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cassandra

As a Doctor Who fan, I am both fascinated and horrified by this Cassandra recreation, which is sort of how I feel about Cassandra herself, so I think that’s probably good.

Also, like Cassandra, this creation is made with something that is both loved and reviled, depending on the person viewing it: a Furby.

I’m really hoping she gets a vocal track by the end. She really needs to say, “Moisturize me!”.

You can see more pictures and a video after the break.

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Minecraft players and builders have added some fan-made Doctor Who touches, but the franchise is officially coming to the game in September. You have to play the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft to gain access to the Whovian additions, but it sounds like switching would be worth it. There will be several characters available according to Xbox:

Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 11th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride!

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tardis bathroom top

Doctor Who becomes Doctor Loo with this cozy TARDIS toilet installed by Warmley Waiting Room. The Bristol cafe is alongside the Bristol to Bath cycle path, and when the owners of the cafe purchased a replica TARDIS, they figured why not make it functional? The inside of the TARDIS features Victorian decor, and the light on the top is rigged to a motion sensor and indicates whether the toilet is in use. They have a doorbell installed in the cafe that makes the whooshing TARDIS noise, and they like to set it off when people are getting their photo taken with the TARDIS.

I imagine the TARDIS will bring some new faces to the cafe. I’ve certainly added it to my list for whenever I make it across the pond.

Image via Warmley Waiting Room’s Twitter

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doctor who intro

In September of 2013, motion graphics designer Billy Hanshaw uploaded his fan made title sequence for Doctor Who to YouTube as a way to show off his work for potential clients, and it worked better than he ever could have hoped. We said the BBC should take note, and they did.

According to BBC News, Stephen Moffat saw the video and Hanshaw was asked to work with the BBC to create the title sequence for the new season:

“Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.

“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.’”

Hanshaw made a great observation which, I think, makes this title sequence so engaging:

“The doctor is a Time Lord, he’s not a Space Lord. A lot of people have said that cogs and clocks are an obvious metaphor to use. But if it’s so obvious, why hasn’t it be done before?”

Quite right.

Check out his original video after the break.

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Doctor Who returned this weekend with the premiere for season 8 and the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. His first adventure with Jenna Coleman put them into Victorian London with a dinosaur. Naturally. To promote the new season, BBC One plopped a crashed TARDIS and dinosaur bones in London’s Parliament Square. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman even made a made a surprise appearance at the site on Friday.

See another pic after the break.

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The Series 8 premiere of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi taking over as the Twelfth Doctor is almost upon us. His puppet version, however, has already arrived in the latest episode of Doctor Puppet. The webseries, created and animated by Alisa Stern, has been chronicling the adventures of Doctor Puppet in his various incarnations. The new Doctor gets a warm welcome in this adorable episode titled Striking Twelve.

See the video and another picture after the break.

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Doctor Who Many Doctors

On August 23, Doctor Who fans will witness the season 8 premiere and the first full debut adventure of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. First impressions can be tricky, especially when audiences just spent a few years getting used to the previous incarnation of the heroic Time Lord. Before we see how well Capaldi’s first story delivers, why not take a look at the debuts of the classic era Doctors? Some were hits right from the start, while some had shaky beginnings but became beloved incarnations later on.

The list begins after the break!

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2nd Doctor and Monsters

We’re fast approaching the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who. A new era begins on August 23 with Peter Capaldi taking up the role of the heroic Time Lord now that Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, has left. People are eagerly discussing what can be expected in the life of the Twelfth Doctor and what villains may return. But there are possibilities beyond the obvious choices such as Daleks. There as several baddies from the classic Doctor Who series that have yet to appear in the modern era and would be great to see.

Look past the break for a list of just some of the classic era villain we’d love to see return.

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doctor who season 8

There’s no doubt we’re excited for the The Series 8 premiere of Doctor Who. The trailer for the first episode “Deep Breath” was enough to make me wish I had a TARDIS to go forward to this Saturday, August 23rd.

I’m pretty sure the BBC is enjoying tormenting us because the BBC blog has just released the all of the episode titles and writers.

Time for all sorts of speculation based on titles and gleefully rubbing of hands together in anticipation. It’s almost here!

You can check out the list after the break.

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Guardians Ballesteros

The more I see of Patrick Ballesteros’ art, the more I want to buy it all and wallpaper a room with it. There’s something about his work that just makes me smile.

This 25¢ Wonders series imagines your favorite characters as kids and gives them the best kiddie rides ever. I think Ripley from Aliens is my personal favorite.

You can see more of Patrick’s “Wonders” after the break.

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