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Published on August 27th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Chuck the Time Lords

Eric Roberts as the MasterFormer Doctor Who guest stars Timothy Dalton and Eric Roberts are set to appear in the next series of Chuck, reports SFX.

Timothy Dalton is best known to Doctor Who fans as the reincarnated Time Lord founder, god and President Rassilon in David Tennant’s swansong The End of Time, but known to movie fans as a former James Bond (The Living Daylights, 1987 and Licence to Kill, 1989) not to mention playing Prince Barin in the amazingly iconic comic book movie Flash Gordon back in 1980. He’s also appeared in The Rocketeer and Looney Tunes Back in Action, not to mention the Simon Pegg movie Hot Fuzz.

Dalton will appear in several episodes of  Chuck as a “mysterious stranger” who it seems has a history with Chuck’s mother (played by Linda Hamilton of Terminator/Terminator 2).

Eric Roberts as the MasterMeanwhile another former Time Lord is also appearing in the new series – former Master Eric Roberts (TV Movie) is set to appear as part of a team of Casey’s former mercenary crew, looking for revenge…

As well as playing the Master opposite Paul McGann’s superb Eighth Doctor, Roberts has appeared in a string of successful TV series and movies, such as Heroes, Batman movie The Dark Knight, new heroflick The Expendables, and a lot of not so successful “B” features, running back to and beyond martial arts classic Best of the Best.

It’s certainly an interesting lineup of guest actors – I wonder who else will be cast?


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

5 Responses to Chuck the Time Lords

  1. avatar Carn says:

    the movie was called Flash Gordon, not just Flash

    i’ve tried watching chuck but it’s just not my thing and the lead character is too annoying.

    • @ Carn – changed movie title, not sure how I did that. My self-editing has been awful this week…

      Chuck’s one of those “watch while it’s on” shows, rather than “don’t miss it” shows

    • It is an easy mistake. I’ve had it on video since the mid 1990s and its on my list of DVDs to buy. However I’ve known what it was called since my dad took me to the pictures to see it!

      Mind you, I like calling out “aa-ahhh” at work whenever anyone says “flash” in relation to memory sticks :)

  2. avatar Carn says:

    Is easy mistake. My friend thought it was just called Flash because of the theme song. At least she didn’t think the ‘aaaah’ bit was part of the title :p

  3. avatar Carn says:

    I’ve had the dvd for years now and I did have the soundtrack CD til a girlfriend at the time borrowed it and never gave it back :(

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