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     Last Chance to Win VIP Tickets to Doctor Who at the Cavern  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, April 06 2006 @ 12:10 AM EDT
     Viewed:  937 times  

    If you haven't done it yet, now is the time to get into the raffle to win VIP tickets to Doctor Who at the Cavern, a special one-day Doctor Who charity event taking place in the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool on Sunday, April 30, 2006 (10am to 5pm). The event is being put together by Fans Like Us (The Wirral Doctor Who Local Group) and is helping to raise funds for The Alder Hey Children's Hospital 'Imagine' Appeal and The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID). Appearing at the event will be Colin Baker along with Mark Strickson, Deborah Watling, Eric Potts (Doctor Who: Aliens of London), and Eugene Washington (Doctor Who: School Reunion). Also appearing is Liverpool actor George Christopher (who played Ziggy in Grange Hill and young Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside). Plus, our very own James Naughton of Doctor Who: Podshock will be on hand at the event.

    For only a £1 donation, you have a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to this event. See the right side bar block on our web site (gallifreyanembassy.org) to get in on the raffle. All proceeds go to the event benefiting the aforementioned charities. The DEADLINE for the raffle is Sunday, April 9, 2006.

    Tickets are selling out fast, if you would like to purchase tickets to this event, they are on sale at The Cavern Club (Tel. 0151 2361965 12 noon til 9pm) and are only £19 adults (with £5 off for concessions) and £10 children. For a full day of exciting Doctor Who entertainment this is a bargain not to be missed, so book early to avoid disappointment! Booking can also be made online at www.whointhecavern.co.uk


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    Most Recent Post: 04/14 04:03PM by Louis

     Russell T Davies Says No to Doctor Who Film  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Monday, April 03 2006 @ 02:22 AM EDT
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    Doctor Who News

    icWales.co.uk is reporting that Russell T Davies, writer and producer behind the return of Doctor Who to the small screen is refusing to bring it to the big screen.

    "We would not have time to do a movie at the moment. Maybe if it was all over and still popular, but I would not be desperately keen to work with BBC Films myself. I'm not supposed to say this... but I can't bear them!" Davies stated in the article.

    He continues, "I am in no rush to work with them whatsoever personally, but I suppose the BBC could have a go."

    The BBC had stated last year that they would be interested in making a Doctor Who movie if the new series is well received in the US. It seems that they will have to do it without Davies though if they still have the intention of making a feature film.

    Davies also made it clear in the article that he has no plans on bringing 'glamour model Jordan' on the series despite reports that she wants in on the show. "'No Chance' - bless her, but no way," states Davies.

    Source: icWales - Russell's blow for Beeb


     New Trailer Available from the BBC  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 02:46 PM EST
     Viewed:  1,431 times  
    Doctor Who News

    There is a new trailer for the 2006 series of Doctor Who now available on the BBC web site. The trailer features David Tennant and Billie Piper and is similar to the Trip of a Lifetime promo from 2005.

    Unfortunately, not the best quality video format, but you can view here: New Series Trailer


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    Most Recent Post: 04/05 12:36AM by Jabberwocky

     David Tennant and Billie Piper Confirmed for 2007 (Series 3)  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 12:41 AM EST
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    Doctor Who News

    The BBC is reporting that both David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) and Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) are confirmed to continue their roles in the "third series" in 2007. This would dispel any rumours of Billie Piper leaving after the 2006 series.

    It is also revealed == Minor Spoiler Alert == that Rose kisses the Doctor in the upcoming 2006 series. "...Although all is not quite as it seems," reports the BBC news article.

    It continues, "Without wanting to give away the plot, it must be said that Rose is not responsible for the lip-smacking action."

    Also mentioned in the article is that Russell T Davies would like to pull in more guest actors/actresses to the series even from Hollywood. On the top of his list is Sigourney Weaver, known to most science fiction fans for her role in Alien and Ghostbusters.

    Davies also admits he would not have a problem with the Doctor regenerating into a woman. Though this is not an issue at the moment since David Tennant is eager to stay in the role for now.

    Read the complete article here: BBC News - Third series for Dr Who and Rose.


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    Most Recent Post: 03/30 08:25PM by jgkeegan

     Doctor Who Best Drama Series BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts)  View Printable Version  
     Author:  jgkeegan
     Dated:  Wednesday, March 29 2006 @ 11:26 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,882 times  
    Doctor Who NewsBAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) nominations -- Funny.co.uk reports in March 28, 2006 article "...That Doctor Who got a nomination for Best Drama Series! Huzzah!" It is one sentence at the end of the article. Keegan.

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    Most Recent Post: 03/30 05:31PM by tarashnat

     Sci Fi Weekly has Who News  View Printable Version  
     Author:  seanhuxter
     Dated:  Tuesday, March 28 2006 @ 11:19 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,002 times  
    Doctor Who NewsThere are several stories about the new airing of Doctor Who on Sci Fi Channel at this week's Science Fiction Weekly.

    http://www.scifi.com/sfw/news/sfw_news_20060327.html

    Check 'em out.

    Sean.

     New Theme Music for the 2006 Series?  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Saturday, March 25 2006 @ 11:30 PM EST
     Viewed:  1,657 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The Mirror in the UK is reporting that "the forthcoming series of Doctor Who will have a new version of the classic soundtrack recorded by unsigned British musician Kurgan Merrick."

    The Mirror states that an insider disclosed, "It will be darker than ever before - in fact it's menacing and quite scary."

    "The new theme tune is a lot slower than the one currently used. It sounds a bit like a distorted choir."

    The report did not go any further than that. With the wonderful reception that the Murray Gold theme version has had with fans, it is hard to believe that the BBC would be going with another composition so soon.

    Source: Mirror.co.uk - DOCTORED DIN


     One Day Doctor Who Event in Boston on May 27th  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, March 12 2006 @ 01:58 PM EST
     Viewed:  1,290 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The U.S. Branch of U.N.I.T., a Massachusetts science fiction and British media club invites you to a one day Doctor Who celebration on May 27, 2006 in Boston, MA with John Levene (Sergeant Benton), John Leeson (voice of K-9), and Mike Tucker (FX artist on Doctor Who, old and new), and perhaps a surprise guest as well...

    For more details visit their web site


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    Most Recent Post: 03/22 11:19PM by DoctorW

     McCoy in Pocket  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, March 07 2006 @ 06:23 PM EST
     Viewed:  1,285 times  
    Doctor Who News

    Is that a Doctor in your Pocket?...

    Sylvester McCoy will be starring in a new play by Graeme Garden and Callum McLeod titled, The Pocket Orchestra Ė The Unlikely Lives of the Great Composers. The limited four week run will start on April 26th with a preview on the 25th at the West Endís Trafalgar Studio 2. The play is a comedic look at the history of classical music and it's composers in a "irreverent, satirical and shamelessly anecdotal" way.

    Source: Whatsonstage.com - Doctor McCoy Stars in Pocket Orchestra Premiere


     Doctor Who in The New York Times  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, March 05 2006 @ 04:54 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,219 times  
    Doctor Who News

    With the 2005 series of Doctor Who starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper less than two weeks away from it's debut on the Sci-Fi Channel the New York Times has published an article on Doctor Who in their Arts section.

    The article Dr. Who 2: Sexed-Up British Intelligence focuses on the new series not shying away from sexuality as previous years may had. It focuses on Russell T. Davies being gay and having had created the original Queer as Folk series and how some nay-sayers in the British tabloid press prior to the news series premiere tried to paint a picture of a sexual charged new Doctor Who series would not be appropriate...

    The article states, "Though Mr. Davies's first season of "Doctor Who" has more sexuality, both submerged and overt, than the several hundred episodes that preceded it, the show's producers argue that it is Mr. Davies's creativity, and not his sexual identity, that has made their show a hit."

    "As he prepares for the reinvigorated "Doctor Who" to begin its second season on the BBC this spring, Mr. Davies said sexuality would always have a place in his science fiction, so long as it is balanced with all the other elements that constitute human experience."


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