The Doctor Meets The Nerd | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim

An interesting Robot Chicken Sketch about the Doctor Who show with deep reference at the end for all you forty-year-olds.

About Robot Chicken: it’s Adult Swim’s long-running stop-motion animated homunculus of a sketch show. Witness sex, violence and 80’s toy references collide through fan-favorite characters like the Humping Robot and the beloved Robot Chicken Nerd as creators Seth Green and Matthew Seinreich are joined by an unparalleled roster of celebrity voices to skewer pop culture in this balls-to-the-wall comedy.

The symphonic spectacular show

The video is taken by someone in the audience a few months ago, this year, but… the Murray Gold’s captivating musical score for Doctor Who performed live, accompanied by specially edited big-screen sequences featuring all incarnations of the Doctor, as a host of real-life monsters stalk the auditorium will return with a tour in Australia and New Zeeland (tour dates announced) but also in UK (tour dates announced).

The show will be hosted once more by Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, who will take to the stage alongside Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters in this musical celebration of the iconic TV series.

Before and after the show, 50th anniversary

Missed the live stream on YouTube and on BBC America?

Watch the Doctor Who 50th anniversary live pre-show hosted by Veronica Belmont from the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, CA, as she and her special guests check in on Whovians all around the globe and count down to the global simulcast premiere of “The Day of The Doctor.”

Watch the Doctor Who 50th anniversary live post-show hosted with special guests:

  • YouTube star & host of “The Phil DeFranco Show” PHIL DeFRANCO
  • Writer & producer for the LA Times & the Hero Complex NOELENE CLARK
  • Mythbusters’ GRANT IMAHARA
  • Host/writer at Discovery Digital Networks ANTHONY CARBONI

The Twelfth Doctor’s reveal and Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor Sunday 7pm on BBC1

I must admit that the people involved in developing Doctor Who know how to keep people’s attention to a high level: the search for the new Doctor, the actor who’s going to replace Matt Smith, is over, and they are ready to reveal it to everybody interested.

They created the teaser trailer in order to present the following event:  in a special one-off live television event on BBC One this Sunday 4th August at 7pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the world.

Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.

The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans.

You can find more information about Matt Smith and Steven Moffats’ interviews on the subject here.

The intense speculation about the identity of the new Doctor got higher and higher since Doctor Who announced his leave from the show, back in June. You don’t have to wait to much to find out, so keep your fingers crossed. 😀

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John Barrowman may appear in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary show

Radio Times says that the actor John Barrowman has revealed that he is in discussion to take part in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

I haven’t had any information up until just about right now – and all I can say to you is that we’re discussing things… that’s a total exclusive! You guys are the first to ever hear it.

Even yesterday I was giving interviews and I was saying I have heard nothing, and now I can give you a little bit of an exclusive. I’ve heard something!

More information can be found here.

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Doctor Who Confidential voted best BBC3 show of all time in a Radio Times poll

Radio Times announces that in the week that BBC3 celebrated its tenth birthday, a RadioTimes.com poll of over 1,200 people has named Doctor Who Confidential the best show in the channel’s history… even if the Doctor Who spin-off was canceled in September 2011.

The top ten best BBC3 shows

1. Doctor Who Confidential (23%)

2. Pramface (11.4%)

3. Being Human (11.2%)

4. Torchwood (10.48%)

5. The Mighty Boosh (7.76%)

6. Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (5.92%)

7. Gavin & Stacey (4.56%)

8. 60 Second News (3.2%)

9. Russell Howard’s Good News (2.56%)

10. Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents (1.68%)

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Doctor Who cast plays Skull Game: BBC America’s Nerdist

The video was uploaded by BBC America, you can watch a moment from their show called The Nerdist: Tribute to time travel. Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvil and Steven Moffat face-off in “the ultimate test of wits”: the board game called (for legal reasons) SKULL!

The Nerdist is a series of all new World Premiere Specials based on comedian, writer, Doctor Who fan and web pundit Chris Hardwick’s immensely popular Nerdist podcast, the Internet’s Top Ranked Podcast.

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Steven Moffat assures Doctor Who future

About one week ago nme.com posted an article about Steven Moffat reassurances about the future of Doctor Who. He said in one interview that BBC will not give up the show (as it happened before in 1989): the show created a worldwide community and it’s “a huge money-spinner”.

The showrunner has said in a new interview that the long-running sci-fi show is in better shape than ever and that there is no chance that the BBC will “give up” on the show, as it did it 1989 when Doctor Who went off air for 16 years.

Moffat told Richard Bacon on BBC 5 Live: “It’s a huge money-spinner. It’s doing better than ever abroad – the global number of people watching Doctor Who has just gone up and up and up. It was the most downloaded show on American iTunes last year, so [there’s] not a chance of the BBC giving up on Doctor Who.”

Moffat also disputed claims that the show is getting “shorter and shorter” seasons, pointing merely to a change the broadcast schedule. He said: “We’re just splitting it over Christmas, we’re making the same number of episodes as usual. We delayed it a few months to start it later in the year, that’s all that’s happened.”

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Steven Moffat interview on BBC Breakfast, december 2011

One of the subject of the interview was the Doctor Who Christmas special:  The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe. It is sure that some changes will be done in the characters and companions, but there are only a few known data: Amy and Rory will leave the show during season 7 (to return in the future) and Matt Smith will leave Doctor Who at the end of the season.

You should know (if you don’t know already) that Doctor Who was the most downloaded show in America last year.

One other subject was the Sherlock Holmes series and the new (let’s call it so for the moment) competition between the shows. Sherlock Holmes have been already broadcast in 180 different countries, but it’s a long road until it will become a real rival to Doctor Who.