Hello Whovians! It's been a pretty exciting week for the Doctor Who Fandom! Between Gallifrey One: Network 23 ending, the start of filming for season 7, new actors, and even an "Inspector Spacetime" webseries spinoff, this week has been filled with wonderful news and pictures!
Gallifrey One: Network 23 just ended, it was the weekend of February 17th-19th. Gallifrey One is the annual North American Doctor Who Celebration that takes place in Los Angeles. They had a long list of amazing guests that featured cast and crew from just about every decade of the show. From panels to costumes to masquerades and more, this convention has it all for any Doctor Who fan!
Unfortunately I did not attend Gallifrey One but I heard that the programming was amazing! They had a live commentary of the episode "Let's Kill Hitler" with director Richard Senior and Gary Russell. Mark Sheppard and Toby Haynes did a live commentary of the episode "Day of the Moon." There was a "TV Movie Reunion Panel" where actors Paul McGann (the eighth doctor), Daphne Ashbrook (Grace Holloway), and Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee) with producer Philip Segal talked about their experience and memories from filming the 1996 TV movie of Doctor Who. They even had an "Inspector Spacetime" panel, discussing the "Community" version of Doctor Who!
Thanks to http://whatculture.com/tv/doctor-who-gallifrey-one-convention-review.php
for these wonderful pictures!
On Monday the 20th filming for the newest season of Doctor Who began on Church street at the Amy/Rory house! Resident of the house, Grace Jenkins, was tweeting about what it was like to have the set of Doctor Who in her house! Here are a few of her tweets:
-Living room has been cruelly disfigured so they can film Doctor Who in it
-Rory and Amy Pond's wedding photos are now on my living room wall and will be all weekend as they're filming Monday
-I just met Mr. Weasley
-What a lovely group of people #doctorwho
-Karen Gillan keeps playing my piano #doctorwho
-Blows my mind how many people it takes to make a tv show. I've counted at least 50. #doctorwho
Below are some photos from the first day of filming! Thanks to http://www.doctorwhonews.net/
for these photos!
The first guest star of the season has been announced and was on set Monday for the first day of filming, Mark WIllimas! He is well known for playing Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter movies. It hasn't been released yet who his character is, so it should be interesting to find out!
The first promotional picture for season 7 has been released. This is such a happy looking picture! It makes me even more sad to think that this will be the last season for Karen and Arthur as we will be saying goodbye to Amy and Rory this season.
Finally, the spoof "Inspector Spacetime" from NBC's show "Community" will be getting it's own 6 episode webseries! The spoof has collected such a following after appearing on "Community" that there is now a full history (which is pretty extensive!) and a Tumblr page! Like I mentioned before, there was even a panel for it at Gallifrey One, where a lot of the information for the webseries was announced. The panel had a dramatic reading from the first episode along with a slideshow of the history of "Inspector Spacetime." Stephen Fry, Steve Carell, and Christopher Lee were all announced as past Inspectors, just as there are many incarnations of The Doctor. It is funny and amazing that a character who literally had a few seconds here and there on another show has gathered such a passionate following. I can't wait to see what's in store for this webseries!
History of Inspector Spacetime: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InspectorSpacetime
Tumblr for Inspector Spacetime: http://inspectorspacetimeconfessions.tumblr.com/