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BBC Cancels Acclaimed Zombie Drama In The Flesh, Here’s Why

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InFleshZombies may be damn near omnipresent these days, but they’re far from unkillable. They’re being used to sell everything from candy to cars, and AMC’s The Walking Dead is the biggest show on cable, but your TV is going to be down at least one zombie drama as the BBC has officially cancelled In the Flesh.

In the Flesh won multiple BAFTA awards during its two-season run at the BBC, but due to budget constraints, and the transition of BBC Three to an all online format, the network decided not to move forward with a third season. In a statement they said, “BBC Three is very proud of the two award-winning series of In the Flesh. However, given there is only budget for one original drama series a year on the channel it won’t be returning.”

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Doctor Who Season 9 Has Already Started Filming, Here’s What We Know

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Doctor-Who-Deep-Breath1We’re only a few weeks removed from the most recent Doctor Who Christmas special, not to mention the news that Jenna Louise Coleman is staying on as the Twelfth Time Lord’s latest companion. Now the BBC just announced that the cameras are already rolling at the Cardiff studio for season 9, as well as revealed a list of guest stars for the first episodes of the season.

One of the visiting stars of the debut, which is a two-part affair, will be familiar to fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Actor and comedian Paul Kaye, who plays Thoros of Myr, the leader of the Brothers Without Banners in the third season of the fantasy epic, stops by for a turn, and seems pretty excited about it. He says:

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This Orphan Black Season 3 Trailer Prepares For The Clone War

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Earlier we showed off a new still from season 3 of BBC America’s Orphan Black, as well as recounted some details that creator Graeme Manson shared with the world. But the clone drama wasn’t done, as they released this short, ominous new teaser trailer, and finally pinned down a concrete premiere date for the new episodes, something that is sure to make fans happy.

Outside of the earlier photo—which shows Sarah (Tatiana Maslany in one of her many, many roles) facing off with Rudy (Ari Millen), one of the recently unveiled set of male clones, in a Dyad prison cell—this is our first real look at the upcoming, long-in-the-works season 3. And even this video is a tease in every sense, and rather than offering anything in the way of details or specifics, it sets the brooding tone and lets you know that a clash is coming down the pipeline.

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Doctor Who: You’ll Learn Clara’s Fate On Christmas Day

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Doctor WhoFor the past few months, for most of Doctor Who season 8 actually, there has been talk that Jenna Louise Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s current time travelling companion on the long-running BBC sci-fi adventure, might be leaving the series. Specifically, we’ve heard that the upcoming Christmas special could be the last time fans see her. (In this role, of course, she’s not dying or anything. In reality, we’ll probably see her more, as one of the reasons she reportedly could leave is because her Who shooting schedule was too busy and kept her from taking other roles.) But as season 8 wrapped up, and the Holiday approaches, Clara’s fate has become increasingly unclear.

The Mirror ran an article, which is totally unsubstantiated at this point, stating that Coleman is going to stay right where she is for the time being. According to their sources, she was in fact planning to leave, but ultimately decided to stay, partially because she has great chemistry with the latest Time Lord, played by Peter Capaldi. The show had even planned for her departure, and her decision to stay led them to have to drastically change many of the upcoming scripts. Their source says, “When it came to Clara, they had to tear them up and start again.”

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BBC Tells Complaining Doctor Who Fans To Calm Down

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doctor whoYou can’t please all of the people all of the time, and there is a certain subsection of Doctor Who fans who have taken the series’ latest episode to task for trying to push non-science fiction views onto audiences. Even though, as the BBC put it in their official response, the story actually works itself out so that no one should have been complaining in the first place. (Spoilers ahead.)

“Dark Water,” the first part of Doctor Who‘s Season 8 finale, dealt with an organization that calls itself 3W (Three Worlds), one that uses “Afterlife means after care” as its mission statement. Things are said that imply corpses experience pain during cremation, and that post-death medical research also causes dead bodies discomfort.

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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.