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Finally! Tilda Swinton Leads the Pack for Next Doctor Who Search

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Things are shaking up in the world of Doctor Who. Not only is longtime showrunner Steven Moffat walking away after this year, but Peter Capaldi – aka, the Twelfth Doctor – recently announced that he’ll be leaving at the end of the year as well. Capaldi will stay with the show through the latest series, which starts airing on BBC One in April. His final appearance will be the 2017 Christmas Special, with the Doctor regenerating at some point during the episode. Check out the new trailer! There’s been a lot of speculation about who will replace Capaldi to become the official Thirteenth Doctor. Ben Whishaw is a frontrunner, as is comedic actor Richard Ayoade. Even Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor,…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts Who Love Orphan Black

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Can we please talk about Orphan Black for a minute? Because OMG it’s so good. While some series lag in its later seasons, Orphan Black just keeps getting better and better, adding to the Sci-fi mysteries and building a complex world that sweeps the viewer along with it. Tatiana Maslany is a force to be reckoned with, playing each clone with so much skill that you often forget she’s the same person. We clearly love Orphan Black here at BookTrib, so much that we’re still Jonesin’ for it, three years after it first premiered. If you’re not part of the Clone Club like the rest of us, it’s time to remedy that ASAP. Just look at this trailer for season…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Poldark Edition

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I have a problem. I’m obsessed with sexy historical shows and I just can’t quit. It started with Outlander, ramped up through Vikings, and crested along with Black Sails. It shows no signs of stopping, and honestly? I kind of don’t want it to. Especially when I get to watch shows as sexy and romantic as BBC One’s Poldark. If you’ve ever had an obsession with history, great makeout sessions and class differences overcome by love, then Poldark is the show for you. Based on a series of novels first published by Winston Graham in 1945, the show follows Ross Poldark, a British officer during the American Revolution, who returns home to find his father dead and his fiancée about…

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Man Booker Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced

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On Tuesday, September 15, six novels were chosen and put on the shortlist that are currently in contention for the 47th Annual Man Booker Prize. On October 13, the winner will be chosen at the annual ceremony taking place at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast by BBC. A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James (Oneworld Publications, September 2015)             Satin Island, Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape, February 2015)             The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma (Pushkin Press, April 2015)           The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota (Picador, June 2015)             A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus, February 2015)             A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara (Picador, March…

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6 Reasons River Song’s Return to Doctor Who is Epic

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Every Doctor Who fan has a favorite companion. From the tough-as-nails-Amy Pond to the sweet-and-clever-Clara Oswald, countless women — and a few men — have strolled through those TARDIS doors. But my favorite isn’t even technically a companion; no, she’s too busy having her own adventures to need some man to show her the universe. I’m talking about Alex Kingston‘s River Song, aka Melody Pond, aka the Doctor’s Wife. Which is why I screamed out loud when I heard that she’s returning for the Doctor Who Christmas Special this year, alongside the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Flirty and brash and ridiculously in love with the Doctor, River Song is a bit polarizing in the Doctor Who community. But for each of the…

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Spartan Up! Monty Halls Reveals Our Inner Savage

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When you take away the comforts of home, what is left? That’s the question Monty Halls set out to answer when he stranded himself on a remote Scottish island. It wasn’t long until Halls learned that in order to survive he’d have to look at his surroundings and trust his own instincts. After all, as Halls points out, we’re never more than seven meals away from becoming a savage. For his full experience, listen to the Spartan Up! Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off…

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BBC hit Poldark returns to capture American hearts

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Can a sexy British rogue who fought on the wrong side of the Revolutionary War recapture the hearts and minds of American viewers?   Forty years after a television adaptation was first broadcast, a new version of the historical saga Poldark has arrived on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater. The remake aired in the UK in April–May and regularly attracted 5-7 million viewers, making it a hit on par with Downton Abbey and the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice. Poldark is based on a series of 12 novels by Winston Graham written between 1945 and 2002. Set on the stunningly beautiful coast of Cornwall, the story opens in 1783 as Captain Ross Poldark returns from fighting against the rebels in the Revolutionary…

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Clothing Makes the Musketeer: Talking with BBC’s The Musketeers Costume Designer Phoebe De Gaye

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Most people’s typical workday involves an office, budget meetings, and a little water-cooler talk. But not for Phoebe De Gaye, costume designer for BBC’s The Musketeers. She has concerns that might seem foreign to the rest of us—like bullet holes, corsets and how to hide padding during a sword fight. But that’s what makes her job so exciting and fascinating. Check out some of her beautiful designs in The Musketeer’s trailer:   What’s it like dressing stars and working on a swashbuckling show? BookTrib had the pleasure of asking De Gaye about that and more: BOOKTRIB: You’ve worked on projects as varied as The Forsyte Saga, Lark Rise to Candleford and now The Musketeers. While they all fall under the…

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The world’s most popular TV show asks: Who’s your Doctor?

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Strap on your vortex manipulator and clear your Saturday nights—a new Doctor is coming back! For the uninitiated, The Doctor is the title character in the long-running BBC series, “Doctor Who,” about a renegade Time Lord from the world Gallifrey, who, with his (most often) human companions, travels through time and space to defend the universe.  (See our nifty infographics to learn more.) This series, which began 50 years ago in the U.K, has an irresistible combination of adventure, humor and thrills and has captured imaginations to become the world’s most-watched television series. Author Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) was a story editor for several years. Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Ocean At The End of The Lane) wrote…

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Dr. WHO infographic for novices

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About the artist: Risa (ree-sah) Rodil is a 21 y/o designer, illustrator and nerdfighter and she fangirls over a lot of things. Her type of art revolves around brightly colored typography and retro illustrations. Click here to check out her fabulous work on tumbler. Click here to go straight to her Dr. Who merchandise.

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Doctor Who Cheat Sheet: WHO are the Companions?

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Are you a newbie to the intergalactic world of Doctor Who? We’ve got you covered with this nifty cheat sheet! One of the most enticing shows in pop culture depicts the adventures of a Time Lord (a time travelling humanoid alien) called the Doctor. We watch him go on countless adventures to save worlds, species, and quite frequently–himself. But more important than the Doctor is often the company he chooses to keep on these mind-blowing (and mind-altering) adventures around the galaxy (and beyond). With this BookTrib exclusive infographic, we delve into some of the Time Lord’s most memorable travel buddies: Hang on tight, the TARDIS can be a bit bumpy.   If you liked this article you might like these:   

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One down, five to go: Getting up close and personal with Monty Python

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It is easy to forget that the men who make up what began as Monty Python’s Flying Circus started out as writers.  John Cleese said as much when asked if “they ever made things up on stage.” “No, no,” responded Terry Jones immediately. “We aren’t improv actors. Everything is scripted.” “You see, we all started out as writers,” added Cleese. We were at an “add-on” Q&A session in a private room at the top of a bar in the O2, London’s rather amazing entertainment venue, following a performance of Monty Python Live (mostly). Originally meant as a meet-and-greet, the opening night enthusiasm had forced them to hire security and change it to strictly a Q&A session.  We lost the selfie…

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