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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 10:50am 7/17/15 10:50am

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 3:40pm 3/05/15 3:40pm

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 7:00pm 12/25/14 7:00pm

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 6:52pm 11/24/14 6:52pm

20 Doctor Who Stories That Are Based On Real Science

Sometimes Doctor Who plays fast and loose with science. (Just like Star Trek and Star Wars.) But this show was created, in part, to teach science to children, and its producers used to subscribe to New Scientist. Here are 20 Doctor Who stories which are based on real scientific ideas. » 11/05/14 11:40am 11/05/14 11:40am

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 7:00pm 11/01/14 7:00pm

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 9/27/14 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