Five years ago, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a runaway literary hit, with its gimmick of inserting the undead into Jane Austen winning lots of people over. Now at last, it’s a movie—in theaters today—and it has some entertaining moments here and there. It might be worth watching on DVD months from now, if you…
The 80s were a simpler, more macho time. It was the era of Ronald Reagan, Rambo, and Bruce Springsteen’s patriotic denim buttcheek. But when I think about 80s pop culture, I think about heroes who got their asses handed to them. I miss that vulnerability and determination to keep going after a horrendous defeat.
This year is full of great science fiction and fantasy TV series. Actually, 2016 is too full. Seriously, check out how long this list of new, returning and potentially premiering shows due out over the next 12 months is. When are we going to get a chance to leave the house and watch all those great movies, or read all…
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
River Song is arguably the most divisive character to come to Doctor Who in the past five years. She’s a swashbuckling archeologist who outwits almost everybody, and an unabashedly sexy older woman. She’s also so dependent on the Doctor as to be kind of a satellite.
The biggest challenge for the new Star Wars was to make us love Rey and Finn as much as Luke and Han. Mission accomplished! But most of the time, when a venerable franchise introduces new characters, it’s a horrendous failure. Here are 10 long-running series that actually made us care about new characters.
I had some mixed feelings about tonight’s episode of Doctor Who. The plot of the episode (and the season) felt severely half-baked, to say the least, and great moments intermingled freely with a certain amount of WTF. But that ending? Was the greatest. That ending retroactively made the whole thing great.
It’s almost second nature for sci-fi to be self-referential—not just to itself, but to the wider pantheon of shows and movies. Doctor Who is no stranger to these references, but last week’s episode, “Face the Raven,” had one that was typically Doctor Who: An Easter Egg, hidden inside another Easter Egg!
Clara’s time on Doctor Who is coming to an end—no spoilers here—and it’s bumming us out. But she’s not the first companion to leave the Doctor’s side in a totally bummer fashion. Here are the 10 most depressing companion departures, until now.
For years now, Doctor Who has been exploring the dark side of the Doctor, that quasi-immortal time traveler from another planet. He turns people into weapons, he inspires his friends to be reckless, he makes his enemies worse, etc. But with this latest episode, we see the absolute worst indictment of the Doctor.
This life-size LEGO TARDIS is not a thing that you will ever buy, or touch, or see. It’s really just a reminder of the hundred-dollar LEGO sets you should probably buy your kids. But I still love it wholeheartedly.
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.
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.
Lego posted an update to Facebook this morning with an exciting image: A Lego Tardis, with a message: Landing soon...
Season eight of Doctor Who had a pretty strong character arc for Clara, the ageless Doctor’s traveling companion. She started out distressed by the Doctor’s callousness, but then she learned to be more like him. And now it seems maybe she learned too well.
Tonight’s Doctor Who episode continues the show’s recent trend of deconstructing the Daleks, his armored “space Nazi” adversaries. And just like with the recent “Asylum of the Daleks” and “Into the Dalek,” we discover that Dalek nature is both sadder and more complicated than we’d previously thought.
The Master has always been one of Doctor Who’s most manic, dastardly villains—and her current incarnation as Missy, played by the fabulous Michelle Gomez, is no exception. Now she’s getting some pretty nifty action figures, that mania is getting transferred to plastic... and honestly, it looks kind of petrifying.
Shows foreign to the United States are a continual source of frustration due to copyright and licensing restrictions, especially when there’s a long wait time. Fortunately, the latest episode of Doctor Who can be viewed now!
This weekend, Doctor Who returns, continuing a rich history of time travel and wild adventures. But which of the over 250 Doctor Who stories is the best, and which is the worst? Here’s our stab at ranking every single Doctor Who story, in order of quality.
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!