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I found this limerick written on a pencil sketch I did at a convention back in the mid-80s of my friend Holly dressed as (Tom Baker's) Dr. Who. I'm pretty sure I wrote it:

Doctors Watson and Who were both beckoned
To a spot where a murder was reckoned.
But which came on time
To the scene of the crime?
Why, Who was on first, Watson second!

Hee! Crossover Sherlock Holmes/Dr.Who limerick (with an Abbot-and-Costello reference) from the pa-a-a-ast!
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Elisabeth Sladen, a.k.a. Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and her own spinoff, The Sarah Jane Adventures, passed on this morning. She was 63 and had been ill with cancer. Who knew? She looked marvelous and did not seem ill at all.

Go here for a lovely tribute from Russell T. Davies:


She was my absolute favorite companion, and was probably yours as well.
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Once upon a time, there was a Doctor Who episode called "The Five Doctors", wherein Peter Davison's Doctor checks out a room with all kinds of "of Rassilon" objects in it as he wanders through the Gallifreyan capital city. The "of Rassilon" joke had become a mild running gag on the show (and in the fandom) at this point, that there were a multitude of objets Rassilon had left behind that had become venerated objects in Time Lord culture. Surely there must be a list somewhere of the many "of Rassilon" objects have made an appearance on the show over the years*!

In this instance, the object was "The Harp of Rassilon". The Doctor is a bit taken aback when he sees it, he reads the sign then says archly, "I didn't even know he was musical!" There's a beat, the scene ends and we cut to another scene. My reaction then was "Ha!" and "cute!", but I've long since suspected there was a joke I wasn't getting, and now I've cracked it!

Craig Ferguson (admitted pervy Dr. Who fancier and host of The Late Late Show") just revealed to a young British comic that, back in the day, "Is he musical?" was a socially-euphemistic coded phrase for "Is he gay?" (The answer being, "You should see him play the piano!" with an eyebrow quirk.) Given that the show-runner was JNT, who was certainly Out if not proud, there is no way that wasn't a double-entendre joke for the British public to smirk over.

*Ask the Internets, and ye shall find! From here: http://tardismanual.blogspot.com/2011/01/list-of-rassilon.html

The Black Scrolls of Rassilon
The Tomb of Rassilon
The Game of Rassilon
The Coronet of Rassilon
The Voice of Rassilon
The Mind of Rassilon
The Ring of Rassilon
The Seal of Rassilon
The Domain of Rassilon
The Harp of Rassilon
The Sash of Rassilon
The Crown of Rassilon
The Key of Rassilon
The Great Key of Rassilon (not the same as the apparently not-so-great "Key of Rassilon"

Also from Tardis Manual blogspot: On the DVD easter egg, there's a commentary featuring David Tennant, Helen Raynor and Phil Collinson, and they start to invent new possessions for Rassilon as the story progresses. Here's that list...

The Pisstakes of Rassilon

The Handle of Rassilon
The Coaster of Rassilon
The Curtain of Rassilon
The Clipboard of Rassilon
The Yo-Yo of Rassilon
The Casket of Rassilon
The Death Slide of Rassilon
The Ancient Nursery Rhyme of Rassilon
The Fridge Door of Rassilon
The Sheet Music of Rassilon
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Gakked from [personal profile] paratti:

Below, Craig Ferguson's excellent LOST COLD OPEN for his Dr. Who special episode. They couldn't do it on the air because they didn't manage to get the rights to the Dr. Who theme music in time. I believe a producer was flogged to within an inch of his life for that grievous error, though that might just have been in the Mirror, Mirror universe.

Hilarious AND adorkable, all in one! I cannot describe it any other way.
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Set your Tivos, kittens-n-cats, because tonight on CBS after David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson will be featuring Matt Smith! Clearly Mr. Ferguson is champing at the proverbial bit:

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::Points at icon::

[profile] kukkurkurat replied to one of my comments in the [community profile] steamfashion community that she'd fallen in love with my steam-punky little Dalek mice, and asked how I came by them (and could she grab the icon?) I said: )

If anyone wants to use One of these images to make an icon, GO FOR IT! Just drop me a line so I can ooh and ah at your creativity. If any of you know who the artist was and is, tell her she's got some business over here if she'd only contact me. I'd love to get three more Doctors Cat to bring the set up-to-date!
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I was once a native New Yorker (some would say you never stop being one!), but moved away many years ago. Every so often I hear about or read about something utterly cool that went on in the city, and a pang of location jealousy goes through my heart. Well, on April 15, the cast and writers of the new Dr. Who hosted a free screening at one of my favorite theaters, the Village East, and I knew the pain of deep envy like never before!


Since it probably won't stay up too long on the BBC site: )

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