Doctor Who

Time travel has always been one of the pillars of the science fiction genre. Over the years, it’s only become more and more popular. Between Doctor Who, Outlander, Timeless, The Edge of Tomorrow, and more, pop culture has been full of varying styles. The world is now full of people slipping, falling, and adventuring through time. The most recent addition to the group is Avengers: Endgame, the superhero film to jump into tons of other films.

To keep people coming, time travel has quite a few common themes and rules across the genre. They may all be very different, but these similarities tie them together to create a sort of unspoken lore behind time travel that deviates depending on the material. However, they generally follow similar threads.

Endgame, though, has its own deviated version of time travel. Using a couple of the biggest, most common time travel principles, let’s see how it measures up.

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All aboard the Magic Bastard Bus, students! We’re going to SPACE! That’s right, those nerdy bastards as NASA have gone where every nerd has wanted to go before – etching some of Nerdkind’s favorite things into the stars themselves in the form of constellations! From comic books to sci-fi, NASA has added a list of unofficial constellations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. The telescope’s mission covers a range of different functions, but in relation to the constellations, Fermi observes Gamma-rays, unseen by the naked eye. Scientists have made new discoveries based on their findings, being able to see into the past by observing Gamma-rays from further away. But what pop-culture references made it into the night sky and more importantly – how do we know where they are?

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This fall will see the beginning of Jodie Whittaker‘s tenure as the 13th Doctor.  Regardless of arguments about if 13 is the appropriate number for her Doctor (after the meta-crisis and War Doctor, etc.), there has been quite a bit of uncertainty and outright hatred from some fan circles for a female Doctor.

However, Doctor Who has long implied this was not only possible but probable.  When David Tennant regenerated into Matt Smith, Matt touches his hair and says, “I’m a girl!!!” before finding his adam’s apple.

In the episode “The Doctor’s Wife” the Doctor says,

“The mark of the Corsair. Fantastic bloke. He had that snake as a tattoo in every regeneration. Didn’t feel like himself unless he had the tattoo. Or herself, a couple of times. Ooo, she was a bad girl.”

In Peter Capaldi’s episode “Hell Bent” he shoots the General who regenerates as a woman.

So the groundwork has been laid for gender switching, but there is a more significant indicator that all will be well with a female Doctor.  The Time Ladies that preceded Jodie.

Here are a few of the beloved female “Time Lords” from the Classic and New Who runs of the show.

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After a teaser that left more than a lot to the imagination during the final of the World Cup, a true full trailer for the new season of the long lived Doctor Who series hit Comic Con’s and the internet today.

The teaser gave us a quick look at the new companions Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).  The new series features Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation of the world’s best loved Time Lord.

Today in Hall H, new showrunner Chris Chibnall is joined by Cole, Gill, and Whittaker to share some of what the future holds for the Gallifryan and her three new human companions.

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SDCC 2018: Panel and Features Round-Up!

Happy San Diego Comic-Con! As the festivities begin, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest spots and coolest features to check out as you enjoy the event. Enjoy and find your favorite things! Or make sure not to miss something you’d die for. But overall, have a great time during this awesome experience.

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8 Crazy Costumes of Classic ‘Doctor Who’

In 2005, Doctor Who returned to TV screens with a new cast and crew.  After being off the air for over 15 years, a lot had changed in the TV landscape.  With shows like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica having reboots of their own that paved the way for Who to return, it would not be the same show that earlier generations remembered.

One of the biggest differences was the ending of the serial format that had served the show well for twenty five years.  Another was the upgrade to how the show looked.

Gone were the obviously rubber costumes and over the top masks that did little to suspend disbelief.  The show would now have world class effects, make-up and costumes.  But for many people who had hidden behind the couch as children, this was a sad state of affairs.

Here is a list of the best (worst) looking aliens from each of the original series’ Doctors.

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Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special TrailerAs Peter Capaldi‘s 12th Doctor prepares for his swan song in this years Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, he was nice enough to stop by Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, bringing a long a few friends for their final Doctor Who SDCC appearances. Outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat and now former companion (who confirmed that Bill will make a return in the special,) Pearl Mackie with both on hand as well.

And while filming had just completed on the special, that Moffat summarized as both the first and twelfth Doctor srefusing to regenerate and going on an adventure with Mark Gatiss (who was also in attendance,) they did show the trailer for it that you can watch below: (more…)

Today we have proof that internet rumors and the tracking of London gambling establishments are nothing to go by, as the BBC has announced the identity of the actor who will play the Doctor in the legendary sci-fi series Doctor Who going forward. And in news that will surely be painful to the ears of men’s rights activists everywhere, the 13th Doctor will have to cope with not just not being a ginger, but being a woman. For the first time in franchise history, the Doctor will be played by a lady, Jodie Whittaker.

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Here Comes 13! BBC Will Reveal New ‘Doctor Who’ Sunday!

In what will likely be one of the biggest reveals of the week, and coming squeezed between D23 and San Diego Comic Con that’s really saying something, the BBC has set sometime on Sunday as the world premiere revelation of the identity of the new Doctor, the thirteenth iteration of the time travelling alien from Doctor Who. The series tenth season ended earlier this month, and it was fairly clear that the Doctor was on the brink of regeneration. Now, it’s two more sleeps till we learn what that regeneration will look like later this year.  (more…)

It would be inappropriate for a site called “Nerd Bastards” to allow for the tenth season of Doctor Who to come to an end and pass without commenting, and the season finale Saturday night left a pretty definitive end for the Time Lord, his friends, and his enemies while opening an intriguing door to the Twelfth Doctor’s last stand coming this Christmas. In the meantime, Twelve’s second last adventure probably epitomized all the things we love and hate about the Steven Moffat era of Who: big ideas, touching camaraderie, and more than a little timey-whimey sleight of hand to get to the end game.  (more…)