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Have You Seen This Man? Or Perhaps This Dalek? John Jenner and the Face of BBC Sci-Fi

Whether audiences see his face or that of a Dalek hybrid or robot, Cardiff-based actor John Jenner has a job to die for.

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The End Was All Too Near: ‘Stargate Universe: The Complete Final Season’

Without much critical acclaim or ratings, SGU delivered 40 episodes of excellent storytelling.

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David Tennant Will Be the Breakout from ‘Fright Night’

Apart from a pint-sized but pivotal role as Barty Crouch Jr. in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and some voice work for

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Elisabeth Sladen Was Who I Wanted to be When I Grew Up

A memorial for a groovy time traveller's assistant.

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New season of UK’s “Doctor Who” starts in America on April 23

If you’re waiting with bated breath for the royal wedding, you may want to tune into another eagerly awaited British event coming a week

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Wonders of the Universe: Music to Watch Stars By

The key to the success of pop-star turned physicist Professor Brian Cox's shows is in their titles: Wonder. Each episode is replete with stunning nature photography shot in some of the grandest locations on Earth.

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‘The Alan Bennett Collection’: A Treat of Bennett’s Style Combined with Eminent Actors

'The Alan Bennett Collection' brings together 11 works written for the BBC by the author of The History Boys.

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‘Episodes’: The Transnational Televisual Extravaganza

As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.

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The Death of Utopia: ‘Firefly’ and the Return to Human Realism in TV Sci-Fi

Joss Whedon's science fiction western Firefly was revolutionary in several ways, not least its embrace of a degree of realism regarding human motivation, in contrast to the utopianism of earlier TV sci-fi such as Star Trek.

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Botticelli, Sandwiches Outside and Dreams of Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’

Boxed in by bandage-colored cubicle walls in downtown Manhattan, my thoughts drift to sweet days in Florence and Rome, and to lines in Ray Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’.

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‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ at 34: Still Thrilling After All These Years

What makes Close Encounters of the Third Kind stand out to this day is that it isn’t the usual UFO tale of “us vs them”, like Spielberg’s later remake of War of the Worlds; rather, it's very much a story about Earthlings.

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Dear Gods, the Quarks Have Arrived: ‘Doctor Who: The Dominators’

One of the special features on the DVD for Doctor Who: The Dominators is a piece called “Tomorrow’s Times—The Second Doctor”, wherein we’

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‘Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol’ Is the Must See Episode of the Year

Guest stars Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins join Matt Smith as the Doctor tries to save a miserly old soul who may be beyond redemption in this 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special.

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‘Doctor Who: The Movie’ Gives Viewers the All-American TARDIS

If you've ever wondered what an American version of Doctor Who would look like, well, here it is.

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‘The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Complete Third Season’: A Little Something for Little Whovians

This Doctor Who spin-off aimed at younger kids takes viewers back to13 Bannerman Road for more mysteries involving extraterrestrial action and interstellar sleuthing.

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‘Doctor Who: Meglos’: That’s One Pretty Darned Evil Cactus

A Doctor Who debate about science vs. religion may not seem like fertile ground for action, but when you throw in an evil talking cactus, well ...

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“Doctor Who” and the Cultural Divide: Fandom in America

Lynnette Porter explores the many dimensions of the growing international popularity of Doctor Who, and the very different fandoms in Great Britain and the rest of the world.

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18 Jan 2011 // 5:30 AM

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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Yet Another British Invasion: “Doctor Who” in America

On Christmas 2010 the US got to participate in an ongoing UK tradition, the annual Doctor Who Christmas episode, instead of seeing it a few week's later as in past years. Lynnette Porter explores what this reveals about the show's growing popularity in the US.

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9 Dec 2010 // 4:03 AM

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean

Many different families have various traditions around this time of year, but probably few of them came from something PBS used to air about ten

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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