Interesting that this was picked up by Deadline Hollywood, a pretty hardcore Industry blog:
We have become mainstream! Tara, if anyone can find out where they're shooting, it's you. YOU GO, GIRL!
Doctor Who has won Best Family Drama by the TV Choice Awards 2010. Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Steven Moffat (Lead Writer and Executive Producer) were there in person at the ceremony Monday evening hosted by Alexander Armstrong (voice of "Mr. Smith" on The Sarah Jane Adventures).
This comes on the heels of another award granted to Doctor Who, this time a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) for last year's Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars(Amazon US link).
Out of the handful of Doctor Who specials transmitted last year, I enjoyed Waters most.
Paul Cornell was at the Hugo Awards ceremony presenting an award.
Congratulations all around!
Watch the full session from the Edinburgh International Television Festival with Doctor Who Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) from 29 August 2010 chaired by Richard Bacon.
Follow the link below and then click the right sidebar for Doctor Who: A Masterclass. Special thanks to @terrylightfoot for the heads up on it.
More news coming out concerning the 2011 Doctor Who series (or set of series as it is now) is that we may get a reprieve from the Daleks stories. This according to what executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat hinted at the Edinburgh TV Festival:
"Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, the Who showrunner admitted that there are currently no plans for the famous aliens to reappear, although work on the 2011 series is not yet complete.
Steven Moffat announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that the next season of Doctor Who will be split. But not like we think of spilt, according to Steven,
There is another Doctor Who stage show in the works, but Trevor Martin won't be returning for the title role. The Press Association reports the following:
"Actor Nigel Planer - best known for his role as TV hippy Neil in The Young Ones - is to take centre stage in the new live-action Doctor Who tour.
The hit BBC One show is being adapted for the stage in a nine-city arena tour which will begin next month with Daleks and Cybermen among the evil creatures which will be brought to life.
Now Planer has been unveiled as the star who will act as the production's lynchpin, starring as a travelling showman Vorgensen.
This is the Sight that greets you when you go to Mr. Steven Moffats Twitter page, yes the Great Moff is now on twitter. Just overnight his followers went up from 849 as I started following him to the Current amount of 3197. If you don't want to have any insite into Who production until the Confidential is broadcast I suggest that you don't follow him. For those of you who do then he is @steven_moffat or you can go to http://twitter.com/steven_moffat
Doctor Who crew and cast at the Paley Center for Media in April 2010. We were there covering the event for Doctor Who: Podshock.
(L-R) Executive Producers Beth Willis and Piers Wenger, Matt Smith (11th Doctor), Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat, and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond).
Photo by Louis Trapani
(Title could be considered a possible minor spoiler)
Description from the BBC Doctor Who site:
Matt Smith shares his thoughts on the character of the Eleventh Doctor and Executive Producer Beth Willis reveals why she was a fan of Doctor Who even before joining the team. Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat recalls casting the Time Lord and why he had to give Matt Smith the keys to the TARDIS! Previous cast and crew members such as writer Terrance Dicks are featured and there's a wealth of archive material from recent and not-so-recent adventures.
Don't blink! Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and star Matt Smith explain the treachery of the Weeping Angels, the Doctor’s returning foes.
Executive Producer and Lead Writer for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat writes in the BBC TV Blog about The Return of the Weeping Angels (The Time of Angels). He says, "Good Doctor Who monsters have to come back - it's a rule. But my feeling is that you always have to bring back a monster and do something different with it."
"Look at you. Oh you sexy thing! Look at you!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 193 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:40:11
In this Doctor Who: Podshock Extra Edition we have more of our interviews of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan from the red carpet. We continue our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events including insights gained from the Q and A at the Paley Center such as the origins of the 11th Doctor saying "Geronimo," Steven Moffat's The Eleventh Hour script, which historical event would Matt and Karen most like to visit in a story, and more. Plus our "carcast" recorded immediately following the screening at the Paley Center where we give our initial take on the evening's events, meeting Murray Gold, etc.. In addition, Anthony Burdge is back reporting in wrapping up the East Village Cinema event.
"Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically… run!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 192
Running Time: 0:50:05
We interview Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and others in NYC (part 1 of our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events of April 2010 at the Paley Center for Media, the Apple SoHo store, and the East Village Cinema), plus Paul Castle at Gallifrey 21 discusses his book, Shooty Dog Thing.