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Peter Capaldi Can’t Wait To Swear Again Once He’s Finished Doctor Who

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Before he was known the world over as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi’s most famous role was as the foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in acclaimed political comedy The Thick of It (and its spinoff movie In The Loop). Capaldi had become so synonymous with Tucker, in fact, that many assumed when he joined Doctor Who that the iconic hero would suddenly be cursing every episode. Obviously, that didn’t turn out to be the case – what with the show being aimed at children and families, and all that.

While chatting with Kevin Smith at San Diego Comic-Con, though, Capaldi joked that he knew exactly what he was going to do once his final Doctor Who episode airs on Christmas Day: he’s going to turn the air blue with as many expletives as he wants.

“I haven’t sworn for four years since I became Doctor Who,” Capaldi said. »

- Christian Bone

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Darth Vader Rumored To Appear In Han Solo Spinoff As Spencer Wilding Climbs Aboard

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Just as one Star Wars mainstay climbs aboard (read: Warwick Davis), The Independent is reporting that Spencer Wilding has landed a role in Ron Howard’s Han Solo spinoff as well. But does that mean Darth Vader is a shoo-in to appear?

Sources close to the production claim that Wilding, who portrayed the physical Vader in last year’s Rogue One Anthology film – the great James Earl Jones lent his booming voice to the part – is actually playing a different character altogether, given his vast expertise in costume (see: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy). No Vader for Han Solo, then, which is just as well considering the famous smuggler doesn’t seem to have much luck when he crosses paths with the glowering Sith Lord. Ditto for Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), who actually betrayed Han and Leia aboard Cloud City.

All that being said, earlier »

- Michael Briers

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Male Nerd Entitlement And The Threat of (Fictional) Women

4 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet recently, you’ve no doubt read that BBC fan favorite “Doctor Who” has cast Jodie Whittaker to play the thirteenth Doctor, making her the first woman to ever play the protagonist in the show’s 54-year history. The Doctor, an alien who regenerates as another humanoid being instead of dying, has “coincidentally” reappeared as a white man for the show’s duration. Whittaker, of “Broadchurch” and “Attack the Block” fame, will take on the historical mantle of first female Doctor when the show debuts its 11th season next year.

Continue reading Male Nerd Entitlement And The Threat of (Fictional) Women at The Playlist. »

- Lena Wilson

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Doctor Who Star Michelle Gomez Hints At First Bisexual Character

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Though her casting attracted a backlash – an asinine backlash, we might add – from a vocal minority of Internet users, Jodie Whittaker’s appointment as the Thirteen Doctor has been hailed as a progressive step in the right direction for Doctor Who.

For all of the buzz generated by Whittaker’s casting, there is something bittersweet about her addition, as it signals the impending finale for Peter Capaldi, who won over the hearts and minds of Who fans after facing critics of his own. But for Jodie Whittaker, the Broadchurch actress is about to make history by becoming the first female Doctor ever to grace the famous Tardis, and we can’t wait to see her assume the Time Lord mantle when Doctor Who‘s Christmas Special airs before the year’s end.

But we’re now hearing that Doctor Who‘s latest series will go one step further to incorporate »

- Michael Briers

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Mind the Gap: BBC Pay Crisis Shakes U.K. Television Industry

8 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC lit a fire under the British television industry when it published the earnings of its top talent by name. The data dump revealed that two-thirds of BBC stars earning more than £150,000 ($195,000) are men. When it comes to age, the picture is even worse: Four times as many men over 50 fall in that salary bracket as women over 50. Ethnic minority stars are also severely underrepresented.

The BBC was forced to release the figures by the British government. Under pressure, director general Tony Hall pledged to give women equal pay and airtime by 2020 but said on July 23 that he would try to reach that goal even earlier after 40 senior female staffers, in an open letter, called on him to “act now.”

While many cheer Hall’s commitment, it’s questionable whether the rest of the industry will follow suit, despite the influence the BBC wields in the U.K. broadcasting landscape.

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- Stewart Clarke

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Hack/Slash Vs. Vampirella Comic Book Crossover Coming This October from Dynamite

9 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

An epic comic mashup is coming just in time for the Halloween season from Dynamite Entertainment! From Tim Seeley, Shawn Aldridge, Stefano Caselli, and Rapha Lobosco, Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella sees Cassie Hack, Vlad, and Vampirella battling The Queen of Hearts on October 4th.

Press Release: Mt. Laurel, NJ: Writer Shawn Aldridge (The Dark and Bloody), and artist Rapha Lobosco (Doctor Who) have been selected as the creative team to helm what is sure to be the biggest hit of this year's Halloween season, Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella. With the blessing of Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley, the two heroines of horror are set to hit shelves October 4th, 2017!

Created by writer/artist Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, Hack/Slash harkens back to the classic 80's slasher flick, as it follows the story of young Cassie Hack, the very epitome of horror movie clichés: the young woman and lone survivor »

- Tamika Jones

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Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss talks unmade David Tennant script

16 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 27, 2017

Doctor Who regular Mark Gatiss chats about a script that didn't get made: The Suicide Exhibition, which would've starred David Tennant...

Mark Gatiss has done no shortage of work on Doctor Who: his first script was 2005's Christopher Eccleston episode The Unquiet Dead, and his most recent one was 2017's Peter Capaldi instalment Empress Of Mars; his first on screen appearance was alongside David Tennant in The Lazarus Experiment, and he'll next be seen in this year's Christmas special, Twice Upon A Time, which will feature Capaldi's 12th Doctor, David Bradley's 1st Doctor and Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor. 

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(Idle thought: has any other actor appeared alongside as many Doctors as Gatiss has?)

Now, »

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Peter Capaldi Doesn’t Understand Female Doctor “Controversy”

26 July 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Steven Moffat quite rightly claimed that most fans are overjoyed with the news that Jodie Whittaker is to be the next Doctor, it’s true that some vocal critics are not on board with the decision to make the Time Lord a woman for the first time in Doctor Who‘s history. Someone who is totally behind the casting, though, is Whittaker’s predecessor.

Chatting to Digital Spy, current Doctor Peter Capaldi admitted that he just doesn’t “get” why some people are making such a big deal out of it, as he’s very excited by the decision.

“I just think it’s a brilliant idea and it propels the show forward, and how interesting, what fun! I sort of don’t get the idea that there’s any controversy over it, I just don’t really get it. I just think, ‘It’s a new Doctor Who! »

- Christian Bone

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17 Stars Who Went to Comic-Con in Disguise, From Justin Timberlake to Lupita Nyong’o (Photos)

26 July 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Peter Jackson have avoided the mad crush by going incognito at the San Diego Comic-Con fan event In 2011, Esquire magazine writer Chris Jones accompanied Justin Timberlake at Comic-Con dressed as beloved “Sesame Street” duo Bert and Ernie. While attending 2011’s Comic-Con to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield pulled a double-fake by dressing as… Spider-Man Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith put on a Bart Simpson mask to walk the floor at the 2013 event. Bryan Cranston surprised his co-stars at a “Breaking Bad” panel in 2013 with a creepily realistic Walter White mask. Former Harry Potter star. »

- Thom Geier

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Comic-Con 2017: What Popped and What Flopped

25 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comic-Con 2017 has come and gone, with well over 100,000 attendees flooding into San Diego for the annual event. Amid a sea of costumes, comics and merchandise, the TV and film industry trotted out its biggest stars and action-packed previews for upcoming projects with the hope of winning over a passionate fan base. Some blew the crowds away; others tried valiantly, but ultimately failed to impress.

Best: Steven Spielberg

Geekdom’s elder statesman scored with “Ready Player One,” his dive into virtual reality. It’s been more than a decade since he worked in the sci-fi space — he’s been more interested in Oscar-bait dramas like “Lincoln” or “Bridge of Spies.” Based on the trailer, “Ready Player One” offers a cornucopia of pop culture delights referencing everything from “Back to the Future” to “The Iron Giant.”

Worst: Ben Affleck

Batman hit back at a report he’s ready to hang up the cape and cowl, declaring »

- Variety Staff

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Stupid, dull and unsexy? Then you could be the next Doctor Who companion!

25 July 2017 4:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With the news that Bill Potts is leaving, the field is wide open for the first female Doctor’s new companion. But should they be young, old, male, female or – dare we say it – Kris Marshall?

Pearl Mackie has officially confirmed her exit from Doctor Who, and it’s a huge loss. By playing Bill Potts as an actual person – a questioning, clever, funny viewer analogue who was seduced by the Doctor’s responsibilities as much as his power – Mackie had the potential to be one of the all-time great companions.

But now she is no more. After the Christmas special, everything will change. And while Chris Chibnall might see Potts as surplus to the requirements of his new vision, he’ll hopefully be able to take plenty from her. Using her, and others, as an example, here are all the qualities he should be looking to bring to her replacement companion. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Comic-Con 2017 Winners & Losers: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Archer,’ Halle Berry, ‘Mr. Robot’ and More

24 July 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The anticipation that surrounds the lead-up to the San Diego Comic-Con is always intriguing, because there’s a legitimate potential for things to fall apart. You can’t always anticipate how fans will react to big reveals or changes, not to mention new properties that are hoping to gain traction with the convention’s geek-inclined audience.

Read MoreComic-Con Stunts Prove That The Future of Entertainment Isn’t Technology, But Live Interaction

In this week’s Very Good Television Podcast, Liz and Ben are joined by IndieWire executive editor Michael Schneider, as the three of them spent the last several days running around San Diego (literally) to check out all of the excitement to be had at Comic-Con.

While there was so much to experience — in the podcast above, the trio mentions a ton of things they enjoyed over the course of the convention — there were even more notable winners and losers. »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Ben Travers

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Comic-Con 2017 Winners & Losers: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Archer,’ Halle Berry, ‘Mr. Robot’ and More

24 July 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The anticipation that surrounds the lead-up to the San Diego Comic-Con is always intriguing, because there’s a legitimate potential for things to fall apart. You can’t always anticipate how fans will react to big reveals or changes, not to mention new properties that are hoping to gain traction with the convention’s geek-inclined audience.

Read MoreComic-Con Stunts Prove That The Future of Entertainment Isn’t Technology, But Live Interaction

In this week’s Very Good Television Podcast, Liz and Ben are joined by IndieWire executive editor Michael Schneider, as the three of them spent the last several days running around San Diego (literally) to check out all of the excitement to be had at Comic-Con.

While there was so much to experience — in the podcast above, the trio mentions a ton of things they enjoyed over the course of the convention — there were even more notable winners and losers. »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Ben Travers

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‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Inspired A Little Girl To Tears at Comic-Con

24 July 2017 7:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hearts melted over the weekend when a video circulated of Gal Gadot comforting a tiny “Wonder Woman” fan. The girl, named Ashley, was overcome with emotion when meeting her favorite superhero — one who looked just like her. Ashley arrived head to toe in “Wonder Woman” garb to meet Gadot, who was signing autographs with other members of the “Justice League” at San Diego Comic-Con.

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When she began to cry, Gadot reached across the table and took her hand. “There’s no reason to cry, all right,” Gadot said. “Here we are together.”

“She was so happy to meet her that she was tearing up,” said Ashley’s mother, Christine Keller, on Twitter. She later wrote on her Facebook page: “These characters matter and can have a huge influence on young people. What a great role model and genuine, »

- Jude Dry

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Some familiar faces return in the first trailer for the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special

24 July 2017 2:35 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Just over a week ago The BBC announced the new Doctor Who. Jodie Whittaker, whose turns in Black Mirror and Broadchurch (as well as the wonderful 2017 film Adult Life Skills) attest, is more than capable of taking the iconic sci-fi character to new places. She will appear in the final moments of the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special – entitled Twice Upon a Time. The first trailer for this final episode for the Twelfth Doctor has arrived, with one or two familiar faces.

At this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con the outgoing Doctor, Peter Capaldi, spoke about his replacement and gave the following statement of encouragement,

“I think Jodie is going to be amazing. I spoke to her the other day and she’s so full of excitement and passion about the show. It’s thrilling to know it’s in the hands of someone who cares for »

- Jon Lyus

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Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017 Teaser Trailer Lands At Comic-Con

24 July 2017 1:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The teaser trailer for this Christmas’ Doctor Who special has debuted at the San Diego Comic Con. The new special is titled ‘Twice Upon A Time’ and will debut on BBC One in the UK in its usual Christmas Day spot.

The teaser was debuted during Doctor Who’s traditional Sunday panel at Comic Con where talk obviously turned to Jodie Whittaker, who becomes the very first female doctor when Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerates in the Christmas episode.

Showrunner Steven Moffat spoke about the public’s reaction to Whittaker’s casting.

“There has been so many press articles about a backlash among the Doctor Who fandom about casting a female Doctor. There has been no backlash at all. The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative Doctor Who fandom has utterly embraced that change completely.”

“Eighty-percent approval on social media, not that I check these things obsessively. »

- Paul Heath

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Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer: The Twelfth Doctor Faces His Past

23 July 2017 6:25 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

A new title the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special has been revealed in a new teaser trailer that brings Peter Capaldi together with David Bradley. »

- Becky Fuller

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Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie Won’t Return After Christmas Special

23 July 2017 5:27 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

As Doctor Who moves on from Peter Capaldi, Bill actor Pearl Mackie also confirms her departure from the long-running sic-fi show. »

- Hanna Flint

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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi at his last Who Sdcc panel

23 July 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jul 24, 2017

Here's what Capaldi had to say to his Doctor Who colleagues during an emotional final Sdcc panel...

The Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic Con got emotional over the weekend. For those gathered, it was as much a celebration of Peter Capaldi's time as the Doctor — and Steven Moffat's tenure as showrunner — as it was a sneak peek at the upcoming Christmas special.

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Thank you, Doctor. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/5oE5UxnePn

BBC America (@Bbcamerica) July 23, 2017

Following a video presentation celebrating Capaldi's time as the Doctor (which can be viewed in the tweet above), the 6500 people in Hall H gave the 59-year-old Scottish actor a standing ovation.

Visibly moved, Capaldi turned the standing ovation into a celebration not just of his own time on the show, but of the other cast and creators sitting on the stage, standing »

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'Doctor Who' Showrunner Denies Female Doctor Controversy at Comic-Con: 'Shut the Hell Up'

23 July 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Haters? What haters?

At BBC's Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con, departing showrunner Steven Moffat denied that there was any backlash over casting actress Jodie Whittaker in the role of the Thirteenth Doctor.

Read: 'Doctor Who' Announces the History-Making 13th Doctor Will Be a Woman

"There are so many people wanting to pretend there is a problem. There isn't," he said, according to Vulture's Twitter. "I wish every single journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up."

Regardless, BBC One published a response addressing some sexist complaints over Whittaker's casting.

"Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme," they said in a statement. "The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series. The Doctor »

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