As someone who writes a lot about Doctor Who, I’m frequently asked the following question by friends and colleagues who are interested in starting to watch the show: “Which episode should I check out first?”
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Up until now, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has been holding onto the secrets of the long-running British science fiction show’s new season with a Cyberman-like grip. Actually, the fact that Scottish actor Peter Capaldi’s first season at the controls of the TARDIS will feature Cybermen is one of the very few particles of information Moffat has let slip.
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Brace yourselves, Whovians: Long-running cult obsession Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Aug. 23 with a new star, Peter Capaldi, and a new attitude. Compared with Matt Smith’s previous Doctor, Capaldi’s lead character is “a lot fiercer,” says Jenna Coleman, who plays his traveling companion, Clara Oswald. “This man is a total adrenaline junkie.”
In advance of Peter Capaldi’s first season as the infamous Doctor, BBC America released a teaser trailer for the eighth season of Doctor Who. The network also announced that the upcoming season’s feature-length premiere episode, “Deep Breath,” will air Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. ET.
At a mere 15 seconds, the teaser is cryptic. “Clara, be my pal, tell me, am I a good man,” the Doctor asks. “I don’t think I know who the Doctor is anymore,” Clara responds. What does it all mean?! READ FULL STORY
The BBC announced Tuesday that Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will promote the new season of the long-running British time-travel show with a five-continent publicity tour during which they will take part in both media and fan engagements. The publicity blitz will start in the U.K. on Aug. 7 and end in Brazil on Aug. 19. The pair will appear together for the first time in the U.S. when they arrive in New York on Aug. 14. READ FULL STORY
International sensation Downton Abbey is adding three cast members, including veterans of Doctor Who, Four Weddings and a Funeral and 24.
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It was way back in August of last year that the BBC announced Peter Capaldi would replace Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who — although of course the intervening five months are but the blink of an eye in life of a Time Lord and, for that matter, the life of the now half century-old British sci-fi show.
Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat is always keen to point out that the now 50-year-old sci-fi show is at heart an easy-to-understand saga. But the wily scribe has no problem with having his lead character remind fans — or explain to newcomers — just what the bloody hell the show is all about. Take, for example, the point in tonight’s special Christmas episode, “The Time of the Doctor,” when Matt Smith’s semi-titular, two-hearted hero introduced himself to a couple of strangers thusly: “I’m the Doctor. I’m a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. I stole a time machine and ran away and I’ve been flouting the principal law of my own people ever since!”
We’re just one week away from Christmas. Which means — more importantly — we’re just one week away from the Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC America. This particularly eventful yuletide episode will see the final appearance by current Doctor Matt Smith, who will presumably regenerate into Peter Capaldi, as must all British citizens eventually. The trailer for the special is out now, and it promises an appearance by basically every one of the current Doctor’s villains, plus maybe a few more. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
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