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Interview – Steven Moffat talks Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”

Following on from the Pearl Mackie interview earlier our final interview to celebrate the Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time” being just a week away is with Steven Moffat, writer and outgoing showrunner. Also at the end this interview there are a few words from Peter Capaldi himself, who makes his final appearance as The Doctor.

Both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi are long term Doctor Who fans, both actively involved in the series beyond the screen itself. Moffat was contributing for Virgin Books back in the 1990’s whilst Peter was bothering the BBC with fan letters as a teenager. Getting to this position wasn’t just a ‘job’ for either of them.

Interview with Steven Moffat

What does Twice Upon A Time have in store for us?

There are some new eerie creatures of glass haunting the Doctor and his friends throughout this story – but what their
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Interview – David Bradley talks about his role as the First Doctor in Doctor Who “Twice Upon a Time”

With the Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time” now just a week away, here at Flickering Myth we’ve got interviews with David Bradley who plays the First Doctor, Mark Gatiss as The Captain and also Pearl Mackie who returns as the excellent Bill Potts, along with a few words from both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi who shall both be leaving the Tardis behind after this extra special episode.

The first interview below is with David Bradley who many will recognise from Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, but closer to the Who universe he’s appeared in Sarah Jane Adventures and of course in the Doctor Who episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

How did you get the call?

Well it all started with An Adventure in Space and Time (the 2013 biopic about the start of Doctor Who) a few years ago. Mark Gatiss who wrote that tapped
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Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time spoiler-free review

Simon Brew Dec 13, 2017

Here's our spoiler-free look at the Doctor Who Christmas special, Twice Upon A Time...

This review is spoiler-free. It talks about, at most, stuff that's been revealed in promo photos, but not more than that.

Twice Upon A Time

Really rather special, this one. Appreciating that pretty much everyone knows where Steven Moffat’s final Doctor Who story – Twice Upon A Time – has to ultimately end (an ending that was sliced off the press preview), the journey the story takes is really quite something.

It kicks off, of all things, with the kind of recap that only Doctor Who could get away with, before resuming where things were left at the end The Doctor Falls. Two DoctorsDavid Bradley as the first Doctor, Peter Capaldi as the incumbent – holding off their own regeneration. Neither willing to succumb to the change and uncertainty that lies ahead.

In the
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Peter Capaldi And David Bradley Were On The Verge Of Tears While Filming Doctor Who Christmas Special

Doctor Who Christmas specials are always a treat for the fans, but the episode due to air in just under two weeks now is a real must-see. Not only will it feature Peter Capaldi’s last hurrah as the Twelfth Doctor, with Jodie Whittaker making her debut as No. 13 by the end of the episode, but it will also see the return of the First Doctor. That’s three Doctors for the price of one!

Taking over the part of the original Time Lord is David Bradley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter), who already has some experience with the role as he previously played First Doctor actor William Hartnell in the 2013 biopic An Adventure in Space and Time. His impersonation of Hartnell impressed fans so much, in fact, that he was a natural choice to play the Doctor for real in the special. However, it’s not something that he ever expected.
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The Den of Geek Christmas 2017 UK TV and radio guide

Louisa Mellor Dec 13, 2017

We’ve taken a highlighter to this year’s Christmas and New Year TV schedules and circled what we’ll be watching this festive season…

Amid the cosy repeats and cranberry-stuffed cookery shows on TV over the next few weeks are a few gems. There’s no Sherlock or Charlie Brooker’s TV Wipe this year, but there are plenty of treats, not least the return of The League Of Gentlemen for a three-part anniversary series and Peter Capaldi’s last hurrah in the Tardis in the Doctor Who Christmas episode.

See related 26 new TV shows to watch in 2017

Over on Netflix, six new episodes of Black Mirror are coming to usher in the New Year, two days into which we welcome the return of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s genius anthology Inside No. 9.

Not to gloss over a spooky M.R. James night on BBC Four,
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The BFI’s “Missing Believed Wiped” season gets horrific!

The BFI’s Missing Believed Wiped returns to BFI Southbank this December to present British television rediscoveries, not seen by audiences for decades, most since their original transmission dates…. The bespoke line-up of TV gems feature some of the countries most-loved television celebrities and iconic characters including Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part: Sex Before Marriage, Cilla Black in her eponymous BBC show featuring Dudley Moore , Jimmy Edwards in Whack-o!, a rare interview with Peter Davison about playing Doctor Who, an appearance by future Doctor Who Patrick Troughton from ITV’s early police drama, No Hiding Place plus a significant screen debut from a young Pete Postlethwaite.

However for Nerdly readers, one of the real highlights of this edition of Missing Believed Wiped is the uncovering of TV horror Late Night Horror: The Corpse Can’t Play. Originally broadcast on 3 May, 1968 on BBC2 this is the only
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‘Doctor Who’ Drops New Christmas Special Teaser, Announces Farewell Special Honouring Peter Capaldi

“Regeneration is coming.” So intones the latest teaser for the upcoming “Doctor Who” Christmas special, which features the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) teaming up with the first (“The Strain” star David Bradley, portraying the 1960s-era Time Lord played by the late William Hartnell) before he regenerates into the series’ first-ever female Doctor (Jodie Whittaker, expected […]
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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Trailer: Farewell Peter Capaldi, Hello Jodie Whittaker (Video)

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Trailer: Farewell Peter Capaldi, Hello Jodie Whittaker (Video)
Is there a doctor in the house? Oh, all of you are. BBC America just dropped the trailer for this year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special, “Twice Upon a Time,” which will serve as the farewell to Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi. And yeah, yeah, yeah — it’ll get to Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker. Before that ultimate regeneration, however, the First Doctor comes back into our lives circa David Bradley. (The original actor who played the First Doctor, William Hartnell, died in 1975. Hartnell’s initial replacement, Richard Hurndall, passed away in 1984.) Rounding out the annual “Doctor Who” holiday special are Pearl Mackie.
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Do These New Doctor Who Christmas Special Photos Hint At A Huge Easter Egg?

The Tardis is as integral to the story of Doctor Who as the Time Lord himself. In fact, you could argue that it’s almost another character, since it’s been a constant throughout the show’s 54 year history, but changes with each new incarnation of The Doctor. The magical police box – which is bigger on the inside than the outside and can travel through time and space – has been the backdrop for some of the most memorable moments from the BBC’s flagship drama series, but now, eagle-eyed fans have spotted something that might provide an important visual clue for the plot of the upcoming Christmas Special.

In a still picture from the episode – which features David Bradley as The First Doctor, standing at the control panel of the Tardis – many have observed that the wall behind him does not actually match the Tardis interior of The First Doctor
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Former Doctor Who Star Tom Baker Was Hoping For A Different Female Doctor

After the initial furore over Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the Thirteenth Doctor back in July subsided, most seemed to be on board – or, at least, have come to terms – with the decision to make the Time Lord a woman. That said, one former Doctor Who star – in fact, arguably the most iconic Doctor Who star of them all – has revealed that he would have preferred a different actress to take the part.

The Fourth Doctor himself, Tom Baker, was speaking with GQ when the topic of the new Doctor inevitably came up. First, let’s clarify that Baker is totally on board with Whittaker’s casting, as he mentioned that he was “thrilled” with the decision and is sure she’ll be “marvellous.”

“I was thrilled! So long as the girl comes over as an alien, a benevolent alien, she’ll be marvellous. I wish the girl the very greatest of luck.
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Comics Corner: Deadman #2, The Walking Dead #174, The Gravediggers Union #2, Paper Girls #18, and More

This week on Comics Corner, we have three preview pages for DC's Deadman #2, three preview pages for Rivers of London: Detective Stories Vol. 4, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #10, Extremity #9, six preview pages for Gravediggers Union #2, Moonstruck #4, Paper Girls #18, and breaking news on Relay #1 from Aftershock Comics.

Deadman #2: "Hold the cover of Deadman #2 up to the light and the danger that was invisible seconds before will be revealed! Now, any lingering doubt that Deadman was deliberately murdered in cold blood, and not as a test for the Hook to join the League of Assassins, is put to rest once and for all!

Art by: Neal Adams

Cover by: Neal Adams

Written by: Neal Adams

Series: Deadman 2017

U.S. Price: 3.99

On Sale Date: Dec. 6, 2017

Volume/Issue #: 2

Color/B&W: Color

Trim Size: Comic

Page Count: 32."

For more information on the Deadman series, visit DC Comics' website.


Rivers of London: Detective Stories Vol.
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‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch

‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch
Netflix’s Emmy-winning “Black Mirror” has been thoughtfully doling out details of its highly anticipated fourth season throughout the past couple week, and the show finally revealed a full trailer. In addition, viewers finally when their misery will end (or begin, depending on just how bleak the installments are), as the streaming service also revealed the release date, Friday, Dec. 29.

Read More:‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 First Look: Jodie Foster and ‘Star Trek’ Homage are Here to Blow Our Minds

The trailer, which can be seen below, ranges from futuristic sets with robots and spaceships to more mundane settings. According to EW, at an early PaleyFest screening of “USS Callister,” creator Charlie Brooker revealed that the episode was conceived as an adult “Toy Story” and it’s about “living under a tyrant.” Its obvious riff on “Star Trek” means that it’s grander in scope and uses a healthy amount of lens flares.
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Everything You Need To Know About Doctor Who

Times change, and Doctor Who changes with them – literally. What began as a curious science fiction television show for the BBC in 1963 has now evolved into an ever-expanding franchise – encompassing a variety of spinoff series, comic books, radio dramas, novelizations, non-fiction books, video games, and an endless stream of merchandise. While it was originally created by Sydney Newman, C.E Webber, and Donald Wilson, a variety of creative minds have left their mark on the property, and the latest passing of that baton is set to bring the biggest changes of all.

Its original run – iconic theme tune and all – began on November 23rd, 1963, and continued until 1989. A TV movie followed in 1996, then the Tardis fell silent, until Russell T. Davies fired it up again in 2005. Since that reboot, Doctor Who has remained a fixture on the screens of fans around the world and shows no signs of fading from view.
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First Look At Jon Hamm As Archangel Gabriel In Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’

Amazon has revealed the first picture of Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Bridesmaids) in the role of the Archangel Gabriel in new Prime Original series Good Omens. Take a look below.

The six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production in the UK and will be launch globally on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, before also being shown in the UK on BBC Two at a later date.

On his casting in the role of Gabriel Jon Hamm says: “I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

Showrunner Neil Gaiman adds: “Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall,
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Allegiance, The Nutcracker and Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time top our December Events list

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Allegiance, The Nutcracker and Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time top our December Events listAllegiance, The Nutcracker and Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time top our December Events listScott Goodyer11/30/2017 10:14:00 Am

The holidays are just around the corner and we've got some fantastic holiday event screenings on our big screens to get you in that festive mood! Check out our list below and stay warm out there!

Dec 3rd: Eagles at Seahawks - NFL Sunday Nights

For four regular season and three playoff games leading up to Super Bowl Lii, NFL screenings will be hosted at Cineplex’s luxurious, adults-only VIP Cinemas, where football fans can cheer on their favourite team from ultra-wide, luxury recliners. Fans will also enjoy in-seat food and beverage service throughout the game from an expanded menu, which includes a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits as well as classic game-day favourites likes burgers,
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Bill Returns On New Doctor Who Christmas Special Motion Poster

After flying off with her space puddle girlfriend to see the universe (just roll with it) at the end of season 10, it looked like we’d seen the last of the Doctor’s latest companion, Bill Potts. It was a welcome surprise, then, when the Christmas special trailer announced that Pearl Mackie would be returning one last time for Peter Capaldi’s final hour on Doctor Who.

However, it was still shrouded in mystery exactly what Bill’s role in the episode would be. Was she due to make a quick cameo? Or would she stick around for the whole outing? Unfortunately, we still don’t have an answer, but it would seem that she’ll be fairly involved, as a new motion poster for the special has dropped and it features Mackie’s character along with the two Doctors.

There’s nothing here that’ll stop the presses, but
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Revisiting The Omega Factor

Alastair Stewart Dec 15, 2017

A salute to The Omega Factor, a seminal 1970s sci-fi TV series that paved the way for many more to follow...

One of the funny quirks about Scotland is that everyone can name a Scots actor, but very few can name famous Scottish TV shows. Beyond the standard native fare of cop shows and comedies, Scotland’s televisual output is well below its literary or film standing.

Of course, there’s Take The High Road (And if you get that reference, dear reader, you can mournfully reflect that you’re as old as me). But there are a few surprising gems beyond the cliched obsession with the Jacobites and Highland allure (ahem, Outlander).

In 1979, and all too briefly, The Omega Factor was BBC Scotland’s paranormal, Edinburgh-set drama. The series, as was so typical of (nearly) every show now considered iconic for the era, only ran for
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: counting Christmas blessings

Jane Roberts Dec 1, 2017

Jane wants to have a chat about Christmas, kindness, and malfunctioning skirt...

Cards on the table - I’m a Bah Humbug kind of person. Christmas comes but once a year for which I am thankful. This year it appears to be having a four month gestation period. The slush factor kicks in right about the time The X Factor raises its many hydra-ed head. And with it comes the ants of anxiety.

I can’t watch those adverts and think my life’s problems will be solved with a gastric bellyache of pudding and excess. It isn’t going to be solved with oversized pyjamas with kittens on them. Or by drinking the smorgasbord of unholy beverages that manifest as actual Christmas spirit (chocolate liqueur anyone?). Yeah, there’s the Doctor Who Christmas special but I’m usually too far gone in wine by air time
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David Tennant And Billie Piper Return To Doctor Who In New Trailer For Audio Drama

Have you heard? David Tennant and Billie Piper are returning to their iconic Doctor Who roles as the Tenth Doctor and his beloved Rose Tyler! Oh, we should probably clarify that we’re talking about a new boxset of audio dramas, rather than a comeback on the small screen. But hey, that’s still cool, right? You bet your sweet sonic screwdriver it is.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Vol. 2 is the second release to see Tennant reprise the role that he bowed out of on TV back on New Year’s Day 2010, when he regenerated into Matt Smith. In the first boxset, he was joined by Catherine Tate, who starred opposite him as Donna Noble in the 2008 series. That was a real treat, but a reunion for the Doctor and Rose is what a lot of fans were really hoping for, as few Doctor-companion pairings before or since have managed
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Unfinished “Doctor Who” Episode Is Finally Completed 38 Years Later

“Shada” is the name of a Doctor Who episode that was supposed to have been completed in 1979 but never was. What happened was that the engineers went on strike, with the result that it could not be completed. Otherwise, it is interesting to note that “Shada” had the distinction of having been written by Douglas Adams, the famous author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who passed away in 2001. Regardless, “Shada” was completed by Tom Baker, who made a return as the Fourth Doctor complete with his signature long-coat and striped scarf. Furthermore, it should be mentioned

Unfinished “Doctor Who” Episode Is Finally Completed 38 Years Later
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