So, last night, we see this Twit from everyone’s favorite rumormonger, Rich Johnston, about who will be the new Doctor.
So… will the Next Doctor be named on Saturday?
But, you know, it’s Rich, so, even though he’s better pretty good with his Who rumors, you still have to take it with a grain of salt.
Now, we see a Twit pop-up from Paul Cornell, writer of some of the best “new WHO” episodes (“Father’s Day,” “Human Nature, “Family of Blood) and now writing Marvel’s CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND M-13.
Paul_Cornell is looking forward to the announcement of the new Doctor Who, at 5.35pm on Saturday.
This certainly lends a lot more credence to Rich’s item. And now, the big question is, of course, who will it be? Will it be longtime favorite Paterson Joseph, who has already been in two Who episodes and worked in the past with new showrunner Steven Moffat? Or some long shot that hasn’t even been mentioned? Find out tomorrow.
UPDATE: Well. As we were writing this story, a story on the BBC website popped up. I guess that makes it as official as official can be.
4 PM UPDATE: Today is just full of more Who news. Neil Gaiman denied on his site a story from IO9 that he is writing an Ice Warriors episode for the 2010 season. And there’s a TV commercial running on the BBC (which can be seen on YouTube) for the Eleventh Doctor Announcement Special.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Matt Smith. A 26 year old Doctor.
Posted by Mark Coale