A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
Steven Moffat says search for new Doctor begins
The Matt Smith era on "Doctor Who" will end this Christmas after three seasons. The BBC made the announcement Saturday as fans get ready for the 50th anniversary of the franchise in November. And in the words of showrunner Steven Moffat: "Now the search begins" on who will replace Smith. "Ever ...Read More
Don't get ready to say good-bye to this Time Lord just yet
There was a lot of concern in the "Doctor Who" fan community that Matt Smith was going to hang up his sonic screwdriver after just three years in the Tardis. But it seems that people were getting concerned a bit too early. That's because Smith has committed to return as The Doctor in 2014. Th ...Read More
Not even John Barrowman is holding out hope anymore
The end is here for "Torchwood." Despite all the best efforts to keep this popular show going -- even bringing it to the United States -- it seems the one last remaining spinoff of "Doctor Who" is gone. John Barrowman, who played Capt. Jack Harkness in both "Doctor Who" and all the episodes of "T ...Read More
Mark Gatiss will explore the beginnings of the iconic franchise
"Doctor Who" fans have heard and read a lot about the very beginnings of the franchise from the early 1960s, but come 2013, they'll have a chance to see it, too. BBC Two has hired Mark Gatiss to write what we describes as his dream project: A historical drama chronicling the genesis of "Doctor Wh ...Read More
Steven Moffat, David Yates clashing over new project
If "Doctor Who" ever makes it to the big screen, it will star Matt Smith (or whoever replaces him), and will be within the universe of the current television series. That's what "Doctor Who" television showrunner Steven Moffat wants fans to know, even as talk about a new movie that wouldn't invol ...Read More
Could it be ready in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary?
What does Harry Potter and "Doctor Who" have in common? Besides being born and raised in Great Britain, the two franchises now have a new link: David Yates. Yates, who most recently directed both parts of the finale "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," told Variety that it will be he -- not Ru ...Read More
Starz needs assurances that creator won't be distracted by other projects
Want to see another season of "Torchwood" air on Starz? Then you better hope that Russell T. Davies is ready to make some time for the show. Starz president Chris Albrecht told Entertainment Weekly over the weekend that there is a lot of interest in bringing the "Doctor Who" spinoff back for Seas ...Read More
Bringing the two into the adult universe would be a 'clash of styles'
Well, it's not like we really expected Russell T. Davies to reverse his long-standing position on this. The "Torchwood" creator, best known to genre fans for his work in reviving the iconic Doctor Who franchise for BBC, says there's absolutely no chance that you'll see the Tardis pop up in the wo ...Read More
'Doctor Who' actress will be missed by friends and fans alike
Sarah Jane Smith is perhaps the most famous and beloved companion in all of "Doctor Who's" history. Sadly, actress Elisabeth Sladen passed away today at age 65. No details surrounding her passing have been formally announced but reports suggest Sladen died through complications arising from her f ...Read More
Filming set to begin in January for 10-episode fourth season on Starz!
Capt. Jack Harkness is certainly going to need a strong dustbuster to pick up these pieces. When "Torchwood" returns next summer for "The New World," the omnisexual time agent will find his government entity established by Queen Victoria to be nothing more than legend, with some interest coming f ...Read More