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.
Doctor Who is getting its own, official monthly goodies package courtesy of the folks who bring you Nerd Block.
The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters.
Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers will score Blue Planet II – they provided the score for Planet Earth II which concluded its run on Saturday.
The announcement was made today by BBC America.
‘It’s an incredible opportunity and privilege to be working again with the BBC’s Natural History Unit on such a globally important project. It’s a joy to compose to such beautiful, powerful and inspiring picture. Once more the BBC has raised the bar and we intend to rise to the challenge,’ said Zimmer.
After four brilliant, demanding seasons in which its creators never underestimated the intelligence of its audience, Orphan Black returns on Saturday, June 10th (10/9C) with the final chapter to the story of Sarah Manning and her clone sestras.
BBC America has just released a set of first look photos and they are as intriguing as you might expect. Double click to embiggen.
Tickets as on sale now for a special Doctor Who event: the tenth and final season premiere for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in theaters nationwide for two nights only: Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19.
In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy the premiere episode of the Doctor Who spinoff series Class, featuring a guest appearance by the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, and the never-before-seen bonus feature Becoming the Companion, in which fans will travel with new companion Pearl Mackie from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says, “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.” The bonus feature includes exclusive interviews with Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat, and is narrated by Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver.
BBC America has unveiled both the key art (above) and a new trailer for Doctor Who: Season 10.
If you don’t blink, you might catch a glimpse of a Dalek in a cunning disguise and, maybe, a Mondasian Cyberman (the originals – not seen for over fifty years!). Plus! A robot that speaks emoji!
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, April 15 (9/8C) – followed by the series premiere of spin-off series Class (10/9C), which features a handful of Coal Hill Academy students and one unusual teacher who are tasked with saving the world when The Doctor’s not around.