Today we have proof that internet rumors and the tracking of London gambling establishments are nothing to go by, as the BBC has announced the identity of the actor who will play the Doctor in the legendary sci-fi series Doctor Who going forward. And in news that will surely be painful to the ears of men’s rights activists everywhere, the 13th Doctor will have to cope with not just not being a ginger, but being a woman. For the first time in franchise history, the Doctor will be played by a lady, Jodie Whittaker.
In what will likely be one of the biggest reveals of the week, and coming squeezed between D23 and San Diego Comic Con that’s really saying something, the BBC has set sometime on Sunday as the world premiere revelation of the identity of the new Doctor, the thirteenth iteration of the time travelling alien from Doctor Who. The series tenth season ended earlier this month, and it was fairly clear that the Doctor was on the brink of regeneration. Now, it’s two more sleeps till we learn what that regeneration will look like later this year. (more…)
It would be inappropriate for a site called “Nerd Bastards” to allow for the tenth season of Doctor Who to come to an end and pass without commenting, and the season finale Saturday night left a pretty definitive end for the Time Lord, his friends, and his enemies while opening an intriguing door to the Twelfth Doctor’s last stand coming this Christmas. In the meantime, Twelve’s second last adventure probably epitomized all the things we love and hate about the Steven Moffat era of Who: big ideas, touching camaraderie, and more than a little timey-whimey sleight of hand to get to the end game. (more…)
For any British actor, it’s hard to think of a bigger TV role than that of the Doctor, the time traveling alien from Doctor Who that can change faces as easily as other people change jackets. Every couple of years, the speculation begins agains as to who will take up the console in the TARDIS and take off again for more adventures in time and space, and we’re seeing that process play out again now with expectant departure of Peter Capaldi in this year’s Christmas special. There is one name we can safely eliminate from the list though. He’s turned down the job twice already. (more…)
Later this year we will say goodbye to the twelfth Doctor. Sometime around Christmas, in a blinding golden flash the combat eyebrows and Scottish brogue will be gone and replaced with someone new. Our guitar wielding punk rock alien savior dressed as a rock and roll magician will move on to his next regeneration (possibly ginger we don’t know yet, but I mean he could be ginger next, right?) But let’s not focus on that just yet because with series 10 really just begining we have a lot of Peter Capaldi‘s tenure as Doctor Who to enjoy.
This weekend, the good Doctor is visiting the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and if I do say so myself he’s in fine form and shows no signs of slowing down just yet. However, as the hundreds that attended his panel made clear, we are already starting to prepare for his 4 years of saving the universe to draw to a close. Here’s a few highlights. (more…)
It seems to happen every few years (mostly because, it does). It’s time for the BBC to cast a new actor or actress to take on the role of The Doctor. Peter Capaldi’s run as the titular hero is coming to an end this season and fans have been going mad trying to figure out who will play the character next. Every time this happens, discussions about potential actors, possible gingers, and yes, women are thrown into the mix. It seems that one of these aspects has been declined by the folks behind the BBC’s longest-running science fiction series and a good number of fans will be upset.
There’s a lot up in the air concerning Doctor Who these days. The recent season just began this past Saturday, and we know it’s Peter Capaldi‘s last as the Doctor, but along with the question of who the Doctor might be regenerating into is the question of when the Twelfth Doctor will regenerate. Capaldi said that he’s already filmed his “death” scene, but it was originally reported that Twelve will change up his appearance during this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. And now there’s this, a rumour that there will be another Doctor on call when Capaldi says goodbye in December… (more…)
With the exception of the special episode released on Christmas Day, Doctor Who fans have been waiting for more than a year for the latest season of the show. The episode marks the start of the last season starring Peter Capaldi as the mysterious Doctor and introduced Pearl Mackie as the newest companion, Bill Potts. After the long wait for the new episode, tension is high. Given a somewhat mixed response to some of the recent seasons, many people are intrigued to see how Steven Moffatt will round off his career as Head Writer and Executive Producer on the series. (more…)
If you’ve been paying attention to the trailers for season 10 of Doctor Who, then you know that Michelle Gomez is scheduled to make a comeback as Missy, AKA: the Master, the Doctor’s long-standing Time Lord nemesis. Missy’s been a thorn in the Twelfth Doctor’s side since pretty much the moment he regenerated, so it would makes sense she would return for his final year of adventures in the TARDIS. But if one Master is bad news, what about two Masters? That looks to be the dilemma that the Doctor will face next because if the Doctor can team up with is past selves, then why can’t the Master? (more…)
While the tenth season or series as the Brits call it starts just around the corner on April 15th for Doctor Who, rumors swirl that both Peter Capaldi and his brand new companion Pearl Mackie will both be leaving at the season’s end. Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) is taking over the showrunner duties from Steven Moffat and while Capaldi’s exit was pretty much confirmed by Capaldi himself, now Mackie’s role as the new companion is in question. Check out the new trailer and statement from the BBC about the issue. (more…)