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00-7 questions from the ‘SPECTRE’ trailer

The spectre of SPECTRE looms that little bit closer now, and crumbs, doesn’t it look stylish? All ice and varnished wood and danger, like a Swedish furniture store with a licence to kill. This time James Bond is on the trail of the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, and the acronym heavy...

21st century ‘Doctor Who': A decade with the Doctor (Part 2)

The first part of this article took us through my journey with Doctor Who, which started in 2005 with the show’s return to television. By the end of 2009 I had very much become a fan, and had just started discovering the classic series. Over the next five years, my interest would very much develop...

10 movie and TV characters who are obviously Time Lords

I’m not going to lie; this is going to get very weird, very quickly. You see, the Time Lords chose never to interfere in the affairs of the lesser species. As we saw in the final episode of ‘The War Games’, the punishment for disobeying that rule was harsh: a telling-off, a new head, and...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 revisited: ‘Iron Man 3′

Ahead of the release of the much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron in cinemas on 23 April, we’re taking a look back at Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2013’s Iron Man 3.   The story After the events of Avengers Assemble – which you’ll recall saw Iron Man selflessly sacrificing himself by...

15 of the most romantic moments in ‘Doctor Who’

Love plays a strong role in modern Doctor Who, with not just the companions but the Time Lord himself occasionally becoming involved with affairs of the heart. Of course, being the Doctor, romantic moments often involve self-sacrifice and monsters too. As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Doctor Who‘s 21st century revival, here are fifteen...

5 of the best classic anthology TV shows

There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. You’re now travelling through a dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but also of some of the best anthology shows ever… As Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s Inside No. 9 return for a second season, we take a...

5 of the best ‘Doctor Who’ guest stars in 2005’s Season 1

Returning to our screens for a full season after a 16-year absence, Doctor Who managed to pull in a wealth of talent for its 21st century debut. Some of the faces, such as Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Jo Joyner (EastEnders) and Eve Myles (Broadchurch) have gone on to greater success;...

5 of the best jumping-on points to start watching ‘Doctor Who’

So, you want to get in to Doctor Who? Well, you’ve made a fantastic, life-changing choice. But with 51 years’ worth of material to go through, where is the right place to start? Let’s look at some of the best points in space and time to jump into the vortex as we explore the pros...

9 ‘Doctor Who’ firsts from 2005’s Season 1

It’s ten years since Doctor Who returned to our screens! Happy anniversary! Don’t you feel old? After all, the Ninth Doctor made his debut on Saturday 26 March, 2005. No matter your age now, it’s probably worth putting the date in some context. Tony Blair, not Harriet Jones MP for Flydale-North, was UK Prime Minister....