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

Introduction

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

http://twitter.com/sjcaustenite

Creativity Corner – Waters of Mars

@ 3 minutes – Serious fan art:

http://westleyjsmith.deviantart.com/art/The-Waters-of-Mars-145663665
http://onegemini.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-The-Waters-of-Mars-129709510
http://sunab.deviantart.com/art/The-Waters-Of-Mars-143708197
http://shauna-mullen.deviantart.com/art/The-Doctor-Digital-Art-144339315

Funny fan art:

http://moon-manunit-42.deviantart.com/art/The-Waters-of-Mars-cartoon-143053301

IHasATardis macros:

Doctor’s Mind, a lot like Wikipedia:
http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1942343.html
Damn you Morgan Freeman:
http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1943087.html
The Teimcock – It sparkles!:
http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1943323.html
C3PO and R2D2′s lovechild:
http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1944452.html
Gimme 30 Timelord!:
http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1949163.html

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):
http://news.deviantart.com/article/102446/

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

Steve Caldwell:
http://caldwellart.deviantart.com/gallery/#Doctor-Who
http://caldwellart.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Children-of-Time-144881910

Westley J Smith:
http://westleyjsmith.deviantart.com/gallery/
(The Next Doctor fan arts and An Unearthly Child comic strip)

Janjy Giggins
http://janjygiggins.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://janjygiggins.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Foreman-144407924 – 1st Doctor
http://janjygiggins.deviantart.com/art/Cretan-Jazz-145901331 – 3rd Doctor

J L Fletch still keeping up the high standard, with this The Next Doctor piece:
http://jlfletch.deviantart.com/art/The-Next-Doctor-145726366

YouTube vidoes:

Doctor Who: 2001: A Who Odyssey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXnV1UNbTuM

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Daleks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OCtALC4nJI

Other fantastic fun creativity:

Alt ending to Children of Earth comic (Hitchhiker crossover)
http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/aaoe.htm

Torchwood/Bagpuss crossover fanfic!
http://idontlikegravy.livejournal.com/133040.html

Amazingly cool Tardis interior exterior by Clone-Artist:
http://clone-artist.deviantart.com/art/TARDIS-exterior-view-144771385

Wil Wheaton endorses a fan’s assessment that Wesley Crusher is a Time Lord!
http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2009/12/in-which-the-secret-identity-of-wesley-crusher-is-revealed.html

Amazingly awesome popup book:
http://wulfae.livejournal.com/306782.html http://wulfae.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Pop-up-Book-144885555
This wasn’t wulfae’s first popup project! http://wulfae.livejournal.com/225993.html

Highly cute comics also from wulfae:

Adric and 5 trying out flying machines:
http://wulfae.deviantart.com/art/Are-you-sure-this-is-safe-93221257
Gift Exchange (5 and Turlough cooking cookies for 10 and Jack)
http://wulfae.deviantart.com/art/Five-and-Ten-package-swap-94979950

Christmassy stuff:

K9′s christmas (4 and Romana II fan art)
http://wulfae.deviantart.com/art/K-9-s-Christmas-107303944

The Christmas Invasion has come to Cardiff in Second Life!
http://twitpic.com/r72lw
http://twitpic.com/r7380
http://twitpic.com/r73t5
http://twitpic.com/r743k
http://twitpic.com/r75wr

Who tree decorations:
http://community.livejournal.com/crafty_tardis/296007.html

Dalek Christmas tree!
http://botropolis.com/2008/12/crazy-dalek-christmas-tree-exterminates-holiday-cheer/

How Torchwood Saved Chanukah (fan fic): http://aviv-b.livejournal.com/19951.html

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: http://www.skaro.com/costume_album.html

Auctions to help Johanna: http://community.livejournal.com/britgeek_love/profile

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: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Daleks’_Master_Plan#The_Feast_of_Steven_(7)
K9 And Company: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/K-9_and_Company
The One Doctor: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_One_Doctor
The Unquiet Dead: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unquiet_Dead
The Christmas Invasion: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Christmas_Invasion
The Runaway Bride: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Runaway_Bride
Voyage of the Damned: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Voyage_of_the_Damned
Turn Left: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Turn_Left
The Next Doctor: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Next_Doctor
Red Christmas: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Waters_of_Mars#Story_Notes

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:
http://khaosworks.org/
http://khaosworks.org/filk/
http://khaosworks.org/filk/companions.html

Feedback

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.

    YAY ERIK

  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 — http://onegemini.blogspot.com/2009/12/doctor-who-9-march-2010.html

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