Trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ 2013 Christmas Special Released

***UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 00.01 ON 11 DECEMBER, 2013 GMT*** DOCTOR WHO XMAS SPECIAL 2013

“And now it’s time for one last bow
Like all your other selves
Eleven’s hour is over now
The clock is striking twelve”

With two weeks until Christmas, Doctor Who fans were starting to feel the pressure as the annual Christmas special is around the corner.

This year, like several times before, we will be saying good-bye to our favorite bow tie and fez wearing, floppy-hair, twelve-year-old acting Doctor in exchange for yet to be specified Twelfth Doctor.

The trailer starts with the Eleventh Doctor’s current companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) reciting a rhyme which pretty much summarizes (reread the italicize rhyme up there) what fans have been anticipating, in a sad way, since Matt Smith announced that he would be bowing out of the iconic role that made him a household name at the end of the year.

The name of the special has been titled, “The Time of the Doctor” which let’s be honest, the writers missed the boat with things like “Silent Night” or “The Twelfth Hour” unless all these “The ______ of the Doctor” titles are some kind of pattern that fans should be keeping an eye out for.

BBC America released the following blurb about the episode alongside the trailer:

On the heels of Matt Smith’s final episode as the eleventh Doctor, BBC AMERICA is releasing the latest epic trailer from the December 25th Christmas Special, “The Time of the Doctor.” Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them — the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor airs at 9:00 P.M. Christmas day on BBC America.

Prequel to ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special

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With only a Christopher Eccleston (9) amount of days left until the highly-anticipated Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, the BBC have gifted fans with a prequel that features the Eighth Doctor, and birthday boy, Paul McGann.

After repeatedly confirming that he was not going to be involved in the 50th anniversary special, it comes as a big surprise to Whovians to see the Eighth Doctor in action in the webisode. The prequel titled, “The Night of the Doctor” finds out hero in the midst of the famous Time War that we had heard so much about.

The Doctor lands his TARDIS in a ship where we find out of the last remaining person on board, that the war is currently ongoing. The short also show us just how the Doctor spent his last couple of hours before being forced to regenerated into, you would never guess, THE WAR DOCTOR!

That’s right, if you blink at the credits you might miss that John Hurt’s character has official been named the War Doctor. Anyways, watch the prequel below and get ready for the 50th.

Official ‘Doctor Who’ Trailers Released By the BBC

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In less than two weeks, Whovians from all over the world will finally be able to see the highly anticipated 50th anniversary special of the hit BBC sci-fi show, Doctor Who.

Until this point, fans of the long-running show, had been going on pure faith on how the show will go. Last week, a synopsis had been given and until this weekend, the only trailer that had been released was back in July during Comic Con where current show runner, Steven Moffat, reasoned with fans in attendance not to post the trailer because further sneak-peeks for the show would not happened if a leak did.

Another thing that fans had going for them was that fan favorite the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and his first companion in the new body, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) would be in the special alongside the current Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and the “Hurt” Doctor played by John Hurt.

Thanks to the BBC, an early edition of the first official trailer had been released on Friday, but no less than 12 hours later two official trailers hit the internet and almost shut down Tumblr over the excitement about it.

Both trailer can be seen below.

Now who’s ready to put on a bow tie and Fez, steal a TARDIS with a Sonic Screwdriver and fly to November 23?

Get Ready for a ‘Doctor Who’ Invasion

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UPDATE: Hold the phone, it looks like a Day of the Doctor trailer might have leaked. One of the many Doctor Who fansites, Doctor Who TV, has gotten word from many fans that the newly leaked trailer has similar scenes from the trailer that was given at Comic Con this Summer, but not the exact same.

Like it has probably been stated once before, be careful…SPOILERS!

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Are you ready to overdose on Doctor Who?

BBC America has officially revealed a Doctor Who jammed schedule for the upcoming week before the 50th anniversary special is slated to premiere.

The special which, if you didn’t know, is titled “The Day of the Doctor” is scheduled to premiere on BBC One in England on November 23 at 8 PM. It was previously confirmed that there would be a simulcast of the show in 37 countries so that everyone, in every time zone could experience it at the same time. Let’s be honest, it’s also so that no spoilers will get out and damage the surprise. For those that will be watching the series from the comfort of their home or at any of the movie theater simulcast in the United States, the special will air at 2:50 PM.

The week-long event will begin on November 18 with daily marathons paying tribute to the actors who took on the iconic role of the Doctor. Aside from the marathons, there would be several specials including The Science of Doctor Who with Brian Cox, Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS and Doctor Who Explained. The yearlong The Doctors Revisited special will also come to a close with their retrospective account of current Doctor, Matt Smith.

Also bringing more Doctor Who things to the table, BBC America will also be premiering, An Adventure in Space and Time, the story of how the series came to be starring David Bradley as the First Doctor, William Hartnell as well as Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan and Brian Cox.

So let the countdown begin (14 days for those of you out there interested).

‘Doctor Who’ Special to Hit US Movie Theaters

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Earlier this week, the BBC announced that the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special, The Day of the Doctor would be played in theaters across the United Kingdom in 3D. Fans of the sci-fi show in the United States were left to wonder if they would be getting the same cinematic treatment for the special like its homeland.

BBC had confirmed that BBC America would be taking the reigns on the cinematic distribution of the special and today, the network had unveiled the several cities and theaters that will be playing the special on the big screen during the Saturday simulcast on November 23.

  • Los Angeles – Cinemark Rave 18 + IMAX (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Angeles – Century 20 Bella Terra at Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • New York – AMC Loews Village 7 (New York, NY)
  • New York – Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX (New York, NY)
  • Chicago – Century 12 Evanston + XD (Evanston, IL)
  • Chicago – Cinemark @ Seven Bridges + IMAX (Woodridge, IL)
  • Philadelphia – Cinemark Rave Cinemas University City 6 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Philadelphia – Cinemark 16 (Somerdale, NJ)
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth – Cinemark West Plano + XD (Plano, TX)
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose – Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD (San Francisco, CA)
  • Washington, DC (Hagerstown) – Cinemark Rave Cinemas Fairfax Corner 14 + XD (Fairfax, VA)
  • Houston – Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD (The Woodlands, TX)
  • Atlanta – Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville, GA)
  • Seattle-Tacoma – Cinemark Lincoln Square Cinemas (Bellevue, WA)
  • Minneapolis – AMC Southdale 16 (Edina, MN

After the initial broadcast had been made, 300 movie theaters across the country will re-broadcast it that following Monday, November 25 for those who want to see it on the big screen and didn’t get to the first time around.

Tickets for the Saturday simulcast will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 25 at 9.am. Eastern time through Fandango.com and Cinemark.com.

‘Doctor Who’ Anniversary Tribute Trailer Surfaces

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Late last night , North American time, the BBC announced that a trailer for the 50th anniversary of their hit show Doctor Who would premiere at eight something their time.

The new trailer that was released today on the world is not the same one that fans who attended Comic-Con in San Diego this past Summer got to watch. That trailer, was apparently specially made for that event and to the request of the crew, that trailer has yet to be released onto the internet.

Current show runner, writer and major troll, Steven Moffat answered fans’ questions about the current trailer revealing that none of the footage from the actual special would not be making an appearance in the teaser; much to the displeasure of Whovians. Turns out, it was more of a tribute to all the re-generations throughout the 50 years.

The teaser finally made its debut and like Moffat said, not a single piece of footage from the special made it onto the one minute clip, instead we have a voice over from current Doctor, Matt Smith and images of past Doctors including William Hartnell’s First Doctor and Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor with his famous jelly babies and scarf. Also appearing are companions such as the late Elisabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith (and their robotic dog, K-9) and current companion, Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald.

Check out the clip below and don’t forget, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” will premiere on November 23, 2013 simultaneously in 75 different countries, so get your Sonic Screwdrivers and Jelly Babies ready to defeat the Daleks.

Introducing the Twelfth Doctor: Peter Capaldi

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“Who has bagged the little blue box?”

Was the first question that host of evening, Zoe Ball had asked when she got on stage, and funny enough, it was the same questions that fans and critics a like have been asking since Matt Smith reveal his resignation from the hit television series.

Now who is the lucky person to take over the role as the Twelfth Doctor, you may ask? Well the honor has gone to….

Peter Capaldi!

For those of you not familiar with him, the Scottish actor had been the front-runner for several weeks now and it looks like if you were taking bets then you would be a little bit richer. He has previously been on Torchwood: Children of Earth, World War Z, The Thick of It and even was in Doctor Who as Caecilius in “The Fires of Pompeii.”

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The Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor live special started with a compilation of the eleven Doctors which eventually gave way to the stage where host, Ball and some of her guest sat.  Fifth Doctor, Peter Davidson, actress Liza Tarbuck and child actor Daniel Roche answering questions such as who their favorite Doctor was and what makes this show withstand the test of time. When it came time for them to be asked whether or not they knew who would be taking over the TARDIS, they had to admit they had no idea.

Matt Smith had pre-recorded an interview since he was currently in Hollywood filming a movie. In the interview, you could see how emotional he got about the prospect of leaving the role that made him a household name. The first thing he talked about was how the public was not welcoming as him as the Doctor stating that he was “too young” and was “not the Doctor” but as it turned out, he proved the nay-sayers wrong.

Throughout the interview, there was a montage of his Doctor being crazy and zany, just like the fans like him. One thing that Smith said stood out the most, “one last hurrah for the drunk giraffe” which could probably describe his years on the show in a nutcase.

When he was asked about what he thought about his successor and let’s just say that he completely trusted him, “if I had to choose someone, it would be him.”

After taking a look at what exactly is the regeneration process with the help of several former companions and even a former Doctor (Colin Baker), we were brought back to the live stage where Bernard Cribbins who played Wilfred Mott and Rufus Hound, sat. Like Davidson, Tarbuck and Roche, the duo were asked several question including one about the impact Doctor Who has had.

Series writer and current show-runner, Steven Moffat talked for a little bit through a pre-recorded video before it was time to unveil who would be the new star of the show, and if you couldn’t tell by the live footage or the continual tweets on Twitter, fans were beyond eager.

According to Moffat, they  had considered Capaldi when they were casting the 11th Doctor. “There comes a right time for the right person to play it,” he said.

“We all had the same idea and it was a quite different idea,” Moffat added. When he and his team made a video with Capaldi, “everybody saw it and was like, ‘That’s the Doctor.’ ”

When Capaldi first sat down on the couch after being named the Twelfth Doctor the first thing he said to the audience was “It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it’s been so fantastic,.” Apparently when  the actor had been called about getting the role he had been in the middle of filming a scene for The Three Musketeers so his phone was on silent. Upon calling back his manager, the manager’s greeting was, “Hello Doctor.”

The most adorable part of the entire Capaldi interview was the fact like Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, Capaldi had wanted to be an incarnation of the Doctor, even writing a letter to RadioTimes saying how it was his dream to one day be one of them.

Looks like dreams do come true and we look forward to seeing you take on the iconic role come next year.

So for you Whovians out there, what do you think about Peter Capaldi taking on the TARDIS?

BBC to Reveal Twelfth Doctor on Sunday

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UPDATE: The Official Doctor Who Twitter has in fact confirmed that the identity of the Twelfth Doctor will in deed be revealed this Sunday on BBC1 at 7 p.m. UK time/2 p.m. EST.

Check out the screen cap of the Twitter account confirming it here.

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It was probably the statement heard ’round the world when current star of the long-running BBC show Doctor Who, Matt Smith announced that his last trip in the iconic blue box would be the show’s yearly Christmas special.

Throughout the month since Smith announced his exit, fans have been trying to figure out just who would be filling the role. Some had the idea that it might be a woman, some were hoping for some high profiled actors and others just wanted the Doctor to finally be ginger.

Last week, the official Doctor Who website released snippets of a script that the actors being auditioned had to read, but other than that, there was no other information given. A line in the script has the Doctor asking his current companion, Clara (played by Jenna Coleman) if she was always a certain height.

Today, Bleeding Cool the same people who said the missing episodes from the beginning of the series had been found in Africa, have posted that the BBC might have found their Twelfth Doctor and will be releasing the news via television at 7 p.m. this Sunday night. During a live show being hosted by Zoe Hall, series writer Steven Moffat and current star, Smith will introduce the person who will be putting on the now famous bow-tie or fez for the next couple of seasons.

Until now, casting was supposedly done under the code name Whodini and even those working with the Twelfth Doctor were unaware that they were working on this mission. As of right now, the BBC hasn’t commented on the matter but it does seem that Moffat will make an announcement at midnight.

So now the question is, who is the bloody new Doctor? Anyone have any guesses or suggestions on the matter?

‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Trailer

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The 50th anniversary Doctor Who trailer has finally made its way online. The video which can be seen in 2D or 3D doesn’t give away any of the plot, but does reveal to Whovians among us David Tennant and Matt Smith in the same exact scene!

Cue all the fangirl cries and screams.

Even if this is just a trick to make the Whovians excited and then tear them down then it doesn’t really matter. Just the sheer though that the trailer could be hitting the web anytime soon is enough to get their blood pumping. Anyways, you can see the trailer below and let us know if you think it’s the real thing or just a trick?

 

Lost ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes Could Exist in Africa

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With all this talk of Matt Smith leaving the Doctor Who franchise, rumors have once again stated to circulate that there are lost episodes from the classic series (pre-2005). This kind of rumor is not new for Whovians since the BBC did wipe out a lot of the old, classic episodes way back when; they thought it was a good idea, those foolish people.

The current new batch of rumors come  courtesy of the website, Bleeding Cool. According to a report publish by the website, they have it on good authority (two really good sources, apparently) that an engineer in Africa “with a taste for science fiction and a habit of taking things for ‘safe keeping'” might actually have copies of the presumed erased episodes.

Apparently, the amount of episodes that said engineer has in his possession might even be able to complete several of the series that Whovians might have never thought could be complete. This new haul could reportedly finish the First Doctor’s collection as well as finish the Second Doctor’s Evil of the Daleks story which there is currently only one episode left of the seven that were originally broadcast.

While no promises are currently being made, Bleeding Cool is saying that these episodes could be coming our way in November, just in time for the 50th anniversary or maybe even sooner. They even went so far as updating just a little while ago that the finger crossing might not be needed since another source has confirmed that those missing tapes are real.

If this massive haul of high hopes end up being nothing more than an April Fool’s joke in June, let’s just say that website should fear the Wrath of Whovian, just saying.