Class Interview

Premieres Oct 22nd on Digital Channel BBC3.

BBC America – Spring 2017.😦


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Commonwealth Bias

Canadian broadcaster SPACE have confirmed via Twitter that they will be broadcasting the new spin-off series Class from 22nd October, the same day the series launches in the United Kingdom.

But BBC America won’t show it until Spring 2017.😦

5 Things We Learned About Doctor Who Spinoff Class From Their Livestream Q&A


Premieres October 22

Class is almost in session! Fans of the Doctor will recognize the setting of the new Doctor Who spinoff series: it’s Coal Hill School (Clara Oswald and Danny Pink are counted among the institution’s former faculty). Unfortunately for its students, Clara’s no longer around. And then there’s the fact that the school seems to be a rendezvous point for all kinds of otherworldly and extraterrestrial lifeforms.

“Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning,” reads the BBC’s synopsis, “but that has come at a price. All the time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.”

But what exactly is lurking in this ominous shadow and will the Doctor step in to help? Here’s what we found out during today’s livestreamed Q&A session with cast members Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, and Vivian Oparah, plus show producer Derek Ritchie:

1. Peter Capaldi WILL be making an appearance on the show. “He’s a madman,” say the cast, who were in awe of the Twelfth Doctor’s arrival on set. “The energy was electric. We were all quite blown away.”

2. The titles for episodes one and two are intriguing and they hint at the show’s darker tone. The series is most definitely for a YA (and up) audience—it’s too dark and too raw for younger kids. Think: Buffy meets the Who universe. Need convincing? On the first day of filming, the cast said that there was so much fake blood on set they felt nauseous.

3. Writer Patrick Ness was originally asked to write for Doctor Who but says he preferred to get involved with an original series. That’s when the Who team brought up the topic of Coal Hill School and the new spinoff show.

4. The teaching staff has changed a bit since Clara’s time at Coal Hill. Miss Quill is rumoured to be nothing like her former colleague. She’s sarcastic, she makes sure you know she’s smarter than you, and she might have a bit of an evil streak.


5. The TV premiere date is October 22 and the show’s stars describe the episode as “epic, heartfelt, and awesome.”

To paraphrase the series tagline, “Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves” the eight-part series Class will air in just four weeks!


Class Premiere

Doctor Who spinoff Class premiere

Good news, Whovians: we now know exactly when Class will be in session. U.K. fans will be able to catch the Doctor Who spinoff starting October 22 on BBC Three. U.S. fans, unfortunately, will have to wait a bit longer, as Class won’t hit BBC America until spring 2017.

Whenever it reaches your country, though, you can count on the Doctor himself to help get the party started. Peter Capaldi is confirmed to appear in the Class series premiere, which is called “For Tonight We Might Die.” Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) created the series and is executive producing with Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin

Set in London’s Coal Hill School (a location which has been part of the Whoniverse since the 1960s), Class chronicles the ups and downs of four students — Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed), and Tanya (Vivian Oparah) — and their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly). How exactly the Doctor gets mixed up with all of them in the first episode remains unclear.

The kids juggle the usual teen stuff like romance, friendship, family, and schoolwork along with less usual teen stuff like the possible end of the world as we know it. Turns out the Doctor’s frequent visits to the school have thinned the walls of space and time, and now a sinister something is out to get them. In other words, it’s basically “a British Buffy,” as Moffat put it.

BBC announced today that the first two episodes of Class, “For Tonight We Might Die” and “The Coach With the Dragon Tattoo,” will hit BBC Three on Saturday, October 22.


But American audiences will have to wait until spring 2017.


Doctor Who
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First Doctor

-The War Machines- The evil AI WOTAN hypnotizes several people and The Doctor hypnotizes a companion Dodo to make her sleep and forget the events.

-The key of Marinus- The Morpho hypnotize all the humans on a plant to make them accept the Morpho as their leaders.

-The Dalek invasion of Earth- Daleks use special helmets to control humans

Second Doctor

-Fury from the deep- The weed creature hypnotizes two people

-The Macra terror- The Macra hypnotizes a gas mining colony

-The war games- People are hypnotized to compete

Third Doctor

-Terror of the Autons- The Master hypnotizes Jo Grant

-The Time Warrior- Linx the Sontaran hypnotizes several people

– The Time Monster- The Master hypnotizes several people (and fails on a few)

-Frontier in space- The Master tries to hypnotize Jo but is thwarted by nursery rhymes

-Planet of the spiders- The eight-legs (alien spider things) hypnotize people by attaching themselves to their victims backs. The head spider controls the Doctor via a psychic link.

-The Daemons- The Master fails to hypnotize someone

Fourth Doctor

-Terror of the Zygons- The Doctor hypnotizes Sarah Jane to reduce her oxygen use

-The hand of fear- The Doctor hypnotizes Sarah Jane to recover some memories

– The Sun Makers- The Doctor hypnotizes some guards and accidentally hypnotizes Sarah Jane

– The Ribos Operation- The Doctor hypnotizes a guard with a fob watch

-The Masque of Mandragora- Hieronymous hypnotizes Sarah Jane and tries to make her kill The Doctor

-The Talons Of Weng-Chiang- One of the powers granted to Li H’sen Chang

-Full Circle- Spiders hypnotize people (including Romana) with their bite

-State of decay- The King vampire hypnotizes the Three who rule allowing them to hypnotize. They hypnotize Romana

-The creature from the pit- Tythonians hypnotize via their communicators

-The Armageddon factor- The shadow control people via chips in their neck, The Doctor is immune.

-The invasion of time- The Doctor hypnotizes Rodan under hypnosis to build a weapon

Fifth Doctor

-Time Flight- Xeraphin hypnotizes the passengers on a plane

-The Awakening- The Malus hypnotizes someone to cause conflict and chaos

-The Five Doctors- The crown of Rassilon hypnotized The Doctor

– Resurrection of the Daleks- Davros has a device that can control humans that works via skin contact

-Planet of fire- The Master tries and fails to hypnotize Peri

Sixth Doctor

-Revelation of the Daleks- The Doctor tries and fails to hypnotize a mutant

-The mark of the Rani- The Master attempts to use a swinging object to hypnotize Peri but fails.

-The Ultimate Foe (aka Trail of a Time Lord ep 13/14)- The Master tries to hypnotize Glitz but fails

-The two Doctors- The Doctor hypnotizes Jamie

Seventh Doctor

– Battlefield- The Doctor hypnotizes two people via eye fixation

-Ghost Light- Smith hypnotizes Mackenzie and puts him in suspended animation

Eighth Doctor

-Tv Movie- The Master mind controls The Doctors new companions

Tenth Doctor

– The sound of drums- The Master hypnotizes the world via the archangel network

– The Sontaran stratagem- Sontarans hypnotize people with a device called ATMOS

-The poison sky- Sontarans hypnotize two members of UNIT

-The Christmas invasion- Sycorax try to control people via the hypnosis-esq blood control.

-The age of steel- Ear pods are used to hypnotize people

-Midnight- A being possesses and controls people

Eleventh Doctor

-Day of the Moon- The Silent have the ability to plant post-hypnotic suggestions into anyone that sees them, The Doctor uses this to plant a suggestion in all humans.

-The Crimson Horror- Clara is hypnotized by a form of matter and made into the villain’s servant girl

-Closing Time- The Doctors ability to quiet a crowd by saying hush is said to be hypnotism but this is denied by The Doctor

-Nightmare in silver- Various people, including The Doctor are controlled by Cyberman tech

Sarah Jane Adventures

-The Day Of The Clown- The pied piper hypnotizes children to abduct them

-Secrets of the Stars- People hypnotized by their star sign

-Sky- Miss Myers hypnotizes workers in a power plant, puts most of them to sleep but makes one work for her

-The man who never was- A hologram is built  to hypnotize people, amusing Sarah Jane is immune due to experience

-The mark of the berserker- The berserker pendent allows its user to control others

-The last Sontaran- The Sontarans control people via neural implants


-Adam- Jack Harkness hypnotizes his team to help them focus on their true memories before erasing some false ones

-Sleeper- Beth the alien sleeper agent is reprogrammed

K9 (Australia)

-Dream-Eaters- Gryffn uses hypnosis to enter a shared dream state with K9

-The custodians- Etydion hypnotizes several people

Big Finish Audio

Fourth Doctor

-The Oseidon Adventure: Discussion of Time Lord psychic empathy field and suggests that all Time Lords could perform hypnosis along the lines of the Master

Fifth Doctor

-The bride of Peladon- The Doctor hypnotizes Erimem with her signet ring

– Tweaker- The Master uses a record to induce mass hypnosis

-1963: Fanfare for the common men- The Doctor hypnotizes someone to make them focus

Eighth Doctor

-Zagreus- The robotic puppet Goldilocks brainwashes people with fairy dust

-Terror Firma- Davros messes with The Doctor’s mind

-The girl who never was- The Doctor discusses teaching Freud hypnotism


-Lies- Romana finds she was hypnotized to prevent the Imperiatrix Imprimatur forcing her to take the patch she took.

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-The mirror effect- Braxiatel hypnotizes several people with varying side-effects

BBC Audio

Third Doctor

-The paradise of death- Aliens disguised as humans plan to hypnotize people via their new theme park


-Scream of the Shalka- An entire village is psychically controlled

Video games

-Destiny of The Doctors- The Master tries to hypnotize the player character and fails. The player character can hypnotize Zygons with clocks.

Stage Plays

-Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure- An envoy is programmed by the Daleks to blow up London


First Doctor

-Lizardworld- The Doctor hypnotizes some big lizards

Second Doctor

-The Zombies- The Zagbor try to take over the world with a hypnotic beam

Third Doctor

-The time thief- The Master hypnotizes a race of aliens to become their king, The Doctor hypnotizes the guards to get in

-*Sub-zero- Daleks hypnotize the crew of a submarine

Fourth Doctor

-The body snatcher- Sarah Jane and Harry are hypnotized by the Rascla

Eighth Doctor

-The Flood- Cybermen control peoples emotions via “Emotional Rain”

-Doctor Who and the nightmare game- A football team is hypnotized by aliens to build a device under their pitch

-The curious tale of spring-heeled Jack- Morjanus uses self-hypnosis to convince herself she is Penny Chapman

Tenth Doctor

-We will rock you- A rock band hypnotizes everyone in Cardiff so they can eat them

-Death to the Doctor!- Introduction of The Mentor, a semi-parody of The Master who posses mind control powers

-Death disco- The Terpsivore hypnotize people with techno music

Eleventh Doctor

-In-Fez-Station- The Doctor and his companions are hypnotized by a Fez

-24 hour news invasion- A rival plant tries to hypnotize people via that planets rolling news station

-The demons of Repton abbey- The Doctor turns an aliens memory stealing ray into a hypnosis ray and uses it against them

– The hat trick- A bunch of rabbits hypnotize a magician to make him bring them into our world via his hat. The Doctor hypnotizes the rabbits with a fob watch


Second Doctor

-The Dark Path- Talks about The Doctor and The Master’s history, when they were young on Gallifray The Master taught The Doctor hypnosis, The Master used to hypnotize people and The Doctor then un-hypnotized them

-The Roundheads- The Doctor hypnotizes people to induce sleep

Third Doctor

-The science of magic- The witch-queen Karolina has a staff that gives her hypnotic powers

-Revenge of the phantoms- Jo is hypnotized

Fourth Doctor

-Return of the spiders (from More Short Trips)- Both The Doctor and the Queen spider hypnotize several people.

Fifth Doctor

-Tweaker (from Short Trips:Transmissions)- The Master uses a record to induce mass hypnosis

Seventh Doctor

-Stop the pigeon (Part of the Short Trips anthology)- The Master hypnotizes people to go back and time and fetch him babies.

-Timewyrm: Exodus- The Warlords and the Timewyrm give Hitler the power of mass hypnosis causing history to be altered

-All-consuming fire- The sentient smart missiles are said to be susceptible to hypnosis

-Question mark pajamas (from Decalog 2: Lost Property)- The Doctor hypnotizes Ace with the story of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Eighth Doctor

-Grimm reality- Freud hypnotizes The Doctor to find out about his fear of silverfish

-Option lock- Sam Jones get hypnotized

Tenth Doctor

-Stamp of approval (from The Doctor Who files 2: Rose)- Introduces the Hobothy who try and hypnotize the world


-About time 3: The unauthorized guide to Doctor Who- Contains an essay called “How does hypnosis work?”


-Doctor Who: Thirty years in the TARDIS: Elizabeth Sladen is controlled by a Sontaran  during the host segments

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Capaldi NYC

Doctor Who is coming to the New York Comic-Con next month.

The BBC has announced Peter Capaldi will be making his first appearance at the NYCC along with new companion, Pearl Mackie. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and executive producer Brian Minchin will also be a part of the panel that takes place on Friday, October 7th.

In addition to Doctor Who, the Doctor Who spin-off, Class, will be featured in a panel with stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as writer and creator Patrick Ness and executive producer Brian Minchin (Doctor Who, Torchwood) in attendance. Class is described as: Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.

The NYCC will also feature the the world premiere screening and Q&A for the BBC America’s next original series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, ahead of its broadcast premiere on October 22nd. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who). The series is described as: Corpses – cops – trap – cult – assassins – Pararibulitis – vampires – lottery ticket – kitten – corgi – EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! Welcome to the world of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things.  When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believes they’re destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous characters’ further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.

Writer and executive producer Max Landis (ChronicleAmerican Ultra) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate AtlantisStargate Universe) will join stars Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman), Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), Mpho Koaho (Falling Skies) and Fiona Dourif (Manhattan) for a panel following the exclusive sneak peek screening.

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Capt. Jack will ride again

Big Finish have announced further adventures for Captain Jack Harkness with a new series coming in June 2017.

The Lives of Captain Jack (Credit: Big Finish)John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow) returns to the Doctor Who universe as Captain Jack Harkness in The Lives of Captain Jack, a set of four full cast audio adventures from Big Finish, made under licence from BBC Worldwide.

Captain Jack – an immortal adventurer with a wicked sense of everything – has led an extraordinary set of lives. We all know he travelled with the Doctor, we all know he ran Torchwood – but what else did he get up to? The four adventures in this full cast series from Big Finish provide some of the answers.

Starring John Barrowman, and guest starring Russell Tovey (Doctor Who, Being Human and Looking), Camille Coduri (Doctor Who, Him & Her), Alexander Vlahos (Merlin, Versailles, The Confessions of Dorian Gray), Sarah Douglas (Superman I, Superman II, Space 1999, V, Strippers vs Werewolves), Scott Haran (Wizards vs Aliens), Aaron Neil (Class) and Katy Manning (Doctor Who) the four adventures see Captain Jack in different times and on different planets, doing battle with a variety of strange and horrible enemies, from Mother Nothing to the Council Of Three.

John Barrowman laughs:

I find it really easy to slip into Captain Jack. There’s a bit of Jack in John and vice versa. What’s great about these stories is that they’re the kind of episode we didn’t have time for on TV – exploring aspects of Jack that you’ve never seen before in a timey-wimey way. And getting to work with Camille was amazing. If you’re a fan of Captain Jack, or Torchwood or Doctor Who, then I say get them.

Producer James Goss says:

We love John. He understands Captain Jack like no-one else, and easily provided the various versions of him – having just spent three days playing Torchwood Jack, he suddenly delivered preppy Time Agent Jack, Satellite 5 Jack, End of Time Jack, and effortlessly locked horns with Jackie Tyler. Watching him together in the studio with Camille was genuinely one of the happiest days of my life. We were so lucky to get John, and can’t wait to get him back.

Released in June 2017, The Lives of Captain Jack is written by Guy Adams and James Goss. The stories include:

  • THE YEAR AFTER I DIED: Set in the year 200,101, on an Earth ravaged by the Daleks, we see Jack struggling to save humanity from its oldest enemy.
  • WEDNESDAYS FOR BEGINNERS: Jack and Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri) must unite to rescue the Powell Estate from a force whose name Jackie can never say.
  • ONE ENCHANTED EVENING: Captain Jack and Alonso Frame (Russell Tovey) have only just met. But why did the Doctor want them to be together?
  • MONTH 25: He’s the young star of the Time Agency, and his whole life is about to fall apart. But that’s not going to stop him winning.

The Lives of Captain Jack is available to pre-order from the Big Finish website.

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