Hi Matt and Jenna!! I love your Doctor so much Matt and I can’t wait to see what Jenna brings to the table! :)
To the both of you, how does it feel to see cosplayers put a lot of time, money and effort into essentially copying and wanting to be you? Matt’s doctor has become a really popular one to do and even many Oswin’s have popped up. Do you find it flattering? Anything you’d like to say to the many doctor who cosplayers out there?
MATT: Yeah, I love cosplay. If you go to Comic Con, all the guys are in bow ties and tweed jackets or David’s old coat. Or they’ll be in an Oswin dress.
JENNA: I saw, the day before I moved to Cardiff to start this job, a little boy, a mini Doctor! A mini Doctor like literally walked past me with a screwdriver and everything. Just walking past me on the street.
MATT: I think it’s brilliant and it makes those events even more exciting for us to see everyone dressed up.
Doctor Who is on the cover of the annual “Fan Favorites” edition of TV Guide Magazine.
This is a sneak peek of the inside story.
accuracy beyond accuracy
Over the past month and continuing for another three weeks is Hypable’s BattleShips, a tournament where we pit fandom against fandom to see which relationship on television has the most support. It’s all about the chemistry between two characters and the love you have for them, so rally your friends to help support your One True Pairing (OTP)!
So far, we have seen Supernatural‘s Dean/Castiel, Sherlock‘s Sherlock/Watson and Merlin‘s Merlin/Arthur beat out Bones‘ Booth/Bones, Game of Thrones‘ Arya/Gendry and How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney/Robin respectively for places in the quarter-finals. Yesterday it was determined that Glee‘s Kurt/Blaine would proceed while Once Upon a Time‘s Emma/Regina left the competition.
Next up it’s The Big Bang Theory vs Doctor Who! Leonard/Penny and 10th Doctor/Rose have been chosen by the readers to represent their respective fandoms, but which couple can gather the most support?! It’s time to find out. So cast your vote below, and be sure you share the link with all your fandom friends – we’re sure they want the chance to support their ship of choice, too!
niptor asked: i think you should have a submit box :3
We don’t have a submit box but we have Fan Mail for submissions. We’d rather reblog you guise than take the
Tumblarity Tumblr love for ourselves.
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.
To all you fandoms out there, this was my fortune today
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!!!
I made a thing…
This is perfect in so many ways.
Who are the Fandoms?
They’re online royalty.
If the internet was US Weekly they would always be on the cover.
That one there? That’s Supernatural. They’re one of the weirdest fandoms you will ever meet. Damian followed a Supernatural Blog last year…
They asked me how to spell “Wincest.”
And that little one? That’s Sherlock. They’re totally crazy because their show runner invented psychological torture. The Sherlockians know everybody’s business. They deduce everything about everyone.
That’s why their fanon’s so big. It’s full of deductions.
And fanaticism takes a virtual form in Doctor Who. Don’t be fooled, because they may seem like your typical ship-crazy, feels-having, Sci-fi fandom. But, in reality, they are so much more than that.
They’re the time lords. The stars. The other two are just their little workers.
How do I even begin to explain Doctor Who?
Hypable has decided to take on the monumental task of hosting a fandom shipping tournament, where we pit ship against ship and fandom against fandom to see which relationship will emerge the victor. In our qualifying round we asked you to pick your top 10 favorite fandoms, and we decided that the race was so close we actually made it the top 16.
Round 1: Damon and Elena from Vampire Diaries
Round 2: Matthew and Mary from Downton Abbey
Round 3: Nick and Jess from New Girl
Round 4: Stiles and Derek from Teen Wolf
Round 5: Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory
Round 6: Merlin and Arthur from Merlin
Round 7: Castle and Kate from Castle
Round 8: Bones and Booth from Bones
Round 9: Aang and Katara from Avatar
And now Doctor Who gets its turn in our preliminary rounds to see which ship will represent each fandom in the final showdown.
Um… where’s our favorite ship?
Doctor Who is up for ‘Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show’ which is awesome. We want the show to win that one.
we REALLY want you to win the ‘Favorite TV Fan Following’ Award.
Because you guise deserve this. We just voted for you so go vote for yourselves. Srsly guise. Srsly.
Or, more accurately, the site is now taking forever to load.
That’s impressive (and speaks to how amazing a fandom you are.)
Can we nominate you for a separate award for this?
UPDATE 4:55pm EDT: It’s up again! GO GO GO!
Doctor Who is up for 'Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show' which is awesome. We want the show to win that one.
we REALLY want you to win the ‘Favorite TV Fan Following’ Award.
Because you guise deserve this. We just voted for you so go vote for yourselves.
(thx xxgoldie12xx for the heads up!)
Update 4:08pm EDT: I think we crashed the People’s Choice Awards site. It was up all day and then you started clicking through and it wasn’t.
There should be a separate award for that.
Update 4:55pm EDT: It’s up again! Go vote!
Earlier this week we posted Vulture’s list of 25 Most Devoted Fandoms. They’ve updated their coverage by hosting a
hilarious thought-provoking conversation between three superfans, Barnaby Edwards, a British expat and president of the Doctor Who New York fan group; Kim Rogers, a leader of the "Save Community" movement; and Brian Moylan, a pop-culture writer who has been recapping the Real Housewives for three years…
Vulture: I’ve gathered you all here today to argue over which of your favorite shows is the most worthy of an intense fandom. Let’s respect our elders and begin with the oldest show, the 49-year-old Doctor Who. Barnaby?
Barnaby (Doctor Who): I actually come from a place where Doctor Who’s been a part of my life since I was 6, so it really is like family. And I can honestly say that there is not a single episode of Doctor Who that I do not enjoy; no matter how dreadful, I can always find a piece of pleasure in it. And if I’m ever down, I can look through a great big list of episodes that go from drama to tragedy to comedy to adventure to action and find something that fits my mood. There’s always a Doctor Who story for it. That’s a pretty special thing.
Kim (Community): Fifty years; yeah, that’s amazing.
Barnaby (DW): You only wish you’d get five.
lol. The conversation also included exchanges like this:
Barnaby (DW): I actually tend to stick people right in the middle myself. My jumping on point for Doctor Who is always “Blink.”
Kim (C): Well, that’s a good one, too, like “Remedial Chaos Theory.”
Barnaby (DW): It’s absolutely, interestingly enough, like “Remedial Chaos Theory.”
Vulture: I don’t know if I like how well you guys are getting along.
Doctor Who is listed at #9
But no mention of Whovians on Tumblr?
POPULARITY: Holds Guinness World Record as world’s longest-running science-fiction television show, having debuted in 1963; currently broadcast in about 50 countries; current run launched in 2005, has won 30 BAFTAs, and six Hugo Awards; most downloaded series in the U.S. on iTunes in 2011.
FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS: 2.7 million
TWITTER FOLLOWERS: 263,000
FAN NICKNAME: The term “Whovian” has been in use since the eighties.
MAIN HANGOUTS: It can take an hour to sift through just one labyrinthine, 30-page thread on the message boards of Gallifrey Base. For more daily updates, there’s the Base’s sister site, the Doctor Who News Page.
AVERAGE DEMOGRAPHIC: In the U.K., Doctor Who was always a family program. However, in the U.S., the show’s earlier incarnations were mostly embraced by sci-fi-loving men who discovered it on PBS in the eighties. But since its 2005 revival, it has steadily continued finding a wider and larger audience; it now has a notably large female following, compared to other long-running sci-fi properties.
DEVOTIONAL PROFILE: From fan-run conventions (Gallifrey One in Los Angeles has staged an event yearly since 1990), to myriad fanzines (the Doctor Who Club of Australia has published more than 200 issues of Data Extract since 1980), and the stylish production of numerous fan films (the third and final part of a reimagining of the lost 1966 serial “The Power of the Daleks” was recently released online), the Doctor Who fan appears to be as resourceful as the series’ time-traveling protagonist.
Of note, Neil Gaiman is #18 (woohoo!)