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!

February 28th, 2015
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It’s almost time to bid adieu to February but before it leaves us for another year, please join us in welcoming our latest Fan of the Month!

Flying the Whovian flag for fans around the world for February is Nikki, aged 64, from England, who has been watching the series since day one having tuned in for the very first episode, An Unearthly Child, on Saturday 23rd November 1963.

She’s never looked back and she put herself forward for Fan of the Month because she’s been a proud Whovian ever since.

Thanks for applying, Nikki, and you can check out her full profile here.

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 70 profiles.

February 28th, 2015
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The Doctor Who production team have set up base in Tenerife where Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez have been filming scenes for the brand new series.

The cast and crew have been spotted on location in Spain which is being used as one of the backdrops for Series 9’s two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie MacDonald. The opening adventure will feature the return of Missy who was last seen being shot by the Cyberman Brigadier in the Series 8 finale Death in Heaven.

Death has never stopped the Master before, though, and something tells us she’ll be back with an almighty vengeance when the series returns to our screens this autumn. Below is another behind the scenes image, released by the official Doctor Who Twitter, and they’ve also revealed this “sneak peek” video featuring a glimpse of Peter and Jenna in action…

This isn’t the first time Doctor Who has been shot in Tenerife. Filming also took place there for Asylum of the Daleks, A Town Called Mercy and, most recently, last year’s Kill the Moon. Sometimes Wales doesn’t always make the cut, apparently… not even the quarries!

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

February 26th, 2015
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There is exactly one month to go until the 10th anniversary of the revived series – or ‘NuWho’, as it has come to be known – and we want to celebrate the landmark in style.

Yes, it’s not 50 years (and we’re well aware that the show is actually half a century old, before you point it out in the comments!) but it’s still a milestone worth commemorating. After all, the series has gone from strength to strength since its 2005 return and statistically it’s now more popular than it’s ever been. Not too shabby for something that all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, eh?

And oh, how amazing has the last decade been?! We’ve had four Doctors who have each encountered a plethora of enemies both old and new, countless companions have each left their unique mark on the mythology and let’s not forget all of the surprises and timey-wimey twists that have shocked and left us on the edge of our seats along the way. It has been an unforgettable 10 years and with Series 9 in production, it’s only just beginning…

But which of the NuWho series has been the best one? They’ve all been completely different with new Doctors and a host of faithful friends and formidable foes to help keep the show feeling as exciting and fresh as it was on day one. Now is as good a time as any to find out which series from the last decade has been the greatest so far and it’s all down to you!

Vote in the poll below and we’ll reveal the results on Wednesday 26th March 2015, the 10th anniversary of NuWho. This poll is only for the full series – we’ll be opening another poll for the NuWho Specials, as well as many more related festivities, in the run up to the big day.

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How would you like NuWho’s 10th anniversary to be celebrated? Have your say!

February 19th, 2015
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The BBC has announced that Michelle Gomez will be reprising her role as Missy for Series 9’s opening story, which they’ve also revealed will be a two-parter.

The actress made her Doctor Who debut in Series 8 when she was unveiled as the first female incarnation of the Master. It’s safe to say that her introduction as the regenerated renegade Time Lord split the stratosphere of the show’s fandom in half but it was only just the beginning as she’ll be back with a vengeance to help kick the new series off in style when it hits our screens later this year.

Her comeback, which was previously confirmed by Gomez herself, will take place in the premiere episode, The Magician’s Apprentice, which will be followed by The Witch’s Familiar, part two of the opening adventure. Both episodes are by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie MacDonald and will also feature Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.

Meanwhile, other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect in The Stolen Earth), Clare Higgins (Ohila in The Night of the Doctor), Jaye Griffiths, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra and Demi Papaminas. It will air in the autumn.

Are you glad to see Missy again? Discuss the latest developments in the comments below…

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

February 16th, 2015
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Join us as we raise our glasses to wish Christopher Eccleston a very happy birthday!

The Ninth Doctor actor turns 51 today and we hope he enjoys his celebrations. Although his tenure in the TARDIS was short but sweet (he appeared in the 13 episodes that made up Series 1 in 2005), he’ll always be remembered as being the Doctor who reintroduced the show to a new generation of fans, particularly in this year which marks the 10th anniversary of the revived series. Leave your own birthday wishes for Chris below.

February 15th, 2015
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One of Doctor Who’s most popular on screen partnerships reigned supreme in their respective categories at the WhatsOnStage theatre awards earlier tonight.

Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant was named Best Actor for his leading role in the RSC production of Richard II while Billie Piper, who starred as his companion Rose Tyler, was awarded the title of Best Actress for her performance as a tabloid news editor in Great Britain at the National Theatre. Billie was unable to attend the ceremony but has posted a message on her official website to thank everyone who voted.

David and Billie were last seen in Doctor Who together in The Day of the Doctor in 2013.

February 15th, 2015
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BBC Books will be publishing their Doctor Who: Time Trips Collection next month.

The hardback anthology compiles the short stories which were previously released as individual e-books throughout 2014. Now they have been brought together for the first time and in this edition they’re accompanied by beautiful illustrations to bring the original adventures to life. Featuring classic and new Doctors alike, there’s also an exclusive ‘hidden’ story, concealed within the dust jack, featuring the Twelfth Doctor.

The Time Trips collection will be released by BBC Books on 5th March 2015 priced at £20.

The compilation includes:

The Death Pit by A.L. Kennedy (Fourth Doctor)

Into the Nowhere by Jenny T. Colgan (Eleventh Doctor)

Keeping up with the Joneses by Nick Harkaway (Tenth Doctor)

Salt of the Earth by Trudi Canavan (Third Doctor)

A Handful of Stardust by Jake Arnott (Sixth Doctor)

The Bog Warrior by Cecelia Ahern (Tenth Doctor)

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller by Joanne Harris (Third Doctor)

The Anti-Hero by Stella Duffy (Second Doctor)

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

February 15th, 2015
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Last Christmas will be released in the US this week.

The 2014 Christmas Special, Peter Capaldi’s first in role as the Twelfth Doctor, will be available from 17th February 2015 (Tuesday) priced at $14.98 for the DVD ($18.74 in Canada) and $19.98 for the Blu-ray ($24.98 in Canada).

It’s already available for UK fans, so be sure to pick up a copy if you haven’t already! Like the Region 2 release, extras include a behind the scenes feature and a commentary from director Paul Wilmhurst and producer Paul Frift.

“It’s a long story.” Click here to discuss this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special!

February 15th, 2015
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You can now apply to be our brand new Doctor Who Fan of the Month which means it could be 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 your wishes for Series 9, the return of Missy and NuWho’s 10th anniversary. The deadline for your entries is 1pm GMT on Saturday 28th February 2015.

Fan of the Month has been running since June 2008 and currently features over 70 profiles.

February 12th, 2015
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Hettie MacDonald will be returning to direct Doctor Who this year, it has been confirmed.

Her upcoming Series 9 episode began filming today as part of the production’s second shooting block but she’s no stranger to the Doctor’s adventures because she previously helmed Blink in Series 3. The iconic episode introduced the Weeping Angels and it went on to won a prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form back in 2007. The new series will begin on BBC One in the autumn.

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

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