See the Doctor Who intro sequence that’s so awesome, Stephen Moffat is stealing it for the new season
Made by Who fan Billy Hanshaw of Leeds, England, this is one of many, many examples of how fan art has gotten so good, it often rivals or betters the work of people who get paid a lot of money to create professionally. This particular intro is so awesome and unique, yet appropriate for Doctor Who that Stephen Moffat contacted Hanshaw to ask to use his fan made intro for season eight, starting in seven days. The actual intro has been “professionally remade” by the BBC, because they’re already paying designers and artists to do something. Whether Mr. Hanshaw was paid a shitload of money for basically doing the work of the BBC, I don’t know.
You were promised a darker Doctor, you’re gonna get one
In this teaser clip for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, we’re offered some very brief glimpses of Capaldi’s Doctor, a man who has been forever changed in his new cycle of incarnations, after seeing what the Time War made him, and isn’t at all a David Tennant dreamboat nor a Matt Smith Peter Pan. This is the Doctor I wanted Eccleston to be until it got all RTD’d up, but the character of the War Doctor, while brief, I think retroactively made Eccleston’s Doctor the perfect bridge from “You have no idea the horrors I’ve seen” Doctor into a “Oh jolly, an adventure!” Doctor down the line. Now, all those quivering lip sad puppy dog faces from David Tennant and the manic to slightly, nearly psychotically serious Matt Smith faces have come to this, and I’m glad.
If you haven’t seen it, watch the trailer for the upcoming live action/CGI Spongebob Squarepants movie
I’m not entirely sure what to make of this— on the one hand, it uses the same premise of “some kind of magical thing brings 2D cartoon characters into the real world” bullcrap that the Smurfs movies used, but on the other hand, it still seems to retain the snarky Spongebob humor, but on the other hand, Nickelodeon doesn’t give a crap what I think about it.