With the success of the new Doctor Who series by BBC Wales, there have been rumors of a feature length film.
Since David Tennant has been so accepted in the role by the public at large, this film would logically star the tenth actor to play the Doctor, correct?
Well… maybe not.
The story, according to SYFY Portal, is that due to the continued success of the 8th Doctor adventures on BBC Radio and on CD, we may be seeing a brand new/old take on the good Doctor.
Last seen in the TV movie titled by some as ‘The Enemy Within,’ Paul McGann is currently being courted to portray the Doctor once more.
McGann has a very large cult following as an actor inside and outside of Doctor Who. From his roles in ‘Withnail and I,’ ‘Alien 3‘ and ‘Empire of the Sun,’ he has shown great character and range seen by very few of the actors to play the part of the Doctor save Chris Eccleston.
Similar in tone to previous incarnations, McGann‘s Doctor has seemed more of a restrained Tom Baker or livelier Peter Davison, depending on your view of things. In any case, his portrayal is definitely more on the side of a classic take on the character rather than the more hip and modern Doctor currently on TV.
If this rumor is true, it would be the third time two versions of the Doctor would be running at the same time.
Previous to this we had Peter Cushing (Doctor Who and The Daleks, Doctor Who – Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 AD) on the screen with William Hartnell on the tube in The Dalek Invasion of Earth and Jon Pertwee on the radio and Colin Baker on TV in 1984.
Weird world, ain’t it?
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This past weekend magician extraordinaire and sometime comic book writer Alan Moore and his comapanion in the scandalous ‘Lost Girls,’ Melinda Gebbie tied the knot.
The pic below was apparently taken on Neil Gaiman‘s cameraphone.
Known for his incredible run on Swamp Thing, Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Supreme, Top Ten, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinarty Gentlemen and many many more, Alan Moore has been a veritable lightning rod the comics community. He has brought more credibility and respect to the medium than any other creator.
After the success of Miracleman and the The Ballad of Halo Jones in the UK, Moore was plucked from the sceptered isle of England by DC Comics and assigned the odd task of re-introducing Swamp Thing to the masses. The result was one of the most inventive and heartfelt monthly comics ever to be released.
He followed this up with the serialized political epic V for Vendettaand the groundbreaking Watchmen with Dave Gibbons. Topping off this period was the daunting existential work ‘From Hell‘ with Eddie Campbell.
Not one to be pigeonholed, he expanded his horizons by working for flashy Image Comics on super hero comics WildC. A. T.s and Supreme, later moving to Wildstorm Comics to create the ‘America’s Best Comics’ line in the late 90′s (consisting of Top Ten,Promethea, Tom Strong and Tomorrow Stories) with some of the best artists in the business. The ABC imprint brougt back the glory days of fun and whimsical comics while maintaining the intellectual bent of his work.
Ever a vanguard, always an inventor… another bachelor lost to the bindings of matrimony, ladies and gentlemen.
Dude… she’s totally going to make you sell your comics.