‘Farscape’ Star to Guest on ‘Doctor Who,’ Universe Implodes
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of sci-fi nerds suddenly cried out in excitement, and were suddenly silenced. I feel something wonderful has happened. Planet-destroying abomination, or nerds watching the fall premiere of ‘Doctor Who‘ series seven?
Readers of the official ‘Doctor Who’ magazine scored an exciting bit of casting news for the good Doctor’s upcoming series, most namely that former ‘Farscape’ star Ben Browder will be making an appearance in the third episode!
Original ‘Being Human’ scribe Toby Whithouse is penning the episode, which takes place in the Wild West, albeit filmed in Spain rather than Utah as in ‘Doctor Who’s sixth season premiere.
Browder is best remembered for his role as John Crichton of the famed sci-fi series ‘Farscape’, as well as a turn on ‘Stargate: SG-1′ as Cameron Mitchell. He was most recently scene guest starring as an unnamed henchman on the now-ended nerd-friendly NBC series ‘Chuck’.
‘Doctor Who’ series seven premieres this fall, as opposed to its usual spring debut, and is likely to be the last for series stars and current companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill). Lead Matt Smith is contracted for fourteen episodes, and it remains unknown whether he’ll return for another trip through time as The Doctor beyond that.
Good news, Whovians! (Who-siers? Who-tenannys?) Does Ben Browder’s casting get your sonic screwdrivers buzzing for the upcoming return of ‘Doctor Who?’ Give us your take in the TARDIS, er…comment section below!