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The eleventh Doctor in costume, on set!

July 20th, 2009 (12:57 pm)

The Daily Mail have a set report from 'Bad Wolf Bay' (though probably not playing that particular Norwegian location). More pictures of Matt and Karen, and the redesigned TARDIS prop.

ETA: The Sun have a slideshow here, showing Matt, Karen, and Alex Kingston on set.

ETA2: Those who don't want to visit the Mail and Sun sites might find Cathode Ray Tube's posts here and here helpful. It's an insightful blog in general, too.

Comments

Posted by: nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)

Notes that mentioning Alex Kingston is a Spoiler (I don't care personally, but some might).

and thanks for the links

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)

I've decided that once it is in the mainstream media, it's public knowledge...

...but have taken your point.

Edited at 2009-07-20 12:24 pm (UTC)

Posted by: didiusjulianus (didiusjulianus)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)

The Daily Mail and the Sun aren't mainstream media TO ME!

I'm not complaining though.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)

I knew that someone would express themselves this way...!

Posted by: didiusjulianus (didiusjulianus)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)

He he.

Posted by: http://elevatormusic.space (sebastienne)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
notebook

Braces! In one of those pictures, you can just see the bottom of his trouser braces!

..That is to say, consider me sold.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)

There's been an argument about this on Gallifrey Base, with an American denying he was wearing braces - "His mouth isn't open in any of the pictures!" - then it was explained; followed by speculation about whether the Doctor wears suspenders.

Posted by: didiusjulianus (didiusjulianus)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)

Oo-er. It would be fun if he had cause to wear both types, before the series is out.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)

There has always been a subset of Doctor Who fandom who wish Tim Curry had once played the role.

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
bartimaeus

*Joins the subset*

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Sylvester

I think he might actually have been offered the role, for the unmade cinematic film from the late 1980s, but turned it down.

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: July 21st, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
gordonfreeman

Not Tim 'every single computer game voice acting part going' Curry...?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 21st, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)

I didn't know that this had become a feature of his career... but yes, I think Tim Curry was sounded out about the role. Not that Green Light Productions/Coast to Coast ever got very close to filming anything.

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: July 21st, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)

Oh yes. Notably as Gabriel Knight in the first and third Gabriel Knight games, the Russian leader Cherdenko in Red Alert 3 and Lemony Snicket in the Lemony Snicket game.

Posted by: Virgers! How are we doing with those explosives? (tree_and_leaf)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
academic doctor

That's a very interesting blog; thank you for the link!

And I, for one, am sold on the costume.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
JamieZoe

Frank writes very well, I find - I like his piece on season five, though I'd question whether there is as much of a 'vision' for the show operating that year as much as a series of happy accidents against a background of general caution regarding the fundamentals. I agree with his assessment of Zoe, whose introduction in The Wheel in Space I've found strong since I first listened to the soundtrack. There was once a fan consensus which preferred Victoria and thought Zoe's introduction ill-done, but she's a far stronger character and her introductory story emphasises her frustration at being treated like a resource rather than as a person - the product of a society dangerously close to becoming Cybermen themselves.

Posted by: viala_qilarre (viala_qilarre)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)

Great stuff! Exciting times. Love the young fogey look. It's very... how shall we put it... certain type of Oxford student.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)

Young fogey it is! There has been guffawing at Roobarb's DVD Forum at the claims by some that the costume is 'academic' - there are a few lecturers on there who say that no-one in their universities dresses like that. Maybe they don't; but there are a good handful or so around Oxford whose dress sense is a little like that. I think the style is more prevalent in some MCRs, and among gentlemen not native to the UK.

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
fruitbat

I might have known a few of those, in my time...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)

I am certain that you did!

Posted by: didiusjulianus (didiusjulianus)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)

I don't mind visiting those websites when needs must ;)

Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
b5

Links to images showing AK have sneaked out from under the cut again.

Just thought you'd want to know...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)

This was deliberate on my part, as I wanted people to know that there was new content in the post.

Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)

Sorry :-)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 20th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)

OK!

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: July 21st, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
dalek

I'm not the only one reminded of Pee-Wee Herman - the editor of Esquire magazine is too ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8160710.stm ). On the other hand, I do seem to be the only one who thinks that the new Doctor looks like an example of Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis.