Bridging the Rift #14: A Christmas Invasion

Subwave Network album artWe’re re-joined by Erik (@sjcaustenite) from our Radio Free Skaro backdoor pilot and second episode for a bumper length Christmas special where we look at how Doctor Who does Christmas!

We also explore your creative reactions to the Waters of Mars, read feedback to our Costuming episode and share fandom’s creative Christmas presents to you!

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Show Notes


@ 1 minute – We welcome back Erik from our backdoor pilot and second episodes:

Creativity Corner – Waters of Mars

@ 3 minutes – Serious fan art:

Funny fan art:

IHasATardis macros:

Doctor’s Mind, a lot like Wikipedia:
Damn you Morgan Freeman:
The Teimcock – It sparkles!:
C3PO and R2D2’s lovechild:
Gimme 30 Timelord!:

We also discuss what we thought of the episode and clear up a misconception about the Reapers.

Creativity Corner – Fandom’s Christmas Presents To You

@ 33 minutes – We look at some generally awesome creative things that’ve come to our attention in the last couple of months:

dA news feature by Golubaja (and pointed out by LexVader on twitter):

Some amazing fan artists have come to our attention in the last couple of months:

Steve Caldwell:

Westley J Smith:
(The Next Doctor fan arts and An Unearthly Child comic strip)

Janjy Giggins – 1st Doctor – 3rd Doctor

J L Fletch still keeping up the high standard, with this The Next Doctor piece:

YouTube vidoes:

Doctor Who: 2001: A Who Odyssey

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Daleks

Other fantastic fun creativity:

Alt ending to Children of Earth comic (Hitchhiker crossover)

Torchwood/Bagpuss crossover fanfic!

Amazingly cool Tardis interior exterior by Clone-Artist:

Wil Wheaton endorses a fan’s assessment that Wesley Crusher is a Time Lord!

Amazingly awesome popup book:
This wasn’t wulfae’s first popup project!

Highly cute comics also from wulfae:

Adric and 5 trying out flying machines:
Gift Exchange (5 and Turlough cooking cookies for 10 and Jack)

Christmassy stuff:

K9’s christmas (4 and Romana II fan art)

The Christmas Invasion has come to Cardiff in Second Life!

Who tree decorations:

Dalek Christmas tree!

How Torchwood Saved Chanukah (fan fic):

Feedback – Costuming

@ 1 hour 10 minutes 15 seconds – We look at your feedback to episode 12: Costuming and Cosplay:

Johanna’s costume gallery includes an example femme-Doctor costume:

Auctions to help Johanna:

Main Discussion – How Doctor Who Does Christmas

@ 1 hour 11 minutes 30 seconds – We look at all the Doctor Who episodes set at or broadcast at Christmas and discuss what makes a good Christmas episode:

The Feast of Steven:’_Master_Plan#The_Feast_of_Steven_(7)
K9 And Company:
The One Doctor:
The Unquiet Dead:
The Christmas Invasion:
The Runaway Bride:
Voyage of the Damned:
Turn Left:
The Next Doctor:
Red Christmas:

Trocking Out – A Companion’s Christmas

@ 1 hour 55 minutes 25 seconds – We trock out to the filk song A Companion’s Christmas, written in 2000 and performed in 2002 by Terence Chua:


If you have any feedback about any of the topics we’ve discussed, please leave comments on this blog post, send audio feedback under three minutes (and preferably with a transcript) to our GoogleMail address, or direct short comments @BridgingTheRift on Twitter.

3 Responses to Bridging the Rift #14: A Christmas Invasion

  1. Jessica says:

    I LOVE ERIK! He should be on more often — like, as a permanent contributor. You all work together so well. I feel I agree with Erik more often than not, but even when we disagree, he’s still awesome.


  2. Blair Shedd says:

    Hi guys — yup. I’m a guy. :) Thanks for the mention.

    Is it any wonder I want to be credited as Blair Donald Shedd? Whoops, too late —

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