The upcoming new season of “Doctor Who” has added yet another villain for our iconic Time Lord to face. According to showrunner Steven Moffat, actor, comedian and physics expert Ben Miller will make an appearance opposite current doctor, Peter Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman.
Miller, a self-confessed “Whovian,” said he couldn’t believe his luck in landing the role.
“My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming,” Miller said.
Moffat also added,
“Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who.”
Miller has studied for studied for a Ph.D. in physics at Cambridge University. He has also fronted BBC2 science strand Horizon. He previously appeared on the television series, “Primeval,” and more recently as a detective in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise.
He joins the ever-expanding cast list that this year includes Tom Riley and Keeley Hawes.
The official premiere date of the new season has not been announced but will release on BBC One later this year.
FINALLY. PBS has officially announced the date that “Sherlock” will be returning to grace our eyeballs. Fans and myself have been anxiously awaiting season 3 of the series that stars Chiseled Cheekbones and Bilbo Baggins, also known as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, respectively. “Sherlock” will be premiering on Sunday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET.
It feels like forever since the cliffhanger of season 2 left most of the fandom with gaping mouths. The long gap between season 2 and three was due to the demanding schedules of the show’s lead stars. Cumberbatch was attached to film Star Trek into Darkness while Freeman was working on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Also causing the delay was co-creator Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who duties as the show’s 50th Anniversary neared.
Season 3. January 19th, 2014. Will be here before you know it, right??
I am getting more and more anxious as the “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special nears. WHO ARE YOU JOHN HURT!?!?! All that anxiety aside, a brand new poster for the anniversary special has been released and you can see it above. It features Matt Smith as the current (11th) Doctor, but also David Tennant, the previous 10th Doctor, and John Hurt. It also reveals the name of the episode which will be titled, “The Day of the Doctor.” Continue reading 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Poster Revealed