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February 25th, 2017
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The BBC have released a brand new Doctor Who teaser to kick start their promotional campaign for Series 10.

The dramatic trailer doesn’t contain any footage from the upcoming adventures, however it does feature our new TARDIS trio – that’s Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas – walking ominously down a corridor towards a menagerie of impending doom. Naturally.

As Bill points out, she wouldn’t miss it for the world, and we’ll be able to join her on Saturday 15th April 2017.

Check out the teaser in the player below, and let us know what you think in the comments. What cryptic clues does it contain? And what secrets can you spot hidden on the shelves?

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

February 11th, 2017
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We’re now officially 9 weeks away from the arrival of Series 10 of Doctor Who, which will officially kick off on BBC One on Saturday 15th April 2017.

That’s the first – if not the most important – thing we know about it; it’s air date, which the BBC has announced a lot earlier than usual to ensure that anticipation can reach an all time high as we eagerly await the Time Lord’s momentous return. It makes sense, really, seeing as he’s only appeared on our screen once in the last 14 months (not including his cameo in Class), so it’s about time he was back for good.

Capaldi’s comeback will be bittersweet this time around, of course, as it’s been announced that he’ll be handing over the reigns to the TARDIS in this year’s Christmas Special. Series 10 will be our last chance to enjoy a full series of his angry eyebrows, but you’ll be happy to hear that it’s already shaping up to be one of the best string of adventures yet. Here’s why…

Same Doctor, new companion!

It’s hard to remember a time when Pearl Mackie wasn’t being described as the “incoming companion”, and when Series 10 finally hits our screens on 15th April, it will nearly have been a whole year since her announcement during the FA Cup semi-final (and we’re still not over how random that whole thing was!).

It feels like we know her so well already, though, owing to the fact that she was introduced to us in the form of a specially recorded scene, and the first Series 10 trailer reformed that she’s in for one hell of a ride. She’s cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in. Oh, and she serves chips. Bill Potts is ready. Are you?

All good things must come to an end

And Doctor Who fans know that better than most. We’ve already mentioned that Peter will be handing over the keys to the TARDIS this December (because nothing says festive spirit like getting your heart ripped to pieces on Christmas Day…) and, for the sake of our own emotional stability, we won’t bring it up again. Probably.

Peter won’t be the only one on his way out this yuletide season, though, as Steven Moffat will also be putting his unique creative stamp on the Whoniverse for the last time.

The 2017 Christmas Special will be his final episode as head writer and showrunner, and a little bird (ok, it was the raven that killed Clara – he’s actually quite nice, when you get to know him…) told us that he’s got some pretty big stuff planned for his final series.

Looking at everything he’s done to the series during his tenure thus far, we would expect nothing less. Bring it on!

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer…

Part of the unequivocal joy of watching each new series of Doctor Who is meeting the menagerie of malevolent monsters that the universe has to offer, and Steven has never been one to do this by halves.

His imagination (which, quite obviously, has no bounds) has plucked up a host of formidable foes over the year and this looks set to continue in Series 10 as the Doctor and Bill will be coming face to face with some of the darkest forces that the show has ever seen. Unless they put it on at 6:30pm again.

Seriously, though, if tabloid reports are to be believed, a Thames-dwelling snake monster, giant woodlice and killer robots with  emoji faces are just some of the bodacious baddies that our honourable heroes will be encountering in the new series. By the sounds of it, they’ll have an awful lot of running to do. Well, duh

…especially the old ones!

Because the past is never out of sight for too long when the Doctor is concerned. It won’t just be new foes that will be doing their best to send us screaming behind the sofa in Series 10, as we’ll be reunited with some old ones, too!

As confirmed in Friends from the Future, the Daleks will be back ‘n’ bad at some point or another (but at this stage, they’re basically a given), and it’s just been confirmed that the Ice Warriors will also be making a comeback for the first time since their original NuWho debut back in Series 7.

And then, of course, there’s Missy. The Time Lady we all love to hate has once again set her sights on destroying the Doctor’s life, and seeing as this is the Twelfth Doctor’s final series (damn, we brought it up again – sorry!), the chance that she may/may not be playing a part in his impending regeneration is a fact that leaves us feeling particularly uneasy, to say the least. Only time will tell, of course. It always does…

And it’s just as exciting behind the camera…

With the Doctor’s 2017 on screen shenanigans shaping up to the biggest and most explosive to date, it seems that Steven Moffat has been pulling out all the stops behind the scenes, too. Well, he was never going to go out quietly, was he?

Things are looking very exciting indeed in the writing department, with regular contributors such as Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse and Jamie Mathieson all confirmed to be returning. Fresh from killing Clara in Series 9, Sarah Dollard will also be back to pen another adventure, while Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Mike Bartlett have also put pen to paper to help us see the universe anew. Classic and NuWho are also set to collide in a way never seen; Rona Munro, who wrote the 1989 serial Survival, has returned to write an episode of Series 10.

February 11th, 2017
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Pearl Mackie has responded to the recent news that her co-star Peter Capaldi will be stepping down as the Twelfth Doctor after one more series.

The actor will be bidding farewell to the TARDIS in this year’s Christmas Special after appearing alongside new companion Bill in Series 10.

The actress who plays her is featured as one of InStyle UK’s Rising Stars of 2017 and told them that she will be “so sad” to see him go.

“But I’m also so happy that I got to work with him,” she said. “He’s so generous actor and I am new to camera acting, so he’ll always check if I’m ok. He is very open to my opinions.”

She also revealed where she was when she found out that she’d won the part of the Time Lord’s coveted sidekick, as she reminisced: “I was at home with my housemate. The whole process was mad. It was like being in M15! Then my agent called me to tell me I got it and there was lots of tears. I had to call her back after, to check that it had actually happened!”

Series 10 of Doctor Who begins on BBC One on Saturday 15th April. Watch the trailer –>

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

February 9th, 2017
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A brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine lands in shops today and its cover stars are none other than Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas as they look ahead to their reunion in Series 10.

Nardole returned in last year’s Christmas Special and he’ll be joining the TARDIS full time for this year’s adventures, which kick off on BBC One on Saturday 15th April. But what lies in store for the odd couple as they prepare to see the universe anew? Find out in #509, which also has all the latest news, reviews, competitions and more.

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

February 6th, 2017
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It’s hardly a secret that Michelle Gomez will be back as Missy in Series 10, but today the BBC has officially teased her comeback in a new video featuring the Time Lady herself!

It’s just what we needed to get us even more excited about her upcoming return, especially as it will coincide with both Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s final string of episodes.

What devilish tricks does Missy have up her sleeve this time round, we wonder? And is this video suggesting that she’ll be getting a TARDIS of her very own? Discuss!

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

February 5th, 2017
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It has been confirmed that the Ice Warriors will be making a comeback in Series 10.

The news was confirmed by Mark Gatiss, who has written the upcoming episode which will feature their return. The iconic villains were last seen in Cold War in Series 7 and made their original debut during a Second Doctor serial in 1967.

We should expect something different this time round, though, as Mark teases “a new kind of Ice Warrior”. Are you excited to ssssssee them again? Let us know below…

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

January 30th, 2017
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It has been confirmed that Series 10 of Doctor Who, which will formally introduce Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill, will begin airing on BBC One on Saturday 15th April 2017.

The news was confirmed by Peter Capaldi during his guest appearance on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show earlier tonight (Tuesday), on which he also announced that he’ll be stepping down as the Twelfth Doctor after this year’s Christmas Special, the final episode to be written by outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat.

As the countdown to seeing the universe anew officially begins, check out the first Series 10 trailer (again!) and keep up to date with the very latest news and developments here.

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

December 25th, 2016
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The Doctor made his grand comeback to our screens in The Return of Doctor Mysterio tonight but there was further excitement in store as we were also given our first preview of next year’s adventures!

Series 10 – to be Steven Moffat’s final as showrunner – will air in the spring and will introduce Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, who takes pride of place in the action-packed trailer.

It looks like 2017 is going to be one hell of a ride, and you can see what lies ahead for yourself in the player below.

What do you think? What stands out? What are your first impressions? Be sure to share all of your reactions and anticipation in the comments! Get ready to see the universe anew…

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

December 18th, 2016
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It looks like Michelle Gomez is finally back in Cardiff filming for Series 10 of Doctor Who, if this recent Instagram post of hers is anything to go by.

As previously confirmed, everybody’s favourite renegade Time Lady will be returning to fight another day (again!) during Steven Moffat’s final series next year, with the actress herself revealing back in October that she was due to start filming “soon”. The momentous moment has now arrived it seems, because here she is posing for a selfie with Matt Lucas on set. Is the world ready for Missy and Nardole?!

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

December 18th, 2016
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Toby Whithouse has revealed that he’ll be writing an episode for Series 10 of Doctor Who, to be aired in 2017.

The man himself took to his Twitter page earlier this week to formally announce the news, which is also confirmed in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, on sale now.

His previous episodes include School Reunion, A Town Called Mercy and, most recently, last year’s Under the Lake/Before the Flood two-parter. He also penned the 2006 Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts.

Other confirmed writers for Series 10 thus far include Jamie Mathieson, Sarah Dollard, Rona Munro, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Mike Bartlett and, of course, outgoing showrunner Mr Steven Moffat. It’s shaping up to be quite the series! What do you think of the line up?

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

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