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I trust this about as much as I can trust an email from a stranger.
But, apparently with series 12 of #DoctorWho, The Chib has stripped it back to basics. He’s following RTD’s pattern, by having a mix of stand alones and two-parters-with an ark that will connect them all
The email also states the BBC have stopped trying to make Jodie Whittaker Tennant-lite and have let get develop thirteen herself.
The sonic screwdriver arm is also said to be gone (that’s the almost Hitler like salute she does whenever looking at the sonic).
How much faith do I put in this? If I were a betting man, I’d give it evens.
I used to get emails like this all the time in the Moffat era and most were on the money.
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SALE! ⚠ How about this for a Baker's dozen? Get 13 @SawbonesHex audio stories on special offer this weekend. Head to and use access code COLIN.
The discount expires at 23:59 (UK time) on 23rd September 2019, so move fast!
Just realised "How about THIS for a Baker's dozen!?" sounds like something the Tollmaster might say. How tattyfilarious! #DoctorWho
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If the spacesuit is the symbol of progress, the gas mask is the sign of the apocalypse. In popular culture it signifies that science has turned against us. It's the face of dystopia.

Let's look back at how this sinister hood has influenced the 20th Century... #WednesdayThoughts
The gas mask is a terrifying thing. It is claustrophobic; the sound of your own breathing mixes with the fear of asphyxiation. It is impersonal; only the eyes peering through the sockets betray any humanity. It is totemic; the sum of our fears and - for some - their desires!
The first chemical masks were work by Venitian plague doctors: a bird-like mask, the beak stuffed with lavender, matched with full length coat and hat. It was a terrifying sight - the grim reaper come to apply poultices to your tumours.
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Ooh! A #DoctorWho book about privilege dynamics, refugees, and police brutality, and it's by...

It's time to read Tragedy Day, the 24th Virgin New Adventure, by a certain G Roberts.
Without whom I'd not have had a career? Without whom I'd not have bridges to burn? Without whom there'd be nobody to vague about my 90s drug habits in vengeance for my bigotry? Inquiring minds want to know.
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"The character is called The Doctor, not Doctor Who!"

The franchise turns 56 this year. Like most franchises with that kind of longevity, the "canon" is inconsistent at best.

In truth, The Doctor has been known by many names.

#DoctorWho (1/21)
For the first ten years of the show (1963-1973), the character was credited as Dr. Who. The last instance was Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor in The Green Death.

Starting with Season 11 and The Time Warrior, he was credited as Doctor Who.

That credit lasted until Season 19 and Castrovalva when the Peter Davison was credited as The Doctor.

That's 18 years in on-screen credits, including the popular Tom Baker years.

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[THREAD] What if #DoctorWho was a French TV show instead of an English one? Which actors would have played the Doctor over the years?

Well... Let's get into it!
First Doctor: Jean Marais.

Famous for classic roles on the big screen (Orphée, Beauty and the Beast, Fantômas...), he was a great actor, stuntman and was able to play several different roles in one single movie using makeup.

His Doctor would have been more physical!
Second Doctor: Louis de Funès

Classic French comedy as its finest. He was able to make an entire audience laugh for several minutes without a word (like Chaplin). He and Troughton had the same energy.
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Dust off your frills, @BBCRadio4Extra is celebrating the centenary of #DoctorWho legend #JonPertwee on July 6 with ‘The Jon Pertwee Files’, a brand-new hour-long documentary, presented by his son @seanpertwee
The Jon Pertwee Files celebrates the Third Doctor actor's broadcast career with rare archive material, never-before-broadcast backstage interviews, vintage radio appearances and newly discovered audio from the very first #DoctorWho convention in 1977…
The Jon Pertwee Files will be broadcast on @BBCRadio4Extra on Saturday July 6 at 8:00am, repeated at 3:00pm and will be available on @BBCSounds after broadcast!
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Kit Harrington makes more than a million dollars per episode of #GameOfThrones this season, but supports UK charities like MenCap not giving backpay to direct support workers who did overnight shifts caring for people with intellectual disabilities. Seems fair. Kit Harrington, a White man with dark, curly hair and a beard, wears a t-shirt that says “I’m supporting Mencap’s #StopSleepInCrisis.”
Kit Harrington has a net worth of 12 million dollars. If Kit Harrington actually wanted to #StopSleepInCrisis, he could pay off a chunk of it himself.
Jodie Whittaker gets about a quarter of a million dollars a year to do #DoctorWho. The amount a direct support worker got, until extremely recently, for an overnight shift was about $38 dollars per night, or about $4.75 an hour — Well below minimum wage. #StopSleepInCrisis A white woman with blond hair wearing a T-shirt that says “I’m supporting Mencap’s #StopSleepInCrisis campaign.”
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We've started 'The Pilgrimage' again - watching all of #DoctorWho, in order, from the start. And we're going to try to find the queerest thing in every single story. Could be something unambiguously homo, or perhaps just a little bit of camp. Here we go...
1. An Unearthly Child. The very first line uttered in Doctor Who appears to be a Kenneth Williams impersonation...
2. The Daleks. Thal trousers.
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On the occasion of Tom Baker’s 85th birthday, allow me to share the time the Fourth Doctor of #DoctorWho (and my first Doctor) led to international intrigue in 2013, and potential blacklisting... /1
I was excited to do a phone interview on a Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2013, w/ #TomBaker about #DoctorWho 50th anniv special. He was amazing, and delightful. I asked him the obvious question (normally I avoid these because I know they’ll get shot down and waste precious time): /2
"Will you be in #DoctorWho 50th?" I could almost sense glee building over phone lines. “I am in the special. I’m not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I’m telling you straightaway.” /3
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#DoctorWho: Spearhead from Space, by Terrance Dicks. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980. #Japan
#DoctorWho: Day of the Daleks, by Terrance Dicks. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980 #Japan
#DoctorWho and the Daleks, by David Whitaker. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980 #Japan
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Ryan was so excited the first time they landed on an alien planet. Graham was shookington but he handled it well, considering.

Ryan running away immediately is still hilarious. I love him. #DoctorWho #TheGhostMonument
Everybody is actually entirely too calm considering they landed on a planet called Desolation.

LMFAO at Thirteen warning Ryan (specifically) not to touch anything. 😂
Love this moment.
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#DoctorWho did something radical tonight. An episode where they time travel to 1947 India & Pakistan at the time of the partition. Huge kudos to @VinayPatel for writing such a powerful and unique episode. This sci fi nerd child of Indians is in awe.
@VinayPatel First of all - for an episode airing on Remembrance Day, a hugely important memorial day in the UK, they told the story of an Indian veteran. Despite the fact that millions of Indians fought in Britain's wars, the stories of Indian soldiers rarely get told.
@VinayPatel Second - as if just taking modern day English time travellers back to 1947 India & Pakistan wasn't fraught enough (and there is a 'sit down, colonizer' moment), they take on the issue of a Muslim-Hindu wedding *during the partition.*
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Still on a bit of a nostalgic #DoctorWho kick, in particular for the Moffat Era.

So now watching “Dark Water”, the first part of the two-part eighth season finale.
“It's a terrible thing. Just a terrible, terrible thing.”
“It wasn't terrible.”
“It was boring.”
“It was ordinary.”

Clara is a fascinating companion, in large part because she’s essentially riffing on the sense of entitlement that Rose felt.
“He deserved better. And so did you.”
“I don't deserve anything. Nobody deserves anything.”
“But I am owed better. I am owed.”

Clara is selfish and self-centred. But she’s aware of that, and the show is aware of that.

These traits are explored as developed. They make her human.
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Some period graphics featured in ‘Rosa’.
*Lots* of research for this episode. All of the timetables contain accurate Montgomery bus route information, I’ll have you know..!
...My motor oil company was quite a big deal in 50s Alabama...
...Due to the lack of a screen-usable 50s accurate Montgomery map, I had to map out the entire city from scratch using a pixelated old reference pic as a guide. And yes, it took over a week of solid work, gosh darn it...
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There we are then, this is finally announced. I've written episode 6 of this season of #DoctorWho. Demons Of The Punjab - Yaz goes in search of her grandmother during the Partition of India. Starring @shanezaza @hamzajeetooa and @amita_suman. Directed by @JamieRossChilds.
Shane actually originated the role of Rasik in #AnAdventure at a sharing last year and it was an absolute privilege to work with him, Hamza, Amita and Shaheen on this. Proper life moment and they are absolutely cracking.
Also, I talked to Hamza about being in my first play, years ago. It's really bloody lovely to get to work with people you think are brilliant, especially for this kind of story. Can't wait for you all to see what they've done with it.
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Okay, let’s take a break from all this horror and talk about #DoctorWho for a moment. First things first, I thought it looked beautiful, great production design, amazing cinematography, the casting was great, the lighting was wonderful, much of the CGI looked a generation better.
As to the plot, well, I think you have to look at first appearances of new Doctors as doing two things - telling the story of the week story and establishing the show’s new status quo and the new Doctor. Honestly that doesn’t normally lend itself to a great main plot...
... and this was no real exception. The baddie was beautiful but also a bit lame, his motivation a bit crappy, his plan confusing and the resolution was a bit formulaic. Like a 6/10 story of the week. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing special.
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A new season of @bbcdoctorwho began last night with an episode entitled "The Woman Who Fell To Earth."

Yes, the 13th Doctor is a woman and that woman is #JodieWhittaker. There was been the expected sexist push back, and may they eat crow.

She was amazing.


I have watched #DoctorWho for what feels like my entire life. Tom Baker was my first Doctor, but I love all of them in their own way.

Jodie still has some miles to go before she surpasses Tom or my personal favorite, Number 10, David Tennant, but she's on her way.

Last night was hands down the best and most exciting series premiere in the series' entire 55 year history. But it was also the strongest and best debut of any new Doctor.

Lucky 13 is amazing and I am dead excited about the future of #DoctorWho now.

The future is female.
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To all the misogynistic assholes trolling the new season of #DoctorWho , please fuck the hell right off.

There was always the possibility that the Doctor would come back as a woman.

There have been allusions throughout the series.

The Master already broke the ice.

In fact, it would have become a study in the ridiculous had the possibility not become the reality sooner than later.

If you're a REAL fan of the show & it's premise then you would love the Doctor in all of her/his permutations.

That's the magic.


#DoctorWho @bbcdoctorwho
Sometimes the Doctor is young, sometimes old. Sometimes the Doctor is cranky, others sexy. You never know what you're going to get and that's what makes it such an amazing journey.

So now she has a fucking vagina. Deal.

Grow the fuck up.

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So, let the screaming begin - I'm going to argue why #DoctorWho shouldn't be a woman. But not for the reasons you might think. (Thread.)
Before you start baying for my blood, however, I need to make clear that the issue isn't one about gender. In fact, I think Jodie Whittaker is an excellent actor, and wish her best of luck.

For the issue is not, in fact, about gender.
It is, in a roundabout way, about Kevin Costner and Henry Cavill, or rather, Jonathan and Clark Kent/Superman as they portrayed them in 'Man of Steel'. In summary, what a waste.
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Is there a reason we’re rocking out to Bohemian Rhapsody ahead of the #GoodOmens panel?
Some thing make zero sense. #nycc
Whoopi Goldberg enters to We Will Rock You. I’m beginning to assume the #GoodOmens soundtrack is All Queen All The Time
It’s a toss up between Tennant and Hamm for biggest audience response upon entrance. #GoodOmens
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✨How To Order @ComicsTitan’s #DoctorWho Comics: A Primer✨
Step 1: Find upcoming #DoctorWho comics and select the covers that appeal to you by checking social media and searching the monthly @PREVIEWSworld catalogue which is arranged by publisher.
Every issue will have both an “A” art cover and a “B” photo cover. In addition, there may be other variant covers to collect. (The contents will be the same however.)
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The world’s falling apart, obviously, but that was probably always going to happen during the 18 months we’ve had no #doctorwho. Thankfully though, things are about to get much, much better.
While I'm momentarily delving into the depths of my nerd lunacy (instead of being a political commentator or trying to finish off a conference talk I'm delivering in a couple of days) you may as well get this Tardis wallpaper I made the other day:…
I'm not going to apologize. In addition to being deeply confused about the state of the world, politically active and actively working in tech, I'm also an unbelievable dork. May as well own it. #DoctorWhoTrailer #doctorwho
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After rummaging through a closet that I swear employs TARDIS technology, I found the @TerryMooreArt books I was looking for, + a few I had plumb forgot about. I'll spread these pics out over several days.
While the cover art may be familiar, these aren't actually SiP comic books.
I'll post another pic later this evening. (FYI: I'm in CA.) Years ago, Maida Carpio Scott (RIP) posted a then comprehensive @TerryMooreArt checklist online. Alas, that site appears to be defunct. Many of the publications I'll be spotlighting were on that list, but a few were not.
Not the pic I planned on sharing tonight, but fate intervened. It was announced today that @realbdw will be reprising his Lando role in SW IX. Issue 5 of @DarkHorseComics 1999 @StarWars Tales features Lando covers (photo cover shown) and the @TerryMooreArt story A Summer's Dream.
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