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Coyness, Excitement, Love, Music & TARDIS Toilets

Kasterborites! Today’s news blast comes complete with coy rumours, sweary Doctors and even a very special convenience from somewhere in time and space (Bristol).

Coy Clara

First up, shortly before wowing us all with a stellar performance in Deep Breath (seriously, how good was she?) Jenna Coleman sat herself down on the This Morning sofa where she continued to play coy with the rumour that she’ll be departing the TARDIS this Christmas: “The truth is, I don’t want to tell you the truth,” Coleman said.

“I quite like these rumours. People don’t have any idea [if I'm staying or going]. I think people can watch the show, not knowing whether I am [going] or not, and I think that’s exciting.”

Speaking about working with new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Coleman claimed that her new leading man had a “glimpse of naughtiness”, and that the pair had been laughing continually since the third day on set.

Peter Capald-Squee

He might just be settling into the character of the Doctor but, when confronted by the sight of a Dalek on set (for this week’s Into the Dalek), Peter Capaldi suddenly came over all Malcolm Tucker once again. Speaking to the New York Times about his favourite moment from Series 8, Capaldi said: “I actually swore with delight!”

The Twelfth Doctor also went on to elaborate on the new dynamic between himself and Jenna Coleman’s Clara: “They sort of hurt each other in a way I haven’t seen them do before and they can’t understand why.”

Coleman also added that the new Doctor was ‘unapologetic’ and despite being joyful, he lacked ‘patience’ to continue saving the world in quite the same way; which if you just happen to be a clockwork droid, you’ve already had quite the hands on demonstration.

Moffat Loves Fans

You people are amazing. No, really. Don’t take my word for; ask Steven Moffat – who’s been gushing in this video from the US premiere about just how stunning your Doctor Who inspired fan art, fiction, videos, and title sequences. In fact, he reckons you’re some of the most talented, unique viewers in all of Tellyland, and we just happen to agree!

Porta-Blue Box

How do you go the toilet in the TARDIS? Well first you travel to Bristol where a TARDIS-style toilet has appeared alongside a café on the Bristol to Bath cycle path.

The toilet, which materialised outside the Warmley’s Waiting Room Café after the public toilets opposite were closed for three weeks last summer, is the brain child of owner Justin Hoggans: “We thought, if we’re going to have it let’s make a feature of it.”

The toilet comes complete with all amenities plus something a little extra (no, not time travel with a hint of pine): “We’ve got a doorbell we can press in the cafe that makes the sound go off, so we do it when someone’s having their photograph taken outside – which is quite often,” said Mr Hoggans. “The light is operated off a motion sensor so as someone goes into the toilet, the lights inside and on top of the box go on to indicate the toilet’s in use.”

So if you happen to be a companion of the Doctor and the light atop the box suddenly glows; I’d give it five minutes.

Steve Thompson’s (Not That One) Dubstep Who Theme

And finally, how about some music? More importantly, how about some music and lasers? Even more importantly, how about some music, lasers and Doctor Who? Well, get ready to tick all those boxes with this, a dubstep Doctor Who theme performed by legendary laser harp musician Steve Thompson.

Steve originally performed his rendition at the Geek House Grand Opening Extravaganza for Geektopia and now, he’s made it available to purchase now from iTunes, Amazon and a host of other services in aid of the Geek House Wall of Fame fundraiser.



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


'Coyness, Excitement, Love, Music & TARDIS Toilets' have 2 comments

  1. August 29, 2014 @ 9:09 am Ranger


    “They sort of hurt each other in a way I haven’t seen them do before and they can’t understand why.”

    Sounds promising – a new twist on the old companion theme – perhaps it all builds up to an explosion on Christmas Day and prompts Clara’s departure.

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    • August 29, 2014 @ 12:23 pm TonyS


      That is an aspect of Christmas not yet explored by the programme: the tensions placed on family and other relationships at Christmas. At the very least it might stop Mr Moff ruining any more of my favourite books!

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