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
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?
Monday, March 21, 2005
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
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.
might explain why...
Friday, March 11, 2005
Doctor Who 2005 DVDs
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
Saturday, March 05, 2005
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
, as well as various people on the Outpost Gallifrey
forums, have suggested that the Sci Fi
channel has passed on the new Doctor Who
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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