Thursday, March 31, 2005


Behind the Sofa Again: Reasons to be Cheerful: Number Ten

Behind the Sofa Again: Reasons to be Cheerful: Number Ten
More reasons why not to feel bad about Eccleston leaving....



I highly recommend reading The Outpost Gallifrey Editor's Weblog in light of all of the recent events concerning Doctor Who.

I'm not sure that I'm ready for a Doctor played by an actor one month older then me, which is what will happen if David Tennant gets the part as suggested by the BBC.



Revenge of the Candy

Ok. Yeah, I'm providing free advertising for candy here, but the Star Wars M&M's trailer is amusing enough as it is...


Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Good news, bad news

But most of you Doctor Who fans know this all by now

In a bizarre way, I think this might turn out to be healthy for the long term of the series -- even as it is a hit -- as it establishes right away again that the cast can change at any time, and is bigger than any one actor.


Sunday, March 27, 2005


It's a hit!

10.5 million viewers in the UK for the first episode of the new Doctor Who

And I figure it's good for American's to keep hitting the official website and by doing so registering how much they want to see this get mainstream American distribution as soon as possible.


Thursday, March 24, 2005


Tachyon TV Issue 23: April 2005

Tachyon TV has a new version up, right before the new Doctor Who airs in the UK.

(Yes, yes, yes, we want the new series in America...)



Who is Doctor Who?

Have you seen this man?


Monday, March 21, 2005


project Who

While we don't have Doctor Who yet here in America, and we can't watch the tv series on the BBC site, you can, however listen to various cool audio shows about the new series. In particular, I recommend listening to the story about the theme song -- both the original Delia Derbyshire version and the new Murray Gold incarnation of the theme.


Friday, March 18, 2005


Did you mean halle berry?

One if the ironies of search engines is that if you misspell a search term, you might actually get higher entries than if you spelled it correctly. An entry I wrote several weeks ago mentioned Hally Berry; of course, that should be spelled as Halle Berry. But I was digging through my logs, and I noticed that my previous entry was getting quite a few hits; and was one of the more popular pages on my website -- and of course, that's because there are "only" 58,500 entries for Hally Berry in Google, and I'm currently on the first page of results if you ask for that; but there are about 2,020,000 entries for Halle Berry.

I'm sure that entry gets a whole lot more hits by having her name spelled wrong than if I had spelled it right.

Other big hits are people starting to search for information about that hit my site are the Watchmen Movie and various references towards Driveshaft from Lost. (Where, of course, Lost is such a common word no one searching for that is going to find my website.)


Doctor Who Festival May 1986

I've got some additional clippings from old Doctor Who events, this time concerning the Doctor Who Festival that took place at the Prom Center in St Paul, MN in May of 1986.


Thursday, March 17, 2005


CONvergence Panels

It's mid-march, and that means we're about three months out from CONvergence, the largest Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in Minnesota. One of the things that we have, like many fan-run conventions, are a variety of panels and discussion sessions about a variety of different topics relating to science fiction and fantasy. We like to have a variety of different participants, both professional and enthusiast; and if you're interested, please check out the list and drop us an e-mail.


Sunday, March 13, 2005


Carry on Doctor

The next few weeks are going to have a billion articles in the UK press about the return of Doctor Who. It's difficult for us in the US to imagine, as it's always been cult here, but right now the Doctor and his blue box are everywhere -- billboards, tv and radio commercials.

This article might explain why...


Friday, March 11, 2005


Doctor Who 2005 DVDs

Outpost Gallifrey is reporting that region 2 DVDs of the new Doctor Who series will be on sale in the UK as soon as May. Obviously, this means that enthusiasts around the world can see it (and purchase it) shortly after the broadcast in the UK and Canada in a high-quality format. (And multi-region players are trivial to obtain, really.)

With all of the discussion about the leak of Rose (episode 1 of the new series) on the internet recently, a rapid DVD release would definitely be a good thing.


Wednesday, March 09, 2005


SFX - REVIEW: Doctor Who, episode one

I think this Doctor Who review says it all, really.

Can we get US distribution sorted out please?


Tuesday, March 08, 2005


And so it begins...

Both Outpost Gallifrey and the BBC Home Page have revamped over the last couple of days as the countdown towards the UK premier of the new Doctor Who gets closer.


Saturday, March 05, 2005


Real Autons

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Thursday, March 03, 2005



There's some anxiousness in fan quarters that as yet, we have no idea where the new Doctor Who is going to end up in the US. And yes, it might be awhile before it airs on any sort of cable station -- but the smae sort of thing happens in reverse all the time as well. As far as I know, they haven't started airing the most successful new US shows of the year -- I'm pretty sure that Lost hasn't started in the UK yet.

I remember that it used to be that Doctor Who would take months or years to reach PBS stations Back In The Day. It's difficult because in today's era we are in instantatious communication around the globe with our fellow fans, where it used to be that we'd have to take weeks or months for fanzines and magazines to cross the ocean.


Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Where Who?

Filmforce, as well as various people on the Outpost Gallifrey forums, have suggested that the Sci Fi channel has passed on the new Doctor Who series.

I'm still relatively unconcerned that it'll show up here somehow -- though obviously, if I need to get BBC America or something obscure I hope they give us all enough warning so we can call up our cable companies and get digital cable if we need it...


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