Weeping Angels

Doctor Who

So now that everyone’s had time to digest the anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” we can look ahead with anticipation, and maybe even a little dread, to Matt Smith’s Doctor Who swan song, the forthcoming Christmas special. I guess, the BBC has the same idea because we’ve  been getting a lot of material about the special, first a 10 second teaser, which we shared the other day, and now a poster and a title. (more…)

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Every once in a while, Doctor Who’s showrunner Steven Moffat steps up and lets us know what’s on his mind.  He usually tends to get more vocal when something is happening in Who-land, such as an impending change of Doctor during a particular 50th Anniversary Special.  This time around, Moffat rehashes an old issue and gives his two cents on the likelihood of a female Doctor as well as discussing a Who-monster that may not be making a return to the show (at least during the remainder of his tenure).  Check out what he had to say along with some 50th Anniversary air date news after the jump.

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: Believe it or not, but this handmade Weeping Angel was originally a Barbie! Yup, the proof is in Wich-crafting‘s process shots over at The Mary Sue.

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: It’s not new news that Carrie Fisher was battling her drug addiction during filming of Star Wars. However, now her addition seems to be embodied in the film with her pictured having an overgrown ‘coke nail’ (It’s for snorting coke when you don’t have time to sit down and rake out lines) in a Return of the Jedi . Cocaine is hell of a drug.  
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We’ve got a little over a week before Doctor Who is back on TV and we can bask in the comforting glow and hum of the TARDIS. How are you spending your time until then? Watching your own Who marathon? Sifting through all available promo pics, teasers, and cast interviews for any clue as to what’s happening this season? Yeah, me too. Most of my friends think I’m suffering from some kind of condition. They’re probably right.

But whatever, they just don’t understand! Here’s what I found as I scoured the interwebz for any and all Who news, firstly being the awesome variant, Hastings exclusive cover to IDW‘s Doctor Who #1 seen above (click to embiggen). Get it? The Doctor is cosplaying as himself! Basically. There’s the Fourth Doctor’s scarf, the Fifth’s pants, the Seventh’s sweater vest, the Third’s frilly-cuffed shirt, and Ten’s coat. Amy can be seen wearing the outrageous coat of the Sixth Doctor and the vest and silky scarf thing of the Eighth. Rory’s got everything else. I wonder if we’ll see past Doctor’s outfits make appearances in the 50th?

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The facts are in and the news across the pond is that Doctor Who (Matt Smith) will be battling Weeping Angels in season seven of the popular series. The Daily Star reports that:

The Doctor and companions Amy and Rory travel to America to battle a new army of Weeping Angels.

And they get a massive shock when the 305ft-tall statue in New York harbour turns out to be the biggest one of them all.

Voted the BBC show’s scariest-ever monsters, the killer statues spring to life only when they are not being watched.

And if fans of the series are not hiding behind the sofa, they will also need to get their hankies out.

It’s in the Weeping Angels episode that Amy and Rory (played by Karen Gillan, 24, and Arthur Darvill, 28) bow out in tragic circumstances.

Does anyone else hope this is a nod to Ghostbusters?

Doctor Who battling the Statue of Liberty as the largest weeping Angel in the Multiverse. While running around New York, the good Doctor needs to run into Louis Tully looking for Zuul and the Gatekeeper, that would blow many a nerdy mind.

Steven Moffat, the show runner has already warned us that:

“There will be a final showdown with the Weeping Angels. Not everyone gets out alive. And I mean it this time!”

The seventh season of Doctor Who looks to be a lively one with tons of stuff happening left and right. Let the rest of us NerdBastards know what you think is gonna happen in the comments section below.

A little while back we told you to be expecting a new Doctor Who minisode very soon. Ta-Da! Here it is, straight from the CBBC. Called “Good as Gold” this minisode was written by kids at Ashoene School in England and stars Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy – sniff! I miss her already! Not too surprisingly the gold in the title refers to Olympic gold as the plot involves London hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Honestly, it’s not too bad. Sure, the Olympic plot is a little forced, and why the Doctor just explodes a Weeping Angel, I don’t know, but I like the cliffhanger, nice touch. Whatcha think? It is the only new Who we’ll get before the series returns in the fall, enjoy it.

Source: Bleeding Cool

It’s no news that Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville) will be exiting the world of Doctor Who this season.  It’s not even news that episode 5 will herald their departure.  What is news is that some pictures from said episode, along with a bit of fan-shot video, have made their way to the net.

The pictures that were released show fans a little bit of what to expect from Moffat this season and from this episode in particular.  What do they show?  Glad you asked!

The return of the infamous Weeping Angels!

Yes, this may be a fan-boy’s perspective, but the Weeping Angels, created by Moffat way back in season 3, are probably the best bad-guy that has crossed the Doctor’s path since the Daleks.

As a bonus, there’s a bit of footage shot by a fan who happened to be standing around when the episode was being filmed.  You can see the actors doing their thing in the video, though not much else is evident.

The video:

The presence of the angels gives rise to some serious speculation on what will become of Amy and Rory.  Moffat has already hinted at a sad departure for the two companions, and now we can at least guess at why that’s the case.  Will they be sent hurtling into the past?  Will the angels simply be too much for them and they’ll decide they need to get off the Doctor’s inter-dimensional crazy-train?

Fans will have to wait for those answers, barring the leakage of more spoilers.

Source: Doctor Who TV and Doctor Who Spoilers video courtesy of @Kristen_1213