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‘Doctor Who 10×11: World Enough and Time’ Review

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When you know that Missy (Michelle Gomez) and The Master (John Simm) are going to meet in this episode (no, not a spoiler) you know that there is going to be some timey wimey shenanigans going on. In this episode of Doctor Who that is exactly what we get, with an equal measure of déjà vu to add to the confusion. Looking for the good in Missy, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) takes her on a mission. When Bill (Pearl Mackie) is put in danger though, he finds that his decision may have been a little rash, especially when an old face makes a reappearance, along with another returning enemy just to complicate things.

If you are a fan of Doctor Who, you’ll feel some déjà vu around this episode, and it has to do with The Master. Looking back all the way to Utopia, the fact that The Doctor »

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Doctor Who recap: series 36, episode 11 – World Enough and Time

24 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Mondasian Cybermen make a deliciously chilling return – and they’re not the only ones. Get ready for more hijinks and foul play in next week’s finale

The time has come. But the moment has been prepared for. That’s to paraphrase the Fourth Doctor as he faced his own impending demise. It’s a shame that we know so far in advance that a Doctor is leaving, because it always means that the sense of foreboding overrides everything else. Add to that the fact that it is Steven Moffat’s final run, and perfectly good episodes like Knock Knock and The Eaters of Light, even the ambitious Monks Trilogy, run the risk of feeling a bit whatever. It is a human curse to wish your life away, and a fan curse to wish away a quality series so that we might just get to the end.

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- Dan Martin

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Doctor Who series 10: World Enough And Time geeky spots and Easter eggs

23 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Jun 24, 2017

Spoilers ahoy, as we dig through the many callbacks and references in World Enough And Time...

This article contains lots and lots of Doctor Who spoilers.

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Pain… Pain… Pain… That’s one of the main emotions I experienced while watching this week’s (rather excellent) Doctor Who, as I knew this weekly round-up of references, similarities and generally interesting ‘stuff’ was going to be a whopper. That doesn’t mean I haven’t missed anything, though, so if you spot something I’ve not mentioned, do the honourable thing and leave it in the comments section below...

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So, Genesis Of The Cybermen, then. In case you missed the episode’s biggest sledgehammer of a reference, »

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‘Dracula’: 7 Things A Series About the World’s Most Famous Vampire Should Have

23 June 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It was recently announced that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the creators behind the hit BBC series “Sherlock,” have signed on to write a new TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Fan reactions have been mixed — some remaining hopeful that Gatiss and Moffat will pull the age-old story off, while others have expressed their lack of faith in the writing pair’s ability to keep the integrity of the story and its characters.

Read More: ‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale

While maybe a bit harsh, these concerns aren’t unjustified — Dracula-centered television shows are notoriously short-lived, and while there are a multitude of shows centered around the supernatural, there aren’t that many dedicated to the main vamp himself. NBC took a stab at it in 2013 with “Dracula,” a British-American horror drama that introduces Dracula as he arrives in London and poses as an entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society (when in reality, he’s arrived to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier). Though promising, the series only lasted one season.  

Dracula was first introduced in Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel “Dracula.” The story reads as a series of letters, diary entries, news articles, and ships’ log entries that document the activity and evidence of a Transylvanian vampire in England; filled with mystery, blood sucking, and plenty of garlic, it’s one of the novels that helped kick-start the future surplus of vampire dramas, horrors, and romances that we see today.

One of the reasons that “Dracula”-based shows may not be inherently successful is that the shows don’t seem to capture the essence of who Dracula really is. So we’ve put together a few suggestions for the future series, most of which involve getting back to basics.

1. Fangs

The classic “Dracula” story included terrifying fangs, ones that Dracula showed off well. But in the midst of all of the modern reboots of “Dracula,” many writers/directors decided that subtlety was more important than authenticity. If we’re looking for ways to incorporate Dracula’s fangs into 21st Century fashion, just think of them as a statement piece.

2. The Era

While all of the modern adaptations of “Dracula” and vampires in general have been interesting, it’s time to get back to its roots. The story of “Dracula” originally took place in the 1890s in England, so the new “Dracula” series should do the same. It would be a breath of fresh air after all of the recent modern retellings. Plus, who doesn’t love a good slick back and a cape? No one, that’s who.

3. Tell the Original Story

While a lot of vampire stories have spawned from the original “Dracula,” there haven’t been nearly as many that actually tell Dracula’s story. Bring back characters like Jonathan Harker and Van Helsing! They don’t have to share the spotlight with Dracula, but they’re relatively new characters to the younger generation, and they would help inspire interesting plot points for the new show (something the previous “Dracula” series lacked).

4. Bring Back the Blood — Real Blood

While the premise of “vegetarian” vampires is intriguing, the new “Dracula” series would be better off just sticking to the classic “lust for human blood” angle. It’s what makes the character and story so morally conflicted — the fact that you know it’s wrong to murder but also understand that Dracula is a creature of the undead and has to prey on humans for sustenance. It also makes things more tense, and that makes for interesting content.

5. Make Dracula a Bit Ruthless

Rumor has it that Dracula was based off of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, better known as Vlad the Impaler. It’s said that Vlad Dracula (meaning son of the dragon, or son of the devil) would dip chunks of bread into buckets of blood drained from the people he killed, usually after he invited them to a feast and then immediately impaled them at the dinner table (he always finished his dinner afterwards, bodies and all, in case you were wondering). So it would be nice if that same sense of ruthlessness could be brought to the new adaptation of “Dracula.” There’s no rule that states you can’t be suave and merciless (just ask Klaus Mikaelson of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”).

6. Give Him a Sense of Humor

Speaking of “The Originals,” let’s bring in some of that dark humor and wit that makes characters like Klaus Mikaelson a baddie that we love to hate (but just can’t). That same natural charisma and use of offhanded sardonic remarks should be applied to our newest Dracula, because that’s what the audience connects to. It’s also what keeps people coming back for more, everyone needs a tension breaker once in awhile.

7. Mdha: Make Dracula Hungarian Again!

That is to say, Dracula should not be British, considering Dracula relocated from Transylvania to England and his accent most certainly should have relocated with him. In Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula,” the Count is described as being Hungarian, and even serves Jonathan Harker a bottle of Tokaji (Hungarian sweet wine) on his first night in the castle. For the sake of authenticity, let’s make Dracula Hungarian again (because he never should have stopped).

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‘Dracula’: 7 Things A Series About the World’s Most Famous Vampire Should Have

23 June 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It was recently announced that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the creators behind the hit BBC series “Sherlock,” have signed on to write a new TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Fan reactions have been mixed — some remaining hopeful that Gatiss and Moffat will pull the age-old story off, while others have expressed their lack of faith in the writing pair’s ability to keep the integrity of the story and its characters.

Read More: ‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale

While maybe a bit harsh, these concerns aren’t unjustified — Dracula-centered television shows are notoriously short-lived, and while there are a multitude of shows centered around the supernatural, there aren’t that many dedicated to the main vamp himself. NBC took a stab at it in 2013 with “Dracula,” a British-American horror drama that introduces Dracula as he arrives in London and poses as an entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society (when in reality, he’s arrived to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier). Though promising, the series only lasted one season.  

Dracula was first introduced in Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel “Dracula.” The story reads as a series of letters, diary entries, news articles, and ships’ log entries that document the activity and evidence of a Transylvanian vampire in England; filled with mystery, blood sucking, and plenty of garlic, it’s one of the novels that helped kick-start the future surplus of vampire dramas, horrors, and romances that we see today.

One of the reasons that “Dracula”-based shows may not be inherently successful is that the shows don’t seem to capture the essence of who Dracula really is. So we’ve put together a few suggestions for the future series, most of which involve getting back to basics.

1. Fangs

The classic “Dracula” story included terrifying fangs, ones that Dracula showed off well. But in the midst of all of the modern reboots of “Dracula,” many writers/directors decided that subtlety was more important than authenticity. If we’re looking for ways to incorporate Dracula’s fangs into 21st Century fashion, just think of them as a statement piece.

2. The Era

While all of the modern adaptations of “Dracula” and vampires in general have been interesting, it’s time to get back to its roots. The story of “Dracula” originally took place in the 1890s in England, so the new “Dracula” series should do the same. It would be a breath of fresh air after all of the recent modern retellings. Plus, who doesn’t love a good slick back and a cape? No one, that’s who.

3. Tell the Original Story

While a lot of vampire stories have spawned from the original “Dracula,” there haven’t been nearly as many that actually tell Dracula’s story. Bring back characters like Jonathan Harker and Van Helsing! They don’t have to share the spotlight with Dracula, but they’re relatively new characters to the younger generation, and they would help inspire interesting plot points for the new show (something the previous “Dracula” series lacked).

4. Bring Back the Blood — Real Blood

While the premise of “vegetarian” vampires is intriguing, the new “Dracula” series would be better off just sticking to the classic “lust for human blood” angle. It’s what makes the character and story so morally conflicted — the fact that you know it’s wrong to murder but also understand that Dracula is a creature of the undead and has to prey on humans for sustenance. It also makes things more tense, and that makes for interesting content.

5. Make Dracula a Bit Ruthless

Rumor has it that Dracula was based off of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, better known as Vlad the Impaler. It’s said that Vlad Dracula (meaning son of the dragon, or son of the devil) would dip chunks of bread into buckets of blood drained from the people he killed, usually after he invited them to a feast and then immediately impaled them at the dinner table (he always finished his dinner afterwards, bodies and all, in case you were wondering). So it would be nice if that same sense of ruthlessness could be brought to the new adaptation of “Dracula.” There’s no rule that states you can’t be suave and merciless (just ask Klaus Mikaelson of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”).

6. Give Him a Sense of Humor

Speaking of “The Originals,” let’s bring in some of that dark humor and wit that makes characters like Klaus Mikaelson a baddie that we love to hate (but just can’t). That same natural charisma and use of offhanded sardonic remarks should be applied to our newest Dracula, because that’s what the audience connects to. It’s also what keeps people coming back for more, everyone needs a tension breaker once in awhile.

7. Mdha: Make Dracula Hungarian Again!

That is to say, Dracula should not be British, considering Dracula relocated from Transylvania to England and his accent most certainly should have relocated with him. In Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula,” the Count is described as being Hungarian, and even serves Jonathan Harker a bottle of Tokaji (Hungarian sweet wine) on his first night in the castle. For the sake of authenticity, let’s make Dracula Hungarian again (because he never should have stopped).

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Time Is Running Out In Final Promo For Tomorrow’s Doctor Who

23 June 2017 10:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This weekend’s Doctor Who is really something special, and the BBC is making sure you don’t miss it, under any circumstance.

Already, we’ve seen a whole host of promo videos to both remind us and get us excited for what’s to come tomorrow. We’ve had two separate trailers, two introductions (from writer Steven Moffat and stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie) and now, there’s one final swanky trailer, courtesy of the official Doctor Who YouTube channel.

As you can see above, the theme here is clearly that “time is running out” for the Doctor, with a motif of clock gears running through it (tying into the opening credits sequence). It doesn’t contain any new footage, but a few snippets of dialogue from the episode can be heard throughout.

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Though they’re not seen in the clip, the Doctor is heard saying “Mondasian Cybermen” – referencing the fact that the original versions of the cyborgs will feature in the episode. Likewise, the video ends with Bill saying, “I said this was a bad idea.” Given that previous promos have hinted that she won’t make it out alive, this is a very ominous line indeed.

Visually, the video emphasizes the massive threat the Doctor’s about to face – namely, two separate incarnations of his old enemy the Master. Michelle Gomez’s Missy is ostensibly turning good at the moment, but that’s bound to change when she meets her previous self, John Simm’s bad to the bone Time Lord.

Simm’s return is a big deal, as he’s been absent from the show since 2010’s “The End of Time” (David Tennant’s final story as the Doctor). This will also be the first occasion that more than one version of the Master has appeared in the same episode. Suffice it to say, it’s going to be an absolutely explosive outing.

The penultimate instalment of Doctor Who season 10 is titled “World Enough and Time” and airs Saturday at 9Pm on BBC America. »

- Christian Bone

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Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 11 Review – ‘World Enough and Time’

23 June 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 11: World Enough and Time…

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

Written by: Steven Moffat

Alien – Are you human?

Missy – Now don’t be a bitch.

The curtain is finally being called for Twelfth Doctor’s run.  Here in this penultimate episode of the tenth series, we begin with Part One of the closing story entitled “World Enough and Time” – written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay (Death in Heaven, Heaven Sent) – and the Cloister Bell has begun to chime, though it’s so silent at this moment you’ll swear it isn’t ringing.

With the Doctor cajoling the current travellers of the Tardis to help him prove that Missy’s intentions are no longer centred around herself and are somewhat malevolent, he places her in his position during a call for distress as he observes from within the Police Box.  Missy along with her two assistants Bill and Nardole, or as she calls them Exposition and Comic Relief, leave the Tardis and enter the control deck of a 400-mile-long colony ship, slowly manoeuvring away from a black hole.  With the only member of crew appearing to be extremely agitated when he confronts the travellers, brandishing a gun and demanding to know which of them is human, the Doctor himself attempts to intervene before it goes horribly wrong.

We rapidly discover, due to a series of brutal cascading events, that time on this vessel is running at different speeds and the original twenty human crew, who descended towards the engine room when the ship approached the black hole, have multiplied into hundreds.  In amongst this new human civilisation is a small brick hospital, currently attempting to strengthen its population – by not so pleasant means – so it can once again rise back up to the bridge and not be affected by the effects of time upon their bodies.  In charge of this hospital is the Surgeon and the Nurse, along with the very scruffy Mr. Razor who is their general dogsbody.

With Bill at one end of the ship and the Doctor and company. at the other, years pass for Bill before any sort of rescue arrives, though for the travellers on the control deck it’s little under ten minutes before they put their plan into action.

You know when you’re watching a fantastic episode of Doctor Who when the credits roll up at the end and you’re convinced that forty-five minutes can’t have passed that quickly.  World Enough and Time plays with your emotions from start to finish, from the opening moments where your jaw falls and is left-hanging, and to Missy owning the show ,and again we’re back to silence as we’re left in a state of true shock.  We see the horrors of forced human-experimentation and Bill is left in amongst it all.  What’s worse is the fact she soon falls into the normality of this wicked world, as her routine becomes drinking tea and watching the world’s slowest television programme with those in charge, whilst waiting for rescue.  This isn’t a standard episode of Doctor Who with Good vs Evil, Right vs Wrong, as we see when Bill deals with a victim in pain; though quite shocking it is very human.

Of course, it would be wrong not to highlight that the Master returns in this episode, but to say where and how would be unfair to those yet to watch it, though it is good to see John Simm’s smile as the Master and he does raise an interesting question as to why Missy can’t recall this moment in time.

World Enough and Time is a something special.  This is an excellent piece of Doctor Who and not only are we getting two slightly unhinged Time Lords with flexible morals together, but we’re seeing a Companion who is very much human.  If the closing chapter – next week – continues along this path, this will be an excellent goodbye from Steven Moffat and something that will be remembered in Doctor Who lore for a long time.

Also, one last thing: as the camera sweeps over the colony ship – in the beginning – I couldn’t help but hear Journey of the Sorcerer by The Eagles playing somewhere in the galaxy.

Rating: 9/10

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Doctor Who series 10 episode 11: World Enough And Time review

23 June 2017 2:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 24, 2017

Spoilers! Here's our review of the penultimate episode of Doctor Who series 10, World Enough And Time...

This review contains spoilers for this episode and the Peter Davison story, Earthshock. Our spoiler-free review is here.

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10.11 World Enough And Time

“Hello! I’m Doctor Who!”

I really liked World Enough And Time. I want to say that up front, because there’s something I need to get off my chest about the last ten minutes of so of the episode. It’s best to do that first, I figured.

Back when the Cyberman encountered the fifth Doctor in the terrific story Earthshock, the BBC went to great lengths to protect fans from spoilers. That was a lot easier back then, without pesky social media, »

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Time Turns Against The Doctor In New Promo For Doctor Who

22 June 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Doctor Who season finales always raise the bar, but season 10’s closing two parter looks to be even bigger than usual as it’s stuffed full of things to get fans excited.

As we’ve known for a while now, it’ll feature the return of the original Mondasian Cybermen, last seen in the creatures’ first appearance way back in 1966. Likewise, as well as Michelle Gomez returning once again as Missy, fan favourite John Simm will reprise the part of the Master for the first time in seven years, when he was last seen battling David Tennant’s Doctor.

The first part of the finale, “World Enough and Time” by Steven Moffat, airs this Saturday, and in the new promo video above, stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie introduce the episode and tease what we can expect to see. It follows on from Moffat’s own introduction of the episode, released just yesterday, and the juiciest nugget of info from the short intro comes from Capaldi. “The situation they find themselves in [during this episode] is most unusual,” he explains. “Time is literally turning  against them.”

His comments tie in with what we can gather from the episode’s trailer – that the Doctor and his friends will find themselves on a space station where time is running at a faster rate than normal. With the appearance of the original Cybermen, it’s possible that this situation will lead to the creation of the cyborgs. Will all of this be part of another evil scheme courtesy of the Master? With two versions of the character on the loose, it seems like a safe bet.

Doctor Who “World Enough and Time” airs this Saturday at 9Pm on BBC America. The season finale, ominously titled “The Doctor Falls,” follows at the same time and place on July 1st.

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Peter Capaldi’s Replacement May Not Appear Until End Of Doctor Who Christmas Special

22 June 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’s been even more mystery than usual surrounding the Doctor’s latest regeneration in Doctor Who. We learned a few months ago that Peter Capaldi would be exiting the Tardis this year, which sent rumours mills running wild with claims that numerous actors and actresses had been linked with the role.

Besides that, there’ve also been many hints that Capaldi’s replacement may appear earlier than expected. The season 10 trailer teased that the Doctor would regenerate during the final episode (though this turned out to be a ruse) and outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat has said that he worked with his replacement, Chris Chibnall, to come up with a “slightly different” regeneration. So, has the next Doctor already been cast then, with the news kept secret in order to pull off an amazing twist before the season is out?

Well, not quite. At least, not according to a new bit of information that’s surfaced today. Speaking to Radio Times, the show’s costume designer, Ray Holman, was asked about the next Doctor’s outfit and revealed that he hasn’t even thought about it yet as Capaldi’s replacement is still to be cast.

“I think they’ll need me after the Christmas show. As soon as that’s finished in the autumn I will start talking to Chris [Chibnall] – once I know who they’ve chosen to be the Doctor.”

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That seems pretty clear cut, doesn’t it? The new Doctor won’t need a new costume until after the Christmas special, most likely because he or she won’t appear until the final moments of that episode, as per tradition. If you recall, both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi also first featured in a cameo appearance in a Christmas special before headlining the show the following year.

If that is the case, though, then where have all these rumours – not to mention Moffat’s comments – come from? There must be more to it than meets the eye, right? Looks like we’ll just have to keep watching to find out.

The penultimate episode of season 10 of Doctor Who airs this Saturday at 9Pm on BBC America. Will you be tuning in? Sound off in the usual place and let us know! »

- Christian Bone

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Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat developing Dracula TV series

22 June 2017 4:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Bram Stoker’s iconic blood-sucker is set for a return to the small screen, with Variety reporting that Sherlock co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are set to adapt the classic vampire tale with Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films.

According to the site, the duo are yet to begin work on the series, but having been speaking to the BBC about the broadcast rights. The series will adopt the same format as Sherlock, featuring a miniseries run of feature length episodes, although it’s unclear at the moment whether it will be a period piece, or move the action to the present day.

The Count was last seen on the small screen back in 2013 with NBC and Sky Living’s Dracula, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role. It was cancelled after just one season of 10 episodes. »

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Doctor Who series 10: World Enough And Time spoiler-free review

21 June 2017 10:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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World Enough And Time sees Doctor Who series 10 right back on form. Here's our spoiler-free review...

10.11 World Enough And Time

I really liked that a lot.

The penultimate episode of Doctor Who series 10, World Enough And Time, kicks off with a pre-credits sequence that was cut from very early previews of the episode, but was reinstated for the version I saw. I won’t spoil it, I just thought it was the least interesting bit of the episode. It’s telling, though, that the spoilers come fast and furious in this one. Just a quick reiteration that I don’t write little hints or subtexts or teases into these reviews. Anything you pick up on along those lines is purely accidental.

What isn’t accidental is Steven Moffat – and this is the first of his three final scripts for Doctor Who – leaving his mark on the show. »

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Two New Doctor Who Promos Tease Death And Destruction In Penultimate Episode

21 June 2017 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Things are about to get very dramatic in the last two episodes of this season of Doctor Who. At least, that’s what these two new promos for this Saturday’s episode promise.

First, feast your eyes on the second trailer for the upcoming installment, titled “World Enough and Time,” above. Unlike the previous teaser, this one gives us a much better idea of the plot. Due to the black hole drawing it in, time is running faster on board a doomed spaceship – which could have terrible repercussions for the passengers. In particular, the trailer hints that the true origins of the Cybermen might be uncovered. Given that the episode will feature the original design of the Cybermen, last seen in the cyborgs’ first appearance in 1966, that’s definitely a possibility.

More alarmingly, though, the trailer also heavily suggests that the Doctor’s latest best pal, Bill Potts, will meet her end in either this episode or the next. “Promise you won’t get me killed,” she tells the Doctor, which is right next to “at least it’s not raining” when it comes to things you really shouldn’t say.

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On a lighter note, the teaser ends on the amusing sight of John Simm’s Master dancing with Michelle Gomez’s Missy. This is the first time Simm has been in the show since 2010, and it seems he’ll get on like a house on fire with his future female self.

The second promo, meanwhile, which you can see down below, is an introduction to the episode by writer and outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat. He explains that it’ll deal with the Doctor attempting to reform Missy – but, for some reason, this will have terrible consequences that will “destroy a lot of lives.”

All in all, it looks like Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi’s final finale on Doctor Who will be as big and dramatic as fans would hope, and we can’t wait to see it for ourselves when “World Enough and Time” airs this Saturday at 9Pm on BBC America. »

- Christian Bone

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‘Sherlock’ Creative Team Set To Take On ‘Dracula’

21 June 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Upon first glance, you might wonder why on Earth we need a new “Dracula” TV series. Well, the same could have been said about Sherlock Holmes before “Sherlock.” So, it’s good news that the creative team behind that series, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, are reuniting for the upcoming “Dracula” reboot series, according to Variety.

Dracula” is based on the Bram Stoker classic, so there’s no need to go over the premise.

Continue reading ‘Sherlock’ Creative Team Set To Take On ‘Dracula’ at The Playlist. »

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Doctor Who: New Showrunner Has Different Ideas for the TV Series

20 June 2017 8:03 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's next for Doctor Who? Recently, new showrunner Chris Chibnall discussed his plans for season 11 of the BBC TV show, RadioTimes reports.As reported earlier, season 10 will be the last for Peter Capaldi's Doctor and long-time showrunner Steven Moffat. Last year, it was announced Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall would be taking over for season 11, which is set to debut in 2018.Read More… »

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‘Sherlock’ Creators Reuniting for New ‘Dracula’ TV Show

20 June 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

To those who may be mourning the absence of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss‘ modern adaptation of Sherlock, here’s some good news. No, it’s not that more Sherlock episodes are on the way (although further installments still remain a distant possibility in the future), it’s that the pair of writers will reunite for a new TV show centered on a different […]

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New Dracula Series In-Development By BBC's Sherlock Team

20 June 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Before Benedict Cumberbatch essentially took over Hollywood a few years ago, starring in blockbuster movie franchises such as Star Trek, The Hobbit, and Marvel films, he was just another dependable, respected, British actor working in relative obscurity. His big breakout moment came in the hit BBC TV series, Sherlock, which also starred fellow Hobbit and Marvel alum Martin Freeman. This version updated the staid and stodgy Victorian-era detective with a brisk and witty take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic hero, set in modern-day London. The popularity of the show went worldwide and made Cumberbatch a household name.

The team behind the successful Sherlock series, which consists of four seasons spread over seven years, has shelved future development to pursue other opportunities. Variety reports that Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are now collaborating on another classic of literature; this time it's Bram Stoker's Dracula for the BBC.

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It's an intriguing, but curious, choice of subject matter. In recent years several TV and film versions of Dracula have struggled to connect with audiences (films such as Dracula 2000 and Dracula Untold, and Dracula for NBC in 2013 by the folks behind Downton Abbey). Additionally, Universal is also re-booting the character in film for their Dark Universe series of monster films.

It's unclear whether these past efforts failed due to poor execution or a general lack of interest in the character; there's certainly no lack of interest in vampires within recent pop culture. Let's be honest, there have been dozens and dozens of Dracula productions since the original Bela Lugosi film in 1931 -- perhaps the problem is that this character has simply played-out his popularity and/or his story is just too well-known.

Fortunately, in addition to Sherlock, Gatiss and Moffat have spent a lot of time in genre television, working on shows like Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, respectively. Gatiss also reportedly has deep affection for Dracula, particularly the classic 1958 version starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. If anyone is going to produce a version of Dracula that engages audiences and catches fire, you could do far worse than Gatiss and Moffat.

Both men are quite early in the process. Plot, casting, setting, and timeline details are unknown, but we'll update you as soon as we know more.

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New Dracula TV Series in the Works From Sherlock, Doctor Who Team

20 June 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The men behind the recent Sherlock and Doctor Who revivals are about to resurrect another iconic character.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are developing a new Dracula TV series, according to our sister site Variety, and teaming up again with Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films to produce. Talks are currently underway with the BBC to air the series in the UK; no word yet on which network might air it in the U.S., although PBS, the home of Sherlock, is a likely candidate.

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The Master Shows Off His Costume In New Doctor Who Photos

20 June 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Doctor Who fans are currently counting down the days until the weekend, when John Simm’s incarnation of the Master returns to the show for the first time since 2010. The Time Lord villain (who previously battled David Tennant’s Doctor) will face off against Peter Capaldi, as well as bump into his future self – Michelle Gomez’s Missy.

Today, the BBC has released a whole bunch of promo images for the upcoming episode, titled “World Enough And Time,” and, among other things, they give us our first look at the Master’s new duds. You can check them all out down in the gallery below.

Though the Master’s usually a snappy dresser, John Simm’s incarnation was never much of a follower of fashion. In his first appearance, he wore a simple suit and then he swapped that for an old hoodie in his later episodes. For his return, »

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New Dracula TV series coming from makers of BBC's Sherlock

20 June 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So, it looks like we're getting another Dracula TV show on the way. For some reason. After the failure of Dracula: Untold and that one Dracula TV series a few years ago with Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing the Count, it's any guess as to why anyone would bother. But bother they shall, and the people behind this idea are none other than Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the people behind the popular Benedict... Read More »

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