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September 3rd, 2007


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09:25 pm - This GIP was brought to you by Calapine, photoshop, and marvellous insanity
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Over on Ye Olde Outpost Gallifrey Forums, there is someone informing us that there is due to be an important announcement of Doctor Who's future coming up, embargoed until tomorrow (UK time). And it's supposedly good news, so it seems unlikely to be the impending cancellation.

Cue mass speculation.

The main thought seems to be official confirmation of S5, but it strikes me as a very odd time to announce something like that, especially given that S4 wasn't announced officially until the S3 premiere, and the rumours about cancellation or what-all have been quiet as of late. Which makes me think it's somehow tied to the whole Tennant in Hamlet thing.

I guess we'll see when the embargo lifts. Which, according to some quick mental calculations, should be about 9am Melbourne time. I should be awake to see it, then...

ETA: The person who scooped the fact there is an announcement coming up is hinting at contents.


Deej - My source is 100 per cent reliable. It will be a midnight press release, and it will be about series five, and the news probably does stem from David Tennant's tenure at the RSC next year. But fans of Tennant needn't worry. I wish I could say more but I don't want to get in trouble. Probably said too much already...

I am adding one plus one here, and getting Yay!


ETA2:
Courtesy of The Doctors Trainers (Who has in the past had knowledge of casting and behind the scene stuff ages before announcements): I'm guessing the news in question will be that DT is going to stay on in the role beyond series 4 despite his RSC commitments, but that that the show will be rested briefly to accomodate DT treading the boards, returning with three specials for 2009 and Series 5 being deferred to 2010. Just guessing of course (With that winking smiley just after the final sentence)

Response from Deej - Excellent guess. Spot on. Well done.

Well, that's... whoa. Serious whoa.


And in completely unrelated news. This song is completely made of awesome
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Creepin Up the Backstairs by The Fratellis

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From:hacked2death
Date:September 3rd, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
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Probably who is taking over when Rusty leaves..
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
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We've now got two people saying (from supposedly reliable sources), that it's confirmation of Tennant in S5. No word on what other changes it might announce.
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From:dune_drd
Date:September 3rd, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
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The 'needn't worry' part does funny things to my stomach :)
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
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I am suddenly recall that time someone on the OG mentioned hearing that Tennant was apparently booked out for work until 2009...
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From:dune_drd
Date:September 3rd, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
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Can't remember that, as Tennant was very careful not to mention any future plans. Sure you don't remember JB's schedule from before we knew there was going to be Torchwood?
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
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No it was definitely Tennant, and it was some random thing in the spoiler thread ages and ages ago.
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From:dune_drd
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Good luck for digging that out again. These threads give me headaches
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
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I can't be stuffed looking forward to it. But it was brought to mind.
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From:big_n_happy
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
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Specials? Who specials are consistently buzzy. I almost want the specials more thån S4. In fact, can we skip straight to welcoming our Moffat overlords in 2010?
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
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So far, no-one's mentioned anything about the writers or production team for specials or what all. Just the Tennant stuff.

Maybe the announcement will have more.
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From:big_n_happy
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh, 2010 was just me echoing a common assumption. Rusty's said he's probably moving on to MGM (More Gay Men) after S4.

And as a fan of multi-Doctor stories, Christmas specials et al, I suspect it's just the word "special" that buzzes me.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
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I'm currently wondering if that stuff about Peter Davison showing up as Five might mean that one of the so-called specials is a multi-Doctor thing. Which would make me squee liek whoa.

Gah, the wait for the proper announcement is killing me already.
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From:snowandsunshine
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Drive by through friends list surfing- hope that's O.K

Blimey- very interesting news indeed and just after I'd sworn off the OG for a couple of weeks. The amount of rancour there makes my head hurt
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
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If it wasn't okay, the post would be locked.

It is a bit of a stunner - not something I saw coming at all (I was pretty much certain Tennant was off after Series 4).
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From:snowandsunshine
Date:September 3rd, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
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I'd heard rumours about there being a couple of specials to ease the transition between production teams, but nothing about Tennant staying on after the end of S4. Someone even said (I think it was on lifeonmartha) that the reintroduction of Martha in S4 was to help bridge the gap between 10/11.

If this does turn out tobe true, I wonder what this means for Companions (taking onboard RTD's comments about CT's character originally being a placeholder)
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
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The Martha as bridging a gap was never officially, but it's the sort of thing that made logical sense, so quite a few people - me included - bought into it.

I do wonder. Will we have a known companion (Donna and/or Martha) for the specials? Or someone new? And what about the next series, when it comes along, new or old companion?
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From:snowandsunshine
Date:September 3rd, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
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I didn't realise you were one of the people who suggested that about Martha- sorry!

I wouldn't mind seeing SJS turning up again (if they do go with the idea of specials , a cross over with the SJS adventures isn't unlikely given that it's mroe kid friendly than Torchwood).
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
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No probs - I just thought it made a lot of sense. Though I suspect trying to make sense of the Doctor Who production team will just give you a headache most of the time.

And I wouldn't mind seeing more of Sarah Jane at all.
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From:snowandsunshine
Date:September 3rd, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)
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I tried to make sense of the chronology and canon once. Never again.

I do sometime wish Pertwee was still alive. His was the first Doctor I ever saw as my Dad made me watch some episodes when I was about 5 or 6. The first one was Pertwee's first and had scary plstic shop dummies. Flash forward about 12 years and to New Who. I sit down to watch Rose , and there they were- the Autons. Not sure who was mroe frightenend, me or the little sib.
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From:snowandsunshine
Date:September 3rd, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
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And it's confirmed
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 3rd, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, saw that, and have a new post up.

I also reported it to doctorwho. And now I am ducking and covering from the inevitable impending implosion.
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From:in_the_end
Date:September 3rd, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
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I quite like the idea of specials myself I may get some sort of a social life back that year.

With regards to companion, I'm not sure where that leaves us. I would like to see Freema back for a special but I'm not sure we will. The specials factor will probably fit in with Tate's schedule as well as Tennants so we might see Donna back. Or 3 lots of new one off companions which I don't like the idea of at all.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 4th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
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As a Tennant fan, I am not opposed to more from him, though it's a bit sad that we won't have an entire series in 2009 - though, as I'll be in my final year of Uni, it might do me good.

I'm very curious as to companions as well. But I don't think I like the idea of 3 lots of new ones. I could cope with one new lot for all three, maybe, but I'd prefer sticking with Martha and/or Donna.

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