Doctor Who; a loved show by millions of fans. When it was announced in 2017 that Peter Capaldi would be stepping down as the Doctor, the question of who will replace him was raised. During the Wimbledon final, it was revealed Peter Capaldi will regenerate into Jodie Whittaker – the show’s first ever female Doctor.
Doctor Who has been off our screens for a year, but today, the hit BBC series made an epic return. Jodie Whittaker returned as the Thirteenth Doctor, rocked a tux and faced an old foe in the Series 12 premiere.
Futurama picked off right where golden age Simpsons left off in terms of quality and humour when it found its footing at around the ninth episode of its first season- the sublime classic Hell is Other Robots where Bender finds himself in robot Hell and the show graces us with its first of many great show tunes. Both shows look at society and satirise much of the media that is at the forefront of our popular culture as well as looking at the facts of life with graceful humour and wit. While the animation style is of course strikingly similar, what connects the show is the similarities in their approach to humour, parody and even emotion. Back in its heyday the Simpsons gave emotional looks into the inner lives of each member of the Simpson family. Homer reconnected with the Mother who had to leave him due to circumstances out of her control in Mother Simpson; Lisa finally got to connect with people her own age as a rather friendless overachieving child in Summer of 4ft2; Marge tried to find social acceptance and self-betterment in Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield and Bart showed that he's not just a thoughtless troublemaker but just someone fed up with trying his hardest but never achieving anything in Bart Gets an F. These episodes show a poignancy to one of the most zany, chaotic shows on television and with many of the show's most talented writers moving on to write for Futurama it makes sense that this show has the same balance.
After three live action vignettes, the second set of Short Treks presents a double bill of animated shorts, the first animated Star Trek episodes for forty-five years. It's surprising that the franchise hasn't explored the animated medium more often. After all, it's much easier to create alien life forms, spectacular ships and strange new worlds in cartoon form than live action. However, while Star Trek: The Animated Series has experienced a reassessment in recent years, it's long had a poor reputation, and this has likely put the blocks on animated Trek for years.
After being off air for a year, Doctor Who will make an explosive return on New Year’s Day with a blockbuster two-part story. “Spyfall” written by current showrunner, Chris Chibnall, will be the first of ten episodes in Series 12. Chibnall has described episode one as the show’s “most lavish, location-filled, action-packed episode” they have ever done.
Doctor Who at Christmas is everyone’s favourite thought. Well, until 2018 that was when the show dematerialised from its usual Christmas Day slot and moved to New Year’s Day instead. Every year (well, most years) since the show was revived back in 2005 by Russell T. Davies, the show has produced a whopper of a series followed by a festive special, all of which taking a different tone. There’s been a giant spider, which helped formed planet Earth, dream crabs, talking ‘cactuses’ (cacti?) and so much more.
Doctor Who has been off our screens for nearly a year and it has only been until recently that news surrounding the upcoming series. Jodie Whittaker will be returning as the Thirteenth Doctor with her companions Bradley Walsh (Graham), Tosin Cole (Ryan) and Mandip Gill (Yaz).
Warning: Potential spoilers for the episode ahead.
The hype for the return of Doctor Who is getting bigger and bigger by the day as the marketing for the twelfth series has now officially begun. Jodie Whittaker will be returning as the Thirteenth Doctor for her second series and will be re-joined by current companions Bradley Walsh (Graham), Tosin Cole (Ryan) and Mandip Gill (Yaz).
If you’ve been following HBO’s Westworld in the last few years, you might be aware by now of a teaser trailer for the third season that has dropped in the form of a suspicious advertisement for a fake company called ‘Incite’. See below.
Doctor Who has been off our screens for quite some time now and its return is highly anticipated. Series 11 featuring the first ever female Doctor—Jodie Whittaker—saw some of the highest ever ratings for the show since it was revived back in 2005. Its move from a Saturday to a Sunday proved to be a success.
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