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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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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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Mind-bending Plots for Your Midsummer Binge

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When it comes to television, I love to have my mind twisted in weird ways. I want epic, sweeping plots with complicated storytelling that’s just this side of confusing. Time travel? Yes, please. The whole thing was a dream? Bring it on. Which is why I was so excited by the new Doctor Who trailer that premiered at Comic Con:   More creepy aliens! Awesome guest stars! I’m getting goose-bumps just thinking about it. So here are three shows (and one book) with mind-bending plots for your binge-watching pleasure. And no, Lost isn’t among them. Sure, it was awesome, but all those loose threads and polar bears? It might have been too complicated even for me. Doctor Who After years…

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The Nexus of Nerdom: From Paul Rudd to Zoe Saldana

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During a recent conversation at BookTrib, we started to notice that there is some serious overlap when it comes to nerdy movie franchises. “Benedict Cumberbatch is in Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes AND The Hobbit,” someone said. “Well, John Barrowman is in Arrow and Doctor Who,” said another person. “Speaking of Doctor Who, Arthur Darvill used to be a companion, but now he’s going to play Rip Hunter on the new CW show Legends of Tomorrow, which is in the same universe as Arrow.” This went on for a while, until we realized something key: all roads lead back to Zoe Saldana. Yes, Zoe Saldana is the Kevin Bacon of the sci-fi world. Just take the new Marvel movie, Ant Man,…

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Our Top Picks from Comic-Con’s Trailer Frenzy

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Our heads are still spinning from lollapalooza of entertainment excitement that is San Diego Comic-Con. We were on the edge of our seats every time we heard the word “trailer.” It was too hard to actually pick a favorite, or even agree on which one was the best, so the BookTrib team decided to do a roundup of the best trailers that dropped. You”ll be shocked, be excited, be held in suspense! Benedict Cumberbatch greeted fans in a video instead of showing up for the Sherlock panel – which he kindly apologized for—but make sure you watch until the end. Did he just say what I think he said? Is Moriarty back?! Guess we’ll have to wait to find out.…

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Doctor Who make appearance web series

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Maybe you’ve noticed that there is an unexpected common thread in literary web series that warms my nerdy heart: Doctor Who. Carmilla’s Laura has a TARDIS mug. Wendy Darling has a TARDIS dress. Friends of BookTrib, Kyle Walters and Shawn deLoache (The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), are such big fans that they have a weekly review show. No matter the web series, the references are everywhere. Maybe finding them should be a new drinking game! WHAT’S HAPPENING On In Earnest, Jack is waffling about telling Gwen about Cecily, and Algie is scheming to meet her. Cecily resumes her video diary to avoid studying, and we meet Lacey Prism and Drew Chausible. Will Cecily ever meet the mysterious Earnest?…

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Who dressed you like that? Doctor Who style from best to worst

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Doctor Who is debuting its Twelfth Doctor this week, and every Whovian out there is waiting on pins and needles to see how Peter Capaldi will portray our favorite Time Lord. Will he be goofy and sweet like the Tenth Doctor? Or quirky but a little damaged like the Eleventh? Only time (and the premiere on August 23) will tell. In the meantime, I’m more concerned with how the Doctor will look. The official photo from the BBC promises sleek suits with a magician-like flare: But how will he stack up in terms of the other Doctor’s personal styles? There have been a lot of looks over the past 50 years—some awesome, some…not so much. Before the eighth season premieres…

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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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