December 25th, 2014
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Two heroic icons – the Doctor and Santa – along with Clara Oswald, are thrown together in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet!

Christmas Day is here again but so far there’s been one rather important present missing from the festivities. That all changed tonight when the Twelfth Doctor returned to light up our screens in his debut Doctor Who Christmas Special – it was like he’d never been away!

He hasn’t really been gone that long, of course, but any length of time away is too long whenever our beloved Time Lord is concerned. He was back with festive bells on in Last Christmas, though, which proved – if anyone even had any doubt after 10 years of them – that a Doctor Who yuletide adventure really is the greatest gift of all. They’re usually full of seasonal cheer but this one was even more so as it featured none other than Santa Claus himself who joined forces with the Doctor for an adventure in the North Pole. Just ’cause.

Described as “The Thing meets Miracle on 34th Street”, Last Christmas was pretty much as Christmassy as it gets but was it worth unwrapping? Rate and Discuss it in the comments below and let us know what you thought of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the twists and turns, the monsters, the guest stars and the festive fun and jollity in between…

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

April 25th, 2015
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Steven Moffat has revealed that he’s “changing the rhythm” of Doctor Who for the upcoming series.

The showrunner claimed that viewers have become too used to the format of the show and he hopes that the inclusion of longer and more intertwined stories will keep the audience on their toes when the Twelfth Doctor returns later this year.

“We’ve all been doing this for 10 years now,” he told Digital Spy. “So this time we’re messing about with how much of the story can be told in 45 minutes.”

It has previously been confirmed that Peter Capaldi’s second string of adventures will kick off with a two-part story, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which will be followed by another two-parter before two period adventures, The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived, which is “a linked story, though the episodes are different”.

Steven continued: “It won’t just be more two-parters. We’ll be taking strands and keeping them going, while some episodes feel like they should be two-parters but they’re actually both different. Others will be more traditional. We don’t want anybody to get too relaxed.”

Are you excited that S9 will introduce more two-parters and linked stories? Have your say…

Filming for Series 9 is currently underway. It’s scheduled to air on BBC One in the autumn.

April 24th, 2015
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Steven Moffat has revealed that the Doctor and Clara Oswald will have a “complicated” relationship in Series 9.

Jenna Coleman will be reprising her role as the Time Lord’s companion when the series returns to our screens later this year, after changing her mind about her planned departure in last year’s Christmas Special.

According to the showrunner, the dynamic between the duo will be turned on its head in the new episodes, although he remained tight-lipped about what else lies ahead.

“I can’t say too much,” he told Digital Spy. “Although her journey is very pronounced this year and she continues to complicate. The relationship between them is very, very strong.”

What do you think Series 9 has in store for the impossible girl? Share your thoughts below.

The Doctor will return in The Magician’s Apprentice – click HERE for all the latest!

April 23rd, 2015

WhovianNet’s debut book, The Doctor & I, is still available to buy internationally.

Released in November 2013 to coincide with Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, the book compiles over 80 memoirs from fans all around the world whose lives have been personally impacted and inspired by the Doctor’s adventures.

It also features an exclusive foreword by Richard Curtis, the writer of Vincent and the Doctor, who reveals what Doctor Who means to him.

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April 23rd, 2015
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Yet more fuel was added to the ongoing Doctor Who movie fire last week when leaked exchanges between the BBC and Sony revealed that plans are afoot to transport the Time Lord to the big screen. So what’s it all about, exactly?!

The leaked emails suggest that a film is due “within 8 years” but we’re still no closer to receiving any concrete details.

Even showrunner Steven Moffat has admitted that there are no official discussions, although he remains “reasonably confident” that it will happen.

Still, that hasn’t stopped Doctor Who fans speculating (let’s face it, we do it oh so well!), so cast your eyes on these 9 questions that need to be answered about the Doctor Who movie including who’s in the running to write, direct and play the titular Time Lord himself.

As always, share your views on the ongoing developments in the comments section below…

April 23rd, 2015

Panini has acquired Doctor Who Adventures which means that it will now be released by the same publishers as Doctor Who Magazine.

The revamped first issue goes on sale today (Thursday) and boasts new features including Strax’s Guide to the Galaxy, UNIT Alien Archives and a 3 part text story, The Singular Case of the Blue Men of the Minch, starring the Paternoster Gang.

Each issue will also come with a 9 page comic strip, kicking off with Empire’s Fall by Jason Quinn.

Free gifts include a pair of 3D glasses, a notepad and stickers. It’s out now priced at £3.99.

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

April 21st, 2015
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The BBC have released an intriguing filming picture of a new villain that will be appearing in Series 9.

As production on the Twelfth Doctor’s second string of adventures continues, the show’s various social media sites have been keeping fans on their toes with sporadic behind the scene images and tantalising teasers.

The latest one – which surfaced today (Tuesday) – depicts a monster that will be introduced in an unspecified episode when the Time Lord returns to our screens this autumn.

Is there anything you can deduct? Not much to go on, but that’s never stopped us before…

UPDATE: A clearer picture of the new monster, released from the set today (22nd April).

The Doctor returns in The Magician’s Apprentice… Click HERE for the latest news!

April 21st, 2015
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John Barrowman has described working on Doctor Who as “the job of a lifetime”.

The actor, who says joining the show has been the highlight of his career, was introduced as Captain Jack Harkness in Series 1 and accompanied the Doctor on various adventures before heading off to helm his own series in Torchwood. He was last seen in the parent show in The End of Time while the spin off has been “in limbo” since its fourth series, Miracle Day, was met with mixed reviews in 2011. It was recently confirmed that new Torchwood radio plays are on the way.

“I was overwhelmed when I was offered the part,” he told the Nottingham Post. “I never thought I would get to join the TARDIS and be part of the Doctor Who family. It’s a dream.”

Next month John will embark on a UK tour with his eighth studio album, You Raise Me Up.

April 21st, 2015

Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Michelle Gomez a very happy birthday.

The actress – who was introduced as Missy, the first female incarnation of the Master, in last year’s Series 8 finale – is 49 today and we hope she enjoys her celebrations.

She’ll be back on our screens with an almighty vengeance this autumn in the two-part Series 9 premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which will reportedly be the show’s “darkest plot ever”.

“Say something nice” for Michelle in the comments. Are you excited for Missy’s S9 return?

April 20th, 2015
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Christopher Eccleston stars in a major 4-part drama which begins on ITV tonight (Monday).

The psychological thriller, which has been lauded by critics as “the new Broadchurch”, depicts the story of a married couple who turn their B&B into a safe house for protected witnesses and crime victims.

The Ninth Doctor actor plays Robert, a retired policeman who is unexpectedly thrust back into the criminal world. The first episode of Safe House airs tonight at 9pm on ITV.

Things are quiet on the Doctor Who front at the moment, so this will be right up our street!

Christopher has recently revealed he has “no ill feelings” towards Doctor Who or its fans.

April 20th, 2015

Don’t forget that limited tickets for the UK tour of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular are still on sale.

It will be hitting the road next month to light up arenas across the country with its celebration of the show’s music and monsters and there will even be a Doctor in the house, in the form of Peter Davison, who will be hosting the proceedings after fronting the show in both Australia and New Zealand.

It will be landing in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow throughout May.

To commemorate the arrival of its first UK tour, cast your eyes on this Doctor Who inspired homage to the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Who can you spot in it?

Have you got tickets to the Spectacular? Find out more by visiting its official website, here.

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