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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Teases Season, New Companion and Begins The Long Goodbye!

The man behind the last several season of Doctor Who is hanging up his sonic screwdriver – not that he’ll be less busy, with another franchise (Sherlock) to take up with if he can find the time.

As his time on Doctor Who comes to a close, Moffat gets to introsuce a new companion and bring back one of The Doctor’s earliest and most deadly classic foes – the Mondrasian Cybermen.

In the following interview, Moffat reflects on his time on the show; talks about what made Pearl Mackie perfect for Bill, and how much fun it’s been working with Peter Capaldi,.

Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).

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Doctor Who: Matt Lucas Talks Nardole’s Development, The New Companion and More!

Doctor Who S10 – Episode: 1 – Nardole (MATT LUCAS) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

As a companion to The Doctor, Matt Lucas’ Nardole is only slightly less new than Bill Potts.

Nardole is something of a cipher – hiding the fact that he’s not entirely dim (he can fly the TARDIS, people!) behind the alien equivalent of an ‘aw, shucks’ demeanor, he is quite capable of keeping The Doctor from isolating himself post-tragedy (see: The Husbands of River Song), and turning high drama to perfect silliness (or vice-versa) with a single line.

In the following interview, Lucas holds forth on the new season of Doctor Who, The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, and more.

Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15th.

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Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie On Being The New Kid In The TARDIS!

Doctor Who S10 – Episode: 1 – Bill (PEARL MACKIE) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

Pearl Mackie is The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, in season ten of Doctor Who.

In the following interview Mackie talks about being the new kid on the block/in the TARDIS; working with Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and learning to deal with the unique situations that being a companion puts her in.

Doctor Who Returns to BBC America Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).

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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Talks New Companions, Final Season!

Doctor Who S10  – Episode 1 – The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

Peter Capaldi’s last season as The Doctor on the timey-wimey sciience-fiction series Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).

The 12th Doctor will be breaking in a new companion before he regenerates, and the show’s showrunner, Steven Moffat will hand the reins to Life on Mars veteran Chris Chibnall.

In the following interview, Capaldi talks about The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), his slightly less new companion, Nardole (Matt Lucas), and teases the 10th season premiere.

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Interview: John Cena Talks Nintendo Switch, Movies and Wrestlemania!

What’s up everyone, I’m back. Well, not really, I’m still out west, this time I’m at Wondercon in LA. Doing a tour of WB Studios this morning and this afternoon hanging with the cast of Gotham. I hope you’ve been following my west coast misadventures on our YouTube Channel. When I get back you’ll get interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Amy Shumer, Charlie Hunnam, Naomi Watts, Selma Hayek, the cast of Midnight Texas, Teen Titans, some TV/Movie Composers and more!

I took part in a small, press conference with John Cena and asked a few questions. Since it’s Wrestlemania weekend, wanted to get this up quick. You all get a shiny penny if you guess which ones were mine. Cena liked us so much he didn’t want to leave. Check out the video.

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Exclusive Interview with Stomp’s Alexis Juliano

The long running hit, Stomp is touring once again and folks in Baltimore better act quick. The show will be at the Hippodrome, March 18 – 19. I recently did an email interview with Alexis Juliano, one of the show’s stars.  Alexis is an award-winning dancer, teacher and choreographer. She is best known as a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance.

She has performed as a part of Tap Kids, the Hands Down Tap Project, Tap N Time, Jarod Grimes Underground Tap, Universal Studios’ winter parade, Nigel Lythgoe’s Dizzy Feet Gala, Capezio A.C.E. Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Tour and the Fox Presentation of Grease LIVE!

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Interview: Shaping Sound’s Nick Lazzarini

Saturday,, March 12th, Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater is going to be awashed in modern dance as Nick Lazzarini, the season one winner of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, brings his modern dance show Shaping Sound to Baltimore. Described as “an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. In After the Curtain, these visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting.” The show should be a fun night on the town. I did an email interview with Nick earlier this week.

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Interview: Judson Mills from The Bodyguard Musical!

The Bodyguard Judson Mills
Judson Mills as Frank Farmer in The Bodyguard. Photos by © Joan Marcus

The 1992 movie The Bodyguard was a showcase for music legend Whitney Houston. The movie’s soundtrack defined the early part of the decade and spawned the super hit I Will Always Love You. It was only a matter of time before the movie musical became a real live musical. I’m surprised it’s taken this long, really. The touring production is hitting Baltimore this week, Tuesday Feb 28th through March 5th. Deborah Cox who has the unenviable task of playing the role Whitney immortalized. I caught up with Judson Mills who is taking on the task of playing Frank Farmer – the role Kevin Costner made famous.

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Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins’ Essential Evening

Now that Moonlight — based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by MacArthur Genius Grant winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney — has swept the Indie Spirit Awards, clearing a path for possible Oscar® wins at the 89th Academy Awards®, here’s a look back to a recently held event with Barry Jenkins, the film’s director. Continue reading Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins’ Essential Evening

At the 89th Oscars® – Luke Davies: For Best Adapted Screenplay

One of the films that caught the academy’s imagination was Lion which earned six nominations including best supporting actress for Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel for supporting actor, Greig Fraser for cinematography, Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann for original score — and Luke Davies for adapted screenplay.

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