Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith at the “Doctor Who 50th Celebration” Event

Posted on November 22, 2013

Gag on the sassy Brit cuteness, darlings.

Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith attend “Doctor Who 50th Celebration” event in the ExCeL centre in London, England.

This is like that time Ewan McGregor put on a newsboy cap and rode around with a poodle in his bike basket; at some point, you have to step back from all the cute and just say, “Come ON. Give us a chance to catch our breath here.”

Right. Let’s get judgmental.

Her dress is SUPER-twee. We’re not inclined to be too bitchy about it because that style suits her to a t and she is, in effect, playing a cartoon character of sorts on the show. She sort of looks like one anyway, so you might as well go with that. We were watching one of those “Life in the TARDIS” 50th anniversary specials and when she was being interviewed, we were kind of captivated by how utterly symmetrical her face is. It’s perfectly doll-like in that Sarah Hyland kind of way. She’s right to play that up at the moment.

Having said that, those shoes are really ugly and that scalloped edge is making our eyelids twitch because we just know if we ripped it off, she’d look a lot better.

It’s hard for us to judge him because he’s just so adorable and because we’re sad that his time remaining as the Doctor can be measured in minutes, but even we have to admit that’s a cheapass looking jumper you’ve got on there, son. The jacket’s great and we LOVE the footwear and socks, but we’re distracted by that thrift store sweater. Love his hair this length.

Whovians, are you all ready for the proceedings this weekend? An Adventure in Space and Time tonight and then Day of the Doctor tomorrow? Do you feel like the BBC has done enough to commemorate the 50th anniversary? We feel like if this was an American franchise, there’d be way more of an extravaganza planned around such a big anniversary. We’re psyched for both shows, though. Can’t wait to see John Hurt as the War Doctor; can’t wait to see Tennant and Smith interacting, and yes, we’ll say it, even though it doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion: we’re kinda looking forward to seeing Rose Tyler again.

 

 

 

 

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  • gabbilevy

    Oh, no, everywhere I’ve looked people are STOKED for Rose to return. She and DT were just voted best Doctor and companion (And she’s certainly my favorite.). I may or may not have had a mini heart attack of excitement when the trailer for Day of the Doctor played before my Catching Fire screening.

    • WendyD

      Count me in for being super excited for Rose coming back. If you bring back Ten you have to bring back Rose!!

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        Absolutely!

    • samitee

      Well now I’m even MORE excited to see Catching Fire….!

      • MilaXX

        Catching Fire is much better than The Hunger Games was. They even recast the cat to make her more in line with the book description and The Capitol finally feels like The Capitol. Still not sold on the casting for Finnick though.

    • MoHub

      Most of the voters had no clue about classic Who. In fact, I’d guess that they were surprised to find that the program goes back to 1963 and that it wasn’t invented by Russell T. Davies.

      I will not give up my belief that Tom Baker was the best Doctor ever, and Sarah Jane Smith was the best of all companions.

      • formerlyAnon

        You’re right about the base of knowledge of the fan voters. Baker was my first doctor, but I can’t call him the best. Some episodes yes, but others – my god the scenery chewing!

        • MoHub

          I’ve always believed that Patrick Troughton was the best actor to play the Doctor, but T. Baker actually had—and still has—an alien quality that made him actually be the Doctor.

          Baker is mostly at his worst when the writing lets him down.

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        My boyfriend has watched Dr Who since the first episode, and his favorite is the 4th, hands down.

      • Munchkn

        I made a post way down thread about watching Doctors Two through Four and turning my kids onto Doctor Who enough so that two of my daughters married fans. One daughter even has a Tardis cookie jar on the counter. I’ll bet their little girl catches the bug, too.

    • AmeliaEve

      HANDS??? I thought they were cherries. This just shot this dress up about 200% in my esteem. And I actually like those shoes with the ensemble. Mary Janes would have been the obvious choice, and they would have taken it over the line on cutesy. These are still playful but grounded.

      • River

        Yes, I love the shoes with this dress, too!

    • anneland

      I was trying to figure out if it was a little mouse or something (which would be kinda cute)

    • porcupie

      Being a British 11 year old at the time, I’ve watched the new series since Eccleston’s first episode was aired. At the time I loved Rose, but since rewatching them hundreds of times she’s annoyed me, especially when she was with Tennant’s Doctor; she was possessive, moody, and horrible to anybody with any links to The Doctor. I don’t know, watching it through more adult eyes seems to have made me hate her a bit.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    I am SO EXCITED. And I love Rose, I don’t care what anyone else says.

    • Jennifer Ford

      I admit that my dislike of Rose is largely (possibly entirely) thanks to her truly appalling awful fandom, and that really isn’t fair to Rose. They are a hateful lot who were brutal to Martha and most other companions, generally know squat about anything pre-2005-relaunch and want Rose to be the specialist special who ever specialed (an aim they were abetted by RTD in during Journey’s End, unfortunately).

      I do struggle against my visceral reaction…

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        Never judge a fandom by its most vocal members. I just dislike how a lot of Rose hate tends to be centered on her economic or social status. I love how she, as a character, had the most growth. She started as someone who really didn’t “matter” in any meaningful way, and didn’t care, but because of the Doctor and what he showed her, cared deeply and was instrumental in saving the world. Donna will forever be my favorite companion, because of her very similar journey, but I dislike the outright disdain that so much of the Doctor Who fandom has for Rose. I was never a fan of Martha’s, felt like her characterization was a bit thin, even if the actress did the best with what she was given.

        • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

          THIS. Exactly every point.

          Editing to say that I greatly admire your user name….

          • AnguaVonUberwald

            Aww, thanks. Pratchett fans unite!

        • Jennifer Ford

          Part of the problem with Rose’s growth was that it just happened — we didn’t see it — and part of it came out of the whole Bad Wolf thing which is something that is external to her and much like what happened with Donna had to be extracted from her lest she die (though she gets to keep her memories even though you’d think time vortex vs plain old timelordyness would be less survivable).
          The biggest problem I’ve always had with Rose is that she’s petty. She’s nasty to Sarah Jane at first, she’s awful to her boyfriend and flirts around while still dating him, and she doesn’t really return the Doctor’s obvious crush on her until he regenerates into 10.
          Indeed, when 9 regenerates, Rose doesn’t rise to the occasion, she runs off and hides until she’s dragged into the mix by circumstances. Then she gets a big piney crush on 10 and starts changing to impress him. It’s all kind of distasteful.

          • AnguaVonUberwald

            But people are petty. That’s why Rose’s journey feels earned to me, because she doesn’t completely change. She grows, which is what we do, but she is never perfect. I don’t need someone to be a perfect person to be a perfect character. I dunno. We might just have to agree to disagree.

          • Jennifer Ford

            Uh, okay? Since you’re implying I do need someone to be a perfect character, I guess I’ll leave you to agree to disagree with the made-up version of me you’re apparently talking to.

          • Tatiana Luján

            I agree with you. I just don’t like the character treatment when RTD brought her back.

          • MilaXX

            I agree. I saw more growth from Martha who knew to go away and become her own person. She branched out and did other things with Unit and Torchwood.
            Donna is another who started out small, and went on to become Doctor Donna.

            I’m not gonna bash Rose, since there is far to much of that, but I always saw her as a selfish girl. Even when she came back she still seemed to be worried about having her Doctor and every thing else was secondary.

          • formerlyAnon

            I would sub “realistically needy” for selfish, othewise, agree. I thought it made her character more ‘real’ in a way, but not more endearing.

          • MilaXX

            Hence the reason I dislike her character I saw her as selfish and at times childish. Can’t say I found it all that “real” either. I found Martha’s reactions and behaviors much more real.

          • formerlyAnon

            I thought Martha was the most likable of the re-boot companions (or, of the girls. I got quite fond of Rory, eventually, even if he was kind of a +1 companion). Or maybe the one I wanted to like the most? If she’d been written a bigger/better role, she’d be my favorite over Donna Noble.

          • MilaXX

            Agreed. Of the NuWho companions my favs are Donna, then Martha. I also love Rory & River, but I don’t quite consider them true companions.

  • Julie Ree

    I am so excited- been a fan for way longer than I care to share. My mother and I used to watch during the Tom Baker years, and now I get to watch with my daughter.

  • WendyD

    I’m SO EXCITED… that Matt’s hair is growing back! ;) But seriously, I’m so excited for the 50th Anniversary episode that I’m about ready to implode!

    Jenna is so very twee. But that collar is a bit much, lose the collar and I can get behind the rest of the look.
    Matt is perfect in every way. Boys in my British Cheekbone Harem can do no wrong.

    • marlie

      I’d like to know who else is in your British Cheekbone Harem.

      • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

        If I had to guess, I’d say Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch are on the top of that list. Yum.

      • WendyD

        Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and I’ve recently added Tom Mison.

        • marlie

          {sigh} Tom Mison {sigh}

        • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

          Ah, Tom Mison. *sigh* The Sleepyhead in me is smacking me for forgetting him on that list.

        • porcupie

          I love what Benedict said about this in response to a question on a Reddit AMA (unfortunately he was not asked about the perfect Tom Mison, or Andrew Garfield) – “We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imagining a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth nordic legend f*** fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.” <3

    • formerlyAnon

      Until this moment I never knew that I *had* a British Cheekbone Harem, but it really is a stunningly apt description of a certain subset of the Boys I Admire.

  • MilaXX

    I am crazy excited. We seeing the 50th special in the theater. & I’ve been practically 0D’ing on all things Who. Not looking forward to arose though.

  • Conniepop

    I am so upset that I don’t have cable right now and I am going to miss it! I can’t wait to see Rose again.

    • LaMamanduPoeteetSainte

      Someone you know has cable. bribe them. beg. plead. That’s what I’m doing :)

      • Conniepop

        Oh, I know I could! But, we have an obligation tomorrow night. I may go pay to see it in the Theatre on Monday night! Still debating it!

        • LaMamanduPoeteetSainte

          But you can watch it in the afternoon. BBCAmerica is showing it live at 2:30 p.m. EST and then again at 7 p.m. EST. So I’m begging and pleading for the 2:30 p.m. time slot.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      There are live streams out there to catch it on. I don’t want to get this site in trouble so I won’t list them here.

  • marlie

    He’s so freaking adorkable, I can’t stand it. I also love that they really look like they LIKE each other. And rather than say that her dress makes her look like a toddler, I’ll just say that it makes her look like a kindergarten teacher. It’s TOO cutesy. And the shoes – looks like ca. 2000 shoes are here to stay.

  • GenieinTX

    I’m going to Austin Comic Con this weekend and BBC is doing a screening there too. I think it will be super fun. Overall, yes, I wish there was more going on here. But, I’m glad for what we are getting. A couple of years ago and BBC would have completely ignored America and we would have gotten the show a few months after it aired in the UK.
    I have a soft spot for 10 and Rose, but there is something about 11 and River that I love. I think it’s because their relationship is a bit more “adult” than 10 and Rose ever were. That goodbye kiss was great.

    • Frank_821

      lucky you can afford it. We committed to WHOFEst in Dallas ages ago. My partner does a smoking Hartnell doctor. I think the BBCA folks would love it

  • Jangle57

    Really? There are people who didn’t like Rose? Well don’t count me among them; she’s one of my favorite companions whether with Eccleston or Tennant. Though I will confess that if I had to pick between her or Donna Noble, I would be hard pressed to choose.

    • Frank_821

      yes a lot of people got kind of tired of Rose. Not her per se. It was the romance with the Doctor. Some people got annoyed by how heavy handed it got and that also Martha was all gaga over him too. Donna was a brath of fresh air comparison

      • another_laura

        This! But I admit I’m a big Doctor Donna fan. It was the crushes on the Doctor that turned me off of Rose and really didn’t seem right with Martha at all.

        • MilaXX

          One of the reasons I’m happy to have Capaldi as Doctor is because I am sick of all the sexy times Doctors we keep getting

          • another_laura

            Plus Capaldi just rocks. I hope the writers and show runners utilize this opportunity!

          • wisdomy

            Oh dear. I like Eccleston, love Tennant and adore Smith, but Capaldi is way, waaaaaaaaay sexier than any of them.

    • MilaXX

      HATE ROSE. If she stayed in that Parallel universe I’d be a happy camper. I can take her in small dose, but that’s about it.

  • Fordzo

    I have never watched this show. Where do I start?

    • marlie

      I tried a few years ago and just couldn’t get into it. I started with the first episode that had Matt Smith as the doctor. Just not my cup of tea, but I still think he’s adorable.

    • Violina23

      I started at the beginning of the 2005 reboot, but to be honest. I didn’t get completely hooked until season 3 when it got less episodic and some semblance of an arc began. The show runners changed between the tv specials post-series-4 and series 5, so even if you don’t fall in love with the show in those early episodes, you might want to give series 5 a shot

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

        That’s exactly how we did it, too. We tried to watch the reboot but it was too chaotic in the first few episodes.

      • Fordzo

        *THUNK*

        That was my head hitting the desk. I’m exhausted just hearing about it.

        • Violina23

          LOL, it was meant to be a simple thought…. ha!

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          Season 5, episode one. Entirely new cast, storyline, and showrunner, making it as easy to jump into as any episode of Who is going to be.

          • Fordzo

            How are the “new” Dr’s and casts explained? I think that this is what confuses me the most (all the different actors and casts). Do all these casts overlap at all? Is it like a soap opera, and one day someone new is playing the Dr. and you just have to accept it?

          • wisdomy

            The Doctor is a Time Lord, and Time Lords’ “regenerate” a whole new body instead of dying when they’re fatally wounded. They get 12 (at least, maybe more) lives, basically. There is some (not a lot) of cast overlap among the companions. None with the Doctors since the reboot (though there will be in the special). I might have a detail or two wrong here, I never saw the pre-reboot eps.

          • Fordzo

            Didn’t he marry someone (the woman who was married to Mark on ER)? What happened to her when he regenerated into a new body?

          • wisdomy

            Well, he hasn’t regenerated since he married her, but otoh she’d been dead for quite some time when he married her, so…

            Wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey stuff. You’ve just gotta go with it.

          • wisdomy

            Actually, I take that back. She married him as Smith and he was Tennant when she died (their timelines run in opposite directions), so he DID regenerate during their time together.

          • Corsetmaker

            The companions often overlap. Rose was with 9 and 10 for instance. Characters pop up regularly, both friend and foe. However each Doctor, while essentially the same ‘person’ has very different quirks and personality traits from one to the next. So usually companions drift off between incarnations with only occasional appearances.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            Just watch it : )

            If you’re not hooked on the story by the time “fish fingers and custard” happens, you’re not going to be – and you’ll only be out about 20 minutes of your time.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I think she looks completely adorable, I don’t even mind the scalloped edge or the clunky shoes. He completes me and I can’t be objective, thrifted sweater included.

  • Frank_821

    Actually here in Austin BBC Americas is making an appearance for the simulcast at the Wizard World Convention. There’s talk about a secret guest. sadly I’ll be dallas at another Who event.

    they look what I would expect. And I envy those who are at the London celbration. the breakdown of guests is pretty over whelming

    btw you fans must check out the mini episodes online called “The Last Day” and The Night of Doctor”. They set up the 50th very nicely

    I am jazzed since a good friend of mine who’s done work on the old and current show have been costumes for the 50th

    • formerlyAnon

      Yes, the London event really does sound like a treat for a fan, doesn’t it?

  • Violina23

    I’m relatively new to Doctor Who ( binged on it when my daughter was born). I liked Rose well enough as I watched, but she was my least favorite companion. That being said, I liked her a lot better when she made guest appearances and was all bad-assed.

    I think I probably liked Donna the best… She had such great chemist with Tennant, and I loved that it was a truly platonic relationship (I liked Amy, but the constant teasing of a crush on the Doctor always annoyed me, maybe because I adored Rory)

    Can’t wait to watch the special as wide eyed and bushy tailed as the rest of the Whovians!

  • sagecreek

    Big Eccleston fan here, am I alone?

    • bookish

      I love him!

    • Violina23

      Not at all! Tennant is my favorite, but I liked what Eccleston brought to the role… imagine if they had convinced him to take part in the special, or if he had been revealed as the war doctor…. it’s really too bad it didn’t work out!

    • Conniepop

      Oh, I love him too! That was the first doctor I watched and I remember complaining to my husband that there was no way I could love another Doctor after him. Boom…I fell in love with Tennant and a deep like with Smith. But Eccleston is awesome.

    • formerlyAnon

      He’s the sexiest doctor, I think, though I can’t quite say my favorite. (My favorite kind of varies with mood.)

    • WendyD

      Not at all! You never forget your first Doctor! Nine was mine. Thanks to BBC America and a bit of a head cold, I rewatched all his episodes earlier this week. He was BRILLIANT.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Oh, Lord no! I adore him.

    • samitee

      He was…dare say…FANTASTIC.

    • pookiesmom

      He was magnetic. I definitely find him the least physically attractive out of all the new docs, but he has this raw sex appeal that I couldn’t get enough of. By far my favorite doctor.

    • Elizabeth Szubert

      Nope. He was my first and I wish there could have been more than one season with him.

    • shehungthemoon

      Ten is my doctor, but I do love me some Eccleston.

    • Shanna Caines

      He’s the only reason I’m going to watch Thor 2, also he’s a lot of fans’ first doctor, so he’s got a special place in a lot of hearts.

  • formerlyAnon

    GOD. The CUTE.

    (I don’t mind Rose, but my heart belongs to Donna. Annoying though she can be.)

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      She’s my fave companion, too.

    • Coleen

      Donna Noble 4-EVER

    • Julie Ree

      Donna was awesome, but all of this makes me miss Elisabeth Sladen : ( . Sarah Jane was the best!!!!

      • Shanna Caines

        Did you ever watch the Sarah Jane Adventures? It’s supposed to be a children’s show, but it doesn’t feel like a children’s show and I honestly think it’s just as good as Doctor Who.

    • MilaXX

      Donna >>>>>>>>>>Rose. I’m really not a Rose fan.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Bare with me Dr. loving Kittens, I need your thoughts. I’ve never seen a second of this show but I know the fans are true. My 7yr old came back from a weekend visits at his cousin’s talking about the show, how amazing it was and how he wants the DVDs for Christmas. What has he gotten himself into? Should I indulge or is this show too mature? (In all fairness, he’s pretty mature and gets the concept of fiction and acting, in fact, if he becomes an actor one day I wouldn’t be shocked.) Annnnnnd GO…

    • Frank_821

      the current show while geared more for adults does not have anything too severe for kids. for the first season of the current who with eccleston there is 1 episode where you see John Barrowman’s butt. The is a bried seen where the doctor is being tortured

    • formerlyAnon

      I don’t t hink it’s too mature. I think that some episodes will bore him.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        Thanks y’all.

        It sounds like I could be the cool mom and indulge him.

        I knew back when he was around 4, and he couldn’t fall asleep for his nap until he finished watching Field of Dreams, that he had inherited my love of movies and such. We watch Face Off (on ScyFy) too, so again he and his sister totally get that the scary stuff is fake.

        • cocohall

          My daughter is into this show. She is a bit on the introverted side. But she got herself a “Bow Ties are Cool” tshirt and whenever she wears it she has INSTANT friends, wherever we go. Adults, teens, kids. The Whoovians are a very friendly bunch it seems. I tried to watch one episode (Tennant/Agatha Christie) and I was not transported, but I am totally supporting my daughter in her Fangirling of all things Dr. Who.

        • Fordzo

          I watch Face Off with my 9 year-old, and I let him watch that Las Vegas body painting show that comes on after it, ONCE. I had no idea what it was, he told me it was about painting people to blend into backgrounds, so I thought it would be fine. It was the episode where they were painting lingerie on naked women and at one point he said to me, “My penis feels funny.” I turned it off. I’m not that cool of a mom.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            Ohmygodthatishillarious!!

          • formerlyAnon

            I confess, I laughed. Remembering some of *my* awkward parenting moments.

          • alyce1213

            I am laughing so hard.

    • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      I brought my whole family into it with me when we started watching this year, and my youngest was 8 at the time. Usually, nothing too mature for her, but it’s been nice to be there with her in case of questions. Some quite scary moments, but no horror movie gross-out stuff. Nothing graphic, to my memory. Frankly, when she decides it’s time to watch by peeking out from behind me, I’m usually right there with her, watching through my fingers. (I’m in the same boat as formerlyAnon.)

    • Dave Provost

      Perfect for a mature 7 year old. The show was designed from the start to be a family show, and it has remained so all along.

    • WendyD

      It is truly an all-ages show in the UK. Kids love it just as much as the adults. It’s a British sensibility with the cheekiness and sometimes it is dark and scary, but more in fairy tale scary.

    • ralish

      Spinning off of this– I want to start watching. But where to begin??

      • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

        Started watching this past year, and we started with the “reboot” – Christopher Eccleston as the 9th doctor. It’s a good place to start, and starts finding its feet in the 2nd episode. If you want some background info on the previous doctors, BBCAmerica has been running “The Doctors Revisited”, which gives a Cliffs notes description of each doctor, his companions, and his major nemeses.

        • gabbilevy

          Sometime this week, BBCA is also running an “Explaining Doctor Who” special that might be a good entry point for a newbie.

      • MilaXX

        I second the Doctor’s Revisited as a way to catch up on the mythology and get a sense of the previous regenerations and then just jump in.

    • TwiddlyStun

      If you don’t mind a few spoilers, you can find recaps of the episodes online and “preview” them that way. You can also go to ThinkGeek and find a very nice assortment of t-shirts (yes, children’s sizes) and sonic screwdrivers and such that a certain type of child will enjoy very much due to the “insider” vibe of being a Whovian that others will recognize. Watch out for the Halloween costumes, though, as at some point you may find yourself trying to find a red fez in your child’s size (that would be 11th Doctor – the one we’re looking at in today’s post in his secret identity). Or, figure out how to do a TARDIS costume. Once you know what the darn thing is, do an image search – some truly stunning interpretations out there.

      • formerlyAnon

        at some point you may find yourself trying to find a red fez in your child’s size

        I smiled. That has the ring of hard-won experience.

      • shehungthemoon

        Why are child size fezzes so hard to find? Most people thought my son was a shriner. Also, refrigerator boxes make excellent TARDIS costumes.

    • Lenora Dody

      I think it’s fine for kids (great even)! I think it can be kind of scary, if you watch any of the nostalgia specials someone usually talks about watching it as a kid from behind the couch but otherwise I say encourage your young Whovian! I think it would be great for a young imagination.

    • MilaXX

      It was originally designed as a children’s show and even though it has gain popularity among adults, I think it still manages to straddle the fence in terms of having enough content for children and adults alike.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I don’t hate her shoes as much as I should…and he is always too adorable for words, even if his jumper looks thrift store…

  • Claire Haley

    They are both cute! Not crazy about her hair, though.

    I didn’t mind Rose but the way they did her makeup, especially in the first season, always drove me NUTS. The eyelashes, my god!

  • alyce1213

    So cute. I don’t agree about the sweater, it’s not thrift store (it may even be hand knitted) and it suits the rest of his look. Her dress I can’t stand. I get why it’s okay for her to look twee, but the collar and ruffles on that little dress are Colorforms ugly.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I have adored all the ‘reboot’ Doctors but I’ve had a crush on Peter Capaldi since I saw him in ‘Local Hero’. Hello, sweetie!!

      • alyce1213

        One of my VERY favorite movies, truly. He was the ultimate adorable dork. He’s aged very handsomely and interestingly.

      • sagecreek

        Hooray for Local Hero love!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Not three hours ago, my husband told my teen sons they cannot have access to the TV or computer THIS weekend until their bedroom is cleaned. That ought to motivate their skinny Whovian butts!

    • formerlyAnon

      Fine, fine parenting!

  • MoHub

    I’m afraid to watch An Adventure in Space and Time as Steven Moffat is playing Tom Baker, and that is akin to blasphemy.

    • formerlyAnon

      Baker was my First Doctor. I won’t be watching this weekend, but when I do I AM going to have to just grit my teeth, hard.

      • MoHub

        I’ve looked at some of the reviews by UK viewers (classic Who fans, BTW) who have already seen it, and evidently, it’s quite good. So I will put aside my prejudices for the moment.

      • Sam

        That’s a mistake! An Adventure in Space and Time is about the making and conception of the series, it is only about Hartnell’s era.

      • MilaXX

        Baker was mine as well.

    • Corsetmaker

      Um, nope. I watched it last night, it was very good. Definitely watch it!

    • jabes

      Ugh. I hate Moffat. I made it through the first Matt Smith season barely and haven’t watched it regularly since then.

  • samitee

    ERMAGERD MAH ROES!!!!!!!!!1!1!!!

    *ahem* oh, um, sorry. Love Matt’s look unreservedly. Can’t quite pin down why I’ve never warmed to Jenna or Clara…not so much irrational hate list as irrational “ehhhh” list.

  • Fordzo

    Isn’t it funny? I looked at that sweater and immediately wondered who knit it for him, what kind of wool it is made from and who dyed the yarn? Pretty much in that order.

    • marlie

      We knitters are weird that way. ;)

      • Munchkn

        Yes, we are, aren’t we?

  • tereliz

    Marled sweaters (jumpers) always look cheap to me, but I love his shoes and socks!
    She’s cute. Perhaps too cute. Nigglesnush.

  • Anathema_Device

    I need to set TiVo, as I’ll be gone a bit the next few days. I’m going to miss Matt Smith, but I’m hoping the next Doctor is a little less manic. Cannot wait to see Tennant and Smith together!

    Back to the clothes: You nailed it, as usual.

  • Munchkn

    I started watching Doctor Who back during the Patrick Troughton/Jon Pertwee/ Tom Baker days when UNC-TV would show it on Saturday afternoons. The girls were small then and something Whovian must have stuck. My oldest has Tardis cookie jar on the kitchen counter and she and her husband plan to attend a 50th anniversary celebration on Monday. I’m working on a season 14 scarf for her husband which maybe I can get finished by Dragon Con next year. I’d like to have it finished by Christmas, but I’m being realistic.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yay! UNC-TV! That’s the station that brought me Baker, my first Doctor. Unless the weather was really bad, in which case we got a dim, snowy, Doctor-shaped ghost. Ahh. Ye Olden Dayes.

    • Julie Ree

      That is where I started watching it, too. Saturday afternoons. My hubby and I both have Tom Baker doctors’ scarves I knitted back in the dark ages. I love being among my people!

  • Coleen

    Dimples for days, the both of them. Love.

  • deelup

    Miss Claus and the stand in for Michael on Knight Rider.

  • Chickadeep

    Oh, the jumper. I’m going to pretend his granny knitted it for him as a birthday present or something, and he’s wearing it to honor her.

    I had a dress just like Jenna-Louise’s dress once. In 1969. I was six.

  • jilly_d

    I never found him attractive until right now. BOY, that is your haircut.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    His outfit reminds me of Theo Huxtable. But sure, they both look serviceable. Question though: Do you have to start watching from a certain Dr., or can you jump in at any point? I’ve thought about starting it, but I can’t binge watch 50 years. :-/

    • Sam

      It’s easiest to just start with the 2005 revival (Rose is the first episode), and then explore back if you want to. Honestly, the 63-89 and 2005-present series share characters, mythology, and timelines, but they are quite different in tone and format.

      • ralish

        Thank you! I might have a Thanksgiving week project… :)

      • Madam Von Sassypants

        Netflix has the 2005 series and onwards streaming. I just started watching them recently.

    • MilaXX

      You can jump in at any point, although it helps to start with a regeneration. The BBCA has been showing Doctor’s Revisted specials that I believe are still available ON Demand. It’s usually an 1 hour special talking about that Doctor and then a 1 hour airing of one of their episodes so you get to see that Doctor in action.

  • pookiesmom

    I’m surprised you didn’t ping him for having his wallet or phone or whatever prominently placed in his pocket. Come on, Matt. You’re better than this.

    He does look adorable, though.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    I don’t know anything about Doctor Who but these two are all kinds of romantic comedy/Nora Ephron movie adorable. Particularly the way they’re looking at each other in the 3rd photo.

    LOVE those polka dot socks peeking out from the blue converse/cuffed jeans. I don’t care one way or the other about the sweater but Good God, those shoes. I didn’t realize that Frankenstein and The Forces of Evil had collaborated with Payless on a shoe collection.

  • Glam Dixie

    Ok, please don’t kill me…How often do the change this Dr. person and more importantly, why?

    • girlsaturday

      It’s a bit like James Bond – some Doctors last for several seasons (your Sean Connerys) and some get a single movie that is then ignored as part of the canon (your George Lazenbys). Basically, there’s an in-universe explanation for why the actor playing the Doctor changes (and why his personality changes as well) and the actors are switched out as the plot demands, as they are seen to not fit the series, or as the actors themselves decide that they’d like to move on.

      • Glam Dixie

        Thank you!

    • Lenora Dody

      It was originally done when the original actor playing the first doctor became too ill to continue but the show was still wildly popular so they wanted to continue and they came up with regeneration to explain it. I am much more informed (alright, obsessed) about the modern version but I think at least in these the actors have been ready to leave for other things so they replace.

      • Glam Dixie

        Makes perfect sense, I’ve been wondering about it every time I see these Dr. Who posts, so thanks.

  • Not applicable

    Love that dress- could have rocked the SHIT out of that in college…

    • Tatiana Luján

      Whenever I see your avatar, I remember Peter’s Friends. Such a lovely movie.

  • Violentcello

    I liked Rose a lot as a companion, but most of her reappearances on the show were annoying. I guess I have to cut her a break though. She wasn’t ready to say goodbye.

  • Ann Greiner

    That sweater looks to be hand-made. Maybe his mum kit it for ‘im, ya bloody tosssers. ;-)

  • Lenora Dody

    So, excited for the special! I have been bingeing on the Doctor takeover on BBC America and will be watching the simulcast . Can’t wait for Tennant (he’s my favorite) and I actually like Rose! Donna is my favorite companion. Monday night a friend and I are going to see the special in the theater. Alright, I am obsessed and I will stop now!

  • Jane Patterson

    I’m too irritated that they aren’t bringing back any of the pre-Eccleston Doctors. My favorites are still alive, and you couldn’t even be bothered to give a cameo? Humph.

    • MilaXX

      I expected Davison, but McCann was a nice surprise if you’ve seen the webpisode.

    • Corsetmaker

      Alive but aged. Tricky to get round that one. But who knows what other surprises there might be. Nobody was expecting McGann!

  • webslice33

    he looks like a starbucks barista from the corner…just an ordinary looking dude..

    • demidaemon

      I kind of like that about him here.

  • oatmealpie

    It’s a cute Zooey Deschanel costume. She should’ve worn opaque tights to complete the look.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I think Jenna is better at twee than Zooey.

      • WendyD

        Because she is literally twee. She may be the shortest companion ever.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Where did you watch the Life in the Tardis special?
    I’m looking forward to seeing what did Moffat invent for Rose.

  • Qitkat

    I can feel the steam of excitement of all the Whovians rising from my keyboard. Love the looks of these two here, no quibbles, just about what I would expect. Matt’s hair is perfect here, I hated the shaved look, and the floppy Doctor look did him no favors.

    I’m looking forward to all the specials, and recently watched the round-up of Ten which ended with the Doctor Donna. I was in tears again at her loss (memory and character both). Tennant will always be my favorite Doctor as I have an absurd fangurl crush on the actor, and he was my first. I subsequently went back and binge-watched all of NuWho til I caught up. One of the best TV times of my life (I know, silly, ehh?). But I make no apologies, you either get it or you don’t, whatever your age.

    I never watched as a child regularly, but caught a few now and then with complete bewilderment. Now that I’ve gotten the concept, I’ve dipped my toe into Original Who to check out all the Doctors. And old Daleks and Cybermen. Hysterical. But I get it better now, for those who loved the first time around. Never had a favorite Companion, loved Sarah Jane to death, and found reasons to love and be annoyed by all the current Nine through Eleven crop. They all are talented and have their quirks and endearing qualities, just like the Doctors. Most of all, I have loved River Song. She is so badass and strong and mysterious.

  • Claudia

    Maybe its just been on British tv, but its seemed like all these kids have been EVERYWHERE. Lots of Who stuff on!

  • Danielle

    I’m going to be brave and admit I’ve never seen an episode of Doctor Who (not by choice!) but I have gathered enough intel from Tumblr that I can carry on a limited conversation about it. *ducks*

  • Kate4queen

    It scared the crap out of me when I was a kid watching it in the 70′s. I think ‘your doctor’ tends to be the one you saw first, which in my case means I loved Tom Baker to bits. :)

  • Fatima Siddique

    If the writers give Peter Capaldi the same mediocre and utterly forgettable scripts they gave Matt Smith, he should go all Malcolm Tucker on them. And record it and put it on You Tube. For me.
    And yes, his hair is perfect at that length.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Doctor Who 50th AND Catching Fire? I may just explode.

    *sound of footsteps running away from the computer*

    *muffled bang*

  • mightbewrong

    I dunno, I was in Scotland for a year and I feel like feminine and twee (with tights) is just what they DO over there. It actually sort of sucks because I started dressing like the other students, but whenever I came back to the states I suddenly felt self-conscious and worried that I didn’t look ‘grown-up’ enough.

    All I’m saying is, I’ll defend a twee dress, even if hers is kind of pushing it. It’s really not such a terrible thing.

  • Ros

    I promise you, EVERY SINGLE PROGRAMME ON THE BBC THIS WEEK IS ABOUT BLOODY DOCTOR WHO. Well, other than the ones about JFK, obviously.

  • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

    I’m not sure what’s playing on BBC America, but here it’s been a Doctor-fest for about two weeks. There was the Science of the Doctor, a Culture Show episode dedicated to the history of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, showings of the Unearthly Child episodes on BBC4, A marathon of episodes with the best villains on BBC3, The Doctor Who Proms on Radio 3 (though I don’t think that’s new), and a ridiculous amount of radio shows dedicated to everything Who, including the fan-based musical genre. Not to mention the actor popping up in every chat show recently. And the massive expo. And the Doctor has popped up in an indent or two… It’s not all glitz and glamour, but it’s been a cornucopia of Who all over the place here. I’m still trying catch up with all the things that have been playing!

  • Pterodactyl111

    I think I like that hair length on Matt the best.

  • majorbedhead

    I cannot WAIT until tomorrow. Can. Not. Wait. I belong to a Doctor Who club and we’ve rented out a bar so we can all watch it together. Yes, I really AM that big of a geek.

  • Jacob Bowen

    She looks like a cross between Alexis Bledel and Sarah Hyland. Both have extremely symmetrical faces and I think they would birth JLC. She looks AAAAADOOORRAABBLLLEEEE!

  • Corsetmaker

    Catherine Tate has got very skinny, it ages her. Peter Davidson looked like a schoolteacher and Tom Baker looked very dapper. A round up on that would’ve been fun :)

  • River

    Can’t even be bitter, too excited for the 50th! And I love Rose!