The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the beloved British time traveler, arrives in 2013. As initially reported by io9, BBC executive Danny Cohen was quoted saying that there are already plans in place for some sort of special run of the series (which currently stars Matt Smith) in 2013. This seems to echo comments made by Who executive producer Steven Moffat, who tweeted in regards to the next season of Who: “I’ve got a plan and I’m NOT TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS” (capitals his). However, Cohen also claimed that these anniversary plans might mean that there will be less episodes of Doctor Who in 2012. READ FULL STORY »
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Whenever Doctor Who fans gather together, it usually doesn’t take long before the question arises over the identity of the best “Doctor” of all-time. Far less often do followers of the BBC sci-fi show debate the identity of the best Doctor’s “companion.” Why? Largely because — with all due respect to Billie Piper, Karen Gillan, Nicola Bryant, Katy Manning et. al. — it is widely agreed that the best ever actor to play Watson to the Doctor’s Holmes was Elisabeth Sladen, who portrayed investigative reporter Sarah Jane Smith on the show, and who died earlier today.
PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one? READ FULL STORY »Last week,
A Fringe/Firefly mash-up could cause a tear in the fabric of the cult TV nerdiverse, so watch this at your own risk. If you somehow survive, there’s a Doctor Who/CSI: Miami recut, too, which is marginally less geeky but just as excellent. READ FULL STORY »
When it comes to TV marathons this Christmas, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sampling: On CHRISTMAS EVE, networks embracing the holiday spirit include AMC, which will alternate between the movies Miracle on 34th Street and White Christmas from 10 a.m to 6 a.m ET, and FX, which will air Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! four times in a row starting at 6 p.m. ET. I think we can also give Animal Planet the benefit of the doubt: It’s showing Planet Earth from noon to 6 a.m. ET (peace on earth, and all). Networks that are clearly saying bah humbug, on the other hand, include A&E, which has Criminal Minds scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. ET, and ID (Investigation Discovery), which has programmed Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET. That’s my personal favorite. Less offensive counterprogramming includes History’s UFO Hunters marathon from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (with Alien History of Planet Earth breaks at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET) and Syfy’s Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET.
CHRISTMAS brings with it some cheer: AMC will show the movie Scrooged 10 times in a row, starting at 10 a.m. ET, and, of course, TBS will be continuing its 24 hours of A Christmas Story, which will have begun at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. FX will once again push Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, this day airing it six times in a row starting at 7 a.m. ET. WE must have toys on the brain, booking the movie Big for three consecutive airings starting at 10:30 a.m. ET (and for those who can’t turn back the clock in the end, it leads into Golden Girls, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET). VH1, perhaps wanting to give parents spending the wee hours of the morning assembling presents something fun to have on in the background, has I Love the New Millennium running from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. (It’s followed by a Best of I Love The… marathon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET — something fun to have on in the background while they nap?). Still, I’d argue IFC is the winner this day, programming a Freaks and Geeks marathon that starts at 6 a.m. ET on Christmas and doesn’t end until 6 p.m. on Dec. 26. Other contenders include BBC America, which has Doctor Who running all day from 12 a.m., leading into the Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol special at 9 p.m. ET; the predictable Discovery with MythBusters from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. ET; Travel Channel with Man v. Food from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET; and Bravo with The Real Housewives of New Jersey from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET. TNT gets points for originality, choosing to gamble on The Librarian trilogy, starring Noah Wyle, starting at 2:45 p.m. ET. The award for worst Christmas marathon goes to ID, which has the festive I (Almost) Got Away With It airing from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.
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