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Doctor Who Lockdown Kicks Off with Special Message from David Bradley

Doctor Who Lockdown Kicks Off with Special Message from David Bradley

An hour before the event, audio drama "Doctors Assemble!" was released to coincide with both today's anniversary/birthday as well as the special nature of this edition's rewatch.[caption id="attachment_1210951" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Doctor Who Lockdown Kicks Off with Special Message from David Bradley[/caption]But just to make sure things are officially official, actor David Bradley (William Hartnell in[...]

“Doctor Who”: BBC Collects The Cybermen’s Appearances [Video]

"Doctor Who" Offers Tour of Cybermen Upgrades Over the Years [VIDEO]

The Cyberman wanted everyone to be like them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtEPOTRWm7I Cybermen from the Start The Cybermen made their debut in “The Tenth Planet”, William Hartnell’s final story as the First Doctor before he regenerated into Patrick Troughton It’s fun to see the first version of the Cybermen, designed with barely any budget so their faces were just cloth masks[...]

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"Galaxy Quest": Re-Examining Fan Culture 20 Years Later [OPINION]

If you started watching Doctor Who with Jodie Whitaker, it certainly doesn’t make you less a fan than when William Hartnell or Matt Smith took on the role.If there are things to take away fan culture from 1999 compared to 2019, we have greater access and influence than ever before As nerds and geeks, we’re[...]

“Doctor Who”: BBC Releases Compilation of Past Christmas Specials Because There Isn’t One This Year

"Doctor Who": BBC's Christmas Specials Compilation Reminds Us of What We're Missing

It just happened to be Christmas, so William Hartnell and the cast broke the 4th Wall and addressed the audience directly to toast them a Merry Christmas.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9xUK6ZL9lkAlas, this episode is lost to time as the BBC erased the mastertapes for re-use This was before they realised that episodes of the show could be re-sold for[...]

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"Doctor Who": A Celebration of All The Doctor's Regenerations [VIDEO]

When original Doctor William Hartnell had to leave the show due to deteriorating health, the producers didn't want to cancel the show.It was one of the most popular shows in Britain after all They invented regeneration in an act of desperation Little did they know that they created a means for the show to go[...]

'Doctor Who': PlutoTV, BBC Bringing Free Classic 'Who' to Service

'Doctor Who': Pluto TV, BBC Bring Classic 'Who' to Free Streaming Service

Variety reports that the deal includes  Doctor Who episodes featuring Tom Baker (including “The Deadly Assassin,” “The Ark in Space,” and “The Robots of Death”), Peter Davison (including “EarthShock,” “The Caves of Androzani”), Jon Pertwee (including “Planet of the Spiders,” “Terror of the Autons”), and William Hartnell (including “The Dalek Invasion Of Earth”).https://youtu.be/sjciw9A5D0o BBC Studios SVP of[...]

Doctor Who: Are We Giving Daleks Self-Esteem Issues?

If there was one major takeaway from this year's BBC Doctor Who New Year's Special 'Resolution,' it's that there's definitely a new Dalek in town. It's broke and has no casing, broken off by a bunch of warriors hundreds of years ago. So what's a poor Dalek in "The Big City" to do when it finally […]

Doctor Who's Susan Foreman: The Story of The Doctor's Granddaughter and First Companion

In the TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which told the story of first Doctor William Hartnell,  Ford was played by Claudia Grant, who has since gone on to play the role in Big Finish Production’s new audio dramas featuring the First Doctor and his companions.[caption id="attachment_959305" align="aligncenter" width="541"] BBC[/caption]The video is a promo[...]

Doctor Who Christmas Special Will Deal With "Casual Chauvinism" Of First Doctor

We'll also be treated to interaction between Capaldi and David Bradley, portraying William Hartnell's first Doctor.But that interaction might not go so smoothly, because while the Time Lords are one of the oldest and most advances species in the universe, a society who are far beyond human preconceptions of gender, apparently nobody told Doctor #1[...]

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That Doctor Who Rumour About The Doctor Falls' Cliffhanger Gets A Closer Confirmation…

Earlier this week, we linked to shots taken by one Doctor Who fan, George Baker, and posted to Twitter (before being deleted) that identified a figure filming the Doctor Who Christmas Special alongside Peter Capaldi. And one that seemed to confirm earlier rumours about the cliffhanger of this Saturday's series ten finale episode, The Doctor Falls.The rumour[...]

Tread Perilously Podcast — Doctor Who: The Web Planet

There is also an invading force of bee people known as the Menoptera, but who are the real rulers of the planet? And why does it take so long for anything to happen?Justin and Erik discuss the problems of the six-part story, William Hartnell's extra-strength flubbing and the way everyone seems to let the show[...]

Peter Capaldi Says Next Year May Be His Last On Doctor Who

When you accept the job you know there’ll come a day, inevitably, when you’ll be saying goodbye."With some variation, an actor typically plays the Doctor for three years.Original star William Hartnell would have been happy to continue in the role, but was forced out after three-and-a-hair years by management as his irascible nature (and a[...]

An Adventure In Space And Time Wasn't Really Working For Me Until…

Though the tone of Doctor Who requires Smith to play stuff in a pretty high register, I've never found him to grate or even seem too arch.And, yes, I was drawn to David Bradley's take on William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time pretty much from the off I've always liked Bradley, and[...]