December 25th, 2013
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Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, the Doctor.

It was the end of a mighty era tonight as the Eleventh Doctor faced his final curtain call…

The Name of the Doctor was followed by The Day of the Doctor but this Christmas it was all about The Time of the Doctor as Matt Smith prepared to hand over the TARDIS duties to our new hero, Peter Capaldi. It was a climactic adventure four years in the making as various arcs were tied up to make way for a new Time Lord. But was it a worthy climax?

Christmas in the TARDIS is always an eventful time but this year the drama was pushed to new levels as a menagerie of monsters returned and the Doctor found himself caught up in a terrible battle. Not everyone got out alive as the Doctor was aided by old friends but his fate was already sealed by a timey-wimey trap that started to close around him.

The clock strikes 12 and a new journey has begun but did Matt’s swansong adventure do justice to his tenure as a whole? Our emotions ran high and there were some last minute surprises, but do you agree with Jenna Coleman who has said it was the “perfect” way to say goodbye? Join in the conversation and let us know. Raggedy man, we salute you!

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

July 27th, 2014
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SFX Magazine have gone Capaldi crazy in their latest issue, on sale now, which comes with a choice of 5 great covers to celebrate the new series.

Readers can pick Peter off the shelf or choose Clara to collect as both have been given their own respective cover.

Jenny, Vastra and Strax, who will be returning to aid our new Time Lord in the Series 8 premiere, Deep Breath, have also been given their share of the spotlight.

The timey-wimey treats continue inside the issue as Steven Moffat reveals an array of Series 8 secrets with a cryptic preview of each and every episode.

July 27th, 2014
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A limited edition collector’s set compiling all the highlights of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations will be released this autumn.

The 4-disc set will bring together The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor as well as the rest of the accompanying landmark festivities such as The Night of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space and Time. The acclaimed ’spin off’, The Five-ish Doctors, will also be present on the DVD.

In addition, the set will include a host of never before seen special features including “an exclusive cut” of the 50th anniversary special’s read-through and deleted scenes.

Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Released on DVD & Blu-ray on 30th September 2014

July 27th, 2014
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Peter Capaldi has well and truly arrived in the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine which is on sale now!

Inside the magazine there is an interview with showrunner Steven Moffat who has revealed what lies ahead for “a very different kind of Doctor” when he makes his official debut in Deep Breath on 23rd August. “It’s a proper blockbuster this episode,” he teases. “There’s so many explosions that Peter Capaldi came in on his day off to watch Daleks blowing up! I like a Doctor who revels in destruction in his downtime.”

All of that plus the latest news, competitions and much more! It’s out now, priced £4.99.

Also in this issue:

  • Doctor Who‘s production designer Michael Pickwoad on how to create entire worlds.
  • Former script editor Andrew Cartmel talks to the writers he employed on what could have been Doctor Who‘s very last season: Ben Aaronovitch, Ian Briggs, Marc Platt and Rona Munro.
  • Terrance Dicks – script editor, writer and novelist supreme – talks about his work on Target’s Doctor Who books.
  • DWM pays tribute to the life and times of director Derek Martinus, the man who introduced the Cybermen, Ice Warriors and Autons to Doctor Who.
  • The Fact of Fiction takes a detailed look at the 1982 Fifth Doctor adventure, Kinda.
  • The Crystal Throne ­– the brand new comic strip adventure starring Vastra, Jenny and Strax continues.
  • The Time Team watch the Doctor meet River Song for the first time in Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.
  • Jacqueline Rayner and her family get World Cup fever as they wait for the start of the new series in Relative Dimensions.
  • The Watcher poses more questions and reveals dubious secrets from the archives in Wotcha!
  • Reviews and previews of the latest CDs and books.

See the latest Doctor Who products on sale now via our merchandise section!

July 27th, 2014
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The Brand. New. Series(!) of Doctor Who is now less than a month away and we’ve been treated to a new teaser trailer to mark the occasion!

On 23rd August, Peter Capaldi will make his official debut as the next Doctor in a feature-length premiere episode, Deep Breath, which will also be screened in cinemas.

In this latest teaser, below, the Doctor has found himself a new throne. Not long to go!

Deep Breath, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley, airs 23rd August.

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

July 25th, 2014
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BBC Worldwide has confirmed that Peter Capaldi’s first full adventure as the Twelfth Doctor will be screened in cinemas around the world from 23rd August!

In the Series 8 premiere Deep Breath, our new Time Lord makes his long-awaited debut in a feature-length episode and fans will get to saviour in the spectacular moment on the big screen in the participating cinemas which will be showing the episode internationally. Full dates, venues and ticket information will be released, here, shortly.

“Last November the Doctor didn’t just conquer the world on television, but he did it in the cinemas too,” Steven Moffat has commented. “And like the show-off he is, he can’t resist another go – one taste of the silver screen is never enough. On 23rd August the new Doctor will begin his new adventures on BBC One and in cinemas all over the world. Movie-land beware – Capaldi is coming to get you!”

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

July 13th, 2014
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The BBC brightened up our Sunday by debuting the official full-length trailer for Series 8 of Doctor Who tonight!

The preview, which was premiered during the World Cup final earlier this evening, features a host of new clips from the upcoming series which begins on Saturday 23rd August.

The trailer reveals a tantalising taste of what lies ahead for Peter Capaldi as he prepares to affirm his place at the helm of the TARDIS. And it’s about time too!

Series 8 kicks off with a feature-length episode, Deep Breath. Watch the trailer below…

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

July 13th, 2014
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New series, new Doctor, new adventures. Click here for the latest on Series 8!

With the premiere of Series 8 fast approaching, the BBC has treated our eyes to a new image from its premiere episode!

The picture shows our new TARDIS team in all their glory and it’s taken from the specially extended Deep Breath which will mark Peter Capaldi’s first full-length outing as the Twelfth Doctor.

It hits our screens on Saturday 23rd August after Peter and Jenna have emarked on a World Tour to promote their new adventures.

What do you think of the new pic, and the Doctor and Clara’s respective attires? Are the Twelfth Doctor and Clara a force to be reckoned with? As always, have your say below…

“I see into your soul, Doctor…” Click HERE to watch the latest Series 8 teaser!

July 11th, 2014
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It has been confirmed that actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar will be guest starring in Doctor Who.

Sanjeev, who is associated with the BBC series’ Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42, will appear in an currently unnamed role in the Series 8 finale. “I’m thrilled to have made a small contribution to, and now be part of, the Doctor Who universe,” he said. “Another dream box ticked!”

Showrunner Steven Moffat added: “I’m completely thrilled that Sanjeev Bhaskar is coming to the aid of the Doctor. The danger is never deadlier than in a finale episode, and the Time Lord is going to need all the help he can get!”

The Doctor and Clara return on 23rd August in a feature-length episode, Deep Breath.

July 5th, 2014
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Frank Cottrell Boyce has been confirmed as the final writer to be contributing to Series 8 of Doctor Who.

Frank is best known for his award-winning children’s novels including Millions and Framed as well as for writing the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. His episode will feature a cast of child actors including Harley Bird, Abigail Eames, Ashley Foster and Jaydon Harris-Wallace.

“I was flabbergasted to be asked to write an episode,” he said. “I’ve been so absorbed in the last few series that I’d sort of forgotten that it wasn’t real!”

He continued: “Of all the thrills that pen and paper have brought into my life, there’s nothing that quite compares to the buzz of unlimited possibility that rushes through your fingers and into your brain when you write the words: ‘Interior … TARDIS’.”

Showrunner Steven Moffat added that the script is “pure magic”. “It’s everything I could have hoped for from the genius behind the Olympics opening ceremony,” he said. “Doctor Who is born anew in the mind of a genius.”

The Doctor and Clara return on 23rd August in a feature-length episode, Deep Breath.

July 5th, 2014
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A third trailer for Series 8 has been revealed and this one teases the return of a familiar foe.

Peter Capaldi will land on our screens as the Twelfth Doctor on Saturday 23rd August in a feature-length premiere episode called Deep Breath.

The latest teaser, which you can watch below, seems to suggest that an iconic enemy will also be making a return. As always, leave your thoughts and theories below!

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

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