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Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures) has died at the age of 63 I am so sad to report…
I was stunned and dismayed when read the news of passing of Elisabeth Sladen today from a tweet from Gallifrey One. I am at a lost for words. This news came to me very unexpected as I am sure it does for all Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures fans. I don't know what to say at this point. Writer Paul Cornell and actress Nicola Bryant have also confirmed the news by tweeting their sentiments as well. BBC News has also confirmed it in a short statement (now a full obituary).
We are a week out from the launch of the new 2011 series of Doctor Who. I don't where the time goes. It's here again. Being that the next Sunday after next Saturday's premiere is a holiday, the first live over-the-net show reviewing the new Doctor Who episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock will be on the following Sunday, May 1st. We may or may not be using Talkshoe again. I am exploring other options if anyone has any to offer. Stay tuned here for forthcoming details.
But before next Saturday comes, this Saturday (April 16, 2011), or for some already, today, I will be speaking on a panel at I-CON 30 from 3pm to 4pm (EDT) (in room 111 in the Javits Lecture Hall at SUNY, Stony Brook, NY). The panel is titled, '21st Century Doctor Who.' Ken Deep of Doctor Who: Podshock will also be on the panel. The panel is being organized by Docking Bay 516 for I-CON. So if you are attending I-CON this year, be sure to attend this panel.
In the meantime, the latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver is available. Along with the usual Doctor Who related news, it features a 'live' interview with Anthony S Burdge @MythicDocWho while he was in line for the special premiere showing of the first two episodes of the new series in NYC which took place on Monday, April 11th.
Speaking of The Sonic Newsdriver, the companion app for the podcast is already available in the Apple iTunes App Store for iOS devices (App Store link) and on AppBrain for Android devices, it is now also in the Amazon Appstore for Android devices. See details here.
The cast of Doctor Who arrives at the East Village Cinema in New York City for the second year in a row now for a premiere screening of the start of the 2011 series. Among the cast are Matt Smtih, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, joined by Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat. If you watch closely in the background, you can spot Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY and blogger here on our site) as well.
OK This time it's a trailer from the CBBC the Childrens BBC basically, and there are Two new short clips in it so eyes open for one, the other is obvious.
For those of you like me who didn't/couldn't make it to the East Village Cinema yesterday then here's a few photo's of the cast posing for the camera. Hmmm I see a scarf in the background in one... Hmmm.
The cover for the Radio Times one of the UK's many TV listings magazines, originally BBC Centric has another of it's Doctor Who specials. Within there is an Interview with Matt Smith and Steven Moffat. Also there have been a bunch of new promo photo's released to the waiting world. One of the Impossible Astronaut and the other of the Silence. Pictures to follow with the pictures of the Silence and Radio Times cover coming last, to avoid spoilers for those who want to wait until April the 23rd.
BBC America interviews Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill while currently in NYC.
BBC America has released another 'Doctor Who Insider' video, this is Part 2, The Doctor 2011 Behind-the-Scenes.
The Late Late Show with Craig Furgeson's guest this time around is Karen Gillan, the show is on April the 13th, for those of you who want to go and live in the or will be in LA around the time you can visit Craig's CBS website for tickets. (link below) just scroll down to the appropriate show and click on the get tickets button.
If you want to be one of the first people on the planet to see the season opener to series 6 of Doctor Who then you need to be at the Village East Cinema in Manhattan at 7pm on Monday the 11th of April (this coming Monday!)
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Steven Moffat, aaaaaaannnnddd Alex Kingston! The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick otherwise known as @nerdist and will be recording for the Nerdist Podcast. The tickets are be warened FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
As I mentioned in the title there is a minor spoiler, as another new clip from The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon is shown between interview takes. For those who don't mind it's a great little interview with both Matt and Karen.
Here is the extended trailer for the 2011 series of Doctor Who from BBC America.