Closets can be crazy things- some are filled with clothes and piles of old shoes, while others contain gateways to other worlds (technically that one’s a wardrobe but hey.) The closet on the TARDIS probably has both.
We’d like to see what’s in your closet, in a very not-creepy sort of way. With Comic Con fast approaching and series 8 only six weeks away it’s time to start getting ready for all of those Twelfth Doctor and Clara cosplays, so today we’re presenting you with a challenge: dress up as either the Twelfth Doctor or Clara, but you can only use things you find in your (or a family member/friend’s) closet.
Take that old cardigan from last Christmas and repurpose it into a snazzy Twelfth Doctor Capaldigan* (that’s right, we said it.) Those boots your great uncle bought you for your birthday that you’ve never worn? Now they’re Clara Oswald boots!
When you’ve put together your brilliant costume, make sure to tag it with #DW Closet Cosplay and we’ll be reblogging some of our favorites over the next few days. Also, as this is part of the 30 Days meme we’ve been curating over the past several weeks, make sure to tag your posts with #30 Days of Doctor Who as well!
*bonus points if it’s made out of 100% rebel Time Lord
World Tour Updates- Korea & Australia
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will arrive in South Korea on Saturday 9 August, for the first international leg of Doctor Who: The World Tour.
A fan event will take place at the IFC Mall on Saturday 9 August, starting with a special screening of the feature-length first episode Deep Breath in multiple cinemas.
After the screening, Peter and Jenna will meet with fans in the atrium of the mall. The fan meeting will begin at 5pm and is open to all.
Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and his onscreen companion Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) will appear live on stage at the State Theatre, Sydney for a one-time-only fan event on Tuesday 12 August.
Join the stars for an exclusive Q&A hosted by long-time Doctor Who fan, Adam Spencer, and be the first in Australia to see Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor with a special screening of the feature-length premiere episode of the new series, Deep Breath. Fans will also be given the opportunity to put some of their own questions to the stars.
Sign-up to our newsletter at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour for pre-sale information. Tickets will be available for general sale through Ticketmaster from 11am on Monday 21 July.
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Isn’t this fantastic? We’ve all been nominated for mtvU’s Best Fandom Forever award alongside some other amazing fandoms like Batman and Lord of the Rings. As mentioned in the post, this is an award for the best fandom, which means that this nomination is about you. From the gif makers to the artists, the text posters to the casual watchers, all of you are the reason why we’ve all been nominated, and why we get to do all of the fun stuff we do every day here on Doctor Who Tumblr. For that, we thank you!
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"Clara tell me - am I a good man?"
The new Doctor lands, Saturday 23rd August on bbcone.
Surprise, the series 8 trailer is here! Head on over to BBC’s youtube channel to watch.
We understand there is leaked Doctor Who material on Tumblr. This is part of BBC Worldwide’s ongoing security investigation into leaked unfinished Doctor Who materials. This content is currently being removed and originates from the same Miami server disabled last week, it is not a new issue.
We’d like to thank the amazing Doctor Who fans who are continuing to keep fansites and social media spoiler-free.#KeepTumblrSpoilerFree
As part of the Doctor Who Comics Day celebrations, writer Nick Abadzis, artist Elena Casagrande, cover artist Alice X. Zhang and Doctor Who comics editor, Andrew James reveal exclusive secrets from the upcoming Tenth and Eleventh Doctor storylines and show never-before-seen art and concept designs. Plus, get your first look at interior art from the upcoming Twelfth Doctor ongoing series! Attendees will also get to watch an exclusive video surprise…
Every person who attends the panel will receive a special Doctor Who Comics Day pack and the chance to win cool Doctor Who merchandise, including exclusive SDCC items.
Location: San Diego Comic-Con, Room 23ABC
Day/Time: Saturday July 26, 3-4pm
For more details and information on signings, check out the full article here.
Being able to travel thorough all of time and space, The Doctor’s interacted with many real-life historical figures. From meeting Richard Nixon to fighting a Vespiform with Agatha Christie, he’s made a lot of important and famous friends.
But how has The Doctor affected their lives? How have these interactions shaped history without anyone even realizing it? Soon, we can get a peek at just one example with Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks.
Newly discovered entries and drawings in William Shakespeare’s journals reveal for the first time the astounding relationship between the great Bard and the Doctor.
Since his first adventure in 1963, the Doctor has enjoyed many encounters with William Shakespeare. Now, BBC Books has rediscovered notebooks, long thought lost, compiled by the Bard in which he divulges the influential role the Doctor played in his creative life. Here are the original notes for Hamlet, including a very different appearance by the ghost; early versions of great lines (“To reverse or not to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow”); the true story of how the faeries of A Midsummer Night’s Dream were first imagined; stage directions for plays adjusted to remove references to a mysterious blue box; and much, much more.
Lucky for us, our friends at Harper Collins were nice enough to give us 10 copies to give away to 10 lucky Whovians.
In honor of Shakespeare’s impressive portfolio (approximately 4 poems, 38 plays, and 154 sonnets that we know of,) you can have a chance at winning a copy of Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks by posting your own Doctor Who-related poem/haiku/limerick/etc.
And it’s okay if you’re not the best at writing poems, because it can be as simple as:
Roses are red, the TARDIS is blue.
This example is bad, how about a haiku?
Post yours in whatever format you’d like (text, recited in a video or audio post, drawn into a piece of fanart, etc.) using the hashtag #DW Poetry and we’ll randomly select 10 entries to win next week. We’ll be reblogging our favorites throughout the weekend, and the deadline is Monday, July 14th at 10AM EST. Good luck!
And we’re so so sorry to people outside of the Fifty States, but this giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia.) BBC America’s full terms and conditions can be found here.
Popular comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar is to join the cast of Doctor Who when the series returns to BBC One on 23 August.
Speaking about the role, Bhaskar said: “I’m thrilled to have made a small contribution to and now be part of the Doctor Who universe. Another dream box ticked!”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said: “I’m completely thrilled that Sanjeev Bhaskar is coming to the aid of the Doctor. The danger is never deadlier than in a finale episode, and the Time Lord is going to need all the help he can get!”
Filming is well underway for Series 8 of Doctor Who. Guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series include Michelle Gomez, Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris. [x]
Brace yourselves, Whovians: Long-running cult obsession Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Aug. 23 with a new star, Peter Capaldi, and a new attitude. Compared with Matt Smith’s previous Doctor, Capaldi’s lead character is “a lot fiercer,” says Jenna Coleman, who plays his traveling companion, Clara Oswald. “This man is a total adrenaline junkie.”If you don’t count John Hurt’s one-and-done performance in last year’s 50th-anniversary special, Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the show’s Doctor, a two-hearted alien who travels through space—and time—in his ship, the TARDIS, and periodically regenerates his outward form. The announcement that Capaldi would replace Smith was simulcast last August on Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor. For the most part the casting was received warmly by fans thanks to Capaldi’s Who-tastic résumé, including an appearance in a 2008 episode of the show and in the 2009 spin-off miniseries, Torchwood: Children of Earth. As one EW.com commenter wrote at the time, “If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you already know him.”The Scottish actor—whose other credits include World War Z and The Fifth Estate—then made the briefest of cameos in the anniversary show before debuting properly at the end of the 2013 special Christmas episode. His first official ep—the feature-length season premiere titled “Deep Breath”—is set in Victorian England and promises the return of the so-called Paternoster Gang, a trio of detectives made up of the dome-headed alien Strax (Dan Starkey), the lizardlike Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), and her human wife, Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart).
The rest of the article can be read here.
Eight years ago today, Doomsday aired on BBC One.
Jon Pertwee (1919-1996) who played the Third Doctor, was born on this day!
BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.
The new season of Doctor Who comes to BBC America Saturday, August 23rd at 8/7c.
Those outside of the US can watch the new teaser here!
Did you see the new Doctor Who teaser yesterday!?