Alas, this is not a Baywatch: Nights-esque spin-off of Doctor Who, as much as I wish it was. These are four new Who shorts, written by Stephen Moffat, included on the recent Doctor Who Complete Sixth Season DVD/Blu-ray sets (which means they probably won’t be around online for too long, so watch them while you can). Like all of Moffat’s Who, they’re very funny, a little melancholy, and half of them are about River Song, so your mileage may very. Quick question: In a way, isn’t Torchwood effectively Doctor Who: Nights? At least at the beginning? The same basic show, just with more horror and sex? Food for thought.
Oh! And I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer a massive congratulations to long-time Topless Roboteer Doctor Oddfellow, who just got engaged to his lady friend in an impressively nerdy way — during a fan video where he played the Fourth Doctor and his companion played the Doctor’s companion Romana. You can watch it here; the (wonderfully) mushy stuff starts at about 2:20. Congrats, you two — I imagine you both have a few Doctor Who: Nights in your future.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.