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Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas and Steven Moffat Reunite for New ‘Doctor Who’ Scene in Aid of Black Lives Matter

Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas have reprised their Doctor Who roles in a new scene written by former showrunner Steven Moffat. Mackie’s Bill Potts and Lucas’s Nardole trade poignant audio messages in “The Best of Days,” the latest in a series of “Lockdown” scenes produced remotely while much of the world maintains social distancing. Mackie – […]

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Casting News: Former ‘Doctor Who’ Companion Pearl Mackie to Star in ‘Experimental’ BBC Podcast

Doctor Who fans rejoice: Bill Potts actress Pearl Mackie is returning to sci-fi! Mackie, companion to Peter Capaldi‘s Twelfth Doctor, is starring in a new sci-fi thriller podcast called Forest 404. Commissioned by BBC Radio 4, the nine-part scripted podcast boasts an all-female cast that also includes Bodyguard’s Pippa Haywood and Sherlock’s Tanya Moodie. Created […]

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‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Empress of Mars’

“Empress of Mars” is partly a celebration of movies such as Zulu Dawn, which depicts against-all-odds military struggles by red-jacketed British soldiers in their attempts to colonize parts of Africa. Granted, this time it’s the Ice Warriors who are outnumbered and under attack from warriors with primitive weapons, but the claustrophobia is the same. It […]


‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Extremis’

In “Extremis” we find out a few unknown biological facts about the Doctor and Time Lords in general. We discover they have (or can have) multiple brain stems, that they can borrow physical qualities from future regenerations, with potentially catastrophic results, and that it takes one to kill one. Here are a few things to […]


‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Oxygen’

“Oxygen” takes one of Doctor Who‘s best-loved story formats — the space station siege — and introduces very real jeopardy for everyone concerned. We see the Doctor struggling to protect his companion, and in the end making a very physical sacrifice in order to keep her safe, while traumatizing the rest of the crew he […]

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