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Peter Jackson On Directing A New Zealand Episode Of DOCTOR WHO: ‘Just Name A Time And Place And I’ll Be There’!!

Published at: Sept. 19, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

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“Dcotor Who” star Matt Smith invited “Lord of the Rings” filmmaker Peter Jackson to direct an episode of “Doctor Who,” and Peter Jackson just said yes.

''I'm a huge Dr Who fan, and I think Matt's fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I'll be there!'' Jackson told The Waikato Times on Tuesday.

Smith wants to shoot the episode in a place called New Zealand. 'I'm told it's glorious. I'm told it's quite similar to England. ''

The British series has shot in the United States and all over Europe; we'll see if Jackson is lure enough for the BBC to pony up for a trip Down Under.

Find Chris Gardner’s story on the matter here.

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  • Sept. 19, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    that would be friciking awesome

    by Rakesh Patel

    expensive but awesome. the BBC should actually capitalise on the momentum doctor has gotten over the last couple of years and do it. the US eps have looked great. i'm sure NZ could be the same. 2013 Christmas special perhaps?

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    A 3-part, 6 hour Doctor Who!!!

    by vadakinX

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    If the question is asked in a New Zealand accent, will it be...

    by Amy Chasing

    Docter Hew?

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Boo. Yah. That is all.

    by obijuanmartinez

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    (cough)

    by MattDomville

    It's "Doctor Who", not "Dr Who".

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Nice one, vadakinx

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    And when the DVDs are released, they episodes can double in length!

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    make it a horror episode with zombified aliens mr PJ

    by jack

    have a cameo of The Boys as a special task team sent by UNIT in dangerous missions involving alien invaders.

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    A 3-part, 6 hour Doctor Who!!!

    by Mr Lucas

    Would be the dream of many a fan (myself included). Plenty of time for character development and atmosphere. Not all the noisy running around and shouting that seems to be a requirement these days. I mean how long was Dalek Masterplan? Hours and hours of awesomeness.

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    They should do a season done by top writers and directors.

    by Charlie

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    No chance

    by Mr_P

    this will happen

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    The Key to Time

    by DeusExMachina

    They should do another 26 episode season with one big story like The Key to Time. Break it up into four parts and have a different director for each part.

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Doctor Who meets Tolkien and CS Lewis.

    by Dreamfasting

    I think there's a fun story to be told showing Tolkien and CS Lewis as a couple of old Wilfards bickering about allagory while some old magical beast awakens from under Oxford.

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    i'm doubtful it will happen

    by Koschei

    it sounds like the time Hugh Grant was going to play a villain, or when Dennis Hopper was going to be in the christmas special, or when Patrick Stewart was going to play the Meddling Monk...

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    It would have to be Gallifrey-centered

    by DrAstroZoom

    I mean ... wouldn't it?

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    awesome but doubtful to happen

    by Matthew

    just seems like mutual respect and respectfully answering fan questions. Jackson would cost too much and be too busy. Although Peter Jackson has directed low budget horror and loves fantasy genre. Maybe a one off special if they are going to do only specials for the 50th anniversary

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Peter Jackson is a Whovian

    by Matthew

    he owns Sylvester McCoys costume! I say this is going to happen if they can figure out schedule and budget for the travel. I want to change my user name to peterjacksonisawhovian

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Not out of the realms of possibility.......

    by cymraeg_cowboy

    ...after all The Moff and Jackson are friends after the Moff wrote the script for Tin Tin. Plus Jackson has hired an ex-doctor for the Hobbit- and of course the Sherlock links with Freeman and Cumberbatch. C'mon BBC, pony up the cash for some flights! - Imagine the world wide publicity and exposure this would get. What other directors would you like to see step in for an episode? Personally I'd love 1. Edgar Wright -would be brilliant visually, and stylisicly could achieve something special on a small budget - just look at Spaced. 2. Kenneth Brannagh - Just imagine the quality he could draw from the actors in a big serious story. 3. and of course every fan boy's wet dream....Wheddon!

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    So it will be 45 minutes of Matt Smith running then

    by saunderizer

  • Sept. 21, 2012, 4:59 a.m. CST

    If the BBC knew what they were doing...

    by V'Shael

    they'd have had Peter Jackson sewn up to direct the 50th anniversary show.

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