The Official BBC Unveiling of Peter Capalidi Doctor Who Costume

Peter Capaldi Doctor EyesIn the UK, somewhere in Bristol on a BBC sound stage they are busy filming the next Doctor Who series with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor 2.0 (regeneration number unknown). The BBC have released an official image of the Peter in the new Doctor Who outfit – which you view after the jump. Continue reading

Behind the scenes of Time of the Doctor and my review of the Eleventh Doctor’s final hours

Time of the DoctorOkay, I took the day to process the Time of the Doctor and Matt Smith’s final hours as the Eleventh (or is that really thirteenth) Doctor. I’m not going to beat around the bush or make this overly wordy. As episodes go, as finales go it really wasn’t that good, but in many ways that sums up the entire Matt Smith Doctor tenure. The last couple of seasons we’ve seen some really poor Who episodes only held together by Matt, and Time of the Doctor pretty much was the same thing.

It was too fractured to be really enjoyable, and instead of what I thought was going to be helter-skelter ride into darkness starting with the teleportation into the field of Angels (and the only part that was true heart stopping Whovian danger), the pace changed, stopped and shunted into a montage, slowed down and didn’t really speed up. I feel it was struggling with the vastness of the special effects and suffered for it. After all the best episodes of Doctor Who have always been the most intimate and the worse have been pure effects driven.

We were though rewarded with a very touching regeneration scene, and words that were just as touching as the infamous ‘I don’t want to go’ line of Tennant. That was done well and the final showcase of Matt’s acting talent, and the dropping of the bow tie was beautiful piece of visual storytelling… Bon voyage Sir! You did the legend proud…

You can view the behind the scenes Doctor Who confidential after the jump. Continue reading

First color ink test for a Teddy Bear’s Tale using a very surprising subject Dr Who the Teddy Bear

Dr Who the Teddy BearWhile this kick ass Dr Who inspired illustration is unrelated to Unconditional – A Teddy Bear’s Tale; well unrelated by it not being an image from the book, but most definitely an inspired piece with it being a Dr Who as a Teddy Bear. Dan Nokes used it as his first color test with his first time out of the gate use of color inks, given his B/W ink shading skills I’m not surprised he pretty much knocked this illustration out of the park. This image also gives you a very good idea of the coloring style that will be used throughout Unconditional and I’m very excited for the upcoming Unconditional tests. I had to share this though, because its an extremely cool illustration in itself. Continue reading