doctor who season 13

Make new friends, but keep the old — Doctor Who is living by the New Year’s mantra with its upcoming 13th season, which BBC confirmed is set to air in 2021. With season 13, which is set to have a shortened episode count due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’ll be meeting a new companion played by stand-up comedian John Bishop, who will be joining the current TARDIS team of Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor and Mandip Gill‘s Yazmin Khan. However, per new casting rumors, this team may be short-lived as rumors suggest Whittaker may be stepping away from the role in the near future.

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doctor who nycc panel

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker was joined by her companions played by Mandip Gill and Bradley Walsh to reflect on the game-changing twelfth season of the beloved BBC sci-fi series, and give a tease for the highly anticipated holiday special “Revolution of the Daleks” at this year’s virtual New York Comic-Con. While we didn’t learn much about the holiday special, including what its “holiday” designation means for a release date (is it Christmas or New Years?! Tell us BBC!), we did get two first look images from “Revolution of the Daleks,” which show Team TARDIS in a tight spot. See the first look images, and the details teased by NYCC panel moderator Melanie McFarland from Salon.com, below.

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doctor who coronavirus message

Jodie Whittaker has an important message for fans who are social distancing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Be kind, and listen to science. She should know, after all, she’s the Doctor.

Doctor Who star Whittaker sent an “emergency transmission” to fans through the Doctor Who Twitter account, self-isolating herself to help curb the spread of coronavirus, or as she calls it, “hiding from an army of Sontarans.” It’s a sweet and funny video message that will be sure to brighten your day — as any episode of Doctor Who will do.

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Making of Rocketman

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, Rocketman production designer Marcus Rowland explained how he turned part of London into a 1970s Los Angeles setting for the Elton John biopic. Plus, Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker answers questions from fans on Twitter about the TARDIS and more. And finally, Pixar shows you how to make your own bao from the Pixar short film Bao. Read More »

How to Make Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Drinks

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, Find out how you can make the unique libations from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at home. Plus, watch as the cast of Doctor Who recaps the previous season of the show so you can be caught up for the current 12th season of the series, and listen as Eddie Murphy remembers the worst advice he ever got and much more. Read More »

Doctor Who season 12 trailer

Blimey! Will the Doc (Jodie Whittaker) be able to use her magic wand to defeat all of the Snorf Weezils and Cephlamorks in the galaxy? What about those pesky trash can robots? Can’t forget about those! And will she and her trusty sidekicks all fit in that tiny phone booth at the same time?

Check out the Doctor Who season 12 trailer below, which reveals the premiere date
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doctor who season 12 images

With the Doctor’s regeneration from Peter Capaldi into Jodie Whittaker in the 11th season of the Doctor Who revival, the series got its own facelift, with all-new planets and all-new monsters introduced to the show. But despite Whittaker’s enthusiastic turn as the 13th Doctor and a few standout episodesDoctor Who just didn’t feel like Doctor Who anymore. This could be blamed on the lack of old villains, with the exception of the return of the Daleks in the New Year’s Day special. However, it seems like showrunner Chris Chibnall is loosening his “no old monsters” policy.

A sneak peek at the next season through two new Doctor Who season 12 images show Whittaker face-to-face with a Judoon platoon — though they’re likely not on the moon.

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doctor who featurettes

The annual Doctor Who holiday specials are always a blockbuster-level event, with the BBC pouring all its money and resources into making this one-off episode as action-packed — but still family-friendly — as possible. This year’s New Year’s Day special was no exception, even as the special episode moved from its usual Christmas slot to the first of January. But that scheduling move turned out to be a boon for Doctor Who, which turned out one of the best episodes of season 11 yet, featuring the exciting return of the Doctor’s most fearsome foes: the Daleks. To continue the New Year’s festivities that the New Year’s special, titled “Resolutions,” kicked off, BBC has released two new Doctor Who featurettes that delve into the making of this explosive episode and the new makeover for the Daleks.

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doctor who resolution review

The 11th season of Doctor Who ended with something of a whimper, so it was up to the New Year’s Day special to wrap up Jodie Whittaker‘s first year as the 13th Doctor with a bang. Thankfully, “Resolution” more than delivers.

The newly established New Year’s Day special already had a high bar to leap after the BBC sci-fi series moved from its beloved Christmas Day slot that it occupied for 13 years. It was a weird Christmas tradition, but a comforting one — Doctor Who‘s unique brand of heartwarming camp was perfectly suited to watching the Doctor go on big-budget, killer snowmen-fighting adventures after opening presents. So how does watching an explosive, bombastic Doctor Who New Year’s Day special hold up while you’re hungover? Pretty good, thanks to delightfully zippy writing and the return of an old enemy with a sinister new makeover. Penned by Chris Chibnall, “Resolution” reneges on the showrunner’s assurance that there will be no classic Doctor Who monsters, and it’s all the better for it. Read More »

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doctor who new year's special

Doctor Who has been changing things up all season, introducing new monsters, new universes, and a new sense of social relevance on top of the game-changing first female Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker. Showrunner Chris Chibnall has lived up to his promise that none of the classic monsters from the show’s 55-year run are showing up, though the writers started slowly introducing familiar elements in later episodes. But with the first Doctor Who New Year’s special, it seems that Chibnall is loosening up on his “no classic monsters” pledge and bringing back one of Doctor Who‘s most iconic monsters of all.

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