Celebrating Time And Relative Dimensions In Space!
Doctor Who fans are coming together on the net to help out a fellow fan and friend, Johanna Mead. Johanna ( @britgeekgrrl ) is well known at Doctor Who conventions across the US for her detailed and creative costumes, she is also a writer and an English expatriate living in northern California. Unfortunately, her husband had just recently lost his battle against cancer and the online community of fans and friends have come together to help raise money to help offset the costs of the final arrangements.
Johanna Mead (as Romana I) with The White Robot (Billy Davis) at Gallifrey 2009
A publicity image for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time, Part 1. Obviously taken by someone with a camera using a flash (or another external light source) thus creating an unintended glare on the image.
(Thanks to @TARDISDatabanks on Twitter)
An inside look at how David Tennant shaped the role of the Doctor. (Video is most likely locked down to the US only we fear).
In August 1987, WLIW, a PBS station in Long Island, New York ran the epic Patrick Troughton 10 part story, The War Games as a marathon pledge drive. The Gallifreyan Embassy was there volunteering on the phones throughout the six hour event. We have already posted the first pledge break of the marathon, here are three more, starting with the 4th break (after episode 5, they skipped the break after episode 4) which includes a pre-recorded segment with the then new Doctor, Sylvester McCoy and producer John Nathan-Turner (with NJN's Eric Luskin). Sylvester talks about landing the role of Doctor here.
In the background can be seen Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock among other Gallifreyan Embassy members, Beth, Tim, Monique, Pete, PJ, and others. This pledge break originally ran 17 minutes, but it is has been edited down to under 10 for YouTube.
This year's EA British Academy Children's Awards honours Bernard Cribbins. Many will know him for his reoccurring role of Wilf, Donna's granddad currently in Doctor Who (and is set to return for the upcoming specials The End of Time), though his association with Doctor Who goes back to the 1966 feature film, Daleks: Invasion of Earth 2150 AD with Peter Cushing, he can also be heard in a radio version with Paul McGann, and was in the running to succeed Jon Pertwee as the Doctor.
Join us live on the internet for a recording of Doctor Who: Podshock reviewing Dreamland. The recent animated adventure featuring David Tennant as The Doctor and Georgia Moffatt as Cassie Rice.
All six episodes of Doctor Who: Dreamland have already been shown in the UK and there will be a feature 45 minute version of all six episodes combined on 5th of December (at this time, no non-UK release dates have been announced).
As you probably already know, in the US, we are currently in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It is a time when many stop and give thanks and express our appreciation for what we are grateful for in life.
Therefore, this posting is an opportunity to express my thanks to everyone that has listened to and supported Doctor Who: Podshock over the years. That in all likelihood means everyone reading this post.
Now in our fifth year in production, we could not have done it without you.
I thank Ken Deep and James Naughton who have been there since the very beginning, as we would not be where we are today without them. They volunteer their time and efforts on an ongoing basis to bring you the show you know and love.
This Week In Doctor Who
November 28, 2009 - Vol 12, No 44
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The Waters Of Mars rollout is underway. Upcoming premieres:
Samantha ("Romana II") with the Sydney Opera House in the background wearing a Doctor Who: Podshock shirt.
Samantha ("Romana II") sporting a Doctor Who: Podshock shirt with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091126
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 26th of Nov. 2009
A special Thanksgiving edition
Happy Birthday to Who, Dreamland, Karen Gillan's 9 Year Old Cousin to Follow Footsteps, The Sarah Jane Adventures Strong Numbers, The End of Time is Coming, Jeffrey Tambor Joins David Tennant, David Tennant Has Nothing to Say, David Tennant Does Have Something to Say for Christmas, and more.
Den of Geek publishes this image from Doctor Who: The End of Time:
The Den of Geek website has published this photo from Doctor Who: The End of Time which depicts Bernard Cribbins (Wilf) and David Tennant (The Doctor). For details on the book the Doctor is holding, see the article here: Doctor Who: brand new picture from The End Of Time - Den of Geek
According to an article in scotsman.com, Caitlin Blackwood, a Scottish schoolgirl from Highland beat out hundreds of other hopefuls for a role in Doctor Who.
Without any formal acting experience, Caitlin will be joining her cousin Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) in the new series shooting in Cardiff.
Her role is not being revealed by the BBC to avoid spoilers.
"We are so proud of the way she has taken to working on a major film set in her stride," stated St. Joseph's head-teacher, Christine Cameron.