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This Week In Doctor Who - August 22, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
August 22, 2009 - Vol 12, No 32
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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Belgium - LeDeux has finally scheduled Series 4 of Doctor Who. Episodes premiere late Saturday afternoons around 4:55PM CET starting 29 August. Expect repeats during the week, but we don't have days and times yet.

David Tennant and Georgia Moffett Reunite in Doctor Who: Dreamland

DreamlandAs reported yesterday, the BBC has released the first image from the upcoming animated story, Doctor Who: Dreamland which is scheduled to be broadcast later this year.

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of interviewing the director, Gary Russell for Doctor Who: Podshock (stay tuned for future episodes featuring his in-depth interview) who spoke to us about this second outing of an animated 10th Doctor adventure. Gary had also directed The Infinite Quest which also starred David Tennant as the 10th Doctor along side with Freema Agyeman playing Martha Jones.

The Doctor in Dreamland

The first peek at the Doctor as he appears in the animated Dreamland six-part animated adventure to be broadcast this Autumn on the BBC Red Button and Doctor Who website. It stars David Tennant voicing the 10th Doctor, with Georgia Moffat, and David Warner

(Thanks @TiggsPanther )

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The Saga of Gary Russell and his DWNY Mug!

So on listening to Doctor Who: Podshock episode 159, the story was once again told of Gary Russell and his DWNY mug! Or rather the lack thereof! And I feel compelled to set the record straight! And where better than my blog on this very website!

I started running the Doctor Who New York (DWNY) group (on the web at http://dwny.org) last year, taking it over from a very dear friend who had built up the group since its inception in 2005, but for whom work was starting to take up too much time to keep it all going. Prior to this "regeneration", Gary had joined us at one of our meetups – the viewing of the 2007 Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned”. Before I took over, for those of you following along at home!

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 159

"If they should break through, run as if something very nasty were after you, because something very nasty will be after you."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 159
Running Time: 1:42:49

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Hosted by Louis Trapani, James Naughton and Ken Deep.

Which was (or will be) the first regeneration you experienced watching Doctor Who?

William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton
6% (5 votes)
Patrick Troughton to Jon Pertwee
1% (1 vote)
Jon Pertwee to Tom Baker
29% (23 votes)
Tom Baker to Peter Davison
39% (31 votes)
Peter Davison to Colin Baker
5% (4 votes)
Colin Baker to Sylvester McCoy
1% (1 vote)
Sylvester McCoy to Paul McGann
0% (0 votes)
Christopher Eccelston to David Tennant
16% (13 votes)
David Tennant to Matt Smith
3% (2 votes)
Total votes: 80

Matt Smith Comes to America

Matt Smith and Karen GilanBBC America announces the U.S. premiere of Doctor Who featuring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. 

On the heels of returning from San Diego Comic Con where BBC America saw a strong reception to its Doctor Who programming and panels (including appearing in person, David Tennant, John Barrowman, and Russell T Davies), and with the strong ratings that the recent airing of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead brought in, BBC America has announced the acquisition of 13 episodes of the new upcoming Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor series. The new series shot in HD will be shown on BBC America shortly after the UK in the second quarter of 2010.

Torchwood and Doctor Who Brings Best Week Ever to BBC America

TorchwoodBBC America has reported that the week of July 20, 2009 was their best week ever in terms of ratings due to Torchwood and Doctor Who premiering that week in the US. 

The channel's most successful series ever, Torchwood: Children of Earth reached 3.3m with an average audience of 705,000 viewers per episode. The finale on Friday of that week seeing 807,000 viewers, the largest average audience in history for BBC America

Also performing strongly was Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead with 657,000 viewers.

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This Week In Doctor Who - August 8, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
August 8, 2009 - Vol 12, No 30
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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http://rss.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/rss
http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex?q=twidw
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Welcome, as This Week In Doctor Who gets closer and closer to being back on schedule. Once you get off schedule, it gets tricky to get back to schedule. Thanks to everyone for bearing with the recent publication problems and the ones that may occur one week this fall when I move.

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First Memories and a Reminder

While listening to TARDIS Tara’s semi-live Comic-Con reports Podshock Episode 157, and reading and hearing various other reports on the Doctor Who panel, one comment really stood out in my mind. That was Julie Gardner’s comment on what made her fall in love with Doctor Who. She reported that the first story that Russell showed her when they started work on the series was the Season 17 story “City of Death”, and from that moment she said she has been a confirmed fan.

Post Regenerated Sixth Doctor Figure Coming Next Month

6th Doctor - Caves of AndrozaniIn another exclusive from Forbidden Planet (UK), they are now taking pre-orders for a new figure of the Sixth Doctor from The Caves of Androzani. This is the third 6th Doctor as played by Colin Baker figure to be released by Underground Toys. This version is of the 6th Doctor as he was immediately after regenerating from the 5th Doctor. He appears still muddy in the 5th Doctor's clothes. 

This figure is limited to sale in the UK and Eire from Forbidden Planet (UK). It is expected on in their warehouse on 12 August 2009. No further information on where it will be available outside of the UK is known at this time.

You can pre-order your 6th Doctor Caves Of Androzani now for £14.99. For more information or to pre-order see: Forbidden Planet UK - 6th Doctor Caves Of Androzani

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Who York Events

Thanks for the welcome to the blog so far! This installment is a little bit more newsy than opinion - but rest assured I have more opinions to come!

 

Listeners to Podshock episode 157 will hear Jarrod Cooper, the chairman of the Hurricane Who convention (http://hurricanewho.com) taking place in Orlando, Florida from Friday October 30 - Sunday November 1 2009, mention a new endeavour taking place in New York City associated with DWNY - Who York.

Plans are still being made and will be revealed here shortly, but our first event is expected to be in November, 2009. If you bookmark http://whoyork.com you will see that we are already putting some preparations in place.

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Part Two

After the Doctor Who panel ended, I hauled butt over to the Sails Pavillion, where my Darlng Husband had run through multiple lines to get me a ticket for the autograph session and saved me a place in line.

There were wild rumors that David Tennant would take part in this session and Murray Gold had hinted on Twitter that he might also take part in it.

But no.  Euros Lyn, Julie Gardner and Russell T. came in after about an hour's wait.

Thanks to the DH, I was right up in front of the line and had a moment or two to trade comments with RTD.

Of course, I have my own agenda, and asked him, as he'd just claimed that Four was *his* Doctor, why the BBC no longer distributes Doctor Who Scarf patterns.

He'd had no idea and offered to look into it.  I gave him my card.

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Beginnings and Endings

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??!!!!

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