Saturday, October 09, 2010

new dr who

Dr. Who, no more? Not quite. Especially since it seems that the BBC has been on a roll lately with their new reboot (and garnering new fans of the show) starting with the Eccleston era. Supposedly Dr. Who only has 12 lives, due to regeneration, so he's at #11 now with the new doctor, Matt Smith. I was wondering how the BBC was going to resolve this ordeal. I thought of a couple of ways around this myself, but wondered how they'd come up with this paint-yourself-in-a-corner dilemma. Not surprisingly, The Powers That Be will soon be addressing this consideration in an episode of the DOCTOR WHO spin-off series THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. The episode will be called "Death of the Doctor" and will guest star current "Doctor" Matt Smith. We've known that much since this summer, but have only recently learned details about what awaits us in this compellingly titled episode.

DigitalSpy has got a preview of the two parter here: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s47/sarah-jane-adventures/tubetalk/a280005/ten-teasers-about-death-of-the-doctor.html

The Russell T Davies-written installment says "Doctors 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11" make an appearance (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, David Tennant, and Smith respectively), and that "The Doctor doesn't have to be Caucasian (It could be interesting if a doctor could be alien-like, say like in the comic book Green Lantern Corps!) I think an interesting episode could be if the doctor lands on an alien planet gets involved in some mystery, bumps into another "alien" doctor and they solve the mystery together, then part ways). And he can regenerate more than 12 times - a lot more!"

The next formal DOCTOR WHO episode will broadcast on Christmas Day, guest starring Michael Gambon (Dumbledore in the HARRY POTTER movies).

So that leaves the official cannon with:

William Hartnell
Patrick Troughton
Jon Pertwee
Tom Baker
Peter Davison
(Peter Cushing - the movie doctor)
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
Paul McGann
Christopher Eccleston
David Tennent
Matt Smith

And Doctor No. 12?

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