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‘Doctor Who’ new logo: BBC debuts new artwork in advance of Jodie Whittaker’s historic debut in fall 2018

‘Doctor Who’ new logo: BBC debuts new artwork in advance of Jodie Whittaker’s historic debut in fall 2018
“Doctor Who” made history on Christmas Day 2017 when the title Time Lord regenerated into a female form for the first time in the show’s 54-year history. Peter Capaldi spent three seasons as the 12th Doctor, and Jodie Whittaker will be number-13 when her season officially debuts in fall 2018. In anticipation of her arrival BBC has released a new logo for “Doctor Who” What do you think of the new look? See the video above, and checkout the new artwork at the bottom of this post.

The “Doctor Who” redesigns are by creative agency Little Hawk and the sound for the animated logo is by Matthew Herbert. But Whittaker and the logo aren’t the only big changes coming to the sci-fi series next season. Perhaps the biggest will be the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall. He’s taking over from Emmy winner Steven Moffat, who ran the show for five
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Doctor Who Comic Series Starring Jodie Whittaker Coming Soon

Jodie Whittaker will be making her Doctor Who debut as the Thirteenth Doctor later this year. Alongside her tenure in the Tardis beginning on TV, though, the new incarnation of the Time Lord will also start her adventures on the page, as a new comic book series starring No. 13 has just been announced.

Titan Comics has revealed that their line of Doctor Who comics will be rebooted at some point in 2018 with the new centerpiece being a series starring the Thirteenth Doctor. The comic will be written by Jody Houser (Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Star Wars: Rogue One) and illustrated by Rachel Stott, who previously worked on Titan’s The Twelfth Doctor series.

While this is welcome news, it’s not that surprising. Titan has completely embraced the opportunity to produce as many Doctor Who comics as possible since they first got the license to do so in 2014. Though the
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TVLine Items: Glow Casts Sopranos Vet, Ed Westwick Role Recast and More

TVLine Items: Glow Casts Sopranos Vet, Ed Westwick Role Recast and More
Annabella Sciorra (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Sopranos) has that Glow.

The actress will recur during Season 2 of the Netflix dramedy as Rosalie Biagi, the mother of the youngest Glow girl, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The series does not yet have a return date.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Ed Westwick’s role in the BBC One limited drama Ordeal by Innocence has been recast with British actor Christian Cooke (The Art of More, Witches of East End). The broadcaster had previously
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Jodie Whittaker Is Now the New 'Doctor'

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2017-12-26T06:53:34-08:00Jodie Whittaker Is Now the New 'Doctor'

We've known for some time that Jodie Whittaker would take over the title role in Doctor Who at the end of this year, but it's finally happened. The Doctor regenerated on this week's Christmas special, turning the role over to Whittaker from Peter Capaldi.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Jodie Whittaker has officially taken over for Peter Capaldi as the lead role in the hit BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who.

At the end of the one-hour special broadcast on Christmas Day, Scottish actor Capaldi "regenerated" into English actress Whittaker, who made history as the first woman to ever play the iconic time-traveling character. Running since 1963, Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi series in the world and airs to dozens of territories globally.

Whittaker was chosen to play the Thirteenth Doctor by new showrunner Chris Chibnall, who
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Preview of Torchwood #3

Torchwood #3 is out this week, and we’ve got a preview of the issue here courtesy of Titan Comics; take a look…

Cleaning up the explosive aftermath of the Navigator/ Vervoid plot to take over the world, Jack and Gwen received some unexpected news… Captain John Hart revealed that the Vervoids had created a clone hybrid from both of their DNA! This creature’s name is Sladen, and she has the terrifying ability to speed up the life cycle of any living thing. With old enemy Docilis ‘helping’ her, the Torchwood duo must race against the clock to stop her from reducing the world to ashes! That is, if they can survive their helicopter crash…

Torchwood #3 is out on December 20th, priced $3.99.

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‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner on Why He Never Cast a Woman: ‘We Have to Keep Everyone on Board’

‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner on Why He Never Cast a Woman: ‘We Have to Keep Everyone on Board’
Departing “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat, who has helmed the beloved BBC series since 2009, recently defended his decision not to cast a woman as the Doctor despite overwhelming fan support. “This isn’t a show exclusively for progressive liberals; this is also for people who voted Brexit,” said Moffat, according to UK outlet The Telegraph. “That’s not me politically at all – but we have to keep everyone on board.”

Moffat also said he considered the idea of casting a woman at one point, but became “obsessed” with the idea of putting Peter Capaldi in the role. “We could have replaced Matt Smith with a woman, given that his Doctor was more sexless and less of a lad, but then I got obsessed with seeing Peter in the Tardis.”

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The Scottish writer and producer,
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Sci-Fi Weekender 9 Update… More Guests, More Entertainment!

With a hiss of brakes, and a rush of steam, the next phase of SFW9’s launch is engaged. We have lots and lots to tell you, so settle down, grab your beverage of choice, put your feet up, and let’s go!

That’s right folks… Its time to start planning for SFW9, coming to you next March in Wales and we have a little bit of bad news but a massive whole bunch of good news to soften that blow. First things first though: there are only 18, yes 18 rooms left on site for the weekend so if you don’t have your tickets then you better get on that now. So first off here is a little comment from Sfw themselves with a little bad news…

First off, the bad news … As regular SFWers know, sometimes guests have to drop out, and since the last announcement, both Colin Baker
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Prepare for The Culling with preview of Torchwood #1

Titan Comics launches its new Torchwood series from writers John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman and artist Neil Edwards this Wednesday, and we have a preview of the first issue for you here; check it out…

Captain Jack and his Torchwood operatives aboard the alien tech-filled ship the Ice Maiden managed to thwart a plot by the alien Navigators to harvest the Earth, abetted by the Vervoids. Now, the team must help the planet recover, and continue to look for answers amidst the wreckage. But there’s something – someone! –emerging from Station Zero, where the final battle took place… something that will change Jack and Gwen’s lives forever!

Torchwood #1 goes on sale on October 18th, priced $3.99.
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Nycc: Watch BBC America’s Peter Capaldi Spotlight Panel Live for ‘Doctor Who’ News

https://youtu.be/UGDCPc_446k Fans of Peter Capaldi will want to tune in to BBC America's spotlight on the veteran actor; the Nycc panel will be streaming live right here! Whether you know Capaldi from Torchwood, Getting On, the most excellent comedy The Thick of It, The Musketeers, or his recent spin as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who, this hour of highlights may just introduce you to the many and varied roles from his filmography. The panel also serves as a special teaser for this holiday season's Christmas special, "Twice Upon a Time", which will be Capaldi'…
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Doctor Who Star Wants A River Song And Captain Jack Team-Up

They’re two of the most larger than life characters in the Doctor Who universe, but for some reason the stars have never aligned to allow River Song and Captain Jack Harkness to meet on screen. The pair of flirtatious, gun-toting, time-travelling adventurers would clearly get on like a house on fire, which is why fans have been calling for a crossover between the two for years.

And they’re not the only ones, apparently. Alex Kingston has said that not only does she want to see a River/Jack team-up episode, but that she and John Barrowman frequently talk about it when they get together. She told the crowd at a Q&A at Edmonton Expo in Canada the following:

“I think it’d be great if she met with Captain Jack Harkness. It’s funny because John and I, we talk about, we imagine, fantasise about all the possibilities.
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John Barrowman to introduce new character in Torchwood: The Culling

Titan Comics has announced that John Barrowman and his co-writer and sister Carole Barrowman are set to introduce a brand-new, mysterious character called Sladen into the Torchwood mythos in the upcoming comic book Torchwood: The Culling. Check out the cover artwork here…

“We are very excited to bring this new character Sladen to the world of Torchwood,” said John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman. “You all know both Carole and I were great fans of the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen who played Sarah Jane Smith and what a better way to pay homage to her and create a character with her last name. Elisabeth Sladen / Sarah Jane Smith was the mother of our ship on Doctor Who and now Sladen lives in Torchwood.”

When we last saw Captain Jack, Gwen, and the rest of the new Torchwood team, they had just defeated an alien invasion in the Arctic… but missed a mysterious pod,
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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Says Fan Favorite Character Isn’t Dead After All

Doctor Who fans, cast your mind back to the jam-packed season 4 finale, “The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End.” The epic two-parter formed a three-way crossover between Doctor Who and its spinoffs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, as it saw characters from all three shows teaming up to foil a Dalek invasion of Earth. Though they defeated the monsters (of course), the battle cost the life of one of the Doctor’s allies: former prime minister Harriet Jones (Downton Abbey‘s Penelope Wilton).

Well, at least, we thought it did. Now, writer/previous showrunner Russell T. Davies has revealed that he’s retconned the character’s death out of canon in the most unlikely of ways: via an illustration in his new Doctor Who poem book, Now We Are Six Hundred.

“It had to be done,” he said. “And there was a poem about Harriet Jones. Phil Collinson, who was
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Class Dismissed: BBC Three Officially Calls Time On Doctor Who Spinoff Show

While Doctor Who itself prepares to head into a new era – with the transition between Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat, to new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall now underway – it’s officially the end of all things for spinoff series Class. After weeks of speculation, BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh has confirmed that the show has been cancelled after just one season.

Class was created by Patrick Ness, with Steven Moffat acting as executive producer, alongside Brian Minchin – who produced the previous two Doctor Who spinoff shows, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood. Its premise revolved around the familiar and regular Doctor Who location of Coal Hill Academy, with a group of students and staff supporting the work of the Doctor in dealing with extra-terrestrial menaces – against a backdrop of pubescent trials and tribulations. Specifically, one teacher and one student are revealed to be alien refugees, hiding from their inter-galactic persecutors,
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‘Eat Locals’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Charlie Cox, Billy Cook, Freema Agyeman, Robert Portal, Mackenzie Crook, Eve Myles, Vincent Regan, Tony Curran, Dexter Fletcher, Ruth Jones, Annette Crosbie | Written by Danny King | Directed by Jason Flemyng

The directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng, this low budget British horror-comedy has a solid cast and a moderately intriguing premise, but it can’t quite decide whether it wants to go for scares or laughs and ends up falling awkwardly between the two.

Written by Danny King (Wild Bill), Eat Locals (originally Eat Local, with an ‘s’ being added in the marketing stage) centres on a coven of centuries-old vampires – including Daredevil’s Charlie Cox, Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman and One Foot in the Grave‘s Annette Crosbie – convening for their semi-centennial meeting at a remote country farmhouse. Also present is naïve orphan Sebastian (Billy Cook), who thinks he’s on a promise with vampish Vanessa (Eve Myles,
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Doctor Who and tabloid rumours: when have they got it right?

Mark Harrison Aug 24, 2017

When have tabloid rumours been spot on about Doctor Who, and when have they been, er, less accurate?

“Look Who's the Doc's new assistant!” On Tuesday, the Mirror's front page trumpeted an exclusive reveal that Bradley Walsh would be Jodie Whittaker's companion in the new series of Doctor Who.

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The one-time Sarah Jane Adventures guest star would be the first companion actor to have hosted a quiz show with the same name as a 1960s serial, but beyond trivia, the report has been fairly well received as far as we can see – Walsh is a decent actor, who's worked with incoming executive producer Chris Chibnall before on Law & Order UK, and a fun screen presence. But given the source, might it all be a load of bobbins?
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Gotham Season 4 Adds Prison Break Baddie, Casts Buddy for Bruce

Gotham Season 4 Adds Prison Break Baddie, Casts Buddy for Bruce
Marina Benedict, who played an ice-cold assassin on Fox’s Prison Break revival, now has Gotham in her crosshairs.

Also new for Season 4 of the comic books-based drama is Benjamin Stockham (About a Boy‘s… boy), who will befriend young Master Wayne.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Benedict is set to recur as Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows aka Gotham’s most dangerous neighborhood. Described as edgy and tough, Cherry’s club represents the seat of power in an otherwise lawless part of the city. As Ed Nygma, Solomon Grundy (fka Butch) and other characters move through the fight club,
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Mike Gold: My Timey-Wimey Toddlin’ Town

Well, last Sunday my pal John Ostrander did a lovely and quite informative column around his inability to come up with a topic. And tomorrow, my pal Denny O’Neil has an equally interesting column addressing the same basic issue. So, damn, I’d look pretty lame if I pulled the same stunt today, wouldn’t I?

Yeah, I know. I should be used to that.

So, instead of impressing you with my astonishing ability to wax on for 591 words about how there’s an echo chamber between my ears – it’s August; there’s supposed to be an echo chamber between my ears… or, at least, the Attica! chant – I’m going to write up a couple of paragraphs about a comic book show I’ll be doing in 15 days. Stream of consciousness, to paraphrase Kris Kristofferson, means you have nothing left to lose.

Danny Fingeroth, who’s name
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Jodie Whittaker Says New Showrunner’s Vision For Doctor Who Is “Amazing”

Doctor Who is about to undergo a major change, both in front of the camera and behind it. Last month, it was announced that, for the first time in the show’s 54 year history, the Doctor would next be played by a woman – namely, actress Jodie Whittaker. Spearheading her revolutionary casting is the other new important figure for the series: Chris Chibnall, who’s inheriting the showrunner position from Steven Moffat.

Whittaker and Chibnall previously worked together on hit British crime drama Broadchurch, and it looks like the actress can’t wait to work with him again on Doctor Who. Speaking to BBC Radio 6, in her first broadcast interview since being named the Thirteenth Doctor, Whittaker promised that Chibnall’s vision for the show will be “amazing.”

“I already know Chris so I know how amazing he is. He’s come from a fan’s point of view and the
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Poster and trailer for horror-comedy Eat Locals starring Charlie Cox

Ahead of its UK Premiere at this year’s FrightFest at The Prince Charles Cinema on 26th August, The Movie Partnership has released a poster and trailer for Jason Flemyng’s (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, X-Men: First Class) directorial debut, the horror comedy Eat Locals, which is described as “Assault On Precinct 13 meets Interview With A Vampire“.

In a quiet country farmhouse, Britain’s vampires gather. They come together once every 50 years to discuss territories, disputes, threats and food stocks, and the approval of new members. On this night, a new face will be meeting them for the first time, and – if the vote is unanimous – could be the latest member to join their fanged ranks.

This new face, however – local lad Sebastian Crockett – merely thinks he’s on a promise with sexy cougar Vanessa.

Unluckily for all, Sebastian’s not the only guest who’ll be dropping in tonight.
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‘Queer as Folk,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Receive Edinburgh Achievement Award

‘Queer as Folk,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Receive Edinburgh Achievement Award
British screenwriter Russell T. Davies, famed for his groundbreaking gay series “Queer as Folk” and the successful reboot of “Doctor Who,” will receive the Edinburgh TV Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award next month.

The festival announced Tuesday that Davies will pick up the award in the Scottish capital on Aug. 24 and hold an onstage conversation with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler of Red Production Co.

Davies revived “Doctor Who” for the BBC in 2005 and spun off two additional series, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” A champion of gay-themed stories, he also created the “Cucumber,” “Banana” and “Tofu” series for Channel 4. Other works by Davies include “Bob & Rose,” “The Second Coming,” and Casanova.

The Bafta-winning writer is currently adapting “A Very English Scandal,” about British politician Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of putting out a contract on his wife’s life, for the BBC. The show will air on flagship channel BBC One in 2018, and will be
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