Thanks to a new effect for the Facebook Camera Effects Platform, giving users across the globe the ability to undergo the regeneration process for the first time using Augmented Reality.
Users can access the effect, created by VFX studio The Mill, through the Facebook app’s camera feature beginning December 18, 2017, just days before the historic on-screen metamorphosis of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi into Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker during the 2017 Christmas Special, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time premieres on BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and Space in Canada on December 25, and will be available in theaters nationwide for one night only on December 27, 2017 through a partnership with Fathom Events.
BBC Worldwide North America has just released its Sherlock & Doctor Who Holiday Gift Guide for 2016 – so if you’ve got a Whovian or a Baker Street Irregular to shop for, read on for some very cool gift ideas.
The fourth season of Orphan Black reached new heights of complexity by returning to the character that died in the series premiere and revealing that she knew more than anyone – including her partner – could have imagined. In doing so, we learned that the show’s ultimate Big Bad was very familiar and totally unknown – a seeming paradox that heightened the show’s drama and allowed us to see more deeply into the show’s mythology.
And, oh yeah, there was a hither-to-unknown Castor clone and a brand new Leda clone.
Yes, it’s finally happened – The Doctor is going LEGO.
LEGO announced today that it will be producing a Doctor Who LEGO set. The concept for the set was generated by a website where Whovians could pitch their ideas. The winning design came from Andrew Clark, who pitched a concept that included several Doctors and monsters.
The new Doctor Who LEGO set should be available by the end of the year. For more, follow the jump.
PBS is scheduling a civil war series, title to be determined, set in Virginia, for a winter 2016 debut. The series would be part hospital story, part family saga. Ridley Scott (Gladiator and Thelma & Louise), David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife”) and Lisa Q. Wolfinger (“Desperate Crossing, The untold story of the Mayflower”) will executive produce. Series co-creator David Zabel (“ER”) will write.
PBS has also announced a co-production deal with the BBC and BBC Worldwide to develop eight-to-ten specials comprising twenty hour of programming – both standalone pieces and multi-part series will be included.
A series of specials covering the Vietnam War (culminating in the 2017 premiere of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR (working title), and two documentaries (The Bomb, and Uranium – Twisting The Dragon’s Tale) the development of nuclear weapons are also planned for a July, 2015 premiere.
Long before CSI, Bones, or NCIS, there was BBC’s ground-breaking crime drama, Silent Witness. Featuring a team of forensic pathologists, using their scientific skills and knowledge to solve mysterious and/or suspicious deaths, the long-running BBC forensics series is finally being released in North America by BBC Worldwide.
To give the North American audience a look at how the show began – and look at where it is now, BBC Worldwide is releasing both the first and seventeenth (yes, seventeenth!) seasons of Silent Witness on October 21st. Details follow the jump.
Matt Smith’s charming, silly, dangerous Eleventh Doctor has regenerated, but his memory lives on in the new Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set.
The set includes every adventure of the Eleventh Doctor – including his two-episode crossover with The Sarah Jane Adventures. Also collected here for the first time: The Five Doctors Reboot, Doctor Who at The Proms 2013 and more.
Follow the jump for complete details. Doctor Who: The Complete Matt Smith Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set will be in stores on November 4th.
The BBC series Merlin – which told the story of how Merlin came to be the foremost advisor to the legendary King Arthur – is getting a complete series Blu-Ray release that will feature, in addition to previously available features, new audio commentaries for two season five episodes; footage from Merlin’s 2012 panel at Comic-Con, and The Real Arthur and Merlin – a featurette in which series stars Colin Morgan and Bradley James visit sites from from the legend of Merlin.
Merlin: The complete Series will be in stores on November 4th. For further details, follow the jump.
It’s only been a few weeks and already the debut of the twelfth Doctor is available on home video. While that could be seen as nothing more than a clever marketing ploy, Peter Capaldi’s first adventure in the TARDIS is memorable for a number of reasons (including a limited theatrical release) – enough that the release of Doctor Who: Deep Breath works as a standalone.