Former ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Russell T. Davies: Why He Won’t Return To Write More ‘Doctor Who’

- 01-06-15TV Posted by James Iniguez

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Fans of the iconic BBC sci-fi serial, Doctor Who, cite Russell T. Davies with reinvigorating the franchise both as a show runner, and for writing some of the more memorable episodes from seasons 1-4. It’s true, he brought the show into the 21st Century, but even RTD has to adhere to the most sacred tenants (pun intended) of the Time Lords – you can’t go back and revisit your own timeline.

In what should shock absolutely no Whovian on Planet Earth, Davies recently shared with RadioTimes that he had no plans of returning to Doctor Who as a guest writer in the foreseeable future:  (more…)

How Does The Proper ‘Doctor Who’ Fan Respond To An HOA Violation Letter? Throw A Viewing Party!

- 01-04-15Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last week we brought you the story of the Moder family in Florida that received a HOA (Home Owners Association) letter about the big blue call box in their driveway. That’s right Doctor Who‘s TARDIS was minding its own business, trying to fix its Chameleon circuits while parked in the Moder’s driveway and the neighborhood HOA took offense. What’s a Doctor Who fan to do when your TARDIS doesn’t get the usual love its grown accustomed to receiving from fans around the world? Throw a huge Doctor Who viewing party! (more…)

Florida HOA Issues Violation Letter On Fan Made TARDIS

- 12-31-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture, TV, WTF? Posted by Mark Poynter

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This just might be the one problem in space and time itself the good Doctor can’t talk his way out of, or fix with the quick use of his sonic screwdriver. A couple in Florida built a replica TARDIS, because: (A.) They are huge fans of the show, and (B.) They wanted to use it in their wedding photos. Their themed wedding pictures went off without a hitch and the happy couple found a spot, temporary most likely, for the TARDIS in the driveway. Then the one power in the universe that even the Doctor wisely fears reared its ugly head, the dreaded Lexington Home Owners Association of Tampa Florida. (more…)

‘Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman Confirms Return For Next Season

- 12-26-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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While many fans wondered if this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special would be the last appearance of Jenna Coleman‘s companion character Clara Oswald. Amidst the ever bubbling and seemingly on target rumors that persisted the entire last season that Coleman would not be back, it was an easy prediction to get wrong. Now we’ve got confirmation from the lady herself. (more…)

‘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…)