As Peter Capaldi‘s 12th Doctor prepares for his swan song in this years Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, he was nice enough to stop by Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, bringing a long a few friends for their final Doctor Who SDCC appearances. Outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat and now former companion (who confirmed that Bill will make a return in the special,) Pearl Mackie with both on hand as well.
And while filming had just completed on the special, that Moffat summarized as both the first and twelfth Doctor srefusing to regenerate and going on an adventure with Mark Gatiss (who was also in attendance,) they did show the trailer for it that you can watch below: (more…)
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.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Doctor Who special. Screened every Christmas Day on BBC One since the show’s revival in 2005, it offers something that all the family can enjoy while they’re too full of dinner to move about much. And it’s usually a fair bit more interesting than the Queen’s speech. This year’s festive episode, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, marks the start of the tenth series, continuing with the adventures of the twelfth Doctor and following on from the events of last year’s episode, The Husbands of River Song. It was screened in cinemas across the world starting from Boxing Day for fans outside of the UK. (more…)
Normally the confines of Madison Square Garden are reserved for the Rangers of hockey and the Knickerbockers of basketball, but today it was full to honour the arrival of the Doctor of Gallifrey. For the most part, 2016 has been Who-less, and we’ve been feeling the effects, but when Doctor Who comes to New York Comic Con, then that’s reason to celebrate for sure. Who stands on the cusp of major change, we’re going into the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat, and the introduction of an all-new companion, but in the meantime, the conversation has turned to Christmas, and NYCC lent insight into the Doctor’s latest holiday adventure. (more…)
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…)
Big, big news for Whovians has come out of the United Kingdom today: per a report from the BBC, longtime Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is stepping down from the helm as the lead writer and executive producer. These duties will now transfer to Chris Chibnall, best known to audiences as the writer of Broadchurch, another UK-produced show (ITV/BBC) starring former Doctor David Tennant. In addition, the announcement has come that there will be no season of Doctor Who episodes in 2016, only a lone Christmas Special. (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…)
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.