The Bi-Weekly Checkup: Doctor Who News and Views – January 14, 2012

We’ve got a long way to go until there is new Doctor Who on our TV (I keep hearing Fall 2012), but I’ll still be coming at you every two weeks with all the Doctor Who news and views. This week is kind of devoid of any “big” Doctor Who stories, but still plenty to talk about!

Captain Jack Sings About Spider-Man and Wonder Woman

I will admit, this isn’t exactly “lead story material,” but it combines my two loves: Doctor Who and comic book superheroes. Bleeding Cool posted video of John Barrowman performing the Spider-Man and Wonder Woman themes during a 2010 concert in Newcastle Johnny B is just an awesome performer, and this was a ton of fun.

This video also shows why Wonder Woman needs black hair. The blondish Wonder Woman as a bit of a clutz. Sorry, but it’s true!


David Tennant and Georgia Moffett Got Married!

Doctor Who News reported that:

Tenth Doctor David Tennant has married his long term partner Georgia Moffett at a ceremony in London.

The couple, who became engaged at the start of 2011, tied the knot on Friday evening at an undisclosed location, attended by close family and friends.

Georgia Moffett is the daughter of Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. She played Jenny in the 2008 story “The Doctor’s Daughter.”

The couple’s first child, Olive, was born at the end of March.

Congratulations to them both! They really make a cute couple. I bet women all over Britain were dismayed by this news. And quite a few in the US too, I know my sister and wife love Tennant.

Here’s hoping their children are timeheads.


A Bunch of Cool Doctor Who Parodies and Crossovers

On BBC’s Facebook feed last week, they posted this link to 20 DOctor Who Parodies and Crossovers from Buzzfeed. I’d really suggest clicking over and checking them all out, but here are some of my favorites:

Oddly enough, I am not a huge Family Guy fan, but I love Seth McFarlane. I think Seth McFarlane is brilliant on any talk show he’s on, love him on Robot Chicken, and I have a lot of admiration for his dedication and talent. It’s just not really my type of humor a lot of the time. That said, I absolutely love Stewie and Brian as the Doctor and K-9!

Not gonna lie, as huge a Muppets and Doctor Who fan I am, even I’m not sure who all the characters are supposed to be. Miss Piggy does make a pretty hot River Song though.

While I think a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover would be great, to be honest, the main reason I linked this one is because it’s an absolutely gorgeous piece of art.

Doctor Who always confronts monsters, but what happens when the monsters he confronts are Mike and Sully? Monsters Inc is actually one of my five all time favorite movies, so I would love to see this happen too. Yeah, I’m odd that way.


Doctor Who Season 6 Extras

Not going to lie, I haven’t gotten to watch these yet, but my friend Jules sent them over to me to share with the readers. I am amused that these videos were able to get around copyright law by flipping the video horizontally. I suspect that really doesn’t absolve them from copyright issues, but who cares as long as we get to see them:

First Night & Last Night

Good Night

Bad Night

There is supposed to be a fifth one called “Up All Night” featuring Craig and Stormageddeon but I didn’t see that one on Youtube. I will keep my eye out for it.


The Cyberman Invaded West Ealing 50 years ago

BBC posted a link to this article in the Ealing Gazette with shared some images taken in West Ealing of Cyberman looking to catch a bus and entertaining children while Doctor Who was filming.

I just thought these were great pictures, and it was a fun story about Doctor’s Who connection to the town of West Ealing. Apparently, back in the 60’s, the majority of the special effects or second unit photography was done at Ealing. Ealing was also used for the occasional bit of principal photography, with one example being the 1969 story The Space Pirates, in which filming was split between Ealing, Lime Grove and BBC Television Centre in White City.  Sort of makes it a predecessor to Cardiff today!


Another Mad Man With a Blue Box

Joe Hill is one of my favorite authors. I pointed out a few weeks ago that he also happens to be a huge Doctor Who fan. Yesterday on Twitter, he posted several Tweets and images of his installation of a “TARDIS” in his house:

Joe Hill @joe_hill 23h Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
So @SkeltonCrew is at my house today. He brung sumpin awesome.

Joe Hill @joe_hill 23h
A) Yes. OF COURSE it’s bigger on the inside. B) Once I take the parking brake off, I’m going back 1 year to watch “The Eleventh Hour” again.

Joe Hill @joe_hill 21h
The delivery of the TARDIS is distracting. I’m not getting all the work in I’d like. But when it’s done, I’ll just go back in time & write!

Joe Hill @joe_hill 18h
As you can see… It’s bigger on the inside.

Joe Hill @joe_hill 18h
It’s true the Dr cobbled together a working TARDIS in a :50 episode, but @SkeltonCrew is nearly as good & doesn’t have a sonic screwdriver

Joe Hill @joe_hill 14h
Jury rigged to show what it’ll look like when the light is wired in.

Joe Hill @joe_hill 13h
Sleep well little time lords.

Skitch Commentary: I just found these tweets and images to be entertaining. And now I really want to turn one of my doorways into a TARDIS. This is just too good an idea not to steal.


Speaking of Twitter, you can now follow me on Twitter as @SkitchNM. Honestly, I pretty much only use it to send questions and compliments to my favorite comic creators and wrestlers. And I will likely use it for shameless self-promotion. I am good at that.  See you all next time!

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