As we near the release date for Doctor Who in the U.K., podcasts, articles, interviews, images and clips have are giving us a steady stream of news about our favorite Time Lord. Will he wear a face this time around that will become our favorite? Will it be the face for the next new generation of Who Fans? Everyone has a different answer, but the one thing we all have in common is that the news is piquing all our curiosities.
Because the news is so scattered across the internet, I thought I’d compile it all here in one spot for my readers, and thank you, those of youu who have joined my Feedburner and RSS feeds from the links to my 5th Doctor fan fiction on Whofic and FanFiction.net. More will be coming your way as well in stories, avatars and wallpapers, I promise.
Recent Who News as of Tuesday, March 23, 2010:
On Blogtor Who –
Steven Moffat – BBC Breakfast Interview is also here “STEVEN MOFFAT was a guest on today’s edition of BBC Breakfast…In it he confirms that an old monster will return, the Weeping Angels are “way worse this time” and that Matt is an “elegant shambles”.” I love the term, “elegant shambles”! SPOILER ALERT in the links on this page. If you don’t want to know anything further about specific episodes, DON’T click on any video clips without reading the accompanying descriptions, OR on the “2010: THE NEW SERIES” episode links on the right-hand side of the page. There are no plot spoilers in the 2010 links, BUT there are episode images and SCRIPT EXCERPTS…I am so loving this ‘site…
Blogtor Who also contains press launch interviews with Matt, Karen & David, 1st episode clip snippets, pics of the spread in the Radio Times, more snippets from Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, links to tons more video, pics and to their friends at Den of Geek for a spoiler-free review.
It’s a little dark, but I was so glad this turned out as well as it did. How thoughtful of Peter to send this to the convention in his absence!
Dennis and I always love this convention…oh my goodness. How could I not adore it when I met Peter Davison (my favorite Doctor) in 1995 at The Six Wives of Gallifrey One? Getting the chance to talk to him, one-on-one, for several minutes while no one else was around, launched my interest in finally sitting down and taking another go at understanding a show that had left me very confused and disinterested when viewing it back in my childhood.
Okay, yes, this used to be embarassing to admit, but I didn’t understand British humor until I was in my 30s. It was only because Peter was so incredibly nice and sweet and gentle that I got intensely interested in watching the show. He was so much like my husband, Dennis, that the instant linking to the persona behind the 5th Doctor was completely natural.
That was why I wasn’t worried at all about his beautful daughter, Georgia Moffett, being anything but a reflection of her father. This being her first convention, she said in the closing ceremonies that she had a marvelous time and the fans were wonderful and awesome and fantastic and she thoroughly enjoyed her first Gallifrey experience. Between Dennis and I, we have wonderful memories of her relating her experiences of being the daughter of parents who were both actors, (Her father: “You will always be broke and starve if you become an actor.”), which she said gratefully has not been the case thus far. When acting with her father, upon the director wanting her character to be more flirty with Peter, she replied, “I can’t do that…he’s my father!” Good for her! And two of the most touching things he said to her were, 1. about being in Doctor Who, “It’s your turn now, kiddo.”, and 2. when acting with her, he said he doesn’t always see the women she has become, but sees, “his little girl”. This is the beauty in the heart of the man I have come to adore as my favorite Doctor, that place challenged only by David Tennant, and then, it is a neck-and-neck race.
This being the case, you can only imagine my glee and joy when the Children in Need special, “Time Crash”, aired. If you haven’t seen it, or are wondering who Peter Davison is and was he a good Doctor, let me answer those by directing you to this YouTube video of that very special special:
An awesome Gallifrey this year, with great costumes of Timelords:
A fantastic cosplay of Sally Sparrow and a Weeping Angel from the Tennant episode, “Blink”, a HUGELY popular and scary episode, ranking among the cream of the best of the crop of his era so far:
Am soooo looking forward to next year’s Gallifrey when Peter Davison will be back and we have had the first year of the new Matt Smith Doctor. We also got to preview the brand new trailer for his era:
He already looks promising, though the outfit does look like he mugged a schoolteacher…*sigh* Guess they all can’t be dressed as hot as David Tennant.
OMG! My,what skinny, chicken legs you have, David Tennant!
Scary that he is actually better looking than some women I’ve seen at local science fiction conventions, LMAO!!!
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We were afraid that Catherine Tate wouldn’t pass muster as a Timelord’s companion back when it was announced that she was the new resident of the TARDIS. She was known as a comedian across the pond. Happily, we had an open mind and grew to love her performances. This is a great piece with David Tennant and took great coordination in dialogue. Enjoy!
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If you harbor some fantasy about having David Tennant in his underwear, tied to your bed, here’s a taste of what that would look like…
Notice I didn’t say it was some sort of sick fantasy…hey…bondage can be fun! *evil, wicked grin!*