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The great gallery of geek gingerbread

Gingerbread Star Destroyer

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!

Rumor: New Doctor Who already cast?

Paterson JosephBoth 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.

Someone who’s not writing for live-action Star Wars

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)

How not to make friends and influence VIPs

One hopes this is only your standard overblown celebrity news ‘reporting,’ but according to Digitalspy.co.uk, Doctor Who star David Tennant has a stalker who has written a science fiction version of Hamlet co-starring herself, harasses his co-stars (he’s currently working on a more standard version of the play,) and claims to have left her husband for the star.

“She insists that both the Doctor and Hamlet are aliens in a hostile universe, who are terrified of being alone. But she will save him by being his Rose or Ophelia.

“Sadly, the only thing she and Ophelia have in common is their madness. And David is afraid, very afraid.”

It’s creepy as hell when fangirls pull this stuff on the internet, but to cross it over to the real world and the real people… Ugh. (via)

Who’s Crafty?

We’ve already pointed you to the crocheted Dalek.

But of course there’s more. You can knit a Dalek. Or a TARDIS; the picture of the finished TARDIS includes some Dalek cookies to boot. And there’s another TARDIS pattern as well.

Want more? There are good pattern roundups for knitters and for crafters.

Waaaay back in the distant past of geekdom, lots of people were knitting Dr. Who scarves, a tradition that has re-ignited. There are lots of patterns floating around on the web. Check out the pattern roundup if you need help figuring out how to knit a garter stitch scarf.