Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sad news and 50th Filming Pics

It made me sad to read today that David Tenannt is the only previous Doctor returning for the 50th. This was , or is in Doctor Who Magazine. I've read interviews with Steven Moffat where he talks about the 50th being about going forward, as opposed to looking back. But no recognition to any of them? Of course now that I really think about it it would be hard to explain Tom Bakers age, but he's so brilliant. Just to see him play the part again. And then I bet it's hard to insert completely different ideas into an ongoing story line, but it's a special. Oh well, what are we going to do?

As sad as I was to hear that, I was equally as much excited to see these pics from today's filming of the 50th special.

They are going back to where it all began in 1963. Totters Lane was where the TARDIS was parked. Coal Hill school is where The Doctor's granddaughter, Susan, went to school. Her teachers, Ian and Barbara, followed her home and were taken away for the shows first adventures. They literally were taken. The Doctor pretty much hijacked them. But that's not important. What's important is that this may fall right in with my theory of Clara being connected with Susan. Is it her? That would change the course of Who, as Moffat said, having his granddaughter back. Will The Doctor find a fob watch among her things? Or is it just a way of paying homage to where it all started? The Doctor has been back there. O the top of my head in "Attack of the Cybermen", and "Remembrance of the Daleks", the first being the one where The Doctor fixes the chameleon circuit and we see the TARDIS change her disguise.

Some other people spotted something that could also be interesting, if it isn't just a case of recycling a prop, which is not an alien concept to them. The seat that Oswin sat in as she talked to  The Doctor in "Asylum of the Daleks" is the same seat that Jenny sat in as she flew away in "The Doctor's Daughter", and I've already mentioned that Russel was going to kill her and Steven asked him to save her. 

Hopefully we will learn more, but surely filming must end soon. At any rate, by the finale we will know who Clara is. And now to bed, because...

10hours 17minutes 45seconds until "The Crimson Horror"
Review to follow

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