October 18th, 2014
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Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara goes against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

Series 8 of Doctor Who continued tonight as Clara met a menace from another dimension.

In Flatline by Jamie Mathieson, it was the impossible girl’s time to shine when she found herself separated from the Doctor and coming up against an enemy that existed beyond human perception. As the creatures closed in, the answer to salvation lay within the streets of an ordinary council estate. For the Doctor, meanwhile, things got smaller on the inside…

The latest adventure defied the dimensions of relativity itself, but what did you make of all the spiralling drama? The episode discussion is now open, below, for you to have your say!

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments if you haven’t seen Flatline. You have been warned!

October 24th, 2014
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With Halloween now just one week away, it’s time to open the final round of our Who’loween Spooktacular to discover the scariest Doctor Who villain of all time.

All this week you’ve been letting us know which of the Doctor’s enemies sends the biggest shiver down your spine and your great suggestions have given us a menagerie of monsters who will now battle it out for the coveted title of the show’s most terrifying foe.

Support your scares by casting your vote in the poll below.

Voting closes at 10am British time on Friday 31st October.

Who'loween Spooktacular 2014 - Which of these Doctor Who monsters do you think is the scariest?

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October 24th, 2014
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The BBC has finalised the artwork and special features for the complete Series 8 boxset.

As we previously reported, the 5 disc collection will be released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on 17th November 2014, compiling all 12 episodes from Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Twelfth Doctor.

The set will also include a host of special features, a full list of which can be found, along with the revamped cover artwork, below. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Special Features

DVD Exclusive:
Doctor Who – Deep Breath Cinema panel session
DVD Exclusive: Audio Commentaries (Into the Dalek / Robot of Sherwood / The Caretaker / Kill the Moon)
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (World Tour Documentary)
Cast interviews
Behind the Scenes (Casting Peter Capaldi / Writing the New Series / What is Doctor Who? / Why watch Doctor Who? / TARDIS Tour)
Foxes – Don’t Stop Me Now (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express)
Trailers

October 24th, 2014
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The future was looking bright for Clara at the end of our last Series Round Up, but things suddenly took a turn for the worst for our impossible girl…

As we boldly entered the second half of the series and the Twelfth Doctor’s debut adventures continued in Kill the Moon, the drama was cranked up to a whole new level as our heroes found themselves on a suicide mission to the moon. Waiting for them there was a mining base full of vicious creatures which looked like spiders but weren’t. This is Doctor Who we’re talking about after all!

But that wasn’t the only thing the lunar surface had in store for the Doctor and Clara, as the latter received the shock of her life when she turned to her best friend for guidance. Aided by Courtney Woods and captain Lundvik, and with the fate of the world quite literally in her hands, Clara was forced to make an impossible decision. It was a choice which had serious ramificaions and one which would seemingly mark the end of her travelling days for good…

When the Doctor returned the week after to face the Mummy on the Orient Express, we all sat with baited breath to see whether or not Clara would also be on board. It turned out that she couldn’t stay away for long and so she was back to help a ruthless Doctor take on the horrifying creature which was stalking passengers and giving them just 66 seconds to live. Assisted by Frank Skinner as Perkins, the TARDIS team managed to stop the clock…

Clara discovered a new menace from another dimension in the most recent adventure, Flatline, which defied the realms of relatively itself. With the Doctor trapped inside a turbulent TARDIS, Clara got the chance to step into the Time Lord’s shoes as she went against an enemy that existed beyond human perception.

The action continues tomorrow night in In the Forest of the Night on BBC One at 8:20pm. Check out our previous series round ups here and don’t forget to add your theories to our ever turning wheel of Missy speculation

October 24th, 2014
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The BBC has today released the official synopsis for the highly anticipated Series 8 finale.

Death in Heaven has been written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay and will air on BBC One on Saturday 8th November, with the time to be confirmed.

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

Guest stars for the finale include Michele Gomez as Missy, Chris Addison as Seb, Sanjeev Bhaskar plus Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver who will be reprising their roles as Kate Stewart and Osgood, last seen in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

New series, new Doctor, new adventures. Click here for all the latest on Series 8!

October 24th, 2014
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The results of our Week 9 poll are as follows…

Did Clara make a ‘good’ Doctor?

Yes. (64.7%)

No. (35.3%)

Feel free to discuss the outcome in the comments below. The new series continues tomorrow in In the Forest of the Night.

October 23rd, 2014
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Another week means another brand new Doctor Who episode (there’s only 3 left – make the most of it!) and Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat have been on hand with their usual array of teasers and alluring adjectives.

Describing the episode as “wonderful”, the Twelfth Doctor star himself has said that In the Forest of the Night “does one of the things he really loves about Doctor Who”. “It’s a very magical and original script,” he said. “It’s genuinely funny, and also genuinely haunting. It takes us into the dark and mystical fairytale that is the forest.”

Steven added: “So many Doctor Who stories are about Earth being invaded. This is about Earth invading us. This is about what would happen if all the trees turned against us…”

So, is it Saturday? Not yet, but head to BBC One at the earlier time of 8:20pm when it is!

Smaller on the outside? Click here to rate and discuss the latest Series 8 episode.

October 22nd, 2014
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New pictures from In the Forest of the Night have been released ahead of its premiere this weekend.

In the episode, writer Frank Cottrell Boyce – the man behind Millions and the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony – makes his Doctor Who debut as he sends the Doctor to the final days of humanity. Well, you might as well start as you mean to go on, right?

When a forest grows overnight and takes back every city and town on Earth, it’s down to the Doctor to dig up the dirt…















Smaller on the outside? Click here to rate and discuss the latest Series 8 episode.

October 20th, 2014
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BAFTA Cymru has announced a programme of special Doctor Who cinema events which will begin with a world exclusive screening of the Series 8 finale.

In partnership with BBC Cymru Wales and Film Hub Wales, the events will form part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season, giving fans the chance to experience an array of the show’s most iconic monsters by presenting classic episodes on the big screen at selected venues across Wales. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with creative teams who have worked on the series.

The first stop will be a screening of Death in Water, the final episode of the latest series, which will be screened at an event in Cardiff a few days before its premiere on BBC One.

The full list of upcoming events, their venues and accompanying episodes can be found below. Tickets cost £12 (Concessions: £8) and can be purchased from the venue websites.

Doctor Who: Death in Heaven
Tuesday 4th November at 7pm
Reardon Smith Theatre, Cardiff
www.chapter.org/doctorwho
029 2030 4400

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Monday 1st December at 7pm
Theatr Ffwrnes, Llanelli
www.theatrausirgar.co.uk
0845 2263510

Doctor Who: The Sontaran Stratagem & The Poison Sky
Tuesday 16th December at 7pm
Scala Cinema and Arts Centre, Denbighshire
www.scalaprestatyn.co.uk
01745 850197

Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead
Monday 12th January at 7pm
Monmouth Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
www.monmouth-savoy.co.uk
01600 772467

Doctor Who: Masque of Mandragora & The Prisoner
Saturday 17th January at 7pm
Theatr Harlech, Snowdonia
www.theatrharlech.com
01766 780667

Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
Tuesday 27th January at 7pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
01970 623232

Will you be attending any of these special events? Let us know in the comments section…

October 20th, 2014
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The final UK rating for Mummy on the Orient Express has been revealed.

The eighth episode of the current series, which aired on BBC One on 11th October, was watched by an official audience of 7.11 million viewers.

As usual, it’s another considerable rise from the 5.04 million people who watched it live, as the consolidated figure includes those who recorded the episode and watched it within the first 7 days of its transmission.

The episode holds the record for having the latest start time for Doctor Who, premiering on BBC One at 8:37pm. Find out more about the adventure in our episode guides, here.

Smaller on the outside? Click here to rate and discuss the latest Series 8 episode.

October 20th, 2014
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Applications to be our next Fan of the Month are now open!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take pride of place on WhovianNet, head over to the application form and fill in the questions we’ve provided.

This month’s hot topics are Series 8, the ongoing Missy mystery, plus we ask you to pick your scariest Doctor Who episode as we get into the spirit of Who’loween

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st October.

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