Richard Madden Surprise

Richard Madden was talking to Nerd HQ during San Diego ComicCon when he got a special surprise.  Check out 41:20 or so onward… wait for it!:

Sophie Aldred Interview

For you NuWho fans, Ace was the companion of the 7th Doctor.  She recently granted an interview with Doctor Who TV.

Hear it HERE

How can you not check out something with the tag “I beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat”?

Spinoff For Strax?

According to CultBox, Don Starkey (Strax) would be open to the idea of a spinoff for his character:

Dan Starkey has revealed that he is “certainly” interested in a Doctor Who spin-off featuring Commander Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny.

Starkey has now appeared as Strax in four episodes: ‘A Good Man Goes to War’, ‘The Snowmen’, ‘The Crimson Horror’ and ‘The Name of the Doctor’.

Speaking to Doctor Who TV about the possibility of a spin-off, the actor commented: “Certainly, I’d love to do a Paternoster gang spin-off show. That said, I’m sure that in the odd episode Strax could develop a perception filter so perhaps Neve and I didn’t have to spend so quite much time in make-up…

Discussing Strax’s future, Starkey added: “Strax has a glorious future of domestic servitude and violence ahead of him!”

Personally, I love Strax.  He makes me giggle.  I don’t know if a show with just those three would take off, but it would definitely be interesting to see.

Just don’t let the Stars network get ahold of it like Torchwood…

To The People Of Boston…

In the wake of the tragedy in Boston today,

I'm So Sorry

No, really.

I try not to bring current events here.  It’s not what this blog is for.  It’s about having a good time looking at Doctor Who stuff. This one, though, is personal.  I have family there I still haven’t heard from, and although I believe they’re perfectly fine I’m angry.  Innocent people lost lives for no good reason.  It wasn’t an accident, and it’s not okay.  I feel terrible for those people (dead, injured, or just plain scared), their families and friends, and for all of those who may not yet have word of their loved ones.  I also fear this will be used as an excuse for freedoms to be taken away under the blanket of “security”.  Remember that life will go on and that we can’t live it being constantly afraid.  Instead of letting this cause panic, lets worry about picking up the pieces… help these people get their lives back together, find out what went wrong, and do better next time.

Okay, I’ll get down off my soapbox now.  Please feel free to leave some encouraging comments here for the families and the people of Boston in general.  They may come across them and they may not, but I think we need to have at least one site where people aren’t fighting, just helping others through this.

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London Mapping

Jonn at Londonist has gone to all the trouble of mapping out all of the interactions with the Doctor in and around London by actor.  He’s been there even more than I thought.

Have a look here:

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Insulate Hat

Are you a knitter?  You can prep for next winter by making this Dalek themed hat:

Insulate Hat

Doctor Who Stamps

The UK has released a set of Doctor Who stamps.  Not just the various incarnations of the Doctor that have been put into stamp form, but even some villains, like the Weeping Angels (does that mean we can’t blink around the mail?).  Apparently the majority of them are available only in the UK, but some of them are available online for the rest of us:

Doctor Who Stampset

You can also get your letters stamped with special postmarks if they are sent from the home towns of each actor that played the Doctor.  I’d like to take a little trip…  Perhaps someone would be willing to send me a letter from each town with that actor’s stamp on it?  Just think, a letter from Northampton with a Matt Smith stamp and a Matt Smith postmark, for example.

You can see more details as well as a photo gallery of the launch here:

Stamp Release

Time For A Regeneration?

The Sun is reporting that Matt Smith may not renew his contract this November, leaving us to look for a new Doctor.  They’re speculating that after 4 years in the role of the Doctor, Matt wants to move into movies and leave us behind.  I’ll believe it when we see confirmation, but it wouldn’t hurt to prepare yourself.  Either way he has been talking about the Christmas special, so we can expect to see him in the role until then.

The Sun has tossed some suggestions for the next actor (or actress) into their article.  Personally, I don’t think I’d like a female Doctor.  Part of the charisma of the character is that he’s scatterbrained but comes up with the brilliant plan at the last minute (or stumbles his way through it) with his companion.  His companion is most often female with a massive crush on him.  Not always, but mostly.  To change the Doctor to a female would mess with that dynamic, even more than making him a ginger.

What do you think?

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Happy Birthday to Freema Agyeman

Happy Birthday to Freema Agyeman!

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The Stuff You Find Online…

I was looking around to see what kind of interesting things I could find, and apparently there was a guy out there collecting underwear from female cast members.  Thankfully his site seems to be down now, although in my sick curiousity I kept searching to see if maybe it had just moved or something.  I couldn’t help it!  It’s just so *wrong*.

Although the website seems to be gone, I keep seeing this quote pop up on sites which were talking about him:

I first started collecting knickers in 1983 when at the Longleat Exhibition I was sold a pair of Janet Fielding’s underwear by a make-up lady. But let me be clear on this; there is nothing “perverted” or “weird” about my collection. We all collect things we like, and I find knickers more personal than an autograph on the back of a plastic cup.

To date I have ninety four pairs of knickers which I think you’ll agree is a wonderful achievement! I have built this collection up by begging, borrowing and on three occasions stealing. I like to write to female Doctor Who celebrities for items of their clothing and over the years it’s become pretty clear to me that the way to ask is to not refer to their “knickers” but their “feminine undergarments”.

People are *always* asking me if I have any men’s pants from Doctor Who. I’d like to make it absolutely clear right now that I am not a gay pervert. Lots of my very best friends are gay but the thought of asking for another man’s pants is frankly dirty. To this end I rather hope I’ve heard the last of one cast member who continually *insisted* on sending me items of his clothing.

 Now, I’m all for weird collections, but this one to me is just disturbing.  I suspect that this guy may just have an underwear collection and is saying that’s where he got them, but we can only hope.