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Patrick Stewart Begs

Star Trek and Shakespeare actor Patrick Stewart has revealed that he’s disappointed not to have been a part of Doctor Who…

Speaking recently, the actor who has been in the business for over 40 years, also revealed himself to be a fan of the series:

“I have been a fan actually, yes, and deeply dismayed that I was never asked to be in it! I think it’s a terrific series.” (via Digital Spy)

Elsewhere, Roger Highfield has claimed in the Telegraph that Britains lack of interest (both by children and the press) in science and engineering could be a job for Doctor Who…

Could this be a mission for Doctor Who? Can he rewire the brains of the British public with his sonic screwdriver to get everyone interested in science?

The BA would certainly like to get heavy hitters like the BBC more involved, and organisers are keen to enlist the help of the Time Lord to reach out to the masses.

The popularity of shows like Doctor Who, along with the buzz stirred up by 400 scientists at last month’s festival, show that there is an appetite for popular science – we just need to liven up the way we present it, and Science Week would be a great place to start.

Completely bonkers blogger MaryAnn Johansen, who has published increasingly deranged blog posts on FlickFilosopher.com since Series 3 began airing in the USA (I may email her soon to enquire as to her well-being) recently expressed her love for actor Sir Derek Jacobi. And I mean “love”:

Oh. My. God. Derek Jacobi on Doctor Who. Derek Jacobi as the Master on Doctor Who. Oh. My. God. No matter how many times I watch this episode, it’s always chilling to hear him say “I. Am. The Master.”

I so want to have Derek Jacobi’s babies. I know he doesn’t do vaginas, but still — it’s not rocket science, right?

I think I must go lay down and cry in abject worship at the perfection of him, and at Davies’, for actually managing to get Jacobi to agree to do this.

And there you go: the word “vagina” on a Doctor Who website.

Finally, illustrator and designer Peter McKinstry (best known for his work on Doctor Who!) has been very complementary about Kasterborous recently, so what better way to repay him than to deman that each and every one of you visit www.departmentsix.com, which features limited edition prints of Mr McKinstry’s work – including Doctor Who designs – for sale!

After all, it’s nearly Christmas!

Christian Cawley


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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