A note to websites/news outlets reporting the “Johnny Depp is the Doctor in the movie” story

30th June 2010 • Blog Post by Seb Patrick •

Yes, I’m looking at you, Digital Spy and IO9.

This is the “story” it is originally sourced from. It is obvious to ANYONE with a functioning brain that it is COMPLETE AND UTTER FICTION. So stop bloody giving it currency by repeating the once/twice-removed versions (I’ve seen a number of places quoting IO9 already, even though IO9 got it from Tor who got it from Pub Articles) without checking where it came from! It’s BULLSHIT.

(I’m not saying the movie isn’t happening, or anything. But this story, which purports to contain actual quotations from RTD and Depp, is a complete fabrication, and if you can’t tell that simply from reading it, you’re a MORON.)

Seb Patrick once met Paul McGann, who immediately pretended to be Mark McGann. He writes for Den of Geek, BBC America, Film4 and the official Red Dwarf website, among others. He owns over thirty toy Daleks and wishes the Dapol factory tour was still open.


3 Responses

  1. io9, being part of Gawker Media, like to post absolutely anything on the off-chance it may be genuine. Then if it turns out to be fake or fraudulent they just edit or outright delete the post.


  2. Honestly. There’s more chance of Hitler getting the part.

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