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Comic Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Issue #2

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Doctor WhoIf you’re an alien lord with two hearts in your body, the last of your kind, and you have the ability to travel through space and time, what’s the first thing you do when you make a new friend? That’s right, you take them someplace nice. And that’s exactly what the Doctor does in issue #2 of Titan Comics’ young series Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, or at least that’s what he tries to do.

Now that he has acquired a fresh travelling companion, laid off librarian Alice Obiefune, the two-dimensional representation of Matt Smith’s Doctor wants to do something fun with her, you know, ease her into her new, alien in every sense of the word, lifestyle. She didn’t bat an eye seeing a weird, emotion-sucking dog bounding through London, nor question the bigger-on-the-inside physics of the TARDIS, but still, best to take things slow in these situations, lest you scare someone off.

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Doctor Who Extra Takes You Behind The Scenes Of ‘Deep Breath’ And ‘Into The Dalek’

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Doctor Who fans lost one of the most reliable sources for behind-the-scenes access to the show when budget woes led the BBC to cancel Doctor Who Confidential. The series had been a companion (ahem) to Doctor Who throughout its modern reboot, and the Confidential eps were always a lot of fun to dig into on the Who DVD sets. Well, now there’s some great news for Who fans still missing their regular dose of Confidential. The BBC has resurrected the idea as Doctor Who Extra, and while the Extra eps are quite a bit shorter than the Confidential ones were, they’re still pretty great. Check out the first Extra installment, covering the season premiere, “Deep Breath,” up top.

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Doctor Who May Reference An Obscure Who Comics Character In Upcoming Episode

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DalekBoomLike most of the big science fiction franchises, Doctor Who has been spinning tales of its characters across various media for decades now. If you craved more Doctor Who than the BBC had to offer in any given year, you could dive deep into comics, novels, audio dramas, and the like, and you wouldn’t have to come up for air for quite some time. But, just like the secondaryh media arms of Star Trek and Star Wars, it varies whether those stories actually count as canon. Well, now it looks like a fan favorite from the comics may be putting in a small appearance in its parent TV series.

SPOILERS FOR UPCOMING DOCTOR WHO AFTER THE JUMP!

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Doctor Who And Next Generation Casts Compete For Selfie Supremacy

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Karen Gillan is following up her stint as Doctor Who companion Amy Pond by slipping into an American accent for the upcoming ABC sitcom Selfie (which is a modern spin on My Fair Lady for our social media-obsessed age). So what better way to help promote a show called Selfie than with, well, a selfie? The setting: Wizard World Chicago. The participants: Gillan, former Who lead Matt Smith, and Blastr journalist/instigator Aaron Sagers. The result:

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Doctor Who Clips Hint At A Very Different Dalek

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IntoDalekLast week’s Doctor Who season premiere was in some ways just a placeholder. Regardless of what the storyline was, a good deal of the attention was inevitably going to be focused on simply giving the audience a chance to get used to the new guy carrying the TARDIS keys. Even showrunner Steven Moffat has admitted he wanted “a quite simple menace” for the premiere so most of the focus could be on the turmoil between the Doctor and Clara. With this week’s episode, however, the show should be hitting full steam, with the Doctor and Clara facing off against the Daleks. Yes, again. At this point, we’ve seen the screaming bastards so often that I’m sure I’m not the only ones suffering Dalek fatigue, so it begs the question: are there any more interesting Dalek stories to tell? A pair of newly released Who clips hint at the answer.

WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS FOR “INTO THE DALEK” BELOW!

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Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, And More Are Delightfully Square In Pop Culture Art Show

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TwilightZoneWe’re big fans of the Los Angeles-based Gallery 1988 here at GFR. The gallery is dedicated to celebrating pop culture in all its forms, and over the years they’ve hosted exhibits honoring Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary and Joey Spiotto’s awesome “Golden Books” twists on beloved movies such as Back to the Future and Alien. Now they’ve got a new show highlighting another talented artist with a love for some of our favorite stuff. If you’re in LA looking for a good time, consider hitting up Gallery 1988’s “Squares 4 Squares” show, featuring Philadelphia artist Dave Perillo’s delightful takes on things like Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, as seen in the above piece, dubbed “Your Next Stop.”

Perillo’s solo show at Gallery 1988 is already quite the success, with Blurppy.com reporting that a bunch of his original artwork sold out almost immediately. The show itself kicked off on August 22 and runs through September 20, so you’ve still got plenty of time to check it out. Just resist the urge to grab Perillo’s “Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey” print off the wall and take off running. They’ll catch you, it’s just a matter of time.