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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More BBC Promotion for #11

It really is nice to see that BBC America is putting together some nice things for the 11th Doctor launch on BBC America in a little over two weeks.

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I got this press release from BBC America -- I'm very jealous and wish I could go!

BBC AMERICA announced today the stars of its new Doctor Who series will make their first U.S. visit together to New York the week of April 12, ahead of the broadcast premiere on Saturday, April 17.

Launching the new era of the iconic series from BAFTA-winning writer Steven Moffat (Steven Spielberg's upcoming Tintin, Jekyll, Coupling), Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will join Steven in New York for press interviews and a series of events. The launch kicks off on April 12, with a Paley Center for Media and BAFTA East Coast member screening and discussion moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Clark Collis. On April 14, fans can join Matt, Karen and Steven at the Village East Cinema for the official premiere screening followed immediately by a Q&A moderated by USA Today’s pop culture columnist Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog.

Wednesday, April 14

7:00 PM: A special premiere screening event of the new Doctor Who series, immediately followed by a Q&A with actors Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat at the Village East Cinema. The Q&A session will be moderated by USA Today’s Pop Culture Columnist Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog. The event is open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event. Facebook Event Page.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Minute One of The Eleventh Hour

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Monday, March 22, 2010

All of Time and Space...Follow Me

I'm very excited by the BBC America trailer... looks excellent. It's different from the previous era of Doctor Who -- but still very much recognizably Doctor Who. Should be great!

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Series Fnarg trailer

Looks like everything is well in hand.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Doctor Who Theme on Player Piano

I'm constantly amused by different versions of the Doctor Who theme.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Chicks Dig Time Lords (among others!)

One of the more interesting Doctor Who non-fiction books to come out in a long time is Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It.

What makes this book very exciting is not just a book that proves that Doctor Who has female fans -- this has always been true in my experience -- but that it proves how varied Doctor Who fandom really is. It is especially nice to see stories about American fandom -- my Doctor Who story sits right besides Kathy Sullivan's and Jennifer Adams Kelley's. But there are also stories about UK fandom, Canadian fandom, and Australian fandom.

This book also isn't just covering Doctor Who fans that have discovered Doctor Who in its latest incarnation, but fans from the "Wilderness Years" and during the original run.

This is a book that feels free to be critical about Doctor Who, but in the way that only fans can be.

I like this book not just for Doctor Who fans, but anyone interested in understanding fandom in all of its complexity and diversity. Definitely recommended!

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