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The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television

March 26th, 2014 1:34am EDT
The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television
Sci-fi shows have a lot to offer - intriguing storylines, alien encounters, paranormal activity and, more often than not, beautiful women.

Today's sci fi is no longer geared to just nerds and homebodies. With compelling story threads, many tune in to find out what happens to the characters each week. But having a little eye candy doesn't hurt either.

Who makes our list of the sexiest sci-fi stars on television?

Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) from Almost Human (2013-)

FOX's "Almost Human" is a police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved h...

Karen Gillan heading to U.S. TV

February 19th, 2014 3:00am EST
Karen Gillan
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan is heading across the pond to star in a new TV series in America.

The Scottish actress has been cast as the lead in a new comedy titled Selfie.

The show is a modern take on My Fair Lady, and Gillan is set to play Eliza Dooley, a twenty-something narcissist who is obsessed with social media. After a humiliating breakup and viral video, Dooley hires a marketing expert to repair her ruined image.

Gillan, who is best known for her role as trusty companion Amy Pond in more than 30 episodes of Doctor Who, recently had a recurring role on U.S. comedy NTSF: SD...

Doctor Who doubles up at Britain's National Television Awards

January 22nd, 2014 8:40pm EST
Doctor Who
Doctor Who and TV personalities Anthony Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly (aka Ant & Dec) were the big winners at the National Television Awards in London on Wednesday (22Jan14), scooping four of the night's most coveted honours.

Doctor Who was named Best Drama and the show's former star Matt Smith picked up the Best Drama Performance trophy, while Ant & Dec landed the Best Entertainment Presenter award for the 13th time and also claimed the Best Entertainment Programme honour for their I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! show.

The duo was also handed a special prize to mark a 25-year TV c...

Cancelled Ripper Street tops Radio Times TV poll

December 30th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Ripper Street
BBC bosses who recently cancelled drama Ripper Street have been left a little embarrassed after the series topped a best of British TV poll.

The period crime drama was cancelled in November (13) after two seasons due to low ratings, but it has beaten out Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones in a new Radio Times online survey.

More than 7,500 readers took part in the survey and Ripper Street picked up 35 per cent of the votes.

Another BBC period crime show, Peaky Blinders, finishes second on the poll and Doctor Who comes in third.

Broadchurch and Breaking Bad round out the top fi...

The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

December 18th, 2013 11:07am EST
Family Guy
Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...

Blu-Ray Spotlight: 'Doctor Who,' 'Futurama,' 'Simpsons,' 'Star Trek,' 'Wolverine'

December 8th, 2013 4:06pm EST
If you're a fan of the sci-fi genre, you've had a great few weeks in the home video department. Doctor Who, Futurama, The Simpsons, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Wolverine have all hit Blu-Ray since November. Here are our capsule reviews of all the new releases, so you can decide which ones deserve a place on your shelf. All hail the Hypnotoad!

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

Just a few weeks after its global simulcast and special theatrical release, BBC Home Entertainment has made the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special available in a Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. The pri...

'Doctor Who' Special Sets Guinness World Record

November 26th, 2013 6:03pm EST
Doctor Who
The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who set a world record and gave BBC America some of its best ratings ever.

The episode "The Day of the Doctor" set the record for world's largest simulcast of a TV drama after it was shown in 94 countries and screened in 1,500 movie theaters. Over half a million tickets were sold by theaters airing the episode.

Tim Davie from BBC said of the award, "We knew we were attempting something unprecedented in broadcast history, not only because Doctor Who is a drama, unlike a live feed event such as a World Cup football match or a royal wedding, but because...

Millions tune in for 'Doctor Who' anniversary

November 24th, 2013 4:40pm EST
Doctor Who
BBC bosses have scored a mention in the Guinness World Record books after Doctor Who fans in almost 100 countries tuned in for the 50th anniversary special this weekend.

The highly-anticipated episode, in which current Time Lord Matt Smith united onscreen with previous Doctors David Tennant and Tom Baker, and former star Billie Piper, was broadcast in the U.K. on Saturday night, attracting more than 10 million viewers alone.

It was simultaneously aired in 94 countries around the world so fans could all follow the story 'live', and millions more are estimated to have tuned in.

The one-off...

Doctor Who stars juggle U.S. TV role

November 21st, 2013 8:30pm EST
Doctor Who
One member of the Doctor Who family has replaced another in director Guillermo del Toro's new U.S. TV drama The Strain.

David Bradley, who recently portrayed William Hartnell - TV's first Doctor - in An Adventure in Space and Time, has signed up to play Professor Abraham Setrakian in the upcoming series after John Hurt, who is currently playing the War Doctor in the sci-fi franchise stepped down.

Bradley's new TV character is an enigmatic Holocaust survivor, who is called upon to help disease experts contain the outbreak of a mysterious viral outbreak in New York City.

The Strain, which ...

David Tennant named Britain's favourite Doctor Who

November 17th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Doctor Who
David Tennant has been named Britain's favourite ever Time Lord ahead of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Scot played the time-travelling Doctor between 2005 and 2010 and has topped a poll by to find viewers' most beloved incarnation of the cult TV figure.

He gained 56 per cent of the vote, followed by current Time Lord Matt Smith, who will be stepping down later this year (13) to make way for the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

In third was Tom Baker, who played the character from 1974 to 1981, fourth went to Christopher Eccleston, who only lasted one run when t...

'Doctor Who: Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Gift Set' Reviewed

November 6th, 2013 2:32pm EST
Doctor Who
Just in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season, BBC Home Entertainment released Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set yesterday. How fantastic is this set? It certainly qualifies as great, but whether or not you'll want to pay its hefty price depends on what kind of a Whovian you are.

The Complete Series 1-7 set boasts all the currently available seasons of the relaunched Doctor Who, several of which are being made available on Blu-Ray for the first time, and many of them improved from their original releases. In our opinion, it's the best this series has ...

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special set for simultaneous worldwide broadcast

October 1st, 2013 8:43pm EDT
Doctor Who
Doctor Who fans from around the world will be able to watch the show's 50th anniversary episode at the same time.

The feature-length installment of the sci-fi favourite is set to be shown on the BBC on 23 November (13), when current time lord Matt Smith will appear alongside his predecessor David Tennant, and producers have announced the episode will be broadcast in at least 75 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Australia and Mexico, at once.

Executive producer Steven Moffat says, "The Doctor has always been a time traveller - now he's travelling time zones. On the 23rd of Nov...

Tamzin Outhwaite files for divorce

September 10th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Tamzin Outhwaite
British actress Tamzin Outhwaite has filed for divorce from her husband Tom Ellis citing adultery, according to a new U.K. report.

The couple announced the separation on 29 August (13) following seven years of marriage.

Now 42-year-old Outhwaite has submitted legal documents to officially end their union, citing adultery as the reason for the split.

The news comes amid reports Doctor Who star Ellis confessed to a one-night stand while he was living in the U.S. earlier this year (13) to make new TV movie Gothica.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Tamzin has cited adultery, so she will h...

Actor Gerard Murphy dies

August 27th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Dennis Hopper
Northern Irish actor Gerard Murphy has died at the age of 64.

Murphy lost his battle with prostate cancer at his home in England on Monday (25Aug13).

Starting his career in regional theatre in Scotland, Murphy went on to appear in hit U.K. TV dramas such as Z Cars, Doctor Who and Minder. He also starred in hit Irish comedy Father Ted.

He went on to appear opposite Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper in Waterworld, and alongside Christian Bale in Batman Begins.

Murphy also enjoyed a successful career onstage, taking over Richard Griffiths role of Hector in The History Boys.

Matt Smith keen to see what Doctor Who bosses will do with his new hairstyle

August 20th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Doctor Who
Departing Doctor Who star Matt Smith is intrigued to find out how the sci-fi series' creator Steven Moffat will deal with his missing hair.

The British actor recently shaved off his famous TV hairstyle and now sports a tidy crop, and he's encouraging Moffat to devise a plotline that explains his new look.

He tells WENN, "The coif will be there for the finale in some way, shape, or form, but I think it could be quite funny to have the bald hair. I think you could have, like, that Macaulay Culkin scene in Home Alone when he, like, slaps on the aftershave - I think the Doctor could sort of w...

Peter Capaldi Is The New 'Doctor Who'

August 5th, 2013 6:04pm EDT
Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi was introduced as the next title character in Britain's cult sci-fi show Doctor Who on Sunday during special "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor", which aired on BBC One and simultaneously on BBC America.

The actor will take over for outgoing 11th Doctor Matt Smith, who is departing the series after four years. Smith will stick around for the show's 50th anniversary episode on November 23, and will end his run during this year's Christmas special, when Capaldi takes over.

"I've had four wonderful years, been on some great journeys on and off screen," Smith said. "Part of me fe...

A.M. Roundup: New 'Doctor Who' Revealed, Raven-Symone Comes Out, '2 Guns' Tops Box Office

August 5th, 2013 9:55am EDT
Paula Patton's topless scene wasn't enough to get people out to the movies to see Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's buddy-cop flick "2 Guns" over the weekend, as the film did win the weekend box office, but it only pulled in $27.4 million. The movie topped last week's number-one, "The Wolverine", which falls to number two; and "The Smurfs 2" opened in third place with a dismal $18.2 million. (story)

Actor Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the new Doctor Who. The 55-year-old star will take over for Matt Smith on the BBC's cult favorite show, becoming the 12th star to take the title rol...

Peter Capaldi lied to his family over Doctor Who role

August 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Doctor Who
Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was flooded with relief when he was finally announced as the new Doctor Who on Sunday (04Aug13) as he hated lying to his family about the role.

The World War Z star auditioned for the highly coveted job in secret at the home of executive producer Steven Moffat, and he felt terrible keeping the news from his young daughter Cecily as she longed to see her father as the Time Lord.

Speaking on BBC special Doctor Who Live, he said, "It's so wonderful not to keep the secret any longer. For a while I couldn't tell my daughter and she was looking at people linked to t...

The New 'Doctor Who' To Be Revealed In A Live Special August 4

August 1st, 2013 9:58pm EDT
Doctor Who
Big news for fans of British sci-fi series Doctor Who will arrive this Sunday.

Matt Smith, who portrayed the title character since 2010 and announced his departure from the series in June, will be joined by model Zoe Ball and the show's executive producer Steven Moffat in a live TV special revealing who will be taking over as the new Doctor on the show.

"Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor" will air simultaneously on BBC One and BBC America and on August 4 at 2pm ET in the US and 7pm GMT in the UK.

"The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the Tardis," Moffat t...

Matt Smith hosts Doctor Who concert in London

July 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Doctor Who
Doctor Who star Matt Smith celebrated the TV show's 50th anniversary in style by hosting a special BBC Proms concert in London on Saturday (13Jul13).

Smith, the most recent Time Lord, was joined by his co-star Jenna Coleman, who plays his sidekick Clara, at the Royal Albert Hall to mark five decades of the hit sci-fi drama.

He told the audience, "One of the great joys of playing this extraordinary, legendary Time Lord is the support and knowledge and love and brilliance of the fans - you really make the show what it is."

The duo introduced conductor Ben Foster, who led the BBC National O...

Doctor Who fans called on for major exhibition

July 8th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Doctor Who
Doctor Who fans have been asked to contribute memorabilia to a major exhibition celebrating the sci-fi show's 50th year.

The display at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, will focus on devotees' relationship with the long-running cult series.

Curator Toni Booth has asked Doctor Who's loyal fans to lend official merchandise they have collected, their own interesting stories as well as "more personal homemade objects".

She adds, "We want to know why you have this object, when you got it, and your feelings towards Doctor Who then and now."

A 50th anniversary episode of Doctor ...

Prince Charles Visits 'Doctor Who' Set

July 3rd, 2013 3:17pm EDT
Doctor Who
Britain's Prince Charles has been offered a role on cult sci-fi series Doctor Who after showing off his impression of a Dalek's voice during a royal set visit in Wales.

The heir to the throne and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, travelled to the BBC's Roath Lock studios on Wednesday as part of their summer tour and met with members of the Doctor Who cast and crew, including writer Steven Moffat and current Time Lord, Matt Smith, in celebration of the show's 50th anniversary.

During the visit, the Prince even tried using a voice modulator to mimick the sound of the Daleks, uttering ...

Matt Smith auctioning tea date for autism charities

June 21st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Matt Smith
British actor Matt Smith will serve tea to one lucky fan as part of an auction fundraiser.

The Doctor Who star has agreed to meet up with the highest bidder for afternoon tea at London's posh hotel The Ritz.

Funds raised through the sale on will go to Ambitious about Autism and The National Autistic Society.

The auction has already attracted a bid of $387 (£250) and will close on 1 July (13).

Helen Mirren: 'Doctor Who should be a woman'

June 11th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Doctor Who
Helen Mirren has dismissed rumours suggesting she will be the next Doctor Who, but she is adamant a woman should be hired to take the lead role in the iconic British TV show.

The Queen star was reported to be one of the actors suggested to take over the title role from Matt Smith when he steps down at the end of the year, but Mirren is adamant she wouldn't consider the job.

When informed that a U.K. bookmaker is offering odds of 25-1 on Mirren's appointment to the role, she tells the Associated Press, "Oh, please - I would put much longer odds on it than that."

However, Mirren wants TV b...

Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who

June 2nd, 2013 9:25pm EDT
Doctor Who
British actor Matt Smith is set to retire as the Time Lord after announcing he will leave Doctor Who at the end of the year (13).

The 30 year old took over the iconic role from David Tennant in 2010, but will bow out in the 2013 Christmas special, when fans will see the time-travelling doctor regenerate into a new person.

His departure will follow the cult sci-fi show's 50th anniversary special in November (13).

A statement from Smith reads, "Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke (guy), and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the ...

'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith To Leave Show At End Of Year

June 2nd, 2013 11:02am EDT
Matt Smith as Doctor Who
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has announced that he'll be departing the show at the end of the year, after four seasons as the eponymous Time Lord.

The 30-year-old star is the youngest to play the title role and the 11th actor to do so, taking over from David Tennant during the New Year's Day episode in 2010.

Smith's final show will be the Christmas special later this year, during a "spectacular exit," according to the BBC, whe the time-traveling doctor will regenerate into a new human form.

"Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely ...

'Doctor Who's' Phil Ford on the US Debut of 'Wizards vs. Aliens'

June 1st, 2013 3:29pm EDT
Wizards vs. Aliens
The Hub is bringing CBBC's fantasy series Wizards vs. Aliens to the American audience. Executive producer Phil Ford, who co-created the epic adventure with former Doctor Who boss Russell T. Davies, recently connected with BFTV to talk about what we can expect from the showdown between spellcasters and extraterrestrials - and more things awesomely sci-fi.

"The pitch is in the title!" Phil told us. "It's Harry Potter meets Mars Attacks, wands versus ray guns! Sixteen year old school kid Tom Clarke is a secret wizard - when he discovers that Earth is being raided by aliens that feed on the en...

John Barrowman: Master of the Universe

May 1st, 2013 12:10pm EDT
John Barrowman
John Barrowman is best known for his heroics across space and time as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood. But if that's all you know him from, you don't know half of the story. A multi-talented performer for more than 20 years, able to thrill and inspire and even sing, he's well on his way to the top of the acting universe, if he's not already there.

On Arrow, you know him as Malcolm Merlyn, alias "The Dark Archer," a high-ranking member of an enigmatic organization who also happens to be the father of Oliver Queen's best friend Tommy. But, as John points out, to categorize ...

David Tennant And Billie Piper Returning To Doctor Who

March 31st, 2013 4:07pm EDT
David Tennant
David Tennant and Billie Piper will be reprising their roles in hit TV series Doctor Who to mark the show's 50th anniversary. 

The Scottish actor starred as the 10th Doctor with Piper as his sidekick Rose Tyler, and both will return for a one-off episode alongside current Time Lord Matt Smith and his new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. 

Executives at the BBC, which airs the show in the U.K., also confirmed Harry Potter star John Hurt will be joining the cast of the special 3D episode, which will air in Britain on November 23. 

In January, Piper denied she would be taking part i...

'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat on New Companion Jenna-Louise Coleman and Landing Neil Cross

March 30th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Doctor Who
Whovians rejoice! It's time for more Doctor Who, and as fans eagerly await fresh adventures for the Eleventh Doctor and new companion Clara Oswald, BFTV stole a few minutes with series boss Steven Moffat to ask him about the ever-changing phenomenon that is Who - and how he got Luther creator Neil Cross to join the party.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of the franchise, and Moffat explained why he thinks the show has lasted for so long. "You can start watching Doctor Who at any point in its history. You don't have to catch up with the rest of it," he said. "It's a very simple myth....

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