Steven Moffat Reveals the Nightmare Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special We Could Have Had

52 years ago today, Doctor Who aired for the very first time—and two years ago, it took over the world as it broadcast “The Day of the Doctor,” the show’s 50th anniversary special. But the celebration was, according to Steven Moffat, nearly a total disaster: and somehow almost didn’t star The Doctor at all. »Monday 4:40pm11/23/15 4:40pm


On Doctor Who, The Doctor Is Willing To Play Seriously Crazy Mind Games For Peace

This was another odd episode of Doctor Who, a show which seems to be trying to reinvent itself not through radical change but through stylistic drift. Last year, Doctor Who had some insane experiments, but this year it’s just doing a slew of two-parters about the Doctor stumbling through messes of his own creation. »11/07/15 10:00pm11/07/15 10:00pm

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’s New Season Premiere Is Not For Novice Viewers

We’ve seen both halves of the Doctor Who season opener, which starts tomorrow on BBC America at 9 PM. The good news? The time-traveling eccentric Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, is as electrifying as ever. The bad news? You’ll be kind of lost if you’re not a Who expert. Here’s our spoiler-free review. »9/18/15 4:14pm9/18/15 4:14pm

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

In this interview with Armando Iannucci, the TV vet mentions that he's spoken with Steven Moffat abo

In this interview with Armando Iannucci, the TV vet mentions that he's spoken with Steven Moffat about writing an episode of Doctor Who. Nothing's confirmed, but it could be a fun reunion for Iannucci and Peter Capaldi who before becoming a Time Lord starred on Iannucci's political satire The Thick of It. »3/22/15 4:45pm3/22/15 4:45pm

Clara Oswald Could Have Left Doctor Who Even Earlier Than We Expected

Many fans expected Doctor Who's current companion Clara Oswald to leave in the most recent Christmas special, Last Christmas, only for her to carry on adventuring with The Doctor into the next Season. But a new interview with Steven Moffat confirms that Clara could have been gone even earlier than that. »3/05/15 6:40pm3/05/15 6:40pm

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

Doctor Who Is Finally Getting Its First Female Writer In 7 Years

Doctor Who's been bringing in a lot of new writers in the past couple years, with some excellent results (notably Jamie Matheson and Neil Cross). But as Neil Gaiman recently pointed out, the show hasn't had any female writers since 2008. Luckily, it looks like Torchwood veteran Catherine Tregenna is writing for season… »11/24/14 6:52pm11/24/14 6:52pm

Will Clara Pay A High Cost For Trying To Be The Doctor On Doctor Who?

Doctor Who's two-part season finale aired its first half tonight, and the story is almost entirely driven by Clara Oswald and her decisions. It's a measure of how much she's grown as a character that this works as splendidly as it does. But did Clara just learn the true cost of trying to be the Doctor? Spoilers… »11/01/14 10:00pm11/01/14 10:00pm

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 10:00pm9/13/14 10:00pm

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 4:20pm9/05/14 4:20pm