Domesticating the Doctor

Usually this sort of thing gives me a hideous case of the tl;dr (Google it if you need to) but I’m finding this set of posts at Doctor Her fascinating. I tripped over them looking for pictures of The Aztecs and one thing led to another …

Domesticating the Doctor I: Cocoa, Test-tubes and the Classic Years

Domesticating the Doctor II: The Missus, the Ex and the Mothers-in-Law

Domesticating the Doctor 2.5 – John Smith’s Human Nature

Domesticating the Doctor III: Marrying the Ponds

New Doctor Who Timeline Infographic

Merry Christmas!!! Can’t wait for that Christmas special. Can you? Wow, if tumblr is any indication, millions of people got terrific Doctor Who swag for Christmas.

This is fantastic! Lovely thumbnail sketch of the history of the show with handy facts. Click for the full graphic. A bit big and long, but that’s because it’s mostly bar graph.

Click for full graphicI got it from gash26 who got it from cabletv.com, where they have all the episode titles listed as well.

A Brief History of Time (Travel)

While doing a Google image search, I tripped over this delightful and incredibly handy guide to Doctor Who and spin-offs Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures, A Brief History of Time (Travel). I’m bowled over.

It’s all there, from vignettes of the Doctor’s various forms to sketches of his companions to notes on production teams and historical markers. Yet it’s in bite-size easily nibbleable bits with thumbnail images and links to much more in-depth material. So it’s lots, but not overwhelming.

Here are a couple more peeks. Click through to the site itself.

Episode details.

Character and episode summaries.

Quick aside – the summary page for Tenth Doctor Season Twenty-Nine (aka Series Three) has this to say about Jack’s presence in Utopia:

Hearing the TARDIS materialising in Cardiff, Jack forcibly rejoins the Doctor in his travels.

Heh, “forcibly rejoins” made me LOL. That sounds exactly like Jack.

Complete (NuWho) Doctor Who Christmas

Here’s a handy cheat-sheet for anyone wanting all the Christmas specials of the current series. Each linked to its Amazon page:

Well, if we want to be completely complete, The Unquiet Dead is a Christmas episode as well, but it aired in April and without Christmas brouhaha. The holiday just gets a mention at the beginning and end of the episode. Then again, Charles Dickens does feature.

Tidy, Tidy

Doing lots of housekeeping in the gallery today. Labeling albums with what resolution the images within are. Setting up albums for the screencaps I haven’t got yet, to make it that much faster. Cleaning up the queues to remove episodes that have been capped. Tagging albums that contain images that are going to be replaced soon.

Here’s some very interesting info I found while trying to decide what classic series adventures to screencap after I’m done with Trial of a Time Lord. Answers my question! And a great many more besides.

Doctor Who Infographic
Via: CableTV.com

Some of the Action Figures I Want

  • Stetson Doctor with Dalek Eyestalk and Knitting for Girls <3 !!!
  • Tuxedo Doctor with Sonic Cane
  • Football Doctor
  • Doctor with Fez and Mop
  • Time Lord Victorious in Orange Spacesuit (or maybe Doctor from Satan Pit in Orange Spacesuit – they both work for me)
  • Pirate Amy with Cutlass
  • Two Streams Combat Amy with Katana and Sonic Probe
  • The Last Centurion Rory with Sword
  • Captain Williams
  • Timeglass Rorycam Rory

    Would. You. Care. For. Some. Teeeaaaaaaaaa?

  • Security Guard Rory with Maglite
  • Clerics Combat Uniform River
  • Spacesuit Professor Song (Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead … no desire at all to own her in the Apollo spacesuit)
  • Ironsides Dalek with Utility Belt (Utility Collar? Saddlebags?)
  • Sexy the TARDIS in Idris’ Body
  • Jackson Lake with Screwdriver
  • Covert Martha
  • Madame de Pompadour

It’s making me nuts. I’m sure there was an Amy from Series Five I wanted an action figure of, but I can’t recall it now. Fairly sure it wasn’t Kiss-o-gram Cop Amy.