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Dalek Relaxation Tape (from the Peter Serafinowicz BBC 6Music Radio Show)

Posted by: Whochick

Apparently this is what the Daleks have been up to during their absence. Calm! Relax!

Dalek Relaxation Tape

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Series 7 Trailer

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Over the weekend, The Offical Doctor Who Convention aired the first trailer for Series 7. Now, thankfully, this trailer is avaliable for everyone.

Series 7 Trailer #1

So, what do you think? Maybe this is how the non I Daleks will come back?

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And The New Companion Is ….

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Jenna-Louise Coleman
Jenna-Louise Coleman

In this age of social media, and the 24 hour news cycle, it is almost impossible for a television show to surprise its audience. Sure, as fans, we all say we do not want to be spoiled, but in reality, when you love a show, you cannot help but be curious about what is going to happen, you cannot help but seek out spoilers.

As a result, producers, like Steven Moffat, do their best to control the release of these spoilers. But, try as they might, no one can keep such a big secret as who the companion will be. That is why it was no surprise to find out that Sophia Myles will be coming back to Doctor Who as the new companion …. Wait! What? No, strike that!

For months, smart money had it that Sophia Myles was coming back to reprise her role from The Girl in the Fireplace. In fact, Sophia had been recently spotted near where Doctor Who was filming on location. Moffat created Reinette, so putting two and two together, this should have been easy. But wait we all forgot, like The Doctor, Moffat lies.

Well okay, maybe that is too strong of a word, but Moffat is aware of what fans know, or think they know. Who is to say he did not ask Sophia to come to Spain, just so that today’s announcement would have an extra punch. However it happened, I am thrilled to discover that I did not see this coming. The new companion is going to be Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Jenna was recently in the new Captain America movie, which I think shows she is comfortable with fantasy, sci-fi and special effects. Who exactly she will be playing on Doctor Who, is still a secret, and hopefully will remain so for at least a few more weeks.

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Inspector Spacetime Stuff

Posted by: Whochick

Recently (as in, in the current podcast) we had the opportunity to interview Travis Richey (a.k.a. Inspector Spacetime). Haven’t heard of Inspector Spacetime? Well, let us put you wise.

To begin with, you might want to watch this video of the Doctor Who spoof “Inspector Spacetime.” as it appeared on Community.
Then, check out this post on Infovore.
Next, you might check out this page on TV Tropes.
And finally, you might be interested in the Inspector Spacetime Confessions Tumblr.

All done? Cool. Now you can watch the Inspector Spacetime panel from this year’s Gally (and listen to Scott laugh…and watch the back of his head a lot. You briefly see the back of Calliope’s head, too.)

Inspector Spacetime Panel
At Gallifrey One 2012

Yet more info:
Our Podcast Interview with Travis Richey: Article 38
Support The Webseries: The Kickstarter Campaign
Travis’ YouTube Channel 1: Sivartis
Travis’ YouTube Channel 2: Travis Richey

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I Am The Doctor (Dubstep Remix) by onna-otaku

Posted by: Whochick

Some of you may be aware that I am obsessed with music. Just look at what I found!

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The Rose Colored Glasses of Rassilon

Posted by: Dr. Geek

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There is a universal phenomenon in fandom. It is generically called retroactive continuity, but it has many names. It is the effort to make sense of a story or plot point so that it will fit existing continuity. It is an odd phenomenon, because it compels fans to find some way to save their favorite show from plot holes you could fly a starship through. In Doctor Who fandom, I call it, the Rose Colored Glasses of Rassilon, and it is in full force when fans review The Doctor Who television movie from 1996.

Recently, I experienced this phenomenon while recording a podcast for The Articles of the Shadow Proclamation. Over its nearly 50 year history, Doctor Who has never been absolutely faithful to continuity. Just ask a long term fan how many origins there have been for the Loch Ness Monster or when exactly the UNIT stories took place. So why does the 8th Doctor movie cause so many headaches? I think it is because, for the longest time, this was the entire run for this Doctor, and as such people looked very closely at the movie trying to figure out all they could about this regeneration, and where the show might have gone had the movie spun off into a new series. The show had been cancelled, or on a protracted hiatus for quite some time, and fans really hoped this movie meant the show was coming back.

I should probably take a moment here and declare that I really like this movie, especially Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor. Oh and don’t get me started on how cool the console room is. That said it is hard to ignore some of the film’s oddities, like The Doctor being half human, or The Master turning into some sort of snake. So like any good fan, I try and focus on the good things, and try my best to make sense of everything else.

The thing that struck me though is that over time, the cannon of Doctor Who has found a way to absorb some of those ’96 television movie oddities. For example, the gold pixie dust energy which revived Grace appeared to come from nowhere. The TARDIS can choose to bring people back from the dead? in 1996 this was wacky but here in 2012 we have countless examples of similar gold energy being used by the TARDIS to do all sorts of things, including giving a monster a second chance at life. Oh and all of a sudden being half human is not so crazy. After all, a half human Doctor does exist with Rose in another dimension.

Maybe it’s those rose colored glasses I am wearing or maybe in an appropriately Timey-Wimey way, the cannon of Doctor Who is healing itself. The Doctor’s Wife episode was a much better explanation as to The TARDIS’s sentience, and therefore it is so much easier to think that perhaps Idris was behind the odd resurrections. As time goes by, the wacky aspects of the 1996 television movie seem less and less wacky.

Okay, this is not a perfect process. Where was that semi truck full of chickens going in San Francisco at that time of night? At least Doctor Who Cannon seems to weather curve balls better than other shows. If only us Highlander fans could be so lucky.

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Images of Gallifrey: Tiki Dalek

Posted by: Whochick

Tiki Dalek, now with hula hoop attachment!

Tiki Dalek
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Gallifrey 2012: Charlie Ross sings

Posted by: Whochick

During the Masquerade judging break, we enjoyed the comedy stylings of Charlie Ross. No, seriously, I almost died laughing. He was hilarious. Part of his set was a song set to the theme tune for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, covering all the Doctors so far. Sadly, I haven’t been able to find a video of the whole thing, but here is most of it.

Enjoy.

Charlie Ross sings Doctor Who RHPS parody

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Gallifrey 2012: “I Don’t Need No Doctor”

Posted by: Whochick

Next up we have “I Don’t Need No Doctor” as sung by Daphne Ashbrook and her back-up singers Yee Jee Tso, Paul McGann, and Charlie Ross. This appeared during the break for judging in the Masquerade.

I Don’t Need No Doctor

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Gallifrey One 2012: The Companion Game

Posted by: Whochick

This was part of the Masquerade on Saturday night of Gallifrey One 2012. Can you spot Erik’s cameo?

I hope that you enjoy The Companion Game. Which adventurer would you choose?

The Companion Game

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