“The Lodger” Trilogy?

You know from time to time we call it wrong – and back in 2010 we were less than impressed to find that James Corden had been cast in an Earth-bound episode of Doctor Who based on a cartoon strip from DWM.

In those days the Gavin and Stacey writer and actor was becoming something of a notorious figure, thanks in part to his (self-confessed) public bad behaviour and the risible Corden and Horne show – one of the most ill-advised pieces of television this side of inviting Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox to host The BRIT Awards in 1988.

However since The Lodger and appearances elsewhere Corden has seemingly been rehabilitated into society, avoiding the pro-celebrity ways of the ligger and instead settling down – much as his Doctor Who character Craig Owens – into fatherhood (and winning awards on Broadway). Following 2010’s The Lodger, Craig met the Doctor once again in Closing Time, where we discovered that Craig is now a dad (and that baby Alfie prefers the name Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All).

In fact, we like him so much now that we’d be happy to see Corden back in Doctor Who, perhaps to fulfill a Gareth Roberts-penned trilogy – and it seems we aren’t the only ones! In the recent interview with Entertainment Weekly (which, as you should know by now, features Doctor Who as the first ever British show to appear on the magazine’s cover) Matt Smith revealed that he’d love Corden back in the show.

“We’d love him to [return], but he’s pretty busy being a Tony award-winning actor on Broadway and having a baby. But we’d love to get James back.”

Perhaps it will happen; perhaps it won’t. But another appearance from Craig and his little boy Lord Stormageddon would certainly be a crowd-pleaser!


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