Celebrating Time And Relative Dimensions In Space!
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British actor, Harry Towb has died at 83 on Friday after briefly battling cancer. Born in Larne, County Antrim, grew up in Belfast, and moved to England in the 1950's, has passed away peacefully in his home in London.
Although his career spanned the stage, television, and film with roles in everything from Little Shop of Horrors (stage), The Avengers (TV), and The 39 Steps (film), for Doctor Who viewers, they may recognize him as Osgood in the 1969 story, 'Seeds of Death' with Patrick Troughton or as McDermott in the 1971 story, 'Terror of the Autons' with Jon Pertwee.
Please Note: There will be spoilers in this blog entry if you haven't seen the UK press in the last week, or the reports out of San Diego Comic-Con.
The last week has been a fantastic time to be a Doctor Who fan - and the proof of how great this show is, could be seen in the thousands of screaming fans in San Diego yesterday morning, as the celebrated the coming end of an era - And what a ride that ending looks like its going to be. Frights on Mars with water and who knows what else, and then "The End of Time" itself, with Wilf, Donna, the Master, Timothy Dalton and the last days of Planet Earth!!!! It all looks very dark indeed! Whatever happened to Russell's promise not to scare the kids on Christmas Day??!!!!
I'm so sorry I didn't post this earlier.
I was sooo exhausted and I'm still knackered today.
Sunday was amazing.
I had trouble sleeping and got up at 4:30. I was down at the Convention Center by 5AM.
Out in front of the Con was the 'God Line'; everyone with a pass that wanted in, needed to be in this line.
When I got there, there were about five hundred people in line in front of me. Some were there to get onto the Expo floor, some were there for gaming, some were there for the Supernatural panel, some for other panels and then there were all of us in line for the Doctor Who panel.
When my Husband had come in at midnight, he had gone by to see if a line had started. He saw about seventeen people in line. I spoke to one of these people hours later and she said there had been about five people who started the line at 8PM. So, some people had been in line over 24 hours to see the Doctor Who panel
This promo for the End of Time presented at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend was shot by someone in the audience. The hand-held shaky video uploaded to YouTube by safia43 was then stabilized and cleaned up a bit by colonelbarker to the give you what you see here below. It features an element that would had been considered a spoiler before Comic Con, but now is not as the BBC has already announced it. Hopefully a better version of this promo will become available on the net soon, in the meantime, here below is probably the best version of it on YouTube (catch it while you can).
A returning character and actor to the upcoming Doctor Who specials that until now has been regarded as a spoiler has been officially announced by the BBC. There's no avoiding it now. You will know for sure now as 'the cat is out of the bag' with this announcement. Having said that, we will still let you decide. Click the "Read more" below to find out.
As just reported, the BBC has made a new trailer for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars available for the UK only. For everyone else, there's YouTube (watch it while you can):
If for some reason it is removed from YouTube, here is the BBC America version of the promo trailer as well:
The BBC Doctor Who website has made a new tailer of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars presented at San Diego Comic Con available on their website. Unfortunately, it is available for the UK only.
- Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars - New Trailer (as seen at SDCC - UK only)
This Week In Doctor Who
July 25/August 1, 2009 - Vol 12, No 29
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Due to extraordinary circumstances, the TWIDW columns could not publish last weekend. This edition covers July 25 through August 7. We hope to return to a regular schedule on Saturday August 8.
No movie or other big news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2009 relating to Doctor Who to report as of yet. Stay tuned to the upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 157 in which we have quasi-live coverage with our correspondent Tara Wheeler of the events taking place today at the SDCC Doctor Who panel with David Tennant, Russell T Davies, and Julie Gardner and more.
With that said, it is still a very exciting convention with the guests on hand. We will have plenty to report in the next Doctor Who: Podshock.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 5
Running Time: 1:32:09
Torchwood: Children of Earth review (located towards the end to avoid spoilers, the rest of this podcast proceeding the review is spoiler free), Blake's 7 Audio Books, Doctor Who's 11th Doctor's New Threads and TARDIS, Torchwood Radio Dramas, Mike's Comics Winners, feedback and more.
Today was the day it all turned around.
I don't know if it was all the fabulous Doctor Who fans I got to hang out with, but man, my Saturday rocked.
I saw John Barrowman abduct and photograph a Spartan Warrior.
I got filmed for Doctor Who Confidential.
I saw Naoko Mori in a top that defied conventional engineering.
I got to wave at Russel T. Davies and Colin Baker.
And then I took the evening off to see the Mythbusters.
Which was a huge mistake because David Tennant, John Barrowman and Russell T. Davies all attended the Doctor Who/Torchwood screening.
And they snogged on stage.
Not all at once!
David and John had a snog and then John ran over and gave Russel a chase little smooch so he would't feel left out.
I only know this because the video was posted on YouTube. :(
So much for my network of spies.
Correspondent Tara Wheeler on assignment attending San Diego Comic Con informed us of this little intimate moment with David Tennant and John Barrowman as they introduce the Doctor Who/Torchwood programming taking place at the convention.
The Cultdom Collective Podcast Talkshoe ID 54821 with daveac and Ian, The 6th Doctor, is now on iTunes - subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/nvgkxb
Forbidden Planet (UK) has announced the availability of two versions of the 3rd Doctor (as played by Jon Pertwee) collectable action figure expected to arrive in their warehouse on the 30th of October 2009. It is going to be available in two sets.