Sunday, 25 December 2022
Merry Christmas from The Glass Walking-Stick
Sunday, 18 December 2022
First glimpse of the 15th Doctor in costume
Ncuti Gatwa is the 15th Doctor! Okay, that's not exactly news but yesterday the BBC / Bad Wolf people revealed the first look at his costume which makes everything feel more official. It's a cool look and, although not as flamboyant as I'd expected, makes a real statement. To be honest, Gatwa is such a stylish guy that he could probably make a bin-bag look good but this very '70s brown / orange / tweed look shows us a Doctor who could fit in anywhere and nowhere - he looks like he could saunter down your high street or equally stride into the Capitol on Gallifrey and take control. We also had a first look at Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday ( still not sure about that name ), looking very confident in her denim jacket and DMs. ( Another example of a '70s fashion still, er, kicking around. )
They're both looking good and I can't wait to see them on screen. We'll have to enjoy / endure three 60th Anniversary Specials featuring the recycled / reheated 10th /14th Doctor before then. I'm still not sure how I feel about that but I'll give it a try next November.
As an aside, our daughter Sophie was down to do some extras filming last week but it didn't work out due to a mix-up. This was presented to her as a BBC science fiction show filmed in Cardiff, no more details than that. Hmmm. We were convinced it was our beloved blue-box show, as it had coincidentally just started filming ( and the BBC can't afford more than one SF show! ), but unfortunately it didn't happen.