Hey Whovians, Listen Up!

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:


BBC’s “Gift” to DOCTOR WHO Fans Everywhere!


Looks at this son of a bitch:


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)
  • Audio Commentary
  • Doctor Who Confidential/Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Feature-length Specials and Featurettes
  • Episode prequels
  • Video Diaries

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.)

We’ve already done the pre-order thing. You too can pre-order on Amazon.


Look, Chris Eccleston's Doctor is here too! And we thought we'd never see him again!
Look, Chris Eccleston’s Doctor is here too! And we thought we’d never see him again!

Does Wil Wheaton Know Who the Next DOCTOR WHO Doctor Will Be?

Well, here’s Isabella Kapur writing about something Wil wrote about on Tumblr a couple-three days ago, so maybe he does:

AllDoctorsby 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

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Matt Smith to quit Doctor Who after Christmas special

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:

MattSmith_DoctorWhoby 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.”

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Extra! Everybody’s Proud of The Doctor

6b6b7904c64bcdecfad0befebe5a7065Matt Smith’s Alma Mater, the University of East Anglia, says Hi

Um, do you suppose that they think he really is a Time Lord?

Now that would be cool.

Found Here.