June 2009

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With only a few specials left before the 11th Doctor begins a new era. Are you avoiding spoilers?

Yes. No spoilers please!
34% (12 votes)
No. I can't resist them even if I try.
66% (23 votes)
Total votes: 35

David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Russell T Davies at San Diego Comic-Con

Doctor WhoBBC America has announced that David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) and Russell T Davies (Executive Producer and Lead Writer) will be joining Julie Gardner (Executive Producer) and Euros Lyn (Director) at this year's San Diego Comic-Con

Together they all will be on a Doctor Who panel on Sunday, the 26th of July 2009 from 10 AM to 11 AM PDT at this annual event.

Meanwhile, John Barrowman (Captain Jack) will be joining Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner, and Euros Lyn on a Torchwood panel on Sunday, the 26th of July 2009 from 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM PDT.

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Hi Louis,

I checked a button on the front page poll and submitted it. Only to be told my submission had triggered the spam filter, and I was taken to chase's thread on the Keeper of Traken!!

Any idea what is going on??



The Keeper of Traken



Well that was more of a chore than it used to be. The thing is that I've probably seen this episode more than any other episode and probably know most of it by heart and better than the others. I've gone into why elsewhere. It was the first "NEW" ep I saw after years and years of Tom Baker reruns from ROBOT to INVASION OF TIME and then ROBOT to ARMEGGEDON FACTOR or possibly HORNS OF NIMON. And then I saw just this ep and it was back to the rerun of RIBOS.

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Taras' Big Finish rating omnibus

My ratings (as best as my memory serves) of the audios I have listened to:

Doctor Who 1. The Sirens of Time (Doctors 5 - 7) ----- 5/10
Doctor Who 2. Phantasmagoria (5th Doctor, Turlough) ----- 6/10
Doctor Who 3. Whispers of Terror (6th Doctor, Peri) ----- 6/10
Doctor Who 4. The Land of the Dead (5th Doctor, Nyssa) ----- 5/10
Doctor Who 5. The Fearmonger (7th Doctor, Ace) ----- 7/10
Doctor Who 6. The Marian Conspiracy (6th Doctor, Evelyn) ----- 8/10
Doctor Who 7. The Genocide Machine (7th Doctor, Ace) ----- 4/10
Doctor Who 8. Red Dawn (5th Doctor, Peri with the Ice Warriors) ----- 6/10
Doctor Who 9. The Spectre of Lanyon Moor (6th Doctor, Evelyn with the Brigadier) ----- 8/10
Doctor Who 10. Winter for the Adept (5th Doctor, Nyssa) ----- 5/10

io9 Publishes "Spoiler" Image

An anonymous source has provided io9 an image which appears to be a video still grab (as the image appears to be interlaced). 

We will avoid the spoiler information here. It does confirm at least one casting rumour we have reported on recently in Doctor Who: Podshock. It also confirms another casting/character rumour that has been long bandied about concerning the climax of the 2009 specials.

The article on io9 by Charlie Jane Anders also mentions the title of the one of the actors pictured and the character's wardrobe lends credence that the title may be true as well. If so, it opens up other possibilities and confirms what many have been conjuring over the last few years.

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Primeval being axed?


On a number of sites there is 'news' that Primeval has been axed - often the story has a '?' at the end.

Anybody read anything that 'states' it as a fact? Or is it perhaps being put on hold until any movie deal is sorted?

Cheers, daveac

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American Accents

I'm curious as to what the Brits think regarding BBC television shows that use British actors to portray American characters.

I just finished watching Jekyll w/ James Nesbit and found myself cringing at several portrayals of American's in the series.   Linda Marlowe and Paterson Joseph play two of the antagonists who represent members of some sort-of evil research company and WOW did their American accents stink.  Was it noticable for those of you across the pond?....or did they just sound like....Americans.  I'm curious!

Same I thought was true of the characterizations of Lazlo and Tallulah in 'Daleks in Manhatten' - and those actors were trying for not only American accents, but American 'Brooklyn' accents.  I know they are trying - but some British actors can pull off a good American accent while others miserably fail.  Another portrayal short of the mark was Van Statten from 'Dalek' - ouch painful.

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Dodged a Bullet??

I just finished watching the British television series 'Jekyll'.   Without spoilers, let me tell you that James  Nesbit was phenomenal.  He could have been picked as Dr. #11 easily.  I can't say the same for Paterson Joseph though.  He did put alot of energy into his character (he played an American-type badguy agent) - but was WAY over the top.  So over the top - his character was embarassingly silly....not at all intimidating (which is what he was supposed to be). He came across like a caricature of Eddie Murphy meets Chris Tucker...but while both of those actors are comedians, Paterson's character was 'supposed' to be a straight shooting tough guy.  Anyway, I'm sure he's great in alot of his other roles, but I kept saying to myself "This is they guy who was in the lead to take over as Dr.#11?'


Anyone else see it?  Any comments?



Three good Tenth Doctor novels! Yeah! Yes, they are! That's right! I Am A Dalek. That's why I hate DW so much. No, just kidding. That's the title of the short read. The first one I think. The only one I liked the idea so much that I could read or bother to find out about. The Cybermen one I started to read and it was awful. Speaking of awful those DEATH LEGACY books are downright terrible, horribly written. I AM A DALEK is filled with great ideas including a human Dalek, some wonderfully tense action, and a highly emotional moment with a man named Frank. I'm still not sure Frank fully survives the ordeal but time is changed for him. It's a good read and some real tense action aboard a bus (it can happen! only not in POD) and an archelogical dig. There's also a link to EVIL OF THE DALEKS...and a deal with a Dalek. Truly different and I didn't know how it would play out. 


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