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There were a lot of fantastic moments in the Series 8 premiere, Deep Breath, and as is typical with Doctor Who, a few were divisive. Now it seems that a moment from the episode has emerged as the most controversial (which is silly and I’m mentally noting that as I write). Yes, we’re talking about
- Nick Kitchen
The eighth season of Doctor Who is shaping up nicely so far, with a new Doctor, conflict brewing between the Doctor and Clara, a mysterious new villain probably, and a philosophical question at the heart of it all: Is the Doctor a good man? Last week’s episode raised new questions on that front with (Spoiler) the Doctor forging a mind connection with a dalek and showing him beauty and brilliance and hatred, which is a nice through-line from season one’s “Dalek,” in which we first learned about the Doctor’s atrocity in the Time Wars.
One other great thing about “Into the Dalek,” was the Doctor’s constant insistence that Clara is unattractive, through exchanges like this one:
“You were smiling at nothing. I’d almost say you were in love, but to be honest...”
“...you’re not a young woman anymore.”
“Yes, I am.”
“Well, you don’t look it. »
- Mily Dunbar
As its success in foreign markets grows, Doctor Who becomes more and more of a merchandising juggernaut; with the possibility of a Tardis Lego set on the horizon, and (most recently) the release of Doctor Who downloadable content for Minecraft. A bold move since Doctor Who games have never really caught on as far as the mainstream gaming market goes.
Doctor Who games have been released intermittently since as far back as 1983 but after 1997’s Destiny Of The Doctors for PC, things dried up until 2010 when the BBC decided it was time to give this little attempted area of merchandising another try. After the success of the free-to-play Doctor Who Adventure Games released on PC alongside Series 5, a trio of mainstream titles were introduced for the PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo Wii. All of which were weighted towards being puzzle-based and received mixed reviews.
Following these less than »
- James T. Cornish
Let's take a moment and spare a thought for the poor advertising people. An advertising employee's life is a tricky one. He or she may have a fat bottomed bank balance that makes their world go round but they face a tricky task. How do they put a new spin on a familiar advertising icon and keep it fresh? From puppies rolling around in loo paper through to cartoon tea northerners in big caps, these are the faces of vital products and if they get tired or stale, the folks won't buy 'em any more – leaving those poor advertising sorts as crying puddles in corners.
Taking this concept into time and space, let's also spare a thought for the big cheeses at the Doctor Who studios. Doctor Who has its fair share of familiar icons – the sort that you'd list in a Family Fortunes studio to win a hefty jackpot cash prize. »
We’ve had the regeneration and said our hellos to the new Doctor and now, it’s time for him to confront the darkness inside him by transporting himself and Clara into the heart of his deadliest foe – we’ve been Into the Dalek, now let’s really get inside the Dalek with a roundup of press reactions
The post How The Press Reviewed Into The Dalek appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Andrew Reynolds
Doctor Who Confidential may be dead in the dust, but to celebrate the new era of your favourite show Doctor Who Extra can be enjoyed on the BBC Red Button after each new episode. However, there are two problems with this otherwise excellent new plan. The first is that it is only 10 minutes long.
- Christian Cawley
New images from Doctor Who's next episode 'Robot of Sherwood' have debuted online.
The full synopsis for 'Robot of Sherwood' reads: "In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood.
"With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?"
The new pictures show a smitten Clara growing close to charming anti-hero Robin, played by Da Vinci's Demons star Tom Riley.
'Robot of Sherwood' is the »
Following on from the preview trailer we brought you yesterday [which you can watch here], we now have a batch of promo images for the upcoming third episode of Doctor Who series 8, entitled ‘Robot of Sherwood’. Check them out here courtesy of Spoiler TV:
In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?
Doctor Who airs on Saturday evenings on the BBC. Check out all of our Who coverage here.
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- Gary Collinson
The world of the Whoniverse is an ever-growing thing. We’re lucky enough right now to not only be getting brand new episodes of the show but there are always new books and audio stories to help fill the time between series. One night you can be in the world of the new Twelfth Doctor and
- Rebecca Crockett
The Doctor Who debut of Peter Capaldi has aired in Asia without a scene featuring a kiss between two female characters. The scene was edited out of the version of the sci-fi hit show broadcast on the BBC Entertainment network in such territories as Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore due to regulations in Singapore, Radio Times magazine reported. The broadcast code in Singapore, where the BBC Entertainment feed for Asia is transmitted from, has strict rules on "information, themes or subplots on lifestyles such as homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, transsexualism, transvestism, pedophilia and incest," according to
- Georg Szalai
Well now, that was certainly…excellent. Forget the opening episode Deep Breath, which offers us a new Doctor performing on half empty, Into the Dalek is where the new adventures and era truly begins and it marks the changes to Doctor Who for 2014 and beyond excellently. There’s always hype and panic when it comes to
The post Reviewed: Into the Dalek appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Meredith Burdett
“Demons run when a Good Man goes to war,” went the ancient line. But the problem is, The Doctor is no longer sure he’s a good man. Further problem is, neither is Clara. So The Doctor’s not quite sure what he’s going to do when he’s invited to go…
Into The Dalek
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Human rebel fighter Journey Blue is about to have her ship destroyed by a Dalek saucer when The Doctor saves her by materializing the ship around her, a move for which he expects and demands a thank you. Returning her back to her command ship, he’s quickly arrested, until Journey tells them he’s a Doctor…which is lucky because they have a patient. The patient is a Dalek, who is malfunctioning. As in, it has become good – it is raving that the Daleks must be defeated. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Warning! Spoilers: This post contains spoilers and speculation for the Doctor Who series eight episode “Into the Dalek”.
A Dalek is hatred given physical form – a closed system with a singular focus. It cannot learn for every neural pathway that deviates from its central mission is blocked. Hatred is a selective emotion. To hate is to block out light, to choose to huddle in darkness ignoring any other option. Hatred is a construct, a thing that we cling to due to our past experience or upon listening to the guiding voices whispering in our ears. It’s fueled by betrayal, deceit and fear of not only what’s going on externally but of the chaos within ourselves.
Daleks are bound to hate from the second they are born. They are not given any other choice. They are not soldiers they are slaves. Soldiers choose to carry their weapons and »
- Mary Ogle
With Jenny unable to hold her breath any longer, Vastra gave her a 'kiss of life' - sharing oxygen from her own lungs.
However, the scene was excised from a version of the episode broadcast on the BBC Entertainment channel in several Asian countries.
A BBC spokesperson told Pink News: "In order to comply with broadcast regulations in Asia where our BBC Entertainment channel airs, BBC Worldwide made a brief edit to the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8, but did so without detracting from the storyline."
Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were among »
ITV shows launch episode attracts more viewers than in the past two years, as BBC series sheds 1.6 million on last week
The X Factor, back for its 11th series with an (almost) all-new judging lineup Louis Walsh will always be with us attracted an average of 9.3 million viewers, a 42.3% share, between 8pm and 9.25pm on Saturday.
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- John Plunkett
Downton Abbey is to screen the opening episode of series five at Leicester Square Empire cinema.
The event will be hosted by the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (Ctbf) in association with ITV, Carnival and Telegraph Bespoke.
The screening will take place on September 17, four days before the latest series begins its broadcast on ITV.
Ctbf chief executive Richard Wilson said: "This partnership strengthens our ties with the television industry, in which many of our beneficiaries work. Our choice of venue, the iconic Empire Leicester Square, further highlights the charity's strong links in cinema and film."
Series five of the »
This Saturday night, Doctor Who Series 8 plunges into the past with Robot of Sherwood, in which the Doctor and Clara head back in time and meet Robin Hood! You probably caught the trailer for the episode after Into the Dalek, but if not, you can rewatch it here. Can’t recall the details? In a
The post Robot of Sherwood: Next Time Trailer appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Christian Cawley
The talent may be lacking, but ratings are up thanks to the freshness of the judges dynamic and Simon Cowells new wacky uncle persona
Is 2014 the year that The X Factor finally stops being rubbish?
The X Factor is back. And for once it isnt back in the traditional Oh god, thats us effed until Christmas manner that weve all become so accustomed to. No, this time The X Factor seems to have somehow reattached itself to the hearts and minds of the British viewing public.
Saturdays episode was its most-watched series debut since 2011, when the show came swaggering back after an insanely popular year. No other show this weekend, not even Doctor Who with Daleks, could match it in terms of popularity. If things carry on this way, then whisper it The X Factor might have just staged an improbable last-minute comeback.
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- Stuart Heritage
Episode four of Doctor Who’s eighth series, Listen, has a synopsis...
Doctor Who’s very enjoyable return is set to take us to historical times this week, with Robot Of Sherwood introducing Capaldi’s Doctor to Robin Hood.
After that, the fourth episode of the new series, Listen, sounds like a very intriguing one. Here’s the synopsis, newly announced by the BBC...
“When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.
What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!”
Moffat has previously described the episode as an exploration into what the Doctor does with his spare time, claiming that he would “throw himself off a building if he thought it’d be interesting on the way down. »
Doctor Who, Season 8, Episode 2, “Into the Dalek”
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Airs Saturdays at 9pm Et on BBC America
This week, on Doctor Who: The Doctor doesn’t like soldiers, Clara is a master of the quick change, and Mr. Pink is a reader
Dalek stories are tricky. As monsters, they’re one trick ponies, but they’re also iconic and massively popular, so they’re trotted out every season or so for the Doctor to face*. They’re the Doctor’s oldest enemy (the First Doctor faced off with them in his second story), and frankly, the series ran out of new ways to use them a very long time ago. In season one of NuWho, Robert Shearman revitalized the creatures with his fantastic script for “Dalek”, but since season two, their appearances have mostly been a series of diminishing returns, »
- Kate Kulzick
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