Doctor Who's new companion is only lovable when the show isn't trying to make us love her

It's part of the ritual of Doctor Who these days: First we have to be introduced to a new time-traveling companion (for the third time, in the case of Clara.) And then, in her second story, we have to get reminded just why she's so amazingly special and wonderful. That's this week's episode, which is kind of mixed… »4/07/13 12:00am4/07/13 12:00am

An exclusive Doctor Who clip shows Clara tasting forbidden fruit!

Check out this clip from Saturday's Doctor Who episode, "The Rings of Akhaten," which BBC America has exclusively shared with io9. You can see some of the dozens of lovely alien costumes in this episode, moving around in the background. Plus Clara doesn't wait for the Doctor to say the fruit is non-toxic before… »4/04/13 4:09pm4/04/13 4:09pm

13 brilliant pieces of Clara Oswin Oswald fan art to get you ready for new Doctor Who

Clara Oswin Oswald has appeared in just two episodes of Doctor Who, but she's already captured the hearts—not to mention the pens, paintbrushes, cameras, and software—of many talented fan artists. While we're waiting for Clara's return in next week's episode, here are a few of our favorite pieces of fan art featuring… »3/24/13 10:00am3/24/13 10:00am

At last, Steven Moffat succeeds in making Doctor Who a "dark fairy tale"

When Steven Moffat took over as head writer of Doctor Who in 2010, he said that he wanted to make the show a "dark fairy tale." Hence the Girl Who Waited, and the Last Centurion, and all that. But I have to say, I haven't ever felt the fairy-tale vibe from Moffat's Doctor Who quite as strongly as I did with last… »12/26/12 4:09pm12/26/12 4:09pm