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Benedict Cumberbatch on the New Doctor Who: "Why Can't It Be a Woman?"

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Back in July, the BBC officially announced that Jodie Whittaker would be the latest star of Doctor Who. Following the incredible news, the English actress delivered a powerful message for devoted Whovians and show newbies alike, while the BBC quickly put doubters to shame with pure Doctor Who knowledge - and it looks like we're not the only people excited by the idea of finally having a female Doctor. In a recent interview with the BBC, Benedict Cumberbatch opened up about the casting choice, saying that he was thrilled. "It's an alien - why can't it be a woman? Why can't it be any gender? I think she's an extraordinary actress and we're lucky culturally to have got her to agree to do it," he said. "Just go for it - let's see what happens." And as for the idea of getting a female Sherlock Holmes, the dramatic actor was also up for it. »

- Morgane Le Caer

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Outlander: Why You Shouldn't Dwell on Jamie's Latest Love Scene

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The hardcore Jamie-Claire shippers were in for a bit of a shock on Sunday's Outlander when both members of the heart-stopping couple hooked up with someone else. Claire's situation is easy to understand; she thinks Jamie dies at the Battle of Culloden and she's just trying to put some semblance of a life back together for herself and her baby, Brianna. Frank is her first husband, after all, so it's no surprise she'd try to reconnect with him. What may have been a surprise for nonbook readers, however, is Jamie being intimate with a woman in the cave where he is hiding outside Lallybroch. But never fear, Jamie-Claire fans! Jamie's dalliance is straight out of the books, and it doesn't mean anything to him romantically. RelatedWhy Outlander's Writers Are Leaving This Important Book Element Out of the Show The woman who comes to Jamie in the cave is Mary McNab, »

- Andrea Reiher

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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Says Criticisms About Jodie Whittaker Are Outrageous

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Let’s be honest, a lot of Doctor Who fans have been calling for a female Doctor for years now. After all, there’s no reason the character shouldn’t be female sometimes, aside from ‘tradition’ – every transformation in the show since it began in 1963 has delivered a new male face. But now, with Peter Capaldi stepping away from the iconic role, and Steven Moffat stepping away from producing the show, a fresh approach has been revealed. The Doctor will now be played by Jodie Whittaker – and this has predictably drawn some criticism.

Former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T. Davies – also known as the man who made this new era of the series possible, having rebooted it back in 2005 – has no time for such criticisms, though. He’s done with the vocal objections of a tiny minority of sexists – as he explained to Frank Skinner on the Absolute Radio podcast. »

- Sarah Myles

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Red Dwarf: looking back at the past and ahead to the future

19 September 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jamie Andrew Sep 20, 2017

With Red Dwarf Xii on its way, one fan revisits his love of the short rouge one, through the highs to the lows and back again...

If not for Doctor Who and Star Trek – two low-key franchises of which I'm sure you're dimly aware – Red Dwarf would be the longest-running, (still in production) sci-fi television series of all time. As a consolation, Red Dwarf can at least claim the distinction of being the longest-running sci-fi television series of all time in which the core cast hasn't been replaced, re-booted or regenerated. But to what extent is this Usp a curse? Thirty-one years is a hell of a long time for a group of guys to be marooned in deep space all wearing the same faces, especially when those faces have visibly sagged and etched and wrinkled over the fast-rolling decades (except in the case of Danny John Jules, »

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Elisabeth Moss, David Tennant Drama ‘Mad to Be Normal’ Picked Up by Samuel Goldwyn Films

19 September 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the drama “Mad to Be Normal,” starring Elisabeth Moss and David Tennant, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by Robert Mullan, the film also stars Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber and Olivia Poulet. Tennant (“Doctor Who”) stars as 1960’s celebrity psychiatrist R.D. Laing who revolutionized the treatment of people who were diagnosed as “mad.” Working out of Kingsley Hall in East London, he performed experiments on people, including experiments with LSD and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia. His methods were controversial. Also Read: Elisabeth Moss to Star in Women's-Rights Drama. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn’t Understand Why ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ Can’t Have a Female Hero

18 September 2017 6:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Earlier this year, BBC made a groundbreaking announcement when it revealed “Broadchurch” actress Jodie Whitaker would be the new lead on “Doctor Who,” making her the first female doctor since the series first began over 50 years ago. The news was a cause for celebration, but of course a certain section of the fandom was not too pleased the show was making a gender switch. Within hours of the announcement, the hashtags #NotMyDoctor and #NurseWho became the official slogans of the opposition. The months since have seen the BBC and previous Doctors defend Whitaker, and you can count fellow BBC favorite Benedict Cumberbatch among her most vocal supporters.

Read More:Benedict Cumberbatch to Executive Produce and Star in ‘Melrose’ for Showtime

“It’s an alien. Why can’t it be a woman? Why can’t it be any gender? It doesn’t matter to me,” Cumberbatch said to Variety. The actor »

- Zack Sharf

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Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn’t Understand Why ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ Can’t Have a Female Hero

18 September 2017 6:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this year, BBC made a groundbreaking announcement when it revealed “Broadchurch” actress Jodie Whitaker would be the new lead on “Doctor Who,” making her the first female doctor since the series first began over 50 years ago. The news was a cause for celebration, but of course a certain section of the fandom was not too pleased the show was making a gender switch. Within hours of the announcement, the hashtags #NotMyDoctor and #NurseWho became the official slogans of the opposition. The months since have seen the BBC and previous Doctors defend Whitaker, and you can count fellow BBC favorite Benedict Cumberbatch among her most vocal supporters.

Read More:Benedict Cumberbatch to Executive Produce and Star in ‘Melrose’ for Showtime

“It’s an alien. Why can’t it be a woman? Why can’t it be any gender? It doesn’t matter to me,” Cumberbatch said to Variety. The actor »

- Zack Sharf

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Benedict Cumberbatch on His BBC Drama ‘The Child in Time’ and the Idea of a Female Sherlock

18 September 2017 5:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is ready for his closeup – as a producer as well as actor. His production company, SunnyMarch, is gearing up for the debut of its first drama, “The Child in Time,” which airs on the BBC this coming Sunday. Cumberbatch has the central part in, and produces, the TV movie, an adaptation of the novel by Ian McEwan about the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl and the impact it has on her parents.

Playing Stephen, a successful children’s author and the missing girl’s father, was a deliberate shift away from the title role in “Sherlock” that made him a global celebrity.  “It’s a part that’s a million miles away from a lot of stuff I’ve done, especially the more famous one of telly,” Cumberbatch said. “That’s an appeal for me, to always be shaking things up a bit as far as expectations are concerned.”

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- Stewart Clarke

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Pop Cult Corner – Star Wars Characters Who Need To Return and Oscar Outsiders

16 September 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Welcome to this edition of Pop Cult Corner, the place that gives insights into the news of the week, makes outlandish predictions and above all, probably has too many opinions.

This week, two news stories stood out to me. One of them is of course the most obvious, as it has dominated headlines and conversations all week. The other is perhaps a bit early to be talking about but it certainly hasn’t stopped some studios jumping the gun. I will of course be talking about Star Wars: Episode IX with the new release date it has secured and the new directer in the form of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ J.J. Abrams, and I shall also be talking about the Oscars (I know, I said it was early!)

But first, before I start talking a bit more about Star Wars, I wanted to bring up this gem of a »

- George Chrysostomou

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Matt Smith Thought Big Little Lies 'Was Brilliant' & Admits He Has 'No Idea What to Expect' at First Emmy Awards

15 September 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This Sunday’s Emmys will be a very special occasion for English actor Matt Smith — it’ll be his first time at the awards!

“I’ve never been to the Emmys so I’ve got no idea what to expect,” Smith, 34, told People Thursday at the Audi Celebrates the 69th Emmys event.

Smith is perhaps best known for his role as the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who; he also currently stars as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Netflix’s The Crown.

If any of Smith’s nominated castmates take home a golden statue at Sunday’s awards, »

- Maria Pasquini and Mariah Haas

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Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams episode 1 review: The Hood Maker

15 September 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Sep 17, 2017

Three cheers for grown-up sci-fi anthology series Electric Dreams, which promises to be a real treasure trove. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

See related  The Croods 2 has been cancelled

1.1 The Hood Maker

A hunched robot in a Pac a Mac creeps behind a pillar. A quintet of babies with floating umbilical cords dance a ring of roses in mid-air. A neon sign advertises the services of a four-breasted woman. Welcome, say the opening credits, to the world of electric dreamer Philip K. Dick.

Or more properly, a world inspired by Philip K. Dick. Episode one of this ten-part anthology series has taken liberties with Dick’s 1955 short story The Hood Maker, and quite rightly. That was written under the shadow of McCarthyism, when loyalty and betrayal were matters of state. This was written under the shadow of the Snooper’s Charter and corporate data mining. In the fifties, »

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David Tennant Goes Ginger In First Photos For Amazon’s Good Omens

14 September 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Tenth Doctor always wanted to be ginger, but now, former Doctor Who star David Tennant has gone red-headed for his latest role. Recently, the long-in-the-tooth adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel Good Omens finally got going, with Tennant playing the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as his unlikely friend the angel, Aziraphale. Together, the pair have to avert the end of the world in this imaginative apocalyptic comedy.

To complete their transformation into citizens of heaven and hell, Tennant and Sheen have both donned new hairstyles. The latter has gone blonde for the show while Tennant is sporting a fetching red ‘do. Check them out in the Tweets below (which also feature Amazon Studios’ head of casting, Donna Rosenstein).

#GoodOmens read through today. #DavidTennant Photo via @dlynnrose https://t.co/iA8l6UyoJo pic.twitter.com/pOH0CIizck

David Tennant Forum (@DTForum) September 13, 2017

Today was »

- Christian Bone

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Doctor Who Writer Hinted At Jodie Whittaker’s Casting Before It Was Even Announced

13 September 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies’ new book is turning out to be full of interesting tidbits and juicy details. In addition to reviving a well-loved character within its pages, Davies also secretly teased the coming of Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, the first ever female incarnation of the Time Lord.

Now We Are Six Hundred, a collection of Who-inspired poetry by James Goss, features illustrations by the TV writer (who it turns out is also a dab hand at drawing). Seeing as he had some insider information, Davies decided to get playful with his illustrations and snuck some hints at a female Doctor into the book.

“Let’s just say I’m friends with all these people, with [current showrunner Steven Moffat] and with [new boss Chris Chibnall]. And we’ve been friends for years. So I knew what was in the air. I knew kind of.”

One such clue is an easter egg of the highest order and as such, »

- Christian Bone

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Steven Moffat Teases An Evil Doctor In Upcoming Christmas Special

13 September 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After the Twelfth Doctor was last seen preparing for his own death at the end of season 10, this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special was always set to be an emotional farewell to Peter Capaldi’s era of the show. However, some new comments from writer Steven Moffat suggest it might be a darker than usual episode as well.

While attending the London Screenwriters’ Festival (via Radio Times), Moffat was asked how he and Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss approached balancing the detective’s anti-social behaviour with his fundamental nature as a hero. Despite the question not having anything to do with Doctor Who, Moffat ended his reply with an intriguing hint about the upcoming special.

“Why would Superman be good? Because kindness stops you being lonely, would be the answer. That’s what that’s about, for Sherlock Holmes. He’s good because for all he protests about it, there are people he cares about. »

- Christian Bone

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Peter Capaldi Reflects On His Time As Doctor Who: A “Very, Very Special Privilege”

11 September 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2017 marks a historic year for the Doctor Who series.

Not only will outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi bid farewell to the hit sci-fi show, but Jodie Whittaker has been selected as his replacement, which means series 11 of Doctor Who will herald the first female Doctor at long last. It’s an exciting time for the Who universe, then, and while in attendance at Portland’s recent Rose City Comic-Con, Peter Capaldi waxed lyrical about his time spent wielding that famous Sonic Screwdriver.

And so, after naming Jodie Whittaker to be his favorite Doctor, despite having not seen the Broadchurch star in action, Capaldi took time to reflect on his experience headlining Doctor Who. It’s one he won’t forget in a hurry, that’s for sure.

It’s just an amazing experience, because all the time you are the Doctor you are the centre of all this attention, this »

- Michael Briers

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Class

11 September 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: BBC America. Episodes: Eight (hour).Seasons: One. TV show dates: April 15, 2017 — June 3, 2017 (Us). Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, Katherine Kelly, Jordan Renzo, Aaron Neil, Pooky Quesnel, Paul Marc Davis, Anna Shaffer, and Shannon Murray. TV show description:A Doctor Who spinoff, the Class TV show on BBC America follows four students at Coal Hill Academy. Despite their differing backgrounds, they find themselves drawn together by bizarre events. Together, they must wage a covert war against aliens who have travelled through space and time. These kids are trying to balance friendships, romance, their families, and class work, while fighting off the forces lurking for the chance to kill everyone and bring them »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Class: Season One Ratings

11 September 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

With Orphan Black in its fifth and final season, and Peter Capaldi kicking off his last outing as the 12th Doctor, BBC America is in the market for its next hit TV series. Is this new Doctor Who spinoff the right prescription? The series reportedly drew disappointing ratings in the UK. Will the Class TV show be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.Airing on the BBC America cable channel, Class stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, Katherine Kelly, Jordan Renzo, Aaron Neil, Pooky Quesnel, Paul Marc Davis, Anna Shaffer, and Shannon Murray. The sci-fi drama follows four students at Coal Hill Academy. Despite their differing backgrounds, they must band together to wage a covert war against aliens who have traveled through space and time. Under the supervision of Physics teacher Miss Quill (Kelly), Charlie (Austin), April (Hopkins), Ram (Elsayed) »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Class: Cancelled; Doctor Who Spinoff Won't Have a Second Season

11 September 2017 2:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

School's out forever. The BBC has cancelled its Class TV show, after just one season. Radio Times has confirmed there will be no season two of this Doctor Who spinoff. Airing on the BBC America cable channel in the U.S., Class stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, Katherine Kelly, Jordan Renzo, Aaron Neil, Pooky Quesnel, Paul Marc Davis, Anna Shaffer, and Shannon Murray. The sci-fi drama follows four students at Coal Hill Academy. Despite their differing backgrounds, they must band together to wage a covert war against aliens who have travelled through space and time.  Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Peter Capaldi Wants A Game Of Thrones And Doctor Who Crossover

11 September 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Game of Thrones and Doctor Who are two television juggernauts with a few things in common. For one, they’re both tremendously successful, with massive fanbases that are amongst the most dedicated out there. Aside from that, they also both deal with fantasy themes (though the latter is certainly more sci-fi) and each show has also spent a long time on the air. But despite all of this, a crossover between the two isn’t something one would normally think about.

Peter Capaldi isn’t just anyone, though, and during a recent convention appearance this past weekend, the actor was asked which show he’d like to see Doctor Who have a crossover with. While his co-star, Pearl Mackie, put forth Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Capaldi chose HBO’s hit series.

“Well I’d like to see Game of Thrones,” he said. “I think the Doctor would be like ‘White Walkers? »

- Matt Joseph

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Filming On Sony’s Venom Spinoff Pushed To October

11 September 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ruben Fleischer and Tom Hardy aren’t ready to unleash the alien symbiote just yet.

Omega Underground has unearthed new production details for Venom that slate Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff for a production start on October 23rd – six weeks after the original target. New York and Atlanta have still been earmarked as the two primary locations, while Ou’s report suggests the sheer number of projects shooting in Atlanta (see: Avengers 4, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Godzilla: King of the Monsters), coupled with the heightened demand for skilled crew members, is the main reason behind this last-minute delay.

A late-October start date will no doubt raise some question marks over the film’s current release date (October 5th, 2018), but we’re quietly confident that all involved will still be able to make the deadline. Besides, Venom is yet to cast its Cletus Kasady/Carnage and Ann Weying, so there’s still »

- Michael Briers

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