“Do you feel like you’re being watched?”
“It doesn’t matter because you’re about to forget that you and I ever met.”
Doctor Who: The Snowmen
It’s called the TARDIS
Watch the Songtaran Carols video here.
If you want to know about Jenna’s backstory, this interview is the one to read. It’s also just an awesome trip to the set through the eyes of a Whovian:
It’s a very odd thing, going to the set of Doctor Who in Cardiff. For a start the BBC is so secretive about the programme’s storylines that virtually no one is allowed access, and I have to sign various forms in advance stating that I will not reveal a single thing about any of the plot I am going to witness.
I am not even sure if I am allowed to mention anything at all, but I think it’s fair to say the TARDIS is bigger than I thought it would be and the sets are more wobbly. Also, it’s freezing cold and it takes an inordinate amount of time for anything to happen. Matt Smith, aka the Doctor, leaps in and out of the TARDIS about 20 times before the action moves on. It must be, I think, an utterly exhausting programme to work on.In fact, as soon as a new Doctor is announced, people start wondering who will be his successor. The same goes for his companion.
It is also, without doubt, phenomenally successful. The doctor and his ‘companion’ may change but as the years pass the essence of Doctor Who remains the same. It is the key to the programme’s success, the madcap secret storylines and the fact that somehow, within all the mayhem, the viewer is taken on an emotional rollercoaster. We become invested in the Doctor and in his crazy adventures.
This ‘Must Read’ is as must ready as it gets.
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Also: we are now declaring this the official Doctor Who Tumblr holiday greeting this year: Sontar-ho-ho-ho!
Last week we held the first Doctor Who Tumblr ‘WHO&A’ with the cast of Doctor Who — Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman. Fan submitted questions by posting them to their own blogs using the tag ‘Tumblr WHO and A’. We then spent the next 48 hours sorting through the (3600+!) questions and then sat down with Matt and Jenna for over an hour so that they could answer some of their favs.
We want to give a HUGE thanks to everyone who took part in the Q&A. This Q&A was the first of its kind and definitely not the last. Every question, every ‘like’ and every ‘reblog’ made this happen. It’s this kind of turnout that makes the cast and crew of Doctor Who want to participate in stuff like this. It also shows how we Whovians are the best fandom on Tumblr.
This here is a megapost of all 37 of their answers. To save everyone’s sanity, we put the whole thing behind a ‘Read More’.
So go ahead — click the Read More to read more:
Hello Matt and Jenna! A quick doodle for you. My question is: Which of your characters would win in a snowball fight?
MATT: Pfft, there’s only one winner…
MATT & JENNA [simultaneously]: Me.
MATT: Are you joking?? [JENNA: Are you kidding?]
MATT: Alright, let me tell you the advantages I have. Wisdom, 900 years. Height. Pace.
JENNA: He is clumsier!
MATT: Man, there wouldn’t even be a fight.
JENNA: No The Doctor would get it wrong. He’d melt it by accident. Like, you’d think you’re gonna do it really really well and then suddenly something would go wrong. Or you’d get distracted or you’d come up with this incredible, amazing plan and then like stumble over a rock and then I’d win.
MATT: Definitely not…. Agree to disagree? Doctor. Come on, we all know Doctor.