Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy at the “Lords of Time” conference in Auckland, NZ.
Now Rassilon found the Eye of Harmony, which balances all things, that they may neither flux nor wither nor change their state in any measure. And he caused the Eye to be brought to the world of Gallifrey wherein he sealed this beneficence with the Great Key. Then the people rejoiced. [The Deadly Assassin]
In November 2013, Big Finish will be releasing Doctor Who: The Light at the End, a very special 100-minute story to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. Tom Baker (1974-81), Peter Davison (1982-84), Colin Baker (1984-86), Sylvester McCoy (1987-89) and Paul McGann (1996) will all reprise their roles as, respectively, the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors, whose paths suddenly intersect when they face imminent destruction.
“We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion,” says writer, director and executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “and it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.”
The Doctors will also be joined by a number of their regular companions: Louise Jameson reprises the role of the savage Leela, Sarah Sutton plays the scientist Nyssa, Nicola Bryant is American botany student Peri, Sophie Aldred is streetwise kid Ace and India Fisher returns as Edwardian adventurer Charley Pollard.
“And that’s not all,” says producer David Richardson, “because Geoffrey Beevers is back to create mayhem as the Master, and there will be a number of appearances from some much-cherished old friends from the TV series…”
Doctor Who: The Light at the End will be released in two different versions. A five-disc limited special edition comes with two hour-long documentaries, plus The Revenants, a Companion Chronicles tale which began life as a free Doctor Who Magazine download. It’s performed by William Russell, who starred in the very first TV story as Ian Chesterton. The special edition comes in beautiful special packaging, and will include a number of exclusive professionally photographed images of the cast.
The standard edition comprises two discs, featuring the two hour-long episodes of the story.
Disclaimer: these are not meant to be defining characteristics of each Doctor. They are all meant to be facets of his personality overall :)
The collection marks the 50th anniversary of sci-fi show Doctor Who, with all 11 Doctors getting their own first class stamp.
Four of the show’s most notorious villains, including the Daleks and the Cybermen, star on the second class set.
The show first ran from 1963 to 1989. A successful revival returned it to Saturday night schedules in 2005.
Andrew Hammond of the Royal Mail said the commemorative selection “pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years, as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular”
“I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren’t there.” Happy Birthday Paul McGann!
(via Doctor Who Facebook)
Better quality pic from London Expo, my Eighth Doctor with the Dalek. Quite pleased with how the costume looks in pictures that aren’t from my cameraphone. :P
Marry me. Please.
This is the post that started it all. A chance reblog, with a wonderful comment, and it got us talking. One year later, we’re boyfriend and girlfriend, completely in love, devoted to each other in every sense. We often say that we’re each other’s ‘42’, because she is my life, my universe, and my everything.
We’ve had the chance to meet in person and spend three wonderful weeks together. Next year, I’ll be going over to America to spend time with her, and soon, she’ll be living here with me. We’re going to spend the rest of our lives together, and I couldn’t be happier.I really am the luckiest guy in the world. I have a beautiful, intelligent, funny, and well, let’s face it, pretty sort of marvellous girlfriend, and it’s all down to posting a pic on Tumblr! :P
Happy Anniversary, my soulmate. I love you so much! You have my hearts. Plural.
I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the 8th Doctor being fabulous.
Because everyone seems to like “The Lonely God”, I thought I’d post a few more from that series, which I called “Scenes that Never Happened.” Basically, I wanted to create images around which scenes could be built (and a few of them I did indeed take and build a story around later). These were all done with ink and marker and then touched up in Photoshop.
Paul J. Salamoff is a former special effects artist from Burbank who now works as a writer and producer. He’s also the owner of the TARDIS console from the 1996 Doctor Whotelevision movie starring Paul McGann. This weekend, he unveiled the refurbished prop at Los Angeles’ annual gathering of Whovians, Gallifrey One.
It makes sense that Salamoff, who gave the prop a new life with the help of two other fans, would choose Gallifrey One for the big reveal. A Doctor Who aficionado since childhood, Salamoff has been attending the convention for at least 15 years. While this convention still flies a little under the media radar, Gallifrey One is becoming better known as more and more people in the U.S. are obsessing over the long-running British sci-fi franchise, which on BBC America.
It was a long, arduous process that one of Salamoff’s cohorts documented on his blog, but the response was worth it. The eighth Doctor himself, McGann, stopped by with his son to play with some of the controls.
Paul McGann as The Doctor in the television movie Doctor Who
I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren’t there. - Eighth Doctor