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Doctor Who former Senior Camera Operator Alec Wheal passes away

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:21am

Alec with colleagues, 3rd from right.

It is with great sadness that we report the recent passing of former Senior Camera Operator, Alec Wheal. Alec worked on the majority of Doctor Who stories between Destiny of the Daleks and the Greatest Show in the Galaxy. He was regarded by many as an unsung hero of the show and he remained a fan of Doctor Who until the end.

Alec was a highly skilled camera operator who adapted to the ever changing needs of the TV studio environment and was much loved by the Doctors and companions who worked with him.

Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison said "As the senior Cameraman, Alec Wheal was the rock of the studio recordings of Doctor Who, both during my time, and throughout the seventies and eighties. We developed an understanding, so that in those moments of panic as the clock ticked round to ten pm the end result was always as good as it was”.

Categories: Doctor Who

9 life lessons from Doctor Who

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:30am

The Doctor, being an immortal Time Lord and all, has been around the block probably more times than he can count. For over 2000 years, he’s been navigating his way through all sorts of situations, from the mundane to the fantastical to the, well, slightly ridiculous. So it’s not surprising that he’s picked up a few valuable life lessons along his many and varied travels.

Here are 9 noble rules to live your life by, according to the Doctor (and one from Rose!):

Lesson 1: Run like hell, because you always need to. Lesson 2: Laugh at everything because it’s always funny. Lesson 3: Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends.

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/715284552072224768?lang=en

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/732996067273375744

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/717791218000912385?lang=en

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/705042367112466432?lang=en

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5 Doctor Who vs Star Wars fan mash-ups

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:30am

May 4th is Star Wars Day and to help celebrate, we've scoured the cosmos for a selection of amazing fan made Doctor Who and Star Wars mash-ups. 

From one sci-fi fandom to another, may the force be with Who...   

'Star Wars Doctor Who Crossover' by Star Wars Fan 864

Star Wars Doctor Who Crossover

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Doctor Who Wars: The TARDIS Awakens Trailer

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Lightsaber spoon

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DOCTOR WHO ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Style Teaser Trailer

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Doctor Who Star Wars Crossover: Dalek and Cyberman

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Thanks to the fandom... A Whovian welcome for Pearl

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 8:00am

The reveal of Pearl Mackie as the new companion has been our most popular and most shared video content on Twitter and Facebook in the whole of Doctor Who history! OK, Twitter and Facebook weren't around for Classic Who but who knows with timey wimey, parallel universes and all that...

And for making it such a special moment, celebrated across the world and Whoniverse, the Doctor Who team would like to say two special words to all the wonderful fans...

THANK YOU! 

It was amazing to see fans come together and welcome Pearl to the wonderful world of Who. When the time came for the reveal, the moment was watched on screens and devices around the world and the exclusive new scene Friend from the Future was viewed a staggering 2.7 million times on Facebook alone, making it the most popular video ever on the Doctor Who Facebook page!

So why not sit back and enjoy it one more time... THANK YOU to Whovians everywhere for being the best fandom in the universe and welcome aboard to the amazing Pearl Mackie!

 

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New companion reveal as it happened

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:35am

On Saturday 23 April 2016, Pearl Mackie was revealed to the Whoniverse as the new Doctor Who companion. Here's a roundup of all the action as it happened before, during and after the announcement. Let the companion content consumption commence!

 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the TARDIS flying over Wembley Stadium!

 

It all started with a news alert, announcing to the world that the #NewCompanion would be revealed exclusively live on BBC One on Saturday 23 April in half time of the FA Cup semi-final MOTD Live: Everton v Manchester United.

https://twitter.com/Hello_ItsRose_/status/723231129092927489

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https://twitter.com/TomintheTARDIX/status/723181704970686464

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/723595220793741312

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https://twitter.com/Grumblenook/status/723910979705311233

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https://twitter.com/RadioTimes/status/723933848992636928

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/723798562589540352

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/723843875379527680

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https://twitter.com/ManningOfficial/status/724153043353239552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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https://twitter.com/karengillan/status/724072836525121536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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https://twitter.com/FreemaOfficial/status/724233417966125056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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https://twitter.com/gokce_canbaz/status/723925696221995008

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https://twitter.com/Pearlie_mack/status/723956929685536768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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https://twitter.com/Fiona_Lila/status/724588496556568580

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https://twitter.com/emilyjeanroche/status/724289256622034945

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From the Doctor Who team and fans around the world, we'd like to welcome Pearl to the Whoniverse and wish her all the best for her future adventures in time and space. And as Steven Moffat eloquently stated... 

“A new face in the TARDIS, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts.” 

Categories: Doctor Who

Meet Pearl Mackie - The Doctor’s new companion

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:40pm

BBC One today announced Pearl Mackie will join the Doctor Who cast as the Doctor’s new companion. Pearl was exclusively revealed to audiences on BBC One during half time of the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 23rd August.

On joining the cast in her first major television role, Pearl said: “I'm incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It's such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn't be prouder to call the TARDIS my home!

Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character, I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space. Reading the script at the audition I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in - I can't wait to bring her to life, and to see how she develops through the series.

I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can't wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!

Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyrotechnics and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I'm not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more! The weirder the better, bring it on!”

Peter Capaldi said: “It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures.”

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer adds: “A new face in the TARDIS, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts.”

Charlotte Moore, Acting Director of Television said: “It's so exciting to be revealing the much anticipated new companion to the nation in such spectacular style. Pearl brings a wonderful energy and lights up the screen. She will captivate Doctor Who fans old and new across the globe.”

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer adds: “We’re utterly thrilled to have the hugely talented Pearl join Doctor Who and I can't wait to begin her new adventures in time and space!”

After airing exclusively on BBC One, the Doctor Who trailer, Friend from the Future, can be seen on BBC iPlayer and on bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales produced drama and will return later this year with a Christmas Special. The new series will start on BBC One in 2017.

 

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9 things about new Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie

BBC - Doctor Who - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:00pm

We can now officially confirm that Pearl Mackie will play the new Doctor Who companion! We know you’ve all been eager to find out who will accompany the Twelfth Doctor in his next adventures in time and space. Here are nine things you need to know about the new companion…  

1.  She’s never encountered Daleks before… As you can see in this brand new Doctor Who video! You must enable javascript to play content require(['smp'], function(SMP) { new SMP({"container":"#smp-14642136072195","pid":"p03rzc48","playerSettings":{"delayEmbed":true,"externalEmbedUrl":"http:\/\/www.bbc.co.uk\/programmes\/p03rzc48\/player"}}); }); 2.  The new companion will be named Bill. 3.  Pearl Mackie is an amazing young talent from Brixton, South London and has most recently performed in the National Theatre's West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

https://twitter.com/curiousonstage/status/718141332145836032

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/693011232853463040?lang=en

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New Doctor Who companion to be revealed on Saturday 23 April

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:00am

We can officially confirm that the new Doctor Who companion will be revealed exclusively on BBC One Match of the Day Live (MOTD Live) on Saturday 23 April, during half-time of the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United.

The MOTD Live coverage will start on BBC One at 4.50pm with kick-off planned for 5.15pm. We’ll also post news on the new companion as it is revealed, so checkout the website and official Doctor Who Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for more updates. 

Now, the question on everyone’s lips is, Companion Who?

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Crossing fandoms: 6 dream companions

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:00am

Some time has passed since Clara flew off in search of her own adventures, leaving the Doctor to return to the TARDIS alone. But if there is one thing we know - it’s that the Doctor shouldn’t travel alone!

But who has the skills to step into the shoes of Clara Oswald? We’ve crossed the fandom universe to find some characters who might be fit for the job…

Spock

"I'm sorry, Doctor, I have no time to explain this logically."

We think Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan First Officer of the Starship Enterprise, would be an interesting foil for the Doctor. Both are alien, both have trouble understanding human emotions, and both are extremely intelligent. Spock is used to boldly going where no man has gone before, so a life of adventure aboard the TARDIS should suit him… but could the passionately driven Doctor cope with Spock’s logical approach?

Hermione Granger

Ron, you clever boy…

One of the brightest witches of her age, we think Hermione Granger may just be the perfect companion for the Doctor. She’s more than capable of handling the effects of time travel, having spent a few terms at school using a Time-Turner in order to study as many subjects as she could. She’s a voracious reader, and has a natural curiosity to learn about anything and everything – we reckon her intelligence would give the Doctor a run for his money. While the Doctor may not be the biggest fan of magic, he won’t have any arguments against Hermione’s bravery, determination and resourcefulness, and we don’t think it would take her long to start campaigning for Ood’s rights as well as House Elves’.

Chewbacca

"RWGWGWARAHHHHWWRGGWRWRW!"

As well as his great strength and stature, Chewie is known for his immense loyalty, having been a faithful companion of Han Solo since the smuggler freed him from slavery. He’s certainly not one to shy away from adventure and could prove helpful around the TARDIS with his skills for piloting and mechanical repairs. And with the TARDIS’ telepathic translation field we might finally know what Chewie is saying!

Doc Brown

"Maybe we'll bump into each other some time again in the future… Or in the past."

Doctor Emmett Brown is no stranger to time travel, which let’s face it, stands you in good stead for life in the TARDIS - although when it comes to time machines, Doc usually goes for something a little sportier. Doc’s grasp of the theories, paradoxes and possibilities of time travel would definitely be a bonus for a companion of the Doctor and we know he’s happy to take a risk every now and then (remember when he cheated Libyan terrorists out of stolen plutonium?). But is the TARDIS big enough for two eccentric doctors?

Willow Rosenberg

Now that you mention it, that is witchcraft. Yes, yes, yes. Witchy witchcraft.

Willow is classic companion material - an ordinary girl thrown into extraordinary circumstances. She’s intelligent, reliable and has excellent computer skills, all good news for the Doctor. During her time in Sunnydale she’s proved herself to be brave and able to cope with all sorts of unexpected events. Okay, so one time she got addicted to magic and went evil… but that could happen to anyone, right?

Dr John Watson

"Oh, hi, we just thought we'd come in and wander around your top secret weapons base."

Some might say John Watson is more than used to dealing with high-functioning sociopaths, so we reckon being the Doctor’s companion (read: carer) wouldn’t be too challenging for him. He’s clever, courageous and very loyal to his friends, with an acerbic wit that would rival the Doctor’s – the TARDIS would be filled with the sounds of snarky conversation! He’s certainly not one to shy away from adventure, having served as a medical officer in the British Army, but the Doctor has never really been comfortable around those with military backgrounds.

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BBC Three announce cast for Doctor Who spin off - Class

BBC - Doctor Who - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 6:00am

“Time has looked at your faces now. And time never forgets…”

What if your planet was massacred and you were the sole survivor?

What if a legendary figure out of space and time found you a place to hide?

But what if the things that want to kill you have tracked you down?

And worst of all, what if you haven't studied for your A-Levels…?

On the first day of term, BBC Three today announce the stars of the Doctor Who spin-off series Class - exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.

To celebrate today's announcements we've created a special video from set - you can Meet the cast of Class in 360°!

Like all sixth formers, these four Coal Hill School students have hidden secrets and desires. They are facing their own worst fears, navigating a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow - and possibly the end of existence.

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.

Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.

Award winning YA writer and Class creator Patrick Ness, says:
“We searched far and wide for this amazing cast, fantastic actors who understand what we’re aiming for with this show. And how lucky we are to get Katherine Kelly! She’s been stunning in Happy Valley, The Night Manager and Mr Selfridge, just wait until you see her here.”

Steven Moffat, Class and Doctor Who Executive Producer, says:
“There’s nothing more exciting than meeting stars that nobody’s heard of yet. We had the read through of the first few episodes last week, and there was a whole row of them. Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy - it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.”

Class is a YA series set in contemporary London. It is scary, funny, and as painful and sharp as youth. It will also shine a light on a whole new corner of the Whoniverse.

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, adds:
“I can’t wait for Class to arrive on BBC Three. BBC Three will always back best young British talent.”

From Writer Patrick Ness, Director Ed Bazalgette (Poldark, Doctor Who), Producer Derek Ritchie, and Executive Producers Patrick Ness, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, the BBC Cymru Wales production, co-produced with BBC America and BBC Worldwide, starts filming today and will premiere on BBC Three this year.

Further casting will be announced in due course.

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Michelle Gomez nominated for BAFTA!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 03/30/2016 - 5:05am

Michelle Gomez has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 2016 British Academy Television Awards. This is the first ever BAFTA TV Supporting Actress nomination for Doctor Who.

Michelle has been nominated for her amazing portrayal of Missy and as all you Doctor Who fans know, she thoroughly deserves it. Her reinvention of the Master has captured the hearts of fans and her brilliance as an actress has shone through in her on-screen performances. Any scene with Missy is a scene to remember!

There are too many great Missy moments to show them all, but here is a video montage with some of our favourites…

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The British Academy Television Awards rewards the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year. The Awards in 2016 will take place on Sunday 8 May at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Good luck Michelle!

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Catching Up on Things in Doctor Who: Podshock 335

Art Trap Productions - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 11:20pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 335
Running Time: 1:21:59

Catching up and recapping missed episodes, plus news, feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

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335 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 9:50pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 335
Running time: 1:21:59

Catching up and recapping missed episodes, plus news, feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

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10 of the Doctor’s best expressions!

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:34am

The Doctor's face may change every now and then, thanks to the enviable power of regeneration - but no matter which face he has – he does some amazing expressions.

Here’s a few of our favourites (in no particular order)…

When the Tenth Doctor did this face when Sally Sparrow told him he’d one day get stuck in 1969… When Nine gave Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen this sarcastic smile…

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/712763055223017474

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/712792349340999680

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/712778336368463872

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/712769721838473216

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/637165248819163136

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/712947061612740610

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https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/712784900819124226

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Can you guess the Doctor Who episodes told in emojis?

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:55am

Test your Doctor Who knowledge by deciphering these emoji plots and guessing the episode!

If you're stuck, answers are at the bottom of the page…

1. 2. 3. 4.         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Answers: 1. Face the Raven 2. The Angels take Manhattan 3. Tooth and Claw 4. School Reunion

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How to survive a Weeping Angels attack!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 7:30am

The Weeping Angels are scary. Really scary. They possess a natural and unique defence mechanism: they’re quantum locked. This means that they can only move when no other living creature is looking at them. These lonely assassins also have the ability to send other beings into the past, feeding on the potential time energy of what would have been the rest of their victims' lives.

But how do you survive a Weeping Angel attack? Well, here’s our guaranteed, foolproof 4-step guide…

1. Don't blink. 2. Don't even blink. 3. Blink and you're dead. 4. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink.

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/706224221584793608

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Good luck.

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Doctor Who Monster Month Celebrations!

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 5:25am

Over the next year we're going to celebrate a different monster every month on Doctor Who. We’ll be looking back at memorable moments, celebrating fan creativity and releasing a range of new monster and villain stuff! 

To kick off the monstrous celebrations, February is our Silurian Monster Month! Check out our new video and find out what the TARDIS has on file about the cold-blooded reptilians...

 

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Over on the Doctor Who Facebook page, the BBC Worldwide team have looked at the meticulous work that goes on behind the scenes to get the Silurians ready for action and also highlighted some of your brilliant Silurian cosplay submissions!

March is coming up soon so keep your eyes out for our new Monster Month!

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13 Signs You're Obsessed with Doctor Who!

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 9:00am

Doctor Who fans are amazing! Possibly the best fandom IN THE WORLD? There are a number of telltale signs that make an obsessed Whovian stand out, from not blinking when you see a scary statue to naming your pet fish Jim...

Here are 13 signs you're obsessed with Doctor Who! How many are you guilty of?

1.  You feel a little bit disappointed whenever you have to use a 'normal' screwdriver.

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/674143918989119488?lang=en

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Not your Dalek impression again!

3.  You’re inclined to write YOUR DOCTOR when asked for your Doctor's name on a form.

Well you asked for the name of my doctor...

4.  You can't help but throw out a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey joke every time the clocks go back or forward.

Not much longer to wait to unleash your joke in the UK... Clocks go forward on 27 March!

5.  You can say 'Raxacoricofallapatorius' perfectly without hesitating.

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/702453183818440704

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Don't Tell the Bride... Her dress used to belong to an Auton.

7.  Your formal wear always involves a bow tie! 8.  You think about the Silence every time you see a tally chart.

GIF of the Silence on a TV screen

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Is it 10:40 or do you actually have two shadows?

10.  If you ever walk past a creepy statue you DON'T BLINK!

Until you trip over the pavement because YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ANGEL!

11.  You just have to impersonate a Cyberman when you hit 'DELETE' on your keyboard!

Unless you use a Mac... Damn you backspace for spoiling my Cyberman fun.

12.  Your pet fish is named Jim... 13.  Your heart skips a beat when you rub the sleep from your eyes every morning!

https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/status/702467331235127296

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334 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:18pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 334
Running time: 1:32:03

In this recorded live show, we review the 2015 series finale, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Lee Shackleford, Kyle Jones, and Taras Hnatyshyn.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

Get the DWP Podcast Companion App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This episode is also brought to you by Audible. Visit http://podshock.net for the link to your FREE audio-book download with free trial.

Do you need the MP3 file format? Get our MP3 version of this episode using our MP3 dedicated feed at http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/podshock/podshockmp3.xml.

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333 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:36pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 333
Running time: 1:40:44

In this recorded live show, we review the episode 'Face the Raven', plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Kyle Jones, and Taras Hnatyshyn.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

Get the DWP Podcast Companion App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

This episode is also brought to you by Audible. Visit http://podshock.net for the link to your FREE audio-book download with free trial.

Do you need the MP3 file format? Get our MP3 version of this episode using our MP3 dedicated feed at http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/podshock/podshockmp3.xml.

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