March 19th, 2017
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New Zealand is the latest country to confirm a cinema outing for the Series 10 premiere.

According to Flicks, The Pilot will be shown on the big screen in select venues on 16th April 2017, with full details to be revealed shortly. Similar events have already been confirmed for the US and Australia, and this one will also be followed by the bonus featurette, ‘Becoming the Companion’.

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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?

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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

Fridays on WhovianNet shall hereby be known as Fan Art Fridays (because why the hell not?) and kicking off the festivities is this brilliant painting of the Second Doctor which was sent in by @WHO37podcast on Twitter…

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…

March 16th, 2017
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If you need something to keep your withdrawal symptoms at bay until Series 10 hits our screens, look no further than this range of original audio adventures featuring the 12th Doctor.

The first story, The Lost Angel, was released in January, while The Lost Planet landed earlier this month. Further instalments - The Lost Magic, The Lost Flame, Death Among the Stars and Rhythm of Destruction – will follow in May, July, September and November, respectively. Each story is read by a former Doctor Who cast member/guest star and features two new companions, Brandon and Alex.

The Lost Angel
Written by George Mann & Cavan Scott
Read by Kerry Shale – OUT NOW

All Alex Yow wants is to become a photo-journalist and break her first story. All Brandon Yow wants is for his sister to keep out of trouble and come home. But that’s not going to happen, because Alex has taken a picture of a statue. A statue that can move.

A statue that makes people disappear. A statue that is hunting them down.

In upstate New York, the Doctor is chasing weird energies that should not exist. Teaming up with Alex and Brandon, he discovers a powerful force enslaved to another’s will. Who controls the lonely assassin that prowls the streets? What secrets are the residence of Rickman hiding? And will Alex and Brandon survive the night of the Weeping Angels?

The Lost Planet
Written by George Mann
Read by Nicola Byrant – OUT NOW

The TARDIS is under attack. Alien plants have taken root in its corridors, strange flowering tendrils that threaten to rip the Doctor’s ship apart. New companions Brandon and Alex venture into the heart of the TARDIS to discover the source of the infestation.

Instead they find a secret door, and a forgotten world. The Doctor has unfinished business with the Arborites, living trees with long memories. Centuries ago he fought to prevent a galactic catastrophe – but now his past has come back to haunt him in ways he never thought possible.

Can the Time Lord rescue his young friends before they are destroyed by his past mistakes, or will Hirolth rise to leave utter devastation in its wake?

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March 16th, 2017
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Writer and director Dan Freeman has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to help support his new play.

The premise of the production – entitled A Joke - is that an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a joke, and the production is reaching out to Doctor Who fans as it will star Seventh Doctor actor Sylvester McCoy.

They hope to launch the play at this year’s Edinburgh Festival by reaching their target of £7,000 by Monday 20th March 2017. Every little helps!

March 16th, 2017
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Matthew Waterhouse – who played the Doctor’s companion Adric in the 80s – will be appearing on stage in Flanaganza in London next week.

The production, taking place at Slam in King’s Cross from 19th-21st March (Sunday-Tuesday), is billed as “a fab night of shorts written by Alan Flanagan”, a writer whose previous credits include the Dark Shadows audio range for Big Finish.

If you’re in the mood for an evening of sci-fi, comedy, drama and more, tickets cost £10 and are on sale here.

Thanks to Alan for the news!

March 16th, 2017
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With Steven Moffat’s final full series as showrunner now just under a month away, we’re going back to where it all began (for him, at least) as we embark on a mission to discover his best series opener to date.

It only feels like yesterday that the Eleventh Doctor was crash landing in Amelia Pond’s garden, but The Eleventh Hour – Steven’s first episode at the show’s helm – will mark its 7th anniversary next month. The episode kick started a whole new era, and it’s safe to say that the Moff’s series premieres have been getting bigger and better ever since.

Where do you even start when it comes to Steven’s series openers? Over the years they’ve taken us to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah (thus beginning one of the most mind-bending story arcs in Who history), Victorian London and even inside the Asylum of the Daleks itself. Say what you like about Moffat, but he definitely knows how to kick off a new series with a bang, and he is about to do it one more time when the Doctor returns to our screens on 15th April in The Pilot, with his next companion, Bill Potts, in tow. Get in!

Before that, though, let’s get nostalgic as we take a fond look back at his past premieres. Which has been your favourite? Let us know by voting in the poll below (and for the sake of continuity, we’ve included the mid-series premieres too!) and explain your choice in the comments. The results will be revealed ahead of the premiere of Series 10, so get voting…

POLL: What's your favourite Steven Moffat series opener to date?

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March 16th, 2017
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Steven Moffat has explained his decision to leave Doctor Who after 8 years as its showrunner.

His last full series as its lead writer begins on Saturday 15th April, before his final episode airs on Christmas Day. Speaking to World Screen, he admitted that he’s secretly surprised he’s managed to last this long, given the show’s “monstrous workload”. “This is the longest I’ve ever done anything,” he said. “I was one of the writers when it came back, getting on with other shows, and then I took over and it became a full-time job. I’m astonished at how long I’ve been doing it.”

He continued: “I’ve been looking after and worrying about Doctor Who for years now, plus Sherlock on top of that. You’re never more of a writer than when you write something new, you try something different. I miss all of that. I’d like to go and find a new thing to fail at!”

Speaking of his successor, Chris Chibnall, he affirmed: “He is an experienced showrunner, so he doesn’t need any of my advice. He has his own ideas about how to do Doctor Who.”

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