After last year’s exhilarating 50th Anniversary Special and then lackluster by comparison Christmas Special, Doctor Who needed a fresh start to recapture its previous momentum. One surefire way of re-energizing your property is to switch out for some new parts, but with only a change in Doctor can Series 8 continue to hold good favor? (more…)
Have you been good Whovians? You haven’t been reading any of those leaked scripts of anything, have you? That’s good. As we count down to the August 23 premiere date of Doctor Who‘s eighth series and the first full-episode featuring Peter Capaldi as the time traveling alien adventurer, we now get our first official look at the new Who with his old companion. Where are they going? What are they doing? And can Peter Capaldi ever have his picture taken without drawing you in to his hypnotic stare? Let’s find out. (more…)
I guess two companions are better than one. BBC has announced that British TV fixture Samuel Anderson has joined the series 8 cast of Doctor Who in a recurring capacity as the new Doctor’s new male companion. Anderson will join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new ongoing adventures of the Gallifreyian Time Lord, which are currently shooting in and around Cardiff for a premiere date later is year. (more…)
The last two seasons of Doctor Who have been divided affairs. That’s not to say that they were divisive (although in some circles they kind of were), but rather that they were split into two nearly equal halves separated by several months of hiatus. That will change with the coming new series of Who, and the rookie season of Doctor #12 Peter Capaldi as there will be no extra waiting to see the whole season in 2014, and the next season beyond(?). That news comes straight from the man in charge, Steven Moffat. (more…)
A little over a week ago, we witnessed the regeneration of The Doctor into his twelfth incarnation, and the course is set for the next season of Doctor Who as Peter Capaldi now takes up the role. Now, with several months till the series 8 premiere, we have nothing to do but speculate about what the future of Who may entail, and Steven Moffat is helping us out by feeding the beast. So what villain may be The Doctor’s Big Bad for series 8? Which friends will be making a comeback? Read on. (more…)
It may seem too soon to already begin discussing Doctor Who post-Matt Smith, but with only the Christmas special yet to go the Fall of the Eleventh is near. Once The Doctor regenerates into Peter Capaldi, Clara will continue to travel with him, but she may not be alone. (more…)
At the moment we’re drifting in the void awaiting new Doctor Who. The 50th anniversary special will air on November 23rd, followed by the Christmas special on Christmas Day, and Series 8 is expected to begin late summer 2014. At least that’s what showrunner Steven Moffat revealed in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly all about Comic Con.
The interview, available online as well as in print, covers just about everything you’d want to pry from the mind of The Moff. In it he discusses the search for the next Doctor, when we’ll see the new Doctor, when he knew Matt Smith was leaving, the length of the 50th anniversary special, what is was like having Matt and David Tennant work together, just everything! Though, any real spoilers are cleverly hidden by Moffat’s usual knack for misdirection and tight lips.
Below the cut we’ve got the highlights, gathered by the ever vigilant Doctor Who TV. Expect mild spoilers, with a chance of, “OMG! CAN’T WAIT!”
But first! Check out this officially released image of David Bradley as the First Doctor, William Hartnell, for the BBC‘s other anniversary special, An Adventure in Space in Time, chronicling the early days of Who and written by Mark Gatiss.
Uncanny, isn’t it!? The more we see from this docu-drama, the more excited I may be for it over the show’s proper anniversary special. Okay, that’s a lie, I’m out of mind with excitement for the 50th anniversary special, but I’m totally stoked for this, too.
Over the weekend, the BBC announced the (obvious) continuation of the hugely popular Doctor Who series and confirmed the purchase of an eighth season of the iconic British sci-fi show.
We’re delighted to confirm a new series of Doctor Who has been commissioned and the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed he’s already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.
Steven Moffat remains the driving creative force behind the series with Matt Smith returning as the good Doctor. There’s been a lot of talk about Peter Jackson directing an episode, but without a confirmation from the BBC we can only cross our fingers and hope.
The BBC also reminded everyone about the 3-D anniversary special airing on November 23rd.
Your calendars should already have a big red circle around 23 November because that’s when the TARDIS returns in the frankly Earth-shattering adventure that celebrates half a century of Doctor Who. This 3D special stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman with David Tennant and John Hurt, seen briefly at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Billie Piper returns alongside Jemma Redgrave, Joanna Page… and the Zygons!
The BBC also took this opportunity to plug the early days of Who docu-drama, An Adventures in Space and Time.
An Adventure in Space and Time, the brilliant drama written by Mark Gatiss that looks at the genesis of Doctor Who. If this video location report is anything to go by, we’re in for a memorable insight into the show’s origins.
Where do you think Doctor Who‘s going next? What did you think of the Season 7 finale? Read our review.