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‘Doctor Who’ season 11 trailer from Comic Con: ‘This is gonna be fun!’ says Jodie Whittaker [Watch]

‘Doctor Who’ season 11 trailer from Comic Con: ‘This is gonna be fun!’ says Jodie Whittaker [Watch]
“All of this is new to me. New faces, new worlds, new times,” says Jodie Whittaker in the brand new trailer for “Doctor Who” season 11 (watch above). “So if I asked really, really nicely, would you be my new best friends?” The new trailer premiered at San Diego Comic Con on July 19 and then debuted online. The clip is just under a minute long and doesn’t reveal much about the storylines, but it’s the most footage we’ve seen yet of the groundbreaking new season.

Doctor Who” premiered back in 1963, telling the story of the time-traveling title character, an alien from the planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space, usually with the help of human companions. The show aired continuously for 26 years before its cancellation in 1989. It returned for a film in 1996, but it didn’t come back to the airwaves full-time until 2005.

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Doctor Who Showrunner Says Season 11 Is Open To Every Kind Of Viewer

The Doctor has just regenerated into Jodie Whittaker’s thirteenth incarnation but that’s not the only thing that’s changed about the show. Long-running head honcho Steven Moffat stepped down after the 2017 Christmas special and Chris Chibnall has taken his place as the new showrunner as of season 11. And it looks like he intends to put his own stamp on the show by making Doctor Who fresh and inclusive again.

Deadline spoke with Whittaker and Chibnall ahead of their Hall H panel at Comic-Con today and one question they threw at the writer was whether there would be any classic monsters – like the Daleks or the Cybermen – returning in the upcoming season 11. The showrunner was smart not to reveal any spoilers and so instead went on to emphasize that the season is all about the ringing in the new.

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‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker Makes Debut as 13th Doctor in Season 11 Trailer

‘Doctor Who’: Jodie Whittaker Makes Debut as 13th Doctor in Season 11 Trailer
Another season of “Doctor Who” usually means another season of time-bending interdimensional adventures and, every so often, the debut of a brand new Doctor. But Season 11 of the long-running British science fiction television show marks more than just the standard debut of the new Doctor.

From “Broadchurch” fame comes Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, marking the first time a woman has played the Doctor in the series’ 54 years on air. Along with the newest incarnation of everyone’s favorite Time Lord comes a new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who will replace Steven Moffat when the show airs in autumn 2018.

The
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Doctor Who Unveils 'Fun' New Trailer for Jodie Whittaker-Led Season 11

Doctor Who Unveils 'Fun' New Trailer for Jodie Whittaker-Led Season 11
The first female Time Lord is almost here: Doctor Who will return for Season 11 this fall, with new star Jodie Whittaker as the iconic character, and BBC America dropped a fresh trailer for Whittaker’s inaugural season at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel — which you can watch above.

In the new footage, Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor admits, “All of this is new to me,” as we get quick glimpses of her new adventures… and her trio of companions. (“Would you be my new best friends?” she asks them.) She seems chipper about the whole endeavor, though, telling her
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The ‘Doctor’ is in: ‘The universe is calling’ Jodie Whittaker in ‘Doctor Who’ season 11 teaser, so she delivers it pizza [Watch]

The ‘Doctor’ is in: ‘The universe is calling’ Jodie Whittaker in ‘Doctor Who’ season 11 teaser, so she delivers it pizza [Watch]
“The universe is calling,” says the new teaser trailer for “Doctor Who” season 11. The minute-long clip, which premiered during the World Cup, gives us another brief glimpse of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th version of the time-traveling alien — and the 1st female version. What hints does it give us about the new episodes? Watch it above to find out.

The new season started shooting late last year and is scheduled to premiere this fall with Chris Chibnall in the driver’s seat as showrunner after Emmy winner Steven Moffat stepped down after season 10. Not only are the writer and star new to the show, it will also feature three brand new companions for the Doctor to take on her journeys: Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh), who can all be seen in the teaser.

Recent seasons of “Doctor Who” have usually featured the title character with
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New Doctor Who Theory Finally Solves One Of The Show’s Great Mysteries

Steven Moffat’s era of Doctor Who is known for its abundance of complex, time-traveling related – colloquially known as “timey-wimey” – plots. It’s a controversial period of the sci-fi series, then, and the former showrunner’s episodes are still being discussed to this day, as fans attempt to unpack the tightly-wound nature of his writing.

Take 2013’s “The Name of the Doctor,” for instance. The episode was the finale of season 7 and featured the Doctor (Matt Smith) facing what was apparently his destiny, as he found out that he was to die someday on the planet Trenzalore and it was said that his tomb – the Tardis – could only be entered if his real name was said aloud. This led fans to believe that we were finally going to learn what the Time Lord’s name was. However, in the end, the magic words were said by River Song.

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Emmys 2018: Don’t underestimate ‘Howards End’ and ‘Godless’ in the race for Best Movie/Mini Writing

Emmys 2018: Don’t underestimate ‘Howards End’ and ‘Godless’ in the race for Best Movie/Mini Writing
It seems like the writers branch of the television academy keeps us in suspense every year, particularly in the race for Best Movie/Mini Writing, which has given us twist endings multiple times. “The Hour” by Abi Morgan trumped the otherwise dominant “Behind the Candelabra” by Richard Lagravenese in 2013. Then Steven Moffat‘s “Sherlock: His Last Vow” took down “The Normal Heart” and its legendary scribe Larry Kramer in 2014. And most recently Charlie Brooker took home the prize for “Black Mirror: San Junipero” over longtime Emmy favorite David E. Kelley for “Big Little Lies” in 2017.

So what can we expect from this year’s longform writing category? I think we should watch out for these two dark horse contenders.

Godless,” written by Scott Frank

The seven-episode Netflix series focuses on the town of La Belle, which is inhabited almost solely by women after a mining disaster. But they’re not damsels in distress.
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Jodie Whittaker To Make Her Doctor Who Debut At San Diego Comic-Con Panel

Ahead of her proper on-screen debut later this year, the Thirteenth Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker is set to make her first Comic-Con appearance at next month’s much-anticipated event, taking place from July 19-22. BBC America will be hosting a Doctor Who panel at the convention to promote the upcoming season 11, which will offer a brand new start for the beloved sci-fi series.

Doctor Who has been a fixture at San Diego Comic-Con for the last few years, with former Doctor Peter Capaldi and ex-showrunner Steven Moffat often in attendance. This year, Whittaker will step into Capaldi’s shoes, much like she did in Doctor Who itself last Christmas, and will be joined by incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall. In addition, her two companions, Tosin Bell and Mandip Cole, who will play Ryan and Yasmin, respectively, will be there as well, as will exec producer Matt Strevens.

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‘Doctor Who’ follows ‘Sherlock’s’ path to Emmys: It enters the race as a TV movie instead of a drama series

‘Doctor Who’ follows ‘Sherlock’s’ path to Emmys: It enters the race as a TV movie instead of a drama series
The 2018 Emmy ballots were released to the public on June 11 to coincide with the start of Emmy voting, and there’s one surprise for “Doctor Who” fans. You won’t find the long-running sci-fi show competing as a drama series. Instead, you’ll find it in the race for Best TV Movie. That’s how Steven Moffat‘s other show, “Sherlock,” grabbed Emmys in recent years.

Doctor Who” aired its 10th season from April 15 to July 1, 2017, so most of those episodes were eligible to compete in last year’s Emmy race. But then the show returned on December 25 for its annual Christmas special, titled “Twice Upon a Time.” And it was especially meaningful as it was the farewell episode for Peter Capaldi in the title role. It ended with the time-travelling Doctor regenerating into his 13th form — and the first ever female form (Jodie Whittaker) in the 55-year history of the show.
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Sherlock: The Game Is Now Escape Room Coming To London This Fall

Last month, on International Sherlock Holmes Day, a new Sherlock adventure was teased when YouTube channel Agent221b shared a video of creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss announcing something called The Game Is Now. They clarified that it wasn’t a new episode, but would still be an “actual,” “proper” new adventure.

This was followed up a short snippet of an audio conversation between Sherlock and Mycroft, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Gatiss reprising their roles. It teased a situation where Mycroft’s looking to recruit “real people” to fill out Sherlock’s network of informants while his brother’s busy in Europe.

So, what does it all mean? Well, the truth has now been revealed and it seems a new interactive event is coming to London which will allow Sherlock fans everywhere to test their own deductive reasoning as they try to escape and solve the case themselves. Written by Moffat and Gatiss,
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Georgia Tennant Says She Was Never Asked To Return To Doctor Who

One of the most interesting one-off Doctor Who characters has to be Jenny, the Doctor’s clone daughter.

Showing up back in season 4’s fittingly-titled “The Doctor’s Daughter,” Jenny was created from the Time Lord’s DNA and looked to be an interesting addition to his life. However, at the end of the episode she flew off into space on her own, never to be seen or heard from again.

Naturally, the question of what happened to Jenny was one that Doctor Who showrunners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat were asked a lot by fans over the years. And, in order to draw a line in the sand, the pair jokingly agreed that she’d simply flown straight into the moon at the end of the episode and died. Though not exactly what folks wanted to hear, it was still assumed to be canon by the fandom.

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From Grange Hill to Press Gang: which are the best teen shows ever?

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Teen shows have long held their own in the TV schedules, thanks to gritty issues such as bullying, drugs and sex mixed with melodrama. But what are the definitive shows?

Steven Moffat’s 1990s smart-mouthed comedy-drama about kids running a newspaper is the reason thousands of 40-somethings are now journalists. The teens in this show are socially responsible campaigners for truth, rather just self-absorbed or romantically obsessed. Except for Dexter Fletcher’s Spike, a cocky New Yorker who is sent to the Junior Gazette as punishment for delinquency. Lightning sparks between him and Julia Sawalha’s Lynda Day, the nails editor who spouts horny “hold the front page” dialogue like a Fisher-Price Sorkin character. While they drive each other crazy, the show gets on with tackling the issues of the day; drug addiction and death are not stepped around. Most of all, Moffat treated his characters and the audience like adults,
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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who Swansong Was Originally Half An Hour Longer

Doctor Who episodes boil a lot of timey-wimey plot into bite-size chunks of around 45-50 minutes. So, it’s not uncommon for special installments to be extended by 10-15 minutes or so. It turns out that Peter Capaldi’s final appearance as the Twelfth Doctor, in last Christmas’ “Twice Upon A Time,” was originally quite a bit longer than this, however, as the initial cut came in at a feature-length 90 minutes.

Former showrunner Steven Moffat revealed this interesting fact while taking part in an interview with his predecessor in the big chair, Russell T. Davies. The chat sees the pair speaking on the subject of the recent release of a batch of novelizations of their TV episodes. On the topic of the Twice Upon A Time book, Moffat explained that author Paul Cornell had a lot of additional material to bulk the story up with as there was around 30 minutes removed from the broadcast episode.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Calls Martin Freeman’s Sherlock Criticisms Pathetic

Last month, Sherlock fans were given a hard pill to swallow when star Martin Freeman – who plays the beloved John Watson on the phenomenally successful BBC detective show – complained that making the drama wasn’t “fun anymore” due to increasing fan expectations which made it impossible to live up to the hype.

Freeman’s comments came out during an interview with The Telegraph and now, as he’s doing the rounds to promote Avengers: Infinity War, Benedict Cumberbatch has chatted with the same publication. Of course, The Telegraph couldn’t resist pressing the Doctor Strange actor for his own opinions on the matter to see if he agrees with his co-star at all. It seems that Cumberbatch is definitely on the side of the fans here, even going so far as to call Freeman’s words “pathetic.”

“It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you
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Steven Moffat Says That Dracula Is “Sherlock-y” But Not Set In Modern Day

Though Sherlock‘s fate is still hanging in the balance, showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are busy working on a different TV show for the BBC. Intended to be a “stablemate” of the hit detective drama, the duo are putting together a reinvention of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel Dracula.

While speaking to Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 show, Moffat had a few words to say about his new adaptation. He confirmed that he and Gatiss will tackle the project “in a Sherlock-y way” though there will be one important difference between them: Dracula won’t be brought into the modern day.

“But not in exactly the same way. We’re not modernizing it or anything, but we are doing a version of Dracula.”

So, it sounds like the show will remain in the original Victorian setting of the novel. Fans of the Sherlock Christmas special,
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Sherlock Showrunner Promises It’ll Return At Some Point

At this point, we’ve heard so many conflicting reports on the subject of whether Sherlock will return or not that it’s hard to know what to believe. Since the BBC’s hit detective drama came to a kind of end after four seasons last January, fans have been desperate for news on when it might grace their screens again. And while there’s still no word on that just yet, the latest update comes from showrunner Steven Moffat – and it’s a positive one!

While speaking on BBC Radio 2, host Graham Norton casually mentioned that Sherlock had ended, to which Moffat quickly replied: “No, it’s not, it’ll come back at some point.” He then went on to explain why he’s so confident that the series will return eventually, even if he’s keen to work on other projects for now.

“We all love our show.
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Ex-Doctor Who Showrunner Explains How He’s Changed His Mind About A Female Doctor

The idea had been thrown around for a while beforehand, but it wasn’t until last year when Doctor Who finally got its first female Time Lord in the form of Jodie Whittaker, the Thirteenth Doctor. There was a certain amount of backlash from a minor – but loud – subset of fans, but mostly, people tended to agree that it was the right move for the show to make waves and try something new.

Someone who didn’t used to think the idea of a female Doctor would work was former showrunner Russell T. Davies. The writer made some major innovations when he brought the show back in 2005, but casting a woman was not one of them. While penning a guest column in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, however, Davies admitted that he’s “grown up” since he was in charge and now fully embraces Whittaker’s casting.

“Okay,
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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Explains Why He’ll Never Write Another Episode

Doctor Who fans the world over owe Russell T. Davies a huge debt of gratitude. The writer brought the sci-fi series back to our screens in 2005 and transformed it into a modern, highly successful show that reached a far wider audience than the original run ever did. After five years in charge, though, he handed the keys to the Tardis over to his successor Steven Moffat and never returned to provide another episode.

Now, however, Davies has given us his first piece of Doctor Who fiction since 2010 in the form of a novelization of “Rose,” the pilot episode of the show starring Christopher Eccleston. The writer enjoyed the experience of getting to flex his prose muscles – he even had fun with predicting some future incarnations of the Doctor – but has made it clear that this hasn’t whet his whistle to return to the TV show proper.

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8 Doctor Who Characters We Want To See Return In Jodie Whittaker’s Era

2018 is a hugely significant year for Doctor Who, as it’ll usher in a brand new era for the sci-fi behemoth. Last Christmas, showrunner Steven Moffat and Doctor Peter Capaldi exited the series, handing the reigns of the show over to new exec producer Chris Chibnall and, most famously, Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth incarnation of the Time Lord.

It’s a time of rebirth (or regeneration) for Doctor Who, then. Going by the decisions made so far – notably the casting of an actress in the lead role for the first time – the Thirteenth Doctor’s tenure in the Tardis is going to, if we can borrow the lingo of another classic sci-fi series for a moment, go boldly where Who has not gone before.

However, that doesn’t mean this new era should turn its nose up at the show’s long and storied past. Doctor Who has always
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The Original Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Script Was Very Different

Though Doctor Who doesn’t return to TV for another six months, April is still a good time to be a Whovian. BBC are releasing four new novelizations of 21st century episodes of the show, written by a bunch of the series’ top writers. And one that’s definitely a must-read is The Day of the Doctor novel, which will expand on the already jam-packed 50th anniversary special.

The book is written by the original episode’s scribe Steven Moffat, the man who was in charge of Doctor Who from 2010 to 2017. While chatting about the process of translating “The Day of the Doctor” from the screen to the page, Moffat revealed that it was a hard task, as the episode changed so much from the shooting script to the actual broadcast special.

“I had a few ideas about how it might translate, but really, as with any writing, I just dived in.
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