Monday, 26 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Tintin

Hollywood director and famous Whovian Steven Spielberg (born 1946) was first linked with Doctor Who when his production company Amblin was involved with initial attempts to create an American based version of the programme 
in the 1990s. This ultimately led 
to Philip Segal's TV movie of
1996.
In 2011, Spielberg paid tribute 
to the co-writer of Tintin, Steven Moffat and his other British contributors: "Steven wrote 
one of my favourite TV shows.. Peter Jackson and I felt whoever did Dr. Who would have a good sensibility for Tintin. And it so happens Steven read [the books] since he was eight. Even when he had to leave the project to get on with making Dr. Who,
I got two other Brits - Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish
(Attack the Block) - to finish the job. They're two great writers." A sequel, Prisoners of the Sun (scripted by Anthony Horowitz) is still in development.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (released in late 2011) was screened again on BBC1 today, and featured Jamie Bell (as Herge's hero), Andy Serkis (Captain Haddock), Daniel Craig (Sakharine), and the vocal talents of 
these seven Doctor Who guest actors:

  • Nick Frost (Thomson) played Santa Claus in Last Christmas
  • Simon Pegg (Thompson) was the Editor in The Long Game, voiced Don Chaney for Big Finish's Invaders From Mars (2002), and narrated the first series of Doctor Who Confidential
  • Toby Jones (Silk) was the Dream Lord in Amy's Choice, and voiced renegade Time Lord Kotris for Dark Eyes (BF, 2012)
  • Tony Curran (Delcourt) was Van Gogh in Vincent and the Doctor
  • Daniel Mays (Allan) was Alex in Night Terrors
  • Martin Dew (Stroller) was a Russian commando in The Curse of Fenric
  • Phillip Rhys (Co-Pilot/Medic) was Ramone in The Husbands of River Song

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