It’s been rumored for ages, but now it’s official: Peter Capaldi will appear as the Twelfth Doctor in the first episode of the BBC’s new young adult spinoff show Class.
Oh dear. For years since Torchwood came to a close with Miracle Day, John Barrowman has been a diehard advocate of bringing the Doctor Who spinoff back—but his latest statements about the show have landed him in some hot water with outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.
When Christopher Eccleston stepped into the role of the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 series reboot, it promised a big and bright future for Doctor Who. Sadly, Eccleston regenerated into David Tennant after just one season. It looks like he didn’t fully want to, but felt he had to.
It’s still hard to imagine that a humongous series like Doctor Who still has so many episodes missing from its archives—let alone entire stories missing, especially ones as important as Power of the Daleks. Good news though: the BBC is reviving the serial as a special animated release.
Both in terms of tone for what is meant to be a show about high school kids in the Doctor Who universe, but also because... you know. Lighting stuff. Symbolism!
We didn’t really expect Class to have the same type of tone as the former Doctor Who spinoff anyway, but it’s kind of weird just how close the premise for Patrick Ness’ show actually is to the former adventures of Captain Jack and friends.
If you’re an American, that headline is probably bound to elicit a confused face rather than the excitement it deserves. Allow me to explain!
Cast your mind back to last week, when we reported on the absolutely ridiculous (and very not true) rumor that Peter Capaldi could be replaced by his predecessor Matt Smith as The Doctor. Well, a week later, it’s still absolutely ridiculous and very not true, which has been confirmed by Matt Smith himself.
A few years ago, BBC Radio 4 produced a fantastic adaptation of Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman’s sprawling urban fantasy series (turned novel) about a mysterious world hidden below London. Now the Beeb is returning to London Below for a spinoff based on one of Gaiman’s own short stories set in the same universe.
The producers of Doctor Who have been rather open about the franchise’s need to push for a diverse cast recently, and it’s taking a big step forward this year with the young-adult spinoff Class, which writer Patrick Ness has revealed will have a gay lead character.
A Dalek standing in the foyer of the BBC’s broadcasting building in London was recently found to contain an interesting compound that could be used to solve an ongoing medical crisis.
Jenna Coleman seemingly left Doctor Who for good last year, as Clara Oswald ran off into time and space cheating death with Arya Stark—a high note for an otherwise uneven companion. But in the realm of time-travel, was this really the last we saw of Clara in the series? Maybe not, according to Peter Capaldi.
Turns out Banksy inspires more people than just hipsters and art snobs. Bridge Farm Primary, an elementary school in Bristol, England, recently named a school house after the infamously anonymous artist. And Banksy just returned the favor.
Well, okay, your value may vary—you might prefer more stories told in Torchwood’s second season, with the full team. But hey, at least Big Finish’s new audio dramas are bringing back Torchwood in the time of the excellent miniseries Children of Earth! Not a mention of Miracle Day in sight.
News reports this morning claim that the BBC is planning to delete over 11,000 online recipes. But the internet didn’t suddenly run out of room, so what gives?
Richard Adams’ beloved novel—and the infamously traumatizing 1978 animated adaptation—about a group of rabbits in search of a new home is getting an all-star re-imagining from Netflix and the BBC. In? Better roles for female characters. Out? Apparently, some of the novel’s shocking moments of brutality.
We’ve known for a little while that The Doctor’s next companion has been cast. Now, the BBC has officially revealed who it is: Pearl Mackie.
Approximately half of the content on the internet is cat videos, but the BBC managed to capture one that’s truly remarkable: high-speed footage of a wild Caracal as it deftly manages to spin itself around midair in order to land safely on its feet.
Since Class was announced last year, we’ve heard barely anything about the young adult series set in the universe of Doctor Who; today, the BBC revealed the main cast of the school-based series, as well as a few hints that make it sound a bit weirder and Doctor Who-ish that previously thought.
The BBC recently released a documentary called Super Powered Owls, which looks at how owls fly. Part of the program includes the story of Luna and Lily, two young Barns owls who are learning to fly for the first time.