GHOST STORY is a pilot from 1973 which later lead to a full series in 74 or 75. The first season was called GHOST STORY and had Sebastian Cabot of FAMILY AFFAIR fame introducing stories of the strange and unexplained but mostly featuring ghosts. The second season didn't have him or his strange hotel (haunted of course) but was called CIRCLE OF FEAR but contained many ghosts as well and was not as successful but had some good stories anyway (one about a witch cult was particularly scary and trippy as they summon a woman in her car...across a lake and over rollar coasters!).
I wasn't too impressed with the pilot of the K–9 series. We have quite a contrived premise in this story and a supposedly menacing alien threat which does nothing other than stalk around and mark one of the leads with its snot. The script is quite a few notches below what we have come to expect with modern Doctor Who and its spin-offs. Hopefully, they will improve.
This Week In Doctor Who
November 14, 2009 - Vol 12, No 42
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The Waters Of Mars premieres tomorrow (Sunday) in the UK. First new episode since April. The beginning of the end for the 10th Doctor:
I believe this is going to be on "Masterpiece Contemporary" this Sunday in the US - David Tennant and Paul McGann, together at last! - but I've seen it. Pretty much your bog-standard ITV prime-time soap, but great actors and good performances.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091113
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 13th of Nov. 2009
Number 9… Number 9… Number 9…, Number 6… Number 6… Number 6…, Tom Baker on the New Series, I am the Fleshcreep Whether You Like it or Not, Remember - Get a Life, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani
For those of us in the States, Amazon is selling any season of Doctor Who (from 2005) for 59% off...around $32.49. If anyone still needs to buy future presents to themselves or other Whovians (or potential ones!), this is a great deal considering how they are usually priced ($70-$80).
The animated Doctor Who adventure, Dreamland starring David Tennant as the 10th Doctor will be shown daily starting on Saturday, the 21st of November 2009. The six episode animated series will be shown on the BBC Red Button and the Doctor Who website (most likely locked down to UK visitors only unfortunately).
Being billed as "Doctor Who meets a 50's monster B-movie," the mini series is written by Phil Ford and takes place in the USA (ironically as of yet there has been no announced dates or releases for US fans for this animated series), Area 51 (in Nevada) known for its alien lore. The Doctor finds himself in Dreamland, a secret base in the US which leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox as well as the American military of course.