Title: Shriner's Convention
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Author's Note: "It was a glorious mess, everybody wears a fez, the parade stretches out for a mile...
As I was driving to see the Anniversary Special, this old song came on the radio and sounded exactly like the Doctor.
"Shriner's Convention" is a hilarious Ray Stevens song about a man causing all kinds of havoc and disruption at a Shriner's Convention. And it occurred to me, "What if that was 11 and River?"
Listen to the song below, then find out what was really
going on in the background:Meanwhile Back at the Motel...
The Doctor bounced out of the Tardis into the motel room, happy as a grig, fez on his head and still waving like he was still in the parade... (Read More...
A new Radio Free Skaro episode!:
The long, long wait is over. Doctor Who celebrated 50 years of thrilling us all with the adventures of a madman with a box in high style, with not only “The Day of the Doctor”, but also the stunning “An Adventure in Space and Time” and Peter Davison’s “The Five(ish) Doctors”, a whimsical treat for lovers of both the classic and new series.
Let’s not forget that 94 countries and many movie theatres simulcast “The Day of the Doctor” on Saturday, and for the first time ever the Three Who Rule are able to relay what it felt like to watch a big-screen adventure with the Doctor(s) surrounded by the love of many, many fans cheering and whooping at every twist and turn.
It was indeed a monumental week, but there’s still the Christmas Special and the end of Matt Smith’s run in a month, and next week a special RFS from Chicago TARDIS! Allons-Y, Geronimo, and for God’s Sake, GALLIFREY STANDS!
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The following represents my suggestion of what order to watch episodes of the new Doctor Who
and its spin-offs, Torchwood
and The Sarah Jane Adventures
, to keep the events of each show roughly synchronized for the sake of their occasional crossovers. This version is current through the 50th anniversary special in November 2013.
Some introductory notes:
1. Doctor Who
as a television show ran from 1963 to 1989, with a follow-up feature film released in 1996. Some people like to watch some or all of the earlier material before beginning with the "rebooted" show that began in 2005. This list is focused only on the modern, rebooted version of the show, although if you are interested in my recommendations for which pre-2005 stories to watch first, you can find that list here
2. Doctor Who
is often billed as a show for the whole family, whereas Torchwood
is explicitly aimed at more mature audiences and The Sarah Jane Adventures
is geared towards children. Though they share a common continuity, and although events and characters occasionally cross over between shows, they are tonally quite distinct.
3. This list includes all full episodes in the New Whoniverse, as well as certain supplementary materials such as mini-episodes that I feel represent a meaningful addition to the canon. Quotation marks appear around the titles of the latter, to distinguish them from full episodes on this list.
4. There are other non-episode features that I do not consider of central importance that have been omitted from this list.
5. When possible, I have grouped episodes of the same show in blocks together, to limit the sometimes jarring transitions that can arise when switching from one program to another. However, I have also tried to space the shows out so that their seasons are still running roughly parallel with one another. Hopefully, a good balance has been struck in that regard, and an effort has been made to not switch between the shows during major story arcs.
6. The show The Sarah Jane Adventures
ties in with the main show's continuity less frequently than Torchwood
does. As such, those episodes have been placed mostly where they seem to fit thematically, in addition to necessary plot reasons.
7. The Sarah Jane Adventures
ended in 2011, after the death of its lead actress, Elisabeth Sladen. Torchwood
aired its most recent episode in 2011 as well, but it or some other spin-off may yet air future episodes.( Read more...Collapse )
* The DW team were awarded a Guiness World Record
for the world's largest-ever simulcast of a TV drama (94 countries!)* Round-up of press reviews
. Also: SFX review
; Den of Geek
; Cultbox has a review
and a full review
; Fortitude Magazine
; NZ Herald
; Digital Spy
; Huffington Post
; All positive except for the Daily Mail quelle surprise
.* Behind-the-scenes photos
on BBC Website.* Interview with Colin Baker about TDotD
.* John Barrowman video review
.* Steven Moffat interview
.* Christmas special casting news
.The Day of the Doctor: Behind the Lens
(behind-the-scenes, UK only):( embeddedCollapse )Deleted scene from TDotD
:( embeddedCollapse )Christmas Special teaser trailer
that aired after TDotD:( embeddedCollapse )
Now, for loads of new videos from the BBC America 50th anniversary playlist
.( 3 videos: Pre-show, Strax, and an enemy from the SpecialCollapse )
Extended Inside Looks and David and Matt being dorks together:( Six embedded videosCollapse )
In non-TDotD news (if there is such a thing?) today part 1 of the Wizards vs Aliens
story 'The Thirteenth Floor' airs at 5:00pm on CBBC, which was going to be a Sarah Jane Adventures story. It's honestly a great show, especially now in its second series, I recommend it.
Also, David Tennant
is being interviewed tonight at 8pm on BBC Radio 2 on Jo Whiley's show
quiz 'Which Doctor Are You?'
- Tags:casting, colin baker, confidentials etc, david tennant, golden nemesis, international, interviews, john barrowman, john hurt, matt smith, news, other programmes, russell t davies, sarah jane adventures, steven moffat, videos
The overnight ratings
are in for The Day of The Doctor and unsurprisingly they are very high, coming in at 10.2 million
. This puts it as the 5th most watched Doctor Who episode in overnight ratings this century:
1. Voyage of the Damned (12.4)
2. The Next Doctor (11.7)
3. The End of Time (10.5)
4. A Christmas Carol (10.3)
5. The Day of The Doctor (10.2)
However, these ratings do not include 7 day timeshift, cinema viewing or iplayer. For the sake of comparison:Recent Timeshift Increase
The Angels Take Manhattan (1.9)
The Snowmen (2.3)
The Name of The Doctor (2.0)
We will obviously have to wait to see where they end up. The top 10 for final live+7 figures in New-Who so far are:
|Voyage of the Damned
|The Next Doctor
|The End of Time Part Two
|A Christmas Carol
|The End of Time Part One
|The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
|The Waters of Mars
|The Eleventh Hour
I'm about to turn 34, and my partner is 27.
I started watching Who on the ABC with Davison at about age five and was hooked (as I recall, it was on after Astro Boy).
He's always known I'm a hardcore Seven, NA, Eight and EDA fan. He started watching with Nine.
I've shown him pretty much all of Seven, and a few Fives, Fours and Twos.
He saw Vengence on Varos this weekend, and thinks Colin Baker has an amazing voice and now wants to get out the VHS player so he can watch my Six videoes!
How brilliant is that?
The fiftieth is encouraging people to investigating older Doctors! I'm so excited to see him discover Six!
I just re-watched the episode "the doctor goes to war" and I was thinking about the cradle scene. The implication to me was not that it was his cradle (remember rule 1) but the name of their child.
So yesterday was the big day, and of course my Doctors wanted to come to the cinema as well to see their show on the big screen. I had to smuggle them in in my bag, as I hadn't bought a ticket for them. Then again, I probably could have, as old as they are, they could have gotten pensioner's discount. Anyway, here are some pictures of our journey to Chemnitz! As usually, the whole story can be found at my Livejournal here: The Doctors at the 50th anniversary special
My awesome friend lmgold
makes absolutely amazing dolls. I've already have some living in my house. One of them is the biggest Doctor fan and she begged me to take her to the movie today. She dressed up for the occation))) Love her 11-10 mixed style, she even put little stars in her hear! Claims she got them running with the Doctor. ( look closerCollapse )
First off: http://isitthedoctorwho50thanniversaryyet.com/
Not that you need reminding, but here are the broadcast details for TDotD today:
UK - BBC One, 7:50pm
US - BBC America, 2:50pm ET, 1:50pm CT, 12:50pm MT, 11:50am PT
Canada - Space, 2:50pm ET/11:50am PT
Australia - ABCTV, 6:50am AEDT (November 24)
Click here for channels and showtimes in 75+ countries.* Graham Norton
* Peter Davison presents the mission of classic Doctors to be involved in the 50th Anniversary Special, from 10:05pm via the BBC Red Button.
also presents his show on BBC Radio 2 live from the convention from 10:00am.* Blue Peter
celebrates the anniversary with a special party on CBBC from 9:30am.
* CBBC's 12 Again
presents a Doctor Who
special from 2:30pm, with cast and celebrities sharing their memories of growing up with the show.
* BBC3 will present Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty
* BBC Radio 4 Extra presents a three hour special, Who Made Who?
from 9:00am, with audio from the archive, new interviews and extracts from audio versions of Doctor Who
Several reconstructed scenes of the Hartnell-era done during AAiSaT:( Embedded under cutCollapse )
Various introduction videos for TDotD by Steven, Matt and David:( Embedded under cutCollapse )
Graham Norton clips with Matt and David:( Embedded under cutCollapse )TDotD clip that aired on Graham Norton
(not so spoilery, but definitely teasing?):( Embedded under cutCollapse )* The Doctor still in 50 years later
, USA today
* Intelligent, well-reasoned article
of RTD-era vs Moffat-era
* How did Doctor Who reflect the real world
* NASA posted birthday wishes and a tribute to the TARDIS
on their facebook
* Nice photo of Tom, Peter D, Colin, Sylvester and Matt
(from A Celebration, I guess?)
* Photo tweeted of Matt and Jenna on Radio 2 Graham Norton
* The Telegraph
presents a timeline through the regenerations
* The Guardian
looks at how important Doctor Who might be for the future of the BBC
* The Guardian
also reviews what the actors who played the Doctor did next
* The Register
talks to Neil Gaiman and Terrance Dicks
.* Den of Geek
present their 50 great scary moments
in Doctor Who
* The British Film Institute reveal their own 50 best Doctor Who moments
.* Dance Today
looks at Dance in Doctor Who
, and talks to performer Paul Kasey
* Metro asks if Tom Baker is still the ultimate Doctor
* The East Anglian Daily Press chat to Terry Molloy
* The BBC report on two MPs putting forward a motion
to recognise the programme as bringing "pleasure and enjoyment to many generations of fans"
.* Brand Republic
looks at five lessons in brand management
from the rise, fall and revival of Doctor Who
* The Guardian
provide a new version of the Doctor Who theme
from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.* TV.com
lists 50 fantastic reasons to celebrate 50 years
(Australia) chat to Peter Davison
about when he became the Doctor.
* The Australian Jewish News
considers the show's Jewish roots
.* The Atlantic
(USA) looks at how Doctor Who
has survived for 50 years
* The Huffington Post
(USA) chats to Steven Moffat
on the anniversary and casting a new Doctor.
* The National
(United Arab Emirates) looks at the Doctor's 50 years of house calls
Radio:* Matt Smith
popped in to chat to Nick Grimshaw
on BBC Radio 1. (BBC iPlayer - from 1:38:17
* On BBC Radio Norfolk: Brian Hodgson
explains how he created the Dalek voices (BBC iPlayer link
); scenic designer Spencer Chapman
); writer David Fisher
); Graham Cole
on playing a Cyberman (link
); Ken Caswell
's father painted the TARDIS prop in 1963 (link
); Mike Thomas
remembers being at Doctor Who rehearsals as a child (link
); and John and Gay Hodgson recall Tom Baker encounters (link
* BBC Radio Scotland's The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth
features four super-fans - authors A L Kennedy and Jenny Colgan, TV critic Paul Whitelaw and comedian Charlie Ross. Also features Sylvester McCoy
and David Tennant
! (BBC iPlayer
, throughout show)* Ray Clark
on BBC Essex met an Essex TARDIS owner and hears from former Doctor Who
screen writer Donald Tosh. (BBC iPlayer
- day overview at 51:52, TARDIS from 2:17:45, Donald from 2:52:01)* Dave Monk
on BBC Essex chatted to DWM editor Tom Spilsbury
and county-born Deborah Watling
. (BBC iPlayer
- Tom from 52:04, Deborah from 2:35:56, and also more from Donald Tosh at 1:34:32)* Mark Punter
is next up on BBC Essex, exploring the world of memorabilia, and also chatting to author Jacqueline Rayner
. (BBC iPlayer
- memorabilia from 23:00, Jacqueline from 1:05:20)
* The final BBC Essex instalment comes with Drivetime
, which features writer Victor Pemberton
. (BBC iPlayer
- from 49:10, plus Donald Tosh at 1:23:24 and Deborah Watling at 2:36:24)
* BBC Leicester's Jim Davis
chatted to K9-vocalist John Leeson
. (BBC iPlayer
* The BBC World Service's Witness
spoke to Carole Ann Ford
, also available as a podcast
on the World Service reflected on 50 years of the series. (BBC iPlayer
- from 43:00 and 47:58)* Sara James
from the Oxford University Doctor Who Society featured on BBC Radio Oxford's Phil Gayle
show dicussing the group and plans for tomorrow. (BBC iPlayer
- from 03:41:30)
* BBC Leicester's Jonathan Lampon
included special Doctor Who
stories during the show. (BBC iPlayer
- from 2:07:45)
* The theme for BBC Scotland's Get It On With Bryan Burnett
for Friday is "songs about the Doctor's assistants, from You've Got a Friend in Me to It Takes Two."
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