Summaries, reviews and news on the new
series of Dr Who, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the
Doctor and Clara Oswin Oswald. 2016 News: Series 10 has been confirmed
but no word yet as to whether it will be a split series across 2016/2017.
Peter Capaldi will definitely be in it. Jenna Coleman has already left
Doctor Who and won't be in series 10 as Clara Oswald. (However, she may
guest appear as another version of Clara Oswald at some point!)
Regarding future episodes news, please assume that 'It has been rumoured that, suggested that' and 'media articles point to the idea that' is in front of every sentence,so you won't be disappointed. Most news is cobbled together from various sources and can change at the last minute, and that includes titles of stories! Most of this is NOT confirmed. Please enjoy these possible spoilers while waiting for the real news!
Doctor Who first started in the UK on the 23rd November 1963 and ran continually until 1989. (There was a test screening of the pilot episode a week previously in a small area of London but that doesn't count!) Doctor Who continued in the form of books, stage plays, comics, magazines and audio adventures. In 1996 a US/UK co-financed telemovie burst onto our screens. It didn't rate well in the US so a related series was never taken up. 2005 and Russell T Davies got the nod to bring back Doctor Who as a TV series. In 2010 Steven Moffat continued the legacy. Doctor Who has been reconfirmed for another annual series in 2016. Squeeeee!
New Doctor Who Series
2015 Series 9 / Season 35 Capaldi Series 2
3501. The Magician's Apprentice (Part
254. 190915 by Steven Moffat
Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from?
As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.
3502. The Witch's Familiar (Part 2)
260915 by Steven Moffat
Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?
Missy (The Master) is back. The Daleks are back. The Red Dalek is back. Davros is back. Skaro is back. Higher level TimeLord thinking is back. And best of all, the cliffhanger is back!
3503. Under the Lake (Part 1)
255. 031015 by Toby Whithouse
3504. Before the Flood (Part 2)
101015 by Toby Whithouse
When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts?
On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord – the Fisher King – sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?
As it's by Toby I think I'm going to be too afraid to watch this one!
3505. The Girl Who Died
3506. The Woman Who Lived
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Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future: the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?
England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Nightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that’s not of this world, they come face to face with The Doctor. Who is the Nightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman’s noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal?
3507. The Zygon Invasion
3508. The Zygon Inversion
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The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen – until now!
When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before it’s too late?
Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralised, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?
3509. Sleep No More
258. 141115 by TBA
This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.
Note: A sequel to the Invisible Enemy? I would have liked a reference to Professor Marius. Or even a K9 mark 10?
3510. Face the Raven
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The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe… and Ashildr (Maisie Williams)! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.
3511. Heaven Sent
260. 281115 by Steven Moffat
BBC Blurb: Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone.
Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…
3512. Hell Bent
051215 by Steven Moffat
BBC Blurb: If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts...how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?
Early 2015: Steven says this is one of the most stressful scripts he's ever written and we're never going to guess what will happen. Um, does Clara become a Time Lady? Does she become Romana? Steven works with new characters and situations with slight nods to the past. I'm guessing he only ever really stresses when he needs to get particular Doctor Who history right, so it's highly likely the Time Lords are returning. Further rumours suggest the return of Gallifrey, the degeneration to the 11th, 10th, 9th and 8th Doctor's bodies, and the Doctor needing to sacrifice the TARDIS to find Gallifrey. There may also be a link to the 12th Doctor's appearance in Day of the Doctor.
November 2015: Yes, confirmed he goes to Gallifrey. Woohoo!
Early 2015: The Doctor is by himself, all alone. On Gallifrey. There is no one. Nothing. He has no idea where everyone is. Is he, like in The Space Museum, in another time track? Is he, like in Warrior's Gate, stuck in a reflection in another dimension? Is he, like in State of Decay, stuck in a universe on the other side of a charged vacuum emboitment? He has no idea. He wanders the empty shell of Gallifrey exploring long forgotten corridors, silent cathedrals, quiet as a graveyard rooms, and maybe visiting his old barn. (I guess this is for a few seconds before the story goes pear-shaped.)
November 2015: So what's all this with a Hybrid? There have been potentials for hybrids to be created throughout the series. Susan and David would have created one (the Doctor's granddaughter's children - human/gallifreyan) Then there was Leela and Andred. (Tribe of the Sevateem decended from Earthlings, with a Gallifreyan) Then Romana went of with the creatures in Warriors Gate. (Who knows what happened next!) But, of course, long time watchers of the show already know who the Hybrid is. Have you worked it out yet? I'll give you a clue: "I'm half-human, on my mother's side!"
So if Steven is finally addressing that which must remain unsaid by all of fandom, I'm sure it'll be totally awesome!
Which means there aren't that many unexplored classic series loose ends. Where is the Monk, the Rani, the Valeyard? Are the Axons still in a timeloop above Earth? Did Benton really become a used car salesman?
3513X. 'Twas the Night Before (Suggested
261. 251215 by Steven Moffat
Riversong is Back!! Possibly even Amelia and Rory! Playing in Cinemas in the USA!
Predicted upcoming season / series start dates for your future records
2016 Aug 27
2017 Aug 26
2018 Sep 1
2019 Aug 31
2020 Aug 29
2021 Sep 4
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