January 12, 2006
Hell apparently has frozen over. After allegedly passing on the new series last year, season one of the new series of Doctor Who begins will be broadcast on Sci-Fi Channel in March!
We residents of the (slightly warm) Great White North here at the Doctor Who Blog salute our neighbours to the south for finally getting Doctor Who. We hope you love it as much as we do. And it would be great if you could love it so much that it gets better ratings in its timeslot than Stargate does, it might send a message to Sci-Fi that they shouldn’t have passed on this brilliant series last year…
(Props to the Official BBC Site for the hilarious new splash page. Get it while you can.)
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, January 12 at 1:16 pm
January 10, 2006
So The Sun has printed a… let’s call it an article about how some “barmy fans” want to get psychic Derek Acorah to help track down missing episodes.
This started on the Outpost Gallifrey forum, so take it as seriously as anything else on that forum. Come to think of it, take it as seriously as anything else in The Sun. It’s funny because some posters remarked that a reporter might glance at the thread and write it up… and of course that’s what happened.
But as long as it generates publicity around the missing episodes, there’s no harm done.
Posted by John on Tuesday, January 10 at 8:34 am
January 05, 2006
La chaîne de télévision Québécoise Ztélé émet Doctor Who (“institution en Angleterre, du réalisateur de Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir et Le Saint”), commençant avec la diffusion de l’épisode “Rose” mardi 3 janvier. Si vous l’avez manqué, la prochaine diffusion est vendredi 6 janvier. Les deux épisodes suivants s’appellent “La fin du monde” et “Des morts inassouvis.”
Visionnez l’auto-promotion, c’est A1.
Posted by John on Thursday, January 5 at 9:44 am
December 25, 2005
Doctor Who is still awesome.
Christmas is magic again.
Posted by Rod on Sunday, December 25 at 9:11 pm
December 13, 2005
Two fan websites have caught my eye as of late and both have taken something “small” and made it larger and quiet enjoyable.
The CYBUSCORPORATION.COM is a fictitious corporate site that heralds the coming of the new Cybermen in Series 2. They’ve basically taken the one existing image of the new Cybermen and created an entire site around it. Sure it’s a nice image… but these guys have really gone to town with it. Very cool. While KASTERBOROUS.COM have a much larger scope with news, reviews and articles on all things Doctor Who. However I’d like to point out one particular article on Toberman as another example of how a fan has taken what might be considered a small secondary character from 1967 (...and a particular favourite of mine) and created something fresh, new, and damn funny.
Fans: Glorifying the insignificant.
And by no means do I mean that as a slight.
In fact, I applaud it, as that’s where the most creative works sometimes stem.
Posted by Rod on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:52 am
December 09, 2005
Posted by John on Friday, December 9 at 6:02 pm
December 06, 2005
We are getting closer every day to the full debut of David Tennant as the Doctor in The Christmas Invasion, and that of course also means we are getting closer to Christmas. I am trying to think of a better Christmas present that Doctor Who fans can be given for Christmas than a brand-new Doctor Who story, but its difficult. Maybe the return of the 6 missing episodes from The Evil of the Daleks or something. But it terms of what is known to be possible, this is pretty good!
And Its been awhile since we’ve had this particular gift. It has been 40 years since the last new episode (the The Feast of Steven , episode 7 of The Dalek Master Plan) was transmitted on BBC1 for its only on Christmas Day, 1965. I wonder if Tennant will pull a Hartnell and turn around and talk to the audience at the end of The Christmas Invasion!
However, in spite of not being around 40 years ago, I do have a lot of memories of Doctor Who around Christmas time, either watching or reading stories for the first time (such as Inferno and The Myth Makers respectively on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 20 years ago). In recent years we have had some Christmas-themed Big Finish audios released in December, such as The One Doctor, which have been great to listen to at Christmas time. But, with the trailers for the Christmas special no doubt soon to hit the airwaves in both Canada and the UK, giving fans and public alike an irresistable taste and a sense of anticipation of what is to come, I have to wonder if this might turn out to be the best “Doctor Who Christmas” I will ever have.
Posted by John on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:23 pm
November 29, 2005
Anyone who has ever lived in Britain can tell you that the most indispensible bit of reading at Christmas time is the Christmas edition of the Radio Times. During the holidays, RT publishes a bumper edition that covers the two weeks leading up to Christmas and New Years. Given how British television spend those two weeks showing a mammoth number of classic and current films and Christmas special episodes of favourite programs (of which The Christmas Invasion is the latest example), it’s no wonder that this is usually their bestselling issue.
Traditionally, the Christmas RT has a generic cover. It has only deviated from this twice in recent times: a Harry Potter cover a few years ago, and…this.
Behold, DOCTOR WHO IS ON THE CHRISTMAS COVER OF THE RADIO TIMES!!!
This is the third Doctor Who Radio Times cover this year, in case you were keeping score.
It’s official: 2005 is the best year, ever.
Posted by Graeme on Tuesday, November 29 at 5:33 am
November 23, 2005
It has been said that 42 is a great age. A point where you’re still vital and have the benefit of all the wisdom and experience you’ve accrued. A time to be at the peak of one’s powers (True fact: Tom Baker was 42 during Season 14!)
As Doctor Who reaches its 42nd Anniversary, we find this truer than ever. The first season of a hugely successful new series, with another on the way, that is just as vital as ever and yet takes benefits from the wisdom accrued from its longstanding history.
The world has changed so much since that cold and dark Saturday evening in 1963, but Doctor Who is still the greatest, most entertaining, TV program around. Happy 42nd Anniversary, Doctor Who!
Posted by Graeme on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:36 am
November 21, 2005
The 10th Doctor, David Tennant, made a debut of sorts with a new 7 minute episode (including re-caps & credits) that was broadcast on Friday night on BBC1 and is available for on-line viewing at the BBC Children in Need website (it’s for Charity, so don’t forget to donate).
For those that have seen it - what did you think?
Posted by John on Monday, November 21 at 8:23 am
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