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     22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary    
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Monday, June 18 2007 @ 09:41 PM EDT
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    Embassy News

    Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Since this year marks the 44th anniversary of Doctor Who, it means the Gallifreyan Embassy have been around for half that time. Wow!

    As we did on our 20th anniversary (see the article: 20 Years Ago...), special thanks goes to all those in our 22 year history that has made the organization what it was, what it is today, and what it will be in years to come.

    Who would have thought back in June of 1985 that we would still be doing this more than two decades later, and now on a world-wide scale? Amazing? Mind blowing? Incredible? No... just fantastic!

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    We have come a long way from printing our monthly newsletter, the Ambassadors of Life using an Atari 800XL 8-bit computer and laying it out by hand... printing it either by large-run photocopiers or off-set printing, which ever was available to us at that given month... to hand sorting it for bulk rate postage to over 300 members back then to today in which this interactive website and podcast has taken the place of the printed newsletter which is now distributed and seen and heard by millions worldwide.

    Today we are pleased and excited to continue working with other fan organizations and sites such as Outpost Gallifrey and DWNY (Doctor Who New York) among many others. We are enthused with all of our collaborative efforts throughout our years and eagerly look forward to future relationships.

    We have been equally thrilled with all the Doctor Who related guests from the series past and present we had the privilege of interviewing and chatting with throughout our 22 year history. From Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, John Nathan-Turner, etc. to people involved with the series today such as Murray Gold, Paul Cornell, Steve Moffat, and more. Far too many to list them all here. Thanks to them all!

    Thank YOU, yes, YOU for making this a treat and a delight... even after more than two decades... it is still for fans by fans. You make it all possible. Both with our website and podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock we encourage your participation and interaction. You have done so and all of us could not be more delighted. Your feedback and contributions to the site and podcast have been outstanding! Thank you. Cheers to you all!

    Here's to another 22 years of traveling through time and space following our favourite Time Lord in his blue box.






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    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: Liyster on Monday, June 18 2007 @ 11:48 PM EDT
    Congratulations all who make The Gallifreyan Embassy what it is today: a fantastic resource for us Doctor Who fans.

    Louis & Ken: Wouldn't it be great if some of the old newsletters could be digitised and uploaded to the site for us all to have a look at how it was done in the past.

    Keep up the great work all,
    John aka Liyster from Australia.
    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: merlin_mccarley on Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 12:02 AM EDT
    Brilliant! Fantastic! And all other one line catch phrases can't begin to describe
    the tenacity it takes to keep a group alive through those lean years of no who.

    22 Years is only a begining!

    Our hats off and our collective hearts go out to all who made it possible.

    Cheers,
    Mike M.

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    So thats two one to me in the game of- I thought you were dead Doctor.
    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: daveac on Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 12:09 PM EDT
    Three cheers for the Gallifreyan Embassy - and all who 'travel in Time & Space' within it!

    Go another 22 years Louis and we can club together for your re-generation!

    Cheers, dac

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    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: Starman on Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 06:18 PM EDT
    Congratulations to you all on 22 years of sticking with it during all the lean years!

    You probably need to go to the Zero room for a rest, now :)

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    The controls of the TARDIS are isomorphic.
    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: BadWolf on Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 07:14 PM EDT
    Congrats guys!

    You enhance my enjoyment of the Doctor Who Universe.

    Long may you continue to do so!

    Bob

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    Forget the shooty dog thing!
    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: geekweekFL on Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 09:40 PM EDT
    Congrats guys. I wish i'd had a group like this near me when i was but a wee lad. Here is to another 22 years of Gallifreyan Embassy goodness!

    cheers
    West

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    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: timeflight on Wednesday, June 20 2007 @ 01:13 AM EDT
    Well done! And especially for probably being stronger now than you have ever
    been. Keep it up!

    Darren
    22 Years Today - Happy Anniversary
    Authored by: Greyroamer on Tuesday, June 26 2007 @ 10:14 PM EDT
    It's hard to believe that the club has been going for 22 years, and I have been with them one year shy of that! One thing is for sure though, if wasn't for us, I don't think Doctor Who would have made such a comeback. Here's to 22 more years of the Embassy! Anybody want me to bring my Dalek next time ? :-D