Doctor Who? More than 10 Actors You May Not Have Known Played the Doctor

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  Doctor Who, the long running science fiction series from the BBC has had many actors play the part of the renegade Time Lord, known as the Doctor. Ask most fans, and they can tell you there have been 13 actors to play the role. And they would be right, for the most part.     What does that mean?   It means, yes there have been 12 lead actors in the series over its 50+ year history, and John Hurt played a never before seen incarnation, for the series’ 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. But there have … Continue reading

Hello Sweetie. Welcome to Big Finish

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River Song’s Diary to be produced by Big Finish Productions Spoilers, Sweeties! Big Finish Productions, the company that has produced original Doctor Who audio productions since 1999, featuring all the living Doctors, and almost every surviving companion announced today they’ve negotiated with the BBC, and they will introduce characters and stories that debuted in the 50-year-old sci-fi series 21st century revival, including The Diary of River Song (which will star Alex Kingston), joining the UNIT series which will début this November that will star Jenna Redgrave as Kate Stewart. David Richardson, Big Finish’s Executive Producer, and director/writer Ken Bentley highlighted … Continue reading

The Very Animated History of Doctor Who

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  Doctor Who has been running for over 50 years, and like many other long running science fiction programing, the show has found it’s way into other mediums.  Films, TV spinoffs, books, audio plays, and comic books based on the adventures of the Doctor have all been made, with varying degrees of success, from out of continuity one-offs, to 16 years running strong. But if there was one dimension the Doctor has had trouble breaking into, and that is the world of animation. Star Trek had a cartoon series, set during the fourth year of the original 5 year mission, … Continue reading

Should A Classic Doctor Who Companion Make a Return?

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  Over 50 years of Phone Box travel, the Doctor has had many companions who have come and gone over the years.  Some left the Doctor to settle down, others left the Doctor for adventures of their own, a few sadly had their adventure end in sacrifice and death. When the show returned ten years ago (Yes… Ten YEARS!), the producers made a very strong choice to not make too many direct connection to the original series, which went off the air in 1990.  There was no regeneration scene from the earlier Doctor (like there was for the ill-fated 1996 … Continue reading

UNIT:Extinction Announced by Big Finish, starring Jenna Redgrave as Kate Stewart

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  Big Finish, the production company producing original audio dramas based on the classic 20th century version of Doctor Who, starring all the surviving original cast members, since 1999 has just gotten their first license from the BBC to produce audios set in the New Series.  Just not featuring any of the new series Doctors. Big Finish is delighted to announce that Kate Stewart and her UNIT team from the Doctor Who TV series will be starring in a brand new series of audio dramas, in a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.   Big Finish will be producing 4 Four … Continue reading