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This Week In Doctor Who - March 27, 2010

Formatting failure - back to the drawing board.

 

This Week In Doctor Who

March 27, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 12

by Benjamin F. Elliott

 

Note - I am working on some major adjustments to the column. Pardon the dust. PBS stations are in the section marked This Week In Doctor Who PBS (the Sarah Jane listings are moving in with PBS next week - expect a name change). Today Sarah Jane and K-9 listings are together as This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - next week that section becomes This Week In Doctor Who - Unlicensed, covering the K-9 listings and the long awaited return of the podcasting section. Torchwood listings are in Torchwood This Week.

 

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Matt Smith on Jonathan Ross

The 11th Doctor Matt Smith made an appearance on the late night "Jonathan Ross" Show, Showing his new Sonic Screwdriver among things.  He alaso tried to give a Discription of the interior of the Tardis with out giving anything away.  See Clip below

Also Two clips are a vailable through DWO.  The First is an Small exerpt from "The Vampires of Venice" and the other is the new Amy Pond Extended Trailer. follow the link for Details.

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The TARDIS makes it's own appearance!!!

This Easter, in celebration of the launch of the brand new Eleventh Doctor action figure, Toys R Us in Brent Cross will be hosting a Doctor Who extravaganza and will be offering guests an exclusive first look at the new generation TARDIS.
The Toys R Us store at Brent Cross at 9am on Monday 5th April and be the first to get your hands on the new Eleventh Doctor action figure and Sonic Screwdriver which will go on general sale that day.
As part of the event, fans will be treated to an exclusive first look at the legendary TARDIS which has been completely re-designed for the latest series. The TARDIS will be taking time out from the set so fans can enjoy a closer look at the Doctor’s living and breathing, time-travelling machine.

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Patrick Troughton's 90th Birthday

Today would have been Patrick Troughton's 90th Birthday, But still I say Happy Birthday Patrick.  Gone but most definately not forgotton.

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Promo on SPACE for 2010 Series in Canada

Promo for the 2010 series currently running on SPACE in Canada.

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Examiner.com Interviews Doctor Who: Podshock (video)

Last month while Doctor Who: Podshock was in Los Angeles, CA at Gallifrey 21 for our annual live on stage there, the tables were turned on us a bit when Chris McKeon interviewed us (Ken Deep, James Naughton, and myself) for the Examiner.com.

See that article here: GallifreyOne 2010 interviews: Doctor Who Podshock - Ken Deep, Louis Trapani, James Naughton

Here is the video of the interview. Be sure to check out the article though for other interviews from Gallifrey 21.

 

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Karen Gillan Describes Amy Pond (video)

Actress Karen Gillan describes her character in Doctor Who, Amy Pond in the upcoming new series launching in April. See video below (Warning: The embedded video may take to their site without asking when it is completed).

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Stephen Mofat Interview with the British Guardian Newspaper.

Stephen Moffat

 

Stephen Moffat gives his thoughts about Doctor Who the BBC and Why the Conservative's Have to lose the next British General Election.  At the end of the Article Stpehens Biography (Cirriculum Vitai) can be found.

Follow the link for the Full article. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/mar/22/stephen-moffat-doctor-who

 

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Series 6(2 Doctor 11,31,Fnarg2) and Press Pack

I got another Birthday Treat as Series 6 has been confirmed for next year, Speaking at Thursday's Press Launch, New Series Producer, Piers Wenger, has confirmed that Series Six of Doctor Who has been commissioned and that Matt Smith will return as The Doctor, as well as starring in a Christmas Special later in the year.  There is currently no confirmation whether the new companion, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), will return or not.

Series Five Press Pack

This is part of the Information released to the press as part of the usual Programme launch press pack.  It includes two interviews one with Matt Smith and one with Karen Gillan.

This Week In Doctor Who - March 20, 2010

Alert to readers - I wrote a Torchwood section. I have sent the section to various places, and it is refusing to appear. I have not been able to debug the problem yet. So, for the second week in a row, the combined section goes out without Torchwood, in spite of my writing it. If I can get the Torchwood section to publish, it will be re-edited into this version. - 3/20/10.

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The 11th Hour Red Button Special

UK viewers will get an exclusive preview of The Eleventh Hour from next Wednesday when the first minute of the episode is made available on the BBC Red Button service.
The clip will launch on 24th March and will be available at various times until the series launches at Easter Weekend. On day one the clip is expected to be available from 6am-2pm, from 3pm to 5.50pm and then from 9.10pm onwards.
The BBC red button service can be viewed on digital platforms in the UK. Details on the BBC Website Follow the Link Below.

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The New assistant

Karen Gillan has a Short interview, in the UK Newspaper The Observer and reveals that her Character Amy Pond Was Supossed to ware trousers.  She also reveals what her relationship with the Doctor is, and that in fact they do Kiss.  The entire article can be read following the link below.  Also on the article are links to and Interview with Matt Smith, An interactive guide to the Regenerations of the Doctor, A review of the Complete Specials Boxed set, and a piece about the Bonhams Auction a few weeks ago.  So it's well worth a look.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/mar/14/karen-gillan-doctor-who

This Week In Doctor Who - March 13, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who
March 13, 2010 - Vol 13, No 10
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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AUSTRALIA - ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv has decided to premiere
the first new Doctor Who episode "The Eleventh Hour" on their iView internet

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Mr Dalek Presents Barry Letts

Mr Dalek Himself Nick Briggs has been presenting the BBC radio 7 Programme "The Seventh Dimension" for a while now and towards the end of this month, the Biography of Doctor Who producer Barry Letts will be broadcast.  The Biography "Who and Me" is read by Barry Letts Himself and has been on Audio to buy for sometime now through the Usual Channels.  This is a Chance for those of you who have not yet heard this excelent reading, to finally enjoy the Biography.

BBC radio 7 is available through the BBC iPlayer system and unlike the actual TV programmes, which are locked to the UK only;  BBC radio can be Listened to Worldwide either live or in the Listen again feature.

The link to the BBC article is below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/features/bulletins/bulletin_100310_02

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Doctor Who Spoiled by the British Daily Telegraph.

There are major plot Spoilers for Episode 1 of the New Series of Doctor Who Staring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, in the British Daily Telegraph's Online Edition.  It makes for very interesting reading, but if you want to keep the Suprise DON'T READ THE ARTICLE! I really mean it.  For those of you who do not care, the Link us Underneath.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/7421880/Doctor-Who-star-Matt-Smith-on-sonic-screwdrivers-Steven-Moffat-and-following-David-Tennant.html

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