Doctor Who and Orphan Black nominated for a Hugo Award!
An Adventure in Space and Time, Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”, Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor”, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication” have all been nominated for a Hugo Award in Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form!
The prestigious Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. (x)
The winners will be announced on August 17th at the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony. Congrats to all the nominees!
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT.
Tonight’s a big night on BBC America. The evening kicks off with the long-awaited SEASON 2 PREMIERE of Orphan Black at 9/8c. Follow the Orphan Black Tumblr and Orphan Black Twitter for the live Twitter and Tumblr of the premiere.
And at 11/10c watch a brand new episode of The Graham Norton Show premieres with the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield. Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
It’s a BIG night. Did we mention that already?
Raising the signal boost for an awesome night on BBC America.
Firstly at 9/8c is the premiere of a new season of Orphan Black. If you haven’t joined #Clone Club yet, you should. Here’s the trailer. We also highly recommend following the Orphan Black Tumblr. (Hi OBTumblr!)
At 10/9c is the premiere of The Real History of Science Fiction with SO MANY Doctor Who peeps! It’s narrated by Mark Gatiss and features Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan & Neil Gaiman as well as other fantastic people like William Shatner, Nathan Fillion and Zoe Saldana. Click here to read more about it on BBCAmerica.com.
And then things get spidey on Graham Norton. It’s going to be a really great night.
the brotp is strong with these two
Based on science and embellished by fantasy…
BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown.
Narrated by Mark Gatiss, and featuring new, exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Nathan Fillion, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner and more.
Up first: ROBOTS: What if our creations turn against us? The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series transports viewers from the first steps of Frankenstein’s monster to the threat provided by the Terminator and the world of Cyberspace.
Give this trailer the signal boost of all signal boosts!
Whoever does the magazine placement at B&N has their stuff together.
Oh hey look at that! Doctor Who magazine right next to this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly with Orphan Black on the cover. That’s very cool.
darvillz asked: OBTumblr, are you best friends with the DWTumblr? If not, I highly suggest it.
We are friends with DWTumblr! But it took time.
Orphan Black is kind of like a backwards Doctor Who.
Doctor Who - A series of men play one man, over the course of time.
Orphan Black - A woman plays a series of women, all at the same time.
One similarity is that none of them look alike.
Final Illustration for Text project: two thematically/visually linked film or TV posters
Brilliant Doctor Who and Orphan Black fan art posters.
Are you ready, #CloneClub?
Relevant to our interests.
It was not a good idea to tease my whovian friend about the wait for the 50th Anniversary. She looked at me straight in the eye and said :
Now I’m crying.
And that’s why you don’t tease other fandoms! Also because this:
Still, way harsh of your Whovian friend. Way harsh.
(Now we’re crying.)
If any other group of fans can relate to how hard it is to wait for a thing when you really want the thing and it feels like the thing is really, really far away, it’s Doctor Who fans. We’re here for you, Clone Club.
We just made up a new reality competition. It is called…
So You Think You Can Make Orphan Black’s Next Top Tumblr Icon?
OB fans create icons for the official OBTumblr in the hopes that their creation will be chosen as Orphan Black’s Next Top Tumblr Icon. In addition to this prestigious title, the winner will also get
a spread in Nylon magazine, the title of America’s Favorite Dancer, a show on the Las Vegas strip andPRIMO real estate at the top of fan browsers worldwide!
If you have icon ideas, post them to Tumblr with the tag #OBIcon. We will pick our favorite on Friday, and it will sit in a browser tab for all eternity (or at least until next year.)
They called us their fav!
Anybody want to help them design their new favicon?
au: the clones takeover television
Doctor Who and Orphan Black on the cover of the special San Diego Comic-Con edition of Entertainment Weekly
Please excuse this non-DW post but if you’ve seen Orphan Black, this is something you might want to get behind.
For Your Consideration: Tatiana Maslany, for All the Awards
We are pleased to announce the Extremely Unofficial Tatiana Maslany For All the Awards Campaign. We motion that all awards awarded be given directly to Tatiana Maslany, including, but not limited to:
Youth Indoor Travel Soccer Trophies
World’s Greatest Dad Coffee Mugs
Girl Scout Badges
Olympic Gold Medals
Desk Clocks Companies Give Employees for 20+ Years of Service
I Can Read! Certificates
TIME Person of the Year
Match.com Highlighted Member
…and so on.
You can participate in the campaign by creating homages/fan art/videos/interpretive dances to Tatiana right here on Tumblr. Tag it with:
#Tatiana Maslany For All the Awards
…and we will reblog our favorites. We will tweet them to the masses. We will Facebook and “Like” it.
Since this is an Extremely Unofficial campaign, we will be straight with you - we really want our girl to get recognized for her phenomenal work on Orphan Black.
So let’s go get her some awards, eh, Clone Club?
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This is your Saturday announcement that we will be livetumblring tonight’s 8pm ET BBC America Premiere of Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver.
For those of you who have never been to a livetumblring before, it’s where we post moments from the episode to the blog just as they’re happening on the broadcast.
And this may seem like a lot to deal with but because we’re livetumblring in real time — there is no way for us to avoid posting spoilers.
If you’re going to be liveposting be sure to tag your posts ‘spoilers’. We’ll be using the tags ‘spoilers’ ‘dw spoilers’ and ‘Nightmare in Silver’.If you can’t watch the episode until later this weekend, you can avoid spoilers by installing Tumblr Savior for your browser.
If you’re using the Tumblr mobile app or if the Tumblr Savior stuff seems alien to you, you should consider refollowing us after unfollowing us until after you watch the episode.
After the episode, stay tuned for a new episode of Orphan Black on BBC America and Space Channel at 9p EDT. Tatiana Maslany is kind of amazing in it. We’re kind of obsessed with her. So is Emma Roberts.
And at 10p on BBC America, it’s Space Week on The Nerdist so Chris Hardwick’s guests include astronaut Buzz Aldrin(!) and
cute Mars Rover Mohawk guy NASA Systems Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi(!).
Meanwhile, we will be posting behind the scenes clips and production galleries of today’s show along with the prequel to next week’s season finale, The Name of The Doctor.
Make us a fan sign, some fan art, a selfie with your Tumblr url. Post it to your blog. Submit it through this form. We’re collecting all of them through the end of next weekend and then we’re going to make a poster out of it for everyone to see whenever they come through the New York office of BBC America — Doctor Who cast, crew, writers, the BBC America staff, and us! WITH ALL OF YOUR GIFS AND ART AND COSPLAY AND EVERYTHING — YOU ARE THE STARS OF THE DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR.
So yeah. (This post feels really long today.) We’re going to go try to avoid our dashboard for the next few hours while the UK gets through their broadcast of Nightmare of Silver. Have a good day and see you at 8/7c for tonight’s all new episode of Doctor Who!