Who’s on TV

The Runaway Bride is this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The Sarah Jane Adventures is a kid-targeted series featuring the Doctor’s ex-Companion. New Year’s Day will have a 60 minute special, followed later in the year by a series of ten 30-minute episodes. K-9 will be in the special, but not the series. No love for the tin dog.

Oh, and Torchwood got picked up for another season, but I’ve heard only very few people who are enjoying it.

No news on when season three of Doctor Who will start (I’m sure, as usual, that we’ll only find out a week beforehand), but here’s some teasers:

The Doctor and Martha are destined to meet William Shakespeare, blood sucking alien Plasmavores, The Judoon – a clan of galactic stormtroopers and a sinister intelligence at work in 1930’s New York.

Doctor Who fever. CATCH IT!

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4 Responses to Who’s on TV

  1. Nigel says:

    My six year old just saw his first taste: last years christmas episode. He was duly terrified and riveted, just like I was at his age. But the best part was at the end when the Dr meets the invading aliens, who had terrified my son. Daniel nailed it. He quietly whispered “he’s not afraid of them”. and soon was jumping up and down on the couch shouting “He’s not afraid of them!” and I remembered THAT’S what I love about Dr. Who. He’s not afraid of monsters

  2. David Thiel says:

    Except for Sutekh. Which is why Sutekh is still one of the all-time great Doctor Who villains, even if all he really ever does is menacingly sit in a chair. The way I saw it, if the Doctor was afraid of him, he must be the baddest of bad news.

    Oh, Dave, my understanding of the K-9 issue is that, like the Daleks, the character is still owned by the writers who created him. And apparently there’s a kids’ series in the works featuring an updated K-9. Unfortunately, it will have no ties to Who. Makes me wonder how they’ll have a Sarah Jane series without K-9 unless they kill him again. That would make me sad.

  3. Dave says:

    Maybe they’ll do like in Justice League of America and always say that K-9’s on a mission in outer space.

  4. Nala says:

    I know it is unlikely but I would so love for the current series to address a few of the other companions. Jamie and Zoe are my two favorites and they kind of got dumped on at the end of War Games.