The BBC Seriously Considered Cancelling Doctor Who When Tennant Left

Hard to believe, but the BBC weren't sure if Doctor Who could go on without David Tennant. They were seriously considering pulling the plug on the show when the Tenth Doctor moved on, according to head writer Steven Moffat. » 5/27/14 3:20pm 5/27/14 3:20pm

This was a fitting end to the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who

In many ways, "Time of the Doctor" doesn't just conclude the story that's been running since Matt Smith's first episode of Doctor Who — it also sums up Smith's tenure as the ageless Time Lord. The good parts as well as the bad parts. Spoilers ahead... » 12/25/13 8:10pm 12/25/13 8:10pm

What's the biggest missed opportunity in science fiction history?

Science fiction's past is full of possibilities that never quite materialized. Movies that didn't get made. Crossovers that didn't happen — like the Doctor Who/Star Trek: Enterprise crossover that was talked about. But what's your most tantalizing "might have been" from science fiction history? » 9/26/13 3:11pm 9/26/13 3:11pm

10 Biggest Dodged Bullets in the History of Doctor Who

Over its 50 years, Doctor Who has had plenty of mortifying incidents here and there. But things could have been way, way worse. Here are 10 occasions where Doctor Who narrowly avoided a shattering disaster. » 9/10/13 10:18am 9/10/13 10:18am

The Central Problem With Steven Moffat's Doctor Who

This Saturday, we witness the end of Steven Moffat's third season as Doctor Who showrunner. And what an ambitious run thus far: a single story, starting with the crack and leading up to the Doctor's greatest mystery. You have to admire the boldness and cleverness of Moffat's plan. There's just one huge problem with… » 5/16/13 1:25pm 5/16/13 1:25pm

Spoiler-Free Review of Next Week's Doctor Who Premiere!

Steven Moffat is up to his old tricks in the midseason premiere of Doctor Who, airing a week from Saturday. "The Bells of St. John" marks a return to the overt creepiness of episodes like "Blink" and "Silence in the Library," mixed with some very Russell T. Davies-esque villainy. Here's our spoiler-free review... » 3/22/13 2:35pm 3/22/13 2:35pm

The wizard behind Doctor Who and Torchwood has done it again!

The first two episodes of Wizards Vs. Aliens, the new show from Doctor Who/Torchwood maestro Russell T. Davies, have aired in the U.K. And for now, at least, they're on Youtube. And… wow. They are seriously demented fun, from Brian Blessed's muppety overlord to all the teenage heroics. Spoilers ahead… » 10/31/12 1:09pm 10/31/12 1:09pm

Russell T. Davies pitched a Doctor Who graphic novel, was turned down

Mind-bogglingly preposterous news of the day: Russell T. Davies, the man who brought Doctor Who back from the dead and created the template for 21st century Who, says he recently approached BBC Books about writing a Doctor Who graphic novel... and they rejected him. » 10/28/12 8:00am 10/28/12 8:00am

Gosh, the aliens in Russell T. Davies' new show sure look campy

The gang behind the Sarah Jane Adventures are making another show aimed at little kids, and Wizards Vs. Aliens includes the most pleasingly silly aliens we've seen in quite some time. Meet the Nekross! » 9/28/12 3:32pm 9/28/12 3:32pm

Is Doctor Who basically just a series of unhappy endings?

Doctor Who is a show about a dotty alien who travels through time and space with a neverending series of human friends. And the most important thing about those humans might be that they always go away, in the end. Some of them die, some of them marry aliens that they just met a few hours earlier, some of them get… » 9/23/12 9:30am 9/23/12 9:30am

First Glimpse of Russell T. Davies' Wizards Vs. Aliens!

Russell T. Davies brought Doctor Who back from the dead — and now he's making genres collide. We couldn't possibly be more excited for RTD's new show Wizards Vs. Aliens, in which a boy wizard fights an alien invasion. And now, here's the first glimpse, which is wrapped in with some footage from another new British… » 9/18/12 11:28am 9/18/12 11:28am

Russell T. Davies' new show will be "Doctor Who meets Harry Potter"

It sounds like Russell T. Davies still has plenty of genre television up his sleeve. Davies' agency has revealed that Davies is co-creating a children's series for the BBC's CBBC channel titled Aliens vs Wizards, which the BBC is describing as "Doctor Who meets Harry Potter." Joining him on this genre mashup is Doctor… » 1/14/12 8:00am 1/14/12 8:00am

Doctor Who's Season Finale: It all comes together!

People often described Russell T. Davies' tenure as Doctor Who producer as reminiscent of a soap opera — but the show has become much more serialized, and more focused on a few core relationships, under Stephen Moffat. And Saturday's big season finale represents the culmination of a lot of Moffat's sweeping story arcs. » 9/26/11 12:00pm 9/26/11 12:00pm

Torchwood: Miracle Day: An Onion With Only One Layer

Torchwood: Children of Earth was one of the most brilliant pieces of television of the past few years, so maybe we were expecting too much from the followup, Miracle Day. Or maybe showrunner and creator Russell T. Davies was so eager to duplicate Children of Earth on a bigger scale, he lost sight of what made Children… » 9/10/11 10:40am 9/10/11 10:40am

We've seen this weekend's Doctor Who and Torchwood episodes!

It's a big weekend for Doctor Who fans — first, there's the final episode of spinoff show Torchwood: Miracle Day, in which we finally learn what this long miniseries was all about. And then there's one of the most important Who episodes of the season. » 9/09/11 12:00pm 9/09/11 12:00pm

Watch Captain Jack actually mention Ianto by name, on Torchwood

This is by far the best moment from last night's Torchwood episode — Captain Jack actually mentions Ianto by name, before inadvertently causing a new tragedy. It's a moment of real emotion and bittersweet irony. It's one of a few really nifty moments from last night's episode. » 8/27/11 7:00am 8/27/11 7:00am

10 Totally Different TV Shows that Doctor Who Has Been Over the Years

Doctor Who hasn't just taught us how to save the universe — the British time-travel show has also lasted a fantastic 32 seasons. How did a little show about a man in a magic phone box achieve this feat? By changing its format drastically. » 8/23/11 10:00am 8/23/11 10:00am

It's hard to deny that Torchwood is treading water

The biggest criticism of Torchwood: Miracle Day, now that we're more than halfway through, has been its slow pacing. And after last night's clogged drain of an episode, it's hard not to feel like that's a valid critique. » 8/13/11 7:00am 8/13/11 7:00am

Torchwood ensures you'll never think about Death Panels the same way…

The latest episode of Torchwood twisted the knife so much, it practically got a wrist cramp. All of the discussions about healthcare in previous episodes culminated in a scene of almost unbearable horror, laced with irony. All of the theoretical conversations turned horribly concrete. » 8/07/11 2:00pm 8/07/11 2:00pm

Don't hold your breath for more Torchwood

Torchwood: Miracle Day has been one of the summer's great triumphs, both creatively and in the ratings. But Starz CEO Chris Albrecht tells Entertainment Weekly he doesn't see it as an annual event. » 7/29/11 2:09pm 7/29/11 2:09pm