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The Doctor does Indiana Jones

Posted in 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, New Series, New Series Season 5 with tags , , , , on July 23, 2009 by Mr M

First look at the new Doctor’s costume reveals he’s taking his inspiration from the 1950’s college professor look popularised by Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones.

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The Official Doctor Who website say…”Filming has begun on the new series of Doctor Who and the first sneak peek of the next Doctor’s costume is revealed today so we can now confirm – he’s looking good! Matt Smith will play the Eleventh Doctor when the new series starts in 2010 and as shooting began he commented, ‘I feel very privileged and proud to be part of this iconic show. The scripts are brilliant and working alongside Karen [Gillan], Steven [Moffat] and the rest of the crew is an inspiration because their work ethic and passion for the show is so admirable. I’m excited about the future and all the brilliant adventures I get to go on as the Doctor.’

When the Doctor returns in 2010 he’ll be dashing across the universe with Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan. His new costume comprises black boots, dark trousers, a smart shirt and bow tie with a light brown jacket completing the ensemble. It says adventure. It says laid back cool. It says Time Lord chic and we’re loving it!

The choice of clothing for the Doctor is both crucial and high profile. From Tom Baker’s iconic multicoloured scarf to the effortlessly stylish look favoured by David Tennant in his brown suit and flowing coat, the Time Lord’s attire becomes a cultural reference point, as linked to the character as James Bond’s dinner suit or Sherlock Holmes’ deerstalker.

The new series of Doctor Who has begun filming and we’ll be bringing you all the production news as it happens. It promises to be quite a ride!”

Doctor Who Magazine – issue 405

Posted in 11th Doctor, Magazines & Books, Matt Smith, New Series Season 5 with tags , , , on February 12, 2009 by Mr M

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The Next Doctor…really?

Posted in 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, New Series, Rumour Mill with tags , , , , on October 28, 2008 by Mr M

Now that the speculation about David Morrisey being the next doctor has died down and finally been put to rest as rubbish. The rumour mill has started again with another actor. This time, more controversial than the rumours about having a female Doctor. This time the rumour mill is stating that the next Doctor will be black.

Paterson Joseph to be precise. Paterson is no stranger to Doctor Who having played Roderick in the Season 1 episode, Bad Wolf.

As the Doctor has stated on many occasions, he never knows what he may turn into. The idea of a black Doctor doesn’t send me running, I’ll still watch the show, but the purists who screamed over the rumours of Jennifer Saunders taking a stint in the TARDIS will have apoplexy over this one.

I’m sure the daily tabloids will also have a field day coming up with headlines if this rumour turns out to be true!

As with the Doctor himself, only time will tell if the rumour becomes reality and we’ll all have to wait until 2010.

I still fancy the idea of Sean Pertwee in the role myself, that would be fitting and in a small way kind of comforting too. You see I’m a 3rd Doctor man myself, he was my first and all the others, including Tom Baker just never seemed right. Sylvester McCoy came in close, but just never quite made it.