Sunday 12 July 2015

The Doctor’s sunglasses - positive ID!

It’s barely been 24 hours since the series nine teaser trailer was shown, and the Doctor Who cosplay community already has a positive ID on the sunglasses!

Several eagle-eyed forum members have found them to be Ray Ban’s original Wayfarers.

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses

Well that was easy - for once!

Friday 10 July 2015

San Diego Comic Con 2015

Today has effectively been the launch of the series nine publicity machine.

Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez are all out in San Diego at the Comic Con to promote the series, and part of their presentation included the first tester trailer.

Flicks And The City have released a single-camera video of the entire panel - so if you weren’t there, this is a great way to catch up!

You’ll notice that the trailer screening at 17:50 is omitted from the video.

Luckily you can watch the full trailer on the BBC YouTube channel. Phew!

There are a couple of brief shots of The Doctor in action, showing he IS wearing the Label Lab t-shirts as part of the series nine wardrobe.

First we see the Negative Flower design.

Then we see the Misty Mountain version.

Finally we see his new sunglasses.

Bow ties are cool? No - THE DOCTOR is cool!

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Paul Smith jumper -
consigned to Room 101

One of my readers spotted this - thanks Thomas! - while watching an episode of Room 101 on the BBC.

Hosted by Frank Skinner, who appeared in Mummy On The Orient Express, guest celebrities get to put the things they hate into the fictional room 101 from George Orwell’s 1984.

This week the guests were Miles Jupp, Dragon’s Den investor Kelly Hoppen and quiz show presenter Vernon Kay - who was seen sporting a somewhat familiar jumper!

If you look closely you can see it is a salmon pink colour way of the holey Paul Smith jumper, favoured so much by the Twelfth Doctor.

Personally I wouldn't mind seeing that jumper thrown into room 101, never to be seen again.

Viewers in the UK can re-watch there episode on the BBC iPlayer.
BBC iPlayer - Room 101 (Extras Storage) Series 3: Episode 4

Friday 3 July 2015

The Magician’s Apprentice -
teaser images released

These things tend to creep up on you, but it’s only a few weeks until series nine hits our screens (working on the basis it will debut around the August Bank Holiday weekend).

Slowly the BBC publicity drive is creaking into action, with the announcement this week that Peter Capaldi, Jenna Colman and Steven Moffat will be at San Diego’s Comic Con - only a week or so away.

To publicise the announcement (i.e. publicise the publicity) Peter gave his first official interview about series nine to Entertainment Weekly.
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi teases season 9: Exclusive first look |
Alongside the interview, they released the very first official publicity photo of the Twelfth Doctor in action.

And today the BBC released a second, very similar image via its YouTube channel, Doctor Who: The Fan Show.

It all looks very mood and mysterious.

Roll on series nine!