SDCC Announcement Doctor Who Brings Christmas Early

first_img Christmas always comes once a year, and for the Doctor, this usually means regeneration time.The Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic Con was a beautiful and slightly bittersweet affair, as we watch the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi), his companions (Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez), writer Mark Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat take their final bows on the Comic-Con stage.The ending episode of Season 10 titled, “The Doctor Falls” gave us a glimpse of whats to come in the Doctors final hours. After refusing to regenerate, he steps out of the Tardis to meet the First Doctor, played by David Bradley, previously played by the late great William Hartnell.The Christmas Special titled, “Twice Upon A Time” was written by current showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay and set to premiere Christmas of this year. There’s not much about the episode yet, but the trailer and the Doctor tells us there’s “something wrong with time.” Moffat says the event will feature both the First and Twelfth Doctor refusing to regenerate. “It’s a Christmas episode without being overtly Christmassy. It’s very happy-sad.”From the look of the trailer, the Doctor will be joined by some new and old faces. Gatiss, who co-created Sherlock (2010) with Moffat, has written a couple of Doctor Who episodes himself, including Series 10 “The Empress of Mars.” Gatiss will be playing a new face in Whoniverse named The Captian, a WW1 soldier in the Christmas special, but there’s not much revealed about his role yet.In a surprising twist, we watch briefly in the trailer as The Tardis Team reunites. Bill Potts, played by the lovely Pearl Mackie, and the Doctor come back together after she not only becomes the first Cyberman but becomes a passenger to Heather’s Pilot in “The Doctor Falls.” Other exciting glimpses come from the beginning of the trailer where we see the shift of Hartnell to Bradley, but even more exciting we catch a small glimpse of the First Doctor’s regeneration with his companion Polly.via BBC AmericaMoffat talks a bit about David Bradley’s portrayal of William Hartnell’s Doctor, saying, “He gives it such twinkle, such grace. He just captures what the First Doctor was really like…”As the cast beams about the Christmas event, we can not forget that this will be the last time this brilliant cast will be together. The cast of series 10 gives their reflections on the series and each of their characters with kind parting words.Pearl Mackie shared her emotion with the crowd about being apart of the series. She says, “What was really special to me about Bill was that she’s so real.” Matt Lucas, who played Nardole, expresses his feelings about his character who first appeared in The Husband of River Song, “It was good to try to develop different sides of the character.” via BBC AmericaEven big bad Missy, played by the amazing Michelle Gomez, says, “It’s hard to look into those big blue watery gray eyes and want to be his friend and then not was hard…it’s hard to work with this man and not want to be your best self.”Peter Capaldi, our beloved Twelfth Doctor, will be leaving, but forever in our heart. The BBC shows a montage video of the Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor and after, the audience gives him a standing ovation.Before the panel ends, he talks about Jodie Whittaker briefly, our new Thirteenth Doctor, saying, ” I think Jodie’s going to be amazing and she’s so full of excitement and full of passion… she’s a great choice.” Capaldi also says the most iconic moment as the Twelfth Doctor has to be his introduction in the Doctor Who 50th: “The Day of the Doctor.”As we bid a fond farewell to Series 10, the Twelfth Doctor, our spectacular Tardis team, and showrunner, they ask what Moffat would miss about being on Doctor Who. “I will never again get to sit in a room of 7,000 people I’m faintly irritating,”“Twice Upon A Time” lands on BBC America on Christmas, 2017.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey Stay on target A Tale of Two Wonder WomenSDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life last_img read more

Canadians Create Worlds First 3DPrinted Camper

first_img Prepare To Be Amazed By This Tiny Working Lego PianoPlug a Floppy Drive in to Your Android Phone For a Retro Storage Boost Nine days and hundreds of feet of plastic filament later, a team from Canada has succeeded in creating the world’s first 3D-printed camper. Printing wrapped up last week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.That’s just a scale model at the top, of course. The real thing is much larger. In fact, it smashed the world record for the largest indoor 3D print. The previous best was a respectable 144 cubic feet. The camper nearly tripled that volume at 507 cubic feet.3D printing a camper gives it a couple major advantages over traditional manufacturing methods. One is that it’s seamless, which greatly reduces the risk of water infiltration. Given how much people generally spend on a camper and how long they plan to own them, there should be plenty of demand for one that’s not as susceptible to mildew and rot.The other big advantage is that this thing is about as customizable as a camper could ever get. As long as your vision can be translated into an STL file for plotting, pretty much anything goes. One that creator Randy Janes is particularly excited about: a hatch in the floor for ice fishing.Hey, there’s no reason you should limit your camper use to the summer months… especially when you really only get two and a half of them a year between the annual thaw and freeze. A camper is a big investment, and Jones clearly believes you should get your money’s worth.There is one significant downside: 3D printing the 500-plus cubic foot camper took about nine days. That’s no problem for a proof-of-concept, but it’s a tad slow for commercialization. Now that the team has proven it’s doable, they can focus on shortening the delivery window.Janes is hopeful that he’ll have the first batch of 3D-printed campers ready for sale before the end of this year. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more