Twitch is Streaming More Than 500 Classic Doctor Who Episodes

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If you’re a fan of campy sci-fi and can clear your schedule for the next seven weeks, we’ve got a suggestion on how to spend that time: watching more than 500 episodes of the original Doctor Who. On May 29, 2018, Twitch kicked off a truly massive marathon that will see six to seven hours of the original series live streamed each day beginning at 11 a.m. PT. (That programming block will then be repeated—twice—for late-comers and international audiences.)

In addition to capturing the interest of Time Lord obsessives, the streaming network is also hoping to lure Doctor Who newbies into the fold, as evidenced by their description of the long-running series:

Doctor What now? If that sounds like you, welcome! Doctor Who is a sci-fi cult classic TV series, which originally aired in 1963. It’s about a Time Lord and his companions who travel through space and time, going on adventures and saving the universe. We’re streaming 500 episodes of the original series, so you’ll catch on soon enough!

For viewers expecting to see David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi—or to catch a glimpse of incoming Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker—don’t hold your breath. This marathon is dedicated to the series’ original 26 seasons, which ran from 1963 to 1989. You will, however, get to see the TARDIS in its various incarnations, and admire Fourth Doctor Tom Baker’s legendarily long scarf (which you can knit yourself, by the way). And on July 19—the marathon’s final day—you’ll finally get to meet Sylvester McCoy, who played the Seventh Doctor and unfortunately spelled the beginning of the end of the series’ original incarnation.

While 500-plus episodes may seem like a lot, it’s barely scratching the surface of the Doctor Who team’s output. Many of the show’s classic episodes have been lost to time, with the BBC and fans working together for decades to try and reassemble the missing pieces.

If you can’t make the time to watch Twitch’s Doctor Who marathon, you can catch the original episodes at your leisure on BritBox. Or, if you watch it all and want to keep the momentum going—or if you simply prefer your Time Lords in Chuck Taylors—Amazon Prime is streaming the rebooted series’ first 10 seasons.

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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