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.
Is that a dalek with a lightning shaped scar on its forehead?
It’s the Dalek Who Lived.
plot twist: harry potter was a dalek the whole time
Helmic regulator again….
NASA probe “Curiosity” lands on Mars [moments from now]. I’ve seen this Doctor Who episode. I know how this ends! I’m glad my blood type is not A positive!
Talking what’s next for the time traveling series and how this year’s Con is treating them.
A fantastic video, a humorous look back at childhood, and proof that all Whovians are ridiculously creative.
This is relevant to our intersets. (Mild NSFW for language)
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Matt Smith as The Doctor
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Philip Glenister as Gene Hunt
Avengers: United Kingdom
No molemen, rock people or ice giants? Some educational poster.
Awww, Dalek is going home for Christmas.
Reblogging mostly because of the source post: a Tumblr that describes itself as “a short collection of Angel art”
“Are the peoples of this world guilty of any crime by the laws of the—”
Dame Helen Mirren has been speaking to the Daily Star. But that’s not the only shocking piece of news. No, apparently the award-winning actress wants to star in Doctor Who as the first female Doctor.
The Stars quotes Mirren as saying: “I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.”
Matt Smith previously name checked Mirren as one of the stars he’d like to see on the show.
“Helen Mirren would be great in Doctor Who,” he said. Adding “also Eric Cantona and Vincent Cassel – he would be number one actually.”
Couldn’t fall asleep last night so I played a little bit of the Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time app on my phone.
So, yeah, that didn’t help the insomnia much.