Saturday, April 9, 2011

Neil Gaiman: "The Doctor's Wife" interview


The Canadian television channel Space has posted an interview with writer Neil Gaiman where he specifically talks about his episode, The Doctor's Wife. Watch it HERE but be warned, there are spoilers.... Included after the picture below are some teasers.

WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW


WARNING:
SPOILERS FOLLOW


Starts on a junkyard planet - "the Totter's Lane at the end of the universe."

Actor Michael Sheen is a "glorious guest villain."

Actress Suranne Jones: "Somebody who may turn out to be an old acquaintance of the Doctor's with a new face."

Plays with 47 years of Doctor Who mythology - takes "stuff" from The War Games and "an old William Hartnell episode I remembered."

Includes scenes where Matt is "vulnerable, disturbed and upset".

Gaiman gives a script example:
AMY: I told you to keep an eye on The Doctor.
RORY:
He'll be fine, he's a Time Lord.
AMY: It's just what they're called. It doesn't actually mean they know what they're doing.


1 comment:

Vincent Truman said...

Hiya. I see Sheen's imdb page says that his role is that of 'Biroc' in this episode. Biroc was a main supporting character in the last of the e-space trilogy in Tom Baker's last season. Notable that Romana, a Time Lady, opted to stay in e-space at the conclusion of the episode. And of course Lalla Ward, who played Romana II, was married to Tom Baker.

Curious and curiouser.