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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Animated Series in Cinemas Nov. 14 and on BBC America Nov. 19

BBC America and Fathom Events announced a one-night special theatrical screening event of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time – 50 years after the original BBC broadcast – in advance of the premiere on BBC America on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:25pm ET. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.

Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in cinemas can be purchased online, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The Power of the Daleks is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animation, being released 50 years after its only UK broadcast, is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.  The six-part adventure features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.


Broadchurch Creator to Take Over Doctor Who

Doctor Who BBCAfter six contentious seasons with fans, Steven Moffat will be stepping down as the lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who after next season. BBC made the announcement official on their site. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new Head Writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who and his season debut will be in 2018. Chibnall is behind the critically praised Broadchurch as well as the BAFTA nominated The Great Train Robbery, United, Law & Order: UK, Life on Mars and Torchwood.

Under Moffat, Doctor Who became a global phenomenon as he oversaw the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. Moffat’s final season will begin to air in Spring 2017 as well as a Christmas Special in 2016.

NYCC 2015: Doctor Who Fan Screening and Q&A

Join BBC America for an exclusive Doctor Who Fan Screening and Q&A with writer Toby Whithouse and Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis. The new episode, Before the Flood, written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Daniel O’Hara, will be shown to fans at NYCC ahead of its premiere on BBC AMERICA.

In addition to creating hit original series Being Human and The Game, Toby Whithouse’s writing credits for Doctor Who include episodes: School Reunion, The Vampires of Venice, The God Complex , A Town Called Mercy and this season’s Under the Lake. Clark Collis has written three cover stories about Doctor Who for Entertainment Weekly. The new season of Doctor Who set ratings records and currently airs Saturdays at 9:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.


The Doctor is Back

The madman with a box, returns to screens this fall. His most recent companion, Clara (played by Jenna Coleman), joins him for the ride. The trailer hints at the return of old enemies, including the Daleks, The Master, a few other enemies. There is a showing of another planet, that may be Gallifrey. The long lost planet of the Time Lords. Whether that means more Time Lords will appear in the show outside of the Doctor and The Master is yet to be seen.

For season 9 of Doctor Who there are twelve episodes not including the prequel episode titled  “The Doctor’s Mediation, ” that will be released September 15. In similar fashion to last years return for season 8, the prequel will be shown in select movie theaters across the United States only. The first official episode premieres four days later, and is called “The Magician’s Apprentice.”

Only one thing is clearly certain. This season will without a doubt be interesting, complex, and exciting.

SDCC 2015: BBC America’s Premieres and Exclusives

image002The 2015 San Diego Comic Con is upon us, check out all the amazing things that the BBC America booth will be selling and the first to market product and exclusives just for Comic Con!

BBC Worldwide North America announced today that Doctor Who fans can soon own an extending Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control from The Wand Company, modelled after the Twelfth Doctor’s beloved gadget. The highly detailed and completely re-engineered working replica of Peter Capaldi’s iconic device will make its exclusive debut at San Diego Comic-Con on July 8, 2015 at the BBC America shop (booth #4129), before being released by selected retailers later in the summer. Individually laser numbered, the Sonic Screwdrivers sold at Comic-Con will each come with a signed certificate of authenticity, making them an ideal purchase for any collector. The limited edition numbered remote controls will only be available at the BBC America booth while supplies last.

The new Sonic Screwdriver has not only been updated to reflect the subtle changes in the Doctor’s coolest gadget, but now extends with a satisfying flick, just like the real thing, and includes a grip-mounted button, press-to-buzz action, and the Wand Company’s powerful Any-TV-Off functionality. The speech-teach feature makes learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to make like the Doctor and quickly take control of their home entertainment equipment – iPod docks, TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, in fact, pretty much anything that is controlled by an infrared remote control. The 1:1 scale Sonic Screwdriver can store up to 39 remote control commands, is equipped with 12 authentic Sonic Screwdriver sound effects and a customizable personal lock code, and has 12 secret Morse code phrases from the Twelfth Doctor to decipher. Die cast in hand-polished, copper-plated metal, with a new stand that allows the Sonic Screwdriver to be displayed vertically, this device is not only a serious prop that will delight collectors, but with its host of authentic sonic sounds, it is also a cosplayer’s dream com


Making their market debut at San Diego Comic-Con alongside the Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control are snazzy Dalek striped socks and “I am the Doctor” socks depicting the Twelfth Doctor. These items will be available in the BBC AMERICA booth before anywhere else.

Doctor Who limited release merchandise includes a t-shirt, tote bag, and hoodie designed by artist Alice Zhang, a mini-standees pack from Advanced Graphics featuring Twelfth Doctor, Clara, and TARDIS figures, and Tenth Doctor vinyl figures and Twelfth Doctor comic book, featuring a special Comic-Con adventure, from Titan. Get comfortable in a pair of San Diego 2015 lounge pants, show off your favorite characters with a companions t-shirt, and accessorize with a TARDIS charm bracelet and sonic screwdriver dog tag.

Sherlock limited release merchandise includes two t-shirts, a hoodie, a mini-standees pack from Advanced Graphics featuring Sherlock, Watson, and Moriarty figures, and a Sherlock vinyl figure from Titan; and for your resident Clone Club member, BBC AMERICA shop will be featuring a limited release Orphan Black t-shirt. A full list of merchandise is available below.


First to Market (available in the booth before anywhere else)

The Wand Company Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control: $120

Dalek Striped Socks: $13

I am the Doctor Socks: $13

image007LIMITED RELEASE Comic-Con 2015

Companions T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

Four Doctors T-Shirt by Alice Zhang (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

TARDIS Hoodie by Alice Zhang (sizes S-XXL): $40

TARDIS Tote Bag by Alice Zhang: $15

Lounge Pants (sizes S-XXL): $25

Tenth Doctor Fez Titan Vinyl (3” figurine): $10

Tenth Doctor Tuxedo Titan Vinyl (4.5” figurine): $15

Advanced Graphics Mini Standees Pack (includes the Twelfth Doctor, Clara, and the TARDIS): $15

TARDIS Charm Bracelet: $25

Sonic Screwdriver Dog Tag: $15

Titan Comic Book: $10            

BBC Shop Exclusives

2015 Mini Calendar: $8

Adipose Seatbelt Belt: $30


Opening Watch Seatbelt Belt: $30

Ladies’ Raglan TARDIS T-Shirt (sizes S-XXL): $35


image009Additional Merchandise Available Includes:

Funko POP TV Figures: $11

Massive Audio TARDIS Bluetooth Speakers: $120

Weeping Angel Wings Earrings: $10

TARDIS Blue Gemstone Earrings: $10

TARDIS Pendant Necklace with Bow Tie: $15

Weeping Angel Three-Tiered Necklace: $15

TARDIS Headband: $15

Twelfth Doctor Sticky Notes: $11

Tenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver: $40

Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver: $40

Weeping Angel Backpack: $40




Sherlock Priest Titan Vinyl (3” figurine): $10

Sherlock Falling T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

Moriarty “Get Sherlock” T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

Skull Hoodie (sizes S-XXL) $40

Advanced Graphics Mini Standees Pack (includes Sherlock, Watson, and Moriarty): $15

Additional Merchandise Available Includes:

Titan Comics Baker Street Collection Blind Box Vinyls: $10




#CloneClub T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

BBC Shop Exclusives

2015 Mini Calendar: $8

Additional Merchandise Available Includes:

Funko POP TV Figures: $11

TV Review: Doctor Who S8E10 In the Forest of the Night

doctor who capaldiOne morning in London, and every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown and taken back the Earth.

For much of the season, the stories for Doctor Who has taken on the horror genre, and this episode too dips a bit into that with a trip into the forest, the setting of so many children’s tales, grim as they are. It’s appropriate since this episode focuses on a bunch of kids, Clara, and Danny Pink. Pink, Clara, and the kids begin on a class school trip, and when attempting to go home discover London (and the world) has been overrun with planets. In comes the Doctor and one strange little child.

The whole tree aspect is interesting, and some nice pro-environment messaging, though a meh story. What’s interesting though is the interaction with the Doctor and Clara. While the Doctor is trying to save the world, there’s a point Clara gives up, a switch from her integral part in saving the world the last couple of episodes. It also shows a part of her that’s a bit tired of it all. She also sides with Pink, choosing him over the Doctor.

There is some very interesting discussion at the end about forgetting, and humanity’s habit of doing so. But, really, it’s that “next time” that really has me excited. It looks like the season has been building up to something interesting, and we’re about to find out what that is.

Overall Score: 7

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