With series 10 having just finished, I now will try to rank all ten seasons (worst to best) of the BBC’s flagship show as best I can. This particular disappointment was none-more-so evident than in series seven, which split it’s 13 episodes (plus a Christmas special) over two years. Then we met Clara Oswald for the first time and despite some good stuff here and there, it kind of sucked that her character existed solely for the purpose of The Doctor.
Apart from an obvious reveal, some wasted Bill and silliness here and there, ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’ were fantastic. The characterisation of Missy was fascinating, the cinematography was beautiful, the music stunning. The only weak note was, surprisingly, John Simm’s returning Master who didn’t really do much but give Missy closure to her arc.
Doctor Who Season 10 is here and I was worried about it. However once the first episode 'The Pilot' had finished I realised very quickly that I was wrong to be worried. Here's why.
Chris Chibnall is the new showrunner and whilst it would be nice to have a woman running the show, he’s very much proven his credentials with the fantastic third series of Broadchurch. Then we have the new Doctor, who half the fan base agree must be either a woman or person of colour and the other half want Kris Marshall. Departing showrunner Stephen Moffat has many great ideas but his writing has stagnated over the last couple of years and with the BBC messing about with splitting or shortening series, the nature of the show we grew to love feels like it’s only getting back to basics.
Steven Moffat has had a long association with Doctor Who, stretching as far back as July 1996, when he wrote a short story for the Virgin novel line; today, of course, his primary association with Doctor Who is as showrunner, a role he’s occupied since 2010. The tenth series, the first episode of which will be broadcast this evening, is going to be Moffat’s last as head writer – so now seems like a good time to take a look back across the past seven years, and celebrate some of his greatest triumphs. “Basically, run.”
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed he has filmed his final 'explosive' scenes after revealing earlier this year this series would be his last.
The Doctor is out… and he’s still torn up about it. It’s no secret that Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi previously explained that working on a long-running show such as Doctor Who presents ‘certain problems’ and ‘acting issues’ – especially when it comes to keeping things fresh.
The epitome of this, though, was surely the fact that part of the dramatic impact of The Girl Who Died was reliant on a flashback to a seven-year-old David Tennant episode, answering a question that nobody was really asking.
It may be sad to see Peter Capaldi leave the role of The Doctor as he’s often been fantastic during a less fantastic tenure of the show. As acclaimed British actors go, there’s no better than Ejiofor, whose turns in Serenity, 12 Years a Slave, Love Actually and most recently Doctor Strange have proven that he’s a versatile actor who can do drama and humour with ease. Maybe one major science fiction franchise isn’t enough for this Birmingham-born actress who, like Capaldi before her, has previous with the show, starring in 2008 adventure The Unicorn and the Wasp.
Set in New York, the episode sees The Doctor teaming up with a masked superhero and a journalist to stop a deadly alien threat. Almost like a Lois Lane type character, Lucy is surprised to learn that the superhero is real. Until now, there have only been rumours of the existence of a masked vigilante roaming the streets of New York.
Created by young adult author Patrick Ness, Class is aimed at a much younger, teen audience, complete with a cast of teenagers. Set in Coal Hill High School, they must juggle their own lives with the unexplainable situations that are happening around them, as the cracks in time and space begin to thin because of The Doctor and his time-travelling. Coal Hill High School has been a part of Doctor Who since the first episode aired in 1963.
Matt Lucas is back – joining Peter Capaldi on the ‘Doctor Who’ set. Arriving in Cardiff to film scenes for the upcoming ‘Doctor Who’ series 10, the 42-year-old comedian looked delighted to be back… and we even spotted him sharing a laugh with Peter Capaldi on set. ‘Doctor Who’ Series 10 is currently filming on location at Cardiff University, where we found Matt Lucas and Peter Capaldi filming a fairly energetic scene in front of one of the University buildings.