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All posts tagged "Doctor Who"

  • 6 of the internet’s most obnoxious fandoms

    Have you ever been ashamed to tell someone you enjoy something because of a fear they might associate you with the worst part of the fandom? The people who tweet death threats to anyone who dare disrespect their favourite show, or those who feel superior because of what they like? Almost every group of fans has a bad side -- but some groups are so obnoxious that it becomes difficult to find the casual viewers, the ones who could actually engage in productive conversation. These are, in my opinion, the internet's fandoms with the most obnoxious bad sides. Dates are taken from the...

  • Twitter reacts to first female Doctor Who

    Jodie Whittaker has been named the first female Doctor in popular British series Doctor Who, and people have opinions about it. From "this alien can't possibly morph into anything but a white man" to "women will ruin everything you love," these opinions highlight the greater need for everyone to step away from their screens and go for a walk in the crisp winter air. Meet the Thirteenth Doctor #DoctorWho #Doctor13 pic.twitter.com/txHGz9tJEe — Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2017 Many (male) fans were upset that the new series wouldn't represent them, despite having 36 seasons they can return to should they feel the need. Imagine one...

  • Last week in trailers: A Wrinkle in Time, The Dark Tower & Mary Poppins Returns

    Disney's D23 expo last week meant a ton of content for convention-goers' eyes only (that included an Incredibles 2 teaser and Avengers: Infinity War footage). But patience is a virtue, and those of us unable to attend will have to sate our trailer appetites with what was released to the public this week. I know. Life sucks. A Wrinkle in Time We'll start with what was released at D23: the first trailer for Ava Duvernay's A Wrinkle in Time. The adaptation of classic 1963 novel features an all-star cast of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine. The much-anticipated trailer racked up over 2.5-million views in two days,...

  • New Doctor Who companion coming in 2017, is West End stage actress

    The long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who will be receiving a new 'companion' actor. West End stage actress Pearl Mackie will join the series for its run in 2017. Not much has been said about the Doctor's new companion, other than that her name will be Bill. In 2014, Mackie played Anne-Marie Frasier on the TV series Doctors. She is currently performing in the National Theater's West End stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Mackie replaces Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) who joined the shown in 2012 and officially left in 2015. Coleman's character...

  • Geek out your home with these 10 awesome accessories

    Have you ever thought your home could do with a smattering of app icons, a science fiction artwork or two and a doormat covered in binary code? Did you just cry "it's like you're reading my mind"? Then this list may be the answer to your never-ending quest to make your home look as awesome as your smartphone. 1. Slide to unlock doormat: You may be used to sliding to unlock your phone -- but can you slide to unlock your front door? No. No, you can’t. But I’m sure it’s fun to try on this springy rubber doormat. If you’re...

  • PayPal’s Dr Who charity gaffe causes social media outrage

    PayPal doesn’t exactly have the greatest history when it comes to people collecting charitable projects. Last year, for instance, it tried to get one user to refund the almost US20 000 they had collected to buy Christmas toys for needy children. That incident was brought to the world’s attention by the incident's victim and Regretsy user Helen Killer. That was bad. Now though, the online payments system has managed to anger two sections of the online community: people who care about charity and Dr Who fans. Ben Morris and Steve Berry are regular contributors to Dr Who magazine. For the past...

  • Cage dancing, Doctor Who, Tesla coils and some Gaga

    Last year's blockbuster release of Nicholas Cage's The Sorcerer's Apprentice featured the phenomena of musical Tesla coils. The spectacular scene when the male lead wows the female lead with his musical Tesla coils catapulted the concept into the mind of the masses. The audio modulation of the output sparks from solid Tesla coils has been an alternative musical phenomena since 2005 when performance art group ArcAttack debuted their custom musical Tesla coils. The coils fire at such a high frequency that they create sound waves though the air. The band's concerts have left audiences in awe and mesmerised...