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10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 5:19pm 4/29/14 5:19pm

All the World's a Soundstage: In Praise of Studio-Bound Alien Worlds

Quick, what's the first thing you noticed about the planet we visited in last night's Doctor Who special? That's right: It was a soundstage.* None of Matt Smith's final hour was filmed in a real location. Alien worlds used to be filmed in the studio more often — here's why we miss visiting Planet Soundstage. » 12/26/13 4:56pm 12/26/13 4:56pm

All the Fake Websites from Doctor Who Make Me Wish They Were Real

TV show websites are notoriously bad and comically unreal yet I can't help but be charmed by their hilarious simplicity (and god awful horribleness). Can you imagine if there were giant flashing RED ALERT messages popping up at you? Or if hacking was as simple as just slapping the keys on the keyboard a few times? I… » 5/15/13 10:35pm 5/15/13 10:35pm

Doctor Who "The Christmas Invasion": The Doctor Is In


It's Boxing Day, a British holiday you probably know nothing about. Perfect time to check in on another mysterious UK tradition: Doctor Who. Whether you've been a Whovian since the 1960s or you've never even heard of Gallifrey, the first Doctor Who Christmas Special to follow the 2005 series revival is dope. » 12/26/11 5:00pm 12/26/11 5:00pm

Dalek Hidden Camera is the Worst Way to Spy on Time Lords

Fans of British sci-fi favo(u)rite Doctor Who might be wary of conscripting a Dalek to do security work for them, but if you enjoy a little REC-ORD-ING along with your EXT-ERM-IN-AT-ION, you can now do just that. Wil Harris of ChannelFlip got to play with the Dalek security cam, which was built by a "top secret… » 6/23/08 4:20pm 6/23/08 4:20pm

The Master's Laser Screwdriver Turns Doctor Who into Doctor Pew Pew Pew

Doctor Who fans can now get their hands on the Master's laser screwdriver. Darth Vader to the Time Lord's Luke (father-son relationship aside), the Master's laser screwdriver is more powerful than Doctor Who's—well, that's what you'd think, wouldn't you? Although you can get a simultaneous blast from all three laser… » 4/24/08 6:45am 4/24/08 6:45am

Doctor Who Outed as Secret Ikea Shopper, as Tardis Brought to Set…

Fans of the revivified British TV series Doctor Who are, apparently, reeling, after the shock discovery that the Tardis, the Time Lords' equivalent to a Toyota Prius, comes in a flatpack. "I expected the Tardis to beam down from some far-off galaxy," said one shocked onlooker, "but it looked more like some flatpack… » 3/04/08 8:26am 3/04/08 8:26am

Parents Build Tardis Bedroom for Their Little Doctor Who Clone

Unfortunately, there is not much in the way of information (or pictures for that matter) of the Tardis bedroom that Steve Baker of Sittingbourne, Kent, built for his 10-year-old son George, but the image included here should give you the gist. Obviously the kid is a rabid Doctor Who fan —an obsession that is only… » 12/21/07 7:00pm 12/21/07 7:00pm