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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...

Why you need to watch BBC Three’s new comedy ‘This Country’

‘In rural Britain today, studies show that young people feel more marginalised than ever. To explore this problem, the BBC spent six months filming with some young people in a typical Cotswold village.’ So begins each episode of BBC Three’s This Country, a mockumentary series focusing on the daily lives of two rural youths. Real-life siblings...

10 reasons why 2011’s season of ‘Doctor Who’ is the best

Six years since it first aired, we take a look back at Matt Smith’s second season as the Doctor.   1) Matt Smith There’s something special about Matt’s version of the Doctor. He may look like a hot hipster with his floppy hair, lanky frame and boundless energy, but the moments where he shines is when...

Could ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer be the Thirteenth Doctor?

Peter Capaldi recently announced that, as of the end of 2017, he’ll no longer be the Doctor – and the search for the next incarnation of the Time Lord is on. Here’s one suggestion as to who could take the TARDIS keys – Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer. This fan-made trailer casts Dormer as...

5 ways to improve ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’ if it gets a second season

When the latest Doctor Who spin-off series was first announced back in October 2015, the initial reaction ranged from scepticism to outright hostility. By the time Class launched online on BBC Three last autumn, following a promising trailer and confirmation that Peter Capaldi’s Doctor would be appearing, fans seemed slightly more welcoming. However, the eight episodes failed to attract...

10 years since it began, could ‘Primeval’ ever return?

Today marks exactly ten years since the first ever episode of Primeval aired. ITV’s sci-fi series started as a competitor to Doctor Who in the Saturday evening family drama slot, but quickly grew into something far more interesting. It was a show that, rather appropriately, evolved a lot over its lifetime – but even if nothing...