Sure, BattleBots was cool, but let’s not forget the real father of Robot TV deathmatches broadcast for our pleasure: the classic BBC series Robot Wars. Fans of violent robotic combat rejoice then, because the BBC are bringing back the series with more robots, and some mandatory science bits to distract you from the…
BBC’s iPlayer has been conspicuous in its absence from the Apple TV for years. Today, finally, that’s changed.
Top Gear (yes, the BBC version) presenter Chris Evans announced that the show will return to the network on May 8, but has not indicated who the co-presenters will be—if there are any.
Ah, Dad’s Army, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder. So much wonderfully British TV, which you can now buy and download from the new BBC Store—if you have a UK credit card.
Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor has long been left in the shadows by Doctor Who (on TV at least)—it took him 17 years to show up again after his first appearance in 1996, which gave him a cool new outfit to boot. But it’s only now, 2 years after that appearance, that he’s getting a rad action figure to go with it.
The BBC has announced that iPlayer is headed to Apple TV “in the coming months.” That’s all we have to go on so far, but it’s certainly good news.
Some days it feels like everything on the internet is fake. And I’m here to tell you to trust that instinct.
We’ve known for a while that Sherlock’s upcoming special would be set in Victorian London, but man, even we weren’t expecting this much 19th Century love-in goodness. Carriages! Deerstalkers! John Watson’s amazingly fantastic moustache! This is certainly a trailer that has all of those things.
It feels like ages since Lego announced that it would be making a set based on Doctor Who—but now we don’t need a time machine to find a future where it’s out. It’s finally happening this December, and it’s looking rather fantastic if you’re a fan of all things wibbly, wobbly, and maybe even timey and wimey too.
In another addition to the growing trend of dumping live TV on the internet, the BBC will be joining the fray by launching its own over-the-top (OTT) subscription service in the U.S. next year. This hopefully means another avenue for watching DOCTOR WHO!
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy is one of the landmark works of science fiction: it’s big, epic and has attracted a following in the decades since it’s original publication. In 1973, it was turned into an audio drama, and you can listen to it online!
For over 50 years, Doctor Who has changed the face of science fiction. With more than 800 episodes, and adventures spanning all of time and space, this icon of television science fiction may seem a little intimidating. But the good news is, it’s really quite simple. Here’s the io9 guide to Doctor Who.
Remember when action figures came with cardboard cutouts you could display them against? Well, as figures have evolved and become more and more detailed and extravagant, so have the dioramas... leading us to the sheer insanity that is a three hundred dollar door for Sherlock action figures.
In the early '80s, the state-sponsored British Broadcasting Corporation decided that computers were going to be kind of a big deal, and created the BBC Micro desktop PC to promote computer literacy. Now, they're doing it again—this fall, one million UK schoolkids will receive a free Micro Bit.
What If Doctor Who's Cybermen found themselves upgrading to stone bodies rather than metal ones? It seems highly impractical from a movement perspective, but at least we know it'd look downright beautiful thanks to this new bust from Edge Sculpture.
The Crossrail project that's digging London a new subway system is nearly finished — which means there's a bunch of freshly-dug tunnels lying there, devoid of trains and just begging for a drone to fly through. Thankfully, the BBC was on hand with a spare quadrotor or two.
When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing.
If you thought you could wreck a buffet like it was nobody's business, think again. If hamsters were the size of humans, they would certainly be barred from many Las Vegas restaurants. Because using X-ray video, a recent BBC documentary decided to find out just how a hamster was able to stuff away so much food, and…