I’m at Gallifrey One! Yippee! Also, real, live TARDIS that I have touched and, in a small way, helped put together. Also, I got a picture with the actors who play Vastra and Strax and they are wonderful.
Met the cutest weeping angel ever today. Never thought cute and weeping angel would be used in the same sentence. :-)
Perhaps the most touching thing that has ever happened to me ever? A girl around age 7 came up to me and offered me an “Ask me about Adipose,” ribbon.
I got down on one knee to talk to her; I asked her what she knew about Adipose. She replied, “I think they’re disturbing.”
Then she handed me a second ribbon that said, “Where’s Rose?” And said, “I want you to have another one because you’re my favorite Doctor.”
Her mother took photos of us together and those are forthcoming. What an awesome feeling. I can just imagine how Matt Smith feels. Such a cool little Whovian!
GEEKING OUT because right now MARK SHEPPARD is talking with my son, who is dressed like the Eleventh Doctor, and fixing his bow tie. OMG
TARDIS BIKE! First day at Gallifrey One is shaping up nicely
Day one at Gally and we’re already having a blast.
Also: I think we’ve mentioned this before but Daphne Ashbrook who played companion Dr. Grace Holloway from the 8th Doctor movie has a Tumblr.
We’ll be reblogging your tagged posts from Gallifrey One all weekend.
Word out of the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention is that there is going to be a web series of Community's Who-parody showInspector Spacetime. It sounds like it won’t be Donald Glover and Danny Pudi in the starring roles, however. Travis Richey, who plays the Inspector on the show within a show will be producing six episodes. [bessyboo via Charlie Jane]
Edit: Our own Charlie Jane Anders, who was at the panel, adds that there was a dramatic reading of the first webisode, in which the Inspector and Constable Reginald visit the planet New Seventh Earth Two, where they meet the Blogons, vanquish them with the Inspector’s “optic penknife,” and then run into a deserted warehouse where they get trapped. Apparently, later in the episode we’ll get to meet the Inspector’s arch-nemesis. The panel also included a slideshow explaining the long line of actors who played the Inspector: Christopher Lee in the 1960s, Stephen Fry in the 1980s, and Steve Carell in the 1990s TV movie.
Second Edit: Travis Richey, Inspector Spacetime himself, wrote in to clarify a few points:
Dan Harmon, Community, NBC and Sony have nothing to do with this web series. I pitched it to them after my first episode of Community, but never heard back from them one way or another. So I’m going to do it myself, with the help of fans. I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign in a matter of hours for an equipment budget, and the complete story can be read there.
My fave thing from Gallifrey by far was this Bigger than Life adipose! Can’t believe someone made this and got inside! Note: This photo is from the lovely “elleflies”! None of mine came out!
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.
Little Dalek from this past weekend’s Gallifrey One
picture taken by captaintish
Just a quick check in to let you all know I’m still alive - AND I wanted to brag about Tony Curran signing my exploding TARDIS poster, “If only van Gogh could see me now.”