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  1. Steven Moffat Is Scariest Doctor Who Writer In Online Poll; Season Finale’s Runtime Extended

    *screams*

    Oh man, you're telling me, I still get so frightened how so many of his female characters act exactly the same as each o—oh, oh, wait, you mean for his monsters and stuff! Yeah, that makes sense too. They're pretty scary.

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  2. Does Age Matter When Playing The Doctor? Four Past Doctor Who Actors Weigh In With Humor. [VIDEO]

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    At the Doctor Who Celebration back in November of 2013, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and Tom Baker had a nice chat about their time on the long-running sci-fi series. And by "nice chat" I mean they made fun of David Tennant and Matt Smith. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  3. Doctor Who’s Tom Baker Might Want To Blow Up The BBC But Would Also Like To Be On The Show Again

    Don't Panic

    Should we like, call the CIA or something?

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  4. Matt Smith and [Secret Guest Star] Didn’t Meet Before 50th Anniversary Special

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special was a sweet love letter to Who fans complete with some delightful cameos from what can only be described as old friends.  It was, in this fan's opinion, a far more delightful and strong episode than Matt Smith's final episode, so if you haven't checked it out yet, you should. It turns out, one of the most exciting cameos happened under cover of darkness and without the guest star meeting Smith before filming. Spoilers abound after the jump!

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  5. Classic Doctor Says He’s Back For the 50th, But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Just Yet

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    We're going to be skeptical about this because the first rule of Doctor Who 50th Anniversary speculation is, of course: trust no one. Warning: click the jump and you enter the realm of spoilers!

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  6. Neil Gaiman Discusses His Contribution To Doctor Who’s TARDIS & Its Dislike Of Clara

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    BBC America invited The Mary Sue on a very special press conference call with Neil Gaiman in advance of his Doctor Who episode this weekend. "Nightmare in Silver" is the prolific author's return to the show as well as the return of the Cybermen. While we were thrilled to hear him speak about his new ideas and the experience writing the episode (it's a fun one!), we were very curious to know what his thoughts were on Clara's seemingly troubled relationship with the TARDIS.

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  7. Five Classic Who Doctors Returning For 50th Anniversary Audio Drama

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    I contemplated titling this "Five Classic Doctors Returning for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary"—which is technically true—but that's a little mean, plus I'd rather not deal with the aftermath. :)

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  8. There Will Be No Classic Doctors Returning for Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary, Says Colin Baker

    The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

    My deepest condolences, Classic Whovians. In an interview with Doctor Who TV, Sixth Doctor Colin Baker said that he won't be returning to Doctor Who for the show's 50th anniversary… and that none of the other pre-Nine Doctors will be either. Asked whether he'd been asked about reprising his role, Baker replied: "No. As far as I know, neither of any of [sic] my erstwhile colleagues have been asked either."

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  9. Amy Mebberson Variant My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic/Doctor Who Comic Cover Is Timey-Wimey

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate

    We thought it was pretty cool news when IDW Publishing announced they were doing a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book from Katie Cook and Andy Price. We thought it was very cool when the first issue had over 90,000 pre-orders. What comes after very? That's the word I need right now. Midtown Comics in New York has an exclusive variant cover for issue two from Amy Mebberson (of Pocket Princess fame) featuring Time Turner, the in continuity Doctor Who pony. And he's wearing a Tom Baker scarf! And a Weeping Pony Angel!! This is too much to handle! You can put in an advanced order for it (while supplies last!) on Midtown Comics' website. (via Midtown Comics) Previously in MLP/Doctor Who

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  10. Luxuriate in this Dalek Bath Robe

    Do Try This At Home

    Exterminate your post-shower chill with this Dalek bathrobe, courtesy of ForbiddenPlanet.com. Or you can pair it with these Dalek slippers for the world's most comfortable cosplay. You can check out the robe modelled after Tom Baker's Doctor after the jump.

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  11. The Mary Sue Interviews Caroline Skinner of Doctor Who

    Interview

    The modern era of BBC's Doctor Who has been lucky to have some fantastic Executive Producers in its time. There was Russell T. Davies of course, Julie Gardner, Phil Collinson, Piers Wenger, and most recently, Steven Moffat. But new to the ranks for Season 7 is Caroline Skinner, who just happened to also be an Executive Producer on Masterpiece's The Ruby in the Smoke starring Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Billie Piper. Familiarities aside, Skinner has a big job ahead of her but is up to the task. She's a life-long Whovian and thinks Season 7 will be the best yet. Read on to hear what she had to tell us in our recent interview session and check out our chat with star Karen Gillan if you haven't already! 

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  12. Will Christopher Eccleston Return For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary?

    The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

    Ok look. I know people are mad about Matt Smith these days but we owe a great debt of gratitude to Christopher Eccleston for playing a part in relaunching Doctor Who in 2005. With the big Who anniversary coming up next year, fans have been speculating just how many Doctors will be returning to the show. So far, all signs have pointed to Eccleston not making a return but thanks to some new quotes we can speculate he might give it a go. We also have some news about the upcoming Christmas Special and how the alternate-Ninth Doctor, Richard E. Grant, could factor in.

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  13. Did Matt Smith Just Tell Us That We’ll Be Getting Multiple Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Specials?

    The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

    In case you're not a Doctor Who fan, or you're not regularly within a three-mile radius of Doctor Who fans, you should know that the fandom has been waiting almost a year for new episodes of the show. The season finale of season (or series) six aired October 1st, 2011, and now at the end of August, 2012, we still don't know when new episodes will hit... just that they are coming this fall. But it's not just the return of the show that fans are anticipating: 2013 will mark the show's 50th anniversary special. And, at least if you read into a statement made by show star Matt Smith, we might be anticipating multiple specials.

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  14. Doctor Who’s Original Romana, Mary Tamm, Passes Away

    Today in Depressing

    Mary Tamm, companion of 4th Doctor Tom Baker, has passed away at the age of 62. The actress only appeared on Doctor Who for one season but she made a lasting impact on fans. 

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  15. Tom Baker Reportedly Set To Return To Doctor Who For 50th Reunion Specials

    Rumory

    Whovians, rejoice! Maybe? According to recent reports, Tom Baker--the fourth incarnation of the Doctor--will return to Doctor Who next year for the big 50th anniversary extravaganza. On the show from 1974 to 1981, Baker is now 78 and, according to admittedly rumory rumors, se to reprise his role. 

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  16. Happy 48th Anniversary Doctor Who! Here Are 11 Doctor Things.

    Who He Is and How He Came to Be

    I could own a TARDIS and still not have enough time to go through all the awesome Doctor Who stuff out there on the internet. And neither would you. That's why, to celebrated the 48th anniversary of the classic BBC children's sci-fi series Doctor Who today, we've rounded up 11 Doctor Who Things for you to enjoy.

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  17. Peter Davison “Meh” On Return For Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

    The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

    He played the 5th Doctor in the long-running British TV series but actor Peter Davison thinks he and his fellow Doctors may be too old to ever rejoin the series. Even for its 50th anniversary. Peter, allow us to tell you how wrong you are. 

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  18. Elisabeth Sladen’s Autobiography to See Publication

    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read

    Elisabeth Sladen's death earlier this year took much of the Doctor Who fandom by surprise, though the actress behind the portrayal of one of the most beloved of the show's many Companions had been battling cancer for some time. Even the BBC seemed to have been taken aback by the sudden turn of events: Sladen's death occurred in the middle of the filming of a season of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The six episodes of what the BBC has announced will be the last season of the show will eventually be aired in her honor, though the there has been no formal announcement as to when (rumors say October). But closure may be had in at least one other form: Sladen's autobiography, a draft of which she had completed shortly before the final stages of her ilness, will reach publication.

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  19. First Trip To The Doctor: Doctor Who 101 and Why You Should Watch

    It Goes Ding When There's Stuff

    If you've ever wondered why The Mary Sue doesn't post much stuff about the current season of Doctor Who, there is a simple, shameful reason behind it: the editorial staff is only three seasons in love with the Doctor and is terrified of spoilers. We would just watch it all day and not post anything to bring ourselves up to speed, but you'd probably prefer that even less… so when contributor Christopher Holden, also a new Who convert who's actually had the time to catch up, offered to write a post on how and why one should follow everyone else down the swirly worm hole after that twirling TARDIS, we welcomed it. If only to create even more people who, despite their expectations, find themselves learning to love that completely artificial synth-whine of a theme song. My primary source of geekdom has always been comic books. That is the source from which all my other interests branch out. Thus, my first exposure to Doctor Who came from the random attainment of 1970’s Marvel Doctor Who Comics in my youth. The bright covers depicting a curly-haired English man sporting a long scarf seemingly made from Joseph’s Technicolor dream coat did not pique my interest. Although others may have enjoyed his comics, because the Doctor was not part of the canonical Marvel Universe, to me he was simply Doctor Who cares?

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  20. How To Make Your Own Doctor Who Scarf

    Allow Us To Explain

    One of the most recognizable symbols of the British sci-fi TV show Doctor Who is the scarf worn by actor Tom Baker from 1974-81. Baker played a time traveler known as The Doctor and the origin of his most famous accessory proved to be as eccentric as his character. When knitter Begonia Pope was asked by costume designer James Acheson to knit Baker's scarf she used up all the wool Acheson gave her, resulting in a twenty-foot scarf. After being shortened slightly, it became a permanent fixture of The Doctor’s costume and since has been copied by fans.  In fact, I own a 7-foot version of the season 18 scarf.  This guide, written using some of the advice of the friend who knitted it for me, will speed up the process and a beginning knitter can be well on the way to making his or her own.

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