A Slip of the Tongue…

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers. Seems you can’t even plug your ears up or poke out your own eyes with pencils without still getting to see or hear some spoilers. Even then you may accidentally brush your hand up against a tweed jacket and realize you stumped into a spoiler that you can’t see or hear but you know what it is, you know what you did.

You know you can’t escape it. So with that in mind, here’s a little casting news from later in the series, which shouldn’t be considered a spoiler as we don’t know who the gentleman concerned is playing!

Four times NuWho writer (including his Series 6 script) and actor Mark Gatiss is set to appear in Episode 13 later this year, according to actor Simon Fisher-Becker – who portrays River Song’s underground contact, Dorium Maldavar, last seen in The Pandorica Opens and set for a return this Saturday in A Good Man Goes to War.

While being interviewed recently Simon let slip that he enjoyed working with Mark Gatiss on Doctor Who noting that the acclaimed writer/actor (with Sherlock & The League of Gentleman among his impressive credits outside the world of Doctor Who) would be appearing in Episode 13, while at the same time confirming that we’d be seeing Dorium in that episode again as well.

Mark Gatiss of course brought us such classics as The Unquiet Dead with Christopher Eccleston, The Idiot’s Lantern with David Tennant and Victory of the Daleks with Matt Smith. He also appeared as the title character in “The Lazarus Experiment in Series 3 and with his appearance in Episode Thirteen (voice over cameo not withstanding) this make him the only New Series writer to have written for all three 21st century who has also acted in the series with at least two of those Doctor’s. Which as a self-confessed Doctor Who fan might just make him the luckiest fan alive, quite possibly even beating out David Tennant for the title (after all Mark also got to portray the Doctor himself in the BBC comedy sketch “The Web of Caves”).

After an impressive performance in The Lazarus Experiment we here at Kasterborous are looking forward to seeing what the actor will bring with him in his Series 6 performance. So there you go, as spoilers go, not a huge one, but a good one. Welcome home Mark.


Brian A Terranova


Doctor Who and me go way back. I first discovered it on my local PBS Station WHYY in the suburbs outside Philadelphia when I was a young kid; though I am uncertain of the exact age.

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