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  • 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, theTARDIS 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 theres 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. Hes 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. Hes been creating strong women characters ever since Nancy, the 1940s single mum in The Empty Child (2005). Now, surely, hes outed himself as a feminist and...
  • Doctor Whos 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
    Its time to ditch the woolly scarves, bow ties, and comic sexual tension, Doctor Who is back and hes 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, Capaldis 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 programswhich 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 Whos 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 AMERICAs 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 specials 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,...
  • 12th Doctor to be Revealed This Sunday Live on BBC

    08/01/2013 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 103 replies
    A live broadcast hosted by Zoe Ball this Sunday will reveal the actor who will portray the twelfth incarnation of the Gallifreyan Time Lord known across space and time as simply The Doctor. Showrunner Steven Moffat and eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will be joining Ball on the specialalong with whoevers going to be playing the new Doctor. The announcement is scheduled to air at 7pm, Sunday August 4th in the UK.and 11am PDT and 2pm EDT in the States.
  • Matt Smith exit prompts Doctor Who speculation

    06/03/2013 8:10:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    The news that Matt Smith is to leave his role in Doctor Who at the end of 2013 has already prompted speculation on the identity of his replacement. A host of names have been suggested in Sunday's papers, among them Idris Elba, Dame Helen Mirren and John Hurt.
  • Matt Smith to leave Doctor Who at the end of year

    06/01/2013 3:20:51 PM PDT · by Borges · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/1/2013 | Tim Masters
    Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to leave his role as the Doctor at the end of this year, the BBC has announced. After four years as the Time Lord on the BBC One show, viewers will see Smith's Doctor regenerate in the 2013 Christmas special. The 30-year-old actor said working on the show had been "the most brilliant experience". Doctor Who marks its 50th anniversary in November with a special episode, which Smith has already filmed. The BBC said Smith's "spectacular exit" was yet to be revealed and would be "kept tightly under wraps". Smith first stepped into the...
  • Matt Smith to leave Doctor Who?.

    'DOCTOR Who bosses are lining up Matt Smiths exit for Christmas when he will regenerate into the 12th Time Lord. Insiders say the festive special will be Matts last outing as The Doctor, after a triumphant four years in the role. The actor has made no bones about his ambition to crack Hollywood and has filmed new movie How To Catch A Monster with Ryan Gosling, which is released next year. Sources say bosses already have an idea of who they want to replace him, with work on the special due to get under way later in the year....
  • Double-O-Who? Jon Pertwee's secret life as a wartime agent

    02/23/2013 8:15:48 PM PST · by the scotsman · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th February 2013 | Marc Horne
    'He was best known for battling the Daleks as one of the best-loved Doctor Whos. But now it has been revealed that Jon Pertwee was a real-life secret agent years before he donned the Time Lords cape. The actor, who died in 1996 aged 76, was a senior intelligence agent during the Second World War and reported directly to Winston Churchill. He was also recommended for another role by James Bond creator Ian Fleming and proved to be an expert in using a range of 007-like gadgets, including a smoking pipe that fired bullets and handkerchiefs containing secret maps....
  • Royal Mail to release 'Doctor Who' stamps

    01/02/2013 4:07:43 PM PST · by mikrofon · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 2 2013 06:16 PM ET | Josh Stillman
    Sure, bow ties are cool, but stamps are even cooler. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Britains Royal Mail is releasing a series of stamps featuring the 11 actors who have held the title role, the British postal service announced Wednesday. Everyone from William Hartnell, who first portrayed the Doctor from 1963-66, to Matt Smith, the current star, will be included. And dont forget about those pesky foes: Daleks, Oods, Weeping Angels, and a Cyberman will all get their due on a miniature sheet with Second Class stamps, along with a stamp featuring the Doctors time travel machine,...
  • Doctor Who Has Become Fan Wank

    09/29/2012 5:47:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    This article is going to make many people angry. I dont care because it needs to be said. Doctor Who has become fan wank. I am not slamming the performance of Matt Smith who I think is brilliant as the Doctor. I am slamming this current seasons writing staff and their inability to craft a believable Doctor Who story.
  • ..Doctor Who fans shocked as Time Lord's new assistant makes screen debut months early

    09/03/2012 5:51:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2012 | Paul Revoir
    It's par for the course in Doctor Who for the hero himself to appear at unexpected times, but his latest companion seems to be making an attempt to upstage the Time Lord. Jenna-Louise Coleman surprised fans of the BBC1 drama by popping up in the first episode of the new series four months before her expected debut as the Doctors latest sidekick.
  • Who knows... the next Time Lord may be a Lady (Doctor Who)

    08/27/2012 5:44:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2012 | Paul Revoir
    He's been trying to rid the universe of Daleks since the beginning of time. But as he still hasnt had any luck, Doctor Whos creators have decided it may be time to let a Doctor Her have a crack. The boss of the BBC series has conceded that it is more and more likely that fans will get to see the first ever Time Lady.
  • Christopher Eccleston ["Doctor Who"] Is THOR 2 Villain, Malekith The Accursed

    08/04/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies ^ | 08/02/12 | Todd Brown
    The role was initially supposed to go to Mads Mikkelsen, but with the Danish star unavailable thanks to his leading role on TV's Hannibal, word is now out that Christopher Eccleston has been tapped to take on the part of Malekith The Accursed in the upcoming Thor 2. The leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, Malekith is one of Thor's major opponents in the comic books and it would appear the part is in good hands with Eccleston. Though most known recently for his stint as Doctor Who, Eccelston has a long, long list of stellar performances in intense...
  • Dramatic new Doctor Who trailer hits web (series 7)

    08/02/2012 10:21:43 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2nd August 2012 | Ben Skipper
    'The Daleks are back in a dramatic new trailer for the upcoming seventh series of Doctor Who', and can be viewed over on the BBC. A new promotional image has been released too, starring a battle-worn Doctor (Matt Smith) holding assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in his arms. It's an image more akin to a Hollywood blockbuster than the British sci-fi series. 'Opening episode Asylum Of The Daleks promises more of the classic sci-fi villains than weve ever seen before and the return of some fan favourites like Special Weapons Dalek, who can be seen in the middle on the...
  • Doctor Who star Mary Tamm dies aged 62

    07/26/2012 10:25:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 26, 2012 | Mark Brown
    Actor played Doctor's companion Romana opposite Tom Baker and also starred in The Odessa File and The Likely Lads.
  • ..Diana Rigg joins Matt Smith and new assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman on the Doctor Who set

    07/04/2012 6:16:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2012 | Andrea Magrath
    Two iconic British television shows collided this week when The Avengers star Diana Rigg popped up on the set of Doctor Who. The actress, 73, was pictured filming a guest role on the BBC series with Matt Smith and new assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman. The trio were dressed in Period costume as they filmed scenes in Butetown, in Cardiff.
  • Doctor Who's latest companion is unveiled

    03/21/2012 10:19:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 75 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 21st March 2012 | BBC News
    'Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord's new companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed. Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace Karen Gillan's character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next series. Coleman, 25, has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic. The star said: "I am beyond excited. I can't wait to get cracking." Coleman, who will make her first appearance in the Christmas special, added that she is a "huge fan" of the show. The actress, who is from Blackpool, revealed...
  • PREQUEL: Doctor Who 2011 Xmas Special (Exclusive Online Prequel to The 2011 Christmas Special!)

    12/10/2011 11:27:17 AM PST · by timeywimey · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12-6-2011
    Watch an exclusive jaw-dropper prequel to the 2011 Christmas Special, written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith. , DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE *** premieres this Christmas, Sunday Dec 25 at 9/8c only on BBC America. ***
  • Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Announced

    12/09/2011 12:31:54 PM PST · by timeywimey · 10 replies
    game Informer ^ | 12-9-2011 | Jim Reilly
    BBC Worldwide announced Dr. Who: The Eternity Clock is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita. Not much else is known about the project. Simon Harris, executive producer at BBC Worldwide, said on the PlayStation Blog the game will remain faithful to the show. "Developing anything for Doctor Who has to be done right," he said. "The show has such a following that we need to be certain that everything the game does fits with the expectations of the fans." Supermassive Games is handling development for the game. The studio previously worked on Tumble, Start The Party and Start The Party:...
  • Video Preview Clips from the Latest Doctor Who Christmas Special!

    11/24/2011 11:12:45 AM PST · by timeywimey · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11-23-2011
    Clips from the Latest Christmas Special for Doctor Who-2011 from the "Children in Need" UK Show.
  • 'Harry Potter' Director Rebooting 'Doctor Who' For Big Screen

    11/14/2011 6:33:43 PM PST · by timeywimey · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-14-2011
    The Director of the Harry Potter movies is getting ready to begin filming the Movie-version of Doctor Who! Take that Trekkies!
  • Torchwood, Pedophilia, and a Dying Culture

    08/25/2011 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies ^ | Aug. 25 2011 | By Chuck Colson
    Four years ago, the BBC decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of the long-running Doctor Who series by creating a spin-off called Torchwood. Whereas Doctor Who is, apart from the intensity of its stories, safe for the whole family, producers said that Torchwood would be dark, clever, wild, [and] sexy. "Doctor Who for adults is what they called it. As a colleague wrote at the time, a better word to describe the show is nihilistic - its a judgment thats reinforced by the shows newest character. While Torchwood is certainly dark, its rarely, if ever, been all that clever,...
  • Yesterdays Taboos - Torchwood, Pedophilia, and a Dying Culture

    08/23/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT · by feralcat · 40 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | August 23, 2011 | Chuck Colson
    Four years ago, the BBC decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of the long-running Doctor Who series by creating a spin-off called Torchwood. Whereas Doctor Who is, apart from the intensity of its stories, safe for the whole family, producers said that Torchwood would be dark, clever, wild, [and] sexy. Doctor Who for adults is what they called it. As a colleague wrote at the time, a better word to describe the show is nihilistic its a judgment thats reinforced by the shows newest character. [...] For the fourth season, entitled Miracle Day, the writers ratcheted up the...
  • Doctor Who actress Elisabeth Sladen dies aged 63

    04/19/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th April 2011 | BBC News
    'Doctor Who star Elisabeth Sladen, who was also in spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures, has died aged 63. Sladen appeared as Doctor Who assistant Sarah Jane Smith in the BBC television sci-fi series between 1973 and 1976 opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. In more recent times the Liverpool-born actress went on to appear in four series of The Sarah Jane Adventures on children's channel CBBC. BBC entertainment reporter Lizo Mzimba said she had had cancer for some time.'
  • Doctor Who to marry his own daughter...sort of

    01/06/2011 4:54:33 PM PST · by Grig · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Actor David Tennant is to marry actress Georgia Moffett. That news is fairly straightforward, albeit devastating for several single women I know. But the type of viewer who gets confused between actors and the televisual roles they play should just give up now. You see, the pair met during the filming of the 2008 Doctor Who episode The Doctors Daughter. Tennant, of course, played the Doctor, while Moffett played his daughter. Well, sort of. The character Jenny was in fact created by inserting the Doctors hand into a progeneration machine, a device that took a diploid cell (containing copies of...
  • How Doctor Who nearly became the Time Lady

    10/10/2010 4:04:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2010 | Marc Horne
    His appearance and personality may have changed dramatically over the decades he has spent travelling through time and space, but Doctor Who has always remained resolutely male. However, it has emerged that the show's creator urged the BBC to give the character a sex change in a desperate bid to prevent the series from being cancelled.
  • Time to hide behind the sofa! Every Doctor Who enemy to make an appearance in two-part series finale

    06/17/2010 1:52:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies · 469+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2010 | Liz Thomas
    Every major enemy of the Time Lord will make an appearance in the finale of this series of Doctor Who. In a terrifying two part programme - entitled The Pandorica Opens - the Doctor will be confronted by many of his old foes. The Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Judoon, Sontarans, Sycorax, Weevils and Autons, will all feature in the final show.
  • 'Doctor Who' star's airport troubles

    03/31/2010 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Borges · 45 replies · 1,465+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 03/31/10
    Matt Smith, the actor playing the new Doctor, was stopped at Heathrow airport because he was carrying a sonic screwdriver. Officials took the 'Doctor Who' gadget for a weapon when a security scanner revealed what was in Smith's luggage, according to The Sun. ... "But going through the X-ray scanner, it probably looks like a weapon, albeit something you'd see in Star Wars.
  • Dr Who Dalek Talking Alarm Clock wake up to the sound of an angry alien

    03/10/2010 8:45:02 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 52 replies · 909+ views
    The Red Ferret Journal ^ | 3/10/10 | Nigel
    I dont know, Im thinking the only thing worse than being woken up by the exterminate of this Dr Who Dalek Talking Alarm Clock thing, would be if it rolled up to your bed and shoved the sink plunger into your eyeball repeatedly until you made a move for the bathroom. Man, masochism comes in strange shapes nowadays, thats for certain. $37.15. At 25 centimetres tall, this golden replica of those dastardly Daleks features an alarm clock with LCD display set into the Daleks chest. When the alarm goes off, your Daleks ears and eyes (we thought they were...
  • Doctor Who Daleks up for auction

    02/19/2010 1:04:44 PM PST · by DrDavid · 28 replies · 845+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Feb 2010 | Martin Evans
    The vast archive of memorabilia will go under the hammer at Bonhams in Knightsbridge. As well as two Daleks, other items up for sale include several Cybermen, a sea devil and the costume for the Magma Creature, which featured in Peter Davidson's last show in 1984. The Daleks are expected to fetch up to 3,000 each when the sale gets under way on February 24.
  • BBC America picks up new Dr Who series

    08/10/2009 9:54:14 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 52 replies · 1,298+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | 10th August 2009 | Digital Spy
    'BBC America has picked up the US rights to air the upcoming fifth season of Doctor Who, it has been announced. The new run, which sees Matt Smith take over from David Tennant in the lead role, is currently being filmed in Cardiff, Wales. The thirteen-episode fifth season will air on BBC America and BBC America HD in Q2 2010 shortly after its UK premiere.'
  • Time traveller lands in Cannes [Dr. Who]

    05/14/2009 4:20:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies · 590+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 14, 2009 | Victoria Lindrea
    As he prepares to step into the role of Doctor Who, Matt Smith is just months away from becoming a major star, continuously stalked by the paparazzi, Whovians, et al. But, for now, he is keeping a low profile in the French Riviera, as he promotes the short film Together, which opened Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The 26-year-old star has bundles of charm. I am under strict instructions not to ask questions about the new series of Doctor Who (his agent hovers close by, growling), so I try a leftfield approach: No, he did not...
  • BBC Announces New Dr. Who (AND HE'S 26!)

    01/03/2009 10:40:45 AM PST · by Molnar · 57 replies · 1,402+ views
    BBC ^ | January 03 2009 | BBC
    The BBC today announced that Matt Smith has been cast in the role of the Doctor in the iconic BBC series Doctor Who. Smith will be the eleventh Time Lord and will take over from David Tennant who leaves the show at the end of 2009. He will be seen in the forthcoming fifth series that will be broadcast in 2010. The fifth series will also have a new lead writer and Executive Producer in the form of the BAFTA award winning writer Steven Moffat who is taking over from Russell T Davies. Moffat will be joined by Piers Wenger...
  • New Doctor Who to be announced on BBC1 tomorrow night

    01/02/2009 10:29:16 AM PST · by the scotsman · 39 replies · 1,637+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2nd January 2009 | BBC News
    'The name of the actor who will replace David Tennant in Doctor Who will be announced on Saturday. Tennant said in October that he would stand down from the show after filming four special episodes in 2009. His replacement - the eleventh Doctor of the TV series - will be revealed in a Doctor Who Confidential programme on BBC One at 1735 on 3 January. The casting was confirmed over Christmas and filming for the 2010 series begins in the summer.'
  • Doctor Who Tackles Transgenic Menace

    08/10/2008 3:48:22 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 6 replies · 169+ views ^ | August 9, 2008 | Frederick Meekins
    As culture passes through various stages of technological development, the science fiction of a particular point in history often reflects the concerns regarding the horrors discerning intellects at the time feared could possibly be inflicted upon the earth should what is then considered new knowledge get out of hand. For example, throughout the 50's and 60's, speculative literature often focused on the impact of radiation as embodied by the origins of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four. Though these characters still remain at the forefront of popular culture, in some instances their origins have been slightly reinterpreted...
  • Doctor Who Is On Now!

    08/01/2008 5:38:57 PM PDT · by blu · 16 replies · 104+ views
    Just a reminder, the season finale for Doctor Who is on now, SciFi was kind enough to give it a 90 min timeslot. So, what was all that double heartbeat Donna heard on the Shadow Proclamation? ;)
  • A high-flying conversation with John Barrowman, star of BBC America's "Torchwood."

    07/16/2007 8:03:42 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 11 replies · 409+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | July 15, 2007 | Melanie McFarland
    A high-flying conversation with John Barrowman, star of BBC America's "Torchwood." Barrowman as Jack, in full action figure pose.For as long as he can remember, John Barrowman, star of the upcoming "Doctor Who" spinoff "Torchwood," has been gazing skyward. Barrowman has always been a sci-fi nut and still clings to fond memories of "Star Wars," "Star Trek" ("The Next Generation" and "Deep Space 9," especially) and, yes, classic "Who." His other major interest is firmly within our orbit -- airplanes. The actor loves them so much that his fondest memory of visiting Seattle last year was his tour of the...
  • SCI FI picks up Doctor Who Season Three

    04/24/2007 6:35:32 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 4 replies · 205+ views
    Gateworld ^ | 04/23/2007
    The SCI FI Channel will continue running the hit BBC series Doctor Who with Season Three, the U.S. cable network announced today. The new run of episodes will start this July, starting with the 2006 Christmas special "The Runaway Bride" before Season Three begins with "Smith and Jones." The new season stars David Tennant as the Doctor, along with new series regular Freema Agyeman as the Doctor's new companion, Martha Jones. Former companion Billie Piper ("Rose Tyler") left the show after two seasons. "We were delighted and honored by the second series' success, and we can promise new thrills, new...
  • If I Ruled The World (Doctor Who is a liberal)

    02/22/2007 9:38:48 AM PST · by Kuksool · 31 replies · 423+ views
    Outpost Gallifrey ^ | February 17, 2007 | Press Association
    Peter Moffatt [sic], 55, was born in London. He changed his surname to Davison when he embarked on an acting career. His big break came in the series All Creatures Great and Small in 1978, but arguably his most famous role was as the fifth Doctor in sci-fi series Doctor Who in 1981. After he left in 1984, Davison starred in A Very Peculiar Practice, and subsequent credits include Campion, Hope and Glory, At Home with the Braithwaites, The Last Detective and The Complete Guide to Parenting. His new series, Fear, Stress and Anger, airs on BBC Two on Thursday,...
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing (04/21/06)

    04/21/2006 4:44:09 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 61 replies · 1,002+ views
    04/21/06 | Kevin Davis
    Tongiht's Sci-Fi Listing: 9/8 - Dr Who The Long Game: A journey to Earth's distant future pits the doctor against a sinister manipulator known as the Editor