For those who missed this weekend’s final Jodie Whittaker episode of Doctor Who, you only need to know two things: One, it was a total mess, and Two, the episode ended with Whittaker regenerating into…David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor. Again.
In the early 60s, England gave the world a seemingly eternal sci-fi series by introducing one simple idea: the main character was a traveling alien who changed their shape every now and then. The premise has allowed Doctor Who to run on the same continuity for over fifty years, give or take a few hiatuses. The Doctor is the original multiverse surfer, pulling that gimmick DECADES before it was trendy.
BBC announced today their hit spy comedy-drama Killing Eve will run until at least 2021. The second season was simulcast on both BBC America and AMC last spring; both networks will run Season 3 soon.
“Crisis. BIG crisis. SERIOUS CRISIS,” says the voiceover, while big brass instruments sting each utterance of the word. It must be a CW promo, right? Wrong — it’s The Doctor. And we’re sure she’s fine, actually. Her next word is “Kisses!”
Developer Maze Theory revealed their upcoming Doctor Who-themed VR game, The Edge Of Time, last month at E3. Now they’ve brought us a more in-depth look at the game….specifically, the creatures you’ll be running into while playing it. The embedded video is part one of five…if they don’t auto-play, use the navigation tool to see them all.
Doctor Who’s original unbroken run lasted for over 500 episodes, spanning 1963 to 1989. Seven actors played the role during this time, including some of the most famous (Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee). If you were to take six hours out of your day to watch all of them, and you began on May 29, you wouldn’t be finished until July 23. We know this because that’s how long it’s going to take Twitch to broadcast every single surviving episode.
The Twelfth Doctor’s time is coming to an end. But before then, he must return to the beginning to find meaning in his life. Fans around the world clapped with joy when Peter Capaldi’s Doctor got to meet the 1st Doctor played by David Bradley (who takes over the role from the late William Hartnell) just before his regeneration on “The Tenth Planet”. And now, at San Diego Comic Con, the trailer for “Twice Upon A Time” has come.
Yes, you saw and read that right, the 13th Doctor, the one who will replace Peter Capaldi after the Christmas Special this year is indeed a woman, a woman named Jodie Whittaker. If you don’t know her, she’s a famous British actress who has been in shows and films aplenty. Including fan-favorites like The Black Mirror, Broadchurch, and Attack The Block.
It’s a sad, yet not unexpected, day for Whovians. As today, BBC confirmed that Peter Capaldi will indeed leave the role of Doctor Who after its tenth season/series and the 2017 Christmas special. Which ironically, is where he was born as The Doctor a few years back.
Sherlock is a little under 48 hours away from its long awaited season 04 premiere on BBC and BBC America. The show is somewhat notorious when it comes to the long gaps in between the seasons, making it a very atypical TV series. However, as many of the stars have noted, the beauty of Sherlock is that it allows them to do other shows, and movies, in the meantime without feeling “tied down” like many TV series do with their stars. This is especially true for Benedict Cumberbatch, who took on the role of Dr. Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’s a curious time in the Doctor Who Universe. Due to the Olympics, among other things, the tenth season of the show isn’t arriving until Spring. Thus, the only new episode of the series that’s coming this year is the annual Christmas special that aired today. Which won’t technically tie into the new season.
The found-footage genre is a staple of modern horror, for better or for worse. It isn’t always used effectively, but when it works, it’s because the “real” quality of the amateur-looking footage does a better job at fooling your mind. Most people think the first successful use of this trick was The Blair Witch Project, but as Mental Floss reports, the lads across the sea beat US filmmakers to the camcorder seven years prior.