October 2009

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BBC America Schedules Doctor Who: Waters of Mars for December

On the heels of the transmission date for Waters of Mars on the BBC in the UK going public, BBC America has now announced the date they will broadcast it in the US. Doctor Who: Waters of Mars will air on BBC America on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 9pm ET/PT. 

Visit the BBC America site for further information on Waters of Mars on BBC America.

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The Witch Hunters

The Witch Hunters by Steve Lyons is a book following the exploits of the First doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara in the town of Salem during the infamous witch trials. This is an excellent book and one that I would thoroughly recommend. It manages to successfully maintain an accurate characterisation of the time-travellers while building on and developing their characters. Even the Doctor is given the opportunity to lay certain ghosts to rest. This is done within the context of an intelligently-written story which manages to educate, entertain and build a good level of suspense.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing Waters of Mars Scheduled

Now that David Tennant has "spilled the beans" on the transmission date for Waters of Mars, we have scheduled our traditional live over-the-net Doctor Who: Podshock episode reviewing it for the following week, the 22nd of November 2009 at 5pm (EST) on Talkshoe.

Join us for this live over-the-net recording of Doctor Who: Podshock reviewing Waters of Mars either by calling into the show or joining the online chat room taking place during the show. Join us by signing up with Talkshoe (it is free), and join us live.

David Tennant Confirms Waters of Mars Transmission Date

David Tennant has confirmed the transmission date for Doctor Who: Waters of Mars on GMTV today to be on Sunday, the 15th of November 2009 at 7pm (in the UK). Thanks to @capricorn_one for the information.

This breaks from the usual Saturday tradition for transmissions of new Doctor Who episodes. We were predicting on a Saturday, the 14th of November showing of the special as indicated in the upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock episode 167.

This means it will not 'conflict' with our next Gallifreyan Embassy / Doctor Who: Podshock Second Life Meet Up taking place on the 14th of November.

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The 35 minute compliation unaired pilot

Just watched this and I must say it's lost none of its charm, atmosphere, or imagination. I love that Susan is so weird and she says, later on, that she was born the 49th century. It's amazing seeing this as two older school teachers are the hero and heroine, not some prattling 19 year old blond or some love sick black girl or some big blustery redhead (not that I don't like them) but ALL of these four characters are, for THIS time and age, so unlikely main characters. Back in 1963 maybe not as old whacky scientists, teachers, and strange genius alien kids were the norm and DOCTOR WHO, even in this inception has its roots in tons of other stuff and other media and tends to "borrow" from dozens of other things but nothing like this has ever been accomplished all under one banner and all with the same mysterious lead characters that continue.

eating crow: PLANET OF THE DEAD

Okay you're gonna really enjoy this. I was all set to NOT watch this and/or rip it to shreds again. I don't know what happened but less than half way through, I started to...gulp...enjoy this. Oh, there are still flaws aplenty and the start is the worst start to any DW ever but for some reason I found this less offensive and more entertaining than THE NEXT DOCTOR.

So I've gone on this ride through AN UNEARTHLY CHILD to the PLANET OF THE DEAD and the previews for WATERS OF MARS and had to watch this just to complete it all. What the hey, it was only 59 minutes what could it hurt?

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Back from Beijing!

Beijing!: MyAnna Buring, Sarah Douglas, Simon Thorp, Andrew PleavinBeijing!: MyAnna Buring, Sarah Douglas, Simon Thorp, Andrew PleavinHello, after a long silence.  Sure you all missed me!! Cool

What you might not know is that, in between postings, I occasionally (too occasionally...) work as a producer. My latest and greatest just wrapped in Beijing, China.  We had a great cast, including MyAnna Buring, whom you might know from "The Impossible Planet" and "Lesbian Vampire Killers."  Me was AWESOME - she really kicks ass in the film. Can't say much about it yet as we're under orders from SyFy, but that should be enough to let you find us on the 'net.  I'm sure Me wouldn't mind if I posted a pic of her here...  There she is, with fellow thespians Sarah Douglas ("Superman"), Andrew Pleavin ("300") and Simon Thorp ("Jekyll").

And, for another shameless plug, the film I executive produced but never set foot on set is airing soon.  See the trailer on YouTube below.

Please watch it (we need good ratings!) and let me know what you think of it!

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