The Zygons’ cellulite Hell. The Cyber-shock secret—Botox! Vajazzle the Alien way. And the shame of Doctor, who? Are the headlines to a supermarket tabloid version of Doctor Who Magazine, as imagined by the talented Red Scharlach, who writes:
To commemorate the supposedly surprise-filled season finale of Doctor Who, I thought I’d give Doctor Who Magazine a scandalmongering makeover. But I can’t decide whether I’d like to read this version or would simply be too scared to open the cover
I’d certainly be more happy to read Red Sharlach‘s wonderfully made-over mag than watch the increasingly smug and irrelevant TV series.
As Geekologie points out, most objects turned into a TARDIS by Whovian fanatics are kind of, well… crappy. But this TARDIS refrigerator painted by Blake “to look like the wall so his roommates would stop eating all his food” is pretty special.
For that special Whovian in your life: A handmade Doctor Who chess set by Emmi Visser.
In time for Christmas, this is a completely unique, highly detailed, high quality chess set inspired by Doctor Who. Every single one of the 32 pieces is handcrafted from scratch. Finally you will be able to have your own adventures in time and space! And when you have briefly set your interstellar quarrels aside, this set is sure to attract the attention of your visitors!
Only ONE set will be sold. I will NOT make another set! So this one is completely UNIQUE. (I did make a chess set last year featuring the tenth Doctor. This one features the eleventh Doctor.)
The chess set is for sale at Visser’s Etsy shop, priced at $949.00 + shipping. Damn, I wish I had the money for this.
I hate saying the overused “Wow, just wow!” but this wicked handmade Boba Fett handbag by catpenfold deserves it. Sadly, it’s sold. However, I spotted an equally amazing Doctor Who Ood clutch still available for purchase at her Etsy shop.
“Christmas has come early for Doctor Who fans. Expect us to tweet some very – no REALLY exciting news in just a couple of hours’ time ...”
Last night in a series of tweets, the BBC’s official Doctor Who Twitter account sent word to fans that two long-thought lost 60s episodes of the show have been recovered.
“Two previously missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who returned to BBC. Galaxy Four pt 3 & The Underwater Menace pt 2. Details soon.”
“Galaxy Four,” part three (of a multi-part story arc) is a William Hartnell-starring episode from 1965, while “The Underwater Menace” part two, was aired in 1967 and starred Patrick Troughton as the second incarnation of the Doctor.
Both episodes had been thought to be lost—the BBC infamously did not archive its programs until 1978—but were found in the vaults of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
According to The Telegraph, League of Gentleman actor/writer Mark Gatiss, who has both written and starred in Doctor Who episodes, added:
“Christmas has come early for Doctor Who fans everywhere. It’s always wonderful when a missing episode turns up but it’s been years since the last one so to have two is just brilliant. Add to that a proper bit of action from the legendary Chumblies (and the horrifying Rills!) plus the utterly mesmeric Patrick Troughton on great form. Well, what more could we all ask for?”
How about a clip of Patrick Troughton from “The Underwater Menace”? (More here)
Newly leaked on YouTube: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman in this charming tribute to the outgoing Doctor Who production team of Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner, when they, and Timelord Tennant, departed from the series a few years back. This was shown at the wrap party after their final episode.
The song is a riff on “Let’s Do It,” the signature number of beloved British comedienne, Victoria Wood. The “Russell & Julie” lyrics were written by Jennie Fava.
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