad Wolf) are also present. But Tom Baker too, the Forth Doctor, at the end of the episode.
I am not telling you the details of the great story written by Steven Moffat, it has too many turns (more or less unexpected) in the action. If I am starting to write the good or the best stuff that appeared in the episode I will only take you the pleasure and the surprise of watching the show. All I can tell you is that the Zygons, shape-shifting creatures that return in this episode of Doctor Who, provide an important item that help saving the planet Gallifrey and its natives from destruction. So that the Doctor will be able to return home some time in the future.