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The Hand Of Fear

Classic Doctor Who – Now With 70% Less Filler

These shortened episodes make a great introduction to the Classic era of “Doctor Who.” I’ve been a fan since the mid-’70s when the show found its way to the US via PBS. The pacing of classic-era serials can be tedious, especially considering that modern stories take 45 minutes or less.

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Which Companion Would You Like To See Travel With A Different Doctor

Over the last 55 years, we’ve seen a lot of people come and go through the doors of the TARDIS. For the most part, once they are gone, they tend to stay gone. On rare occasions, we get to see them again, although for the most part, if they return, they tend to return to […]

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The BBC Is Making A Doctor Who Virtual Reality Experience

Get your headset ready, ‘Doctor Who’ is making its way to Virtual Reality.   BBC’s digital drama team, BBC VR Hub and Passion Animation Studios are putting the final touches on a new 12 minute VR film called ‘Doctor Who: The Runaway’.  In the animated adventure, you’ll explore the TARDIS and help the Doctor defeat a new enemy.  […]

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Doctor Who Returns To The BBC iPlayer

The BBC has made all episodes of the modern era of ‘Doctor Who’ available on the iPlayer app in the UK.  Amazon Prime continues to be the home of the streaming episodes in the US.  The iPlayer relaunch includes specials such as ‘Night of the Doctor’, which featured the second broadcast appearance of Paul McGann as the […]

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BBC Studios Are Offering A Chance To Work On Doctor Who

If you dream of working in television, but don’t know where to start, the BBC has a dream offer for you.  BBC Studios is offering a seven-week training and development opportunity working on Doctor Who.  The program is aimed at people who do not have industry experience but are seeking to work in the field.  […]

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Doctor Who Comes In Second In Favorite Character Poll

(via via @aaroonio (twitter)) The BBC recently conducted a poll to find out which of its various characters were the most popular.  Coming in at number one with 29.7% of the vote was….Sherlock.  ‘Doctor Who’ did score well though, placing second with 17.6% voting for the character.  The Daleks also cracked the top 10, coming in […]

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Jodie Whittaker Demanded – And Got – The Same Money Peter Capaldi Did For Doctor Who

It’s nice to see there isn’t a pay gap on Gallifrey.  In negotiations to take on the role of the Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’, Jodie Whittaker demanded that she get the same pay as her predecessor Peter Capaldi.  Fortunately for us, the BBC agreed.  Of the subject of the paycheck, Whittaker had this to say: “It’s […]

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The BBC Adds Its Own VR Content With A Space Walk

The BBC has launched it’s VR division by releasing ‘Home – A VR Spacewalk’ for the HTC Vive and Occulus Rift.  The new division seeks to work with filmmakers and digital experts to create new VR material.  Don’t expect a ton of output from the VR arm of the BBC though.  The broadcaster has announced it […]

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