The TARDIS and Clara have a relationship. Actually I don’t think we’ve talked about this in interviews before. It’s something that’s running through the series.
Instead of it being like, “Does so-and-so like Clara?” The TARDIS and Clara have a bit of a face-off. So, the Doctor is obviously bringing back somebody new. I think we’ve done a whole additional content scene of me talking to the TARDIS, and the TARDIS is making fun of Clara. They kind of have an argument. They’ve got a relationship individual to the Doctor where they have a dialogue.
Listen up, kiddies.
You see this? This is the current standings of TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorite Awards.
Notice how Doctor Who is #2?
Notice how that makes it not #1?
I don’t know about you lot, but I see that as a problem.
Remember this poll?
Well you did it, Whovians! You got Doctor Who on the cover of not one but two major U.S. magazines this year!
As revealed this morning by our friends at Good Morning America, the winner of our 2012 Fan Favorites cover poll is… BBC America's Doctor Who! Congratulations to the show and to all the fans who voted! The issue goes on sale later this week.
Issue hits stores later this week.
There are two fandom related things going on right now: the TV Guide “Fan Favorites” contest to determine which show gets on the cover of their magazine. and the People’s Choice Nominee for Favorite TV Fan Following.
You don’t know how excited we are for these two things as they’re not just about the show but they’re also about this fandom. PEOPLE MUST KNOW THE POWER OF THIS FANDOM.
We’ve actually traveled across all of the BBC, from the studios on the other side of the building to the cafeteria just around the corner. And everywhere we went we saw BBC employees and asked them to vote for you. But if the Doctor Who Tumblr became a legend, then that’s wrong because our blog isn’t important. There’s something else — the fandom that compelled us to go out there. The fandom that made us walk 500 miles. That fandom’s name is the Whovians. And they continue to reblog stuff about the show so many times, and remind everyone on Tumblr that they’re there. The fandom never stops. The fandom is kind of all over the place (especially with their AU memes). The fandom never asks to be thanked. But we’ve seen the fandom. We know the fandom. We love the fandom. And we know what they can do.
No hold on…
Sorry, that’s Martha’s speech from ‘Last of the Time Lords’ — but you know what you need to do! Go vote for all the things!!!
You know that wonderful feeling you get when Doctor Who shows up in American mainstream media?
MAKE IT HAPPEN AGAIN.
GO GO GO GO
Are you ready to land the TARDIS on TV Guide (#LandTARDISonTVGuide)? Doctor Who is nominated in TV Guide’s Fan Favorites Cover Poll, and you can help make some history by voting regularly.
With the upcoming Christmas special, we’re ushering in a new era of Who with a brand-new inhabitant to the TARDIS. If Doctor Who does take its rightful place in time and space on TV Guide’s cover, what questions would you ask of stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman (a.k.a. the Doctor’s new companion)?
TV Guide is conducting a ‘fan favorites’ poll to determine who ends up on the cover of their “fan favorites” issue. We got on the cover of Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. Let’s try to go 2 for 2!
Click here to vote.
Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith appeared to be every bit the rock star as he graced the stage for TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites panel.
The panel’s roster included stars like Community‘s Joel McHale, Castle‘s Nathan Fillion, Nikita‘s Maggie Q, Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey, Spartacus‘ Liam McIntyre, Fringe‘s Jasika Nicole, Grimm‘s David Biuntoli, and The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies.
But all eyes were on Matt as the audience took to the podium to ask questions. And we mean that literally every fan question was directed at Matt. (If we downed a shot for every time the words “This question is for Matt Smith” were said during today’s TV Guide Fan Favorites panel, we’d wouldn’t be posting right now. We’d be hospitalized.)
This is a great writeup. Go read it over at Anglophenia
The BBC America @ San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Superpost: Doctor Who, The Nerdist, new merch, and more!
BBC America is excited to announce our return to San Diego Comic-Con with a Doctor Who panel in Hall H, new exclusive merchandise, and special events at the BBC America booth #3629!
Here are the full details:
Doctor Who Panel and Q&A
Sunday, July 15, 12:30-1:30pm
BBC AMERICA’s (@BBCAMERICA) Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return to Comic-Con for a panel and Q&A moderated by Doctor Who pundit and creator of the Nerdist, Chris Hardwick. They will be joined by star Arthur Darvill, who’s making his first pilgrimage to SDCC, along with award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and award-winning executive producer Caroline Skinner (The Fades). As fans eagerly await the new season’s premiere, BBC AMERICA has learned that Steven Moffat and team will be bringing something very special with them to reveal to fans in Hall H.
Matt Smith to appear on TV Guide’s Fan Favorite Panel
Saturday, July 14, 1:00-2:00pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Indigo Ballroom
TV Guide magazine returns with another all-star panel. Moderated by editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV’s hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Nathan Fillion (Castle), David Giuntoli (Grimm), Joel McHale (Community), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Maggie Q (Nikita), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), and others.
BBC America & Tumblr Present The Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup
Saturday, July 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Basic - 410 10th Avenue, San Diego
Tumblr loves Whovians and Whovians love Tumblr! Join us Saturday for a celebration of the Doctor Who community at the first ever Official Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup. There will be Cosplay! Giveaways! and (of course) an animated gif photo booth! For details and RSVP, check out the Official Doctor Who Tumblr.
The Nerdist Celebrates Comic-Con on BBC America
New world premiere specials of BBC AMERICA’s The Nerdist kick off with two back-to-back programs on Saturday, July 28 - The Nerdist: Comic-Con at 9:00pm ET/PT and The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys & Games at 10:00pm ET/PT. Host Chris Hardwick joins special guests in a comedic roundtable discussion of all the things that nerds love, from pop culture to news, tech trends and more.
The Nerdist continues in August with premieres of The Nerdist: Tribute to Science on Saturday, August 4, 10:00pm ET/PT. In The Nerdist: Tribute to Nerd Girls on Saturday, August 11, 10:00pm ET/PT and The Nerdist: Tribute to Time Travel featuring COPPER’s Tom Weston-Jones, premiering Saturday August 18, 10:00pm ET/PT.
Announcing a new series of Doctor Who specials!
Ahead of the new season of Doctor Who, BBC AMERICA will premiere new Doctor Who specials - The Science of Doctor Who, The Women of Doctor Who, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who, and The Destinations of Doctor Who - as part of the Supernatural Saturday programming block starting Saturday, August 4, 9:00pm ET/PT.
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 including: bobble heads, a lunchbox with travel mug and multiple t-shirt styles.
Liveblogging, Livetumblring, and Livetweeting all of Comic-Con
The Doctor Who Tumblr, Anglophenia, and @BBCAmerica will continue their tradition of liveblogging the BBC America experience at Comic-Con! Follow them on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook for real time updates and announcements from Doctor Who, The Nerdist, Copper, and more!
We will be updating this post with new events as soon as they’re confirmed so come back.