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April 6th, 2017
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The brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine – out today – has confirmed the list of Series 10 episode titles, excluding the two-part finale.

If they’re anything to go by, there are certainly exciting and intriguing times ahead, and not only because it’s just been announced that John Simm will be returning as the Master to come face to face with him… er, herself as Missy. As the old saying goes, two renegade Gallifreyans are better than one…

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

Here is the full list of episode titles for Episodes 1 to 10, as well as their respective writers. Let us know which ones grab your attention the most, and why, in the comments section…

1. The Pilot by Steven Moffat

2. Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

3. Thin Ice by Sarah Dollard

4. Knock Knock by Mike Bartlett

5. Oxygen by Jamie Mathieson

6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

7. The Pyramid at the End of the World by Peter Harness

8. The Lie of the Land by Toby Whithouse

9. Empress of Mars by Mark Gatiss

10. The Eaters of Light by Rona Munro

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

April 2nd, 2017
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Pearl Mackie will be leaving Doctor Who after just one series, according to a new rumour.

Although her character, Bill Potts, has yet to officially appear on screen (last year’s Friend from the Future scene notwithstanding…), everybody’s favourite – *ahem* – tabloid has claimed that the Twelfth Doctor’s incoming companion will be vacating the TARDIS with him when he departs in this year’s Christmas Special. Their respective exits will give new showrunner Chris Chibnall the chance to start from scratch when he takes over for Series 11.

So, while it seems nonsensical to be discussing Pearl’s exit before she has even started, we thought it was worth reporting nonetheless. Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

The Doctor is BACK on 15th April – check out the BRAND NEW, full-length trailer…

April 2nd, 2017
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Move over Kris Marshall, Tilda SwintonTom Weston-Jones and <insert latest rumoured actor/actress’ name here>, there’s a new Thirteenth Doctor favourite in town.

As BBC News reports, the most recent name to enter the running is Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is known for her previous roles in Broadchurch, Glue and the 2016 comedy Fleabag, which she also wrote. She is also set to star in the currently untitled Han Solo film, which means that she probably won’t have time to commandeer the TARDIS, too. But hey, you just never know with these things…

Should the next Doctor be a female? Join the debate in our dedicated discussion…

April 2nd, 2017
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Nerd Block have launched an officially licensed Doctor Who box to coincide with the Time Lord’s anticipated return to our screens in Series 10 this month.

From the people behind the world’s first premium subscription box dedicated specifically to nerds, subscribers to the Doctor Who box will receive their goodies, including collectibles, wearables, utility items and a t-shirt, every other month to fuel their love of the world’s longest running sci-fi show.

To find out more, visit the official website here.

Thanks to Nerd Block for the news!

April 1st, 2017
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Steven Moffat has confirmed that his next project will be the revival of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The outgoing Doctor Who showrunner will be closing the doors on his TARDIS tenure after this year’s Christmas Special, but revealed that work has already begun on bringing back the iconic American series, which ended in 2003, back to the small screen.

The show – starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as the titular heroine – is this month celebrating its 20th anniversary.

“Well, I’ve been keeping this a secret long enough,” Steven said. “Although I was adamant I’d never run another show again when I left Doctor Who, the idea of bringing Buffy back was too good to miss. It was a phenomenon that defined a generation and I can’t wait to reopen the Hellmouth and unleash more foes, and maybe the odd Weeping Angel too…”

The show’s original creator, Joss Whedon, will serve alongside Steven as a creative director on the new series, while its principal cast members will be reprising their respective roles.

Joss Whedon commented: “Under Steven Moffat, Buffy is in more than capable hands. I am excited to see what Buffy and her pals are up to now and what shocks Steven has in store for them. New and old fans alike, get ready to go back to Sunnydale, 14 years later…”

The new series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be a co-production between the BBC and Warner Bros Television. It will be filmed in the US this summer, to be aired next spring. The New Series will consist of 10 60-minute episodes with further announcements to follow.

UPDATE: As it’s now past midday in the UK, it’s time to come clean. April Fools! Who fell for our fake Buffy story? Well done if you saw straight through us…

March 27th, 2017
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Russell T Davies is this month’s guest on Attitude magazine’s Heroes podcast.

The landmark series is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales and the former Doctor Who showrunner chats to editor-in-chief Matt Cain about the representation of gay men on TV.

As well as helming the 21st century revival of Doctor Who, Russell also achieved critical acclaim for his 1999 series Queer as Folk, followed by the more recent Cucumber in 2015.

You can listen to the full interview – which includes such stories as Russell’s accidental drug overdose - here. Please be advised that the podcast contains adult language and themes.

Thanks to Bradley for the news!

March 26th, 2017
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It has been confirmed that a brand new Doctor Who panel show will be airing alongside Series 10 in Australia.

Aptly entitled Whovians, each half-hour edition of the switchover programme will be aired on Sunday nights at 8:30pm on ABC2 and iview, immediately after the latest episode of Doctor Who on ABC.

Hosts Rove McManus, Tegan Higginbotham, Adam Richard and Steven ‘Bajo’ O’Donnell will be dissecting the TARDIS action with a live studio audience and celebrity guests.

“I have been a fan of Doctor Who for as long as I can remember, so you can imagine how pleased I am to be hosting a show about it,” said Rove. “Whether it be the classic era that dates back over 50 years or the modern series with its own decade-long legacy, I’m excited to talk about my favourite show with like-minded individuals whilst being paid to geek out.”

Doctor Who Executive Producer, Brian Minchin, added: “It will be the perfect companion for the thrilling new series of Doctor Who on ABC and I am sure it will delight Australian fans.”

For the chance to be part of the live studio audience, email drwho.audience@abc.net.au.

March 18th, 2017
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It has been confirmed that Series 10 will include a three-part adventure, with Episodes 6-8 forming one linked story.

Toby Whithouse, who has returned to the show to write the third part, told Digital Spy: “Steven’s done the first one, Peter Harness did the second and I’ve done the third. It’s set in modern day, but if I told you more, Steven would come around and kick me in the shin!”

It is thought that the episodes will introduce a new villain, the Monks, who have been spotted in the recent trailer.

Are you intrigued by a three-parter, or do you like every episode to be a standalone story?

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 18th, 2017
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Matt Lucas has suggested that Doctor Who will be involved in this year’s Comic Relief.

Red Nose Day will take place next Friday, 24th March, with a night of fundraising festivities on BBC One. Responding to a fan query on Twitter, the actor – who will be returning as Nardole in Series 10 – revealed that his character might “possibly” be making an appearance during the telethon. Whether that’s in the form of a special sketch, trailer or something else entirely is yet to be revealed, but thankfully we haven’t got long to wait to find out.

Doctor Who has a long time association with Comic Relief, including the 2011 mini-episode Space and Time and the iconic Curse of Fatal Death, starring Rowan Atkinson, in 1993.

March 17th, 2017
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Sacha Dhawan has responded to recent speculation that he is in the running to become the Thirteenth Doctor.

The actor – who Doctor Who fans will recognise for his portrayal of the show’s first director, Waris Hussein, in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time – told Radio Times that he feels “honoured” to even be considered. “That alone is good enough,” he said. “But oh my God, I would absolutely love to do it. Who wouldn’t? It’s Doctor Who! It’d be incredibly nerve-wracking, though. It’s quite a lot of pressure. But I think I’d bring something exciting to it.”

The Thirteenth Doctor is expected to make his/her debut in this year’s Christmas Special. Other rumoured names include Kris Marshall, Tilda Swinton and Tom Weston-Jones.

Should the next Doctor be a female? Join the debate in our dedicated discussion…

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