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Check Out These Incredible Retro Doctor Who Season 8 Posters

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Doctor Who Series 8Series 8 of BBC’s long running sci-fi adventure Doctor Who may be in the books, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate Peter Capaldi’s reign as Time Lord. And if you’re looking for something to fill the time while you wait for the Blu-ray release of the most recent series and the Christmas Special, these fantastic new, pulp style posters may be just the distraction you’re looking for.

Commissioned by the magazine Radio Times, these pieces, designed in a throwback style, are the work of artist Stuart Manning. Each one focuses on an episode featuring Capaldi’s twelfth incarnation of the venerable Doctor, and as you can see, they all focus on elements from the particular episode, working in themes, visually and otherwise, from the specific chapter. For instance, there’s dinosaurs on the “Deep Breath” poster, a mummy from “Mummy on the Orient Express,” and, well, a Dalek on “Into the Dalek.”

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This Former Doctor Who Star Introduces NASA’s Latest Spacecraft

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Colin Baker knows a thing or two about space and time travel, at least in a totally made up and fictional capacity, so it makes sense that NASA would employ him to introduce the next way that humans have cooked up to hurtle ourselves through the vacuum of space. The former Doctor Who star showed up on the official Facebook page for the space agency’s new Orion spacecraft, giving the vessel a quick, but appropriate introduction to the world.

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Watch This Trailer For The Doctor Who Christmas Special

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Well, it’s November, which, according to just about every retail outlet in the known universe, means it’s Christmas season. Everyone has their own traditions that range from extensive family gatherings all the way down to somber solo evenings at the local dive bar. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus, however, is with the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special, and the BBC just released a new trailer for this year’s installment.

While most holiday specials tend to be bright and festive, this is taking the exact opposite route, going dark and somber. In fact, this resembles the set up for a few horror-themed sci-fi movies (or you could probably say sci-fi-themed horror movies if you prefer) that we’re rather fond of. There’s a serious Alien vibe going on here in the tone, color, and overall appearance. Not to mention that creepy close up of a monster’s mouth opening. Set in a blistering blizzard as it is, you can’t help but thing of John Carpenter’s The Thing. And both of those are just fine with us.

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #4 Gives A Whole New Meaning to the TARDIS

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Doctor WhoOf the three continuing Doctor Who titles that Titan Comics currently has going—one each for Doctor Ten, Eleven, and Twelve, with Nine reportedly on the way—it’s Ten that is the real standout. Twelve is more dour and serious, like Peter Capaldi’s version, and Eleven, much like Matt Smith’s portrayal, is super bouncy and cartoony, and though it’s improving each issue, it has a ways to go. Ten, however, uses a different narrative approach than the others, and the writing his more introspective, which gives you more of an emotional connection to the players. And this continues in Issue #4.

This picks up with the Doctor and his new friend Gabby Gonzales. They’ve now left her New York neighborhood after dealing with the Pranovores and Cerebravores, which took up the first three issues, and they’re still relatively fresh into their adventures together. Gabby spends most of this installment trying to wrap her head around exactly what the hell is going on.

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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 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.