Sci-fi

Doctor Who Script Starring David Tennant Goes Up For Sale At Charity Auction

The script ‘Midnight’ will be auctioned on August 3, and will benefit the charity Project Motor Mouth run by Janet Fielding – who starred as Tom Baker’s companion Tegan in 1981.

The script for ‘Midnight’ is the tenth episode of the fourth series which aired on June 14, 2008, and the manuscript is full of annotations and drawings by Rusell Davies.

Fans of the sci-fi series will also be able to snap up scripts for ‘Impossible Planet’ and ‘The Satan Pit’ autographed by David, in addition to a Perspex panel resembling the Tardis signed by six Doctors and former cast members.

The series’ 50th anniversary will see a special appearance from Tennant alongside current Doctor Who star Matt Smith, one month before his departure.

It was revealed last week that the episode will be shown as a “simulcast” in over 200 countries as global broadcasters don’t want the one off special to be ruined for fans across the world.

The BBC1 show will be shown in the UK on November 23 at 8pm therefore will be shown at midday in Los Angeles and at 7am in Sydney.

An insider told the Daily Express: “The 50th anniversary special is a massive deal for fans around the world who were petrified the secrets would leak online the moment it aired in Britain.”

The one-off episode, will also see the return of previous Doctor Who sidekick Billie Piper, and is expected to be watched by more than 100 million viewers.

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Doctor Who Stars To Unite at 50th Anniversary Celebration

Current Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to unite with past Time Lords including Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy at an event in London to mark the cult TV show’s 50th anniversary.

The actors will all appear at the 50th anniversary celebration event in the British capital in November, along with another former Doctor Who Colin Baker.

The convention will run over three days and feature question-and-answer sessions with cast members, a special effects display from the show’s resident expert Danny Hargreaves, and masterclasses with Doctor Who’s ‘monster choreographer’ Ailsa Burke.

The event will run from November 22-24 at London’s ExCeL exhibition center, coinciding with the screening of the show’s anniversary episode on November 23.

The special installment will reportedly feature new cast member John Hurt as well as a reappearance by former Time Lord David Tennant and his onscreen assistant Billie Piper.

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J.J. Abrams Picks Up Final Script of ‘Twilight Zone’ Creator

“Star Trek” mastermind J.J. Abrams is set to tackle another piece of sci-fi history after securing the rights to “The Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling’s final screenplay.

The movie mogul is hoping to shop “The Stops Along the Way” through his Bad Robot production company to TV network bosses, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Serling was a six-time Emmy winner for his writing work on “The Twilight Zone,” which he also presented.

It is not known if Abrams will direct the sci-fi series if it gets picked up.