I really hope these are the names of all his old companions, because how awesome would it be for the Doctor to be traveling along and then look up and see the names of all the people who he cares about and who care about him?
Arthur Darvill has now left ‘Doctor Who’ in which he starred alongside Karen Gillan and Matt Smith as the Doctor’s ineffectual but endearing second assistant. After two years on the show, he tells Emily Jupp what the future has in store.
If you missed the Doctor Who Q&A earlier today with Matt Smith and Executive Producer Caroline Skinner, here is a brief recap of some of the more interesting parts. There’s are no major spoilers (as usual with the cast and crew interviews) but a few interesting titbits.
- Asked about the “Fall Of The Eleventh”, Matt said there are still many adventures to come before that
- Nothing much on the 50th anniversary except to say there are big plans and “it’s cool and exciting”
- Matt spoke about The God Complex and what was behind the door and gave the same answer as posted here
- Matt wants his Doctor to battle Master and wondered if John Simm would still play him
- Neil Gaiman’s episode was teased and it contains “some old classics”
- Both Matt and Skinner mentioned they’d like the see the Ice Warriors and the Yeti return (a hint?)
- Matt promised a great monster for the opener next year and thinks the episode will be a classic
- They confirmed the return of River Song next year, but not what episode she will appear in
Happy Birthday to Matt Smith! - Doctor Who
Sunday (October 28) is Matt’s 30th birthday so the cast and crew secretly assembled to give him a birthday surprise.
Blackout is shaping up to be a fruity addition to the TV political thriller cannon. In Christopher Eccleston’s Daniel Demoys, we have another idealistic politician who wants to do good, but whose future is threatened by his own weakness. Of course, as we’ve seen both on and off screen, it is his desperate efforts to cover up one disastrous secret that may cause his ultimate downfall.
Christopher Eccleston gives it plenty in Blackout