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The New 'Doctor Who' Spinoff 'Class' Will Turn Average Teens Into Heroes — VIDEO - Bustle


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The New 'Doctor Who' Spinoff 'Class' Will Turn Average Teens Into Heroes — VIDEO
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Finding new twists for a show that has been around for more than 50 years is not an easy task, but the new Doctor Who spinoff Class is giving the world of the Doctor an entirely new look while staying true to the classic's two beating hearts. While ...
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This fan has spotted a very neat new Doctor Who Star Wars crossover - Radio Times


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This fan has spotted a very neat new Doctor Who Star Wars crossover
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We're still many parsecs away from Han Solo and Chewbacca materialising in a Tardis, but one fan just spotted a tight connection between Doctor Who and Star Wars that will almost certainly have passed you by. The first thing you need to know, courtesy ...

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Preview of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.13 - Flickering Myth (blog)


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The endgame begins, as the architect of the Doctor's pain stands revealed, and the truth behind the Squire is out in the open at last! With Alice still trapped in the Time War, and Abslom itching to take a chainsword to the enemy, can the Doctor broker ...

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Montreal man runs 5K with doctor who saved his life - CTV News


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Stéphane Demers was just 50 metres from finishing a half-marathon last year when everything started to fade to black. He collapsed to the ground and woke up in hospital with his wife holding his hand. “It was a really nice day, a beautiful day,” he ...

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The 'Doctor Who' Xmas Special is a Sequel to 'River Song' - Inverse


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The 'Doctor Who' Xmas Special is a Sequel to 'River Song'
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A new confirmation about a returning character in this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special points to clues about where in the Doctor's timeline the story might take place. Doctor Who Magazine recently announced that the Doctor won't be alone in this ...

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Torchwood: ANOTHER fall out between John Barrowman & Steven Moffat of Doctor Who - Unreality TV


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John Barrowman recently claimed that “certain egos” were blocking a new series of Torchwood. But now, former Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat has hit back. John had never specifically mentioned Steven by name in the claims but Steven has ...

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'You may be aware that John Barrowman has been saying, publicly, that I've been blocking a new series of Torchwood,' said Steven. 'To be very clear – I haven't blocked it; I wouldn't block it; I wouldn't even be ABLE to block it. I didn't even know a ...
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Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat reveals the truth about Torchwood comeback - Mirror.co.uk


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Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has furiously denied that he is blocking the return of spin-off show Torchwood. He made his comments after the show's star, John Barrowman, accused him of preventing a fourth series from being made – which Moffat admitted ...

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Cast of Class to appear in Live Stream on Friday 23 September

The cast of Class will appear in a global Class Live Stream on Friday 23 September, so put it in your calendar now! The Live Stream will be available on the Class official Facebook page and will start at 4:30pm BST.

Radio 1Xtra DJ A.Dot will host the Class Live Stream and will be joined by exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as Class producer Derek Ritchie. The Live Stream will also be available on the BBC Three YouTube channel.

Post your questions for the Class cast and Derek on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by responding to the official Class social media channels or use the hashtag #AskClass. 

The official Class social media channels are:

Class is a YA series that will premiere on BBC Three this Autumn - please note it is not suitable viewing for younger audiences. 

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.

Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.

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Doctor Who spin off series Class launches social channels

The brand-new Doctor Who spin off series Class, set in the legendary Coal Hill School, has launched its social media channels, so you’ll never be late for class again!

Class is a YA series that will premiere on BBC Three this Autumn and will feature more mature themes than Doctor Who - please note it is not suitable viewing for younger audiences.

Starring exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as the brilliant Katherine Kelly, Class centres on four Coal Hill School students as they face their own fears and navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence.

You can catch all the latest Class news and photos on:

And don’t forget to follow BBCClass on Snapchat for exclusive behind the scenes videos with the cast!

Scan this snapcode in Snapchat to follow BBCClass, or search 'BBCClass' in Snapchat!

Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.

Head this way for more info on the brand new series set in the universe of Doctor Who, and click here to Meet the Cast of Class in 360°.

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At San Diego Comic-Con, talking about Torchwood, John Barrowman revealed that he had a phonecall coming up to "see how we can get it back on television." Zap2It shared the quote online, and excitement rang out among fans of the show. Now, a new ...
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Torchwood return stalled by “certain egos” says John Barrowman - Radio Times


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Torchwood return stalled by “certain egos” says John Barrowman
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The actor, who played roguish Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who before starring in the Cardiff-set spin-off, recently revealed that he had a phone meeting scheduled to talk about bringing Torchwood back to TV – but he now says that the ...

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The ABCs of Doctor Who

It’s September, and you know what that means: back to school!

So, if the summer holidays have left your brain a little bit mushy and you need a jumpstart to get you back into action, here are the ABCs of Doctor Who!

A is for Amy, the girl who waited.

B is for Bill, the girl to come.

C is for Cyberman, prepare for deletion!

D is for Dalek, “Exterminate!” …RUN!

E is for Earth, the Doctor’s favourite planet.

F is for the Flood, the water of Mars.

G is for Gallifrey, planet of the Time Lords.

H is for Home, a blue box amongst the stars.

I is for Ice Warrior, prepare to ssshiver!

J is for Judoon, great big space rhinos!

K is for Kate, following her father’s lead.

L is for the Library, with its deadly shadows…

M is for Missy, say something nice!

N is for Nardole, what’s happened to his head?!

O is for Oswald, Clara and Oswin!

P is for Prentis, a ghost, now that he’s dead.

Q is for Quantum Shade, inescapable death.

R is for River, “That’s Professor Song to you!”

S is for Silence, and silence will fall…

T is for TARDIS, a beacon of hope in blue.

U is for UNIT, five rounds rapid.

V is for Vastra, of the Silurian race.

W is for Weeping Angel, don't even blink!

X is for X-tonic rays, keep them off your face!

Y is for Yana, he’s the Master – who knew!

Z is for Zygon, he looks just like you!

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6 Doctor Who stars who showed up early

On 1 September 2012 Jenna Coleman unexpectedly made her Doctor Who debut in Asylum of the Daleks. We knew that Jenna would be joining the Doctor but we hadn’t expected to see her quite so soon.

But Miss Coleman isn’t the only Doctor Who star to jump the gun and turn up a little early… So, here’s our guide to the actors whose first Doctor Who appearances were ahead of their time.

1. Jenna Coleman as Oswin

In Asylum of the Daleks Jenna played Oswin Oswald, the junior entertainment officer of the Starship Alaska, which had crashed on the Dalek Asylum. When the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory were sent to disable the Asylum’s impenetrable force field, Oswin took a break from baking soufflés and listening to Carmen to help them find a safe path through the most insane Daleks in the universe.

Unfortunately for Oswin, she soon discovered that during her stay at the Asylum she’d been converted into a Dalek but had been able to resist her Dalek conditioning. She was able to lower the Asylums defences so that the Doctor, Amy and Rory could escape and the planet could be destroyed, but not before wiping all information about the Doctor from the Dalek data banks. What a hero!

2. Peter Capaldi as Caecillius

All the way back in 2008, Peter Capaldi guest starred as Caecillius in The Fires of Pompeii. Caecillius was a marble merchant who was saved from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius by the Tenth Doctor. Many years later the Twelfth Doctor, fresh from his regeneration commented that he was sure he’d seen his face before… But it wasn't until he helped the Viking villagers in The Girl Who Died, that he realised he’d chosen that face to remind himself to save people.

3. Karen Gillan as the Soothsayer

The Fires of Pompeii was also the first episode to feature Karen Gillan, a whole two years before she first appeared as Amy Pond. Karen played the Soothsayer who was the first of the Sibylline Sisterhood to see the TARDIS, whose arrival in Pompeii had been foretold in prophecy.

4. Freema Agyeman as Adeola Oshodi

Freema Agyeman is best known in the Doctor Who world as Martha Jones, but she first turned up as Adeola Oshodi in Army of Ghosts. Adeola worked at Torchwood Tower and when she snuck off for a romantic rendezvous with a colleague, she was upgraded by the Cybermen. The Doctor Who production team were so impressed by Freema’s performance as Adeola, they offered her the opportunity to become the Doctor’s new companion and cast her as Martha Jones. The strong resemblance between the two characters was explained in Smith and Jones when Martha mentioned that her cousin Adeola had worked in Canary Wharf but didn’t return home after the Cybermen attacked.

5. Colin Baker as Commander Maxil

In 1984 Colin Baker materialised on our screens as the flamboyant Sixth Doctor, but this wasn’t his first time portraying a Time Lord as he’d already graced Gallifrey with his presence as Commander Maxil in Arc of Infinity. Maxil was a member of the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard and was sent to intercept the Fifth Doctor when he was recalled to his home planet. Believing the Time Lords might try to kill him, the Doctor did his best to evade the Chancellery Guard. However Maxil, dedicated to completing his task, found the Doctor and shot him – thankfully, he did not shoot to kill.

6. Lalla Ward as Princess Astra

Before she was the second Romana, Lalla Ward was Princess Astra of Atrios aka the sixth segment of the Key to Time! When the Fourth Doctor and Romana travelled to Atrios in The Armageddon Factor in search of the final segment of the Key to Time, they were shocked to discover it was in fact a human being – Princess Astra.

Astra fulfilled her destiny by transforming into the sixth segment and the Key to Time was finally complete. However the Doctor soon realised the Key was too powerful to be entrusted to any one being, and that Astra would be forever imprisoned within it, so he scattered its segments across the universe, returning Astra to her human form.

Later when Romana regenerated she chose the appearance of Astra saying she “thought it looked very nice on the Princess”.

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6 historical events the Doctor was present at

The Doctor can travel to any point in time and space thanks to his fabulous TARDIS, and has a habit of getting involved in events both accidentally and intentionally!

And thanks to his soft spot for Planet Earth and its inhabitants, he’s had a hand in a fair few historical happenings. So, here are six historical events the Doctor was present at!

1. The Great Fire of London – The Visitation

It’s the time of the Great Plague and the Terileptils are running loose across the English countryside, spreading their devastating virus in an attempt to rid the world of humans. The Doctor chases them to a bakery in Pudding Lane, London, where during the confrontation, the Doctor accidentally drops his torch on a bale of hay, and one of the Terileptil’s weapons malfunctions and explodes. Inevitably, a fire begins, and the rest, as they say, is history!

2. Signing the Magna Carta – The King’s Demons 

In one of the Master’s more, well, low-key plans, he disguises a metamorphic android named Kamelion as King John in a ploy to prevent the real King John from signing the Magna Carta, thereby destroying parliamentary democracy as we know it. But the Doctor is on hand to stop him!

In a battle of wills over who controls Kamelion, the Doctor is victorious and brings the android with him onto his TARDIS. The Master is foiled and the real King John is able to sign the Magna Carta – huzzah!

3. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius - The Fires of Pompeii

Sometimes the TARDIS can get a bit…wobbly. The Doctor arrives in 79AD, expecting to show Donna the wonders of Ancient Rome. Instead, they land some 150 miles away in the city of Pompeii, the day before disaster strikes. Donna tries her best to persuade the Doctor to save the people of the city, but he refuses, arguing that the destruction of Pompeii is a fixed point in time that cannot be changed.

They soon find out that a fiery alien race of Pyroviles have been building an energy converter in the heart of the volcano, and plan to convert every human on Earth into Pyroviles and conquer the planet. So, the Doctor has a choice to make: destroy the energy converter, which would cause Vesuvius to erupt and kill the Pyroviles and the citizens of Pompeii, or let the Pyroviles take over Earth.

It’s a horrendous situation, but the Doctor chooses the world over Pompeii, triggers the eruption and ensures the survival of the human race. The burdens of a Time Lord…

4. The Moon landing - Day of the Moon

Apparently, nothing unusual happened during the Moon landing in 1969, so we’re not sure why we’re writing about it…

5. The Blitz – The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

Chasing a metal cylinder (“It’s mauve and dangerous!”) through the time vortex towards Earth, the Doctor and Rose land in the centre of London, right in the middle of the Blitz. Cue raid sirens and bomb shelters, Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade, Captain Jack and a creepy little boy with a gas mask fused to his face.

It’s worth noting that the Doctor, in this story, doesn’t actually get involved with the War, and is instead quite preoccupied with the ‘empty children’ and Chula nanogenes threatening to rewrite the DNA of everyone in London.

6. London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony – Fear Her

Fear Her was made in 2006 about the 2012 Olympics, but seeing as the 2016 Rio Olympics have just ended, we can now think of the London Games as an historical event (hands up who else thinks the linear progression of time is not fair and is going way too fast).

A young Isolus, separated from its billion-strong family on the journey through space, has possessed Chloe Webber, who is able to make people disappear by drawing them. The Isolus tries to replace its lost familial love, heat and emotion by using Chloe to make every person on Earth disappear and stealing their love and happiness for the Olympic flame. Feeling threatened by the Doctor, Chloe traps him and the TARDIS in one of her drawings, leaving Rose to work out how to solve the situation. She does, in style, and all the missing people are returned, except for the Doctor. Where does he turn up? Only carrying the Olympic torch into the stadium and lighting the cauldron to rapturous cheers and applause! Amazing!

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