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DVR Alert: Alex Kingston is Scheduled for Thursday's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

River Song

Once again, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (on CBS in the US) will be having a Doctor Who related guest this Thursday (6th January 2011). This time it is Alex Kingston (River Song). Although she is not listed (at the time of this writing) in the upcoming shows for free tickets (they are actually recording two shows on Thursday according to their website, one at 3pm with actor Gary Sinise and one at 4:15pm with actress Mila Kunis - the latter being sold out), it was announced that "River Song" would be on Thursday's show via Craig Ferguson's Twitter feed. In addition, the Doctor Who musical opening number ("cold open") which could not be aired last November has finally been cleared for this show.

I wouldn't be too concerned about her absence on the website, as with the last time when Matt Smith was scheduled to appear on the show (16th November 2010), he was not showing up on the site for the longest time. Perhaps this show was pre-recorded on another day? @CraigyFerg tweeted the following tweet on Monday:

CraigyFreg Tweet about Alex Kingston

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An Article About Last Tuesday's Gallifreyan Embassy 25th Anniversary Event

Daphne Ashbrook signing autographs at our event. #DoctorWho #Podshock

A heads up for those may not have caught the tweets from myself as well as @GEmbassy and @Podshock that there's another article in the Mineola Patch about our most recent 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy which was held last Tuesday at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY.

'Doctor Who' Actress Visits Mineola for Fan Club’s 25th Anniversary - Mineola, NY Patch:

"'What started in 1985 with newsletters and meetings, in 2010 is now an online presence like the website or podcasts and things,' Louis Trapani told fellow fans of the 40-plus year British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' gathered at Eleanor Rigby's Tuesday night. 'But there's still nothing better than good old-fashioned people getting together and having a good time and we have a great community of Doctor Who fans on Long Island.'

Along with fellow fan Ken Deep, Trapani is head of the 'Gallifreyan Embassy,' billed as the largest 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island, and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Deep said that it was 'fitting' that the group was in Mineola because club member Beth Trekman had been working at the Mineola post office where the original club newsletters were mailed. 'You used to see Mineola as our paid postage meter-thingy from the post office,' Deep said. 'Mineola has a special place in our hearts.'

Trapani said he decided to start a 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island in 1985 'since there was nothing there at that time, (and) since there was nothing there I said 'hey, I'll start it' and little did I know 25 years later they're still talking about it.'"

(Via mineola.patch.com - read the rest here)

Join Daphne Ashbrook in Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

Come and join us for a very special event celebrating 25 years of the Gallifreyan Embassy on Tuesday, the 16th of November 2010 with our very special invited guest, the lovely Daphne Ashbrook!

Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

We have been celebrating the quarter of a century mark of the Gallifreyan Embassy all this year. If you missed our last big event in May, here's another opportunity to join in on the fun!

Joining us at the event is the always lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who movie).

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time: 7pm Eastern until (to be announced)
Location: Eleanor Rigby's • 113 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY
Cover: $20.00 (Podshock Supporting Subscribers receive a 20% discount)

Eleanor Rigby'sThe event is taking place at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY. As you may have guessed by the name, it is a Beatles themed venue. It is very accessible from the LIRR train station as well as the Long Island Expressway and Northern & Meadowbrook State Parkways and there is plenty of parking in the rear. They offer a varied selection of menu options for food and beverages. Visit their website for more details and menu offerings. (Please note that the cover charge does not include food or drinks).

For 25 years now the Gallifreyan Embassy has been celebrating the adventures of a certain Time Lord through time and space. Now we are coming together to mark the milestone at this event which is open to everyone (you don't need to have been or be a member of the Gallifreyan Embassy)

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Watch 'Doctor Who: A Masterclass' from Edinburgh International Television Festival

Watch the full session from the Edinburgh International Television Festival with Doctor Who Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) from 29 August 2010 chaired by Richard Bacon.

Follow the link below and then click the right sidebar for Doctor Who: A Masterclass. Special thanks to @terrylightfoot for the heads up on it.

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival - MGEITF 2010 - Full Sessions:

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It Was 25 Years Ago Today, The Gallifreyan Embassy Began…

It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.

Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.

Doctor Who at the Paley Center

Doctor Who at the Paley Center

Doctor Who crew and cast at the Paley Center for Media in April 2010. We were there covering the event for Doctor Who: Podshock

(L-R) Executive Producers Beth Willis and Piers Wenger, Matt Smith (11th Doctor), Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat, and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond).

This photograph graced the cover of Doctor Who: Podshock 192. Listen to our interviews and coverage of the event in it and Doctor Who: Podshock 193.

Photo by Louis Trapani

Camille Coduri and Jules Burt

Camille Coduri and Jules Burt

Camille Coduri (left) with Jules Burt (right) (November 2005). Taken while shooting the first David Tennant series of Doctor Who.

Photo courtesy of Jules Burt.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 200

"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 200
Running Time: 1:50:51

Tom Baker (The 4th Doctor), MyAnna Buring (Scooti in The Impossible Planet), and 'Victor1st Mornington' (The Doctor Who Experience on SL) interviewed. The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who reviewed by Graeme Sheridan, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who Book Giveaway, Our Second Life Meet Up for May, 200th episode greetings from The Cultdom Collective and Tin Dog Podcast, and more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, with Jules Burt.

BBC America (Flash) Video - Alex Kingston (River Song) on Doctor Who

Actress Alex Kingston explains what makes Doctor Who such an enduring fan favorite and why fans and new viewers should watch the new season.

BBC America Video - Alex Kingston Interview - River Song

Actress Alex Kingston explains the character of River Song, whom she describes as a "female Indiana Jones."

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