Time for another round-up of web-related wonder, this week some very touching tributes to Doctor Who’s Elisabeth Sladen who died this week, More Who and some meeja moves.
Goodbye Sarah Jane
To many Elisabeth Sladen was THE Doctor Who companion. Aside from the instant reaction to the news on Twitter, there were some genuinely touching tributes.
I’ve already mentioned the great cartoon from DorkTower, here’s a selection of some of others.
The genuinely great Tom Baker wrote quite a moving piece on his website – full of disbelief and emotion.
Kyle Anderson penned this tribute in Nerdist
But perhaps the most heart-rending were these words from her younger fans.
The Now Show’s Mitch Benn is now trying to make a proper video to accompany this song:
Other Who news
Doctor Who returns on Saturday night for a brand new season, and lo, the Timelord-related tales began to appear.
China has something in common with the Cybermen in that they both fear the Doctor
A Cambridge academic has managed to establish what makes the Daleks so scary and for new fans – The Fine Bros. produced this handy “previously on…”
Last week’s big question answered
Could Americareally build an AT-AT? An Engineer’s response is it all depends on Lucasfilm and the availability of $100m
Graham Linehan posted this link to the Guardian’s story on the proposed change in IP Law – his Tweet in full:
“Fair Use will destroy British television!” cries British television #headinthesand #businessasusual
Some interesting, if incomplete, research on how the BBC sources local news stories
And a decent read on DigitalTonto on the Value and Costs of Good Journalism
Great post on why you should really start watching Fringe
Interesting new website – a kind of kickstarter-meets Etsy for product designers – go check out GetItMade
On the subject of Makers , The WashPo had this story on the Impact the movement is having on innovation
Mashable story on the disruptive potential of 3D printing on manufacturing and boing Boing had this on the world’s most complicated Rube Goldberg machine
Awesome example of making in action with the ultimate pirate bedroom
Makers In The WashingtonPost: the maker movement’s impact on real-world innovation
Silent film star news
Radio 4’s Film Programme regular & silent film accompanist Neil Brand blogs about 1926’s The Black Pirate
AV some more (Yes I am running out of AV puns now)