Amy Pond is little Alice and the Doctor is the Cheshire Cat in this mash-up. It’s the work of James Hance, the man behind the hugely popluar Star Wars/Winnie the Pooh mash-up Wookiee the Chew and these Doctor Who portraits. His latest work is a bit of perfect casting, with the Doctor knowing everything while Amy looks up, curious about it all. The image is available as an 18″ x 12″ print in his store so you can have this beautiful work for your very own.
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The news of Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who was met with immediate speculation about who would replace him as the 12th Doctor. No one really knows, except for apparently Wil Wheaton. He recently wrote the following on his tumblr:
Am I the only person who knows who has been cast as the next Doctor, and who has known this was coming for several weeks? I figured that if it filtered down to me, it must be common knowledge among people who matter.
…now I feel kind of special. Yay me.
What a tease! Wil does know folks like John Barrowman who might have the inside line to the next Doctor so it’s very possible that he does know the next Doctor’s identity. Wheaton’s comment was in response to news that the odds are 7/1 that Chiwetel Ejiofor will be the 12th Doctor. As for Ejiofor, when asked about his willingness to play the role he responded,
“Yes, of course. It’s always good to be asked to come back to London and do great stuff not only in television but in theatre and film too.”
So, Wil Wheaton knows something we don’t and he seems to be very interested in the idea of casting Chiwetel Ejiofor as The 12th Doctor. Could this be the casting rumor that turns out to be true?
(Wil Wheaton’s tumblr via The Mary Sue)
Maurice Moss is one of the uber-nerdy IT guys on the hit British show “The IT Crowd” and he’s up for the task of being your next Doctor. He recently posted the following on his facebook page:
I am writing to inform you that I am available to take over immediately as the next Doctor. I’ll even bring my own sonic screwdriver (mine actually works).
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Note that, like every IT guy worth his salt, he has a screwdriver at the ready. He says his actually works, but so does The Doctor’s. Sometimes you just have to try turning it off and on again.
(Maurice Moss’ Facebook via Geeks are Sexy)
Did you feel a bit overwhelmed and confused by what happened this season on Doctor Who? Take comfort in the fact that the season was weird enough that there’s a random plot generator that spits out potential episode plots that make no sense, yet make perfect sense at the same time. The season was just that clear, or convoluted, depending on your point of view. Here’s the plot I got on my first try.
The Doctor promises to take Clara to The Ood-Sphere, but the TARDIS team are immediately surrounded by aliens with guns. Isolated from the Doctor, Clara goes on to uncover the secret of the last Rasillon’s son. A large spaceship appears in the sky and unexpectedly saves the day. Richard Branson has a cameo part.
Warning: You will waste an incredible amount of time playing with this thing.
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…
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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.
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…
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It’s not actually a rumor but a photograph tweeted by Freema Agyeman and it could start a lot of rumors. It’s got Agyeman, who plays recurring Doctor Who character Martha Jones, along with Noel Clarke who plays her husband Mickey Smith.
There’s also a boy who presumably plays their child. Does this mean that they will appear in the 50th? These questions and more will be answered way off in November when we finally get to see who is and who isn’t in the most talked about Doctor Who episode ever.
If this picture is what it seems, it still gives us hope that other characters like Captain Jack will appear as well.
You just can’t trust what Steven Moffat says about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode. Here’s what he said in a recent interview.
“It is important you don’t turn it into a fanfest…We can’t make this all about looking backwards. It’s actually got to be the start of a new story.”
Despite the whole look forwards not backwards thing, the villains of the episode are the Zygons, who we haven’t seen in 30 years! According to the BBC,
Aside from flashbacks these malevolent shape-shifters have only appeared once before, threatening Earth in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons. Despite the fact that their solitary outing was over thirty years ago they remain a popular old enemy and in the 2010 episode, The Pandorica Opens, they were amongst the massed aliens said to be gathering above Stonehenge. Later, in The Power of Three, we learnt that Zygons had one of their ships under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and apparently replaced half the staff with imposters! But this time they really are back.
So we’re getting a blast from the past as a part of our new story, no matter what Moffat may be telling us. He’s trickier than a Hobbit.
(Den of Geeks via The Mary Sue)
Is he or isn’t he? According to the latest reports, John Barrowman will not be appearing in the 50th Anniversary Episode of Doctor Who. Barrowman tweeted the news, saying simply:
Although he’d previously tweeted that he’d be involved in the anniversary events, he quickly clarified that “Re 50th I didn’t say in what capacity or what medium so stay calm and carry on.”
Word was that the BBC wasn’t pleased with his initial comment. Clearly, they got to him.
Even Steven Moffat said in a recent Entertainment Weekly interview that, “It is important you don’t turn it into a fanfest…We can’t make this all about looking backwards. It’s actually got to be the start of a new story.” So, start wiping your tears now because it looks like we aren’t going to be seeng good old Captain Jack anytime soon. Then again, the BBC might just be playing games.
(blastr via The Mary Sue)