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The BBC has already given us a taste of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special with a short preview [watch it here], and now we have a new promotional image of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, Jenna Coleman’s Clara and Nick Frost’s Santa Claus, along with a synopsis and official title – ‘Last Christmas’…
The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an arctic base and under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!
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- Gary Collinson
Adorable. So witty and compassionate and bittersweet and just the right little bit of snarky that you will cry tears of joy from the perfection of it. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): was worried about CGI creepiness
I have read the source material (and I am indifferent about it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So, a small brown illegal immigrant — he doesn’t even have a passport — sneaks over the border into the United Kingdom… and is instantly welcomed into the home of a quintessentially English family in London, complete with a kooky elderly kinswoman of unspecified relation and a house that is the epitome of storybook chic.
And it is adorable.
Paddington is, in fact, so cute and witty and compassionate and bittersweet and just the right little bit of snarky and positively downright altruistic that »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Now that the latest series has reached its dramatic conclusion (hands up if you’re still recovering from the finale!), the attention of Doctor Who fans has now swiftly turned to the upcoming series as speculation about who will be writing for the Doctor’s next string of adventures begins.
It is already known, of course, that showrunner Steven Moffat will be back to oversee the timey-wimey proceedings for what will be his fifth series at its reigns. As such, he’ll be contributing the majority of the episodes, and, as the man in charge, he’s also responsible for hand picking the other writers who will have the privilege of leaving their mark on the Twelfth Doctor’s second series. Just think of him in his office sitting on a throne made of Dalekanium, only he’s stroking a life size figure of K-9 instead of a white fluffy cat… »
- Dan Butler
They’ve got Ben Wheatley for the opener?! If you’ve seen any of Wheatley’s work you’ll know why I was surprised and you’ll know why I was excited. It’s individual, witty and intelligent. It’s sort of the *opposite* of Love & Monsters (no I’m never letting it drop). We were promised something darker, moodier, scarier – perhaps...
- James Lomond
For fifty one years now, the Doctor has been a hero to children of all ages everywhere. Armed with only his magic wand Aka sonic screwdriver, he tumbles about the universe in a box that’s bigger on the inside, righting wrongs and fighting monsters as he goes. As Peter Capaldi’s current moodier incarnation of the character shows, sometimes doing good is hard but he always manages it. The Doctor always wins. Doesn’t he?
At the end of the recent series finale, when he thought he was going to end up with blood on his hands, the Doctor said something very rare to the Master: “you win.” Of course, in this case the Doctor’s hands were wiped clean (thanks Cyberbrig) but there have been occasions when the Doctor did in fact lose.
He always saves the planet, yes, but there have been many times when the »
- Christian Bone
It’s a good week, dear readers! Those of us in the States are preparing for a fantastic turkey day and a little time away from the normal daily grind and spend some time with our loved ones. For those of us (read: me) that have a tendency to get a little stir crazy during the...
- Nick Kitchen
He’s faced festive assassins, a lethal Christmas tree and even carnivorous snowmen. And just when you thought Doctor Who was starting to run out of ideas for something to keep your mind off the mince pies, showrunner Steven Moffat brings Peter Capaldi’s curmudgeonly Time Lord face to face with the jolly sack lugger himself, Santa (played by Nick Frost). But what is the Special going to be called this year? Moffat has revealed the legend – Last Christmas. Whether this is directly tied to the much-wept-over Wham hit remains to be seen, but even the iciest of Capaldi’s critics are surely looking forward to his run in with the jelly-bellied childrens’ hero.
Being busy little helpers in the background are Dan Starkey »
- Steve Palace
There has been a rising tide of backlash against sci-fi favorite “Doctor Who” for years now. Complaints have centered around the show ostensibly being about the journeys of female companions, yet with little to no actual women with boots on the ground in production. This leads to all kinds of problems, the least of which is sexist comments by showrunner Steven Moffat about the roles of women as characters and fans. When you’ve got Neil Gaiman nicely pointing out the skewed gender dynamics behind the camera, you know you’ve reached backlash zeitgeist. With that in mind, CultBox announced Catherine Tregenna has been hired by “Doctor Who” to write an episode for Series 9. This makes Tregenna first female writer on the show in six years, and the first period during Moffat’s tenure as showrunner. Her writing credentials are impeccable. Tregenna’s most instantly recognizable credit to Americans audiences »
- Donna Dickens
The first? Here it is: a pic of the script for Sherlock's forthcoming 2015 Special episode, accompanied by this message "This is what we've been doing today! Later on a pic of Sherlock and John as they'll appear in the Special #221back":
So there we have it. Is the Special a period piece? Are the pair going back to Conan Doyle's era for a bold, one-off historical adventure? Or have the detective duo simply developed an interest in Cosplay? Either way, Martin Freeman (who famously disliked his The Empty Hearse moustache), should be thrilled with that soup-strainer. »
One of the biggest disappointments of this fall’s TV season for me was ABC’s decision to cancel Selfie right as the series was hitting its stride. The fantastic chemistry between series stars Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and John Cho (Sleepy Hollow) was only getting better, as was the supporting cast of characters that surrounded them, led by a hilarious performance from David Harew00d (who I never would have known to be funny from his role in Homeland) as Sam Saperstein. Fortunately, for Selfie fans like myself, the show’s creator, Emily Kapnek (who was also behind ABC’s Suburgatory, which lasted three seasons on the network before getting cancelled), announced yesterday on Twitter that while we may have seen the last of Eliza (Gillan) and Henry (Cho) on TV, we can still see where their journey goes online, as the rest of Selfie‘s thirteen episodes (the »
- Chris King
With exactly one month to go until the Doctor’s tenth (can you Adam and Eve it?!) annual festive adventure, the BBC has set tongues wagging today by revealing its intriguing title, and we’ve even been treated to a sparkling new poster image – above – too!
We now know that the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald will return to our screens in Last Christmas, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst, which is set to air in the show’s traditional Christmas Day time slot as the centrepiece of BBC One’s yuletide festivities.
Confirmed guest stars for the special include Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz’s very own Nick Frost, who was introduced in the closing credits of the Series 8 finale, Death in Heaven, as Father Christmas (no, seriously), as well as Dan Starkey and Nathan McMullen, who will seemingly be playing two of Santa’s devoted elves, »
- Dan Butler
Brit star Matt Smith's post-'Doctor Who' work is certainly building momentum. Having already landed parts in Alan Taylor's 'Terminator: Genisys' as well as the forthcoming feature adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' the 32-year old actor has now been signed up for Stefan Ruzowitzky's horror thriller 'Patient Zero'. Smith will star alongside the gorgeous Natalie Dormer ('Game of Thrones', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay') in the pandemic shocker. Having already enjoyed a theatrical stint as Patrick Bateman in the London-based 'American Psycho' musical Smith is fast becoming a bit of a horror icon. We wonder what's next? »
BBC Television has unveiled new details of its line-up for 2014.
In addition to joining Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for a two-part Top Gear special, James May will also host a new episode of Toy Stories and Gareth Malone is back with The Choir: New Military Wives.
Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys: 14 Christmas TV highlights from the BBC
Danny Cohen, Director of Television, said: "This year's Christmas line-up on BBC Television is one of our best ever. »
We've had the John Lewis advert, the supermarkets are filled with Quality Street tins and Bob Geldof has gathered together a load of popstars to sing about Africa. There's no point hiding and denying it, Christmas is very nearly here.
Even if you're a festive grinch, one of the best parts of Christmas is that it means a bumper selection box of great telly. The BBC has released first look pictures today of its seasonal highlights, and here are 14 picks of what you can look forward to over the holidays.
3. Esio Trot
Another of Roald Dahl's classics gets adapted »
Season 8 of BBC sci-fi hit show Doctor Who may have drawn to a close, but Whovians still have one final opportunity for a Tardis adventure this year: the traditional Christmas special. The festive epsiode with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman is set to star Nick Frost as Santa Claus, although it is unknown whether he’s bringing gifts or terror. What we do now know is the episode’s name: Last Christmas. Read more Santa Claus Arrives in Creepy 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Promo The title is likely to add to rumors that the episode will be Coleman’s last, with
- Alex Ritman
Thanks to the BBC, we now know a bit more about the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special. That bit, however, is little more than the image you see above, and the title Last Christmas… Starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman with guest Nick Frost as “the fat man”, the special is the Tenth such seasonal...
- Christian Cawley
In the years hence, the festive season and Whovian culture have become inseparably intertwined, with such adventures including regenerations, tragic doomed romance (more than once) and even an Australian pop star.
It’s unclear whether the Doctor will be giving either of his two hearts to anyone, but you can be sure that, if he does, it will be given away the very next day.
Here’s a new pic from the episode too…
Don't be fooled by the title, »
Yael Stone has joined the cast of Childhood.s End, the sci-fi miniseries that starts shooting in Melbourne next month. The Orange is the New Black regular will play a character named Peretta in the show based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, commissioned by the Us Syfy Channel.
Clarke.s novel is set on Earth while it is under the benign control of a race of aliens, the Overlords. From their hovering UFOs, the Overlords spend decades turning Earth into a Utopia, which in the process also destroys humanity's identity.
Ashley Zukerman (The Code) will play Jake Greggson, an American production designer with artistic sensibilities whose children begin to exhibit psychic powers. Jacob Holt (Winners & Losers, Inxs: Never »
- Don Groves
Doctor Who has debuted a new promotional picture for its upcoming Christmas special.
The BBC recently announced that Doctor Who's latest series averaged 7.4 million viewers across its 12 episodes.
Meanwhile, Coleman spoke to Digital Spy about her future on the long-running series, saying that Clara "can't go back to a normal life".
Watch a clip from 'Last Christmas' below: »
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD and Blu-ray today, and Yahoo! Movies caught up with director James Gunn during the press tour for the home-entertainment release, with Gunn taking a moment to discuss the villainous characters of the space opera – specifically, Karen Gillen’s Nebula, calling her “the Boba Fett of the film” and seemingly implying that we’ll be seeing plenty more of her in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
“I have so many plans for Nebula, in my personal life, and… I love Nebula. I fell in love with the design of Nebula. I cast the role around that design. I fell in love with Karen [Gillan] as a person, who I love, and I love the character of Nebula…. To me, she’s the Boba Fett of the movie, she’s the one that you really dig, she’s the cool one that we need to get more of, »
- Gary Collinson
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