Doctor Who' is heading to Dubai.


Current Doctor David Tennant will travel to the Middle Eat country sometime in the next three months after bosses of the BBC science-fiction show decided to film some scenes there.


A source said: "The Doctor may have to dispense with his trademark long coat when he's in Dubai as the temperature can top 40 degrees Celsius!"


The scenes will form one of four special episodes of the show which will air at some point this year.


Producers are also said to be taking the cast to America to make another of the programmes.


The source explained: "The BBC is going all out for the final four specials so Dubai and the US are being lined up for location shooting."


Actor Matt Smith was recently named as the next Doctor Who, after David Tennant resigned.


Speaking about winning the prestigious part, Matt - who is the youngest star to take on the role at just 26 - said: "I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity. The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."Billie Piper, who has previously starred as Doctor Who's assistant Rose in the show, has backed the decision to give Matt the role.She said: "Matt's a lovely guy and he's a stirring actor. He has the right energy and that is what the Doctor's role is really all about, essentially.She also denied reports she was keen for a woman to win the role, admitting to Britain's Hello! magazine: "I don't think the Doctor should be a woman. Forgive me, I know it's not a feminist thing to say, but it's like saying, 'Let's make James Bond a woman.' It's a man's role."


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Jan 23, 2009 1:56PM EST

""I don't think the Doctor should be a woman. Forgive me, I know it's not a feminist thing to say, but ..."
I AGREE!!!!!

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Feb 15, 2009 5:10PM EST

Or like... The vampire slayer should be a boy. Like, Tommy The Vampire Slayer.

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Feb 26, 2009 1:15PM EST

yeah...the Doctor can't change sexes after 900 years...he's one person, despite the change of faces. That would be..wrong, somehow.
And would ruin the sex appeal, frankly.
Tommy the Vampire Slayer? Butch the Vampire Slayer. ha ha
Can't imagine anyone but DT as the DOctor, nowadays...my heart's broken now he's leaving, but Matt SMith looks interesting. He'll be hard-pressed to match Tennant for embodying the role. Only Tennant and Baker have been the best.

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