Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker announced as the first female Doctor – Salon.com

The wait is finally over. The BBC announced on Sunday that Jodie Whittaker will be the next star for the longest running science fiction television series, “Doctor Who.” Whittaker will be playing the 13th Doctor and is the first woman to take on the role. The reveal was made during a trailer following the end of the […]

Murdoch-owned paper publishes nude photos of new female Doctor Who – Salon.com

Yesterday, the BBC revealed that actor Jodie Whittaker would be taking over for Peter Capaldi as the lead in the network’s long-running scifi program “Doctor Who.” Whittaker, already a veteran of TV-drama at 35, will become the first woman to play the role of “The Doctor” in the character’s 54 history of onscreen and offscreen appearances. […]

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Is Here to Boldly Go to Beautiful New Worlds

After a brief tease this morning, CBS have just revealed our first full look at Star Trek: Discovery, giving us our best glimpse at what’s to come in the future of Star Trek’s past. Revealed at the network’s ongoing Upfronts presentation, the trailer marks the first footage from Discovery beyond the initial ship reveal back […]

The New Thrawn Novel Is Forcing Star Wars Wiki Writers to Work Overtime

Image: Thrawn cover from Star Wars Celebration special edition, Del Rey Thrawn, the most anticipated Star Wars book since Disney bought Lucasfilm and declared the old Expanded Universe novels to no longer be canon, is out today. And the things being introduced in it already have Wookiepedia entries. Full disclosure, I am only on page […]

Star Wars Is Poised to Re-Make One of the Expanded Universe’s Biggest Mistakes

Image: By Chris Scalf for The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey) When Disney acquired Star Wars and Lucasfilm announced the all the stories of the Expanded Universe had been jettisoned, it seemed like a galaxy far, far away was getting a fresh start. But that hasn’t totally been true, as pieces of the EU […]

How Good Are the ‘Best’ Star Wars Books, Really? 

Image: Heir to the Empire cover by Rich Kelly (Lucasfilm/Del Rey) Next week, Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn, a book about the rise to power of everyone’s favorite grand admiral, will be released. I’ve never anticipated a Star Wars book more, and now seems like the right time to look back at the books that introduced him […]