It’s got cowboys, Egyptians and lots of flashing lights. No, it’s not the opening of another NYC disco. It’s the first trailer for Series 7 of “Doctor Who”!
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This confirms one of our long held suspicions: All toddlers want to take over the world and exterminate or subjugate the rest of the population. Don’t believe us? Watch that video again, paying careful attention to the smiles on those toddlers’ faces.
The people at iO9 had some fun with the idea of what the British sci-fi series “Doctor Who” might be like if it were produced by the Walt Disney company. They enlisted the aide of a very talented artist to play this joke out:
And here’s the Disney Daleks:
Very amusing and clever work here. And for the reading impaired: This is an imaginary movie. Disney isn’t making a “Doctor Who” movie. Disney will never make a “Doctor Who” movie.
We’d also like to do a shout out to artist who made these paintings. Unfortunately, iO9 doesn’t give his name, only his iO9 screen name Cristoval. But we’re sure anyone interested in contacting him can do so through that link. We think Cristoval will land some work thanks to this bit of whimsy.
The Daleks returned this weekend to “Doctor Who” weekend in “Victory of the Daleks”. This time with a complete redesign: Larger, colorful and streamlined. Fans seem mixed on this new take on the classic sci-fi villain. What do you think? Here’s some other shots of them:
One of our favorite bits of Dalekmania from this episode was the WWII era style Dalek “To Victory” poster. Who doesn’t want this on their wall?
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Three clips from the next episode of “Doctor Who” featuring everyone’s favorite pepper pots!
From the Daily Telegraph:
This full scale matchstick model of one of television’s scariest aliens is the work of Brian Croucher, 66, who spent more than two years on the task in the sitting room of his end of terrace house in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
He finished it last month by applying the last of three coats of clear varnish to the 480,000 matches which have been cut, shaped and sanded into the 5ft 3in extraterrestrial.
“I spent an hour or maybe two on it at a day because I have a bad back and it is difficult sitting still for such a long time,” said Mr Croucher, a retired electroplater. “Besides, it can be a tedious business.”
Mr Croucher was bitten by the matchstick modelling bug 30 years ago when he watched his nephew struggling to make a model of his mother’s house. He said: “I told him it looked good but bet him that I could make a matchstick boat and finish it before he finished his house. He gave up half way through but I carried on.
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Let the cheering (or jeering … or hissing) begin. Sources are reporting that the Daleks will appear in Matt Smith’s first outing as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
Also: TARDIS interior gets a retro look!
Here’s the skinny form My Park Magazine:
The 26-year-old actor – who takes over from current Time Lord David Tennant next year – will face the legendary extraterrestrial mutants in his first adventure to please fans who think he is too young to play the iconic role.
BBC bosses reportedly decided to revive the Doctor’s most famous foes to boost show ratings as they are worried Smith will not be as popular as Tennant – widely considered one of the most successful stars of the long running sci-fi series.
A network source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “They know fans will take a while to get used to Matt as The Doctor, so it makes sense to have him fight his most famous enemies. They always bring good ratings.”
BBC chiefs have previously revealed they plan to “step back in time” when designing the Tardis for the new series of the programme.
Instead of the current brown and orange interior, the time and space machine will have blue walls and white windows, similar to the original 1960s Tardis.
The new series of ‘Doctor Who’ – which stars Smith at the 11th Time Lord – is due to start next spring.
Edit: According to Bleeding Cool the above news was confirmed by Russel T Davies at a Torchwood event at the National film theatre:
He also let people know that the inside of the TARDIS is getting a more retro look in the fifth series and that the Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith, will be facing Daleks in his very first episode.
We love the daleks and are happy whenever they appear on Doctor Who. First adventure, last adventure … any adventure. Just bring ‘em on!
And a retro look for the TARDIS? That could be very cool!
Edit Two: It appears Bleeding Cool may have had their wires crossed. RTD didn’t makes these statements during the public section of the NFT event. If he made them, they were to individuals after the event.
So we think this story goes back into the rumor category. We’ve changed the headline to reflect that.
And one more thing. The commentator, James, who suggested we check our facts, has a nice write-up on the NFT event on his blog. You can check it out here.
Check out the trailer for Doctor Who Series 5 here. Yup, he does face daleks!
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From the BBC:
A 100ft Dalek has appeared on the side of a mountain which overlooks Belfast.
However, people living in the city are presumably safe enough from this particular inhabitant of Skaro as it is made from bed linen.
The ‘artwork’ was created on Black Mountain at the weekend by Denis Rush of the UT Events group.
The stunt comes ahead of a charity convention for fans of Doctor Who and a number of other sci-fi TV series at the Europa hotel in Belfast.
“There was meant to be a giant question mark beside the Dalek, but I ran out of bed linen,” said Denis speaking to BBC News.
“I got permission from the woman who owns the field to do it. She was only too happy to help when she heard that the convention is in aid of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.”
From the Telegraph:
The group had already fished out an old table football game and a skateboard when they bumped into the Dalek head, which was covered in weeds.
Sales executive Marc Oakland was pushing a rake around the bed of the shallow pool when he found the object with its distinctive eye stalk.
The 42-year-old said: “I’d just shifted a tree branch with my foot when I noticed something dark and round slowly coming up to the surface.
“I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up right in front of me.
“It must have been down there for some time because it was covered in mould and water weed, and had quite a bit of damage.
“One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact and the head and neck stayed in one piece as I carefully lifted it out.”
Pond warden Tony Brown, 70, was leading the volunteer squad clearing dumped rubbish from the pond, near Beaulieu, Hants.
He said: “We made a very thorough search of the rest of the bottom of the pond and there were definitely no alien remnants lurking.
“We’ve all agreed it best to keep the pond’s exact location under wraps.
“The last thing we want are sci-fi fans descending on the pond frantically seraching for other Dalek parts.”
Mr Brown, who trained as a pond warden with Southern Water, has been helping clear out the area for the past eight years.
He said: “We’ve dredged up everything from shopping trolleys, toys, and bicycles.
“But this is the first time a Dalek’s appeared. We have no idea how it ended up in there, or how long ago.
“We discovered the BBC often took the Daleks out on location for filming, and they travelled to Hampshire on at least one occasion in the 1980s, when Colin Baker played the Timelord.
“Who knows, this might be the remains of one of the originals from the old TV series. I’m told they they were built to last.”