The BBC has released an official synopsis of the upcoming DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR episode, and since TVWriter™ is, well, madly in love with this series (and has been for 50 years even though that’s longer than our site has existed), we’re giving it to ya ra-cheer:
Yeppers, boys and girls, what we’re seeing here is the humongous Doctor WHo: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset due for release November 5, 2013 and currently available for pre-order at our favorite moneygrubber online store, good ole Amazon.Com.
This sucker’s got everything those who appreciate what could arguably be the best-written s-f series ever to appear on television could ever hope for, in Blue-ray 1080p:
Doctor Who: The Complete First Series, starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper
Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series, starring David Tennant and Billie Piper
Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series, starring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman
Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials, starring David Tennant
Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill
Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Jenna-Louise Coleman
And glom onto the Special Features:
The Brit List’s Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists
The Best of the Christmas Specials
Doctor Who at the Proms (90-minute version with 5.1 Surround Sound)
Doctor Who Confidential/Behind the Scenes
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
Feature-length Specials and Featurettes
But we ain’t done yet, kids. Oh no. There’s also these genuine physical/touch me/feel me/play with me bits:
The Doctor Who Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver
3 exclusive original art cards
An exclusive Doctor Who comic book
This is good stuff. But it comes at a price. The list price is $349.98. Amazon’s doing pre-orders at 10%, bringing the cost down to $314.99. In our minds, it’s well worth it if you’re going to really watch the videos, read the comic book, and use the Sonic Screwdriver remote. But if you’re the type whose intention is to simply stuff this in a big plastic sack, call it a collectible, and wait for the price to go up, hey, as our dear, sainted Cardiff Granma used to say, “Take the needle outta yer arm, dearie.” (Yeah, she really did. Grew up in different times, that old lady did.)
Well, here’s Isabella Kapur writing about something Wil wrote about on Tumblr a couple-three days ago, so maybe he does:
by Isabella Kapur
It’s been less than a week since Matt Smith officially announced his departure from Doctor Who and the speculation is already in full force. But while websites place odds on various actors and actresses, from Zawe Ashton to Russell Tovey, the identity of the actor truly chosen appears to have made it’s way to Wil Wheaton. On top of that, we may find out who it is ourselves earlier than expected.
It appears that Wil Wheaton may have heard the news from a Doctor Who related source, writing on his tumblr yesterday:
“Am I the only person who knows who has been cast as the next Doctor, and who has known this was coming for several weeks? I figured that if it filtered down to me, it must be common knowledge among people who matter.
…now I feel kind of special. Yay me.”
Wheaton does have Doctor Who friends, (Barrowman!) and this was in direct response to the news circulating that Chiwetel Ejiofor has 7/1 odds of being the favorite for the role of the 12th Doctor
When we prepared the post that follows this one, about the DOCTOR WHO plot generator, we had no idea that this particularly sad news was coming. We’re too choked up – for reals – to write anything about this – sob – ourselves. So:
by Claire Duffin
He will bow out in the Christmas special when he will be replaced by a new incarnation of the Time Lord.
Smith, 30, who has been in the role since 2010, said it had been “an honour” to play the part.
He said: “Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show.
“I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience.
“Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.”