Re: Questions To Be Asked
- Let's see about answering those which I feel I can (others have been deleted for space).
> You know that Matt Smith is the new Doctor. Is the final special withCan't say for definite, obviously, but I think Davies will want to give Tennant an
> David Tennant going to have Smith show up at the end or will he be
> integral in solving the dilemma showing up much earlier in the special
> than other Doctors have in the past?
unobscured send off, so we won't be seeing Smith on screen until the final moments.
> When will Matt Smith's new look for his Doctor be unveiled?Sometime before any public-place filming begins for series 5, I should imagine. Tennant &
Piper had a photoshoot on the first day of filming for series 2, which revealed his costume
iirc, so I should imagine something similar will be done with Smith.
> A major prop was recently damaged during the filming of "Planet of theAs all of the expensive organisation of filming (booking crews, flights, locations, etc) will
> Dead". Will it be repaired in time enough for them to make their
> deadline of an Easter broadcast?
have already been done, I imagine the prop in question will either have to be repaired in
time or the script modified to reflect the damage. This is doubly the case as the filming is
> A publicity photo taken from "Planet of the Dead" shows an oldHaven't seen this myself, but didn't RTD say there were two new villains in the first
> villain. With all the alien races out there, why are we getting the
> same villains over and over again if this photo is to be believed?
> We know now that an old companion is coming back for one of theHas that been confirmed? I only saw rumours. Plus, considering how long ago that show
> specials. Won't filming interfere with the actress's new show
began filming and how close to air it is, it's likely already finished filming (after all, it's
standard practice in the UK to finish a series then air it, rather than continue production
during broadcast. I believe Doctor Who's effects work makes it something of an
> If Russell T. Davies did want Freema as part of the new season ofI should imagine they're not 'allowed' to, similar to how in the UK actors are signed to a
> Torchwood, why did they not get a legal contract signed to that
series year-by-year rather than the 5 or 7 year contracts they're locked into in the US. It's
why many actors leave shows after a year or two over here, whereas in the US they stay
forever (I expect many stars of US shows would get fed up & leave sooner if they could!)
> If Torchwood is truly a big hit on BBC One, a ten episode season willThe commission could theoretically come before Children of Earth even airs -- it's far
> be commissioned. When might Season 4 air and how soon after the
> serial ends will that decision be reached?
from unheard of. Otherwise, I should imagine a recommission would be pretty speedy,
and filming would depend entirely on the availability of actors, considering Barrowman's
(in particular) busy schedule.
> If Martha Jones was to be a big part of this saga, will the newSome might argue so (we'll have to see how the story goes!), but based on the writing
> version of the tale be hurt by her absence?
methods of RTD & co, even if Martha's backstory was integral to the plot they'll have
created a new character with an equally appropriate tale -- most probably wouldn't even
notice the difference. (Note in particular how series 4's companion-to-be Penny was
basically Donna, but even RTD didn't seem to realise until the possibility of casting Tate
> If NBC is reallyI might well be wrong on this, but I think I remember reading there were no plans
> cooling on that show, is Agyeman's new Law and Order show going to be
> likewise ignored by NBC given her popularity in the States?
whatsoever to air L&O London in the US? Especially as all episodes are remakes of US ones.
And that's the lot!