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Doctor Who News Roundup

It's been a while since I posted any Doctor Who news, so I thought I'd do a quick roundup of some of the latest events in the Time Lord's world.

Well a little while ago it was revealed that Steven Moffat is set to replace Russell T. Davies as producer of the show when it returns for a full season in 2010. Good news as far as I'm concerned and it lead to much speculation on how Steven may change the format or who he might bring on board.

So what about Neil Gaiman? Okay not as a regular, but Lying In The Gutters reported a few weeks ago that Gaiman had been asked to contribute a script for the sixth season (do the specials count as a season?). Of course that season is a long way off and many things could change between now and then, but Gaiman was careful to not deny when asked about the rumor.

Neil Gaiman writing Doctor Who. Think about that for a moment.

Of course right now we're more concerned about the conclusion to season 4. Last week the title and synopsis for the penultimate episode was released and it points towards a dramatic end for this season:

The Stolen Earth

Earth’s greatest heroes assemble in a time of dire need, in tonight’s penultimate episode in this series of Russell T Davies’s Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama. But can the Doctor’s secret army defeat the might of the new Dalek Empire?

With battles on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. However, a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows…

Nice to see we will find out more about the Shadow Proclamation, but I'm not quite so enthusiastic about another outing for the Daleks, who just feel a little over-used after only four years.
K-9 (TV series)Image via Wikipedia
K9

The last bit of Doctor Who news I have is about a spin-off. K9 is a live action with CGI show that will be based around the robotic dog who accompanied Tom Baker's Doctor (and has also appeared in the Sarah Jane Adventures).

Production on the K9 series is due to start in Australia in July. Bob Baker who co-created K9 with Dave Martin is in Queensland working on the 26 part show with writers Shane Krause and Shayne Armstrong. The show is being produced by Simon Barnes, Richard Stewart and Penny Wall and is being partially funded by Australia's Film Finance Corporation.

The 26 half hour episodes are being made for Jetix Europe.

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Eoghann Irving is amongst other things the creator and Editor of Solar Flare. He has a life long interest in all forms of science fiction and fantasy and a pressing need to share this interest with anyone who will listen. Find out more at his personal website eoghann.com..

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