Take my memories, but I hope you’ve got a big appetite because I have lived a long life and I have seen a few things. I walked away from the last great time war. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out moment by moment until nothing remained. No time, no space, just me!
I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad man. I’ve watched universes freeze at creation’s birth. I have seen things you wouldn’t believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on, then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!
~ The Doctor
Tennant was the 10th Doctor and Piper played his on-screen companion Rose Tyler in the BBC One show. Filming on the show, which will also star John Hurt, will start next week. Tennant’s successor, Matt Smith – also in the special with his new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman – says fans “will not be disappointed” by the 3D show, due to air on 23 November.
Tennant and Piper have long been rumoured to be making a return for the special, which is being written by the show’s executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat. In January, Piper, appearing on the Graham Norton show, denied she would be appearing.
“I wasn’t asked, no,” she said.
“I think Matt Smith may have said, in passing or in jest, it would be nice.
The first story of Doctor Who’s 2013 run, The Bells of Saint John – described by Moffat as a “proper London thriller” – will be screened later.Viewers will see the Doctor and new companion, Clara, played by Coleman, battling an evil entity in the world’s wi-fi networks.
Actor Matt Smith talks about modern Doctor Who Aliens
Future episodes of the show, which is filmed in Cardiff, see the return of the Cybermen and old enemy the Ice Warriors, who last appeared during the Jon Pertwee era in 1974. Tennant starred in Doctor Who from 2005 to 2010 while Piper first appeared in 2005 opposite Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor. She left the show in 2006 but returned for a number of episodes in 2008 as well as for Tennant’s final episode, broadcast on 1 January 2010.
The first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, starring William Hartnell as the Timelord, was broadcast on 23 November 1963. As part of the anniversary events, the BBC will also broadcast An Adventure in Space and Time – a one-off drama looking at how the sci-fi show came to be made.
Good Gawds I’ve been working on my Studio Computer since 8am-ish. I may actually have my first bit of OS X malware but honestly I’m not sure WTH is actually going on….. Yet >:D Either my Mac Pro is infested with demons or my ISP has blocked port 993 because they think I’m a mad bad spammer. At 1am I called quits and am going to play guitar for 15 minutes or so before I pass out from overgeekdom solution searching like the good little mac geek I am. Come on raggity man comes help meh!
I haz a Sad :(
There will be Nay more of our blessed Scottish Goddess Karen Gillan who’s mother’s a proper Doctor Who fan, oh whatever shall we Who fans do? All the Scotsmen in the world are morning the loss of our lovely Lady and all the Americans are still wondering why US Telly is so awful. Viva De BBC!