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Regarding future episodes news, please assume that 'It has been rumoured that, suggested that' and 'media articles point to the idea that' is in front of every sentence, so you won't be disappointed. Most news is cobbled together from various sources and can change at the last minute, and that includes titles of stories!
|Doctor Who first started in
the UK on the 23rd November 1963 and ran continually until 1989. (There
was a test screening of the pilot episode a week previously in a small
area of London but that doesn't count!) Doctor Who continued in the form
of books, stage plays, comics, magazines and audio adventures. In 1996
a US/UK co-financed telemovie burst onto our screens. It didn't rate well
in the US so a related series was never taken up. 2005 and Russell T Davies
got the nod to bring back Doctor Who as a TV series. In 2010 Steven Moffat
continued the legacy. Woo hoo!
starring Matt Smith as the Doctor
3307. The Bells of Saint John
Humanity lives in a wi-fi soup. But something
dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning
them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor
races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.
Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
3309. Cold War
3312. The Crimson Horror
There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor and Clara go missing, it’s up to Vastra, Jenny and Strax to rescue them before they too fall victim to the Crimson Horror!
Continuing on from The Snowmen, the Doctor and Clara meet Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax. "You found her!" "Oh, so you're not dead then." Victorian town called Sweetville has a factory run by Mrs Gillyflower that Clara gets processed in. Clara doesn't remember anything that happened in 'The Snowmen'
When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor’s oldest foes. The Cybermen are back!
This is by Neil Gaiman who wrote The
Doctor's Wife, which was simply awesome and added, in a subtle way, to
the legend of the Doctor's origins. As it is by Neil Gaiman I'm sure the
plot will be epic, contain sweeping references to Doctor Who history, along
with references to Mondas, Telos and the linear history of the Cybermen,
lots of subtle references to future events and more whogasms than you can
poke a stick at. Oh, and did I say it's by Neil Gaiman? It may very well
be set on Mondas in the past or Telos in the future, and be a ghost story.
Definitely looking forward to this one. It's by Neil Gaiman!
starring Matt Smith as the Doctor
These dates have not been confirmed.
3401. Collapse (Suggested Title)
3402. Secret of the Time Lords (Suggested
3403. Type 50 (Suggested Title)
3404. Linear Time's End (Suggested
3405. Sliders (Suggested Title)
3406. Return of the Meddling Monk (Suggested
3407. Preferred Reality Shift (Suggested)
3408. Companions Anonymous (Suggested
3409. Swan Song (Suggested Title)
3410. Ginger! (suggested
In the Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, the Doctor was encouraged to search out his friends. As he needs to keep a low profile, he might as well go and meet some other old friends.
The 2013 series will be recognising the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who so it's expected that actors and actresses who are still alive, available and willing, from the past 50 years of the show, will make an appearance reprising their 'old' characters.
Rumoured appearances by Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Russel Enoch (William Russel), Katy Manning, Louise Jamieson and a number of other actors and actresses still working in the industry.
If a multi-doctor story does go ahead then Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison and David Tennant have expressed interest in reprising their roles. Colin Baker and Paul McGann may also return, depending on the script. Tom Baker would like to be in it but not as the 4th Doctor. He'd like to play an evil doctor character or a supreme villain. If Christopher Eccleston could be convinced that the 2013 production crew are caring, kind, considerate people who treat everyone with respect and kindness at all times from the tea boy / girl to the executive producer, and he's not working on a Hollywood movie at the time, he *may* consider it.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary in style, the episode to be broadcast on the 23rd November 2013 will not only feature just about every monster that ever appeared in Doctor Who in some form (a galactic conference?), as well as perhaps some past Doctors and companions, be the longest ever single episode in the history of Doctor Who (longer than the telemovie) but will also feature the revealing of the Doctor's real name.
Also, it's possible that Stephen Moffat has looked ahead and recorded some scenes years ago for the special. He also has access to all the outtakes from episodes such as the Five Doctors which he could easily weave into well written storylines. "Here Clara, look at the screen. This was me almost a thousand years ago..."
More rumours soon!
Predicted upcoming season / series start dates for your future records:
2013 Mar 30, Special 3D HD Nov 23rd
2016 Mar 26, Aug 27
Use Plan Forever to keep a note of upcoming eps. (It's a free online calendar to the year 9999 with century planners, that I developed. Everything for a budding time travel writer. Check it out!)
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New Doctor Who Series 2008 Season 4 | New Doctor Who Series 2009 Season 4 specials | New Doctor Who Series 2010
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Season/Series 1 featured Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor.
Seasons/Series 2, 3 and 4 plus specials featured David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.
Seasons/Series 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor
Also starring Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, Noel Clarke as Mickey, Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones, Catherine Tate as Donna Noble,
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