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Doctor Who rumors

First, two rumors I hope are false…

This first one I’m pretty positive is false, but here it is: apparently some bookies in the UK are looking for something to bet on (World Cup and Wimbledon not enough for them?), so they’re saying that since the current season of Doctor Who didn’t pull in the same level of ratings as David Tennant’s seasons, the BBC is considering replacing Matt Smith. They’ve provided a list of the odds for replacements (which, even if the rumor were true, would be a stupid list).

4/1 David Morrissey
5/1 Chiwetel Ejiofor
8/1 Next Doctor To Be Female
10/1 Patterson Joseph
12/1 James Nesbitt
14/1 Robert Carlyle
14/1 David Walliams
14/1 Richard Coyle
14/1 Tom Ellis
20/1 John Simm
20/1 Rhys Ifans
20/1 Anthony Head
20/1 Julian Walsh
20/1 Jason Statham
25/1 James Corden
25/1 Alan Davies
33/1 Nigel Harman
33/1 Bill Nighy
33/1 Chris Martin
50/1 Steven Fry
50/1 John Barrowman
66/1 Christopher Eccleston

John Barrowman? Christopher Eccleston? Given that Matt Smith has a 3 year contract, I’m thinking it’s just bookies looking to make a buck, and not reality.

The second rumor I hope is not true is that Johnny Depp is being considered to play The Doctor in a movie. This from Slice of Sci-Fi:

According to SciFi Wire, the original story came from Tor.com and discussed that producer Russell T. Davies left the show last year and moved to America to help bring the Doctor to the big-screen. And while the report has since been removed by Tor and could all just be a rumor, there were other Hollywood sources who said that it was true and that Depp could play our favorite Time Lord as early as 2012.

There’s a lot I don’t like about that idea. I know there are existing Doctor Who movies with Peter Cushing that are not in continuity, so there is a precedent, but to me Doctor Who is a TV show and should stay a TV show. The interconnected episodic nature of the story is part of what draws me in. I also don’t like the idea of an American playing The Doctor. I actually think Depp could do a good job, honestly, but this is a British property with British sensibilities, and it needs to stay that way. Part of it’s charm.

Finally, rumors about what we’ll see next season. These I believe (quoted from Slice of Sci-Fi):

Gallifrey Base confirms that location shooting for the special will begin July 12 and that the episode will be written by Steven Moffat. The special may or may not involve a storyline on the Orient Express and an Egyptian goddess as referenced in a phone call during the closing moments of “The Big Bang.” The line was hastily inserted into the episode at the last minute and may or may not hold a clue about the setting for the special.

What we do know is that the Silence will be mentioned and that the mysterious voice heard in the TARDIS during “The Pandorica Opens” will be back. There are also reports that the special could follow the tradition of “A Christmas Carol” and have ghosts of the Doctor’s past coming back. And yes, that means we could get a former Doctor back on-screen for the special as a ghost of Christmas past. Reports indicate that the series has put out feelers to Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, and David Tennant for the cameo.

As for series six, we will see Rory settle into a role as a regular companion and Amy has a “big secret” that she is keeping from both Rory and the Doctor.

And, of course, River Song will be back. It’s reported that her next appearance will be the first time she meets the Doctor.

Lots to like there. Not sure about that multiple Doctors thing, though. That’s been a rumor every year in one form or another. Looking forward to more on “the Silence” and seeing River’s first time meeting the Doctor, however.

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5 comments to Doctor Who rumors

  • Dan

    If johnny Depp plays Dr Who I will riot. Seriously, I’ll riot.

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    Jeff says:

    I believe you. A one-man riot is usually not too effective, though… you may want to get someone to join you. Fortunately for you, I think there would be many who would be willing to join if it came to that. At least it isn’t Ashton Kutcher in the rumor, though…

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  • The ratings for the new series of Dr Who are a contentious issue as more and more people are watching legitimately on line and on demand. The way they understand ratings is going to have to change.
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    Jeff says:

    Agreed. Just to be argumentative, though, it seems like it would be approximately the same amount of people (or percentage) this year vs the last 2 years viewing it time-shifted. So the comparison between years would at least be valid, I would think.

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  • I know this blog is old but I had to comment. Are bookies stupid? God. Matt Smith has been incredibly successful! And you’re right the 3 year contract he has is just that, 3 years!
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