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Doctor Who is coming to the big screen for a 3D adventure… but only in the Us.
Fathom Events will screen an exclusive series nine prequel titled 'The Doctor's Meditation', following a 3D version of last year's two-part finale 'Dark Water' and 'Death in Heaven'.
Doctor Who series 9: Everything we know so fa
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday (July 31), which is scheduled for September 15 and September 16 at cinemas across the Us.
BBC Worldwide's Soumya Sriraman announced the special screening: "After the enormous success of the 50th anniversary and season eight premiere – both number one alternative one-night cinema events, two years in a row – we decided to bring the Doctor back to the big screen in 3D so Whovians across the country »
Exploding with epic and thrilling adventures, Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, September 19 in the new season of the hit show. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is joined by Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for time travel on a cinematic scale. Having the time of their lives, the pair meet new and old monsters, and go on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Vikings villages, a global Zygon uprising, and leads them through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself. Meeting monsters old and new the Doctor will come face to face with Missy (Michelle Gomez), a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire, terrifying ghosts and more. The series debuted the first trailer for Doctor Who Season 9 at Comic-Con, which features new guest star Maisie Williams. Having filmed in Cardiff since January, Peter Capaldi had this to say in a statement. »
The BBC unveiled the first look at Capaldi's second full series during today's (July 9) fan panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. A premiere date of September 19 was also set.
Aside from introducing a terrifying crop of new monsters including a species called the Mire, series nine also brings back Michelle Gomez as the devious Time Lady known as Missy, a whole city full of Daleks and the shape-shifting Zygons.
The 12th Doctor and his best friend Clara Oswald will also have adventures with Game of Thrones »
As the likes of Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller and director Joe Wright decamp to San Diego to promote Pan at this year’s Comic-Con, a new poster for the movie has arrived online. Coincidence? Probably not… The new film takes J.M. Barrie’s Pan yarn and gives it a few subtle tweaks, including imagining Peter’s (Miller) origin as a wartime orphan transported with others to Neverland by the nefarious Blackbeard (Jackman). There our hero meets a young man named Hook (Hedlund) who is destined to become Peter’s nemesis but is a friend here, more of an adventurer and with both hands still intact. Things are complicated by his association with the likes of Rooney Mara’s Tiger Lily, but can she help Peter become the legend he’s destined to be? With the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Paul Kaye, Nonso Anozie and Adeel Akhtar aboard, »
As the anticipation for Doctor Who's next series builds, the BBC has released a new sneak peak.
Peter Capaldi's Time Lord is seen stepping from the Tardis and onto a barren-looking landscape in the new picture.
Capaldi has hinted that series nine of the BBC sci-fi series will have an "epic sweep" and feature foes old and new.
Doctor Who series 9: Everything we know so far
Returning for his second series as the Time Lord, he told Entertainment Weekly that fans can expect old monsters and "great new ones".
"There is an epic sweep to this season and I think the villains and monsters reflect that," he said. "Great new ones, brilliant old ones, and some very scary creatures looming in stories with real emotional ambition."
Capaldi also hinted that his Doctor would be less curmudgeonly - "throwing himself into life with a newfound hunger for adventure".
"He's in pursuit of joy and grabbing every thrill that he can along the way," he teased. "But I sense him running from something, that even he does not yet understand."
If shows like Doctor Who prove anything, it is that BBC are good at fantasy. So it’s somewhat of a surprise that they haven’t tapped into the popularity of Harry Potter or at least done it sooner… but finally things have changed with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
With magic a lost art in England, two men, Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan) and his student Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel) look to bring it back to the popularity it had in the past. When Strange’s powers seemingly surpass Norrell’s the two begin to feud about how magic should be used in England, Norrell wanting to be more restrained where Strange wanting it to be free and natural. With magic growing stronger and more dangerous, the two magicians are pitted in a dangerous battle which may result in the Raven King, reputed to have once been the strongest magician that ever lived. »
- Paul Metcalf
Last Updated: July 1, 2015
Doctor Who is the persistent subject of rumours - from the credible to the outright absurd - and it can be difficult to separate what's fact from what's fiction.
Lucky for you, dear reader, that Digital Spy is on hand to cut a swathe through the nonsense - these are the facts, 100% confirmed, about series 9 of the world's greatest science-fiction series.
Filming began on the 9th series of Doctor Who - its 35th run overall - on January 5, 2015 for a planned transmission in the autumn. Steven Moffat will serve as lead writer and executive producer for the fifth time.
Coleman was widely expected to be leaving the series in the 2014 Christmas special - and indeed had planned to exit - »
Digital Spy wants your thoughts - was this a stirring or a staid adaptation of the book? What did it do right - and what did it do wrong?
Are you keen for the BBC to explore Clarke's world again? Harness told DS that he would "love to" be involved in a follow-up - but would you watch?
Clarke has spoken of plans for a quasi-sequel, following the characters of Childermass (Enzo Cilenti) and Vinculus (Paul Kaye). Would you watch a spinoff - or would you lose interest without Strange (Bertie Carvel) and Norrell (Eddie Marsan)?
Join the »
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the “Game of Thrones” season five finale.
Even the stars of “Game of Thrones” aren’t immune to speculating about the fates of their favorite characters — just ask the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, who has some theories about the status of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who met a grisly demise at the hands of his Night’s Watch brothers in the season five finale — or did he?
Despite Harington and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss insisting that the Bastard of Winterfell is dead and gone, the woman behind Daenerys Targaryen isn’t convinced that we’ve seen the last of Jon Snow.
“If I have to bet, I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance — there’s some helpful people there who could bring him on back to life,” Clarke pointed out during an interview with MTV, referring »
- Variety Staff
Are the lines between human beings and synths really that clear? Here's Michael's review of Humans episode 2...
This review contains spoilers.
One of the smarter visual jokes that Humans offered was the sight of Karen Voss, gazing soulessly into middle distance while waiting for Pete to come to the car. For a tiny moment, it seemed as though she too was a synth (as indeed she, or anyone else, may yet prove to be). Suddenly she jolted into life and we were prompted once again to think of her as a living, breathing human being. It was a clever move as it stressed the importance that this show is placing on the gossamer gap between humans and synths, a philosophical problem that the writers and actors are mining for all its worth.
In the pantheon of TV sci-fi, Doctor Who is something incredible. Ostensibly the story of a mad man in a box who travels in time and space, saving people almost entirely from their own hubris or occasionally a malevolent race of metal gum-ball machines. As a concept, you would doubt that it has a couple of years’ worth of life in it, let alone 50.
And yet here we are. Now in its 52nd year, fans are already getting excited at the prospect of the next series under crotchety Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and guest appearances by the likes of Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones… unless they’ve bumped her off), Paul Kaye and Rebecca Front.
The Doctor’s longevity can be put down as much to his astonishing fans as it can to the stories and with great fans comes great merchandise.
Doctor Who has some of »
- Michael Park
The Doctor turned Rocktor yesterday (June 11) when Peter Capaldi was filmed channelling his inner guitar god.
Watch the Doctor Who actor laying down a riff in a Cardiff music shop in the brilliant Vine below:
Here it is folks! #drwho #petercapaldi playing guitar!! https://t.co/pVsnG8uIqC
— ☺ (@Robin_Banksy) June 11, 2015
Dr Who rockin' in Cardiff today #drwho #petercapaldi #Cardiff pic.twitter.com/NCubdgUs03
— ☺ (@Robin_Banksy) June 10, 2015
Doctor Who series 9: Everything we know so far
It's not the first time Capaldi has shown his rock and roll credentials. He used to be in a punk rock band called The Dreamboys with comedian and television host Craig Ferguson.
Rigsy is a young graffiti artist who helped save the world in 'Flatline', and he will now reunite in a new adventure »
Rigsy is a young graffiti artist who helped save the world in 'Flatline', and he will now reunite in a new adventure with the Doctor (Capaldi) and Clara (Coleman).
Details of the role she will play in the episodes are currently a closely guarded secret.
Peter Harness has penned the story, which is said to have an enormous cliffhanger.
Michelle Gomez will also return as Missy in the opening episodes of series 9, while Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye, Jaye Griffiths and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will also guest star during the series.
Meanwhile, Capaldi will meet fans of the show at the Official Doctor Who Festival in London this November. »
In the first episode of the adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s fantasy novel, we meet the Learned Society of York Magicians, explore Norrell’s library, and hear a warning about a Raven King
And so, filling our magic bowl with water and scattering around some dead petunias, we embark upon director Toby Hayne’s ambitious adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke’s girthsome doorstop, a bewilderingly detailed “tale of the fantastic”, as Neil Gaiman so gracefully described it. As a reader and now viewer – and let’s just get it out there from the get-go, I’m an evangelistic fan of the book – this is an apprehensive time indeed. But there is much in the plus column before the titles roll. The casting here is reassuringly sturdy. Eddie Marsan is Gilbert Norrell, the humourless magician of York, opposite Bertie “Babylon” Carvel’s Strange, a charming, but directionless flibbertigibbet. »
- Ben Arnold
This review contains spoilers.
1.1 The Friends Of English Magic
If, like members of the fusty York Society Of Magicians, you needed proof that magic has been restored to England, that episode was it. Forget bringing half a hundred statues to life, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has pulled off an even unlikelier feat: bringing quality grown-up fantasy to UK television.
Susanna Clarke’s source novel was a canny choice for the task. Its Regency setting plays to the BBC’s period drama strengths and grounds the seven-part series in a recognisable context for any viewers who might ordinarily run a mile at the word ‘faerie’.
What are some of the best British dramas of recent years? Here’s just a few. Wolf Hall, Utopia, Peaky Blinders, Broadchurch, Happy Valley, Luther, Doctor Who and In The Flesh. It's been said to death but remains the case: we truly are in a golden age of original British drama. But now you might just have to make room for a new favourite. I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to say that Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the finest new drama that’s been on our screens this decade. In fact, if the first two episodes are anything to go by, it could go down as one of the best this century.
As an adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s epic genre-bending novel, it’s almost perfect. As a »
BBC fantasy Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is already set to be our drama of the year. See the first full trailer here to find out why...
Prepare to hear a great deal more from us about Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in the coming weeks. The short version: it's excellent and we urge you to tune in when it arrives on the BBC next month.
Writer Peter Harness (Doctor Who, Wallander), director Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who, The Musketeers) and co. have done a magnificent job adapting Susanna Clarke's 2004 debut for this seven-part drama series - no mean feat, as those who've read the novel will understand.
For those who haven't, it's a story of magic in an alternative nineteenth century England, it brims with imagination, depth and beauty, and boasts an excellent cast led by Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel, including Marc Warren, Paul Kaye, Alice Englert, Charlotte Riley, »
He’s faced such foes as the Daleks, Cybermen and Ukip, after leader Nigel Farage argued his adventures should cease under a slashed licence fee. However, the BBC are keen for fans to get a look at who – or should that be what – the Doctor will be up against as a new enemy is unveiled for the upcoming ninth series of Doctor Who. Check out the armoured menace below…
Resembling a walking immersion heater, this as-yet-unnamed and decidedly rusty-looking threat faces Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Time Lord in an episode currently filming at Cosmeston Medieval Village, South Wales.
The on-set snap comes hot on the heels of a teaser image released by the corporation earlier in the week…
Starring Capaldi with Jenna Coleman as Clara, the new series features guest stars Maisie Williams, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and David Schofield. Michelle Gomez and Jemma Redgrave are returning to their roles »
- Steve Palace
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