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By now I will assume you have seen the latest episode of Doctor Who, The Angels Take Manhattan. If you have not, you may want to stop reading this until you have because this piece may spoil the episode for you. So consider this a spoiler alert (insert cloister bells here).
In this next to last episode of the year 2012 we see the Ponds for the last time. Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) are doomed to live the rest of their lives in Earth's past without any further visits from the Doctor… Or we are led to believe at least. Though never say "never" in Doctor Who as it has been proven time and time again.
What did you think of their farewell?
Traditionally at this time of the year, it is common to look back at the past year before leaping forward into the new year. We'll do one better… actually forty seven better by looking back at the past 48 years of Doctor Who in this timeline infographic. So before you ring in the new year, look back at the past years of your favourite Time Lord in this in-depth overview of the Doctor's adventures through the years on television along with his companions and iconic foes.
Special thanks to James of cabletv.com for allowing us to share this with you.
Doctor Who by the numbers… Track the Doctors through time and see how they each fared with viewers. Which Doctors do fans favour? Which episodes were the most viewed? Which episodes are the fans' favourite? How many on-screen adventures did we see for each Doctor? These questions and more are answered and visualized in the inforgraphic below.
(Special thanks to James at cabletv.com for offering us to share this with you).
Relive the adventures of the Doctor and Ace when they arrived in London in 1963 to discover two rival Dalek factions in Remembrance of the Daleks with this new exclusive set from Forbidden Planet.
A four figure set of Daleks from the story which was part of Doctor Who's 25th anniversary celebration series (hence why it was set in 1963) include a white Imperial Dalek, a renegade Dalek, a Supreme Dalek, and a special weapons Dalek. They become available on 8 October 2010 and unfortunately are only available in the UK and Eire according to the Forbidden Planet website.
The pre-order price is £34.99. For more information or to order, click here.
For the first time in more than a decade, Sylvester McCoy (the 7th Doctor from 1987-1989 and the 1996 TV movie) will be appearing at a New York event. On Sunday, the 16th of May 2010, Sylvester returns to New York for a Who York event at Cafe 50 (in Manhattan) starting at 6:30pm.
To our understanding the event is already sold out. Tickets were only $20 each. There may be some available the door, but contact Who York (http://whoyork.com) ahead of time to be sure. In addition, Sylvester will be signing items (yours or one picked up at the event) for $20.
Sylvester McCoy (left) and Shaun Lyon (right) at Gallifrey 19 in February 2008.
Photo by Louis Trapani
I can finally announce our 3rd Who York event! We will be welcoming none other than the 7th Doctor - Sylvester McCoy - to NYC at Cafe 50 West on Sunday May 16, 2010 from 6.30pm.
Sylvester played the Doctor on BBC1 from 1987-1989 and reprised the role in the 1996 TV movie, when he regenerated into the 8th Doctor, played by Paul McGann! Sylvester is a fabulous entertainer and always full of wonderful stories, so the evening should be a lot of fun! We'll have interviews, signings and more!
Tickets are $20 and are available now at http://whoyork.com. Sylvester will also be signing, your item or ours, for $20.
Hope to see you there!
The Who York Team
"You don't understand regeneration, Mel. It's a lottery, and I've drawn the short plank."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 181
Running Time: 1:55:28
Time and The Rani review, US version of Torchwood, 7th Doctor Vest, news, feedback, Gallifrey 2010 report, Germany Report with Graeme Sheridan and more.
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 181 in which we review the 7th Doctor's first story, Time and The Rani
"This song is ending. But the story never ends."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 179 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:40:21
We review all 10 Doctor's eras of Doctor Who in this Deca-Doctor Special of Doctor Who: Podshock. As we approach the new 11th Doctor era, we review where we came from with the previous 10. Included are interviews we conducted over the years with various actors to play the Doctor (including Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann), some of which have never been featured on Doctor Who: Podshock before.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that all eleven Doctors will be coming together for a special one-off special for Children in Need this November. It reports that the 15 minute episode will be included in BBC1 annual Children In Need appeal in November and shooting of it will begin in September.
This is not the first time a rumour of this nature appeared in the tabloids. The same thing was said to be happening last year for Children in Need except with 10 Doctors which did not happen.
The article states that "images from their original shows, stretching from 1966 to 1974" will be used for the actors William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee who have since passed away. They will make cameo appearances through footage from these previous episodes.