Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas are the editors of Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It , the latest in a series of books of essays on genre from Mad Norwegian Press.
I sat down to ask Sigrid and Michael about themselves, and the book.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, BBC Books is reissuing eleven Doctor Who novels, most of them classics. Each novel features one of the eleven Doctors and has been redesigned with new covers (including 50th anniversary branding) and new introductions.
According to Amazon, all books in the series will be available in March. However, note that BBC’s site lists the release date as July.
Embiggened cover images an synopses follow the jump…
I wonder if you can use these stamps to pay bills that are way past their due date without penalty by sending them back in time? Or maybe you will be able to mail bow-ties for free because they’re cool.
Following the last season of Doctor Who Series 6 (aired in the sates by BBC America), Stephen Moffat and the BBC announced that the new/next/2012 season would not air until the Fall. This didn’t sit well with a lot of fans of the show, including me. It felt like a really long break to take, which meant that when the show came back, it would need to rebuild the momentum from the previous seasons, and deliver some truly strong episodes to propel it forward into the 50th anniversary year.
I have really embraced Netflix and streaming video. Enough so that I made a post about 5 genre shows now streaming from the service just a couple days ago. Looking through the available content, though, I realized there were a lot more shows deserving of a mention. So, here’s a list of five more shows! (presented in no particular order) Read the rest of this entry
The winners of an Olympic-themed Doctor Who contest were three young girls who wrote a short Doctor Who script that they got to see being filmed. Here’s the result, with a surprise return appearance by…well, just see for yourself. Read the rest of this entry
SFX has posted the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter. It features the second Doctor and companions Jamie and Zoe. Here’s the synopsis:
Resilience. Remembrance. Resolution. Whatever the cost.
She had no name. She had only her mission – she would return Home. And bathe in the light of a long-dead sun… Even if it meant the sacrifice of this pointless little moon to do it.
The Wheel of Ice: a ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, home to a colony mining minerals for a resource-hungry future Earth. A bad place to grow up.
The Wheel has been plagued by problems. Maybe it’s just gremlins, just bad luck. But what’s the truth of the children’s stories of ‘Blue Dolls’ glimpsed aboard the gigantic facility? And why won’t the children go down the warren-like mines? And then sixteen-year-old Phee Laws, surfing Saturn’s rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction.
Aboard the Wheel, The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find a critical situation – and three strangers who have just turned up out of nowhere look like prime candidates to be accused of sabotage … The Doctor finds himself caught up in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. But it’s a mystery that could have dire repercussions for the people on the Wheel. It’s a mystery that could kill them all.
The 320-page hardcover releases in the U.S. and U.K. in August 2012.
This is why I love the Internet: you have Karen Gillan, an actrees with eternal geek cred given her time on Doctor Who as Amy Pond, showing her appreciation for the Inspector Spacetime, Community‘s in-show ripoff of Doctor Who. Amy Pond on Community? Yes, please!