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

Check out the Doctor Who Fan Art Created by Teenage Peter Capaldi!

Peter Capaldi just got cast as the new star of Doctor Who, and described it as a lifelong dream — but you may not have realized quite how much Capaldi dreamed about Doctor Who when he was younger. Here's some fan art of Tom Baker in the TARDIS, created by a teenage Capaldi. Update: The art is way more recent. » 8/06/13 5:00pm 8/06/13 5:00pm

The Complete Guide to Every Single Doctor Who Anniversary Special Ever

Today is the 49th anniversary of Doctor Who. And that means we're just 365 days away from the show's big 50th birthday — complete with what will assuredly be the anniversary special to end all anniversary specials. » 11/23/12 12:20pm 11/23/12 12:20pm

Which of Doctor Who's 11 Doctors is your boss?

You might think Doctor Who is a heroic, chaotic time-travel saga that's been going nearly 50 years — but it's actually a can't-fail key to understanding the modern workplace. That's because the show's hero has worn 11 very different bodies, with very different personalities. Those 11 Doctors, in turn, represent 11… » 6/14/12 1:33pm 6/14/12 1:33pm

Why I am obsessed with old school Doctor Who

Nine years ago, I watched Doctor Who for the first time. I was instantly hooked. To this day, if I watch a classic Doctor Who story, I will love it unconditionally. I just wish I had the slightest idea why. » 12/22/11 3:17pm 12/22/11 3:17pm

When did Doctor Who's time machine get so easy to control?

After watching the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, one thought kept sticking in our brains: When did the Doctor become so good at controlling his time machine, the TARDIS? He used to be unable to steer it at all. » 12/29/10 8:30am 12/29/10 8:30am

20 last minute science fiction Halloween costumes

We love Halloween, but we also realize that some readers lack the free time or emotional investment to build a lifesize Power Loader from Aliens. Here are 20 costumes that you can whip up by Halloween weekend. » 10/27/10 2:07pm 10/27/10 2:07pm

All the problems with late-1970s Doctor Who, in one short video!

Check out this hilarious clip, showcasing just what was wrong with the Doctor Who story "The Horns Of Nimon." The new DVDs for "Nimon" and four other not-so-classic stories offer a blunt dissection of what went wrong. » 7/20/10 5:30pm 7/20/10 5:30pm

All Women Are Whores Who Need To Be Taught A Lesson

That's more like it. After two seriously "meh" episodes, Dollhouse returned to form with a twisty story of a serial killer and a college professor — and the weird secret they have in common. Naked, dripping wet spoilers below. » 10/10/09 4:00pm 10/10/09 4:00pm

Tom Baker Dons His Endless Scarf Once Again

Tom Baker is taking on the role of that mysterious time-traveler, the Doctor, for the first time since 1981. A new series of five linked Doctor Who audio plays brings back Baker's anarchic portrayal... with a surprising old companion. » 7/16/09 1:42pm 7/16/09 1:42pm

Is This The Greatest Killer Robot Story Of All Time?

"The Robots Of Death" sounds like a lost Akira Kurosawa film, if Kurosawa had only embraced the killer-robot genre. But the 1977 Doctor Who story is something just as great: a Hitchcockian thriller that has something to say about our relationship with technology. Spoilers of death! » 5/22/09 11:41am 5/22/09 11:41am

An Apple A Day Makes The Doctor... Available, Apparently

Inspired by our suggestion » 8/18/08 8:40am 8/18/08 8:40am to deal with the current drought by dipping back into the series' pre-Russell T Davies history? If you're an iTunes user, that's just been made easier than ever before: the BBC has released fourteen classic stories from the '60s, '70s and '80s on Steve Jobs' favorite DRM-happy resource -…

Now You Can Own Two Bakers And Another Doctor

It wasn't until seeing a press release about the launch of a new Classic Doctor Who toy line that I realized (a) I may want to own an action figure of a much-beloved fictional character from my youth for the first time, and (b) said action figure should be renamed "Tom Baker Doctor With A Shit-Eating Grin." Sure, you… » 4/17/08 6:30am 4/17/08 6:30am

Yet Another Former Who Wants Back

Proof that Tom Baker knows a bandwagon when he sees one, the former Doctor Who (and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) remake) star has announced that he, too, would be willing to appear in the next season of the BBC's time-travelling series, if anyone's asking. » 3/27/08 3:24pm 3/27/08 3:24pm

So now we have Baker, Davison... how long before Colin…

Doctor Who Does The Playground Dance

Want to convey the magic and other-worldliness of Tom Baker, the disco-era Doctor Who star? Easy. Just have him hang around a schoolyard in a big trenchcoat skipping, and flattening his hand over his eyes to stare at some imaginary creature. Note that there are no children in this playground. I actually love Tom Baker… » 2/22/08 11:20am 2/22/08 11:20am

Must See: Doctor Who


Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Doctor Who
Date: 1963-1989

Vitals: A man of a half-dozen (or so) faces travels through time and space in a police phone… » 9/30/07 10:29pm 9/30/07 10:29pm