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The Dominators DVD Review

So after watching this DVD a couple of times a quick review.  Of course I should be the one to tell you about this release, Patrick Troughton's 2nd Doctor being my favourite Doctor despite being born in the Time of Pertwee.  This Story see's the Doctor land the Tardis on the Planet of Dulkis for a Vacation, on an Island that the Doctor has forgotten to check for Radiation.  Meanwhile the Dominators have landed on the Island and are preparing a site for drilling supported by the Robotic Quarks.

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Doctor Who: Series 31 to Hit Blu-ray and DVD on November 9th

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One of our LA Correspondents (I can't say which just now) give me word early Monday morning of this article in the LA Times concerning the release of the Blu-ray and DVD of the latest series of Doctor Who (starring Matt Smith). We always suspected it would be November as that has been traditionally the release month of the series box sets in the past, just in time for the holiday shopping season. According to this article by from the LA Times, that date will be November 9, 2010.

In addition, they will include extra content shot for this release.

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Were They Right? Gillian Anderson in Doctor Who?

The date was 23 April 2009. The Telegraph runs the following story about Gillian Anderson being cast as The Rani in Doctor Who (see link and quote below). Since that time we have seen a year of specials starring David Tennant and a whole new series starring Matt Smith. Where's Gillian Anderson? We are still waiting...

This Week In Doctor Who - July 17, 2010

Psst - tonight, let's crush the internet. See a few paragraphs down the line ...

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
July 17, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 26
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.

UK - Doctor Who isn't quite over yet, even though the current series ended 21 days ago. The BBC's Three have a couple of treats.

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Doctor Who at the Proms 2

Doctor Who at the Proms 2, will take place on the 24 and 25 of July at the Royal Albert Hall full details from the BBC to follow at the end of this article.  This time it will be presented by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. 

And so to the Details.

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InnerSPACE Live Season Finale and After Show

The folks at CTV and SPACE have asked me to pass along details of this upcoming event to our readers:

“On Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET, the smash-hit first season of the regenerated DOCTOR WHO is checking out with a bang with the season’s final episode, “The Big Bang.” Immediately following the finale, SPACE celebrates the show’s record-breaking run with a special edition of INNERSPACE at 10:10 p.m. ET. Broadcasting live in front of a studio audience from SPACE headquarters in Toronto, this one-hour special is hosted by INNERSPACE host and genre expert Teddy Wilson and features an expert panel, never seen before interviews and a live web chat.

What: InnerSPACE LIVE: Doctor Who - season finale and aftershow!
When: Saturday July 24th from 9pm - 11pm (audience to arrive by 8:15pm)
Where: CTV Headquarters, 299 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario

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Moffat Hears the Sounds of Twittering

This is the Sight that greets you when you go to Mr. Steven Moffats Twitter page, yes the Great Moff is now on twitter. Just overnight his followers went up from 849 as I started following him to the Current amount of 3197. If you don't want to have any insite into Who production until the Confidential is broadcast I suggest that you don't follow him. For those of you who do then he is @steven_moffat or you can go to http://twitter.com/steven_moffat

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An Operatic Dumbledore Christmas Who

The BBC has confirmed veteran actor Michael Gambon and opera diva Katherine Jenkins will guest star in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special. Production starts today and will continue until August.

Michael Gambon, known for many roles all over Television and film, and mostly known lately for playing Dumbledore in four of the six Harry Potter films available, after original actor Richard Harris passed on.

This Week In Doctor Who - July 10, 2010

Psst - on July 17, let's crush the internet. See a few paragraphs down the line ...

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
July 10, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 25
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.

AUSTRALIA - ABC1 airs series finale The Big Bang on 11 July at 7:30PM. No talk of marathons or special events at this time, though Australia will be getting the finale about 2 weeks before the US, Canada, and New Zealand. No sign of a repeat run yet.

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Final Viewing Figures for the Big Bang

So after what seems like an eternity and for some peculiar reason as to why the figures could not be released( The Official Viewing FIgures were with held by BARB on the BBC's request.) the final viewing figures for the "Big Bang" are available. 

6.12 Million People Watched the Big Bang officially on BBC 1. with 0.72 Million watching the Repeat on BBC 3. as of yet I am unable to find the BBC HD numbers. 

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My Fingers in Custard

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I meant to post this a couple weeks ago, but with series 31 wrapping up and with all of our live shows reviewing it all at the time, I never had a chance.

Even in this day of podcasts and other new media, the art of the fanzine is still around. As evidence is the launch of a new one covering Doctor Who, Fish FIngers and Custard.

In the premiere issue, it features a review of The Eleventh Hour, an article about the infamous 'PBS hijacking incident', Invasion Convention review, 'Cracks', an original 11th Doctor story, 'The Doctor in Wonderland', "It Could Have Been a Spin-off", a column by actor Harry Sedgewick, and what else?

Oh yes, an interview with some bloke named, Louis Trapani. There's much more, so check it out.

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Titan Comics Torchwood Nr.1 Exclusive Cover at SDCC

For anyone visiting San Diego comi-con on Can purchase this exclusive covered Torchwood Nr. 1 from Titan Comics from their stand #5537.  And if you would like it Autographed then pop along to room AA20 in Autograph Alley, where Tommy Lee Edwards will be available for autographs from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday the 24th of July.

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Naoko Mori: 'I'm a gadget freak'

Naoko is interviewed in the Guardian Newspaper as part of their Technology section, by Guardian Journalist.  The Guardian Takes a Well known person and Interviews them about their Techno-lust or Technophobe preferences and Naoko comes to light after her appearance in Lennon Naked, where she plays Yoko Ono.  

Naoko Admits to being a total Apple fan, but doesn't have an iPhone due to the lack of buttons for text messaging, and that she is a Techno- freak and Luddite at the same time, as there certain things that can't be beat traditionally such as Hand written letters.  The Piece of technology she has the most problems with?  Shredders! Naoko says "I've had a rotten Time with Shredders!" you can read the Full article in the link bellow.

This Week In Doctor Who - July 3, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
July 3, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 24
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.

SCANDINAVIA and SOUTH AFRICA - In the North of Europe and the South of Africa, Sunday 4 July sees the last new episode of the 2008 series - Journey's End, broadcast on the BBC Entertainment channel in each country. If that seems a bit behind, remember that Germany has only gotten the 2005 and 2006 series so far.

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