June 21st, 2015
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It only feels like yesterday that we were accompanying the Doctor and Clara on their festive escapade in the North Pole so it’s hard to believe that it’s actually been 6 whole months since we last saw our honourable heroes in action.

Fear not, though, because their latest string of adventures is slowly but surely approaching which means that there are 12 brand spankin’ new adventures just around the corner. Where is a TARDIS when you need one?! They are a-comin’, though, and from what we’ve been told about Series 9 thus far,  it looks set to the biggest and best yet.

There will be more Missy, for starters, as everyone’s favourite renegade Time Lady will be back with an almighty vengeance in the two-part opener, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which has been billed as the show’s “darkest plot ever”. Further scares lie in wait in Toby Whithouse’s terrifying two-parter before the Doctor is challenged by the mysterious Maisie Williams in The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived. If all of that wasn’t enough to get excited about, Osgood will be returning with the Zygons and Kate Stewart will be popping up a couple of times too, since it’d be rude for her not to.

That’s just the tip of the timey-wimey iceberg but as always it would literally be impossible to predict what else the Doctor and Clara will be facing when they burst back onto our telly boxes this autumn. The endless plethora of possibilities has never stopped us speculating before, of course, and it’s about time we opened a discussion for you to share all of your weird and wonderful theories. So, what are your biggest hopes and wishes for Series 9? What should happen? What shouldn’t happen? Whatever you’ve got to say, here’s the place to say it. It’ll always be open for you, too, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t worry if it’s 3am and you’ve a tantalising theory (or five!) to get off your chest. You are not alone.

August 2nd, 2015
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Steven Moffat has dropped some intriguing hints about Maisie Williams’ “significant role” in Series 9 – by revealing nothing about who she’ll be playing. Classic, Moff!

Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, the showrunner remained tightlipped about the Game of Thrones star’s involvement in the upcoming series, revealing only that it’s “a clever idea” and one we won’t see coming. “It’s a great part and she’s terrific in it,” he affirmed. “All I will say is that she’s not playing a returning character. She is someone brand new and not a character from the Doctor’s past.”

Well, there goes our generic River Song theory! Who do YOU think she’ll be playing? Discuss!

August 2nd, 2015
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Jenna Coleman has revealed that it “would’ve felt wrong” to leave Doctor Who at the end of the last series.

Although her on screen alter ego, Clara Oswald, parted ways with the Doctor at the end of Series 8’s finale, Death in Heaven, she returned in Last Christmas before stepping back aboard the TARDIS full time for Series 9. The actress told io9 that the temptation to work with Peter Capaldi again was too strong. “Our working relationship is so exciting and it really pushes me,” she said. “Series 8 was about discovering our new dynamic and this year we can take it even further.”

While Steven Moffat has teased that a “complicated” journey awaits the impossible girl in Series 9, which begins on 19th September, Jenna insists that it’s all about the adventure. She explained: “Her perspective has changed after losing Danny. She’s still grieving for him but she’s no longer living the double life between Earth and space. She throws herself head first into the TARDIS to run as fast as she can towards danger. It all gets pretty scary, too.”

Got something to say about Series 9? Get it off your chest in our new discussion…

August 2nd, 2015
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Peter Capaldi will be taking part in a special one-off Doctor Who event in Auckland later this year, it has been confirmed.

‘Peter Capaldi in Conversation’ will take place at The Civic on Tuesday 24th November 2015 and will give lucky fans the chance to find out more about the current incarnation of their hero as he shares his personal insights into playing the iconic role before taking questions from the audience.

Hosted by comedian Adam Spencer, it will mark the first time that an incumbent Doctor has visited New Zealand.

Tickets – starting from $89 – are limited and are available to buy now from Ticketmaster.

August 2nd, 2015
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Another familiar face from the last decade of Doctor Who is to be welcomed into the world of Big Finish.

Fans have been spoilt in recent months with the respective announcements that NuWho icons such as River Song and Winston Churchill will be starring in their own original audio adventures, but it looks like it’s only just beginning!

“There might be one more significant recurring character from 21st century Doctor Who on the brink of an announcement,” producer David Richardson teased. “Watch this space…”

So, who would you like it to be? The possibilities are endless but share your guesses below!

July 29th, 2015
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The director of Series 8’s finale has responded to complaints regarding its US cinema screenings.

It’s been confirmed that Dark Water and Death in Heaven will be shown on the big screen in 3D in over 700 theaters across America as part of a special one-off event to coincide with the Series 9 premiere in September. However, the BBC received inevitable criticism when they later affirmed that they won’t be hosting similar screenings in the UK. “I saw a lot of disappointed comments,” Rachel Talaley has posted on Tumblr. “So I asked this question in the office today.”

She elaborated: “I was told that the cinemas are the problem. The BBC would love to show it but the few screens that have Dolby Atmos did not ask for it. Fan requests to UGC and/or IMAX might have an effect, but the US has enjoyed growing success with event cinema.”

July 29th, 2015
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You can now apply to be our brand new Fan of the Month for July 2015 which means it’s your time to shine!

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 include the brand new Series 9 trailer (well, duh!), your weird and wonderful Maisie Williams theories and the respective Big Finish returns of River Song and Ianto Jones. As you can see, there’s lots to talk about, and only one place to do it! The winner will be revealed on Friday 7th August 2015.

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 80 profiles.

July 29th, 2015
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The Series 8 finale of Doctor Who will enter a new dimension later this year when it heads to big screens across the US, it has been announced.

BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events have organised the special one-off event, hosted by Will Wheaton, which will present last year’s climactic two-part story, Dark Water and Death in Heaven, in 3D and Dolby Atmos in over 700 cinemas across America. In addition, the screening will also include a brand new Series 9 prequel, The Doctor’s Meditation, plus an exclusive interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

It will take place on September 15th and 16th 2015 at 7:30pm (local time) and tickets can be purchased online - here - from Friday (31st July). Let us know if you’ll be going below…

“Say something nice” (or not) about the Series 8 finale in our episode discussion!

July 24th, 2015
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Doctor Who will have a strong presence at the upcoming Radio Times Festival, it has been announced.

The inaugural event will celebrate the best of TV, radio and books with a host of industry professionals – including actors, directors, presenters, screenwriters and novelists – giving attendees their personal insights across a weekend of Q&A sessions and screenings. The event will take place at the Hampton Court Palace from 24th-27th September 2015 and will include a Doctor Who panel with Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi, as well as a separate talk with Russell T Davies.

Tickets are on sale now and you can find the full festival programme here. Will you be going?

July 24th, 2015
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It’s all about the Sixth Doctor in the latest Doctor Who Magazine, and it seems not a moment too soon.

In Issue #489, on sale now, the man behind the technicolor dream coat, Colin Baker, looks back on his tenure in the TARDIS which turned out to be just as turbulent behind the scenes as it was on screen.

Meanwhile, a new comic adventure begins in Spirits of the Jungle and there’s all the latest news, features, reviews, competitions and more. Don’t miss it!

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

July 24th, 2015
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BBC Worldwide is currently working to convert the Series 8 finale – Dark Water and Death in Heaven – into 3D for an individual Blu-ray release, according to reports.

Although it hasn’t been officially announced, rumours suggest that it will be released on 22nd September 2015 to coincide with the premiere of Series 9 on 19th September. It would be Doctor Who’s second 3D Blu-ray release after the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, in December 2013. As always, stick with WhovianNet as we’ll be bringing you the latest developments as and when they occur.

“Say something nice” (or not) about the Series 8 finale in our episode discussion!

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