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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Doctor Who Fan Music (Chameleon Circuit)

I think one of the more amusing things about the internet era is that music like Chameleon Circuit has more of an opportunity than ever to get out into the public. In the past, at best, this would be a novelty single or something that you'd end up getting a scratchy, tenth generation tape copy of. Now, you can go right to and pick it up.

Or you can find a video on YouTube:

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

American Torchwood

I can see how Torchwood could possibly get American treatment, especially with Julie Gardner, Russell T Davies and Jane Tranter all based in California now.

And honestly, I'd so much rather have an American Torchwood than an American Doctor Who remake. Which is something that really does scare me, after all. Especially if it is one not also trying to serve the UK market, which the 1996 TV movie did.

I really don't have a massive opinion about it. After all, it's a genre show on FOX -- it will get canceled after at most a dozen episodes anyways.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Doctor Who success on BBC America

According to the Doctor Who News page The End of Time Part 2 set another record for BBC America, with about 1.47 million viewers across the three showings.

We've also seen The End of Time do well on iTunes, with both parts being in the top ten for the last day or two.

Even more promising than all of this is seeing that they're promoting the future of Doctor Who as well -- with the new series trailer prominently displayed promising new Doctor Who for us this spring, with the pages already getting updated with the new look.

I'll miss David Tennant as the Doctor -- but, well, Geronimo!

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

About The Weeping Angels

This is a short little clip about the Weeping Angels. Interesting!

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Beginning

Our first look at the start of the next era of Doctor Who.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

It's the end, but the moment has been prepared for

Just reading the BBC Doctor Who website thank you to the outgoing Doctor Who team made me think about the change of era that we're about to have, and what has happened with my favorite creative franchise over the last five years.

It's been incredible. Doctor Who managed to come back, be successful, and still fundamentally be the same show. My TV moment of the decade was when we saw Christopher Eccleston stand in front of the TARDIS in Rose for the first time, because it was clear that this was the same show, but one willing to take risks as well, and truly be a Doctor Who of the first decade of the 21st century.

Thank You David, for portraying the Doctor so brilliantly for the last few years.

Thank You Julie, for helping make Doctor Who not just for those of us that waited years for it to come back, but for those people that didn't even know that they missed it.

Thank You Russell. For everything. When Doctor Who came back in 2005, I'm sure that some thought that this may be it for Doctor Who, especially after the false start in the 1990s. And the best part of your legacy with the show is that you've given Doctor Who one thing that I'm especially thankful for.

A future.