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Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman Has A Few Words To Say About Her Possible Departure

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jenna-colemanThe Doctor certainly goes through travelling companions with a startling regularity. It makes sense, when you’re life consists of adventures through space and time, you’re obviously going to run into some dangerous situations, and some make their exit that way. Not to mention that this is an incredibly stressful way to live, so even if they don’t kick the bucket, it’s easy to see why they might opt to return to their boring, humdrum human lives. Last month we heard that the Time Lord’s latest compatriot, Jenna Coleman’s Clara, could be leaving Doctor Who, and, as it turns out, she’s got something to say on the matter.

Reports circulated that Clara could make her final farewell after the Christmas special later this year, smack in the middle of the freshly minted season 8. While that would suck, it doesn’t sound that far out of the realm of possibility. The specials are known for holding key moments in the franchise, and that would certainly be a noteworthy occurrence. And though it feels like she just got here (the sporadic nature of the show can feel like that sometimes), by that point she’ll have been a passenger in the TARDIS for two years, which isn’t a bad run.

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Doctor Who Trailers Tease The Deep Fear You’ll Experience In The Next Episode

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Doctor Who is back, and season 8 of BBC’s revamped franchise is kicking and kicking hard. After setting ratings records for its premiere, which also happened to be the proper introduction to Peter Capaldi’s twelfth version of the venerable Time Lord, they’re already on to their fourth episode of the young year. Just in case you’re not paying attention, they’ve got two short new teaser trailers for the next episode, “Listen.”

This first video is really just an officially released version of the stinger at the end of last week’s episode, Robin of Sherwood, which you may recall was slightly edited due to the beheading of two foreign journalists in the Middle East. (There was reportedly a decapitation in a climactic moment of the episode, and the BBC executives decided it might be in poor taste to air such a scene so close to such a hot button topic, nerves might still be a little bit raw on that front.)

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Doctor Who Storyboards From ‘Into The Dalek’ And ‘Robot Of Sherwood’

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HappyClaraThe Doctor has been fighting the Daleks in one form or another for hundreds of years (or 50, depending on your point of view). No matter how many times he smacks them down or tosses a wrench into their evil schemes, they just keep coming back. In the recent Doctor Who episode “Into the Dalek,” however, the Doctor wasn’t trying to destroy the Daleks — he was trying to save them. The Doctor and Clara pulled a Fantastic Voyage and had themselves shrunk down so they could literally live out the episode’s title, clambering about inside a defective Dalek’s inner workings to try and figure out why it had suddenly decided life was sacred. It was a fun, clever ep with some great lines (“Top layer if you’d like to say a few words”), and now you can dig a little deeper into “Into the Dalek” courtesy of some rather awesome storyboards.

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Doctor Who Edits Two Episodes For Very, Very Different Reasons

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Doctor WhoIt’s been a long time coming, but Doctor Who is finally back on our TVs, bringing new Time Lord Peter Capaldi along for the ride. But the freshly minted season 8 of the long-running sci-fi adventure series isn’t without controversy, and one scene has been retroactively removed from the first episode for certain regions. There has also been an additional cut made to tonight’s episode, but for very different, well-warranted reasons.

The first episode, “Deep Breath,” featured a scene where Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) share a moment resembling a kiss. In reality, this is a life-saving moment where one transfers oxygen to the other. Given that the two characters are also romantically linked in the show, there are definitely other implications in play as well. As you can imagine, a certain segment of the population was outraged by this turn of events and loudly voiced their opinions. In the U.K., they lost this battle, but it was cut out for audiences in Asian markets.

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Comic Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Issue #2

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Doctor WhoIf you’re an alien lord with two hearts in your body, the last of your kind, and you have the ability to travel through space and time, what’s the first thing you do when you make a new friend? That’s right, you take them someplace nice. And that’s exactly what the Doctor does in issue #2 of Titan Comics’ young series Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, or at least that’s what he tries to do.

Now that he has acquired a fresh travelling companion, laid off librarian Alice Obiefune, the two-dimensional representation of Matt Smith’s Doctor wants to do something fun with her, you know, ease her into her new, alien in every sense of the word, lifestyle. She didn’t bat an eye seeing a weird, emotion-sucking dog bounding through London, nor question the bigger-on-the-inside physics of the TARDIS, but still, best to take things slow in these situations, lest you scare someone off.

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Doctor Who Extra Takes You Behind The Scenes Of ‘Deep Breath’ And ‘Into The Dalek’

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Doctor Who fans lost one of the most reliable sources for behind-the-scenes access to the show when budget woes led the BBC to cancel Doctor Who Confidential. The series had been a companion (ahem) to Doctor Who throughout its modern reboot, and the Confidential eps were always a lot of fun to dig into on the Who DVD sets. Well, now there’s some great news for Who fans still missing their regular dose of Confidential. The BBC has resurrected the idea as Doctor Who Extra, and while the Extra eps are quite a bit shorter than the Confidential ones were, they’re still pretty great. Check out the first Extra installment, covering the season premiere, “Deep Breath,” up top.