Russell T. Davies Returns to Doctor Who as New Showrunner

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  1. Lonemagpie

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    Relative of (yet another London based) companion, I'd say- like Jackie Tyler or the various members of Martha's or Donna's families.
     
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    If his participating or not participating would have made a substantive difference I might agree, but I don’t think anyone declined to help the NHS because Chris Eccleston didn’t film a 15-second clip for the Big Night In.

    I would think a companion’s family member would be more likely to be framed as a recurring character rather than as a guest lead, and would be needed for more than one or maybe two episodes’ worth of filming in the first, shorter chunk of filming. Given the way filming is split, I have to wonder if they’re starting with a few specials and then doing the series in the second chunk, in which case this character might be limited to a single special.
     
  3. Starkers

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    Catherine Tate was just asked about 60th on The One Show and denied she was going to be in it (but also told them to give her a call)
     
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    Catherine Tate.....as the Doctor!
     
  6. The Scrooge Doctor

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    Adventures of The Fugitive Doctor and The Doctor Donna confirmed!!!
     
  7. matthunter

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    But using her Nan makeup because fuck the ageist types who hated on Capaldi.
     
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    In the post-No Way Home era saying you're not doing something is basically proof that you are. :)

    Anyway, only four weeks to go until shooting starts, so unless it's all being shot behind closed doors we should start to find thing out before too long.
     
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    So, is the 60th anniversary going to be the first RTD return episode? I'm a bit behind in the news, so I'm not sure what is known about the anniversary, but I didn't think that RTD's new series had started filming, so I don't know if the anniversary is Chibnall's last thing or part of RTD's return.
     
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  11. DigificWriter

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    Yes.
     
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  12. kirk55555

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    Well, its an interesting episode to come back on.
     
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    No pressure...
     
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  14. StCoop

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    https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi/doctor-who-fortnite-map-newsupdate/

    The Doctor Who Museum they mention has exhibits for all the Doctors and one that's currently empty. I'd say the idea that they're going to announce the new Doctor in 'Fortnite' was crazy but then I remembered that a key part of the plot of the last Star Wars movie was released exclusively in it so...
     
  15. jaime

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    Speaking as a whovian in remission and a Fortnite player… what the eff?
     
  16. StCoop

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    Skip to 4.10 in this video to see what I was talking about.

     
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  17. DigificWriter

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    That is not a good promo picture because, unless you're aware it's for a movie, it makes Catherine look like she's fallen apart physically.
     
  18. jaime

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    It’s a great promo picture, because people know she plays that character. Honestly. It’s not a pic for “Doctor Who: Return of Donna, Please Come Back Audience, We Screwed The Pooch.”
     
  19. jaime

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    I know, I watched it… on the one hand ‘not endorsed by epic’ on the other ‘unlock a free spray emoticon’ and… the closing date is after next season. Not sure how to feel about Who x Fortnite… it is ultimately a game that depends on shooting people in the face.

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    Oh that is a different video. I still don’t know whether to be excited or shake my head in despair.
     
  20. Captain Kris Kringle Pike

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    Yup. Made me look twice.
    Unfortunately, Fortnite is the new marketing tool.
     
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