It’s dangerous to wander around space without gloves – take these! Etsy seller Go Follow Rabbits has printed custom fabric featuring the TARDIS symbols and sewn it into cozy arm warmers. They are the perfect solution for cold offices, and they leave your fingers available for texting or operating TARDIS controls.
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These Dalek earrings with their little angel wings are the perfect Valentine’s Day accessory. Each 2 3/4″ long plastic earring is embellished with 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals and is 1/8″ thick. They’re also sealed with a supergloss finish and are waterproof.
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If you’re a Whovian with a hankering for less Weeping Angels and Silence, and more classic Doctor Who villains, you’re in luck. Talking with SFX producer Caro Skinner has confirmed the classic monsters, the Ice Warriors, are indeed returning. They’ll appear in the Mark Gatiss-penned submarine under siege episode, the ninth of Series 7 Part 2.
We’ve got the most fantastic episode by Mark Gatiss where we are bringing back the Ice Warrior… on a submarine! It’s a really wonderful kind of ‘bunker’ episode, and a classic monster which Mark has brought his own inimitable twist to.
We wanted to bring them back because they’re wonderful! In the mix of stories that we were planning for this year it felt as if doing something very bold with a monster that hadn’t been seen for a while would be really cool. Mark is an enormous fan of the Ice Warrior stories and came up with the idea. The sense of a monster of that scale and that size trapped in a really small, contained environment such as a submarine was a really brilliant story to be able to tell. And obviously we’ve had a huge amount of fun going back to the traditional designs and recreating them, bringing the Ice Warriors back to life again.
They were such a beautiful original design, and are genuinely really scary in terms of what they look like as they’re coming towards you in that armour. Letting a huge Ice Warrior loose at the heart of a classic Hunt For Red October style submarine movie was exactly the kind of story that the Doctor should get mixed up in.
They’ve got really scary voices as well. I spent quite a lot of time on set trying to hiss like an Ice Warrior…
I’m really excited to see their new design. Frightening and imposing they may have been in the 60s, but today, like a lot of classic Who monsters, they’d be laughable.
Excited for the Ice Warriors? Any other classic monsters and villains you’d like to appear in the current series?
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The First Companion Cast for ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Docudrama, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’
Yup, The Doctor’s “granddaughter”, Susan, played by Carol Ann Ford on the series in the 60s has been cast for An Adventure in Space and Time. Yesterday we saw the first glimpse of the production as filming kicked off on Sunday, and today we learn relative newcomer Claudia Grant will play Ford, and therefore Susan, in the 90 minute docudrama from Mark Gatiss. Here’s Grant’s head shot for a comparison,
That’s a pretty darn good likeness, if you ask me. Doctor Who TV also report Jamie Glover is playing William Russell, fellow companion and Susan’s teacher Ian, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Honestly, I think I’m getting more excited about this docudrama exploring those early days of Doctor Who than I am whatever celebration Moffat and co. have planned for the series proper. So much of what makes Doctor Who, Doctor Who was created during those early years and it’ll be wonderful to see it all brought to light.
What are you most excited for when it comes to Who‘s 5oth anniversary?
This t-shirt design has taught me something new about Daleks: they can be beautiful. Artist J. William Grantham has taken the Doctor Who villain and transformed them into a whimsical illustration that I’d love to wear. I recommend getting this tee in white for maximum effect, though other colors are available if you have a policy against white shirts.
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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!
J-Estacado must really love the work of famed pin-up artist Gil Elvgren, so much so that he made his own tribute piece to Gil with DC Comics Zatanna in place of Gil’s girls. He really nails it too, right down to the black negligee she has on in the tribute piece. Now that’s some real magic. [Nudity and Nerdery]
Hit the jump for the abominable snowman, puppies in costumes and moar.
One of the most popular shows of the last few years, Game of Thrones has been integrating into so many fan bases that it’s hard to keep count. Luckily, Miguel Lokia has saved the day with his series of “Houses” based on famous pop cultures characters, including Jack Sparrow and the House of House. They’re all great sounding houses, but you can’t beat House Lannister and the mighty Tyrion Lannister. [Geek-Art]
Bioware had a smash hit with Mass Effect 3, but they would shatter all records if they borrowed from Amales and released a bit of Mass Ferret DLC content. Just the promotional material alone would sell a couple hundred of those after which the sea of hate towards the ending will last for years. [Game Freaks]
Back when I was really young I was terrified of the abominable snowman in the Rudolph Christmas special, this piece by Chirstine Larsen cements my fear. Just seeing the look in that blood covered monsters eyes brings back so many bad memories. Show this to your kids if you’re looking to scare them into good behavior. [Comics Alliance]
This Hobbit/Sherlock crossover by Irise is just one of many that have been popping up since Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch were cast. With their connection to both we can be sure there’s going to be thousands more like this popping up in the next few years. [Deviant Art]
Bobba Fett is the galaxy’s best bounty hunter, especially when it comes to hunting down the ladies. Am I right? [Nerd Sexin's]
Doctor Who is back in full force and ready for 2013 in a big way, so why not have ElectroCereal do amazing pieces for the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors just for the hell of it? With each drawing featuring it’s own Doctor, villains and famous companions each drawing is a refresher course in the who’s who of Doctor Who. Good luck saying that three times fast. [Geek Tyrant]
Skin-tight suit, check; Fuzzy white fur, check; the Black Cat is ready for another night of high class theft and criminal activity. Dan Don Fuga is pretty damn good at drawing the ladies of the Marvel universe. We’ll definitely have Don back on here again soon. [Tech Sergant Jenn]
Spoiler alert! This drawing by maruco sums up the first half of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit pretty nicely, lots of food and not enough action. If it wasn’t for the hope that The Hobbit will surely make up for itself next year, I would loath this piece.[Lado Inverso]
He’s come for Sarah Connor — and a squeaky toy. Brian Rubenacker must really like Boston Terriers, he’s featured the dog breed in a small series of portraits based on pop culture icons like the T-800 and Clockwork Orange’s Alex. Dogs love this man, but cats…we won’t even go there. [XombieDIRGE]
Last night we got our first really good look at the new TARDIS interior. Our best look will come when it’s officially revealed during the Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Snowmen” in six days. It’s hard to imagine it’s so close, yet still so far away.
Now, I had assumed the TARDIS was getting a facelift in celebration of the series reaching its golden anniversary, and while that’s probably true, Steven Moffat shared his reasons for the redesign at a screening of the new episode,
I thought we’d been getting progressively whimsical with the interior of the TARDIS. And I started to think, ‘Well, why is that? It’s not a magical place. It’s actually a machine. And actually potentially, as you’ll see more spectacularly later, quite a scary place sometimes. We make a lot of use of that.
It’s true the TARDIS has looked very different throughout the series’ reboot than it did during its previous 26 year run. I’m definitely a fan of this new retro look, you?
Besides the TARDIS talk, Moffat also teased more about their plans for the big 5-0 celebration. And in true Moffat style, he reveals absolutely nothing,
[Plans] are immense, they are considerable. They will be full of tremendous surprises. But they wouldn’t be surprises if I accidentally said them now, would they? No, we’re not telling you. But I promise you, we’re going to take over television. Trust me.
I do trust in Moffat, and I only get more excited thinking about plans which would “take over television.” The series officially returns in April, should we expect April to be Doctor Who month? And what about the actual anniversary date in November? Surely they’ll have something planned for then.
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Matt Smith on his Eventual ‘Who’ Exit: “All Good Things Come to an End”, Plus Another Peek at the New TARDIS
In two weeks we’ll get our holiday dose of Doctor Who, the Christmas special that’ll hopefully keep Whovians content until the season returns later in 2013. Ha! Like it’s possible to be content and happy with the Who you have, we’re always craving more.
Continuing to promote “The Snowmen,” Matt Smith was chatting with Bangshowbiz and was asked again about his Who exit plans,
We’ve got Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary coming up in November 2013, and one assumes there’ll be another Christmas special after that, and I’d hope to be part of it. I take each year as it comes. All good things come to an end, but my mum is aghast at the thought of me ever not being the Doctor. The show is the star and will continue without me.
I’m committed to it next year and will sit down with Steven Moffat and see where we go from there. I’ve no immediate plans to leave. I’m around for a whole year and that’s a long time.
Maybe someone could play the Doctor for seven years like Tom Baker, but… it’s 10 months a year.
Thinking back on it now, it’s almost unbelievable Tom Baker was The Doctor for seven years. Today it’d be impossible to ask an actor to commit to a role like The Doctor for that long. I don’t believe Smith will be leaving the role any time soon, he’s only now moving on to his second companion. I’m hoping there’s still much to come from him and Moffat. I’m also predicting the two will leave the show at the same time, much like David Tennant and Russell T. Davies.
But let’s not continue to speculation on the when and why Smith might leave, let’s talk about what’s coming next. Like the new TARDIS we’ll be seeing on Christmas Day! Hit the jump for another peek at the new TARDIS interior.
Things are sure lookin’ different with The Ponds gone. What do you think of the new design so far?
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This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special is called The Snowmen. These frozen monsters share one voice and that’s where this episode’s surprise guest star enters the picture. The Snowmen will be voiced by none other than Sir Ian McKellen!
That’s right, the man behind Magneto, Gandalf, and The Prisoner’s Number 2 will be the voice behind the latest villainous creatures fighting Doctor Who (Matt Smith). McKellen joins a group of talented individuals like Kylie Minogue (Voyage of the Damned) and Micheal Gambon (A Christmas Carol) who made their Doctor Who appearances in Christmas Specials.
This should help attract additional viewers for the special. Could this lead to an onscreen appearance in the regular series by McKellen? Could be, I’d love to see him make that move.
What do you think?
The special airs on BBC America Christmas Day at 8:00PM.
For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.
We hope you’ll find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.
As nerds, we like to put a twist on almost everything. Which is why, sure, a frying pan is something every kitchen shouldn’t be without, but frying pans are boring. You need a set of pots and pans with sword hilts! Combat Kitchenware is a Kickstarter campaign and they’re goal has already been surpassed. You can still get a variety of pan sizes through donating either $27 for a handle kit to craft your own up to a $275 donation which would get you a customized handle on your pan.
Mornings are hard. That’s why there’s tea, or coffee, or Irish coffee, or maybe you forget the coffee and just drink the whiskey straight. I’m not judging. But I do suggest your check our these funny, geeky, and sometimes wrong mug cozies from KnotworkShop on Etsy. Besides the awesome Jaws quote above, there are Doctor Who cozies, including a pair labeled “Doctor” and “Companion,” words and phrases like “”, “don’t panic”, “I’m a fucking professional!”, and “I am blogging this.” Basically, I dare you to look through the collection and tell me you can’t find a mug cozie you or someone you know would love to have for a mere $13-$25.
Never be accidentally walked in upon again! With this Star Trek-inspired door chime you’ll be alerted whenever anyone crosses the threshold into your room or office. Can be set with either the door opening sound effect or the Red Alert alarm. Also, now on sale at Think Geek for only $19.99!
I just love all of Funko’s Pop! vinyl figures. I have a Joker figure on my coffee table right now. The line only keeps growing with The Walking Dead‘s Daryl joining in January. Available now on Entertainment Earth are characters from Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, DC and Marvel superheroes, Disney characters, and many more. All for only $9.99!
No matter how often DC likes to change her outfit or alter her origin, Harley Quinn is still my girl. But that doesn’t mean I’d buy a statue of her wearing anything besides her original, sexy, classy, and let’s be honest, practical for her line of work, leotard. This latest Bishoujo Statue, available at Entertainment Earth for $54.99, is too cute to pass up.
And speaking of cute, you couldn’t go wrong with these apron pinafores from DarlingAmy‘s Etsy shop. Perfect for either the kitchen or convention floor she’s got a designs from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Legend of Zelda, Adventure Time, and more. Ranging from about $65 t0 $100 these sadly won’t be available in time for Christmas, but knowing this is what you’re waiting for, I think it’s okay.
The only thing I want more than this Portal customizable Aperture Labs handheld portal device is an actual working Aperture Labs handheld portal device. This non-working model is available at Entertainment Earth for $99.99, but I’m sure with some tweaking you might be able to get the thing shooting portals. Maybe. For Science!
I bought myself this set during a Black Friday sale, but still, if you don’t yet own a full set of The Lords of the Rings trilogy this is the best bang for your buck. It’s got everything: the extended edition of all three films plus all of the special features and appendices ever released. It’s 15 discs for only $55.99 on Amazon.
Also available on Amazon is this new box set of the first six volumes of the Sailor Moon manga. Newly translated and restored, the manga is a true classic and surprisingly different from the anime series. With a new anime releasing next year it’s the perfect time to check out the manga that started it all. Only $40.86!
And lastly, a lightsaber. Who hasn’t always wanted one? Nobody, that’s who. You offer someone a lightsaber and you will have their eternal gratitude. Think Geek has these authentic replicas licensed from Lucasfilm for $119.99. But if you’re looking for something with a more personal touch there’s a variety of custom shops including Ultra Sabers and Saber Forge.
Earlier the 6th Doctor, Colin Baker, said as far as he knew no previous Doctors had been asked back for the 50th anniversary. Does that include the reboot Doctors? Specifically the 10th Doctor and candidate for most popular Doctor ever, David Tennant? Of all possible, previous incarnations to make a return appearance in Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary, Tennant is the most likely.
While out making the press rounds for his upcoming Christmas flick, Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger – a movie I’m sure we’d all rush to see were it being released stateside only because of his involvement – Tennant was, of course, asked about returning for the 50th.
Talking with BBC Radio 1, he had this intriguing response,
I nearly said something I shouldn’t! … I don’t have an answer to this question. I keep being asked and I wish I had an answer. I’ve nothing to say. I don’t know and if I did have any involvement, I wouldn’t be able to talk about it anyway, would I? Probably not…
Hmm, you can catch the video here with these comments at about the 00:49 mark.
And again, talking to Red Carpet News (video here, comments at 01:25),
I can’t imagine there even are going to be any anniversary celebrations, are there? …Look at my agent getting twitchy!
All right, the gig is up Tennant. I think you know something. He’s definitely in full-on, tease the fans mode, so doe he really have any news about the big 5-0? If he is returning will they be able to keep it secret for long?
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Warning: when faced with a Dalek this adorable, you’re going to happily agree to be exterminated. Photography by Brianne Porterfield.
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Yet Another BBC Video Reminding You The Ponds Are Leaving ‘Doctor Who’ and You Should Be Sad About It
This Saturday we say goodbye to The Ponds and we’re all expecting a tearful goodbye, and the BBC won’t let us to forget it! I know I’ll be broken up when I watch Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill exit the TARDIS for the last time – however that comes to be – but even I’ll admit they really are laying it on thick with this new video. It’s a compilation of short interviews with them, Matt Smith, Caro Skinner, and Steven Moffat about the upcoming mid-season finale, “The Angels Take Manhattan.”
I wouldn’t consider any of this too spoilery, unless you’re shocked to hear The Ponds are leaving and that Moffat’s a mean man who finds pleasure in frightening and scarring young children! Okay, he’s not that malicious, but he does admit this episode was so sad it even made his son, who apparently never sheds a tear at TV, cry a little.
Really, Beeb? Did we need the slow pan of still photos coupled with the sad music?
Do you think you’ll let a few salty tears leak out when The Ponds say goodbye this weekend? Doctor Who airs this Saturday on BBC, BBC America, and Space.
This week, on the second installment of Episodes! Jason is joined by ‘Dinosaur Planet’ musician, comic book nerd, Whovian, and real-life British person MJ Hibbett to discuss the 2nd episode of Doctor Who‘s 7th season, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”, because we really just couldn’t resist doing another Who ep.
So, what is the Episodes! podcast? It is NerdBastards‘ second podcast and it focuses on the wonderful world of television. Good shows, bad shows, new shows, old shows — all are in danger of having one of their classically good or classically bad episodes deconstructed and examined by our host — Bastardcast co-host Jason Tabrys — and a weekly special guest. Yes, really it’s quite grand.
Note: This week’s episode was supposed to be “The Body” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but our intended guest had a minor accident that de-railed her appearance. Worry not though, she is A-OK and we expect to have her on in the near future.
Even The Doctor would slow down for a minute if he saw you in this corset and matching top. Itâs guaranteed to certainly be a perfect in shape because each is custom hand made to your actual measurements. This kind of cotton corset shoelaces up the again through gold grommets with orange satin bow. You can get the particular corset alone, or perhaps make the appear complete with the particular matching cotton skirt imagined after the split. Wear this particular, and you just may get a chance in being the following Companion.