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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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Matt Smith Becomes Prince Phillip for ‘The Crown’

21 June 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The Crown‘s Matt Smith talks to Awards Daily TV about portraying Prince Phillip and working with Claire Foy for the Netflix series. Netflix’s critically acclaimed series The Crown »

- Clarence Moye

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Doctor Who Showrunner Is The “Hardest Job In Television,” Says Mark Gatiss

16 June 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As fans may know, Doctor Who‘s current – tenth – season will be the last to feature not only Peter Capaldi as the Doctor but also Steven Moffat as showrunner. The writer has helmed the series for the last seven years, through both Matt Smith and Capaldi’s tenures, and taking over from him will be Chris Chibnall, most known for creating crime drama Broadchurch

During a talk at the Oxford Union recently, Moffat’s frequent collaborator, writer/actor Mark Gatiss, spoke about why he wasn’t interested in stepping into the role of showrunner even though he had the chance, describing it as “a poisoned chalice.”

“To be honest, the job of showrunning Doctor Who I think is probably the hardest job in television, I’ve seen it up close…it’s just so completely all-consuming. I act and I write and I couldn’t do both. I couldn’t »

- Christian Bone

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‘Doctor Who’: The New Doctor Has Been Cast, Confirms Former Showrunner Russell T. Davies

13 June 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As “Doctor Who” fans wait with bated breath to see if Peter Capaldi’s replacement will be a woman, a person of color, or another middle aged white guy, one former showrunner has confirmed that at least one person already knows who will be the next Doctor.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report

Russell T. Davies worked on the long-running BBC series from 2005-2010, and remains in touch with the people who will now decide the fate of the character. In an interview at the British Lgbt Awards, Davies expertly dodged any questions about the race or gender of the replacement, saying only, “I do know who it is.”

Davies produced and wrote the “Doctor Who” spinoffs “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” He is also the creator of “Queer As Folk,” the wildly popular series about three »

- Jude Dry

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‘Doctor Who’: The New Doctor Has Been Cast, Confirms Former Showrunner Russell T. Davies

13 June 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As “Doctor Who” fans wait with bated breath to see if Peter Capaldi’s replacement will be a woman, a person of color, or another middle aged white guy, one former showrunner has confirmed that at least one person already knows who will be the next Doctor.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report

Russell T. Davies worked on the long-running BBC series from 2005-2010, and remains in touch with the people who will now decide the fate of the character. In an interview at the British Lgbt Awards, Davies expertly dodged any questions about the race or gender of the replacement, saying only, “I do know who it is.”

Davies produced and wrote the “Doctor Who” spinoffs “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” He is also the creator of “Queer As Folk,” the wildly popular series about three »

- Jude Dry

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Who are the Ice Warriors on Doctor Who?

10 June 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who sees the return of the Ice Warriors. But who are they and where do they come from? The Ice Warriors first appeared on Doctor Who back in 1967 in an six-part story called The Ice Warriors. The Warriors would face off against Patrick Trougton’s second Doctor Who on two occasions — the first in The Ice Warriors and then again in The Seeds Of Death. Overall these aliens have tackled the Doctor on four occasions, the most recent being the 2013 episode Cold War in which Matt Smith’s Doctor took a single Warrior on while...read more »

- Ian Cullen

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Why I love… Pearl Mackie

9 June 2017 9:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She infuses Doctor Who with glee, a reminder that this is a kids’ show as well as a multimillion-pound cultural juggernaut

For immigrants, care packages from home are an unparalleled delight. From friends and family, I’ve received squash (they don’t drink it in the Us), cotton buds and even a very distinctive brand of stock cube (think famous London tower). I look for home in nonphysical things, too: I have the BBC World Service on in the evenings, and every weekend I’ve been reimmersing myself in another uniquely British creature: the not-quite-geriatric, 54-year-old sci-fi TV show, Doctor Who.

Doctor Who was my first TV fright. I remember being seven years old, hiding behind our maroon sofa, holding tight to my sister’s hand as we waited for a terrifying alien life form to exit the screen. I’m a zealous, lifelong fan (once exhibiting my fandom by »

- Bim Adewunmi

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Doctor Who Showrunner Defends Not Casting A Female Doctor

8 June 2017 11:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Every time the Doctor regenerates, it seems like more and more people call for the Time Lord to be played by a woman. For many fans, the fact that twelve white males have portrayed the character over the past fifty years means that the iconic hero is in desperate need of some diversity. And while we can say that we certainly agree with that sentiment, in a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has explained why he hasn’t cast a woman in the lead role over his eight year tenure on the job.

“I didn’t not cast a woman… I cast a man. I didn’t [cast a woman] because I wanted to cast Matt Smith and I wanted to cast Peter Capaldi. I didn’t think it was a terrible idea [to cast a woman], I just thought, ‘I want to cast those people’ – that was it.”

In Moffat’s defense, »

- Christian Bone

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Alien: Covenant - where its box office leaves the series

7 June 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jun 9, 2017

The sequel to Prometheus got decent reviews, but its box office could throw the Alien franchise into doubt. We look at the numbers...

In terms of story, Alien: Covenant's conclusion hinted at all kinds of dark possibilities. We won't go over them in spoilery detail here - we've done that before, if you're interested in getting into specifics - but Covenant's conclusion, along with Ridley Scott's clear enthusiasm for the franchise, left clear indications that at least a couple of sequels were in the pipeline.

Right now, though, there appears to be a black cloud on the horizon: the film's box-office. While Alien: Covenant received better reviews than its predecessor, 2012's Prometheus, the latest in a planned string of prequels to 1979's Alien has made a worryingly steep dive in profits over the past couple of weeks.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Absence Upends Emmy Supporting Race

6 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When the producers of “Game of Thrones” decided to delay its production, it was a practical move: They needed more snow for their storytelling. But the move to postpone their season seven debut had a trickle-down effect on the 2017 Emmy race: The July premiere date meant the reigning champion wouldn’t be eligible in the hotly contested drama race.

It had an even more seismic impact in the supporting categories: opening up two slots in the actor race, pulling Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington out of contention, and three in the actress race, eliminating Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams.

To heighten the drama even more, last year’s winners aren’t eligible, either: Ben Mendelsohn of “Bloodline” is competing in the guest race this year (spoiler alert for those who haven’t yet caught up with the Netflix drama yet), and “Downton Abbey” signed off last year, which means we’ve heard Maggie Smith’s »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’: How Stephen Daldry Romanticized a Royal Wedding

5 June 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like “The Godfather,” Peter Morgan’s “The Crown” kicked off with a wedding to set the grandeur and intimacy for the entire series. The marriage of Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and Philip (Matt Smith) marked a new beginning for England in 1947 — it was like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of World War II.

In real life, the actual wedding was modest. But director Stephen Daldry and his team opted not to hold back. It would give the wrong impression. So the crafts team played a few tricks while delivering pageantry at its most personal.

Production Designing a ‘Jewel Within That Ashen World’

For Oscar-winning production designer Martin Childs (“Shakespeare in Love”), there were two difficult challenges: the austerity of the wedding and shooting in Ely Cathedral (where they also shot the coronation) in place of Westminster Abbey.

“In my very first meeting with Stephen, I did a digital drawing summary »

- Bill Desowitz

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Why Doctor Who needs season arcs

4 June 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Jun 5, 2017

Arcing storylines enrich Doctor Who and reward its audience, Mark suggests...

Warning: contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 10.

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Unlikely as it might seem to long-time readers of this site, there might be some people who have only just started watching Doctor Who this year. After a year off air, Steven Moffat's brief going into this year's excellent tenth series seems to have been to give the show a soft reboot, picking up with Peter Capaldi's Doctor some time after the last series and ushering in the arrival of Pearl Mackie's new companion, Bill Potts.

To that end, the series started out with an enjoyable run of standalone episodes, boiling the show down to its essence of a madman in a box taking a young woman on adventures in time and space. »

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Doctor Who: The Lie Of The Land geeky spots and Easter eggs

3 June 2017 4:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Jun 3, 2017

Doctor Who series 10 episode 8: join as we dig deeper into The Lie Of The Land...

Everything’s wrapped up, and much later than usual… After three episodes, we’ve finally said goodbye to the Monks. Fortunately, we’ve not said goodbye to our weekly round-up of references, similarities and general observations, so here’s our guide to this week’s episode… If you’re more eagle-eyed than we are, let us know what you’ve seen in the comments below!

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The Memory Cheats

Though this is the first time the human race’s memories have been rewritten en masse (as opposed to time itself being rewritten, which has happened on multiple occasions, particularly since 2005), individuals’ memories have been played with from time to time, »

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5 Details About Season 2 of The Crown That Will Make You Royally Excited

1 June 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It didn't take long for audiences to get swept up in The Crown, Netflix's decadent dramatization of Queen Elizabeth II's first few years on the throne, and it's pretty obvious why. Although there are a few things in the hit series that didn't actually happen, it still captures the essence of what it was like for the young royal to take over for her father, King George VI, after his shocking death in 1952. With season one in the bag (which reportedly came at a $130 million price tag), it's time to look forward: what do we know about season two? RelatedQueen Elizabeth II's Reaction to Watching The Crown Is Probably Not What You'd Think The Main Cast Lead actress Claire Foy took home multiple best actress trophies this award season for her spot-on, layered performance as the queen, so it should come as no surprise that she's signed on for season two. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Lead Actor in a Drama: The Frontrunners and Dark Horses for 2017 Emmys

31 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There is some serious star power in the race this year, including Oscar winners Kevin Spacey (sure to land his fifth consecutive nom for “House of Cards”) and Anthony Hopkins, a newcomer for “Westworld.” There are also Oscar nominees like Paul Giamatti (“Billions”), “Goliath’s” Billy Bob Thornton (an Oscar winner for screenwriting and a nominee for acting), Tom Hardy (“Taboo”) and Terrence Howard (“Empire”) in the mix. They’ll likely face off against last year’s winner for “Mr. Robot, “ Rami Malek, and returning nominees Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”). Other first-year hits that could break in include Kiefer Sutherland (“Designated Survivor”) and Dan Stevens (“Legion.”) But the frontrunner is likely an actor who just became a household name in the last 18 months, Sterling K. Brown. He won an Emmy last year for channeling Christopher Darden in “The People v. O.J. Simpson »

- Variety Staff

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Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic Starring Matt Smith to Shoot in July

31 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Updated: Per Zosia Mamet’s team, the actress is no longer attached to this project due to scheduling conflicts. Our original story has been updated to reflect this new information.

The Robert Mapplethorpe biopic “Mapplethorpe” starring Matt Smith is heading into production in July, according to Interloper Films. An intimate portrait of one of the most controversial photographers in American history, the film stars Smith as Mapplethorpe.

Documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner will direct the film, which she co-wrote with Bruce Goodrich. The movie follows Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989 due to complications from AIDS. Boston Diva Productions will produce alongside Timoner’s Interloper Films.

Timoner’s most recent feature documentary, 2015’s “Brand: A Second Coming,” focused on actor-comedian Russell Brand and his journey through addiction to »

- Graham Winfrey

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16 Lego sets that started as Lego Ideas

31 May 2017 5:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 16, 2017

Doctor Who, Ghostbusters and Nasa feature in our rundown of cool kits that came from Lego Ideas...

Lego Ideas - formerly known as Lego Cuusoo - is a really cool initiative. Through it, fans can suggest their own Lego kit concepts, and if enough people show their support, the set actually gets made. 

Loads of great Lego sets have come to life this way, and there are bound to be more as the brick-based brand continues to grow. Here are sixteen wonderful ones that you can order or pre-order now... 

Nasa Apollo Saturn V

The latest addition to the Lego Ideas collection is this gorgeous recreation of Nasa's Saturn V rocket, which saw action for the American space agency from 1967 to 1973 and played a critical part in the Moon landing.

The Lego version - which comfortably earned the necessary 10,000 votes - boasts authentic details, moving parts and no less than 1,969 pieces. »

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Queen Elizabeth II's Reaction to Watching The Crown Is Probably Not What You'd Think

31 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

If you've been keeping tabs on Queen Elizabeth II, then you're likely well aware that she's not your average 91-year-old - she drives her own car, uses Twitter, and oh, yeah, binges Netflix like the rest of us. Although there's no word on what she thought about 13 Reasons Why, there's one show she surprisingly is a big fan of: The Crown. Netflix's original series is a lavish look into the early days of Queen Elizabeth II's rise to power and her first years of marriage to Prince Philip, and despite a few factual errors throughout season one, the real-life queen has reportedly given it her blessing. According to The Daily Express, Her Majesty began watching the show after her son and daughter-in-law Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, recommended it to her. "Edward and Sophie love The Crown," a senior royal source revealed. "It has been a longstanding arrangement »

- Quinn Keaney

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Claire Foy and Matt Smith Talk Marriage Struggles in Season Two of ‘The Crown’

25 May 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Netflix’s month-long FYSee Emmy campaign kicked off with a panel discussion led by The Late Late Show host James Corden with The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith at The Netflix FYSee Space in Beverly Hills Wednesday evening.

Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth in the series, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about how the notion of marriage, specifically with the Royal Family, was shared through the first season and will continue in the second.

“This is a story of a marriage very much in the second series, and how they navigate that," Foy said. "They’ve been together for ten years, they’ve had two »

- Fatema Etemadi

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Claire Foy, Matt Smith on Their Future in ‘The Crown,’ Season 2’s Focus on Philip

25 May 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It was a mutual admiration society as James Corden moderated Netflix’s “The Crown” FYSee chat with fellow Brits Claire Foy and Matt Smith. When Smith ribbed Corden about hearing that Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of Corden, the “Late Late Show” host demurred humbly, saying, “Let’s not make this about me. But yes, she’s a big fan.”

Foy, whose performance as the younger Queen has been critically acclaimed, recalled that she was five months pregnant when she received the script for the show. Impending motherhood affected the way she tackled the role. Foy explained, “She’s been visibly a mother and held down a job. I related to that. She’s an icon, someone to look up to and respect.”

Both stars praised “The Crown’s” principal creative team, Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, and Andy Harries. Smith, who plays Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, said that though the idea of playing a royal was »

- Diane Gordon

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