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This Japanese Doctor Who Parody May Explode Your Brain

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Doctor Who may be a multiple-heart-having alien from Gallifrey, but the reality of the situation is that, in the BBC adventure’s 50-plus-year history, he’s always been a pasty British dude. But what if the Time Lord happened to be Japanese, and from the 1970s? If that were the case, it would most likely look quite a bit like this short Doctor Who parody video that will most likely be the best thing you watch today. If it isn’t, then congratulations, because you’re day of viewing, whatever you’re watching, has been pretty damn awesome.

You really need to check this video out. Originally posted on Dave Does the Blog, this is more than worth three-minutes of your time, and will probably wind up costing you something like six, nine, 12, or some other multiple of three, depending on how many times you watch it.

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Doctor Who Season 8 Scripts Leaked

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doctor whoWhile I’ve never been in the screenplay-handling business, I’d have to imagine that in the past, transporting scripts would be as easy as putting them in a locked box and bringing them from place to place. But we live in the digital age now, and it’s seemingly much easier to store things securely online. That is, until everyone in the world is given accidental access to the very thing being stored, which was the case with Doctor Who‘s highly anticipated Season 8, which saw five entire scripts leaked out into the spoiler-loving world of Internet geekery.

As you can imagine, no one at BBC Worldwide is pleased with this, and they have issued a statement through Radio Times that apologizes to the fans, cast, and crew, as well as pleading for anyone with access to the scripts to keep it to themselves and not to spoil everything for the entire planet. Wisely, they point out that “Doctor Who fans are the best in the world,” which I’d concur with. Whovians are more prone to pick an already-aired episode to death rather than crudely push sensitive materials out onto the unsuspecting public.

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Doctor Who Series 8 Teaser Sees Deep Into The Time Lord’s Soul

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Series eight of BBC’s venerable sci-fi adventure Doctor Who is well on the way to our TV screens. We recently learned that the new episodes—the first two of which are directed by Kill List helmer Ben Wheatley—won’t start until August 23, but that’s not going to stop Whovians from getting excited in advance. While Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor did appear in the last Christmas special, we won’t get a proper introduction to the man, or the alien as the case may be, until the new chapters drop. To hype his introduction, as well as a tonal shift, BBC has released a short new teaser that should get you even more pumped up.

The thing that we have heard most about this new incarnation of the Time Lord is that he will be much darker and more somber, a definite departure from the human cartoon of the last version. When you tag in an actor like Capaldi to replace an actor like Matt Smith, that’s going to be an inevitable side effect, they’re so very, very different. But when you add a filmmaker like Wheatley to the mix, a man known for bleak, twisted genre mash ups, you’re making a real statement right off the blocks.

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Steven Moffat Will Be Back For Doctor Who Season 9, And The Cybermen For Season 8

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MoffatWe only recently found out when the Doctor will be making his return for Doctor Who’s eighth modern season — on Saturday, August 23 — kicking off a new era of Who with a brand-new Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi. And that’s not all that’s new, since the Twelfth Doctor is the first of a whole new regeneration cycle for the time lord thanks to The Time of the Doctor, which means we should hopefully be getting another 50 years of the Doctor’s adventures at the very least. But while we’ve got a new season, and we’ve got a new Doctor, one familiar presence is staying constant. Showrunner Steven Moffat is still at the helm, and it sounds like he’ll be sticking around for a while yet.

Matt Smith beginning his tenure as the Eleventh Doctor coincided with Moffat taking over as executive producer and showrunner, so the departure of Smith last year might have seemed like a natural time for Moffat to make his exit. But he’s clearly not done telling Who stories, and Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will give him the chance to tell a different type of Who stories. And in a column for Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat seems to confirm that he’ll keep spinning his tales of the time lord through two more seasons at least — the impending eighth and the inevitable ninth. Moffat writes:

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Doctor Who Season 8 Finally Gets Release Date!

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doctor whoCancel everything you have planned for Saturday, August 23! Actually, you might just want to throw all your calendars and datebooks out, because timey is going to get a little wimey, as that’s when Doctor Who will return to BBC America for its eighth modern season, with the class act Peter Capaldi starring as the Twelfth Doctor. Finally!

Bully on BBC America for waiting so long before declaring an exact date, but at least they released a too-short teaser to go along with the announcement. The teaser isn’t dripping with new footage or anything, though it does give us a better look at the Doctor standing in front of explosions, as hinted at in the first promo. There’s some cynical part of me that wants to complain about teasers teasing other teasers, but we’re in a celebratory mode here.

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Paul McGann On A Five(ish) Doctors Sequel And A Female Doctor

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McGannAs much as we loved The Day of the Doctor, one of our favorite parts of the whole Doctor Who 50th anniversary hooplah was The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. The half-hour short film starred former Doctors Peter Davison, Paul McGann, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy playing fictionalized versions of themselves as they attempted to scheme and sneak their way into the anniversary special. It was a great riff on the fan resentment that so many of the living Doctor actors weren’t invited to participate in Day of the Doctor, and it was pretty damn hilarious to boot. Well, it sounds like we won’t have to wait another 50 years to see the five(ish) Doctors reunited, as McGann has revealed that a sequel is in the works.