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.
Me and the Doctor…together at last. 🙂
US Start Date
BBC America Announces US Start Date
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!
This does contain some slight spoilers for the season 5 episode “Waters of Mars”, so don’t watch if you don’t want to see them!
Can one feel chills and be completely heartbroken in the same moment?
They just keep releasing news in little snippets!
BBC America will be airing “The Waters of Mars” on Saturday, December 19th.