We’re off today. Please enjoy an extra cat video.
With the end of filming for Series 9 coinciding with Doctor Who‘s trip to Hall H next week for San Diego Comic Con, we’ve got a barrage of Who news just before the holiday weekend.
First up–the first official image from Series 9, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
According to Capaldi (who is interviewed in the article that accompanies the picture): The photo shows the Doctor about to make a mistake that has cataclysmic repercussions.
Also, Capaldi teases that if he dresses up to roam the Comic Con floor unnoticed, he will either dress like a White Walker from game of Thrones, or a 1960s Who villain, a Menoptra. So keep your eyes peeled.
It was a busy week this week, and Tuesday got shorted its usual Tunes post. Please enjoy this bizarre but lovely cello cover on “Pumped Up Kicks” with our apologies.
After 44 years on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano, better known to every child in America as Maria, is retiring.
She announced it herself last night, at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Sesame Workshop has not yet released a statement yet, but Manzano confirmed that after a lifetime lived on Sesame Street, she was exiting the program.
Sonia Manzano joined Sesame Street in 1971, somewhere in the middle of the second season. She was initially a bit part. Her character, Maria Figueroa (yes she has a last name!) was a teenager and part time worker at the Sesame Street Library. She later moved to working at the Fix-It Shop with Luis. In 1974 she was made a full time cast member, but it wasn’t until 1981 that she became a full time employee at the Fix It Shop.