Doctor Who http://nhpr.org en Poison: Doctor Who, Zombie Ants, And The Princess Bride http://nhpr.org/post/poison-doctor-who-zombie-ants-and-princess-bride <p>Reptiles are not the only source of poison in the real and imagined universe.&nbsp; Fascination with administering deadly serums, gases, and even fungi has infected pop culture, from episodes of science fiction drama to comedy classics and beyond. It affects alien and human alike in Doctor Who, awaits unleashing from a vial in The Princess Bride, and its natural effects on ants are documented by BBC's Planet Earth. Whether your poison is light-hearted, clever, or downright deadly, there's something for you here. Just don't bother with the antidote; this post is abound with enough poison to keep you captivated.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:18:53 +0000 Sarah Thomas 42563 at http://nhpr.org Poison: Doctor Who, Zombie Ants, And The Princess Bride Top 5 Characters That Got "Gender Swapped" http://nhpr.org/post/top-5-characters-got-gender-swapped <p>After we explored the <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/will-next-doctor-who-be-woman-whovian-weighs">possibility of the next Doctor Who becoming a woman</a>, we got to thinking about all the other characters we’ve come to love over the years that were supposed to be - or originally were - the opposite sex.</p><p>We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Gender Swapped Characters.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:30:12 +0000 Molly Donahue 29629 at http://nhpr.org Top 5 Characters That Got "Gender Swapped" Will The Next 'Doctor Who' Be A Woman? A Whovian Weighs In http://nhpr.org/post/will-next-doctor-who-be-woman-whovian-weighs <p>From the outside, <em>Doctor Who</em> has never been anything but strange. The BBC’s long-celebrated protagonist is a time-bending, space-traveling alien, whose adventures can, and have, taken him anywhere and anytime in the universe. He can also regenerate into a new body when he dies, a plot trick which has gifted the show a much longer than average life-span. For the past fifty years now, the doctor has been portrayed by no less than eleven, white, British men. Matt Smith, who plays the current incarnation of the Doctor, has announced that he plans to leave the series this winter. The question many <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_fandom" target="_blank">Whovians</a> are now asking is: should the next Doctor Who be played by a woman?</p><p><a href="http://www.slate.com/authors.mac_rogers.html" target="_blank"><strong>Mac Rogers</strong></a> is a Brooklyn based playwright and culture writer, who contributes to Slate’s “Doctor Who TV Club”. He spoke with Word of Mouth’s <strong>Zach Nugent</strong> about gender-bending the BBC series <em>Doctor Who</em>.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:06:36 +0000 Zach Nugent & Molly Donahue 29204 at http://nhpr.org