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Monday Morning News Round Up – April 28

Well, here we are again, with a round up of all things TIMD from the last week. Be sure to follow us on twitter @troughtonsmydoc and get the news as it happens.

New writer for series 8? Read all about it.

Also on the subject of series 8 (sorta), some musings on Doctor Who’s long-standing habit of meeting famous historical figures. But who’s next?

On a series 8 tangent, yesterday was lovely Jenna Coleman’s 28th birthday, happy birthday Impossible Girl!

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It was also former showrunner Russell “The” Davies’ birthday, and, if we fancy getting meta about this, Rose Tyler’s too. Quel Dommage, Russell!

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This week has seen a huge glut of Pathe newsreel clips uploaded to YouTube, featuring some fleeting glimpses of William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee. Thanks to Sammi Carter for sniffing these out from the huge archive that Pathe have made available.

New YouTube Clips discovered

Pertwee Clips!

More Pertwee Clips!

And one more for luck.

Fed up with the Omnirumour? Ignore it. Just for fun, in an ideal world, which season would you most like to see completed? Let us know by taking part in our Wish Fulfilment Quiz.

Also, take a look at Part One of our feature on the mostly missing Season Three, the first great gap in the canon, and a period of change both in front of and behind camera.

Finally there’s a new fan produced audio being released soon. Doctor Who Dark Journey.

Is that all? It can’t be all, we must have missed something… Nope, that’s all the news from the past week.

More on that Gatiss Episode- Spoilers

Ben Miller

Alright, so Steven Moffat just confirmed that Ben Miller will be appearing in an episode written by Mark Gatiss.

Here’s what Moffat had to say:

“Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!”

So he’s going to be the bad guy. Now, if we are assuming that they are talking about the only Gatiss story that we have heard anything about so far, episode three, then what can we take from this? Previous reports state that the episode could be titled Robots of Sherwood and feature characters from the Robin Hood legend, so… Is Miller going to be a classic Robin Hood bad guy? Or an alien playing the part of one?

More Info On Gatiss Episode

Spoilers abound from here on out, so this is your last chance to stay unaware.

We’ve already reported that Mark Gatiss is to write two episodes for Doctor Who and here’s some info on one of them. The third episode of the series, it’s rumoured to be called Robots of Sherwood and feature Tom Riley and Ian Hallard. Hallard’s character is apparently Alan-a-dale, one of the Merry Men.

Riley had this to say on twitter:

 

Mark Gatiss to write two episodes of who

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The writer behind such episodes as  The Crimson Horror, Night Terrors and Cold War has confirmed that he’s signed on to pen two more. After rampant twitter speculation as to which two he would do, he came out with the following:

To clarify. I’ve been commissioned to write two episodes of ‘Doctor Who’. That doesn’t mean they’ll both necessarily be in this season.

— Mark Gatiss(@Markgatiss) March 27, 2014

So, do we take that to mean one each, or maybe two next year? Who knows. I’m sure we will get more details as the premiere for Series 8  gets closer.

Monday Morning News Round Up March 24th

To start off this Monday Morning News Round Up I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has visited over the past week. I was just getting my feet wet seven days ago, but now things are really rolling. We’ve had 1000 views so far and  two more contributors will be making regular, or semi regular appearances. Please welcome Gary Morris and Martin Ruddock to the Troughton team.

 

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Matt Smith Uses His Soccer Talents For Charity

June 8th you can see Matt Smith kicking some grass in Soccer Aid 2014. He is joining Robbie Williams England team and taking on the Rest Of The World. In The Lodger we got to see just how good the Doctor can play, so Matt has a lot to live up to.

 

New Series 8 Monster Filmed- Spoilers

A new monster was seen on set this week, since there are spoilers involved I won’t post the pic, but you can check it out here.

 

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Lego Who

Have you fantasized of building your own tardis out of Lego? Well that fantasy could be a reality. Lego CUUSOO was taking fan  submissions for official consideration and GlenBricker had one that met the required number of votes. It moves on to the second stage. Stay tuned via the official page.

 

From The Ashes Of doctorwhoworldwide.com

Well, it’s been two weeks since DWW went down. We were told that it was just changing servers, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. In its absence this site has attempted to keep the DWW faithful up to date on the latest news, opinion and rumours. Panopticon member Pascal Salzmann has started a facebook group to continue discussion as well.

Omnirumour

Unless you’ve been living under a rock on Mars, you’ve heard the latest omnirumour news. But if you are a Martian insect, or maybe were just offline at the wrong time, here’s a full rundown on the latest.