While British actor Paul McGann only got to play the Doctor on screen once, he’s continued the role of the 8th Doctor for several years in Big Finish audio dramas and has never lost affection for the sci-fi series. So wouldn’t it be nice, says this fan, if he appeared in the 50th anniversary special?
These set photos from Thor: The Dark World give us our first good look at the Dark Elves and their leader, Malekith the Accursed, played by Christopher Eccleston. Well, the guy with the exposed face might be Malekith the Accursed. We don’t know for sure. A closer shot of him, whoever he is, is under the jump, as well as one of the masked elves.
Previously, we heard that former Doctor Christopher Eccleston would be facing off against Chris Hemsworth as Thor: The Dark World‘s big bad villain. Now, we’ve heard of another joining the ranks of the Thor sequel’s baddies: Alice Krige, who played the Borg queen in Star Trek: First Contact. She may not be getting as much screen time as Eccleston, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. Click through to learn more.
Ok look. I know people are mad about Matt Smith these days but we owe a great debt of gratitude to Christopher Eccleston for playing a part in relaunching Doctor Who in 2005. With the big Who anniversary coming up next year, fans have been speculating just how many Doctors will be returning to the show. So far, all signs have pointed to Eccleston not making a return but thanks to some new quotes we can speculate he might give it a go. We also have some news about the upcoming Christmas Special and how the alternate-Ninth Doctor, Richard E. Grant, could factor in.
A Time Lord against the God of Thunder? Now that is a fight I’d pay to see and pretty soon, you’ll be able to! Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston has been cast in Thor 2, aka Thor: The Dark World. Hit the jump to find out which Marvel villain he’ll be playing.
In case you’re not a Doctor Who fan, or you’re not regularly within a three-mile radius of Doctor Who fans, you should know that the fandom has been waiting almost a year for new episodes of the show. The season finale of season (or series) six aired October 1st, 2011, and now at the end of August, 2012, we still don’t know when new episodes will hit… just that they are coming this fall.
But it’s not just the return of the show that fans are anticipating: 2013 will mark the show’s 50th anniversary special. And, at least if you read into a statement made by show star Matt Smith, we might be anticipating multiple specials.
There once was a show called Doctor Who. It ran for a verrrrry long time and had some really, really talented actors. One day, they told us bedtime stories. The end.
Ok, not the end. Doctor Who cast members David Tennant, Alex Kingston, Christopher Eccleston, John Simm, Freema Agyeman and John Barrowman have all taken part in the BBC tradition that is CBeebies. It’s a channel, one of the only free on the BBC, for preschoolers where the final hour of every day is dedicated to bedtime. And at the end of that hour a celebrity reads a bedtime story (actually they read 5 but spread them out over a week). It’s a pretty cool concept and we’re lucky enough that most of them are available on YouTube. I found that Tennant and Agyeman were the best storytellers of the bunch but Simm actually used voices for the characters and that was the last thing I expected from The Master. Go watch the rest and have sweet dreams!
I could own a TARDIS and still not have enough time to go through all the awesome Doctor Who stuff out there on the internet. And neither would you. That’s why, to celebrated the 48th anniversary of the classic BBC children’s sci-fi series Doctor Who today, we’ve rounded up 11 Doctor Who Things for you to enjoy.