Most recently published stories in Futurism.
End of Term: 'Doctor Who' Spin-Off Show 'Class' Officially Axed By the BBC
It was revealed in 2015 that the BBC was working on a brand new spin-off show based in the same universe as Doctor Who. When it launched in October 2016, the show Class didn't exactly go down with fans as well as the BBC expected. As the weeks went on, the viewing figures and ratings dropped massively, meaning the big finale with the cliffhanger didn't live up to the hype.
'Star Wars Episode VIII' Theory: Rey Is Leia's Daughter, But Also Poe's Sister
It is maddening being a Star Wars fan. I mean, we are being forced to wait another whole year before we find out not just the biggest mysteries in Star Wars history, but possibly one of the biggest in pop culture history. What is Rey's lineage? There have been so many theories presented that almost every possible outcome of this storyline has been covered and guessed, yet we still seem so far. I have been trying to find any extra angle that some people might have missed in their theories.
Misery for 'Doctor Who' Fans as Season 11 Gets Pushed Back to Late 2018
2017 brought joy to Doctor Who fans as the series made an epic comeback following its one-year break in 2016. Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor, was joined by newcomer companion Bill Potts (played by Pearl Mackie), alongside returning character Nardole, portrayed by comedy actor Matt Lucas.
A Classic 'Doctor Who' Companion Will Make a Huge Comeback This Christmas
It's clear that this year's Doctor Who Christmas special is set to be huge, explosive and pay a lot of homage to the "classic" era of the series. Earlier this year it was confirmed that Harry Potter star David Bradley will return to the sci-fi series and portray the First Doctor.
'Doctor Who' Fans Are Surprisingly Pleased With the New Rumored Companion
Season 11 of Doctor Who is set to have a clean slate in 2018, as fans will be introduced to a new showrunner, new Doctor and now a new companion. Chris Chibnall will be replacing showrunner Steven Moffat on Christmas Day, and Jodie Whittaker will step in as the sci-fi series' first ever female Doctor.
Are People Really Petty Enough to Boycott 'Doctor Who' Because of Jodie Whittaker's Casting?
Ever since the current Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, announced he'll be leaving the iconic science-fiction series, fans speculated for months as to who should replace him for the next season. Big names like Kris Marshall topped the list to become the new Doctor. As months passed, it finally arrived: the day we met the Thirteenth Doctor. In a special clip aired during the Wimbledon Finals, it was revealed that Jodie Whittaker will be taking over the role as the Doctor, making her the first female Doctor.
'Star Wars 7' Theory: Luke Skywalker Is the Leader of the Knights of Ren, But Is NOT Kylo Ren...
(The Following Article is a fan theory and pure speculation. There may be spoilers for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7) It seems like fan theories are running rampant on the internet and with that I figured I would throw my hat into the ring with a Star Wars theory.
'Doctor Who' Actor, Writer, and Creator of the Sonic Screwdriver, Victor Pemberton, Dies Aged 85
Victor Pemberton, who has written and starred in Doctor Who, has passed away at the age of 85. As it stands, his cause of death remains unknown; however, many fans of the long-running BBC series will deeply miss Pemberton.
6 Moments That Perfectly Sum Up Peter Capaldi as the Doctor
Doctor Who has had a phenomenal run, with a fantastic bunch of actors playing the legendary Doctor. From William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi, everybody has their favorite Time Lord. Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth and current Doctor, has played the character since 2014. The Twelfth Doctor has been assisted by a total of three companions: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas).
Tom Baker's 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Special Cameo Was Top Secret, So They Smuggled Him to Filming
November 23, 1963: a day that changed science fiction forever. This is the day Doctor Who first whizzed onto our screens. Starting with the First Doctor in 1963 (played by William Hartnell), viewers across the world have been treated to a large selection of faces to take on the main lead as the Doctor. But how? Well, that's the power of Doctor Who. The Doctor is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, and has the ability to regenerate into a new body when his current one is badly injured or dying.
Bill's Introduction to the TARDIS Created History for 'Doctor Who' — It Will Never Happen Again
Doctor Who is known for its quirky characters, terrifying creatures and stunning landscapes, but even more special is when the Doctor's newest companion steps into the TARDIS for the very first time. Since Doctor Who was revived back in 2005, the Doctor's companions usually stumble into the blue box, and their jaw instantly drops with shock. Following their shock encounter, the companion darts back out of the TARDIS to run around the exterior of it, to then realize it is much bigger on the inside.
Stephanie Hyam's Time on 'Doctor Who' Was Full of 'Incredible Energy'
Doctor Who isn't just known for its adventures in time and space, it is also well known for its surprising twists. In the recent series, fans of the science fiction show were treated to the surprise return of Heather in "The Doctor Falls." Heather is portrayed by actress Stephanie Hyam, who first appeared in the opening episode of Season 10 "The Pilot." Just like Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Heather is a student at St. Luke's University. As seen in the first episode of Season 10, Heather never appears to be happy, until she meets Bill. The minute the two meet, there's that instant connection between them.