by Rebecca Pahle | 11:01 am, April 15th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, April 9th, 2014
Like mansplaining, Moffatsplaining involves giving an explanation that’s far less helpful than the speaker thinks it is. For example: That time Steven Moffat explained the plot hole about the departure of Amy and Rory, or the plot hole about the Statue of Liberty. This time he’s turned his Moffatsplaining powers to the Doctor’s not-death on Trenzalore. We also have a new actor, Matt Smith talking about how his generation scene could have been a lot darker than it ended up, and Paul McGann on why he probably won’t be coming back to Doctor Who any time soon.
by Alan Kistler | 12:30 pm, March 31st, 2014
If you haven’t seen the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, then you might want to stop reading because we’re going to get a bit spoilery.
Ok, still with us? As you know, “The Day of the Doctor” revealed Gallifrey and the Time Lords weren’t actually destroyed at the end of the Last Great Time War. It just looked that way. In fact, they were banished to a pocket dimension and have been there since. The Doctor now has the possibility of finding his people and bringing them back. Recently, Doctor Who writer/actor Mark Gatiss said this might not be a good idea. He’s not alone. Several creators and fans think the Time Lords bring a set of story problems that aren’t worth the trouble and that previous showrunner Russell T. Davies did a good thing by eliminating them in the modern Doctor Who show that began in 2005.
We’ll get to why the return of the Time Lords could be a good thing but first, here are some reasons why the heroic Doctor himself may not want to bring back the society he turned his back on so many centuries ago…READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:45 am, March 25th, 2014
Steven Moffat made some big moves in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. Big moves which included the canon-altering inclusion of the thought-dead Time Lords. While fans had mixed reactions to the idea, it seems frequent Moffat collaborator Mark Gatiss falls squarely on one side of the fence.READ MORE
Shatner, Fillion, Nichols, Tennant, Gaiman, & More Set For BBC America’s Real History of Science Fiction
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:45 am, March 10th, 2014
Holy crap those are some impressive names. But wait! There’s more!READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, February 14th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:00 am, February 5th, 2014
We had our own little open discussion thread the day after the Sherlock season three finale aired in the US, but I would like to formally invite all our readers to hash out their thoughts on Sherlock‘s most recent season here, too. Something tells me the subject of these quotes from Steven Moffat—the importance of the show’s “female perspective”—will inspire some strong opinions.
SPOILERS are behind the jump and in the comments. Also: I want to make completely clear that the article you’re about to read isn’t exactly favorable of Moffat. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like to read negative opinions of him and writes comments like “Why does everyone on this site hate Moffat?! If you don’t like the show, don’t watch it!” (yes, there are a few), I invite you not to read further.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:02 am, February 3rd, 2014
The Season 3 finale of Sherlock aired last night in the U.S. and with it came another cliffhanger (although perhaps not as dramatic a cliffhanger as Season 2). So what can we expect going forward? The creators are working on it. Read on to find out what they’re thinking and for a chance to discuss the big moments of Season 3 now that we’re all on the same page.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:46 pm, January 10th, 2014
Now that the great regeneration has happened, what can we expect from Doctor Who in the next few years? Steven Moffat gives a few details.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:00 am, January 10th, 2014
It’s been a little over a week since the BBC’s Sherlock was last on hiatus, and in a few more days it’ll be on hiatus again. Sorry to reopen barely closed wounds, Sherlockians. But thankfully it looks like the next hiatus might not be quite so long as the two-year stretch between seasons two and three, because showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have already planned the twists and turns of the next two seasons.
American viewers who are waiting to watch season three until it comes out (legally) in the US, be ye reassured: There are no spoilers behind the jump.READ MORE