Today BBC America presented a Doctor Who panel for the Television Critics Association. Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were only available via satellite from the set, but writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was here in person. After the panel, Moffat answered follow-up questions from reporters, including some details about the possibility of a female Doctor, and the character guest star Maisie Williams will play. She will be different from Arya Stark for sure.
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Posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Who took Hall H by storm this year, welcoming Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi to Comic-Con for the very first time. “I’ve never been in front of 7,000 people in my life,” he remarked upon seeing the crowd. But it didn’t take him long to adjust. He and the other panelists — stars Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, and showrunner Steven Moffat — quickly won over the Whovians who’d waited all day.
Over the course of an hour, the group discussed the shifting dynamics between the characters, the “reckless” adventures of Season 9, the possibilities of a female Doctor, the likelihood of a Sherlock crossover, and more. Hit the jump for all the Doctor Who Comic-Con panel highlights.
UPDATE: Watch the full Doctor Who Comic-Con panel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Whovians who braved the Hall H lines today at Comic-Con were treated to the very first look at the Doctor Who Season 9 trailer. But now everyone else gets to join in on the fun as well, as BBC America has posted the video online.
Among many, many other exciting bits and pieces, the Season 9 trailer also includes the first footage of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams — though you’ll have to wait a little while longer to find out exactly what she’s doing there. “It’s going to be surprising, what she gets up to,” teased Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
There’s plenty more Doctor Who coming our way — at least five more years of it, as revealed by showrunner Steven Moffat yesterday. Which means the Doctor has plenty of wild adventures ahead of him still. But the one thing he won’t be doing is leading a feature film. Read Moffat’s explanation of why there won’t be a Doctor Who movie after the jump. Read More »
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The Time Lord known as Doctor Who has can manipulate a few elements of the universe in order to preserve himself — hell, the guy can regenerate an entirely new body. But he hasn’t always been able to fend off the capricious and sometimes fickle interest of the viewing public. The Doctor was off the air for many years, but since the show’s most recent resurgence things are going strong. Doctor Who is going so well, in fact, that the BBC sees at least another five years’ future in the series. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Who and Sherlock have quite a few things in common. Both of them are internationally popular British dramas with a huge geek fanbase. Both of them center around special but awkward heroes with more “normal” companions in tow. And both of them are run by Steven Moffat. So naturally, fans of both have long wondered if there might be any chance of the two properties crossing paths.
Well, there’s good news and bad news on that front. In an interview, Moffat reveals he’s all for a Doctor Who Sherlock crossover. It’s everyone else — Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and the producers — that’s against it. Read Moffat’s Doctor Who Sherlock crossover comments after the jump. Read More »
We don’t know if Maisie Williams will end up doing the film adaptation of The Last of Us, but she has shot a role that will let fans of her Game of Thrones character see the actress in a new light. Williams is now on set for Doctor Who, shooting a guest role that will be part of the show’s next season, which debuts this fall. We don’t have a lot of info on the Maisie Williams Doctor Who appearance, but what we do have is below.
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Wednesday, Lego announced the two latest sets to be created under the “Ideas” banner. These are sets that are imagined by fans, voted on by fans, and then judged by a group of Lego employees. Every year, a few new sets are picked that get turned into actual Lego Ideas sets. Previous examples are the Back to the Future Delorean and Ghostbusters Ecto-1. Well the two newest ones are both based in pop culture, and both are incredibly awesome.
Wall-E and Doctor Who are getting their own official Lego sets later this year. See photos and video of the Wall-E Lego and Doctor Who Lego below. Read More »
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The UK series Broadchurch is at a strange nexus right now. The US remake of the first season, Gracepoint, is wrapping up tonight. David Tennant stars in that… just as he did in the UK original. Perfectly timed to that series conclusion is this first Broadchurch season 2 trailer, which shows that the second season takes place in the same town in which the events of season 1 went down, but there are still quite a few lingering problems and uncertainties. (Update: there are two trailers, in fact — one from the UK, and a US-specific one.)
Additionally, we’ve got the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, dubbed Last Christmas. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Whovians rejoice: A BBC theme park is coming to the U.K. Attractions based on Doctor Who, Top Gear, and Sherlock are thought likely, though they haven’t yet been confirmed. A Doctor Who ride is not as novel an idea as you might think — Disney considered bringing the sci-fi property to Tomorrowland back in the ’80s.
Since the new park is backed by Paramount Pictures, it’s also expected to feature various Paramount franchises — possibly including Star Trek and Transformers. More on the planned BBC theme park after the jump. Read More »