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The Science of Doctor Who – UK Air Date Announced

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ImageThe BBC Media Centre has announced that the 60 minute special, The Science of Doctor Whofeaturing Professor Brian Cox, will air on BBC Two on Thursday 14 November at 9.00 p.m. Details on when the programme will air in Australia have not yet been announced.

The trailer and a short clip, “Brian Cox Tests the Doctor”, have been uploaded to YouTube and the BBC’s published synopsis describes the show thus:

Brian takes an audience, with the help of celebrity guests, on a journey into the wonderful universe of The Doctor, in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Brian reveals the science behind the spectacle and explains the physics that allows Doctor Who to travel through space and time. Fun, but filled with real science, it’s a special night for Who fans as well anyone with a thirst for understanding.

Brian is in the unique position of knowing The Doctor’s universe inside out as well as the reality behind the drama. When the TARDIS travels through time and space, Brian understands the physics involved. And when it comes to life on other planets, Brian knows the real science that could prove extra-terrestrial life might just really exist in our galaxy.

The Science of Doctor Who Trailer

Brian Cox Tests the Doctor

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BBC Media Centre Releases Video Interviews for The Day of the Doctor

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Further to the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s post on 7 November, the BBC Media Centre has now released videos to accompany the short interviews with key cast members of The Day of the Doctor. Blogtor Who has uploaded the David Tennant interview on YouTube. All interviews, and their transcripts, can be accessed from the BBC Media website, the links for which are as follows:

Steven Moffat – Writer of The Day of the Doctor and Executive Producer of Doctor Who

Matt Smith – Eleventh Doctor

David Tennant – Tenth Doctor

Jenna Coleman – Clara Oswald

Joanna Page – Queen Elizabeth I

The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant in The Day of the Doctor

The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant in The Day of the Doctor

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The Day of the Doctor Sneak Peak – Elizabeth’s Credentials

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The BBC has released the first of its sneak peaks of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. The official trailer will be aired on BBC One on Saturday evening at 8.00 p.m.  Given the precedent set by the release of the teaser trailer several weeks ago, it can only be assumed that the trailer will appear online immediately after its broadcast.

Here's a closer look at the painting the sneak peak

Here’s a closer look at the painting the sneak peak

Vivien Fleming

Day 16 of 50th Anniversary Countdown – The Troughton Frock Coat Part 1

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As outlined in yesterday’s post, the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s latest challenge is to make both a Second and a Fourth Doctor Cosplay outfit in the 16 days remaining before Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. Just to add to the challenge I will be using only fabric which I’ve previously hoarded.

As luck would have it Spotlight, an Australian chain of fabric and manchester stores, currently has all Simplicity Patterns on special for $5.00 each.  Present your VIP card and you receive a further 10% off the patterns. How fortuitous then that the very patterns chosen for the Troughton frock coat and the Tom Baker jacket should be by Simplicity.

Simplicity pattern #2895 is being used for the Troughton Frock Coat.  Presently on special for $4.50 at Spotlight its purchase was a real bargain

Simplicity pattern #2895 is being used for the Troughton Frock Coat. Presently on special for $4.50 at Spotlight its purchase was a real bargain.  The coat will be intentionally made large to capture the spirit of our “Cosmic Hobo”

A quick perusal through some of my many crates of fabric quickly yielded success when at least a 10 metre cut of black broadcloth (otherwise known as poplin) was found. Whilst certainly not suiting material, it’s the right colour and meets the “free” fabric criteria perfectly.  Being lightweight I’ll also use it for the lining. If the challenge should fail, and the frock coat is a dud, at least some fine fabric hasn’t been wasted 🙂

Finding the relevant pattern pieces and wrestling with the wafer thin paper has been completed and a beginning made to the rather onerous task of cutting. The photographs document the challenge so far.

The fun starts when you need to wrestle with the wafer thin pattern paper.  Watching Doctor Who whilst sewing is highly recommended, although having Jamie McCrimmon laugh at your endeavours can at times be unnerving!

The fun starts when you need to wrestle with the wafer thin pattern paper. Watching Doctor Who whilst sewing is highly recommended, although having Jamie McCrimmon laugh at your endeavours can at times be unnerving!

I've little doubt that the lovely Mary Peach from The Enemy of the World would be more skilled than me at refolding paper patterns

I’ve little doubt that the lovely Mary Peach from The Enemy of the World would be more skilled than me at refolding paper patterns

10 metres or more of broadcloth awaits ironing and torture by dressmaking pins.  The Doctor and Jamie appear disinterested

10 metres or more of broadcloth awaits ironing and torture by dressmaking pins. The Doctor and Jamie appear disinterested

At last some pattern pieces are pinned to the fabric

At last some pattern pieces are pinned to the fabric

The first pieces of the Frock Coat to be cut out have tailor's tacks

The first pieces of the Frock Coat to be cut out have tailor’s tacks

Vivien Fleming

©Vivien Fleming, 2013.

#SaveTheDay Promo – Hastag Video Released

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The BBC has released a promotional video for Doctor Who’s #SaveTheDay promotion. In the 40 second clip the Eleventh Doctor waxes lyrical about his “like” for hastags and implores fans to “Show your Support.  I need to know the world is ready!”.

As if any more of a hype is required, the Beeb is encouraging fans to use the #SaveTheDay hashtag to help unlock sneak peak preview clips of the Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor. A #SaveTheDay website has been established on which a selection of fans’ messages will displayed as golden “nodes” on the site. To be in the running to have your messages, images or videos displayed, just add the hastag #SaveTheDay to your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram post. Posts are moderated and not all will be shown.

You can visit the #SaveTheDay website by clicking here.

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#SaveTheDay Invitation

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Make your own invite save the day

The BBC Doctor Who Facebook page has created a digital invitation to the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, which allows you to put your name and face into the opening titles. You can then share it with all your friends. Access to the invitation generator can be found here.

In the meantime you can check out the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s invitation here.

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The Day of the Doctor 3D Screenings Announced for Australia and NZ

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BBC Worldwide has recently announced that the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, will be screened in 3D across 87 Australian and 19 New Zealand cinemas on 24 November 2013.  The screenings coincide with the international simulcast of the special on the evening of 23 November 2013, London time. Doctor Who News reports that the screenings will be accompanied by a special introduction which will be shown at all cinemas worldwide.

The participating Australian cinemas are:

Event Cinemas: Marion, Hornsby, Innaloo, Parramatta, George St, Cambelltown, Macquarie, Robina, Chermside, Tuggerah, Indooroopilly, Glendale, Mt Gravatt, Top Ryde, Burwood, Myer Centre, Liverpool, Brown’s Plains, Castle Hill, Townsville, Bondi, Cairn’s Central

BC&C: Maroochydore, Pacific Fair, Morayfield, Darwin Casuarina, Capalaba, Mackay North, Toowoomba GC, Ipswich, Rockhampton North, Coffs Harbour, Lismore

Greater Union: Miranda, Hurstville, Shellharbour, Morley, Arndale, Canberra Manuka

Dendy: Opera Quays, Newtown, Canberra, Brisbane

Hoyts: Blacktown, Tee Tree, Chatswood Mandarin, High Point, Warringah Mall, Northland, Penrith, Victoria Gardens, Frankston, Belconnen, Carousel

Village Cinemas: Jam Factory, Fountain Gate, Southland, Albury, Geelong, Knox, Eastlands, Sunshine

Independents: Cinema Nova (Carlton), Odeon (Orange), Palace Cinemas (Dendy Brighton), City Cinema (Griffith), Peninsula (Rosebud), Arcadia Cinemas (Ulladulla), Peninsula (Sorrento), Palace Cinemas (Nova Eastend), Peninsula (Warragul), Mitcham Cinemas (Mitcham), Paramount Cinema (Echuca), Mt Baker Wallis Cinemas (Mount Baker), Mildura Cinema (Mildura), Noarlunga Wallis Cinemas (Noarlunga), Wangaratta Cinema (Wangaratta), Piccadilly Cinemas (Piccadilly), Orpheum (Cremorne), Luna Cinemas (Leederville), Palace Cinemas (Norton Street), Luna on SX (Freemantle), Palace Cinemas (Byron Bay), Forum Cinemas (Wagga), Forum Cinemas (Tamworth), State Cinema (Hobart), CMAX (Devonport)

Three Doctors - Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt

Three Doctors – Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt in The Day of the Doctor

The participating NZ cinemas are:

Event Cinemas: Queen Street Auckland, St Lukes Auckland, Albany Auckland, Manukau Auckland, Broadway Auckland, Westcity Auckland, Whangarei, Chartwell Hamilton, Queensgate Wellington, Embassy Wellington, New Plymouth, Westgate Auckland

Hoyts: Sylvia Park (Auckland), Botany Downs, Wairau Park (Auckland), Metro (Hamilton), Te Awa (Hamilton), Riccarton

Rialto: Dunedin

David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor

David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor

Source: Doctor Who News