Are you a Doctor Who virgin who wants to start watching the Time Lord’s adventures, but is daunted by the fact that the British science-fiction show’s half-century history now encompasses literally dozens of seasons, not to mention 11 small screen Doctors, two ’60s-era films, one TV movie, and numerous specials?
Good news! You don’t have to watch every episode of Doctor Who to know what’s going on. In fact, that’s impossible “thanks” to the BBC’s habit during the ’60s and ’70s of wiping the show’s tapes.
So where should non-Whovian readers start viewing?
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Entertainment Weekly gets it.
More paper doll cutouts — as well as bonus photos of Matt Smith from his cover shoot and hints about the season ahead — at our site. And psst: If you express your creativity with these on Tumblr, remember to tag Entertainment Weekly so we can see (and maybe even reblog) your work.
Clara only gets to turn into a Dalek? Are you trying to mess with our hearts?
Not cool, Entertainment Weekly Blog. Corner. Life Choices. Think about them.
But also reblogging because it fits into #Fan Art Friday kind of perfectly.
Ok EW. You’re forgiven. We can be Official Tumblr blog-friends.
Okay Entertainment Weekly. You win the title of ‘magazine with the most Doctor Who content this week.’
Peter Jackson has exclusively confirmed that he is still interested in directing an episode ofDoctor Who. The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has also named his fee: a Dalek. The offer came in the course of Jackson’s appreciation of the British science fiction showthat appears in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Jackson is a diehard Who fan who has been watching the 50-year-old series almost since it began broadcasting and who first expressed his willingness to direct an episode last year. In the EW article, he reveals that he met current Who executive producer Steven Moffat over Christmas and assured him he wasn’t joking. “They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson writes. “But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).” Jackson already owns two used-on-the-show Daleks — the most famous of the Doctor Who monsters — which you can see in the photograph above.
What, like we weren’t going to gif this?
Watch a clip from the Doctor Who Series 7.2 premiere: The Bells of Saint John
How can you see Matt Smith’s Doctor and Jenna Louise-Coleman’s companion Clara being very cute together in the new Doctor Who adventure, “The Bells of Saint John”?
Well, you could steal a TARDIS, Doctor-style, and travel forward a week and a half to 8 p.m. ET, March 30. Or you could watch the exclusive clip by visiting EW.com. Your choice!
The second of two “Collector’s Covers” of Matt and Jenna on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
The magazines hit U.S. stores tomorrow, March 22. The tablet version is available worldwide.
See a video interview with Doctor Who's 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) talking about the cult hit's rabid viewers and what they love about the fanbase. It's an exclusive interview that accompanies Entertainment Weekly's cover story delving into the latest new season of the hit British series Doctor Who, on newsstands Friday! Check back on EW.com daily for more exclusive content, videos, and stories about Doctor Who as the sci-fi show heads premieres new episodes starting March 30.
You have to 'like' the Entertainment Weekly Facebook page in order to watch the video but it’s well worth the click.
This week in EW: We visit Doctor Who on location in Wales, grill executive producer Steven Moffat about upcoming episodes and the 50th anniversary special, and luncheon in Manhattan with Matt Smith. Our Who package also contains a breakdown of all 11 Doctors and, perhaps best of all, an essay by Peter Jackson in which the Lord of the Rings director recounts his Who-love and announces his price for directing an episode.
You’ll think the magazine is, well, bigger on the inside…
EW has the exclusive first look at this trailer. We’ll post an embeddable version to this blog later but for now…
Expect it around 2pm EDT/6pm GMT.
Also: we have a Vine account now.