Although I wouldn’t class myself as a Doctor Who fan I’ve always made time to watch the Christmas special as they’ve often offered a bit of festive escapism. I was particularly excited for this year’s festive offering as I rather enjoyed the most recent series thanks in no small part to the performance by Peter Capaldi. While Capaldi was great as always, I found Steven Moffatt’s story to be rather dark and, were it not for the appearance of Santa Claus, I’d question whether it should be shown on Christmas Day at all.
Following the news that Doctor Who has just signed the first female writer in six years for the next series, Steven Moffat has spoken out claiming that the lack of female cast and crew isn’t the show’s fault!
Of course we never really thought that it was, after all last series we saw a female director, Rachel Talalay, not only helming two episodes, but the most important two of the series. Read more & comment »
You can take the Doctor out of the Tardis, but it would seem you can’t take The Time Lord out of the actor!
David Tennant is arguably one of the finest actors in this country, and not just because of his unforgettable stint playing the Tenth Doctor Who – He has gone on to many a great role since those days. Read more & comment »
Just when Doctor Who fans thought they had seen the last of Christopher Eccleston, Rose Tyler and Jack Harness they are all about to make a comeback… in comic form!
Titan Publishing, for the first time since it took over the production of the Doctor Who comic range, are bringing back the 9th Doctor, his companion and Captain Jack Harness for a new five-part miniseries. Read more & comment »
As if the Doctor Who Christmas Specialwasn’t exciting enough, now show runner Steven Moffat has revealed that the episode will include a nod to another huge fantasy series.
The series in question is Game of Thrones which, as we have previously reported, will be showing a marathon screening on Sky Atlantic over the festive period, showing every episode from the four series so far from start to finish. Read more & comment »
As we have already reported the festive special ‘Last Christmas’ is set to feature the big fat man in a red suit himself, as well as more special guest stars than you can shake a stick at, and now we have been told about another guest appearance; this time, it’s in the form of a new monster species called the Dream Crabs! Read more & comment »
As soon as Missy was revealed to be a regenerated version of The Master in the latest series of Doctor Who, we all wondered if this could mean that there would eventually be a female Doctor too, and now we have our answer!
For years, fans have called for a female actor to be cast in the iconic role of Doctor Who, but never more so that when Matt Smith announced his departure from the show last summer. Read more & comment »
We have one full series of Doctor Who to get to know Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, but according to the actor there is still a lot we don’t know about the iconic Time Lord.
Fans of the hit BBC family sci-fi series were pleased as punch when Capaldi was announced as being 11th Time Lord Matt Smith’s replacement last year, and he certainly didn’t disappoint. Read more & comment »
We were all shocked when it was announced during the series eight two-part finale of Doctor Who that Missy was in fact the regenerated female version of The Doctor’s biggest nemesis, The Master.
This news was exciting for several reasons, one of which being that it gave us hope of a female Doctor in the future, but also because it was just such a delicious ingredient to an already delightful storyline, especially with Michelle Gomez bringing the character to life so skillfully. Read more & comment »
The last series of Doctor Who isn’t even cold in our DVD players yet, and the Christmas Day Specialis still over three weeks away, yet our thoughts are already turning to series 9.
And not just the thoughts of the fans either, but those actors, actresses and celebrities who are considering making an appearance on the hit BBC family sci-fi show have also been speaking out. Read more & comment »
Every Doctor Who fan has a favourite Doctor, and companion too for that matter, and we would have expected that someone who fulfilled that role would have a special place in their heart for the leading men they worked with so closely.
With every regeneration of the Doctor in Doctor Who, there is the risk that the change will rock the formula that makes the hit BBC family show what it is today, so of course, the man behind such a decision would be a little apprehensive about making it, to say the least.
And that’s precisely what showrunner, Steven Moffat has admitted to feeling when introducing us to the twelfth incarnation of the iconic Time Lord, Peter Capaldi. Read more & comment »
Now, with his first series under his belt, Peter Capaldi is Doctor Who in everyone’s eyes – But did you know he could have been him a lot sooner?
Of course with every new actor taking on the iconic role of the most famous space and time traveller on the planet, there is anticipation and nerves waiting to see if he will fit in or not. Read more & comment »