Friday, March 18, 2011

Space, Time, and all that Wibbles and Wobbles

aWe are just over a month away from new Doctor Who, but today across the pond (again, the Atlantic Ocean, not Amy Pond, companion to the Doctor) was Red Nose Day.

If you aren't familiar with Red Nose Day, it is a fund-raising day in cooperation with Comic Relief, the charity founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis (who wrote and directed Love Actually, as well as wrote the screenplay for Bridget Jones's Diary and Four Weddings and a Funeral, and wrote for television shows such as Blackadder, Mr. Bean, and The Vicar of Dibley, as well as wrote the fantastic episode Vincent and the Doctor last year for Doctor Who).

The charity was created in response to hunger in Ethiopia.

 The two big fundraisers for the charity are Red Nose Day (which was held today) and Children in Need (which happens in November).  There is a long history of cooperation between Doctor Who and Comic Relief.

A few years back, David Tennant starred in a Doctor Who special for Children in Need along with fifth Doctor Peter Davison (who is also about to become Tennant's father-in-law in real life) which takes place just in between the season finale of season 3 and the Christmas Special before season 4.

But today gave us a Doctor Who special starring Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor), Karen Gillian (Amy Pond), and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams).

Enjoy, and if you are so inclined, head over to the Red Nose Day website and donate!

Until Next Time, keep Fat Train bookmarked, as I will be posting my thoughts on each episode of the new season starting in just over a month!  If you are a fan of the great Doctor, please, feel free to join in the discussion!

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