I Feel Like Being Picky Today…

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Which Doctor Are You?

Ever wonder what Doctor you are?  Wonder no more!  There’s a quiz for that, obviously…

Click HERE to take the quiz

In case you wondered (and I’m sure you didn’t) I got the 1st Doctor… Although I fancy myself more of a 10 or a 4.  What did you get, and do you think you should have been assigned something else?

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Coleman Interview

Doctor Who TV has an interview with Jenna Coleman where she talks about Matt Smith leaving the show:

Jenna Coleman (Clara) discusses her role in the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas special The Time of the Doctor, where she was when she discovered Peter Capaldi was the next Doctor, and her feelings about next series…

How did you find the read through? It was very emotional. Just going through the process of saying goodbye was difficult. The script itself is very emotional, but also joyous. But saying those words and saying goodbye was never going to be easy.

Is there a sense from the start of the episode that we’re moving towards a regeneration? It’s very much an adventure, but it goes off on a different track. People watching will know that it’s Matt’s last episode, but it doesn’t loom over from the start.

We were introduced to Clara as the impossible girl last year. Are we going to find out more about her family background? Absolutely. I think there had to be a sense of mystery last year to make the plot work. What’s really interesting is that it does feel like we’re starting again and we get to see her home life as well as her life with the Doctor.

From a few pictures that have been released there are some of you cooking Christmas dinner. Have you ever done that in real life? My mum does the Christmas cooking. It couldn’t be any other way.

Are you looking forward to filming next year with Peter? It will be a different show next year. We have a bit of a gap before we start filming the new series, so I have time to get my head around it all. Me and Peter will get together before Christmas to start rehearsing and the scripts will start coming in. I think when I came in there was just a week off production when Arthur and Karen left, so that would have been a strange shift. This episode is very much about Matt, and the Eleventh Doctor and Clara and their last adventure together. I have no idea where we’re going to next series!

Where will you be watching the special this year? Will you be at home? Yeah I think so. Last year the whole family got a cottage together where mum still did the Christmas cooking. We’ll definitely all be together.

What was your reaction when you heard the next Doctor was Peter Capaldi? It was kind of that moment ‘of course, makes sense’. It’s funny as I don’t think he was one of the names that was originally being speculated about and it wasn’t until the week before that his name came up. He’s going to be so different to Matt and take the show in an interesting direction.

When were you told? Matt and I were told together during the Royal visit to Roath Lock studios. We could tell something was going on and we managed to pin the producers down and get it out of them!

How hard was it to keep the secret? I think I’ve learnt my lesson in that the best thing to do is not to tell anybody and then you don’t have your own paranoia that you’ve let something out.

What will you miss about working with Matt? Everything! When you’re reading a scene with him he can turn anything on its head. He’s so inventive, clever and very funny. There’s just so much that I’ll miss about him.

Bits and Pieces

If you haven’t already heard (and you probably have) we’re going to get an uninterrupted run of Doctor Who for Series 8.  That’s the first time since 2010.  Here’s the kicker – it doesn’t start until AUTUMN!  So we’re going straight through from Christmas until… what… October?  Maybe the tail end of September, if they’re not counting the 2014 Christmas special as part of the 13 episodes we’re getting.

So let me wrap my head around this.  We get a new Doctor at Christmas (Capaldi) when we say goodbye to Smith, then we don’t see him again for 9-10 months?  Wow.  Just… wow.  I hope this doesn’t drive away newer fans.  If you’re thinking you’ll be bored, don’t forget to come back here to visit.  I’ll find you some content!

Something else to ponder: Moffat has confirmed that Matt Smith’s Doctor is, in fact, the 13th Doctor.  That means that Tennant’s meta-crisis Doctor and the War Doctor count, making “11” actually “13”.  I’m not sure yet if this will change our numbering, but for now I’ll be sticking with the old structure until we hear something official from the BBC.  A month or so ago Moffat was telling us that the numbering wouldn’t change and that we’d still be calling Smith “11”.  He likes to lie to us and wind us up, so I take what he says with a grain of salt.

You can’t see me, but I’m waving my fist in the air screaming “MOFFAAAAT!”.  Nah, that doesn’t work as well as “Barrowman!”…

All right, that’s my rant for the evening.  I know I don’t do much these days except repost stuff I find but I’m hoping that after the holidays are over we’ll be able to get a bit of original content up.  In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the whole numbering scheme and large break between episodes?

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DW Personality Quiz

Which Doctor are you?

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Since we’re sharing, I was the 4th Doctor