In an explosive return to the UK from the world tour, the Doctor – Peter Capaldi – and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, made a surprise appearance this morning at the site of a specially constructed crash-landed TARDIS on London’s Parliament Square.
Ahead of the eighth series returning to BBC One this weekend, the theme of the crashed time machine was in keeping with the feature-length opening episode, entitled Deep Breath, which sees the Doctor arrive in Victorian London to find a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.
In front of the TARDIS and through the debris of dinosaur bones, the show’s transmission date can be seen emblazoned in the grass – Saturday 23rd August. Deep Breath airs at 7.50 PM.
We’re probably crashing… but fear not, because here’s your chance to safely land the TARDIS ahead of Doctor Who: The World Tour, which kicks off in Cardiff on Thursday 7 August.
Simply download our TARDIS template, print it out and then carefully cut out and fold together to make your own tiny time-space machine.
Then photograph it in the best locations you can find and post them on Twitter, Tumblr or Instragram with the hashtag #DWWorldTour. We’ll showcase our favourites on official Doctor Who social media pages and websites – so make yours stand out!
So, just one question… do you happen to know how to fly this thing?
With the words ‘Bad Wolf’ scrawled on her doors, the TARDIS joins Titan’s 6 1/2″ tall Doctor Who TITANS collectible vinyl figure line!Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?
Order from Forbidden Planet
‘We have discovered a single man claiming housing benefit for a property that appears to have an infinite number of spare rooms,’ said Benefits Officer Kimberley Smalls. ‘He is therefore liable for the most severe under-occupancy penalty.’
The decision means the Doctor faces significant cuts to his housing benefit and he may be forced to leave the TARDIS and move to a one-bedroom flat in Neasden.
The spot check by housing benefit officers found that the Doctor has far more ‘spare rooms’ in his 1960s police box than was previously thought. These include a sick bay, an observatory, a library, a secondary control room, several squash courts, an ancillary power station, a swimming pool and an attic.
‘This is quite simply a question of fairness,’ said government minister Esther McVey. ‘It is totally unacceptable for a single man such as the Doctor to be living in a property with so many spare rooms – a property that could be used by a much larger family.’
The Time Lord, who has been living in the Type 40 Mark 1 TARDIS for over 900 years, is appealing the decision on the grounds that his ‘spare rooms’ only exist in extra dimensions of space and time that are not covered by the Welfare Act. However, legal experts say his chances of success are about as likely as a Cyberman winning The Voice by singing I Will Always Love You.
Housing benefit officers are also looking into allegations that the Doctor failed to declare periods of time when he was co-habiting with an assistant. ‘He has a statutory duty to inform us of any changes to his circumstances,’ said Ms Smalls who is also investigating claims of identity fraud. ‘Our records indicate the Doctor may have changed identities on at least twelve different occasions. He claims that he remains the same person; we shall see what the courts have to say about that.’
If his appeal is rejected the Doctor may be evicted from the TARDIS as early as next month, which could seriously interfere with his work saving the planet from alien invasion. ‘I had previously thought the Daleks were the most hate-fuelled creatures in the universe, unable to feel pity, remorse or compassion,’ said the Doctor, ‘but even they wouldn’t do this to me.’
Following a distress signal, the TARDIS lands aboard a 17th-century pirate ship stranded in the middle of a calm ocean. The ship’s crew have been terrorised by a Siren-like creature (Lily Cole) who marks people with black spots on their palms after they are injured.
The Doctor, thinking they are going to die, asks Clara to explain who she is and how she could have died twice before. Clara doesn’t understand, and the Doctor realises she has no knowledge of their previous encounters and is simply a young woman. The Doctor and Clara then leap across the chasm, believing that it is an illusion the TARDIS is using to scare off others. Reaching the engine room, they find the engine has exploded but the TARDIS has placed the room in time stasis as a safety measure. Clara looks at her hand, the burn marks formed into words – “big friendly button”.
For the first time since “The Tenth Planet” (with William Hartnell as The Doctor), the TARDIS arrives in Antarctica, this time on November the 23rd, 2013 for the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who”!
This is a compilation of actual video shot in Antarctica on the 23rd of November, 2013, with an actual TARDIS model. This also may be the first time a TARDIS has ever physically been on the southern continent, and is at the very least the first documented video of a TARDIS in Antarctica.
Ed & Cynthia Justus of Hawai’i, USA, orchestrated the effort as a unique way to make sure that the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” was being celebrated all over the world, literally.
The only added special visual effect is for the time vortex, otherwise everything seen here is completely unaltered video (hence the string), using only a fade effect to bring about the TARDIS materialization.
Please enjoy and share with your fellow “Doctor Who” enthusiasts! We hope it at the very least makes you smile or chuckle, for what it’s worth. Thank you to all that helped with and participated in this video, and also in celebrating the 50th anniversary of such a remarkable show.
Happy 50th Anniversary, DOCTOR WHO!