Doctor Who series 5 news (and a big spoiler)

Doctor Who series 5 news (and a big spoiler)

Doctor Who series 5 news (and a big spoiler)

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Feb. 16 2010 11:00 AM

Doctor Who series 5 news (and a big spoiler)

doctorwhologoI have some Doctor Who rumors, kinda, and one big spoiler I have to share. If you want your Doctor Who fanboy/girl squeeishness to remain intact, then go find something else to look at, like this gallery of science in scifi movies.

OK, so, with that I'll do the standard SPOILER ALERT and give you some breathing room...

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All the riffraff gone? Good.

First, the news: in late January, Billie Piper (like I need to say she played Rose Tyler) did a radio interview where she said that a Doctor Who movie is in the works! Hard to say how reliable this info is, but there you go. I'd like to see a full-length movie where they have the time needed to tell a solid, deep story. And yes, I've seen previous movies (including the abominable one with Paul McGann) and know they are not, um, all that great. Still, as a DW fan, I live in eternal hope.

Second, a spoiler for the upcoming series 5: the Blogtor Who blog has a lot of pictures from the filming, including this one showing the return of an old friend. River Song! Yay! I was wondering if Steven Moffat, the new show runner who wrote the "Silence in the Library" two-parter, would tackle this storyline again. To say he is a great writer is to seriously undercompliment him; he wrote "Blink" and "The Doctor Dances" two-parter, too (as well as the UK comedy "Coupling", still one of my all-time favorites).

I just hope that at the end of the episode with her, when she and the Doctor are sharing that last melancholy time together she mentioned last season, he hands her a photo of himself as played by David Tennant. She recognized him, after all.

Anyway, the photos are fun to go through, if you don't mind spoilers. I don't mind mild ones, but I dislike ones that reveal major plot points, so I may just avoid any DW sites for a while now.

There's no official word I can find on when the new season will air, but it should be in the next few months. Yay!