Meet the Doctor’s new companion, Bill (in her own words), and learn something we’ve always kind of suspected about the Doctor but never heard him actually say out loud before, in the first trailer for the tenth season of Doctor Who.
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.
Dirk Gently goes full weird; Doctor Who has a superheroic Christmas and it’s the first appearance of Doctor Who spin-off, Class! These are just some of the revelations in store for Whovians today at New York Comic-Con 2016.
The Doctor will be in at New York Comic-Con 2016 – and he’s bring friends. BBC America will host panels for Doctor Who, Doctor Eho spin-off Class, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency at the Con – which runs from October 6-9.
Whovians will meet new Companions Pearl Mackie (Bill) and Matt Lucas (Nardole) – and get a sneak peek at what lies ahead for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.
The first ever Class Panel includes stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah along with Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. A discussion will follow a sneak peek.
The world premiere screening of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will be followed by a Q&A with stars Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Mpho Koaho and Fiona Dourif, writer and executive producer Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper.
Considered to be one of the finest Doctor Who adventures, Power of the Daleks was first broadcast fifty years ago. Then, as happened with a number of episodes from the original series, its master negatives were destroyed in an ‘archival purge.’
Now, working from photographs, audio recordings and film clips, Power of the Daleks is set to return as a specially commissioned animated series from BBC America and BBC Worldwide.
The six-part adventure features the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of first Doctor, William Hartnell into second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.
Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks will premiere on BBC America on Saturday, November 12th. Follow the jump for more.
For a limited time, each purchase of the Second Screwdriver will also include a pack of trading cards from the Twelfth Doctor’s limited edition – while supplies last. For further details, follow the jump.
The Doctor and a young casually dressed black woman are hiding in a corridor while a familiar chilling cry echoes around them, ‘EX-TER-MIN-ATE!’
When the Doctor explains it’s a Dalek and seems caught in a loop repeating the word over and over, she takes issue – ‘That’s not an explanation! That’s a word!’ When he does explain what a Dalek is, she doesn’t quite get it, ‘It’s got a SUCKER’ she practically giggles (sounds like someone watching Doctor Who for the first time, doesn’t it). ‘And a gun,’ he notes. And things get tense.
And thus are we introduced to Bill, played by Pearl Mackie – the Doctor’s new companion.
If, like me, your appetite has been whetted by the fourth season premiere of BBC America’s Orphan Black and can’t wait to get the home video to find out what the creative was thinking as they put the season together, it will come as a pleasant surprise to learn that Orphan Black: Season Four will be available (in DVD and Blu-ray) on July 19th. Follow the jump for details.
And Doctor Who fans (where there’s a substantial overlap with Clone Club fans) will be pleased to know that seasons one and two of the new series will be coming out on Blu-ray in June and August, respectively.
Other titles coming up include: Thirteen, Moone Boy: The Complete Collection, Wallander: Season Four, DCI Banks: Season Four, Death in Paradise: Season Four, Silent Witness: Season Three and They Will Have To Kill Us First.
Coal Hill School is a unique place in Doctor Who mythos. This is where the Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan went to school back in the original series premiere in 1963 – also, this is where the tenth Doctor had a reunion with Sarah Jane Smith.
It’s also a location that has drawn a number of the show’s monsters/villains, which means that its students are probably more used to alien incursions than anyone outside of UNIT.
Class is a spinoff from Doctor Who and is centered on four students – each with their own secrets – and their teacher. It posits the questions, ‘What if your planet was massacred and you were the sole survivor? What if a legendary figure out of space and time found you a place to hide?’ and especially, ‘But what if the things that want to kill you have tracked you down? And worst of all, what if you haven’t studied for your exams…?’ Follow the jump for details.
BBC Worldwide North America and Amazon have announced a multi-year content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the award-winning series Doctor Who.
Beginning March 27th, Whovians can stream seasons 1-8 – along with the relevant Christmas specials exclusively on Amazon Prime. Season 9 and Christmas special The Husbands of River Song will become available this fall. Details follow the jump.