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Jenna Coleman of 'Doctor Who' talks about new season's guest stars

One of the great things about travel is the people you meet—especially if you’re traveling in a TARDIS. From Timothy Dalton to David Morrissey to Michael Gambon to Kylie Minogue, Doctor Who has welcomed a raft of guest stars over the years. That tradition is being continued in the new season, the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord, which premieres on BBC America Aug. 23. EW asked Who actress Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s traveling companion Clara Oswald on the show, to talk about working with three of the season’s new faces.

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Why Peter Capaldi of 'Doctor Who' thought he'd never play the Time Lord

On August 23, Peter Capaldi will begin his first season starring in Doctor Who when the long-running British science-fiction show returns to BBC America. But it wasn’t so long ago that the Scottish actor and lifelong Who fan was certain he would never get his hands on the controls of the Time Lord’s TARDIS. “I wouldn’t have thought I would be the guy,” Capaldi says. “I wouldn’t have thought it would be me.” Why not? “Because of my age. I would have thought they were automatically heading younger.”

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'Doctor Who': What's the perfect gateway episode?

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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'Doctor Who': New trailer promises Daleks, a dinosaur and 'darkness'

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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First look: Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in 'Doctor Who'

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.”

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New 'Doctor Who' teaser: Is Davros back?

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While the colonists were celebrating freedom yesterday, the ol’ Redcoats were up to no good: The BBC dropped a threatening new Doctor Who teaser trailer on everyone’s heads.

And tease it does. Clocking in at under 20 seconds, the latest clip features a familiarly menacing voice that may or may not belong to the villainous Davros, creator of the Daleks and speaker of ominous things like “I see into your soul, Doctor; I see beauty, divinity, hatred.”

Sounds like he’s already familiar with Peter Capaldi’s work! Check out the new trailer for Doctor Who‘s upcoming eighth season below:

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Cybermen to return in new season of 'Doctor Who'

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One thing we now know about the new season of the long-running sci-fi program Doctor Who: It’s going to feature the sound of clanking.

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Doctor Who asks 'am I a good man?' in season 8 teaser -- VIDEO

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

'Doctor Who' stars to visit U.S. on five-continent publicity tour

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

New 'Doctor Who' teaser reveals first look at Peter Capaldi, vague season premiere date -- VIDEO

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Brace yourselves, Whovians: Doctor Who is set to return to TV screens across the globe in late August, according to a short teaser uploaded by BBC’s official Doctor Who Twitter account. The new 15-second teaser for season 8 features a brief silhouetted look at Who newcomer Peter Capaldi inside the TARDIS with the tagline “The new doctor lands this August.” Watch the short teaser below: READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who' alum Karen Gillan to star in ABC pilot 'Selfie'

Doctor Who fans, your prayers (to the Time Lord?) have been answered: Karen Gillan could be coming back to TV.

EW has learned that the former Doctor companion has been cast as the lead in the ABC pilot Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek.

The single-cam comedy, said to be inspired by My Fair Lady, centers on a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.

The announcement of the casting comes on the heels of the release of the well-received first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Gillan appears as blue-skinned alien Nebula.

'Downton Abbey' casts 3 actors including 'Doctor Who' alum

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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Peter Capaldi starts shooting new season of 'Doctor Who' -- PHOTO

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.

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