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Published on July 27th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Icon Who?

According to the BBC news magazine pages, Doctor Who is a fashion icon. Stand aside Jim Morrison, James Dean, Adam Ant and Liam Gallacher – David Tennant’s Doctor Who is carrying “the look”.

Seriously though, this fantastic article by Jackie Storer and Megan Lane, “Doctor Who, fashion icon” compares the new look to pop star Jarvis Cocker and alleged singer/crack addict Pete Doherty.

What does Mark Hooper, associate editor of men’s fashion publication Esquire think?

“[The outfit] looks really good. Someone said to me it looks a bit Jarvis Cocker, kind of geeky but cool. It is a much younger look, like he’s in an indie band. The pinstripe suit is quite tight-fitting, quite timely. It’s a bit of an absent-minded professor look, but trendy with it. It’s slightly eccentric.”

Reader opinion can be left on this section.

Meanwhile, toyland approaches! The Official Doctor Who site has a great interview with Alasdair Dewer of licensed Doctor Who toy maker Character Options. You can read the interview via the link, however here are the highlights:

“our Dalek has a real glowing eye, speech activated off the handset and a swivelling waist like the new TV Dalek…

The Game is simple… pursue the Dalek Mothership while avoiding flying Daleks! And yes… there are lots of Daleks!

{on the sonic screwdriver toy} we were just asked to supply our model and moulds to the production team to use for next season – which is a nice compliment!”

GuardianUnlimited mentions Doctor Who in relation to “Out of this World”, the Blue Peter Prom (part of BBC at the Proms):

Highlight of the event for my trio was the arrival, during the Doctor Who theme tune by Ron Grainer, of a Dalek. It narrowly failed to mow down a couple of promenading grannies, although its obvious coup de grace would have been to exterminate Blue Peter’s Liz Barker

Which can be considered more than harsh for poor Liz…

DVD Times has a very in-depth review of the Colin Baker DVD release Revelation of the Daleks, which is definitely worth a read even if you’re not planning on purchasing the disk.

Finally, The Mirror reports that Paul McGann is to a star as the Doctor on BBC7 in an exciting series of adventures made by a company known as “Big Finish”.

Note to Mirror editor: this news is 3 days old.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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