Well, Steven Moffat already promised us more online content and now we have an announcement regarding Doctor Who: Extra. It is going to be a ‘companion’ show that will be ten minutes in length and be available each Saturday after the broadcast of the featured episode. But it isn’t just going to be a making of type show. According to the Gallifrey Gazette:
Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series.
It sounds pretty awesome to me. I can’t wait to see how/if they tie any of the new episodes in with classic series episodes!
On the other hand, the Radio Times has an editorial regarding the length of Doctor Who: Extra.
However good it might be and sources close to the show assure me the team have spent a great deal of time and effort getting it right – it still won’t be the full-fat Confidential-style show that fans crave (and that was voted the best ever BBC3 show in a 2011 RadioTimes.com poll).
Your Monday Morning News Round Up is a little late today, but it’s a holiday in Canada and we are taking advantage of it. Here’s a collection of what made the news last week. Follow us on twitter @troughtonsmydoc to get all the news as it happens!
The RT released a YouTube video last week showing some of the restoration work being done on Enemy Of The World and Web Of Fear. Worth noting is that the video was shot before the omnirumour even broke in June last year.
It’s been a long wait since it was announced that Peter Capaldi would take over the role of the Doctor last fall. Though we still have MONTHS to go before Series 8 starts up, here’s a little something to pass the time.
Peter Capaldi is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Radio Times, which is out now. Not only that, but Steven Moffat gives an interview and talks about Day Of The Doctor and what he looks for in a new Doctor.
“When you choose a Doctor, you want somebody who is utterly compelling, attractive in a very odd way. None of the Doctors are conventionally attractive, but they’re all arresting. Handsome men don’t quite suit. Matt Smith’s a young, good-looking bloke from one angle but is actually the strangest looking man from another. You need that oddity…”
Acknowledgements: Thanks to the Radio Times and Doctorwho.net