Saturday, February 25, 2012

Caroline Skinner discusses new Doctor Who series

Production on the new series of Doctor Who kicked off in Cardiff earlier this week, and producer Caroline Skinner has been talking to SFX about the fourteen-part run and says that next year's 50th anniversary will be "huge".

On the new series...

Speaking of shooting, we hear you’ve started shooting series seven of the show.

“Yes, it’s very exciting. We had our first read-through a coupe of weeks ago, which was a huge pleasure. Two brilliant scripts.”

Does that mean the first episodes are a two-parter?

“No, what we tend to do is shoot in a block, so one director will do a couple of episodes. Those two are individual stories.”

We take it the first one at least is written by Steven Moffat?

“It is indeed written by Steven and it’s going to blow everybody’s mind.”

Are all the scripts written now?

“No, if only. But we’ve got a lot of them and the ones that are written are really, really epic and very exciting.”

On the 50th anniversary...

You say the game’s going to be going on for a long time, is the game part of your 50th Anniversary plans? After all it isn’t that far away now…

“It’s not that far away at all, and isn’t it exciting?! Yeah, everything is part of the 50th anniversary plans at the moment and they’re going to be really huge. I’m not quite sure exactly what we’ll do with the game yet to be honest, but we’re in conversations about that at the moment, so I’m sure there’ll be lots of exciting things for us to add in for November 2013.”

The full interview, where Skinner talks about Doctor Who: Worlds in Time and returning monsters, can be read on the SFX website.


The Doctor...

"All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?"

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