Doctor Who and the Deconstruction of the Daleks

Tonight’s Doctor Who episode continues the show’s recent trend of deconstructing the Daleks, his armored “space Nazi” adversaries. And just like with the recent “Asylum of the Daleks” and “Into the Dalek,” we discover that Dalek nature is both sadder and more complicated than we’d previously thought. »9/26/15 10:00pm9/26/15 10:00pm

Doctor Who Shows Us The Doctor’s Arch-Enemies In A Whole New Light

Tonight’s Doctor Who season premiere is all about two of the show’s most iconic villains. We (and the Doctor) see them in a new light, and it’s enough to make you wonder if the show’s endless battle against evil is actually something more complicated. And if so, what does that mean for our hero, the Doctor? »9/19/15 10:00pm9/19/15 10:00pm

There Finally Might Be A Good 12th Doctor Action Figure Coming

Despite being Doctor Who’s Doctor a whole year now, Peter Capaldi’s not had much luck getting a decent figure of himself—the first one was absolutely dreadful, and although there’s a pretty decent 1/6th scale version on the way, it’s a lot pricier than most people are willing to pay. Enter this new, 5” figure...… »9/01/15 5:30pm9/01/15 5:30pm

Doctor Who's Most Surprising Cameo Will Get An Explanation This Fall

One of the biggest surprises of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special was the brief moment that Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor joined all 13 Doctors in saving Gallifrey—but now it looks like the next season of the show will explore that cameo even further, thanks to some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey shenanigans. »7/29/15 5:20pm7/29/15 5:20pm

Peter Capaldi Says The Doctor Knows He Made The Daleks Worse

Peter Capaldi’s first year on Doctor Who was layered with a lot of questions about the morality of the Doctor’s adventures. And one idea that came up was the notion that the Doctor had made the Daleks stronger in the course of fighting them. Capaldi tells io9 that the Doctor absolutely believes he made the Daleks… »7/17/15 1:50pm7/17/15 1:50pm

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 4:12pm2/06/15 4:12pm

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 10:00pm12/25/14 10:00pm

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 3:33pm11/14/14 3:33pm

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 3:01am11/14/14 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 10:00pm10/18/14 10:00pm