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All Wet Clip; Preview Photos: Doctor Who: Thin Ice!

Doctor Who: Season 10 – Episode 3: Thin Ice – The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI), Bill (PEARL MACKIE) – Photo Credit: Jon Hall/Stuart Crouch/Courtesy of BBC AMERICA

The Twelfth Doctor returns to 19th century England, bringing a startled Bill (‘it’s blacker than I thought’) with him.

This time there’s something under the iced over Thames – and it’s taking people – right through the ice!

Doctor Who airs on BBC America every Saturday (9/8C), followed by its darker YA spin-off, Class.

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Emoji Monsters Invade Doctor Who!

Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill and an Emojibot – Photo courtesy of BBC America

Emojis are taking over the world, figuratively speaking. Everywhere you look, people are communicating more and more through those little emotional icons on their smartphones/computers.

It was only a matter of time before they played a key role on an episode of Doctor Who – and this is the week!

The second episode of Season Ten finds The Doctor and Pearl in a beautiful on a distant planet – with cute little robots that communicate solely by emoji. It is not a utopia.

Doctor Who runs on BBC America on Saturdays (9/8C), followed by its surprisingly much darker young adult spinoff, Class.

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The Beginning of the End Trailer: Orphan Black!

‘From the very start they hunted us…’ begins Sarah Manning, as the sestras run through the ways that Neolution has treated them – until, finally, she adds, ‘Now we fight!’

The are one! You’d better believe it!

The final season of Orphan Black premieres on BBC America on Saturday, June 10th (10/9C)

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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: 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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The Doctor Gets His Own Block!

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.

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Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers To Score Blue Planet II!

Blue Planet II – Surfing Dolphins – Photo courtesy of BBC America

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.

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First Look: Orphan Black – The Beginning of the End!

Orphan Black: Season 5 – Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) Courtesy of BBC America

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.

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Peter Capaldi’s Last Season Premiere of Doctor Who Gets Theatrical Release!

Doctor Who – Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi – Photo by Ray Burmiston/Courtesy of BBC America

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.

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The Gateway To Everything That Ever Was Trailer: Doctor Who: Season 10!

Doctor Who Season 10 Key Art – Des Willie/BBC/BBC Worldwide/Shutterstock

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.

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