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Whitney Way Thore shared a photo of a piece of hate mail she allegedly received from a doctor to show how "fat-phobic" society can be.

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Agent Scully might get dragged back into the alien game, though not by Mulder, for once. Gillian Anderson — the actor behind The X-Files' Dana Scully and The Fall's Stella Gibson — was named by occasional Doctor Who writer and award-winning author ...

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Ever since Peter Capaldi announced he would be leaving Doctor Who after the upcoming season, fans have been taking to the interwebs to list the actors they think would be best suited to take over the role. As usual, the biggest debate revolves around ...

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John Barrowman has announced Torchwood: World Without End, the first compilation volume of the new Torchwood comic. The story takes place after the events of Torchwood: Miracle Day and shares continuity with the Big Finish audio adventures. The book ...

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More than 11,000 people have signed a petition asking the Cardiff Council to help save the local Doctor Who Experience from imminent closure. The interactive ...
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An exhibition titled Doctor Who Experience, complete with a new interactive Doctor Who episode with the Eleventh Doctor, opened in London on 20 February 2011. The exhibition moved to Cardiff in July 2012, opening on 20 July and will remain there until 2017. The immersive exhibition was designed and installed by the UK-based theme park design and installation company Sarner Ltd.[1]

The exhibition begins with a short film and a walk-through adventure inside the TARDIS and in various locations. The group are lead through the experience by a guide and the Twelfth Doctor. Initially the Eleventh Doctor featured in the experience, but was replaced after he regenerated.

Following the adventure portion guests are free to roam two floors of exhibitions including original costumes from nine of the eleven Doctors (the first two being replicas as the originals were lost). Alien prosthetics, Daleks over history, Sonic devices, the interiors of the Fifth Doctor's and Ninth Doctor's/ Tenth Doctor's TARDIS and other show memorabilia and artifacts are also on display. There are also costumes from the companions since 2005 including: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams. In 2013, props, such as Porridge's costume and the deactivated chess-playing Cyberman, from Nightmare in Silver have been added.[2] The costumes of the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald, along with the giant snow globe, from the Christmas episode entitled The Snowmen were also added to the collection in 2013.[3] In late 2014 props and costumes from Last Christmas were added.

Museum patrons can also take pictures in front of a green screen. There are multiple backgrounds to select from including Totter's Lane, from the Doctor's first adventure and inside the time vortex, as well as several props such as various Sonic Screwdrivers, and articles of clothing symbolic to several Doctors (e.g. Matt Smith's fez). Taking the pictures are free, but visitors must pay for a physical copy. They do, however, receive a digital copied emailed to them after purchase.

The Experience is located in Cardiff Bay, home to the BBC Roath Lock production studios, as well as locations from the Torchwood series.

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

An exhibition titled Doctor Who Experience, complete with a new interactive Doctor Who episode with the Eleventh Doctor, opened in London on 20 February 2011. The exhibition moved to Cardiff in July 2012, opening on 20 July and will remain there until 2017. The immersive exhibition was designed and installed by the UK-based theme park design and installation company Sarner Ltd.[1]

The exhibition begins with a short film and a walk-through adventure inside the TARDIS and in various locations. The group are lead through the experience by a guide and the Twelfth Doctor. Initially the Eleventh Doctor featured in the experience, but was replaced after he regenerated.

Following the adventure portion guests are free to roam two floors of exhibitions including original costumes from nine of the eleven Doctors (the first two being replicas as the originals were lost). Alien prosthetics, Daleks over history, Sonic devices, the interiors of the Fifth Doctor's and Ninth Doctor's/ Tenth Doctor's TARDIS and other show memorabilia and artifacts are also on display. There are also costumes from the companions since 2005 including: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams. In 2013, props, such as Porridge's costume and the deactivated chess-playing Cyberman, from Nightmare in Silver have been added.[2] The costumes of the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald, along with the giant snow globe, from the Christmas episode entitled The Snowmen were also added to the collection in 2013.[3] In late 2014 props and costumes from Last Christmas were added.

Museum patrons can also take pictures in front of a green screen. There are multiple backgrounds to select from including Totter's Lane, from the Doctor's first adventure and inside the time vortex, as well as several props such as various Sonic Screwdrivers, and articles of clothing symbolic to several Doctors (e.g. Matt Smith's fez). Taking the pictures are free, but visitors must pay for a physical copy. They do, however, receive a digital copied emailed to them after purchase.

The Experience is located in Cardiff Bay, home to the BBC Roath Lock production studios, as well as locations from the Torchwood series.

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

An exhibition titled Doctor Who Experience, complete with a new interactive Doctor Who episode with the Eleventh Doctor, opened in London on 20 February 2011. The exhibition moved to Cardiff in July 2012, opening on 20 July and will remain there until 2017. The immersive exhibition was designed and installed by the UK-based theme park design and installation company Sarner Ltd.[1]

The exhibition begins with a short film and a walk-through adventure inside the TARDIS and in various locations. The group are lead through the experience by a guide and the Twelfth Doctor. Initially the Eleventh Doctor featured in the experience, but was replaced after he regenerated.

Following the adventure portion guests are free to roam two floors of exhibitions including original costumes from nine of the eleven Doctors (the first two being replicas as the originals were lost). Alien prosthetics, Daleks over history, Sonic devices, the interiors of the Fifth Doctor's and Ninth Doctor's/ Tenth Doctor's TARDIS and other show memorabilia and artifacts are also on display. There are also costumes from the companions since 2005 including: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams. In 2013, props, such as Porridge's costume and the deactivated chess-playing Cyberman, from Nightmare in Silver have been added.[2] The costumes of the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald, along with the giant snow globe, from the Christmas episode entitled The Snowmen were also added to the collection in 2013.[3] In late 2014 props and costumes from Last Christmas were added.

Museum patrons can also take pictures in front of a green screen. There are multiple backgrounds to select from including Totter's Lane, from the Doctor's first adventure and inside the time vortex, as well as several props such as various Sonic Screwdrivers, and articles of clothing symbolic to several Doctors (e.g. Matt Smith's fez). Taking the pictures are free, but visitors must pay for a physical copy. They do, however, receive a digital copied emailed to them after purchase.

The Experience is located in Cardiff Bay, home to the BBC Roath Lock production studios, as well as locations from the Torchwood series.

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

An exhibition titled Doctor Who Experience, complete with a new interactive Doctor Who episode with the Eleventh Doctor, opened in London on 20 February 2011. The exhibition moved to Cardiff in July 2012, opening on 20 July and will remain there until 2017. The immersive exhibition was designed and installed by the UK-based theme park design and installation company Sarner Ltd.[1]

The exhibition begins with a short film and a walk-through adventure inside the TARDIS and in various locations. The group are lead through the experience by a guide and the Twelfth Doctor. Initially the Eleventh Doctor featured in the experience, but was replaced after he regenerated.

Following the adventure portion guests are free to roam two floors of exhibitions including original costumes from nine of the eleven Doctors (the first two being replicas as the originals were lost). Alien prosthetics, Daleks over history, Sonic devices, the interiors of the Fifth Doctor's and Ninth Doctor's/ Tenth Doctor's TARDIS and other show memorabilia and artifacts are also on display. There are also costumes from the companions since 2005 including: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams. In 2013, props, such as Porridge's costume and the deactivated chess-playing Cyberman, from Nightmare in Silver have been added.[2] The costumes of the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald, along with the giant snow globe, from the Christmas episode entitled The Snowmen were also added to the collection in 2013.[3] In late 2014 props and costumes from Last Christmas were added.

Museum patrons can also take pictures in front of a green screen. There are multiple backgrounds to select from including Totter's Lane, from the Doctor's first adventure and inside the time vortex, as well as several props such as various Sonic Screwdrivers, and articles of clothing symbolic to several Doctors (e.g. Matt Smith's fez). Taking the pictures are free, but visitors must pay for a physical copy. They do, however, receive a digital copied emailed to them after purchase.

The Experience is located in Cardiff Bay, home to the BBC Roath Lock production studios, as well as locations from the Torchwood series.

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

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Dr. Who Experience, Cardiff

An exhibition titled Doctor Who Experience, complete with a new interactive Doctor Who episode with the Eleventh Doctor, opened in London on 20 February 2011. The exhibition moved to Cardiff in July 2012, opening on 20 July and will remain there until 2017. The immersive exhibition was designed and installed by the UK-based theme park design and installation company Sarner Ltd.[1]

The exhibition begins with a short film and a walk-through adventure inside the TARDIS and in various locations. The group are lead through the experience by a guide and the Twelfth Doctor. Initially the Eleventh Doctor featured in the experience, but was replaced after he regenerated.

Following the adventure portion guests are free to roam two floors of exhibitions including original costumes from nine of the eleven Doctors (the first two being replicas as the originals were lost). Alien prosthetics, Daleks over history, Sonic devices, the interiors of the Fifth Doctor's and Ninth Doctor's/ Tenth Doctor's TARDIS and other show memorabilia and artifacts are also on display. There are also costumes from the companions since 2005 including: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams. In 2013, props, such as Porridge's costume and the deactivated chess-playing Cyberman, from Nightmare in Silver have been added.[2] The costumes of the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald, along with the giant snow globe, from the Christmas episode entitled The Snowmen were also added to the collection in 2013.[3] In late 2014 props and costumes from Last Christmas were added.

Museum patrons can also take pictures in front of a green screen. There are multiple backgrounds to select from including Totter's Lane, from the Doctor's first adventure and inside the time vortex, as well as several props such as various Sonic Screwdrivers, and articles of clothing symbolic to several Doctors (e.g. Matt Smith's fez). Taking the pictures are free, but visitors must pay for a physical copy. They do, however, receive a digital copied emailed to them after purchase.

The Experience is located in Cardiff Bay, home to the BBC Roath Lock production studios, as well as locations from the Torchwood series.

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This includes the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, cancelled in 2009 (with a Showtime series in 2011) and resurrected in 2015. Big Finish continues those adventures with TORCHWOOD_CASCADE_CDRIP.TOR, starring Naoko Mori, reprising her role as ...

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If you're a casual Torchwood fan (like I am) you'll easily recognize Gwen and Captain Jack, but the other characters are new to me. Hopefully, if you've done your homework like this comic expects it's readers too, you'll know what's going on. I did a ...

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No sooner has Gwen rejoined the team, than they has to contend with jetski-riding ninjas, a mystery involoving an alien race known as the Navigators, the return of the roguish Captain John Hart, and the revelation that the current Lady of Torchwood ...

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Sssssix Cool Facts about the Ice Warriors!

The Ice Warriors are back in the new season Doctor Who – hurrah! To celebrate their return we’ve pulled together 6 facts about the menacing Martians…

Face Time
The Ice Warriors’ 2017 return is written by Mark Gatiss, who also wrote their comeback adventure, Cold War, back in 2013. In that story Mark was keen to explore the mysteries of the Martians and more than 40 years after they first appeared, the episode featured the first full reveal of an Ice Warrior’s face!

Above: Bernard Bresslaw becoming the first Ice Warrior!

Carry On Doctor Who!
The first Ice Warrior to feature in Doctor Who was played by Bernard Bresslaw, better known as one of the Carry On gang. Ironically, just before working on The Ice Warriors he’d starred in Carry On Doctor!

The cold never bothered them, anyway…
The Tenth Doctor never faced the Ice Warriors but he was obviously a big fan. In The Waters of Mars he described them as ‘a fine and noble race who built an empire out of snow’.

Above: Neighbour from hell? It's the sinister Sutekh, from Pyramids of Mars.

Mars Attacks!
The Ice Warriors aren’t the only sinister species from the Red Planet… Other aliens from Mars (either natives of the planet or just visiting) include the Flood from The Waters of Mars and the wonderfully named ‘Ambassadors of Death’ who gave the Doctor problems in the adventure of that name in 1971. Finally, although the diabolical Sutekh was actually an Osiran, he travelled to Mars during his attempt to destroy Earth… No wonder the planet is sometimes known as the ‘Bringer of War’.

Handy Changes
The Ice Warrior that appeared in Cold War had a number of changes from the original design - most notably he had hands instead of clamps. Mark Gatiss recalled seeing the latest versions on set: ‘I was knocked out when I saw the result. Lots of the crew didn’t know they were a famous returning baddie… they just reacted to them as a really cool, scary monster. Perfect!’

Above: Skaldak gets a chilly reception from the crew of the Firebird in Cold War.

Debuts with the Doctor…
The Ice Warriors first appeared in the fifth season of Doctor Who which proved a bumper run for debuts! As well as the mighty Martians, the 67/68 season saw introductions for the sonic screwdriver, Cybermats, the Great Intelligence, Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (who later became known as the Brigadier) and the terrifying Yeti.

The Ice Warriorssss return in 2017… Find out more about the new sssseries of Doctor Who, now!

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Peter Capaldi announces he will stand down as Doctor Who at the end of the year

Peter Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas Special after three incredible series of the BBC's global hit sci-fi drama.

He made the announcement on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 2 show tonight; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next series of the world's longest running sci-fi show will be his last.

Peter Capaldi said:

"One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic."

Capaldi was unveiled to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor during a special live television event on BBC One. Peter’s Time Lord has been much loved and critically acclaimed, with Series 9 featuring some of the best reviewed performances and episodes of recent series. In particular, his anti-war speech in The Zygon Inversion, and his solo appearance in the one-hander, Heaven Sent, have been widely acclaimed as among the finest performances by anyone in the role of the Doctor. Under his reign the show has expanded globally, he took the series on a World Tour and has drawn record ratings in BBC America, Canada, and Latin America. The highly anticipated 10th series returns to screens on Easter Saturday after a year's break.

Peter Capaldi's final series also marks writer and executive producer Steven Moffat's last so promises to be unmissable event television.

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer said:

“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together. Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard - Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”

Peter will be joined in Series 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. He has starred alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Alex Kingston as River Song, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, as well as Keeley Hawes, Tom Riley, Frank Skinner, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade and many more. Peter's Doctor has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said:

"Peter Capaldi will always be a very special Doctor to me; his adventures through time and space started just as I arrived on BBC One. He has been a tremendous Doctor who has brought his own unique wisdom and charisma to the role. But, it's not over yet - I know the next series is going to be spectacular. He's a fine actor who I hope we work with again when he leaves the TARDIS".

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer, said:

"Peter Capaldi is an extraordinary Doctor and has taken the show to amazing places. Although I'm sad he has decided to move on in 2018 I'm delighted that we have one final series with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat. I know what they're planning and it's going to be incredible."

Capaldi will return in the next series for 12 episodes in April, followed by the Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.

He replaced Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor. He first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode, "The Fires of Pompeii".

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Sir John Hurt: 1940 – 2017

We’re sad to report the death of the legendary Sir John Hurt who so brilliantly played the War Doctor.

Sir John first appeared in Doctor Who at the close of The Name of the Doctor and featured very briefly in The Night of the Doctor. He then starred alongside Matt Smith and David Tennant in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. His portrayal of a battle-weary Time Lord – ‘the Doctor on the day it wasn’t possible to get it right’ – made him an instant favourite with fans of the show who quickly warmed to his charismatic and nuanced approach to the role.

John Hurt was born on 22 January, 1940 in Chesterfield in Derbyshire and in a career spanning over half a century he appeared in more than 120 films as well as many stage and television productions. He will be forever remembered for numerous iconic roles in movies and TV dramas such as Alien, The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant and I, Claudius. And after playing the War Doctor onscreen in 2013 he reprised the part for a number of audio adventures which followed his character’s struggles during the Time War.

On Twitter, Mark Gatiss expressed the feelings of many when he wrote, ‘The crumpled grandeur of John Hurt was always a joy to behold. That voice, those eyes - an almost painful sensitivity. So many wonders. RIP.’

Sir John’s obituary.
A look at the making of The Day of the Doctor, including an interview with Sir John.
John Hurt as the War Doctor.

Sir John Hurt with Steven Moffat (left) and fellow Doctor Who cast members in 2013.

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Doctor Who and Sherlock: The Six Cross-Overs

Yes, we know there are more than half a dozen links between Who and Holmes but in honour of the Great Detective’s return in The Six Thatchers, we thought we’d limit ourselves to six of the best! So, here are some of our favourite cross-overs (sort of!) between the Time Lord and the detective…

Peter Capaldi played Sherlock Holmes!

Back in the mid-90s Peter was a regular on The All New Alexei Sayle Show and - as we can deduce from the pic above - in one sketch he played Sherlock Holmes opposite Alexei’s Doctor Watson!

The Doctor once pretended to be Sherlock Holmes!

Okay, he never expected the evil Simeon to take him seriously, but in a hilarious scene in The Snowmen the Doctor swans into his enemy’s HQ dressed in a deerstalker, claiming to be Holmes and firing off wild deductions… ‘I see from your collar stud you have an apple tree and a wife with a limp! Am I right?’ When Simeon snaps back that he doesn’t even have a wife, the exasperated Doctor replies, ‘Bit of a tree? Bit of a wife? Some apples? Come on, work with me here!’

Was Holmes based on Madame Vastra?

The Doctor’s old friend, Madame Vastra, has been called ‘the Great Detective’ – a name normally associated with Sherlock Holmes, and she’s been known to do a bit of sleuthing around the streets of Victorian London… In fact in The Snowmen, Simeon told her, ‘You realise Doctor Doyle [Arthur Conan Doyle – the creator of Sherlock Holmes] is almost certainly basing his fantastical tales on your own exploits? With a few choice alterations, of course. I doubt the readers of The Strand magazine would accept that the great detective is, in reality, a woman…’

Tom Baker Street

The mighty Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) left Doctor Who in 1981 and the following year played Sherlock in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Other actors who’ve played Holmes include the brilliant Nicholas Briggs (the ‘voice of the monsters’), Richard Hurndall (who played the First Doctor in The Five Doctors) and Richard E. Grant (Doctor Simeon). Gemma Chan (Mia, pictured below in The Waters of Mars) starred in the second episode of Sherlock, Caroline John (70s companion Liz Shaw) appeared in Tom Baker’s Hound and Frances Barbour (Kovarian) was fabulous as Madame Schirmer in the movie, Mr Holmes!

Once you have eliminated the impossible…

Sherlock Holmes has been mentioned quite a bit in Doctor Who… The Third Doctor insulted the Brigadier’s powers of deduction, scathingly noting the military man was ‘not exactly a little Sherlock Holmes’ and the character’s creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, was referenced in Ghost Light. He’s even been quoted during The Hungry Earth when Elliot told Rory, ‘Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.’

And, of course…

The award-winning BBC drama, Sherlock, has more Doctor Who links than you can shake a deerstalker at. Its co-creators are Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (I don’t think we need to list their Doctor Who credentials…) and Stephen Thompson (The Curse of the Black Spot and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) has written two episodes of the show and co-written a third.

Directors Euros Lyn, Toby Haynes, Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy and Douglas Mackinnon have all helmed episodes of both Doctor Who and Sherlock and if that wasn’t enough, The Six Thatchers was directed by the brilliant Rachel Talalay whose previous credits include Dark Water / Death in Heaven and Heaven Sent / Hell Bent.

Want a final connection between the two shows? Well, both Sherlock and the Doctor are back in 2017… They’ve both been missed and we can’t wait for their return!

BBC iPlayer users can watch the latest episode of Doctor Who and The Six Thatchers premieres on BBC One on New Year’s Day at 8.30pm. Find out more about the new series of Sherlock now!

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Ten Things We Know About Bill

She’s in for some incredible adventures…

Okay. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. She’s hopping aboard the TARDIS with the Doctor which means her life is about to become more fun, more dangerous and more amazing than she could ever have imagined. Buckle up, Bill!

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Bill is ‘…funny and geeky and vulnerable. There’s a goofiness to her and a big heart.’ How do we know that? Simple – that’s what Pearl Mackie (who plays Bill) told us!

She meets the Doctor at some sort of university…

So the Doctor works at a university now? What? And she serves chips there? Well, whenever the Doctor spends time at a school or uni or academy, it turns out to be holding some pretty dark secret. Think Daleks, Skovox Blitzer, Krillitanes… So we reckon Bill will be plunged into adventure from the moment she starts hanging with the Time Lord…

She asks questions… A LOT of questions…

Well, wouldn’t you? But we love the fact she asks the questions we’d ask if we were right there by the Doctor’s side. Like why do Daleks screech EXTERMINATE when – as Bill pointed out – saying KILL would save a lot of time!? Showrunner Steven Moffat said, ‘Bill is someone who asks the questions that nobody has asked for 53 years!’

Just what the Doctor ordered…

Bill is gonna shake it up! As Peter Capaldi revealed, the new companion ‘…will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures!’

She’s got a temper on her…

Considering Doctor Who can be a bit bonkers at times, Pearl Mackie was struck by how human and ‘relatable to’ Bill will be. She’s said Bill has a temper and can make mistakes and we’re looking forward to seeing how that plays with the Doctor. Can’t help remembering that Sarah Jane Smith could really fly off the handle and she worked out pretty well!

GSOH

Even when evading the Time Lord’s mortal enemies she’s still got time for a joke or two. ‘Is there a Dalek at the back with two suckers and no gun…’ she asked the Doctor, ‘and he’s really hacked off?’

If you think you know the Doctor, Bill will make you think again!

In 2016, Steven Moffat revealed, ‘If I gave you one tone word for this series it’s new. It's brand new. You’re getting to see the Doctor all over again through a very different pair of eyes. In fact, we went to particular pains to make sure that episode one is really episode one. It could be the first episode you ever see. It explains the entire mythos of Doctor Who — in the two minutes it takes — and you can start there!’

She’s now!

Early rumours suggested that Bill would be from Earth’s recent history, but Steven Moffat confirmed that was not the case. Bill’s right now and because of that, she’s the perfect person to be our eyes and ears on the Doctor’s adventures!

The wonders of time and space await!

As Bill says in the trailer, ‘Now we go everywhere! Any space! Any time!’ In short, Bill is about to see the universe anew… and through her, so are we!

Doctor Who returns in 2017!