December 18th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
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!
Filed: geek life · star wars
Tagged: doctor who · fanmade · food · gingerbread · holidays
November 26th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
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.
Tagged: doctor who · rumors
October 29th, 2008 by Dunc · 5 Comments
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
Tagged: doctor who
October 17th, 2008 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins read David Tennant some ‘explicit’ Who fanfic. His reaction is priceless. (via)
Tagged: doctor who · fan fiction · slashing action · video
September 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · 4 Comments
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)
Filed: star wars on tv · tv
Tagged: doctor who · george lucas · live action series · memoirs · nonfiction · reviews
May 9th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
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)
Tagged: crafts · doctor who · legal
January 11th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
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)
Filed: fandom · people
Tagged: doctor who
December 9th, 2007 by Yav · No Comments
Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, says that writing an episode of Dr Who “sounds like enormous fun.”
Speaking of Pullman, the LA Times has an interesting article on the appeal of fantasy films, including The Golden Compass, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
Tagged: doctor who
October 24th, 2007 by Dunc · 2 Comments
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.
Tagged: crafts · crochet · doctor who · knitting
October 8th, 2007 by Dunc · No Comments
These guys are big on lists lately – this time, it’s their forty most memorable aliens. Ewoks and Max Rebo make the list, as well as other familiar faces like Doctor Who and Mr. Spock.
Filed: star wars · tv
Tagged: doctor who · ewoks · lists · star trek