Step inside the Tardis with Google Street View

Doctor Who: step inside the Tardis with Google Street View
Doctor Who: step inside the Tardis with Google Street View

 

Google Maps have celebrated Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary by adding a 360-degree panoramic view of the interior of the Doctor’s TARDIS to their Street View function.

The location to zoom is the police telephone box replica situated outside Earl’s Court tube station in West London (Earlham Green Earl’s Court Rd, London, Greater London Nr5 8DQ, United Kingdom ‎ +44 7700 900461).

It’s a popular destination for visiting Whovians, it was actually installed in 1996 as part of an ultimately abandoned attempt to reintroduce the boxes to London streets. While police boxes were prevalent at the time of Doctor Who‘s original broadcast in 1963, nowadays only a handful survive – and the Earl’s Court box is one of only two based on the same “Mackenzie Trench” design as the original TARDIS.

The Street View function offers visitors the chance to virtually walk around all sides of the console room (down at console level and around the upper mezzanine). It doesn’t extend yet to such rooms as the library, Zero Room or the infamous swimming pool.

Giant straw Dalek sculpture invades Cheshire field, Great Britain

Mike Harper Giant Dalek sculpture invades Cheshire field Great Britain Mike Harper Giant Dalek sculpture and the truck invades Cheshire field Great BritainDo you want to put pot village on the map? The Doctor Who map? Well..  there is a giant straw Dalek sculpture, created by Snugsburys ice cream shops, erected in a field in Nantwich, Cheshire, Great Britain, as part of their 10-year tradition of building stuff made out of straw in the middle of the fields.

The project was conducted by artist Mike Harper and it is a promotional sideline of the ice cream company, which uses the awareness to raise money for various charities. The occasion is the Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

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Karen Gillan’s bold head

When Matt Smith cut his hair last month I had some problems in recognizing him in the video he thanked his fans.

These days we all had the chance Karen Gillan bold bald head… very surprising, almost shocking for may of her fans. 😀 Girls, you have no idea what you are losing when insisting you never shave your head (at least once)… It’s an experience you should not miss.

Doctor Who Karen Gillan shaved head

Accordingly to Radio Times, Matt knew about that before the Comic Con unveiling. Doesn’t she remains very cute, even without her hair? 😀

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Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 462

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 462

The Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 462 was released yesterday. Everybody seems to wonder who will be the next Doctor Who after Matt Smith will be leaving and the eleventh Doctor will regenerate into the 12th.

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Doctor Who Magazine issue 459

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 459

Remember that this DWM issue will be published on Thursday 4 April.

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Entertainment Weekly and the two Doctor Who collectible covers

Cover Entertainment Weekly 1252 Clara Cover Entertainment Weekly 1252 Doctor WhoThis week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly offers a choice of two collectible covers:

  • one featuring Matt Smith (the Doctor), Jenna Louise-Coleman (Doctor’s new companion Clara) and a Dalek
  • one boasting Matt Smith and a Cyberman, who will be among the monsters that the time-traveling Doctor battles in the half-season of eight new Doctor Who shows which BBC America will premiere on March 30 at 8p.m. ET.

The source of the image and more information can be found here.

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The Bells of Saint John, new preview pictures

The Bells of Saint John is the first episode from the second part of Doctor Who series 7, the Easter special. It will be on BBC 1 on 30th of March 2013.

Doctor Who The Bells of Saint John The Doctor and Clara new preview pictures

Radio Times posted several preview pictures… you can see the gallery here.

Well, the next Doctor Who installment is set in the present day and the focus is on WiFi (just look at all those laptops…) As The Doctor meets Clara again he realizes that something dangerous is lurking in the WiFi signals which cloak London and sets about trying to save the world from a hidden enemy. Celia Imrie is looking pretty menacing in these images, so it’s fair to assume her character is immersed in the dark side…

On the other hand, Matt Smith said that Clara has given the Doctor his mojo back.

“Having got his grieving for the Ponds out of the way, I think she’s reignited his curiosity in the universe and given him his mojo back, for want of a better word. It’s been a joy to work with Jenna and I’m really proud of the work we’ve done. And I think it’s exciting for the character. It gives him a new lease somehow,” said Smith at a press conference to launch the series.

It remains to be seen how, but I think it’s going to be… spectacular. 😀

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The Doctor and Clara on the cover of the May edition of SFX magazine

You should find out this: The Doctor and his new companion, Clara, appear on the cover of the May edition of SFX magazine… 😀

Are you interested? 😀 Me too!

the Doctor and Clara on the cover of the May edition of SFX magazine

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Ice Warriors between classic, old and new

As you may already know The Ice Warriors will to return to Doctor Who in series seven part two as the antagonists in a new story by Mark Gatiss. Radio Times unveiled the new image of these Doctor monsters.

new look Ice Warrior

old look Ice Warrior

 

 

Meanwhile, the two episodes that have been missing are being reconstructed by award-winning animation studio Qurios and a classic Doctor Who adventure The Ice Warriors will be released on DVD this summer with animated versions of the serial’s missing episodes.

Starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, The Ice Warriors was originally broadcast in 1967 and marked the titular Martian monsters’ first appearance in the BBC sci-fi drama.

The were last seen on TV in 1974.


An exclusive “work in progress” clip of The Ice Warriors. With Ice Warrior Varga released and the glacier advancing, the Doctor tries to convince Leader Clent that temperamental humans – even the recently fired scientist Penley – are still far better than machines.

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Daleks’ invasion of London and Earth in 2013 AD

A few days ago I’ve posted the report about the Dalek invasion in London. Meantime, BBC posted here a gallery of images with scenes from The Dalek Invasion of Earth recreated for An Adventure in Space and Time.

Below are only 2 of these images… the rest you can find on BBC.co.uk. Enjoy. 🙂

A shot from the original story – The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Daleks’ original invasion – back in 1964.
A shot from the original story – The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Daleks’ original invasion – back in 1964.

 

The writer and executive producer of An Adventure in Space and Time, Mark Gatiss, on location in London.
The writer and executive producer of An Adventure in Space and Time, Mark Gatiss, on location in London.

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Doctor Who makes TV Guide Christmas cover

TV Guide was first published in the United States in 1953 and celebrated its 49th year in 2012, and it is America’s longest running TV listings magazine. So it’s about Doctor Who show’ age. Even so, it is the first time when the Doctor makes the Christmas cover.

Doctor Who airs in the US on BBC America and has a dedicated worldwide following. Seasonal special The Snowmen airs over there on Christmas Day just hours after it is seen by BBC1 audiences in Great Britain.

Matt Smith and Doctor Who makes TV Guide Christmas cover
Matt Smith and Doctor Who makes TV Guide Christmas cover

 

As Radio Times says, Matt Smith and his bow tie will be a feature of coffee tables across America this Christmas after US’ Doctor Who fans voted for the show to feature on the cover of TV Guide.

Now in its third year, the Fan Favorites Cover Contest asks viewers to decide which series should front TV Guide’s Christmas double issue. The magazine said Doctor Who fans had galvanised support “through countless blog posts, message-board comments and tweets” to beat big-name American shows including The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars.

Smith called the news “amazing,” adding “Thank you to everyone who voted, because this is a huge, huge accolade. Fans mustn’t underestimate their role in the emergence of the show in America.”

 

 

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The newly designed Tardis interior

It does not seems too much since the Tardis design has been changed… It happened when the transition between the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor happened, when the Doctor and Amy Pond first met.

the newly designed Tardis interior
the newly designed Tardis interior

Well, it seems the time to some new changes. “On Christmas Day, the Doctor will usher you into a brand new world,” Steven Moffat told in a Radio Times interview. “[There’s] a brand new Tardis: Same old police box, of course, but when you open those magic blue doors…” announces Moffat in the Christmas double issue of Radio Times magazine. ”

The lighting unit from above the Tardis console is adorned with symbols from the Time Lords’ Gallifreyan “alphabet” and is a darker, more serious-looking proposition to its predecessors (perhaps in keeping with the Time Lord’s post-Pond mood at the start of the Christmas episode).

Moffat said: “When you have a genius designer like Michael Pickwoad, and an opportunity like the Tardis, you’d be mad not to bring the two together.”

Pickwoad’s is the third design since Doctor Who relaunched in 2005. Both previous versions were by Edward Thomas. The classic 1963 original was by Peter Brachacki.

Over here there are more information about the double issue of Radio Times magazine, the Christmas special episode and other interesting stuff.

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Wilfred Mott’s reaction into the Tardis

Wilfred Mott reaction into the Tardis

I am sure you all know people’s first reaction when they enter into the Tardis, right? Bigger on the inside!

Well, the Doctor got a different reaction from Wilfred Mott (the role: Donna Noble’s grandfather) when he got into the Tardis the first time.

Doctor Who Christmas Special episode The Snowmen and BBC’s Wintry Wallpapers!

The cards are going up and the festive decorations are being dusted off… So now’s the time to make sure your computer screen is ready for Christmas!

The Doctor Who team from BBC posted five festive images from or relating to The Snowmen, this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special episode. You can always choose from the Doctor and Clara, the sinister Doctor Simeon, the formidable trio of Vastra, Strax and Jenny or maybe even the stunning poster for this year’s Christmas Special.

The gallery with these pictures in different sizes is here.

The snowmen
The snowmen
The Doctor and Clara
The Doctor and Clara
Vastra, Strax and Jenny
Vastra, Strax and Jenny
The icy army!
The icy army!
Doctor Simeon
Doctor Simeon

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Images from BBC’s gallery taken from The Snowmen

The Doctor Who Christmas Special episode, the Snowmen, needs no presentation… it’s going to be broadcast less than a month from now and it’s hardly expected by… lots and lots of people. Some time ago BBC posted the first images from the episode.

The Doctor and his new companion, Clara, come face-to-face.
The Doctor and his new companion, Clara, come face-to-face.
I should like a hat like that!
I should like a hat like that!
From left to right, Vastra, Strax and Jenny.
From left to right, Vastra, Strax and Jenny.
Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon.
Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon.
The Scrooge-like Doctor.
The Scrooge-like Doctor.

The BBC’s gallery is here.

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Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in The Snowmen

Less than a month from now Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will star in the Doctor Who Christmas special episode: The Snowman. It’s a long time to wait, but until then let’s enjoy the next image.

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What are you doing here?

Did you know that the first Doctor’s words on the screen, back in 1963, where ‘What are you doing here?’

Quite interesting… 49 years later the words and the Doctor are as fresh as they were then.

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Cyberman face T-shirt

Doctor Who Cyberman face t-shirt
Doctor Who Cyberman face t-shirt

Interesting, right? I hope it gives you some ideas about next summer t-shirts… Let’s entertain ourserlves with images of the Doctors, all eleven of them, the TARDIS or Doctor Who monsters on every street in the known universe…

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Doctor Who fan art: ‘Search for the truth’ comic

Doctor Who: Search for the truth 01 by girl on the moon
Doctor Who: Search for the truth 01 by girl on the moon

This is the first part, First encounter, of a comic book created by Girl-on-the-Moon and posted on DeviantArt.

The categories: Cartoons & Comics / Digital Media / Comics / Pages

The Official (but totally unofficial) ‘Search for the Truth’ (SFTT) Comic can be found here as a DevianArt gallery for your viewing pleasure.

As far for now there are 60 parts of this comic, 2 SFTT origin comics and a
Search for the Truth FNARG (Part 1).

Just enjoy them. 🙂

Doctor Who fan art: Shall we peek at the End?

shall we peek at the end? Doctor Who by girl on the moon
shall we peek at the end? Doctor Who by girl on the moon

Do you remember the end of the episode Forest of the Dead? When the Doctor and his companion, Donna Noble, solved the situation, River Song was dead and the Doctor was wondering if he should read or not her diary? Just before saving River (on the hard drive of the library) one more time.

Well… that’s the moment in the image. Its source is Deviantart: Shall We Peek at the End? – Doctor Who by *Girl-on-the-Moon

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