Despite the ominous title, there is nothing too dramatic to say in this post about the new Doctor Who series as it enters its sixth year (5th series) on the air.
There are some rumblings about a Doctor Who feature film coming out soon.
The Legacy of the Doctor Who Movie
While there were two motion pictures back in the 1960′s starring Peter Cushing (almost direct adaptations of Terry Nation’s Daleks and Dalek Invasion of Earth serials), this could be the first film presence the program has had ever since. There may be some fans out there who recall that there was a brief plan to release a feature film back in 1977 with Tom Baker in the role but a certain film called Star Wars killed that idea. The story goes that series producer Philip Hinchcliffe sat in the audience and after the opening sequence turned to a friend and said, ‘Well… there goes that idea.’ I’m not exactly certain that Doctor Who belongs on the silver screen at all and think that it works best as a serial, bit we’ll have to wait and see.
The Doctor Who movie was apparently part of the contract that Tennant demanded the BBC sign off on and their reluctance to pay him more money for a fifth year and feature film led to him leaving the program.
All rumor, and we’ll probably never really know.
Announcement in San Diego
With Russel T Davies and David Tennant appearing at the San Diego Comic Con this year, there is rumored to be a formal announcement on the project. It is still unclear if the movie would star Tennant or the still unrevealed 11th Doctor, Matt Smith.
New Doctor Who animated series confirmed
With a second animated series on its way as well Tennant could be the most active post-TV series Doctor since Paul McGann!
Two friends on hand to see Doctor #10 off
And this image surfaced from the aforementioned upcoming two-part series finale that just finished filming.
I’m inserting this break to protect anyone who wishes to remain in the dark… but it’s a pretty big reveal.