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Doctor Who Wraps Up And Marvel Celebrates 75 Years: This Week’s TV Picks

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DeathHeavenWe’re still recovering from the whopper that was Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who, not to mention kind of irritated that we didn’t figure it out ahead of time. It’s also kind of crazy how quickly this season has passed after last year’s long mid-season break. We’re sure how the season finale will leave things for The Doctor and Clara, but the title “Death in Heaven” certainly doesn’t bode well. At least we won’t have long to wait for the Christmas special. “Death in Heaven” premieres on BBC America this Saturday night at 9/8c.

Season 8 ends with the Doctor taking on a new role as Cybermen invade the streets of London, and old friends unite against old enemies. Meanwhile, questions remain as to whether the UNIT can contain Missy.

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Neil Gaiman Wants To Write Another Doctor Who Episode So He Can Do This

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WhoGaimanIn retrospect, it’s kind of amazing that it took Neil Gaiman as long as it did to write an episode of Doctor Who. I mean, he was always one of the first names mentioned whenever people talked about people who should write Doctor Who. But even after the show regenerated into its modern incarnation in 2006, it still took him several years to contribute his first episode. Thankfully, “The Doctor’s Wife” was more than worth the wait, earning Gaiman a 2012 Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. He returned the very next season with “Nightmare in Silver,” which was fun, but not as brilliant as “The Doctor’s Wife.” So, will Gaiman return for a third Who episode?

As reported by GeekTyrant, Gaiman says that the producers regularly ask if he’d like to write another Who episode, and his standard answer is, “Yes! But not yet!” It may be sooner rather than later, however, because Gaiman says he’s keen to write for current Doctor Peter Capaldi. Gaiman says, “It would be a very sad thing if I lost my chance to write for a grumpy, Scottish Doctor.” On that we can agree, sir. So make it happen already!

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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4 Adds Much Needed Depth And Substance

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Doctor WhoIt took a couple of issues to really find a groove, but Titan ComicsDoctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor has found a nice groove over the two installments of the continuing adventures of Matt Smith’s incarnation of the venerable Time Lord and his new companion, former library assistant Alice Obiefune. Each new book still functions very much like a standalone episode, but in issue #4, writer Al Ewing has struck a solid balance between that and the larger narrative arc that gives these tales a more substantial texture.

So the Doctor and Alice are twirling through space and time, future past Bowie-esque rock god Jones in tow, and their latest adventure lands them smack in the middle of an interstellar murder mystery. Well, sort of, things are never that clean and easy when the Doctor and his friends get involved, now are they? The trio winds up on a military research facility where some unknown force, forces, or person, has been targeting members of the team, leaving them in a coma like state and wiping their minds clean. Our heroes, of course, have to figure out what’s really going on, track suspects, and get into sticky situations, one involving the toilet.

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Doctor Who Finale Teasers Resurrect The Cyberman And Visit The Land Of The Dead

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The first half of Doctor Who’s two-part season finale, “Dark Water,” premieres this Saturday night. Maybe it’s just because Matt Smith’s final season was split in two and wrapped up with a pair of epic specials, but it’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the end of Peter Capaldi’s freshman year. It’s been a hit-or-miss experience, with high points like “Listen” balanced against blunders like “Kill the Moon.” Now The Doctor and Clara are on a collision course with the mysterious Missy (Michelle Gomez), the “Keeper of the Nethersphere,” and we’ll finally get some answers about all those people who kept dying and winding up in “Heaven” over the course of the season. Plus: Cybermen!

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Doctor Who Season 8 Is Headed For Blu-Ray, But Will It Be Here In Time For Christmas?

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WhoDoorWe’ve still got three episodes remaining in Doctor Who’s season eight, and it’s been a fascinating ride as we’ve watched actor Peter Capaldi settle into his role as the latest incarnation of the rogue Time Lord. If you haven’t been keeping up with the recent run of episodes, you’ll soon get the chance to marathon through them at your own pace, as BBC Home Entertainment has revealed a release date and details for Doctor Who: Season 8 on Blu-ray & DVD.

Good news for anyone with a Who fan on their Christmas shopping lists: the season 8 set will hit shelves on December 9, giving you plenty of time to burn through the season before the new Christmas special arrives on, well, Christmas Day. And none of that split-season nonsense like last time. Thankfully, this season is running straight through without a break, so the set will get you the complete collection of 12 episodes. (The season wraps its TV run on November 8, with the ominously titled “Death in Heaven.”)

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Doctor Who Teaches Kids How To Use Computers With This Tool

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doctor whoEven though Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor is considered a darker, more dour reincarnation of the sci-fi icon, that doesn’t mean he isn’t child-friendly. The BBC is on the cusp of launching the free online kids game, The Doctor and the Dalek, created to help teach computer skills while utilizing the fan-favorite universe of the Doctor. Diehard fans may want to medicinally forget everything they know about computers so that this game will be as fresh as possible.

Releasing on Wednesday, October 22, The Doctor and the Dalek features the voice of Capaldi as the Time Lord beginning a dangerous mission. He receives a distress call from a Dalek, and rather than just laughing at his enemy’s discontented existence, he decides to answer the challenge. The Doctor and the Dalek team up for a quest to “save all of creation from destruction” (via THR), which sounds like quite an adventure. The game is full of puzzles and duties like “having to take control of the Dalek and program it to ‘power up’ its ability to perform a range of tasks, such as flying.” The point is to unlock enough achievements to that the Dalek can get stronger and take on bigger and bigger jobs.