Doctor Who – Steampunk Tardis Papercraft

Cool Tardis papercraft models. I really like the steampunk version of Dr. Who’s Tardis. If you would like to try making one of these, you can download the free pdf file and print the parts on card stock. (download)

The blue Tardis is also a paper model at http://www.chthulhu.com/models/tardis.html

Is Doctor Who a Religion?

I’ve heard of people trying to twist Twilight into a religion and Star Wars‘ fans listing Jedi as their religion so why not Dr. Who? I will say that I think the dude in the video needs to go with decaf in the future.

Dr Who link to UFO sighting rise

Science fiction and fantasy dramas like Doctor Who and Torchwood may be behind a rise in UFO sightings in built up areas of Wales, an expert has said.

Nick Pope, the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) former UFO project head, was commenting on figures released by the MoD which show sightings have gone up.

He said other sightings reflected the growing popularity of Chinese lanterns.

In 2006, 97 UFOs were reported across the UK. This rose to 135 in 2007 and 285 in 2008, with 18 Wales sightings.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | New Doctor actor is youngest ever

Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who – making him the youngest actor to take on the role.

At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010.

He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Smith was named as Tennants replacement in Saturdays edition of Doctor Who Confidential on BBC One.

The programme was watched by an audience of 6.9 million people at its peak, according to official overnight figures.

The actor said: “I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity to join a team of people that has worked so tirelessly to make the show so thrilling.

“David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him.

“The challenge for me is to do justice to the shows illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait.”

via BBC NEWS | Entertainment | New Doctor actor is youngest ever.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | David Tennant quits as Doctor Who

David Tennant is to stand down as Doctor Who, after becoming one of the most popular Time Lords in the history of the BBC science fiction show.

Tennant stepped into the Tardis in 2005, and will leave the role after four special episodes are broadcast next year.

He made the announcement after winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the National Television Awards.

"When Doctor Who returns in 2010 it wont be with me," he said.

I dont ever want it to feel like a job, so I want to move on when it still feels exciting and fresh

David Tennant

"Now dont make me cry," he added. "I love this part, and I love this show so much that if I dont take a deep breath and move on now I never will, and youll be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair."

Ill miss it

Bets on next Doctor

Paterson Joseph – 3-1 pictured

David Morrisey – 5-1

James Nesbitt – 6-1

John Simm – 8-1

Source: Paddy Power

Three years was "about the right time" to play the role, he told the BBC in an exclusive interview.

"I think its better to go when theres a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome," he said.

via BBC NEWS | Entertainment | David Tennant quits as Doctor Who

Star Trek hero Patrick Stewart to play Time Lord | The Sun |Showbiz|TV

ACTING legend Patrick Stewart is to make a giant leap across space — from Star Trek to Doctor Who.

He has agreed to a major role in the Time Lord’s next series after teaming up with the Doctor David Tennant on stage.

The pair starred in a production of Hamlet in the summer. Patrick — Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek — has been offered a role in a two-parter involving the Daleks, set to be screened next year.

The new series will also see the return of classic alien enemies the Ice Warriors and the Zygons. Patrick, 68, is a big Doctor Who admirer and has spoken in the past of his desire to star in the show.

He said: “I have been a fan, actually yes, and I’m deeply dismayed that I was never asked to be in it. I think it’s a terrific series.” A source said: “Patrick and David are firm friends now, and want to work together again. They’ve got chemistry and that’s what Doctor Who is all about.

“Patrick’s role is still being finalised but the plan is for him to play a renegade Time Lord called the Meddling Monk, who was last seen in Doctor Who in the 1960s. The Doctor thought his entire race was wiped out and gets a huge surprise to find another member of his species.”

The Monk was%

via Star Trek hero Patrick Stewart to play Time Lord | The Sun |Showbiz|TV.

Rainy day reading

Its raining here, tropical storm Fay is slowly wobbling through the state. Its days like these that steer me to the den to do some reading. As luck would have it, I surfed the web and found some great reading material through Booklorn. I suggest that you bookmark her site, its just that good.

If you like Dr. Who, you can download some classic Dr. Who books courtesy of the BBC. Only two are PDFs, but the rest are in easily convertible HTML format for viewing offline.

Needless to say, I’m as happy as a pig in slop. Thanks Ann …

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