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Month: July 2017

Doctor Who Experience announces final summer of activities

Doctor Who Experience announces final summer of activities

The popular Doctor Who Experience attraction in Cardiff will close its doors for the last time on September 9th, and BBC Worldwide has now announced the final summer of activities. On Saturday 22nd July, it kicks off the school summer holidays with a special Cybermen day. Cybermen will be patrolling the attraction, and Millennium FX will be revealing how the monsters are realised. Luke Spillane, of the Doctor Who Fan Show, will be presenting a Facebook Live transmission from the…

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE LOOKS BACK AT THE STEVEN MOFFAT YEARS

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE LOOKS BACK AT THE STEVEN MOFFAT YEARS

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine is released next week and includes an exclusive and in-depth interview with showrunner Steven Moffat. You can find all the details and artwork from Doctor Who Magazine Issue 515 below. Doctor Who Magazine 515 With his last episode due to air at Christmas, we asked Doctor Who’s head writer and showrunner Steven Moffat if he ever thought, back in 2004, when he wrote The Empty Child, that he’d still be writing for the series in 2017? “No,…

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Jodie Whittaker “knew for months” about being cast in Doctor Who – and only told one person

Jodie Whittaker “knew for months” about being cast in Doctor Who – and only told one person

If being able to keep a secret makes for a good Time Lord then Jodie Whittaker has passed the first test. Sources close to the performer, who was named last week as the Thirteenth Doctor, say that she knew “for months” about getting the role. It is thought that she was given the job at least five months ago by Chris Chibnall, the new Doctor Who showrunner who worked with Whittaker on ITV drama Broadchurch where she played grieving mum…

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Mark Gatiss perfectly summed up the differences between classic and modern Doctor Who

Mark Gatiss perfectly summed up the differences between classic and modern Doctor Who

After more than half a century on air, it’s fair to say that Doctor Who has changed a fair bit, with fans often noting the differences between the modern rebooted series (revived in 2005) and the classic serials (which ran from 1963 to 1989). And series writer Mark Gatiss is no exception, with the frequent NuWho scribe (and huge fan of the classic series) laying out how the BBC sci-fi has changed over the decades in an exclusive video interview…

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Two former Doctors clash over Jodie Whittaker casting

Two former Doctors clash over Jodie Whittaker casting

Two ex-Time Lords have had a war of words over Jodie Whittaker being cast as TV’s first female Doctor. Peter Davison, who played the Doctor from 1981 to 1984, said he “liked the idea” of a male Doctor and that he felt “a bit sad” the character might no longer be “a role model for boys”. His comments were promptly dubbed “rubbish” by his successor Colin Baker. “You don’t have to be of a gender to be a role model,”…

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Deborah Watling – RIP

Deborah Watling – RIP

GNR has just heard that Deborah Watling has died following a short battle with cancer, aged 69. The actress was best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield – the companion of 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton in the BBC’s sci-fi series Doctor Who. She was diagnosed with lung cancer just six weeks ago. Deborah was the daughter of 1940s film star Jack Watling and actress Patricia Hicks, and started acting at a young age. At just nine, she was a child actress…

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Then and Now – Doctor Who In Review by David J Howe

Then and Now – Doctor Who In Review by David J Howe

For anyone interested in my views on NuWHO, my book THEN AND NOW Vol 1 (covering the Eccleston and Tennant years) is available … and I’ve just added a direct ordering option too if anyone would like a signed copy. Blurb by David J Howe… I was shocked when I realised that I’d not actually written and released a book since 2011, when my horror fiction collection talespinning came out from Telos.  Time has a way of getting away from you ……

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Could Kris Marshall be joining Doctor Who after all?

Could Kris Marshall be joining Doctor Who after all?

Here’s a thought for Doctor Who fans: Thirteenth Doctor favourite Kris Marshall may have missed out on taking control of the Tardis, but could the former Death in Paradise star become Jodie Whittaker’s companion on Doctor Who? Just maybe. An unnamed ‘source’ recently suggested to The Sun (so it must be true!) that Marshall is being lined up as the next assistant, saying: “Kris is a big fan of the show and the BBC are a big fan of his.”…

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SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2017 – DOCTOR WHO GIFT GUIDE

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2017 – DOCTOR WHO GIFT GUIDE

The world’s biggest event for sci-fi fans takes place this week, San Diego Comic-Con! Not only is there an exciting Doctor Who panel, featuring the stars of the show and a 2017 Christmas Special preview (full details here), fans can also purchase some fantastic merchandise. BBC America have a special shop for all your Whovian needs with Doctor Who exclusives and items not available elsewhere yet. Just visit Booth #4129 at SDCC 2017 and check out our guide below. BBC SHOP EXCLUSIVES Kawaii Mug…

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GET READY FOR A CYBERMEN INVASION AT THE DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE

GET READY FOR A CYBERMEN INVASION AT THE DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE

Get ready for a Cybermen invasion this Saturday, July 22 at the Doctor Who Experience as we explore the world of the emotionless, deadly monsters. Throughout the day expert prosthetic artists Millennium FX will be hosting Cybermen workshops and talks about the creation of the Cybermen you see on your screens. Millennium FX will also be performing Cyber conversions for those who purchased the special Cyber upgrade. Relive the appearance of the Mondasian Cybermen in the Series 10 two-part finale in our special episode…

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