Doctor Who? More than 10 Actors You May Not Have Known Played the Doctor

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  Doctor Who, the long running science fiction series from the BBC has had many actors play the part of the renegade Time Lord, known as the Doctor. Ask most fans, and they can tell you there have been 13 actors to play the role. And they would be right, for the most part.     What does that mean?   It means, yes there have been 12 lead actors in the series over its 50+ year history, and John Hurt played a never before seen incarnation, for the series’ 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. But there have … Continue reading

This Semester’s Schedule: English, Math, and Doctor Who

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Make room in your class schedule for a little time travel.  Aquinas College, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK is offering a class this spring in our favorite Time Lord, Doctor Who. Part of the school’s Adult Education program, the class will run 11 weeks, meeting once a week.  The class will cover all 51 years of the program’s illustrious history, from the it’s conception by Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert right up though the present day series, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and produced by Steven Moffat. Here’s the class description from the school’s website: Have you ever thought … Continue reading

Meeting Each New Face of Doctor Who; Rating The New Doctors First Stories

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  It was 8 months ago, when the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) brashly made his way into our lives, screaming about his kidneys. It was a brief glimpse of who we are about to properly meet in a week’s time.   For many fans, we have become accustomed to this change.  For some, it was the first time they’ve said goodbye to “their” Doctor, and now will meet this new man.  This new man who saunters in, taking the place of their hero. If you were one of the lucky ones to see Deep Breath already, somewhere along the Doctor Who … Continue reading

IDW to produce 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Maxi-Series

IDW has produced some pretty cool Doctor Who comics, not to mention the Doctor Who/Star Trek the Next Generation crossover they are currently putting out (Issue 6 (of 8) will be out this week!), and have recently relaunched the ongoing title with Andy Diggle writing and art by Mark Buckingham. Now they are joining in to the Doctor’s 50th Anniversary (the program debuted on the BBC on November 23, 1963) with a new 12 issue Maxi-series called Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time. Each of the first 11 issues will feature a different Doctor, (beginning with the original, William Hartnell) The … Continue reading

2 Lost Doctor Who Episodes Found

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Not seen in over 40 years, two early episodes of Doctor Who have recently been found. Of 253 episodes that aired when William Hartnell (1963-66) and Patrick Troughton (1966-69) played the Doctor, 108 had believed to been lost, due to the BBC’s policy of “wiping”.  Now that number is 106.  The episodes discovered are 1965 episode “Airlock” which is part 3 of the previously completely lost story Galaxy 4,  and 1967’s  The Underwater Menace part 2 (which joins part 3 as the only surviving episodes of the 4 part story. In the 1970s the BBC began to wipe the video … Continue reading