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Fun fact of the day:
“According to a report in Variety, published on 6 November 1956, a nine-year old boy died of a ruptured artery at a cinema in Oak Park, Illinois during a showing of this double bill. The Guinness Book of Records subsequently recorded the incident as the only known case of an audience member dying of fright while watching a horror film.”
Deep Breath Hits No 1 At US Box Office!
“Soumya Sriraman, BBC Worldwide North America’s EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing, says “Doctor Who continues to grow in the U.S. and it is thrilling to see the fans come out for the theatrical screening experience as we’ve embarked on new adventures with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. We’ve enjoyed partnering with Fathom Events and our accomplishment in the box office is a testament to the successful collaboration between our two companies.””
Project Hieroglyph: Fighting society’s dystopian future
“Just glancing at this week’s movie listings, those in the US can see humans battling super apes for world domination, a gang of Marvel misfits fighting against the universe’s certain doom, or a young boy tasked with keeping all memories of a society that has done away with individuality.”
Revealed! The covers of our GQ Men Of The Year issue (Peter Capaldi gets a cover)
“On 2 September it was the hottest ticket in town, but if you couldn’t make it to the ceremony itself you can now catch up on all the winners in this year’s issue celebrating the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2014, in association with Hugo Boss. From the Beatle who’s been promoting peace and love for five decades, as well as the rogue British hotshoe shaking up Formula 1 to a sci-fi double-hitter of in the form of Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi and Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ll find interviews and shoots with 22 incredibly influential men – and one perpetually intriguing woman – on the bleeding edge of now.”
American Doctor Who fans befuddled by Capaldi’s accent: ‘He should be called Doctor What!?’
“While the 12th Doctor may have been thrilled about his development, it turns out that some of the show’s fans are not. As Capaldi made his debut, the internet’s complaint registry (aka Twitter) was quickly filled with the grumbles of fans struggling to understand the new Doctor’s new accent.”
Steven Moffat Talks Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who Costume
“Showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken exclusively to SFX about the new series of Doctor Who, launching next month on BBC One. And he tells us that new star Peter Capaldi had a major input into just what the well-dressed Time Lord is wearing this aeon…”
Janet Fielding: “Now what are we up to? Only Time will tell…”
Janet Fielding (Tegan from the old show) just posted this image of herself with Peter Capaldi while series 8 filming is underway……
So here I was, strolling through my feeds, when this eye destroying image popped up:
This is real text from it as well:
“Are you sick of ugly old dudes with funny accents playing the lead in Doctor Who?
Hollywood is going to make a big screen version of the classic sci-fi show and we think Justin Bieber would make a great Time Lord.”
Going into any new regeneration, fans always worry that any given actor “will not get the show”. Peter Capaldi, as you will soon find out, was such a huge fan that he actually annoyed the BBC! Back in August, The Radio Times ran an article saying that As a 14-year-old, he badgered them so persistently with fan mail they said they wished the Daleks ‘would exterminate him’.” Snarkiness aside, here is a sampling of his fan contributions.
- Peter Capaldi on One Year Contact, Series Will be Split in Two Again (doctorwhoarchive.com)
- Sean Pertwee Speaks on Peter Capaldi and The Day of the Doctor (doctorwhoarchive.com)
- ‘He leaps around the place’ Steven Moffatt opens up about Capaldi’s Doctor Who debut (express.co.uk)
- Steven Moffat Reveals More On What Type Of Doctor Peter Capaldi Will Be (popwrapped.wordpress.com)
- Creator Steven Moffat discusses ‘Doctor Who’ Peter Capaldi cameo, planned from start (theglobaldispatch.com)
- What you missed in the Doctor Who Christmas special promo picture… (metro.co.uk)
- “The Time of the Doctor” – BBC Confirms Christmas Special Title (doctorwhomindrobber.com)
- Peter Capaldi makes his Doctor debut in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special (itv.com)
- Who’s Next? New Doctor Peter Capaldi may stay just 13 episodes (express.co.uk)
- ‘Doctor Who’ Moffat on Capaldi: “It’s time for the old beast to snarl” (digitalspy.co.uk)
Aside from working and being a hack writer on this very blog I sometimes have time to work on a Podcast for my buddy Thomas! This week we discussed the book 1984, and I mentioned the review that I just did on here. So if any of my reader’s have ever wanted to hear the sound of my voice, here is your chance!
I’ve also been toying with doing a podcast for this site, I’ll keep you posted on this front.