Published on July 25th, 2014 | by Drew Boynton
Craig Ferguson, John Barrowman, JJ Abrams & Titan Backup Strip
From the red-hued hills of Gallifrey to the shores of the Medusa Cascade, the Kasterborous News Blast has it covered! In today’s Blast, Captain Jack defends the Twelfth Doctor, a comic book writer tackles the Eleventh Doctor, and another Who-related actor jumps into the Seventh Star Wars!
Doctor Who and the Fandom of Ferguson
Craig Ferguson is an American talk show host. Well, he seems to have a quite noticeable Scottish accent but he hosts an American talk show. It’s very strange. And he likes Doctor Who. A lot. In no other place in the universe can a person see a TARDIS on TV every night… sitting right on top of Craig’s requisite talk show desk. The Scotsman with a talky plan has had his share of Who-related guests on in his nearly 10 years of hosting (his Late Late Show is coming to an end this December): Matt Smith, Karen Gillan (several times… Scottish conspiracy?), Jenna Coleman, Alex Kingston, and even a pre-Twelfth Peter Capaldi (with whom Craig has been pals with for many years). The Observation Deck webpage has done us all a service and put all of the appearances together in one article. With the Late Late Show ending in a few months, it seems extremely likely that Peter Capaldi or others will reappear on the show. And how long before Craig himself appears in an episode of Doctor Who?
Captain Jack Harkness and the Scottish Conspiracy
John Barrowman, the secretly Scottish (shh!) actor who played companion Captain Jack Harkness, says that Peter Capaldi is going to be better than homemade haggis: “I know Peter as an actor because he was on Torchwood: Children of Earth and I think he will be an awesome Doctor. He’s a wonderful actor, he’s also Scottish so it holds in the line of David Tennant, myself and other Scots who have been involved in the Whovian world.” So there you have it. How about an all-kilt episode written by Steven Moffat where the Tenth and Twelfth (and Seventh?) Doctors team up to rescue Amy Pond and Captain Jack? (Thanks to doctorwhotv.co.uk).
Chewbacca Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
JJ Abrams, the time-travelling beardless clone of Steven Spielberg, has picked a Doctor Who actress to appear in the next Star Wars, which he is currently filming. Christina Chong, who appeared as Lorna Bucket–the soldier with a heart of gold– in 2011′s A Good Man Goes to War, will be appearing in a small role. The lovely Ms. Chong has also appeared in Johnny English Reborn, James “Call me Craig Owens!” Corden’s Wrong Mans, and quite recently, 24: Live Another Day.
The Short Adventures Of Flappy Hands and Ginger
It has been revealed that comic book creator Marc Ellerby (Great Beast comics) will be doing back-up stories for Titan Comics’ Eleventh Doctor comics. The English writer-illustrator will bring his cartoony style to whimsical shorts in upcoming issues. Ellerby believes that his work could bring in a wider audience for the Eleventh Doctor series: “I think [Titan Comics'] efforts should be applauded, they’re very much trying to branch the comics out to a wider audience, a more Tumblr friendly, web comic savvy crowd. Kudos to them and I hope the back ups become more of a regular thing and a massive massive thanks to editor Andrew James for going to bat for me several times.” For more information, read here.
Hopefully Not Much Silence in the Libary
According to the Bristol Press webpage, the Bristol Library will be hosting a Doctor Who event on Tuesday, 29 July. Called the Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Whovian Social, it’s a free-of-charge event that invites fans to visit the library for some Who-style games, drawings, and other entertainment. There will also be a screening of the Scream of the Shalka flash-animated series and those attending can also get photos with a Dalek or TARDIS. The fun starts at 6:30 pm, so get your best scarf and brainy specs ready for action!