The Very Animated History of Doctor Who

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  Doctor Who has been running for over 50 years, and like many other long running science fiction programing, the show has found it’s way into other mediums.  Films, TV spinoffs, books, audio plays, and comic books based on the adventures of the Doctor have all been made, with varying degrees of success, from out of continuity one-offs, to 16 years running strong. But if there was one dimension the Doctor has had trouble breaking into, and that is the world of animation. Star Trek had a cartoon series, set during the fourth year of the original 5 year mission, … Continue reading

Should A Classic Doctor Who Companion Make a Return?

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  Over 50 years of Phone Box travel, the Doctor has had many companions who have come and gone over the years.  Some left the Doctor to settle down, others left the Doctor for adventures of their own, a few sadly had their adventure end in sacrifice and death. When the show returned ten years ago (Yes… Ten YEARS!), the producers made a very strong choice to not make too many direct connection to the original series, which went off the air in 1990.  There was no regeneration scene from the earlier Doctor (like there was for the ill-fated 1996 … Continue reading

Guess Who’s Back for Series 9. [XXX XXXXXX] Returns to Doctor Who! (Spoilers, duh)

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It’s still a long way until August, when the 9th series of Doctor Who returns to our screens, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.  Of course there will be other familiar faces to pop up.  The Doctor and Clara are always bound to run into some old friends and enemies along the way. Now we don’t always report on spoilers like this.  We want to make sure if you don’t want to know ahead of time that that you have plenty of time to stop reading. And just to be extra safe here’s a picture of a kitten in a … Continue reading

Underneath the Cosplay with Gogo Incognito

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  We first saw Gogo Incognito at NYCC this year.  We spotted her from across the show floor, posing for fans.  She was very hard to miss.  She has so much energy, that her eyes lit up, and she had a whip.  She was cosplaying Catwoman, not an uncommon sight at Comic Con. This Catwoman however, wouldn’t have looked out of place starring in Cabaret. She was paired with the Riddler and Poison Ivy, and all three of them were amazing. After seeing them, I was trying to figure out how to produce the Broadway musical, so I could hire … Continue reading

This Semester’s Schedule: English, Math, and Doctor Who

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Make room in your class schedule for a little time travel.  Aquinas College, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK is offering a class this spring in our favorite Time Lord, Doctor Who. Part of the school’s Adult Education program, the class will run 11 weeks, meeting once a week.  The class will cover all 51 years of the program’s illustrious history, from the it’s conception by Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert right up though the present day series, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and produced by Steven Moffat. Here’s the class description from the school’s website: Have you ever thought … Continue reading