The Doctor gets spiffed up for new season. As if Flopsy McEmohair wasn’t enough of a change, the BBC has unveiled a new logo/branding for Doctor Who. It’s a tad sophomore-year design project, but I kinda dig it.
Second verse, same as the first. Dollhouse is in trouble! How novel! The campaign is thataway.
Ride into Westeros. Horse-riding extras are needed in Northern Ireland for HBO’s A Game of Thrones later this month.
Geoff Boucher pointed out yesterday that David Tennant is heading to San Diego for the first time – ostenibly to promote his last spin as Doctor Who – and could that perhaps mean he’s won the lead role in The Hobbit? Others are taking the speculation as an excuse to crow that it’s a done deal, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
As for Peter Jackson, he’s denying that we’ll get any casting news at Comic-Con.
Boucher’s also running an opinion poll, where Atonement’s James McAvoy is just narrowly beating Tennant.
Here are some of the things I’ve micro-blogged over @clubjade in the last week or so.
Sci-fi raver chic, or… Eventually, some fan costumer is going to get their hands on this fiber-optic fabric, and we’re going to be seeing walking holograms at cons.
My god! “Star Trek’s entire history in all media over the last four decades has been nothing but revisions and reboots. ” And so it is. Fascinating stuff… And very familiar.
Speaking of a cycle of never-ending reboots… The companion for the new Doctor Who was announced last week. Quote of the hour: “…I feel like I’m going to be watching Doctor Nine Oh Who One Oh.”
For my peeps. Jezebel takes the TV teen queens of the early 90’s head to head. Blossom or Clarissa?
Geek decor. Twenty brilliant bookcases.
Wait. Seriously? No wonder Time Lords get only 13 incarnations – at this rate the Doctor is going to be prepubescent before 2018.
You Bent My Wookie’s collection of gingerbread… things… is not all geeky, but it is mostly geeky, and isn’t that the most important thing? Some of these have been around a while, but others – like the Star Destroyer above – are new to me. (via)
And just for the hell of it, here’s a Dalek Christmas tree. CELEBRATE!
Both Lying in the Gutters and SF Crowsnest are calling Eleven for Paterson Joseph, who has been considered a leading contender for the role. He is reportedly the favorite of new showrunner Steven Moffat, and would be the series’ first black Doctor.
Joseph did play a bit part in Series 1, but as anyone who remembers Hercules and Xena will tell you, that rarely matters.
Well, it’s official – he’s leaving after finishing up four specials, and a new Doctor will be stepping in sometime in 2010. Let the speculation
Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins read David Tennant some ‘explicit’ Who fanfic. His reaction is priceless. (via)
Russell T. Davies, who revived Doctor Who for the BBC, turned down George’s offer to talk about the Star Wars live-action series, according to SFX’s review of his new book, The Writer’s Tale. Given that every female Who fan I know is not that fond of the guy I’m not shedding any tears… (via)
Yes, seriously, knitting patterns. Which were free. Although it appears someone, not the originator (who was “furious” over that development) was selling them. Hmm. (via)