Fifty years and eleven doctors later, the story of Doctor Who and how it all began is finally going to be told. The 90-minute film An Adventure in Space and Time will document the creation of one of the most watched and beloved characters in all of television, whose constantly regenerating form has been portrayed by a myriad of actors from William Hartnell in 1963 up to the modern era of Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith.
An Adventure in Space and Time has been written by Mark Gatiss, current Doctor Who writer and Sherlock scribe, and will include Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner as executive producers. For more on the project, hop in the TARDIS and hit the jump.
The all-new season of Doctor Who doesn’t premiere until later this year on BBC America, but in the meantime, the cast and creative team headed down to Comic-Con for a presentation and panel, and to debut footage for the show’s loyal and dedicated fans. This season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) returning for their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt Smith), and then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
During this interview, showrunner Steven Moffat and producer Caroline Skinner talked to the press about being half-way through in shooting this new season, what fans can expect from the upcoming episodes, how epic it is to say goodbye to Amy and Rory, how emotional the read-through was for the final episode with The Ponds, why New York was the perfect place for their farewell, what makes time travel into the past more fun than time travel into the future, and how the introduction of Jenna-Louise Coleman’s companion has changed things. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
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Moderator Chris Hardwick guided a packed Hall H through the approach of the next season (series, if you’re British) of Doctor Who and the coming departure of companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill). Gillan and Darvill were joined on stage by the Doctor (Matt Smith), Showrunner Steven Moffat and Executive Producer Caroline Skinner. Fans were treated to clips from two upcoming episodes as well as some teases for what’s in store.
In addition to a look back on a powerful scene between Gillan and Darvill from The Girl Who Waited, fans were also shown clips from A Town Called Mercy (a Western-themed episode shot in Spain) and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (which includes both the lovelies mentioned in the title as well as Rory’s father accompanying the Doctor’s gang). More after the break.