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Meet the Ebola Doctor Who Trump Viciously Attacked on Twitter
In November 2014, Dr. Craig Spencer walked out of New York's Bellevue Hospital cured of Ebola. He was the last American diagnosed with the disease in the US. During the nearly three weeks Spencer spent in the hospital, his liver started to fail, and he ...
Premiere for short starring former Doctor Who companions
A short film starring two former Doctor Who companions is to be given its premiere at XpoNorth next month. Frazer Hines appeared in the TV series playing Jamie McCrimmon, a Highlander from the 18th Century. Author Diana Gabaldon drew some of her ...
Doctor who spiked girlfriend's tea with abortion drug gets 3 years in prison
A physician who spiked his girlfriend's drink with medication to induce an abortion has been sentenced to three years in prison. Advertisement. Sikander Imran was arrested last year and pleaded guilty earlier this year to fetal homicide in Arlington ...
Former doctor who slipped abortion drug into girlfriend's tea sentenced to 3 years in prison
Woman shows compassion for ex-boyfriend who poisoned tea causing her to lose baby
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: where are they now?
Marsters continued to make his mark on TV post Buffy and Angel with roles in Smallville and Torchwood to name but a few. And if you remember him singing in Once More With Feeling you'll be delighted to know he released several solo albums and ...
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Doctor Who review: The Crowmarsh Experiment (Fourth Doctor audio)
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When Leela wakes up in a strange institute on Earth in The Crowmarsh Experiment, she's told her memories with the Doctor aren't real. She doesn't believe what everyone's telling her. But how much can she really trust her memories? The Crowmarsh ...
A Very English Scandal cast and spoilers from BBC One's new drama
... Victoria), Patricia Hodge (Miranda, Maxwell), Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult, Strike), Adrian Scarborough (On Chesil Beach, The King's Speech) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, W1A), with Eve Myles (Torchwood, Victoria), ...
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Torchwood review: The Last Beacon (audio)
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In Torchwood: The Last Beacon, Owen and Ianto are investigating a mysterious alien signal near a remote Welsh community. Or they would be, if Ianto wasn't trying too hard to enjoy himself on the trip. The Last Beacon is a great writing debut from Ianto ...
Eve Myles does double duty with 'Keeping Faith'
Being part of the “Torchwood” series has brought Myles a lot of attention from science fiction fans, especially through attending multiple conventions to talk about the series. Myles has noticed more people have been talking to her about “Keeping Faith ...
The Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, has unveiled a new logo and insignia for Doctor Who.
It’s a new logo for a new Doctor and an exciting new era!
Creative agency LittleHawk created the brand new designs, working closely with Showrunner Chris Chibnall and Executive Producer Matt Strevens. Jodie unveiled them at a BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool and they were simultaneously rolled out across social media for the global audience. The sound for the animated logo was created by the critically acclaimed British musician, producer and sound artist, Matthew Herbert.
There’s something special about adventures that feature the Doctor regenerating. The stories are often emotional rollercoasters, even bigger and more dramatic than other episodes… And as we prepare for the Twelfth Doctor’s regeneration on Christmas Day, a whole bunch of them are now available to watch – for a limited period only – on BBC iPlayer!
In Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Rose and Captain Jack must defeat a massive Dalek invasion, but with the odds so overwhelmingly against them, it’s clear they won’t all make it out alive…
In the epic The End of Time part one and part two, the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) must defeat a newly resurrected Master whose insanity threatens all mankind. With the return of Gallifrey and cameos from much-loved companions such as Sarah Jane and Martha, this huge two-parter ends with one of the show’s most tear-jerking scenes as the ‘lonely angel’ admits he doesn’t want to go…
The Night of the Doctor is a fantastic mini-episode that sees the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) in the midst of the Time War, battling to save lives… including his own! A gem of story, The Night of the Doctor also features Ohila from series 9 and offers a glimpse of Sir John Hurt as the War Doctor.
The Day of the Doctor was the show’s 50th anniversary Special. A glorious, movie-length celebration of an adventure, it sees the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) join forces with the Tenth Doctor and the War Doctor against Daleks, Zygons and a threat to the entire universe… Packed with action, nods to the show’s past and some very special surprise appearances, it also features the emotional moment the War Doctor regenerates.
The Eleventh Doctor’s swansong was a Christmas Special that saw the Time Lord pitted against everything from Daleks and a Weeping Angel to a wooden Cyberman… And Clara’s family! The Time of the Doctor had plenty of humour in what proved to be a touching tale of how the Eleventh Doctor made a tremendous sacrifice simply to defend innocent people… There’s even time for some fish fingers and custard before he makes way for the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi)!
And don’t forget, you can see the Twelfth Doctor regenerate on Christmas Day when he meets the First Doctor and Bill in Twice Upon a Time!
Bonus! Test your knowledge of adventures featuring regenerations in this fast, fun quiz!
Having trouble keeping up with the latest trailers, clips, pics and need-to-know facts about this year’s Christmas Special? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place! So, with fair warning of spoilers ahead, here’s a round-up of what’s what and who’s Who…
The 2017 Christmas Special is on BBC One on Christmas Day at 5.30pm and is called Twice Upon a Time.
Here’s the first trailer we released:
It’s a 60-minute episode that sees the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) team up with the First Doctor (David Bradley) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure. It also stars Mark Gatiss as the Captain. See more action from Twice Upon a Time in its second exciting trailer...
The episode is written by Steven Moffat so you can expect plenty of action, twists, tension and humour. Fancy a sneak peek now? Then check out this preview clip…
We know the Special features a farewell to the current Doctor who will regenerate into a new version of the Time Lord, played by Jodie Whittaker. But you can find out more about the plotline in this article or browse through some great images from the adventure in this gallery.
And don’t forget, if you want more Doctor Who goodness before the next episode airs we’re releasing festive treats all the way up to Christmas in our Adventure Calendar including some great shots that you can use as wallpaper on your mobile or computer screen. Plus you can see Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat talk about the regeneration in the interview below!
Doctor Who fans can now zoom through a virtual reality version of the show’s iconic title sequence in a new game from the BBC. Doctor Who Time Vortex VR combines casual, arcade-style gaming with virtual reality to create an unforgettable experience that gives players the chance to pilot the TARDIS through the depths of the terrifying space-time vortex!
The game is a VR reboot of the successful Time Vortex 360 mobile game released earlier this year. As they speed through time, players will tackle hazards and obstacles emerging from the future ahead of them, and will need to quickly react by physically turning around to evade threats from the past. As players progress through the game, they are transported into different time zones from past eras, from the current vortex to re-imagined designs from the 1960s and 1980s.
Back in time… Now players can travel through the ‘original’ vortex.
The game is available to play using cardboard headsets, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive via your web browser. However, those without headsets can play the game with mobiles and tablets running newer versions of Android or iOS and the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. A full list of all supported devices is available in the FAQ.
The vortex, as seen back in the 80s, is just one environment players can zoom through!
To play, fans simply need to visit bbc.in/TimeVortexVR. Like the original 360 game, the VR version is an Endless Runner, which gets more and more difficult the longer people play, taking them on a visually intense journey through the famous vortex from the show's opening credits. Using the device's accelerometer, players control the game by physically moving around, even giving the player the ability to turn around and travel backwards in time.
Avoid the obstacles and pilot the TARDIS through time and space!
Clink on the link in the article above to play the game now!
Christmas is a time for family and friends, for relaxing and watching the Doctor Who special… But let’s be honest, it’s also a time for gifts, gifts, gifts!
The Doctor never seems materialistic (‘I don’t want money… I've got no use for the stuff!’) but he’s given some cracking presents over the years! And so in this special festive feature we look at the best – and some of the worst – gifts that have been given in the show’s 54 year history…
One of Bill’s big regrets was not having any photos of her late mum… The Doctor secretly popped back in time, took a load of snaps and then left them for his new companion to treasure forever. In terms of gifts, that’s got to define ‘picture perfect’.
As a ‘thank you’ to Martha for helping him sort out the Judoon platoon on the moon, the Doctor gave her a TARDIS pass (so to speak) and took her to Olde England, New Earth and New York in the 1930s. As thank you presents go, that definitely beats a bunch of flowers from the garage.
After leaving the TARDIS, Sarah Jane Smith visited her Aunt Lavinia for the seasonal holidays and found a present the Doctor had left her… K-9! Sarah and her new ‘best friend’ formed a great partnership, fighting evil and injustice and ensuring this dog wasn’t just for Christmas.
The Fourth Doctor called it ‘…a Time Lord’s gift I allow you to share…’ and the Ninth termed it ‘a gift of the TARDIS’. But wherever the gift is from, it’s a corker – the ability to converse in and understand almost any language in the universe! Now that translates as cool however you look at it.
A sonic screwdriver has to be one of the best presents ever but when the Doctor gave River Song a sonic it turned out to be the device that saved her life (sort of) and let her live with her friends in harmony forever (sort of).
The Doctor gave Donna a lottery ticket for her wedding present, bought with £1 that was given to him by her dad. Scooping the triple rollover jackpot meant Donna probably wouldn’t be rushing back to temp work any time soon…
Donna may have won the lottery with her wedding present but the Doctor gifted the Ponds a gorgeous house and Rory’s dream car. Rory’s only fear was that Amy would reject them. ‘She’ll say that we can’t accept it because it’s too extravagant and we’ll always feel a crippling sense of obligation...’ he told the Doctor, bravely adding, ‘It’s a risk I’m willing to take.’
Fair play to Amy – she didn’t just receive good presents, she knew how to pick them. After meeting Vincent Van Gogh, as a thank you for his help, she bought a dazzling amount of sunflowers and displayed them in his courtyard, hoping it would inspire him to start painting some of his most famous works. Although he voiced reluctance to commit them to canvas, the Doctor felt sure he’d rise to the challenge…
Bill gave the Doctor a rug for Christmas, which the TARDIS later landed on, suggesting to Bill that her new tutor had even more secrets than she realised… Okay, a rug may not be the most exciting present in the world but after everything the Doctor has done for humanity, it felt nice that he was finally getting a little something back.
But not all the gifts in Doctor Who have been so superb… Here’s our list of four of the worst presents…
Okay, it’s the thought that counts, but when the great and the good gathered to watch the destruction of Earth and the Doctor felt compelled to give Jabe (above) a gift, he could surely have had a root round his pockets for a jelly baby or a banana or pretty much anything apart from ‘air from my lungs’. To be fair, Jabe seemed tickled to death and called it ‘intimate’ but we don’t recommend breathing all over your best friend next time you forget their birthday…
In the first adventure to feature the Master, the Autons looked like they’d turned over a new leaf when they started handing out daffodils to the general public. Unfortunately, these synthetic flowers ‘came alive’, spat out a film of plastic and caused a spate of deaths across England. And we thought hay fever was bad.
The Doctor’s former companion, Jo, had one of those awkward moments when she decided to return the Time Lord’s wedding present… Turns out the blue crystal of Metebelis 3 was, well, cursed! Jo’s guides through the Amazon branded the gem ‘bad magic’ and insisted that ‘it goes or they go…’ Turns out it was just as well she ditched the gift as the next person to examine it was seized by a malign, invisible force and was mysteriously killed moments after handling the crystal… What can we say? Hope you kept the receipt, Doctor…
Worst gift ever? In Pyramids of Mars, Sutekh’s servant is a barrel of laughs, emerging from the sarcophagus above and declaring: ‘I bring Sutekh’s gift of death to all humanity...’ That’s one prezzie we think we’ll skip, thanks.