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Jul 29, 2021

It’s been officially announced that current Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall will be leaving the show in 2022. More

Dec 02, 2019

A new trailer for season 12 of Doctor Who has been shared, this one highlighting the season premiere “Spyfall,” which is a two-part episode that airs on New Year’s Day on BBC America. More

Nov 25, 2019

The first trailer for season 12 of Doctor Who has been shared. This is the second season where British actress Jodie Whittaker appears as the first ever female Doctor. The show returns to BBC America with a special episode on New Year’s Day. Watch the action-packed trailer below. More

Oct 31, 2019

British actress Jodie Whittaker, who plays the first female Doctor in the long-running British sci-fi show Doctor Who, and has covered Coldplay‘s hit “Yellow” with members of the actual band for a new charity album, Got It Covered. Video of the session and Whittaker being surprised by the band has been shared. More

Sep 20, 2018

A new trailer for season 11 of Doctor Who has been shared. It follows a brief teaser trailer that was shared in July and fuller trailer from Comic-Con (also in July). This is the first season where British actress Jodie Whittaker takes over as the first ever female Doctor and the show returns to BBC America on Sunday, October 7. More

Jul 19, 2018

Fresh from its debut at the San Diego Comic-Con today, a new trailer for season 11 of Doctor Who has been shared. It follows a brief teaser trailer that was shared earlier this week, but didn’t feature much action or any dialogue from the season. More

“Doctor Who” – Watch the First Teaser Trailer with Jodie Whittaker as Female Doctor

Whittaker to Play the Thirteenth Doctor This Fall on BBC America

Jul 15, 2018

Back in July 2017 the BBC announced British actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking over the iconic role of The Doctor on Doctor Who, making her the first ever female Doctor (and the Thirteenth Doctor overall). Now the first teaser for the new season, the first to feature Whittaker, has been revealed. It’s only 50 seconds long and shows off The Doctor’s new companions (Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yasmin, and Bradley Walsh as Graham) more than Whittaker, who shows up at the end. More

“Doctor Who” - Watch Two Doctors Unite in the New Trailer for Peter Capaldi’s Final Episode

The First and Twelfth Doctors Come Together in This December's Christmas Special

Dec 08, 2017

A new trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, entitled Twice Upon a Time, has been shared. It is the last episode to feature Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. And to make it even more special, it sees him team up with the very first Doctor, who will be played by David Bradley (Harry Potter, The Strain). More

Nov 09, 2017

Back in July the BBC announced British actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking over the iconic role of The Doctor on Doctor Who, making her the first ever female Doctor (and the Thirteenth Doctor overall). At the time a teaser trailer/announcement video was shared, but it didn’t feature Whittaker in her main costume (every Doctor has a different look/dress sense, an outfit they wear in most episodes). Now the BBC has shared the first photo of Whittaker in costume. More

“Doctor Who” – Watch Two Doctors Unite in the First Trailer for Peter Capaldi’s Last Episode

The First and Twelfth Doctors Come Together in This December’s Christmas Special

Jul 23, 2017

Here is the first trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, fresh from Comic-Con. It will be Peter Capaldi‘s last episode of Doctor Who as the Twelfth Doctor (before he regenerates into the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker) and also features David Bradley as the First Doctor. It’s also Steven Moffat’s last episode as show-runner. More

“Doctor Who” – BBC Announces Jodie Whittaker as the First Female Doctor; Former Cast React

Watch the Announcement Video of Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor

Jul 16, 2017

As they said they would, the BBC announced after the Wimbledon Men’s Final who would be taking over the iconic role of The Doctor on Doctor Who and as some hoped would be the case, it will be the first female Doctor, British actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking over the role. She is best known for playing Beth Latimer for three seasons on Broadchurch. Other notable credits include “The Entire History of You” episode of Black Mirror and the film Attack the Block, among others. Here is the first teaser trailer/announcement video, as well as quotes from various Doctor Who-related people and the text of an interview with Whittaker the BBC has released. More

Jul 14, 2017

BBC and BBC America have announced that this Sunday they will be revealing who is taking over the iconic role of The Doctor on Doctor Who. The new Doctor will be announced after the Wimbledon Men’s Final on Sunday. More

Watch the New Trailer for Peter Capaldi’s Final Season of “Doctor Who”

The New Season Premieres April 15 on BBC America

Mar 13, 2017

Peter Capaldi took over as Doctor Who‘s time- and space-traveling alien The Doctor in 2013, but he recently announced that his upcoming third season in the iconic role will be his last. Now a new trailer for his final season has been shared. More

Peter Capaldi Announces That He’s Leaving “Doctor Who”

He Will Be The Doctor for One More Season Starting April 15

Jan 30, 2017

Peter Capaldi took over as Doctor Who‘s time- and space-traveling alien The Doctor in 2013, but today he’s announced that his upcoming third season in the iconic role will be his last. It’s not a huge surprise, as the previous Doctor, Matt Smith, also lasted three seasons. More

Watch First Trailers for “Doctor Who” Christmas Special and Spinoff Show “Class”

Christmas Special Airs Christmas Day, Class Coming to BBC America in 2017

Oct 07, 2016

At New York Comic-Con today BBC America revealed the first look at this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which will air on Christmas Day. It’s not a trailer exactly, but more of a behind-the-scenes video that also shows off scenes from the episode. More

Apr 25, 2016

Over the weekend the BBC announced that Pearl Mackie will be joining the cast of Doctor Who as the new companion, Bill. She was revealed in a new especially shot scene featuring Bill and The Doctor (played by Peter Capaldi) facing off against his most dangerous foes, the Daleks. More

Steven Moffat to Step Down as Showrunner of “Doctor Who,” Chris Chibnall to Replace Him

Next Season Will Be Moffat's Last, But It Won't Air Until 2017

Jan 22, 2016

Steven Moffat has announced that next season will be his final season as the showrunner and head writer on Doctor Who. For fans of the long-running British sci-fi show this is potentially big news. His replacement will be Chris Chibnall, who has already written several episodes of Doctor Who and its spinoff series Torchwood and is also known for creating and writing the acclaimed British detective drama Broadchurch (which stars David Tennant, who used to star as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who). More

Jan 06, 2016

Stereolab’s co-founder Tim Gane has teamed up with synth player Holger Zapf and former Stereolab drummer Joe Dillworth to form a new trio named Cavern of Anti-Matter. They will be releasing their debut album, void beats / invocation trex, on February 19 via Duophonic and previously the band had shared “Melody in High Feedback Tones.” More

BBC Announces “Doctor Who” Spinoff Series, “Class”

Young Adult-Themed Show to Air in 2016

Oct 01, 2015

The BBC has announced a new spinoff show from Doctor Who. It’s entitled Class and takes place at Coal Hill School, a location that dates back to the very first episode of Doctor Who back in 1963 and where current companion Clara Oswald is now a teacher. The project comes from acclaimed Young Adult writer Patrick Ness and is executive produced by Ness, Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat, and Brian Minchin. More

Sep 18, 2015

Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald, The Doctor’s current companion/traveler in space in time on Doctor Who, has officially announced that she is leaving the show at some point in the new season, which premieres this Saturday at 9 PM on BBC America. Her departure was rumored earlier in the week, but Coleman confirmed the news on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this morning, saying, “I have left the TARDIS…I have filmed my last scenes.” More

Watch Two-Minute Prologue to the new Season of “Doctor Who”

New Season Premieres September 19 on BBC America

Sep 11, 2015

The new season of Doctor Who starts a week from Saturday, premiering on BBC America on September 19 at 9 PM EST. Now the BBC has released a 2-minute long prologue to the season, a prequel of sorts, featuring Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. You can watch it below. Season 9 starts with a two-part episode (“The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar”), both written by show-runner Steven Moffat, that sees the return of Michelle Gomez as the villainous Missy (aka The Master). More

River Song to Return to “Doctor Who” For This Year’s Christmas Special

Alex Kingston Returns in an Episode Likely to Air on Christmas Day

Sep 02, 2015

The BBC have announced that the fan-favorite character River Song will be returning to Doctor Who for this year’s Christmas special, which is expected to air on BBC America on Christmas Day, as they do every year. Alex Kingston’s character, also The Doctor’s wife, first appeared in the show opposite David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor for a two-part episode in season 4, but was a regular guest character during the seasons featuring Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor. More

Aug 12, 2015

The BBC have just released a new trailer for season 9 of Doctor Who, which will premiere on BBC America on Saturday, September 19. The trailer shows the return of The Doctor’s greatest foes, the Daleks. Plus the Zygons are also back. More

Jul 09, 2015

The BBC have just released the first trailer for season 9 of Doctor Who and have announced that the season will premiere on Saturday, September 19. More

Watch Doctor Who Interact with Batman, Doc Brown, and Gandalf in Trailer for “LEGO Dimensions” Game

Game Due Out September 27 to Feature the Voices of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Jul 09, 2015

Doctor Who has come to LEGO and everyone’s favorite time and space traveling Time Lord, The Doctor, will be featured prominently in the new video game LEGO Dimensions, as the new trailer below shows. More

Doctor Who Season Premiere Will Play In Theaters Nationwide

"Deep Breath" Will Play In Theaters August 23rd & 25th

Aug 01, 2014

BBC isn’t holding back with the upcoming debut of Peter Capaldi as the time-traveling Doctor. After revealing that the season premiere will be released on Blu-ray shortly after its premiere, BBC has now announced that the episode, “Deep Breath,” will be broadcast in select theaters on August 23rd, and replayed the following Monday, August 25th, in over 500 theaters nationwide. More

Latest Doctor Who Trailer, Plus DVD Release of Season Premiere Announced

50th Anniversary Box Set Coming and Watch Also Trailer for New Doctor Who Comic Book Line

Jul 23, 2014

BBC One has revealed another trailer for Doctor Who’s upcoming eighth series, starring Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor. The new series debuts August 23, and has a runtime of 75 minutes. More

Jul 14, 2014

On Aug. 23 Doctor Who returns with its newest season, the first to feature Peter Capaldi as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord. More

Watch: New Doctor Who Teaser

Series Returns In August

Jul 07, 2014

BBC premiered a new 20 second teaser from the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Who during the World Cup. The popular British sci fi series, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, will feature Peter Capaldi as a brand new Doctor this fall. Capaldi recently revealed that David Bowie’s ‘70s persona, The Thin White Duke, served as an inspiration for his doctor’s wardrobe. More

Doctor Who Premiere Date Announced and New Teaser Debuts

A New Season and a New Doctor Comes to BBC America August 23

Jun 27, 2014

BBC America has announced that the new season of Doctor Who, its eighth since returning in 2005, will premiere on August 23. They have also released a new short 15-second teaser trailer. More

Dec 11, 2013

On Dec. 25 Matt Smith will make his final appearance as the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who. More

Watch Our Vine Videos of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Convention in London

Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, and more

Nov 24, 2013

This weekend in London there was a three-day Doctor Who convention (Friday to Sunday) titled “Doctor Who: Official 50th Celebration.” We were on hand to cover it and shot a bunch of looping seven-seconds long Vine videos of the panels, actors, costumes, props, monsters, fans, and more. Included are videos featuring Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and others. More

Watch: Doctor Who 50th Special Prequel and the Return of Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor

Plus a Teaser for An Adventure in Space and Time Docudrama on the Creation of Doctor Who

Nov 15, 2013

Next Saturday, Nov. 23, marks the 50th anniversary to the day of the airing of the first ever episode of the long running and iconic British sci-fi show Doctor Who (which aired its premiere the day after Kennedy was shot). More

Oct 21, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 23, BBC will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its famed sci-fi series Doctor Who with an epic, feature-length episode. More

Oct 11, 2013

While far from the treasure trove rumored to have been recovered, Doctor Who can rejoice in the fact that 11 episodes of the classic British sci-fi series were recently found in Nigeria, Africa. More

Classic “Doctor Who” Episodes Long Thought Lost Rumored To Be Recovered

Also Former Doctor Matt Smith to Star in American Pyscho in London Musical

Oct 08, 2013

Over 100 classic episodes of Doctor Who have believed to have been recovered by the BBC. More

Peter Capaldi Revealed to Be Playing the Next Doctor in Doctor Who

Announced Via Live BBC Television Special Today

Aug 04, 2013

And the next Doctor is… Peter Capaldi. The actor was revealed today via a live 30-minute special broadcast on the BBC at 7 p.m. U.K. time and simultaneously on BBC America at 2 p.m. EST. He will be taking over from Matt Smith, who is leaving the role in Doctor Who this December after playing it for the last three years. More

Aug 02, 2013

Following months of speculation following the departure of actor Matt Smith, long-running television series Doctor Who will announce the identity of the next Doctor this Sunday. More

Matt Smith Announces Departure From “Doctor Who”

The Eleventh Doctor Ends His Run

Jun 03, 2013

Doctor Who fans around the world were treated to a bit of a surprise this past weekend when actor Matt Smith announced that he would leaving his role of the titular time lord after this year’s Christmas Special. More

Mar 30, 2013

It’s just been confirmed that later this year (probably in November) there will be a special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who that sees the return of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion Rose Tyler. More

Nov 20, 2012

Anyone familiar with Bill Watterson’s famous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes will remember that when it came to playing in the snow, the precocious six-year-old protagonist was an artist when it came to snowman sculpting. More

Sep 21, 2012

Director Peter Jackson clearly has a lot on his plate these days, what with completing another Middle-Earth related trilogy, but it’s certainly not stopping the Academy Award-winning filmmaker from offering his services in the name of Doctor Who. More

Aug 31, 2012

The new season of Doctor Who, the seventh since its relaunch in 2005, starts on Saturday at 9 PM on BBC America. More

Watch: Doctor Who Season 7 Trailer

Old West Meets Daleks

Mar 26, 2012

Hot on the heels of news that there’s going to be a few casting shakeups when it comes to TARDIS passengers, today, the trailer for season 7 of Doctor Who was unveiled. More

New Doctor Who Companion Announced

Jenna-Louise Coleman to Join the TARDIS

Mar 22, 2012

This week the BBC announced that 25-year-old British actress Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joining the Doctor Who cast as the new companion opposite Matt Smith’s The Doctor. She will make her debut with the 2012 Christmas Special. More

Doctor Who Heads to The Big Screen

Harry Potter’s David Yates to Direct

Nov 15, 2011

Is there a doctor in the house? Well, if it’s a movie house, chances are good. After much speculation, news has finally broke that Doctor Who—the longest running sci-fi show of all times—is headed to the big screen.


Comic-Con 2011 Day Four – Doctor Who Panel (plus Trailer for Rest of Season Six)

Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on Season Six, River Song, Favorite Monsters, and more

Jul 27, 2011

The first Comic-Con appearance for current Doctor Who stars Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) packed out Hall H, the biggest room at Comic-Con, on the last day of the convention. Some fans came in costume, many were armed with their light-up Sonic Screwdrivers, and at least two homemade Dalek costumes were spotted. The audience clapped the iconic Doctor Who theme just before the panelists took the stage to tease the second half of the show’s sixth season, which Smith revealed returns to BBC America August 27. More

Check out Photos from Day Four of Comic-Con 2011 – Doctor Who, Supernatural, and more

Plus Photos of It's Aways Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, and Glee

Jul 26, 2011

Check out photos from day Four of Comic-Con 2011. Our gallery includes photos from the panels for the TV series Glee, Supernatural, Doctor Who, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sons of Anarchy. More

Comic-Con 2011 Day One Recap – Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, Psych, Game of Thrones, and more

Plus: Chuck's Zachary Levi, Ringer, Lost’s Jorge Garcia, and others

Jul 22, 2011

A recap of what we saw during day one of Comic-Con 2011, including panels for Psych, Game of Thrones, Ringer, and one that featured Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, Chuck’s Zachary Levi, and Lost’s Jorge Garcia. More

Dec 16, 2010

Clips from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas episode—which will air on Christmas to both America and the U.K.—have been released. We have the videos. More

Dec 02, 2010

Today, the lost Doctor Who-themed Craig Ferguson opening was revealed. We have the clip. More

Doctor Who Christmas Special Gets a Trailer

Airs Christmas Day on Both Sides of the Pond

Nov 20, 2010

Doctor Who’s Christmas special got a trailer today. We have the clip. More

Nov 17, 2010

For years, American Doctor Who Fans have had to wait—often days or weeks—for BBC America to air the Doctor Who Christmas special, which traditionally airs on Christmas day in the U.K. No longer. This year, BBC America is putting a treat in fans stockings, airing the special on Christmas day. More

Nov 16, 2010

Last night, Craig Ferguson welcomed a special guest to The Late Late Show, Doctor Who villain, a Dalek. We have the clip and info on tonight’s show. More

Doctor Who to Film in U.S. For the First Time

Upcoming Season’s First Two Episodes To Be Filmed in Utah

Oct 11, 2010

BBC America has announced that Doctor Who‘s upcoming season will kick off with a two-part episode set to be filmed in Utah. Although episodes of the long running sci-fi show have been set in America before, this will be the first time that the British show will actually be filming in the good old U.S. of A. More

Jul 28, 2010

Doctor Who fans still recovering from the twisty-turny finale are in for quite a treat when season five hits DVDs. We have the details. More

Jun 28, 2010

At the 2010 Glastonbury music festival this past weekend, Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith (who plays the time and space traveling hero The Doctor) made a surprise appearance alongside electronic dance music duo Orbital to help them perform the Doctor Who theme tune. We have the video. More

Mar 31, 2010

On April 12th Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (companion Amy Pond) will land in New York for two nights of interviews and events in support of the fifth season of BBC’s long-running series, Doctor Who. We have the details. More

New Doctor Who Trailer

BBC America Premiere April 17th

Mar 24, 2010

Under the Radar‘s favorite Time Lord is back on BBC America April 17th with a new face (Matt Smith taking over for David Tennant) and new set of adventures. We have the new trailer. More

BBC America Announces April 17 Premiere Date for New Season of Doctor Who

Matt Smith Takes the Reins as the Eleventh Doctor

Feb 25, 2010

BBC America has just announced the U.S. premiere date for the new season of Doctor Who, it will start on April 17. Stepping into the role of the Doctor recently vacated by David Tennant is Matt Smith. Watch the trailers here. More

American Versions of Torchwood and Doctor Who in the Works

Torchwood Star John Barrowman Tapped to Join Potental Cast

Jan 20, 2010

America’s obsession with our British counterparts has produced its share of crossover television, ranging from the successful (The Office) to the forgettable (Coupling. Anyone? Anyone?). Potentially slated to join the list of American remakes, Under the Radar favorites, Torchwood and Doctor Who. More

Dec 03, 2009

American Doctor Who fans take note: David Tennant’s final episode as The Tenth Doctor will air January 2, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. More

BBC America Announces U.S. Air Date for Next Doctor Who Special to Feature David Tennant

The Waters of Mars to Air December 19th; First of Three More Shows Before Tennant Bows Out

Oct 30, 2009

Only three more Doctor Who specials featuring David Tennant as The Doctor remain before the next in a long line of actors steps into his place. Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars, the next special in line, will air in the U.S. on BBC America December 19th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a BBC America press release has announced.


News Roundup: Daft Punk in Tron, Venom movie, Doctor Who’s New Logo, Glenn Beck vs. Muse, and More

Plus: Loney Dear, Love Language, Efterklang, Trans Am Live Album, Ulrich Schauss vs. Guns N' Roses, and Slumberland Records’ big 2-0

Oct 08, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Slumberland Records celebrates 20 years. The Love Language, Miles Kurosky, and Efterklang all sign to new labels. Glenn Beck jokes about liking Muse. Ulrich Schnauss says Guns N’Roses ripped him off. Trans AM announces a new live album/DVD. Gary Ross is writing (and possibly directing) the Spider-Man spin-off movie Venom. Daft Punk will appear in Tron Legacy. And a new Doctor Who logo has been revealed. More

Jul 30, 2009

Comic-Con took over San Diego, CA this past Wednesday through Sunday. We sent photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action. Check out her photos from day four of Comic-Con, includings photos of these panels: Alien Trespass (Eric McCormack and others), Paper Heart (Charlyne Yi and others), Being Human (Russell Tovey and others), Dr. Who (David Tennant, Russell T. Davies, and others), Torchwood (John Barrowman and others). More

The Doctor is in…San Diego – David Tennant Comes to Comic-Con

Doctor Who's Tennant and Russell T Davies and Torchwood's John Barrowman to appear at Comic-Con

Jun 17, 2009

In support of the BBC America’s U.S. premier of four Doctor Who specials, actor David Tennant, and series producer Russell T. Davies will appear at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Fans of British sci-fi rejoice, the network also has several other comic-con events in the works, including one for Torchwood that features star John Barrowman. More


Nov 10, 2014

Here we are at the end of another season of Doctor Who, and all things considered the series has moved pretty far in the last 12 weeks. We’re quite comfortable with Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS at this point, and showrunner Steven Moffat has made good on his promise to take the show to darker places. More

Nov 03, 2014

The season finale began in this week’s Doctor Who, and if part two next week can keep up with “Dark Water’s” spectacular setup, then we are in for a big finish. More

Oct 28, 2014

For the most part, this whole season of Doctor Who has been marked by high points. After several weeks of episodes that so successfully raised the bar, I was unfairly critical of last week’s “Flatline,” which was actually quite good. I’m afraid of falling into the same trap with “In the Forest of the Night,” and that by comparing it to good chunk of excellent episodes that preceded it I might be judging it too harshly. But I don’t think that’s the case. More

Oct 13, 2014

Lately I’ve been celebrating the fact that Doctor Who has been successfully pushing itself forward by pulling the science fiction stuff back a bit to reveal a captivating character drama, but this week’s episode succeeds by delivering one of the most quintessential Doctor Who episodes this season. More

Oct 07, 2014

Last week Doctor Who showed us how to build a story on emotional tension between three central characters. It worked, and together with another standout episode this season, “Listen,” established The Doctor’s relationship with Clara as a fully realized, developing drama. “Kill the Moon” moves that story further along with its most impactful scene yet, but unlike “Listen” and “The Caretaker,” it was nearly dragged down in an otherwise unstable episode.

Sep 30, 2014

Peter Capaldi’s turn in the TARDIS is giving us one of the most consistently good seasons of Doctor Who since Matt Smith’s first year. And, just as Smith’s adventures with the Ponds framed the emotional arch of season five, Clara Oswald’s courtship with ex-soldier Danny Pink provides a grounded narrative for The Doctor’s outlandish attributes to work with. More

Sep 22, 2014

One of the remarkable things about a series like Doctor Who is the potential for versatility in storytelling. It explains the show’s enduring appeal, that every week can bring a new adventure in any setting imaginable, on any world, past present or future. Yet for some reason, the last year or two have been uncharacteristically underwhelming. Now, five episodes into the new season, and the adventures are exciting again, and in this week’s case, considerably more creative. More

Sep 15, 2014

After the last couple of earnest but ultimately mediocre episodes, Doctor Who returned this week with one of its most compelling stories in recent memory. “Listen” was again written by Stephen Moffat, and carries his signature throughout, but it also takes major steps in establishing the new rules for this Doctor, something we’ve been looking for since the premiere a few weeks back. More

Sep 09, 2014

We’re three episodes into the new season of Doctor Who, and subsequently three episodes into the time-traveler’s latest incarnation. Peter Capaldi’s cynical and cantankerous version of the BBC’s 50-year-old hero may be a more serious take, especially compared to Matt Smith’s fantastically aloof Eleventh Doctor, but the episodes so far show no sign of easing up on the rampant silliness, for better or worse. More

Aug 25, 2014

The new season of Doctor Who is here, and with it the highly anticipated debut of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. More

Jul 27, 2011

The first Comic-Con appearance for current Doctor Who stars Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) packed out Hall H, the biggest room at Comic-Con, on the last day of the convention. Some fans came in costume, many were armed with their light-up Sonic Screwdrivers, and at least two homemade Dalek costumes were spotted. The audience clapped the iconic Doctor Who theme just before the panelists took the stage to tease the second half of the show’s sixth season, which Smith revealed returns to BBC America August 27. More

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour (Season Five Premiere)

Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Adam Smith, Starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Apr 15, 2010

The Doctor is back and he’s in very good hands. Nervous Doctor Who fans can all breathe a collective sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that, based on the fifth season premiere, Matt Smith will be a charming and spirited Doctor, and new executive producer Steven Moffat will bring a fresh and dark fairy tale-like whimsy to the show. More

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

Starring David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan; Written by Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper

Dec 18, 2009

“Don’t drink the water, don’t even touch it, not one drop” warns one character in The Waters of Mars, which returns Doctor Who to form after the last two good, but not great, special episodes (The Next Doctor and Planet of the Dead). The welcome dark tone is driven by a moral dilemma faced by The Doctor, one specific to time travelers. It’s rare to find The Doctor so indecisive, so reluctant to step in, and David Tennant plays the character with the complexity and gusto we’ve come to expect since he took over the mantle of the long-running and iconic character in 2005. This is the last of three episodes to star Tennant as The Doctor before Matt Smith takes over the part next year and The Waters of Mars reminds viewers why he’s a fan-favorite and how much he’ll be missed. More