While the BBC has yet to even officially announce that they are going to officially announce the new Doctor Who, rumors are already circulating that Peter Capaldi will be named as the 12th Doctor Who in a special show to air on the BBC on Sunday.
Before it even leaked that a Doctor Who announcement was imminent, Digital Spyreported on a surge of bets at bookies that Peter Capaldi would be the new Doctor Who. While Peter Capaldi has always been considered in the running for the role, the surge in bets so soon before today’s revelation that the BBC would be making an announcement certainly suggests that those in the know might be attempting to cash-in on their knowledge.
Peter Capaldi is best known for playing spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the British TV comedy series The Thick of It. Capaldi is also a big Doctor Who fan, having appeared on the show as Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii episode. Also, of note, on Peter Capaldi’s IMDB page, he is listed as playing a W.H.O. doctor in the movie World War Z. Of course, the W.H.O. is short for World Health Organization, but maybe it’s a sign that he is destined for the Doctor Who role.
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor reportedly airs at 7 PM UK time on BBC1 on Sunday, August 4, 2013 and will be simulcast live on BBC America at 2 PM ET.
Will be done on a special one-off on the BBC at 7pm english time and 2pm Eastern Standard Time in America. See you there! I want to here your thoughts on it!
This is why I have a problem with the government in this country. It’s supposed for work for us not hide their shit behind closed doors. Is there any reason why people don’t trust their government? And it’s not just Republicans, folks, the Democrats do it too.
All of it is sickening.
Hanover supervisors doubt closed meeting laws will be loosened – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Hanover.
Matt Smith argues that the next Doctor could be male or female, as he chats about Doctor Who…
With San Diego Comic-Con now in full swing, Matt Smith has been the latest to do a Q&A at the event, and you won’t be surprised to hear that no shortage of Doctor Who questions were fired his way.
Smith has just finished filming How To Catch A Monster, which is being directed by Mr Ryan Gosling. And he admitted that “Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans”.
Smith was asked how he’d like his incarnation of the Doctor to come to an end, and he replied that “I feel like I already know how it ends. There’s a golden light, open a TARDIS, put my arms out… and then I turn into a woman!”
You don’t need us to tell you that there’s no shortage of speculation that a female Doctor is around the corner, although we’d still be surprised if it was. However, Smith told IGN that “He’s an alien, or she’s an alien. It doesn’t matter. The Doctor is a complete alien … It can be anyone – and that’s the great thing about the part”. “There’s so many female actresses who’d be amazing”, he said, citing Helen Mirren as one example.
Matt Smith did admit that he didn’t know who the 12th Doctor was yet. Not that he’s likely to tell if he knew otherwise, of course. “You’re in for some serious revelations”, he teased when asked about John Hurt and the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special. The Christmas special, meanwhile, is set to shoot in September.
Smith also suggested that he’d been interested in roles in Star Trek and Star Wars, too.
The full Doctor Who Comic-Con panel is scheduled for Sunday. Expect more speculative questions around then…