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'Doctor Who' meets 'Hunger Games': 13 doctors fight to the death -- VIDEO

What do you get when you cross Doctor Who and The Hunger Games? You’ll find the answer in this hilariously imagined trailer spoof aptly titled The Doctor Games, which was uploaded to YouTube just in time for this Saturday’s 50th Anniversary Special and the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The trailer spoof finds all 13 Doctors (there are 13 because the creators chose to include both Peter Capaldi and John Hurt’s Doctors in the parody) transported into a Hunger Games-like arena where they must battle to the death until one remains as The Master. Only then can the winning Doctor fly off in the lone TARDIS at the center of the arena.

The best part about this parody is its attention to detail and the way they managed to incorporate all 13 Doctors’ individual quirks — Tom Baker’s Doctor uses his signature scarf to strangle people, for crying out loud!

Needless to say, if you’re a Whovian, you’ll definitely enjoy giving this a watch.

Watch The Doctor Games below:
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PopWatch Planner: 'Almost Human, 'Catching Fire,' 'Key and Peele,' and more

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? Well, consider this week the calm before the holiday-movie storm. Next week is Thanksgivukkah and then a virtual Christmas-movie-marathon-mania follows. Before you get your dose of jolly caroling cheer, scenes of holly-trimmed (and secretly hostile) family dinners, and everyone quoting Love Actually, consider this your bah, Humbug! week, filled with a stocking’s worth of everything that’s anti-holiday — teens killing teens, crime-solving robots, and sardonic humor. Merry watching!

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'Doctor Who' special: Check out Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt in new trailer

The special, 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who is now just two weeks away — depending where you are in the space-time continuum — and the BBC has finally released a proper trailer. Check out the clip below to see some old faces and some familiar foes.

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'Doctor Who': In a parallel universe, could Bill Nighy be the Doctor?

In an interview with The Express, veteran actor Bill Nighy shared that he was contacted to play the TARDIS-traveling Time Lord for the latest series of Doctor Who but turned the offer down. “I will say that I was approached,” said Nighy to The Express. “But I didn’t want to be the Doctor. No disrespect to Doctor Who or anything, I just think that it comes with too much baggage.”

Peter Capaldi, known for his swear-tastic performance as Malcolm Tucker in the political comedy The Thick of It, was just chosen as the Twelfth Doctor. It’s unclear whether Nighy recently turned down the offer, though, so he might not have been in competition with Capaldi, but a different Doctor. Nighy praised the choice of Capaldi for the role, continuing in The Express, “He’s a marvellous actor. He’ll be very good as the Doctor. He’ll bring a lot of wit and dry humour. He’s elegant and he looks great.”

Nighy briefly appeared on Doctor Who, making a cameo as Dr. Black, a bow tie-rocking art historian, who encounters the Doctor (Matt Smith) and companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). In the episode, titled “Vincent and the Doctor,” the Doctor and Amy bring new friend Vincent Van Gogh (Tony Curran) to a gallery exhibition of his work at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay. The emotional and erratic Van Gogh is brought to tears when overhearing Nighy’s Black describe Van Gogh as the “finest painter of them.”
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Google Maps will take you inside the TARDIS from 'Doctor Who'

In news that will probably shock no one, the number-crunching nerd-lords at Google are big fans of Doctor Who. But while most Whovians can only express their love for the show by watching all fifty million episodes and hugging human beings dressed like police telephone boxes, the Google people can actually bring Doctor Who to life, using science and stock options to break through the fourth dimension — which is why you can actually find the Google logo embedded in early cave paintings, if you look closely enough. But that’s all top-secret Google X stuff. To amuse us little people, Google has created one of the single greatest internet easter eggs in the history of easter and eggs: You can now find the TARDIS on Google Maps, at a location marked as “Police Telephone Box.” (The address appears to be “Earl’s Court Rd, London, Greater London SW5 9RB, United Kingdom,” which I’m sure local Who supernerd/token Brit Clark Collis would say is a reference to some episode of Who from the ’70s.) READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Sunday

The schedule for the fourth day of Comic-Con is now available, and it’s a big day for television panels, including SupernaturalBreaking BadUnder the Dome, and Doctor Who.

You can find the complete schedule here, but check out below for some of the biggest highlight’s from the convention’s final day. San Diego Comic-Con will run from July 17-21.

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'Doctor Who' actor John Barrowman marries longtime partner

The Supreme Court’s recent legalization of gay marriage has made Hollywood a very happy place as of late.

Scottish-American actor John Barrowman tied the knot with his partner of 20 years, Scott Gill, on Tuesday, according to People.  

Barrowman even documented their car ride to the nuptials via a WhoSay account video with the caption, “We are getting married today because we now can.”

Barrowman, 46, appeared in the Doctor Who series as Captain Jack Harkness.

'Doctor Who': Which actor (or actress) should replace Matt Smith in the TARDIS?

When I interviewed Doctor Who star Matt Smith at the end of last year, talk inevitably turned to the temporary nature of portraying the show’s semi-titular Time Lord, whose powers of regeneration have enabled an array of people to play the part since the British sci-fi series debuted almost 50 years ago. “One day you will be sat opposite another Doctor,” Smith said wistfully. “You will be cheating on me! Right? You will be. And I will expect you to always speak fondly of me…”

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Season Finale Round-Up: Our TV critics on 'The Office,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Arrow,' 'Nashville' and more

‘Tis the season to end the TV season. A time of apocalyptic cliffhangers, teary eyed goodbyes, and of course, angry runaway wedding-crashing badgers. Speaking of spoilers: There will be a lot of them in our critical assessment of the year’s most notable finales so far, from The Office to Nashville to one not-so-happy Happy Endings. If your DVR cue is clogged with deferred climaxes… well, you should get that checked out, because it sounds painful. You should also not read everything that follows this colon: READ FULL STORY

EW.com's 4th Annual Season Finale Awards: Vote now!

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Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY

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