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 23rd, 2015
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The new issue of SFX (#265) is on sale now and it’s a Doctor Who special to celebrate the Time Lord’s long awaited return to our screens next month.

Inside the issue, the man who stops the monsters – that’s Peter Capaldi, by the way – himself talks exclusively about what lies ahead in his second string of adventures, which kick off on BBC One on Saturday 19th September in The Magician’s Apprentice, part one of the two-part premiere. Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat are also on hand to spill the beans, so make sure you pick up a copy!

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August 23rd, 2015
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The brand new Doctor Who Magazine is now on sale and, with the Doctor’s long awaited return less than a month away(!!!), there’s only one person who could take the cover. Well, make that two people!

Issue 490 won’t be difficult to spot on the shelf as it features the Twelfth Doctor and Missy as Steven Moffat exclusively teases what lies in wait for the “best enemies” in the Series 9 two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which the showrunner has revealed is so epic “it’s like starting with a finale”. Exciting!

Also, all the latest news, reviews, competitions… plus there’s probably some surprises, too!

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August 16th, 2015
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Series 1 to 4 of Doctor Who will be making their way to Blu-ray in the UK later this month.

Although they’re already available in the format as part of the previously released Complete Series 1-7 collection, this is the first time that fans will be able to purchase each individual series in their fully remastered 1080p high definition glory.

The boxsets will be available to own from 31st August 2015, including all the special features that were included on each of their original respective DVD releases.

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August 12th, 2015
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The BBC has today (Wednesday) unveiled a brand new trailer for Series 9 – and it’s just what the Doctor ordered!

Featuring previously unseen clips from the Twelfth Doctor’s second string of adventures, the latest preview reaffirms that our beloved Time Lord is about to face some of the greatest adventures of his life, kick starting with a mistake that has “cataclysmic repercussions” in the two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.

The TARDIS is back in business on 19th September.

What do you think of this new trailer? Share your initial reactions in the comments section!

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

August 9th, 2015
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Everybody’s favourite potato headed ally Strax will be back in a new Big Finish adventure in which he’ll be joining forces with fellow Victorian investigators Jago and Litefoot.

It has been announced that a special double-disc release, Jago & Litefoot & Strax, will go on sale in November as the Sontaran suffers a disorienting attack and mistakes Jago and Litefoot, who first appeared in the Fourth Doctor’s 1977 serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang, for Jenny and Vastra.

The original audio has been written by Justin Richards.

“It’s a true testament to the great Robert Holmes that Jago and Litefoot have remained so popular,” said producer David Richardson. “It is a joy to have them set foot in the world of current TV Doctor Who as they team up with Strax for a special investigation. The script is superb, packed with excitement and wit, and it’s so funny to see such a mis-matched trio!”

Will you be checking out Jago & Litefoot & Strax? Share your excitement in the comments!

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August 6th, 2015
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BBC America will be preparing for the Doctor’s grand return by reliving a selection of his greatest moments from the last 10 years of time and space, it has been confirmed.

“The Doctor’s Finest” will kick off on Saturday 15th August at 8pm ET with a repeat of what is widely regarded as one of best Doctor Who episodes of all time, Blink. Other highlights will include The Waters of Mars, Vincent and the Doctor and, of course, The Day of the Doctor. The festivities will be hosted by YouTube star Hannah Hart with contributions from Osgood actress Ingrid Oliver and vlogger Charlie McDonnell.

Check out the schedule for “The Doctor’s Finest” below. Will you be tuning in for the party?

The new series of Doctor Who begins on BBC One and BBC America on 19th September.

August 6th, 2015
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New rumours have surfaced this week claiming that Doctor Who will be taking another “hiatus” next year.

According to the speculation, as reported in the current affairs magazine Private Eye, Steven Moffat has instead decided to concentrate his creative energies on his other hit BBC show, Sherlock, which means that the Time Lord will be going on a break with no full series due to air in 2016. It wouldn’t be the first time the show has had a gap year; 4 episodes were aired in 2009 to accommodate its behind the scenes overhaul which saw Steven replacing Russell T Davies as showrunner.

While the BBC have refused to comment on the developments, it is already being theorised that Steven will bow out from his head writing duties after a final year of sporadic specials. He recently confirmed that he’s signed on to oversee the show for at least one more year.

As always, treat it with a pinch of salt for now. We’ll cross this bridge if/when we get to it…

August 6th, 2015
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Reece Shearsmith has been announced as the latest guest star who will be appearing in Series 9.

The award winning writer, actor and comedian will be sharing the screen with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in a “special episode” which has been written by Mark Gatiss. Most famous for his work on The League Of Gentlemen, Doctor Who fans will recognise him for his portrayal of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton in the 2013 drama An Adventure in Space and Time. Details regarding his latest role are scarce, although he’s described it as “a badge of honour”.

“Mark Gatiss has written a fantastic role for me in a very scary episode,” he added. “It is so exciting to be part of a very singular episode – which I can say with authority, will be unlike any previous episode of Doctor Who you’ve seen! It’s just a joy to play a part in the show.”

Mark Gatiss continued: “I’m delighted to be writing for Peter and Jenna once again and so excited about this particular story. It’s been brewing in the dark recesses of my mind for a while! I’m also chuffed to finally welcome Reece. He has been badgering me for ten years!”

Are you excited to see Reece in Series 9? What sort of character do you think he’ll be in it?

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August 4th, 2015
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As the countdown continues, the BBC have today released a fantastic new image to promote the long awaited return of Doctor Who next month.

Peter Capaldi’s highly anticipated second series at the helm of the TARDIS will finally hit our screens on Saturday 19th September and, if this new promo is anything to go by, the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald really will be back with an almighty bang. And we wouldn’t have it any other way! The opening story is a two-parter featuring the return of Michelle Gomez as Missy.

What do you think of the explosive new promo? There are certainly exciting times ahead…

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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.”

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

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