Doctor Who News (2)
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23 October 2013 at 18:28 #19145
@wolfweed (s) last link:
Also, as the BFI nears the end of its year long celebration of Doctor Who
Which year long celebration?23 October 2013 at 18:38 #19147Anonymous @
one has to wonder whether they would build a new TARDIS console just for the sake of a trailer. That must surely be going to be seen somewhere else too?
I have this from @htpbdet:
I wonder if this trailer is actually part of the pre-titles sequence for the 50th special. I think it is too much effort for something that will not be used in the actual programme.23 October 2013 at 18:43 #1915123 October 2013 at 18:50 #19154Anonymous @
@shazzbot and @bluesqueakpip — re. consoles. Well, at my guess that must mean that they have a full set of TARDIS consoles (as the Davison/Baker/McCoy one is still in existence and the McGann one was saved by an eagle-eyed American fan, I believe) spanning the entire history of the series so maybe we’re going to get some kind of chrono-tour through the TARDIS…23 October 2013 at 19:26 #19156
@jimthefish – The console in the 50 yrs teaser is (as you mentioned) virtually the 4th Dr’s. It seems to be the one that’s in the ‘crystal ball’ which begs the question:
‘If it’s a new creation, why make it like no. 4’s, to be shown with Dr 3 (Unless that Pertwee/Delgado one’s supposed to be the Master’s TARDIS)?’
As for the 8th’s console, you’re right. This guy bought it:
For those who are unaware of the various different TARDIS ‘desktops’:23 October 2013 at 21:22 #1917424 October 2013 at 06:37 #19185Nick @nick
Having a replica of all the consoles could reflect something needed for the 50th or Chrismas show as Jim suggests or it could just be part of the sets they use for the various events that are now held. If for example, the theme was Doctor past and present, these sets plus other props (original or remade) and (with a little help from Madame Tussauds) the odd Doctor would look pretty good.
Nick24 October 2013 at 06:43 #19186Nick @nick
The trailer could certainly be used instead of the opening titles (at about 40 seconds – if you remove the Matt Smith and end titles – is it long enough though). My guess is that it (and others probably – perhaps a new one for the Christmas show) will be shown in the Cinemas prior to 50th episode in nice 3D and super high resolution…
Nick24 October 2013 at 17:53 #19229
(Professor) Brian Cox – on the box…24 October 2013 at 19:17 #19231blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
They have added North American locations to the map of where to view the 50th in 3D cinemas:
And it turns out that they are to screen it at my local in the wilds of Ontario! Hurrah!
It would have been good to see it in London, but Mrs Blenkinsop gently reminded me that the blenkinsop piggy bank is not as full as it once was (could it be all those DVDs and the imported Australian shiraz?)
Now to decide on the most appropriate attire for the screening on a cold Ontario November evening…
As a Yeti, perhaps…?24 October 2013 at 20:14 #19233
I have a fixed screening time. It’s 20:30 in Germany so it will be 19:30 in the UK for example.24 October 2013 at 21:32 #19237
There is a lot of Dr Who action in Dundee (Scotland) this weekend. As part of the Dundee Comics Conference.
Saturday will feature some special guests including legendary Dr Who writer Steve Parkhouse (Voyager) & current Who artist Dan McDaid.
There will be a presentation by storyboard artist Andrew Wildman on a sequence from TBOSJ – ‘Hurtling to disaster with Doctor Who’ (£5.50 charge). You must be at least 8 years old!
Sunday will host Parkhouse & McDaid, along with legendary Who artist John Ridgway (Voyager), former Who artist Simon Furman & a few other guests from other sci fi comics – esp. 2000AD (£15 charge).
I will be attending on the Saturday (I’ll be the 40 year old bloke surrounded by 8 year olds!) but I’m not sure about the Sunday.
24 October 2013 at 21:49 #19240
@wolfweed – That looks a great weekend coming up in Dundee. (For some reason I always thought you were US-based). Have fun. (Are you involved in organising or just attending?)24 October 2013 at 21:56 #1924224 October 2013 at 22:34 #19246
Did you catch the comic bit at the Edin Book Festival this year? They made quite an effort, with lots of good people there. Good for Dundee (home of DC Thompson amongst other things 🙂 )24 October 2013 at 23:16 #19256
@scaryb – No – I didn’t catch that. Sounds very interesting.
I’ve hung out in the Beano script dept. and it is the most desolate atmosphere on Earth. (The writers have probably taken a vow of silence so that they can think of new stories every week…)
24 October 2013 at 23:33 #1925725 October 2013 at 02:11 #19260Anonymous @
Opps, @wolfweed – A slight typo in that link to the Pertwee/Capaldi story. Here’s the correct link…
🙂25 October 2013 at 12:18 #19289
Thanks @fatmaninabox – I didn’t manage to fix all the ‘span-junk’ in time…25 October 2013 at 23:37 #19338
Huge thanks as ever to our DWF News Bulletin Service (tomorrow’s news brought to us today 😉 )
Belated response to your link to Kasterborous article about Ian Levine. That is one helluva climbdown and apology (from the man who leaked the news about Matt’s departure). And quite a tale about Philip Morris as well – including being kidnapped and held hostage. Mark Gatiss is going to have some follow-up to the Adventures in Space & Time doc.
Jings, crivvens, help maboab!
😉26 October 2013 at 11:05 #19352
(Yesterday’s news brought to you today)
And this tweet from 4 days ago…
Marcus Wilson @themarcuswilson 22 Oct
Last night watched test review of DW anniversary in 3D cinema. First time watching finished ep. Oh. My. God26 October 2013 at 18:06 #1937726 October 2013 at 20:54 #1938427 October 2013 at 00:08 #19394
John Hurt steals scenes with just a look
That’s what I said when they released the first photos (with the 3 of them in the TARDIS). With all the excitement about Capaldi being the next Doctor, poor John Hurt’s slipped down the consciousness levels a bit. (Nice link btw)
But… JOHN HURT – possibly the best screen character actor of his generation – IS PLAYING A DOCTOR!!!!!!
😀28 October 2013 at 11:07 #19449Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
It was fifty years ago this week…
…that they started work on filming the Daleks.28 October 2013 at 16:25 #19468Anonymous @
Birthdays are cool …
Many happy returns to the magnificent Matt Smith!28 October 2013 at 16:48 #19470
Does anyone know if there’s the possibility to watch the 50th anniversary episode on the web, or something like that?
Because I don’t think here in Italy there’ll be some sort of celebration, definitely not on the tv. And I’m so sad about that. 🙁28 October 2013 at 17:15 #1947228 October 2013 at 17:51 #19475
Dr Who lending a hand
28 October 2013 at 17:59 #19476
Not actually unveiled but…….28 October 2013 at 18:22 #19478
This from WhovianNet on Twitter: Matt Smith teases The Day of the Doctor: “My chin is in 3D and I think it’s about time!”28 October 2013 at 18:26 #19479
@Bluesqueakpip Oh really? I knew the new series were broadcast on that channel, but there’s still no promotion of the Celebration!
Well thank you so much, I’ll make some research about that!… 😀28 October 2013 at 18:31 #19482
@bluesqueakpip Oh really? I knew the new series were broadcast on that channel, but there’s still no promotion of the Celebration! And that makes me nervous… How could you not celebrate?
I’ll make some resarches! Thank you so much! 😀29 October 2013 at 07:29 #19506Anonymous @
@phaseshift – the Independent is reporting that Mark Gatiss’s Adventures in Time and Space will be airing ‘in the week before the 50th anniversary special‘. They credit this to a BBC announcement but I couldn’t find anything on the BBC DW site, so I’m not sure if you want to update your Big 50 blog just yet …
A drama about the making of the first Doctor Who series is due to air in the week before the 50th anniversary episode, the BBC has confirmed.29 October 2013 at 13:32 #19518
I wonder where they got the idea for that image…29 October 2013 at 14:17 #1952229 October 2013 at 14:18 #1952329 October 2013 at 14:37 #1952529 October 2013 at 14:50 #1952629 October 2013 at 14:56 #19528blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
The link to “put your face into the Doctor Who title sequence” is great!
It is Mrs Blenkinsop’s birthday in a couple of days, and I think you have just found me the perfect present!
Now to join Facebook (I know!) find a suitable photo of Mrs Blenkinsop (who always refuses to be photographed) and do my best.29 October 2013 at 18:53 #1953929 October 2013 at 19:04 #1954029 October 2013 at 19:15 #1954230 October 2013 at 17:38 #19592PhaseShift @phaseshiftTime Lord
I’ll add this to the blog at the weekend, but something a bit different.
Saturday 16th November at 6pm, and then subsequent nights, will see Radio 4 Extra broadcasting “Doctor Who and the Daleks”. AudioGos reading of the first Doctor Who book written by David Whittaker. It features his reinterpretation of the meeting of Ian, Barbera and the Doctor, and is read by the original Ian, William Russel. Great timing that, as we did a blog recently on the Target novels.30 October 2013 at 18:15 #19593
Thanks for the radio 4 broadcast news (and your recent fascinating blog about the Target books). I used to have Doctor Who and the Daleks (now lost in the mists of time, after many house moves). It was the only one I owned (got a few more out the library) but I read it cover to cover till it disintegrated. Came across a copy for sale on ebay recently (starting at £14!) – the cover pic jumped out at me like a very old friend. (You’re right when you complimented them on those early covers)30 October 2013 at 19:03 #19596PhaseShift @phaseshiftTime Lord
Thanks, @scaryb, but the Radio 4 extra news gets better. That one is complete on the Saturday, and there is a new adventure each night that week with some full cast Big Finish stuff as well. The schedule is:
Sat 16th Nov: AudioGo “Doctor Who and the Daleks”
Sun 17th Nov: Protect and Survive. The Seventh Doctor with old companion Ace and audio companion Hex travel to the eighties. Full cast.
Mon 18th Nov: Fanfare for the Common Men. The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa venture to the sixties in a tale of thwarted history. Also features long time fan Mitch Benn. Full Cast.
Tues 19th Nov: Thousand Tiny Wings More Sylvester McCoy as he confronts and avian group intelligence. Full Cast.
Wed 20th Nov: Farewell Great Macedon. William Russel and Carol Ann Ford in a lost tale as the original TARDIS crew meet Alexander the Great.
Thur 21st Nov: Human Resources. Another chance to hear this well regarded tale featuring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith. Full Cast.
Fri 22nd Nov: AudioGo “Dalek Invasion of Earth”, read again by William Russel.31 October 2013 at 00:00 #1965631 October 2013 at 00:36 #19660badlydrawngirl @badlydrawngirl
WIN A LIFE SIZE TARDIS!!
Genuitec are hosting a raffle to win a life size Tardis for the 50th anniversary! Its a raffle so all you have to do is sign up!
Follow this link and u could have a chance to win 🙂
Im so excited!31 October 2013 at 13:30 #19717
(Who’s this crazy bouncer?)31 October 2013 at 13:36 #19720
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