It’s been all about Series 8 and Deep Breath over the last couple of weeks and rightly so. It’s so close now! I dive into some news for the new series, Tardis Talk is back with questions around a possible 10th Anniversary special next year and this episode’s retrospective is Planet of Evil.
As Series 8 is so close it’s no surprise that the bulk of the news is around that. First up the BBC have confirmed the transmission time for Deep Breath on Saturday 23rd August as 7:50pm here in the UK. It will air in the US at 8:15pm.
There’s also the official synopsis for Deep Breath from the BBC: “When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London, he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions”. It’s sounding like an awesome episode already and unlike previous fresh regeneration episodes the Doctor has his hands full from the get go.
Jenna Coleman has officially joined Twitter and you can catch her latest updates at @Jenna_Coleman_
Elsewhere there’s been an interesting casting call put out for someone to play Tom Baker in his early years entitled The Letter. I’m assuming this is around Baker’s letter he sent to the BBC on a whim while working on a building site which resulted in his appointment as The Doctor. This could be a great docudrama so will keep you posted on any progress.
I read a short interview snippet with Steven Moffat last week in which he said it’s very unlikely that there will be any kind of 10th Anniversary special or celebration so that got me thinking whether there should be one or not? What do you think about this?
Retrospective – Planet of Evil
Going back to the classic era I dive into Tom Baker’s 1975 story of a mysterious planet on the edge of the known universe hiding a sinister monster. Some great Baker in this story and a good supporting cast to match. I give it a decent 7/10 but what would you have given it?
Thank you as always for stepping into the Tardis for episode 10 and look forward to chatting all things Who in episode 11. Until next time – Allons-y!