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

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

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

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

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