"I suppose it could be a woman. I don't know. I think it is a male part, though I think it's just about the person. I'd love to see Dame Helen do it - best of luck to whoever gets it, though." — Past Doctor Who Companion Arthur Darvill considering a female Doctor.
Nice to know we here at The Mary Sue are not the only ones who would love to see Dame Helen Mirren take on the part of the 12th Doctor!
She would be fierce, to put it mildly. Do you hear that, Moffat? FIERCE!
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Look, I'm not saying something not even invented yet needs to make sense all the time, but if you're going to make up your own rules, at least stick to them. And don't be a jerk when people ask you to explain. I'm looking squarely in your direction, Steven Moffat.
Animator/writer James Farr isn't the first to mash-up the sci-fi, time traveling epics that are Doctor Who and Back to the Future but he certainly puts an interesting spin on it. In this clip, The Doctor is Doc, Rory is Marty, and Amy is Jennifer. Farr writes, "Somewhere in the jaw-dropping vastness of the multi-verse, I like to think that this cartoon plays at 7am every Saturday morning." Now I'm thinking that too.
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I feel like we've been talking about it for ages but last night it finally happened - Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill played out their last episode of Doctor Who as Amy and Rory. Some might say it was emotional, some might say it was scary. My view? I'd say it falls somewhere in the realm of disappointing. A spoiler-filled review of "The Angels Take Manhattan" after the jump.
I'll admit, "The Angels Take Manhattan" has snuck up on me like...well, like a Weeping Angel. For some reason, my mind kept telling me that the Pond's last episode wasn't until the very end of Season 7 but here we are. Saturday will bring together the whole family one last time for a interesting trip to New York City. We've gathered together the least spoilery shots the BBC has released for your viewing pleasure. In fact, our gallery doesn't include any stills of River or the Angels (besides the one above) at all. Take a look at the Doctor, Amy, and Rory in New York.
(via Doctor Who TV)
We're talking a lot about Doctor Who this week but you can't really blame us. Season 7 begins Saturday on BBC America and we're really, really excited for it. We'll be posting the hilarious new mini-sodes called "Pond Life" this whole week but to lessen the effect on those of you who don't watch the show (you should, it's really awesome), we're also posting something else for you to look at. Today, it's smarty-pants Nellie the Otter! Watch her then hit the jump for today's Doctor Who mini-sode, or if you just can't wait, watch Nellie second.
Look, I fully understand that not everybody's into Doctor Who, and so for those people I present this picture of four baby Guinea pigs in espresso cups.
Meanwhile, in the realm of Who fandom, we've got another installment of Pond Life, this one demonstrating exactly the kind of boundaries that a good son-in-law should not cross.
Look, we know we serve a diverse audience, and one of the ways in which it is diverse is in interest. And so it has come time for me to apologize, as I have done to folks who aren't huge fans of Harry Potter or those who weren't particularly interested in The Avengers or Game of Thrones. But when large events in fandoms are imminent, it can't but help coloring the news in a certain direction.
This is a roundabout way of saying Doctor Who is back in less than a week, people, so buckle up. Below the jump is the first episode of Pond Life, a five part webseries intended to ring in the new season of the show. Mata Hari guest stars. Enjoy.
It was officially (finally) announced today that Doctor Who returns to our lives in less than two weeks. As if that wasn't enough to freak out about, we also have this new trailer for season seven. As one can expect with Who, the trailer is an interesting blend of hilarity, action, and impending doom. Oh, and puns. It's also the first time this season I've heard anyone within the story mention something about the Ponds leaving voluntarily, which bodes well with my prayers that they won't be killed off in some horrible fashion.
As if Steven Moffat wasn't hurting us enough by letting the Ponds go, he's just revealed the ending he originally had planned for Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill's Amy and Rory has been altered. Will we ever know what their fate would have been if he went with his first choice? Hit the jump to find out why he did what he did and what it meant to Matt Smith.
I don't even want to think about it, honestly, but The Pond's time is coming to a close on BBC's Doctor Who. With the next season currently filming, set photos were bound to surface and we now have a few to look at from episode five. Click ahead to check them out but beware, they are definitely spoilerific when it comes to which villains we'll be seeing in the episode.
As all who watch Doctor Who know, it's best not to get too attached to certain actors or their characters. When you're traveling through space for eternity people tend to come and go. But still, absolutely none of this stops people from getting very attached, especially to married couple Amy and Rory Pond. And now Karen Gillian and Arthur Darville might just be leaving the show.