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  • Dr Who videos to a raft of music

    08/29/2017 10:25:06 AM PDT · by mairdie · 36 replies
    Dr Who video to the music of Eric Church, Jimmy Buffett, Enya, Gordon Lightfoot, Chris Young, Neil Diamond, Josh Ritter, Jane Olivor, Melissa Mahnchester, Randy Travis, etc., etc.
  • BBC Reveals First Female 'Doctor Who' Lead

    07/16/2017 9:43:22 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 45 replies ^ | 16 July 2017 | Georg Szalai
    The BBC on Sunday revealed Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for hit series Doctor Who. She will be the first female lead for the sci-fi series on the U.K. public broadcaster. Current lead Peter Capaldi will leave his role after this year's Christmas special...Earlier this year, Pearl Mackie was tapped to play the first openly gay companion to the space-hopping doc.
  • Dr Who video of Vincent Van Gogh episode to Don McLean's "Vincent"

    The more recent resurrection of Dr. Who includes the doctor going back to find an alien painted into a Vincent Van Gogh canvas and, incidentally, trying to save Vincent. Done to Don McLean's "Vincent."
  • Doctor Who gets first openly gay companion

    04/01/2017 2:38:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 94 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31th March | Lizo Mzimba
    The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion. Bill Potts's sexuality will be revealed pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue when the show returns to BBC One on 15 April. "It shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st Century. It's about time isn't it?" Pearl Mackie, who plays Bill, told the BBC. "That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show." She added: "It's important to say people are gay, people are black - there are also aliens in the world as well so watch out...
  • Who will be the next Doctor Who? (Discussion, not news)

    01/31/2017 6:58:21 AM PST · by dangus · 52 replies
    2017-01-31 | Vanity
    So Peter Capaldi has announced he is no longer interested in playing Doctor Who. I'm rather glad. He did a fine -- no, superb -- acting job. But his incarnation of the Doctor was joyless. There are plenty of articles discussing this news, but to me, there's little more to be said other than he's gone. What I'm interested in is the fun of thinking up potential replacements for him. I dread the inevitable suggestions that he be played by a woman, as has already happened to The Master: gender is too linked to the essential character of a person;...
  • 'It's time to move on': Peter Capaldi reveals he is QUITTING Doctor Who [tr]

    01/31/2017 6:24:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2017 | Rebecca Lawrence
    Peter Capaldi has revealed that he will leave Doctor Who by the end of the year. The 58-year-old actor was the 12th actor to play the iconic role, having landed the coveted spot on the long-running series after Matt Smith’s departure in June 2013. He made the announcement whilst speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, as he revealed that it was 'time to move on' from the BBC series.
  • Make Doctor Who a black woman? Please don't

    02/02/2017 8:31:26 PM PST · by MNDude · 57 replies
    Predictable as ever, Doctor’, says the Master in the Doctor Who episode ‘The Deadly Assassin’. In a similar vein, the Guardian has followed the announcement that Peter Capaldi is leaving the series with not one but two articles about how the new Doctor must be a woman, black or preferably both. Because white males are boring! After all, it’s 2017. As the Hitler Youth said to the 19th-century humanists: ‘We don’t think like that anymore.’ Of course, there is nothing wrong with having more women and black people cast in mainstream roles. The more the merrier. But when cultural representation...
  • Robert Banks Stewart (1931 - 2016) (Doctor Who)

    01/15/2016 10:59:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | January 15, 2016 | The Doctor Who Team
    We’re sad to report the death of Robert Banks Stewart, whom many Doctor Who fans will remember fondly as the creator of the Zygons. Aside from writing two Fourth Doctor adventures – Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom – he co-created the well-remembered Shoestring (1979–80) starring Trevor Eve as a detective on the edge, and created the enormously popular Jersey-based cop show, Bergerac (1981–89). He also scripted episodes of the most iconic series of the 60s and 70s including Danger Man, The Avengers, Callan and The Sweeney and served as a producer on huge hits such as...
  • Doctor Who Series 9 Trailer #2 Released

    08/14/2015 11:30:47 PM PDT · by parksstp · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08-12-2015 | Doctor Who
    Second Trailer Released for Season 9
  • HOA orders Doctor Who TARDIS to disappear from in front of Parrish home

    01/08/2015 10:13:19 AM PST · by zeugma · 42 replies
    WFTS Tampa Bay ^ | 01/05/15 | Chris Trenkmann
    For the Moders, science fiction is a family affair. LeAnn Moder's father liked Star Wars, her mother was a Trekkie, while she and her kids are devout Doctor Who fans. And their family has what every Who fan wished they could own: a TARDIS.   For the uninitiated, the TARDIS is a blue police box that doubles as a time machine. On the show, it's bigger on the inside than on the outside, with a full control room that takes the Doctor and his companions through space and time.The Moders version isn't quite so elaborate. It's made from a $1000...
  • Doctor Who Dark Water review: Gender reassignment and life after death launch a challenging finale

    Since the 1980s there’s been a call for a female Doctor whenever the part is recast. I would have no problem with that, but woe betide the showrunner who makes that decision. By way of compensation, Steven Moffat delivers the next best thing. He’s had the balls to reassign the gender of the Master. Surely, this puts paid to any whingers who, for reasons that escape me, have labelled Moffat a misogynistic writer. He’s been creating strong women characters ever since Nancy, the 1940s single mum in The Empty Child (2005). Now, surely, he’s outed himself as a feminist and...
  • Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up

    08/08/2014 6:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2014 | Nico Hines
    It’s time to ditch the woolly scarves, bow ties, and comic sexual tension, Doctor Who is back and he’s not messing around. Peter Capaldi took his bow at the London premiere of the new season on Thursday and his incarnation of the Time Lord is the darkest yet. Deep Breath, the feature-length first episode, sees the Doctor and his sidekick, Clara, struggling to come to terms with his tough new image. “Where did he get that face?” she wonders, mourning the boyish charm of Matt Smith, Capaldi’s predecessor.
  • Doctor Who 50th anniversary tribute on Google start page today

    11/23/2013 9:31:12 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Google ^ | November 23, 2013
    Today, Google is running a 50th anniversary tribute to Doctor Who on its start page. Take a look!
  • Seven missing Doctor Who episodes restored thanks to fan who recorded them in the 60s

    11/23/2013 5:36:11 AM PST · by the scotsman · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd November 2013 | Emma Thomas
    'The BBC is preparing to air seven lost Dr Who episodes after a fan revealed he recorded them in 1964. The series was thought to have been lost forever until a cine camera-owning fan came forward saying he had captured them when they were first aired in the 1960s. Although the camera didn't record the sound, staff at BBC Worldwide have been painstakingly restoring the footage and adding the audio so they can be shown next month. An insider told the Mirror: 'This is a big deal for "Whovians". The series was hugely popular when it was first shown and...
  • Doctor Who fans around the world await 50th anniversary special

    11/23/2013 5:19:03 AM PST · by the scotsman · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd November 2013 | Tim Masters
    'Doctor Who fans around the world should expect an "emotional wallop" at the end of the 50th anniversary episode, says the show's boss Steven Moffat. "It's the most ambitious episode we've ever done," he said. The episode, The Day of the Doctor, will be broadcast in more than 90 countries at the same time as it airs on BBC One on Saturday night. The BBC says it is likely to be the largest simulcast of a TV drama in history. "This event means it is a worldwide show not simply a British phenomenon," Moffat said. The episode will also be...
  • Doctor Who: Yeti classic among episodes found in Nigeria

    10/11/2013 4:31:31 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th October 2013 | Tim Masters
    'Nine missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who have been found at a TV station in Nigeria, including most of the classic story The Web of Fear. The black and white story sees Patrick Troughton's second Doctor battle robot yeti in the London Underground. Also recovered is a complete version of Troughton's six-part story The Enemy of the World. It is thought to be the largest haul of missing episodes recovered in the last three decades. "It's thrilling," said Mark Gatiss, an actor and writer for the 21st Century incarnation of Doctor Who. "Every single avenue seemed to have been exhausted,...
  • Time Hoard: Missing episodes of Doctor Who from 1960s found gathering dust in cupboard in Nigeria

    10/10/2013 10:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:16 EST, 10 October 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Nine long-lost episodes of Doctor Who which have not been seen since the 1960s have been recovered after they were tracked down to a store room in Nigeria, gathering dust. The discovery will cause much excitement for devotees of the long-running series, for which there are dozens of missing episodes dating back to its early years The previously lost nine shows were among 11 traced to a television relay station and the find brings back to life an entire six-episode story, while another is almost complete. The newly found programs—which introduce the character of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, better known to audiences...
  • Doctor Who 50th anniversary special to be broadcast simultaneously around world

    10/02/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st October 2013 | Emily Sheridan
    'It's the big date in the diary for Doctor Who fans the world over. So producers of the sci-fi series have made sure devotees who happen to live outside the UK won't be left behind by the decision to broadcast the 50th anniversary special simultaneously. The Day Of The Doctor, which stars outgoing Time Lord Matt Smith, will be screened as a global premiere in over 70 countries. The special episode, which sees the return of Matt's predecessor David Tennant, will be screened on November 23 - 50 years to the day that William Hartnell made his first appearance as...
  • Peter Capaldi revealed as new Doctor Who

    08/04/2013 11:54:37 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th August 2013 | BBC News
    'Actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new star of BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. The Glasgow-born star will be the 12th actor to play the Doctor, replacing outgoing star Matt Smith. He is best known for his role as foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It. "It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it's been so fantastic," Capaldi said after the news was revealed on a live BBC One show.'
  • ‘Doctor Who’s New Doctor to be Unveiled in Live Special Sunday on BBC AMERICA (2pm EDT/11 am PDT)

    08/04/2013 7:38:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    DOCTOR WHO LIVE: THE NEXT DOCTOR SPECIAL TO AIR LIVE THIS SUNDAY ON BBC AMERICA What: The next Doctor of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live special this Sunday afternoon. When: Sunday, August 4, 2 pm ET LIVE on BBC AMERICA and BBC One in the U.K. Who: Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in their first-ever interview in front of a live studio audience. The half-hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new,...