Jenna Coleman Talks DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR, the 50th Anniversary, What She’ll Miss About Working With Matt Smith, Future Projects, and More

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In honoring the legacy of the longest-running and most successful sci-fi series in history, the groundbreaking television event, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, brings together the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith and the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, with companion Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt, and sees them embarking on their greatest adventure across space and time.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Jenna Coleman talked about what it’s been like to play Clara, how determined she is to embrace and enjoy the experience, how emotional it got towards the end of Matt Smith’s run as the Eleventh Doctor, how amazing it is to be a part of the iconic series during its 50th anniversary, what she’ll miss most about working with Matt Smith, when she learned what Clara’s story arc would be, filming her episodes out of order, what she thinks would most surprise fans about the way the show is shot, her favorite episodes, and what she’d most like to have from the set.  She also talked about the type of questions fans ask her, her experience on Captain America, what attracted her to Death Comes to Pemberley, and the type of roles she’d like to do, in the future.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Trailer for DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR, Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt, Airing November 23rd

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We’re two weeks away from the worldwide simulcast debut of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor.  To mark the occasion, we’re bringing you the newly released trailer for the special, which will air on the BBC America November 23rd.  While there’s no sign of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, just yet, the trailer does feature stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt.  What are you waiting for?  Hit the jump to check it out!

Matt Smith and David Tennant Stand Tall in New Poster for DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

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BBC America has unveiled a new poster for the highly anticipated television event The Day of the Doctor, which is a special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.  The poster shows the TV special’s two leads, Matt Smith and David Tennant, standing back to back along with a disheveled John Hurt, and the episode also stars Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper.  There’s sure to be plenty more of promotional materials as we head closer to the episode’s premiere, but this poster is a nice tease of what’s to come.

Hit the jump to check out the new poster.  The Day of the Doctor will air on BBC America November 23rd.

TOP 5: New Trailer for THOR: THE DARK WORLD, ELYSIUM Interviews, New DOCTOR WHO, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, WE’RE THE MILLERS

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Last night I had the chance to check out We’re the Millers with a group of friends and while I wouldn’t classify it as a “Must See!”, it’s a plenty serviceable R-rated comedy. As you can probably tell from the trailers, English actor Will Poulter delivers some of the biggest laughs and, for my money, it’s hard to go wrong with Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn in most anything. Aside from its tendency to settle for just being “OK”, my only real gripe would be that the film’s premise exceeds its execution. On paper, it has the potential to be a hilarious, yet incisive, play on the nuclear family. On screen, it turns the convention on its head before ultimately forcing its characters to conform to many of its tenets.

Although I’m sure you can never get enough of my one paragraph film reactions, we must move on to this week’s Top 5. Included this week is the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World, Elysium interviews with Neill Blomkamp and more, the new Doctor Who, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters interviews, and a slew of We’re the Millers interviews with the cast and director Rawson Marshall Thurber. Per routine, a brief recap and link to each of the above kindly requests your attention after the jump.

Peter Capaldi Is the New DOCTOR WHO

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And the new Doctor is…Peter Capaldi!  Following Matt Smith’s departure from the immensely popular BBC series Doctor Who, fans have been speculating about who would be cast as the new Doctor.  The anticipation ended today, though, as the announcement was made that Scottish actor Peter Capaldi has been tapped to play the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who.  Capaldi is probably best known for his profanity-filled role in the BBC comedy series The Thick of It and the follow-up film In the Loop.  He most recently appeared this summer in the zombie tentpole World War Z, literally credited as “W.H.O. Doctor” for his role towards the end of the Brad Pitt film.  He has also appeared on a number of British TV series, including Torchwood.

The 55-year-old Capaldi marks a return to an older gentleman playing the Doctor following 30-year-old Matt Smith’s tenure, and it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the series.  Film-wise, Capaldi will also be seen opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming WikiLeaks pic The Fifth Estate and has a role alongside Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent.  Hit the jump to watch video from the event at which Capaldi was revealed as the new Doctor, which also includes a brief interview with the actor.

Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat Talk DOCTOR WHO, Smith Leaving the Show, and Preparing for a New Doctor

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With the twelfth Doctor being unveiled imminently, I thought it would be fun to give some insight into the process of auditioning and finding the perfect actor for the role, as well as what it’s like for the actor passing the baton.  While at Comic-Con, Doctor Who co-stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman talked about what it’s like to be a part of the iconic show on its 50th anniversary, the enormity of what it’s like to leave the show, wanting the best actor to step into the role, and what they’ll remember most about the experience, while showrunner Steven Moffat talked about having no agenda or specific traits in mind during casting, how much time he’s had to prepare for a new Doctor, how it’s always been a massive news story, how much longer he’d like to stay with the show, and that he wishes the new actor could just show up on his first episode, without any prior casting announcement.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 18th Includes SHERLOCK, ENDER’S GAME, DIVERGENT, and More

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Comic-Con has released their schedule for Wednesday’s preview night and for Thursday, July 18th.  For those who haven’t attended Comic-Con before, “Preview Night” is when the Exhibitor’s Floor is opened, and collectors fight tooth and nail for exclusives.  Studios also screen pilots for TV shows that are set to premiere in the fall.  Then on Thursday, we have one of the strangest Hall H line-ups I’ve ever seen.  It begins with a line-up of animated shorts followed by the sci-fi indie Europa Report, and I have no problem with that, but Hall H is usually reserved for stuff that will pack the house.  Granted, that will come later in the day, especially with what’s sure to be an amazing panel: Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries, which will be an hour-long conversation between Edgar Wright, Marc Webb, and Alfonso Cuaron.  As for Ballroom 20, the powerhouse of the day is Sherlock, although I would have switched that with Dexter, which is finishing out the day in Hall H.

Hit the jump to check out everything from Hall H, Ballroom 20, and other highlights from the Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th.

Matt Smith to Exit DOCTOR WHO This Year

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A new Doctor is coming.  The BBC announced today that Matt Smith is poised to vacate his role as the Doctor on the wildly popular TV series Doctor Who later this year.  The actor will appear in the 50th Anniversary special in November, and his final appearance as the Doctor will come with the show’s Christmas special, in which the Doctor will regenerate.  Smith was the 11th actor to inhabit the role on the long-running show, making his first appearance as the Doctor in the 2010 New Year’s Day special.  No specific reason is given for Smith’s departure, but all appears to be amicable.  The actor recently started branching out a bit with his acting career, as he’ll be seen on the big screen in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster.

Hit the jump to read a lengthy statement from Smith as well as a statement from Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.  The search for the 12th Doctor will begin imminently, so brace yourselves Who fans.

Neil Gaiman Talks DOCTOR WHO Episode “Nightmare in Silver,” Evolving the Cybermen, Creating the Cybermites, His View on the TARDIS and More

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In the Doctor Who episode “Nightmare in Silver” (written by best-selling author Neil Gaiman), Hedgewick’s World of Wonders, which once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, is now merely the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon.  So, when one of the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) oldest foes, the Cybermen, return, it’s up to Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) to not only help save the day, but also help rescue the Doctor.

During this recent interview to promote his most recent Doctor Who episode (his last one was “The Doctor’s Wife”), Neil Gaiman talked about how the different elements of the story all came together, why he decided the Cybermen needed to evolve, creating the cybermites, where he would draw the line with cybernetic augmentation, how he views the TARDIS, that he would love to create a monster for the Doctor Who universe, that he prefers to be given parameters to write within, what he enjoyed most about Patrick Troughton’s era as the Doctor, and how much Doctor Who has influenced his life and his writing.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

David Tennant and Billie Piper to Reprise Their Roles for DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special; John Hurt to Co-Star

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Quite the celebration is being put together for the 50th anniversary of the immensely popular BBC show Doctor Who.  BBC America announced today that David Tennant and Billie Piper will return for the special alongside John Hurt, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and current Doctor Matt Smith.  Fan-favorite Tennant starred as the Doctor in three series beginning in 2005 before he was replaced by Smith.  The new special will be written by current showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran, with filming set to begin this week in the UK.  No word on when the special will air.

Hit the jump to read the full press release, and click here to read our interview with Moffat regarding all things Doctor Who and Sherlock.  An eight-episode run of new episodes of Doctor Who begins tonight on BBC America at 8pm ET/PT.

11 New DOCTOR WHO Season 7 Images

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Some new images from the seventh season of Doctor Who are now available.  The new pics show off looks at stars Matt Smith as the titular character and his new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.  Guest starring in the upcoming season will be Dougray Scott, Warwick Davis, Celia Imrie, Richard E Grant, Jessica Raine, Tamzin Outhwaite, Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling.  Doctor Who premieres Saturday, March 30th, 8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA, followed by the series premiere of Orphan Black and Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist as part of Supernatural Saturday.  Hit the jump to view the new images.

Jason Bateman to Star in Ensemble Comedy GAME NIGHT; Matt Smith Joins HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER

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With his crime comedy Identity Thief opening this weekend, Jason Bateman is already setting up his next film.  Bateman will co-produce Game Night, an ensemble comedy acquired by New Line Cinema from a pitch by Mark Perez (Accepted).  The premise centers around a group of couples who have regular get togethers to play games, but one deadly night turns into a murder mystery.  Deadline reports that the dark comedy is said to be in the vein of Horrible Bosses.  Bateman’s Aggregate Films, responsible for Identity Thief and Bateman’s directorial debut Bad Words, will co-produce the picture.

For news on (Doctor) Who is joining Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, hit the jump. 

New Multi-Doctor Audio Adventure To Be Released For The DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Big Finish Audio has announced they have their own plans to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary this year.  While most of the BBC’s plans for the celebration are still a secret, Big Finish has said they will be bringing together the Fourth (Tom Baker), Fifth (Peter Davison), Sixth (Colin Baker), Seventh (Sylvester McCoy) and Eighth (Paul McGann) Doctors together in a new 100-minute story.

The new adventure, which will be called Doctor Who: The Light at the End, will deal with the potentially imminent destruction of the Time Lord in his many incarnations.  For more on the special and who else will be included, hit the jump.

New DOCTOR WHO Stories to be Released in Anticipation of the Series’ 50th Anniversary

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Big things are already underway for the upcoming 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the latest of which is the release of a collection of “eshorts.”  Eleven tales from well-known children’s authors will chronicle each of the eleven Doctors, featuring each regeneration of the Doctor from William Hartnell to Matt Smith (and yes, even Paul McGann‘s Doctor).  The first author will be named on the Doctor Who Facebook page January 7th.

A paperback of the stories will be published by Puffin in November, but the first eshort will come on January 23rd.  The contributing authors are being kept tightly under wraps, but given the resurgence in popularity of the franchise in recent years, some great names are sure to be involved.  Hit more for the specifics of the project, plus more of what’s in store for the anniversary. 

DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special Scores Big Ratings for BBC America; Plus Check Out The Newest Season Seven Trailer

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The Whovian ranks seem to be growing steadily, as this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special episode “The Snowmen” brought in 1.4 million viewers for BBC America.  While those numbers may not seem huge in the scheme of things, it’s quite a coup for the cable channel, and makes it the second most-watched episode in its history.  The special went up 54 percent from last year overall, and up 60 percent among adults in the highly targeted 24-to-54 age demographic.

There’s plenty more in store for the series, which returns in April with the back half of its seventh season.  For one, Jenna-Louise Coleman‘s character Clara looks to be a little more interesting than fans originally thought, as Matt Smith‘s Doctor’s new companion.  Hit the jump for the trailer, as well as a few thoughts about the upcoming episodes (spoilers if you haven’t seen the Christmas Special!).

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