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Doctor Who: The Thasmin Love Story is how the ‘Shippers Saved the Show
Steven Moffat introduced River Song (Alex Kingston) to make the Doctor an overtly romantic figure at last. It was really Chris Chibnall who pushed the Doctor's romance with a companion in a surprising and groundbreaking way – the first LGBTQ romance the Doctor had with her companion Jodie Whittaker pushed for "Thasmin" when she saw what[...]
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Davies as Davies works with Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson on a new series of adventures isn't lost on previous showrunner Chris Chibnall. Image: BBC "I think you have to be very OK with – you do your work on the show during your time, and the moment you step away, the moment you stop, then nothing[...]
Doctor Who is Really about Monsters and the People Who Turn into Them
Davies, Steven Moffat, and Chris Chibnall were all very hip to the metaphors of the monsters they wrote, more knowingly than the classic show, though the writers then knew it too The modern show was more postmodern about it all. Thus, the victims who turned into gas mask monsters during the Blitz in World War II[...]
Doctor Who: Chris Noth was already the Series' Donald Trump Stand-in
Sound familiar? Robertson appeared in two episodes during Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker's run In "Arachnids in the UK," he was investing in a major new hotel that turned out to house a giant spider and its offspring He was the horror of gentrification and corporate takeovers His next appearance was in the second New Year's[...]
Doctor Who: Flux Nearly Shelved, Whittaker Turned Down Jobs: Chibnall
So for this go-around, we're taking a look back to the immediate past with previous showrunner Chris Chibnall, who exited the show along with then-Doctor Jodie Whittaker with the special, "The Power of The Doctor." But before that, there was the six-part, serialized Series 13, and now we're learning from Chibnall that the series was[...]
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The latter doesn't have a regeneration to or from whichever Doctor she came from or would change to because her creator Chris Chibnall has left her place in canon mysterious, knowing fans would speculate and obsess endlessly for years Hell, for the rest of history, as long as there are any fans left Some believe[...]
Doctor Who to Disney/Marvel Studios: We Can Do Superhero Moments, Too!
That became how Davies, Steven Moffat, and Chris Chibnall presented The Doctor, the one who takes charge, the one who actively works to figure out how to save the day, and, of course, makes speeches Speeches are a thing for superheroes now The BBC YouTube channel put together three moments featuring The Doctor being The[...]
Doctor Who: A Look Back at the Christmas Specials
Davies wrote six, Steven Moffat wrote eight, and Chris Chibnall wrote none The Christmas specials could be hit-or-miss, but Davies and Moffat always strived to make them feel special and unique, set apart from the regular series They always combined joy with heartache in their stories Davies' specials were all original stories that featured significant[...]
Doctor Who: Flux Clips Video Shows How the Doctor and Yaz were Wasted
The Chris Chibnall era of Doctor Who was disappointing for its unrealized potential, despite having a fresh and likable lead in Jodie Whittaker It's not her fault She was more than capable of pushing the envelope as an actor, judging from her work on shows prior to becoming the Doctor Instead, her three seasons were plagued[...]
Doctor Who: Takeaways from Russell T. Davies’ Latest Update
The tradition has been continued by Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall ever since, and now Davies is back writing them He is especially adept at dropping teasers for the upcoming return of Doctor Who So in the spirit of the holidays, he's written a Christmas countdown, and here are some takeaways. David Tennant in "Doctor Who",[...]
Doctor Who: Best of Series 7 Video Reveals Moffat's Flaws
That was the best Chris Chibnall could manage? Really? Ryan and Graham look like they're just going to step into Coronation Street without skipping a beat They never had any storylines that were particularly compelling or really fit into Doctor Who There was no real dramatic tension or stakes in their leaving at all. The heart[...]
Jodie Whittaker as The Thirteenth Doctor in
The BBC has made Chris Chibnall's final script for Doctor Who, "The Power of the Doctor", as a free download to anyone who wants it on the BBC Writer's Room website The BBC makes scripts for their scripted dramas and comedies, both TV and radio, available as an educational resource for students who want to[...]
Doctor Who: Only Three Times The Doctor Met Another Doctor?
Jodie Whittaker definitely needs to have more stories where she's front and centre since Chris Chibnall constantly sidelined her on her own show to spend time with her companions and other Doctors She was the most neglected and shortchanged She never got her full run of stories that explored her character. The Modern Era of Doctor[...]
Jodie Whittaker as The Thirteenth Doctor in
Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor is the end of an era, the last gasp, Jodie Whittaker & showrunner Chris Chibnall's swansong after three seasons and specials Since this review is going out before the US broadcast, we thought we should keep the biggest spoilers out of here for now Rich's more detailed review[...]
Doctor Who: Honouring Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor, Who Deserved More
It's the end of an era for Doctor Who once again with the final episode of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall's run on the show We've been fans of Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, even if we're not always fans of the writing. Farewell, Jodie Whittaker in "Doctor Who", BBC Whittaker was off to a decent start[...]
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Time continues ticking away on current Doctor Jodie Whittaker & showrunner Chris Chibnall's run on Doctor Who, reaching its endgame this Sunday with "The Power of The Doctor." Leading up to her final special, Whittaker has been running the interview gauntlet as she looks back on her three series & three specials and looks toward[...]
Doctor Who: Flux Clips Video Shows How the Doctor and Yaz were Wasted
Chris Chibnall's tenure as showrunner on Doctor Who is coming to an end with the final 90-minute special "The Power of the Doctor," so it's time to look back We know we've been down on Doctor Who: Flux It's still terrible, and we don't take back what we wrote Chibnall's flaws and limits as a[...]
Doctor Who "The Power of The Doctor" Images: Master, Tegan, Ace & More
Shortly after the release of key art confirming that current Doctor Jodie Whittaker & showrunner Chris Chibnall's final Doctor Who special would be titled "The Power of The Doctor," the BBC and BBC America released preview images offering a look at Sacha Dhawan's Master, Sophie Aldred's Ace, Janet Fielding's Tegan Jovanka, and more in what's expected[...]
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Davies' upcoming Doctor Who 60th-anniversary events (with David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney, and Neil Patrick Harris; and directors Rachel Talalay, Chanya Button & Tom Kingsley), we thought now might be a good time to check in on how things are going with current Doctor Jodie Whittaker & showrunner Chris Chibnall's upcoming final special ("Doctor Who Centenary[...]
Doctor Who: BBC Releases Compilation Video of Dalek Exterminations
The show's longest serials, "Dalek Invasion of Earth" and "The Chase," ran for more than 6 episodes each and featured the Daleks as the Big Bad, slaughtering their way through Time and Space. Look! It's Daleks from "Doctor Who"! Credit: BBC America So we have the DIY Steampunk Dalek from Chris Chibnall's first special slaughtering a whole[...]
Doctor Who: Flux Clips Video Shows How the Doctor and Yaz were Wasted
It's also another great lesson in How Not to Write Scripts. Doctor Who: Flux, image credit: BBC Let's be clear: showrunner Chris Chibnall's first two seasons of Doctor Who were not terrible They had potential, and viewers were treated to fairly adequate, sometimes decent episodes while waiting for the show to finally take off and reach the[...]
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The latest Doctor Who video is a compilation of companion Graham O'Brien, played by British showbiz veteran Bradley Walsh, and it's very revealing – perhaps unintentionally – that it shows showrunner Chris Chibnall was more interested in writing every other character except The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) You remember The Doctor, right? She was only the[...]
Gentleman Jack Season 2 Was Better Doctor Who Than Doctor Who:Flux
Somebody could easily take the scenes of Jones as Anne Lister walking around Yorkshire and edit together a CGI mash-up where she's walking in and out of the TARDIS, and it would totally look like Doctor Who. During 2021, the internet was full of rumours that Sally Wainwright was being tapped to become the next showrunner[...]
Doctor Who Magazine Gets Big-Time Advance Publicity Again
There was also a regular supply of set photographs, production notes, studio photography sessions, and more than promoted the programme, far in advance. When Chris Chibnall arrived as showrunner, the well dried up somewhat Not entirely, but there was a feeling that the show had been spoiling too much, revealing too much, even creating an air[...]
FCBD Doctor Who Finally Explains Why The Doctor Always Comes To Earth
And now, with showrunner Chris Chibnall leaving with Jodie Whittaker, no longer will And blimey, it kicks things off by blowing the bloody doors off Spoilers going forward obviously You have been warned. The Doctor making an entrance with a gun Even if it's more of a scanner, it's still rather gun-like, and always weird[...]
Doctor Who: The Next Doctors Should be Women
There are so many things to be written about Chris Chibnall's run on Doctor Who, what he did right and what he did wrong That autopsy will be performed for a long time, especially when we wait for the new Russell T Davies era to begin, which will be a while after Chibnall's final special[...]
Doctor Who: Ace, Tegan, The Master & More Return for Final Special
Doctor Who will have a kind of finale this Autumn with showrunner Chris Chibnall and lead Jodie Whittaker's final special For the show, it's a cycle One ends, another begins: a new showrunner brings in a new Doctor It's the same show, yet new Russell T Davies will take over and remake it according to[...]