Thursday, October 09, 2008

Star Trek hero to play Time Lord

The Sun newspaper does like it's Doctor Who news, it looks like Patrick has seen page 3 though !

Acting legend Patrick Stewart is to make a giant leap across space — from Star Trek to Doctor Who.
He has agreed to a major role in the Time Lord’s next series after teaming up with the Doctor (David Tennant) on stage.
The pair starred in a production of Hamlet in the summer. Patrick — Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek — has been offered a role in a two-parter involving the Daleks, set to be screened next year.
The new series will also see the return of classic alien enemies the Ice Warriors and the Zygons. Patrick, 68, is a big Doctor Who admirer and has spoken in the past of his desire to star in the show.
He said: “I have been a fan, actually yes, and I’m deeply dismayed that I was never asked to be in it. I think it’s a terrific series.” A source said: “Patrick and David are firm friends now, and want to work together again. They’ve got chemistry and that’s what Doctor Who is all about.
Patrick’s role is still being finalised but the plan is for him to play a renegade Time Lord called the Meddling Monk, who was last seen in Doctor Who in the 1960s. The Doctor thought his entire race was wiped out and gets a huge surprise to find another member of his species.”
The Monk was originally played by Carry On film favourite Peter Butterworth. Our insider added: “Patrick’s agent is now involved and everyone is really keen. His role is a belter.”

Source The Sun

And for those who haven't seen it, I did post this once before but it's worth another watch, Patrick Stewart in Extra's


Fraser Lovatt said...

Daleks AGAIN? Give them a rest -- they've already been wiped out a few times in the last couple of years. Surely they can come up with something different?

Also, every story is either set in present day Croydon or in a far distant future but on a space station ... around Earth. I yearned for the old days when they ventured to a few alien planets.

Oh, and I watched that Jason of Star Command DVD -- you hurt me, Glazebrook.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Yeah, the Dalek's need a seriously long break !!

I bet you're sat at this very moment in your Dragos helmet with the lighty up eye piece !! Did you like the fact they don't need spacesuits to go into space !?

Michael G Clark said...

Perhaps the dalek's casing falls off and Patrick gets to see 'everything'!

I'll believe it when I see it.

Steve said...

Make it so...

I. N. J. Culbard said...

To the Sun's credit, they've hit the nail on the heard with breaking stories on Who enough times now that this sounds highly likely.

I'm looking forward to the next series. Roll on Zygons and Ice Warriors, they're more favorites.

Inchy said...

"Moods are a thing for cattle and loveplay"

Still his finest line.

TimeWarden said...

Maybe William Shatner could play a Sontaran?!!