The Exact Moment When Peter Capaldi Won Us Over As The Twelfth Doctor

Every time a new actor takes over the role of the Doctor, the mysterious alien time-traveler on Doctor Who, it's always a bit of an adjustment. The expectations are high — and that goes double for beloved actor Peter Capaldi, who took the role last year. And here's the scene where Capaldi proved he could own the role. » 2/06/15 1:12pm 2/06/15 1:12pm

Doctor Who Offers Us A Joyous Celebration Of Reusing Old Story Ideas

Doctor Who's head writer, Steven Moffat, has sometimes been accused of having a few main story ideas that he trots out again and again. Today's Doctor Who Christmas special, "Last Christmas," feels like a hilarious, spirited defense: A story made entirely out of old stories, which just has fun with it. Spoilers… » 12/25/14 7:00pm 12/25/14 7:00pm

At Last, A 12th Doctor Figure That Isn't Awful

It's been a long road for Toy fans looking to get a Peter Capaldi for their desk. We had the tiny figure that looked bad both in publicity stills and in hand - but now it looks like we might just have a shot at a decent Twelfth Doctor figure, in the form of this 1:6 toy from Big Chief Studios. » 12/13/14 10:40am 12/13/14 10:40am

First Clip From Doctor Who Christmas Special Is Full Of Weird Intensity

Here's your first look at the next Doctor Who Christmas special — and it's basically proof that Peter Capaldi can bring 1000 percent more razor-sharp menace to anything, even just a conversation with Santa Claus on the rooftop. Even just debating the merits of the tangerine at the bottom of the stocking. » 11/14/14 12:33pm 11/14/14 12:33pm

The Eleventh Doctor's regeneration is still heartbreaking, even in Lego

Although we've only recently finished off a whole series of Peter Capaldi goodness, it feels like just yesterday we were bidding farewell to Matt Smith's Doctor on Doctor Who - which is probably why I still get a little verklempt watching this CGI-'d Lego take on his regeneration scene. » 11/14/14 3:01am 11/14/14 3:01am

This Year, Doctor Who is Built Around A Character Arc, And That's Major

Tonight's episode clinches it: Doctor Who is doing a much more ambitious character arc than it's done in years, even as the show's "mystery" storytelling is drastically scaled back. Even with a few stumbles here and there, this is really major. You have to applaud the ambition, and a lot of the execution. Spoilers… » 10/18/14 7:00pm 10/18/14 7:00pm

With This Episode, Doctor Who Season 8 Starts To Pay Off, Big Time

"The Caretaker" is my favorite episode of the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who thus far. And it's also probably going to turn out to be the episode where this season really "clicks" for me. Really great stuff, that puts the Doctor on the spot in a way we've never seen before. Spoilers ahead... » 9/27/14 7:00pm 9/27/14 7:00pm

Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor figure is... not really Peter Capaldi?

Finally, the first figure of the 12th Doctor's action figure is out - and when we first saw pictures of the prototype, it looked pretty decent. New press pictures of the final figure however, reveal something that looks a little less Peter Capaldi, a little more... pallid Rowan Atkinson? Huh. » 9/26/14 11:42am 9/26/14 11:42am

Doctor Who Reveals The Only Thing Really Worth Stealing

Thus far, the loose theme of this season of Doctor Who seems to be "identity crises" and "deconstructing heroism." These themes manifest this week in another story where the Doctor isn't entirely calling the shots, and the main McGuffin that everybody is trying to steal is "selfhood." Spoilers ahead... » 9/20/14 7:00pm 9/20/14 7:00pm

The Twelfth Doctor Describes A Beloved Movie He's Never Seen

Fine, so it's not the Twelfth Doctor as such (it's Peter Capaldi in his turn as the delightfully foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker), and it's not just any beloved movie. But mercy, is it ever fun to imagine everyone's favorite Gallifreyan swearing his way through movie reviews of movies he's never seen. I'd watch the hell… » 9/13/14 8:30am 9/13/14 8:30am

Peter Capaldi Is Already Carrying Doctor Who On His Amazing Shoulders

This was a pretty humdrum season Doctor Who season opener for the most part. Except that Peter Capaldi, the new Doctor, is already bringing a marvelously strange energy to the role of the Doctor. Capaldi's presence lent a huge spark to the storyline about Clara having trouble adjusting to the Doctor's new face. » 8/23/14 8:12pm 8/23/14 8:12pm