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DOCTOR WHO - Smith talks regenerations, Moffat talks Trenzalore, McGann talks surprises!

We've got a few interesting snippets of Doctor Who news from Matt Smith, Steven Moffat and Paul McGann, all rounded up into one handy post for you below.

Whilst speaking at WonderCon, Anaheim, Matt Smith revealed some details about the unused scenes recorded for his regeneration in The Time Of The Doctor, and also confessed that the one we saw was not his favourite.

Smith said "It’s very interesting the Christmas episode and particularly the regeneration. We shot so many versions of that. We shot much more brutal, emotional and troubling takes and stories in there. The actual take that is used is an interesting one for me. To be honest, although it’s still a great episode, I think perhaps of what we shot and what was cut I would have chosen differently." Just what he would've chosen he wouldn't say. It was rumoured prior to transmission that the Doctor would lose a leg in battle, which would obviously grow back during regeneration. As interesting as that may be, it could be that those scenes were deemed a bit too much for Christmas Day family viewing. Oh well, maybe we'll get to see them in a DVD box-set one day.

Moving on to Paul McGann, who is the cover star of this months Doctor Who Magazine and inside talks about life after being the Eighth Doctor. McGann said "You know what? I don't expect ever to be involved again. But I expect I'll be surprised one day by something. That's what Doctor Who's about. I expect to be surprised." He went on to add that if the phone did ring he'd "be super enthusiastic if I ever got an offer to come back"

Finally, also in DWM, Steven Moffat respoded to a readers question asking that as the Doctor prevented his death in The Time Of The Doctor, how could we have seen his tomb on Trenzalore in The Name Of The Doctor?

Are you ready to put on your best Eleventh Doctor voices, because Steven Moffat was most definitely channeling him when he responded "Changing time is tricky. It’s a bit like a detective story: so as long there isn’t an actual body, you’ve got a certain amount of wiggle room – for instance, if the body has, rather conveniently, been burned on a boat in Utah. Here’s the thing: I can change the future so long as the future has not already been established as part of my own past. I can’t rescue Amy and Rory because I already know that I didn’t. But what do I know about Trenzalore? There’s a big monument that looks very like my TARDIS. There’s a temporal fissure leading to my timeline. Maybe it’s my grave. Maybe, one day, it’s my burial ground. Maybe it is something else entirely, and we got it all wrong. Don’t know. Don’t plan to find out for as long as possible. The main thing is, Clara still jumped into my time stream, and ended up helping me through all of my life. All that is established, unchanged – but there’s wiggle room!"

Brilliant! That'll do for me.

More Doctor Who news as we get it.

Source: Doctor Who Magazine

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