Monday, 7 April 2008

Dawkins to appear in Doctor Who

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No doubt this is already big news across the web, but we were interested to hear that Richard Dawkins is to make a guest appearance in the new series of Doctor Who.

Writer and producer Russell T Davies, who is an atheist and a massive fan of Dawkins, says the show's crew were delighted to see Dawkins on set: "People were falling at his feet ... We've had Kylie Minogue on that set, but it was Dawkins people were worshipping."

Needless to say we can't wait to see this. There doesn't seem to be any news yet on what sort of character Dawkins is set to play, so we thought we'd run a poll. What character would you like to see Richard Dawkins play in Doctor Who?
  • Timelord
  • Cyberman
  • Good scientist
  • Evil scientist
  • God
  • He should be true to himself
Vote at the top right of this page.

7 comments:

George Jelliss said...

Davies may be an atheist, but the new series of DrWho is full of religious and occult symbolism, and depends far more on magic or sorcery than science. Though of course Clarke's law is that any advanced technology resembles magic. Nevertheless I'd like to see DrWho get back to being more genuinely science based.

Anonymous said...

I hope that the episode makes this one point clear: Anyone who disagrees with Richard Dawkins' ideas is delusional.

LydiRae said...

Oh goodness, I'm going to have to shovel out money for some DVDs of the season.

Oddly enough, it's not the new Doctor's good looks, but the prospect of seeing Dawkins act.

Anonymous said...

Richard Dawkins in Doctor Who, eh? He must have read this recent review by Thomas Sutcliffe in the Independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-and-tv/tv-radio-reviews/the-weekends-tv-pulling-sun-bbc3br-gavin--stacey-sun-bbc3br-doctor-who-sat-bbc1-812477.html

Steve said...

I'd just like to ask george jelliss just when was Dr Who more genuinely science based?

Entdinglichung said...

he (like Paul O'Grady) played himself ... :-)

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Interesting news. Is this true? I mean he has a notable personality and to be in science-fiction show will give a highlight on his works.. Very clever.