Archive for the Doctor Who Category

11th Doctor = this guy [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, news on January 4, 2009 by jetsamjr

So I arise this morning to discover that this fellow will be the 11th Doctor:

Doctor Who

His name is Matt Smith, and he’s 26. (26!!! That’s nearly my age several years older than I am!) I love that he’s so young – won’t that be interesting? He is also good-looking, which helps. But I’m no fan of his unruly Robert-Pattinson-in-Twilight-hair, or his strange are-those-prosthetics-or-what pointy elf ears.

Anyway, Matt won’t appear as the Doctor until, like, 2023 (actually it’s 2010), so don’t get too excited about seeing him just yet.

PS, during my summer staycation I watched the utterly enjoyable The Next Doctor. I am really really going to miss David Tennant when he leaves. Matt Smith, big shoes, etc.

The Next Doctor [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, neat!, spoilerama, video on November 16, 2008 by jetsamjr

The first two minutes of The Next Doctor were screened during the BBC’s Children in Need special, complete with boneheaded, cringy speculation about whether David Morrissey will be the 11th Doctor (or is it the 12th Doctor now?):

Man, I’m going to miss David Tennant.

[Via Planet Gallifrey]

“What are you doing here?” [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, hee!, video on October 15, 2008 by jetsamjr

I love it when nerds do nerdy things like this: some nerd has pulled together every “What are you doing here?” ever uttered in Doctor Who into one video. Apparently he made it as a birthday present for a friend:

Skip ahead to 6:50 if you only want to see the instances in the new series.

[Via kottke]

X-cellent [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, gossip, spoilerama on October 9, 2008 by jetsamjr

Patrick Stewart guest-starring in Doctor Who? Yes please!

(So long as he gets to camp it up a little. Stewart is awesome in serious roles, like X-Men. But he’s even more awesomer when he’s hamming it up, like Extras.)

Donna will totally be back [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, neat!, spoilerama on August 17, 2008 by jetsamjr

Catherine Tate has declared it’s probable that she’ll return to Doctor Who in one of the 2009 specials. Yay!

A Noble return [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, spoilerama on August 10, 2008 by jetsamjr

“Well-informed” sources claim that Catherine Tate has signed on to reprise her role as Donna Noble in one of the Doctor Who specials slated to air in 2009. Hmmm.

New companion bests David Tennant in enormous smile competition [Doctor Who]

Posted in Britannia, Doctor Who, spoilerama on July 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

Pictured at right: the Doctor and his new (temporary) companion, Rosita (played by the delightfully unpronouncable Velile Tshabalal), who joins him in the upcoming Christmas special. io9 has mildly spoilery details about the special’s plot here and here; the first link also has the scoop on what Steven Moffat had to say about the show at Comic-Con.

Sigh. I miss Doctor Who.