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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dork Torchwood

The great Dork Tower comic strip has a Torchwood reference in the latest strip that many American fans of Doctor Who can certainly appreciate.


Monday, November 20, 2006

Eccleston a Hero: A Second Source

Following up on an ealier report that Christopher Eccleston is going to be on Heroes, we now have imdb also reporting on the story. So I think the likelyhood of this has really shot up -- it looks like it's getting picked up by wire sources generally.

And to think that I already thought Heroes was the coolest new show of the year....


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Outpost Returns

I mentioned a few weeks ago about how I was sad to see Outpost Gallifrey's News page close, so I'm really happy to see that they'll be restarting early in December. I think it's valuable as the definitive unofficial Doctor Who newssite -- and it's been that for so long, it's good to see it work out a way to continue in the future.

I've been listening to the Doctor Who concert on the BBC Radio Waves "listen again" page -- and it's quite enjoyable, even with the occasional fade-ins of a streaming audio-broadcast. It makes me look forward all the more to the official soundtrack CD when it comes out.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Eccleston on Heroes?

I'm intrigued by the report on TV Guide (and on Superhero Hype that Christopher Eccleston is going to resurface on my favorite new show of 2006, Heroes.

Of course, there have been a bunch of rumors as far as Eccleston has been concerned post-Doctor Who and none of them have really panned out. He's not the Joker, he wasn't Grand Moff Tarkin, and there's no sign of him as The Prisoner either. Of course, this has an absolute date of January on it -- so we'll see him sooner rather than later. And as Heroes has an international cast, I can see that as a show he'd be an interesting fit for.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Upcoming DVDs

It's not at all surprising that the next two DVDs out in Region Two next March are going to be The Invasion and The Sontaran Experiment. There's definitely a pattern to rush out the Tom Baker DVDs as quickly as possible, and I think the Patrick Troughton story has more than the usual demand for a black and white story because of the animated reconstruction of the two lost episodes. I'm certainly anticipating it!

Of course, before then we'll also get the first David Tennant DVD boxed set, and the new series soundtrack. Some information about the new soundtrack was posted on zeta minor.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Doctor Who made Robert J. Sawyer Cry

Robert J. Sawyer writes about how School Reunion< made him cry. I'm sure the ending of that episode carried additional weight for people that have long and fond memories for the original series -- as it certainly did for me. David Tennant's reactions as the Doctor to seeing Sarah Jane Smith were much the same as my own, after all.


Site discovery

I was browsing around, adding more refinements to The Doctor Who Search Engine, and I came across the Mind Robber site, which I don't think I had seen before, and certainly not as it currently looks. I've only scratched the surface, but it looks like an interesting Doctor Who site, with lots of interesting Dalek 3D models, but also a bit more as well.


Friday, November 03, 2006


I was wrong -- as was pointed out in one of the comments on an old post, the Cybus Industries website that was produced for the BBC during series two is still up.

So I was completely, and totally wrong about my last post... they're all still up.

I think John Lumic is the most over-the-top antagonist to appear in the new version of Doctor Who. There's something amusing about the really, really, over the top ones.