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The very special guest of honor at L.I. Who will connect the convention with the beginning of Doctor Who history fifty years ago. It is the legendary director of the first episode "An Unearthly Child" and the missing historical classic "Marco Polo".
He is the subject of the upcoming BBC America co-production "An Adventure in Space and Time" written by Mark Gatiss. The drama chronicles the early days of making Doctor Who.
In his long career, Waris has worked with Hollywood legends like Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bette Davis. He is a renowned storyteller and he makes a rare convention appearance at L.I. Who to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
On July 29th Gallifreyan Embassy Contributor Troy Baker posted a list of the Doctor Who specials airing this month This Saturday, August 11th, 2012 9/8c the second of these specials air on BBC America -- The Women of Doctor Who
Here is the description from the BBC America site:
Behind every great time lord there’s a great woman. Whether they’re busting Daleks or the Doctor’s ego, the women of ‘Doctor Who’ prove that you don’t need testosterone to save the universe.
Ok very cool and we know that in the post 2005 series we have Valkyrie type female companions in Rose, Martha, Donna & Amy.
If you are like me and do not receive BBC America, you may be pleased to know that their latest Doctor Who related special, The Science of Doctor Who (science in Doctor Who? Who knew?) is available via iTunes for purchase ($2.99).
I haven't seen it yet myself, so I can't comment on the special, though I have heard that not surprisingly it only focuses on post-2005 Doctor Who unfortunately. If you want to find it on iTunes, there's an affiliate link below to it.
This is what has become an annual posting here on the 18th of June each year… The Gallifreyan Embassy anniversary. Today marks 27 years since the organization was formed. What can I say that I haven't already said in my previous anniversary postings? Yeah, I can't believe so much time has passed… I believe I had said it before. Perhaps these photos that I took last week on the Long Island Raid Road say it all. We have come a long way since 1985. I never thought then that I would see train posters referencing Doctor Who in them as these do for BBC America.
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, 27 August 2011 both on the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA. Executive Producer and Lead Writer for the series, Steven Moffat had the following to say about the resumption of the 2011 series in the latest from the BBC Press Office. Some may consider some of this to be a little "spoilery" — so be warned if you rather not know any details about the upcoming episodes for 2011.
What do you think of the Doctor's long coat in the promo image?
From BBC America - Time runs out, in this exclusive new tease at new episodes of Doctor Who, premiering late-summer 2011 to BBC America.
An exclusive, never-before-seen interview with Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill, plus Executive Producer/Lead Writer Steven Moffat, about Amy Pond's surprising ties to the evil of the Universe.
A preview of BBC America's new original special DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA which goes behind the scenes with Doctor Who shooting in the U.S. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan plus Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat. DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA premieres this Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10/9c, immediately following "Day of the Moon" at 9/8c on BBC America. Be sure to catch Doctor Who: Podshock live on the net on Sunday when we review "Day of the Moon" as well as "The Impossible Astronaut" - See details here.
The new 2011 series of Doctor Who premiere episode, The Impossible Astronaut which was telecast on BBC America on Saturday, April 23, was the highest-rated, most-watched telecast ever for the channel (in live and same day ratings). It delivered almost 1.3 million viewers (1,268,010 total viewers). This is up 71,000 viewers from its previous best for last year's opening episode of Doctor Who (The Eleventh Hour).
BBC America's YouTube content reached an all-time high of 3.5 million viewers. Doctor Who is also currently the number one television series in the Apple iTunes Store.
The cast of Doctor Who arrives at the East Village Cinema in New York City for the second year in a row now for a premiere screening of the start of the 2011 series. Among the cast are Matt Smtih, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, joined by Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat. If you watch closely in the background, you can spot Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY and blogger here on our site) as well.
For those of you like me who didn't/couldn't make it to the East Village Cinema yesterday then here's a few photo's of the cast posing for the camera. Hmmm I see a scarf in the background in one... Hmmm.
If you like Rebecca Black's "Friday" song, you're gonna love this too… (everyone else… well, be warned).
BBC America interviews Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill while currently in NYC.
BBC America has released another 'Doctor Who Insider' video, this is Part 2, The Doctor 2011 Behind-the-Scenes.
Here is the extended trailer for the 2011 series of Doctor Who from BBC America.
The BBC America bus advertising campaign for the new Doctor Who 2011 series has rolled out in New York City. They have also used the occasion to post their first image to Instagram (Apple App Store link). They had the account on the free social photo sharing service for some time, but hadn't posted anything to it until now. The first photo shared on it is this one of the Doctor Who bus side panel (see left).
Keep your eyes out for buses in NY sporting the new side ads promoting the new series.
The BBC Press Office released more information about the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special for 2010, titled, A Christmas Carol. The special will be transmitted on the BBC and BBC America on Christmas Day.
There are a bunch of articles I've been meaning to write since last week, unfortunately I have been fighting off a nasty bug I probably picked up at our anniversary event a week ago. And no, that would not be 'Bug' as in Pete's nickname who was there.
With that said, this may be old news, but only if you haven't seen it already. Below is a publicity photo for the upcoming 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol that the BBC released recently.