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!

April 15th, 2014
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We are very excited to announce that we have joined forces with gopop.tv to bring you a revolutionary new way to join the Doctor on his adventures.

We know first hand how much Doctor Who fans like to share in the experience of following the ongoing escapades of our beloved Time Lord and our discussions, debates and general musings is a huge part of what makes our community such a great place to be. Now our pals at GO POP TV are taking this one step further, and they need your help to do it!

In a nutshell, GO POP TV is an innovative new platform which looks set to transform the way fans respond to their favourite TV show by using an elegant and dynamic service to connect them with a community of equally passionate viewers. GoPop.TV will allow you to enjoy TV on your own terms as the community comes to life before your very eyes…

The GO POP TV team are currently working their little socks off to put together the most engaging TV and online video companion ever released and it would be fantastic if you’d take a few short moments to participate in their survey so they can make the service as relevant and enjoyable as possible. As a bonus, by doing so you could win an AWESOME prize – your very own complete set of the Monster Collection novels. Not too shabby!

WhovianNet thrives to be at the forefront of Doctor Who discussion on the internet so we are really excited about the services that GO POP TV plan to offer. We believe that it will be a valuable platform for fans to converse about all things Who and so your feedback is extremely important in ensuring it reaches its full potential. Click on the banner below to find out more then please share the link with your friends to get the word out. Plus, don’t forget that if you participate before 6pm (BST) on 30th April, you will be entered into the draw to win the Monster Collection books (open worldwide and one entry per email)!

April 19th, 2014
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The list of nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards has been released and the odds are definitely in the Doctor’s favour!

Doctor Who has claimed four of the six positions in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form’ category with The Day of the Doctor, The Name of the Doctor, An Adventure in Space and Time and The Five-ish Doctors Reboot all in the running against episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Orphan Black’. ‘The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who’, meanwhile, is also up for the ‘Best Graphic Story’ prize.

“For Doctor Who to receive three Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling,” showrunner Steven Moffat has commented. “We are all over the moon. I am particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, as that was my acting debut – I remain available for any parts that require a black jumper, and slightly unrealistic hair…”

The annual Hugo Awards is science-fiction’s most prestigious ceremony and the winners, voted for by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, will be unveiled on 17th August 2014 at Loncon 3 in London – best of luck to the cast and crew of Doctor Who!

April 19th, 2014
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Karen Gillan has admitted that it was “a surreal experience” to film her cameo in Matt Smith’s final Doctor Who episode.

The actress briefly returned to her role as Amy Pond in ‘The Time of the Doctor’ last Christmas for the Eleventh Doctor’s emotional regeneration scene. She has told Entertainment Weekly recently that “it was so weird” to go back. “I spent three very important years of my life on that TV show,” she said. “So to go back and be on someone else’s TARDIS was just a really weird sensation.”

She explained “It was like being on the outside looking in but also knowing that life is OK after you leave Doctor Who. So it was an interesting experience plus it was important to me that I was there for Matt’s final moments – me and Jenna were hugging and crying!”

Karen’s latest film, Oculus, is now in cinemas in the US – watch its official trailer HERE.

April 19th, 2014
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John Barrowman has revealed that he hopes to return to his most famous role as he thinks “there’s a lot more to tell”.

The actor’s told NerdB*stards that there will always be life left in Jack Harkness (and not just because he is immortal!), despite the fact he hasn’t been seen on screen since the last series of Torchwood, Miracle Day, back in 2011.

“It’s not my decision, it’s a decision for the BBC,” he said. “I go to conventions and see the huge following we have.”

He continued: “There’s still a real hunger for Torchwood and there’s a lot more out there too. There are those missing years that Jack talked about and how he becomes the Face of Boe. But it’s never up to me. It is up to Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and the BBC.”

And like the rest of us, John is extremely excited to see the TARDIS adventures of Peter Capaldi who he has previously worked alongside on Torchwood: Children of Earth. “I think Peter’s a brilliant actor,” John affirmed. “It’s a very interesting step to have taken.”

Would you like to see a comeback for the Captain!? Let us know in the comment below…

April 18th, 2014
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WhovianNet would just like to send over our birthday wishes to Camille Coduri today.

The Jackie Tyler actress is turning 49, and we hope she has an enjoyable day of celebrations.

Although her character didn’t always see eye to eye with the Doctor, she was always there to defend him for the interests of her beloved daughter, Rose. Find out more about Jackie HERE and leave your messages for Camille below.

April 18th, 2014
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Don’t forget (not that you would, of course…) that the Horror Channel’s anticipated Classic Series season begins tonight!

They will be going back to how it all began in An Unearthly Child to kick start the proceedings, with a further 29 serials set to air over the coming weeks.

From Monday there will be adventures, featuring each of the first seven Doctors, airing in weekday day time and evening double-bills. Please check your listings for the schedules.

And the fun commences TONIGHT, 18th April, at 7pm on the Horror Channel (Sky 319)…

Will you be tuning in? Don’t forget to tweetalong with the official #WhoOnHorror hashtag!

April 18th, 2014
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Christmas now seems like a distant memory but UK fans will have the chance to say farewell to Matt Smith all over again later today. Just in case once wasn’t enough!

If you can take it, UK channel Watch will be airing ‘Farewell Matt Smith’, a one-off special which was originally shown on BBC America to mark The Time of the Doctor.

Narrated by Alex Kingston, the show celebrates the Eleventh Doctor in all his bow tie-wearing glory.

‘Farewell Matt Smith’ airs today, 18th April, at 5pm on Watch (Sky 109 / Virgin 124). You can see a clip, in which Matt discusses Whovians, at Radio Times. Will you be tuning in?

April 18th, 2014
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“Allons-y!” Please join us as we raise our glasses in order to wish David Tennant a very happy birthday.

The actor was revealed as the Tenth Doctor nine years ago this month and definitely left his mark on the Whoniverse.

After four series, he bowed out of the iconic role in The End of Time but returned last year to aid the Eleventh Doctor in The Day of the Doctor. David turns 43 today, and we hope he enjoys his celebrations!

Share your messages for David below. What are your favourite Tenth Doctor moments?

April 17th, 2014
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The praise keeps coming for The Day of the Doctor which has now been nominated for a ‘Best of British’ gong!

The category is part of the Freesat Awards 2014 and will reward “the absolute best programme or series on the UK’s free-to-air TV channels’. No competition, really!

With three Doctors, iconic British landmarks plus a record-breaking global TV simulcast, the historic 50th anniversary episode is definitely worthy of this coveted title.

The winner, chosen by industry experts, will be announced at a ceremony on 17th June.

The Day of the Doctor’s also shortlisted at BAFTA for the Radio Times Audience Award.

“No more” waiting! Rate and discuss The Day of the Doctor with fellow fans…

With thanks to the BBC Doctor Who Blog.

April 17th, 2014
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The brand new Doctor Who Adventures is on sale now and it features lots of egg-cellent tips on how to make your perfect monster egg in time for Easter!

Whether you want to scare your friends with a rotten Zygon egg or make a Dal-egg to egg-sterminate your enemy, you will find all the details in this jam-packed installment.

The issue also includes filming pictures from the next series, Strax’s guide to the Daleks and three awesome posters.

DWA 343 is out now, priced £2.99. It comes with free monster bouncers and 25 stickers.


DWA turned eight years old this month! See our Q&A with its editor, Moray Laing, here.

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

April 17th, 2014
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Applications for the title of WhovianNet’s brand new Fan of the Month have now been opened!

If you live, breathe and dream Doctor Who and think you’ve got what it takes to take pride of place on WhovianNet, head over to this application form to fill in the questions before 12pm BST on Wednesday 30th April 2014.

It’s YOUR time to shine and remember that original answers stand out. The very best of luck to all entrees!

Fan of the Month’s been running since June 2008 and currently features over 60 profiles.

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