Oct. 15, 2013 | 6:11 p.m.
The first photos for “The Day of the Doctor” are out, offering a glimpse of the highly anticipated “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special. The images (check them out in the gallery above) feature outgoing “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith (who plays the 11th incarnation of the Doctor), along with his popular predecessor David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) and newcomer John Hurt. Hurt was introduced as the Doctor in May’s season finale, though fan speculation abounds as to whether Hurt’s character is a previous iteration, a future iteration or an alternate-timeline version of the time traveler, or else another character altogether. The special also stars Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s current traveling companion Clara Oswald, and Billie Piper, who portrayed fan-favorite traveling companion Rose Tyler, the first female lead after the show’s 2005 reboot. The newly released images from the […]
Sept. 10, 2013 | 6:12 p.m.
A newly unveiled poster for the “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special reveals its title – ”The Day of the Doctor” — and offers a glimpse of the much-anticipated episode. “The Day of the Doctor” will be a feature-length episode, clocking in at 75 minutes, and is slated to air Nov. 23. In an effort to avoid spoilers and plot leaks, BBC Worldwide is orchestrating a worldwide simulcast in 200 countries, including the U.S. The special stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and newcomer John Hurt. GRAPHIC: Meet the 11 Doctors Hurt was introduced as the Doctor in May’s season finale. Fan speculation abounds on whether Hurt’s character is a previous iteration, a future iteration or an alternate-timeline version of the time traveler, or else another character altogether. Smith and Tennant, of course, played the 11th and 10th incarnations […]
July 29, 2013 | 3:17 p.m.
American Whovians won’t have to wait to see the “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special. The highly anticipated special is set to air at the same time across the globe. In an effort to avoid spoilers and plot leaks, BBC Worldwide is orchestrating a worldwide simulcast in 200 countries, with an expected 100 million viewers. “It’s always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international ‘Doctor Who fans’ can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the U.K.,” BBC Worldwide said in a statement. Outgoing star Matt Smith and companion Jenna Coleman are joining forces with “Doctor Who” alumni David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as newcomer John Hurt, introduced in the Season 7 finale as a previously unseen incarnation of the Doctor. The special is slated to air Saturday, Nov. 23. If […]
March 30, 2013 | 8:54 a.m.
Matt Smith’s Doctor will cross paths with David Tennant’s Doctor in an upcoming 50th anniversary special of “Doctor Who.” Tennant, whose vivacious performance as the time-and-space-traveling alien helped catapult the long-running British television series into the mainstream of popular culture, has joined the cast, along with Billie Piper, who played his traveling companion and love interest, Rose Tyler, the BBC confirmed Saturday morning. The show is rumored to include all 11 incarnations of the Doctor. The BBC also announced that John Hurt (“Alien,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) will be guest starring in the special, which is written by Steven Moffat and begins filming in Britain this week. (“Merlin” fans will note that Hurt voiced the Great Dragon in that recently wrapped-up fantasy series.) GRAPHIC: Meet the 11 Doctors When Tennant and Piper appear alongside Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman (who plays new companion Clara […]
Nov. 08, 2012 | 6:29 p.m.
There have been a lot of huge, jaw-dropping announcements in the “Star Wars” universe lately, so why not one more? David Tennant, known to a lot of people as the 10th Doctor on the long-running BBC series “Doctor Who,” is about to make his debut in the “Star Wars” universe. Tennant will lend his voice to this Saturday’s episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on Cartoon Network, playing Huyang, a droid who works for the Jedis, overseeing the construction of lightsabers. PHOTOS: Meet the characters from ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ And this isn’t just a one-shot deal. The character will appear in the two subsequent episodes following this weekend’s debut. According to “Clone Wars” supervising director, Dave Filoni, once he learned that Tennant was a big fan of “Star Wars,” he knew he needed to get “The Doctor” […]
Feb. 25, 2010 | 10:13 p.m.
BBC America has circled April 17 as the U.S. air date for the new season of “Doctor Who,” which will star young Matt Smith, shown above with Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, the latest passenger aboard the TARDIS. Like so many fans, I will give Smith a chance, but it will be very difficult to see anyone else in the role after David Tennant’s defining stint as the Time Lord. The show does have strong creative leadership, though, with the talented Steven Moffat as head writer, and as a lifelong “Who” fan himself, there’s no doubt he will handle the legacy with care. Here’s a trailer that suggests the series will be pumping up the adrenaline . . . Can Smith make everyone forget about Tennant? Time will tell. – Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED David Tennant says ‘Who’ role was ‘impossibly fortunate’ David Tennant, running out of […]
Jan. 06, 2010 | 5:48 p.m.
“Doctor Who: The Complete Specials” arrives in U.S. retail stores on Feb. 2 with all five specials (“The Next Doctor,” ”Planet of the Dead,” “The Waters of Mars” and the just-aired, two-part “The End of Time“) that feature David Tennant as the once and future Time Lord. It’s an emotional time for Tennant as he leaves behind his signature role, as you can see in this behind-the-scenes footage from the extras on the DVD and Blu-ray boxed set. – Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED David Tennant says Who role was ‘impossibly fortunate’ David Tennant, running out of time on ‘Doctor Who’ VIDEO: Exit interview — Tennant and Davies together Robert Lloyd: My surreal ride with Doctor Who Will there be a ‘Doctor Who’ film? Doctor Who, fighting the past and looking to the future VIDEO: Matt Smith now on call to take over TARDIS Discount Doctor: Tennant’s replacement […]
Dec. 22, 2009 | 9:28 p.m.
Robert Lloyd recently interviewed “Doctor Who” star David Tennant for a lengthy piece in the Los Angeles Times but there still wasn’t enough room for all of the good stuff that came out of the lively conversation. So, Lloyd has given the Hero Complex a deeper transcript of his chat with the soon-to-expire ”Tenth Doctor.” Tennant is expected to regenerate into replacement Matt Smith in the two-part finale “The End of Time,” which begins Dec. 26. The actor has been in Los Angeles filming his first American pilot, “Rex is Not Your Lawyer,” for NBC. RL: American series television seems to have become a regular career path for British actors. DT: I think British actors have always aspired to that because there’s an international market in America which isn’t quite the same at home. We have something of a film industry and we have some television product […]
Aug. 25, 2009 | 1:02 p.m.
Over at Boing Boing they have an interview with David Tennant and Russell T Davies and if you love Doctor Who, well, you’ll love this…all 20 minutes of it. The interviewer is Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds. Here is how Metzger described the interview: This interview took place at an interesting moment in time for both men as they’ve only just left behind their respective starring roles in one of the biggest television successes in the world today. As difficult as that may sound, you can only imagine how much pressure is off them after four years of practically non-stop work. I think it shows in this interview, as they’re both very relaxed and jovial. David had just come from Comic-Con where he was treated with fan adulation bordering on Beatlemania and Russell is starting a new phase of his […]
July 16, 2009 | 4:32 p.m.
Who doesn’t love a good casting rumor? The whisper we keep hearing in recent days is that the name of the lead star in Guillermo del Toro’s ”The Hobbit” will be announced next week at Comic-Con International . A few people also point out that David Tennant, one of the purported candidates for the role of Bilbo Baggins, just happens to be making his very first trip to the San Diego expo to promote “Doctor Who,” a television series that he will soon be leaving behind. Peter Jackson, the producer of the two-film “Hobbit” series that begins its theater run in 2011, is also slated to appear this year, and, well you can see the dot-connecting possibilities. … I think Tennant would be exceptional in the role, but I’m even more enthused about the notion of seeing James McAvoy portray the itinerant Bilbo. The Scotsman has shown amazing versatility in roles in “Atonement,” ”The Last King of Scotland” and “Wanted,” […]