Doctor Who Series 5 Blu-Ray Giveaway!

By Phil Plait | November 30, 2010 11:51 am

[UPDATE: the comments are coming in so quickly the server is marking a lot as spam. Don’t fret; if you get a message saying your comment is in moderation, I’ll get to it and approve it. Please don’t comment twice!]

doctorwho_blurayTime for another giveaway contest! And this one spans both time and space: I’ve partnered with my friends at the BBC (!) and their PR firm Bender/Helper Impact to give away three Doctor Who Series 5 DVD or Blu-Ray box sets!

How awesome is this?

These retail for $50 or more, so here’s a chance to get a great early holiday present. This contest will be on the blog only, and all you have to do is leave a comment to enter.

So what are the rules to win this wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey box of stuff?


0) This contest is free. Also, in case of error or such, I reserve the right to change the rules slightly as needed.

1) This contest is right here in this blog.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. It can say whatever you want (don’t break my commenting rule, though), as long as you say something. Writing "Phil has a man-crush on David Tennant!" may be true, but won’t increase your odds of winning.

2) Only leave one comment. If you post more than one, I will disqualify you from winning, abduct you in the TARDIS, and drop you off at the nearest Cyberman upgrade facility. OK, maybe just that first bit.

3) You have to use a valid email address when commenting, because that’s how I will contact you if you win. Leave a Twitter handle too, if you have one, to increase your odds of me being able to contact you.

4) The contest ends on Thursday, December 2, at 11:00 Mountain time (18:00 GMT).

5) At that time, I’ll generate three random numbers, and the people with those comment numbers win! I’ll notify the winners via email (and/or Twitter), and they will have until Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:00 MT to respond. If I don’t get a response, then that person no longer wins; I’ll pick another random commenter as needed, who will have until Saturday at 11:00 MDT to respond, and so on.

6) The winners can choose whether they want DVD or Blu Ray. BE AWARE THAT THE DISCS WILL BE CODED FOR REGION 1. Note that Region 1 for Blu Rays is different than for DVDs. If you don’t have a Region 1 (or regionless) player, then you’re out of luck, or you have a really good holiday present for a friend. Either way, I will then ask you to send me your mailing address, which I will forward to the folks at the BBC. They will send the box set directly to you.

7) Anyone on Earth (at the present time; given the circumstances I want to be fair, so I won’t accept comments from anyone in the distant past or future) is eligible, except for people who know me in real life. I’ll leave that up to you to decide if you count or not. People who know me can certainly leave a comment, but they cannot win the bounty. Those comments will count in the random numbers I pick (in other words, if my wife comments, I won’t give her the prize, but her comment will be counted in the total number used). Again, please don’t comment more than once.

That’s it! Geronimo!

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Comments (2,363)

  1. Paul Byrne

    Can’t wait to watch them with a bowl of custard and fishfingers, with my Fez and bowtie on.

  2. Charlie Young

    Hate saying it, but my impression of Doc Who is colored by the cheesy 70s version. I haven’t ever cracked the newer updates. I may have to change that since y’all gave some pretty good intel on Firefly.

  3. I’d like to think that the fact that I’m _currently_ watching old Doctor Who episodes will help my odds, but I know that probability doesn’t work that way.

    Oh well.

  4. SgtJoo

    Matt Smith = Tennant > Eccleston


    Karen Gillan > All

  5. This comment is bigger on the inside than on the outside.

  6. seimiya

    Bowties are cool because Tim Lincecum wears one.

  7. This comment is being left here for the purpose of entering the contest. Thank you, and have a nice day.

  8. Count me in! I love free stuff.

  9. Rob Weatherly

    Can i say that i have a crush on Karen Gillan?
    Hmm guess i just did :)

  10. I’d eat fish sticks dipped in custard to win a copy of Series 5.

  11. I was surprised how much I liked series 5, I was worried after Tennant left. I’m pretty sure Amy Pond had a lot to do with it.

  12. You know I had some fears going into Season 5 but the moment I saw that grappling hook come sailing out of the TARDIS I was hooked. It was a great season, vampires or not.

  13. Drew

    Man-crush on David Tennant

  14. Phil may have a man-crush on David Tennant, but I have a lady-crush on Karen Gillan. Even Matt Smith says she’s a force of nature.

    Please please pick me!! @theroseinbloom

  15. Winning this would actually compel me to break down and buy a Blu-Ray player. And probably a HDTV to go with it. Then I’d feel compelled to upgrade my other DW discs to Blu-Ray.

    This could be a very expensive contest…

  16. I’m a bit (ok a lot) of a Dr. Who n00b, so winning this will allow me to easily rectify that!

  17. Stephen

    I love Matt Smith as the new Doctor. I like them all, but his “seat of the pants” type of personality is quite entertaining. Oh and FYI, fish fingers and custard is actually quite tasty πŸ˜‰

  18. Rob

    Yay, Swag! Throw in a meteor as well, please?

  19. JoseLuis Soto

    Love The Dr. And i have Never won an online contest.

  20. Dazrin

    I never really watched Dr. Who until this series, I wish I could get my wife to take interest in it, maybe this would help.

    Then maybe I could see the earlier ones.

  21. Phil has a man-crush on Matt Smith!


  22. “Hello, Stonehenge!!!”

  23. Kolenka

    The 70s version is definitely cheesy. But the upside is that the new series is still cheesy in a new way.

  24. I think you need to get an outside auditing firm so those of us who know you IRL can get in on the action :)

  25. Frank Cartwright

    I’ve replaced all my neckties with bowties

  26. Frank Cartwright

    I’ve replaced all my neckties with bowties

  27. Jack T.

    Missed you at W00tstock Dallas. You missed out on a great evening…

  28. Ally

    I go ding when there’s stuff.

  29. Todd

    This comment can only be read by the Cybermen

  30. Matthew

    Am I wrong for thinking the Adipose was a good idea that just needed better implementation?

  31. Michael Fisk

    Personally somewhat disappointed there wasn’t a Dalek reference in the above post… EXTERMINATE!

  32. Here’s to hoping for the DVD (not blu ray) set – Dr Who! (Tweet handle bikermanjohn).

    Thanks for spreading excitement for Astronomy!

  33. This comment will be exterrrrminated!

  34. Danny Gibbs
  35. “What is a mouse when it spins?”

  36. butterflydoc

    I need these for my husband, so he can stop filling all of the internet-tubes into our house with various sci-fi from Netflix


    Also, I really liked the story arcs from this season.

  37. Richard Hesketh

    Our local BT box is overrun by Ivy and Nettles. I was reminded of a Patrick Troughton series… the Keys to Time I think!

  38. tfnotes

    Here goes nothing.

  39. John
  40. Stephen

    The Dream Lord and The Lodger were the best episodes of this season. All other episodes can be forgiven because these exist. Roll on season 6 and Neil Gaiman’s haunted dolls house story!

  41. I’ve been hoping someone would give one of these away! I unfortunately didn’t get the Battlestar series that Syfy gave away :( Maybe I’ll have better luck this time.

  42. Mike Poteet

    Best lines from series 5: “I am definitely a mad man with a box!” and “I’m the Doctor… I’m worse than everybody’s aunt!”

  43. Rian

    I’ve only recently gotten in to Doctor Who. I would be super stoked to win this pack!

  44. NR

    This comment is void where prohibited.

  45. Platypus
  46. Ibeechu

    Beware the weeping angels

  47. Caroline S.

    We’ve loved this season!

  48. I still haven’t seen the end of the all-movie season, darn you Netflix, but oh this would be great.

  49. Tim

    This might just be the kick I need to start watching the new series.

  50. Actually, a fellow in a bowtie just tipped that when he’s from, I’ve already won this.

  51. Huh. Be silly not to take a chance on this.

    My girlfriend loves all things Doctor Who. I should be jealous, but as long as she doesn’t disappear into some stranger’s police box I’m willing to get her anything that will make her happy.

  52. Nekura

    Amy Pond is the best of the modern companions, I’m glad she’ll be in the next series too.

  53. Is this the part where I starting humming the Doctor Who theme song?

  54. Minos

    I need some more motivation to get a Blu-Ray player.

  55. 42… it’s my lucky number. I should win it now.

  56. Just in time Comcast to kill my netflix streaming AND for netflix streaming to drop a bunch of classic Doctor Who episodes. BRILLIANT! (@cpillsbury)

  57. baiskeptic

    I started watching the series a while ago, but since I don’t get the BBC I am woefully behind. My Blu Ray player is hungry for some Dr. Who!

  58. Because bow ties are cool!

  59. Jen

    The deluxe edition DVDs should totally come with a fez. They’re cool now. (@examorata)

  60. Bowties are cool.


  61. My fingers, they are crossed mightily.

  62. Steve

    VERY cool giveaway!

  63. Brian

    This comment is bigger on the inside than on the….oh….it has already been said.

  64. Joseph Abbott

    I learned how to tie a bow tie for the first time a month ago. Bow ties are cool. (@faxpaladin)

  65. Teawench

    I’ve always loved Dr. Who. In fact, I’m going to start to learn to knit tonight so I can make my very own Dr. Who scarf!
    Twitter handle is… @teawench (No! Really?) πŸ˜›

  66. Jacks

    This blog is cooler than a bowtie and fez.


  67. Bob

    I have a man-crush on Phil and a TimeLord-crush on Dr. Who.

  68. Mary Sue

    Calling from my phone booth to say I would love this.

  69. Joe

    Don’t a lot of guys have a man-crush on David Tennant?

  70. Paulke

    Karen Gillan is gorgeous and Matt Smith is the Doctor!

  71. Mitch

    Guess I had better not enter, because I don’t have a Blu-Ray player.

    Oh, crap! I just entered anyway! Now I have to buy a Blu-Ray player. My wife will understand, right?

  72. Liz

    This would be the perfect birthday present – for myself!!

  73. Lisa

    Dr. Who on Blu Ray as a winnable gift? Outstanding.

  74. Woot! My wife and I have been working our way through classic Dr Who on Netflix, but haven’t watched much of the new stuff. This would be a great jumpstart into the 21st century for us.

    Currently we’re halfway through the awesome Key to Time series with the 4th doctor, Tom Baker. Oh my dog, is it ever awesome.

  75. Mike Sperry

    Thanks to your enthusiasm for Doctor Who, I have recently started watching the show, starting with Season 1 (Christopher Eccleston). As if I don’t already have enough to thank you for (what with all the awesome astronomy and skeptic blogging, not to mention 2 great books and a wonderful TV show), now I have the good Doctor to watch (and by extension, Torchwood).
    Thanks, Phil!
    (DVD please, should I win)

  76. Calger459

    My fiancΓ© is a HUGE fan of Dr. Who, he would love this! I’ve been getting into it too watching it with him, it’s a lot of fun! :) twitter: calger459

  77. Exterminate! Exterminate!

  78. [Insert clever Doctor Who comment here]

  79. David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Ghost/Claudius on Great Performances website:

    Three hours for the complete show. If that bribe doesn’t work, nothing will.

  80. The angels have the phone box.


  81. Jaime

    A friend of mine has been telling me to watch this. Now maybe I will.

  82. I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool :)

  83. Wait, you mean I get the chance to combine my man-crush on David Tennant and my other man-crush on Phil Plait?

    Fantastic! Where do I sign up? Oh, right here? Oh, well, that’s alright then, I’ll just leave this comment here…

  84. I haven’t seen any of Matt Smith’s run as The Doctor yet, so I’m interested in seeing this season.

  85. joe nadeau

    great show, great contest. thanks

  86. Joe C

    Bowties are cool!

  87. Teresa Delaney

    Oooh, I want to be abducted in the Tardis (as long as I get to play with the Dr’s screwdriver!).

  88. Oooh, I like. Mofftiem wins them all.

  89. IGalaxy

    My doctor can write a perscription for this if you need it.

  90. This comment has been approved by the Badwolf Corporation.

  91. Oh, man. I miss Doctor Who…

  92. Maria


    (Love Tennant, love Smith and most recently I’ve found that I love Troughton as well.)

  93. And this is a perfect opportunity for me to pick a tibia with you, Phil. It concerns Whitley Strieber and his claims of alien abduction. See, a few years back, I too was abducted by aliens. After the obligatory pregnancy test and anal probe, I asked the Visitors directly: “Were you involved in Strieber’s abduction, too?”


  94. Nate Muench

    As of right now, I love Matt Smith’s Doctor. But I don’t if he’s better than Tennant. I guess time will only tell.

  95. Devin

    Mmmm…. Blu-Ray fishsticks and custard… with some astronomy on the side.

  96. Jason Martyn

    Awesome. It’s hard to find some BBC media locally.

  97. Fingers are crossed, and I’ve got my lucky TARDIS Fez on! There’s no way I can’t win!

  98. Doctor Who is Brilliant! Free Doctor Who is Brilliant to the Brillianth power!

  99. Bow ties are cool, but David Tennant is my favorite.

  100. Help me rose I’m stuck in an alternate reality

  101. skychazz

    Can’t wait to watch these UNCUT in HD! Yay!

  102. Mike
  103. almurray1958

    a contest worth entering!

  104. If I don’t blink, will I win?

  105. I don’t have any particular man-crush feelings for Dr. Who, but my wife would likely take a ride in his Tardis anyday, so this one is for her.

  106. That reminds me, there’s a girl standing outside in a bikini. Can someone let her in, give her a jumper? Lucy. Lovely girl… Diabetic.

  107. Jason Pettis

    Bow Tie’s are cool. Fez’ are cool. Blu-Ray is also cool. (@jazon)

  108. Zad

    “A hundred tacos for a hundred dollars- “This should provide adequate sustenance for the Doctor Who Marathon!””


  109. Yes. Ok, ok, ok, ok. Dalek Fleet. Minimum, 12,000 battleships, armed to the teeth. Aaaaaaaaah! But we’ve got suprise on our side! They’ll never expect three people to attack 12,000 Dalek battleships. Cos we’d be killed instantly. So it would be a fairly short suprise. Forget suprise.

  110. Brian Gregory

    As awesome as this contest is, I’m hoping the Thursday NASA press conference turns out to be something even more awesomer. (yes that is a word)

  111. Am I the only person who liked Eccleston more than Tennant (not saying Tennant was bad — far from it! — but Eccleston was “fantastic.”).

    By the way, I heard NASA discovered a TARDIS buried in Antarctic ice and that’s what the press conference is about. πŸ˜›

    Oh, and Blu-Ray if I win, please.

  112. Crystal

    I think I have to get in on this. It has been a stressful few months, and a holiday weekend marathon of season 5 would be just what the Doctor ordered. πŸ˜‰

  113. Lee


    Well, seventieth-ish…

  114. Kevin B.

    Yes, please… πŸ˜›

  115. This defenitely would be interesting to get that

  116. Ed

    I won’t blink until the drawing to keep the random number generator quantum-locked onto the space-time coordinates of this posting. I hope that isn’t considered cheating…. (@ed85379)

  117. John Crawford

    Is my comment bigger on the inside then it is in appearance?

  118. Alice

    The bow tie. Get rid!

  119. VonGoober

    “This song is over, but the story never ends…”

  120. Jeff

    I heard Craig Ferguson likes this show and he seems to be completely insane. Maybe I shouldn’t be watching it (anymore)

  121. Ali

    I’ve never actually seen Dr. Who. I intend to fix that.

  122. Skeptical bloggers who give away swag are the best. If I win, I’ll be sure to suggest the BBC include Phil in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who. (If Richard Dawkins can be in it, so can Phil!)

  123. Chet Twarog

    Did you see Harry Potter’s tent? I think the interior must be larger than the Tardis, packs smaller, too.
    No blu-ray, so pls DVD me. Awesome.

  124. Jason

    Matt is great, but I still miss Tennant. But I have all the other series, so this would be a wonderful addition. :)

  125. Erik Sorensen

    always wanted to win something πŸ˜›

  126. E(Liz)a(Beth)
  127. Oh, this would make an entire family of current generation Dr. Who followers very happy!

  128. Save me from geek purgatory! I haven’t seen any of Series 5 (except the 1st episode). New baby takes up all the $$ for cable & iTunes downloads.

  129. Eric

    What are you doing here?

  130. Andy

    My wife and I have been watching Dr Who since we first found him on PBS back in the 1970’s when we moved to Houston.
    My twitter name is drewinTX

  131. missy

    I’d like to see Phil as a guest companion in the TARDIS :). @InsatiableSmile

  132. Stephanie

    David Tennant FTW! Also, Matt Smith is pretty cool too.

  133. Simon WP

    As #64, your constant plugging of Doctor Who as the greatest show ever pushed me to start watching it two years ago, and now, I have been UPGRADED to Human 2.0, and realize it truly is the best show ever. πŸ˜€

  134. kaleider

    i stick my head out the window and say “hi!”

  135. Jonathan F.

    I promise not to blink if I win. @geekydad

  136. Aaronio

    Not a big fan of Dr. Who but I am a big fan of winning stuff!! Pick me!

  137. Magnetar Moose

    I’ll take one TARDIS please. Does it come in black?

  138. Matthew

    This would make a nice early present.

  139. AliCali

    Do you have to be a fan? I’ve never seen the show, despite Dr. Plait’s attempts.

  140. Bring on the Christmas Special!! (Whaddayamean I have to wait until Christmas? He’s a TIME LORD, isn’t he??)

  141. Beej @gnomeantic

    Love the Doctor!! ~DpOiCcTkOmRe!

  142. Jeff

    I haven’t seen this season on TV, in USA, but they air the older ones with Ecceles/Tennant.

    Does anyone know if PBS or SYFY will pick up the rights to air season 5 in USA?

  143. just saw blink last night… believe the hype.

  144. Mary

    I don’t get BBC here across the pond and would love to catch up with the Doctor!

  145. Curse that Doctor and his meddling blue box!

  146. I predict that NASA will be announcing the discovery of alien life forms. The evidence? Dr. Who DVDs offered for sale on Amazon encoded for Regions 7 and 42.

  147. W Frost

    *FIngers Crossed* Here’s hoping.

  148. Nickie Whittaker II

    Loving the new season, just wish they would run a complete marathon on BBCA for those of us who might have missed a couple of episodes in between bouts of endless work…

  149. gary blaney

    can never have too many sciffy DVDs! woo!

  150. rdtheta

    Man, I had forgotten about region-coding. A happy time. (@rdtheta on twitter)

  151. Theo

    I wasn’t sure about Smith being the Doctor in the beginning but he pulled it off quite well.

  152. Can’t wait for the Christmas Special.

  153. Sandisan

    Squeaky bum time!!!

  154. Jamie Mueller

    This comment left intentionally blank (@JamieGeek).

  155. BjΓΆrn Lammers

    Ooooh, I like this! Please randomly choose me!

  156. Eristik

    Molto Bene!

    And while I’m here I can also spread some hitch goodness:)
    “What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.”

  157. I love Series 5, bring it on!!

  158. Strakul

    This is actually where I started watching Doctor Who; and I loved it! I’ve recently finished Season 1 and moving onwards from there.

  159. Adam

    You have no idea how much my wife would love this!

  160. All your attempst at winning are futile
    Twitter : @jpcardin

  161. Brian Utterback

    I just noticed this weekend: Voldemort is played by Ralph Finnes, who used to be married to Alex Kingston, who plays River Song, who (we are led to believe) is Dr. Who’s wife (unless that was contradicted post-David Tennent, which just shows how badly I need these discs.) So, Voldemort and Dr. Who are related.

  162. Mike

    Amy in glorious 1080p? Yes please.

  163. Shannon

    Will it improve my chances if I reverse the polarity of the neutron flow?

  164. geekGirl

    Hey @Remus Shepperd, my husband and I have a standing agreement that I have his blessing to run off with the Doctor and / or steal a Tardis.

  165. Lisa

    Thousands of Cybermen, no problem. One doctor…now you’re scared. Rose Tyler.

    My 5 yr. old daughter’s favorite quote. And my son still wants you to come back to GA and watch the Doctor with us.

    Don’t blink.

  166. Thanks to my sister and the local public library, I’ve recently (within the past year) been introduced to Dr. Who… but I don’t have TV (cable or otherwise) and haven’t seen any with the “new” Doctor, so I’d love to check out Season 5! It’ll give us a reason to hang out over the holidays and hijack my dad’s new HD TV & Blu-Ray player! (mwah ha ha)


  167. Deanna

    Don’t blink! Just give me and my family the DVD please! We are complete anglophiles now, and although we love David Tennant, Matt Smith has won our hearts! And, yes, Amy Pond rocks, but little Amelia Pond is the best companion of all.

    Besides, we’ve seen you at Dragon*Con! Are you coming back in 2011?

  168. Lizzy

    Free stuff, woo! I think my mom would love it if we had these to watch together :)

  169. Nocturnous

    Doctor Who is my favorite show ever. :)

  170. I hadn’t seen this season so it would be nice to watch them all back to back.

  171. Sarah R

    Doctor Who? Yes, please.

  172. Clair

    I’ll hold my breath!

  173. Generic comment with the hopes of winning. @ibushfield

  174. ShaneC

    Oh yes please, count me in.

  175. David

    Statistically, I know that this probably won’t work. Frak statistics, I want my Doctor!

  176. Andres

    I’m curious what prompted the giveaway. . . Not that it isn’t awesome . . .

  177. TerryS.

    Well, I’ll bite. Hand me the sonic screwdriver.

  178. I would like to win, please.

    Thank you!

    Love and kisses,

  179. Jkessler

    Ooooh oooh oh, pick me pick me!

  180. Rackett

    I’d love to “borrow” a TARDIS for a while.

  181. Karen Gillan in HD? Yes please!

  182. Raymond

    Oh Doctor Who where are you!

  183. I like the screwball-comedy thing Matt and Karen have going on. Also how no matter how the cast changes, it’s basically the same show.

  184. David Lascelles

    Enter me into your contest, please. Twitter id: areteus

  185. Pan Greenwood

    I am a huge fan of the new Doctor. He has the ideal combination of intelligence and chaos.

  186. Please please please, pretty please with cheese on top.
    If not for me, for my 8 year old niece who loves doctor who and probably won’t get any other presents from me this year.

  187. Damon

    My favorite season of Doctor Who yet!

  188. Neiman

    I love the blog, Phil, and look forward to all of your great insights (especially when I’m bored at work). =^P

  189. Sharon Haas

    I dream in (Doctor) Who

    twitter as kazul1

  190. I’ve missed a lot of this season, so this would help.

  191. Bruce

    *Insert clever comment here*

  192. SpyderHawke

    I wouldn’t mind getting this season at all πŸ˜‰

  193. Brett

    Phil has a man-crush on David Tennant, and I don’t have a Twitter account!

  194. Henry

    The Christmas special was just announced, and the U.S. broadcast will coincide with the British one. The BBC tagline: “this year, Christmas won’t be late.”

  195. Ozy

    I’ll admit to leaving a comment just to get a chance to win. I read the RSS feed religiously, but never comment…..

  196. @GTHvidsten would very much like to win this! πŸ˜€

  197. In some reality I have already won these or will win these. Hope I am in the right place this time.

  198. Joanna
  199. Steve
  200. Meg T

    I love Dr. Who. This is awesome!

  201. Ian

    Mmm… Doctor Who. Such a good series – can’t wait for the christmas special this year!

    (Twitter: @INCyr)

  202. So I don’t even have a BluRay-player… I’ll buy one if I win this. I’ll just have to think more positively than anyone else. [Secret mind powers activate!]

  203. George

    I grew up on Dr. Who. Haven’t watched any of the new ones yet. This would be a great way to start. One question, have they solved the 13th regen. limit yet or not?

  204. JCMOTech

    [singing] Who are you.. Who, Who, Who?

    Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
    I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
    Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
    ‘Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

  205. pleco
  206. WAAAANT! Just got a blu-ray so I could watch avatar. Not watching it until new sound system is in. Dr. Who would put a HUGE cherry on top of my solstice gift to myself!

  207. JJA

    Phil: When you generate the winning numbers, please list them when you announce the winner to make it easier for my later self to tell me when to post. Thanks!

  208. George

    This is my comment!

  209. Wendy Cohoon

    ‘There’s no ducks in the duck pond.’

  210. Hopkirk (Deceased)

    I’m more interested as to why Phil is talking to friends at the BBC. If I was going to make stuff up and start a completely unsubstantiated rumour then I would say “mega tv astronomy series”, but that may be wishful thinking.

  211. Robert

    Might as well throw my hat in the ring.

  212. Jeff Schwarz
  213. It’s my birthday on the 3rd, so this would make a very nice present :)

    Twitter handle: @zzamboni

  214. Daniel

    I’ve seen the first couple episodes, and the rest would be fantastic. Stone Angels are awesome (and scary).

  215. Jason
  216. Pratchetter

    Long time lurker, driven out of lurking by the allure of randomness.

  217. If I win a copy of Dr. Who Season 5, I will not only be a hero in the eyes of my Doctor Whovian junkie daughter, but will thoroughly enjoy many hours of reliving what is perhaps the most invigorating season ever! Thanks for the contest!


  218. Ian Baker

    Mmm. Just in time for Christmas.

  219. Andy

    This would just make my holidays :)

  220. K_Raade

    @DMLou: You are not alone. I liked them both quite a lot, but I found the Tennant’s character (not his performance but the character and writing) to be incredibly annoying at times. So many superficial pop-culture references, oddly gratuitous moments and those action-hero moments (like from Tennant’s final episode?) My only problem is with the writing Tennant had to work with. I wonder if some portions were written in Crayon.

  221. Comment dropped. I await the e-mail… or lack thereof. :)

  222. SDChemist

    For my wife, I gotta try :)

  223. “There’s something you must know, because one day your life may very well depend on it.

    I am definitely a mad-man with a box!”

    Phil, on the other hand, you’re just a mad-man of awesome (sans box).

  224. Greg

    The wife will love this!

  225. Paleonut

    So, you WON’T pick us up in the TARDIS if we double post?!? Then I guess I won’t :-) Thanks for the comp :-)

  226. Keith Bowden

    I lost my TARDIS some time ago, so I’ll be on Earth for a while… this should help to pass the time quite nicely.

  227. Blaine

    vworp! vworp! vworp!

  228. Christopher R. Vesely

    So, shameless cowtowing and sucking up won’t increase my odds? Bummer. C’est la vie, eh? Thanks for all the good work, Dr Plait.

  229. John Powell

    My daughters (and I) will love these!

  230. Evil Closet Monkey

    The closet, from which I do my evil, is sadly not bigger then it appears.

  231. I have to say this season was much better than I expected. I was very happy. David made an excellent doctor!

  232. bartek

    Isn’t it a nice contest?

  233. @mirk47

    This would be a most excellent way to try out my Playstation 3 Blu-Ray player!

  234. Jeremy M

    Umm. Nothing like a Tardis in then morning.

  235. 0Kelvin
  236. Jeremy

    (insert something clever here)

  237. My girlfriend has a huge girl crush on Dr. Who. I hope I win. =)

  238. Mac

    Whoah, that’s a lot of comments. Would love to check out S5 as I haven’t watched it since I completed the 3rd season. Awesome show!

  239. K Hughes

    a little part of me dies every time a person dishonours the Time Lord by writing “Dr.” When the guy has saved our lives a gazillion times over, I think we can all make the effort to write “Doctor”.

    Oh, and don’t even think about calling him “Doctor Who”.

    twitter handle: @Kiki_Hughes

  240. Alan

    Ooh, yes please [insert witty Doctor Who related comment here]

  241. Ryan McClure

    I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.

  242. Steve

    Bowties are cool.

  243. Susan

    This would be awesome. I’m crossing my fingers I win.

  244. Yeah, I got nothin’

  245. jacob

    This means I wouldn’t have to wait for it to show up on Netflix streaming!

  246. Sue from Michigan
  247. Jennifer

    Doctor Who! Now the question is, do I go for the DVD which I can watch anywhere, or the Blu-ray which I could only watch when visiting my parents? Assuming my number is a lucky one, of course…

  248. Alan

    PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME! It’ll be a good excuse to buy a Blu ray player

  249. I want to be that box set’s next companion!

  250. Steve

    Need me some Who!

    PS – Dr P, come back to Dragon*Con!

  251. Mo

    I cannot wait to see the Neil Gaiman-written episode when it comes out (I think in this upcoming season?).

  252. Larry

    Doctor Who sounds like a good question. The box set sounds like a good prize for the right answer. So as a reward for just a lucky comment it’s an awesome prize. Doctor Who? I don’t know the answer, but I’m plumping for Matt Smith. The BBC have proved that an old concept can return, better than ever. Matt Smith is great, but so too are Arthur Darville and Karen Gillan. Can’t wait for the next series.

  253. Jameson

    This would make a 3rd thing that I could watch using my bluray player that I got for xmas last year. “Hot Fuzz” and “Iron Man” are the other things, in case anyone is actually reading this and cares.

  254. Don Wakefield

    Thanks for getting BBC to give these away to your readers!

  255. Bill

    Shouldn’t that be Doctor Whom?

  256. It’d be nice to get into Dr. Who with Series 5 :)

  257. Stefani

    I want a copy! I’d prefer a TARDIS, though. A functional one. When will the BBC start giving those away?

  258. Jonathan

    Great season, great show, count me in…

  259. Perhaps I’ll win and have an excuse to complete the collection…..

  260. C House

    Woohoo for Dr. Who!

  261. John S.

    Hope to Win!

    Thanks Richard Wiseman err….I mean Phil…

  262. Hooray for comment contests!


  263. Been a Who fan for longer then I’d like to say.. really liking the new incarnation of The Doctor and his companion.. can’t wait for the next season.

  264. Kory

    And now I’m craving fishsticks and custard!

  265. Alexander

    I could totally live with being dropped at a Cyberman facility. But I won’t violate your rules anyway – perhaps because I’m half-Cyberman at heart.

  266. Paineroo
  267. Physicalist

    I know Phil in real life, so this doesn’t count as an entry. But I’m commenting anyhow, just because that’s the kind of person I am . . .

  268. Stefan

    This comment will or will not win.

  269. Kelly Davis
  270. *insert clever comment about Doctor Who here*

  271. James Harmer

    I used to watch the original Dr. Who back in the 70’s from behind the sofa in case it got to scary. Those Daleks, they were Bad!!!

  272. Nadim

    Whatever you do, don’t blink.

  273. Dr Who V4.0 was my favorite. Loved the cheesy effects.

  274. Keith

    Whoever came up with the idea of casting a six foot tall Scottish red-head as the Doctor’s assistant is the most brilliant person in history. If I ever meet Karen Gillan in person my life will be complete.

  275. Ang

    Please? Pretty, pretty please?


  276. Teresa Nunes
    I would like to enter the contest. Love Bad Universe. Love Dr. Who!

  277. Eric the Read

    The main benefit of this is that it would give me an excuse to catch up on my Netflix queue. Right now I’m halfway through season 2 of the reboot, and while it’s very different from the old show (I still miss Jon Pertwee rocking that awesome opera cape) it’s a fantastic show in its own right.

  278. Kareem Alhazred

    I’m still not a ginger.

  279. I prefer nine over ten or eleven, but all the doctors are great

  280. I’ll wrap my 3 light-year long scarf around me neck and wait to win. :)

  281. Me? Please? I’m also @omegamom on Twitter.

  282. Spence

    Fezzes are cool…

  283. I’ve never watched Dr. Who, so this sounds like a great opportunity to start. :) Another blu-ray to check on my new HDTV, why not!

  284. Mary Alice Kropp

    or @eyewryte

    Please! Want, want, want!

  285. Paul

    I am really looking forward to seeing series 5 – I am a bit behind at the moment and I only have series 1 and 2. Great contest Phil!

    EXTERMINATE! the competition.

  286. Martin

    Does Amy Pond come with the discs?

  287. Sara Nyland

    The fez and bow tie combo is a surprisingly fashion forward step for the doctor. However, I have to bow down to the classics and say that a scarf you can loop around yourself a half dozen times truly deserves its time on the catwalk.

  288. hollyb_herself

    I’m a poor theater drone who can’t afford cable and therefore has missed the last several series of Dr. Who… ::puppydog eyes::

  289. Yeah! – DW DVDs! Good on yer, mate!
    Cheers, Regner

  290. cadaeib

    I’ve been meaning to watch this show sometime…

  291. Silence will fall! Especially if I win ’cause I will be too busy watching all the Doctor Who Confidentials and extras!

  292. James Maehling

    Please, please, please!

    This’ll be great for my girlfriend’s father for X-Mas. :)

  293. Sonia

    Spherical cow in a vacuum.

  294. Stevie B.

    Leavin my own comment and hoping I could be a lucky one! :)

  295. Rachel

    Thanks to this show I’ve started grinning madly at men in bowties.

  296. gopher65

    Sweet! I didn’t know they were releasing these on bluray.

  297. Venomous

    I can not get enough of Doctor Who! I’m such a junkie for the Doctor!

  298. Anya C.

    There is something timeless and completely magical about the Dr. ! Helps that he’s absolutely dreamy (#10) and rocks a mean bow tie (#11).

  299. Amanda

    Ooh, it’s full of bow-tie-y goodness!

    Twitter: CraftyGeekGirl

  300. Angmar

    A chance to win a Doctor Who series? Sign me up.

  301. Dude! Sweet contest!

    Now if only I could find my plans for a sonic screwdriver….

  302. Lots of planets have a North!

  303. a different phil
  304. Kathryn

    I haven’t actually seen season 5 yet (we’re moreso DVD people than trying to keep up with TV scheduling) BUT! I’ve been ordered that I must get this by fellow friend-fans.

  305. iPodicus

    Doctor Who is my all-time favorite show! Amy Pond has got to be the sexiest companion!

  306. Geez, this is one way to get the comments flowing… But I am a life long Doctor Who fan, and geez, just for once, I would love to win a contest. My contest success rating is nil. And winning a Doctor Who item would just rock.

    Amelia Pond is defintely the best companion, followed by Amy Pond in the Constable outfit…

    Then let’s not forget Nyssa, and the rest of the old series companions…

    But the Matt Smith doctor is the best since the revival… Long live Matt Smith!

  307. Susan Meek

    This would make me Queen of the House!

  308. Celtic

    Bowties are cool…but nowhere near as cool as Fez’s :)

  309. Ronnie

    It would be nice to win this.

  310. I haven’t seen any of the Matt Smith episodes yet, but I’ve heard good things!
    (lots of planets have a north…)

  311. Richard

    Pretty pretty please?

  312. Ben

    I’m a fan of The Dr. and just found the BA blog a few weeks ago… woo!

  313. Garrett

    Doctor Who? On MY dvd?! It’s more likely thank you think!

  314. I feel like a winner.

  315. Joeceff Meek

    This would be a rockin’ present, if I could stand to give it up!

  316. Jeremy

    I can haz Doctur Hoo?

  317. Dwight Bartholomew
  318. David Ratnasabapathy

    Oooh! Me too, please!

    PS: I liked your Bad Astronomy book. I read Death From The Skies! and was blown away. Please write another!

  319. CJ Ovalle

    Excellent contest- thanks for offering it. ^_^

  320. Ryan

    It’s a fez. I wear fezzes now. Fezzes are cool.

  321. M. A. Stark

    I guess I do know you in real life from an AAS meeting or CAE workshop or two. Oh well. Here’s to adding another number to the pool!

  322. Mat

    Dr Who rocks all time and space!

  323. Mackenzie


    Cheers to Matt Smith on an excellent Doctor!

  324. Laura

    I would love to get this!

  325. Bah weep gragnah weep nini bong!

  326. Kevin

    Good day, Phil.

    Love the Bad Universe shows, and I’ve been hearing so much about Doctor Who from all the w00tStock people, but I have no idea where to start. I guess this would be a good place.


  327. LSandman24

    What is the proper plural form for “fez”? Fezs? Fezes? Fezi? Or is it like Moose?

  328. Mark Who

    Yes, I would enjoy winning that very much.

  329. Yay for international contests!

  330. Michael Dempsey
  331. Stefan

    another great giveaway

  332. Jenifer

    There are not enough words to describe how brilliant ‘Doctor Who’ is! After much reluctance I have absolutely fallin in love with Matt Smith’s Doctor.


  333. Brian Hart

    Reverse the polarity of the Neutron flow!

  334. Steve

    Holy Halia…holy holkiak…holy hakalotsoa!

  335. Jordan

    Yes! It is! Can’t get much better than bow-tie-y goodness….. but still not a ginger!

    Twitter: linguisticsgeek

  336. Having grown tired of waiting for the TARDIS to appear and the Doctor to tell me which the winning entry will be, I’ve decided to just go ahead and enter and try my luck!

  337. Chelo

    This would be the perfect way to get ready for the Christmas special!

  338. David Wood

    I want, give to me now.

    I love Darleks!!!

  339. 'neathCobaltSkies

    This comment was created by pointing a sonic screwdriver at the computer. Surely it will be the winning comment.

  340. Chuck

    Better odds are seldom available. Nor better prizes.

  341. I’m in. I’ve never ever watched a Dr. Who episode. Its one of the things on my to do list, so if I win, I will be able to cross it off.

  342. Jon D

    Did I win? Did I win?? :)

  343. Dennis
  344. Oded

    Wow, lots of comments! lets see what are the odds…

  345. Erika

    I’m the Doctor! I’m worse than *everyone’s* aunt!
    … And that is *not* how I’m introducing myself.

  346. The thing about Doctor Who is that the science (much less the astronomy) is so frequently absurd, and the show knows it, and you know it, and somehow you just don’t care…

  347. Alica

    I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool!

  348. Addison Smith
  349. Adrian Coles

    Matt Smith is from round my way. I live only a few miles from where he went to school. Cool huh?

  350. SRQHivemind

    etc. etc. allons-y!

  351. Erik Reimers

    Matt Smith is my favorite Doctor. Bam! I said it.

  352. Allison B.

    Would love this! Doctor Who has continued to impress me by maintaining its high-caliber awesomeness for five seasons.

  353. Ohio Mike
  354. Abra

    Oh! This would give me the opportunity to finally convince my fiance to watch Who with me! He loves the redheads…

  355. Have adjusted my keyboard with a sonic screwdriver, so I’m bound to win…

  356. dani, the geek

    Eccleston was the best of the new Doctors, but bow-ties are cool!


  357. Woo-Who! sign me up.
    BTB, did you hear the Nerdist’s interview with Matt Smith?
    Pretty cool stuff! I await my box set with great anticipation.

  358. chemdude

    I like those odds.

  359. Yah! I’d love one.

  360. Jessica @ Purdue

    great scott! as extremely poor grad students, the boyfriend and I are having a difficult time deciding how to handle the holidays this year… this would be a fantastic item to be able to gift to him while leaving our ramen/ beer/ pizza budget intact!

  361. David Fearnley

    I could do with some Tardis time.

  362. Louis

    Its hard to compare to Tom Baker as the Doctor, but the new guys do well enough.

  363. Autumn

    I need this set to tide me over to the Christmas special! I read your blog every day! I will not buy this tobacconist, it is scratched!

  364. Chad Walker

    Bow ties are, indeed, cool!

  365. JohnDoe

    If I win, I’ll buy a Region 1 BluRay player just to watch Dr. Who.

  366. DennyA

    The Blu-rays would be awesome to watch on my next flight to Raxacoricofallapatorius. (Twitter: DennyA)

  367. I have a man-crush on Phil. So there.

  368. All I need is to leave a comment? Works for me.

  369. Ah, the good Doctor! Thanks for years of great info, Phil, and I’m looking forward to more.
    Alternate contact is: ben “at” Q – A “dot” net
    — Ben on Maui

  370. Josh

    Glad to see so many with good taste!

  371. Balker

    Oh, man. I’m almost, ALMOST at the end of the David Tennant eps (just two of the last few specials to go), and can’t wait to see what the new Doctor is like. And this will make it possible!

    Also: Bad Wolf. Just for good measure.

  372. Cranky


  373. At least this isn’t a partisan issue. Yet.

  374. This comment is for the express purpose of being an entry for the contest. It is not to be used for any other purpose, and is the sole un-intellectual property of its author. Although no opinions are expressed in this comment, they are still solely of the author, and do not reflect the non-opinions of the federal government, the United Federation of Planets, or Oprah. Warning: side effects of reading this comment may include nausea, projectile vomiting, prolonged discomforting bowel movements accompanied by an oily discharge, Presbyterianism, and the condition known as “hot dog finger”. If after reading this comment you experience death lasting longer than four hours, please contact your doctor.

  375. Bouch

    This would make a great present to give it to my wife, even though she likes David Tennant better.

  376. Jamey

    I was a bit disappointed in this season compared to the previous but i’m sure they’ll get better and Gillan is awesome.

  377. Tadas

    I’m leaving a mark!!!

  378. Wasn’t sure about Matt Smith at first but i do indeed enjoy his Dr. and Amy Pond is da bomb!

  379. Rob

    Twitter account: @Master_Dex

    This would be the best holiday thing to win for me right now, especially as I can’t afford it anyway. Here is hoping the random number generator bestows it’s grace on me, lol (random grace of course).


  380. Ryan W

    It took me going back in time 5 times so that I could get just this one winning post number.

  381. TodRoss

    Ooh. Tempting. Especially because Matt Smith is a promising Doctor, even within the span of a single season.

  382. Allons-y! Wait, wrong Doctor.

  383. Michael

    This comment is bigger on the inside than you would expect @2ndstage

  384. A Tom

    This is a dasterdly way to get the lurkers to comment.

  385. Jeff

    Can’t wait for the Christmas special.

  386. CypherSD

    I hear David Tennant has a man-crush on Phil! Oh, and can I get the Cyberman upgrade even if I don’t cheat?

  387. Gerry

    This would be so awesome.

    More Awesomer than AWESOME itself!

  388. David

    What a great season!

  389. Ronja

    It would be nice to win=)Have not seen all of them.

  390. TSC

    Oh, why the heck not? Not going to win, but for The Doctor I need to try.

  391. Kyla
  392. Chris B

    I tolerate this century but I don’t enjoy it!

  393. NancyB

    Dragged from lurkdom!

  394. Oooo! Oooo! Ooooo! Pick Me! Pick Me!

  395. Amanda T.

    Best Christmas present ever!

  396. Number 6

    Costello: Well then who’s on first?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: I mean the fellow’s name.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy on first.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The first baseman.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy playing…

    Abbott: Who is on first!

    Costello: I’m asking you who’s on first.

    Abbott: That’s the man’s name.

    Costello: That’s who’s name?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: Well go ahead and tell me.

    Abbott: That’s it.

    Costello: That’s who?

    Abbott: Yes. PAUSE

  397. Amanda

    Here is hoping for some fantastic discs.

  398. toni

    Sure, why not? @tonistockton

  399. The fact that they still put a region-coding system on Blu-Ray tells me they still Don’t Get It.

    Oh well. I live in region 1, at least, so I’ll take a set!

  400. Foo

    This is the only series I need to complete my collection of the reboot!

    Of the old ones, I need them all, and to track down copies of the missing years. I’m sure I’ll have that done next year.

    Twitter: @agentfoo

  401. Erik

    This is a totally random comment, worthy of random selection!

  402. Blaine
  403. HvP

    The fifth season, that was Patrick Troughton wasn’t it?

    Actually, it’s been said that Matt Smith has based his Doctor’s style on that of the second Doctor. I think it’s cool!

  404. Fezs are not only cool…they’re awesome!

  405. plutosdad

    it would be swell to win this.

  406. Guillermo L

    It’s pretty odd that I have always been interested in Dr. Who, but never seen it. I think it intimidates me.

  407. David

    I would love to win this contest!

  408. chris.j.

    I can still remember watching my first doctor who show – genesis of the daleks. So long ago…

  409. Richard

    Make it so, Number One!

  410. Les

    I’m always up for free Who!

  411. Kassandra

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! Still hoping I’ll wake up one morning and remember that I know the Doctor! Maybe these DVDs will jog my memory :)

  412. Liz

    I might as well give it a shot. Could use some yummy Doctor Who action during the dreary Vancouver winter. @lzie21

  413. Zach

    Phil has a man-crush on David Tennant!

  414. Keith

    You can now count me out of the lurkers party.

  415. Craig Counterman

    Pertwee and Jo Grant were my first and still rule, but Smith and Gillan are great.

  416. magista

    Phil, dear Phil, I’d really like to win. :) I have met you in real life, but don’t actually know you; I hope I’m still eligible.

  417. Ian

    Would love to win this!

  418. Turlough

    Writing as one who has collected Doctor Who on VHS (from PBS, BBC, and, in one ridiculous moment, via video camera), I would be honored to have this collection.

  419. Zeb

    What are you doing here?

    I mean, yes please!

  420. Hi Phil! Pick me because I don’t get BBC America and I need some new Doctor!

  421. Geomaniac

    Blu-ray – blue box … natch.

  422. Jon

    Phil has a man-crush on David Tennant!

  423. Alicia

    My oldest son loves Dr. Who.

  424. I’ve always wanted to check out Dr. Who! Excited at this chance to do so!

  425. This would be terrible to win, because I would have to get a blue ray player. Oh noes. Whatever can I do? I suppose I’ll have to pin a sprig of celery to my lapel and go shopping with a bag of jelly babies in my pocket…

  426. Mark

    70’s version cheesy? Nonsense.
    Tom Baker is Doctor Who in my brain, but these later incarnations make a decent run at replacing him.

  427. Matt has done a very interesting twist, although David is still my favorite!

  428. dbear

    hey hey hey it’s Dr Who.

  429. Maite Montoya

    Love the more recent Doctors but Tom Baker will always be #1!

  430. Justin

    Woot – I totally hope I win :)

  431. In these trying times your blog is a welcome relief from the political blogs where I spend most of my time reading and writting. Keep up the good work!

  432. Mario

    Here we go again…
    It’s-a-me Mario.

  433. I have a crush on Phil. :)

    @mdedmon – twitter ID

  434. Consider my comment placed. :-) This would be a wonderful present for a friend of mine (no he has not entered his own comment on this blog, I’m doing this as a surprise).

  435. jfb

    Ah, so it’s out now. Awesome. I haven’t seen any of the 5th season yet (missed the first few when they were initially broadcast, and decided I didn’t want to come into the season half way), so I’ve been waiting for it to be released on DVD/BD.

    Curious to see how they come down from the end of the 4th season; that was a hell of a ride for the 10th Doctor.

  436. Will

    I have nothing clever to say. Pick me anyway, random number generator.

  437. ShavenYak

    Brilliant! Would love the Blurays, even if I do still have all the recorded episodes on the computer.

  438. Adam B

    Have seen only a few of the Matt Smith eps. A win would be good.

  439. Chris G

    Well, since you’re giving them away, I’d reallyreallyreallyreallyreally love to get one. And, despite what my wife says, I do think that bow ties are cool!

  440. JerryL

    Want! My daughter would love these for Christmas!

  441. jsmooth the 7th

    Yay contests! Dear random number generator, please pick me. Thanks…

  442. nspooky15

    Please can I win??? I’m an intern at NASA and love your blog!

  443. Scott M
  444. Matt

    I love Matt Smith as the Doctor, but I’ve missed a lot of episodes…maybe this’ll be my chance to catch up!

  445. I prefer my Doctor in a long scarf, but I’m also partial to David Tennant in the role (liked Davison, too). I’ve exhausted my measly two hours streaming on Netflix watching his episodes and need to wait until next month for more.

    I wish he got to use his Scottish accent as the Doctor–I wonder who made that decision.

    By the way, did anyone see Tennant in a fabulous version of Hamlet–it was on PBS in the US?

    400+ comments already!. Who knew?

  446. Peter Eldergill

    It’d be nice, but I’m not holding my breath


  447. Rachel Vanderhyden

    I only have the second through fourth seasons on my wedding registry, so season five would be a fantastic Holiday Present!

  448. Archer Sully

    Since my car is affectionately known as a TARDIS, I clearly deserve this more than anyone else.

  449. I’ve never seen Dr. Who, would this be a good place to start? If so, then may the FSM pick my number randomly from the cosmos.

  450. Jeff Metzner

    Great prize! Count me in!

  451. Edis

    This is my second contest participation here and incidentally my second comment, so I think I’m due for a prize. :)

  452. buttie

    Nice one, and it’s only 25 days left to the new episode, :)

  453. This is a comment.

  454. Hoho

    Geronimo indeed!

  455. Christopher N

    Ah doctor who, best, show, ever

  456. Adam Morgan

    I pray to the random number Gods to influence the seed values in my favor!

  457. JessH
  458. Steve in the UK

    @Notscarysteve These discs are one of the many reasons I got a region free Blu-ray player.

  459. I love all these giveaways. Not just because people get neat stuff, but because you just give people neat stuff, just ’cause you’re One Of Those Guys who likes doing stuff like that.

    …Least eloquent comment I’ve EVER made, but the point remains: Plait is Great. Thanks for everything.

  460. Lloyd

    Bow ties are cool.

  461. Phil

    I love that show!

  462. Ryan F

    Fezzes are cool.

  463. Lars Willen

    It would be nice to view a series I only have read about.

  464. Carl

    This is not a comment.

  465. Loree Thomas

    Free stuff! Yay!

    Dr. who?

  466. ShaneP

    Dr Who DVD pretty pretty please.. crossing my fingers, wearing my powerband. whatever it takes to turn the randomness in my favor… ha ha ha (evil laugh)…

  467. Dawn

    Darn, after reading the first half of point 2 I was totally going to leave more than one comment so that I could get abducted in the TARDIS… then I read the rest of it.

  468. Zaziben

    There is no way I’m going to win the prize.

  469. Schmorpheus

    Is it a true random number generator? Does it go ding when there’s stuff?

  470. David Tennant is my favorite Doctor. Matt Smith plus Karen Gillan = best combo to share the TARDIS.

  471. Dave
  472. eight

    How long do you think before this season comes out on PBS in the US? Then again I always forget to watch it anyway…

  473. Jeremy, I’d say you should start with Christopher Eccleston’s series (the first after the “reboot”). Thus, if you win, just send the discs my way… :-)

  474. Jamie

    Cool giveaway — thanks!

  475. David

    Pick me! Pick me!

  476. Scott Hamilton

    Amy Pond is by far the hottest companion the Doctor has ever had. There, I said it.

  477. sorcererninja

    If I ask nicely, will I still get a ride to the nearest Cyberman upgrade facility even if I only post one comment?

  478. Steven Thompson

    this is awesome! Hope to win!

  479. Heather Hyde

    I can’t wait for the doctor to come to the states!

  480. Lex Carter
  481. Dave Z. BS

    Christmas Invasion, best Dr. Who episode ever!

  482. Kevin Coble

    This is for my wife. She’s a bigger DW fan than I am….

  483. Eric

    It took a bit but I really like this doctor, and I love Ms. Pond. Dabo!

  484. Finally, a reason to get a Blu-Ray player.

  485. Richard

    Please please let this number come up!

  486. Neil

    I love a lot of sci-fi, but for various reasons, I haven’t seen an episode of Dr. Who since some Tom Baker reruns were shown on my local PBS station about 25-30 years ago. I don’t get cable, I don’t spend a lot of money on dvd’s, and I haven’t seen any on free television since those few I watched.

    I would love to see some of the newer versions, and if for some reason I don’t care for them, I could certainly find someone who would.

    Good Luck to me!

  487. Jim

    My wife loves David Tennant… Oooh, I’ll get you David Tennant!

    BTW: I love the show too.

  488. Lucas Micromatis

    I don’t care what anyone says…Horns of Nimon is one of the best stories ever. Nimon for series 6!!

  489. Ron1

    Oh, what the heck. “mine, mine, mine”.

  490. Lee Sherman

    The perfect Xmas gift!

  491. Bill B.

    Well, if the comments have no bearing on the odds other than additional comments increasing the odds, this comment will likely be assimilated. Unless I can sneak it into the TARDIS random number program being used to generate the winning numbers..

  492. Ronnie

    You can go ahead and just send them to me now.

  493. I’m guessing the Tom Baker series is unlikely to make it to Blu-ray!

  494. Chuck

    Ask your friends at BBC when we can expect “Classic” Dr. Who. My son loves the Doctor, but doesn’t get any jokes about scarves!

  495. Wes

    I don’t know what my insurance would say about me getting a free lifetime pass to The Doctor.

  496. Wife, daughter and I love Doctor Who.

  497. Matt Smith is okay. He’s not as intense as Eccleston or Tennant (the great one), but he’ll do. And I’ll probably get slammed for this, but, wonderful thought she may be, Amy is no Martha. Ppfpfpfpt!

  498. turbomike

    Please, oh please, choose me!

  499. Sarah

    Pick me! Pick me!

    Twitter @scienceprincess

  500. I’ve jumped back from December 3 to say thank you for picking me at random to win. Alons-y!

  501. Brian

    Doctor: Watch out for the bramble.
    Sarah Jane: Ow!
    Doctor: I told you to watch out for the bramble.

  502. Erik

    I’m trying to win one for my gf.

  503. Rick Murch-Shafer

    I’d love this set to go alone with my T-shirt that has a Delorean running into a Tardis!

  504. @theadamm

    You should randomly generate this number – I’ve never seen an episode of Dr. Who before.

  505. JimTKirk

    This is too cool! Good luck everyone!

  506. Angela
  507. Gary

    I’ve been a Whofan since episode two, way back in 1963!

  508. Shailaja

    Oh man, I just spent all day last Sunday catching up on Season 5!

    General reactions include:
    Irish accents!
    Red hair!
    Rory :(
    Rory :( :( :( :( :(
    Rory πŸ˜€
    River & Tardis :(
    Doctor :( :( :(
    You are late to my wedding! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Thanks for running this contest!

  509. Lael Eckman

    Oh do I love Dr Who! Totally my space and time lord hero.

  510. I’m down for some Dr Who awesome. Thanks Phil!

  511. I don’t really want to win, and I don’t really watch the new round of Dr Who, but I just have to comment on how stupid it is to call this series 5.

  512. David M

    Hope I am the lucky, randomly chosen one!!!

  513. David

    After reading through the other comments, it appears that all the witty stuff re: Dr. Who has been said. Therefore, I shall go with a blatant attempt to sway the judges through obvious fawning and flattery.

    Warning – my “Suck-Up-Fu” is powerful.

    Phil, you are clearly one of the brightest, most attractive skeptics and astronomers out there. Your TV series was a tour de force. Your book was both entertaining and informative. Clearly (and purely coloquially) you are a god amongst men and I would be eternally grateful (though unworthy) of receiving such a monumental gift from you.

    OK, if that doesn’t help sway things in my direction (pfft…”random” numbers. Yeah, right!) then I don’t know what will.

  514. Please and thank you.

  515. Shawn

    Still haven’t watched any of Series 4 or 5, but I’d love to change that. :)

  516. Samuel

    Easy as 3.141592654

  517. Keith Hearn

    So anyone *in* the present time can enter, even if they’re not originally *from* the present time, right?

  518. Jeff

    I’ve never watched Dr. Who – but I saw this long line and figured I should stand in it!

  519. Knock-knock.

    Who’s there?


    Doctor Who?


  520. jaranath

    Oddly enough, the real reason David Tennant left the show was stress resulting from his role in a man-crush triangle with the Bad Astronomer and George Hrab.

  521. Kenneth Ludwig

    I just love wathing this show. It would be awesome to win this set!

  522. Ashlyn

    Excellent prize! I still haven’t gotten around to watching the fifth series all the way through (I’ll admit my sadness over Ten not being in it has probably influenced that) so this would surely help!

    My twitter handle is @RainbowAshlyn :)

  523. Bryce

    something original to say

  524. CoffeeJedi

    I’ll just reverse the polarity of this comment, that should do it.
    Don’t worry, I’ll explain later.

  525. JTB

    If there was a vote, Tom Baker would be my favorite Doctor!

  526. Greg

    I call upon the ultimate powers of favorable randomness.

  527. David

    Dr Who, can’t believe I’ve never watched so much as a single episode. Would be nice to win though, I’m curious what all the fuss is about.

  528. Heather

    Yay for Doctor Who!

  529. sundown

    Now, if we can get some scifi cross over where the doctor lands on the battlestar galactica which is in orbit around the moon and in a standoff with some Eagles while the Serenity is sneaking by, we could have us some fun!

  530. SΓΈren Mors

    Who’s there? Dr. who!

  531. Steve

    OK, I’ve posted a comment, just let me know when I win!

  532. Gark


  533. Maren

    It would be very fun if I won’t, because series five likely won’t come to Norway any time before the year 3253642735.

    Which I think is sad, as I love Doctor Who nearly as much as I love J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and other Middle-earth book. (Not really, because my love for LotR is probably bigger than the universe, but Doctor Who comes surprisingly close seeing as it’s a TV series, not a book. It’s my favourite TV series in any case, that’s for sure.) Matt Smith is my favourite Doctor, though Series 4 might beat 5 (if barely) in my favourite-ranking.

    (Twitter: @Tolkienizer)

  534. Justin Wilson
  535. Jon

    Yes please, DVD please.

  536. Sasha

    Is it time for Christmas yet?

    …Yeah, that’s the best thing I could think of to post. /shrug

  537. Andy

    My favorite Doctors are the Eighth and Ninth. Is there a poorer soul deserving of a prize?

  538. QuietDesperation

    Ran across this before coming here.

    And bollocks to the Amy Pond haters.

    And physical discs? When will the future finally get here where I have a little box, pay some $20 or $30 a month, and I can stream any TV show or movies ever made in HD? My Netflix/Roku box is getting there, but c’mon already…

  539. Josh

    I always wanted to see this season!

  540. Ami

    Here’s a comment!

  541. Greg
  542. Doctor Whoooo! Want! Do you also happen to give away a sonic screwdriver? πŸ˜‰

  543. Ralph Crown
  544. Doug Showell

    Wow, good luck random number generator.

  545. Jonathan

    Great Giveaway Idea! :) It’s the doctor!

  546. Bob

    I, for one, welcome our alien overlords. (ahem timelords)


  547. Paul

    Here is your comment. Just picked up your book and I love it. Thanks for always having something new and insightful in my reader!

  548. I still haven’t watched Dr. Who yet. Been on my Nexflix queue for a while, but other stuff keeps preempting it. I hope it is as good as everyone makes it out to be.

  549. Gotrootdude

    Without free speech no search for truth is possible… no discovery of truth is useful… Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.
    ~ Charles Bradlaugh

  550. Buddha says β€œThe greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment.” Nonsense, the greatest gift is plainly Doctor Who Series 5 on Blu-Ray.

  551. PersianExcursion

    I would like a chance please.

    My little sister loves Dr. Who. I’d appreciate being able to watch it with her when I return from school this winter break.

  552. Stephen shannon

    aww i miss david tennent, but matt smith has been fantastic, can’t fault him at all

  553. Chris

    For those not winning you can always purchase an inflatable Dalek

  554. Russell
  555. Scott

    Oh, this is Christmas!

  556. That Guy
  557. J W

    Lot of comments so far. Throwing my hat in the ring.

  558. The Lone Figure

    I had a dream last night that the Doctor was needling Rory about his Golgafrinchan ancestry.

    I now feel compelled to disinfect my telephone.

  559. Jeff B

    I should get around to watching this series sometime.

  560. Henrik

    OMG 595 comments? Astronomy must be FUN! πŸ˜€

  561. Eric

    If the gas is present, the celery turns purple.
    Then what do you do?
    I eat the celery.

  562. Matt B.

    Who’s up for a 2017 Aug 21 solar-eclipse expedition led by Phil?

    Hint: I am.

  563. Olive Wildly

    I respect everyone’s love for Matt Smith, but my favorite character this season is definitely Karen Gillan’s. Her expressions are spot on! Excellent giveaway choice!

  564. Scott

    I hope the DVD box opens to reveal a spacious interior.

  565. AtomicTommy

    This would be sooooo awesome to win….love me some Dr. Who!

  566. Here’s hoping they bring back the Fez! FEZ 2011!

  567. Wayne on the plains
  568. steve


  569. Helenmary

    I hope you don’t really have to personally approve every single comment here, otherwise I hope you don’t have anything else that needs to get done today… But! Added to the burden nonetheless!

  570. Liisa

    My other transport is a TARDIS.

  571. Roger A

    This blog kicks galactic-sized butt!

  572. Stripe

    600? Maybe?? Wow lots of traffic here.

  573. Fogeyman

    I would eat my own bow tie for this.

  574. kurt_eh

    If a bowtie is cool, and a fez is cool, how cool would a fez wearing a bowtie be?

  575. jjdaddyo

    If I win this I’ll have to upgrade, since my Tardis only has an 8-track player…

  576. Misspelled Cinnamon
  577. Voltaire

    All I know is that I’ll be at my grandparents for Christmas – and they have BBC America. I don’t know what they’ll be doing that day, but I know what I’ll be doing.

  578. NotACat

    I quite like fish-fingers and custard, actually…

  579. Kris

    Not bad. A bit boring in the middle.

  580. daveo123

    Matt Smith is a pretty worthy followup to David Tennant.

  581. Jared

    Free stuff is great, can it be delivered in person?

  582. Larry
  583. I hope you have a GREAT random number generator.

    Of course as John von Neumann said – “Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.”


  584. Tim H

    I hear Doctor Who is a good show.

  585. Alex

    I love me some Doctor Who.

  586. Tim

    Awesome contest!

  587. Chris

    Doctor Who on blu ray! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  588. CameronSS

    Doctor Who! I’d have to go out and buy a Blu-Ray player, but it would be worth it.

  589. Sharla Hardy

    Over 600 entries. Well, it’s better than the lottery. Love the Doctor.

  590. Quinn

    If I’m from this time, but get a ride in the TARDIS, can I pick it up in the future?

  591. Nat

    Timmy wimey wibbly wobbly!

  592. Tim B

    *Puts on his fez*

  593. Tim

    Thanks for the opportunity, Phil.

  594. bodkin

    I’d jump ahead a few days, get the wining numbers, return and post at the just right moment if I were allowed to cross my own timeline.

  595. Brian

    Ooooh sign me up!

  596. Lledowyn

    You know, even though I’m leaving a single comment, I would really dig being kidnapped in the TARDIS. Just skip the part about the Cybermen facility.

  597. woohoo!
    wanna have that!

  598. PhilB

    Yup still have a crush on Karen Gillan

  599. JK Finn

    This would be a rather cool way check if the player actually is region free.

  600. whoschad

    Bananas are good

  601. Bill Rockenbeck

    Bad Astronomy is my favorite blog!

  602. One of the things that made me fall in love with Doctor Who was the fact that in a world full of Han Solos and Terminators there was a character who used his head instead of using a gun. That and they dealt with having new actors better than the James Bond movies.

  603. oooh i want!! season 5 was seriously amazing. I love david tennant <3 the doctor

  604. Philip
  605. oooh i want!! season 5 was seriously amazing. I love david tennant, but matt smith is an extremely close second!!
    <3 doctor who

  606. Scott St. John

    This has probably already been pointed out, but saying “allons-y” for a 11th doctor box set is bad form, chap. The correct exclaimativation is GERONIMOOOOOO!

  607. mbslo

    I am glad there is a Doctor in the house.

  608. This is great, Phil! I miss David Tennant but I suspect that watching the entire season in one sitting would bring me around to Matt Smith…

  609. “Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.” -Jefferson

  610. ebo

    Is it wrong I just want the Blu-Ray set to see Karen Gillan in hi-def?

  611. Rebecca

    Bowties are cool!

  612. Michelle

    Bowties are cool.

  613. Mike

    Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!

  614. Ivette

    Wow,what a xmas gift! Hope to win πŸ˜‰

  615. d3_dude

    I’ve seen part 1 of two different two part episodes and missed the second episode of both. Phil I have to win this. Don’t make me get all Sontaran on you!

  616. bigjohn756
  617. OtherRob

    I hopped into the TARDIS and saw that I won this contest so please just skip the drawing and send on of the prizes directly to me. :)

  618. Indeterminate State of Flux

    It’s a fez, I wear a fez now, fezes are cool!

  619. Jean-Denis

    Allons y, some BD to France, whatever its region. Pourquoi pas?

  620. HoagsVoorwoop

    It’s wibbly wobbly time!

  621. John Tabor

    Love to see this series clear and in Hi def. My BBC is SD and not always good

  622. Morgan

    I needed a good excuse to get a blu-ray player.

  623. @anothersquid, with tentacles flailing, spreads the Luck of Cthulhu onto this contest…

  624. Earnest

    Blu-rays are cool. (Just like bow ties and fezzes.)

  625. The Foo insist you give me the DVDs. Please don’t anger the Foo. Thank you for your attention.

  626. Der_Ventilator

    You are my Dr. Who (Ref from Eureca)

  627. Lena

    Never ignore a coincidence. Unless you’re busy, in which case always ignore a coincidence.

  628. Matt Smith is the best Doctor since Pertwee.


  629. HaroldG

    This would just start off Channukah perfectly!!

  630. It is because of this series that I found out my sister has a borderline bowtie fetish… well maybe not that far but her exact words were “Finally! Someone who feels the same way about bow ties that I do!”

    She then went on to elucidate the many merits of a bow tie.

    Also “Doctor Who” is and always will be amazing!

  631. FetchBeer
  632. Jim

    I’ve been such a fan of Dr Who since my mom turned me on to him in the early 70’s. Been hooked on the new stuff too!

    Thank you Mr Phil for this opportunity!

    …and who needs a traveling companion anyway?!

  633. Mike O

    I love the Who. Live at Leeds was the best ever. Ha Ha. The Doctor is great too. Wish I could see more in the U.S.

  634. I really want one, but with so many entries it looks like I have no chance. I would love to be proved wrong.

  635. Renan

    If this contest were available for every alt-earth version of me, would that increase my odds of winning?

  636. Alicia

    Thanks for the blog and the giveaway.


  637. andrew

    I have a blu-ray player… and I love doctor who… therefore I should have these.

  638. JonB

    Take me away, TARDIS. And thanks for the contests, Phil!

  639. Zyaama

    Oh man, I just finished watching season 4 and have the specials waiting. This has to be fate calling me!

  640. only seen a couple episodes from this season. but seems pretty awesome so far.

  641. Chris S.
  642. I love giveaways, especially ones just in time for the holidays.

  643. DalekWannabe

    You will Obey and send me the DVD’s!


  644. Scott

    Been waiting for this to come out.

  645. It’s YOUR fault I’m hooked on this show, Phil! Never watched until started reading your blog. Thank Baby Jebus for Netflix!

  646. [redacted by BA]

    Phil has a man-crush on David Tennant!

    There, I said it.

    And one of these three box sets has my name on it, a Blu-ray box set, of course.

  647. Ali


    I can haz doctor who plz.

    I already gazed into the untempered schism, and it drove me mad. Maybe if I had the blu-ray set, I might regain my sanity.

  648. Ericka

    Alas. So many comments. Good luck, everyone!

  649. PhysGrad
  650. David Bloomberg

    I’ll trade you a jelly baby for the DVD set!

    Twitter: @DavidBloomberg

  651. Casey Kirkruff

    The Doctor’s not some dirty old man! He’s more like… Gandalf. Space Gandalf. Or the little green one with the lightsaber.

  652. Andrew

    I’ve always wanted to watch this show

  653. Levon

    I like season 5 a lot =D.

  654. Old Geezer

    What is this “Blue Ray” you speak of?


    Would it help if I said that I have a huge crush on David Tennant? It’s so true. I’ve been a 10/Rose shipper since 9.

  656. Chris

    Miami Hurricanes ftw

  657. Michael French

    way to crash the server Phil

    but yes i will take the prize if you insist

  658. Alessandro Cristo

    Our civilisation is evolving very fast, changing in the ways no one could even expect. Even though Nano, quantum are quite old words already, there is not a day which I don’t see news about all this stuff. Last few days were being commented a lot about living 200 years, life on Saturn moon.. few weeks ago about the Council of 8 , omg.. is that really happening… World is changing, also the Universe. Wonder who is behind all this changes.

  659. This promotion is almost as awesome as “Death from the Skies!”.

    — Scott

  660. TrysKeturiolika

    And YES, I’m IN πŸ˜‰

  661. S H

    β€œFirst things first, but not necessarily in that order.”

  662. Gabriela Casella

    I got a new sensation…

  663. This is not a comment.

  664. Ryan Lumb

    Bowties are cool

  665. Rich in Ohio
  666. Dan

    Dr. Who’s on first and Dr. What’s on second

  667. DennyMo

    I’m looking forward to the Dr. Who “A Christmas Tale”.

  668. pick me! pick me! :) FYI my twitter is @mergeimagery and thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  669. Daniel Brodsky

    Can’t wait for the Dr Who Chanukah Special!

  670. Karl

    I am posting. I don’t figure I’ll win, but I’ll make it more difficult for other people.

  671. Kirk

    I think I know someone who might like this as a gift…

  672. David

    Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) is doing her best to kick Alyson Hannigan (Willow) off the top of my crush podium. Its not done yet but she is wobbling.

  673. So many people! Hope to get lucky. <3 and miss David Tennant

    Twitter @debschleede

  674. Drago

    Alas, I lack a witty comment.

  675. Justin Olson
  676. The odds are terrible. But I would like at least one series on hardcopy.

  677. Matt

    Help this broke college student get caught up on Doctor Who! (Can’t afford BBC America)

  678. Kris swanson

    Looking forward to seeing series 5!

  679. DougBoy

    I have only watched a few episodes, so this would be a fun christmas gift for myself.

  680. Doug Little

    cheesy 70s version

    Hey easy there fella, they did a lot with very little and the scripts were pretty damn good, they had to be. Just like commodore 64 games had to possess great game play because the graphics and sound were well, for want of a better word, ordinary.

  681. Noophy

    I need to convert my wife to Dr Who. What better than BluRay quality :)

  682. Aliera

    Bowties are cool. Aren’t they cool?

  683. John Carll

    This would make a great gift for a friend of mine :)

  684. pick me pick me pick me!!

    I’m all Timey Wimey!


  685. Joseph Ward

    This would make a fantastic Christmas gift. For my wife of course, not for me. No, not for me at all.

  686. Mike

    Bow ties are cool

  687. Philip

    This would make a nice birthday present.

  688. Dan

    I wish I had a slice of pie right now.

  689. Patrick

    That new guy’s not tooo bad a Doctor Who, I guess…

  690. If I win this, I’ll totally buy a blu-ray player to watch it on. I promise!

  691. Micha

    Great way to lead in to the new Christmas Special!

  692. Heather

    Great idea for a giveaway. Also for anecdotal evidence just in case we’d like to see how many people here are fans of excellent sci-fi ;]

  693. Doogie2K

    I actually really liked the gravitas Eccleston brought to the role, and felt that he did the fury thing much better than Tennant, who was more shouty. Smith is more of a pure eccentric, with some real nice emotional moments. Looking forward to seeing both his and Amy’s characters develop further in Series 6.

  694. Derrick

    Amy Pond is by far my favourite companion. I must have this!

  695. Congrats on your appearance on SoS! (Hmmm, not related to Dr. Who, but qualifies as a comment)

  696. Bryan
  697. Magnus

    I’d be silly not to give it a shot. Well, I’m silly anyway, but still.

  698. I love most everything about this season, but what the most?
    Oh, I don’t know…….
    Amy in her nightie constantly?

  699. Jaimie Monahan

    A friend of mine just posted this on my wall and I immediately had to check it out–I fell in love with the Doctor last year and haven’t been able to keep up with the 5th season the way I’d like too. So–this would be perfect for me. Hooray for having such a lovely contest!! :)

    <3 David Tennant <3

  700. Clinton

    I like the old cheezoids from the 70s but then I’m as old as Slartibartfast.

  701. Matt

    I love me some Dr. Who!

  702. robsnotes

    Christmas special so…close…can…almost…taste it!

  703. JohnC

    Some witty comment.

  704. Thank you very much for this opportuinty.
    This was the season my wife finally sat down and watched The Doctor with me. Now she’s a bigger fan than I am. Would be great under the Season of Reason tree this year.

  705. Probably won’t win it, but if I do my hubby and I will enjoy it completely.

  706. GlennS

    Interesting how the Fifth Doctor’s companion became a companion in real life to another well-known scientist….

  707. Daniel

    Me too, me too!

    Dr. Who and an email from Phil.

    (fingers crossed, rubbing lucky rabbit foots)

  708. yotiao
  709. Very boring — but hopeful — response.

  710. Ryan N

    Ooo! Blu-Ray! Ooo! The Doctor! Ooo! Amy! Ooo!
    This would be a wonderful Christmas present for me. πŸ˜€

  711. Vernon Balbert

    Woo hoo! May I please have some Doctor Who?

  712. Graybeard

    “Every day is a big day when you’re a time traveler. I skip the little ones.”

  713. Dounk
  714. Douglas Troy

    Wait a second, let me get this straight, you wrote a book?!?!

  715. Bulletproofheeb

    Chanukah is just around the corner…

  716. Nicole

    Absolutely love Doctor Who so much I named my cat after him πŸ˜‰ “The Doctor” (12th) is a grey tabby.

  717. Rik Cairns

    If you wish to win a Doctor Who box set, you must first invent the universe.

  718. RyShe

    I love you Phil, but sorry I love blu-ray more.

  719. gruebait

    Whew!- the headline in my RSS feed was off-putting. I only use green-ray, but plain ol’ DVD is okay.

  720. Rick Pikul

    *squee-runch* THUD

    (Opens door.)

    I’m probably not the only one to do this, but I’m not going over 700+ comments to check.

  721. David Tennant and Karen Gillan would be way cool.

  722. Jim
  723. Robyn

    Finally, a Doctor young enough that I can marry him without it being too creepy. Although, I’d rather marry David Tennant.

  724. Dale

    Rose, Rose, where for art thou Rose

  725. I wantz me some (more) Doctor Who!

  726. Chris King

    My kids and I are such rabid Doctor Who fans, we’re watching some old Doctor Whos starting with William Hartnell. This would be a great present!

  727. George Cook

    I don’t think it’ll help my chances much, but I read ur blog every day! (well mostly)

  728. Jack Mitcham

    Ooh! That would be nice…

  729. Dave

    Want. Please pick me.

  730. Melissa Fox

    Gingers have way more fun.

  731. JC

    This is my comment
    It smells like a trout
    Pick my darned number
    and mail the set out

  732. MichaelB

    BluRay? DVD? Deliver it digitally so I can watch it from an iPad – which certainly appears to be bigger on the inside than the outside.

  733. Justin F

    I lol’d at 768. This is also my entry to the contest.

  734. I dunno, I still prefer old teeth-and-curls, myself, but I’m willing to give him a chance.

  735. PW

    Anyone on Earth? Seriously?

  736. Katie

    tennant > smith … but he’s still brilliant/eccentric!

  737. Todd Boughn

    “Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to puree of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I’ll take you all on, one-by-one or all in a bunch to back it up!” – Harlan Ellison

  738. Sarah in Phoenix

    I’m the doctor.

  739. Crystal

    Just started with this season, got hooked after the first episode!

  740. I loved tannet, but smith grew on me.. now I am a full convert. Good luck everyone!

  741. SRW

    Ha my lucky number, sorry about that ya’all.

  742. Doug M.

    Quadrophenia! …no wait.

    Doug M.

  743. Hopefully you’ll have a similar contest for when Bad Universe is released on disc.

  744. MonkeyDeathcar

    I deserve this more than the anybody.

  745. Jean

    I used to stay up until 2am in University to watch the original series. (They are extra awesome when you are that tired.) I am enjoying the new series as well; and I vote for Donna as the best companion!

  746. eNTy

    That would be me…

  747. Brad

    this is a comment.

  748. thedoctormike

    brilliant! thanks for the chance

  749. Cam

    and to think i was just about to buy it. :-)

  750. Egaeus

    In 1998, I won an almost-but-not-completely-useless cooler from a Coca-Cola twist-off game. How does that affect my chances of winning? How would winning this affect my chances of winning the lottery? I mean, I figure that I’m either going to win the lottery, or I’m not, so the chances are about 50/50, right?

  751. Kyle Carmichael

    Doctor Who WOOT WOOT

  752. Mark Loewenberg

    I gave Pluto to my brother yesterday!

  753. Cathy W
  754. Rich Ludwig

    Do I qualify? Can I wear my hat while watching the movie?

  755. Mark C

    This is futile. The only thing I have ever won is a Starbucks gift card worth $5. Still, I hope and keep trying.

  756. Austin L

    I bet you just do this to show everyone how many people read your blog πŸ˜›

  757. Tad
  758. Leif Nielsen

    The Tardis for me, please…
    Ok, the 5. series of Doctor Who on Blu-Ray will also do.

  759. sweeks

    watch Doctor who, play top gear, get tardis.

  760. No, you look Time Lord. We came first.

  761. I’ve never seen Doctor Who. I know that as a nerd, I’m lacking some serious cred by saying that, but I’ve never known where to start. If I win here, I guess I’ll start with this!

  762. I want. I need a Doctor, I want so badly.

  763. EdF

    Since I can say whatever I want, great NY TImes piece on Tycho Brache and Kepler… Was it murder???

    Oh, and the new girl is hot in season 5!

  764. Country Geek

    Aaaah! The Tardis, now that takes me back! πŸ˜›

  765. I think of it as The New Adventures of The Doctor’s Young Nephew, but by whatever name you call it, 5th season DVDs would be very cool.

  766. Judy Darnell

    I’ve got a blue ceramic tray shaped like the Tardis that says ‘tea and biscuits with the Doctor’. I’d love to have Series 5. I’d even send you a biscuit.

  767. Noam

    Commenting more than once is almost worth it for a TARDIS trip, but that would disqualify me, too… decisions, decisions, decisions.

  768. pixelologist

    You must feed………me if I win. Blu-ray Dr. Who. Nom nom nom.

  769. Oopizootics

    Who let the Autons in?

  770. Specter15

    I can’t wait for the next season.

  771. Karen

    My daughter would think I’m cooler than Lady Gaga if I won this and gave it to her for Christmas.

  772. buenamusa

    I would really love to win the set!

  773. Flower of Scotland

    804/42=19.1 and that is not my age. Yeah!!!

  774. Mandy Qualls
  775. Slade J. Jokela

    I love Doctor Who and the Bad Astronomer. Keep up the good work Phil!

  776. Robin

    I must have this set.

  777. This is my comment, and it is mine.

  778. Reginald

    Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek Dalek


  779. Sarah
  780. Greg in Austin

    Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey…

    It goes DING when there’s stuff!

    Ok, ok, gotta quote the new-new-new Doctor…

    Time is not the boss of me!

    I am definitely a mad-man with a box!


  781. Mick Rosey

    I want to get a Delorean and put a bumper sticker on it that says “My Other Time Machine is a TARDIS”

  782. Bill

    Karen Gillan. Yum.

    (always fun when you post these and we get to meet all the lurkers…)

  783. Chris

    With my luck, I’ll win, but it will happen to coincide with a time explosion shortly thereafter…

  784. Chris

    I have to say, you give away seriously cool stuff.

  785. Fenchurch

    It’s terribly improbable that I’ll win, but I’ve got a better chance of winning than if I don’t comment at all.

  786. M.Hiller

    I am definitely a madman with a box!

  787. TimBob

    This isn’t cool.


  788. BicycleRepairMan

    Right. I’m in! always fun to win stuff! Although I never do, so how do I know? Maybe it sucks? No its probably pretty cool!

  789. Haylee

    Me! Me! Me…wanna win. Thanks for the contest!!

  790. Mike Wagner

    I have not seen seasons 1 to 4.
    You can beat me now.

  791. Evan Moulson

    Whether I win or not, this has a good chance of being what I’ll end up watching over Christmas break.

  792. Adam Deso

    I just started with the Doctor a few weeks ago and am now on season 3, it would be great to win this so I didn’t have to borrow my co-workers copy!

  793. Doctor Who is an amazing show. Gotta say, I prefered Tennant.

  794. Keith Barnett
  795. kimberly daniel

    i can’t wait to see season 5 i love doctor who

  796. Dave

    Just finished “Death From The Skies” and have caught the eps of your show.

  797. Melody Hirth

    Bow ties are cool.

    Also I think I would like you to abduct me in the TARDIS. As long as you didn’t take me to the Cybermen upgrade facility.

  798. I wish the lean season had featured some specials with Paul McGann, in addition to what we had.

  799. Sean McCain

    I think you should pick me. I need more wibbly-wobbly in my life.

  800. I loved Tennant, but I also love what Matt Smith has done with the role. I think some of the haters online are just upset Tennant left. I certainly think season 5 was up there with season 4 of the new series as may favorite and WAY better than season 3.

  801. Well, I certainly can’t pass this offer up! @LaBlua on Twitter, if that becomes necessary.

  802. When is the next episode of Bad Universe being released? I guess I can just watch my DR Who set until then.

  803. serenityflyer

    Leaving this in hopes of winning the prize as a holiday gift for the beau. (twitter = @serenityflyer)

  804. Brock Campbell

    I love season five. Great new doctor.

  805. TimK

    Pick me! Pick me!

  806. Wow, that’s a lot of comments.

  807. Michael Keeling

    I know I’m not going to win it, but worth a try anyway.

  808. dlanod

    Might as well throw in an entry. Both my wife and I love Dr Who and we’ll be quite willing to get something to play BluRay discs for it!

  809. Don h.

    and who is the winner?

  810. Tan Coul

    My boys… my poncho boys! I calculate the odds of success at 1531234 to 1, but then again that is my lucky number…

  811. Joe

    The Borders near me is closing and is currently liquidating their stock. I managed to get Death from the Skies for $2.50. Score!

  812. JeffS

    Allons-y and Geronimo? Sounds like a meta-crisis.

  813. Stephen C. Burrows

    the word is allons-y, two “l’s” my friend.

    Would really like this.

  814. depotdevoid

    Oh stuff, stuff! I love stuff, give me stuff!

  815. Meredith

    WOOT! I’ve been wanting to watch this new Dr. Who but we don’t have cable. Instead, I’ve been biding my time watching my favourite 4th Dr. on Netflix.

  816. Lindsey Stock

    If I win, I’m going to force all my friends to sit there and have a Doctor Who marathon so they can understand all of my obscure references and inside jokes :)

  817. Have I told you how much I love you?

  818. Killy83

    Oh man, I have yet to watch this season. I hear good things about Matt Smith, but I’m not sure if I’m ready for the change.

  819. Hiyame

    This would be so awesome. Go ahead and make my day. For reals. I would so owe you for life.

  820. Dr Who, Dro Who, Dr Who y el mantra sigue…

  821. Adam

    This is very awesome!

  822. Don h.
  823. I think R2-D2 could totally kick a Dalek’s pepper-shaker-shaped ass.

  824. Eric Holton
  825. MarkM

    This is truly all I want for Christmas…

  826. Winning this will only help up my nerd factor!

  827. Don h.

    ?and I am new at this so helpme to understand the working of this

  828. TBRP

    I’ve just decreased the odds for everyone else. BWAHAHAHAHA!

  829. CyberCecil

    I can’t wait for the Christmas Special!

  830. Linda H

    Yay for this contest! I need to watch the episodes with the angels again, so that I can continue to have creepy nightmares.

  831. Erin H

    Ooh, shiny! One of my fave seasons of Doctor Who evar!

  832. Richard Osborn

    Winter is coming.

  833. Rick

    I’d like a shot at a little Doctor Love!

  834. Paul Runde

    Exterminate bow tie fish custard.

  835. Eric Bodary

    Fish sticks really do go well with custard, but not like choc custard only plain custard nicely chilled. :)

  836. Jenai May

    I missed this season of Doctor Who… What an awesome (potential) way to finally see it!!! :)

  837. John Nouveaux

    The only thing which might make this offer better is if it was combined with the Mr. Deity Season 3 DVD. πŸ˜‰


  838. Old Grey Geologist

    Dr. Who rocks (bad pun intended).

  839. mb

    Me! Give me the dvds! (Please.)

  840. Jeff Wilson

    Sweet! Count me in!

  841. dukeofhurl

    Winning this would be too cool.

  842. Dick Herbst

    Dr. Who is the BEST!!!!

  843. Rich Williams

    Pond is the best companion!

  844. Daniel

    898th comment, pretty good chances. And then it was 900.

  845. Diana C.



  846. David

    exterminate, exterminate

  847. Alex Murdoch

    Nice to know you’re not prejudice against Canadians for this one! LOVE THE DOCTOR! Gimme gimme gimme! Oh, and yay Earth!

  848. I have lived in the present all my life; lucky for me I’m not in the distant past or future, or I wouldn’t have any chance of winning.