In a move that is quite unusual in this Internet age, BBC America will be announcing the new Doctor Who companion this Saturday (April 23rd), hopefully before anyone on the Internet can find out and jump the gun a few days early. As the last episode ended, we found the good Doctor (Peter Capaldi) without a companion as his long time companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) became the girl who both died and lived. Who might this new companion be and when will we see that person on the small screen? (more…)
After Steven Moffat announced his departure from Doctor Who, the big question for many Doctor Who fans wasn’t about what Moffat’s replacement Chris Chibnall would do with the series, but would he be doing it with the current Doctor Peter Capaldi? (more…)
Obviously, it’s going to be a slow news year for Doctor Who. It was previously announced that the tenth season about the ancient time traveling alien would be delayed until 2017, which will be highly eventful given that it will be the final season for showrunner Steven Moffat, and – possibly – the final season for current Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Still, there’s one final stretch of 13 episodes to get through, and you’re probably aware that when series 10 begins, the Doctor will need a new Companion. So the BBC is now shopping for someone to hangout in the TARDIS and go on wacky adventures through space and time, but are they already circling someone in particular? Possibly, at least according to rumor. (more…)
It was only a couple of days ago that Doctor Who wrapped up its ninth season with a bittersweet send-of for the Doctor’s latest companion Clara Oswald, but with just a few weeks to go before Christmas it’s no time for wallowing in the past. As per usual on Christmas Day, an annual event with almost as much traction as turkey and a tree at this point, we will have the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, and since the Doctor is, at this point, companion-less, he’ll be reuinted with the only woman in the universe crazy enough to marry him, River Song. There will however be complications, as the BBC‘s promotional department tells us. (more…)
Well, that didn’t take long. Earlier this season showrunner Steven Moffat introduced the Sonic Sunglasses to the Doctor Who series and fans had mixed reactions that ranged from the amused to the outraged. That’s what fans do, but now fans can get all hot and bothered by the return of the Sonic Screwdriver to the series as Peter Capaldi‘s Doctor builds a new Sonic Screwdriver. Wanna see what it looks like? (more…)
For an episode that featured Galifrey, the end of time, and two TARDIS’, this Doctor Who finale was an oddly personal tale that brought to a close the Doctor’s time with Clara in a way that wasn’t (only) sad and bittersweet, like most companion departures, but was hopeful as well. Even though it’s a lesson learned a couple of times before, seeing the Doctor face the fact that he can’t break the rules and run away from the consequences, “Hellbent” was definitely an hour of Who with punch. Light on the timey-whimey tom foolery, but heavy on the heart, or hearts, on the above average Whovian. (more…)
This is it, my friends. This is the episode that will take the Peter Capaldi naysayers and do one of two things: shut them up, or prove that they are clinically insane if they continue to grouse about how not-great he is. “The Zygon Inversion” is the best episode of the season so far, and should reaffirm for viewers what Doctor Who is all about: challenging perceptions, championing kindness and tolerance, and breaking the mold of what a “silly little science fiction show” is supposed to be.
WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly other episodes/seasons of Doctor Who. Proceed at your own risk/reward!
Citing “inside sources,” entertainment news website MoviePilot is claiming that Peter Capaldi will step down from his role of the Thirteenth Doctor in the long-running BBC television show Doctor Who at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Anyone who watched the new episode of this ninth series (more commonly referred to as “season” by folks who don’t know/understand much about the overall Doctor Who TV saga) knows full well that it didn’t take very long for showrunner Steven Moffatt and his crew to plant their flag in the “OMG” ground. The opening title of the show hadn’t even hit yet, and viewers were already treated to a major bomb being dropped and the promise of a wacky and wild ride to kick off the new slate of episodes. Read on to learn more!
The BBC has now officially confirmed the now almost annually expected rumor that Jenna Coleman was leaving Doctor Who. Once Doctor Who Series 9 airs Coleman will be the longest running Companion since Doctor Who returned to television in 2005. What does the BBC have to say about her departure and how exactly will she be leaving the show, will it be a fond wave goodbye or some tragic, grisly death on a planet we’ve never heard of? (more…)