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Jenna Coleman Expected To Return For Doctor Who Christmas Special

16 August 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Clara Oswald, as played by Jenna Coleman, is already the longest-serving companion of the modern era of Doctor Who, starring in 36 episodes over four years. According to a new report, though, the character might just have another appearance to come.

Radio Times is claiming that Coleman has been asked by the BBC to come back for the upcoming Christmas special. While the outlet admits that they don’t have any word on whether she’s accepted the offer, it’s likely that the actress has agreed to reprise her role. It’s for a special occasion, after all: the episode will be Peter Capaldi’s final time playing the Doctor, before handing the keys to the Tardis over to Jodie Whittaker.

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Steven Moffat Says Doctor Who Is A Role For Life

15 August 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has said that he believes the actors who’ve played the Doctor have an “emphatic” duty to always be kind to their fans, even long after they’ve stepped away from the series.

Speaking in a recent interview, the writer/director noted that those who take on the iconic role have “to be Doctor Who forever.”

“You will always be an ambassador for the show. I remember us saying that when Matt Smith took over – ‘You have been rude to your last taxi driver… and we don’t mean for the next three years, we mean for the rest of your life!’

“And I remember Matt himself saying, ‘Imagine how awful it would be if somebody had to carry the memory that Doctor Who was rude to them. You would remember it on your deathbed, you’d still be thinking about that!’

‘So you »

- Christian Bone

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Christopher Robin Casts Winnie the Pooh and His Hundred Acre Wood Pals

14 August 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney is moving right along with more and more live-action versions of their most beloved animated properties. One of the next ones coming down the pipeline is Christopher Robin, which is going to be a live-action version of Winnie the Pooh with an adult version of the loveable bear's human pal rediscovering his animal friends years later. The adult cast already includes Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) as Robin, with Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) recently signing on to play his wife. Now, the voice cast for the animals of the One Hundred Acre Wood has been announced.

According to a new report from That Hashtag Show, Jim Cummings, who has voiced Winnie the Pooh in many animated projects over the years, is once again set to reprise the role in Christopher Robin. That should come as welcome news to fans of the character. In addition, the depressed but loveable donkey Eeyore is »

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Jodie Whittaker Will Take Doctor Who To A Whole New Level, Says David Tennant

13 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’ve been a broad range of reactions to the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor, the first woman to play the part in Doctor Who‘s half-century on TV. While there are definitely a number of extreme opinions floating around, Steven Moffat has claimed that most fans love the decision. Even if that’s not entirely true, it would seem that many of the stars of the show are on board with having a female Doctor.

After all, ever since the announcement that Whittaker would be portraying the character, a number of people involved with the sci-fi series, both past and present, have congratulated the actress – including Peter Capaldi, Colin BakerChristopher Eccleston and David Tennant. In fact, it’s the latter who’s now spoken up once again on the situation while making a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Touching on how »

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Comic-Con 2017: Doctor Who Interviews with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Michelle Gomez & Matt Lucas

9 August 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the explosive and emotional season 10 finale of Doctor Who, there was plenty to talk about with the cast and crew of the BBC series at Comic-Con, and in addition to speaking with Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, Daily Dead was honored to take part in roundtable interviews with showrunner Steven Moffat, writer (and co-star) Mark Gatiss, and co-stars Michelle Gomez and Matt Lucas.

You both have really intense moments in the last episode of the series. Can you talk about the emotions going through each of your respective characters' heads while you were dealing with these really intense sequences?  

Michelle Gomez: That this is the last time I'll do this, the last time I'll say this, that's the last time I'll do that, that's the last time I'll say this, and for those last few weeks, the series was a kind of sadnesses—is that a word? Sadnesses? »

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BBC America Boards BBC’s ‘Queers’ As Co-Producer

9 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC America will co-produce Queers, an eight-part short film series about the British gay experience, set to premiere October 14. In Queers, curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead star. The films… »

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BBC America to Show Mark Gatiss’ Gay Britannia Series ‘Queers’

9 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC America will launch “Queers,” later this year, the British drama series from “Sherlock” writer Mark Gatiss that looks at life for gay men and women in the U.K.

The short-form project comprises eight monologues from well-known actors. In the U.K. it was part of a longer “Gay Britannia” season on pubcaster the BBC, which was launched to mark 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act, the law that decriminalized homosexual acts in the U.K.

BBC America, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks, was a co-producer on the series and it will bow on the cable channel in October.

The monologues run to 15 minutes apiece, covering the past 100 years, and the characters address topics including the HIV crisis, and the Sexual Offences Act itself.

A roster of British actor perform the pieces including Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”); Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”); Gemma Whelan (“Game of Thrones”); and Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk »

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'Game of Thrones' Recap: Fire Walk With Me

6 August 2017 8:08 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Is that the Dothraki war cry that Jaime Lannister and his right-hand man Bronn hear in the distance … or is it Robert Plant's opening wail from "Immigrant Song"? Either way, it's one of the most intimidating sounds ever heard on television, and it's only a taste of the carnage to come. In tonight's episode – tellingly titled "The Spoils of War" –  Daenerys Targaryen unleashes the full fury of her two greatest weapons: the unstoppable Dothraki hordes and the fires of her black dragon. The recipients are the unsuspecting forces of House Lannister. »

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Doctor Who: Catherine Tate Tells Angry Fans To “Get Over It”

6 August 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’ve been a broad range of reactions to the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor, the first woman to play the part in Doctor Who‘s half-century on TV. While there are definitely a number of extreme opinions floating around, Steven Moffat has claimed that most fans love the decision. Even if that’s not entirely true, it would seem that many of the stars of the show are on board with having a female Doctor.

After all, ever since the announcement that Whittaker would be portraying the character, a number of people involved with the sci-fi series, both past and present, have congratulated the actress – including Peter Capaldi, Colin Baker, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. Now, former companion Catherine Tate has spoken up on the matter and she too seems to be in agreement with the fact that Whittaker is the right person to take Capaldi’s place. »

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Former Doctor Who Star Christopher Eccleston Gives His Thoughts On Jodie Whittaker’s Casting

6 August 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though her casting attracted a backlash – a ridiculous backlash, we might add – from a vocal minority of fans, Jodie Whittaker’s appointment as the Thirteenth Doctor has been widely hailed as a progressive step in the right direction for Doctor Who.

For the most part, previous actors who’ve played the role have also welcomed the news that the Time Lord is about to become a woman for the first time. Since the announcement that Whittaker would be portraying the character, several stars from the show, both past and present, have congratulated the actress – including Peter Capaldi, Colin Baker and David Tennant. Now, the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, has spoken up and voiced his opinion on the decision to cast a woman in the iconic role.

Though he only spent one season as the Time Lord, Eccleston made for a great Doctor and it was certainly sad to see him depart so abruptly. »

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The week in TV: Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds; Queers; Dead Beautiful; Young and Promising

6 August 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Four-year-olds are let loose in a retirement home to delightful effect. And Mark Gatiss and friends excel in Queers

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (C4) | All 4

Queers (BBC4) | iPlayer

Dead Beautiful (C4) | All 4

Young and Promising (C4) | All 4

A somewhat unwieldy title, and I can only imagine “Cradle to Grave” took a forcible early bath (likewise “Second Chance Zimmer” and “Ten Things to Do Before You… oh”) – but Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds made for some remarkably heartening television in a week, this first of August, when broadcasters traditionally, if momentarily, give up.

Young and Promising is guiltily watchable, simply because of the ever-present possibility of failure

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‘Game of Thrones 7×03: The Queen’s Justice’ Review

1 August 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

If you are still getting over last week’s episode, don’t expect any chance to catch a breath in this week’s Game of Thrones. Westeros has hit a next phase of war, with Cersei (Lena Headey) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) battling for supremacy. Poor Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is standing between them yelling “What about the White Walkers?” …just a shame nobody will listen.

Joking aside, Winter is finally here and the war between the Targaryen Mother of Dragons and the Lannisters has also arrived. Jon Snow finally meats Daenerys with a plea for Dragonglass, while she is more focused on him bending the knee and swearing an oath of allegiance. While this is taking place, Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) arrives at King’s Landing with his promised present for Cersei.

I’m sure for some, the deaths we are seeing in these first episodes of season 7 are hard to take. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Game Of Thrones season 7: episode 3 questions answered

1 August 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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If the previous Game Of Thrones seasons aren’t that fresh in your mind, here’s some background info relevant to The Queen’s Justice…

Warning: contains spoilers.

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For anyone with only a fuzzy recollection of previous events in Game Of Thrones, here’s a reminder of a few things that are useful to remember about this week’s episode, The Queen’s Justice…

Why does Tyrion call Davos the Onion Knight?

It’s his nickname. A former smuggler, Ser Davos Seaworth was made a knight and gifted land by Stannis Baratheon as thanks for smuggling onions and other food to Storm’s End (the Baratheon family seat) while it was »

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The Jodie Whittaker-Fronted Doctor Who Season 11 To Launch Late 2018

31 July 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While Jodie Whittaker is expected to make her first full appearance as the legendary Time Lord during the finale of this year’s Christmas Special, comments made by outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) suggest the actress’ first season as the Time Lord will begin late next year.

First spotted by Digital Spy, during a recent interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat spoke at length about his tenure at the helm of the hit BBC drama, which will come to an end upon the release of the 2017 Christmas Special – the same episode in which Peter Capaldi is expected to bid adieu to the Tardis once and for all. Moffat will be departing as well and in his place, Broadchurch writer/creator Chris Chibnall will assume the role of showrunner for Doctor Who‘s eleventh series, which will seemingly premiere in late 2018.

When asked about his long-standing commitment to the gig, »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: Queens, Murders, and a Backsliding Dude or Two

30 July 2017 8:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not watched “The Queen’s Justice,” the July 30 episode of “Game of Thrones.” 

As swashbuckling as the last few episodes of “Game of Thrones” has been — and I mean literally swashbuckling, with Greyjoy buccaneers swinging from the rigging in seemingly every other scene — “The Queen’s Justice” reveals some of the challenges and frustrations of the later seasons of this show. As the plot has tightened towards an inevitable conclusion, the weird grace notes of complexity that defined the early brilliance of “Game of Thrones” have been lost in favor of a smoother, simpler narrative. I have discussed this before at length, so I don’t want to belabor the point. But there’s a bit of lifelessness in “Game of Thrones” climaxes this season: As fewer and fewer characters survive the wars, and the central ones are weighed down with plot expedience and destiny, it »

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Why You Recognized the Banker on This Week's Game of Thrones

30 July 2017 8:50 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: HBO This week's episode of Game of Thrones reintroduced a character who fans haven't seen on the show since season five: Tycho Nestoris, a man who works for the Iron Bank of Braavos. Tycho is played by Mark Gatiss, and if you're currently questioning why the actor looks so familiar, it's because Game of Thrones isn't the only series you've seen him on. In fact, if you regularly watch a certain popular BBC series, you're likely already a fan of the British actor's. He currently stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock as Sherlock Holmes's older brother, Mycroft Holmes. He's also been on a few episodes of Doctor Who, and he's currently in the midst of filming a miniseries called Gunpowder. Image Source: Everett Collection The character of Tycho Nestoris works for the Iron Bank, aka the richest and most powerful bank in Westeros: the bank that funds »

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Doctor Who Christmas Special Almost Left Peter Capaldi And David Bradley In Tears

30 July 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With season 10 of Doctor Who now concluded, it’s time to start looking forward to the Time Lord’s next appearance, which will, of course, be in the upcoming Christmas special.

Titled “Twice Upon A Time,” reflecting the fact that it will feature two Doctors, the special will team Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor up with the First Doctor – the original, you might say – who’ll be played by Harry Potter star David Bradley. As revealed earlier, Mark Gatiss will be making an appearance as well and during San Diego Comic-Con, we learned that Pearl Mackie will be back too, ensuring that the whole gang is there to see Capaldi off for his final time in the role.

It’s sure to be an emotional outing for the show, and if Bradley is to be believed, it might just bring us to tears. Speaking at the London Film and Comic Con, »

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Sherlock Star Hopes To Replace Jodie Whittaker In Doctor Who One Day

30 July 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The internet is still reeling from the shocking news that Jodie Whittaker has been cast in Doctor Who. As the first female to ever play the iconic role of the Doctor, everyone seems to have their own opinion on it, with a vocal minority of the fanbase outraged at the decision but the general consensus still being that it’s a step in the right direction for the show. However you feel about having a woman portray the Doctor, there’s no denying that Whittaker’s a talented individual. Just watch Broadchurch for proof of that.

That’s not to say that some of the other names rumored to be in the running for the part wouldn’t have been exciting choices as well though. For instance, many were hoping to see Tilda Swinton nab the role, or even David Harewood. And then, of course, there’s Sacha Dhawan. The »

- Matt Joseph

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Former Doctor Who Star John Barrowman Weighs In On First Female Doctor

29 July 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though her casting attracted a backlash – a ridiculous backlash, we might add – from a vocal minority of fans, Jodie Whittaker’s appointment as the Thirteenth Doctor has been widely hailed as a progressive step in the right direction for Doctor Who.

For the most part, previous actors who’ve played the role have also welcomed the news that the Time Lord is about to become a woman for the first time. Since the announcement that Jodie Whittaker would be portraying the character, several stars from the show, both past and present, have congratulated the actress – including Peter Capaldi, Colin Baker and David Tennant. Now, John Barrowman’s weighed in with his thoughts as well, and it seems that he’s fully on board with having a female Doctor.

The fan favorite, who played Captain Jack Harkness on the beloved series, spoke about Whittaker’s casting at Comic-Con last week, saying »

- Matt Joseph

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Doctor Who Star Michelle Gomez Hints At First Bisexual Character

27 July 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though her casting attracted a backlash – an asinine backlash, we might add – from a vocal minority of Internet users, Jodie Whittaker’s appointment as the Thirteenth Doctor has been hailed as a progressive step in the right direction for Doctor Who.

For all of the buzz generated by Whittaker’s casting, there is something bittersweet about her addition, as it signals the impending finale for Peter Capaldi, who won over the hearts and minds of Who fans after facing critics of his own. But for Jodie Whittaker, the Broadchurch actress is about to make history by becoming the first female Doctor ever to grace the famous Tardis, and we can’t wait to see her assume the Time Lord mantle when Doctor Who‘s Christmas Special airs before the year’s end.

According to reports that are starting to surface though, the upcoming season will go one step further and »

- Michael Briers

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