Thursday, 25 August 2016

Peter Capaldi And Bill Mackie To Attend Comic Con New York

The BBC has announced that a number of stars from Doctor Who will be attending Comic Con in New York later this year.

The Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, will be making his New York Comic Con debut alongside new companion actress Pearl Mackie. They will be joined by show-runner Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin. The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, and former companion Karen Gillain, will also be at the event.

As well as the stars of Doctor Who, members of the cast and crew of the spinoff, Class, will also be in attendance. Stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah will be joined by executive producer Patrick Ness.

Comic Con New York takes place at the Javits Center in New York from 6th to 9th October. For more information, or to book your tickets, go to the Comic Con New York here.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Doctor Who Nominated In BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards

Doctor Who has been nominated in the 'Best TV Show' category of BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards.

Other categories in the awards include Best British Solo Artist, Best British Group, Best International Solo Artist, Best International Group, Best Film, Best Vlogger, Best Game and Most Entertaining Celeb.

Voting closes tomorrow, so this is your last chance to vote for your favourite - which we hope will be Doctor Who of course. You can vote here.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

David Suchet To Appear In Doctor Who: Series 10

The BBC have announced that actor David Suchet will be appearing in Series 10 of Doctor Who.

Suchet, best known for playing the detective Hercule Poirot in the long-running ITV drama, will guest star as a Landlord in an episode written by Mike Bartlett.

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Circulation Figures Show Increased Sales For Doctor Who Magazine

Figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations has shown that Doctor Who Magazine, which recently celebrated its 500th issue, increased its circulation in the first half of 2016.

From January to June 2016 the magazine had an official certified average circulation of 25,832 copies, compared to the slightly lower 25,663 for the same period of the previous year.

However, it seems that Doctor Who Adventures has not fared so well. The children's magazine saw a significant drop of 40%, going from 20,506 to 11,268 - less than a quarter of the 50,000 readers the magazine in 2010.

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Friday, 5 August 2016

Doctor Who: Series 10 Second Block Filming Begins

Following the recent conclusion of the first block of filming for Series 10, Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie have now been spotted in Cardiff filming the start of block two.

Courtesy of tweets from fans containing set pictures, Capaldi and Mackie can be seen acting in period clothing, a recurring setting from the past several years, none more so than Capaldi's first ever episode Deep Breath back in 2014. The episode being filmed is understood to be Episode 3, written by Face The Raven's Sarah Dollard. More pictures and tweets can be seen below.

Source: Cultbox
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Doctor Who: TV Movie To Be Released On Blu-ray

BBC Worldwide have announced that the 1996 TV movie - which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year - will be released on Blu-ray in September... and it's about time!

The TV movie stars Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, Daphne Ashbrook as companion Grace Holloway and Eric Roberts as The Master. After the hiatus in '89, the TV movie was the first new Doctor Who to appear during the 'wilderness years'. With a new Doctor and a revived enthusiasm for the show, the TV movie paved the way for the new series in 2003 and also gave us Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor who has continued to have new adventures in Big Finish audio dramas. Now you can finally own this historic piece of Doctor Who on Blu-ray!

The 2 disc Blu-ray is available to pre-order on Amazon here.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Doctor Who: Series 10 - The Episode Guide

Series 10 of Doctor Who won't air until 2017, but filming has been underway for a while now for the run of episodes that will mark the introduction of Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill, and filming has been public enough to give us a small glimpse into how the tenth series since the revival in 2005 will shape up.

With that in mind, here is our traditional, comprehensive episode guide for the series ahead, which will be updated regularly throughout filming as more writers, directors and guest stars are confirmed leading up to the spring premiere date. 

Warning: This post may contain some minor filming spoilers, so click away if you don't want to know anything about the upcoming series!

Updated on 1st August.


Written by: Steven Moffat
Directed by: TBA
Filming block: TBA - likely to be Block Three, filming in September 

The next episode after what will have been a year-long hiatus, the traditional Christmas Special will stand alone from Series 10, so there will be no appearances from Pearl Mackie or Matt Lucas. Steven Moffat has indicated instead that there will be a 'guest companion' as a one-off


Written by: Steven Moffat
Directed by: Lawrence Gough
Filming block: Block One, filmed June-July (Production began on Monday 20 June)

What's it about? The season opener marks the introduction of Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill to the show, as well as the re-introduction of Matt Lucas as Nardole, who will be a regular presence throughout the series. Steven Moffat has confirmed that Bill will be from the modern day as with all previous companions, so this should be a modern-set opener as per usual. As for the story, it looks as if the Doctor might meet Bill in a university setting, with signs up for St Luke's University in Bristol, where an alien menace that possesses certain people begins to infect the campus.

In many ways, Moffat's comments about this episode marking 'a brand new start' indicate that this will very much take a page from the simpler openers of Russell T Davies' days with a new monster and no storylines carried over from the previous series.

Guest stars: Stephanie Hyam plays a university friend of Bill's.


Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Directed by: Lawrence Gough
Filming block: Block One, filmed July (Production concluded on Thursday 28 July)

What's it about? Details for episode two are thin on the ground, but a recent filming trip to Valencia to shoot some scenes for the episode have shed some light on what's in store. Most of the Valencia-set filming centred around the city's science museum, whose futuristic architecture would seem suited for an alien location, which would match up with previous seasons' tendencies to move to a more overtly sci-fi setting for episode two. Filming at the museum also involved a robot which was seen on set, but there was no indication that this will be the episode's antagonist.

Guest stars: Ralf Little (The Royle Family) guest stars as a character named Steadfast, with Mina Anwar and Kaizer Ahktar playing Goodthing and Praiseworthy.


Written by: Sarah Dollard
Directed by: TBA
Filming block: Block Two, filmed August (Production begins on Monday 1 August)


Written by: Mike Bartlett
Directed by: TBA
Filming block: Block Two, filmed August


As per usual, Mark Gatiss will be writing an episode for Series 10, which he said may be a sequel to last year's controversial Sleep No More. According to Steven Moffat, there will be 'some' two-parters this season, but most episodes will be standalone as opposed to Series 9's format. We know that the first four episodes are standalone (so no opening two-parter), so it's likely that the only two-part episode will be the season finale, like Series 8.

Series 10 will premiere in 2017, almost certainly in the spring slot the show occupied regularly for six series before switching to autumn (the filming dates certainly points to a spring premiere). Given that the spring premieres usually lined up with Easter Saturday, a potential premiere date may be Saturday 15 April 2017.

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Titan Launch New Torchwood Comic Series

This week will see the release of a brand new Torchwood Comic from Titan.

The series - which will follow the continuity of the Big Finish audio dramas - is written by John Barrowman (Captain Jack) and his sister Carole. It will be illustrated by Antonio Fuso (Drive, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Pasquale Qualano (Batman ’66, She Hulk, Harley Quinn). 
Captain Jack Harkness is back in Cardiff, and there's only one person he can turn to, the last person who expected to see him, Gwen Cooper! On the road, on the run, and under fire, can the pair put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood, before its flame is stamped out forever?
The first issue comes with six collectible variant covers from Doctor Who artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.).

Torchwood #1 will be available to buy from Wednesday 3rd August.

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Doctor Who: Filming Wraps On Block One of Series 10

Filming for Series 10 has been underway for about six weeks now, and in the wake of the production's trip to Valencia to shoot scenes for episode two, the BBC have provided an update on the new season's progress.

The official Twitter account confirmed today that Block One of production, comprising the first two episodes of the season which were penned by Steven Moffat and Frank Cottrell Boyce, has now wrapped up. The announcement came along with a new image of Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas on set, which you can see below:
Filming for Block Two of production, which will be made up of episodes three and four written by Sarah Dollard and new writer Mike Bartlett, will presumably commence in the next week. We'll provide an update for you when filming for those episodes begins!

Doctor Who Series 10 will air in spring 2017.

[Source: Twitter]
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Joss Whedon Would Write For A Female Doctor

Acclaimed director Joss Whedon - best known for the recent Marvel Avengers films - was recently asked by a fan during a Q&A session at Nerd HQ 2016 whether he would consider writing an episode of Doctor Who. His answer was:
“I’m not sure... I’d have to do a lot of research. Like watch 40 years of television. I’ve seen some of it... It would be very daunting to follow in the footsteps of Moffat and the guys."
However, he then went on to tease:
"Check back with me when The Doctor is a she... or Idris Elba.”
You can watch the full answer in the video below

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