AKA Impossible Astronaut Day or Tally Mark Day et al.
Tomorrow is the day!
By the way, it’s not my aim to freak anyone out. I live in a place where Whovians are deeply closeted, so I am “coming out” in favor of one of the most life-affirming cultural endeavors I’ve ever been exposed to. Doctor Who is good for you. Now, eat your broccoli.
To quote myself, a suggestion: there is such a thing as washable markers. Using a Sharpie might indicate a more serious commitment than warranted.
I suspect this isn’t the big midnight news, but it was released by BBCAmerica about an hour ago. Looks a bit dangerous, don’t it? And what the heck is the Doctor wearing? Love this image, though!
Only a month to go and far as I know, the title is still not released. It’s rumored to be The Bells of Saint John. We’ll see.
Edit: Yes and yes. Yes that’s the title and this is the news. BBC just posted.
That would be 5PM Mountain (where I am) and 7PM Eastern, US time.
By the way, my brand new sexy husband did battle with DirecTV and won me BBCAmerica! I’ll be able to get my fix realtime. This is teh awesome.
From the Daily Mail, this article about Jon Pertwee’s exploits before his acting career. Do try not to cringe too much at references to “Doctor Whos” and “playing Doctor Who”. It’s still pretty nifty.
I did all sorts. Teaching commandos how to use escapology equipment, compasses in brass buttons, secret maps in white cotton handkerchiefs, pipes you could smoke that also fired a .22 bullet. All sorts of incredible things. It suited me perfectly as I have always loved gadgets.
I’ve heard Pertwee described as the James Bond of the television series because of all the gadgets, but didn’t know this predilection had anything to do with his pre-television activities. Awright!
Detroit peoples, you may see one of our favorite actors running around your fair (hee!) city. Julie Hinds reports that the city is a major contender for location shooting for “How to Catch a Monster”, Smith’s upcoming between-series project under director Ryan Gosling. Sweet!
At tor.com Emily Asher-Perrin speculates on a possible candidate to take Steven Moffat’s place as showrunner when his run winds down. I’ve heard in years previously that he could be grooming Mark Gatiss for the spot, but that was prior to the explosive success of Sherlock. It would be no surprise if Gatiss’ focus were to remain there. So look here to see who Emily’s bet is. For what it’s worth, I’d approve.
David Allen wants to put a model TARDIS into actual orbit.
I come to the power of the internet to promote this noble cause. Axe is sponsoring a contest to send two people to ACTUAL space. I would like to win this contest in order to bring a small TARDIS with me and get it into real orbit. Please vote for my submission and share with others! What better way to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who than to get a blue phone box to the stars?
If you find this a worthy endeavor, go here to vote.
In this The Music interview with Neil Gaiman, the author confirms the title of the pentultimate episode for series 7.2 and lets us know what it is truly about. You may remember the spectacular job he did with The Doctor’s Wife last series. I’m looking forward.
The Doctor and River Song
Hallo, Planet Earth. Bit of a brief involuntary hiatus – I got married, thankfully not nearly as suddenly as the Doctor did. And in conjunction with, I’m moving, so that means my workstation is entirely in bits and pieces. Not conducive to maintaining a website. Hopefully this should be straightened out before long.
Meanwhile, here’s a bit more marriage …
Thin Fat Married Gay Anglican Marines
Amy Pond and Rory Williams
John Smith and Joan Redfern
Sir Robert and Lady Isobel
Jackie and Pete Tyler
Yes, I know the best ones on marriage are probably from The Angels Take Manhattan, but I haven’t capped that one yet.
The BBC’s new official site for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who has just been launched! Go look and enjoy. I expect it will be frequently updated with news and offers.