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Doctor Who Star David Tennant Celebrates His 49th Birthday Today

Doctor Who Star David Tennant Celebrates His 49th Birthday Today
Happy birthday, Mr. David Tennant! April 18th marks the day the Doctor Who star turns 49 years young, so let’s take a moment to celebrate one of the most popular Time Lords there’s ever been.

Way back in 2005, the 34-year-old Tennant made his debut as the Tenth Doctor, assuming the iconic role after predecessor Christopher Eccleston bowed out after just 13 episodes. The Scotsman went on to lead the show through one of its most beloved periods in its 50 plus-year history before he handed over the sonic screwdriver 10 years ago in “The End of Time: Part 2.”

But he’s never really stopped playing the Doctor since. In 2013, Tennant returned opposite Smith and guest Doctor John Hurt for the big 50th anniversary special, and in recent years he’s reprised the character on audio numerous times for Big Finish Productions. As a lifelong Doctor Who fan, Tennant’s part of the Whovian family for life.
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Doctor Who Season 12’s Timeless Child Arc Creates A Major Plot Hole

Doctor Who Season 12’s Timeless Child Arc Creates A Major Plot Hole
Doctor Who dropped a major bombshell on us with last night’s season 12 finale. Titled “The Timeless Children,” the episode went deeper into the Doctor’s past than ever before, revealing both her true origins and the secret backstory of her people, the Time Lords. There are many facets to it, but essentially the deal is this: the Doctor was once a mystery child with the ability to regenerate who fell through a wormhole from another universe. Gallifreyans found her and copied her power. Eventually, the Doctor’s memories were wiped and they started their life again as who we know as the First Doctor.

Fans are having a hard time wrapping their heads around all this as it literally rewrites everything we thought we knew about the time-traveling hero. To be fair to showrunner Chris Chibnall, he’s clearly attempted to line the episode up with many mysteries from
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Doctor Who Season 12 Finale Solved A 44-Year-Old Plot Hole

Doctor Who Season 12 Finale Solved A 44-Year-Old Plot Hole
Doctor Who reached the end of its twelfth season last night with a whopper of a finale. “The Timeless Children” did as it said on the tin and revealed all fans wanted to know about the mystery of the Timeless Child. And, as had been much theorized, the child was revealed to be the Doctor herself, with her true origins finally explained.

You see, the Doctor isn’t just an ordinary Time Lord but is, in fact, a mysterious foundling who came through a wormhole from another universe and was discovered by the early Gallifreyans. She had a unique ability to regenerate her body upon death and so the Gallifreyans tapped into this and replicated it across their species. The Doctor then lived many lives until the Time Lords wiped her memory and kept her past a secret.

It’s all so much to take in for fans, with many
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Doctor Who 12×10 “The Timeless Child” Review

Doctor Who 12×10 “The Timeless Child” Review
Showrunner Chris Chibnall has been playing a long game. In his second ever episode in charge of Doctor Who, season 11’s “The Ghost Monument,” we had our first namecheck of the Timeless Child, something hidden deep in the Doctor’s memories. In “Spyfall: Part Two,” the mystery was brought to the fore, with the promise that we’d find out the truth by the end of the season. Well, season 12’s grand finale – titled “The Timeless Children” – is now here, complete with all the answers, as promised. Oh boy, where to begin?

Let’s be clear, “Timeless Children” is less of a story and more of a giant infodump. What stops it from being a drag, though, is the fact that the information it’s dumping on us is so monumental, so revolutionary, redefining our understanding of the Doctor and this show’s mythology as it goes along, that we’re constantly engaged.
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Take A (Master) Class In Doctor Who History With This New Promo

With John Simm having made his return to Doctor Who for the first time since 2010 in last week’s episode “World Enough and Time,” it seems like an opportune moment to remind ourselves of the long history of the Doctor’s nemesis the Master, doesn’t it?

The short video you’ll see above runs through the Master’s many regenerations at a rather quick pace. If you need some reminding, the uber-villain has gone through seven different incarnations over the decades. First, there was Roger Delgado (1971-73), followed by a horribly disfigured version (Peter Pratt, 1976; Geoffrey Beevers, 1981) and then there was Anthony Ainley (1981-89). The one-off Doctor Who: The Movie featured Eric Roberts as the Master in 1997 before the revived series cast Derek Jacobi in 2007. John Simm then took over, followed by Michelle Gomez in 2014.

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Top 20 New Year TV episodes

Wesley Mead Jan 2, 2017

As the New Year arrives, we salute a few favourite TV episodes depicting this momentous time of year...

New Year is a time for reflection on the past and resolution for the future, an opportunity to consider what you’ve achieved and what you’re yet to work on. It’s also a time to stay up well past midnight, partying the night away with friends and family, potentially embarrassing yourself in the process. That dichotomy ensures that the New Year is fertile ground for television, and the finest comedies and dramatic series use the moment to allow for contemplation amidst the alcoholic excesses. Here are twenty New Year episodes that offer an entertaining take on the aeons-old celebration - from emotional character pieces to geeky genre takes and old-fashioned barrages of seasonal comedy.

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Sylvester McCoy doesn't think The Doctor should be played by a woman

Former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy has brushed off suggestions that The Doctor could be played by a woman.

The 71-year-old actor played the Seventh Doctor between 1987 and 1989. His incarnation of The Doctor died in 1996 film Doctor Who: The Movie, and the Eighth Doctor was played by Paul McGann.

"I'm a feminist and recognise there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line?" McCoy told The Mirror.

"A Mr Marple instead of Miss Marple? A Tarzanette?"

He added: "I'm sorry, but no - Doctor Who is a male character, just like James Bond.

"If they changed it to be politically correct then it would ruin the dynamics between the doctor and the assistant, which is a popular part of the show.

"I support feminism, but I'm not convinced by the cultural need of a female Doctor Who."

Doctor Who series 9: Everything
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Terminator Genisys movie review: back from the future… again

I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I have a terrible feeling of deja vu. I’m “biast” (pro): love the early films in the franchise…

I’m “biast” (con): …but it should have been left alone

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I have this terrible feeling of deja vu.

I have this terrible feeling of deja vu.

The Summer of Franchise Movies That Just Makes Me Want to Go Back and Watch the Original Film continues. (See also Jurassic World, Minions, Poltergeist and so on.) The Terminator universe picks up the death knell of 2009’s Salvation with Genisys, in which the time-travel jiggery-pokery that has been futzing with its own mythology in ways that do it no favors now jumps back into the events of the
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: L.A. Slasher, Freddy Krueger Valentine’s Day Card, Doctor Who Lego Set

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Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! This time around, we take a look at the new trailer and poster for L.A. Slasher, a long-limbed Freddy Krueger Valentine’s Day card, and a recently approved Doctor Who Lego set.

L.A. Slasher: “Los Angeles, California (February 6, 2015) – The Martin Owen-directed feature film “L.A. Slasher,” produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (“Girls Against Boys”, “The Alphabet Killer”), has been picked up by Archstone Distribution, who will handle domestic distribution as well as international sales. Archstone has set May 1st as the date for a theatrical release.

The film stars Dave Bautista (of the blockbuster hit “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”) and Marisa Lauren (“Superhero Movie”), with the of voice of Andy Dick (“News Radio”) as the ‘L.A. Slasher’.

A biting,
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Community season 4: is it worth watching?

With Community season 6 around the corner & all 5 seasons now on UK Netflix, should you skip or watch the Dan Harmon-less "gas leak year"?

If you're enjoying watching Community for the first time, since it arrived on UK Netflix last week, the anomaly of the fourth season might be a little bewildering. Where the rest of the show is witty, enjoyable and well-versed in pop culture without being obnoxious about it, season four is almost like an exaggeration of what came before, and yet if you can get through it, it becomes great again in season five.

For those of us more acclimatised to the volatile behind-the-scenes situation on the NBC show, you might remember that there was a season there where series creator and showrunner Dan Harmon was fired, only to be re-hired the following year in an unprecedented turnaround by the network.

With Harmon reinstated, season four looks even more like a blip.
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Ratings: Grinch Wins Christmas for ABC, Surging to 5-Year High

Ratings: Grinch Wins Christmas for ABC, Surging to 5-Year High
ABC’s broadcast of the animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas topped Thursday night with a 1.9 demo rating (surging 58 percent from a year ago), while drawing 5.9 million total viewers (up 44 percent).

Those tallies mark five- and four-year highs for the ‘toon.

Leading out of that, the live-action, Jim Carrey-fronted Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas did 5 mil and a 1.8.

A repeat of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (6.8 mil/1.2) drew Christmas night’s largest audience.

Don’t know what else to tell you here, ‘cept that something called The 12 Dogs of Christmas on The CW did 920,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating.
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Page 2: Doctor Who, Bttf, Star Wars, Cosmos, Avatar, Interstellar, John Oliver, GoT, Star Trek, Et, Nolan

Page 2: Doctor Who, Bttf, Star Wars, Cosmos, Avatar, Interstellar, John Oliver, GoT, Star Trek, Et, Nolan
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Doctor Who Bookends The […]

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Doctor Who: the film careers of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi

Alex's series looking back at the film careers of actors who've played the Doctor finishes with Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi...

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Read the previous part in this series: the film careers of Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, here.

By 2009, the new version of Doctor Who had become not only an integral part of Saturday night television and a huge Christmas ratings winner but also an international success all over again. David Tennant, who had played the Time Lord since 2005 and was, arguably, more popular than any Doctor since the mighty Tom Baker hung up his scarf in 1981, had announced his resignation from the part he loved in October 2008. Many wondered how the incoming showrunner, Steven Moffat, would follow Tennant and what kind of show would emerge.

Tennant spent much of 2009 on stage in Hamlet and was only able to devote small amounts of time to Doctor Who. Occasional specials
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting details on The Chair, Camp of the Damned, and Love Sick, trailers for Chimeres and Phantasmagoria, production and distribution news on Australian film, The Pack, and much more:

Exclusive Casting News for The Chair: We’ve been told that Travis Love (Shumpert from The Walking Dead) has been added to the cast of the upcoming horror/thriller, The Chair. Love will play the Commanding Officer in a flashback scene that features Jimmy (Jacob Banser) and Sullivan (Brian Thompson).

Synopsis: “Based off of the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden,
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Matt Smith joins Terminator

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Paramount and Skydance Productions have recruited the former Doctor Who star to the franchise reboot.

Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor and joins the cast of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jk Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

Alan Taylor directs from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.

David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions are producing. Skydance’s Paul Schwake, Annapurna PicturesMegan Ellison, Kalogridis and Lussier are the executive producers.

Paramount will distribute Terminator worldwide on July 1, 2015.
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Doctor Who in numbers

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary episode is set to air on Saturday and to celebrate we've picked some key Doctor Who numbers

51% of the Doctor's adventures have been set in the future

51% of Doctor Who's stories have been set in the future while 23% have been set in the past. Earth has been the most popular location (47% of stories set on the planet) while another 33% of stories have been set in alien worlds, 16% on spacecraft or space stations and 4% on 'other realms' according to to the BBC's Doctor Who bible, Who-ology.

71 hours and 37 minutes - the amount of time spent on screen by Tom Baker as Doctor Who

Tom Baker holds the record as the Doctor who has spent most time on screen - 71 hours and 37 minutes in all of his regular episodes, while Paul McGann's one episode revival game him only one hour and four minutes screen time
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Doctor Who: 8 Ways To Get To Know The 8th Doctor

The final fate of the 8th Doctor is a mystery no more! Fans finally have the second serving of Paul McGann and the regeneration that they have been clamoring for since NewWho kicked off with the 9th Doctor. For the uninitiated, the appearance of a walking, talking Paul McGann Doctor, must have come as a bit of a shock. After all, his Doctor had been relegated to overused clips from the one televised adventure he had back in 1996. For long time fans however, this was the first of what could be a set of wonderful presents in the leadup to the 50th Anniversary. But who is the 8th Doctor?

As interpreted by Paul McGann he is technically the longest serving Doctor having passed Tom Baker’s 7 year mark ages ago. He is a Doctor that greeted the world with enthusiasm and joy and through his performance in the movie and the audio adventures that followed,
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TV Movie’s Matthew Jacobs Pleased With McGann Doctor Who Return

Alex Skerratt is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The Internet experienced a minor meltdown yesterday when the BBC released a brand new ’minisode’ for the Eighth Doctor. Titled The Night of the Doctor, it featured the triumphant return of Paul McGann, who hadn’t played the Time Lord (on screen) since The Television Movie in 1996. And yesterday, the film’s writer and co-producer Matthew Jacobs came out of

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Doctor Who Companion Profile: Dr. Grace Holloway

Dr. Grace Holloway

Portrayed by: Daphne Ashbrook

Doctor(s): Eighth Doctor

Tenure: 1 story, Doctor Who: the Movie (referred to by some as “The Enemy Within”)

Background: Dr. Grace Holloway is a cardiovascular surgeon in San Francisco. She has a strained relationship with her live-in boyfriend, due to her constantly being constantly either at work or on call. When she has to leave Madama Butterfly during the start of the second act, this is the last straw; he’s moved out by the time she gets home, with the newly regenerated Doctor in tow (he’s the patient she’s called in to do surgery on).

Family/Friends: We know very little about Grace, aside from her profession and her romantic status, and nothing about her family.

Personality: Grace is hardworking, determined, and focused. She has a love of culture and whimsy, quickly being swept into the Doctor’s struggle against the Master,
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Three New Series of Dark Eyes!

Alex Skerratt is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

In case you didn’t glean it from the headline, Big Finish has announced three new series of Dark Eyes, the all-new audio adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor and Molly. Starring Paul McGann and Ruth Bradley, the first instalment of Dark Eyes landed way back in November 2012, and told the story of a forlorn Eighth Doctor dealing with the loss of

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