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Celebrating 11 regenerations over 50 years, today’s Doodle is a downright charming mini-game based on everyone’s favorite Sonic Screwdriver owner. While you’ll get to start with your favorite incarnation of The Doctor, meeting an untimely end from a Dalek or Cyberman will mean restarting the level as a different curiously dressed Time Lord. Bite the dust once too often and you’ll eventually have to continue playing as, ugh, Peter Davison. Give us your best times below — our current record is 12:59.
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In 2011, IBM’s Watson supercomputer got an unusually public proof-of-concept, competing on Jeopardy! and beating its human competitors hands-down. It was a powerful public win for IBM, and for artificial intelligence at large, but the computer at the center of all that publicity was still basically a prototype. If Watson can do this, IBM wanted to say, imagine what it can do in the real world.
A few months back, rumor spread that a number of lost Doctor Who episodes were discovered in Nigeria. This morning, the BBC is making eleven lost episodes — nine of which have apparently not been seen for 46 years — available for purchase exclusively on iTunes. The broadcaster says it’s re-mastered the episodes to restore them “to the fantastic quality that audiences expect from Doctor Who.”
There are a few things that make Doctor Who fans wince in pain, none more so than mentioning the BBC’s policy of deleting its archives of early ’60s episodes. However, enterprising fans have scoured the globe looking for film canisters, and all but 106 had been found — until now. Nine new episodes, …
Petition To Light The Empire State Building ‘TARDIS Blue’ To Celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary
Because some people still dare to dream, a group of Doctor Who fans have created a petition to have the Empire State Building be lit ‘TARDIS blue’ (technically just regular-blue) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series on November 23rd, when we’ll all gather around our TV’s and cry. Or riot in the streets and set cars on fire.
The Doctor has visited NYC many times over the years, most recently earlier this season. Now, Doctor Who fans from New York and around the world are working with NYSciFi & Fantasy to celebrate The Doctor’s 50th anniversary on one of New York City’s most famous landmarks: The Empire State Building.
We are asking the Empire State Building to light up “TARDIS Blue” on November 23rd to celebrate 50 great years of Doctor Who. The Empire State Building regularly uses their spectacular light show to celebrate special moments in pop culture, such as sports events, the 15th anniversary of The Lion King, and Wrestlemania, as well as all the holidays and occasions it’s more known for being lit up for. As far as we know, however, they’ve never lit up to celebrate a SciFi show. What better place to start than the iconic series Doctor Who?
Hey — whatever makes people happy. Unless it’s hurting other people, in which case you don’t deserve to be happy. Me? I do everything I can to be a kind and loving person and God still spites me with unhappiness. *booming voice* “YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID.” What, the who can fart the loudest in church contest? I WAS ELEVEN AND WOUND UP SHITTING MY PANTS. I’ve suffered enough.
Thanks to Doctor TeslawilLennon and Androly, who agree they should light the Empire State Building with blacklights one night to celebrate my college dorm room.
This is an officially certified Eleventh Physician Mr. Potato Head toy from Underground Toys. You can get one from the BBC America store for $ 25 or Amazon for $ 34. Honestly, you can most likely get them other places too, but it’s not my job to surf the web attempting to find you the very best offers on toys. Can you save the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver in his ass? YOU SURE CAN, much like I do with Sharpies and my own ass. Just kidding, and if you’re anyone who understands me in reality I don’t really do that and am entirely safe to borrow a pen from, guarantee. \* fingers crossed behind back \* Tehehehehe!
Thanks to bb gonzales, who constantly jams the wrong body parts in the wrong holes to make Mr. Potato Head look like he got all f \*\*\* ed up in a Star Trip transporter.
Sure, he had it in his Wish List, but that doesn’t mean he was going to buy it. Adding stuff there was just something you did when you couldn’t make up your mind. Take Larry for instance; he’d added that LA paper to his list years ago.
But there it was. Today’s Lightning Deal. The timer clicked down…
Jeff hit “Add to Cart.”
It’s official: humans suck at self-discipline so much, researchers thought it necessary to create a tooth sensor that detects if you’re smoking or stuffing your face and can tell doctors about it. The National Taiwan University Team led by Hao-hua Chu recently tested prototypes by gluing them to eight people’s dentures. Thanks to the device’s accelerometers, it was able to differentiate between chewing, smoking, speaking and coughing 94 percent of the time. It would’ve been better if it could also distinguish healthy food from not, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. After all, the scientists first have to develop an onboard power source (the prototypes required external batteries) and mouth-safe Bluetooth connectivity to transmit data to smartphones. Also, the team wants to shrink the already-teensy sensor down so it can fit inside cavities or on crowns. We don’t know about you, bu in the future we might choose between cavity-healing gel or these high tech fillings.
Source: National Taiwan University
Doctor Who fans are already looking forward to the series’ 50th anniversary special, and the BBC is clearly aiming for a global impact: the episode is going to air at the same time across the entire world. RadioTimes reports that the BBC will simultaneously air the episode in 200 different countries, partially in an effort to avoid any plot leaks or spoilers. “It’s always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the UK,” the BBC said in a statement. “We’ll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November.” Scheduled for November 23rd, the episode will also screen in UK theaters.
Long before David Tennant renewed Doctor Who‘s place as a cultural phenomenon, the famous Time Lord was nearly set to regenerate as one of two men who could have catapulted the character’s star power in an instant. According to The Times, Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby were the top two choices that Paramount had selected to play the Doctor in a 1988 picture that never came to be. The King of Pop was the studio’s first choice, while Cosby was considered as a backup.
The choice of Jackson was apparently based on the singer’s success in the film Moonwalker earlier that year. While the details are reported in The Times, Paramount’s unlikely casting choices are coming to light thanks to a new book, Now On The Big Screen: The Unofficial And…