Is ‘Day of the Doctor’ a way of testing the waters for a film project? We caught up with Matt Hills ahead of Saturday’s episode.
From Peter Cushing’s dotty-professor to the virtues of The Web of Fear, we continue our chatter about Doctor Who‘s 50th with James Chapman, author of Inside the Tardis.
Ahead of the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who we have caught up with our Who Watching authors to ask a few questions about the significance of the milestone, as well as exploring their love for series.
Torchwood has followed a complex trajectory from its beginnings on BBC3, through to its most recent incarnation as a cross-production between the BBC and the US network Starz.
So what made Peter Capaldi the ideal choice to become the new Doctor?
It used to be that the cliffhanger ending in Doctor Who represented a moment of dire peril for the Doctor or his companions.
The recruitment of acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman – best known for The Sandman comic book – has been the surest indication of Moffat’s desire to push Doctor Who further into the realm of imaginative fantasy .
Doctor Who has always had a particular fascination with Victoriana. The Doctor himself represents different aspects of Victorian values, combining the scientific rationalism of Charles Darwin with the bohemian intellectualism of Oscar Wilde.
One of the features of Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who has been the greater attention paid to the TARDIS as a central aspect of the series.
Neil Cross’s first Doctor Who story, ‘The Rings of Akhaten’, set the bar very high indeed in terms of both its visual and intellectual imagination. ‘Hide’, if not quite matching the overall quality of that story, was nevertheless another very distinctive episode.