August 18, 2014

Seoul of the Doctor

After Name, Night, Day and Time of the Doctor, one could be forgiven for thinking that the title of this entry was also the name of the next episode of Doctor Who (spelt correctly of course) and that this was a publicity shot from it. Of course, it isn’t. If they do another Doctor Who world tour, it might be an idea to film some new episodes along the way. Some of the places they are visiting are breathtakingly beautiful (just like Jenna Coleman, I might add!)

We’ll get to more pics from more of the tour in advance of the final countdown to the new era of Doctor Who, starting less than 5 days from now!

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August 11, 2014

The Lady in Red

This is not actually a publicity shot from a forthcoming episode of Doctor Who (though it would have been cool if it was). It is in fact from the current World Tour that Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are on promoting the launch of the 12 Doctor and the 8th series, or 34th season (or is that 36th season?) of Doctor Who. The new TARDIS team looks ready to take on the world, so it is just as well that they are!

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July 23, 2014

One month to go!

One month from today Doctor Who will be returning to our screens with the start of a new season and the proper beginning of the Peter Capaldi era of the show! Look for the broadcast at 8pm in North America on Space and BBC America in Canada and the US, respectively.

This will be the 36th Season of Doctor Who by my counting. Not that my counting really counts for anything.

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July 05, 2014

Take a Breath, Take a Deep Breath Now

Doctor Who
returns to our screens on August 23rd with the debut adventure of the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, in the “feature length” adventure Deep Breath. What does “feature length” actually mean in terms of running time? We are not quite sure in this instance - the 75 minute Day of the Doctor was also promoted by the BBC as being “feature length” - it is likely that the episode will be longer than 60 minutes but unlikely to be longer than 90. Although a double-length episode might help to explain why (or reassure) Capaldi’s first season is said to be only 12 episodes long (not counting the Christmas special that will follow in December) - a 90 minute debut episode would effectively mean that the season will be just as long as previous seasons, with two episodes combined into one. But time will tell. And very soon…....

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June 19, 2014

The Kind of Massacre I’d Like to See

Just because I hadn’t seen this photo before, from a story from which there aren’t any telesnaps and very few photographs. And no footage which exists in the BBC archives. Note the qualifier, conspiracy-theorists…....

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June 10, 2014

Adventure Has a New Face

We think it is the one on the right, but Who knows?

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June 02, 2014

Enlightenment’s Glorious Return

It’s been far too long, but Real Life Issues have been beaten into submission by two falls to three, and the first all-digital issue of Enlightenment is now available for download from the DWIN website. Just go to and click on “Download this issue” for your PDF copy, and please report any technical issues so we can address them as quickly as possible. Welcome to the new age! We’re radioactive! I can’t get that song out of my head!

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May 23, 2014

Me Want

A new CD of the music of television and film incidental music composer Don Harper, featuring a previously unreleased score for the 1968 Cybermen epic, The Invasion.

The CD, along with another one featuring the electronic music of Eric Siday (which featured in William Hartnell stories such as The Edge of Destruction) can be ordered from Dual Planet (the company releasing the albums) from their website.

(And yes, it is called “The Edge of Destruction” - take that, DWM!)

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May 11, 2014

Summer Who

As the weather is finally starting to get warmer, we remind you that the new series of Doctor Who (Season 34,  35, or 36 or Series 8 or the 2014 Season or Peter Capaldi Series 1, who knows what to call it) is expected to begin airing later in the summer in August - likely late August. We look forward to seeing more of Jenna Coleman because, well, who wouldn’t?

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April 21, 2014

Extremely Cool Yeti & Cybermen Footage from the 1960’s!

British Pathé, the organization that filmed visual reports that were shown in the cinemas in the days before television and early days for television (at a time when lots of people did not have regular access to a tv set), have uploaded its collection of 85,000 films (spanning the years 1896 to 1976) on to youtube.  There are a number of cool archive finds for Doctor Who (not missing episodes themselves unfortunately) including this one from 1968 that features a Cyberman and Yeti at the 1967/68 Schoolboys’ and Girls’ Exhibition at the Olympia. There is also some cool colour footage of Jon Pertwee with this then-wife Jean Marsh (which I did a post on this site a number of years ago). There is a lot of other cool footage not-related to Doctor Who amongst the 85,000 films that have been uploaded, but as this is a blog dedicated to Doctor Who, we trust you won’t mind if we just point out the Doctor Who stuff here. 

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