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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Premiere Cinema Experience – “Deep Breath”

Peter Capaldi in DOCTOR WHO - Series 8 - "Deep Breath" | ©2014 BBC/BBC Worldwide/Ray Burmiston

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey Writer: Steven Moffat Director: Ben Wheatley Original Telecast: August 23, 2014 Network: BBC America & in select cinemas At Christmas time Whovians were given their first look at the 12th (or, erm, maybe 13th or 14th?) Doctor, Peter Capaldi. As the newly regenerated Timelord stumbled around the control room of his TARDIS and asked his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) if she had any idea how to fly the time and space ship. That was it. That was all. There were a handful of photographs released, and yes there was …Read On »

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Interview: SHERLOCK co-creator Steven Moffat is on the case for Season 3

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in SHERLOCK on PBS | © 2014 PBS

  SHERLOCK is back on the case in his third season on PBS, Sunday at 10 PM, albeit too briefly for most fans – this Sunday’s episode, the third of the current series, is also the season finale. With Benedict Cumberbatch as the famous detective who faked his own death at the end of last season and Martin Freeman as the often irate but loyal and smart Dr. John Watson, series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ present-day take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s London sleuth has its viewers begging for more. Moffat is in attendance for a Q&A held …Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special – “The Time of the Doctor”

Matt Smith as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special - "The Time of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBC America

Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi, Orla Brady, Nicholas Briggs, Dan Starkey Writer: Steven Moffat Director: Jamie Payne Original Telecast: December 25, 2013 Network: BBC America Well, it’s the holiday season and we have to have a Christmas Special from DOCTOR WHO, which also often means that someone is going to die. There’s a bit of a history starting with Russell T. Davies run on WHO, of having sad Christmas episodes, and the latest offering “The Time of the Doctor” is certainly no exception. “Time” is the final part of the “of the Doctor” named episodes, and I really …Read On »

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Interview: Felicity Jones is THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Felicity Jones in THE INVISIBLE WOMAN | ©2013 Sony Pictures Classics

Although THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is the title of the new feature film directed by Ralph Fiennes and scripted by Abi Morgan from Claire Tomalin’s book, that’s now how we see its female protagonist Nelly Ternan, played by Felicity Jones. “I am the visible woman,” declares Jones with a laugh. The film has Jones playing Ternan from the age of eighteen, when she meets Charles Dickens, played by director Fiennes, through her thirties. The bulk of the movie is about how the eventually intimate relationship unfolds between young Nelly and the much older, famous and married author in 1800sEngland. Jones, originally …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Three Questions with AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME director Terry McDonough

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Director Terry McDonough is the lucky man who was given the somewhat unenviable task of bringing the world of 1960’s BBC and the world of the first incarnation of DOCTOR WHO to life for the new TV movie AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. McDonough is a WHO fan himself, and he took a few minutes to give ASSIGNMENT X a taste of what went into creating that time period and that specific world for today’s audiences. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you talk about the process you went through to re-create the TARDIS and the Daleks on a limited budget? TERRY …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Bradley becomes the 1st Doctor for AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME – Part 2

David Bradley in AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Actor David Bradley has had pop culture fame for years. He was Argus Filch in the HARRY POTTER film franchise, and he was Walter Frey in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES television series. More recently he could be seen alongside 10th Doctor, David Tennant, in BROADCHURCH, and now he is appearing on our TV screens as the first Doctor William Hartnell in DOCTOR WHO AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. Bradley was a fan of the original WHO series, remembers when it started fifty years ago, and his resemblance to Hartnell is uncanny. So what makes it exciting for a fan …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Producer Marcus Wilson talks DOCTOR WHO 50th and beyond!

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in The DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special - "The Day of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBCAmerica

Marcus Wilson has been a Producer on the current run of DOCTOR WHO for the last two series. Like all shows he has seen ups and downs in terms of fan and critic reaction to the episodes he has been part of. Now in it’s 50 Anniversary DOCTOR WHO is bigger that it ever has been, and it has a HUGE loyal following here the United States. With specials like AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME, and the 50th Anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor”, this year is big, big, bigger on the inside. Plus Wilson is seeing Matt …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Bradley on AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME and being the first Who – PART 1

AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME | ©2013 BBCAmerica

British actor David Bradley has just hit a fandom trifecta (there isn’t a the fandom trifecta – there will never be just three): he was the unhappily non-magical custodian Filch in the HARRY POTTER films, he continues as the indelible Walder Frey, host of the Red Wedding, on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, and now he’s part of the DOCTOR WHO universe. Once upon a time, hard as it may be to recall and longer ago than many Whovians have been alive, DOCTOR WHO quite simply did not exist. It was brought into being in 1963 by a team including producer …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mark A. Sheppard on SUPERNATURAL Season 9 and more

Mark A. Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL - Season 9 | ©2013 The CW/Nino Mundashoz

There is an Internet meme that’s a collage of actor Mark A. Sheppard in some of his many recurring genre TV roles – as King of Hell Crowley in SUPERNATURAL, as interplanetary fence Badger in FIREFLY, as Romo Lampkin in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, as Tanaka in DOLLHOUSE, as Benedict Valda in WAREHOUSE 13, as insurance investigator Jim Sterling in LEVERAGE, as Canton Everett Delaware III in DOCTOR WHO, to name a few. There is an accompanying caption to the effect of, “If you don’t recognize this man, turn in your geek credentials.” London-born Sheppard also has feature film credits, including IN …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BROADCHURCH star Olivia Colman on the BBC America series

DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) in BROADCHURCH - Season 1 | ©2013 BBCAmerica/ITV

BROADCHURCH made its American debut  this week on BBC America. The eight-part series, airing Wednesday nights, previously riveted audiences in Britain. Created by Chris Chibnall, BROADCHURCH shows how the murder of an eleven-year-old boy devastates the whole community of a small English coastal town. The crime takes a personal toll on its two primary investigators, out-of-town transfer Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, played by David Tennant, and local police detective Ellie Miller, played by Olivia Colman. Olivia is livid when she finds that Alec has been handed the job she was promised, but this is nothing compared to her shock when …Read On »

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