doctor who comic-con 2018

Comic-Con’s Hall H crowd was buzzing with anticipation in the minutes leading up to the BBC America’s Doctor Who panel this morning. More than a couple of the attendees — both men and women — were dressed up as Jodie Whittaker‘s thirteenth Doctor, and even more were wearing Doctor Who-themed clothing, pins, and other paraphernalia. This was a crowd full of Whovians (myself included), and we were ready to get to know the new Doctor a bit better…and to meet her new friends.

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doctor who season 11 trailer

“All of this is new to me. New faces, new worlds, new times. So if I asked really, really nicely, would you be my new best friends?”

That’s the question Jodie Whittaker poses to her three new companions played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole in the first official Doctor Who season 11 trailer, but it’s also a question directed at us longtime Doctor Who fans who are always a little wary whenever the Doctor regenerates and a new actor takes on the beloved role of the time-traveling alien. Will we accept Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor — the 13th actor to take on the role, but only the first woman to do so? Yes, yes we will.

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doctor who season 11 teaser

The Doctor will see you now. And she couldn’t be happier. Jodie Whittaker made her highly anticipated debut as the first female Doctor in the BBC sci-fi show’s 55-year history in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” but the new season 11 teaser introduces us properly to the Thirteenth Doctor for the first time, sporting a beaming smile and some fresh new threads.

But the teaser reveals something even more exciting: the three new companions who will be boarding Whittaker’s maiden voyage on the TARDIS. Geronimo!

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Comic-Con 2018 schedule

The month of San Diego Comic-Con is finally upon us. Slowly but surely, the schedule for SDCC is being announced. Today, the schedule for Thursday July 19 has been announced, revealing panels for The PredatorDoctor WhoBetter Call Saul, Marvel’s Iron FistBrooklyn Nine-Nine, and more. See highlights from the Thursday line-up below.

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doctor who equal pay

The Doctor’s face may have changed, but the paycheck stays the same. Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker is making history as the first female Time Lord, and she’s shattering more than the barriers of time and space. So now that she’s taking the TARDIS keys from Peter Capaldi, Whittaker is making sure she’s paid the same amount as her predecessor. Because aliens aren’t the only things worth battling.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi 16-Bit - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the TARDIS console from Peter Capaldi’s tenure as Doctor Who torn down one last time. Plus, watch a video essay deconstructing the train scene from Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 2, and see one climactic battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi recreated like an 16-bit video game (but beware of spoilers). Read More »

doctor who peter capaldi

Nothing can keep this Doctor away from comforting his fans.

Peter Capaldi had an emotional exit from Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” which saw the Twelfth Doctor regenerating into the Thirteenth Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker. It’s all a part of the history of Doctor Who, which has been replacing its stars since the long-running BBC science-fiction show first started airing in the 1960s. But for many young fans who began watching the series with Capaldi at its helm, it’s a fresh new loss.

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The 15 Best Christmas TV Episodes Streaming Right Now

christmas tv episodes

With presents nestled under the Christmas tree and family members to avoid, what better time to pop in an episode of your favorite show? While holiday-themed episodes are often hit-or-miss, they’ve also churned out some of the best hours and half-hours of television that you can throw on in the background while you wrap your presents.

Christmas-themed TV episodes offer a wonderful alternative to the myriad of saccharine Christmas movies, with stories ranging from profoundly uplifting to hopelessly bleak. A good chaser after watching The Holiday for the umpteenth time.

Here is a list of the best holiday-themed episodes that you can find streaming online now.

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doctor who twice upon a time trailer

The Doctor Who Christmas special is always a big-budget TV event and for the past two actors who have played the time-traveling alien, it has been when they have bid goodbye to the long-running TV show.

Peter Capaldi will uphold that tradition and say goodbye to the role of the Doctor in this year’s Christmas special, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. But as he faces a future ahead of Doctor Who, he will run smack dab into the past. This is a time travel show after all, and you can’t have big event TV without inviting David Bradley to play the beloved crotchety First Doctor. And let me tell you, he does not dig those sonic sunglasses.

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douglas adams doctor who episode

When Doctor Who premiered in 1963, the BBC probably didn’t anticipate it becoming a worldwide phenomenon and the longest-running science-fiction show in history. If they did, the network would have likely not purged their archives of Doctor Who episodes in the ’70s, resulting in many serials from the First and Second Doctor’s runs to become lost to oblivion.

By the time Tom Baker stepped into his iconic colorful scarf as the Fourth Doctor, this junking policy had been put to a stop. But that didn’t prevent his memorable run as the Doctor from being plagued by its own archiving or production problems. Namely, a famous unfinished 1979 episode written by sci-fi stalwart Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame, “Shada.” Adams would only write two other episodes for Doctor Who, but “Shada” was always the “what could’ve been?” after filming for the episode was interrupted by an engineering strike. But 38 years later, “Shada” will finally be finished, with none other than Tom Baker himself reprising his role as the most famous Doctor.

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