Why Christopher Eccleston Was The Greatest Doctor Who Star After All

Ten Years ago tonight, Doctor Who returned and changed the face of British science fiction. Many elements can be credited for its continued success, but one person can never get enough credit. Christopher Eccleston, who seldom gets his props, was really the best Doctor of them all. » 3/26/15 2:13pm Thursday 2:13pm

Orphan Black's Clothing Line Is Here, And It Is Fabulous

One thing clone drama Orphan Black has going for it (besides great actors, a compelling plot and insane action) is its costume department. The internet is lousy with "where can I find this top, or Cosima scarf?" requests. But now the work is over, because Orphan Black has its own clothing line. » 3/24/15 8:20am 3/24/15 8:20am

The Closest You'll Come To Being A Bird Is Watching This Insane Footage

Sure, it's a publicity stunt, but what a cool idea (and for a good cause: raising awareness about endangered birds of prey). The BBC, in conjunction with Freedom Conservation, attached a camera to a trained eagle named Darshan, who swooped down from Dubai's Burj Khalifa, filming as he flew. » 3/14/15 2:40pm 3/14/15 2:40pm

This Gorgeous Statue Imagines The Cybermen As Men Of Stone, Not Steel

What If Doctor Who's Cybermen found themselves upgrading to stone bodies rather than metal ones? It seems highly impractical from a movement perspective, but at least we know it'd look downright beautiful thanks to this new bust from Edge Sculpture. » 3/11/15 11:00am 3/11/15 11:00am

How The BBC Fooled Viewers Into Thinking Spaghetti Grows On Trees

Who knew the BBC had this much of a sense of humor? Here is a fantastic clip broadcast on April Fool's Day in 1957, which shows the "traditional spaghetti harvest" and educates its viewers on dangers like the spaghetti weevil. » 2/11/15 2:30pm 2/11/15 2:30pm

The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. » 1/30/15 12:17pm 1/30/15 12:17pm

Discover The Unique Sounds Of British Science Fiction Movies

One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears. » 12/23/14 12:15pm 12/23/14 12:15pm

Concept Art Proves Doctor Who Season 8 Could Have Been Way Creepier

Doctor Who still pushes the envelope sometimes in terms of horrific imagery and terrifying concepts — this past year included mummies, cyborg zombies and a host of other nasty ideas. But the concept art for these horrors is usually worse than what ends up on screen. See for yourself! » 12/17/14 2:00pm 12/17/14 2:00pm

There's Going To Be A BBC-themed Theme Park In 2020. Wait, What?

You read that headline right. The BBC have signed a deal that will see rides based on some of their biggest shows - including Sherlock, Top Gear and Doctor Who - appear in a huge new Paramount Theme Park opening in the UK in 6 years. The timey-wimiest place on Earth? Let's hope so. » 12/10/14 5:00pm 12/10/14 5:00pm

First Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Clip Asks Where The Magic Has Gone

We finally get to see at least one of the titular characters in action in the first clip of the BBC's adaptation of Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel. Bertie Carvel seem pretty perfect, don't you think? » 12/09/14 9:00pm 12/09/14 9:00pm

What Doctor Who is telling us about the changing ways we watch TV

Earlier today, the BBC released new internal ratings figures for Doctor Who's most recent season, and they show it's becoming a growing trend that less and less people are watching live. But this isn't just happening to Doctor Who, it's happening for TV all over - especially when it comes to genre TV. » 11/28/14 3:00pm 11/28/14 3:00pm

Hear Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's cameo in Good Omens' Radio Drama

The first ever dramatisation of Good Omens is coming to BBC Radio 4 next month - and the BBC have finally lifted the lid on when you'll be able listen to it, as well as a brief teaser starring the two writers themselves. » 11/27/14 11:00am 11/27/14 11:00am

First Look At The BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Series!

We finally get to see actors Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan as Strange and Norrell, respectively, in the BBC's adaptation of the best-selling novel by Susanna Clarke, and they look outstanding. Alas, they only released this one promotional pic, but we had to share it because we're absolutely salivating for this series. » 11/19/14 12:43pm 11/19/14 12:43pm

Hermit Crabs Line Themselves Up From Biggest To Smallest To Swap Shells

Seriously, HERMIT CRABS FORM ORDERLY QUEUES. In height order. To more efficiently trade shells. I, for one, welcome our new crustacean bureaucrats. » 11/12/14 4:00pm 11/12/14 4:00pm

Orphan Black Season Three Teaser Is Astoundingly Clever

Here is the first-ever teaser trailer for the third season of beloved clone drama Orphan Black. Sadly, there's no footage, but unsurprisingly, they still managed to make a pretty clever teaser. » 11/07/14 1:40pm 11/07/14 1:40pm

How to Bury a Woman Who Fucked The Devil and Might Come Back Angry

Lilias Adie died in the 1700s, when fear of witches ran rampant and the belief that those who had had their souls sucked by the devil (through their teat, I have been informed) would come back to exact vengeance after death was much more common. But her torment didn't end there. » 10/28/14 11:00pm 10/28/14 11:00pm

Hold On to Your Fez, Doctor Who: AMC Is Going to Run BBC America

In the slow march to television consolidation, AMC has bought a massive stake in BBC America. The result is that they'll be running the BBC show here in the United States. » 10/23/14 9:30pm 10/23/14 9:30pm

Peter Capaldi's Most Embarrassing Moment As A Young Doctor Who Fan

We know that Peter Capaldi was a huge fan of Doctor Who long before he took up the mantle of the 12th Doctor, but apparently his enthusiasm earned him the ire of the BBC's Doctor Who office. Watch him squirm adorably as he hears what one BBC employee thought of his younger self. » 10/02/14 1:20pm 10/02/14 1:20pm

Let's Wildly Speculate About Who's Who In the First Good Omens Photo

Along with the announcement that the first ever Good Omens adaptation would be a December radio play came this photo of the cast. Who do you recognize? » 9/09/14 3:00am 9/09/14 3:00am

New Sherlock box set comes with slightly creepy Holmes and Watson busts

Sherlock fans, ever looked at your mantlepiece and thought 'Hmmm, it's nice, but it could really do with some faux-bronze busts of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.'? If you have, imagine no longer - the BBC intend to make such thoughts reality with a new box set of all 3 series of the show. » 9/08/14 5:00pm 9/08/14 5:00pm