Dr Who Returns!!!! It's Official!

  1. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1070128.htm

    'Dr Who' regenerates for new series

    Respected British actor Christopher Ecclestone is to take on the title role of Dr Who when the cult science fiction television series returns to the screens next year, the BBC says.

    Ecclestone will be the ninth incarnation of the time-travelling hero, who first appeared in 1963 in what became one of Britain's longest-running and most popular television shows.

    A new series of the program, that was axed in 1989 amid anguished protests from science fiction fans, will be made by the BBC and screened in 2005, the corporation said in a statement.

    The BBC said it was "delighted" to have cast Ecclestone, who first came to prominence in 1994 film Shallow Grave.

    "It signals our intention to take Dr Who into the 21st century, as well as retaining its core traditional values, to be surprising, edgy and eccentric," BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning Jane Tranter said.Dr Who, chronicling the intergalactic adventures of its eponymous hero, is now seen as one of the most influential television shows of all time.

    Fans loved the program both for its quirky plots and its famously cheap production values, a far cry from the modern era of computer-generated special effects.

    The BBC's official website for the show notes how a monster created for one episode, The Mind of Evil, was created through the cunning ruse of covering noodles in washing-up liquid.

    -- AFP

  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    This is great news!

    Now people who grew up watching Doctor Who can enjoy the new incarnation with children and grandchildren.

    There is a pub that advertises British sports such as Wimbelton live on sattelite big screen TV. They have a Tardis outside as does the shopping area near the Queen Mary in Long Beach. My daughter and i always think of the show.
  4. by   sagelola
    I remember watching Dr. Who with my mom when I was little! I'm sure she'll be thrilled to know it will be back on soon (she always liked it!...Cheesy Sci-Fi fan that she is!! )
  5. by   aimeee
    TOO COOL! I hope they pick it up on PBS here and not just cable. I wonder if they will ever find another Dr. as good as Tom Baker...
  6. by   Ted
    During the late 1970's, throughout the 1980's and even into the 1990's I watched Dr. Who!

    Indeed, this is fantastic news!


    P. S. I hope they keep the same theme song for the new series!
  7. by   donmurray
    Ooooooh Noooooooo! The Daleks are coming! Quickly, hide behind the couch!

    (And mind that cardboard wall doesn't fall on your head!) :chuckle
  8. by   aimeee
  9. by   caffine addict
    Dr. Who ????????

    Just Kidding

    I thought I was the only one here thet knew Who that was. Ha Ha

    Any Baker was my favorite Dr. too, hubby dosen't agree

    But looks like they made a good choice this time, just hope he has a sence of humor and isn't to serious.

    P.S. Who is going to be Who's sidekick ? And which was your favorite ?
  10. by   aimeee
    Quote from caffine addict
    P.S. Who is going to be Who's sidekick ? And which was your favorite ?
    Oh, definitely The Savage. No doubt about it.
  11. by   donmurray
    Marvin the paranoid android would be good, but the best was the unique, original, condescending......K9!
  12. by   Ted
    K9!!! Yes!

    I forgot all about K9!
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes

    sorry i guess it's before my time a bit?
  14. by   donmurray
    I hope this link works..


    I forgot about leela!