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This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
April 24, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 14
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The Original This Week In Doctor Who is back after an unintended Gap Month. Accept no imitators (I think we have 2 other newsletters trying to use the name now. :) )
The Title of the first of the New Doctor Who Adventure Games for Mac or PC has been anounced as,
City of the Daleks, and will be Available as a free Download from the BBC on 5th June 2010, to that point Phil Ford the Writer had this to say.
Revenge of the Cybermen and Silver Nemesis Have been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification as a Double DVD Trailer. As to when this box set will be realsed is anybody's Guess, and with Two of the most unpopular Cybermen stories of all time, one wonders what sales they will get. But that said it will be in my Pre-order list as soon as it's available, I'm somewhat of a Cyber-collector. "EXCELENT!"
Last night I got to meet an incumbent Doctor for the first time ever! And I am still on a high!
The new Doctor Who team started their American invasion last night, with a fantastic event at the NYC branch of the Paley Center for Media called "Who's Next: The New Era of Doctor Who", organized by BBC America. And what a night it was. We got to see, listen to, and meet stars Matt Smith, and Karen Gillan, and all 3 executive producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, and Beth Willis! Oh, and composer Murray Gold was also there!
Doctor Who is on a billboard, on the sides of buses, and there are screenings in major cities throughout the country, featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and executive producer Steven Moffat. What country is this? It's got to be the UK, right?
WRONG!!!! It's the United States of America!
So what's changed? When the show was relaunched in 2005, and when David Tennant became the Doctor there was nothing. Well, that was when the show was on Sci-Fi. Now it's on BBC America, the show's natural home, and these people just get it! They know that the show can be a huge success - it's already the #1 show on the channel, and want the show to be even bigger!
Some Doctor Who news that's not about the New Series.
Doctor Who comics are resurgent in North America right now, thanks to the efforts of IDW Publishing, with their Doctor Who ongoing comic, and their wonderful reprints of Doctor Who Classics which you can order at your local comic book store, amazon.com, or via their website - http://idwpublishing.com
The Official BBC Doctor Who Website has now a episode section with the 11th Hour that's full fo Extra's.
Graphic artwork, video's not used for the Confidential, a PDF of a Prisoner Zero Wanted Poster and so much more just follow the link at the end of the page. There is only one big but, for the video content you have to live in the UK I'll say no more there than to read the lifehacker website now and again.
This Week In Doctor Who
April 5, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 13
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The Doctor Who premiere episode "The Eleventh Hour" was great! We all have quibbles. I have some issues. But it looks like the new era is in good hands.
Note - TWIDW is out on Monday starting immediately. I am moving publication to Mondays to make it easier for me to complete the column and be satisfied with the concept. Computers permitting, as usual.
So now that the 11th Hour has Aired on British TV, the first points are in.
8.3 million: is the initial number of People who watched Who on the overnights. That's the Overnight figures from the BBC for BBC1 and BBC HD, this does not include DVR recordings for those not able to watch live, or the Number of views on the iPlayer. Though quite interestingly enough, the quality of Video for the Confidential on the BBC iPlayer was Higher than for the actual 11th Hour programme its self.
The 3d Trailer that was released on UK Cinema's showing before Alice In wonderland. Has now managed to find it's way on to YouTube. It can be Watched in all formats up to 1080p, and you require the Chromatek Chromadepth 3D Glasses to enjoy the Trailer. Enjoy.