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Steven Moffat on ‘Sherlock’: “Our Plan is Devastating”

As all Doctor Who and Sherlock fans have learned by now, Steven Moffat has a knack for creating anticipation. He’s masterful at giving a quote to journalists that jangles the nerves of fans all over the world just enough to raise ...

RIP Richard Attenborough: Five of His Best Movies

Tributes have been pouring in from all walks of British life—including the office of the Prime Minister—for Richard Attenborough, who died on Sunday, aged 90.

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Deep Breath’

The story so far: the Doctor has a new face and new kidneys, the TARDIS is crashing and poor Clara Oswald is trying to make sense of things. Read on, if the word “spoilers” holds no fear…

TARDIS Toilet Appears Outside a Bristol Cafe

Warmley’s Waiting Room Café in South Gloucestershire did not need to build a TARDIS restroom in order to be a charming place to take a pot of something warm and wet on a blustery afternoon. Located in a former railway station ...

WATCH: Matt Smith Does the Ice Bucket Challenge

Let’s face it, for as long as people we like are prepared to stand under a downpour of water and ice in order to raise funds and awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or Motor Neurone Disease), we’ll continue to put ...

15 British Beers Americans Should Try

Let’s get the most common gripes about temperature and foam out of the way. British beer (which should more correctly be called ale, to ensure no one confuses it with lager) works best at a temperature that is not going to make ...

WATCH: ’50 Shades of Johnlock’ Fan Trailer

There’s always been a certain tension in the relationship between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, one that the BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories plays upon rather well. It’s that bromance thing, in ...

20 Victorian Terms That Seem Oddly Modern

One of the most common gripes of the internet era is that language is becoming debased by neologisms and they’re forcing people to abandon the ability to spell with frightening speed. Then there’s the OMG and LOL of ...

Idris and Benedict: Khan vs. Khan

Some days can pass by without a solitary mention or thought of the word ‘Khan,’ whether Kublai, Genghis or otherwise. But that’s not today, oh no.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Have a Deep Breath Until Saturday’s Premiere

It’s so very nearly time to meet the newest Doctor. Peter Capaldi makes his bow this Saturday, August 23 at 8/7c on BBC America with “Deep Breath,” the first episode of Doctor Who Season 8.