‘Doctor Who’ Too Dark? Not According to Moffat

- 12-16-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There may be a great many grown up nerds amongst its fan faithful, but Doctor Who was conceived, sold and continues to be marketed as a family show. Say whaaaaaaaaat? Yes, consider the Saturday at 8 pm timeslot, the lack of blood and bad language, and the hero’s aversion to violence and always using the power of his mind over a firearm. Yes, Doctor Who is meant for kids to enjoy every bit as much, if not more, than the adults who also enjoy it. But has it gotten too dark for those kids? Many people have been asking themselves that question, and now it’s Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat‘s turn to give us an answer. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t think it is. (more…)

Check Out the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special ‘Last Christmas’ Trailer

- 12-12-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new trailer for the BBCs Doctor Who Christmas Special: Last Christmas is out and we’ve got a few glimpses into what we can expect to see. There’s Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and special guest Nick Frost as Santa Claus. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast And The Revenge Of The Fart Lords Of The Sith

- 11-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to the podcast of fun, this time on the show your life model decoy hosts, Jeremy and Jason, have brewed a cup of nerdy pop-culture talky news things and awkward moments. Do you like Star Wars, beard chat, Doctor Who, and scandalous sexy sex sex on the television set? Wow! Then do we have a show for you, clown shoes!

On the unnamed super terrific hour this week: (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 Finale

- 11-08-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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This season of Doctor Who is definitely one that grew stronger the longer it went on. Much of that was in allowing Peter Capaldi to grow more comfortable in his role as the Twelfth Doctor, and for him and Jenna Coleman to find their rhythm as Doctor and companion. But there were also the slowly developing threads linking The Doctor, Clara, Danny (Samuel Anderson), and eventually, Missy (Michelle Gomez) that once fully exposed made series 8’s finale so powerful. (more…)

To The BBC: “Your Recent ‘Doctor Who’ Episode On The Afterlife Was Out Of Line!”

- 11-06-14TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Last Saturday’s episode of the hit sci fi fantasy ‘Doctor Who’ dealt with dying and where we go after. It was the first part of a double climax that has been teased for several months. Throwaway characters have been dying all season and finding themselves in “heaven,” greeted by a mysterious woman named Missy. Her existence and actual location have been highly speculated on since. It’s truly the culmination of a storyline that had to have been written well before every other episode. That is literally “Writing 101;” know your ending first. However, the themes of death and beyond didn’t go over well with many viewers who felt the show’s reveals inappropriate. That sort of thing you can never know in advance. Hit the jump to continue if you don’t mind SPOILERS about the episode ‘Dark Water.’ (more…)

Best Class Ever: Syracuse University Now Offers A ‘Doctor Who’ Course

- 11-04-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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When I picked my universities, they needed two criteria: 1.) be far away from home, and 2.) be relatively warm. I ended up going to Clark in Atlanta and Norfolk State in Virginia, scoring on both essentials. The third imperative was that they had to be good schools too. Yes, the twisted priorities of an 18 yr-old. Syracuse University is too far into Freezytown, USA, so that was never even an option for me. But I’d have totally considered it if they’d offered a Doctor Who class because I’m obsessed with that shit. Only real Whovians and high school slackers of the highest (lowest) order need read on! (more…)

TV REVIEWS: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E08/09 – “Mummy on the Orient Express”/”Flatline”

- 10-20-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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It’s a bit of a cheat, I’ll admit, combining these two episodes into one review. But beyond simply making up for lost time, both episodes come from new-to-Who writer, Jamie Mathieson and center on the constantly evolving relationship between The Doctor and Clara. And while the basic premises of these two episodes don’t necessarily form a link between them, how The Doctor and Clara interact definitely does. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E07 – “Kill The Moon”

- 10-06-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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The Twelfth Doctor’s introductory season has been a bumpy one. The opener was a bore and just about each episode since has been a mix of highs and lows. With “Listen” and “The Caretaker,” Series 8 has begun to come into its own, better defining its characters. “Kill the Moon” builds off those previous installments and ways I never expected, and it all pays off tremendously well. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E06 – “The Caretaker”

- 09-30-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Coming off an exhilarating bank heist it’s back to the daily grind of Coal Hill School for Clara and… The Doctor? Yes, this week’s episode sees The Doctor again trying to blend in with humans, going deep undercover in “The Caretaker” from returning writer Gareth Edwards (“The Lodger”, “Closing Time”) and Steven Moffat. What is it that brings The Doctor to Coal Hill? Aliens? Robots? Alien robots? (more…)

TV Review: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E05 – “Time Heist”

- 09-27-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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[Pardon the tardiness of this review, and instead enjoy an extra helping of Doctor Who critique and discussion this weekend!]

Switching gears – yet again, like only Doctor Who can – Series 8 transitions from a spooky inspection of fear to a bank heist, or in this case, a “Time Heist.” Written by Steven Moffat and Stephen Thompson, it’s a less profound episode than last week’s but that doesn’t it make it any less interesting. (more…)