The BBC released the first full length trailer for Series 8 of Doctor Who yesterday during the World Cup. Previous glimpses of series 8 have merely whet the appetite with the viewing public. We saw Peter Capaldi in silhouette. We saw the TARDIS control room exploding. We heard a Dalek-like voice, possibly Davros. Now we get more, a full bite of what Series 8 will be about. At a full sixty seconds, here at last are details: a Dalek eye stalk, a Tyrannosaurus Rex in Westminster, Madame Vastra saying “here we go again,” a stylized robot, the new Doctor asking Clara “Am I a good man?,” and Clara saying with a long pause “I don’t know.”
There are lots of facts about Doctor Who that people don’t know, so recently the show’s stars, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, got together to make a video to countdown a list of 10 mind-bending facts about Doctor Who. Fans of the long-running series will really get a kick out of the presentation, which was created in two parts.
Watch the videos here below.
How many facts did you already know?
The video debuted this month on The Nerdist channel as part of YouTube’s first-ever Geek Week, which saw more than 100 of the site’s top channels unveil new videos and programming. Check out some of the videos from Geek Week that we highlighted here at Geeks of Doom.
After months of rumors and speculation among fans of Doctor Who, amped by odds placed online by bookies in the UK, the BBC has finally announced Matt Smith‘s successor. Peter Capaldi is now the next Doctor to take the helm of the TARDIS, and the resulting announcement will be sure to spur much discussion among fans online.
Peter Capaldi is no stranger to the Whoniverse. He had a role in The Fires Of Pompeii, and also played politician John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children Of Earth. It’s not unprecedented for an actor previously in Doctor Who to land the title role – Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor, is one famous example of this. What is surprising though is that Capaldi was the top pick of the bookies, marking perhaps the first time they got it right!
After being somewhat evasive about the Doctor Who topic on everyone’s mind at SDCC recently, Steven Moffat and the BBC have unveiled that they will be announcing the next actor to portray the next incarnation of the Doctor in an unprecedented live event to be shown on television across the world.
In the UK, the announcement will be screened on BBC One on Sunday, August 4 at 7:00 PM; while U.S. fans will get the live broadcast at 2:00 PM EST on Sunday, August 4 on BBC America.
If you’re unable to tune in, Geeks of Doom will be publishing the big reveal once the announcement is made; which will be followed by a special episode of the TARDISblend in which we will be discussing the new Doctor, as well as some of the other news and rumors that have been making the rounds.
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Directed by Joe Johnston
Starring Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Jenna Louise-Coleman
Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: July 19, 2011
What better way for geeks to celebrate this national holiday than to kick back with a few cold ones and watch the personification of the USA in the Marvel Universe: Captain America: The First Avenger.
And honestly, good ol’ Cap is more important in Marvel than you think. Sure, he leads The Avengers; but Marvel’s most popular heroes, such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Deadpool, and now Iron Man thanks to Robert Downey Jr., tend to eclipse the important responsibility Captain America has played to the evolution of the Marvel Universe.
Captain America is the personification, not of the United States, but instead for which it stands. I’m not talking about liberty or justice or freedom or patriotism. I’m speaking about people – it’s the people that make this nation so special. And Cap personifies that element, that deep down, we all have the potential to be good people; and that it is not our abilities that make us who we are, but the choices we make.