Cast of Whovian Spinoff Announced

October’s promise of a YA Doctor Who spinoff show has finally come to fruition with today’s announcement of the core cast of characters. The story will take place at Coal Hill School, where the very first episode of Doctor Who first occurred, and where Clara and Danny Pink were both teachers. Spotlighted  are students played by Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin, Fady Elsayad, and Sophie Hopkins. The … Continue reading Cast of Whovian Spinoff Announced

BBC Three Regenerates to Online Streaming

Last night, BBC Three said goodbye to your TV screen and hello to it’s new platform exclusively online. BBC Three‘s audience remains in the 16-24 year old range, and as we have seen from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, young people shifted from live television to online streaming long ago. The new service promises old favorites, as well as new programming including the … Continue reading BBC Three Regenerates to Online Streaming

Moffat Steps Down as ‘Who’ Showrunner

BBC America revealed today that beloved yet controversial Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat will release his reins as executive producer and lead writer for the series after the completion of it’s 10th season. Chris Chibnall of Broadchurch fame will take over the popular sci-fi adventure series, and Moffat has full faith that Chibnall is the right fit. “It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk … Continue reading Moffat Steps Down as ‘Who’ Showrunner

Jackson Teases a Doctor Who Episode

Remember the adorable little hobbit lass from Fellowship of the Ring? Well, Katie Jackson isn’t so little anymore, and she’s teamed up with her father to allegedly announce something pretty huge. After years of speculation, it seems that Peter Jackson, uber-Doctor Who fan to the maximum, has finally agreed to step behind the camera for an episode of the timeless show. Jackson doesn’t once proclaim that … Continue reading Jackson Teases a Doctor Who Episode

YA ‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff Announced

HUGE news, Whovians! BBC Three announced today that author Patrick Ness and Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat have teamed up to produce an exciting Whoniverse spinoff series. Class The show will focus on the life of London teenagers as they find themselves thrust into heroism against all new alien foes, alongside the usual dramas of school and puberty. Steven Moffat says, “No one has documented the dark and … Continue reading YA ‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff Announced

Headcanon Hits: Clara Oswald

“She’s fallen too far, the girl that time forgot.” Series 8 spoilers, sweetie. The Doctor and his impossible girl return to the small screen this Saturday in the series 9 premiere episode, The Magician’s Apprentice. At the conclusion of series 8, we left Clara at an extremely critical and heartbreaking time. She lost Danny Pink, the man she had only just professed her forever love to, … Continue reading Headcanon Hits: Clara Oswald

Hello, Sweetie: River Song Returns to Doctor Who this Christmas

It’s a dark, rainy morning here in Houston, Texas, but nothing brightens a ladygeek’s day quite like some epic fandom news! The official Doctor Who Facebook page announced this morning that Alex Kingston will return to the show this Christmas, reprising her popular role as River Song, daughter to Amy and Rory, and wifey to The Doctor himself. And, fans, we even have a Christmas … Continue reading Hello, Sweetie: River Song Returns to Doctor Who this Christmas

It’s Not Susan

Season eight of Doctor Who debuted Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, a welcome change from the fresh-faced Doctors we had seen before him when the series regenerated back in 2005. Throughout the season we clung a little tighter to the still new companion, Clara, as we adapted to this rough-around-the-edges revival of our beloved time traveling, two-hearted Time Lord. By the end, though, Capaldi seemed … Continue reading It’s Not Susan

Cosplay Dreamin’

Every year, Houston’s grand comic book and culture convention, Comicpalooza, creeps up on me. Sure, I order my passes and book my hotel as soon as possible, but about a week before the event I always regret not developing a cosplay. No matter how many notes on costumes and ideas I take the year before, another convention goes by without any sort of costume-play attempt. … Continue reading Cosplay Dreamin’

And Bingo is Our Game-O

Fellow fans, May is here and the city of Houston is buzzing with anticipation as we’re only a week out from Comicpalooza! Here at Fanspeak Files, Bekah and I mark our calendars months in advance and await the weekend with bated breath. Giant lego statues? Check! Cool cosplay? Check! Fantastic celebrity guests, informative panels, and inspiring artists? Triple check! We expect nothing less for 2015, … Continue reading And Bingo is Our Game-O