Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Mark Gatiss at the Sherlock/Doctor Who BBC America booth signing at San Diego Comic Con 2013.
And you should print it out and laminate it because this is the kind of thing that comes in very handy in life.
Here Is The Doctor Who @ San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Superpost.
So here it is, a list of everything Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. We’ve got the big Doctor Who panel in Hall H, we’ve got exclusive Doctor Who merchandise at the BBC America booth (#3629), and (most excitedly) we’ve got the second annual Whovian party that we like to call the Doctor Who Fan Meetup.
Here are the full details:
BBC America’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
Sunday, July 21, 12:30-1:30pm
BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Whostars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, An Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.
Matt Smith will appear on Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors
Thursday July 18, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
A new generation of heroes has revitalized television. These daring, dauntless young actors have fans swooning and critics raving. Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Tyler Posey(Teen Wolf), and David Giuntoli (Grimm) discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.
BBC America Presents The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Fan Meetup
Saturday, July 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Block No. 16, 344 7th Ave, San Diego
Join us Saturday for a celebration of the Doctor Who community at the second ever Official Doctor Who Fan Meetup at Comic-Con. There will be Cosplay! There will be contests! and (of course) a roving Whovian photo booth! For details, check out the Official Doctor Who Tumblr.
A Conversation with Doctor Who @ Nerd HQ
Saturday, July 20, 2:00pm
Petco Park, 7th Ave and K Street, San Diego
Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat stop by NERD HQ to talk all things Doctor Who ahead of the 50th Anniversary Special premiering November 23, 2013 on BBC AMERICA.
Matt Smith to appear on the Nerdist Podcast Live
Saturday, July 20, 9:30pm
Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego
The Doctor, one more time before regeneration, back with Chris, Matt, and Jonah… yeah, one for the highlight reel. DO NOT MISS IT.
New and exclusive merchandise at the BBC America Booth (#3629)
Fans of Doctor Who will find an assortment of contemporary and classic licensed merchandise at Comic-Con, available at the BBC AMERICA booth, in addition to officially licensed Doctor Who partners’ booths. The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product launch exclusives that will be announced later this week.
Liveblogging, Livetumblring, and Livetweeting all of Comic-Con
The Doctor Who Tumblr, the Anglophenia Blog, and @BBCAmerica on Twitter will continue their tradition of liveblogging Doctor Who and the entire BBC family of programming at Comic-Con! Follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook for real time updates and announcements from Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and more!
The stretch of time between the announcement of a retiring Doctor Who actor and that of their replacement is a fevered one indeed. Every possible human entertainer with a face is examined by fans as a potential new Time Lord, then given the imaginary walkaround and twirlabout in a fanciful frock coat, and set to virtually run down a make-believe metal corridor to see if they leave the right kind of Gallifreyan chaos in their wake.
That’s what the past week has been like. Some truly bizarre names have already been thrown out there, including Tom Cruise and Simon Cowell. Then, over the weekend, two rumors erupted over the internet, the first claiming it was a three-way tie between Domhnall Gleeson, Daniel Kaluuya and Dominic Cooper, the second claiming Rory Kinnear had definitely got the job.
Samuel West threw his hat into the ring, claiming he had always wanted to play the Doctor, “and Hamlet. And I’ve done Hamlet.”
Radio Times had a poll, which Colin Morgan won.
And Neil Gaiman has expressed a wish that the next Doctor should not be an actor we’re already familiar with.
Meanwhile, Steven Moffat is quoted in the Radio Times as saying, “I haven’t a clue who it is, we’ve barely started.”
Read on for more.
BAFTAs: Steven Moffat on ‘Doctor Who’ Season Finale, 50th Anniversary, and New ‘Sherlock’ | Anglophenia
Doctor Who was feted with a special 50th anniversary tribute at Sunday’s BAFTA TV awards in London, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was on hand on the red carpet, where he chatted with our own Alan Moloney about Saturday’s highly anticipated season finale, “The Name of the Doctor,” the show’s 50th anniversary special, and the upcoming third season of Sherlock, the PBS adaptation he co-created with Mark Gatiss.
Congratulations are in order for David Tennant, who is now an Emmy nominee!
The actor, set to return to his role as Tenth Doctor in the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, received his first-ever Emmy nod today (May 1) when the 2013 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced, and it’s for a part for which he never had to show his face. Tennant is up for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for voicing the character of Huyang on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
For more details and a clip from his role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, click this here link.
btw, today’s 'Doctor Who's Day Roundup on Anglophenia includes 25 Who stories that deserve more credit, Five Reasons Why River Song deserves her own spin-off, and an interview with Mark Gatiss about The Crimson Horror.
Oh yeah, and details about these fantastic Doctor Who cookies.
One of the most appealing aspects of Doctor Who is that the reality created within the show is conceptually strong enough to handle the replacement of every single actor in it. This means that fandom and appreciation can be comfortably spread over the entire 50-year run. Second Doctor fans can debate their preferences with Sixth Doctor fans, and no one can be definitively wrong or right.
That said, there are a few good reasons why Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor, often comes out as the most popular of all of the incarnations in the classic series, an affection that sometimes rivals the more recent Doctors too.
Read the rest at Anglophenia
There’s some great info in this week’s Doctor Who’s Day Roundup from Anglophenia.
Go give it a read.
On Tuesday night (February 26) in Liverpool, BBC Worldwide Showcase paid tribute to one of the BBC’s most successful and long-running global franchises, Doctor Who, as the series heads toward its 50th anniversary this November.
Mark Williams (who played Rory’s father Brian in Season 7) hosted the Doctor Who Showcase Symphonic Spectacular, a celebration of Murray Gold’s epic music score for the show. Led by the boyishly Tennant-esque Ben Foster as conductor, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Sense of Sound choir made Gold’s compositions sound even more mythic. The soloists Daniel Keating-Roberts and Elin Manahan Thomas lent their voices to a couple of the numbers; Thomas was particularly moving with her soprano renderings of “Madman with a Box” and the gorgeous “Abigail’s Song.”
Oh America you dark horse you! Fancy keeping something this delightful hidden for so long!
Welcome, to anyone unfamiliar with her work, to the astonishingly nimble fingers of Austin, Texas’s crochet marvel, Allison Hoffman, who trades under the name Crafty Is Cool. Now Allison is not the first person to crochet or knit the cast of Doctor Who (remember the Doctor Who knitting circle part 1?), but she’s done such a bang-up job, it’s hard not to descend into outright dribbling worship….
See more pics over at BBC America
We’re well into the first month of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary year, and BBC AMERICA is celebrating this milestone with the launch of its Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited series. In its first installment on Sunday, January 27 at 9/8c, the channel will air the 1964 serial “The Aztecs,” which featured First DoctorWilliam Hartnell.
And to honor the 50th, we’re giving one winner a piece of recent Who history — a poster of the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, signed by starsMatt Smith and Jenna Coleman, executive producer Caroline Skinner, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat.
Click through for details on how to enter.
Jessica is playing a character called Emma Grayling, and the culture shock between her day job and the TARDIS was hard to take at first, as she explained to the Radio Times (magazine): “[It was] very different to Midwife. On Doctor Who, it was all mind machines and strobe lighting.
“But it was a magical experience and something I was very happy to do. It’s very different character and genre – you have to throw yourself into it and take it very seriously.
“I hadn’t realised what an institution Doctor Who is. I got offered the part and didn’t think much about it. Then you go on set and you see this blue police telephone box, and suddenly the weight of what you’re doing hits home.”
Luckily, Jessica had worked with Matt Smith already, and he made her feel right at home: “We had done a play reading together. He’s a brilliant actor. He has a very long career ahead of him. I like the fact that he brings a darker edge to the role of the Doctor – it’s not all fun and games.”
Let’s not all go mad at this news, as it’s quite a private matter for the people involved and personal gossip is probably best left to other (I’m not saying lesser, but, y’know, lesser) sites. But it seems the Tennant/Moffett family is growing larger, to the tune of one extra child.
Head of the household David (as long as his wife Georgia says he is, natch) appeared on Jonathan Ross’s chat show over the weekend and revealed she’s expecting their third child as a family, and second as a couple.
Again, not wanting to make too much of a public fuss himself, he simply said: “It’s lovely, very lovely. It’s exciting.”
So why is it so magical? What makes this time machine better than all the other time machines in time machine history (an unfinished history, written in non-chronological order for obvious reasons)? And can this information be organised into some kind of easy-to-digest list, for Twitter-addled brains to process, one nugget at a time?
I’m so glad I asked….
Read on at Anglophenia