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A great interview. I liked the background sounds, made me feel like I was at the next table eavesdropping!
One thing caught my attention: as an occaisionally aspiring writer, I have been submitting pieces for publication. So far nothing has been accepted but all have stated that they are too busy to critique my work. How are you supposed to improve your craft when all you get is "sorry, this doesn't fit our needs" with no idea of why? If editors want better feedstock, they need to invest in the fertilizer!
Bruce in Massachusetts
Ok! Coffee break's over. Back on your heads!
The Telegraph (in co-operation with "Doctor Who Magazine") has a poll of the top ten stories that includes 'classic' and new shows. People voted and here are the results:
Top Ten Episodes of Doctor Who
1. THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI (1984) starring PETER DAVISON
2. BLINK (2007) starring DAVID TENNANT
3. GENESIS OF THE DALEKS (1975) starring TOM BAKER
4. THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG (1977) starring TOM BAKER
5. THE EMPTY CHILD (2005) starring CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON
6. HUMAN NATURE (2007) starring DAVID TENNANT
7. PYRAMIDS OF MARS (1975) starring TOM BAKER
8. CITY OF DEATH (1979) starring TOM BAKER
9. THE ROBOTS OF DEATH (1977) starring TOM BAKER
10. BAD WOLF (2005) starring CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON
According to the poll, the results will be published in "Doctor Who Magazine" in issue 413 and in more detail.
Posting this as a 'blog' entry after tweeting with Louis - rather than in the Forums.
Checkout Tom Baker's New Official website:-
And whilst I have your attention - please check my dac100 YouTube site for a few Whooverville video clips. Sorry to say the sound is not that good.
Will the 2010 series of Doctor Who with Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor be starting earlier than we originally expected? Traditionally, each new series of Doctor Who has debuted in the spring (March or April) since the series returned in 2005.
BBC News published a video of Richard Curtis on writing for Doctor Who today (see here). Under the video on the page, it includes the following in regards to Curtis' episode he is writing:
Filming is due to start in November and the episode is likely to be shown in February.
FANTASTIC! Okay I"m pretty sure pulp sci fic has been mixing space and horror since oh, the 1940s and certainly the 1950s and more modern horror/sci fi like GALAXY OF TERROR has the devil in space using tentacles to squash Joanie from HAPPY DAYS to pulp and then of course there was ALIEN and ALIENS and this seems to meld all the feelings those evoke into one nicely wrapped package while infusing it with a freshness, a pace, and...a creepy growing horror. The Ood, Sensorite brothers, are just magnificent, brilliant in design and image and so so sad here but also as possessed horrors...very scary. The actor who plays Toby Zed is very good, and in fact, all the actors are strong, AGAIN! The men are...also quite nice, too but so are the girls. Ida would make great companion material and Scottie (Name?) is very cute and pretty. The design is well done and gives it a lived in look or rusted machinery and tough space travel as Rose says.
IDW Publishing's artist Al Davison who had paired with Tony Lee in publishing Doctor Who comic books will have his artwork on display at The Lock Gallery.
'The TARDIS Has Landed' exhibition will be taking place from the 22nd of September to the 3rd of October at the Lock Gallery, Workshop 10, St. Nicholas Street, Canal Basin, Conventry in the UK.
The Doctor Who comic book series launched in the US in July featuring the 10th Doctor.
The gallery schedule is as follows: Tues and Weds 9:30am to 3pm, Thurs - Sat 9:30am to 4pm. Sundays and Mondays it is closed.
The latest issue of Doctor Who Monthly magazine has published the transmission dates for the 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures according to a recent post on sarahjane.tv.
Breaking away from the usual one episode per week format, series 3 is to present two episodes each week. Adopting a Thursday and Friday schedule, the first episode debuts on Thursday, the 15th of October, followed by the second episode on Friday, the 16th of October. It continues on with an episode each Thursday and Friday until the close of the series on Friday, the 20th of November.
NBC Universal's SCI FI On Demand is coming to Ziggo in the Netherlands reports WorldScreen.com. It will offer Doctor Who and Torchwood among other hit series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation.
With 58 percent digital TV penetration or 4.2 million Dutch households, NBCU is looking to other platforms to extend their reach with on-demand services in the region.