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Firefly, Ghostbusters, And More Get Kid-ified In Art That Will Make You Go Dawwwww

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Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the few true box office saviors this summer, so have having raked in $425 million worldwide so far. While moviegoers might be getting weary of seeing superhero origin stories, Guardians’ tale of how Star-Lord, Rocket, and the rest became a team was so damn charming and funny that it’s almost impossible to dislike. But what if they’d met and decided to guard the galaxy much earlier in their lives? Say, when they were all still knee-high to a Kree? It might look something like this.

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Doctor Who Celebrates 50 Years As An American Icon…Wait, What?

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Doctor Who celebrated its 50th anniversary last year in fine fashion, giving fans a crossover they’d been dreaming of. In The Day of the Doctor, we got to see Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, played by Sam Rockwell and Donald Glover, respectively, teaming up to stop a previously unacknowledged earlier incarnation of themselves — the War Doctor, played by Harrison Ford — from doing something monstrous. Fans were sad that Ninth Doctor Nic Cage didn’t participate, but then he’s made no secret of his disinterest in the franchise ever since — I’m sorry, what was that? You say none of that is right? Oh. Ohhhhhhh. I must have fallen into that alternate reality where Doctor Who was a British thing. You guys are so weird.

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Doctor Who Season 8 Shows Off New Stills From The Premiere Episode

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Doctor WhoThe big deal in science fiction this week has to be the return of Doctor Who. The long running BBC adventure kicks off season 8 this Saturday, August 23, and it will also serve as a proper introduction to the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, who popped up for a brief appearance in the Christmas special at the end of 2013. To celebrate this momentous occasion, BBC has released a gallery of new stills from the premiere episode “Deep Breath.”

Everyone is curious to see how the reign of this latest Time Lord goes. Since seemingly the moment Capaldi was cast—he’s one of the oldest to ever play the character, taking over for the youngest—talk has centered around how this is going to be a much darker, more dour version of the venerable two-hearted alien. In these photos he definitely looks like a grumpier incarnation than we’ve seen recently, especially with the last two actors.

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Doctor Who Reveals The Writers, Directors, And Titles Of Every Season 8 Episode

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CapaldiWe’re officially less than a week away from new episodes of Doctor Who. Season 8 kicks off this Saturday, August 23, and there is sure to be many interesting things afoot over the course of the next dozen installments. Not only do we get our first proper introduction to Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord, but if the report we heard yesterday is true, they will very likely be looking for a new companion to replace the departing Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will leave after the Christmas special. With so little time left until the season 8 premiere, the BBC has released a list of the writers, directors, and titles for each of the upcoming episodes.

Here’s the full list for your perusal, make of it what you will:

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Doctor Who Is Back With A Brand-New Time Lord: This Week’s TV Picks

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DeepBreathAfter a long wait since last Christmas’ Time of the Doctor, our favorite time lord finally returns for a new season…and a new Doctor. After two young and quirky Doctors in the forms of David Tennant and Matt Smith, respectively, actor Peter Capaldi is set to play a Doctor who’s showing his years more, and who is a bit darker than his earlier selves. Don’t expect any flirtation between him and companion Clara. Hell, she’s not even sure he’s “a good man” anymore.

Naturally, BBC America is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the Doctor’s return, starting today with a reairing of the Doctors Revisited specials, a marathon of episodes, and a new special entitled The Ultimate Time Lord premiering tonight at 10/9c. The Who marathon will run all week, leading up to the season premiere Saturday night at 8/7c. They’ve even got both a pre-show and an after-show sandwiching the actual episode.

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Doctor Who Needs A New Companion As Jenna-Louise Coleman Calls It Quits

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jenna-louise-colemanFans already knew that we are entering a time of great change for the BBC’s long running sci-fi adventure Doctor Who. When season 8 premieres next Saturday, August 23, we will get our proper introduction to Peter Capaldi’s 12th incarnation of the venerable Time Lord, and the tone will also take on a much darker tone. But those aren’t the only changes on the way, the Doctor is going to need a new travelling companion, as his latest, Jenna-Louise Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald, has quit and will hit the bricks by the end of the year.

The 28-year-old actress has decided to hang up her travelling shoes after just 18 months on the job and, according to the Daily Mirror, she will make her exit after what is described as a “sensational Christmas storyline.” Her exit will open up a new space alongside Capaldi’s new version of the Doctor, so there will be ample time to speculate on who could fill the void.