You already know I’m a total geek, right? So this won’t shock you:
I’ve wanted one of these lifesize cardboard standups of the Doctor ever since I became a fan. Problem was, they only seemed to sell them in the UK, and shipping was just a bit too much (as in hugely too much) expensive. So when I recently discovered they had crossed the pond, and were now selling on American Ebay…I had to do it.
BBC America has announced that their broadcasts of the new series of Doctor Who will start on April 17th. The date has been reported in the Hollywood trade paper Variety, and has been confirmed on BBC America’s website and Facebook page.
The start date for UK broadcast has not yet been officially confirmed. There are reports that a trailer has aired with the date of April 3rd, but this may have been broadcast in error. The BBC’s official position is that the series will debut “at Easter”.
I’ve long been a friendly internet stalker of Aimee Major Steinberger. I love her various blogs, her art, her costume-making skills, and I adore her book on Japan. I didn’t think anything would make me want to go to Japan, but this book did! Plus, she’s a gardener, anime/cosplay fan, and a Dr Who fanatic.
Recently on her blog, she offered copies of her sketchbook for $4 – and, if you ordered one, she would do a sketch of your choice in the back. Yes!
Here’s my copy:
And here’s a copy of the sketch she did for me personally:
Yes, you know it….of course I asked her to sketch the 10th Doctor!
And speaking of the Doctor, don’t forget that tonight is the US premiere of The Waters of Mars on BBC America. I’ve seen it, and it’s marvelous.
If you’ve been following this blog at all, you already know I’m addicted to Dr Who, and absolutely adore David Tennant in the role. With only two more episodes (3 more in America) with my beloved Ten as the Doctor, I’m feeling the heartbreak.
However, I came across something that gives me a reason to look forward to Eleven: 18th century Venice! This article is google-translated to English, so it’s kind of…interesting to read, but oh, the PICTURES! Besides it being my favorite place in the world, this is (possibly) my favorite time period for costuming. If I like Eleven anywhere near as well as I do Ten, this episode will be a heavenly hour.
It’s official. The US release date for the next Dr Who special “The End of Time” part one is December 26th (on BBC America). We get it only ONE DAY after the Brits!
I’m feeling a lot of excitement and a lot of pure dread. This is probably going to be the second hardest hour of entertainment television I’ve ever watched – the first hardest being part two.
And speaking of heart-breaking television, I’ve just watched the latest episode of Supernatural. I have to say, this show has been pretty dang gorgeous all this season, mingling the brilliant spoofs with the dire end-of-the-world business. (Last week’s show was genius, with the boys visiting their own fan convention and mixing it up with all those “Dean and Sam” cosplayers!) But what they did tonight? With Jo and Ellen? Just so not fair. I need cheering up after The Waters of Mars, not more reasons to reach for the tissues!
November 15th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, that’s in the UK; the Americans will have to wait until “around Christmas” for the episode to air on BBC America. Some Americans, that is: I will of course be watching it online on the 15th. And again around Christmas, and again when it’s released on DVD. Because I’m just obsessed that way! 🙂
Still no word on when the actual air date of the new Dr. Who special “The Waters of Mars” is, but there is an excellent (and crazy-spooky) new trailer. Go watch it here. The last few seconds gave me chills….
And in annoying movie news, the release date for Sherlock Holmes has been pushed back until Christmas Day. Why do they always have to tamper with the release dates?
Have you heard of Polyvore? It’s an incredibly addictive time-waster. But also incredibly fun.
From the brochure:
“Polyvore is a free, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching images from anywhere on the web. It is also a vibrant community of creative and stylish people.
Polyvore lets you create sets composed of individual images using an easy to use, drag and drop editor. After you have created a set, you can publish and share it with your friends and the Polyvore community.”
Here’s a sampling of “sets” I found in a quick browse through. Some are pure fashion fun:
Some are artsy-awesome:
And some are just obsessed. With certain television shows.
In case you can’t tell, that’s David Tennant as Dr. Who, standing in the winged nimbus of light. 🙂