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20 actors from ‘Star Wars’ who’ve appeared in ‘Doctor Who’

Here we take a look at some of the actors who’ve appeared in both the Star Wars universe and Doctor Who… > Buy the complete Star Wars saga box set on Amazon.   Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka in Episode I and as Solomon in ‘Evolution of the Daleks’ and ‘Daleks in Manhattan’   Celia...

Everything we know so far about ‘Sherlock’ Season 4

“Did you miss me?” Sherlock will return for a fourth season in early 2017, following one-off special ‘The Abominable Bride’. This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed, with the latest updates at the top. An * will indicate an unconfirmed rumour. > Buy ‘The Abominable Bride’ on DVD on Amazon....

‘Doctor Who’ vs ‘Star Wars’ characters ultimate face-off: Who wins?

Doctor Who and Star Wars; Star Wars and Doctor Who. One’s a decades-old, globally popular sci-fi adventure featuring a wise old man, a feisty young woman, aliens, robots, spaceships, and interstellar villains with a thirst for destruction and conquest. And the other is… err, also that. No, of course they are very different! But that...

5 actresses who nearly played ‘Doctor Who’ companions

It was recently revealed that the Doctor Who production team auditioned 70 actresses for the part of new companion Bill, which of course eventually went to Pearl Mackie. Assuming a similar number were looked at for previous companions, multiplied by how many of them there have been over the past fifty or so years, and that...

5 classic ‘Star Wars’ toys revisited

It sometimes seems, with ever increasingly-detailed playsets and figures coming on to the market, that ‘toys’ today aren’t really designed for children at all, but are in fact aimed squarely at the adult collector market. It’s a shame, because I’m sure I can’t be the only child of the 1970s who spent many a happy...

Rewind: Matt Smith’s ‘Christopher and His Kind’ revisited

As it reaches it’s five year anniversary, I decided to rewatch Doctor Who star Matt Smith’s 90-minute BBC film Christopher and His Kind. Directed by Geoffrey Sax (the director 1996’s Doctor Who TV Movie, don’t you know?), the 2011 biopic is based on the memoirs of English novelist Christopher Isherwood, a young man who travelled to Berlin in...

Rewind: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s ‘Catterick’ revisited

From Big Night Out and sketch shows in the 1990s, to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the 2000s and House of Fools in more recent years – as well as their anarchic quiz show Shooting Stars – Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are one of the UK’s most successful comedy double acts. But Catterick has been...

Everything we know so far about ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

This news summary on the tenth 21st Century season of Doctor Who will be updated regularly as more details are revealed. > Buy the complete Season 9 box set on DVD on Amazon. > Buy the complete Season 9 box set on Blu-ray on Amazon.   Who is the showrunner? Steven Moffat: “I’ll be finishing...

Every Marvel movie so far, ranked from worst to best

With the third Captain America movie out in cinemas now, it’s the perfect time to look back at all 13 movies so far in Marvel’s increasingly ambitious cinematic universe. But which is the best? Let’s find out…   Iron Man 2 Arguably the only outright disaster in the Marvel canon, 2010’s Iron Man 2 misjudged...

‘Good Omens’ dream casting: Who should star in new TV adaptation?

It was recently announced that Neil Gaiman is bringing his comic fantasy novel ‘Good Omens’ ­– which he co-wrote with the late, great, Sir Terry Pratchett – to television as a six-part series. For those who don’t know, the book sees an angel and a demon team up to stop the end of the world....