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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Doctor's Girls

This piece of art called Doctor's Girls is all sorts of awesome. It's nice to see all of the new fan art and fan activity that's starting to come up now that the new series is really inspiring people again -- but not just the new series (which is awesome) -- but also the classic series as well.

Doctor's Girls by *mimi-na on deviantART

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Monday, January 29, 2007

The Horror of Max Headroom

In one of the stranger footnotes in North American Doctor Who history, during a Chicago broadcast of The Horror of Fang Rock in 1987 a bunch of people broke in with a strange Max Headroom-inspired sequence. This was one of those stories that of course spread around like crazy Back In The Day, but this is perhaps the first chance for many people to see what happened. I'm not sure how long this will stay around -- but really, I wouldn't see any reason for it to go away.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Another Toon

This isn't the first Doctor Who cartoon -- but accompanying the thirteen part live action series will be an additional thirteen part animated adventure. It'll also feature the return of Anthony Head to the Doctor Who family, as he'll be a voice in this story along with Freema Agyeman and David Tennant.

It is written by frequent DWM comnics writer and audio writer Alan Barnes, and directed by Gary Russell. Gary Russell now joins Paul Cornell with being involved with making Doctor Who in every media -- live action, books, audio, and animation.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Master follows the Doctor to Heroes

I've written about this more in my general blog, but Eric Roberts is following Christopher Eccleston on Heroes. The first Christopher Eccleston episode of Heroes aired last night in the US, and it'll be interesting to see where it all goes from there.

I gather that Heroes should be starting fairly soon in the UK -- so I'd certainly recommend it to those of you in the UK when it starts..

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Series Two DVDs

I got my copy of the Region 1 DVD set of Series Two today. I've only had a chance to look at the first two discs so far, and listen to the commentaries on School Reunion and Girl In The Fireplace. It is by far the best Doctor Who DVD packaging to date -- the booklet really is beautiful, with specially constructed images.

It was also nice to see the included flier advertising the US distribution of all of the various toys. I'd ordered the Cyberman helmet and remote control Dalek toy, which are two all-time favorites of mine and two of the best-ever pieces of Doctor Who merchandise, and so it's nice to see that it might be a bit easier to get the merchandise. Though thankfully with the internet it's really not been too bad, at least as long as the supply doesn't dry out.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007


Back in the old days of the 1980s, along with your fifteenth generation copy of Paradise Towers, you'd also occasionally get a clip from some other British television show that had a Doctor Who reference. Now that the TV series is back in production, we're seeing more of them (though they never totally went away) -- but these clips -- which are unlikely to find any other sort of international distribution -- are now showing up on YouTube.

Like this one from The Friday Night Project:

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Saturday, January 13, 2007


It's still a little strange to see advertising for the DVD boxed set for Series Two at Best Buy along with the other non-Who DVD sets released this month. I know that in the UK it may not be very unusual to come across Doctor Who in the general public, but it is still unusual here in the US.

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