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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 26

 

Week 26 of our meme-feature #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade spans three distinct eras of Doctor Who, unified by a common trope.  In any genre television series that runs more than one season, you’ll eventually see that episode where by some elaborate plot device, a main character is aged well beyond their years.  Not only does it give the actor a chance to try something new and different with a familiar character, it also allows the makeup department to go a little crazy with the aging process.

Thus far, only three Doctors have undergone an extreme old-age makeover (David Tennant twice) with the first being Fourth Doctor Tom Baker in The Leisure Hive (1980).  Thank Rassilon that Tom Baker has aged much more gracefully in real life!  The second to grow old before his time was Tenth Doctor David Tennant in both The Family Of Blood (2007) and Last Of The Time Lords (2007) and Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor was allowed to actually live to a ripe old age in The Time Of The Doctor (2013).

 

Come on, you know you would watch it.  Every week.  Should the BBC decide to prematurely age yet another Doctor, then we’ll have the set of four needed to reprise fan-favorite Golden Girls episodes, but set in that section of Gallifrey that looks suspiciously like Miami.

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Word Of The Nerd Remembers Jack Robinson, The Littlest Jedi

 

This is hard to write, and it’s done with tears in the eyes. A young avid fan of Doctor Who and Star Wars, just four years old, passed away earlier this month after a short, but valiant battle with a brain tumor.

Jack Robinson lived in a small town in England, but touched the hearts and minds of people all over the globe with his example of love and courage in the face of a devastating illness. Dr. Seuss said, “A persons a person, no matter how small,” and Jacks family laid him to rest, granting him his last wish, celebrating his love and passions with a Star Wars themed Funeral.

In his last days, many people came together for this little Jedi. He was a big fan of the X-Factor, in particular, judge Gary Barlow. Mr. Barlow is also front man in the British Pop group “Take That,” and paid Jack a visit in the hospital. Jack was also a fan of long running Sci-Fi series, “Doctor Who,” and when learning of this, Actor Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor himself, sang the, “Doctor Who,” Theme Song in a minute long, touching video message (Click Here to watch the video Message.)  to the little fan, recorded all the way from Texas. In the message Smith called Jack “The Shows Biggest Fan in the World,”  promised to send Jack some goodies and to try and visit him upon his return to England.

Little Jack Robinson gets a visit from Gary barlow, Front Man for pop group, "Take That," and host of, "The X-Factor."

Little Jack Robinson gets a visit from Gary barlow, Front Man for pop group, “Take That,” and host of, “The X-Factor.”

Jack receives a message from The Doctor!

Jack receives a message from The Doctor!

Unfortunately, that was not meant to be. Jack passed away on April 1st, and his dying wish was to be laid to rest in grandest Jedi fashion. His family and community came together and Jack was placed in a special Star Wars casket in a carriage pulled by white horses, and flanked by storm troopers. At the church R2-D2 was on hand at the front of the church and the funeral program read, “Master Jack Robinson joined the force on April 1st, 2014…”

Jack's Funeral carriage and one of his Storm Trooper Honor Guard.

Jack’s Funeral carriage and one of his Storm Trooper Honor Guard.

 

The community lined the road as Jacks funeral procession passed by, adorned with floral tributes, including one spelling, “JEDI,” and wreaths shaped like R2-D-2, Yoda and a lightsaber. As the procession made its way into the church, a brass band played John Williams, “Binary Sunset Theme,” from, “Star Wars.” A.A. Milne said, “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Jacks mother, Marie Robinson, knew her little boys time was running out, and recorded herself singing, Ellie Goulding’s ”How Long Will I Love You,” A song she sang to him since his birth. She knew she wouldn’t be able to actually make it through the selection at the actual service, but wanted to make sure it was played for Jack, Mrs. Robinson had this to say about her son,

“Jack always had that cheeky grin on his face. Even when we were in hospital and I was sleeping next to him, he would poke me in the back with a lightsaber, then very quickly hit it and grin at me. In just four-and-a-half years, Jack achieved what many people spend a lifetime doing. He was only a little boy but he brought people together, from all over the world.”

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After the public funeral, Jacks family held a private ceremony and burial at a nearby cemetery. After the service, Jacks father, Terence Robinson Spoke of his son saying,

“Jack was a special boy, he was unique and brought everyone together. We needed to give him a unique send off, and the brilliant sunshine that came out for it was Jack looking down on us. I will always love you son.”

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This is an unusual story for Word Of The Nerd, but its fitting because in Jacks short life, he had a HUGE impact. Gary Barlow and Matt Smith…oh to heck with it, The Doctor, reached out to an ailing fan, and we can only hope that it eased his pain and suffering in some small way. It’s fair to assume that all of us at Word Of The Nerd, and all that read this share the same sentiment: “May The Force Be With You Master Jack Robinson…”

 

Little Jack Robinson passed away on April 1st, 2014.

 

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 25

 

For the 25th week of #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade, Word of the Nerd’s regular “meme-feature” gets a visual upgrade!

This week’s installment riffs on an iconic moment from the fan-favorite Patrick Troughton (2nd Doctor) serial, The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967).  Previously listed as a “missing” story, the lost episodes were discovered to complete the serial in 1991, and is best known for the moment when all of the sleeping Cybermen burst forth from their collective “tomb”.

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 24

At the rate of one #ThatTimeOnDrWho per week, that means we have now hit the six month mark on our regular meme-feature by Brent Kincade at Word of the Nerd!  This installment is a “Giant-Sized Sixth-Month Anniversary” special release, looking at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary minisode The Night of the Doctor.

This unannounced minisode was a wonderful surprise for fans, bringing back Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor to show how his incarnation regenerated into The War Doctor, played by John Hurt.  It was only the second televised appearance for McGann as The Doctor, following his debut in Doctor Who (a television movie and backdoor pilot for a new series) broadcast in 1996 and co-produced by the BBC and Fox, however the McGann Doctor has appeared in more adventures than any other Doctor when you factor in the Big Finish audio dramas, books, and comic books.  If you have not yet experienced the wonder and majesty of seeing McGann as The Doctor again, check it out at the BBC’s official YouTube channel here:  http://youtu.be/-U3jrS-uhuo

After watching the (almost) seven minute episode multiple times over the 50th Anniversary weekend last year, an extra “hidden” layer to the story became clear to me.  Not only is Steven Moffat telling the story of the demise of the 8th Doctor and the rise of The War Doctor, he is also telling (either by design or coincidence) an abridged “meta” version of the 50 year tale of the broadcast television series, Doctor Who!

The series itself was created by a number of people in the BBC (too many to list here) because the Beeb needed a solid show for the entire family on at Saturday Tea-Time to win ratings back from competing television channels.  The show became a huge hit, even surviving the changing of the lead actor when William Hartnell (the First Doctor) became too ill to continue, paving the way for Patrick Troughton to step in as the first “regenerated Doctor” becoming the Second Doctor.  The show continued to change direction (lead actor, and even entire production teams) over the years before falling out of favor with the BBC execs and the public at large in the Eighties.  The series was put to rest with the Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor) serial Survival in 1989.  The narrative of the show (along with the Seventh Doctor and his companion, Ace) survived within a series of “New Adventures” books that were published monthly until the Doctor returned for one-night only in 1996 with McGann’s Doctor Who television film.  Doctor Who did not return regularly to our screens until 2005, when production team Russell T. Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson brought a new edgy sensibility and creative energy to the series, creating a soft reboot of the show which continued the narrative of the original and still carries on to this day!

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 23

 

Welcome back to Word of the Nerd’s regular weekly meme-feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade!  This week we lovingly poke fun at one of the classic Tom Baker (4th Doctor) serials, The Brain of Morbius (1976) and the Sisterhood of Karn, last seen in the Paul McGann (8th Doctor) 50th anniversary minisode, The Night of the Doctor (2013). 

It seems that in a good many of Tom Baker’s adventures as The Doctor, different cultures on alien planets were defined by the silly headgear that they wore, as evidenced by the Matriarch of the Sisterhood of Karn!

 

That Time On Doctor Who - Week 23

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 22

Thanks for tuning in to Word of the Nerd’s weekly meme-feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade!  It is time once again to select a moment from the rich 50 year history of Doctor Who and look at it through MST3K-tinted glasses. 

This installment looks at a moment from the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor (2013) and the beginning of the Doctor’s search for Gallifrey.  We’ve all lost our keys and found them in an odd place like the freezer, and we also know that the safest place to hide something is in plain sight.  Keeping those thoughts in mind, Gallifrey could be anywhere…

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Nerd Porn for 3/19/2014

 

There’s nothing we love more than hot new nerdy merchandise.  Every week there are literally dozens of amazing and nerdy products released.  The staff here at Word of the Nerd scours through them all each week to show you the best, the hottest and the nerdiest of the week’s offerings.  Check out this week’s Nerd Porn for 3/19/2014 .

 

STAR TREK BATTLE DAMAGED ENTERPRISE-BSTAR TREK BATTLE DAMAGED ENTERPRISE-B

A Diamond Select Release! Designed by Art Asylum! Red alert! Red alert! The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B has taken a direct hit from the Nexus Wave, and all decks have suffered major damage! The Excelsior-class starship is back with all-new paint deco to replicate its on-screen damage from Star Trek: Generations! Packaged in a “Try Me” window box so customers can test its movie-accurate lights and sounds, the Enterprise B measures 16 inches long and comes with an adjustable display stand.

From Diamond Select Toys

BOMBSHELL HARLEY QUINN TEEBOMBSHELL HARLEY QUINN TEE

The DC Comics’ heroines come out in full-force this month with four really cool new shirt designs. Based on the artwork of Ant Lucia and inspired by the goodgirl/pin-up art found on the nose of many a bomber during wartime, these shirts are guaranteed to bring inspiration to all. Check out the Bombshell Harley Quinn (Dark Chocolate shirt), Poison Ivy (Fatigue Green shirt), Supergirl (White shirt) and Wonder Woman (Texas Orange) T-Shirts. All designs are imprinted in full-color on heavyweight, 100% cotton shirts that you’ll be proud to wear. The DC Comics crew never looked better!!

From Graphitti Designs

DOCTOR WHO MATT SMITH iPHONE 5 CASEDOCTOR WHO MATT SMITH iPHONE 5 CASE

From Underground Toys! These stylish Doctor Who hard covers are designed for the iPhone 5. Durable and secure they simply slip on for easy use with a firm fit for effective grip and protection without bulk. These cases are fitted and you still have access to all touch controls and the dock connector.

From Underground Toys

UNDERWORLD THROWING STARS PROP REPLICAUNDERWORLD THROWING STARS PROP REPLICA

Molded directly from an original screen-used prop, each star in the Underworld: Selene’s Throwing Stars Prop Replica measures 4 1/2″ in diameter and features an intricate Vampire Glyph pattern. Each Star also has internal LED’s so that they can be independently illuminated with a blue light-up center just like the original props! This incredible prop replica is constructed from heavyweight polystone and then hand painted to the finest detail. Limited to just 750 pieces!

From Hollywood Collectibles Group

PACIFIC RIM SERIES 3 KAIJU ACTION FIGURESPACIFIC RIM SERIES 3 KAIJU ACTION FIGURES

From NECA. In Pacific Rim, the categories and classes of Kaiju become bigger and badder as the action progresses, and in turn, so have our figure assortments! Too massive to be part of the standard assortment, these new Kaiju tower over your other figures and are in accurate scale to the Jaegers (sold separately). This series includes Trespasser and an all-new, battle-damaged Knifehead. Trespasser is the first Kaiju to emerge from the breach. It is huge in every way and features incredible detail, an enormous back fin, and over 20 points of articulation, including a hinged jaw and bendable tail. Battle-damaged Knifehead, the largest Category III Kaiju, features an entirely new body sculpt that is 50% larger than the previous version, with improved detail and articulation. This version of Knifehead also sports over 20 points of articulation and battle-damaged deco reflecting the injuries it sustained in its fight with Gipsy Danger.

From NECA

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 21

Hello and welcome to Word of the Nerd’s weekly meme-feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho.  The awkward test-tube baby blended from equal parts Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000, #ThatTimeOnDrWho puts moments from 50 years of  Phone Box travel under the microscope!

In this installment, we focus on a scene from the Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor) serial, The Robots of Death (1977).  During this story, nearly every command member on the sandminer wears an alien version of a Vegas headdress.  Nearly.

 

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 20

 

Welcome back to those thrilling days of yesteryear, specifically November 23, 2013 when the attention of the world was turned to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who!  In the 20th week of our regular meme feature #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade, we examine a “blink-and-you-miss-it” charming moment from The Day of the Doctor(2013).

When the first promotional photos of David Tennant in costume as the Tenth Doctor from the 50th anniversary episode hit the intertubes, many hard core fans had some major discussions on the Who forum boards over the lack of lift in his hairstyle.  Some fans argued that this must be the Tenth Doctor from an earlier point in his personal timeline because his hair had not quite achieved the eventual spiky look of later days.  Other fans countered that Tennant was a serious Whovian and knew that returning Doctors usually slightly changed their costume or hairstyle due to the amount of time that had passed since they were originally on screen as The Doctor.  However, there was one tiny scene in The Day of the Doctor when the Tenth Doctor shares a frame or two with his original companion Billie Piper, who instead of playing Rose Tyler was playing the personification of the most devious weapon on Gallifrey, The Moment.  For those brief seconds, Tennant’s hair simply ROSE to the occasion.

 

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This week’s installment grew from a Facebook post originally planted by fellow Nerd of the Word, Mr. Daniel Kalban.  Thanks, Daniel.

#ThatTimeOnDrWho was born from a metaphorical one night stand between Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Riffing on 50 years of adventures in time and space, #ThatTimeOnDrWho is created to be shared.  If we brightened your day, please consider sharing it out, be it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Imgur, Reddit, Pintrest or the bulletin board at your local community college.

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Come for the funny, stay for the pie.*

 

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Titan Comics Launches Two New Doctor Who Titles

 

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From Titan Comics—

 

Here’s a sneak peek at the issue #1 covers and creator details for the brand-new

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR and THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR comic series from Titan comics, hitting comic stores this July!

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1

THE TENTH DOCTOR IS BACK, IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! NEW COMPANION! NEW HORIZONS! UNFORGETTABLE NEW FOES! ALLONS-Y!

Eisner Award-winning writer Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor! And don’t miss the second arc, by fellow series architect Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, Nikolai Dante, The Authority)!

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1

THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES, WITH A TIME-TWISTING LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN! GERONIMO!

Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity for the Eleventh Doctor, with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who)!

Check out the issue #1 covers for both series by Alice X. Zhang!

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR and THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR comic series hit comic stores on July 23, 2014.

 

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SPOILERS, SWEETIE – New Male Companion For The 12th Doctor Who?

Meet Danny Pink, teacher at Coal Hill School and possible future companion for the 12th Doctor!

Played by Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey), Pink will provide a younger, handsome action male lead to offset the older, more traditional Doctor being portrayed by Peter Capaldi.

Anderson says,

I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!

With the revelation in The Day of the Doctor (2013) that Clara Oswald had landed a teaching gig at Coal Hill School (We’re sure Ian Chesterton pulled some strings within the narrative to make that happen) it only makes sense that the TARDIS crew for incoming Doctor Peter Capaldi will begin to mirror that of the very first Doctor, William Hartnell.  In the very first Doctor Who episode, An Unearthly Child, two teachers from Coal Hill School (Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright) followed their enigmatic student Susan to a junkyard and became the Doctor’s first official traveling companions.

Executive Producer Steven Moffat says,

For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who!

Danny Pink is currently listed as a reoccurring character, time will tell if he gets elevated to the rank of “official” companion.

Stay tuned to Word of the Nerd for more details on Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who!

 

That Time On Doctor Who – Week 19

Welcome back to Word of the Nerd’s weekly meme-feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade. 

Take one part Classic Doctor Who episode, add one part delicious meal and top off with fancy beer of your choice, stir well, and you’ve just cooked up the environment in which #ThatTimeOnDrWho was born.  Regardless of your love and reverence for everyone’s favorite 50 year old British time-travel show, there are moments when something will occasionally strike you funny.  Perhaps you will even be motivated to yell out a snarky comment or make a witty remark.  It is possible you may even record said comments and remarks as a successful meme-feature for your favorite Nerd website.  I really hope you don’t, though, because that’s kind of my “thing”.

Week 19 of our “memeisodes” examines moments from both the Jon Pertwee/Third Doctor serial Planet of the Spiders (1974) and the David Tennant/Tenth Doctor adventure Turn Left (2008), along with what appears to be a slight oversight on the part of The Doctor regarding what should be Standard Operating Procedure (S.O.P.) upon exiting the TARDIS.

 

 

#ThatTimeOnDrWho is the awkward offspring of Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Riffing on 50+ years of adventures in time and space, #ThatTimeOnDrWho deconstructs both the moments that sent you behind the sofa and the ones that disappeared down the cracks in the sofa cushions. 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 18

 

You made it just in time for the new #ThatTimeOnDrWho “memeisode”!  Are you sitting comfortably? Good.

As the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration steadily grew in size and excitement, several very iconic images were released as posters, t-shirts, puzzles, mugs and such that featured ALL ELEVEN DOCTORS. 

You see, up until that point, the BBC had been very selective about keeping the two brands (Classic Doctor Who and Doctor Who) distinct in marketing and branding, going so far as to have two different logos.  With the variety of merchandise featuring all eleven (back then) incarnations of the Doctor available, it seemed as though the marketing arm of the BBC finally knew what to do with their flagship program.  Perhaps there was more to this than just brilliant marketing…

 

Not long after watching The Day of the Doctor (the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special) with my daughter, I wore one of my “Eleven Doctors” tees out to get a bite to eat.  From across the table, my daughter laughed and said, “It’s funny that you bought several T-shirts with all the Doctors on them, and within two episodes all your shirts are outdated.  By TWO Doctors.”  Out of the mouths of babes, right?

#ThatTimeOnDrWho is the charming homunculus raised in tandem by Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Riffing on 50 years of travel in the Time Vortex, #ThatTimeOnDrWho was made to share.  Load it into your favored social media canon* and fire away.

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Nerd Porn for 2/19/2014

 

There’s nothing we love more than hot new nerdy merchandise.  Every week there are literally dozens of amazing and nerdy products released.  The staff here at Word of the Nerd scours through them all each week to show you the best, the hottest and the nerdiest of the week’s offerings.  Check out Nerd Porn for 2/19/2014.

 

BSG CYLON RAIDER MODEL KITBSG CYLON RAIDER MODEL KIT

The latest in the Moebius line of Battlestar Galactica plastic kits, the Cylon Raider is tooled directly from the CGI files at the studio. The Advanced Raider is as close as you can get to the ship seen on screen in the SyFy series. Built at 1/32-scale, the model kit includes a display stand. Some assembly required.

From Moebius Inc

DOCTOR WHO DALEK TALKING PLUSHDOCTOR WHO DALEK TALKING PLUSH

Travel through time and space with Doctor Who! Based on the incredibly popular television series, this brilliant plush toy embodies that distinctive look and feel of the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world, that is to say, retro futuristic! Showcasing the very best from the Doctor Who rogues gallery, this release features the iconic Dalek (in burgundy). Spoken phrases include “Exterminate, Exterminate.” And “You would make a good Dalek.” The Daleks have been hated and feared throughout time and space, maybe it’s time someone gave them a hug. Might be worth getting one on your side.

From Underground Toys

POP THUNDERCATS SNARF VINYL FIGUREPOP THUNDERCATS SNARF VINYL FIGURE

Thundercats, ho! The survivors of Thundara have made their way to Third Earth, and now they can join your collection with Funko’s latest POP! Vinyl Figures releases! Add 3 3/4″ tall figures of Thundercats’ Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Snarf, or Mumm-Ra in the fan-favorite urban, stylized design to your collection!

From FUNKO

DOCTOR WHO ICE WARRIOR FIGURINEDOCTOR WHO ICE WARRIOR FIGURINE

Celebrate 50 years of the Doctor with a unique figurine collection based on the world’s longest-running Sci-Fi television series! The series draws from every era of the show and includes all eleven versions of the Doctor plus his greatest monsters. Cast in a specially formulated metallic resin and painted by hand, every figurine in the collection is sculpted with incredible care and attention to detail. Every character is shown in a classic moment from a specific episode. The process begins by collecting detailed reference material from the Doctor Who archives, which is then sent to the sculptor who produces a 3D digital sculpt. This sculpt is refined in consultation with the BBC’s Doctor Who team before it is finally approved. The factory scales the digital files to exactly 1:21-scale and uses them to make precision tools. The figurines are cast in a special metallic resin and painted by hand, using original production color references, and then given final approval by the BBC.

From Underground Toys

HARLEY QUINN BIG BANG TEEHARLEY QUINN BIG BANG TEE

Harley waves her big guns around on the new Harley Quinn: Big Bang T-Shirt. Features the art of Joshua Middleton screenprinted in full-color, on a black 100% cotton tee. Harley’s packin’. NOW AVAILABLE for sale in Canada and U.K.

From Graphitti Designs

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 17

Yes, our weekly memeisode #ThatTimeOnDrWho is now 17 weeks old. If it were a baby, it would just now be beginning to drool and ready to be introduced to solid food! 

To celebrate the introduction of solid foods to our memeisode’s diet, this installment is going to be very topical, as in The Time of the Doctor (2013) topical.  We’re basically looking at the most recent ten minutes of broadcast Doctor Who, specifically that fiddly bit between the start of the Eleventh Doctor’s regeneration at the top of the clock tower and the moment when Peter Capaldi shows up in the TARDIS as the Twelfth Doctor.

 

#ThatTimeOnDrWho is the bastard child (now on solid foods) of Doctor Who and MST3K.  Riffing on 50 years of TARDIS adventures, we examine the moments that made us hide behind the sofa, and the moments that probably should have disappeared down the crack between the cushions.

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 16

Thank you for tuning in again for Word Of The Nerd’s regular feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade! 

With a program that spans 50 years of popularity, lifetime fans of Doctor Who are likely to mark different eras of the program that stand out as the show was aging and changing along with the fans.  When I first started watching in the early 80′s, during the beginnings of the Peter Davison years, the show came across as very focused on hard science and chaste boy’s adventure until Davison’s penultimate serial, Planet of Fire (1984) which introduced new “American” companion, Perpugilliam Brown (“Peri” for short) as played by Nicola Bryant. 

Partially filmed on location in Lanzarote, this meant that the Doctor and regular companion Vislor Turlough (played by Mark Strickson) traded in their usual costumes for gear more appropriate to the hot climate, and poor Peri Brown started out in much less…signalling a vibe that the show was once again courting a slightly older audience than the week before.  Being 14 years old at the time, and only having seen the final year of Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor and the first two years of Davison’s era, let’s just say that the first episode of Planet of Fire stands out very clear in my memory!

 

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 15

Thank you for clicking on Week 15 of Word of the Nerd’s regular feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade!

This installment takes a sideways glance at the special cameo appearance by Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor (2013).  It does seem rather fishy that writer Steven Moffat would go so far as to point out the “round things” (Whovians call them “Roundels”) on the walls of the War Doctor’s TARDIS control room, if it wasn’t a sign post for a later revelation…

 

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Doctor Who And The TARDIS Land At A New Publisher

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In true Doctor Who style, the comic adventures of everyone’s favorite Time Lord regenerates in 2014, leaving IDW, it’s home since 2008, and landing at TITAN Comics, who is partnering with the BBC to put ink to page and take the Doctor and his companions to many new and exciting places!   They will release stand alone adventures featuring the tenth Doctor (David Tennant), the eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and after series 8 of the long running sci fi series begins, the twelfth incarnation (Peter Capaldi).   TITAN Comics is an offshoot of TITAN Books, established in 1981.

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IDW has been releasing comics featuring the Doctor for six years and celebrated the series 50th anniversary by publishing, “Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time,” which spotlights all eleven Doctors so far.  They are also responsible for the Doctor’s first official crossover.  “Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2,” saw the Doctor teaming up with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D as they battled against a terrifying new power in the universe: a Borg/Cyberman Alliance!   IDW finished its successful run in December, releasing a 50th-anniversary issue by fan-favorite writer Paul Cornell and artist Jimmy Broxton.  In this story, the Doctor travels to our universe, where he discovers that there is a television show chronicling his exploits.   Along the way, he meets a small girl that is a rabid fan of his…

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The Tardis beams into the Final Frontier!

The TARDIS beams into the Final Frontier!

The Doctor helping Captain Picard "Boldly Go"...

The Doctor helping Captain Picard “Boldly Go”…

The Dream Team!

The Dream Team!

Unholy Alliance!

Unholy Alliance!

Fangirl Encounter.

Fangirl Encounter.

Earlier this year, when asked about the Doctor’s imminent departure from IDW, their Chief Creative Officer and Editor in Chief, Chris Ryall had this to say:

“We’ve been extremely proud to be the American home to new ‘Doctor Who’ comics these last six years,   “We feel like we’ve said a great many things with our comics — so it now feels like a good time to let ‘Doctor Who’ comics regenerate along with the coming new Doctor on the TV series.”

The move to TITAN seems to echo recent events concerning the Star Wars Comics move from Dark Horse Comics to Disney owned Marvel Comics. IDW seems to be keeping a tight leash on its Star Trek franchise however.   TITAN announced on January 21st that it would be announcing the new creative team taking over the TARDIS in the coming weeks.   Here is an excerpt from the Press Release:

“In the universe of Doctor Who regenerations bring not only a new Doctor but often a fresh look and feel to the series and BBC Worldwide is bringing that same approach to Doctor Who comics as it signs a new deal with Titan Comics. The deal will open up the world of Doctor Who and provide fans with new stand alone adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor. Creative and production teams will be announced in the coming weeks and the first comic books will be released in 2014.”

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We look forward to many years of adventures with our eternal guide, taking us to all the “wibbly, wobbly, timey wimey,” places from one corner of the galaxy to the other…

That Time On Doctor Who – Week 13

 

Thanks for once again tuning your Time/Space Telegraph to Word Of The Nerd’s weekly feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade! 

The bastard child of Doctor Who and MST3K, our meme series plunges the depths of 50 years of Doctor Who adventures and gives a well intentioned “poke in the eye” to the oddball moments.  Gather your most quick-witted friends, cook a  big meal, have a few cold ones and settle in to watch an episode of Doctor Who and this stuff practically writes itself!

Week 13 brings into focus a moment from Matt Smith’s (the Eleventh Doctor) The Impossible Astronaut (2011), the opening episode of Series 6 of the relaunched Doctor Who.  In one episode, writer Steven Moffat did for NASA Astronauts what Friday the 13th did for hockey masks (and, oddly enough, what Rebecca Black did for Friday).  Make the ordinary frightening to small children, and also to the small children that live inside of big people.

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 12

Welcome back to Word Of The Nerd’s regular weekly feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho, by Brent Kincade. 

This week, we take a look at a moment from the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) serial The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End (2008) where a very sensitive piece of previously classified information was leaked to the world on television!

 

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Wallpaper of the Day – Christmas Edition

 

Merry Christmas from Word of the Nerd!!!!

 

We tried to include as many versatile interests as we could in today’s wallpapers.  This is our Christmas gift to you, our loyal readers and fans.  Enjoy!!!

 

 

 Doctor Strange wallpaper

 

Martian Manhunter wallpaper

 

X-Men wallpaper

 

Wonder Woman wallpaper

 

Doctor Who wallpaper

 

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Star Trek wallpaper

 

Star Wars wallpaper

 

Firefly wallpaper

 

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That Time On Doctor Who – Week 10

 

Phone the neighbors and wake the kids, it’s time once again for Word of the Nerd‘s regular feature, #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade.

Born from many late-night viewings of Doctor Who with friends who have watched entirely too much Mystery Science Theater 3000, #ThatTimeOnDrWho lovingly pokes fun at moments from 50 years of Who episodes.

Week 10 takes a look at an alternate-history version of the Third Doctor’s best mate, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the 1970 seven-part serial, Inferno and wonders who his employers might actually have been…

 

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What better way to say “I Love You” during the holiday season, than sharing #ThatTimeOnDrWho to all of your loved ones on Twitter, Facebook, Imgur, Tumblr, Reddit and even Craigslist?  Go ahead…you know you want to…

Week 9 of #ThatTimeOnDrWho can be found here, in the TARDIS.

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