Welcome to the new Doctor Who thread! A vast improvement over the feckless charm of the old one, don't you agree?
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show of all time, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in November of last year. I will leave the explanation of the show's premise to the superior hive mind known as Wikipedia
The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time travelling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his 'TARDIS', a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, a common sight in Britain in 1963, when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.
We covered a lot of ground in the last thread: The return of nine missing episodes, Matt Smith's departure, the 50th Anniversary, the casting of Peter Capaldi and the entirety of season 8 culminating in - alright I'll spoiler it but you really should have caught up by now, shame on you -
The surprise return of The Master as a woman, a.k.a. The Mistress or Missy, played by Michelle Gomez.
So what does the future hold for Doctor Who fans?
- While Season 9 may be a long way off, Doctor Who isn't quite finished for the year just yet. There will be a Christmas Special this, well Christmas, starring Nick Frost as "Santa" and also something that looks like a sort of gummier version of the Xenomorph from Alien.
- Rumours persist about Jenna Coleman's (who plays the Doctor's current companion Clara) possible departure from the show at the end of this year, but when questioned Jenna has consistently played coy
, something she could almost have been genetically engineered for.
- In missing episode news, a Bleeding Cool source
has painted a very grim picture of snowballing lies and broken promises behind the scenes of Phil Morris' negotiations with the Beeb. Still, if this is true then we will at least get Marco Polo back at some point.
- Lastly, the BBC has tweeted that we'll get a sneak peek at a clip from the Christmas Special for this year's Children In Need appeal. It will broadcast tomorrow night, London time, and should be up on YouTube pretty soon after.
A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.