Doctor Who may go down in history as the longest-running British sci-fi show, but it will make history again in its upcoming 10th season of the new Who franchise that began in 2005.
The Doctor’s newest companion (the designated title for his permanent sidekick) played by Pearl Mackie, will be the first openly gay one in the show’s 50-plus year run.
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Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Angie Han
Looks like it’s time for the Doctor to regenerate again. Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has just confirmed the next season of the long-running British sci-fi series will be his last, after boarding the show back in 2014. He’ll be leaving hot on the heels of showrunner Steven Moffat, who’ll be replaced by Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) starting in 2018. Read More »
For Doctor Who fans, having a Christmas special featuring their favorite time traveler is one of the best things about the holiday season. Thankfully, the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special is on the way, and it even has a superhero twist for all you comic book movie fans out there. The special is called The Return of Doctor Mysterio and it’s just been revealed to get a theatrical release here in the United States.
Get the details on the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas Special in theaters after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Good news, Whovians: we now know exactly when Class will be in session. U.K. fans will be able to catch the Doctor Who spinoff starting October 22 on BBC Three. U.S. fans, unfortunately, will have to wait a bit longer, as Class won’t hit BBC America until spring 2017.
Whenever it reaches your country, though, you can count on the Doctor himself to help get the party started. Peter Capaldi is confirmed to appear in the Class series premiere, which is called “For Tonight We Might Die.” Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) created the series and is executive producing with Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
What do you do when your years-in-the-making passion project has finally, at long last, come to an end? Well, if you’re anything like Peter Jackson and Matthew Weiner, you turn to other people’s TV shows.
Mad Men creator Weiner is directing an upcoming episode of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, while Hobbit / Lord of the Rings director Jackson seems, at long last, to be coming to Doctor Who. Get the Peter Jackson Doctor Who and Matthew Weiner OITNB news after the jump. Read More »
It used to be that licensed games had little to no hope of securing voice actors that were familiar to players. But that has changed dramatically over the years, to the point where it isn’t surprising to see film and TV actors lending their voices to games. But the game Lego Dimensions is still crazy — it’s voice cast is like a jumble of actors who are all hanging out after the stories in a shelf full of DVDs come to life.
This wild ensemble features Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox as their Back to the Future characters; Peter Capaldi and many other Doctor Who actors as their respective characters; the cast of The Lego Movie, with Chris Pratt doing double duty as Owen from Jurassic World; and even a video game crossover, as Ellen McLain shows up as GLaDOS from Portal.
Oh, and Gary Oldman voices the bad guy. What a weird world we live in now. Check out the Lego Dimensions trailer below. Read More »
Here’s the new trailer for Doctor Who season nine, and this footage features a whole collection of wild shots, many of which seem to be from the two-part opening story. Among the many sights in this trailer are a few shots that suggest details of the Maisie Williams Doctor Who guest role, briefly glimpsed at the end of the first trailer, and suggested much more heavily now thanks to shots like the one above.
But she’s not even the lone highlight of this trailer, as there are Daleks, other alien sights, and more of Peter Capaldi‘s grit as this incarnation of the Doctor. You can see both the new trailer and the first one below. Read More »
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.
(Some vague spoilers for recent Doctor Who episodes are ahead.) Read More »
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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.
Watch the Doctor Who Season 9 trailer after the jump. Read More »