Though most of the surprise behind 'Doctor Who''s heralded 12th Doctor casting lay in the decision not to shake things up with a new race or gender, plenty of fans were similarly caught off guard that the 55 year-old Peter Capaldi would take the franchise away from its younger-skewing recent history. We've heard 'Doctor Who' mastermind Steven Moffat defend Capaldi's casting before, but what does he have to say on the age difference?
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Yesterday news broke that 'Doctor Who' had chosen 55 year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi to take the iconic Time Lord role from current star Matt Smith, putting to bed any notions that the long-running BBC series would shake things up by choosing a female star, or even a male of a different race. While 'Doctor Who' fans prepare for the changeover at Christmas 2013, showrunner Steven Moffat offers his own explanation for the choice not to introduce a female 'Doctor Who.'
‘Sherlock’ fans, your day has arrived! The PBS Masterpiece drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman made its Comic-Con 2013, sans either Cumberbatch or Freeman! Executive producers Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and producer/writer/star Mark Gatiss stopped by Ballroom 20 to preview the new season, which should debut earlier in 2014, so what did we see and learn from the panel?
For weeks, months even, 'Doctor Who' fans have waited on bated breath for news of Matt Smith's inevitable replacement, around which rumors of both actors and announcement dates have repeatedly swirled. Now, series showrunner Steven Moffat has announced his plans for the big reveal, and previewed the upcoming 50th Anniversary special as well!
With fan fervor for 'Doctor Who' at an all time high after last night's climactic season finale "The Name of the Doctor," and 50th anniversary and Christmas specials to come, few doubted that the good Doctor would return for an eight season. Less certain was the involvement of showrunner Steven Moffat, but now the BBC has confirmed both to return in 2014! Get the latest on future 'Doctor Who' inside!
With 'Elementary' having been picked up to series over at the CBS's upfront presentation a few weeks ago, there's certainly no stopping the network from producing its modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But, just because the Jonny Lee Miller / Lucy Liu series is still moving forward, that doesn't mean the other modern-day Holmes adaptation 'Sherlock's creator doesn't still have something to say about it.
The mysteries of time and space can be difficult enough to comprehend, without throwing in all the various rumors of upcoming castings and reunions of 'Doctor Who,' but we thought we'd take a sonic screwdriver to the cloud and point out some of the more interesting tidbits.