Season eight of BBC’s venerable sci-fi adventure Doctor Who is on on the way, and though the August 23 premiere date still feels like a rather long way off, we’ve got something that just might tide you over until then. Titan Comics unveiled not one, but two new continuing Doctor Who comics. While new episodes of the television series will properly introduce fans to Peter Capaldi’s twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord, these comics follow the adventures of fan favorite tenth and eleventh Doctors. Though both issues are quick hitters—you’ll be in and out in few minutes each—they’re a fun way to fill your time before the show returns.
Comic-Con 2014 is almost here! Beginning this Wednesday, one of the largest pop culture events around will completely overwhelm San Diego. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier by running down all the panels that should be at the top of your must-see list. Here are our picks for the Saturday events you can’t afford to miss!
Warner Bros. Pictures (10:00am – 12:00pm, Hall H)
Warners has got two major science fiction pictures to show off in their Hall H presentation: George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road and the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending (as well as the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies). Unfortunately, the program guide doesn’t currently list which guests will be on hand to promote things. I would be very surprised if the notoriously media-shy Wachowskis put in an appearance, but I wouldn’t rule out stars Channing Tatum and/or Mila Kunis. On the Mad Max front, I’d guess we might see Miller on hand, and possibly even the new Max himself, actor Tom Hardy. I’d put the chances of somebody asking him to do the Bane voice at 230%. If nothing else, we know the panel will be screening footage from both movies.
Season eight of BBC’s long-running sci-fi adventure Doctor Who is quickly approaching. The new series, which kicks off on August 23, properly introduces us to Peter Capaldi’s 12th incarnation of the Time Lord—he turned up in the last holiday special, but that was more of a cameo than anything. To mark the occasion, the network has released this dramatic full-length trailer.
There just about everything you could want in this trailer, both for fans and non-fans alike. You have the Doctor, Clara (Jenna Louise Coleman), dinosaurs, Daleks, spaceships, explosions, and adventure of all varieties. From the look of things, these upcoming episodes are going to be a damn good time.
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.
While 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.
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.