'Doctor Who' trailer offers peek at Peter Capaldi's final go-round as the Time Lord

We’re fast approaching the debut of Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor in the record-setting BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, and now a new trailer has found its way online that offers a peek at what’s to come for the famous Time Lord and his companions.

Along with featuring more footage of actress Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts, the trailer also showcases some of the alien allies and enemies — both new and familiar — that The Doctor will face before Capaldi passes the mantle on to the next star of the BBC series.

The upcoming season is the tenth since the series was relaunched in 2005, but it will actually be the 36th season overall — the show premiered back in 1963. The series follows the adventures of one of the last remaining Time Lords — a member of a scientifically advanced alien race — as he travels through time and space to protect the universe from all manner of threats.

Capaldi is the 12th actor to star in the series since its inception, and he confirmed in January that this upcoming season would be his last in the role. He joined the series in 2013 and appeared in two full seasons — and a series of specials — prior to the upcoming season.

Joining Capaldi and Mackie in the upcoming season will be returning cast member Matt Lucas as Nardole, the character he portrayed in the 2015 Christmas episode, “The Husbands of River Song,” and last year’s Christmas episode, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.”

The upcoming season will also be the final one for the series’ head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, who has served in that role for the last five seasons. He’ll be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall after the conclusion of the 2017 season.

The upcoming season of Doctor Who is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m. ET on April 15on BBC America. The episode will be followed by the premiere of Class, a Doctor Who spinoff series.

Home Theater

Requiem for Jaime: Game of Thrones’ most fascinating Lannister deserved better

In the fifth episode of Game of Thrones' final season, characters made some puzzling decisions, none more so than Jaime Lannister. The Kingslayer was, for a time, one of the show's most complex characters, and he deserved better.
Movies & TV

The Mad Queen rules over ashes in Game of Thrones’ final episode photos

HBO offered a preview of the final episode of Game of Thrones, which airs this Sunday on the cable network and brings to a close one of television's most popular sagas after eight seasons.
Movies & TV

The Black Mirror season 5 trailer plays things a little too safe

Black Mirror returns to Netflix for a three-episode fifth season this June with a trio of stories that longtime fans of Charlie Brooker's sci-fi dystopian anthology might find familiar -- possibly too familiar.
Movies & TV

Get Schwifty! Rick and Morty season 4 will premiere later this year

Adult Swim's wildly popular animated series Rick and Morty will return for a fourth season in November 2019, according to WarnerMedia, more than two years after the show's season 3 premiere first aired on the network.
Movies & TV

Relive the horror and the glory of the 10 best Game of Thrones episodes

Some episodes are worth watching twice, especially when you're talking about a show as exciting, tense, and complicated as Game of Thrones. Here are our 10 favorite episodes of HBO's epic fantasy series.
Movies & TV

Snuggle up with the best romance films currently streaming on Netflix

Looking for a story about love and lust? We've rounded up the most romantic films currently on Netflix, whether you're looking for a story about young love or a man who falls in love with artificial intelligence.
Movies & TV

That Game of Thrones re-do petition is more embarrassing than any coffee cup

The Game of Thrones fan petition to remake the show's final season isn't just silly. It's a misunderstanding of the relationship between shows and their audience, among many, many other things.
Movies & TV

Sit down and watch some of the best stand-up comedy on Netflix

Feeling a little funny? There are hundreds of hilarious comedy specials out there, and you can't be expected to comb through them all. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best stand-up specials on Netflix.
Movies & TV

Twilight's Robert Pattinson is the leading contender to play The Batman

Warner Bros. Pictures is giving DC Comics' Dark Knight another solo adventure on the big screen (his first since the conclusion of the Dark Knight trilogy). Here's everything we know about the studio's upcoming film The Batman.
Movies & TV

ESPN Plus is a great sports companion. Here's everything you need to know

ESPN's streaming service, ESPN Plus, arrived in 2018, but it isn't a replacement for your ESPN cable channels and it differs from other streaming apps in a few key ways. We answer all of your questions in this guide.
Movies & TV

Tired of Netflix? Here's where to find free movies online, legally

We've spent countless hours digging around the web to find the best sites for streaming free movies online. Not only are all of these sites completely free to use, they're also completely legal and trustworthy.
Podcasts

Vampire Batman? Another Matrix movie? Rick and Morty season 4

On this week's show, we'll talk about Robert Pattinson's potential casting as the new Batman in the upcoming solo film. We'll also discuss Rick and Morty news, talk of a fourth Matrix film, the Game of Thrones finale, and more.
Movies & TV

The His Dark Materials trailer arrives to fill HBO’s Game of Thrones void

Game of Thrones might be over, but HBO is staying in the epic fantasy business. His Dark Materials will adapt Philip Pullman's young adult series for TV, and its new trailer is full of danger, magic, and polar bears.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (May 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.