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 Saturday 7:00pm

There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who. » 9/13/14 7:00pm 9/13/14 7:00pm

Could There Be Any Truth To These Doctor Who Rumors? [Updated]

Showrunner Steven Moffat has made it clear that he's already making plans for at least some of Doctor Who's episodes in 2015 — but speculation as to who might replace him continues to spread. And one surprising candidate has seemed to fuel the speculation, with a series of confusing tweets. Update: Comments from… » 9/05/14 1:20pm 9/05/14 1:20pm

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

Who's going to replace Steven Moffat as Doctor Who showrunner?

Steven Moffat's been in charge of Doctor Who's storytelling since 2010, and he's probably nearing the end of his tenure. So everybody's wondering who could take over this insanely demanding job, when the show regenerates next time. Let's break down seven prospects, in order of most likely to least likely. » 1/17/14 12:45pm 1/17/14 12:45pm

The Time War is hell in the newest Doctor Who minisode

This second Doctor Who 50th anniversary special prequel short, titled "The Last Day," isn't quite as mind-blowing as the first one, but it does take us to Gallifrey at the very beginning of the Time War. Suffice it to say Steven Moffat is clearly not letting the Time Lords off easy. Any other clues you guys can spot? » 11/20/13 11:05am 11/20/13 11:05am

A unified theory to explain the casting of every new Doctor Who

So, your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman has been hanging out in this place called Bridge City, which I swear to god is run by Tom Petty. He won’t admit it, but he keeps singing “Free Fallin’” and it’s driving me goddamned crazy. If I don’t hear “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” soon I’m throwing him off… » 8/07/13 8:10am 8/07/13 8:10am

Read Steven Moffat's audition scripts for Doctor Who‘s Twelfth Doctor

We still don't know who will be replacing Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who. And we don't know how the Doctor will change when he regenerates into a new and possibly quite different form. But now, at least, we can read the scripts that the actors vying for the role will be reading. » 7/27/13 1:00pm 7/27/13 1:00pm

Steven Moffat promises closure on his Doctor Who storylines THIS YEAR

There are a lot of dangling plotlines on Doctor Who, going back to Matt Smith's first story. Why did the TARDIS blow up? Why were the Silence so keen to kill the Doctor before he answered the First Question? And showrunner Steven Moffat promises that everything will be explained this Christmas. » 7/26/13 12:23pm 7/26/13 12:23pm