I finally got to watch the Doctor Who panel from San Diego Comic Con last month. I’ve got to admit, it was a little bit weird to watch three actors try to find things they could talk about when we don’t really know the characters they’re playing and they’re not allowed to spill too many of the beans…. but it’s still quite fun. I’m sure Jodie Whittaker will be an amazing Doctor.
Are you looking forward to the return of Doctor Who?
Doctor Who is my favorite show currently airing on television.
Former showrunner Steven Moffat said it best:
Heroes are important. Heroes tell us who we want to be but when they made this particular hero they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an X-Wing, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help and they didn’t give him a superpower or a heat-ray, they gave him an extra heart. And that’s extraordinary. There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.
Matt Smith was my first Doctor – 2010’s “A Christmas Carol” was my introduction to the series. Christopher Eccleston taught me who the Doctor was and who he wanted to be when I started watching the 21st century incarnation of the series. Peter Capaldi may have been the best at capturing the Doctor’s alieness.
But David Tennant was my Doctor… the one who made me love the show. And I’m so excited to have the chance to see him in person this fall, even if it means spending more than I should for a few seconds of his time to sign an autograph.
I hope that everyone had a good weekend. Doctor Who released a new teaser for Series 11 today… while I am looking forward to the Doctor’s return, this new video didn’t really grab me.
So to make up for it, here are a couple of the past Doctors meeting the Pigs in Space crew. You can’t get much better than the Doctor and the Muppets, right?
Anyway, let me know what you think in the comments.
We’re about six weeks away from New York Comic Con, which bills itself as the biggest pop culture gathering on the east coast. I find it hard to argue – I used to go every year, but as the show grew I found myself less willing to put up with the crowds. My last show was in 2011, when I took this photo with Caprica star Alessandra Torresani, who was there to promote Jane Espenson‘s web series Husbands.
Until this year. I kinda miss the fun of conventions – seeing all of the cosplayers, getting to talk to other people who are fans of whatever you’re a fan of (no matter how niche it might be) and getting new autographs from people who make your favorite shows/movies/games/comics.
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