I don’t normally report on deep philosophical or literary discussions because this isn’t that kind of blog. And I don’t normally find those sorts of discussions in Reddit’s /r/doctorwho because it’s not that sort of subreddit. /r/doctorwho is normally for the fluffy and fun, the wowie and the cute. /r/gallifrey is where you put the esoteric stuff. And yet here’s an exceptional thing.
[Danger - all the following links contain spoilers if you are not caught up.] NoMoreMrSpiceGuy has posted this interesting thesis on the many allusions between the Doctor and the devil that have been made during Moffat’s run as showrunner. Not at all as dull as it sounds, and there are some intriguing ideas in there about what these allusions might mean and why. I don’t necessarily agree with all the points the author makes, but this is fun stuff to think about, and the comments are interesting too.
Bonus compatible theory – why the Doctor chose the name that he did, posted by silverraider525. I like this. Again, I don’t agree on every single point, but find the general assertion quite plausible.
I had not seen this before, but the BBC website has this tool that walks you through a process to discover what classic Doctor Who episode you’re thinking of. You start with a type of monster or a type of event and move on from there. Rather fun!
Images for Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS were released today. This one chilled my blood cold. Click for bigger.
Thanks Bad Wilf for the posting.
The Guardian’s blog Datablog posted this project to detail every Doctor Who villain since 1963. You can even download the datasheet. There have been lots!
A little while ago, while I was out of the loop, Doctor Who TV posted breakdowns for two trailers for series 7.2. I’m finding them intriguing.
Series 7 Part 2 Launch Trailer Breakdown
Series 7 Part 2 BBCA Launch Trailer Breakdown
Did you not see this coming? I did.
It’s time for the final round of Timey Wimey TV’s Time Travel Device March Madness and the finalists are:
The other day I posted my top 4 favorite TARDIS interiors. IGN has very kindly posted a visual history of them, which is rather handy. They included some that I had not seen before. Nifty!
Which modern-day Doctor Who companion are you? Click the image to see …
I’m not sure how the world needs this (yet), but what the hey, I’ll give it a go. Zowbux is a new social network specifically for Whovians. Apparently 1756 people are already members. I haven’t found out yet what the name is about but will report it when I do.