Suited up in Matt Smith’s finest, Peter Capaldi took to the stages of the BBC in Cardiff on Tuesday to begin filming the eighth season (or series for all you Brits out there) of Doctor Who. And it's quite exciting! Because time waits for no man — not even a Time Lord — plus, oh yeah: there’s a show to create. It is finally, officially, the era of the Twelfth Doctor.
It’s so hard to let go of the past, especially when it’s happening in the present (oh that timey-wimey business). Fortunately, Doctor Who fans needn’t look too far to soothe their raw souls at the exit of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, as a deleted scene from "The Time of The Doctor" has been released. It’s a Christmas miracle on Boxing Day! Prepare yourselves accordingly with a couple extra Jammy Dodgers for the eating of feelings.
What a bittersweet Christmas. The holiday send-off for Matt Smith was both a reflection on his time — the fondest of farewells for one of the most beloved Doctors — and a rule-breaking send-off into a whole new world of Doctor Who. With a new face and a few ill-colored kidneys, Peter Capaldi capped off an episode that said goodbye to the old Who the way we all come into the world: naked and screaming. We're going to miss you Matt, but wow — what a road set out ahead of us.
When it comes to television, no show is more obsessed with rules and order than BBC’s iconic space-and-time traveling series, Doctor Who. The humanoid Timelord alien cheats death every so often thanks to a process called regeneration. But like all things that outlive the rules that govern them, sometimes things have to change, and for Doctor Who, we are upon its hour of justification: because there’s a new Doctor coming to town during the Christmas Special, “The Time of The Doctor,” but that shouldn’t be possible.
'Twas "The Time of The Doctor," and all through the house, not a Whovian was stirring — not even a mouse! Sonic screwdrivers were placed in the stockings with care, in hopes that Peter Capaldi soon would be there. And in this extended trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, Matt Smith's impending regeneration is the ominous highlight, pointing to yet another game-changing episode of the beloved BBC sci-fi series. If there's coal to be had, it will be found only in the hearts of those unaffected by the changing of the Time Lord guard.
If you’re a tween somewhere on Tumblr, you’ve probably already seen (and died over) the Sherlock and Doctor Who mash-up video currently sweeping the Internet. But if you’re a normal like some of us purport to be, allow us to introduce you to Wholock: what may be one of the most shockingly well done combinations of the world’s favorite British television exports. It’s good. So good, in fact, it has managed to do the impossible and convince us that, OK, fine: maybe a crossover episode of the two Steven Moffatt series is terribly necessary.
The time has come, the walrus said — to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax — of regenerations and things. Alright so maybe that last part is a rewrite, but still: "The Time of The Doctor" is upon us this Christmas, and 2013's holiday special of the BBC icon Doctor Who promises to usher in the latest iteration of the timey-wimey traveling lord of time with a... folklore-ish children's poem?
After having lived through the name, night, and day of BBC’s iconic and long-running series Doctor Who, we suppose it’s only fair that we also encounter “The Time of The Doctor,” too. Because it’s time for everyone's favorite madman in a magic blue box to regenerate — and what better time to deal with the crushing and ominous realization that Matt Smith is leaving than the happiest time of the year, also known as Christmas?
Sorry, U.K., the not-so-good news is, you have to wait until 2014 to see the new season of Sherlock, just like the rest of us. The better news is, you don’t have to wait very long into the new year to see the great detective make his grand return, as Sherlock will return for Season 3 on BBC One on January 1. Not a bad way to start the new year, huh?
People love Doctor Who. That may seem obvious to anyone who’s ever been to Comic-Con or some other event in which it’s appropriate to dress up as any of the various Doctors, but it was made even more evident this weekend when the 50th Anniversary Special aired on both sides of the pond, raking in high ratings and box office dollars in the process. While fans continue to celebrate the greatness of the special, they’re left to wonder what’s next for Doctor Who.
Alright, Whovians — as timey-wimey draws us closer still to the 50th anniversary of BBC’s beloved Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor," the powers that be across the pond have been beyond generous with tidbits, a bevy of photos, and teaser interviews leading up to November 23. But today’s premiere of the digital minisode, “The Night of The Doctor,” excitement has reached Defcon 5 and we’re officially tittering over the video's unveilings. For those wary of spoilers, hop back in your TARDIS and fly away now, because — hoo boy — is this video a big one.
Allons-y, Alonso (and all you other Whovians out there)! It’s time to throw your excitement into hyper drive. With a mere sixteen days — but who’s counting? — to go, the BBC is picking up the marketing pace and have released to us not one, not two, but FOUR new photos from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor." And needless to say, we're all sorts of excited.
The first official image from BBC drama Sherlock is here at last and — stop your panting and hyperventilating, fan girls — it paints a reservedly emotional picture of what to expect from the upcoming third season. Giving us some major dejá vu of the Edward Hopper variety, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman's John Watson both look poised for a major emotional upheaval. They’re in a glass case of emotion (only Watson’s allowed snacks), and hoo boy are we excited for what’s to come.
If you’re a fan of good British TV, you may want to keep your Sunday nights clear come this January. We’re already anticipating the fourth season of Downton Abbey, which is set to premiere after the new year, and today comes word that PBS Masterpiece is also going to be airing the third season of Sherlock in January, pairing the mystery-thriller with the period drama for what is sure to be hours of must-watch television...
If you’ve been living under a rock, you may have somehow managed to miss the sad but inevitable news that Matt Smith is leaving the BBC program, Doctor Who, which airs on BBC America in the States. On Friday, the network released a nice video from the show’s main man, which pulls a Love Actually and offers a sincere written thank you to the cast, crew, and fans that have been involved with the show since Smith began appearing as the Eleventh Doctor in 2010.