Doctor Who has historically done well with its event screenings, and it’s only fair one of the franchise’s biggest “lost” episodes gets equal opportunity. Fifty years from its premiere, Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks will get a theatrical release, featuring bonus interviews with the original cast.
There’s no need to wait until 2017 – Doctor Who is back! Or, he will be this Christmas, so get a first look at this year’s Christmas special “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” with a new trailer and photo. What super-shenanigans has Steven Moffat cooked up in his final year as showrunner?
Doctor Who won’t officially debut any new episodes until Christmas, but the Doctor himself will be back a few months earlier. Young-adult spinoff Class has officially set an October premiere, Peter Capaldi included, while New York Comic-Con will also host both Doctor Who and its new series.
Doctor Who has been saving Earth long enough that a few episodes have actually been lost to history (and poor storage), but at least one fateful adventure is getting a major update. The BBC will re-release 1966 outing “The Power Of The Daleks” this fall, reconstructed as a six-part animated production with original audio and film clips.
Doctor Who fans have been anxious for a glimpse of Peter Capaldi’s next adventures all year, and while Season 10 won’t shove off until 2017, we at least know Twelve’s newest companion to follow Jenna Coleman’s Clara. Prepare to meet Bill, as Pearl Mackie joins the cast as Doctor Who’s next companion!
Doctor Who himself may be down for the count until December or so, but the new YA spinoff Class may keep Whovians satiated for now. Meet the full cast of the new series, and get a first synopsis!
We won’t see Doctor Who again until the 2016 Christmas Special, even then without perhaps meeting the next companion to follow Jenna Coleman’s Clara, though he or she has apparently already been cast. Peter Capaldi says he’s already begun working with the franchise’s newest actor, perhaps precipitating a formal announcement soon.
Doctor Who will keep silent for the better part of 2016, airing nothing but a Christmas Special, but undergo major transition in 2017 with the addition of a new companion and Steven Moffat’s retirement. Even more, Peter Capaldi has been asked to stay on amid all the chaos, but still isn’t sure of a Doctor Who future without Steven Moffat.
Time and time again, Doctor Who has been fraught with rumors of one or more upsets, including showrunner Steven Moffat’s inevitable exit. Well, it appears that day will finally come, as Moffat confirms his exit post-Season 10, setting his replacement Doctor Who head writer as well.
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