Welcome to our Weekly Who roundup! Every Friday or so the Tor.com in-house staff collects random/cool Doctor Who-related news and things that we’ve found in our internet travels. Feel free to point out your own finds in the comments!
This week we’re finding season 6 plot points in 16-year-old messages from Steven Moffat, squirrels messing with Daleks, and the above Doctor Who version of Edward Hopper’s iconic “Nighthawks,” created by artist Jesse Rubenfeld.
In Doctor Who news:
1.) Not much in the news, actually. There’s a scare on that we might not see the Doctor too much after season 6, but you can read all about that here.
On to the cool stuff:
1.) That plot idea in “A Good Man Goes to War”? Steven Moffat had the idea 16 years ago. Users on Reddit and rec.arts.drwho have been unearthing old messages made by current Who showrunner Steven Moffat on Usenet way back in 1995. Among them is a random idea about the Doctor’s name that made its way into the show’s most recent episode:
He’s also has a bit to say about the Doctor and sex:
2.) Little kid rocks the Doctor’s monologue from “The Pandorica Opens.” We and the internet have been tickled silly this week (we didn’t even know they made suspenders that small!) by this tiny Eleventh Doctor practicing a Doctor Who monologue for a school project. Watch below! And maybe sample it again with soundtrack included.
3.) The ultimate staring contest. Brilliantly nerdy designers Zerobriant Designs has created a makeshift fight poster between the Weeping Angels and The Silence. WHO BLINKS FIRST?
4.) Hang this up next to your finest suit. Etsy seller blimpcat has put together this handy guide on how to put on a bowtie. (We always seem to be missing the last step...) Prints are available at the above link.
5.) Embroidered as a warning to him, through time. Heather Ramsden embroidered this familiar sight from “The Pandorica Opens.” Looks pretty accurate to us!
6.) You’ve got squirrels in your Daleks. Finally, we stumbled across this snapshot of a squirrel trying to carve out the food from a Dalek bird feeder.
The Daleks have fallen pretty far, haven’t they?
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