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The TARDIS can be a dangerous thing…

The TARDIS can be a dangerous thing…

TARDIS power isolator

After all, any device that, when blown up, destroys the universe should be treated with care.

So it’s very good to see the BBC are taking their responsibilities very seriously.

(Taken courtesy of the BBC, who invited me to a preview of their actual TARDIS studio tour, which you can now take in Cardiff till the end of August.)

The Big Bang – spoilers!

The Big Bang – spoilers!

So… spoilers and my broken incoherent thoughts for the superlative and rather emotional The Big Bang – don’t read if you haven’t seen it!

Ahhh.. fandom media … isn't it … paranoid?

Ahhh.. fandom media … isn't it … paranoid?

As a professional media creator and writer, this is going to come off as incredibly snooty, out of touch and sneering at people who are working on content for the sheer love of it. So be it.

GSG2DWS5 has a very short interview with the editor of Doctor Who magazine, Tom Spilsbury. It’s eight questions long, and since one of the questions is: “Do you have a girlfriend at the moment?” (prompted by Mr. Spilsbury, admittedly) we can ascertain it’s not going to win a Pullitzer Prize any time soon.

The highly amusing element is the legal disclaimer at the bottom:

“This interview has been officially endorsed by Tom Spilsbury himself. This is EXCLUSIVE to GSG2DWS5 and we reserve all rights on this interview. Any reproduction of this interview without consent from both GSG2DWS5 and Tom Spilsbury will result in legal action being taken. All Rights Reserved.”

Really…

The power of comedic repetition

The power of comedic repetition

They say that you only need to repeat things three times for it to be funny. This is aptly demonstrated by a YouTube video (via b3ta) which has compiled every single instance of a character in Doctor Who saying “What are you doing here?”. Over the last 30 years or so. They say that you only need to repeat things three times for it to be funny.

For the first couple of minutes, it’s not really that funny, but then there are so many instances of it that it just wins you over by sheer repetition and then you’re just silently guffawing away. They say that you only need to repeat things three times for it to be funny.

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