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Thirteen Is More Than Just “a Female Doctor”; She’s the Next Phase of the Doctor’s Evolution

This year's Doctor Who Christmas special was thrilling for several reasons. We got to watch the Twelfth Doctor interact with the First Doctor (brought beautifully to life again by David Bradley). We witnessed the moment where the Doctor preserved a very important future relationship. But perhaps the most thrilling thing of all is that, in regenerating into their thirteenth form, the Doctor is now a woman. The best part? The Doctor seems pretty damn happy about it.

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Things We Saw Today: The Real Story Behind the Events of Detroit

Annapurna Pictures also released a really great video along with the second trailer for the film where we get to hear from several of the people who lived through the events depicted in the film, including Melvin Dismukes (played by John Boyega in the film) all stressing how important it is that this story finally get told. Check it out after the jump!

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BBC’s Sherlock Begins Production on Its Fourth Season

It always takes forever with Sherlock doesn't it. Well, now fans of the hit BBC show can start getting excited! Sherlock has officially started production on Season Four! (Is it me, or does it feel like Sherlock's already been on for eleventy-jillion seasons because of their production schedule?)

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10 Women Who Should Be Involved in Bryan Fuller’s New Star Trek Series

Call them maybe.

Last week, when we covered the addition of writer/director Nicholas Meyer to the team on Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, I mentioned that while I was thrilled with his addition, I was also waiting for a female name to be associated with the project. Hell, maybe even several if they're feeling particularly rambunctious! So, I've decided to help.

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Rachel Talalay Returns to Doctor Who to Direct Season 9 Two-Part Finale

After directing the crap out of the Doctor Who S8 two-part finale, "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven," Chicago-born director, Rachel Talalay will be returning in Season 9!

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[UPDATED] Steven Moffat Says Women Usually Just Don’t Want to Write for Doctor Who

Says he expects more lady writers once the fans grow up. *Checks calendar.* Yup, I'm still a 28-year-old female Doctor Who fan.

At this point Steven Moffat has become so used to fielding questions about the paucity of women in the production of Doctor Who that he's starting to offer original speculation on why.

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Steven Moffat Is Scariest Doctor Who Writer In Online Poll; Season Finale’s Runtime Extended

*screams*

Oh man, you're telling me, I still get so frightened how so many of his female characters act exactly the same as each o—oh, oh, wait, you mean for his monsters and stuff! Yeah, that makes sense too. They're pretty scary.

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BBC Announces Titles/Writers For Every Doctor Who Season 8 Episode

The BBC has released the official list of all Season 8 episode titles for Doctor Who including the writers and directors for each.

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Doctor Who’s Season 8 Female Director Has Wanted To Work On The Show Since The Reboot

Fast-forward a few years...

For Season 8, BBC's Doctor Who welcomes a female director. No pressure, right?

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Doctor Who Names First Female Director Since 2010

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

The last episode of Doctor Who to be directed by a woman was "Amy's Choice," in 2010, and it remains the only lady-directed episode in the entirety of Steven Moffat's tenure as showrunner. Not that lady-directed episodes were so exactly abundant before he took over, but they will now be joined by two more episodes when the show returns for Series 8.

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