David Tennant's Trainers

Seriously, there's an outrageous amount of running involved.

April 23, 2014 9:15 pm April 18, 2014 8:53 pm
Happy Birthday, David Tennant!
in Circular Gallifreyan

Happy Birthday, David Tennant!

in Circular Gallifreyan

April 12, 2014 8:15 am
Your Daily Tennant Squee- David Tennant - Sweet night good heart

This left me in a puddle on the floor.

April 6, 2014 10:33 pm

A Rare Opportunity to See All the Living Classic Doctors, Save One…

Comicpalooza just announced that not only will Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann be attending the convention in Houston May 23-26, but Peter Davision will also be there as well!  This is a rare chance stateside to see all the living Classic Who Doctors at once, save, of course, Tom Baker.

In addition to Doctors Five through Eight, they will also have John Barrowman (who I would be excited to see all by himself) and Neve McIntosh who plays Madame Vastra, and James Masterson who, among his many geek credits, appeared in Torchwood.  (Sorry, I know he’s been in tons more noteworthy things, but I’m DW focused, here.)

In addition, they offer a Time Lord VIP pass, in advance only, for $235, which includes the following:

    • Autograph for Colin Baker
    • Autograph for Sylvester McCoy
    • Autograph for Paul McGann
    • Autograph for John Barrowman
    • Half hour early entry to the exhibit halls
    • Priority seating at Doctor Who-related panels and Q&As (this is not reserved seating; it is first-in-line priority)
    • Line jump for autographs and photo ops for Doctor Who guests.


(Peter Davison is not included because he was a late addition to the program, but guys- really!  This is a great deal as it is, as it’s only $8 more per day than the regular VIP Pass at the door.)

This is a totally volunteer, fan-run, non-big corporate convention, and they’re taking a big chance on including so many Doctor Who guests.  These guys spend months- years, even- of their lives planning and organizing this, and they don’t make a penny from it.  They want to make this a Doctor Who friendly event with a proven track record of bringing in crowds so that in the future, they can point to their success and prove that an audience exists for DW in order to bring in more New Who guests.  Let’s prove to them that the audience exists outside LA and the corporate conventions so that we can enjoy more DW guests stateside.

The group I’m involved with will be there and we’ll be bringing our TARDIS as well as hosting three panel discussions on Doctor Who.  Come and share the Whovian joy!

March 14, 2014 12:47 pm
While the rest of the cast of Star Wars seem to have been able to move forward with their careers, Chewbacca has fallen on hard times, indeed.

While the rest of the cast of Star Wars seem to have been able to move forward with their careers, Chewbacca has fallen on hard times, indeed.

4:11 am

The Song of my People

So I’m standing in the bookstore this afternoon, minding my own business, perusing the graphic novels, when - for the barest fraction of a second - my heart flooded with indescribable hope and joy.  A moment later, I was inconsolably depressed when I realized the sound of the TARDIS landing was coming from a cookie jar someone had opened the next aisle over.

March 13, 2014 8:19 pm
Based on this scale, my life rates about a 2 and that’s just because I have a laptop and Wi-Fi.

Based on this scale, my life rates about a 2 and that’s just because I have a laptop and Wi-Fi.

March 12, 2014 3:27 pm
Sitting at Main Event while my son and his friend do their 7th round of Laser Tag, as I pass the time writing smutty DW fanfic on my phone.

I sincerely wonder if this is what Steve Jobs ever envisioned people doing when Apple created the iPhone.

Sitting at Main Event while my son and his friend do their 7th round of Laser Tag, as I pass the time writing smutty DW fanfic on my phone.

I sincerely wonder if this is what Steve Jobs ever envisioned people doing when Apple created the iPhone.

February 16, 2014 3:04 pm

My son’s teacher is a Whovian and he missed three days of school to go to Gallifrey One this year. If you miss more than two days, you need a doctor’s note or the absence is unexcused. This is his Doctor’s note. It definitely will not be the one she’s expecting.

UPDATE:  Alton’s third grade teacher was thrilled- she fangirled around the whole grade level, showing it off to the other teachers and students, but the absences stood. It was still worth every single minute we were there.  I only wish I’d thought to have gotten her Arthur Darvill’s autograph on a picture of him in his scrubs instead of the Last Centurion.  Then I could have given her a Nurse’s note, too.

November 21, 2013 11:07 pm
http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=/watch?v=M_FtPGyMPlU&feature=share&a=RE04IO-X5R4nyPvwy6_bLA

Polar Bear Flirting, narrated by David Tennant

Christmas has come early this year

August 30, 2013 5:03 am

David Tennant Promos for The Escape Artist

August 29, 2013 5:56 am
I can’t… I just can’t even….

I can’t… I just can’t even….

August 17, 2013 6:42 am

Babelcolour Tribute - THE TIME WAR (by BabelColour)

August 11, 2013 11:16 am
DT FANGIRLS- Are we just going to stand by and let this happen?  
VOTE NOW- VOTE OFTEN
(With deepest apologies to Alan Rickman- he’s absolutely lovely and the BBC is evil to pit these two gorgeous humans against each other, but come on!  It’s DAVID TENNANT!!!)

DT FANGIRLS- Are we just going to stand by and let this happen?  

VOTE NOW- VOTE OFTEN

(With deepest apologies to Alan Rickman- he’s absolutely lovely and the BBC is evil to pit these two gorgeous humans against each other, but come on!  It’s DAVID TENNANT!!!)

August 10, 2013 7:58 am

The Doctor, An Utterly Millennial Hero

The selection last week of a new actor to play the Doctor on Doctor Who has made headlines all over the world. And you’d be forgiven for wondering why. It’s only a TV show, after all, and it’s a sometimes cheesy, often over-the-top sci-fi feature at that, not 60 Minutes or The West Wing.

But Doctor Who is more than a character on a show that millions love, he’s arguably the chosen hero of the millennial generation. Every generation chooses its hero, even the fictional ones. Superman was very much a product of the 1940s, just as Captain America was born of World War II, just as Rocky was the perfect working class champion of the 1970s.

Doctor Who has millions of viewers who watch the adventures of the Time Lord on the BBC and millions more who replay it over Netflix, Hulu or cherished box sets.

No other character onscreen has achieved the hero status of the Doctor and he’s our first international epic icon since, perhaps, Harry Potter. It hasn’t escaped me, of course, that all of these heroes are male, but our world hasn’t yet opened its global consciousness enough to bump Luke Skywalker in favor of Princess Leia.

So, if the Doctor is the chosen champion of the millennial generation, then I think it’s an interesting choice. The Doctor is at least a thousand years old. He’s mostly a pacifist. In all of his incarnations — and there are now 12 different actors selected to play the role — he is not renowned for his brute strength or imposing physique. The Doctor solves problems through reason, intellect and compassion, not rocket launchers and machine guns.

He couldn’t win a football game if he tried and while he’s spry, he’d probably lose a fist fight with Indiana Jones. The Doctor is cerebral, sentimental and mostly non-violent. One of the best moments of the series comes at the end of an episode called “The Doctor Dances,” with the Time Lord smiling broadly and shouting to his cohort: “Everybody lives, Rose! Everybody lives!” Neither Rambo nor Captain Kirk of Star Trek could ever say the same.

For kids born in the U.S. since 9/11, who have never known peacetime, dogged by headlines of mass shootings and improvised explosive devices, it makes sense their chosen champion would be a reaction to violence and war. But unlike the baby boomers who reacted to war by anointing a hero with a pistol and a big shield, the millennials prefer a skinny alien in a bowtie who’s famous for saying: “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”

The Doctor is the man of intellect and infinite fancy, totally blind to race and even species. Almost no one knows his name, he’s almost the last of his kind and he is the self-described hoper of far-flung hopes and dreamer of improbable dreams.

As chosen heroes go… well, you could do much worse than the Doctor. Allons-y.