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Actually, speaking of Doctor Who Magazine, I’m looking at a digital version of DWM 279 (from 1999) and it’s got a really interesting interview with Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Paul Cornell, Lance Parkin and Gareth Roberts on the idea of Doctor Who being revived and it’s got some of the best (and most ironic) quotes I’ve seen. Here’s just a small selection:

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BBC CUFFS FANS.

Hey guys!
It’s confirmed. There won’t be another series of CUFFS. This is super upsetting, because there was a fanbase growing here on tumblr, and from looking at the viewing stats, people from across England were tuning in to watch. CUFFS presented many controversial themes, of which people could both sympathise and empathise with; homosexuality, domestic abuse, and of course, the things that police officers do and have to deal with every day. It really brought to our attention the pros and cons of being in the force. Personally, I feel that with a second series, it would only attract more viewers – so if it’s that the BBC’s worried about, I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t look at other TV series and seen that the first season is just the starting block to be built on with more seasons.

Now, there is some good news. A petition has been started to bring back CUFFS. The current goal is 10,000 signatures, and we’re at 8,000. Please, if you feel like CUFFS was an important television series for conveying the problems we face in the modern world whilst throwing in a few laughs and keeping us on our toes, sign this petition. (https://www.change.org/p/bbc-bring-back-cuffs-for-second-series)

If you don’t feel like signing, or just don’t have the time right now, please reblog this post to make the cause more known about.

(And anyway, who wouldn’t want to see more Paul Ready on their television screens!?)

Did I mention River Song married Bernice Summerfield? Because River Song married Bernice Summerfield. I want everyone to take a moment to appreciate that River Song married Bernice Summerfield. Both Steven Moffat and Paul Cornell agree that River Song married Bernice Summerfield. Please talk to me about how River Song married Bernice Summerfield.

I like the fact that they’ve cast Capaldi, now, because to me - not just because he looks the way he does, or he’s the age that he is - he’s got this heaviness, as well as the mercurial brilliance, which is exactly right. That’s what the Doctor should be like, as I see it. If you’re going to get a male to play the Doctor, it should be someone like him, because there’s something slightly unnerving, slightly scary, about him. You need to trust the acumen and the brilliance and the experience - you believe him, he’s not a liar, he is what he says he is - just don’t expect him to f***ing smile, or do requests. There’s no need. He’s that kind of hero.
—  Paul McGann enthusing about the 12th Doctor (DWM interview)
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Day 22 Doctor Who Adventure Calendar: Merry Christmas Talent Montage

This was very sweet of the cast and crew to do for the fans. We got bad news last night about a family member, so we’re in for some more heartache. I showed my mom this video and it made us both laugh and get teary. Michelle’s message was the funniest. :)

On this day in 2014

Deep Breath

The newly regenerated Doctor arrives in Victorian London from the mouth of a dinosaur rampant in the Thames to discover a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.

“I wear a veil to keep from view what many are pleased to call my disfigurement. I do not wear it as a courtesy to such people, but as a judgement on the quality of their hearts.” - Madame Vastra

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Merry Christmas From Doctor Who