A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
Staying on top week after week can create a lot of pressure for 'Doctor Who' writers
Premiere episodes are great because not only does it mean the return of your favorite series, but it's usually something that will be game-changing as well. That has been the life of "Doctor Who" since it returned in 2005. But getting the attention of the first episode is easy. Still getting atte ...Read More
PLUS: Who is the real star of 'Doctor Who'?
John Simm made a huge impression with "Doctor Who" fans with his popular portrayal of The Master in the revived series, but he won't be returning this season to revive the character. "In reply to many, regardless of what is says on IMDb, no I'm not returning to 'Doctor Who,'" Simm recently told f ...Read More
RTD Dalek will make an appearance with many of its kind in season opener
It's a reunion that Terry Nation would be proud of ... probably as long as the colorful iDaleks stay home. Steven Moffat is bringing every Dalek ever shown in "Doctor Who" to a single episode, the season premiere that kicks off this fall. And Moffat had to turn back to his old boss, former showru ...Read More
UPDATE: Is Jenna-Louise Coleman's companion named Jasmine?
Jenna-Louise Coleman knew she was well on her way of landing what she described her dream job when producers and casting agents put her in the same room as "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith. Before jumping into the lion's den, Smith had some Doctorly words of advice for Coleman: "We're going to have t ...Read More
Filming begins on final season for Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill
It's going to be a heavily hyped season of "Doctor Who" this year, and it won't just be because two popular companions will be departing in a "heartbreaking" way. Filming began this week for the seventh season of "Doctor Who," and BBC News is sharing some of the guest list that has been invited t ...Read More
PLUS: Toby Whithouse, Chris Chibnall return to writers room
Were you a fan of "School Reunion"? "Vampires of Venice"? How about the entire series of "Being Human"? If you answered yes to any of those, then good news: Toby Whithouse is coming back to pen an episode of "Doctor Who," according to Den of Geek. Whithouse, who is the developer of "Being H ...Read More
Or is it simply hype being generated by showrunner Steven Moffat?
The search is on to find an actor or actress that can fill the shoes of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. But will the tradition of looking back in order to look forward continue with Matt Smith's new companion in "Doctor Who"? Sophia Myles, who played Beths in the short-lived CBS series "Moonligh ...Read More
'The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe' finishes with less than 9 million viewers
"Doctor Who" is still a Christmas tradition in the United Kingdom, but definitely not as much as it used to be. "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe," which guest-starred popular character actress Claire Skinner, captured just 8.9 million viewers, according to preliminary figures released by t ...Read More
Actor says he won't be following his companions out the Tardis doors
Matt Smith is The Doctor, and he's not going to go away quietly. Or, at least, not yet. Smith is looking to dispel speculation that he could be following companions Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill to the studio exit after next season of "Doctor Who," providing new hope he will be The Doctor by th ...Read More
New rumors point to recast of popular companion
This story may contain spoilers. It's not the kind of thing "Doctor Who" fans want to hear right now. But there's a new (and solid) rumor circulating that both Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are leaving "Doctor Who" after the sixth season. Of course, 'tis the season for departure rumors like ...Read More