dbskyler: (Thirteenth Doctor)
Seriously funny video made in reaction to the news of the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor:



"At least tell me she'll only be making 79 cents on the dollar of what Peter Capaldi is being paid."
dbskyler: (Eleven smile)
I am so incredibly thrilled! I have seriously never, ever, been so excited about the casting of a new Doctor.

Anyone know where I can get an icon of the 13th Doctor? Surely, someone somewhere has screencapped that BBC announcement video?
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
The Radio Times is reporting that Moffat is stepping down, and his replacement as Doctor Who showrunner will be Chris Chibnall. I am really, really hoping that it's April Fool's Day, and I've just missed it.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-01-22/doctor-who-showrunner-steven-moffat-quits-to-be-replaced-by-broadchurch-creator-chris-chibnall

(Psst -- BBC, please take another look a Toby Whithouse? Pretty please??)

Fun links

Dec. 23rd, 2015 11:13 am
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah)
Two fun things from around the internet:

1. There is a parody twitter account for the villain from "The Force Awakens."

spoilers for The Force Awakens )

2. BBC America has a Doctor Who Christmas Special quiz. Can you name the Christmas Special from the picture?

Yes. Yes, I can.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/doctor-who/extras/quiz-identify-the-doctor-who-christmas-special

(Not sure if the link will work globally, but try it. It's kind of fun, even though it's very easy.)
dbskyler: (eleven smile)
I came across this great video of a convention panel Q&A with Peter, Colin, Sylvester, and Paul, and it's just fantastic fun to watch all the way through. It's long -- 42 minutes -- so if you want to skip right to my favorite bit, go to minute 17:10 to hear about "Night of the Doctor" and "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot."

Here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiy3mkWr8kY
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
I'm watching "Brain of Morbius" right now (yay BBC America for showing Fourth Doctor episodes!), and I'm getting reminded of what a fantastic villain Solon is. Wouldn't it be great to have him back on the show?

And okay, I know he's dead, but that's never bothered the Doctor Who writing team before. I've honestly lost track of how many times the Master has died and come back. And besides, does anyone really believe that Solon lived on Karn all that time without managing to get ahold of some of the Elixir of Life?
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah Pyramids of Mars)
BBC America is going to start showing Fourth Doctor episodes! I swear, I am almost as excited about this as I am about new Doctor Who tomorrow. They claim they'll be showing "the Fourth Doctor's best episodes," but WHICH ONES? They don't say! I am on pins and needles. What will they start off with? Ooh, could it be Horns of Nimon?*

They don't even say how long they're going to keep this going for, but they do have a nifty promotional trailer. Not sure if it will play outside of the US, but in case it does, here's the link: http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/videos/have-breakfast-with-baker/





*I suspect it won't be Horns of Nimon.
dbskyler: (The Brig)
BBC America just showed a trailer for tomorrow night's Doctor Who finale, and I realized something:

spoilers for Dark Water and the presence of some characters in the finale )
dbskyler: (up to eleven)
Just thought I'd share that I went back to re-watch "Eleventh Hour" tonight and was surprised by the early mentions of "silence will fall" and the Pandorica. I had honestly forgotten that those were present right from the beginning of Eleven's era. And then I tried to remember when all the various plot points had been settled, and I couldn't quite recall. I kept mixing up whether something was wrapped up with Amy or with Clara, or had to do with Trenzalore, or with River, or with all of the above. Apparently we're only one episode into Twelve, and Eleven's timeline is already a great big muddled mass in my head. Of course, some of it was a great big muddled mass in my head as soon as it was broadcast, so perhaps I shouldn't be so surprised.

Arrrrghh!

Aug. 22nd, 2014 09:19 pm
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
I've had Doctor Who on in the background for hours today, as BBC America is running a marathon. In between episodes, they're putting in little "behind the scenes" interview clips with Peter Capaldi. All well and good, except Capaldi keeps referring to his character as "Doctor Who," not "The Doctor." It's driving me crazy.

Really, really hoping that Moffat has a quiet word in his ear and gets this fixed. Surely it bothers him, too?

ETA: And they just showed a brief interview from "The Ultimate Time Lord" special, where Peter Davison interviewed Peter Capaldi. This was the way the conversation went (I swear, I'm not exaggerating):

Davison: So how long have you wanted to play the Doctor?
Capaldi: I never thought I would get to play Doctor Who.
Davison: Are you enjoying playing the Doctor?
Capaldi: It's amazing to be Doctor Who.
Davison: blah blah the Doctor blah blah?
Capaldi: blah blah Doctor Who blah blah.

I think I'm going to have to stop watching Capaldi interviews. It's a silly thing to be bothered by, but it bothers me so freakin' much.
dbskyler: (dalek tea)
"Deep Breath" is on in three days! It feels weird, like it's now coming very soon after waiting a very long time for it. BBC America is turning into the "All Doctor Who, All the Time" channel, which is kind of fun. Except for when they freaked me out by running a "Three Musketeers" commercial right after a Doctor Who trailer, and I hadn't known that Peter Capaldi also plays the Cardinal in that show. I hadn't been paying full attention, but then I was all, "What?! Is this a different show? Are they doing a Three Musketeers crossover with Doctor Who? Or am I starting to imagine Peter Capaldi is in everything?" But apparently Peter Capaldi actually is in everything.

Not much longer to wait!
dbskyler: (up to eleven)
Courtesy of BBC America, it's both poignant and funny. And, it's very nice to see how well Matt and David get along!

Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bMZ9s0qvU
dbskyler: (up to eleven)
We say goodbye to the Eleventh Doctor tomorrow -- sniff! -- and [livejournal.com profile] honeynoir inspired me to make a post about all the things I love about him. So, here we go. Geronimo!

cut for length, and spoilers through Day of the Doctor, and lots of rambling, and probable mis-quoting because I didn't go back to check on the exact words )
dbskyler: (dalek tea)
I love a lot of things about New Who (and Classic Who too, don't get me wrong), but I've recently realized that there is one specific thing about New Who that is my absolute favorite thing about it:

The creators of New Who are Doctor Who fans.

Sounds simple, right? But oh, the implications! We would never, ever have gotten that marvelous "Night of the Doctor" prequel if Steven Moffat weren't a Doctor Who fan -- someone who grew up with the show as I did, and loves the show as only a fan can love it.

Look at this quote from him that I just found:

spoilers for Night of the Doctor )
dbskyler: (fez)
Thanks to a rule change (two open claims are now allowed at a time) and some pimping, the [profile] dw_50ficathon has passed the halfway mark -- we have 28 years claimed or fulfilled!

Which is still not 50, but 28 fics based on 28 years of Doctor Who? That's pretty awesome. : ) Also, there's still several weeks for new claims before Nov. 23rd.

Finally, I keep reminding myself that there's no word minimum -- perhaps I should encourage a fill-a-year-with-a-drabble madness session in the closing days?

However, while counting up unfilled years, I made the omg-I'm-so-stupid discovery that the ficathon actually needs 51 fics to fulfill every year from 1963 through 2013, not 50 . . . (shhh, don't tell anyone).
dbskyler: (tardis)
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Ficathon at [livejournal.com profile] dw_50ficathon is open for claiming! Go here to claim one of the years from 1963 to 2013! In order to "fulfill" a year, a main character in the fic must have appeared in Doctor Who media that was broadcast or published during that year. More information is in the welcome post and this post.

Ficathon fics do not have to be based on prompts, but we have prompts for those who like them, and they are open for claiming as well, right here.

Come on over and join the fun!
dbskyler: (Sarah SJA)
Honestly, I am not that excited about learning who will be playing the Twelfth Doctor. This is because most likely, I will have never heard of the actor. All of those casting rumors? I have read them, and I have no idea who any of these people are. They are all just a list of names. Okay, I do remember Peter Capaldi from Fires of Pompeii, but that's it, and I have no particular feelings about him other than "Sure, he seems like a good actor."

But everyone is talking about this special, so what the hell, I have set up my VCR to record it (since I can't watch it live). I fully expect to come home, watch a bunch of people ramble on about the role of the Doctor, then see this person I don't know anything about announced as the next Doctor and go "Okay, then."

It's possible that I will get spoiled for the name of the new actor before I get to watch the special, except that it's very unlikely that it will make the slightest bit of difference, as I will have no idea who the person is anyway.

(But perhaps I'm wrong? Now I am unreasonably hoping to be incredibly surprised by the announcement that the new Doctor is Hugh Laurie.)
dbskyler: (up to eleven)
Does anyone know when series 7 is going to be broadcast? I know it's a ways away still, but I'm wondering how far away.

Of course, the next question will be whether BBC America is going to show it at the same time as the BBC, but they've been doing pretty well lately, so hopefully they will synch us up again!
dbskyler: (Eleven proud)
Doctor Who got mentioned in a recent episode of "Big Bang Theory":

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