Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat arrived at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York yesterday (Monday 20 May) to pick up an Institutional Peabody Award for Doctor Who. But that’s not the only good news on the awards front – Doctor Who has also been nominated in the Best Drama Series category in the TVChoice Awards 2013.
Summer TV season is starting, which means television is getting weird. There’s a new sitcom where Anne Heche communicates with God. There’s a taste of Disney XD’s brand new Avengers show. There’s new proof that mermaids are real. And there’s a documentary about the town whose teen girls got Tourettes Syndrome. Plus tons more!
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Spoilers! Here are our thoughts on the Doctor Who series 7 finale, The Name Of The Doctor…
This review contains spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers. Our spoiler-free thoughts are here.
Seriously, you know what would have been awesome on last night’s Doctor Who? If Sarah Connor had popped up, preferably the Lena Headey version, and told the Doctor and his friends there’s "no fate but what we make." And then blown up the Great Intelligence with a pipe bomb or something. That’s not what happened, though.
A little earlier, Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, gave this thank you message…
Well that was all a bit Keystone Cops, wasn’t it? Our biggest surprise, our most secret episode, a revelation about the Doctor that changes everything…
We’re delighted to confirm a new series of Doctor Who has been commissioned and the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, has revealed he’s already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.
But way before that hits our screens we have a huge amount
to look forward to. Your calendars should already have a big red circle around 23 November because that’s when the TARDIS returns in the frankly
Earth-shattering adventure that celebrates half a century of Doctor Who. This 3D special stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman with David Tennant and John Hurt, seen briefly at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Billie Piper returns alongside Jemma Redgrave, Joanna Page… and the Zygons!
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
As the Doctor himself said on
Trenzalore, he’s had loads of bodies. That’s because the Doctor is a Time Lord, and Time Lords have the ability to regenerate their bodies when they’re worn out or dying. This means that his old body transforms into a new one, along with a new appearance and persona – a brand new Doctor! But underneath these surface changes, he’s still the same man, the same hero and adventurer.
Science fiction is an actor’s dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it’s also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don’t get the appreciation they deserve. Continue reading
Damon Lindelof discusses the early, early status of Star Trek 3. Check out a video update from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. Breaking Bad‘s Mark Margolis discusses his role as a fallen angel in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Brad Bird won’t rule out The Incredibles 2. Plus a final preview for this week’s big Doctor Who finale!
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We’ve followed the Doctor and Clara as they’ve faced the Great Intelligence, an Ice Warrior, an army of Cybermen and even Angie Maitland. But the current series of adventures reaches a jaw-dropping finale with The Name of the Doctor, tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm on BBC One.
The episode features the return of River Song, Vastra, Jenny, Strax and introduces the deadly Whisper Men… Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading the Time Lord toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future… can the Doctor save his friends –and himself – before it’s too late?