Ask The Ponies In the Box
How is the motion comic coming along, Its been a while since we heard anything?
Anonymous

It’s going well actually, Patreon Patrons just got a small sample of it, plus the Goodnight Goodnight motion comic we’re airing at Bronycon, which won’t be live for a month or two. 

With any luck we will have them live to the general public in the near future. 

Have you ever noticed that DWnA seems like a show that would actually air on the Hub, while DWA seems like the version that would air on the BBC? Why do you think that is? Honestly I kinda prefer DWA because of the darker tone, but I do like DWnA's funny antics too, I'm just curious if its a design choice. When you too crossed over things got noticeably more serious for both sides.
Anonymous

Well, it’s really not a contest between the two shows, but if I had to weigh in on the differing tones of either, I’d just put it down to writer’s preference and background. DWnA was created before either of its main leads had seen Doctor Who, so that gave it its own unique quirky, bouncy kind of feel. That’s actually why Derpy’s called an ‘Assistant’ instead of a companion, something I actually thought was quite an interesting take on the position. Derpy fits the role quite nicely and taking up the role of ‘Assistant’ while still being a companion fits her personality well. In anycase, I think this early view of the series when combined with the creator’s later love of the Doctor Who franchise gave it its own flare and special feel to it. I think this is why a lot of folks tend to say the MLP side tends to be a bit stronger with that series. I’m simply spitballing though, hopefully stepping on no toes, that would be a question best asked of the DWnA Tumblr. 

On the flipside, Squeak, head writer and director created Number 12, the fanfiction that later became the jumping point for our series, just two months after the first MLP episode aired. He (Or…she for that matter) had been an old fan of Doctor Who for a number of years at that point, and  thus focused more heavily on the Doctor Who-ish elements than the MLP ones in that first outing, which resulted in the ‘Darker’ tone a lot of people suggest the series has. While the MLP elements are a big part of the world, the series borrows slightly more heavily from the Whoniverse for its tone, with episodes often containing themes of death, loss, and the passage of time. Though often full of humor, those themes are present in a lot of Squeak’s work if you take a look at it. This of course gives DWA it’s own unique feel as well. 

Not to say these themes are absent from DWnA, which of course has lots of lovely darker moments, but in the ‘Boxiverse’ there seldom seems to be an episode without someone getting the axe off screen.

This is also probably why people love the crossover so much. With both series having their own leanings towards either Doctor Who or MLP, when they came together into one whole, there was a balance struck between them. This is because both series have the capability and talent behind them to tell both light and dark stories, like Lovestruck in DWA, or Terror from DWnA. There’s light and dark elements in both, and if one series seemed to grow more serious, or the other more bright during the crossover, it’s more or less just them tapping into a potential that was already there. 

Does the Doctor regenerate into Snape?
Anonymous

Yes. You have it perfectly. The Doctor regenerates into Alan Rickman and he spends the next five episodes taking points from Griffindor and acting like a jerk to Harry Potter because Harry’s Dad was mean to him. Congratulations, you must be the direct descendant of Sherlock Holmes himself. We might as well give up on trying to hide anything, you guys will just guess it straight off the bat.

-Sithking Zero

When in My Little Pony are Doctor Whooves Adventures taking place?
Anonymous

Well, if you want to get SUPER technical about it, it takes place in a parallel reality called the “Boxiverse” where all of PIAB’s shows take place. But more accurately, we reworked the timeline so that it’s about a year after Twilight came to Ponyville, just after the Royal Wedding (the break between Season 2 and 3). This is considered “Present Day” for DWA. Now obviously, episodes that take place in the past or future are labeled as such (Bells of Fate is in the past, for example).

-Sithking Zero

Will the doctor ever regenerate in future episodes?
Anonymous

SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE

Will the daleks be in the show?
Anonymous

"Snape Kills Dumbledore, Rosebud was the Sled, and Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s Father."

"I’ll take ‘What are spoilers,’ Alex."

"That is correct!"

-Sithking Zero

squeakthewritepony:

So, despite what seems to be unceasing rain in my neck of the woods, I managed to make it to the post office today, and there was a box waiting for me! I of course raced home, and tore it open as fast as possible opened it with the utmost care. Inside?

*Squeeing noises* 
A Vinyl Collectible Doctor Whooves figure from Think Geek! 

HE’S EVEN GOT A RED TIE! I didn’t even know they MADE him with a red tie! He’s great! 

I shall dub him Clockwork, and he shall watch me pen Doctor Whooves Adventures and be my little writing buddy. 

This was another gift from the Ponyinabox staff, thanks so much! This is amazing! He apparently also glows in the dark, but I can’t get a good picture of that, in anycase, I love it! 
-Squeak

squeakthewritepony:

So, despite what seems to be unceasing rain in my neck of the woods, I managed to make it to the post office today, and there was a box waiting for me! I of course raced home, and tore it open as fast as possible opened it with the utmost care. Inside?

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*Squeeing noises* 

A Vinyl Collectible Doctor Whooves figure from Think Geek! 

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HE’S EVEN GOT A RED TIE! I didn’t even know they MADE him with a red tie! He’s great! 

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I shall dub him Clockwork, and he shall watch me pen Doctor Whooves Adventures and be my little writing buddy. 

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This was another gift from the Ponyinabox staff, thanks so much! This is amazing! He apparently also glows in the dark, but I can’t get a good picture of that, in anycase, I love it! 

-Squeak

Is there a way to get MP3's of "Doctor Whooves Adventures"?
Anonymous

Generally, there is a download link in the youtube video descriptions. If not, let us know! We can be very busy and it’s hard to attend to everything, but we try.

Is... Is Yhprum "Murphy" backwards?! I feel really really stupid all of the sudden.. Clever Writers, clever clever writers you all are.
Anonymous

Greetings everyone :D I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting me in 5th place /)^3^(\ im so happy about it and even though I didnt win being 5th place out of 29 is a really great place for me and I hope you enjoy the work!! Thanks again and I hope to see you at Bronycon :DDD ~Tick Tock (DjDashie)
Anonymous

Oh, thank you! We love the fact you took the time to make such a wonderful piece! Makes us feel loved, and it’s mutual.