guYS I UNWRAPPED A CHOCOLATE BUNNY AND I CNAT BREATHE
The Nerdist did an interview this morning with John Barrowman, our very own Captain Jack Harkness, and here’s what he had to say about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor:
I think it’s very interesting, the way they’ve gone from Christopher to David and then Matt Smith — who was much younger — and now they’ve gone back to an older, Tom Baker-ish age Doctor, which I grew up with and so I think it’s interesting. I think it’ll be really good! He’s a fan of Doctor Who, and when you get people who are fans playing the roles it works. There’s no doubt that it works, so I have no fear that he’s going to be great.
That moment when you realize that David Tennant is one of us.
This is the best thing that has ever happened.
I keep this blog focused on my art and animation work, but just this once, I’m going to go on a slight tangent to talk about how uncommonly kind Peter Capaldi is.
Backstory brief: Last year longtime fan f***yespetercapaldi (speaking of uncommonly kind) spearheaded a Twelfth Doctor fanart/letter/photo collab on Tumblr and compiled all the contributions into a scrapbook, which she mailed to PCap for Christmas. More recently, he responded and those of us who contributed found ourselves receiving painted and autographed postcards like mine shown above.
Now, he could have drawn one picture, made photocopies for everyone and signed those and we would have been THRILLED. He didn’t do that.
He drew and painted this design multiple times by hand. He made sure each person had an individual, personally made piece. For a bunch of artists who know how much time and effort goes into our own art, it’s incredibly touching and unexpected. (And for me, he wrote both the worst and best thing he could have written, because drawing is hard but it’s worth keeping at it.)
Point is, Peter Capaldi is not just taking on his dream role; he’s aware that he’s just inherited a huge worldwide fanbase, and is trying his very hardest to do right by them. It’s a masterclass in class, so shoutout to the Doctor, for being the Doctor for us, before series 8 has even aired.
And now I have to keep drawing, dammit. Doctor’s orders.
Earthflight, narrated by David Tennant, is now available in the BBC America Shop!
David Tennant narrates this exhilarating adventure, filmed over four years with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and remote-control microflight planes. Feel your heart pound as you scramble with snow geese to escape the talons of a bald eagle above North America. Soar with cranes over Venice and the white cliffs of Dover. Sail over South American mountains, jungles and waterfalls with hummingbirds and condors. Circle with vultures high above African plains, and navigate a dangerous Himalayan pass with demoiselle cranes on their way to India. This wondrous aerial spectacle will make your spirits soar!
David Tennant narrating things is the best things.
so what do you say?
Doctor Who Series 7: The Bells of Saint John
#DoctorWho’s most musical slate #251 #teamtardis #whovians you guys are in for a treat. This Doctor is too much! #Peter capaldi (x)
Another update from Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink’s) instagram.
A Poem From The Doctor
Just won this guy!
His special ability amuses me to no end. And now I have played all the main story levels, so it’s time to go back for more characters and train everybody up.
Robb Stark. Clara Oswald. Together since 2011. (x)
Doctor who shoes that I painted!
I would probably wear them..if they were my size, next time I paint on shoes, I’ll make sure to go out to the shops and buy some shoes that fit!
(And i need to buy some paint that doesnt run when it rains…)