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The ‘Doctor Who’ Emergency Fanw*nk Hotline Week 6: ‘Extremis’

So, it turns out this was nothing to do with Warren Ellis and Michelle Gomez gave a very restrained performance. One of these was more unexpected than the other. Consider your options, and then pick whichever one of these false realities most appeals to you: Press 1 if you weren’t expecting an episode based on...

The ‘Doctor Who’ Emergency Fanw*nk Hotline Week 5: ‘Oxygen’

On and on, and on, and on it goes. The world it just keeps spinning. Until I’m dizzy, time to breathe. So close my eyes and start again anew. No one here remembers Willy Mason do they? How about JJ72? Oh well, please yourselves. Ring up and press things as you wish…   Press 1...

‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 speculation: What should we expect from Chris Chibnall?

With 2017’s Doctor Who season well and truly underway, it won’t be long before Steven Moffat regenerates into new showrunner Chris Chibnall. In anticipation, CultBox guest writer Ellie Mann has been looking back at Chibnall’s previous episodes to get some sense of what his tenure may bring…   Fantasy meets reality As I try to make sense of...

The ‘Doctor Who’ Emergency Fanw*nk Hotline Week 4: ‘Knock Knock’

Hello you. This article contains spoilers for ‘Knock Knock’. “Spoilers for Knock Knock” was also a popular Edwardian euphemism, but not for what you’d expect. So, assuming you have signal or still keep your landline handy, dial all the numbers and press the following buttons IN ACCORD WITH YOUR WHIMS:   Press 1 if you...

The ‘Doctor Who’ Emergency Fanw*nk Hotline Week 3: ‘Thin Ice’

Hello you. This article contains spoilers for ‘Thin Ice’, and is comprised only of bad choices. To make one, simply act irrationally based on your hates and fears, or ring this imaginary hotline and press the number most suited to your query:   Press 1 if you spent this episode anticipating the Daily Mail haemorrhaging...

The ‘Doctor Who’ Emergency Fanw*nk Hotline Week 2: ‘Smile’

Hello. This article contains spoilers for ‘Smile’. It also contains spoilers for ‘The Ark in Space’. If you haven’t seen ‘The Ark in Space’ you should find it and watch it right now. I will wait. Good isn’t it? ‘The Beast Below’ is also better than I remembered, last time I watched it, if you...

Why Bill’s LGBT representation in ‘Doctor Who’ is important

The past year or two has seen some pretty major examples of mainstream media producers publicly patting themselves on the back for being diversity champions. Meanwhile, their actual idea of LGBT representation reads onscreen a lot more like throwing breadcrumbs at best, and quite possibly being bizarrely surprised that we’re not lapping them up as...

The ‘Doctor Who’ Emergency Fanw*nk Hotline Week 1: ‘The Pilot’

Hello. This article contains spoilers for ‘The Pilot’. Indeed, it won’t make any sense unless you’ve watched and listened and paid attention during ‘The Pilot’. It may still not make sense. I don’t know all of you, I’m in no position to judge. Basically, if you have any stress or important, fannish questions about ‘The...

5 new mysteries to be solved in ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 after ‘The Pilot’

Tonight’s Doctor Who season opener might have stripped the show back to basics, but that doesn’t mean to say writer Steven Moffat didn’t seed a number of new mysteries in the story. Here are some big questions we have following ‘The Pilot’ that need to be answered during the next eleven episodes of Season 10… Pre-order the new season on...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 speculation: The fate of Cersei

The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended with Cersei taking her seat on the Iron Throne, and speculation is already mounting as to who might step up to end her reign of terror. CultBox guest writer Angela Lord takes a closer look… Lena Headey, who plays the character, believes there’s “not a chance in hell” that...