Is the Doctor really a doctor? According to the Second Doctor played by Patrick Troughton , the answer is yes … or at least he thinks so. I think I took a degree once in Glasgow. William Hartnell, who played the First Doctor from to , was having health problems toward the end of his run on the series.
Considering what he did with Alien and Blade Runner , seeing what Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott would have dreamed up for the Daleks would have been pretty fascinating. And after a few episodes, [producer] Verity Lambert turned up with the Daleks! Some of the best things I have ever done are the thing I never wanted to do. When Doctor Who made its triumphant return to television in , it almost happened without the Daleks.
Fortunately, they were able to work it out. So that took a long time. Like this. Come round and see us. It took a long time to reach that decision, and then, after all this period of nothing happening, I was suddenly commissioned to write four Doctor Who s and the next five Hitchhiker s all at once. In the s, personal computers were still pretty futuristic. His faithful companion Romana Lalla Ward made an appearance, too.
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When the Tenth Doctor was just a kid, he knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: the star of Doctor Who. He carried around a Doctor Who doll and wrote Who -inspired essays at school. Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi was obsessed with the series as a kid, too. As a teenager, he created a ton of Doctor Who fan art and even managed to get some of it published. Though Jodie Whittaker is the series' first official female Doctor, she's not the first actress to be considered for the role.
Back in the s, Sydney Newman had an idea for how to revitalize the show: regenerate the Time Lord into a Time Lady. In , showrunner Russell Davies broached the idea yet again, citing Catherine Zeta-Jones as his top pick to replace Tennant. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch also said no. John Watson. Smith auditioned for the role just about a week before he went in and read for the Eleventh Doctor.
Fortunately, the latter worked out for him.
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Steven Moffat was the showrunner on both Doctor Who and Sherlock , though Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall took over those duties beginning with season There will be no costumes, props or even video screens. The set list will change wildly from night to night. We phoned up Weird Al at his Los Angeles house to learn more about this bold adventure.
How did you get the idea for this tour? It was sort of an epiphany near the very end of the last tour. I think I need to take a break from all the theatrics. Popular on Rolling Stone. Did you get a lot of pushback from your manager and agent when you told them you wanted to do this? Are you worried that no matter what you say and write in advance, a certain percent of the audience will still show up expecting to see a regular show?
I think I put it out there as much as I possibly could what the show is going to be. I think an extremely low percentage of people will come expecting to hear all the hits. Are you going to do style parodies or only pure originals? That includes any kind of pastiches or style parodies or anything like that.
We might throw them in as a little surprise treat. In the first 75 minutes, at least, there are going to be nothing but originals, so people need to be emotionally prepared for that. A lot. I like structure. For this tour, I really have to be more in the moment because the setlist changes literally every single night. Reversing a segment of the song near the end reveals the hidden backwards message "Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands".
Original, in the style of Rage Against the Machine. Notably similar in parts to " Bombtrack " and " Killing in the Name ". Original, in the style of Elvis Costello. Parody of " Peter and the Wolf " by Sergei Prokofiev. Describes the TV series Gilligan's Island. Parody of " One Week " by the Barenaked Ladies. Recaps the plot of the film Jurassic Park. The music video was approved by Steven Spielberg , who directed the film.
Parody of " King of Pain " by The Police. Original, in the style of Southern Culture on the Skids. Parody of " La Bamba ", traditional Mexican folk song, as performed by Los Lobos based on a version of the song recorded by Ritchie Valens. Parody of " Living in America " by James Brown. The video was shot on the same stage where Brown's scenes in Rocky IV , which featured "Living in America", had been shot.
Parody of " Firestarter " by The Prodigy. Performed on The Weird Al Show. Original, in the style of Bruce Springsteen. Most of the headlines in the song were actual tabloid headlines. Original, in the style of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Takes elements from Carry On and Suite: Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler re-recorded his guitar tracks for this song, although he did not appear in its video.
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Original, in the style of zydeco. Eddie Vedder is the lead singer of Pearl Jam.
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Parody of " Piano Man " by Billy Joel. Describes the events of the film Spider-Man. Original, in the style of doo-wop. In concert, Al emulates Elvis Presley 's mannerisms by giving concert-goers scarves from around his neck and having himself followed by a bodyguard as he walks through the audience. Parody of " Taxman " by The Beatles. Demento's Basement Tapes No. Parody of " Party in the U. Jamie Foxx , with new music by "Weird Al" Yankovic.