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Pearl Mackie Announced as The Doctor’s New Companion

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BBC announced a while ago that the new companion for The Doctor on “Doctor Who” had already been cast but they finally made the official announcement this weekend! Pearl Mackie has been cast as Bill, the next companion though we don’t know much about her character other than her name.

The BBC made the announcement with a short scene from the upcoming season, introducing Mackie as Bill:

Mackie has performed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the National Theatre, and has appeared on a television show called Doctors, and in 2013’s Svengali.

Get The 12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver as a TV Remote Control

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If you are a “Doctor Who” fan and have always dreamed of owning a functioning sonic screwdriver, then ThinkGeek has an answer for you. A programmable remote control! Granted it is a little bit expensive but it works with a flick of the wrist and will make you feel like a legit Time Lord.

Modeled after the 11th and 12th Doctor’s version of the tool, the remote looks just like the prop from the show but can be programmed to learn control codes from any regular TV remote. It works by using gestures: rotate clockwise and counterclockwise to adjust the volume; flick up and down to change channels; and, pull back to open the DVD player.

Each gesture triggers a Sonic Screwdriver sound effect and the tip lights up.

Clara Definitely Returning for Next Season of Doctor Who

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After months of rumors and assertions that Jenna Coleman would be leaving “Doctor Who” at the end of the Christmas special it appears that her character Clara Oswald will continue to travel with The Doctor.

BBC remained mum on the subject merely telling fans they had to wait till the special, “Last Christmas,” which aired on Christmas day, to find out if she would return for the next season.

Coleman told the BBC,

“I get a whole other [season] of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved. There is so much more to do. I think they’ve finally just reached a point where they really understand each other. The arrival of the 12th Doctor has just kind of dropped this whole bombshell and allowed the dynamic to totally change, so I think just when Clara was feeling more comfortable in the relationship, it has suddenly thrown something new up.”

Peter Capaldi, the actor who currently portrays the 12th Doctor, commented as well,

“I’m thrilled. Jenna has just been fantastic and such a pleasure to work with.”

“Last Christmas” also featured guest star Nick Frost aptly playing Santa Claus himself.

The duo will return in the next season with the first episode titled, “The Magician’s Apprentice.”

The New Trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special

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BBC has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming “Doctor Who” Christmas Special, “Last Christmas” starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna-Louise Coleman and Nick Frost as Santa.

The episode is described as follows:

“Two heroic icons – the Doctor and Santa – along with Clara Oswald, are thrown together in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet!”

The question is, will this be the last adventure for Clara as a companion or will she stay on for another season as is rumored? BBC has declined to comment, basically saying we need to watch the special to find out.

“Last Christmas” will air on BBC America at 9 p.m. ET on Christmas Day. You can watch the trailer below:

Doctor Who DLC Coming to Minecraft

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“Minecraft” is about to get a whole lot more fantastic. It was announced last week that “Doctor Who” themed DLC packs would be releasing soon for the game on Xbox 360.

Starting this month the DLC packs will be available for $3 USD. It will give players the opportunity to have access to DW themed assets to change their avatars in to characters from the long-running series including a 12th Doctor lookalike along with five other Doctors and their companions. Also includes are some of the famous DW adversaries such as the Daleks.

As the current airing series progresses, more DLC packs will be released to coincide with episodes. Each pack will contain different doctors and characters.

Rikesh Desai, Digital Entertainment and Games Director of BBC Worldwide UK, said,

“We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans. Working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’ve created an exciting new product which will allow Doctor Who fans to create their own brand new adventures in the heart of the iconic world of Minecraft.”

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The Big Question Peter Capaldi’s Casting Raises in Doctor Who

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With season 8 of “Doctor Who” premiering tonight (WHOO!) There is a pretty big question looming that the casting of Peter Capaldi in the role of the 12th Doctor has raised. Beyond the fact the show has always been about creating more questions than answering ones, I mean it is even in the fucking title, but still, when you cast an actor who has already appeared in the core show once, and the spin-off “Torchword” as well. It adds a ton of issues to already wibbly-wobbly plot.

So let’s dice this up a bit, shall we?

Capaldi has previously appeared in season four of the core series in an episode titled “The Fires of Pompeii.” There are no hints in the episode that this is the 12th Doctor, time travelling. If it was himself, he would have known it was volcano day, just had the 10th did and he would have known who the 10th was and who Donna was (unless some mind-wipeness happened as in the season 3 episode “Human Nature” but I doubt the same plot device would be used twice. Moffat is not that lazy.”

Capaldi appeared again in “Torchwood” as a character called John Frobisher. Once again, see similar train of through in previous paragraph.

Moffat says that Russell T. Davies has an explanation (a dull one at that) for the Torchwood and Pompeii appearances saying that Frobisher is possibly a descendant of the family the 10th Doctor saved.

But that still doesn’t explain why both characters are identical to the 12 Doctor. So, it looks like they may have to get creative (or ignore it completely…)

There is also the question about who is coming to challenge the 12th Doctor this time around? The teasers have been hinting at a return of Davros or Dalek Caan and an angrier Doctor then we have ever seen before but Moffat has said this season will not have an over arching storyline that connects each episode like before. This Doctor does not appear to be a “good man” like Matt Smith’s portrayal but something totally and completely different. And Capaldi’s face shows it in every promo we have seen thus far.

Hopefully we get some questions answered tonight even though it will just leave us with more new ones unanswered per usual.

Titles, Writers and Directors Revealed for Doctor Who Series 8 Episodes

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The BBC has officially released the titles of the episodes for the upcoming season eight of “Doctor Who” featuring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. They also announced the writers and directors of each episode as well.

Season eight premieres on August 23. It will see Steven Moffat as executive producer. He also wrote the first episode.

You can see the episode details below:

Episode 1: Deep Breath

Written by Steven Moffat

Directed by Ben Wheatley

 

Episode 2: Into The Dalek

Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat

Directed by Ben Wheatley

Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink

 

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood

Written by Mark Gatiss

Directed by Paul Murphy

 

Episode 4: Listen

Written by Steven Moffat

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

 

Episode 5: Time Heist

Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

 

Episode 6: The Caretaker

Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat

Directed by Paul Murphy

 

Episode 7: Kill The Moon

Written by Peter Harness

Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

 

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express

Written by Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

 

Episode 9: Flatline

Written by Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

 

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Directed by Sheree Folkson

 

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven

Written by Steven Moffat

Directed by Rachel Talalay

“Doctor Who” Season 8 Teaser Hints at the Return of Davros

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Season 8 of “Doctor Who” is starting to look intense. (And so far we have only seen teasers!) A recently released trailer appears to be hinting at the return of familiar nemesis of the Doctor.

Could it be Davros?

We haven’t seen the found of the Dalek Empire in quite a while. In fact, the last time we  saw his gross face was in “The End of Time” when he went again the 10 Doctor.

The new teaser shows the Tardis once again exploding as it oft does and electricity pulsing through the 12th Doctor now played by Peter Capaldi. An unknown Dalek leader, claiming to be omnipotent says, “I see into your soul, Doctor. I see beauty, divinity, hatred.” CreEeeeEEppy.

Do you think it’s Davros? I think it is Davros. I hope it is Davros.

“Doctor Who” returns to BBC One and BBC America on August 23. You can watch the new trailer below!

Doctor Who Season 8 Reveals Teaser and Premiere Date!

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BBC America has officially announced the premiere date for “Doctor Who” season 8. The feature-length episode, titled “Deep Breath” will air Saturday, August 23!

The episode will be the first episode for new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. So far we have only got to see him for a moment in the 50th anniversary special and then in the final minutes of the Christmas Special. This will be his first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor.

Jenna Coleman returns as the companion, Clara Oswald. Season 8 will also see new cast member Samual Anderson as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara also works. Previously announced guest stars include Ben Miller, Keeley Hawes, and Tom Riley.

Along with the announcement of the premiere date, we also got a very cryptic teaser trailer. Check it out below!

Doctor Who World Tour Launches August 7

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The tour will bring Capaldi, the D0ctor’s companion, Jenna Coleman, and the show’s lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, to seven cities across five continents in 12 days.

Beginning in the UL on August 7 and finishing on August 19 in Brazil. On Thursday, August 14, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will appear together for the first time in the US when they arrive in New York.

Capaldi was introduced for a brief moment in last year’s 50th Anniversary special, which was simulcast in 98 countries and released in more than 1500 cinemas globally.

“It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love ‘Doctor Who,'” says Capaldi. “After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.”

Moffat also added,

“I’ve always thought we’d all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it’s going to happen. I’ll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”

Richard De Croce, SVP, Programming for BBC American said,

“It’s a new beginning for one of the most popular series in the world and we couldn’t be more excited to have the Twelfth Doctor live in New York to promote the long awaited return of ‘Doctor Who’ on BBC America. It’s going to be epic.”

More details of the itinerary will be available soon at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.