Yesterday news broke that 'Doctor Who' had chosen 55 year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi to take the iconic Time Lord role from current star Matt Smith, putting to bed any notions that the long-running BBC series would shake things up by choosing a female star, or even a male of a different race. While 'Doctor Who' fans prepare for the changeover at Christmas 2013, showrunner Steven Moffat offers his own explanation for the choice not to introduce a female 'Doctor Who.'
The moment 'Doctor Who' fans learned that Matt Smith would leave behind the iconic role at the end of 2013, the race began to see who would pick up the Sonic Screwdriver. That race finally came to a finish today, as actor Peter Capaldi was announced as the Twelfth Doctor! Capaldi had been considered a lock for the past few weeks, but what do we think about the new announcement?
Huzzah! Just hours after the BBC teased that today's 'Sherlock' broadcast would feature a special treat for fans, the network has delivered something even the Comic-Con 2013 audience has yet to see: the first 'Sherlock' season 3 trailer! See Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) make his grand return to all the supporting players, only overshadowed by the presence of John Watson's (Martin Freeman) hysterical mustache!
Just yesterday, we learned from the BBC that 'Doctor Who' will unveil its newest time lord this coming Sunday, but it seems genre fans might be in for another surprise even earlier. The BBC has released a mysterious new 'Sherlock' season 3 image, and told viewers to pay close attention to a repeat airing of season 2 finale "The Reichenbach Fall," so what new material might we deduce?
Ever since Matt Smith announced his retirement from 'Doctor Who' at the end of the year, fans of the longrunning BBC sci-fi series have patiently awaited news of his replacement, especially given swirling rumors about unconventional casting choices. That day may have finally come, as reports emerge that the 12th 'Doctor Who' will be announced with a live special this coming weekend!
For as many questions as 'Sherlock' fans have over the eagerly anticipated third season, including those answered and glimpsed during the show's first panel at Comic-Con 2013, at least one major mystery has been thoroughly solved. Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen (yes, brother to 'Hannibal''s Mads) has joined the third cycle in the major villainous role, replacing Andrew Scott's "career criminal" Moriarty, but as whom?
For as much as we enjoyed the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special trailer from Comic-Con 2013 (seriously, why isn't it online yet?), fans of the long-running series were no doubt disappointed that the series had only tapped one past Doctor in David Tennant, rather than the others rumored. There may yet be a bit of life to the rumors, however, as Paul McGann may reprise his role as the eighth Doctor!
For as exciting as 'Doctor Who''s recent Comic-Con 2013 panel proved, with its exclusive release of the upcoming 50th anniversary trailer, we couldn't help but feel a bit let down by the lack of any news on Matt Smith's inevitable replacement. And while casting for the twelfth Doctor remains ongoing, how would you like to read the audition scripts each potential Doctor reads in casting?
‘Sherlock’ fans, your day has arrived! The PBS Masterpiece drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman made its Comic-Con 2013, sans either Cumberbatch or Freeman! Executive producers Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and producer/writer/star Mark Gatiss stopped by Ballroom 20 to preview the new season, which should debut earlier in 2014, so what did we see and learn from the panel?
For weeks, months even, 'Doctor Who' fans have waited on bated breath for news of Matt Smith's inevitable replacement, around which rumors of both actors and announcement dates have repeatedly swirled. Now, series showrunner Steven Moffat has announced his plans for the big reveal, and previewed the upcoming 50th Anniversary special as well!