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January 2010


Gallifreyan Irregular's picture

Way to go, Gugu!

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Martha Jones's sister arrives on these shores!  Maybe Sean can have her as a guest at Galli!!!

 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in J.J. Abrams Show

David Tennant as you've never seen her before!

Yes, you read it right the first time...I said HER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-M_tYhLGU

From an episode of the BBC2 series 'Rab C. Nesbitt' circa several years ago. Enjoy and comment!!!

Steven Moffat says it is Series 31 or 1, what will you be calling the 2010 Doctor Who series with Matt Smith?

Season/Series 31
49% (21 votes)
Series 5
35% (15 votes)
Series 1
2% (1 vote)
The 2010 Series
7% (3 votes)
Doctor 11, Series 1
2% (1 vote)
Fantastic
5% (2 votes)
Total votes: 43
Dalzo's picture

Showing my Appreciation for Russell T. Davies

So, the dust has settled and RTD has come and gone. He brought back Doctor Who to us in style, not only choosing great Doctor's but also bringing to our screens fantastic episodes for the last five years!

Now, I know there are a lot of embittered fans out there who for the last year or so (could be longer, seems like forever) who appear to have taken great pleasure out of criticising and tearing to shreds our favourite television programme. They seem to have forgotten that the classic series had many a stinker but for these people, a few bad episodes and suddenly RTD was a disaster for Doctor Who... These people (specifically Chase) seem to think that by throwing in the odd "IMO" would disguise or excuse their rudeness and totally destructive critiques. For Chase and for the other forum members who write in such a similar vein I would like to tell you a little story.

It's Series 31 or 1, not 5 says Steven Moffat

In a recent DWIN blog post, it quotes Steven Moffat, new series Executive Producer and Lead Writer for Doctor Who speaking of the upcoming series for the year 2010 (Matt Smith's first series as the 11th Doctor) in the latest issue of Doctor Who Monthly magazine:

"It’s Series Thirty-One of Doctor Who, and it's Series One of Matt Smith's Doctor, Those are both real numbers. I submit that 'Series Five of Doctor Who' means absolutely nothing unless you really believe that Matt Smith is the third Doctor. Everyone knows he's the Eleventh Doctor so that means it’s definitely not 'Series Five'. Whichever number you choose, 'Series Five' is the one that's flawed."

"'Series One' is an exciting sentence. 'Series Thirty-One' is an awe-inspiring sentence. 'Series Five' is a boring sentence - and also a complete lie."

Thoughts on logging back in to GE after unplugging...

Hey folks,

 

Love the site first off...Lots of cool Who information here.  I was a frequent visitor poster for a few years, but at the end of Season 3, I decided to unplug from the Who sites.  Sadly I was getting way too much information about the upcoming episodes. 

I know alot of people here want to be the first to know about what is going to happen in the new episodes, but it was slightly taking the joy out of viewing for me.

I went season 4 and the specials with no clues as to the stories, and boy it was great :)

I really enjoyed the surprises and had no inkling of what was to come.

I'm going to read as much as I can about current happenings, but as the new season approaches, I will unplug again.

Internet is a great place, but sometimes there can be too much info.  

Keep up the great work on the site :)

 

Prof. Chronotis's picture

Barry Letts -- odd coincidence

So for some reason I decided to celebrate the current nationwide cold snap by watching one of the ultimate oh-my-god-it's-too-cold films, SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC.  It's a true story that has always fascinated me, so I've read many books on the subject. Well... one of the best books about the Scott expedition was THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD written by expedition survivor Apsey Cherry-Gerard.   So I sat up and took notice when Cherry-Gerard's character appeared in the film...

  Barry Letts in SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

... after which I wondered who the actor was.  And who was it?  Why, none other than Barry Letts, who would later produce some of the very best episodes of our favorite TV show, and who left us this year at the ripe old age of 84.

Y'know, he did NOT produce SEEDS OF DOOM.  Maybe he'd had enough of Antarctica.

Linquel's picture

Coming in June, 2010 - Jago and Litefoot Series 1

I'm really excited about this. Jago and Litefoot are finally getting their own stories, thirty-odd years after Talons of Weng-Chiang.

Coming in June, 2010, from Big Finish...

Jago and Litefoot

Joseph Furst and Richard Basehart in AND MILLIONS WILL DIE!

 just watched a movie that used to be shown on channel 9 in NY but I'm not sure if it ever was aired on regular TV. I have a feeling it was. It seems to be filmed in Australia but also made some fictional trips to Singapore and Hong Kong and probably a few other places as well. It looks like it might have filmed in the Philippines, too but who knows. The story is about an Environmental Force, mostly led by Richard Basehart as a Dr. Pruitt. He doesn't appear until the first 24 minutes are over! The movie is strange in that it is very straight forward and details a team that is not political but that deals with epidemics and/or nerve gas situations that might involved harming the environment. With alittle tweaking it might be a first season/early second season VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA episode EXCEPT that the filming outdoors is on actual locations: we really get to see a great deal of Hong Kong and possibly Singapore and Australia as well.

The Doctor's "Language"

So over the past few months I have caught my girlfriend up to date with the current series. And she become a fan of the show.

Today she texted me an interesting question that I had never thought of.

"Big question: Does the Doctor really speak English or is it an alien language, but the TARDIS makes him talk English with a British accent?"

Ive been under the impression that he actually spoke English. But in all fairness its a good question.

Just thought I'd put that out there.

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