Argh! Why can't I get straight into on this thing?!?!
|Promotional photo for the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special|
OK, Mark Gatiss offered up some intel, saying the script is the most beautiful thing Steven Moffat has ever written and it made Mark cry. Tears of joy? Tears of sadness? Mark ain't telling. More frustration!
Steven Moffat said the Christmas special will feature a special guest companion much like River Song’s appearance in last year’s special. However, it looks like it might only be Nardole, the character played by Matt Lucas in the 2015 Christmas special and is joining the TARDIS crew in Series 10.
Like a lot of Whovians, I was really hoping we would get a return visit from Capt. Jack Harkness and the 2016 Christmas special seemed as good a place as any. The man who brought Jack to life, John Barrowman, has made no secret of his desire to return to the role in Doctor Who. Barrowman was reportedly in the Cardiff area in May but who knows what that was about. But the Christmas special wasn’t shot in May (maybe?) and John Barrowman denied he was filming anything as Jack Harkness for Doctor Who.
But it does appear the decision to leave at the end of Series 1 is something Eccleston is revisiting and he’s doing so with regret. Christopher noted that Doctor Who was giving him opportunities to explore facets of acting that he had never explored before such as light comedy. Eccleston noted that if he had stayed for a 2nd season, he would’ve delivered even stronger performances and would’ve been happier with his role as the Doctor.
It’s a shame he couldn’t come to that conclusion sooner to participate in the 50th anniversary special but maybe, just maybe he can make his peace with the show enough to come back for some kind of one-off, even just a mini-episode to give Christopher Eccleston one more go as the Doctor in the TARDIS. But I think that for whatever his regrets about leaving Doctor Who early, Eccleston has placed Doctor Who firmly in the past and is not likely to revisit the role again.
THAT I STILL KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!!
And Class is coming. This image popped up this week.
So it seems we're in for a some serious doing of stuff when it comes to aliens and the kids at Coal Hill School.
But details? Like will the Doctor make an appearance?
No details? Of course not.
So that's that for today's Doctor Who post. Tomorrow, I look at the fall out of Donald Trump's comments Friday on the "birther" issue. Later in the week, Pixar Project returns as the family re-watch project resumes with a look at Ratatouille.
And next Sunday on the blog thing, more Doctor Who stuff? What kind of stuff, you might ask? How about this:
Cybermen across the universe are going insane. The cause will shake the Doctor and his companion to the core with the return of an impossible threat.
Yes, I'm launching another Doctor Who fan fiction. Next Sunday is Episode One of....Cybermania!
Until next time, remember to be good to one another.