So yesterday Julia mentioned that the future showrunner of Doctor Who has been selected – Chris Chibnall, of Broadchurch fame. This meant that the vague rumblings I’d heard about Steven Moffat being out were true, or at least at some point true – so I ran to the Internet to find out more.
Have a link! It seems Moffat will complete his run with Series 10, which will indeed air Spring 2017, as feared. I had called this one of the things I was excited for this year – especially getting a new companion, since Clara was ever ill-used. Looks like I am losing this to next year, making comic-book-related media an even larger part of my year.
And since it sounds like Series 10 has not been written yet, there’s nothing on the new companion for now – nor about whether Peter Capaldi’s contract, which only goes through this coming season, will be renewed or not.
What do you think about these Doctor Who rumors and plans? Happy to see Moffat go? Scared of what will happen with the Doctor and his companion? Trying to imagine Doctor Who in the style of Broadchurch? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Holly got us started yesterday… It’s time to be thinking of the year ahead! It has the looks of quite a year. I want to try to avoid repeating Holly’s stuff, so know that I’m excited for everything she is! We have a lot to look forward to this year with the Geek Baby, for one thing – she’s not even crawling yet so we’re about to have a string of changes! But we’re hoping with that comes, too, the time for us to maybe do a bit more of what we love, like going to the movies or co-op video games (we’re starting to stack up Lego games we haven’t played). Yep, pretty much Holly’s post so far… so how about segue to more from me!
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the BBC hit TV show, Doctor Who. And this isn’t like, 50 years ago there was a show, and now there’s not. Or, 50 years ago there was a show, and now they’ve remade it again now. The same universe itself still exists – the same main character, even, in the Doctor. While I think there are other things that can reach this sort of milestone – the X-Men come to mind given that this is also their 50th Anniversary – it is still a feat basically unmatched in television.
There’s lots of specifics I could go into, and even more specifics I don’t know. I’ve seen all of the new Doctor Who – by which is meant all the Doctor Who since the series was put back together and started in 2005 (and not a bad place to start, if you’re looking to do so). But this is a continuation of what came before, and of this, I have seen very little. Episodes exist online, say on NetFlix, but they’ve been released individually, and figuring out an order, or where to start, or what to watch… Who knows.
So rather than try to get into details about Doctor Who, for a Geek 501 post, I thought I would introduce and discuss Doctor Who in the general. In the things that work, in the reasons that we love it. We being a huge base of people who have come to be known as Whovians. So if you know and love Doctor Who, add your thoughts in the comments below! If you’re still trying to figure out Doctor Who, read on, and see what you think!
With the Doctor Who season returning later this month, I wanted to spend a little time with everyone’s favorite Time Lord.
I recently presented the Doctor as, well, not a villain, nor a hero… not necessarily a good guy, but not an outright killer… But really, as a truly neutral force. But by no means a disinterested one – he is very actively engaged in the life of the universe, and maybe especially with the planet Earth.
So what do we know about the Doctor? Who is he? (See what I did there?…) Continue reading →