News from the Gallifrey Guardian (slight Spoiler ahead)

All the submitted News made it into the Gallifrey Guardian this month, so I’ll just repeat a couple of my favorite bits (original sources cultbox.co.uk and doctorwhonews.net):

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins is a found-phone mystery thriller developed by Maze Theory and Kaigan Games. Players search through messages, emails, videos, photographs and more to uncover clues, solve puzzles and reveal the truth. The game features ex-UNIT scientist Petronella Osgood (Ingrid Oliver), Weeping Angels, Larry Nightingale (Finlay Robertson) and the voice of the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker). The game will be available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Steam beginning March 19, and can be pre-ordered. A trailer for the game can be seen here:

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins Pre-Registration Trailer – YouTube

In An Evening with John Bishop, a small, exclusive, paid Zoom event, Bishop praised Jodie Whittaker’s skills as both a lead actor and an ambassador for Doctor Who. Bishop described Whittaker as very warm, welcoming, and generous with all her fellow actors. “She’s running a global franchise. She’s carrying it. She’s lovely,” he explained with a grin.

He parodied the type of technical lines Whittaker has to speak as the Time Lord: She’s got to do a scene where she has to explain the transformation of time and space with an alien from another dimension. So she’d be saying things like, “The quarks haven’t worked because the fundamentals of time and space have been erased and corrected by the Planedium of Light. And the human race needs to survive, because if it doesn’t, time and space will forever be in another quantum and the seriousness of time away from a cup will be lost forever!” [The CultBox reporter who posted the above quote did not guarantee its accuracy, noting: “It’s not easy to transcribe technobabble spoken with a thick Liverpool accent…”]

Learning lines weren’t the only challenges Whittaker faced. Stunts and wire work were also required, as shown in an Instagram post (since removed) of Jodie hanging from a harness in front of a green screen while filming at Roath Lock Studios the first week of February.

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