Doctor Who

In anticipation of another season of intergalactic time-travel, Space cures Time Lord-starved viewers with the ultimate crash course in all things Who.

This August, four consecutive hour-long Doctor Who specials scratch the sci-fi itch, helping viewers prepare for the return of the record-breaking series, starring the Doctor, Matt Smith.

Space prescribes tuning in Saturday’s beginning Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. ET with The Science of Doctor Who, featuring the real-life science behind the biggest concepts and most iconic ideas of the series. Continue reading »

6 a.m. – Sunday, July 29 on Space

The Time Lord (David Tennant) reunites with human companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), to travel back to Pompeii on the eve of the infamous volcanic eruption. He also investigates a series of grisly murders with the help of Agatha Christie, journeys to the home world of the sinister Ood, and comes face-to-face with an old enemy.

8 a.m. – Sunday, July 22 on Space

Hop on board with the Time Lord (David Tennant), and his new human companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), as they discover the truth behind the Doctor’s enemy Time Lord the Master (John Simm).

8 a.m. – Sunday, July 15 on Space

The Time Lord (David Tennant), and his companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), continue on their adventures though time and space where they encounter a variety of new characters including Queen Victoria, an evil race of Cat Women, K9, Sarah Jane, and the dreaded Cybermen.

8 a.m. – Sunday, July 8 on Space

Join the Time Lord (Christopher Eccleston), and his human companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), as they journey through time and space, facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs.

Jenna-Louise Coleman has beaten hundreds of hopefuls to become the new companion to Doctor Who, it was announced today by the show’s executive producer Steven Moffat.

The twenty-five year old actress from Blackpool will star alongside the 11th Time Lord, Matt Smith, to mark the biggest year in the show’s history.

Best known for her roles in Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), Jenna will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show in a heartbreaking departure after one final series of rollercoaster voyages later this year.

Jenna says: “I’m beyond excited, I can’t wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure.”

The Doctor will meet his new friend in a dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year – full of thrills, adventures and big surprises. Series seven is currently filming and comprises 14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says: “It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.

“It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”

In 2011 Jenna made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and is soon to star as Annie Desmond in the Titanic miniseries.

“The Doctor at Christmas – it always just feels so right. When I was a kid, Santa and the Doctor somehow lived in the same place in my head – two generous madmen that I loved so much. So now that the Doctor is a regular feature of Christmas the world is just that bit more right.” 

“This time we’re in England in the 1940s, and recently widowed Madge Arwell hasn’t told her children, Lily and Cyril, that their father has died flying his bomber over the channel, because she doesn’t want Christmas to become the day that broke their hearts. But when they’re evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset for the holidays, and meet a mysterious young caretaker in a bow tie, events take an unexpected turn. What could be inside that big blue parcel under the tree?” 

“Soon the Arwells find themselves in a battle for survival in a magical new land. As ever, at this time of year, the Doctor is trying to make things right, and as always it doesn’t go according to plan. But maybe he’s reckoned without the power of a determined mother. This Christmas, it might just be a lonely Time Lord who’s shown the way home.” 

The 2011 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special, THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE, is confirmed to make its Canadian debut on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 9 p.m. ET on SPACE!

Set during World War 2, THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE sees a woman and her two children evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in a bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree. They are about to enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts.

The special is the ultimate Christmas gift for DOCTOR WHO fans and is part of the Christmas With The Doctor Marathon, a full day of DOCTOR WHO specials and Season 6 episodes, on Dec. 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.

The DOCTOR WHO special and marathon are the centre piece for THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS (details below), which kicks off Thursday, Dec. 22 and runs until Monday, Jan. 2!

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, October 1 on Space

As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?

Hot off the heels of the earth-shattering, mid-season premiere of DOCTOR WHO, SPACE became the #1 Canadian specialty network in August among Adults 25-54, data from BBM Canada reveals.

With final data now reported, it was the most-watched August in SPACE history for adult viewers (25-54 and 18-49). This Summer, SPACE had two out of the Top 3 English Canadian specialty programs (Adults 18-49 and 25-54) with BBC’s TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY and DOCTOR WHO.  

Coming off one hot Summer, SPACE and SPACE HD now turn their sights on Fall. Delivering the best in genre programming, SPACE’s Fall lineup sees the return of INNERSPACE, SPACE’s flagship original daily show, every Monday-Friday at 11 p.m. ET starting Sept. 19.

The Fall schedule also features the debut of several brand new series, including another BBC drama BEDLAM on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET, centered around a haunted insane asylum-turned-apartment building.

As well, the winner of the Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Cast, SPACE original series TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL returns for Season 2, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET.

SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, horror and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination. SPACE is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more information about SPACE, visit spacecast.com.