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tennant gracepoint notes

Gracepoint may be cancelled, but the set still has gifts to offer. It seems that prop master Clayton Flagg is a Doctor Who fan and decided to have a little fun when writing up the messages that David Tennant’s character received on February 15th.

Lucky for us, the inside joke didn’t stop with Flagg. Not only did David Tennant photograph them, but Gracepoint‘s writer, creator, and executive producer Chris Chibnall tweeted out the picture to share it with the rest of us Whovians.

The writing may be a bit hard to read, so here’s what the messages say:

From: Martha Jones
Message: Has information about Sally Sparrow.

From: D Noble
Message: Information regarding the library.

From: R. Tyler
Message: something regarding a wolf?

Check out the tweet after the break.

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Doctor Who classic episodes

I’ve been meaning to catch up on classic episodes of Doctor Who, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day. However, thanks to YouTuber Omni Verse, I can watch over 700 episodes of classic Who at the same time – from the First Doctor to the Eighth Doctor. The itty bitty squares are pretty much impossible to distinguish from each other, but it’s better than nothing.

Here’s how the episodes break down:

William Hartnell (135), Patrick Troughton (119), Jon Pertwee (128), Tom Baker (178), Peter Davison (71), Colin Baker (31) and Sylvester McCoy (42) episodes, and to round out the era, Peter Cushing (2) and Paul McGann (1)

Watch the video after the break.

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Forget saving for that trip to Disney because this is going to be the amusement park of your nerd dreams. BBC Worldwide is currently working with Paramount to develop a theme park on Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent. It’s slated to open near Easter of 2020 with rides, water attractions, a 2,000-seat theater and 5,000 hotel rooms. The $3.1 billion dollar endeavor will include various BBC properties and although nothing is confirmed, it’s a good bet that Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Top Gear will be a part of the fun.

See more pictures after the break.

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We’ve known that a female Doctor was a possibility ever since Matt Smith’s Doctor checked to see if he was a woman when he first regenerated, but it seems like Moffat is laying the groundwork to actually make it happen. Even better, he mentioned the need for one telling SFX:

“There easily could be a female Doctor. I think the next time might be a female Doctor. I don’t see why not. I think it’s good to do that.”

This seems to go along with what we saw in season 8 of the series. Not only did Clara impersonate the Doctor, but the Master became Missy. It might have surprised some fans, but it did not surprise the Doctor at all. Moffat told Wales Online:

“He doesn’t seem to register the fact that his old friend is now a woman. So obviously, he doesn’t think it’s a remarkable thing to happen.”

Although Moffat talked about a female Doctor as a real possibility, he chose not to speculate on the issue too much since Capaldi has only just taken on the role (and he’s really good in it). Still, for those hoping a female Doctor was in the cards, it’s looking more and more like the answer is yes.

Photo by LJinto.

(Doctor Who TV via io9)

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It’s that time of year. PJ McQuade, whose work we’ve featured in the past, has created a new batch of geeky cards for the holidays. It’s fun to send season’s greetings with faces from pop culture. New designs include Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in a Norman Rockwell homage, Boba Fett, Grand Moff Tarkin, Hodor from Game of Thrones, Ripley from Alien, and the many faces of the Doctor.

You can purchase the cards individually or in variety packs. Bonus: many characters from the cards are available as ornaments.

See more cards that let you send holiday wishes with fandom flair after the break.

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doctor who annual 2015

Today we are talking Moray Laing, Editor of the UK’s BBC Doctor Who Adventures magazine, and writer of the Official Doctor Who 2015 Annual.

As you probably know, Doctor Who annuals are a long standing part of the expanded Whoniverse, with one published each year to document another season of adventures in time and space. It’s full of stories, comics and puzzles designed for younger Whovians—but adult fans love to collect them as well. That having been said, we’ve asked Moray to answer a few questions that give us a glimpse into the creation of an annual.

Check out the interview after the break…

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donna noble

As Neil Gaiman recently reminded us, there’s been a dearth of female writers on the modern series of Doctor Who. The last episodes penned by a woman aired in 2008. However, Gaiman also revealed that Moffat was personally reaching out to female writers but was met time and time again with rejection and scheduling conflicts.

Thankfully, Catherine Tregenna was able to take on the challenge, joining Doctor Who’s ninth season. Huzzah! You may be familiar with her work on Law & Order: UK, EastEnders, and Torchwood.

I hope she’s just the first of many women to be added to Steven Moffat’s roster because it wouldn’t hurt the show to be approached from other perspectives.

(via Nerdist)

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You never know when you’re going to discover another nerd in your daily travels. Case in point: this note was left by a mechanic who worked on thetraciwho‘s car. Apparently, her car is adorned with all sorts of Doctor Who stuff, and the mechanic noticed. Clearly, he too is a Whovian which gave rise to the most brilliant customer note any mechanic has ever left ever.

See video clips of the references in the note after the break.

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The look of the Cybermen continues to evolve, but the writers behind Doctor Who still can’t find a way to make them truly terrifying. This concept art would help—it shows them with a much creepier look that, in some cases, emphasizes their former existence as humans.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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lego who regeneration

Matt Smith regenerated into the Twelfth Doctor at the end of last year. While I like Peter Capaldi, Smith was my Doctor and Doctor Who just isn’t the same without him. This CGI LEGO re-creation of the regeneration scene by YouTuber BlobVanDam goes through the raggedy man’s last few moments scene by scene with some comedic embellishments. There isn’t any dialogue but none is needed.

Watch the regeneration in the video after the break.

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