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"WITHNAIL and I Limited Edition [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD].

"Newly restored in 2K resolution, this special release includes new and classic archive interviews, a 200-page coffee table book with rarely seen behind-the-scenes images, various articles on the film from critics and those who made it as well as personalised packaging for a truly unique edition…"


The Ultimate Time Lord: Peter’s like the annoyed older brother, Sylv and Colin are the troublesome middle children who can’t shut up, and Paul’s the kid brother who watches the ridiculous antics of his siblings with rapt attention.

(via fiercebunny)

"For 17 years, we only had the TV Movie to satisfy our appetite for a Live-Action Eighth Doctor. On the 14th November 2013, we were granted the minisode, the "Night of the Doctor". Although we do possess a vast number of Big Finish Audio-Dramas and books, it would be a shame to never see McGann as the Time Lord on-screen again. Therefore, I have created this petition in order to drum up interest and support in order to pressure both Moffat and McGann into making a live-action series, featuring the Eighth Doctor. It would be a shame for such a fantastic actor and Doctor to be once again confined to the past yet again. Even a web series would suffice!

"This will probably never happen, but you never know unless you try!"



A (hopefully) helpful post on the Eighth Doctor

The release of The Night of The Doctor minisode probably sparked up a lot of curiosity in the fandom. “Who is this handsome bloke? Where can I watch him? Why haven’t I seen him before?” Well, here’s the scoop.

Paul McGann first appeared as the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 TV Movie, called either simply Doctor Who, or sometimes The Enemy Within. The series itself hadn’t been on TV for several years, and the movie was to be a backdoor pilot into a new series co-produced by the BBC and Fox in the United States.

Alas, even though it was well received in the UK, the Eighth Doctor’s movie failed to get high enough ratings in America to start a series, and Doctor Who continued being dead. Paul McGann never appeared in the role on TV again - until now. (A few clips from the movie - x - x - x)

But that wasn’t the end for Eight. In 2001, Paul McGann reprised his role in Storm Warning, the first of over 70 Big Finish audio dramas he’s done so far. In fact, he has accumulated more hours of material than any other actor in the role. “But those aren’t canon,” says you. “You’re completely wrong,” says I. In Night of The Doctor, Eight names every single main audio companion he’s had.

How to get in on this? It’s simple. There are three major ranges of Eighth Doctor stories. The Monthly Range, in which he travels with Charley and C’rizz, the Eighth Doctor Adventures, in which he travels with Lucie and Tamsin, and the Dark Eyes range, featuring Molly O’Sullivan. You can start with the first release in any of these ranges, although Dark Eyes is a direct continuation of the EDAs. You can also check out Big Finish’s special offer, An Earthly Child, which features the Doctor’s reunion with his Granddaughter, or The Light at The End, the 50th Anniversary audio with Doctors 1-8, the Master, and numerous companions.

Big Finish Clips: x - x - x - x - x

If I had to recommend one audio to try out, it’d be The Chimes of Midnight.

The George Lazenby of Doctors finally gets some love from Fandom At Large, yesss

And if you need visual aids to go along with your audio dramas?  Here you go:

(this was before Steampunk was actually a Thing)

(waistcoats ftw)

(then he found different duds, probably ‘cos the others were a costume stolen from a hospital locker - yep, Eleven stole that trick)

(okay this one’s just gratuitous.  here, have another. you’re welcome.)

The Eight Doctor also has - by far, without question - the most beautiful TARDIS console room.

(via fiercebunny)

Stolen from Rol.

1. Movie you love with a passion.

  • First thought was to write in Star Wars, but it’s such an obvious answer, and - in all honesty - I’d have to say that the passion (and by God, once it was a white-hot, fiery passion) has dimmed over the last few years for reasons that should be obvious.

    So, I may have to go with something like Blade Runner or Repo Man. Or The Big Lebowski. Something that rewards in different ways each time you watch it.

    No, scrap that - The Fountain.

2. Movie you vow to never watch.

  • The Sound of Music. I’ve made it this far, it would be a shame to fail now.

3. Movie that literally left you speechless.

  • Fight Club. It had passed me by in the cinema, and I was lent it - forcefully - by a friend, in that “Man, you have got to fucking watch this!” fashion.

    What a film. I watched it twice in a row, gave it back with great thanks and then bought my own copy on DVD that same night. 

4. Movie you always recommend.

  • Gremlins. You can’t go wrong recommending Gremlins. Or Back To The Future.

5. Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie.

  • I watched Mammoth, starring Summer Glau. For which she must also owe me dinner.

6. Actor/actress you don’t get the appeal for.

  • Robert DeNiro. I just can’t see it. He has the same tics and mannerisms for every role he plays. That’s not acting.

7. Actor/actress, living or dead, you’d love to meet.

  • Robert Mitchum.

8. Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture required!)


9. Dream cast.

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Penelope Cruz, Richard Dreyfuss and Winona Ryder.

10. Favorite actor pairing.

  • Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann. 

11. Favorite movie setting.

  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

12. Favorite decade for movies.

  • The Seventies. Before it all went wrong.

13. Chick flick or action movie?

  • Action movie, although I have been known to watch the occasional chick flick. Depends on the chick.

14. Hero, villain or anti-hero?

  • Anti-hero.

15. Black and white or color?

  • Don’t mind. Great love for black and white movies, though.


The Eighth Doctor by Robert Ball

If you are receiving this message, please help me. Send a signal to the High Council of the Time Lords on Gallifrey. Tell them I am still alive! I don’t know where I am. I’m on some sort of rock-like planet…
The Eighth Doctor, from The Doctor’s Wife.