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Pertwee Sings! The Babelcolour Noodle Doodle – YouTube   Leave a comment


Jon Pertwee singing The Noodle Doodle Song – a flexi-disk from 1976


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Peter Capaldi thought Doctor Who audition was “a disaster”   Leave a comment

At the Deep Breath premiere Q&A, Peter Capaldi revealed that he wasn’t confident about his audition for the role…

We’re staying entirely spoiler-free until Deep Breath goes public on the 23rd of August, but nothing is being spoiled when we say that Peter Capaldi is brilliant as the Doctor. Something went very right when the decision was made to put him in the TARDIS.

If you’d asked Capaldi what he thought his chances were following his first audition though, he’d have told you a different story. At the BFI premiere of Deep Breath, Capaldi told the audience that he wasn’t at all confident following an audition at Steven Moffat’s house.

“We got Peter round to my house to do an audition and he was fantastic, though he had a Catweazle beard from The Musketeers…” remembered Steven Moffat, before being interrupted by Capaldi, who told him, “The funny thing I didn’t tell you is that I thought when we did it that was a disaster. I thought I’d done it so badly and I was so – to use a popular phrase – out of the loop. But I’d enjoyed the experience so much that I thought, if that’s as far as it goes, that’s worth it.”

What material was Capaldi given to audition with? “I did three daft scenes”, Moffat said, “and they weren’t really intended to be any attempt at a twelfth Doctor. There was a scene based on an old Christopher Eccleston scene, a scene based on an old David Tennant scene, and a scene based on an old Matt Smith scene. They were just nonsense, because one of the things you’re going to have to do – I hate to say this, sorry Peter after all these months of doing this – but you have to be able to talk absolute insanity as if you really mean it, without a hint of irony. Unlike Peter said, I could show you that footage and he was fantastic. Obviously it’s him, look at him, he’s been rehearsing in his bedroom since the age of four!”

“You wrote a very hilarious, I thought, regeneration scene in which the Doctor couldn’t see his face but kept questioning Clara about it,” Capaldi added, laughing, “I kept saying ‘How’s the face, does it look good?’ and she was going ‘it’s okay’, ‘what do you mean okay? Is it old?’ and she couldn’t say.”

We think he’s talking about this scene, reprinted last July courtesy of Doctor Who Magazine.

via Den of Geek.

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‘Perfect’ Peter Capaldi to play Time Lord for ‘years’ to come   Leave a comment

Peter Capaldi has signed up for another series of Doctor Who AND a Christmas Special after being hailed the ‘perfect’ Time Lord by BBC bosses.

Although Capaldi’s debut episode Deep Breath doesn’t air until August 23, producers are convinced the 56-year-old Scot is going to be a hit with Whovians.

A source said: ‘Peter is the perfect Doctor. He’s a life-long fan of the show and a great actor.

‘He wanted to do another series and the BBC wanted him back.

‘Even before the premiere, no one at the BBC was in any doubt that Peter was going to be brilliantly received,’ the insider continued.

‘It’s hoped that he’ll play the role for years.’

And although the Thick Of It star is the joint oldest actor to play the Doctor (William Hartnell was also 56 when he started out on Doctor Who in 1963), Peter is adamant his age won’t prevent him from doing his own stunts.

He explained: ‘I’ve just been filming a sequence in which I have to be suspended on wires 20ft in the air for a whole day.

‘It was fantastic — like being nine years old! I was the Doctor and Superman.

‘Where else is a man of my age going to be attached to wires and flung around a room?’

‘I think too much is made of my age — but who cares? Doctor Who is over 2,000 years old,’ he added to The Sun.

via Metro News.

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Steven Moffat says no to bringing back the Master; no plans for 10th anniversary special   Leave a comment

Is the Master returning to Doctor Who anytime soon? No, says Steven Moffat, nor are they planning a 10th anniversary special…

The Doctor lies. This we know. Steven Moffat, in public, sometimes lies too. This we also know.

How far then, should we believe Moffat when he categorically states that not only will be not be bringing the Master back, but there are also no plans for a special episode to celebrate Doctor Who’s tenth year since its 2005 revival?

Here’s what the Who showrunner said on both matters at yesterday’s Deep Breath Cardiff and London premiere Q&As:

Will the Master be coming back anytime soon?

Steven Moffat: “[Abruptly] No. [Laughter] I accidentally just said the truth! No, not really. I think the story’s sort of done. I thought what Russell [T. Davies] did with that was so brilliant, because I did think it was over. Once you’d lost Roger Delgado who was so brilliant, it was tough to keep it… it’s like Moriarty in Sherlock – yes, I know – you think, ‘you’re a great master villain, you know what you do a lot, you lose! You’re always tremendously confident and then you’re humiliatingly defeated and you don’t remember that the next time you pop up with your ridiculous plan’. So no, the Doctor doesn’t really need an arch-enemy, so we’ll go for new ones. So, sorry John Simm.”

Are there any special plans for the 10th anniversary of the show’s return?

“We’ve only just done the 50th! After doing a huge fuss over 50 years of Doctor Who, and bringing the nostalgia into the show, I think it’s time to aim forward. We’ve not planning that. Unless I’m lying!”.

via Den of Geek.

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Peter Capaldi unveils Doctor Who secrets as Deep Breath gets premiere   Leave a comment

We all know that most of the Doctor Who universe is made from CGI trickery – sadly, you can’t actually fly through space and time in a police box.

But Peter Capaldi has shattered even more of our Whovian dreams by giving us a sneak peek inside one of the most famous spaceships of them all.

The new Doctor said of the Tardis: “On the inside it’s like a cupboard your dad’s made. There’s not much room. Jenna’s in there giving thumbs up and there’s a prop guy with a smoke machine looking all embarrassed, trying to talk to you.

“In the future I’m going to get a kettle in there.”

Making tea in the cupboard? Sounds a bit more Harry Potter than all-knowing Time Lord.

“I did quite a lot of green screen acting in the blockbuster movie Maleficent – from which I was cut!”

Peter was joined by co-star Jenna Coleman and executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat at the London stop of their world tour; and the trio gave devoted fans lucky enough to grab a ticket an insight into the new Doctor’s adventures.

As well as revealing the not-so-glam interior of the Tardis, Peter, who has taken over the role of the famous alien from Matt Smith, joked about the wonders of green screen.

He said: “You’re fighting a dinosaur, but you’re reacting to a tennis ball on the end of a stick.”

Luckily, the 56-year-old had some experience in front of green screen before, but it didn’t exactly set the movie world alight.

The Thick Of It actor said: “I did quite a lot of green screen acting in the blockbuster movie Maleficent – from which I was cut!”

The first episode of the new series, Deep Breath, was premiered at London’s BFI, and shows a very different Doctor from the floppy-haired bow-tie enthusiast played by Smith.

Moffat said of Capaldi’s casting: “I just realised that we couldn’t just go for another Matt Smith, we couldn’t go for another young man with interesting hair. People would start to realise that was what we were doing, and start styling their hair in improbable ways in the hope they might be cast.”

In the new Doctor’s first full episode, he is a much darker, starker and fearsome character, even when disorientated from his regeneration.

But don’t worry, the show doesn’t need a warning label for any Malcolm Tucker-like outbursts.

Capaldi assured his fans: “The Doctor is closer to me than, say, Malcolm Tucker. That was much more of a leap. I am nicer than Malcolm.”

However, fans of the foul-mouthed spin doctor will be happy that his terrifying death stare has been carried over to the Whoniverse.

As well as offering up some shocking twists and turns that will delight Whovians and some terrifying new foes, Deep Breath focusses on Clara’s adjustment to her new Doctor.

Jenna said: “It’s all been thrown off kilter and turned on its head. Clara is suddenly faced with this man who she can’t control and he doesn’t respond in the same way that she’s used to. So that’s really frustrating and confusing for her because she needs to figure out how this now works.”

via Daily Star.

Deep Breath: More Information Emerges…   Leave a comment

Before any new episode of Doctor Who we release a short synopsis which gives an idea of what will be happening in the adventure…

For Deep Breath, the official synopsis reads, ‘When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him.’

Of course, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing when Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday, 23 August, or you can visit a gallery of images for the episode now!

via BBC – Blogs – Doctor Who

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