The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious.
Steven Moffat's been in charge of Doctor Who's storytelling since 2010, and he's probably nearing the end of his tenure. So everybody's wondering who could take over this insanely demanding job, when the show regenerates next time. Let's break down seven prospects, in order of most likely to least likely.
It was announced he was going to be in the show, and he said that he'd finished his filming in a few days in Belfast, but we didn't know who he was cast as until now. The answer's below the cut for those who don't want to be spoiled.
We just saw the first footage from Doctor Who's 50th anniversary here at Comic-Con. We expected hilarious banter between stars Matt Smith and David Tennant, and a haunting look at the forgotten Doctor John Hurt. But we got much, much more.
We were talking to David Bradley about his role as William Hartnell in the docudrama Doctor Who: An Adventure in Time and Space, and we couldn't resist asking him about Walder Frey, the character he plays on Game of Thrones. Will we see Walder going on dates, now that his wife is dead? Here's what he told us.
Doctor Who has a mixed track record when it comes to bringing back monsters from the 1960s and 1970s — sometimes the show misses the point of what made a monster great back in the day. But with tonight's return of the Ice Warriors, the show more or less got it right. This is how it's done, people. Spoilers ahead...
When you write about other worlds and strange discoveries, you need a quick wit. And an ear for clever dialogue, that keeps the story buzzing along. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of science fiction and fantasy's greatest creators started out in comedy, including sitcoms.
Early this morning, London was treated to an eerie scene, one familiar to anyone who has seen the 1964 Doctor Who serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth. It's all part of the upcoming TV drama about the history of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time. Warning: autoplay video within.
There have been rumors for a while that the BBC was going to make a biopic about the creation of Doctor Who for the show's 50th anniversary. There's plenty of scope for a drama there — as the show's first ever director Waris Hussein told io9, the show's first creators were considered outcasts and upstarts at the…
A dramatization of Doctor Who's origins seems like the sort of thing that would be perfect for the show's 50th anniversary next year. Mark Gatiss, interviewed on Graham Norton's radio show, seemed to be denying that any such thing was in the works — but his denials are still being taken as hints that he might actually…
For a good chunk of tonight's Doctor Who episode, I was wondering if it was a bit of a retort to the people who claim the BBC's time-traveling horror-comedy is too scary for little kids. After all, the episode seemed to be saying, over-protecting children from what scares them can perversely have the opposite effect,…
The sharp Sherlock adaptation from Dr. Who producers is a Holmes for a very new century: set in modern-day London, the consulting detective has an iPhone to enhance his deductive reasoning, and Watson keeps a blog.
This year's big Dalek episode of Doctor Who was a fun, colorful romp with enough silliness, and crazy enough action, to make almost anyone happy for 42 minutes. But it did make us wonder: Will the Daleks ever rock again?