All the way back in August, Limited Paper revealed Mark Englert’s stunning The Oldest and Most Mighty Race in the Universe, a Dr. Who-themed poster created in conjunction with the fine folks at the UK-based LtDedition Art Gallery. Shortly following that announcement, the variant editions of that print went on sale, and shortly after that…we learned that the regular edition of the print wouldn’t be going on sale until “sometime in October”. For those that didn’t score on the variant-drop, the wait has probably been pretty tedious, but the good news is that it’s just about over…and the better news is, the pictures that just arrived in our inbox indicate that it was more than worth the wait.
Want to find out where and when you can snag a regular edition of The Oldest and Most Mighty Race in The Universe this weekend? Wanna see some exclusive images of a few final, printed copies of that poster? Of course you do! Meet me after the jump, folks.
A quick Google search shows that there is a ton of Doctor Who/Lord of the Rings crossover fan fiction, as you might expect from two of the most devout fanbases on the planet. This news goes out to the large intersection of that Venn diagram. Doctor Who star Matt Smith mentioned to the Waikato Times [via AICN] how much he’d like to shoot an episode in New Zealand, especially if Rings director Peter Jackson were involved. The Times got Jackson on the phone, and the Kiwi filmmaker was happy to entertain the idea:
“I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”
Will it ever happen? Probably not! But the door is open. Steven Moffat and Co. have to at least ask now, right? Imagine the possibilities (preferably in the comments).
Ever since Limited Paper kicked off back in June, we’ve gone out of our way to include “the little guys”: galleries that might not have the same instant name-recognition as Mondo and Gallery1988, artists that might not be as well-known as the Tyler Stout’s and Martin Ansin’s of the world, and so on. Mark Englert—whose artwork we name-checked in the first-ever Limited Paper as a “Thing Worth Getting Excited About”—certainly falls into that category: not only is the dude a relative newcomer to the screenprinted-poster game, but he’s also producing some of the best artwork (particularly GID artwork) currently available on the open market.
We’ve always been excited to share Mark’s work with you in the past, and today—for the first time ever—we’re proud to play host to the exclusive premiere of his latest piece, a screenprint created for the fine folks over at the UK’s LtDedition Gallery. Who the hell is LtDedition Gallery, what’s their new poster look like, and when can you get your hands on one? Find out after the jump, folks.
You’ve just run the gauntlet of three days at the San Diego Comic-Con. Congratulations! There’s still one day left, but looking at the schedule for Sunday, most would agree that it’s a light day. There’s nothing even happening in Hall H and there are no super-duper major events and that’s because A) Sunday is designated as “Kids Day” and B) Folks are going to catch their flights home. Still, there’s some stuff you may want to stick around and see and since you’ve most likely been stuck in one ballroom or another for the past three days, you may want to run to the exhibitors floor and see if you can get any good deals.
Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for Sunday where I’ve highlighted events that I think may be popular. And if you missed it, click here for Saturday, click here for Friday, and click here for Thursday.
BBC America has successfully bid back the right to air their parent company’s signature sci-fi series “Dr. Who”. The series will move from its American home on the Sci-fi Channel over to the BBC’s stateside representative beginning next month. The deal was announced by BBC America on Wednesday and includes the last five “Dr. Who” specials starring the most recent actor to inhabit the Doctor persona, David Tennant.
According to Variety the final five outings of Russell T. Davies’ incarnation of the venerable BBC series will begin airing on BBC America with “The Next Doctor” on June 27th at 9 pm. “Planet of the Dead” will follow in July with the dates for the final three specials yet to be scheduled.
The network, which is already airing the Davies spinoff “Torchwood”, has to be feeling a sense of satisfaction at this turn of events. The fact that BBC America launched sans the new “Dr. Who” has always seemed like an oversight to me. BBC America president Garth Ancier would seem to agree, saying today that – had he been in charge – “we wouldn’t have sold it, to be quite honest.” So thanks for all your hard work Sci-fi Channel – now suck it!