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  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Doc Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Injures Yet Another Woman

    03/05/2014 8:32:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    After little sleep and a heavy patient load, LeRoy Carhart sent another abortion patient to the hospital yesterday (March 4, 2014) for treatment of apparently life-threatening complications. An ambulance arrived at about 4:00 p.m. in response for a call for emergency assistance. It transported a female patient to a local hospital. Carhart was not seen with his patient during the incident. carhart14Due to a snowstorm, Carhart was unable to see women scheduled for multi-day late-term abortions as usual on Sunday. Carhart was seen by witnesses at the Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic between 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Monday...
  • 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,...
  • 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 special–along with whoever’s 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.
  • 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 Lord’s 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....
  • ..Matt Smith (Dr. Who) dons a top hat as he films Christmas special which is set in the 1890's

    08/21/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kristy McCormack
    People may still be excited about going on their summer holidays, but for Doctor Who, it's Christmas already. Matt Smith was spotted filming scenes for the festive episode in Bristol late last night (Monday) and it seems that he's gone back in time. Wearing a large top hat and an old-fashioned suit, the actor was transported back to the 1890's along with his co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman.
  • Karen Gillan: 'Doctor Who the most fun job ever'

    11/24/2011 4:43:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Karen Gillan has said that she doubts any future acting role will be more fun than Doctor Who. The actress joined the show in April 2010 as companion Amy Pond alongside the 11th Doctor played by Matt Smith. "It's been so amazing," she told the Evening Standard. "I don't think I will ever have a job quite so fun ever again."
  • Torchwood (BBC) Portrayal of US Tea Party

    08/07/2011 11:22:40 PM PDT · by Clock King · 15 replies
    None | 8/8/2011 | Me
    This may be just a vanity post, but I'm really kinda pissed off at Russell T. Davies' portrayal of the US Tea Party in the Torchwood Season 4 series.This season, the series takes place in the US, and is about a conspiracy that prevents everyone in the world from dying. As usual, the series makes (IMHO) good comments on what would happen to society if such an event were to occur. RTD picked some really good US actors for the new roles, and their skill pushes the story along. However, the story now "feels" more like an American drama than...
  • China bans time travel for television (No Dr. Who for you)

    04/14/2011 4:01:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/2011 | Kevin Voight
    China has been cracking down on dissent of late, as the recent detainment of artist Ai Weiwei suggests. But the latest guidance on television programming from the State Administration of Radio Film and Television in China borders on the surreal – or, rather, an attack against the surreal. New guidelines issued on March 31 discourage plot lines that contain elements of "fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking." “The government says … TV dramas shouldn’t have characters that travel back...
  • BBC America To Air 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Dec. 25

    11/22/2010 3:50:56 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Air Lock Alpha ^ | 11/22/10 | MICHAEL HINMAN
    Just because you're an American doesn't mean you should have to wait for "Doctor Who." In an effort to stamp out online piracy completely, BBC America says it will air this year's Christmas special the same day actual BBC watchers across the pond get to see it: Christmas Day.
  • BBC Promises Weirdest, Coolest Christmas Special Ever. With Dr. Who

    11/17/2010 11:38:10 AM PST · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 17, 2010
    It almost sounds right: A Dr. Who Christmas. Maybe because it sounds a lot like A Dr. Seuss Christmas. Or something. But the Brits have decided to take their beloved-but-still-somewhat-confusing-to-Americans character, Dr. Who, and give him a good old fashioned holiday movie, based on the classic A Christmas Carol , written by Steven Moffat, creator of the recent Masterpiece Mystery hit Sherlock, and set to debut on BBC America on Christmas Day. Moffat described his sci-fi holiday mashup this way: “Oh, we’re going for broke with this one. It’s all your favorite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with...
  • ‘Doctor Who’ To Film In U.S. For The First Time

    10/11/2010 3:36:47 AM PDT · by tlb · 23 replies
    TV By the Numbers ^ | October 10, 2010 | Robert Seidman
    The BBC announced today that season six of Doctor Who, which delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA earlier this year, will open with a spectacular two-parter set in the U.S. and penned by ‘Who supremo’ Steven Moffat. In the special two-parter co-produced with BBC AMERICA, key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late ‘60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office itself. Production on episodes one and two of the new...
  • First Look At David Tennant In Fright Night Redo (Yet Another Remake)

    09/05/2010 8:37:16 AM PDT · by tlb · 8 replies ^ | 2010-09-02 | Will LeBlanc
    Fright Night was released in 1985, had a few recognizable names as stars, took a decent $25mil (for the time), but only real horror fans recognize it. It wasn’t a great movie, undeserving of the classic status of the other 80’s slasher franchises like Nightmare, Friday, or Halloween. But since those have all been summarily ruined, particularly Nightmare, it’s time that a movie that can be improved upon and changed without offending the delicate sensibilities of too many people get a shot. David Tennant, replacing Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent. Vincent is a washed-up actor hosting Fright Night, a show...
  • Torchwood Series 4 Updates (New pedophile character)

    07/23/2010 7:42:13 PM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies
    doctorwhotv ^ | July 16th, 2010 | staff
    A casting call sheet for the fourth series of Torchwood has apparently been leaked. The sheet says filming on the ten episode series will begin January 12th 2011. It then reveals details on three key new characters, one of which will be a regular cast member. Character descriptions below. REX MATHEON, CAUCASIAN, Late 20s, CIA agent, a fast-tracked high-flyer. And he knows it! Rex is fast, sharp, smart, clever, and when the situation demands it, ruthless. He’s got a lethal sense of humour – he doesn’t care if he makes enemies, he’s too busy enjoying himself. But when Rex’s life...
  • British tabloid says Matt Smith plans to leave Doctor Who

    07/19/2010 6:29:51 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/19/10
    Another unreliable source is saying that Matt Smith may already be on his way out as the new Doctor Who. First U.K. bookies lowered the odds of Smith sticking with the show, and now the British tabloid The Sun says Smith wants to leave the show after he completes filming his second series as the Doctor.
  • Johnny Depp Starring in Big Screen Doctor Who Adaptation?

    07/02/2010 10:19:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 29, 2010 | Chris Greenland
    To steal a phrase from the Tenth Doctor... What? Sources are reporting that a big screen version of Doctor Who, written by former showrunner Russell T. Davies, is slated for release in 2012. Those same sources are also reporting that Johnny Depp has been confirmed in the iconic role of The Doctor.