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Steven Moffat: Missy was the turning point in casting a female Doctor

Steven Moffat: Missy was the turning point in casting a female Doctor

The casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new star of Doctor Who this summer took many fans by surprise, with her status as the first female Doctor kept under wraps for months before being unveiled during the Wimbledon tennis final. However, some fans have since pointed out that there were some hints towards the Time Lord’s gender change in the most recent series of the BBC sci-fi drama, with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor hoping the future could be “all girl” in…

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Russell T Davies says female Doctor Who ‘backlash’ is “outrageous”

Russell T Davies says female Doctor Who ‘backlash’ is “outrageous”

Russell T Davies has called the apparent backlash over a female Doctor Who “outrageous”. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Jodie Whittaker would replace Peter Capaldi to become the 13th and first ever female Doctor during this year’s Christmas special. Following the announcement, there was a lot of praise for the decision, with a number of famous faces coming out in support of the refreshing and progressive change. The decision did prompt some criticism, however, from certain sections of…

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Here is the first official synopsis for the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas special

Here is the first official synopsis for the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas special

Up until now the BBC has been diligently silent on what exactly is going to happen in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special. Outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat has merely hinted that the last episode featuring Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will be ‘dark’ in tone, while the short teaser trailer (below) has shown Mark Gatiss’s character ‘The Captain’ seemingly stuck in time, the Twelfth Doctor trying to come to terms with the First Doctor, and the return of Bill Potts. But now,…

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David Bradley to continue as the First Doctor for Big Finish!

David Bradley to continue as the First Doctor for Big Finish!

The Doctor Who Christmas special sees a much anticipated return for the first ever incarnation of the Time Lord, as played by David Bradley. But fans won’t have to wait long for even more new First Doctor adventures as Bradley will be reprising his role in a series of new audio dramas, the first two of which are released in January. It was Bradley’s uncanny portrayal of William Hartnell’s Doctor in An Adventure in Space and Time – the BBC drama about…

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Steven Moffat hints at dark times to come in Doctor Who 2017 Christmas special

Steven Moffat hints at dark times to come in Doctor Who 2017 Christmas special

It was always fair to assume that the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special wouldn’t be the most merry of festive episodes, with the upcoming Twice Upon a Time set to feature the “death” of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor (before regenerating into Jodie Whittaker’s new incarnation) and the end of a seven-year era in Doctor Who history. However, it’s now emerged that the episode could be even darker than we expected, with the episode’s writer Steven Moffat (who departs as showrunner…

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Russell T Davies reveals a certain Doctor Who character isn’t dead after all

Russell T Davies reveals a certain Doctor Who character isn’t dead after all

Nearly 10 years ago, the Daleks staged their biggest invasion of earth in recent Doctor Who history, with the Doctor teaming up with all his companions to help save the universe from Davros, Dalek Caan and a whole Dalek Empire – but in the course of the adventure there was a significant tragedy. For any who can’t remember the series 4 finale The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, after the Earth and 26 other planets are moved in space, a mass Dalek…

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Russell T Davies hid secret references to Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in his new Doctor Who book before she was even revealed

Russell T Davies hid secret references to Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in his new Doctor Who book before she was even revealed

When Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the incoming Thirteenth Doctor over the summer Doctor Who fans were gobsmacked, with many surprised that the BBC had been brave enough to cast the first female incarnation of the Time Lord and manage keep the whole thing secret for so long. However, there was one mega-fan who wasn’t quite so shocked about the announcement – former series boss Russell T Davies, who revived and ran the sci-fi series from 2005 to 2010 and…

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Peter Capaldi says his favourite Doctor is Jodie Whittaker?

Peter Capaldi says his favourite Doctor is Jodie Whittaker?

Any Doctor Who fan worth the name has a pick for their favourite Doctor, with different incarnations of the Time Lord adventurer inspiring fierce loyalty in Whovians depending on their age, personality or (probably) fashion sense. So it’s no surprise to learn that current series star Peter Capaldi has his own pick for the Doctor to beat all Doctors – even if his particular favourite might be a little unusual given that few have seen her onscreen at all… “Jodie…

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BBC3 confirms Doctor Who spin-off Class has been axed after one series

BBC3 confirms Doctor Who spin-off Class has been axed after one series

  The BBC has officially confirmed that its Doctor Who spin off Class will not be returning for another series. The drama, written by Young Adult author Patrick Ness, attracted lukewarm reviews when it was shown on BBC3 and in a late night slot on BBC1. Ness has already said he wasn’t writing any more episodes. However the show had not formally been decommissioned – until today that is, when hopes that the series could continue were finally dashed by BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh.  Asked…

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