Who @ 50

"go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine"

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Welcome to Who @ 50!

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There isn't ever going to be another 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, and this is a community where fans of the greatest television show of all time can come together to mark that occasion and celebrate it together. It's a place for people to post about the anniversary itself, about 50th anniversary-related media and news, meta about what Who means to them, details of RL events they're participating in or organising to celebrate, or just general japery. Fan fiction, fan art, fan vids, fan mixes and all other forms of creativity are more than welcome.

There are going to be monthly fanworkathons (as said above, all fiction, art, vids, podfic etc, etc welcome), one a month for the duration of the anniversary year and covering all of the Doctors to date, starting in January with Eleven and counting down to the anniversary itself in November 2013. Here are the fanworks that have been produced already this year, as well as the fanwork-a-thon schedule for the remaining months:

Who @ 50 Fiftieth Anniversary Fanworks to Date and Remaining Fanworkathon ScheduleCollapse )

I hope as many Who fans as possible, of whatever age and duration, fans of whatever era in the history of the show and its many spinoffs and associated media, join and participate in this comm. And I hope together we can play our small part in making 2013 a year to remember!

Who @ 50 is also on Dreamwidth!

UK Horror Channel Classic Who Schedule, Monday 20 October - Saturday 25 October 2014
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More treats for those of you in the UK with the Horror Channel this week, with more Pertwee-era crackers coming your way. As usual, there are two episodes per weekday, beginning at 10am, with repeats at 3.10pm and 7.50pm BST, plus the Saturday omnibus:

Monday 20 October
Inferno: Episode 4
Inferno: Episode 5

Tuesday 21 October
Inferno: Episode 6
Inferno: Episode 7

Wednesday 22 October
Carnival Of Monsters: Episode One
Carnival Of Monsters: Episode Two

Thursday 23 October
Carnival Of Monsters: Episode Three
Carnival Of Monsters: Episode Four

Friday 24 October
The Time Warrior: Part One
The Time Warrior: Part Two

Saturday 25 October at 3:50pm BST
Terror of the Autons: Omnibus

The Horror Channel can be found at Sky channel 319, Virgin Media channel 149, or Freesat channel 138.



Flatline - Reaction and Discussion Post [SPOILERS!]
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I don't know about the rest of you, but to me tonight's new episode of Doctor Who looks a bit...wait for it...two-dimensional!

Ba-doom! Tish!

I thank you, I thank you, but more pertinently please feel free to discuss your reactions and thoughts on said episode in the comments below, which will no doubt quickly come to contain numerous SPOILERS, so exercise caution.



UK Horror Channel Classic Who Schedule, Monday 13 October - Saturday 18 October 2014
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Those of you in the UK with the Horror Channel are in for a treat this week, as it puts a new batch of oldschool Doctor Who stories into circulation, beginning with two absolute corkers from Season 7. As previously, there are two episodes per weekday, beginning at 10am, with repeats at 3.10pm and 7.50pm BST, plus the Saturday omnibus:

Monday 13 October
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 1
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 2

Tuesday 14 October
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 3
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 4

Wednesday 15 October
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 5
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 6

Thursday 16 October
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Episode 7
Inferno: Episode 1

Friday 17 October
Inferno: Episode 2
Inferno: Episode 3

Saturday 18 October at 3:35pm BST
The Curse of Fenric: Omnibus (Repeated: Sun 10:00am BST)

The Horror Channel may be found at Sky channel 319, Virgin Media channel 149, or Freesat channel 138.



Mummy on the Orient Express - Reaction and Discussion Post [SPOILERS!]
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Sound suspiciously similar to a certain end-of-season throwaway line of Eleven's a few years back now, doesn't it...?

Still, it looks like it could be a good'un. The proof, as ever, will be in the watching. When you have done said watching (or even during, if you are the multi-tasking type), please feel free to express your thoughts, reactions, cheers, jeers etc in the comments to this post. Which will no doubt be full of SPOILERS in no time, so exercise caution.


Oh, and don't forget that signups are still open for the Who@50 51st Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon. Click on the link for details! :)



Announcing the Who@50 51st Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!
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The 50th anniversary went so well, I thought we'd have another go. It's seven weeks from today to the day itself - the day the Doctor is fifty-one years young. Plenty of time, to my way of thinking, to get some fanworks going and post them to the comm. :)

That's right, it's the who_at_50 51st Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, probably including some I've never even heard of. Signups are open from today; posting of fanworks will commence from 1 November 2014 and continue throughout the month. Anything evoking the idea of the extraordinary longevity and diversity of Who would be especially welcome, but maybe the best way to do that is by creating the most typically Doctor Who-like Doctor Who fanwork you can?

If you're interested in taking part, please say so in the comments to this post to get added to the list of participants. It would be great if you could name a date in advance (list provided below) as it helps spread the contributions across more of the month, but it's not essential to do so.

The Days!Collapse )

To try and reflect as broad a swathe of the many and different parts of Doctor Who as it has existed over the years, I'm also going to ask people to pick a category for their fanwork from the following list. The idea is to pick one that hasn't already been picked by somebody else, but it's not a deal-breaker - if you really really want to do one somebody else has already gone for, please let me know and, softhearted fool that I am, I will probably relent. Also if you can think of a category that I've missed which you'd like to use, that's fantastic too. :)

The Categories!Collapse )

And I suppose we ought to go over what I laughingly refer to as the rules:

The Rules!Collapse )

And that is all from me for the time being - over to you!



Kill the Moon - Reaction and Discussion Post [SPOILERS]
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Like, the actual moon? That sounds like a bit of a tall order. I mean, Hitler, yes...the moon, harder to kill, I would say.

That's not going to deter the Doctor, though. And Twelve seems like the sort of edgy guy who might actually try to do something like that. Find out whether he does in this week's episode of new Doctor Who, and please feel free to express your thoughts, responses, approval or disapproval of said episode in the comments below (which I am sure will be full of SPOILERS in short order).

Well go on then, watch! :)

The 51st Anniversary Beckons...?
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Okay, so activity on who_at_50 has been quite quiet of late, apart from the Series 8 reaction posts which have attracted quite a few comments. I feel like I've taken my eye off the ball a bit in other ways, and of course what made the comm such a success (to my mind at least) last year was not only the excitement of the impending 50th but also the various rounds of the fanwork-a-thon-a-thon and all of the excellent works they led to. So, I was thinking - the 51st Anniversary is mere weeks away, we have a new Doctor and everything, why not have a Who @ 51 fanwork-a-thon to provide a bit of excitement as the dark nights draw in and 2014 approaches its end?

What I was thinking is that we would have the usual sign up sheet for people to lay claim to one of the posting dates 1-30 November, but that I would also be asking people to pick a category for their fanwork in order to create a more even spread across the entirety of Whodom, with no two people picking the same category until all of them had been filled. For starters I was thinking the categories could be Doctors One to Twelve, SJA and Torchwood, but I'm open to any suggestions in the comments below. The other thing I wouldn't want would be for people not to participate because the popular categories had all been picked and they didn't want to do any of the ones that were left, so that might require further thought. If anybody wanted to volunteer to produce fanwork devoted to a particularly obscure bit of the fandom, I wouldn't say no. ;)

Anyway - let me know what you think in the comments to this post - yay or nay? And if interest seems positive I will see about getting a proper sign-ups post up, doing some advertising on various comms etc.

I now return you to your regular programming. :)

The Caretaker - Reaction and Discussion Post [SPOILERS!]
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It's that time of the week again (well, an hour later normal) and once again here's your discussion post to cheer, jeer, squee or moan about the newest episode of the new series of Doctor Who. This time, the Doctor is going undercover at the legendary Coal Hill School for reasons best know to himself - here's hoping for a surprise cameo appearance by the chairman of the board of governors...!

Well, whether that happens or not, let's hope it's another good'un. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and reactions in the comments below, which I am sure will as result end up full of SPOILERS...

Time Heist - Reaction and Discussion Post [SPOILERS!]
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With last week's episode Listen still dividing fandom (it seems a genuine Marmite one round my neck of the online woods - FWIW, I'm in the "tasty but a bit strange" camp rather than the "this is repulsive!" one ;)) it's time to move on to this week's instalment of New Who Series 8, the rather magnificently-entitled Time Heist.

Whether it lives up to the promise of that title remains to be seen, but you can let everybody know whether it does for you in the comments to this post...which I imagine will be filling up with SPOILERS in short order.

Well, go on, then.



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