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Doctor Who Infiltrates Art History In Poster Prints, Plus A TARDIS In A Real Vincent Van Gogh Painting

AngelIt’s always fun when a time travel story demonstrates a traveler’s path through history in the form of a photograph or some other sort of image. Doc Brown and Marty McFly in front of the Hill Valley clock face. Cole from Twelve Monkeys, frightened and confused on a World War I battlefield. Doctor Who has used this idea many times over the years — in “Rose,” it was pictures of the Doctor from many different eras that revealed the man who had saved her was even more mysterious than she thought. These historical mashup posters take the concept and run with it, including the extremely cool Weeping Angel that has snuck into Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man.” Just remember: an image of an angel actually becomes an angel, so DON’T BLINK.

And it seems that River Song, in between all that time in jail, made at least one pitstop in ancient Egypt. Spoilers, sweetie…

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Time Of The Doctor Christmas Special Rumors, Round Two

TimeDoctorThe Time of the Doctor is nigh, but not quite nigh enough. Having survived The Day of the Doctor, Whovians now turn their attention to the upcoming Christmas special, which was revealed to be titled The Time of the Doctor earlier this week. That special will see the end of Matt Smith’s tenure in the role, handing the TARDIS keys off to Peter Capaldi. We also heard some pretty crazy rumors about what exactly will happen in Time of the Doctor, and now another batch of rumors seems to be lining up pretty closely to the first, suggesting the Christmas special will be eventful indeed.

Here’s the official BBC synopsis for Time of the Doctor, then the spoilers will get heavy after that:

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars — and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

SPOILERS BELOW!

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Mom Win: Posing With Lightsabers And Sonic Screwdrivers To Help Her Son Practice Photography

Lightsaber1If you live in the States, there’s a good chance you’ve spent a lot of time with your family over the past couple of days. In some cases you’ll have spent so much time with your family that you’re now considering how much of a guilt trip your mom would hit you with if you found an excuse to skip Christmas. But even when they drive you nuts, family is still family. Family is there for you. Family loves you when the rest of the world is dumping on you. And, every once in a while, family makes funny poses with geeky props so you can practice your portrait photography.

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Doctor Who With The What Now? Doctor Who Christmas Special Regeneration Rumors Get Crazy

Could The Time of the Doctor being drawing to a close? That’s the name of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, which will see Matt Smith bow out of the iconic role to make way for Peter Capaldi. It follows the same naming pattern of much of the Who material we’ve seen since last spring. The seventh season finale was The Name of the Doctor, followed by the Night of the Doctor minisode, followed by the Day of the Doctor 50th anniversary special. You can see the first teaser for The Time of the Doctor up top, and the official synopsis below. And you can read as far as that without really spoiling anything. Below the synopsis, however…things are going to get heavy (with apologies to another well-known time traveler).

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars — and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

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Classic Doctors Crash The Anniversary Special In The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Listen: it’s hard out there for a classic Doctor Who actor. Here we are, having just celebrated the show’s five — count ‘em, five — decades of life, and when it came time to mark the occasion, did your phone ring? Noooooo. Instead they went with the two newish skinny blokes with the good hair. And when they wanted an older Doctor, did your phone ring? Noooooo. Instead that Moffat sonnovabitch went and invented a new one! A new old one! And called John Hurt! You could have played a new old one. You did a damn fine job playing one of the old old ones back in the day. Still got fans showing up in your costume, asking you to autograph their babies. It’s an outrage! It’s a disgrace! (And let’s not even speak of the one guy they did bring back, that old backstabber. He’s definitely off the Christmas list.) If only there were someone to tell your tale of heartbreak and indignation!

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The Day Of The Doctor: 50 Things We Loved (And A Few Things We Didn’t)

The Day of the Doctor has come and gone, and now we can all settle in to wait for the Christmas special — and with it the departure of Matt Smith and the introduction of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. (Okay, technically we already got a very brief introduction to him, but more on that below.) Having rewatched the 50th anniversary special a couple of times, and for the most part we quite enjoyed it. And since Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary, below we’ll run down 50 things we loved about The Day of the Doctor…and a few we didn’t.

Foreman1. The fan service starts early, with the opening shot revealing the scrap yard where viewers first saw the TARDIS way back in 1963’s ”An Unearthly Child.” We also see that Clara is teaching at the nearby Coal Hill School, the school the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan was attending when her beyond-her-years knowledge of history caught the attention of teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. Their investigation of the mystery of Susan led to Ian and Barbara becoming the Doctor’s first traveling companions.

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