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Published on November 24th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Stars in the Dark!

During their whirlwind tour of media outlets on Monday, Doctor Who DVD Series 6-promoting stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan had time to have a conversation with Radio 1′s Fearne Cotton (which must have been pretty hard work…)

Naturally conversation turned to the rumours/facts about the mooted Doctor Who movie to gauge their reaction to last week’s media storm. Unsurprisingly, the news came as a bit of a surprise to the stars, who had read about the news “in the paper”! Matt Smith confessed that they wouldn’t be involved.

“I have absolutely no idea what it will be about. We’re not really anything to do with it.”

Karen Gillan, meanwhile, recalled that such rumours are nothing new.

“There’s always rumours about a Doctor Who film. I remember them saying that Johnny Depp was going to be the Doctor.”

I wonder… could this story ever go away?



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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+.

2 Responses to Stars in the Dark!

  1. avatar Bob James says:

    Not as long as a whole lot is never enough, and a whole lot just means insanely craving more just for the sake of it. Money I mean, of course. The ONLY reason, especially considering the quality and versatility of the show now, to make a film would be money. There is no need to escape the “restraints” of episodic television, as this is how Doctor Who works best, even allowing for reinvention and reimagining within its context. A film would simply mean the potential for greater profit, especially a film that could become more films, aka a franchise. Easier for the BBC to make a film every 2 to 3 years rather than keep committment to an ongoing series. Potentially more money in their pockets and less spent in the long run, especially in light of the possibilities of merchandising. That is ALL that is on anyones mind and involved in anyones thinking who is involved in bringing Doctor Who to the “big” screen, and they are lying or ignorant to what the show actually is if they claim otherwise.

  2. avatar Simon says:

    It sounds as though that nobody who wants there to be a movie has not been told about it; I feel like the show’s going to get cancelled just to satisfy this moron Yates supposedly writing it!

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