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Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman on this past year's 'Doctor Who' Christmas special

Doctor Who

Mar 30, 2013 08:00 PM

TV Network - BBC America

Okay, so we don't want to sound stupid or anything, but who is this new companion?  We have seen two characters played by Jenna-Louise Coleman to this point, but we aren't convinced that either of them are whomever she is actually going to be even if her companion character's story is unquestionably linked to those other characters.  We hope that tonight gets some answers and, if we're allowed to state another preference, that we can settle in for several weeks of 'regular' episodes instead of everything being some sort of special episode.  But, mostly we want answers about this new companion.

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    Doctor Who

    Nov 08, 2014

    TV Network - BBC America

    For the entirety of this season of "Doctor Who," we have been treated to little snippets of some version of the afterlife.  Or, that's maybe what we're meant to think.  Whatever you may want to call them, the series has offered glimpses into some sort of evil.  Tonight, the final truths about this world--and this woman--will be revealed.  Tonight, is the "Doctor Who" season finale and, especially following last week's episode, we have questions that need answering.

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    Doctor Who

    Aug 23, 2014

    TV Network - BBC America

    Tonight, Peter Capaldi takes over the TARDIS and the role of the Doctor.  Jenna Coleman is returning as his companion, Clara, the impossible girl.  The new season promises to have plenty of twists and surprises, and it is all getting started tonight with a feature-length premiere.  We hope that the season will clue us in as to how Capaldi could have already appeared both on "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood," but we aren't going to hold our breath.

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    Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion

    Aug 16, 2014

    TV Network - BBC America

    Next Saturday, "Doctor Who" begins its brand new season and does so with a live pre-show, a live after-show, and the show itself.  Of course, BBC America isn't just going to let a single night of "Who" be enough for the premiere, oh no.  So, instead, tonight we're getting a special looking at the companions, or so we presume.  Maybe they're going to decide the one best companion (Rose, obviously).  Or, maybe they're going to go through and list the best aspects of each companion.  Either way, expect to get a lot of people offering a lot of opinions and think of us yelling complaints at the TV.

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    Doctor Who

    Dec 25, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    For several seasons, "Doctor Who" has expanded the mythology about the end of The Doctor's life. Trenzalore, it's where The Doctor is buried, it's where his life ends.  We visited Trenzalore during the conclusion of the last season, and now, as we understand it, we're going back to Trenzalore tonight, in Matt Smith's final episode.  We don't know what's going to happen, except for the very end, we don't know just how things go wrong for him tonight, but we do expect this to be a tough episode for fan's of Smith's incarnation.

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    Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

    Nov 25, 2013

    NCM Fathom Events and BBC America are thrilled to celebrate 50 years of the world’s longest-running Sci-Fi series "Doctor Who" with an explosive RealD 3D presentation of the "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary Special: "The Day of the Doctor." This extraordinary one-night event will take place on Monday, November 25 at 7:30pm (local time) in select cinemas nationwide and includes behind-the-scenes bonus content exclusive to theaters!

    Shot in 3D, "The Day of the Doctor" stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt. The action packed adventure reveals that the Doctor has a dangerous past. And he’s coming back!

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    Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

    Nov 23, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    Today, all over the world--really, all over the world--we will celebrate the Day of the Doctor and we will do so with the "Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary Special which just happens to be called "The Day of the Doctor."  Matt Smith will be present as The Doctor.  David Tennant will be present as The Doctor.  John Hurt will be present as The Doctor.  But, of course, if you remember what happened in the season finale, "The Name of the Doctor," John Hurt plays the Doctor who, according to Ten (Matt Smith), is "the one who broke the promise." So is he really the Doctor?  We don't know, but we're going to find out today.

    Amazingly, this episode is being aired all over the world at exactly the same time.  Why?  Because, today is the Day of the Doctor.

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    Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Eighth Doctor

    Aug 31, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    Was Paul McGann The Doctor for the shortest period of time or the longest period of time?  That totally depends on how you count, doesn't it?  McGann played the freshly regenerated Doctor in a TV movie that saw him battling The Master (Eric Roberts).  It was meant as a potential reboot of the series, but that reboot never happened and it was McGann's one on-screen appearance.  That makes it the shortest.  On the other hand, McGann's Eighth Doctor went on to live in radio dramas and other ancillary material until the series began again with Eccleston as Doctor nine in 2006, which kind of makes McGann one of the longest lived Doctors.  Learn all about him tonight.

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    Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

    Aug 04, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    You will find names in the cast list for this episode like Steven Moffat and Zoe Ball and Matt Smith.  Those are all relevant and important names, but there is one name missing, one name we don't have.  Zoe Ball is hosting the special which will reveal, live, the name of the 12th Doctor.  No, not his in series name, that's The Doctor, we mean the name of the actor playing said Doctor.  This is a huge moment folks.  Matt Smith finishes his run with the Christmas Special and some time next year there will be an entirely new season starring the person they announce this afternoon... live.  Get so very excited.

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    Doctor Who

    May 18, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    Tonight, we may, possibly, perhaps, perchance, get an answer as to who this Clara person is and why she can exist in more than one place and more than one time.  We kind of hope that she's a Time Lord and being chased by someone evil and has chosen to hide her identity within a pocket watch and consequently doesn't realize she's a Time Lord.  This is a somewhat farfetched notion, but not outside the realm of possibility.  Right?  After all, we've kind of heard tell of such things before, haven't we?

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    Doctor Who

    May 11, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    Tonight's episode of "Doctor Who" is entitled 'Nightmare in Silver.'  As interesting as that by itself may be, we think that the larger tale is, perhaps, more interesting than tonight's title.  The season ends next week and that means that tonight we're probably going to be delivered some sort of swell cliffhanger ending that is going to keep us at the edge of our seats for a full week (we hope).  That is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, upsetting.  But, we shall persevere.  We shall hop into our TARDIS and jump a week ahead so we can see what happens.

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    Doctor Who

    Apr 06, 2013

    TV Network - FOX

    Just who is this Clara person?  You know that there's something important about her, something special, and--we assume--something terribly dangerous as well.  Tonight, we get to see Clara's first adventure inside the TARDIS (to this point the Doctor has come to her).  Naturally, horrible dangers will be afoot, but the real question is if we'll get deeper into the mystery of who this newest companion is and how it is that she happens to exist in multiple times/places.  There are questions that must be answered, people, and only the Doctor is there to do it.

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    Doctor Who

    Dec 25, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    We ask you, could it possibly be Christmas without "Doctor Who?"  We think not.  We truly think not.  Tonight, The Doctor will be battling the horrific Snowmen and mucking about with his new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.  We very much expect that you're ridiculously excited for it as we're ridiculously excited for it.  Make sure to eat dinner early so that the kids' sugar high has worn off and they're all tucked into their beds and fast asleep by 9pm, because The Doctor is in.

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    Doctor Who

    Sep 29, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    As we have told you no fewer than two other times over the past five Saturdays, the beginning of season seven of the new "Doctor Who" series is a mere five episode run (and the final Amy and Rory episode).  We expect a full 14 episodes to air as a part of the season (we don't know yet whether that includes a Christmas special), but right now we're only getting five episodes (and the final Amy and Rory episode).  Well, right now we're only getting one episode, we've already gotten the first four episodes, and tonight is episode five of five (and the final Amy and Rory episode).  Tune in, the Timelord is awesome and likes fish fingers and custard (did we mention that this is the last episode for Amy and Rory?).

     

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    Doctor Who

    Sep 22, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    When they launched this new season of "Doctor Who" we were promised a run of five straight new episodes right off the bat.  As that run of episodes began on September 1, that makes this the fourth of the five episodes.  At least, it does unless you've done some crazy time travel thing and have managed to watch them all out of order.  Perhaps you jumped in your TARDIS and opted to watch this one first.  If, however, you're like us and without a TARDIS, this the fourth of five episodes in a row.  Shed a tear.  Watch, but shed a tear.

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    Doctor Who

    Sep 01, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    Starting tonight we're getting five weeks in a row of new "Who."  Get excited, people, get very excited.  The Ponds are embarking on their final season as the Doctor's companion(s) and it all gets going tonight with an episode entitled 'Asylum of the Daleks.'  The Ponds journey, as we understand it, doesn't end when these five episodes do, but the season isn't going to air straight through without breaks and after these five we'll be getting something of a break.  Bust out the sonic screwdriver and get ready for timey-wimey greatness, the Doctor is in.

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    Doctor Who

    Aug 18, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    This week's "Doctor Who" special is all about the 'timey-wimey stuff.'  We are going to go out on a ledge and suggest that means that the producers, stars, and talking heads are going to tell us exactly how it is that the TARDIS travels in time and space and why, precisely, it regularly gets lost.  As you know, as brilliant as the Doctor, the companions, and the TARDIS itself is, the machine goes awry on a fairly regular basis.  We tend to think that if he bothered to fix the chameleon switch it might actually make the entire thing work, but that's just our opinion.

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    Doctor Who

    Aug 11, 2012

    TV Network - BBC America

    We are, it seems, approaching the new season of "Doctor Who."  How do we know this?  Well, we know it because BBC America is giving us a whole bunch of weekly specials looking at the Doctor, kind of gearing us up for the new season.  Up tonight is a discussion of the women in the series and we fully expect that means not just the Rose Tylers, Martha Joneses, and Amy Ponds, but the River Songs, too.  Maybe they'll even throw in a bit about the alien women of the series (besides River).  We'll all just have to tune in to find out.

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    Doctor Who

    Jul 13, 2012

    London doctor-in-training Martha Jones has trouble enough keeping up with her studies, but her day takes a really strange turn when she befriends a mysterious Mr. Smith who seems to know why her hospital has been inexplicably transported to the moon.

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    Doctor Who

    Jul 12, 2012

    After saying good-bye to a close friend, Rose Tyler, the Doctor meets a mysterious woman dressed in a wedding gown on board the TARDIS, and it is up to him to discover who the woman is, where she came from, and how she can be helped.

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    Doctor Who

    Jul 11, 2012

    The Doctor is shocked to discover that Winston Churchill and his contemporaries are using Daleks and alien technology to battle the Nazis in World War II; the Doctor is perplexed when Amy claims to have no memory of the Daleks' previous invasion.

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    Doctor Who

    Jul 09, 2012

    Dead return to the land of the living, though they might be something altogether different from what they seem to be; The Doctor goes to the Torchwood Tower in order to find answers to this latest development of events.

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    Doctor Who

    Jul 08, 2012

    The Earth is threatened with annihilation when an alien prisoner escapes incarceration and his powerful former captors come looking for him; after regenerating for the 11th time, the Doctor makes repairs to the TARDIS and gains a new companion.

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    Doctor Who

    Jun 29, 2012

    While The Doctor and Rose are trapped in Downing Street, the Slitheen undertake their plan to annihilate the human race.

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    Doctor Who

    Jun 28, 2012

    While The Doctor is returning to Earth to bring Rose home, the planet is put on the alert by an alien spaceship's crash into the Thames.

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    Doctor Who

    Oct 01, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    There is something inherently unfair about a season of "Doctor Who" ending.  No, really.  Think about it, this guy, this Time Lord, can manipulate all of time and space -- he has this ability at his finger tips (provided that he's in the TARDIS and the thing is working), why can't he always just take us back to the beginning of the season and show it to us as though it were new the moment it ends?  Wouldn't that be better than making us wait a year (or more) before giving us his next adventure?  Come on Time Lord, we dare you to give us more adventures this year.

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    Doctor Who

    Aug 27, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    We were not wholly in love with the first half of this season of "Doctor Who."  We think it did a lot of things very well, but not everything.  That doesn't mean that we're going to give up on our Time Lord though, now does it?  No, absolutely not, especially when he meets up with Hitler in his first episode back.  We actually find it rather surprising that over the past few decades he hasn't yet encountered Hitler, but we trust Steven Moffat to know the history far better than we do. 

    Set sonic screwdrivers to stun, this one ought to be good.

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    Doctor Who

    Jun 11, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    Now there's probably a whole lot of worry out there about new episodes of "Doctor Who" disappearing so quickly.  We think everyone is probably a little gun shy following the extended absence of the series from David Tennant's last regular season to Matt Smith's first -- those specials were great, but very infrequent.  Well, not to worry, they're actually breaking the current "Who" season in two, and tonight only marks the end of that first part.  The show will be back later in the year to finish what it has started.  Tonight will, naturally, be some sort of horrific cliffhanger designed to keep us all on pins and needles until that time.

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    Doctor Who

    Jun 04, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    The weekend before Memorial Day we were treated to part one of a multi-episode story and were left with a cliffhanger that featured some fake flesh stuff replicating itself into the form of our beloved Doctor, complete with suspenders (suspenders are cool).  When the fake flesh stuff (we know it has a name, but we like 'fake flesh stuff') takes on the appearance of humans it retains all their memories, and we're just dying to find out what will happen now that it has become a Time Lord.  Does it get Time Lord powers?  Can it regenerate?  These are the questions which must be answered tonight.

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    Doctor Who

    Apr 23, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    Who-niverse fans, unite!  After a pretty good first showing for Steven Moffat and Matt Smith last year, The 11th Doctor is back as is Moffat as showrunner.  Amy Pond is back.  Rory is back.  The TARDIS is back, and a whole bunch of baddies -- new and old -- as well.  We will be learning more about River Song this season and traveling to the States in the upcoming year.  It's going to be a big season and it's going to be broken into two parts.  And, it all starts tonight.

    Read an interview with Kate Gillan here.

    Read an interview with Matt Smith here.

    Read an interview with Alex Kingston here.

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    Doctor Who

    Dec 25, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    That's right folks, it may be Christmas night, but there is one last, brilliant present under that tree, and it's being given from BBC America directly to us all - it's the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special!  Oh yes, it's true, no more airing on the 26th, no more pushing it to the new year, no more ridiculous showing it in July nonsense.  Well, at least not this year.  No, this year we're getting the Christmas Special on Christmas.  It's Who-ized version of the Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol," and boy we couldn't be more excited to see it.  Geronimo!

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    Doctor Who

    Jul 24, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    It hasn't been the smoothest of rides for Matt Smith's Doctor, but let's face it, if it were a smooth ride, there'd be little point in watching the show, right?  I mean, if there were no Daleks, no Master, no random evil aliens, no crack in the world, no Sea Monsters, no Cybermen, where would The Doctor be?  There'd be no way he could impress all those companions if he didn't routinely save the universe from all but certain destruction.  Oh sure, they'd like seeing all the cool stuff for a while, but it's really the danger that attracts them... and us, we'll admit that the danger attracts us too.

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    Doctor Who

    May 01, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    The Eleventh Doctor hasn't had all that much time to get his act together, but the Daleks wait for no man (or Time Lord).  Tonight the Doctor must face his nemesis once more, and he'll be doing so in an episode tantalizingly entitled "Victory of the Daleks."  We don't actually imagine for a moment that the Daleks are going to beat the Doctor, but they may come awfully close.  All we really want though is some good 'Exterminate!' action... well, that and to learn how it's possible that they're back again and if they've brought Davros with them.

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