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Tennant And Smith Questions

David Tennant and Matt Smith “answer” fans questions on The Graham Norton Show.  I laughed way too much at this… several times… in a row…

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Wow, traffic has sure dropped off since the 50th!  We had a major spike the day after The Day of the Doctor aired, but then traffic dropped off to normal levels.  Well, pre-50th hype normal levels.  Don’t worry, I’ll keep trying to find cool stuff to share 😉

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TARDIS Terrarium

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Fan Made Posters

What people can do just amazes me sometimes.

This one was for The Day of the Doctor (released prior to the episode)

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And this for the Christmas Special

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Group Shot

A little pick-me-up for Thursday 🙂

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Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty

After the 50th aired, there was an “after-party” show.

I haven’t found a link to the whole thing, but here’s a clip where they tried to talk to One Direction live:

For what reason they wanted to talk to them, I have no idea.  But this was terrible.  I have to give credit where credit was due – Matt Smith fielded a horrible question quite wonderfully.  Aside from them (the show-runners themselves) just not knowing enough to give up, we were also subjected to one of the boys readjusting himself on camera.  Seriously?  Poor Steven Moffat had his head in his hands.  He looked horrified, and rightly so.

On a side note, I’m rather impressed to see that Matt Smith shares my affection for crazy socks.

There were a number of technical glitches during the show, some more glaring than others.  All in all, some of it was pretty painful to watch.  At the same time, it was nice to see some former Doctors and all of those companions.  I understand there’s a link where you can watch it if you’re in the UK (I’m not) so that’s an option for you if you’d like to try.

Oh, and I’ve seen a few other reviews of the show… and mine is really nice in comparison.

Warning! #dontbuythesun

If you’re trying to avoid Christmas spoilers, don’t by the Sun today!

My understanding (I haven’t seen it) is that they’ve basically published everything.  I like the odd rumor and such, but I don’t actually want to see everything.

50th Pre and Post Shows

I didn’t get to see the pre and post shows, but they’ve been archived so we can still watch them.  Now to just find the extras we saw in the theater…

More Numbers

Entertainment Weekly has some more numbers for us:

The Time Lord has conquered the box office.

A special nationwide 3D screening of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary TV special “Day of the Doctor” grossed a stunning $4.8 million at the U.S. box office.

What makes this particularly impressive: That’s from one night. The 75-minute “Day of the Doctor” screened in 660 theaters as a one-night-only special event Monday and averaged $7,155 per location, with 320,000 tickets sold. Granted, the tix were $15 a pop, so that certainly helped.

In fact, the BBC’s cult favorite show was the No. 2 movie in America on Monday, behind only The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Its gross is nearly as much as The Wizard of Oz in 3D made during its entire run earlier this year ($5.5 million). And it was more than indie fav Much Ado About Nothing ($4.3 million) or bomb The Fifth Estate ($3.3 million).

And don’t forget: This screening was two days after the episode had already premiered on BBC America, so most fans had already seen it. On limited Saturday screenings, the show racked up $204,000 in the U.S. box office and $2.9 million at the UK box office.

“It’s incredible that Doctor Who has made history once again, setting record numbers across the board on BBC America, in social media, and now in theaters. It’s a testament to the fans and their dedication for Doctor Who,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing, BBC Worldwide North America.

Doctor Who wasn’t too scruffy in the TV ratings either. A total of 2.4 million viewers watched the special’s first telecast at 2:50 p.m. ET on Saturday, breaking BBC America’s ratings records. That total rose to 3.6 million once including the show’s encore.