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Christmas Day, 9pm/8c on BBC America. Be there or be exterminated.
I know it is late in the shopping season – I’ve been uber-busy this year, but you might still have time…here are a few of the things we like out there…most of which we’ve purchased!
With three science-fiction-loving girls in my house, there was never much in the way of appropriate clothing you could get for them for gifts…until about four years ago. Today, their wardrobes and my wallet seem to be aimed at Her Universe, founded by an actual Jedi – the voice of Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein. Covering not just Star Wars, but Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, and Syfy programs, clothing and other merchandise specially made for women with awesome designs abound. And you can also get items at ThinkGeek and Hot Topic (in the stores as well!) Still no merchandise for men…yet.
For the men at least, if you are a fan of Warehouse 13, did you know that star Eddie McClintock, who plays Agent Pete Lattimer, is an artist? For the last few seasons he’s designed and sold T-shirts for the show, and the final season T-shirt is not only available for sale, but you can GET IT SIGNED BY HIM for free! It may be too late for Christmas, but who doesn’t like an extra gift after the holidays? And while you are at it, check out his original artwork for sale.
Speaking of ThinkGeek – I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do like a hot cup of tea, and I can be a bit of a tea snob. More recently I’ve delved into the realm of loose leaf teas, but they can be difficult to use – I’ve got two of those round mesh tea infusers (including a Mickey head one I picked up at WDW), but if you’re dealing with fine cut tea, they never really seem to close properly and you get pieces of tea in your drink. But then I found this TARDIS tea infuser, which looks perfect. I haven’t tried it yet because it’s a Christmas gift to myself, but the design looks to be just what I want – fill from the top, fine holes on the bottom…problem solved.
Hmm…seems as though that the Doctor may be regenerating, but he isn’t taking it lying down…
“The Time of the Doctor” airs at 9/8c on BBC America, and 8/7c on Space in Canada, on December 25th.
It’s official…BBC America will air this year’s Christmas episode, “The Time of the Doctor”, which is expected to be Matt Smith’s last and a regeneration to Peter Capaldi, on Christmas evening at 9/8c.
So it’s hardly a secret that Peter Capaldi is taking over the role of the Doctor starting with this year’s Christmas episode of Doctor Who (titled “The Time of the Doctor”), and he had a very small cameo (well, his eyes did) in “The Day of the Doctor”. But the Daily Mirror published this article, which claims that Matt Smith will reveal that he is in fact the 13th Doctor – not the 11th as always thought, and not the 12th including John Hurt’s War Doctor – and is now facing his own death.
It is claimed that the “missing” regeneration is because of the metacrisis – when Tennant’s Doctor saved himself by diverting the regeneration energy into his previously severed hand in “Journey’s End” (and then forming another copy of himself).
Leaving aside the many ways in which showrunner Steven Moffat can write around the regeneration limit, this seems to be discounting something that happened right in the “The Day of the Doctor”!
SPOILER WARNING: In case you haven’t seen “The Day of the Doctor” yet, read no further. Then again, if you haven’t seen it by now…WHY NOT?!?
In case you haven’t seen it yet…there was another special related to Doctor Who – but it wasn’t broadcast in the U.S. It’s called “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot”, created by the Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison, and looks at what happens when Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are determined to appear in the 50th Anniversary special episode, even though they aren’t actually invited…lots of cameos by former companions, family members, etc.
All time coordinates are set to tomorrow for the debut of “Day of the Doctor”, but in the meantime we have another minisode just released…this time, we get a first person look at what it was like to be a new soldier on Gallifrey, at what appears to be the end of the Time War…
[By the way, if you are in the U.S., BBC America will air "Day of the Doctor" at 2:50pm ET, in conjunction with the global simulcast.]
So, after letting the mini-episode teaser for Doctor Who, “Night of the Doctor” (if you haven’t seen it, see it here) sink in, I have a variety of thoughts, both as to how it relates to the Doctor (and the upcoming 50th Anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor”) as well as a couple items in my essay I posted this week.
And now, here’s a teaser for the upcoming docudrama about the creation of Doctor Who, “An Adventure in Space and Time”, written by Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley as William Hartnell and Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert.
In the U.S., this will premiere on Friday, November 22nd, at 10/9c on BBC America.