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     Black-Tie Soiree Dinner with the Doctor  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 10:28 PM EDT
     Viewed:  693 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The BBC is appealing to Doctor Who fans to raise money for the BBC's Children in Need with a charity black-tie dinner with David Tennant, Billie Piper, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner, and Phil Collinson.

    Limited to you and 499 of your closest friends, well, fellow fans at least, the event will include a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three-course meal, an auction of unique Doctor Who memorabilia (with Russell T Davies as the auctioneer), a question and answer panel with the aforementioned Doctor Who guests.

    The dinner affair is taking place on October 14th in Cardiff, Wales (UK). Tickets for this memorable event are 100 each and can be purchased by calling the following number in the UK: 029 2032 3855.

    For more information see the BBC - Children in Need - Doctor Who Dinner.


     John Barrowman Interviewed on WOS Radio  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Monday, September 26 2005 @ 05:14 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) is interviewed on What's On Stage Radio in which he speaks about his latest projects he is involved in currently. Although Doctor Who is mentioned, the 16 minute interview mostly consists of Barrowman's stage work and his background.

    Click the link below to listen to the interview.

    Sept. 26 - Whatsonstage.com Radio - John Barrowman (MP3 format, 3.8 MB)


     Boston Globe Ranks Doctor Who # 8 in Top 50 Sci-Fi Shows  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, September 25 2005 @ 01:40 AM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    The Boston Globe newspaper has rated The Top Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time and within that list among the top ten Doctor Who ranks as number 8 in the list. Unfortunately, it appears the newspaper is completely unaware that the series has been renewed with new episodes this year, and new episodes planned for the next two years as well and hopefully onward.

    "Sure, many of the monsters were terribly cheesy, but it is a classic nonetheless," states the article.

    Actually if you realize that the classic series has not been broadcast in the U.S. in some number of years now and the new series has yet been broadcast at all yet in the U.S., it may be a miracle that Doctor Who even made this mainstream list at all, let alone making it within the top ten.


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     Robert Moog Passes Away (Belated News)  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Friday, September 23 2005 @ 09:09 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    Last month on August 21st, Robert Moog passed away at age 71 from a brain tumor. Although perhaps not directly involved in the creation of Doctor Who, he did play a role in the series old and new. As Bob Moog (rhymes with "vogue") had invented the Moog synthesizer which gave Doctor Who it's signature sound. From various revisions of the theme music to many of the special effects sounds, to the famous (or infamous) Dalek voices. Even today, in the 2005 series, Moog synthesizers continue to play a role in the sound of Doctor Who.

    The Dalek voices of old and the new series were created by speaking into a ring modulator, a device invented by Bob Moog. If not for Moog, the Daleks we know and grew up with may have a completely different sound.


     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 7  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, September 21 2005 @ 04:31 PM EDT
     Viewed:  946 times  
    DW: Podshock

    We are pleased to announce our 7th episode of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available. If you are subscribing to our podcast via the feed, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using the link below.

    In this episode, Janet Fielding returns to Doctor Who (sort of), Sylvester McCoy to be star guest at film festival, Dalek clips discovered, Robert Wise passes away, new series update, we review the DVD of the Patrick Troughton story, The Mind Robber, Chris Rattray our Australian correspondent reviews the Doctor Who book The Clockwork Man by Justin Richards, listener feedback, and more. We feature the latest Doctor Who news and discussions from both US and UK perspectives. Hosted by Ken Deep and Louis Trapani in the US and James Naughton in the UK, with segments by Australian correspondent Chris Rattray

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 7 (MP3 format, 30.5 MB)

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     Sylvester McCoy to be Star Guest at Film Festival  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, September 18 2005 @ 03:51 AM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    Sylvester McCoy (the seventh Doctor) will be the star guest at the second Yarmouth Film Festival (UK) along with Jack Douglas (Carry On). The Festival which has been extended to nine days takes place October 1-9.

    McCoy will be on hand on October 2nd at 7:30pm in the Hollywood Cinema for an interview and screenings of the Doctor Who stories, Battlefield and Remembrance of the Daleks as a part of the Festival's 'Unforgettable Memories' package.

    For more information including pricing and other film packages, call 01493 846345 in the UK. Also see EDP24: Dr Who, Carry On stars at film festival.


     Director Robert Wise passes away  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Ken
     Dated:  Friday, September 16 2005 @ 04:19 PM EDT
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    General NewsLegendary movie director Robert Wise passed away September 14th at 91 years old.

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    Most Recent Post: 09/16 08:10PM by Louis

     WLIW Channel 21 New York responds!  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Ken
     Dated:  Thursday, September 15 2005 @ 10:36 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsWLIW Channel 21 New York responds! And its positive, sort of...

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    Most Recent Post: 09/15 11:17PM by K Kochanski

     Janet Fielding Returns  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Ken
     Dated:  Thursday, September 15 2005 @ 03:17 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsTegan Jovanka Returns...

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    Most Recent Post: 09/15 06:25PM by Louis

     Missing Dalek Clips Discovered  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, September 15 2005 @ 03:32 AM EDT
     Viewed:  795 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The Doctor Who Restoration Team is reporting that very brief Dalek clips from Power of the Daleks that were thought to be missing were discovered.

    A "production line sequence" (not a film recording) and 2 clips of Daleks outside their capsule were discovered as part of screening of Sunday Past Times this past Sunday morning.

    For more information see the message and comments from DW Restoration Team, Paul Vanezis and the article on Outpost Gallifrey: Dalek Clips Found.


     TUC Conference Praises Doctor Who  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, September 15 2005 @ 01:42 AM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    The Writers' Guild of Great Britain have praised Doctor Who at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) conference in Brighton, in a call for more funding for UK television productions reports BBC News. According to the Guild, Doctor Who showed there is "still an audience for quality family entertainment."

    They congratulated the BBC for Doctor Who's success in its return to television after a 16 year hiatus.

    Guild member Hugh Stoddart stated, "The popularity of the series demonstrates that there is still an audience for quality family entertainment, and that distinctive UK television productions can still provide a talking point for the nation."

    He continued, "while some imports and so-called 'reality' shows have their place in the schedules, they cost jobs and reduce opportunities for workers in our television industry."

    Staddart had launched criticism aimed at the BBC for "damaging cuts" in funding home-grown television written, performed, and produced in the UK.

    For more information, see the BBC News article: Dr Who praised at TUC conference


     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 6  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, September 13 2005 @ 04:42 AM EDT
     Viewed:  944 times  
    DW: Podshock

    We are pleased to announce our 6th episode of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available. If you are subscribing to our podcast via the RSS feed, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using the link below.

    In this episode, Christopher Eccleston named Best Actor as the Ninth Doctor, high demand for Doctor Who toys, Dragon Con, a tribute to the Ninth Doctor by Chris Rattray (of (Cool) Shite on the Tube), a review of the Doctor Who book The Clockwork Man by Justin Richards, listener feedback, and more. We feature the latest Doctor Who news and discussions from both US and UK perspectives. Hosted by Ken Deep and Louis Trapani in the US and James Naughton in the UK.

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 6 (MP3 format, 19.7 MB)

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     Observations  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Anonymous
     Dated:  Monday, September 12 2005 @ 06:30 AM EDT
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    General NewsGreetings to all you hard-working Who afficionados.

    As an only occasional Doctor Who, I'm not sure how interesting this will be to you, or indeed if this is common knowledge. In any case, I was re-reading Douglas Adams fantastic book: "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" the other day and realised that Doug had clearly purloined plot sections and whole characters from Tom Baker-era episodes he must have been involved in as co-writer. Specifically, Shada and City of Death are instantly noticeable, perhaps others as well.

    Whether Douglas was just subconsciously recycling ideas, or deliberately referencing his earlier work (more likely I suspect), I couldn't say.

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     High Demand for Doctor Who Toys & Dalek Exterminates Nun!  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Friday, September 09 2005 @ 02:19 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,541 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The national web site for Wales, icWales is reporting that the demand for Doctor Who toys is soaring! It reports that retailers fear that they will not be able to keep up with the high demand.

    Comic Guru Presents, a store that specializes in Doctor Who books, videos, CDs, and toys in Cardiff assistant manger, Alan Vaughan said, "We have people coming in two to three times a day asking about when the new toys are going to come out, everyone's waiting for them. When they come in we expect them to start flying out the door. In between now and Christmas that's what everyone will be wanting."

    "Doctor Who is unlike anything else. The new series has attracted a new fan base. But they've also managed to retain their older fan base, people who have been fans for over 20 years. That's a remarkable achievement," said the Managing Partner of UK's leading suppliers of Doctor Who merchandise, Galaxy 4.

    "We've already had thousands of preorders for the new range. The most popular toy so far seems to be the sonic screwdriver, because it's something kids can keep in their pocket, and they can play the role of the Doctor, or Rose. But there's also lots of collectors, people in their 60s who will be buying them as well."

    Some of the Doctor Who toys expected:

  • Sonic Screwdriver - Features lights, sound effects, hidden UV pen, and more. 9.99
  • Radio-Control Dalek - 12-inch authentic movement travel with flashing lights and speaks phrases. 39.99
  • 3D Character Walkie-Talkies - In the 12-inch shape of the Doctor and the Slitheen alien with posable arms reach 15 meters in their range. 19.99
  • Talking TARDIS Money Box - 8-inch TARDIS model features spoken phrases, Rose and the Doctor inside, flashing lamp, and more. 9.99

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     Christopher Eccleston Named Best Actor  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, September 06 2005 @ 03:34 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    According to the BBC Doctor Who News and other reports, Christopher Eccleston has been chosen as Best Actor by the TV Choice/TV Quick awards for his work in Doctor Who as the ninth Doctor.

    Unfortunately, Doctor Who the programme itself, lost to Desperate Housewives for Best New Drama.


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