Well, the BBC tried to bribe us all into being quiet about spoilers when the DVDs shipped early and it looks like we were all good little girls and boys and got our reward. According to Stephen Moffat,
Well, no bad manners here! Two hundred and ten Doctor Who fans kept the secret, and many, many more fans helped. I wish I could send you all flowers, but I don’t know where you live (and, given our record, you really shouldn’t be sharing private information with us). So instead, if we can get our act together – and I forgive you for thinking that’s a big if – there will be a little video treat released on the Doctor Who site later tonight.
See the video of Matt Smith and David Tennant, both as The Doctor, talking about being The Doctor, after the break…
We know that geeks can be really passionate about their particular nerdery and we’ve found a perfect example of that mega battle in the war between the Norwich Sci Fi Club and the Norwich Star Wars Club.
It seems Norwich Sci Fi Club treasurer Jim Poole lined up for an autograph from Doctor Who actor Graham Cole, but there was a problem. The convention the Doctor Who actor was signing at was hosted by the Norwich Star Wars Club and they didn’t take too kindly to a rival fan group showing up.
Apparently, words were exchanged. In the word of the Metro writer: “More than a dozen fans from the rival groups – including several in fancy dress – were involved in bitter exchanges outside the venue.”
In other words, geeks in cosplay got into a war of words with other geeks in cosplay over turf.
::grin:: Gotta love it.
On the plus side, no one was hurt, everyone’s fine and will live to fight another day.
(Photo and story via Metro UK)
You might not know The Doctor, but just in case a blue box arrives in your yard someday, you can learn to write his language so you’re prepared. Loren Sherman created this chart that shows how you can write her version of Gallifreyan in just nine “easy” steps. If you’re looking for a an official translation, well, that could be a bit trickier since there isn’t one—but who cares? Being able to write Gallifreyan is still brilliant!
Check out the guide after the break.
One of the cool parts about Doctor Who is how it’s always in motion. The actors change, the TARDIS control room changes, and the opening credits change. Personally, I’m not a fan of the current version. It’s okay, but this imagining by VFX artist Xandercom is simply spectacular. He did this for free and all by himself. Let’s hope Steven Moffat has someone give him a phone call.
Watch the improved intro after the break.
This is absolutely the most brilliant university ad that has ever been created. It’s for the University of East Anglia which just happens to be Matt Smith’s alma mater. He studied drama and creative writing there, graduating back in 2005. They have a pretty impressive list of graduates, but I think graduating a Time Lord really does have all the others beat.
Some lucky Doctor Who fans who pre-ordered the season 7 DVDs received their shipments three weeks early. Oops. That means they know what happens in “The Name of the Doctor.” Steven Moffat has promised a big revelation in the episode, and BBC doesn’t want it spoiled.
BBC Worldwide made a statement about the error and is investigating why it happened:
“A small number of US Doctor Who fans have received their series seven part two DVD three weeks early,” BBC Worldwide said in a statement.
“We are asking fans who may have the discs not to divulge plot details so that fellow fans who have yet to see the episodes do not have their viewing pleasure ruined.”
If it’s not enough to be polite for the sake of being polite, they’re also offering a reward if the secret is kept safe and sound until the finale airs. Moffat promised there will be a special new video featuring Matt Smith and David Tennant together.
Steven Moffat has promised if fans help keep the finale’s secrets, we’ll release a special video featuring Matt & David right after the ep!
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 12, 2013
It’s likely that they planned to release this video anyway, but just in case—keep your traps shut, everybody! It’s what River Song and the BBC want.
We’ve been getting more and more of a look at the interior of the TARDIS each week on Doctor Who, so here are some close up shots of the amazing control panel (you know, just in case you were planning to install a replica in your home). It’s absolutely beautiful but I want to know what all the buttons and knobs and levers actually do to maker her fly. I bet The Doctor doesn’t really know either.
See interior shots after the break…
Are you a superhero or a Disney character or a Transformer or a Starfleet Captain or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Gandalf? Regardless of which genre you come from or who you are, there’s room for you in the TARDIS. The Doctor will keep everyone safe.