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‘Sherlock’ Co-Creator: New Villain Is “Utterly Terrifying”

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Lars Mikkelsen as Charles Augustus Magnussen

How can you follow up with a villain so delightfully fun and yet also so maniacal as Andrew Scott's Moriarty? Find someone scarier, apparently.

Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat opens up about season three's villain, Charles Augustus Magnussen, played by Lars Mikkelsen: "We needed an utterly terrifying villain and Lars just scares the crap out of you the moment he shows up!"

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First Look: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman on ‘Doctor Who’ Set

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who'

Although the world first met the 13th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, in last year's Doctor Who Christmas special, the BBC has offered fans more of a glimpse of him (clearly to appease us for the long-awaited season premiere of the sci-fi series).

Holding his script next to Jenna Coleman - who plays the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald, in the show - Capaldi is seen wearing the same outfit from the cliffhanger of the Christmas special (the very one the Twelfth Doctor, Matt Smith, regenerated in).

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VIDEO: Watch the ‘Sherlock’ Prequel to Season 3

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The BBC has extended a nice holiday gift to Sherlock fans, by way of releasing a mini-episode prequel to the show's third season.

Simply titled "Many Happy Returns," the 7-minute video - penned by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat - sees Inspector Lestrade listening to a convincing theory that Sherlock Holmes is still alive and solving cases two years after his supposed death. Although Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't get much face time save for a previously recorded video played at the end of the clip, we do get to see plenty of Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson)! Enjoy your British TV Christmas gift - hopefully it'll hold you over until the show returns to PBS on January 19th!

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Mini Episode Introduces Warrior Doctor Ahead of 50th ‘Dr. Who’

There can never be too many promotional videos/mini episodes/prequels/extra shenanigans/etc. of Doctor Who.

With less than two weeks from the premiere of the special 50th anniversary episode of the sci-fi BBC series, titled "The Day of the Doctor," showrunner Steven Moffat releases a mini episode in order to connect the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) with John Hurt's "Warrior" incarnation.

(Spoilers after the jump - check it out the video above!)

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Moffat Tries to Explain How All Peter Capaldis Exist in ‘Doctor Who’

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Peter Capaldi in 'Doctor Who' and 'Torchwood'

While some fans were probably relieved that Doctor Who's team didn't cast an even younger regeneration for Twelve, many were skeptical of the explanation for casting Peter Capaldi, who has not only previously appeared in the show's fourth season episode "The Fires of Pompeii" but also in the series spin-off Torchwood (for more than one episode, might I add).

Showrunner Steven Moffat attempted to address this issue, claiming that it still follow's the show's mythos:

“We are aware that Peter Capaldi’s played a part in Doctor Who before and we’re not going to ignore the fact. I’ll let you in on this. I remember [previous showrunner] Russell [T. Davies] told me he had a big old plan as to why there were two Peter Capaldis in the Who universe, one in Pompeii and one in Torchwood. When I cast Peter, [Russell] got in touch to say how pleased he was, I said ‘Okay, what was your theory and does it still work?’ and he said ‘Yes it does, here it is.' So I don’t know if we’ll get to it… we’ll play that one out over time. It’s actually quite neat."

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BBC Unveils Peter Capaldi as Twelfth Doctor

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi is the new Doctor.

The 55-year-old actor was announced as Matt Smith's replacement during a BBC One special Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor earlier today.The TV show - hosted by Zoe Ball - featured live and pre-recorded appearances from Matt, previous Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker and former companions Katy Manning, Anneke Wills, Janet Fielding, and Bonnie Langford.

The Eleventh Doctor will perish in this year's Christmas special.

Prior to the announcement, executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, had teased the identity of the new Doctor, saying, "The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve."

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Matt Smith Leaving ‘Doctor Who’

Matt Smith as 'Doctor Who'After four years of playing the eleventh regeneration of the world's favorite (and currently only) Time Lord, Matt Smith has announced that he'll be hanging up his bow tie at the end of the year.

The youngest actor to take on the title role of Doctor Who, Smith released a touching statement today regarding his departure: "Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show... The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I've never seen before."

Smith will appear in the upcoming, highly-anticipated 50th anniversary episode of the show, as well as the Christmas special, where his character will regenerate and pass the Doctor Who torch to someone else.

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