Saturday, December 29, 2012

DOCTOR WHO Coming Soon Teaser 2013


The recent Christmas Day Special for Doctor Who marked a major turning point for the fantastical science-fiction series. After solving a Victorian-era crisis of man-eating snowmen, the Doctor decided to set aside his grief and track down another iteration of Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman), a woman he has seen die twice in two different time periods.

Though the second half of this season of Doctor Who won’t air until April of 2013, the show has wasted no time in drumming up interest in the upcoming episodes. As such, BBC released a trailer for the back half of season 7 on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

An (old) New look for Series 7 Cybermen *SPOILERS*

I reported back in November that Neil Gaiman was going to be writing the new Cyberman story for the 2013 portion of series 7 and that he would be making them "scary" again... well we might not have any story line but we do have a glimpse at their new (old) look....

After watching the Christmas Special (and not giving away any SPOILERS) you can definitely see that there's homage to the classic series, particularly from the new title sequence.  I cant wait until series seven begins (I heard it would be around April) if just to see what else Moffat has come up with...





I still honestly think we should see a return of the classic Cybermen, we've already established that these new series Cybermen are from an alternative universe, where as the Original Cybermen were from the Earths Twin Planet Mondas, so we could very easily incorporate that into a story line....

*Cybermen fans might also be interested in my limited edition Cyberman Canvas Print - Click here


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Royal Mail To Celebrate 50 Years Of Doctor Who With Stamp Series









March 26th 2013 will see Royal Mail celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science fiction series in TV history - Doctor Who - with the launch of a special set of 11 stamps.
The stamps will feature each of the actors who have played the role of the Time Lord over the last 50 years. The stamp design will see the face of each Doctor appearing out of the iconic swirling screen idents, made famous by the opening credits of the TV show. The first two stamps are in black and white, as the first two incarnations of the Doctor were broadcast in monochrome.

Featuring on the stamps are the present Doctor, Matt Smith, as well as David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison,Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

In addition to the 11 stamps featuring the Doctors, a five stamp miniature sheet will also be available. In the center of the sheet is a stamp featuring the Doctor’s space and time travelling machine, the world famous Time and Relative Dimension in Space or the TARDIS as it is more commonly known. The remaining four stamps feature some of the Doctor’s most famous foes; a Dalek, a Cyberman, an Ood and a Weeping Angel.

Andrew Hammond, Managing Director, Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail, said:
“We are delighted to be able to celebrate this remarkable 50th anniversary. These stamps pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular.”
Fiona Eastwood, Product Development Director, BBC Worldwide Consumer Products said:
“The Doctor Who stamps are the perfect way to mark and celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved programme. The collection is really impressive, and I am sure they will delight all Doctor Who fans.“

The stamps launch on March 26th 2013, but fans can pre-order today by registering
at www.royalmail.com/doctorwho.




Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Gallifreyan Wedding for the Ultimate Doctor Who Fans [pics + video]


Jennifer Anderson and Edward Winterrose are a couple of huge Doctor Who fans that are not only madly in love with not only Doctor Who, but with each other.
Apparently they decided to get married earlier this year at Dragon*Con in a Gallifreyan wedding ceremony featuring the two of them in their Gallifreyan cosplay and a TARDIS in the background.
If that wasn’t enough, these lovebird Whovians also had a pretty epic Doctor Who wedding cake and Doctor Who inspired wedding invitations!
Gallifreyan Wedding
Doctor Who Gallifreyan Wedding
Gallifreyan Wedding Cake
Doctor Who Gallifreyan Wedding Cake
Gallifreyan Wedding Invitation and Cake
Doctor Who Gallifreyan Wedding Invitation and Cake
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The NEW TARDIS interior

Ive been tryign to keep away fromt he spoilers, and such for this years Christmas Special but over the past couple of weeks the BBC have been teasing us with cropped imaged of the new TARDIS interior which is due to make its debut this Christmas Day.  Today they finally gave us the console and WOW, it is very different from the 2005 rebooted version and the newer Strampunked version introduced with Matt Smiths Doctor.... in fact in my opinion it looks like maybe they were paying a little homage to Classic Who... is this the start of the 50th Anniversary celebrations??

So in order they were originally released:




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Two New Designs coming to Gimmicktees.com early next year

So after so much success with my Christmas Design t-shirt I decided to go ahead and create some more tees, I personally find the simpler the design the more effective it can be on a Tee....

I dont entirely remember how the idea came to me, I was walking about Target when I just thought how cool this would look, as soon as I got home I rushed to my computer and started working on the design... in case I forgot it later... and from my Dalek idea came a Cyberman design....



Now these arnt the final designs but give you a good idea what Im going for, for the final T-Shirt print Im going to have dates and such figured out as accurately as possible based on the television series and some of the literature.

Also, although this is primarily a Doctor Who blog I wanted to share another SciFi design I came up while asleep last night, this morning I rushed to the laptop again before I forgot it...




I'm thinking of a few more, and maybe Ill put a series of these together

Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman talks 'Doctor Who'

By Aaron Sagers, Special to CNN
updated 11:52 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2012
Jenna-Louise Coleman plays Clara Oswin on "Doctor Who."

(CNN) -- Batman had Robin, Holmes had Watson, Han Solo had Chewbacca; iconic heroes have iconic sidekicks who keep their main man sane and humanized, while providing the audience with a proxy. But whereas the Lone Ranger only had one Tonto, "The Doctor" from 50-year-old British series "Doctor Who" goes through a lot of "Companions" -- so much so that new arrivals are met with fan anticipation and anxiety.

Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman, the 26-year-old actress who officially steps into the role of sci-fi sidekick on the popular BBC America show's Christmas Special. Known to American audiences from the April 2012 ABC miniseries "Titanic," and for a brief role in 2010's "Captain America: The First Avenger," she joins "Doctor Who" as Clara/Oswin, a companion to The Doctor, a mysterious, human-looking "Time Lord."

Played by Matt Smith, he journeys through "Time And Relative Dimension In Space" in his aptly-named ship, the TARDIS -- which looks like a blue British police call box on the outside, and is as iconographic a vehicle as the U.S.S. Enterprise, Millennium Falcon or DeLorean. Launched in 1963, change and evolution is part of the show's DNA. When a lead actor steps down, The Doctor essentially dies and is regenerated into a new body, but as the same character with a new actor portraying him. Smith is the 11th to do so. However, over five decades, more than the 30 companions have been unique characters with their own back-story. The Doctor invites them on adventures across the "time vortex" to face monsters and save worlds. As they retire or die, fresh ones are needed to keep the him company.

Although she is only the latest of companions, Coleman's debut comes during a unique moment during "Doctor Who." Gracing the covers of TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly as a fan favorite, garnering a cover mention in "Rolling Stone" as a best fall show, ranking as iTunes' most downloaded TV show in the U.S., packing the house at San Diego Comic-Con International, Coleman arrives as the global brand has become a bona fide hit in America -- and immediately following the death of popular predecessors Amy Pond and Rory (played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill), Smith's first companions.

Coleman played a surprise role in last September's season premiere -- as Oswin, a different character from Clara, but one connected to her -- and takes on full companion duties in "The Snowmen" Christmas episode, airing December 25 at 9 p.m. ET. A mysterious woman with a secret, Clara is a feisty, flirty foil to a grief-stricken, apathetic Doctor.

"We see him having just lost the Ponds, and he's not in a great place," said Smith. "He's lost his mojo a bit, and his sense of adventure, and I think this season certainly looks at him rediscovering that fire with Clara."

Smith added he is excited for fans to see the developing chemistry between him and Coleman, as well as the "real intrigue" behind the mystery of Clara's identity. And just as the nature of "Doctor Who" is change, Smith said fans will also embrace Coleman's Clara.

For her part, Jenna-Louise Coleman has already embraced her role as a companion. During a recent interview at BBC America's Manhattan offices, she offered insight about her character and her relationship with The Doctor, and weighed in on Clara's soufflé obsession, driving a spaceship, her Bond Girl moment and Christmas traditions.

Can you share a moment when you felt the enormity of stepping into this popular world?

You see "it" everywhere and you're used to it, like I was used to seeing Matt's face all over the place. But, when I was auditioning, being sat on the Tube and you see the posters, and it was always like he was pointing at me . ... (But) there's not very much time to analyze as you go. It is only now that I feel like I've just been playing with all my mates for the last couple of months, and then suddenly, I'm like, "but people are going to see this," you know?

What would you like to add to the legacy of the show as Oswin/Clara?

I like that it's not plain sailing. Like (executive producer Steven Moffat) was saying, it's not very interesting if you come in and it's like this friendship straight away. He's been very clever in creating a mystery, because, no matter what, it's always going to be hard to bring in somebody else into the show, when Matt, Karen and Arthur started out together, and you're used to seeing them on screen together.

How would you define your character's relationship with The Doctor?

I like that she holds her own. You know, The Doctor's this amazing man, and she's like, "You know, cool. I think you're amazing, but so am I." So, it's a nice double act.

Has Karen offered advice on joining the show?

She's been really supportive. ... She came to the screening in New York City with Matt, and when Oswin was on screen, she texted me saying it was great. (But) from interviews I've seen of Karen, she was saying she didn't want to, because she wanted me to have my own experience. I did want to be like, "What do I need to know? Tell me everything!" But she's been really cool about it.

There was never a realized romance between The Doctor and Karen's Amy, but your character gets flirtatious straight away, right?

It's been interesting how it's changed Matt's Doctor. There is a natural bounce between them, and a flirtation, and attraction. But, again, they've always got this friction because they're a bit magnetic and drawn to each other, but she can't quite figure him out. He's got loads of secrets and he's always looking at her, trying to figure her out.

Can you tell me about the first meeting between you and Matt?

He's with the same agency as me, so my agent said, "You're going to be reading with Matt and he's lovely. He'll take care of you." I walked into the room and he's just like, "Heeeeyyyyy," and gave me a big hug. He really helped me out in the audition. I've read with other actors in auditions before, but Matt really got involved so it was like we were both auditioning together almost.

This is an iconic franchise, but are there other big franchises you'd want to step into?

Totally! I'd love to be a Bond Girl. I did have my Bond Girl moment -- well, what I thought was going to be, but it was very much a "Doctor Who" version. Like being on the back of a motorbike, but then we've got the goggles and the hat, so it was like "Doctor Who's" take on James Bond.

Have you played with any cool sci-fi gadgets on the show, like the TARDIS?

There are certain parts of the TARDIS which I love. We've got these new kind-of rolly balls, which is my favorite. But my character got to drive the TARDIS at one point!

In the long list of "Doctor Who" monsters, what's your favorite?

The Weeping Angels. It's the concept (that they only move when you aren't looking at them). But there's one at the end of this season -- it's a new monster, and I'd say you have to wait and see that. That one is my favorite, so far.

One of the things we know about your character is her love of soufflé. Have you tried making one?

I had to be baking one in a scene recently. So I got the Google up and tried to figure out exactly how to do it, take it kind of really seriously to make sure I've got, like, the whisking right. But maybe that's what I should do over Christmas.

Is it odd returning to a "normal" world after living in The Doctor's?

"This" life is so exciting on a daily basis. Everything's so dramatic every day, and it's the end of the world every week. You're either running or there's a snow machine or rain machine, or you're in a harness and you're on wires. ... On an off day, I find that I get bored quickly, like, "Where's the Cybermen?"

The "Doctor Who Christmas Special" is something of a tradition -- do you have others you'll keep?

There are 13 of my family going to a cottage, so we'll be there watching. It's one of my grandmum's favorite shows, so it's big for her. But normally I get home from London and I haven't seen my family for a little while, and me and my mum always wrap the presents the night before with a glass of Bailey's. That's my favorite tradition at Christmastime.

What did your grandmother say when she learned you got this role?

I auditioned for Amy's best mate in it, and was pretty close to getting the part, and my grandma was absolutely devastated I didn't. So, we came back around, and I don't think she can believe it, actually. It is quite surreal for her, and she's quite looking forward to meeting Matt.

What do you anticipate that encounter being like?

My grandma's going to mess up his hair. She's going to be patting him and hugging him, and Matt's going to have really messy hair for the rest of the night.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Where Should Fans Of Modern WHO Start If They Want To Try Classic WHO?




Believe it or not there are superfans of Modern Doctor Who that have never seen the classic series. It's true!

I imaging the hesitation to try the classic series is - where to begin? Normally the correct answer is - at the beginning.  However, for Doctor Who I would recommend a more unorthodox approach. Let's start in the middle.  

What could be more appropriate then approaching your viewing of Classic WHO with a 'timey-wimey' approach?  

I've given this a lot of thought (too much actually). My recommendation for what the first classic series serial
a modern Who fan should watch is -  Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks.

Why "Genesis of The Daleks" ?
  • Familiar Mythology:  Just watching this one Classic WHO episode of Doctor Who will increase your appreciation of Modern WHO as you obtain the backstory and mythology upon which all future Dalek stories are built.
  • Familiar Faces:  For some, part of the hesitation in starting to watch Classic Who is jumping into a show with decades of backstory and completely new characters.  However, Modern WHO ties into the mythology of Genesis Of The Daleks (GOTD) so strongly, new viewers may be suprised how many faces they recognize.
    • Sarah Jane Smith - Modern WHO fans were introduced to Sarah Jane Smith as a previous  companion of The Doctor who he was particularly fond and close with.  She is the companion in this adventure. Find out why the Doctor (and WHO fans alike) loved Sarah Jane.
    • Davros -  Davros is introduced in Modern WHO as a major enemy of The Doctor and the creator of the Daleks. This is the very first introduction of Davros.
    • The Daleks - Modern WHO fans are very familiar with the Daleks. This is considered by most one of the greatest Dalek stories ever told in either series. It also tells the tale of the origin of the Daleks. Great backstory for new fans.
    • The Time Lords- Modern WHO fans have heard a lot of mention of The Time Lords in the new series and even caught a minor glimpse of them.  This episode will show new fans what The Doctor's relationship with the Time Lords was before they disapeared.  
  • The Fourth Doctor: It can be argued that the Fourth Doctor was the greatest Doctor of Classic WHO. What isn't debatable is that he was the most popular of the Classic Series and the most iconic. If you're going to dip your toe into Classic WHO, you can hardly go wrong with Tom Baker as your first Classic Doctor.
Genesis Of The Daleks is really the 'Empire Strikes Back' installment of the Time War. It's a great bridge between the Classic and  the Modern series. It features characters, themes and enemies that have crossed over into the modern series. 

Bottom Line: In my opinion, if your a fan of Modern Who and you watch 'Genesis Of The Daleks' and it does nothing for you - you can probably save yourself some time and come to the conclusion Classic WHO is not for you.  Genesis Of The Daleks is one of the greatest serials of the classic series. If you're not impressed with GOTD, there's no pleasing you.

However, if you love it. Tweet me and I'll tell you what to watch next !!!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

What the cool geeks are wearing - Doctor Who Christmas Sweater Design

Well this is a first...

A design I came up with will be on sale from December 10th to the 16th on http://www.gimmicktees.com


There's a number of different Doctor Who 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' designs circling the internet at the moment and I've seen at least one appear on my regular t-shirt parody websites but I'm sure you've seen me comment before about how I wish there was more homage to Classic Who and less Bow ties and Fezs...

So I decided to create my own version, not a copy but my very own 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' design.  Now its not exactly Classic Who but it does have a couple of Classic Who references as well as new series.

This design includes:

  • Classic Daleks and New Paradigm Daleks
  • Both 10 and 11 Screwdrivers
  • Killer Christmas Trees
  • K9
  • Cybermen
  • The Weeping Angels
  • The TARDIS and
  • An Ood



Monday, December 3, 2012

DOCTOR WHO has won TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites poll!


Big news announced this morning on Good Morning America:

DOCTOR WHO has won TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites poll!



GMA’s host noted that DOCTOR WHO was “overwhelmingly” voted by the fans to top their Fan Favorites Cover.

Congratulations to Whovians everywhere on this huge accomplishment – and huge thanks for all the voting & support.

Although I must say the most shocking part of all this, at least for me is finding out that the TV Guide is still in publication....

Don’t miss the All New Christmas Special, “The Snowmen,” on Christmas Day
Tues Dec 25 at 9pm/8c only on BBC America.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

What the cool geeks are wearing - Soufflé Girl by MeganLara



Today's $10 Tee deal of the day over at http://www.teefury.com/ is this Oswin/Soufflé Girl shirt by MeganLara
 
The sale began this morning at 00.01 EST and will continue until midnight tonight where this design will no longer be available on this site.  And like most DW themed shirts its already become a 'Popular Item' based on only the sales of the past few hours.