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February 2010


THE ELEVENTH HOUR the review

I started watching this with some trepidation. I was pleasantly surprised. It was written by someone who had their knowledge of Doctor Who and who wrote a story or two from the classic series or so it seemed. The main lead, the doctor, was confident in their experience in science and used it to solve problems without resorting to violence. He managed to connect to several of the guest stars, despite the fact that his own wife had died years ago from something he couldn't stop. He connected to a woman who had a child and one who was about to have a child.  The female companion was like his body guard, in law enforcement. She was a strong woman who looked as if she could take care of herself. Their interplay suggested great humor but not romance, despite the fact that the woman looked up to the man, this great alien like man who could solve problems that others could not. At one point, he has to leave a boring talk to "go save the world again," he says.

Yet another slap in the face to Adric fans

In what must be another slap in the face to Adric fans the "most loved" and "old team" are back together: the 5th Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and ...Turlough! Are back. This "team" starred in TWO stories together and even then weren't a team in either story. I must say that this is revolting and makes me want to gag. It should be Matthew with Tegan and Nyssa and the 5th Doctor.

This Week In Doctor Who - February 27, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who
February 27, 2010 - Vol 13, No 8
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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Well, it has been an interesting week for Doctor Who broadcasting.

A trailer for the new series aired as promised last Saturday on BBC One and

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The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

To the release of the Fan Created book The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who, there have been a couple of Events anounced, See Below for details.   The Events give you the Chance to pose questions.  At the British event Simon Guerrier will be in attendance as he wrote the a forward for the book.  The Preface is writen by DWNY's own Barnaby Edwards.

The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who upcoming events

I-Con 29, March 26 -28, 2010, www.iconsf.org

 

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7 p.m., US/NYC Book Launch event:

The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, BK, 11238, USA.

(btw prospect and st marks, a/c to washington or 2/3 to BK Museum or q to 7th Ave)

Contact: Andy Heidel , andy.heidel@gmail.com , 917.279.5412

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www.waystationbk.com

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7 p.m.:

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Bohnams Doctor Who Auction

Yesterday the collection that the BBC had sent to Auction at Bonhams went under the Hammer.

The Torchwood SUV went for 18,000 pound Sterling and Jackson Lakes Costume Brought in 3,120 Pounds.

A full list of what each individual piece Brought can be Found at the end of this Piece though a Link to the Bonhams Website.

It should be also noted that the two Planet of the Dead red Busses were removed before the Auction began, which makes me wonder what the BBC has planed for those.

 

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=catalogue&iSaleNo=18192

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Radiophonic Workshop Synth For sale

At the moment on the UK E-bay site, a synth from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, once belonging to John Baker is up for sale, and dates from the Pertwee Era.  The Current Price is at $5,993 or 3,877 Pounds Sterling.

Anybody who fances thier chances at purchacing this Synth or just want to see how much it brings just follow the link below.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290405824353&fromMakeTrack=true#ht_834wt_1167

Get Your Sonic Fix with the Sonic Newsdriver for the 23rd of February

The Sonic Newsdriver 20100223
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Tuesday, the 23rd of Feb. 2010

New publicity image and new promo trailer for Doctor Who series 31 released, Torchwood the Digital Comic, James Corden to Guest Star?, Neil Gaiman Confirms, Going Once - Going Twice, Gallifrey 21, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani

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Forthcoming Book: The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

Greetings,

It is my hope this finds you well. Im not over here as often as I would like but wish to share with you all, some exciting news regarding our forthcoming book, "The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who,"

 Firstly,  we have a "Fan" page on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mythological-Dimensions-of-Doctor-Who/297598851027  I have the Table of Contents, and some early press up as a note. Including an early review endorsement by non other than Ken Deep!
 
Yesterday I made the announcement of the addition of Dr. Matt Hills who has contributed the chapter “Mythology makes you feel something”: The Russell T. Davies Era as sentimental Journey. We welcome Dr. Matt Hills, author of "Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the 21st Century" (out now by I.B. Tauris) to the collection.

James Corden to Guest in Doctor Who?

James CordenJames Corden of Gavin and Stacey is set to appear in a guest role in Doctor Who, so says The Sun. According to an article they published, the comic was seen learning his lines on a Cardiff bound train heading to the Doctor Who set.

The article states that Corden is a huge Doctor Who fan and jumped at the chance to appear in the series.

No details where given on what character or what type of character he might be playing.

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David Tennant to star in radio version of "Of Mice and Men"

The BBC's press office has reportrd the a radio dramatisation of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" will star David Tennant in the role of George Milton. It is slated to air Sunday, March 7  at 3:00 PM on BBC Radio 4.

 

For the full story:

Of Mice And Men

 

 

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