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.
Firefly written and directed by Joss Whedon came out 2002-2003. It’s a space western drama about a crew of outlaws in outer space.
At the turn of the Millennium there were some very short lived sci-fi shows broadcasted on the newer baby networks. There were two on UPN, one was on the WB, and the last one was on the Showtime Cable network. They lasted for less than one season and had less than 20 episodes produced. I watched all four shows back in the day and generally enjoyed all of them. They weren't the best but not the worst shows out there, they just didn't have enough ratings.
The Doctor has been flying around our television screens for more than five decades now. Starting with William Hartnell as the First Doctor, the show has adapted to modern times all throughout its episodes. After 12 male Doctors, 2018 introduced the show’s first ever female Doctor: Jodie Whittaker.
* Series 12 spoilers feature in this article *
Nowhere is the disconnect between ambition and execution in television drama more apparent than science-fiction. What made Space: 1999 different from its 1970s peers is that at least in its first season this disconnect had little to do with budgetary constraints and was more a function of story and character - areas where more modestly budgeted programs frequently outshined it. Dubious science aside, Space: 1999 often posed intriguing ethical and philosophical questions (at least in its first season). Unfortunately, the drama all too often hinged on characters acting out of character, leaving even many who enjoyed it wondering if a bit more time and money should have been spent on the scripts.
2017 was the year of sadness and excitement for Doctor Who fans. In early 2017, current Doctor at the time Peter Capaldi announced he would be stepping down as the Doctor and Series 10 (ending in July 2017) would be his final series. Capaldi, [Pearl] Mackie and [Matt] Lucas all bowed out in the Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time,” which saw David Bradley portray the First Doctor.