February 11th, 2011 by Calvero

Time to change gears to another one of my interests, though somewhat related: Doctor Who. I have loved Doctor Who for as long as Holmes and Watson (about 25 years now).  And as with Holmes, I have enjoyed watching what fans did with the Doctor, both the original and newer series.

First off, if you haven’t already seen it, check out the Sherlock/Doctor Who crossover video, “A Study in Time” that I posted earlier. Totally brilliant!

Doctor Who – Tenth Doctor Tribute – Fireflies

There are a bunch of videos using Owl City’s Fireflies song to clips of the Doctor.  This one and the nest one are my favorites.  This one is a shortened version of the song, but still fun to watch.  Stars the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and his various companions.

Doctor Who – Fireflies

Most of the fanvids that used Fireflies used the Tenth and (since it aired) Eleventh Doctors.  A few brave souls man one using almost all the Docs, such as this one:

CSI: Gallifrey (DW/CSI Miami Parody)

I don’t care for any of the CSI shows, but have seen enough to ROFL whenever I watch this video.

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February 8th, 2011 by Calvero

On a roll now!

Since restarting this blog, there has been a new Sherlock Holmes series, called, simply. Sherlock (Original, right? LOL!). I will post my review of it here (I have it posted somewhere else at the moment). But I wanted to show some brilliant fanvids here.

A Study in Time

Oh My Gosh! This video just blew me away. It’s done like a BBC trailer for a show (even has the BBC One logo on the bottom), combining Sherlock and Doctor Who (BTW, both shows are written and (in the case of Sherlock) created by (Steven Moffat (head DW writer) and Mark Gatiss). Unfortunately, Moffat has said that he will never combine the two on one show though I think he should for charity like Big Nose Day or Children in Need. Anyway….

Short explanation of the Sherlock show. Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) are brought up in present day instead of Victorian England. If you haven’t seen it, please do yourself a favor and watch it! Acting, writing, sets, etc., top notch!  The song is Cracking the Code by PostHaste Music.

Sherlock Holmes: The Boys Are Back

I found out about this video from the Baker Street Blog (a great blog to find out news from the world of Holmes and Watson) a while back.  This includes 5 different sets of Holmes-Watson teams: Rathbone-Bruce, Brett-Burke, Basil-Dawson (from Disney’s Great Mouse Detective movie), Downey-Law, and Cumberbatch-Freeman. Note that in different clips Holmes is playing the violin during the guitar solo…. nice touch!

Sherlock – ‘tick, Tick BOOM’

A short one.  And loud music.  Probably will attract attention if you play it with people around.  Tick Tick Boom by The Hives.

Sherlock – Life in Technicolour

Life in Tecnicolour ii is one of the best songs by Coldplay, so put together with one of the beat teams of Holmes & Watson, it’s hard to not like it :).  But it’s a short video :(, still brilliant though.

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January 5th, 2009 by Calvero

I have been a Doctor Who fan since around 1986-87 (don’t remember exactly when).  I came in at the end of Colin Baker’s era and was able to enjoy all of Syvester McCoy’s.  While I loved all the actors who played the Doctor, Tom Baker was my favorite, McCoy in second.  I have been a fan during the 16 year hiatus and would be glued to the tv if I happened to catch it on a PBS channel, which dwindled as PBS stations around the country dropped the show due to the expense (how much *did* the BBC charge anyway for an older show?)

I was overjoyed when it came back in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston in the role, doing a *fantastic* job!  Then David Tennant who really was a great blend of previous Doctors as well as having his own flare.  Then it was annouced late last year that David felt it was time to go. The other day it was annouced that a young lad named Matt Smith was taking the helm of the TARDIS.

He’s 26.

26!!

He’s younger than me by 10 years!

Of course this was bound to happen to have an actor be around my age, but man, I feel old now!  David I was able to handle, being just a couple years younger than him.  Christopher was just a few months younger than the series.

I saw a picture of him and I don’t know what to think …well, other than young!  But comments about interviews are positive.  We’ll have to see when he makes his entrance when David leaves, which won’t be until 2010.

While being wowed by his age, the name was also funny.  Smith.  In the recent series, the Doctor would sometimes use the name John Smith (Human Nature comes to mind).

Here are some great sites if you are new to the Doctor Who universe:

Those will keep you busy enough.

26?!?

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